The Communities Together Fund is managed by the Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside on behalf of B&M
What is the focus of the fund?
The Communities Together Fund plans to pilot a programme aiming to support community cohesion projects that concentrate on breaking down barriers to social mobility.
The Communities Together Fund would welcome applications from locally recognised leaders, multicultural and multi faith community organisations working especially for vulnerable women. Applications are encouraged from organisations that work within communities to help vulnerable women, especially women from the Asian community, to learn English, integrate or escape domestic violence, or from organisations that help vulnerable minority groups who through various community barriers are not able to be socially mobile.
How much is available?
For this pilot programme the average grant size will be between £5,000 and £10,000. Higher grants will be available for exceptional impact driven projects.
Who can apply?
Charities, Voluntary/Community groups, Community Interest Companies and Social Enterprises. Successful applicants will be credible organisations that have been informed by their local communities.
Which areas are covered?
The North West of England including Lancashire, Merseyside and Manchester.
Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded
The focus of applications should be on projects within minority groups, especially for women, which encourage rights learning, education and shelter as well as projects that focus on addiction, disability or mental illness.
- Projects to reduce social isolation for women and young girls
- Projects to support women and girls education
- Skills building sessions /training for volunteers
- Projects that focus on the safety of women and young girls /advice and counselling
- Projects that empower young girls to be economically and socially mobile
For more information visit the website ; www.cfmerseyside.org.uk