Second Phase of Modernisation fund

Date: 
Mon, 09/11/2009

The second phase of the Real Help for Communities: Modernisation Fund grants programme has opened. Organisations that have already received support under the first phase are invited to apply for grants worth £10,000 that will help them to collaborate or merge. The £16.5m Modernisation Fund is part of the Office of the Third Sector’s Real Help for Communities action plan to support third sector organisations through the recession. The fund is targeted at organisations that are delivering services to people and communities affected by the recession.
The first phase of the Modernisation Fund grants programme opened in June and has offered over 1000 bursaries worth £1,000 to third sector organisations wanting to explore the potential benefits of collaboration and merger. Grants are now available from Capacitybuilders to bursary holders. Deadline for this application is 9 November 2009. Early applications are welcome as some awards will be made in October 2009. Interest-free loans are also available. The Modernisation Fund is being delivered by Capacitybuilders. For further information please visit: Modernisation fund