Friday, 23 June 2017

Quadstar Foundation

This new Quadstar Foundation grant programme offers funding for projects that are working towards one or more of the following outcomes:
o Improving children and young people’s emotional resilience and mental wellbeing;
o Increasing children and young people’s opportunities; and/or
o Empowering children and young people to become more confident and pursue their aspirations.
Priority will be given to organisations that are attempting to become more financially sustainable.
The grants can be used for any element of the organisation's work as long as it is charitable. Grants must be spent within a 24-month period.
Registered charities, voluntary and community groups, not for profit social enterprises and/or Community Interest Companies may apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000. Match funding is not an essential requirement.
To be eligible, applicants must:
o Be a local organisation, which is not part of a national enterprise;
o Have an annual income of less than £300,000;
o Have a written governing document, such as a constitution or set of rules;
o Have a governing body with at least three unrelated members (or two for social enterprises);
o Have a UK-based bank or building society account in the organisation’s name, with at least two unrelated signatories;
o Have a Child Protection Policy; and
o Be working in the UK.
The Quadstar Foundation expects successful applicants to be proactive in identifying areas they require support with, taking part in mentoring and networking events.
Beyond the life of the grant, the Foundation anticipates successful applicants will have an on-going relationship with the Foundation to enable subsequent grant holders to benefit from their skills and experience.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o National charities or organisations with an annual income exceeding £300,000;
o Applications from or on behalf of individuals;
o Projects where a significant part of the grant will be passed to another organisation to deliver activities;
o Statutory organisations, eg, projects within the NHS, or projects for school-aged children in school time, projects which should be funded by public services;
o Activities which are political or religious in intention, practice or appearance;
o Projects that have already started or taken place;
o Loan repayments, contingency costs and fundraising;
o Overseas travel; or
o Research.
There is a two-stage application process. Applicants that are successful at the first stage will be invited to submit a stage two application form with supporting documents.
Applications should be made via the Quadstar Foundation website.
The deadline for stage one applications is 5pm on Monday 3 July 2017.  There will be one further funding round in 2017.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
Lou Cook
Grants and Development Manager
Quadstar Foundation
Hazeley Bottom
RG27 8LU
Tel: 01252 845 988

(Source: GRIN)

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