MSV

The Rob Ferguson Fund

Want to make a difference to your community? Think you have a great idea but no funds to get your project up and running?

New For MSV The Rob Ferguson fund is a programme that offers funds to individuals and groups working in MSV’s communities and neighbourhoods. This fund offers cash and direct support to initiatives that improve people's lives and the places where they live.

We want to hear about your ideas.

What do I need to apply?

All you need is a great idea that connects direct to MSV customers. Please see a list of our areas here

What sort of projects get funding?

We are open to your ideas.

  • Green up where you live - this could range from growing your own food to creating a garden that’s worthy of a ‘Britain in Bloom’ award.
  • Reaching out to the isolated and vulnerable - Like the elderly and young people living on their own.
  • Improve safety in your neighbourhood through an activity for young people that uncaps their potential.
  • Improve health - through things like armchair fitness classes, a community boot camp, a sports event or an outdoor pursuit.
  • Bringing people together - it could be the old and young, it could be different community groups. The end result is the same. Building a stronger, happier, harmonious place for people to thrive
  • Tackle poverty - You can cook & eat healthy on a budget.
  • Get skills and improve individual capability.
  • Improve life chances or peoples wellbeing.
  • Step up through employment, entrepreneurship and training.

How much can I apply for?

We look at every idea on its own merits. We don’t want barriers to your ideas. Don’t worry about how much you’re asking for. Just send your idea in.

How will I know my application was successful?

We make an initial assessment. To do that we’ll need to talk to you. For small projects we make decisions week by week, project by project. For bigger projects a panel meets every month. We will contact you if we require further details before making our decision.

What help can I get from MSV?

We have a team that works on community projects and wellbeing initiatives. We support, guide and get involved with projects. The help we offer depends on what you need. We believe in our communities. We believe in you. We think that empowering people achieves so much more.

Any Questions, need help with the application ?

Contact Julia Glover Community Projects and Wellbeing Manager on 07739899503 or email Julia.glover@msvhousing.co.uk

Complete your online application below, it will only take a few minutes. Once received we will be in touch.

...Submit your project...

Which MSV area does your idea connect to?*
What’s the name of your project?*
How much will your project cost?* We understand it may be a guess at this stage. Let us know if you are applying for funds from elsewhere. That makes a difference. As does the time that you intend to devote to your idea. We count volunteer time. It counts as much as cash!
What’s your idea?* Outline your idea. Tell us what you want to do. What benefit do you think it will bring to the community, the neighbourhood and most importantly, the people that live there? Have a look at ‘What sort of projects get funding?’ It will help you explain what you’re trying to achieve. How you are going to create something that will last?
Who can we contact?
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