Transforming Local Infrastructure
Transforming Local Infrastructure launched on 15 July 2011. Big Fund (the non-lottery arm of the Big Lottery Fund) is administering the fund on behalf of the Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office.
There is up to £30 million available in short-term funding to help transform local infrastructure services to provide better support for frontline civil society organisations. The fund will support transformational activities that meet all of the following outcomes:
Frontline civil society organisations can access a wider range of high quality support, networking and volunteering brokerage opportunities and value them more highly;
There is stronger local leadership for civil society organisations which contributes to better partnerships with local businesses and the local statutory sector;
Infrastructure organisations, including volunteering infrastructure, are transformed so that they are more efficient, effective and are able to learn and grow with less dependence on state funding.
Full details of the funding are now available for anyone to access via the following website. Please visit www.bigfund.org.uk/tli. You will find information in the Guidance Notes and other supporting material that explains the eligibility for this fund, the processes for application and some answers to common questions.
Please note: This programme has a “Registration of Interest” stage between now and 5 August 2011. You will need to register if your organisation is interested – no organisation has been automatically registered. The link above will take you to the webpage with all the information and Guidance Notes on how to complete this process.