What is the focus of the fund:
The fund has been created to support community groups and charities that work to help vulnerable people particularly addressing issues of social and economic deprivation & isolation; debt and afford ability; mental health; ageing plus the environment that have a detrimental impact on their health and wellbeing.
How much is available:
Grants of between £2,500 and £20,000 (total). Grants can be awarded over a period of 1-3 years. In exceptional circumstances, and at their discretion, the panel may consider applications for amounts above this.
Who can apply:
Registered charities, social enterprises, community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name.
Which areas are covered:
Parliamentary constituencies ofBlackpool North and Cleveleys*, Blackpool South, Fylde, Wyre and Preston North, South Ribble, Ribble Valley, Lancaster and Fleetwood*
*Please note that the areas of BlackpoolNorth and Cleveleys (£6,866) and Lancaster and Fleetwood (£13,917) have very limited remaining funding available so unfortunately we are unable to consider applications at the top end of the grant limits. We are still very happy to consider some smaller projects though with the remaining budget in these areas.
Any special criteria:
– Applications for grants at the higher end of the scale should include some clear, measurable and timed milestones that will aim to be achieved as a result of the grant.
– Applications for building work should provide three quotes for the work.
– Only one grant per organisation can be awarded from this fund. However, if you apply and are unsuccessful then you are welcome to re-apply.
Costs that may be funded:
This fund can consider operational costs for one off or continuing projects (e.g. sessional fees/equipment/volunteer costs), contribution towards core costs (including salaries) and building work (e.g. adaptions/renovations to community centres)
Friday 10th March at 4pm