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Lancaster Small Grant Fund

Lancaster District CVS Community Cohesion Small Grant Fund Panel

Lancaster District CVS has been given a small amount of money to distribute as small grants to organisations in Lancashire. Applications for grants from this fund are now open to any recognised Community Group located in Lancashire to provide projects or activities that are broadly in line with the following Objects:

1. To advance the education of the public in the specific factors which give rise to prejudice and discrimination, in particular, but not exclusively on grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, social and economic circumstances and religion through the provision of training and workshops.

2. To develop the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged community of Lancashire in such a way that they are better able to identify and help meet their needs and to participate more fully in society

3. The promotion of racial harmony for the public benefit by:

A) Promoting knowledge and mutual understanding between different racial groups,

B) Advancing education and raising awareness about different racial groups to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups,

C) Working towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race.

It should be noted by applicants, that the Panel has limited funds at its disposal and even successful applications for funding may not necessarily be met in full, with the anticipated size of grants being in the order of tens or hundreds of pounds. The Panel may at its absolute discretion decide to request additional information about any group which applies to the fund, to request further information about the project, or activity, the group is proposing to deliver, and will expect any group successfully awarded a grant to provide a short feedback report on completion of the said project or activity.

Applications:

In the form of a letter addressed to the Lancaster District CVS (LDCVS) Panel at the office of LDCVS, Applications can be received at any time during the year; with successful grant application(s) being announced by LDCVS on a rolling basis. Letters of application should be sent to:

Lancaster District CVS Community Cohesion Small Grant Fund Panel c/o Lancaster District CVS, The Cornerstone, Sulyard Street, Lancaster, LA1 1PX.

For an informal discussion or for further enquiries regarding this grant, please email yakpatel@lancastercvs.org.uk