The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Families programme awards grants to charitable organisations working to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families in Kent, thereby improving people’s life chances and promoting social cohesion.
It will support organisations offering interventions to meet the needs of families with a wide-range of problems, including debt; drug and alcohol abuse; mental health issues; domestic abuse; caring for a sick or disabled family member and the short and long-term impacts of bereavement.
The Trust is particularly keen to hear from organisations that take a ‘whole family’ approach and those that work to tackle the underlying root causes of the problems that families face. Priority will be given to organisations that involve their client group in the delivery of their services, as all too often families say that they feel completely incidental to the decisions that are made about them.
Extra priority will be given to organisations that:
- work in a particularly disadvantaged or deprived area;
- have limited access to other sources of income;
- clearly define the need they are addressing;
- demonstrate a commitment to service user involvement;
- can demonstrate partnership working; and/or
- offer matched funding opportunities.
Organisations can apply for either:
- a one-off grant of up to £30,000; or
- a grant of between £5,000 and £15,000 per annum, for a maximum of three years (in certain circumstances this may be extended to five years).
Please note, the total annual grant cannot be greater than 50% of your most recent annual turnover.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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