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Current Project Details


VCS Workforce Development Grants 2018-19

Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to fund the learning and development of their workforce, or to develop their capacity to deliver training to their staff or clients/service users. For full details of the eligibility criteria and what the funding can be used for - download the guidelines.

The grant scheme is open for applications from the following dates:
1st May 2018:    for organisations who have not received a VCS workforce development grant in the last programme (2017-18)

1st July 2018:    for organisations who were awarded less than £1,000 in 2017-18 or organisations with an annual income of less than £300,000 in the latest complete financial year regardless of the value of previous workforce development grants.

1st September 2018: for all eligible organisations

How to apply

Organisations wishing to to apply should initially download and complete an Enquiry Form and send it to . HCF will then allocate an advisor who will arrange a visit to conduct an organisational needs analysis (ONA). The ONA will help you to identify your priority training and development needs, advise on how these can be addressed and support you to complete an application.

This year we will be focussing on trustee governance and fundraising strategy as these are vital foundations for the sustainability of charities. Organisations that are deemed to be in need of training and support in these areas will be encouraged to include the provision of in-house workshops in their workforce development grant applications. If this offer is not taken up, HCF reserves the right not to approve workforce development grants for other purposes.

Unsolicited applications are not acceptable, but you can download the application form in order to see the information that we require.