A. The Opportunities Fund doesn’t operate like traditional grant-giving trusts. We prefer to operate face-to-face and come to see you in the first instance, to discuss your project ideas. If you feel you have an exciting project to tell us about that fits in with tackling social exclusion in Nottinghamshire, then please contact us here.
A. We only give grants to eligible registered charities.
A. We find it easier to say which causes are excluded from our grant giving activity.
Our exclusions are:
• Individual recipients
• Internet charities who require online grant giving
• Private benefit
• Animal charities
• Medical research charities
• Applications will not be considered for political or lobbying purposes
A. The projects that we support with our grant giving may include volunteering run directly by the charity, but we do not arrange projects that are purely volunteering.
A. The Opportunities Fund offers grants to cover specific projects implemented by charities in Nottinghamshire. These projects must have plans which include transparent costs to implement the project. Those project costs can include core costs, or service costs, as long as it is clear that the costs are necessary to deliver the project.
A. Our objectives are:
• Increase social inclusion by helping those in marginalised groups to participate in communities:
• Improve practical and life skills for young people and adults with complex problems affecting their lives
• Improve employability
• Increase motivation for education, job and volunteering opportunities for
• young people and adults who face barriers to their expectations
A. We support projects that aim to help marginalised groups of people, for example:
• Young people and families with identifiable needs (e.g. disabilities, low income, educational needs, etc)
• People with learning disabilities, or with autistic spectrum disorders
• Victims of abuse and domestic violence
• The homeless
• People with an addiction
• Older people in isolation