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THEMATIC FUNDING LAUNCH 2016

MANX LOTTERY TRUST ANNOUNCES ‘EARLY INTERVENTION’ AS THE THEME FOR ITS 2016 COMMUNITY AWARDS THEMATIC FUNDING

The trustees of the Manx Lottery Trust, as delegated partner of Big Lottery Fund, are inviting applications from charities and organisations for Thematic Funding, available over a 36 month period, for projects that will test the use of early and preventative action in the Island community.

In response to independent research, funding is available for projects to:

•             Build readiness in communities to prevent problems reaching acute levels

•             Gain understanding of what works to help demonstrate how and why acting earlier not only improves lives but saves money.

The Trust has a total of £150,000 on offer, with grants available ranging from between £2,501 and £150,000 (maximum £50,000 in any one year).

Projects should focus on people, services, shared learning, measurement and evaluation of outcomes, and trustees would urge organisations to come forward with projects, which enable them to work in partnership to develop locally owned solutions.

For details of required outcomes please use the following link to Manx Lottery Trust’s website and refer to the guidance section for Community Awards:

http://www.mlt.org.im/assets/Documents/44820-MLT-Guidance-Notes-Community-awards-V9.pdf

Lulu Gillow, Chair of the Manx Lottery Trust, commented: ‘The Trustees wish to increase the funding available for Early Action in the hope this brings about a reduction in levels of preventable need, whilst releasing resources currently used in addressing problems which could have been prevented much sooner. It will useful to learn about what has contributed to progress, particularly knowledge previously identified in the field of Early Intervention.’

Community Award application forms are available from www.mlt.org.im.

The Trustees kindly request that completed applications for their consideration are received no later than Friday 16th September 2016.

Manx Lottery Trust July 2016 BSC9974

L to R: Richard Ronan, MHK, Malcolm Kelly, and Sarah Kelly, Trustees, 

with Breda Craine, Grants Officer and Trevor Butler, Secretary