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Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund - 5 January 2010

Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund announces further details and pre-application workshops

The Volunteering Fund has announces that it will provide two distinct grant funding schemes:

  • a local grant scheme aimed at supporting volunteering in health and social care. Awards will be made subject to applicants being connected at local level to commissioners.
  • a national portfolio scheme - designed for national organisations to apply for more substantial awards to deliver more strategic or developmental volunteering programmes.

Both national and local level projects will be invited to apply for funding and support, for up to three years. There will be an annual cycle of application rounds for local and national portfolio projects. A maximum of 55 local project grants and a maximum of 12 national portfolio grants are expected to benefit from the fund in the first year, through a mixture of grants and business support.

The first local project pre-application workshops will be held for third-sector organisations in the North East and North West regions during week commencing 25 January 2010. To book a place, visit the fund's website or call 0845 172 8058