Funding news

New £20m Big Lottery Fund open for projects for vulnerable children - 8 March 2011

Improving Futures will fund charity-led partnerships supporting families with vulnerable children.

The Improving Futures programme will provide funding for local voluntary sector organisations that work in partnership with public services to help UK families with children aged between five and 10 years old with housing, health, employment and other needs.

The scheme will fund up to 20 partnerships for three to five years, with up to £900,000 for each project.

BIG will also fund an evaluation of the programme that will assess how the different projects' successes can be replicated elsewhere.

Applicants will need to submit Expressions of Interest to the BIG by midday 12 May 2011.