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Core Funding to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders - 14 Feb Deadline

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Core funding for charities, community and voluntary groups in the UK that are working to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders to help them make a progressive development to improve future resilience.

Eligible Expenditure

Any costs incurred by the applicant in undertaking its core business can be covered by the grant.

The emphasis of the Development Grant is to support the development of a solid foundation for the future. The grant could, for example, be used to enable an organisation to make a step change such as diversifying its income streams or setting up a social enterprise to help it become more sustainable in the long term.


Roughly 1 in 10 people are unpaid carers supporting a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Carers say access to information, financial support and respite care are essential to help them maintain their own health and quality of life, but this basic support is not always available. The Trustees recognise the enormity of the task voluntary organisations have in reaching out to carers. Therefore, the Trust offers dedicated funding for carer organisations where they will not have to compete with applications from other sectors. Unfortunately the Trust can only offer funding to specialist carer organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run carer projects.

Rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders

Across the prison population including men, women and youth at least 1 in 2 prisoners released will re-offend within a year. Offenders need information to make the right decisions about their lives in the community: where they will live; how they will gain a legitimate income; how they will rebuild their family ties, or form new ones. They should also be helped to find support for mental health needs and substance misuse. For the benefit of the individual offenders and society, the Trust would like to see the re-offending rates in the UK reduce and offer dedicated funding to organisations working with offenders whilst in prison and after they are released to bring this about. Unfortunately, the Trust can only offer funding to specialist offender organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run offender projects.

How To Apply

The next application rounds are as follows:

  • For organisations working with unpaid carers: applications will be accepted from 6 January 2020 to 14 February 2020 (noon).
  • For organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders: applications will be accepted from 23 March 2020 to 4 May 2020 (noon).

Applications are to be submitted on the online application form. Groups should read the online criteria before applying.

The application process is two-stage. Shortlisted applicants will be required to host a visit from the Triangle Trust and present their strategic plan for the next few years.

The Trust is happy to discuss potential applications by email or by telephone.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
    Brighton Junction
    1A Isetta Square
    35 New England Street
    BN1 4GQ

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