This programme offers a larger amount of funding (up to £10k for up to five years) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community thrive – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences. With the pandemic ongoing, the fund will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted.
Funding is available to help partnerships
- continue to deliver activity, whether supporting existing users, responding to the immediate crisis or undertaking recovery activity
- change and adapt, becoming more resilient in order to respond to new and future challenges.
The fund aims to be flexible and responsive to needs, whether groups need long- or shorter-term funding, whether the request is for a particular activity or to create more fundamental change, or whether the funding is to support a single organisation or to bring organisations together.
Partnerships can be new or existing, provided that they’re led by an eligible organisation. They can be cross-sector partnerships, local place-based collaborations or local and national organisations working together around a particular theme. The fund is also looking for projects to be people-led, strengths-based and connected.