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SEGRO Thames Valley Community Fund
The SEGRO Thames Valley Community Fund is part of a three year partnership between SEGRO and Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) to help tackle barriers to work and education and help local people into employment. 

The SEGRO Thames Valley Community Fund will tackle barriers to work and support those suffering from disadvantage who require help to get into, or return to, the workplace through skills training, apprenticeships and educational activity to boost their chances of employment. The funding will focus on supporting, but not be exclusive to, young people and those suffering from mental health difficulties, physical disabilities, language barriers or a criminal background.

This Fund will award at least five grants of up to £5,000 and local groups from the Slough, Reading or Bracknell areas are eligible to apply.

Who can apply?
  • The funding is for community groups working in the Slough, Reading or Bracknell.
  • This fund is open to registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations, including social enterprises and CICs.
  • National organisations with local branches (with their own management committee and bank account) can apply.
  • New groups that fulfil all the other criteria are welcome to apply.
Exclusions
The SEGRO Thames Valley Community funding cannot be used for:

  • national organisations (unless locally led and run)
  • groups not based in Slough, Reading or Bracknell (unless they can demonstrate the beneficiaries are in those areas)
  • medical research or equipment
  • sponsorship
  • individuals
  • overseas travel/expeditions
  • promotion of religious or political causes
  • statutory work (in educational institutions or replacing statutory funding)
  • capital funding
  • projects benefiting those outside the county
  • retrospective funding
  • organisations that have substantial unrestricted funds.
WHEN CAN YOU APPLY?
This fund is currently open.

In the first instance, applicants are asked to complete an Expression of Interest (on the right, on this page)

Organisations/Projects which meet the criteria will then be sent a link to the full application form to be completed online and submitted along with governing documents (Constitution, Accounts and Safeguarding Policy).

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM

To express interest in the SEGRO Thames Valley Community Fund, the project must meet the funding criteria as set out below. Please express your interest by 31st December 2017.

Are you seeking funding for a project which will help tackle barriers to work and education and help local people into employment? (required)
 Yes

Will the project operate in Slough, Reading and/or Bracknell? (required)
 Yes

Are you a registered charity, constituted community group or other charitable organisation, including social enterprise/CIC? (required)
 Yes

Full Name (required)

Email (required)

Phone Number (required)

Organisation Name (required)

Brief Project Description (required)

If eligibility criteria is met, you will be sent an online application form to be completed by 31st January 2018.