The Connected Communities Fund will work with around 20 innovations (both through the early stage ideas track and the growing great ideas track) that mobilise the time and talents of people throughout the lifecourse, to support people and places to thrive, alongside public services.
We are especially interested in supporting great innovations that enable a wider group of volunteers to give their time and skills and we will work with projects to develop their plans to consider how they will mobilise:
People aged 50+: we want to back social action innovations that mobilise the time and talents of people aged 50+ in new ways, especially those who may not have previously volunteered.
People who want to give less intensively: we want to back social action initiatives that offer a variety of opportunities from high commitment to smaller commitment, sharing time and resources in new ways, and enabling a variety of people to give their time and talents.
People who want to connect online: we want to back social action initiatives that make the most of technology to connect with and engage volunteers, and which perhaps even allow them to give their time online.
The deadline to submit an expression of interest is midday on the 30 October 2017. Apply now or read the FAQs for more information. If you have any questions not answered on the Connected Communities Innovation Fund webpages please email firstname.lastname@example.org.