The Give ‘DIFFerently Fund is a working partnership between the Community Foundation in Wales, Big Issue, FOR Cardiff, Cardiff City Council, South Wales Police, The Wallich, Huggard Centre and Public Health Wales. The initiative will consider applications for funding from voluntary and third sector organisations providing professional support to individuals currently living on the street, with the aim of moving individuals away from homelessness and/or to stop they from returning to homelessness.
With a focus on ‘prevention’, 10% of the fund will be ring-fenced for organisations working with those at risk of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to try to prevent the next generation from becoming homeless and having to resort to street-based activities such as begging.
To support and assist individuals, via reputable third sector organisations/charities, to:
Organisations can apply for grants of up to £750 for individuals
Examples of potentially successful applications include:
Appropriate clothing for interviews and/or employment
A bike to get to a new job
Passport/fare to visit estranged family
Furniture/household items for a rough sleeper who has moved into a tenancy
Gym membership and/or sports gear for someone wishing to put an unhealthy street-based lifestyle behind them
HOW TO APPLY
Organisations will need to register with the Foundation by completing the 'Word' Application form below and e-mailing it to [email protected] before applying for grants for individuals.
Support Workers can then submit an online application form on individuals behalf.
Please ensure you read the full criteria before applying to ensure eligability. You can download the criteria below.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Grants Team if you have a queries regarding the above information by phoning 02920 379580 or by e-mailing [email protected]