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Funding Talk with The Fore and the Lottery (Local Connections Fund)

January 5 @ 11:00 - 12:00

The Fore

The Fore provides unrestricted grant funding and skills support to small charities and social enterprises in the UK. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to any registered non-profit organisation in the UK with a turnover of under £500,000, alongside access to skills networks and training workshops. As a funder, The Fore believes in a charity-led approach that concentrates on the needs of the applicant organisation rather than requiring the applicant to fit specific criteria.

The Fore is constantly looking how it can take down barriers to funding that charities may have experienced in the past e.g. organisations run by, and/or working with, marginalised groups, and ‘micro’ organisations (with incomes under £100,000) and has a strong track record in funding groups that have failed to access significant trust and foundation funding the past.

Mary Rose Gunn and John Collins are delighted to have the opportunity to speak to SCC members before The Fore’s next funding round opens for registration on 7th January 2021. Find out more here

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Guest Speakers: Mary Rose Gunn, Chief Executive and John Collins, Programme Director

The Lottery – Local Connections Fund

The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund to help charities and community groups in England that are working to reduce loneliness by helping them build connections across their communities.

This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) can bring people and communities together.

The funding will help to bring people together in safe and secure ways – including by covering the costs of technologies and equipment that will help people feel more connected within their communities.

Funding can also be used to help strengthen organisations and their services through, for example, training and development.

There will be two funding rounds in 2021. The opening date for the first round is 5th January 2021

Open to organisations in England with an income of under £50k only

Total available: £2 million in phase 1 – successful applicants must spend their grants and have completed their projects by 31 March 2021

Deadline: 26 January 2021

For more information

Guest Speaker: Tim King, Fundraising Manager, The National Lottery Community Fund

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January 5
11:00 - 12:00