Tuesday, 24 January 2012

£20m grant fund to encourage social action

The Social Action Fund in the UK is a new grant Fund of over £20 million managed on behalf of the Office for Civil Society. The Fund’s second window opened 9 January, 2012 and will close noon 3 February, 2012. £20m grant fund to encourage social action by North West Regional Youth Work Unit. Second window of new £20m plus grant fund to encourage social action is now open

The Fund aims to motivate organizations to create new social action opportunities through people giving what they have, be that their time, their money, 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’s open to applications to fund social action projects in England from civil society organizations, public sector bodies and businesses with a track record of delivering social action programmes. For further information, visit the link.

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