supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
The Cares Family - The Multiplier
The Cares Family 'Multiplier' initiative will bring 10 local leaders from across the UK together, providing a space for bridge-builders to adapt, grow and multiply their initiatives.
Multipliers are leaders who know and love their communities, who understand what their neighbours need to thrive much better than people based in distant centres of power, and who are responding to some of the biggest challenges of our time.
Successful applicants will be a part of nine workshops over eight months (some online, some face-to-face) to help them to adapt, grow and multiply their initiatives as well as to deepen and broaden their impact. They will also receive grants of £7,000 and coaching, as well as introductions to new networks.
Online information session: The Cares Family is holding an information session on the programme at 12:00 on 14 January 2022. You can register to attend online via the funder's website.
Who can apply?
For the 2022 cohort, the Cares Family is looking for 10 people with clear values, distinct ideas and who are:
Bridgers – bringing people from different backgrounds together to build new power through relationships;
Inclusive – passionate about diversity, equity and access as routes to togetherness;
Experienced – facing systemic or cultural barriers, but conscious of the power of community in overcoming those challenges;
Iterative – open to learning and willing to risk making mistakes;
Brave – ambitious, authentic and action-oriented;
Generative – driving wider change that ripples out from their local work and distributes their learning.
It is also looking for people who have:
A locally run, adaptable, community-led initiative in the UK that is at least six months old, and who need support to create a greater or wider impact;
Already demonstrated impact on their social issue;
The ambition and a plan to expand that impact;
A model that has the potential to make systemic or cultural change.
More information on eligibility requirements can be found here.