The Fore Trust has announced that its next round of funding will open for applications on the 3rd April 2018. The Fore Trust is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to help early-stage charities and social enterprises to grow and expand.
The Fore will fund any UK registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company that is small (annual income less than £1m) and charitable.
To apply for grants of up to £30,000, organisations must register at the start of each funding round. As numbers for each round are capped and applicants are selected on a on a first-come, first-serve basis, early registration is recommended. On successful registration, applicants are sent further details of the application process.
The closing date for applications will be the 30th April 2018.
Organisations supported in the past include:
- Empire Fighting Chance; a Bristol-based charity that engages at-risk young people through non-contact boxing, underpinned by tailored support focused on education, well-being and employability. Funding from The Fore will enable Empire Fighting Chance to take its first step toward scaling by expanding into a second site, in neighbouring South Wales.
- FareShare North East; which works across the North East of England to reduce food waste and fight hunger received funding from the Fore that will allow it to double its reach within two years to deliver 600 tonnes of surplus food to 160 community organisations a year.
- Street Doctors who received a grant of £30,000 to enable the organisation to transition from being a small-scale student voluntary organisation to a national movement. The funding enables the organisation to employ a part time CEO and to develop the infrastructure to formally contract with Youth Offending Institutions and Teams.
- Art Against Knives which uses art as a tool for communication and personal development for 16-25yr olds received a grant of £27,510 to help fund the strategic development of the organisation to strengthen its longer-term sustainability.
- Circle Crew for Change which is the UK’s first youth mutual organisation owned by young people, led by young people and for young people received a grant of £30,000 to fund a part-time Project Development Manager to drive the organisation at the critical transitional period in its development.