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Big Lottery Building Connections Fund – Information Session

14/08/2018 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Voluntary Action Islington and Islington Council are presenting a brief workshop on the Big Lottery’s Building Connection Fund for local VCS organisations applying for this opportunity.

Following the Prime Minister’s wider endorsement of the Jo Cox Commission recommendations on Loneliness in January 2018, the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund has been set up to support projects that are able to prevent or reduce loneliness.

£30million of the 3-year fund will be made available for projects in local communities.

The closing date is very soon – 12 noon, August 24th.

The Big Lottery Fund is interested in projects that

  • make the best use of community assets and joining up local servicesto connect people in different local places, from urban to rural, in the workplace, community hubs or pubs or facilitating social mixing in local buildings, indoor and outdoor spaces, and parks. Or in different ways, using digital or technology, transport and travel, participating in sport or volunteering.
  • enable communities to bring people togetherand build connections, helping people across all ages, who may be more likely to feel lonely, and encouraging those who are at highest risk of loneliness to participate. If you are working specifically with young people, you may be eligible to apply to our Youth Strand of the fund.
  • understand more about the individual benefits of preventing lonelinessand what works, resulting in benefits to people’s health and well being, so that they live longer, healthier, more independent lives and improve their opportunities for employment.

This workshop will focus on the Islington picture, including research collated by Islington Council colleagues

As this focusses on the Islington picture more than the BLF, we recommend that before attending you read the brief guidance available and look over the questions you will be asked in the online form;

Places are limited so book here as soon as you can!

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10:00 - 12:00
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Laycock Centre
Laycock Street N1 1TH
London, United Kingdom
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