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  • Big Lottery: Early Action System Change

    Created: 07/07/2017, Updated: 10/07/2017

    The Big Lottery are inviting proposals to help make a fundamental shift towards effective early action in Scotland.

    An early action approach aims to build a society that prevents problems from occurring rather than one that copes with the consequences. It also means changing the systems of services and support that are in place now. They will make a small number of grants that help organisations come together to do this.

    They are interested in the overall system you want to change and the particular areas where there are opportunities to act earlier.

    The grants will fund change programmes that bring together people and organisations from the voluntary and public sectors to plan for the future and collaborate to make early action central to their work. This change should fully involve the people who benefit from and participate, and those who work to deliver support and services.

    They have focused on three areas where we believe there is an opportunity to make a significant impact in the next five years. These are:

    • Healthy diet and active lifestyle
    • Children, young people and families
    • Women and criminal justice

    You should focus on one of these three areas and tell them how your proposal will deliver change in a definable geographic area, which could be as large as a local authority or as small as a single city neighbourhood or district.

    To apply, send them your expression of interest form by 12 noon on 02 October 2017.

    You should read Early Action System Fund guidance notes before applying. If you have any questions, you can phone them on 0300 123 7110, e-mail them at [email protected] or read top ten FAQs

    They are also holding two webinars for potential applicants. Their first session is now fully booked, but they will be running this again on Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 10:30am. To sign-up for this click here.

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