Our open fund is temporarily suspended. This is because we have recently undertaken open calls for proposals for both our Sharing the Stage and Valuing the Ocean strands. We expect to announce a call for proposals for our Transitions in Later Life strand in early 2015 (November, 2014).
The majority of our work is proactive. We maintain a small funding stream open to R&D proposals closely related to our strategic aims: Transitions in Later Life, Sharing the Stage, Valuing the Ocean and Creating the Conditions.
Please note that we have temporily suspended our open fund. This is due to having recently undertaken open calls for proposals in both our Sharing the Stage and Valuing the Ocean strands. We expect to announce a call for proposals for our Transitions in Later Life strand in early 2015. Please engage in our online consultation in this work via www.transitionsinlaterlife.wordpress.com (November, 2014).
In general, we take a proactive as opposed to a reactive approach to identifying partners. Each area of intervention is carefully scoped to identify the key organisations working in the field and we consult extensively before determining where we will act, how and with whom. We identify organisations, where we feel there would be mutual benefit in developing a partnership, on the basis of track record and reputation. We develop projects in collaboration with these partners seeking to make the best use of our collective assets including our knowledge and networks. Most funding is dedicated to such collaborations.
However, we operate a small Open Fund to receive applications from organisations with ideas for exceptional projects and which are a good fit with our new strategic priorities for 2014-2019:
This fund reflects our intention to be open and transparent about what we do, leaving the door open for establishing constructive dialogue and exploring new ideas with potential partners.
We are looking for projects that:
What can I apply for?
Who can apply?
We do not fund individuals. We only fund projects that take place in the UK or Republic of Ireland and directly benefit people in those countries. However, we are particularly interested in proposals that may also involve international partners or that emulate good practice in other countries.
Once you are sure that your project is relevant to our work, please fill our short Initial Inquiry Form.
Your summary will be considered by the UK Branch on a monthly basis and we will respond within 8 weeks of receipt of your proposal. Should we decide to consider your proposal further, you will then be asked for additional information about your project and we can then assess how your project can best fit our strategy.
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