Social Inclusion Grants

Funding for community-led projects opening pathways to social inclusion.

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Length
1+ years
Funding
£10,000
Open Date
Closed
Close Date
Closed

Our focus is opening pathways to social inclusion for new arrivals to the UK experiencing hardship, or families facing barriers to accessing food and education.

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Priority funding areas

Improving opportunity
Removing barriers

Transitioning to UK life.
Education pathways.
Engagement in learning.
Create belonging.

Combating poverty.
Combating hunger.
Building employability.
Give people a voice.

Criteria.

Example leading paragraph

Beneficiaries must be in the UK.

The project is designed by, or with, intended beneficiaries.

The organisation’s work directly impacts individuals.

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Photo Credit: Big Leaf Foundation
“The sports program requires them to listen to others and speak directly, and to repeat familiar words and phrases week by week to create a solid basis for English language expansion. They also build a social network within their local area and many make better choices about their food and health."

Kayte Cable

Co-founder, Big Leaf Foundation

How it works

The process.

Applications invited

Charities invited to submit an application.

Applications assessed

CEO reviews applications.

Grantees selected

Grants decided by Bennelong Foundation UK Trustees.

Grants announced

Grants announced and paid.

Resources UK

Resources for applicants

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UK Grants Information Pack
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PDF
Sample expression of interest
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UK Grant FAQs

What do UK grants fund?

One-year funding for community-led projects taking practical action to open pathways for new arrivals to the UK experiencing hardship, or families facing barriers to accessing food and education

What are your funding focus areas?

- Holistic services for transitioning to life in the UK
- Combat poverty and hunger with holistic interventions
- Break down barriers to enter education
- Foster engagement in learning opportunities (all ages)
- Build interpersonal, employability and life skills
- Promote opportunities for people from the same, or different cultures, to build relationships with each other, feel a sense of belonging and have a voice.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Beneficiaries must be in the UK.
The initiative is designed by, or with, intended beneficiaries.
The organisation’s work directly impacts individuals.

What is excluded from funding?

- Programs with a main focus on mental health, or directly addressing illness and disease
- General fundraising projects or appeals
- Travel, study or conferences (unless incidental to a project)
- Individuals
- Applications with a religious, political or sectarian purpose

What questions are in the application form?

See 'resources' for samples of our application forms.

How can I open a conversation with you about applying for a UK Grant?

Get in touch with us here.

How are applications adjudicated?

An application is considered on how it:
- Shows prudent governance and financial management
- Demonstrates alignment between the project’s and the Foundation’s goals.
- Articulates the project's goals and how sucess will be gauged.
- Identifies the number of direct and indirect beneficiaries.
- Articulates risks
- Demonstrates how the organisation has the capability and capacity to deliver the project

When can I apply for a grant?

Charities are invited to apply for a grant.

Do you fund capacity building?

The Foundation funds goal-orientated outcomes and capacity-building.

Still have questions?

Contact our management team for further assistance.

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