Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

FaithAction Funding Roundup

Lloyds Bank Community Fund

The Community Fund run by Lloyds Bank is accepting nominations from the public of community services or projects to be entered for a chance to win up to £3,000 in funding. Applications are divided into up to 360 ‘Community Areas’ with awards of £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 and £500 made in each area. Eligible applications will be narrowed down to a shortlist which will then be put to a public vote. The deadline for applications is 6pm, 30th April 2014.

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Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

The Triangle Trust are offering grants of up to £40,000 (max of 50% of annual income) per year over three years to charitable organisations whose primary purpose is to support unpaid carers. Applicant’s annual income must be below £2m, but preference is given to smaller organisations. The deadline for applications is midday, 24th April 2014.

A second funding window will be available in the summer for organisations involved in the rehabilition of ex-offenders.

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Fair Chance Fund

The Cabinet Office and The Department of Communities and Local Government are inviting bids (£500,000-£3m) on a £15 payment-by-results programme aiming to improve outcomes for young, homeless people with difficult-to-address needs and move them into sustainable accomodation and employment, education or training. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 12pm, 22nd April 2014.

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MacMillan: Supporting You to Help Others

MacMillan are running a grants programme to support the start-up and funding of cancer help and support groups and activities. Projects less than one year old are eligible for up to £500 to cover start-up costs, while older projects are eligible for up to £3,000 to cover developmental costs. Multiple funding rounds are available throughout the year, with the current one ending on 30th April.

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