Funding of up to £1,000 is available to help small grassroots groups that work with refugees and asylum seekers and their communities in Nottingham, and who have ideas for projects or activities that will either directly benefit individuals from these communities or help build stronger community organisations.
The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Communities of Identity (COI) Small Grants Scheme is delivered by Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF), the lead organisation of the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Consortium in the city.
The funding will support the following types of development projects:
- Activities that help community groups to develop their capacity – e.g. hiring rooms for meetings, volunteer expenses to run activities or support the development of their organisation
- Activities that build skills and confidence – e.g. skills training workshops for community members and volunteers, short courses to help people develop skills in a specific work area or interest
- Volunteering projects that can help increase the capacity of small groups and their communities and enable peer support activities and leadership skills to be developed
- ESOL and conversation classes to enable community members to integrate into the wider community and access local services
- Young people’s projects to enable them to become active citizens
- Young people’s projects to develop stronger intergenerational relationships and support the transition from child to adult
- Providing support, information and guidance for individuals’ basic needs, enabling them to access basic levels of support from local providers
- Activities that raise awareness of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers and promote positive dialogue to increase community cohesion
The next round of funding will close on Monday 1 March 2021.
For more information and to request the application form, please contact Debbie Royle, COI Partnership Development Coordinator, telephone 0115 960 1230 or email Debbie.Royle@nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk