Together in Service Fund

Status:Open


Description

Grants are available to constituted organisations in England for new multi-faith social action projects at a local level, where there is often a lack of confidence in undertaking volunteering work in a multi-faith way.


Details

Fund Value:£ 160,000
Maximum Value:£ 5,000
Minimum Value:£ 2,000

Value Notes

The total fund for two years is £160,000.

Grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 are available.

Grants of £5,000 will only be awarded to projects that demonstrate a wider impact than projects receiving grants of £2,000.

 


Extended Description

Together in Service is a new two-year funding programme provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government and administered by FaithAction.

The programme's objectives are to:

  • Celebrate the practical contribution that faith communities make to society through social action.
  • Support faith groups in undertaking new multi-faith volunteering projects at local level.

FaithAction is keen to support a wide range of activities aimed at improving the quality of life for local people. Through its grant making, FaithAction aims to:

  • Target community need that is informed by local research and local consultation.
  • Focus support to achieve maximum effectiveness.
  • Enhance community and voluntary activity.
  • Encourage best practice among community and voluntary groups.
  • Give help where it is needed most.

 


Latest Information

 

Application closing date: 5pm, 29 March 2018


Key Criteria

Constituted bodies, such as registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, unregistered community groups, clubs, and societies, delivering projects in England are eligible to apply.


Eligible Expenditure

To be eligible, projects must take place in England and:

  • Contribute to the overall Together in Service objectives.
  • Involve faith-based groups/people, with preference for multi-faith projects.
  • Engage people from more than one faith community; for example, Buddhists and Muslims, or Jews and Hindus.

Together in Service believes in equality, and projects will not be discriminated against due to issues of age, disability, marital status, gender, sex, race, faith, religion or sexuality.


Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is required and should be at least as much as the amount of grant funding being applied for.

The matched element can be provided in the form of volunteer time, donated cash, goods and services.


Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Individuals.
  • Core costs.
  • Christian groups seeking funding for franchise projects.

 


Application Procedure

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the Together in Services team before filling out an application form.

An application pack can be found on the Together in Services website, but groups will need to be a part of the Together in Service Fellowship before they can download the application pack.

The following documents must be submitted along with the completed application form:

  • Latest annual accounts.
  • Constitution or set of rules.
  • Copy of bank statement that is less than three months old.
  • Child Protection and/or Vulnerable Adult Policy.
  • Letter confirming match-funding confirmation.
  • Copies of written estimates or catalogue pages if you want a grant for equipment or capital items

Addresses and contacts

Application forms on the funding body’s own website.

Contact details:
Together in Service Team
FaithAction
LifeLine House
25 Neville Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM8 3QS
Telephone:0845 094 6350
Email:togetherinservice@faithaction.net