The Social Economy Growth Fund will enable the third sector/social economy to improve and increase services and support for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. It will help organisations to increase their capacity to support disadvantaged people – for example by expanding existing services and employing additional staff. The Fund will support organisations with a proven track record of working successfully with individuals and families who experience disadvantage, poverty and social exclusion. They expect the Fund will enable organisations to: support people to move into better paid employment; increase household income; improve people's skills; empower people to find and own solutions to poverty themselves. Next application deadline date: 22 December 2017.