Grants are available to the voluntary and community sector working with disadvantaged youth, vulnerable people or addressing literacy and numeracy issues in Greenwich, Hackney, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.
The Man Group plc Charitable Trust Community Programme, administered by the Capital Community Foundation, provides grants to local organisations working with disadvantaged youth, vulnerable people or addressing literacy and numeracy issues.
This program is open to voluntary and community organisations in the London boroughs of Greenwich, Hackney, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.
The fund is focussed on addressing the following key areas:
- Disadvantaged Youth:
- Access to arts and cultural activities.
- Provision of sport activities and development of positive life skills.
- Promoting inclusion, particularly for young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training.
- Literacy and Numeracy:
- Developing reading and writing skills for people of all ages.
- Vulnerable sectors of society:
- Reducing addiction to drugs and alcohol by funding treatments, interventions and rehabilitation.
- Assisting homeless families and individuals to obtain housing and employment.
- Assisting women and families who have been victims of domestic violence.
- Decreasing isolation amongst the mentally ill, and help them to fulfil their potential.
- Decreasing isolation and risks of abuse among the elderly.
This is an annual scheme. The next closing date is 27 May 2011
This funding opportunity is open to charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, community groups and community interest companies.
Eligible organisations must:
- Have an annual income of less than £250,000 (Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £150,000).
- Have a written set of rules/ constitution.
- Have a management of committee of three or more active members who are not related.
- Have recent accounts and a stable financial management plan.
- Have a bank account with two unrelated signatories, in the name of the organisation.
- Have an equal opportunities policy in place.
- If working with children or vulnerable adults, a safeguarding policy must be in place.
Funding is not available for:
- Profit-making enterprises.
- Commercial ventures.
- Statutory organisations.
- Work that comes under the remit of statutory organisations.
- Retrospective projects.
- Projects that promote a political agenda.
- Projects of a religious nature if only members of a particular faith benefit.
Applications are made via a two-stage process. After all the expression of interest documents have been received applicants will be informed whether or not they have been shortlisted within one month.
In the second stage, shortlisted applicants will be visited by a Grants Officer to further discuss the application before it is sent to the committee for a final decision.
For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:
Capital Community Foundation
357 Kennington Lane
020 7582 511