The next deadline for applications to the Friends Provident Foundation – Building Resilient Economies programme is the 6th November 2017.
The programme aims to build a more resilient, fairer and sustainable economic system. Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into ‘engines for social benefit’ can apply for up to £200,000 for work lasting up to five years. These can be in the form of grants, loans, part loans or underwriting to cover capital or revenue funding, core costs or project costs.
Activities funded will fit closely with the aims of the Foundation and deliver one of two key outcomes. These are:
- “System Change”
- “Local Economic Resilience”.
Under ‘Systems change’ the Foundation will be looking for strong analysis of the issues and problems to be addressed together with effective methods of delivering policy and corporate behavioural change. Activities supported under ‘Local economic resilience’ will build on current technologies and approaches with funded projects focussing on building local partnerships, sharing knowledge and complimenting other local initiatives.