What are they?
UK Government departments. Local Councils, NHS and Clinical Commissioning Groups. Very few of these are now grants, the majority are contracts.
Who can apply?
What do they fund?
Any type of work that meets the statutory organisations outcomes.
How do you apply?
Often through a formal tender process or via a grant application
Contracts are often for large amounts of money
Often for a fixed number of years often 3 or 5 with options to extend
You get paid to deliver specific outputs
Contracts potentially incur VAT
If its an existing piece of work you may need to TUPE staff
There are penalties for non-delivery
Usually paid in arrears
Information about a range of sources often there is a regional tender portal ask your local council for details.
The Government Funding Website is operated by Directory of Social Change and is now a subscription service, www.governmentfunding.org.uk
For more information please go to www.members.community-matters.org.uk