MindOut has been selected as one of five local organisations to receive a grant to implement organisational change, funded by the Cabinet’s Office Local Sustainability Fund (LSF) and delivered by Big Lottery Fund. The resource will allow us to find the time and support we need to make the improvements to ensure MindOut is sustainable long-term.
Brighton Women’s Centre, Creative Future, The Food Partnership, Friends, Families & Travellers and MindOut have all been awarded.
Over 1,000 organisations applied to the scheme last year and completed an online assessment to demonstrate understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. 265 organisations have been funded across the country. The 5 successful organisations in Brighton and Hove were amongst 23 recipients in the South East and their grants total £334,534.
Sally Polanski, CEO of Community Works, said:
“It is imperative that organisations plan for their long-term sustainability but many simply do not have the capacity to focus on their own development when resources are so tight. The five successful organisations are all providing vital services to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our society. It is fantastic that they have this opportunity to focus on their development and that we can share their learning to benefit other Community Works’ members.”