Creative Connector grants available for Connection Coalition members

The Connection Coalition is very excited to be able to offer Creative Connectors grants, provided by Facebook, to support organisations within the Coalition who are working to build and maintain relationships and connections in their communities. These grants aim to support Connection Coalition members to work together to test ideas and ways of creating meaningful connections, and capture and share members’ learning with the wider Coalition and beyond. As well as the money, we will match you with other members to collaborate with, and together with Talking Taboos, we’ll create a supportive community with those who are participating to offer support and inspiration.

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Essential information


Aim:
To support Connection Coalition members to work together to test ideas and methods of creating meaningful connections, and capture and share their learning with the wider Coalition and beyond. The three values behind the grants that we want you to align with are: collaboration, connection and learning.

Area: UK-wide

Suitable for: Voluntary and community organisations who are members of the Connection Coalition.

Funding size: £500- £1000

Application deadline: Midnight Wednesday 15th December 2021 via this online form

Activity period: Grant to be paid in January 2022 for activity to be completed by 30th April 2022

Total amount available: £8,000. We intend to give out 8-12 grants to lead organisations, which will aid at least 20 organisations, as each project has to involve an element of collaboration with at least one other member organisation.

Event: Find out more and meet other members at our online informal get together on Wednesday 1st December, 1-3pm. Register here.

This grant could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to start something you’ve wanted to do for ages because you’ve got a hunch that it is what is needed, but you’ve not had the right time or have struggled to find a cheerleader to motivate you before. It could be an evolution of existing work that allows you to test an idea that’s emerged or it could be a completely new idea that you want to give a go. We are flexible with what your project looks like, you know best what works in your communities, and we hope this grant will be an opportunity for you to create and maintain meaningful connections.

Full information for applicants


Click here for the full information for applicants.

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Creative Connector grants - the supporters

Alongside the formal application process for those organisations wanting to apply for funding and take forward their ideas, we are inviting members who don’t want to submit a full application, but are keen to be involved and have something to offer, to register their interest in being matched with a successful application. Full information on what you might be able to offer and what you will gain from the process is available at the end of the full information for applicants.

If you would like to register your interest as a supporter to receive updates about the grants and potentially be matched up with a successful application, please: 

 

More information

Find out more at our online informal get together on Wednesday 1st December, 1-3pm where you can ask questions, meet other members who are interested in applying to share ideas and make connections for collaboration. Register here

If you have questions not answered in the information pack and you cannot attend the online event please contact [email protected].