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Investing in Communities: Life Transitions

Supporting people at key times of change, helping them make their lives better for the future
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Area:
Scotland
Funding size:
£10,000 - £1,000,000
Application deadline:
This programme closed to new applications at 12 noon June 30 2015

What’s it all about?

Life Transitions will CLOSE to new stage 1 applications at Midday on Tuesday June 30 2015.

Investing in Communities: Life Transitions supports people at key times of change, helping them make their lives better for the future.

We want to fund projects which help people in real need now, as well projects which focus on prevention.

There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Before you submit your application to us, please read our blog to help make your application complete. We can only make a decision on your application when it is fully complete.

What are we looking for?

Life Transitions can fund projects which achieve the following outcomes:

  • More vulnerable young people in care or in the criminal justice system and young people with additional needs are in a job, training or education, in a home of their choice, have a positive attitude to their future and are able to make and maintain positive relationships that matter to them.
  • More people who were previously furthest from the labour market access sustainable jobs created in enterprises and organisations working towards social aims.
  • More economically inactive people who were previously furthest from the labour market are in touch with job-seeking services.
  • More people from disadvantaged groups – the unbanked, tenants, homeless people, people with long-term conditions and people from deprived areas – have key financial products (including a basic bank account, home contents insurance, affordable energy, access to affordable credit and relevant benefit and credit entitlements).
  • Fewer people with serious mental health or substance misuse problems enter the criminal justice system or experience homelessness.

People who are homeless or offending and experiencing serious mental health or substance misuse problems access a fuller range of appropriate services.

Who can apply?

  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Local authorities and community councils
  • Social enterprises
  • Private companies (provided our grants do not contribute to the profits they distribute).

What can you apply for?

We expect to fund a wide range of activities and services in this investment area. For example, projects may focus on:

  • offering supported employment and creating new jobs
  • encouraging mentoring, befriending and peer support
  • building financial literacy, financial capability and financial inclusion
  • developing basic and softer skills such as communication skills.

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Organisation Types

  • Voluntary or community organisation
  • Public sector organisation
  • Private sector organisation
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