New £4.5m Social Action Fund Launches for England

The Place Based Social Action which is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery money has been set up to increase the capacity of communities, civil society organisations, public sector bodies and businesses to work together to address priorities which matter to people locally.

The fund is open to existing partnerships which can include charities and other representatives from VCSE organisations, local authority representatives, statutory and non-statutory bodies and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) is open to existing partnerships across England, that have identified or are already working together to address a social challenge or local priority in their area.

This is a three-phase programme which will run until 2025.

20 EOIs will be selected to take part in phase 1.

In phase 1, partnerships will receive support and up to £5,000. Ten of these partnerships will be selected to apply for phase 2, with a grant of up to £240,000 on offer. And only 5 of these partnerships will be selected to apply for phase 3, with a further grant of up to £255,000 on offer.

  • Phase 1 – for up to 20 areas, support and development, up to £5,000 towards expenses.
  • Phase 2 – For up to 10 areas, support and development, up to £240,000 grant award.
  • Phase 3 – For up to 5 areas, up to £255,000 grant award.

Phase one of the programme is open to expressions of interest until 28 November 2017 (5pm). Click here for more information and how to apply.

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