Thursday, 26 January 2012

Second window of new £20m plus grant fund to encourage social action is now open

The Social Action Fund is a new grant Fund of over £20 million, managed by us on behalf of the Office for Civil Society. The Fund's second window opened 9 January 2012 and will close noon 3 February 2012.

The Fund aims to inspire organisations to create new social action opportunities through people giving what they have, be that their time, their money, or their assets, knowledge and skills.

The Fund will support social action applications that cover the following themes

•Encourage people to come together in their locality to support each other: Projects that include plans to scale proven models to regional or national levels, or replicate them in other localities. Some priority will be given to models that encourage those who do not traditionally get involved as volunteers

•Focus on the different life stages of volunteering

The Social Action Fund is open to applications to fund social action projects in England from civil society organisations, public sector bodies and businesses with a track record of delivering social action programmes.

Please note that you must first ensure your proposal meets the new eligibility criteria for the Fund prior to applying. If you were unsuccessful in the previous round please refer to the guidance notes.

Find out if you are eligible

Enquiry line:

0191 269 2276

Email:

info@thesocialinvestmentbusiness.org

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