Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
The Community Foundation is seeking applications for Reeds Grassroots Fund to support projects in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland that aim to improve mental health, and tackle disadvantage and inequalities that limit life chances, especially for children and for disadvantaged communities.
- Grants of up to £3,000 will be made to support the following priority activities:
- Activities to build children’s confidence, help develop social skills, build resilience, and promote wellbeing.
- Activities which focus on improved mental health for disadvantaged adults.
- Welfare benefits and employment-related advice and support activities to disadvantaged individuals and families in poverty and in order to achieve one or more of the following:
- Preventing or alleviating poverty through increased income
- Improved living standards of the most disadvantaged
- Increasing individuals’ ability to manage their benefits claims to reduce the likelihood of future sanctions/problems
- Overcoming barriers or obstacles that limit user employability.
- Max Grant Size: £3000.
- Applicants will need to be located in areas of high deprivation, and to demonstrate that they have experience in delivering these kinds of support, with examples of successful outcomes already achieved.
- Please also indicate if support is required to maintain existing services or for additional resources to meet new or increased demand.
- Applications are invited from mainly small to medium (income of no more than £250,000 per annum) organisations but those with a larger income may be considered.
- Examples of disadvantaged communities include those affected by poverty, unemployment, homelessness, asylum seeker/refugee status, disability, and people with learning disabilities.
For more information, visit https://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/grants/reeds-grassroots/