The funding, provided by the Office of the Third Sector, will allow Capacitybuilders to offer 100 organisations grants of up to £150,000 a year for three years, beginning next April. It builds on an £11m pilot programme, which was launched last August and runs until March.
Applications must be made by 28 January and must be submitted through the Capacitybuilders website. The site contains a list of eligibility guidelines. By the end of the week, it will also contain details of a series of briefing events to be held across England throughout November and December. Competition for the grants is expected to be high.