The LankellyChase Foundation is now focused exclusively on bringing about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. By severe and multiple disadvantage the Foundation particularly means the persistent interlocking of homelessness, substance misuse, mental and physical illness, violence and abuse and extreme poverty.
The Foundation wants to build a growing network of funded organisations, with 15 to 20 organisations funded in this first grant round. Funded organisations will be brought together on a regular basis (two to three times per year) to exchange knowledge, as well as connecting them with key thinkers and decision makers. Therefore, applicant organisations should be prepared to work in an open, problem solving way and to share their work with others.
The Foundation offers either project funding to enable organisations to pursue specific ideas or core funding to support the overall strategies of organisations. Most grants will be for one, two or three years but funding may be available over a longer period where there is a strong case. The size of grant offered ranges from large (approximately £150,000 spread over a number of years) to very small, depending on the proposition.
Funding is available for the following:
- Work that promotes people’s voice, power and rights.
- Existing positive practice and its evaluation.
- The development and evaluation of new and innovative ways of working.
- Work that promotes systems change at local and/or national level.
- Work that builds the social and economic case for change.
Registered charities, community interest companies, companies limited by guarantee without shares and industrial and provident societies in the UK are eligible to apply.
The first stage deadline for applications is 14 September 2012.