The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Families programme will support charitable organisations offering interventions to meet the needs of families with a wide-range of problems, including debt; drug and alcohol abuse; mental health issues; domestic abuse; caring for a sick or disabled family member and the short and long-term impacts of bereavement.
Organisations must be working to benefit the people of Kent and be a registered charity, CIC, social enterprise or other properly constituted not-for-profit organisation with a management committee with at least three unrelated members.
Organisations can apply for either: A one-off grant of up to £40,000 OR A grant of between £5,000 and £20,000 per annum, for a maximum of three years (in certain circumstances this may be extended to five years.
Note: The total annual grant cannot be greater than 50% of the organisations most recent annual turnover. Extra priority will be given to groups that:
- Work in a particularly disadvantaged or deprived area
- Have limited access to other sources of income
- Clearly define the need they are addressing
- Demonstrate a commitment to service user involvement
- Can demonstrate partnership working
- Offer matched funding opportunities.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Organisations that apply by the end of November 2022 will receive a grant decision by March 2022.