The aims of the WO Street Transformation Fund are to transform activities, enhance capacities and develop communities’ inline with the wishes of Mr. Street who was the founder of the WO Street Foundation. It aims to encourage the community to take a proactive approach to empower themselves and others to achieve social growth and make a difference.
Groups based and operating in Lancashire.
FUND CRITERIA & PRIORITIES
Projects should meet the WO Street Foundation priorities which include advancing education and tackling poverty particularly for children and young people who are unable to meet their educational or living costs or projects for older, blind and disabled people, particularly those who cannot afford medical or convalescent care.
Applicants also need to demonstrate how their projects are innovative and transformational in enhancing the capacity of Lancashire’s voluntary sector. Examples include pilot projects and grants for voluntary sector growth such as mergers and partnership working.
Grants are available to small voluntary and community groups and organisations to help build and support initiatives that meet the priorities above and that have a lasting effect. The fund wishes to support projects that can demonstrate engagement of the wider community with applicants identifying what they are bringing to the project such as in kind support, skills or other funding.
Grants are available up to £10,000 and applicants must also demonstrate what they aim to bring to the project whether that is in-kind support and skills, or other funding.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Constituted groups including community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, community interest companies and social enterprises may apply. Applicants annual income must be less than £250,000.
Please submit a copy of the following documents:
WHAT CANNOT BE FUNDED
The following items cannot be supported via the fund:
HOW ARE DECISIONS MADE?
Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying, and a decision making panel comprising Community Foundation for Merseyside Trustees/staff will consider and make recommendations on all applications.
The funding panel is due to meet in March with applicants being advised of decisions within 2 weeks of the panel meeting.