The EN:Able Community Investment Fund (formerly known as the Frameworks 4 Good 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 FUND IS OPENING SOON!
The Fund will open again for applications on Monday 31 July 2017 with a closing date of 4pm on Friday 20 October 2017.
Free Application Guidance Events
Efficiency North and EN:Able Communities are hosting 4 free events across the region to offer as much support as possible to all community groups interested in applying to the fund.
These 4 free events will:
- showcase what community groups have already achieved with funding received;
- guide applicants through the application process.
The events will also be a great opportunity for community groups to get together to share their experience and knowledge. Speakers will include community group leaders and the EN:Able Team.
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
EAST YORKSHIRE / HUMBER
Thursday 3rd August 2017
10.30am – 12.30pm
Centre4,17a Wootton Road,
GRIMSBY, DN33 1HE
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
- 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.