Grants of up to £20,000 for non-profits supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Grants of up to £20,000 for non-profits supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Tue 26th Mar 2024

Charities and non-profits with "ingenious solutions" that support people from disadvantaged backgrounds to access education, skills, and employment opportunities are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £20,000.

The grant are provided by PA Foundation's Ingenious Investment Fund. The foundation says its mission is "to develop and inspire people, particularly those facing disadvantage, to be the innovators and leaders of tomorrow, applying their ingenuity to solve the world's biggest challenges".

The funding is aimed at charities and not-for-profit organisations supporting those facing disadvantage in the UK, US, Netherlands, and Nordics.

Examples of eligible projects include (but are not limited to):

  • A pilot project offering a new product, programme or service

  • An idea or prototype demonstrating a new approach

  • Resources or content that reaches new target groups

  • A research report highlighting gaps in current provision

  • Use of technology in ways which improves quality and access

Applications for the grant funding can be made here. The deadline is 28 April 2024 with successful applicants informed by 18 June 2024.

There is an an online information session at 4pm on 9 April.

The Ingenious Investment Fund in its second year. In 2023, £200,000 was distributed to 10 organisations.

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Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance journalist and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I'm also Enterprise Nation's news reporter and Bristol Local Leader. I have 20 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from famous names like Sir Richard Branson and Deborah Meaden to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I now freelance for Enterprise Nation as the website's news reporter and as the host of the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography.

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