Big Lottery Fund – Safeguarding Training Fund

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Funding for an experienced voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisation or partnership to improve access to training, support and advice for charities across England.

The £1.14 million Safeguarding Training Fund is a joint funded programme between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Big Lottery Fund, and it is part of the wider Government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England. The money is intended to improve access to training, support and advice.

The funding will be delivered in two phases:

  • Phase 1: Safeguarding resources for England, will provide funding to one organisation or a partnership of organisations to develop high quality resources which will be freely available to the voluntary sector to improve safeguarding practice.
  • Phase 2: Safeguarding training and development will provide funding to a small number of organisations or partnership(s) to share the resources developed during Phase 1 and support grassroots charities and community organisations to improve their safeguarding practice.

The overall objective of the Safeguarding Training Fund:

  • To improve awareness of good safeguarding practice through the delivery of a national and generic safeguarding training package, which will improve access to safeguarding training and support to protect both children and adults at risk, and promote a safe culture within charities.
  • To extend the reach of existing resources around safeguarding, and support innovative mechanisms to deliver safeguarding training which reaches both small and large organisations.
  • To provide an insight into the impact of the safeguarding training, which helps to build a long-term legacy for this work and embed good safeguarding practice and awareness into the sector.

  • The deadline for Phase 1 expressions of interest is Sunday 13 January 2019 (11:59pm)
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