The People's Postcode Trust’s Small Grants Programme is now open to applications from England, Scotland and Wales for the first of two funding rounds this year.
The Trust wants to make the world a better place through short-term funding for projects that help to prevent poverty, support healthy living initiatives and uphold human rights for some of society's most vulnerable groups. It will also consider projects which help different communities come together for better understanding and community relations.
The Trust offers funding to help organisations find real solutions to tackling the root causes of poverty and its long-term consequences by, for example, helping people gain the skills, knowledge and resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Poverty prevention can focus on relieving other needs, such as those associated with ethnicity, geography, gender and lack of educational and skills development.
Examples of projects which may fit within the Trusts criteria are:
- Training programmes to boost skills and opportunities for disadvantaged groups.
- Homelessness support.
- Prevention of anti-social behaviour in young people.
- Support for at-risk families (parenting support).
- Improvements to physical and mental health.
- Promotion of human rights.
- Services around domestic violence.
- Integrating refugees.
Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to apply.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000 for those in Scotland and England and up to £10,000 for those in Wales.
The first deadline for applications is 31 May 2016.