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24 October 2016

Launch of Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme funding round 2016

Applications have opened for the latest funding round of our Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme.
Strengthening Civil Society

This programme supports effective use of the law and human rights based approaches by the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom. It is a collaboration with the Legal Education Foundation and, this year, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Funding is available through two separate funds:

  • training, education and capacity building – seed funding grants of up to £30,000 over six months to two years that support organisations to understand how their objectives can be achieved through use of the law or human rights based approaches; and
  • applied projects – grants of up to £150,000 over approximately three years to create new capacity for work that addresses specific discrimination or disadvantage and safeguards the freedom of purpose, action and voice of the sector, linking the skills of ‘non-legal’ and ‘legal’ organisations to enhance and complement campaigns for social change. Organisations will be expected to demonstrate innovative approaches to using these tools and evidence of how they will collaborate to support a shared agenda.

Please visit our Applications pages for full details. Applications will close on 23 January 2017 at 5pm.