BIG launches New Fund to Support Families with Problems (UK)

The BIG Lottery Fund has announced the launch of a new funding programme to help children within difficult family circumstances. This could include for example poor health, unemployment, debt or housing problems – which can affect their children’s wellbeing and life chances. BIG will provide grants of up to £900,000 to 20 partnerships that can offer joined-up support and provision for families with multiple and complex problems at a local level. To be eligible, Partnerships must be led by voluntary sector organisations, but will need to be supported by or include local authorities in Wales and England, Community Planning Partnerships in Scotland, and Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland and because every family is different, partnerships will need to be able to draw on a broad range of expertise and services to meet their needs, including setting out to help those families considered ‘hardest to reach’.  The deadline for submitting “Expression of Interest is the 12th May 2011.  Partnerships successful at this stage will have until the 30th September 2011 to submit full applications….

 

 

 


 

 

Hilton in the Community Foundation Grants (UK)

Organisations that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants through the Hilton Foundation. Organisations such as charities and other not for profit organisations can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £30,000 per year for up to 2 years that meet one of the Foundation’s chosen areas of focus. These are disabled children; children in hospital; homelessness; and life-limited children in hospices. Previously supported projects by the Foundation have included Oakington Manor Primary School which received a grant of 1,000 towards equipment for journalism projects and Derby Toc-H Children’s Camp which received a grant of £3,623.27 for the provision of holidays and activities for underprivileged children. The next closing date for applications is the 3rd May 2011….

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