BECAUSE WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER
The COLLABORATE programme is open to 2 or more charities coming together to tackle a social issue at a local level.
All collaborating charities must have individual income levels of £500,000 or less.
In line with the priorities of The Halifax Foundation, your charity must support people in greatest need. For example, supporting people living in poverty; those who are unemployed; those with disabilities or mental ill health. (This is not an exhaustive list – other areas of need will be considered.)
COLLABORATE is a rolling programme and will close when the budget is reached. This is a pilot programme with the potential to support approximately 5 – 10 collaborating grants.
Applicants must have a pre-application call with a member of the Grants Team prior to submitting an application. To book a call, please contact email@example.com
FLEXIBILITY COMMITTMENT – We recognise that costs you need supported at the time of application may not be what you need throughout the lifetime of your grant. We encourage you to speak to your grants officer should things change and we will endeavour to be as flexible as possible. (Please note – you must receive confirmation of approval before changes are made.)
TYPES OF CHARITIES WE FUND
Social and Community Welfare
Community Services: Family centres, youth clubs, older peoples clubs, afterschool clubs, self-help groups, childcare provision, preschools and playgroups.
Advice Services: Homelessness, addictions, bereavement, family guidance, money advice, helplines, suicide awareness.
People with disabilities: Residences, day centres, transport, carers, information, advice and advocacy.
Promotion of health: Information and advice, mental health support, independent living, day care.
Civic Responsibility: Young people at risk, crime prevention, promotion of volunteering, victim support, mediation, rehabilitation of offenders.
Cultural Enrichment: Improving access to the arts and heritage for those in greatest need.
Education and Training
Employment: Employability skills, personal development support, interview and job coaching.
Training and Education: accredited, vocational, personal development training, life skills.
*We have developed additional guidance for PTAs. Click here for further information.
TYPES OF COSTS CONSIDERED
COLLABORATE - ELIGIBILITY CHECK
All groups involved in the collaboration need to be registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland or other charity regulator within the UK or Ireland. This application must support people residing in Northern Ireland.
We will not ask you to provide the accounts, as we can view them on the various charity regulator's websites.
All collaborating charities must have individual incomes of £500,000 or less as shown on their most recent set of signed and published accounts.
In addition, you must follow the rules around the minimum number of Trustees/Board Members as set out in your governing document.
If you work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, you must have a safeguarding policy in place. For further information published by NSPCC, click here
You will not be able to submit an application if you do not have adequate insurance to cover activities contained in your application.
For guidance published by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, click here
To book the pre-application discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not accept applications completed by a professional fundraising consultant. If you need support to complete this application, please discuss this with your Grants Officer at the pre-application call.
WHAT WE DON'T FUND
BEFORE YOU START
You will need an electronic copy of the following documents to attach with your application:
- The governing documents of the collaborators involved (signed by an office bearer)
- A recent bank statement (within last 3 months) unredacted
- We will check the Charity Commission website for accounts of all collaborators, so make sure they are up to date.
In the application form, we will be asking you questions about:
- Contact details of a main contact for the collaboration and chairpersons of all charities involved
- The activities of all charities involved
- The funding you need, including details of who will benefit
- The budget
- Most recent financial information, including income, expenditure and reserves of the lead collaborator
JOURNEY OF AN APPLICATION
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