Funding the Future
This grant programme is currently closed to applications.
- Opening Date:
- 20th November 2019
- Closing Date:
- 15th February 2021 , 12:00 pm
1. About Funding the Future
Quartet Community Foundation recognises the important role of community anchor organisations in reaching and responding to local community needs and aspirations. Community anchor organisations are typically community-led, independent of the local authority and other bodies, and are multi-purpose often managing community buildings and other assets. Such organisations may be referred to as Community Associations, Community Centre, Development Trusts, Neighbourhood Trusts, City Farms, or Healthy Associations.
Whilst community anchor organisations continue to provide services and activities at a neighourhood level, they face a changing funding environment and may need to explore different ways of working and generating income.
2. What is a Funding the Future grant?
These grants are available to community anchor organisations based in Bristol that would like to make a step change to the way they are funded, organised, or deliver their services for the benefit of their local communities. More information is available in the guidelines about community anchor organisations.
3. Who can apply?
Further information is available in the guidelines available below on who can apply. We are particularly interested in supporting community anchor organisations that can demonstrate they:
- Serve an area which has challenges around deprivation, limited opportunities, and few community facilities. And they can explain how they help address these challenges.
- Already undertake or are committed to developing widespread community consultation, supporting local priorities and ambitions, and working towards making change happen.
- Have a commitment to measure the impact of their work in the neighbourhoods they serve and use this to inform and develop services.
- Work collaboratively with other groups and organisations based in the same neighbourhoods they serve.
- Have backable strong leadership and governing Board, with a healthy relationship between Board and management.
- Have an ambition and a well thought through plan to develop the organisation and become financially resilient, thus increasing the independence of the organisation and securing the future of the services provided. This will involve making a step change in activities, which result in a diverse set of funding sources.
4. How to apply
You will need to complete an online application form. Due to limited funds available for this grants programme, you will need to contact Quartet Community Foundation to discuss your proposal and determine your eligibility.
Please note that decisions on applications to this programme will be in March 2021. However, if you are interested in applying we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible because we will want to receive any final applications by 15 February. Any first time applicants will need to submit an Expression of Interest before applying.