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Funding Opportunities For You

Funding Opportunities For You

Funding Opportunities For You

Friday, January 24, 2020

Meet Joe, the newest member of our Frontline Network team. Read about his role and the many funding opportunities available to you here at the Frontline Network!

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I recently joined the Frontline Network in the new year as Local Area Coordinator. Previously I have worked and volunteered across the charity sector – in frontline homeless services, the criminal justice sector, and youth services. Part of my role here at the Frontline Network is to help coordinate and promote some of the funds that we have.

Funding Opportunities at the Frontline Network

If you have ever wanted to find out how other services work or operate then the Shadowing Fund is for you! It allows workers to go and shadow other organisations so that they can learn, share experiences and good practice.

You can apply for up to £500 to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation. We have previously helped fund shadowing trips from across the country and a wide range of frontline staff and organisations.

Access to training can be difficult due to time and financial constraints. If you have identified some training that you want to go on but cannot afford it, the Training Fund exists to help you access it! It can be used for individual or group training. So far, we have helped fund training opportunities across various areas, such as mental health and wellbeing, trauma informed training, housing practice and law.

Developing networks, sharing learning and best practice are also important for frontline workers. The Events Fund can be used to help fund an event for frontline workers to help make this happen. If you have an event that you want to arrange to bring workers together, we can provide up to £500.

This funding can help with the costs of venue hire, catering, speakers and travel bursaries. We have funded various events covering a wide range of issues; from supporting asylum seekers, to mental health support projects, to commissioning art exhibitions on homelessness.

These funds can be accessed by any member of the network, regardless of where in the UK. If you are not currently a member of the network, membership is free! All we ask is that you are a frontline worker, and that after using the funds, you provide us with some feedback.

If you are a member and think that you could benefit from any of the funds please visit http://frontlinenetwork.org.uk/funding/. If you have any queries at all, please feel free to get in touch with us: frontline@stmartinscharity.org.uk.

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