New Fund for Advice Charities
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) have announced a new fund for charities that provide advice services. The fund is called the ‘Advice Services Transition Fund’ and is designed to enable local not-for-profit providers of advice services in England to continue to give vital help to people and communities. This funding is particularly important to advice service organisations affected by recent budget cuts.
Grants of between £50,000 and £350,000 are available for local not-for-profit providers of advice services in England that help people and communities in the areas of welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment.
The deadline for this charity funding is 12 noon on 28 January 2013.
The funding is provided by BIG and the Cabinet Office. There is up to £65 million available to help partnerships of advice organisations to identify new ways of delivering and funding their services in the future.
Charity grants will be available to partnerships of local not-for-profit advice providers who can come together in an area and demonstrate that they have compelling plans to improve services and make them more viable. The partners should be organisations that provide free advice, help and support to people about their rights and responsibilities. Further information.
Is your charitable organisation eligible to apply for this funding? If your charity or not-for-profit organisation needs help and advice in applying then please do not hesitate to contact me.