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Funding Opportunity - To Build Resilient Economies

5th July 2016

Funding to Build Resilient Economies

The Friends Provident Foundation provides financial support to projects that promote a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system.

Support is available through the Foundation for projects that aim to transform current financial systems in an ‘engine' for social benefits. There are two outcomes that flow from the overall aim: ‘systems change' and ‘local economic resilience'. Applicants should choose one area.

The ‘systems change' part of the programme involves a radical assessment of how ‘disruptive innovation’ might change the financial system - exploring and informing changes to the regulatory, policy or other systemic level that would develop financial system innovations with the potential to deliver our aim.

The aim of the ‘local economic resilience’ part of the programme will be to support the development of local economic resilience. Projects should build on the technologies and approaches that currently assist localities to create economic growth and retain its value. This could be work relating to community assets, sweat equity schemes and other local resources. The next closing date for applications is the 7th November 2016.

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