Please read the information here first, before progressing with an application

Click here for an Expression of Interest form

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BLCF GRANTS

Fairness Taskforce Collaboration Fund

Funding available to community groups/charities based in and delivering work in Luton in the specific areas identified and meeting all the criteria.

Grants: Indicative maximum grants available are c.£30,000 for one year

Areas: Luton only

The fund has been developed through Luton’s Fairness Taskforce to enable new partnership work and develop approaches that can support vulnerable people in the context of the ongoing challenges of recovery from the impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Expression of interest are invited from organisations who want to work together to offer interventions, support and advice to people who need it in the context of the cost of living crisis and address associated risks around poverty, through addressing the following priorities.

Areas of priority for the fund are:

  • Community-based support for those disproportionately impacted by Covid 19
  • Mental health (incl work delivered from outside the clinical sector that supports mental health)
  • Social isolation (incl carers respite)
  • People vulnerable to and made vulnerable by Covid 19 (across all ages)
  • Engagement to assess and learn from local initiatives
  • Harnessing capacity within local sectors – for example, voluntary, academic, commercial

Groups are encouraged to consider how they can address a number of these priorities (at least 2).

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We welcome expressions of interest from groups working in all of the following areas:

  1. Enabling new partnerships for collaboration across organisations and the wider community
  2. Projects working in an innovative and collaborative way (with multiple partner organisations)
  3. Work that will focus on social inclusion and supporting multiple sections of the community who are experiencing health inequalities
  4. Projects that focus on the needs of the community in specific neighbourhood or geographic area, especially areas that may have not benefitted from Contain Outbreak Management funding previously (please contact BLCF for further details).
  5. Projects that can begin initial work and begin the development of a full proposal from October.

Organisations submitting a successful EOI will need to attend a collaboration workshop in Luton on the 8th Sept for with Fairness Taskforce partners to scope common areas for partnership working and develop and agree proposals to take forward together

Expression of Interest for this fund we be accepted until 22nd August, midday. Please use the link to the online short form found at the top of this page.