The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £267,113 to Transition Network which will be used to provide support and to strengthen the response to COVID-19.
Transition Network has secured funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a 6 month project in England in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will support groups to provide more on the ground activity through a small grants scheme. This will be combined with a series of online events exploring how communities can respond to crises, including a visioning process inspired by Rob Hopkins book ‘From What is to What If: Unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want’.
The funding allows the development of a small grants scheme that Transition groups in England will be invited to apply for. There will be two types of grant – one between £350-£500 to support small scale activity and another of up to £3,500 for more substantial projects.
These grants will support groups to:
Develop existing and new projects that offer community responses to the Covid-19 crisis including: Transition projects relating to local economy, community resilience, neighbourhood mutual aid, support for disadvantaged groups, local food growing and more; Capacity support for groups to continue to respond through the Covid-19 crisis; Peer-mentoring to help create and develop these projects.
Run What if visioning processes.
Engage with their Local Authority in developing Just Recovery plans which also respond to the climate and ecological emergency.
More details will be announced online on the 11th of November. Details here: Bounce Forward, What if.