Vinci UK Foundation Grants

Deadline: 
Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 11:59pm

Grants are available for innovative projects across the UK and Ireland which tackle one or more of the Foundation's areas in the fight against social exclusion: access to employment, insertion through housing, inclusive mobility and building better communities.

Fund Information

Funding body:
Vinci UK Foundation
Maximum value:
Discretionary
Application deadline:
None specified

Background

The Vinci UK Foundation provides one-off grants for innovative projects which address at least one of the four areas of action in the fight against social exclusion:

  • Access to employment.
  • Insertion through housing.
  • Inclusive mobility.
  • Building better communities.

At least one Vinci employee has to be involved in the project as a sponsor.

Objectives of Fund

Grants are available for innovative projects across the UK and Ireland which tackle one or more of the Foundation's areas in the fight against social exclusion: access to employment, insertion through housing, inclusive mobility and building better communities.

Value Notes

The total cost of the project should not exceed £100,000.

In 2020, 33 projects were supported and received grants of between £3,000 and £20,000.

Who Can Apply

Applications are accepted from small and medium size registered community interest or non-profit organisations in the UK and Ireland, eg youth clubs, neighbourhood charities, social enterprises, community centres etc.

Restrictions

The Foundation will not support:

  • Individuals.
  • Profit-based organisations.
  • Statutory bodies.
  • Federations.
  • Public organisations.
  • Institutions and political or religious organisations/groups.
  • Wages and running costs.
  • One-off events.

Eligible Expenditure

Projects should benefit a wide range of local community groups and have a long lasting impact. Projects should aim to tackle at least one of the following areas:

Access to employment

  • Projects which support those currently excluded from the job market helping people to adapt to the world of work, while also receiving the training and support they need.
  • Projects that offer basic training and guidance to enable individuals with no qualifications to enter the world of work.

Insertion through housing

  • Projects that enable access to housing for the most underprivileged individuals to provide them with more security and stability.

Inclusive mobility

  • Providing people with easier admission to secure employment, health care and education by improving the mobility of those deprived of means of transportation, and reduce the factors restricting their mobility.

Building better communities

  • Projects that aim to strengthen social links and fight social isolation of inhabitants of underprivileged neighbourhoods.
  • Initiatives aimed at conveying citizenship values or educational training to young people.

Funding can be used for purchasing tangible goods that are part of a project eg tools, equipment, vehicles, IT, furniture, building works).

Location

UK and Republic of Ireland

How To Apply

Applications will open in January 2022 and close in March 2022.

An online application form is available to complete on the Vinci UK Foundation website.

Contact Vinci UK Foundation for further information.

Funder: 
Vinci UK Foundation