FUNDING UPDATE: deprivation, seed funding, youth, wellbeing and more

The following have just been added to OCVA’s free online funding listings for Oxfordshire

Help the Homeless grants

Organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.

Filed under: Deprivation

Transform Foundation

This programme can cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specific website including strategy, design, development and training. The grant will pay for the entire upfront costs of £18,000. The Website Grant is aimed at small to medium-sized charities and other not for profit organisations with a social mission.
Rolling basis.

Filed under: Group development and seed funding 

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Society Foundation

The Society Foundation is an independent registered charity, funded and supported by the executive search firm Society. The Foundation offers grants to organisations who are seeking to help young people move towards paid employment.

Filed under: Youth

To be aware of:

The GSK Impact Awards (filed under Health and Wellness) have an update. The maximum grant this year goes up from £30,000 to £40,000. This year’s deadline is 25 September.


In 2016 the OneFamily Foundation will make over £500,000 available for community groups and causes, through Community Awards. OneFamily customers can nominate community projects close to their hearts for funding of £5,000 or £25,000, across four different categories:

  • Health, Disability and Social Care
  • Schools and Centres of Education
  • Sports and Social Groups
  • Youth and Affiliated Organisations

Approved projects will be entered into a public vote, which will determine the winners in each category – projects will need to campaign and raise awareness of their nomination in the Community Awards to gain the most votes.
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Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, has launched the Life Chances Fund. The fund aims to tackle entrenched social issues, improving people’s life chances by looking at local solutions for local problems. It will also support a new academic centre to understand and measure new approaches for the public sector to commission services. According to the report, ‘£80m has been committed by central government to contribute to outcome payments for payments by results (PbR) contracts which involve socially minded investors, i.e. towards Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). These contracts must be locally commissioned and aim to tackle complex social problems.’ There are six themes, two of which (children’s services and drug
and alcohol dependency) are open now with the remaining four, including a young people’s theme, opening over the next 12 months. The young people’s theme aims to support positive outcomes for NEET prevention, youth employability and youth
justice.
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