The EN:Able Community Investment Fund is one of the consortium’s delivery vehicles for social and economic regeneration in the communities of its social housing landlord members. It opens for applications from community groups working across Yorkshire and Humber once a year from late July / early August to October.
In its first 5 rounds of funding (2012-2016) the Fund has awarded a total of nearly £400k to 119 projects. (The EN:Able Community Investment Fund was known as the Frameworks 4 Good Fund from 2012 to 2014)
THE FUND IS NOW CLOSED
The evaluation process for 2017 is currently taking place. These are the key dates:
- 20th October – Closing date for applications – Completed
- w/c 23rd October – First stage evaluation – checking all applications are endorsed and have financial checks completed – Completed
- w/c 30th October – Issue applications to panel for scoring
- Panel to return scores by Monday 4th December
- Evaluation Panel meeting – 6th December
- Outstanding Projects contacted 7/8th December – Additional Funding Opportunity
- EN:Able Communities CIO Trustee Meeting – w/c 11th December
- Applicants contacted w/c 18th December
PLEASE NOTE that our funding is released on a 80%/20% basis; if you are successful, when we write to you, you will need to inform us if you require the full grant upfront.
If you require any further information about the Fund please
Free Application Guidance Events
Efficiency North and EN:Able Communities hosted 4 free events across the region to offer as much support as possible to all community groups interested in applying to the fund. The events showcased what groups have already achieved with funding and guided applicants in detail through the application process.
PLEASE CLICK EACH EVENT TO VIEW or DOWNLOAD presentations
Monday 31st July 2017
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street,YORK, YO1 6ET
Tuesday 1st August 2017
2pm – 4pm
1st Floor, Sovereign Court,
300 Barrow Road, Meadowhall, SHEFFIELD, S9 1JQ
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
10.30am – 12.30pm
Glasshoughton Community Centre, Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, CASTLEFORD, WF10 4PF
Thursday 3rd August 2017 10.30am – 12.30pm
Centre4,17a Wootton Road, GRIMSBY, DN33 1HE
- workforce development;
- community investment;
- environment and sustainability.
Each objective has a measurable outcome and delivery vehicles are built into the frameworks to ensure that the outcome is achieved.
During the tender process prospective suppliers and contractors were evaluated on their responses demonstrating activities and projects they’d participated in which brought about social and economic benefit. Applying this approach has resulted in frameworks populated by contractors who understand the concepts behind social economic regeneration and can also contribute to the strategies which lead to its successful delivery.
In February 2014 the Fund was shortlisted as a finalist in the National GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 for the Sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award.
In June 2014 the Fund was shortlisted as a finalist in the national CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014 for Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility.