Organisations that are aiming to establish themselves or expand as Public Service Mutuals can now apply for a share of £1 million in funding. Public service mutuals are organisations that have left the public sector but continue delivering public services. The aim of the funding is to support development, growth and sustainability and allow many institutions, staff, and their customers, to benefit from more independence, faster decision-making and less bureaucracy in the future.
To apply for support the organisation must currently, or intend to, fulfil the definition of a Public Service Mutual, which is an organisation that:
- Has left the public sector (also known as ‘spinning out’)
- Continues to deliver public services and aims to have a positive social impact
- Has a significant degree of staff influence or control in the way it is run.
Existing mutuals in the first five years of operation or delivering original or extended contracts which have not been retendered can also apply but must demonstrate how support from this programme will help the organisation grow or diversify its operations.
All applicants will be required to demonstrate their commitment to their project and the mutual model by providing matched funding, in cash, towards the support needed.
To apply for funding email the Mutuals Team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for this round is 5pm on Friday 29th June.