SCVO is working in partnership with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to help build long-term resilience within Sandwell Communities.
As mentioned in last week’s e-bulletin, SCVO will be launching EPIC funding in early February.
The purpose of the EPIC (Empowering People in Communities) Grant Programme is to enable local voluntary and community organisations to access funding that supports the following broad outcomes:
- Increased resilience within communities
- Increased self reliance
- Improved and stronger relationships within the community
- Residents are involved in the design and delivery of activities that make a positive change in their communities
- Asset and strengths based – building on what exists in communities
Extensive community conversations have helped to shape the elements of this programme. EPIC is a three year grant programme aimed at improving the wellbeing of communities, and tackling isolation and loneliness. It does this by developing stronger relationships and building on what exists within communities. This could include making the most of community spaces, improving access to transport and using people’s skills, talents and experience.
Grants up to £80,000 will be available for projects that are aimed at people (of all ages) who feel lonely or isolated, and projects that aim to improve the wellbeing of communities.
There are three tiers of funding available:
- under £10,000
- £10,001 to £40,000
- £40,001 to £80,000 (working in collaboration)
Applications for Round 1 open on Monday 28th January 2019 and will close on Friday 15th March 2019.
To help organisations with potential submissions, we have organised five sessions, where you can hear more about the detail of the funding opportunity and what we are looking for in applications.
Please use the relevant Eventbrite link to book a place at your chosen/preferred session – attendance is on a first come, first served basis and is limited to 1 ticket per organisation (so that we can make the sessions available to as many groups as possible):
- Friar Park Millennium Centre, Wednesbury from 10.00 to 12.00 on Wednesday 30th January, 2019: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epic-grant-programme-briefing-event-fp-tickets-54583409447
- SCVO offices, West Bromwich from 17.00 to 19.00 on Wednesday 30th January, 2019: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epic-grant-programme-briefing-event-scvo-tickets-54580447588
- Cradley Heath Community Centre, Cradley Heath from 10.00 to 12.00 on Monday 4th February https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epic-grant-programme-briefing-event-ch-tickets-54584331204
- The Dorothy Parkes Centre, Smethwick from 13.00 to 15.00 on Tuesday 5th February https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epic-grant-programme-briefing-event-dp-tickets-54581975157
- Jubilee Park Community Centre, Tipton from 10.00 to 12.00 Tuesday 5th February https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epic-grant-programme-briefing-event-jp-tickets-54584842734
Application forms and guidance notes will be available on our website from 28th January 2019.
For more information contact: Manisha Patel, Community Partnerships Coach – T: 0121 5251127 / E: email@example.com