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Passionate about Realising Potential

The Curtin PARP Fund

Max Grant Size: £7000

Rolling grant fund

Location(s): Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland

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About The Curtin PARP Fund

The Curtin PARP Fund supports a number of activities including:

  • Individuals undertaking courses which develop skills and talents.
  • Activities for groups which develop skills and promote confidence and personal development.
  • Help to overcome barriers to employment/education

All applications must demonstrate clear aims, opportunity for progression, and measurable outcomes, showing how the planned activity or items will help the individual to realise their potential.

Examples of what may be supported for groups

Grants of up to £7,000 for activities that benefit groups of people e.g. for the delivery of training courses of which accredited training is a priority. Courses which help people develop skills to enhance their employment/career prospects.

Examples of what may be supported for individuals

Grants are made with the condition that evidence of attendance and progress/completion is provided for each year of study. One off-grants of between £500 and £1,000 to help remove barriers to employment e.g., travel costs or work-related equipment.

  • Capital items towards further education, training or developing new skills
  • Course/activity costs where no other support is available
  • Travel costs to attend courses
  • Costs associated with CV/interview preparation

Activities which are not a priority

  • Sports groups/sporting activities for the general public or to participate in sporting events
  • Uniformed groups
  • General Arts projects
  • General community activities

How to apply

Applications for individuals must be made by voluntary or community organisations, on behalf of the individual and include quotes for items where relevant.

The applying organisation is wholly responsible for the grant.

To make an application, please click here