Resource: Real Help Now Loans and Grants

22Apr09

The Government’s £16.5 million ‘Real Help for Communities’ Modernisation Fund will help third sector organisations be more resilient to the impact of the economic downturn. It is focused on helping organisations providing services to those worst hit by the recession.

Funded by the Office for the Third Sector, the £16.5 million Modernisation Fund will help third sector organisations be more resilient to the impact of the economic downturn.

The third sector includes voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, charities, cooperatives and mutuals.

The funding will help in two main ways:

  • •Bursaries of £1k for organisations to pay for initial advice on how they can become more resilient and work more closely with others to increase their impact, and grants of up to £10k to help pay costs involved in moving towards collaboration or merger.
  • •Interest-free loans of between £30K and £500K for third sector organisations with existing plans for mergers and collaboration or other activities to help them prepare for difficult times

Check the website for eligibility and further information. H/T @whywomen

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