Volunteering Fund

Debbie Barnes
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Grant funding and support to third-sector organisations working with volunteers in the health and social care field

Funding Six to eight grants of up to £35,000 over three years in each region.

Funder The Volunteering Fund or, to give it its full name, the Department of Health Volunteering Fund for Health and Social Care, provides a combination of grant funding and support to third-sector organisations working with volunteers in the health and social care field.

Aim To support volunteering in health and social care. 

Who can apply? Projects that are addressing social care priorities, in particular those outlined in the Department of Health strategy Our Health, Our Care, Our Say, or projects addressing health inequalities. Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate one or more of: innovation in volunteering practice, potential to develop, for example in engaging new volunteers, participation in local partnerships and sustainability.Only local organisations can apply to the current funding round. An eligibility questionnaire is available on the website and organisations must meet criteria including being a constituted third sector organisation, and having key policies on equality, health and safety and safeguarding of children and adults already in place.

Deadline Applications will be invited from different regions throughout the year, with the first round aimed at the North East and North West, followed by: East Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside; South Central, South West and West Midlands; and London, South East and East of England.

Contact

Email : volunteeringfund@uk.ecorys.com
Telephone : 0845 172 8058

www.volunteeringfund.com

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