Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

Status: Open to applications. Please see the website.


Description

Core funding for charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies in the UK that are working to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders to help them make a step-change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future.


Extended Description

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund is a grantmaking charity that offers grants to charities who are supporting those in need within the UK.

The Development Grant Scheme provides core funding to support organisations to implement a step change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future. The Trust is ‘open minded’ on the type of initiatives applicants may wish to develop in order to increase their sustainability.


Value Notes

Grants are available for up to £80,000 over three years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one.

The amount requested each year is expected to taper down as applicants develop other sustainable income streams, for example: £35,000 in year one; £25,000 in year two and £15,000 in year three.

This is a highly competitive fund with a success rate in 2015 of 1 in 14 for rehabilitation applicants and 1 in 20 for carers applicants. (The 2016 success rates will be provided when they become available.)


Key Criteria

Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies that are working within the UK and have a UK office are eligible to apply.

Social enterprise and community interest companies must have a governing document which shows the name, aim/purpose, objects of the group, including a dissolution clause. This clause should show that the organisation is a not-for-profit group by confirming that any assets remaining after all debts are paid will be given to another voluntary group with similar aims. This document should also include details of the organisation's Trustees or management committee.

Organisations must:

  • Have a constitution whose sole purpose is to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders.
  • Be involved in providing direct practical support work, research projects or policy or campaigning work relevant to unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders.
  • Demonstrate in their application how they have expertise and a history of working with unpaid carers or offenders.
  • Have some volunteer input.
  • Have a gross annual income (including contract income) for the most recent financial year of less than £1million, although priority will be given to smaller organisations.
  • Make a commitment to develop sustainable income streams during the grant period.
  • Have evaluation systems for their work in place, and if not then part of the grant should be used to put a system in place.

Organisations involved in research, policy and campaign work relevant to unpaid carers and the rehabilitation of offenders may apply for a Development Grant.

All previous unsuccessful applicants to The Triangle Trust must wait two years before reapplying. Applicants already in receipt of a Development Grant cannot apply for further funding until the final year of their current grant.


Eligible Expenditure

Any costs incurred by the applicant in undertaking its core business can be covered by the grant.

The emphasis of the Development Grant is to support the development of a solid foundation for the future. The grant could, for example, be used to enable an organisation to make a step change such as diversifying its income streams or setting up a social enterprise to help it become more sustainable in the long term.

Carers

Roughly 1 in 10 people are unpaid carers supporting a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Carers say access to information, financial support and respite care are essential to help them maintain their own health and quality of life, but this basic support is not always available. The Trustees recognise the enormity of the task voluntary organisations have in reaching out to carers. Therefore, the Trust offers dedicated funding for carer organisations where they will not have to compete with applications from other sectors. Unfortunately the Trust can only offer funding to specialist carer organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run carer projects.

Rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders

Across the prison population including men, women and youth at least 1 in 2 prisoners released will re-offend within a year. Offenders need information to make the right decisions about their lives in the community: where they will live; how they will gain a legitimate income; how they will rebuild their family ties, or form new ones. They should also be helped to find support for mental health needs and substance misuse. For the benefit of the individual offenders and society, the Trust would like to see the re-offending rates in the UK reduce and offer dedicated funding to organisations working with offenders whilst in prison and after they are released to bring this about. Unfortunately, the Trust can only offer funding to specialist offender organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run offender projects.


Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Organisations with a broader remit that are running a project to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders.
  • Organisations running crime prevention or restorative justice initiatives.
  • Organisations providing support to the “cared for” as well as their carers
  • Appointment of a Trust or Community Fundraiser.
  • Expanding the coverage of a particular service, unless there is a tangible increase in sustainability as a result.
  • Match funding, unless associated with a sustainability development.
  • Covering the loss of a statutory contract or grant income.
  • General running costs.

Application Procedure

There are two application rounds each year:

  • For organisations working with unpaid carers: Open on 9 March 2017 with a deadline of 4 May 2017 (12 noon).
  • For organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders: Expected to open on 7 September 2017 with a deadline of 2 November 2017 (12 noon).

An online application form can be found on the Trust's website.

The application process is two-stage. Shortlisted applicants will be required to host a visit from the Triangle Trust and present their strategic plan for the next few years.

Contact the Triangle Trust for further information.


Addresses and contacts

Please apply online Click www.triangletrust.org.uk

Contact details:

Enquiries
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund 
Foundation House 
2-4 Forum Place 
Fiddlebridge Lane 
Hatfield 
AL10 0RN
Telephone:
01707 707078