The Social Investment Fund welcomes applications that demonstrate the potential to grow and sustain the social enterprise sector in Northampton in supporting any evidence based societal or environmental inequality faced by any community. While the fund welcomes applications to create any social value, the following are priorities the fund would encourage applications from that address the following;
Provide individuals with NVQ level 2 qualifications to enable them to access work.
Provide individuals with NVQ level 3 qualifications to enable them to access work.
Provide programmes that support individuals with a history of drug misuse to move them closer to employment.
Provide programmes that support individuals with a history of alcohol misuse to move them closer to employment.
Support ex-offenders to develop skills and confidence to move closer to employment.
Support homeless people into accommodation.
Support job seekers into paid full-time work.
Support improvement in individuals’ mental health.
Create sustainable paid jobs within social enterprises (sustainable defined as permanent contracts beyond 13 weeks).
Have secured, or are using the investment to attract, additional match funding and/or are leveraging other resources into the proposal.
All applicants must provide evidence of value for money, outputs, and outcomes related to their proposal as part of their application to enable value for money assessments to be undertaken. Applications addressing the priorities identified in this section will be weighted within the scoring and assessment process. Please make sure you check the postcode Excel as all applications must be delivered in one of the postcodes listed.