Cohesion Fund – Deadline for applications 8th September!

8 Aug

There is a new grant fund for community cohesion activities and projects. Open to all organisations in Sheffield, the closing date is Friday 8th September. Link to further information and the application form is here:

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/grants

The purpose of the fund is to help partnerships and community groups in the city with their community cohesion work.

It is for existing successful cohesion building activity to be continued, or for starting new projects in Sheffield. All successful bids must improve community relations by bringing people together and improve or create new opportunities for sharing community concerns, ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences.

We would particularly like to see any initiative have the ability to be continued in or by the community after the funding finishes.

The Cohesion Fund Priorities are:

  1. Support community infrastructure to enhance community cohesion in the city.
  2. Support groups who want to look through the cohesion lens (ie thinking of how to bring different people together first before planning an activity) when delivering their activity and services.
  3. Promote positive community cohesion stories and activities.

There is £30,000 available for each financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19, meaning a grant can be given for up to 18 months if needed. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount. There are two forms to use, a short form for application under £2,000 and a longer form for applications over £2,000.

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/grants

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