Grow Wild reaching deprived areas

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Wild flower campaign Grow Wild –  recently voted the UK’s best environmental project in national lottery awards – has had particular impact in deprived areas. According to interviews and focus groups conducted by Forest Research people in the most deprived areas benefitted most from community projects and seed kits provided through the programme,[…]

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Teach First and IDACI

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Teach First is an educational charity that targets educational disadvantage by coordinating teacher training placements in deprived schools. Participants gain qualified teacher status through a paid two year training programme. The government’s charity register lists Teach First as having spent over £45 million on charitable activity over the last year and[…]

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The Reaching Communities Fund

Reaching Communities is a £75 million Big Lottery fund for land and buildings projects in disadvantaged areas. According to the FAQs the fund is targeted at deprived areas due to significant demand, therefore applicants requesting more than £100,000 must be based in one of the 20% most deprived LSOAs in England based on[…]

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The Community Sport Activation Fund

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Managed by Sport England, The Community Sport Activation Fund is a £47.5 million Lottery funding programme aiming to provide grassroots sports activity at very local levels. Amounts granted range from £50,000 to £250,000. There is a unique deprivation targeting method involved where applicants can apply without partnership funding: “If the[…]

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The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, and spent over £52m through its charitable activities last year according to the government charities register. It’s focused on youth unemployment and poverty, targeting unemployed 13-30 year olds and those at risk of exclusion. It supports different projects and schemes[…]

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Is the lottery a ‘tax on the poor’?

‘Public Theology’ think tank Theos assessed whether the UK lottery was ‘progressive’ or ‘regressive’ in its distribution of ‘good cause’ funding versus player characteristics. First they analysed the characteristics of lottery players, drawing on several different studies to show that lottery play was more common in lower social classes (by[…]

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The Church and Community Fund

The Church and Community Fund

It’s always interesting finding examples of the different charities that use Indices of Deprivation to target initiatives. For example the Church and Community Fund gives grants to projects run by Anglican churches or organisations working in partnership with the Church. Targeting is based on deprivation: “Projects that are seeking grants must[…]

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