Transition Fund

The Cabinet Office’s £100million Transition Fund for civil society organisations has opened. The Fund will help civil society organisations which deliver high quality public services to be more resilient, agile and able to take opportunities presented by a changing funding environment.

The Office for Civil Society has appointed BIG Fund (non-Lottery funding operation of the Big Lottery Fund) to administer the fund. They will be holding briefing events in December for civil society organisations which meet the criteria below and are interested in applying to the Transition Fund.

The briefing events are open to charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises which meet the following criteria:

  • Civil society organisations with an income of between £50,000 and £10 million
  • At least 60% of your income is from taxpayer funded sources
  • You must spend at least 50% of your taxpayer funded income on service provision in at least one of the following areas – health and social care; homelessness; education and training; offender rehabilitation; welfare to work/ employment services; children and families; debt counselling and legal advice
  • Your free reserves must not be more than six months
  • You face significant cuts; you will experience cuts of least 30% of your taxpayer funded income in 2011/12, as compared to your most recent set of signed annual accounts
  • The minimum grant size is £12.5k and grants will meet no more than half your taxpayer funded income. This means that you will have lost at least £25k
  • The majority of the grant expenditure will be on change activities
  • You are delivering the majority of your services in England.

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