People’s Postcode Trust’s Small Projects Grants Programme – Opens
Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales can take the first step in the application process by submitting an online expression of interest.
The funding is for ‘good causes that focus on the prevention of poverty and the upholding of human rights for some of society’s most vulnerable groups.
The funding is intended to help organisations find real solutions to tackling the root causes of poverty and its long-term consequences by, for example, helping people gain the skills, knowledge and resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Poverty prevention can focus on relieving other needs, such as those associated with ethnicity, geography, gender and lack of educational and skills development.
Examples of projects which may fit within the Trust’s criteria are:
- Training programmes to boost skills and opportunities for disadvantaged groups with formal accreditation at the end of the programme.
- Homelessness support.
- Prevention of anti-social behaviour in young people.
- Support for at-risk families (parenting support).
- Promotion of human rights for LGBT groups, the disabled or the elderly.
- Services around domestic violence.
- Creative solutions to help refugees integrate into their community.
Projects likely to get funding will demonstrate:
- Innovative and tangible impacts.
- Sustainability: the project will continue to benefit beneficiaries beyond its 12 months.
- Creative acknowledgement of PPT’s support.
- Short but clear descriptions of activities and outcomes.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000 for those in Scotland and England and up to £10,000 for those in Wales.
The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:
- Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR/Charity Commission can apply for up to £2,000 in funding.
- Applicants that are registered with OSCR / Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 (or £10,000 in Wales) in funding.
As a general guideline, the larger and longer the project the higher the amount it would be considered acceptable to request. The amount requested should be directly related to the strength of the long term outcomes of the project.
Please note this fund is ‘vastly oversubscribed’.
There is a two-step application process.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 28 August 2017.