FUNDING: The Fores’s RAFT Transition Fund – small charities and social enterprises (opens 21/09/20

In Autumn 2020, The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund is offering unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help fantastic small charities and social enterprises plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in a post-coronavirus world.

The Transition Fund will offer grants in two rounds.  The first round has now closed for registration, but a second round of funding will open for registration on 21st September.

The Transition Fund is the next phase of RAFT, The Fore’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, which began with the RAFT Immediate Response Fund (now closed). Find out more about the impact of RAFT by clicking here.

The Fore RAFT Transition Fund is designed to support small charities and social enterprises as they adapt to the post-lockdown world. Funding will enable grantees to strengthen their organisations, plan ahead, become more sustainable and refocus on the new needs of their beneficiaries.

The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.  We want to be different.  Our funding process is specifically designed to level the playing field and give no advantage to those with fundraising experience or connections.

Any registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply.

Full details: https://www.thefore.org/applying-for-funding/