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Funding Opportunities – Cohesion

Nov 21, 2017 | Funding

  1. ISD/Google

Google.org and ISD have partnered to deliver a £1m innovation fund to counter hate and extremism in the UK. The fund will support innovative projects on and offline that seek to disrupt, undermine, counter or provide positive alternatives to hate and extremism.
Throughout 2018, the fund will disburse grants of between £2,000 and £200,000 to campaign groups, civil society organisations, technology developers, educators, young people working with their youth centres, academic institutions or consortia of these organisations or groups.
ISD will provide training and skills support to awardees where necessary, as well as a robust evaluation framework to measure impact.
The funds will be disbursed through two rounds of grant giving. Round One is open for applications from 14th November 2017 and closes for applications 5th January 2018. Round Two will open mid-April/May 2018, with details the application submission dates to be shared early next year.
 
Click here to apply.
 

  1. Mayor of London

 
The Mayor’s new ‘Citizen Led Engagement Programme’ is going to deliver four community-based engagement projects that build relationships and develop civic leadership in communities that currently do not have a voice in City Hall. The programme will be resourced with an £80,000 fund to train 50 community leads and engage 400 participants through the four pilots. We are inviting community organisations to bid for the fund, and those awarded will co-produce an engagement programme with citizens and GLA officers that is focused on social integration.
 
We will also offer training in community development through citizen inquiry for 15 community organisations to prepare them to bid for the funding.
 
Historically some communities have been less well represented, and consequently their voices less heard. The community engagement team has identified the following gaps in City Hall’s community relationships:
 

  • Young Black men
  • BAME Older People (65+)
  • Homeless people and rough sleepers
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups
  • The Somali communities
  • Eastern European communities (especially Romanian and Bulgarian communities)

 
If you are interested in applying or have any other questions please email citizen.engagement@london.gov.uk

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