If you volunteer or work with a local cause that’s looking for a much needed funding boost for a specific project or scheme, then you’re in luck – the OneFamily Foundation Community Awards return on the 21st June!

Projects, schemes or initiatives that aim to improve the lives of people in the UK have the chance to gain up to £5,000, £10,000 or £25,000, with up to 32 winners across four varied categories:

·     Health, Disability & Social Care – Projects that help people with mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities or those in respite care

·     Lifelong Learning – Projects that encourage people of all ages to learn something new and develop their skills

·     Active Living – Projects that help people of all ages to enjoy a fitter, happier lifestyle

·     Community Groups – Projects that help to make a positive difference for those in the community

You’ll need to be an OneFamily customer to nominate a project for a Community Award, but don’t worry if you’re not – OneFamily has over 2 million customers, so you can get involved by finding a one who can nominate a project on your behalf.

Ask your friends, family and colleagues if they are OneFamily customers and if they’d be able to get behind your project.

You can learn more about the Community Awards, or start your project nomination from 21st June 2017, on the OneFamily Foundation website below.

 

Who can apply?
You’ll need to be an OneFamily customer to nominate a project for a Community Award, but don’t worry if you’re not – OneFamily has over 2 million customers, so you can get involved by finding a one who can nominate a project on your behalf.

Ask your friends, family and colleagues if they are customers and if they’d be able to get behind your project.

Nominating a project (21st June – 19th July 2017)
Each project can apply for one of three funding levels:
·     Up to £5,000
·     Up to £10,000
·     Up to £25,000.

The project will also have to choose from one of the following categories:
·     Health, Disability & Social Care – Projects that help people with mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities or those in respite care
·     Lifelong Learning – Projects that encourage people of all ages to learn something new and develop their skills
·     Active Living – Projects that help people of all ages to enjoy a fitter, happier lifestyle
·     Community Groups – Projects that help to make a positive difference for those in the community

You’ll be able to nominate a project from midday 21st June 2017 on the Community Awards website.

All projects must be based in the UK.

The OneFamily Foundation has also provided a guide to help you making your project nomination. Take a look.

The public vote (9th August – 6th September 2017)
The winners in each category, per funding level, will be determined by a public vote, with those projects with the most votes claiming funding.

All winners will be announced on Wednesday 20th September 2017, with up to 32 projects gaining funding!

Key dates 2017
·     Nominations open (21st June 2017, midday)
·     Nominations close (19th July 2017, midday)
·     Voting opens (9th August 2017, midday)
·     Voting closes (6th September 2017, midday)
·     Winners announced (20th September 2017)

 

OneFamily Foundation Community Awards = https://www.onefamily.com/your-foundation/community-awards/

 

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