Helping Working Families: new programme from the Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund has launched a new funding programme called Helping Working Families.
Helping Working Families will provide funding for families affected by ‘in-work’ poverty. They recognise that there are a growing number of people in Wales who are affected by poverty, even though they are in work. The Big Lottery Fund expect the fund to help households where at least one person has a full or part time job, is self-employed and supporting at least one child under 18.
The new funding programme is taking an active role in encouraging projects to engage with the people by offering a different model for this fund. They want to see that the people who will use the service working in an equal partnership with the people who provide it.
Full details of the new programme and how to apply will be available on the Big Lottery Fund website from 22 November 2017. There will also be a round table event in Rhyl on 1 December to talk through the new programme with our funding officers https://goo.gl/KqjMGb.
The deadline for completed application forms is midday on 15 March 2018 and successful projects will get the go ahead in July 2018.