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OneFamily Foundation Charity Fund 2017

At OneFamily we understand the financial challenges families are facing and are passionate about helping overcome them. 

Our OneFamily Foundation’s programme of Personal Grants and Community Awards already provides financial support to help improve the lives of our customers, their loved ones and their local communities.

We are now inviting UK registered charities to apply to the £120,000 Charity Fund.

The initiative will enable three national charities to fund campaigns or projects that will help families ease financial strain.

Aims of the fund

Most families experience financial pressures and insecurity at some point in their lives.  The loss of a loved one, redundancy, a relationship break-up, an unplanned cost or illness, even the happy arrival of a new baby can put unwelcome pressure on the family finances.

For some, that pressure causes worry, stress or confusion. For others, it can lead to spiralling debt, the use of food banks or homelessness.

The OneFamily Foundation Charity Fund aims to help combat and alleviate such pressures and make a positive and meaningful change to the lives of even more families across the UK.

Three charities will be given the opportunity to receive an average of £40,000 for campaigns or influencing projects that will have a positive and powerful social impact. The type of campaigns or projects we are looking to support through the Charity Fund include:

  1. Projects that raise awareness of family budgeting, education or debt advice
  2. Initiatives that better identify and support families at risk of homelessness before they reach crisis point
  3. Campaigns for policy change aimed at alleviating financial pressures such as the cost of elderly care.

Other campaigns, projects or initiatives which push for positive change to ease the financial strain faced by families are welcome. We’re open to ideas.

Key dates

Applications open

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5

JULY

Applications close

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9

AUGUST

Customer vote opens

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23

OCTOBER

Customer vote closes

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17

NOVEMBER

Winners announced

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29

NOVEMBER

 

The review process

  • Following a two stage review process, six applications will be shortlisted.
  • The shortlisted projects will be voted for by our customers and the three with the most votes will be funded by the OneFamily Foundation Charity Fund.

Important - charities applying to our Charity Fund 2017 must meet our eligibility criteria:

  • Charities must be registered and work in the UK, rather than internationally
  • Charities must have been established for 12 months or more
  • Charities should not be receiving ongoing funding from other financial services providers
  • All campaigns and projects funded must be based within the UK

Following a successful application, we would also expect that:

  • After the winning charities are announced in November 2017, all funding is spent within 18 months
  • Charities will engage with OneFamily to forge a good working relationship on common goals, in particular working with OneFamily to best promote the value of their winning campaigns or projects
  • Charities will provide OneFamily with regular updates to evaluate progress and impact during the campaign or project