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Early Years grant opportunity

Diversity Voice is delighted to announce the opening of a grant opportunity for funding diversity events in Somerset Early Years settings for the financial year 2016/2017. The Somerset County Council Early Years Subgroup of Schools Forum has agreed to provide funding of up to £200 per setting for a diversity event.

The main criteria are that the event must involve parents and aim to promote social cohesion in the setting. The funding will have to be fully spent, and receipts of funding will have to be submitted with the evaluation form.
Any events should include the key objectives: learning about each other's values and culture; promoting positive attitudes to cultural diversity, seeing how diversity is celebrated in Somerset.

The funding will be managed by Diversity Voice and we may be able to provide support to some settings to run an event if required.
Funding is available for limited number of settings. We would generally expect at least 8 children to be involved, so if you have fewer children in your setting, you may need to involve other nearby settings in your event in order to receive the full £200.
Applications by email only to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including in the subject heading "application for £200 for diversity event". Diversity Voice will send you an online application within 7 working days for you to fill in and return to us. However the application is also available to download below. Please see the blue links beneath this article.
The application will include the questions "why do you need this funding?" and "How would you engage parents in your proposed event?" It has been kept brief and should not be more than 200 words.
We will let you know within three weeks whether your application is successful or whether we require further information before we can approve it. It is important that you wait to receive formal approval before you go ahead and make financial commitments.
Following any event, you would be required to complete a very brief feedback form about the event of no more than 200 words.

Please download the application:
EY Diversity Grant Information
EY Diversity Grant Application
EY Diversity Grant Evaluation form