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Large Grant Scheme

For partnership & collaborative projects

Aim

The Large Grant Scheme is designed to fund projects that will support residents across Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest to access education, skills & training development, lifelong learning and employment opportunities.

The Foundation for Future London is looking for projects that demonstrate the listed outcomes and work across arts & culture, heritage & communities, research & innovation, technology, education, and/or creative placemaking

Applications for the Large Grant Scheme will only be accepted from partnerships and/or consortiums or projects that show a true and equitable partnership and co-designed approach and/or are cross borough projects.

The Large Grant Scheme is part of Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, an ambitious five-year programme that aims to invest £10 million into the local communities of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest, funded by Westfield Stratford City.

Please read our guidelines for full details on making an application.

The Fund opens on Wednesday 7 October 2020, and the deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 30 November 2020.

At a glance

Open to

Partnerships & collaborations

Funding

£15,000-£50,000

Apply by

30/11/2020 12:00 pm

Duration

18-months

Categories

Arts, Culture, Heritage
Business & Start Up
Collaboration
Community
Creative ideas
Digital
Diversity & Inclusion
Health, wellbeing & environment
Intergenerational
Placemaking
Skills & Jobs

Activities

We seek projects that aim to use arts & culture, heritage & communities, research & innovation, technology, education, and/or creative placemaking as the facilitator to bring about access to education, skills & training development, lifelong learning and employment opportunities.

Project aims must be achieved through partnership, consortium or co-designed means and when possible seek to be cross-borough.

The key outcomes of funded projects will include:

  • Enabling local residents to gain a qualification, build new skills or access training and work experience that leads to sustainable employment
  • Partnerships that maximise the skills development and lifelong learning for local residents, including meaningful and engaged support and shared learning
  • Supporting young people into apprenticeships, paid internships, paid work experience or employment
  • Bespoke career and higher education support including self-employment, freelance, innovation and entrepreneurship and social enterprise activities
  • Business set up and capacity building support
  • Demonstration of growth or development of community assets that connect communities
  • Demonstration of shared learning and access to knowledge banks
  • Demonstration of cross borough activity

We understand that organisations have had to respond and adapt quickly to changing community needs and Government guidelines throughout the covid-19 pandemic. Organisations that are delivering adapted activities as a result of the pandemic, that aim to achieve the above outcomes, are welcomed.

Please read the guidelines for full details of what we will and won’t fund.

The Fund opens on Wednesday 7 October 2020, and the deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 30 November 2020.

Audiences

Disabled people
Older people
People of colour
Homeless
LGBTQIA+
People with mental health or long term health issues
Women
Refugees
Unemployed
Young people
Working class

How to apply

The Fund opens on Wednesday 7 October 2020, and the deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 30 November 2020.

If you would like to apply for a Large Grant please contact the East End Community Foundation Grants Team on grants@eastendcf.org to arrange a call to discuss your proposal before an application form can be completed.

The Foundation for Future London has a strong commitment to Inclusion, Diversity and Equality and actively encourages applications from all. If you think one of our grants is right for you but you require either the guidelines in a different format, assistance or alternative way to complete the application form, or perhaps a specifically designed workshop to talk you through the process then please get in touch.

It is through ongoing conversations that we can keep improving how we work for our local communities. Contact Ashton Mullins, Grants Manager at Foundation for Future London on ashtonmullins@future.london.

Who can apply 

Not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to organisations with an annual turnover of under £1.5 million who are locally based and have a strong track record of working with the local community. This does not apply to schools, Local Authorities or East Bank Partners within Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest boroughs; however, projects must show strong evidence for the partnership and collaborative approach stipulated.

We welcome proposals from partnerships or consortiums but require all such applications to identify a lead organisation to manage the grant, project delivery, evaluation etc.

Please Note – organisations can be included as partners in partnership/consortium applications on multiple applications but please contact us to to discuss further in cases where you may be called upon to be a lead applicant for multiple applications.

Please read our guidelines for full details.

Partners

Westfield Stratford City

Westfield Stratford City is London’s most popular shopping destination by footfall, located in London’s fastest growing area

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Partners

Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund

Transforming lives and careers of people in East London

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About Foundation for Future London

Foundation for Future London is an independent charity established in 2015 created to connect communities, the new East Bank and its globally renowned arts, innovation and cultural partners.

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