Deadline 12th November
The Deflog VQ Stronger Futures Fund has been established by the Deflog Vocational Qualification Trust. The fund will distribute up to £75,000 per annum to small voluntary and community groups, small charities and other types of not for profit organisations provided that the purpose of the funded activity is wholly charitable.
Two levels of grant award are available through the scheme
- Kick Start awards offering grants of between £500 and £5000 for projects that support people to learn new skills and gain confidence through access to supported volunteering or to undertake work based training to gain meaningful employment. This award is aimed at providing support to groups to develop the idea into a deliverable project locally.
- Development awards offering grants from £5001 to £25,000 are available for projects delivering services/activities that support people experiencing significant barriers to employment to learn new skills, gain confidence through access to volunteering or work based training to gain meaningful employment and increase social inclusion.
Although grants can be made in both North and East Yorkshire, priority will be given to groups operating in Kingston upon Hull or East Riding of Yorkshire. Applications are particularly welcomed from groups operating in the Beverley & Driffield areas as this where the Deflog Trust was operational and where staff were based.
Applicants must be small local groups and run by local people, and have a constitution, including suitable dissolution clause
Applications to this fund will be assessed on an on going basis subject to available funds. Decisions on awards in 2018 will be made in March, June, September and December. Deadlines for applications to be considered at each meeting will be 12th February, 14th May, 13th August and 12th November. Applications received after these deadlines will go forward into the next decision making meeting.