Grants are available for UK registered charities for specific projects or core activities that equip disadvantaged people aged 18 and over with the necessary communication skills for employment.
- Current Status
- Open for Applications
- Maximum value:
- £ 5,000
Objectives of Fund
The Trust views communication skills as critical capabilities for people who want to improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience, and life chances.
The funding is for registered charities that are working to develop communication skills for people from disadvantaged groups who want to improve their employment prospects.
As an inclusive charity, the Trust welcomes proposals which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment, such as women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available.
The Trust will support annual repeat funding for up to three years – subject to satisfactory annual reviews of progress and impact.
Match Funding Restrictions
Priority will be given to match funded projects.
Who Can Apply
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be a UK charity that has been registered with the Charity Commission for at least three years.
- Have an annual turnover of between £10,000 and £500,000.
The following are not eligible for funding:
- Organisations with political, lobbying or proselytizing objectives.
- Capital costs (the purchase of land, buildings, construction).
- Charities that operate outside of the UK.
- Subsidiaries, ‘off shoots’ or franchises of larger charities.
The funding will support a project or running costs for a charity that equips disadvantaged people (aged 18 and over) with the communication skills ready for employment.
Priority will be given to:
- Match funded projects.
- Charities that can provide compelling evidence of impact.
- Charities working with collaborative networks.
- Self-sustainable projects, with a view to becoming less reliant on grants in the future.
Proposals are particularly welcome which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment, such as women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.
How To Apply
Applications are currently being accepted for the July 2022 meeting.
The deadline for stage one applications is 2 May 2022.
There is a two-stage application process.
- Stage one is to complete an online Expression of Interest form (available on the Trust’s website) which requires some basic contact details and a description of what the funding is required for.
- Stage two is by invitation only and involves completing a more in-depth application form and to submit a Project Plan, budget, latest set of financial accounts and any relevant policies.
Successful applicants will be notified in writing along with the terms and conditions of the grant and asked for their payment details.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email unless the Trust receives an unusually high volume of applications.
Groups that would like to contact the Trust will need to use the Trust’s online message form which is on Trust’s website contact page.