Blog On Conference
For bloggers by bloggers since 2013
Any blogger or their family based in the UK will be eligible to apply, provided they have a current blog and have been blogging for at least 12 months and have produced blog content in the last 2 months. People can also apply on behalf of another blogger or that blogger's family.
Applications should be made using our online application form, which will ask you to outline:
The level of funding requested
How it would be used
How you/they meet our funding criteria
Details of the Time of Need
In 2017 there is likely to be in the region of £3000 of funding available. All of the money does not need to be spent in each year and can be carried over. We expect that each payout will be in the region of £50 to £100 and will be issued in vouchers or by providing a product/s however the final funding amounts will be determined on a case by case basis.
Unless it is the only practical option we will not give anyone a cash payment or pay into a fundraising pot.
Applications for funding will be considered by the Panel when they are received and provided 3 of the 5 Panel members agree with the award the award can be made.
Funding is available to people who need practical help during a time of need.
The following are examples of 'A time of need' but it is not limited to such circumstances and the panel will look at what constitutes 'A Time of need' on a case by case basis.
2) sudden hospitalisation (over 2 nights)
3) Serious unexpected illness/diagnosis
4) emergency displacement from permanent residence
All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis against our funding criteria.
The funding is to help in an emergency because of an unexpected situation. We will not fund anything that has arisen due to an ongoing situation such as hospitalisation due to planned surgery or needs that have arisen due to a illness/disability that is not newly diagnosed.
The Community Fund cannot be used to fund services that would usually be provided by a statutory organisation such as a Local Authority.