The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales provides funding to enable charities and CIOS in England or Wales to break or prevent the cycle of disadvantage.
The Invest Programme’s funding will support longer term core or direct delivery funding for charities which are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work with people aged 17 years and older who are experiencing multiple disadvantage through one or more of the following transitions points:
- Children and young people leaving a care situation.
- People moving from community based or institutional care for mental ill health.
- Homelessness/vulnerably housed.
- To independent living for those with a learning disability.
- From dependency on alcohol, drugs, gambling.
- From an abusive or exploitative relationship - domestic violence.
- From trafficking or sexual exploitation.
- To UK settlement - refugees and asylum seekers.
- To parenthood for young parents.
- Those taking on caring responsibilities.
- For older people losing independence.
The only exceptions are young people who are under 17 years of age and young parents or looked after children and disabled young people moving into independent living.
Funding is available for core organisational costs which are related to the day to day running of the charity. Consideration will only be given to requests for core costs where over 50% of the charity's work and expenditure meets the Foundation's criteria. Funding is also available for costs associated with the direct delivery of the charity's work.
Grants are available for between £10,000 and £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period of up to six years in total.
There is a two-stage application process.
The deadline for initial applications to the Invest programme is 22 September 2017.
(Source: Powys 4 Community)