By Amanda Pawar, Funding Manager
Since we opened the People and Communities
programme in January, we have received a lot of interest about capital funding and what type of projects we can and cannot consider. We are open to supporting capital projects or capital elements of larger projects up to a maximum of £100,000. We can consider these in the same way as any other project under this programme. So for all projects, we will ask you to explain what your idea is and what impact it will have on people and your community.
We’ll ask you questions like – how do you know people want this? How do you know that it’s a good idea? What will the changes you want to make look like?
Our three key themes of people-led, strengths-based and connected – which all People and Communities projects must embrace – can support your thinking and help you develop your project idea. Thinking about how your project reflects these themes will also help you explain to us what you want to do with the funding.
Remember that People and Communities will remain open for five years so there is plenty of time to develop your project idea.
Call our People and Communities phone line on 0300 123 33 31 once you have your project idea clearly developed. This will give you the chance to discuss your idea and get some feedback and support from our team.