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Upcoming Funding Opportunities
Clarion Housing Group’s William Sutton Prize – Applications Now Open!
Following the success of the William Sutton Prize over the last two years, Clarion Housing Group is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third year of the scheme. Clarion is seeking applications from individuals or organisations presenting an innovative concept, product or service that will have a positive social impact on a community.
There is a prize fund of up to £20,000 on offer for each of the two categories, with the funding provided by Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group. The winning entries will be determined by a panel of industry experts led by Clare Miller, Group Chief Executive of Clarion.
The William Sutton Prize for Social Innovation will be awarded to an individual or organisation that has developed a ground-breaking new product, concept or service that will make a positive social impact on disadvantaged groups or communities.
The William Sutton Prize for Placemaking and Affordable Housing Design will be awarded to an individual or organisation that has developed a ground-breaking design concept that will improve the quality of life and support the wellbeing of residents and communities.
The William Sutton Prize was developed by Clarion Housing Group to celebrate William Sutton’s legacy as a 19th century innovator and philanthropist who bequeathed his fortune to improve the quality of social housing.
To find out more or apply for the William Sutton Prize before the 30 September 2020 deadline, visit the Clarion Housing website.
Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme
The new Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (CCLORS) delivered by Power to Change, Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund. Grants of up to £100,000 are on offer.
Although BAME-led groups are encouraged to apply, you can still apply as a non-BAME-led organisation if you are incorporated, working on a neighbourhood level, multipurpose and community-led. We anticipate that many of our members will score highly on other criteria in their application. The final round of the scheme will open on Tuesday 11 August from 10am to 1pm – make sure you apply to have the chance to secure funding. Once this round is closed, the scheme will not reopen.
The National Lottery Community Fund
The fund is prioritising projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. It is currently undersubscribed.
Closing date: noon, 17 August
The Social Enterprise Support Fund
For social enterprises to meet additional demands, make their spaces Covid-secure, and manage liquidity during the next six months.
Round 2 opens 13 August