Deflog VQ Stronger Futures Fund

The Deflog VQ Stronger Futures Fund has been established by the Deflog Vocational Qualification Trust. The fund will distribute up to £75,000 per annum to small voluntary and community groups, small charities and other types of not for profit organisations provided that the purpose of the funded activity is wholly charitable.

Size of grants

Two levels of grant award are available through the scheme:

  1. Kick Start awards offering grants of between £500 and £5000 for projects that support people to learn new skills and gain confidence through access to supported volunteering or to undertake work based training to gain meaningful employment. This award is aimed at providing support to groups to develop the idea into a deliverable project locally.
  2. Development awards offering grants from £5001 to £25,000 are available for projects delivering services/activities that support people experiencing significant barriers to employment to learn new skills, gain confidence through access to volunteering or work based training to gain meaningful employment and increase social inclusion.

Who can apply?

Please read our ‘How to Apply’ page for information on general eligibility

Although grants can be made in both North and East Yorkshire, priority will be given to groups operating in Kingston upon Hull or East Riding of Yorkshire. Applications are particularly welcomed from groups operating in the Beverley & Driffield areas as this where the Deflog Trust was operational and where staff were based.


How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Deflog Guidance Notes for  this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or posted to the office as paper copies.


When to apply?

Applications to this fund will be assessed on an ongoing basis subject to available funds. Decisions on awards in 2019/20 will be made in March, June, September and December.

Deadlines for applications to be considered at each meeting will be:

  • 13th May 2019
  • 19th August 2019
  • 11th November 2019

Applications received after these deadlines will go forward into the next decision making meeting.

Apply for Kickstart Award Apply for Development Award