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Transformation and Growth Programme 

Background

Transformation and Growth is capacity building grants programme to help registered charities and incorporated organisations serving those at risk of homelessness, to increase their organisational capacity in order to support people:

“address local housing and homelessness issues by providing grassroots organisations with development grants to build sustainability, develop ideas and deploy innovative solutions; and increase these organisations’ capacity and resilience so they are more sustainable with greater capacity to support people in vulnerable housing situations.”

Aim

Grants will be offered between £10,000 - £25,000 for a duration of up to two years. 
Whilst the following is not an exhaustive list, we would expect to see some clear impact in at least one of these areas as a result of the funding:

  • A better understanding of your business model and finances;

  • A better understanding of how to access and/or develop other sources of income e.g. grants, contracts, trading etc;

  • An expanded and/or more efficient and effective service offer;

  • Leadership and governance;

  • Improved management systems;

  • Improved impact measurement systems;

  • Better strategic planning;

  • Building collaborative approaches;

  • Strengthening networks.

Essentially, the aim of the programme is to unlock the potential in organisations to build sustainability, develop ideas and deploy innovative solutions to better tackling the housing crisis. 

The grants will not provide funding for direct delivery of services, nor core funding, except where it covers a relevant member of staff’s time to engage in these organisational development activities.

Eligibility

Organisations must be based in either Glasgow City or City of Edinburgh local authorities only.
You must be a registered charity, SCIO, Company Limited by Guarantee or a not for profit CIC.
You must have at least ONE member of paid staff (full time or part time).

Timescales

This is a two stage process; Expression of Interest (EOI) and if you are shortlisted, you will then be invited to complete a full application.

All Expressions of Interests must be submitted by 4pm on Friday 3rd August 2018 with a decision due by Monday 27th August 2018.

If you are invited to full application stage, final decisions will be communicated by Friday 14th December 2018.

How to Apply

Please read the full guidelines BEFORE completing the Expression of Interest form to ensure you fully understand the programme criteria and are eligible to apply.

Once you have read the guidelines please complete the EOI form by 4pm 3rd August. We cannot accept applications after this time.

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