Funding to Build Resilient Local Economies (UK)

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Funding to Build Resilient Local Economies (UK)

The Friends Provident Foundation provides financial support to projects that promote a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system.

Support is available through the Foundation for projects that aim to transform current financial systems into an ‘engine’ for social benefits. The Foundation works on two levels:

  • Systems change which aims to support work that can help to transform corporate behaviour, and to stimulate change in the current financial system
  • Building local economic resilience which aims to test and review local or small-scale initiatives that build economic resilience through diversity, flexibility and building capabilities.

Trustees will consider applications for grants, loans, underwriting or other forms of financial support.

Previous organisations supported include:

SUSTAIN, which received a grant of £75,000 for a concerted three-year campaign, drawing on the support of many people and organisations to achieve changes in government policy and industry practice to create a million good jobs though better farming and land-use.

ECHO, a trading network of over 500 organisations in East London that uses time as the currency, rather than money. This project received a grant of £140,000 and aims to develop and refine the infrastructure for local, sustainable Echo systems at national scale.

The next closing date for applications is noon on the 1st February 2017.

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