Deadline: 7 October 2019
The Friends Provident Foundation is accepting applications for its “Building Resilient Economies Programme” to contribute to a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system.
Friends Provident Foundation is an independent charity that makes grants and uses its endowment towards a fair, resilient and sustainable economic system that serves society.
Friends Provident Foundation is particularly concerned with the impact of economic systems on the most vulnerable. This is where the flaws in the system show most starkly, not just in terms of poverty, but also inequality.
Their upper limit is £200,000 though they would expect any project applying at the top end of this scale to be able to demonstrate a very close fit with their programme aims. The budget can of course cover up to five years, on average most projects are 1-2 years long.
There are two outcomes that flow from the overall aim: ‘systems change’ and ‘local economic resilience’. The Foundation asks applicants to decide which one they wish to contribute to.
- Systems change: This part of the programme involves a radical assessment of how ‘disruptive innovation’ might change the financial system – exploring and informing changes to the regulatory, policy or other systemic level that would develop financial system innovations with the potential to deliver their aim.
- Local economic resilience: The aim of this part of the programme is to support the development of local economic resilience. Their work at the local level will focus on testing and reviewing local or small-scale initiatives that build economic resilience through diversity, flexibility and building capability in communities.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Country: United Kingdom
For more information, please visit https://www.friendsprovidentfoundation.org/grants/application-process-times/