UK Community Foundations are working in partnership with Localgiving.com and sixteen Community Foundations across England until March 2013 to deliver a strand of the Social Action Fund programme which is funded by the Office for Civil Society (part of the Cabinet Office).
The Social Action Fund is managed by The Social Investment Business on behalf of the Cabinet Office, and will fund social action projects in England from civil society organisations, public sector bodies and businesses with a track record of delivering social action programmes.
The Social Action Fund is part of a broader Government programme of support for social action that was announced in the Giving White Paper and takes its place alongside two other funding streams - Innovation in Giving Fund and Challenge Prizes. £20 million has been awarded to a wide range of game-changing projects in both windows.
We are delighted to be one of the successful applicants to the second window of the Social Action Fund. The Fund recognised community foundations' track record in supporting the role of grassroots local voluntary and community groups in creating thriving communities. This programme will deliver a range of social action activities including the mobilisation of volunteers and contribute to the long-term sustainability of local charities and voluntary through their setting of a web presence on localgiving.com.
Community foundations taking part are
- Berkshire Community Foundation
- Community Foundation for Calderdale with Leeds Community Foundation
- Cambridgeshire Community Foundation
- County Durham Community Foundation
- Dorset's Community Foundation
- Greater Manchester Community Foundation (Forever Manchester)
- Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Community Foundation
- Heart of England Community Foundation (covers Coventry and Warwickshire)
- Community Foundations for Merseyside and Lancashire
- London Community Foundation
- Milton Keynes Community Foundation
- Northamptonshire Community Foundation
- Nottinghamshire Community Foundation
- Oxfordshire Community Foundation
- Staffordshire Community Foundation
- Sussex Community Foundation