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& Communities

Our funding priorities are:

Stronger Communities

We are looking for proposals that are:

  • in the most disadvantaged areas and communities that are coming together to address what is important to them
  • community responses to supporting people who are refugees or homeless

Expression of Interest

Better Outcomes for Families

We are looking for proposals that provide support for:

  • families facing poverty or other challenges
  • carers and their families

Expression of Interest

We are especially looking for proposals that promote:

  • Community spaces and activities that help bring people together
  • Leadership in the community
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Spiritual nurturing

Type and scale of funding:

  • We expect that most awards will be between £10,000 and £100,000 in total
  • We will provide funding for up to 3 years
  • We will fund running, core and development costs
  • We may fund capital costs but only where there is a clear link with our priorities and an obvious lack of alternative local facilities

We will not support the following areas:

  • Applications from individuals
  • Projects designed solely for the advancement of a particular faith
  • Arts, culture or environmental projects which do not have a clear link with our priorities

Organisations whose primary focus is either younger people or older people should look at our Young People and Education or Older People and Housing programmes.