Funding

There are many sources of funding for parenting education and support projects but it can be complicated, time consuming and frustrating to find the funder that is right for your project.

www.governmentfunding.org.uk is an online portal to government grants for the voluntary and community sector, now including local, regional and European funding information. It is free for organisations with a turnover less than £500K. The site contains searchable information and downloadable application forms for grants available to the sector. Your Local Authority can also offer advice.

Each local authority now has a Parenting Strategy and a national Parenting Implementation Project is underway. Your local Parenting Commissioner has responsibility to ensure that the right services are provided in the right places locally. Your local Parenting Commissioner may be looking for just the parenting support services that you can provide.

Core funding for coordination and administration of local strategic multi-agency provision should be sought from the main local providers as short term funding on a project basis can undermine local partners' commitment to the strategy and inhibit effective long term planning.

Partnership working is often the key to success - a small voluntary, community or private provider may carry out work as part of a larger project led by a large statutory or voluntary agency - or a statutory agency may find that, to access funding aimed at the non-statutory sector they can extend their services by contracting some work to a voluntary agency - or two or more agencies may join forces to undertake a project in which each agency provides one aspect required by the funder.

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County Durham Community Foundation Grants

The Foundation currently manages 140 different funds. The majority of these have similar criteria and the Foundation has a single application process for most funds. It is recommended that groups apply for around £2,000. However, some funds offer grants of up to £10,000.
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Community Foundation for Merseyside

A range of funds up to £10,000 are available for not-for-profit voluntary groups and individuals to carry out projects which benefit the communities of Merseyside. Areas supported include education and learning, sport, the environment, children and young people, health, neighbourhood renewal, ...
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Nottinghamshire - Adult and Community Learning Service

The Adult and Community Learning Service (ACLS) Grants are administered in Nottinghamshire by Nottinghamshire County Council in partnership with the Skills Funding Agency. Funding is intended to deliver learning opportunities to adults who are residents of Nottinghamshire. Any community or voluntar...
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Cambridgeshire Community Foundation

The Foundation administers a variety of funds which aim to support not-for-profit voluntary and community groups in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Support is available under the following Programmes: children, young people and families; adults facing life crisis; the natural environment; community...
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Big Society Capital

Investments are available to Social Investment Finance Intermediaries (SIFIs) based and working within the UK for projects tackling major social issues within the UK. SIFIs should be providing investment and support in the following areas: Children and Families - early intervention for improving...
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Cambridgeshire Community Foundation

Children, young people and families is one of five areas supported by this local foundation. It supports projects and initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life for children, young people and families and provide opportunities to gain life skills. This work is specifically targeted at peopl...
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The Children's Foundation - Regional Small Grants

The Children's Foundation Regional Small Grants programme supports community projects that benefit children and young people in the North East area in line with our aims and objectives. Grants awarded are up to a maximum of £1,000. The Regional Small Grants panel meets three times a year in M...
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The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 18 grant-making trusts established by three generations of the Sainsbury family. The trusts' donations to charitable causes over several decades represent one of the leading examples of sustained philanthropy in Britain. The trusts on...
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