Various funding opportunities – helping isolated and marginalised women return to work, grants for websites, as a provider for confidence and experience training for carers, and helping homeless people re-enter society.

Helping marginalised women return to work

The Government has launched a fund to help isolated and marginalised women return to work.

A £500,000 fund is available, to support vulnerable people who struggle to return to work, such as:

  • Victims of domestic abuse, including economic abuse
  • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • People who speak little to no English
  • People with substance abuse support needs
  • People with mental or physical health issues
  • People who can’t access public funds due to their immigration status, but who have the right to work
  • Ex-offenders
  • People struggling to cope with their economic circumstances
  • Women who experience multiple barriers due to their gender and their faith, sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Deadline 14 March, 5pm.

See the Gov.uk website for the press statement, and grant application information.

Grants to cover design, build and content strategy of charity websites

Transform Foundation is offering funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools.

The grant covers 100% of the website design and build costs with Transform Foundation’s current grant provider. Organisations will need to cover ongoing costs for a minimum of a 12 month commitment.

The funders are seeking to support organisations that are looking to use their website as a marketing platform in order to achieve their charitable objectives, whether they be raising funds, recruiting volunteers, carrying out online petitions or reaching beneficiaries. Therefore, they do not fund organisations who simply want a basic brochure-style website or who have no defined measures of success.

They look to support organisations that are committed to making best use of their new website e.g. through updating content frequently. Therefore, they suggest you only apply if you can commit to someone in your organisation spending at least 2 hours a week managing the website.

Transform Foundation are keen to ensure that time is not wasted applying so urge organisations to check their eligibility criteria and read their FAQ 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply and for further information, visit the Transform Foundation website.

Confidence and Experience Training for Carers

Contract value £120,000, for services from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.

Cornwall Council is offering this procurement opportunity to deliver confidence and experience training for carers in Cornwall. The aim of the service is to provide a range of learning opportunities which will support carers to improve their confidence and experience in their caring role and to achieve their outcomes. The delivery of this training will be a mix of face to face and online.

The deadline is 8 March for submissions of Expressions of Interest.

These should be made via the Supplying the Southwest procurement portal.

Help the Homeless

Grants available up to £5,000, for small and medium-sized UK charities that work to help homeless people rebuild their lives and re-enter society. (Charity turnover must be less than £1m pa)

Funding is targeted at projects to find practical ways to help disadvantaged individuals return to the community through training or residential facility provision, rather than merely providing short term shelter.

Deadline 15 March

For more information, and to apply, see the Help the Homeless website.