Funding Support

Building resilience in people and places

Building resilience in people, enterprises and communities in Bath and the surrounding area (Bath and North East Somerset)

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Our dynamic Funding Support Programme provides financial assistance and practical support to individuals and registered charities across Bath and the surrounding area (Bath and North East Somerset).

We welcome applications from individuals and families who have reached a crisis point in their lives. Applications on behalf of individuals and families will come to us via a Professional Referrer.

Support is provided to registered charities through a range of programmes. We encourage applications from organisations with a focus on helping people to achieve their aspirations and potential and who are helping build resilience within communities.

Support for individuals

We welcome applications from professional referrers to support individuals and families who have reached a crisis point in their lives. Depending on the circumstances, we can provide up to £1,500 towards a wide-range of items and services.

Pilot Project Funding

We support registered charities to launch pilot projects by offering funding of up to £20,000 to be used within a 12-month period. 2018 application deadlines are 7th February, 1st May, 24th August and 9th November.

Project Support Funding

We support registered charities to deliver projects and programmes by offering funding of up to £40,000 per year for a maximum of three years. 2018 application deadlines are 7th February, 1st May, 24th August and 9th November.
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Core Funding

We support registered charities to build their infrastructure and internal capacity by offering funding of up to £20,000 per year for a maximum of three years. 2018 application deadlines are 1st May and 24th August.

Development Funding

We support registered charities to explore and develop sustainable income streams and business models by offering up to £40,000 to be used in a 12-month period. 2018 application deadlines are 7th February, 1st May, 24th August and 9th November.

Funding Support FAQs

What do you mean by a Professional Referrer?

Professional support worker or registered charity

We rely on our Professional Referrers to provide us with accurate, relevant information in order for us to make a decision to award funding.

What's your response time for an individual funding application?

On average, five working days

We are able to respond quickly once an application has been submitted, sometimes within hours. However, we aim to make a decision within five working days.

What issues are you interested in addressing?

We support projects which tackle six key social issues:

Health and Wellbeing
Housing
Isolation
Poverty
Relationships
Employment and Skills

What types of projects and programmes will you support?

We direct our funding into five areas:

Access to Opportunities
Community Engagement
Crisis Intervention
Housing and Finance
Wellbeing

What's your response time for an organisation's funding application?

We aim to respond within one month of each deadline

Every application we receive is reviewed by a selection panel who meet within two weeks of the passing of each deadline. We then submit successful applications to our trustees for final approval.

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Case Study Bath City Farm

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