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.
In general, we are proactive as opposed to reactive in identifying the partners with whom we wish to work on the basis of extensive research. However, we also scan the horizon for innovative projects using our open fund.
Please note that we have temporarily suspended our open fund as we have 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.
We use the 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.
The open fund is a very small proportion of our total budget and only a small number of open fund applications are supported each year.
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 Enquiry 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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