The Fore’s next funding round opens for registration on 7 January 2021 (10am)

Unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 (which can be spread over up to 3 years) for charities and community groups in England that are working to reduce loneliness by helping them build connections across their communities.

The Fore’s grants programme is designed to be ‘charity-led’, from the moment of application onward. Charities, CIOs, CICs, and CBSs can request up to £30,000 (spread over 1-3 years) for whatever they need most to transform their organisation. 

Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. We see our grants as investments in the organisations we support.

Applicants can work in any location or sector, and grantees set their own KPIs for the grant term (with the support of our assessors). There are no long application or monitoring forms, and we guarantee every applicant feedback.

The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.  We want to be different.  Our funding process is specifically designed to level the playing field and give no advantage to those with fundraising experience or connections.

Any registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply.

For more information visit:

https://www.thefore.org/applying-for-funding

To apply

Registrations open at 10am on 7 January 2021

Once the fund opens on 7 January. To apply for funding, organisations must first register some basic contact details – this can be done at the link on their website below when the funding round opens. 

The number of registrations accepted for each round is capped. Registration is run on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed, so please register early.

Successfully registered organisations are invited to submit a simple application via a secure weblink within 4-6 weeks. For more details of what will be required, please download our Guidelines for Application and see our Frequently Asked Questions.

A webinar providing more detail on how to prepare your application document will be made available in early January 2021.

You should get a decision from the funder by late January, early February 2021.

Deadline: 25 January (5pm)