Intermediate Grants

Intermediate Grants 2017

Supporting Individuals and Families with Personal Financial Management in Yorkshire or Scotland

Invitation to bid for a £3000 grant – deadline extended to 31 January 2018

For our 2017 intemediate grants we are offering two grants of £3,000 each to charities involved in the support of individuals or families on issues of personal financial management.  We hoped to award one grant primarily for work with individuals or families in Yorkshire and the other primarily for work in Scotland.  However, fewer applications than expected were received by the original deadline (Sept 2017) and the deadline has now been extended to 31 January 2018 with grants to be awarded in March 2018.

Provided your charity is working primarily in this field we would expect our grants to be unrestricted: so you do not have to propose a specific project – we simply need to know how an extra £3000 would enable you to do more.

For full details of requirements and how to apply please click here (PDF 4 pages)..

Intermediate Grants Programme from Prior Years

2016 Programme – Community Toilet Provision

For our 2016 intermediate grants programme, the Paristamen CIO invited bids for the provision of toilet facilities in places of worship and community buildings in the Yorkshire region with no toilet provision at present.

For the invitation to apply (now closed) please click here for full details (PDF 4 pages).  We received 26 applications under the programme (all from churches). Three grants of £3000 each were awarded in September 2016 – in all three cases the churches concerned needed further consents to go ahead with a toilet installation, and the grants were conditional on the permissions being received by March 2017.

However, all three the initial grantees hit problems and for various reasons none of them took up their grants. We then considered applications from the original 26 and invited re-applications from three or the original applicants which had been scored next highest.  This resulted in two further grant awards of £3000 in June 2017 to other churches looking to install toilets.  As at Oct 2017:

  • A grant to Hawes Parish Church in Wensleydale. has been paid and the work is nearing completion.
  • The other award is to a rural church in East Yorkshire which is currently at the stage of seeking quotations for the toilet works work, and the grant will be released once the work is underway.

2015 Programme – Music Therapy

For 2015, the theme for intermediate grants from the Paristamen CIO was The Use of Music in Therapy or in Addressing Social Disadvantage.   Three grants were awarded in September 2015 to the charities:

  • Music in Hospitals
  • Jessie’s Fund
  • The Music Therapy Charity.

For the invitation to apply (now closed) here are the details we published and the application process.

About the intermediate grants programme

As a result of the legacy which The Paristamen CIO received in 2014, the trustees were pleased from spring 2015 to announce a new annual programme of Intermediate Grants.  Each year we will announce a specific theme for our intermediate grants, and we will expect to make two or three separate one-off grants of £2000-£3000 each within that theme. In general we expect to announced a new intermediate programme around May each year with a deadline in August to submit bids.



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