From 2013, the Foundation only makes grants on an invitation to bid basis. The Trustees want to maximise the impact of the funds available and for that reason we are working closely with grant holders we already have a relationship with, with a particular focus on helping organisations to become more resilient. The Foundation has continued and increased the Fresh Ideas Fund and we are working with regional and national partners to seek to increase the levels of grant funding and social investment available to the sector in the region.
Trustees intend to close the current grant programmes at the end of 2014, as part of the completion of the Foundation’s present five year strategy in 2015. For further information please click here.