Important information for all applicants

  • Each applicant organisation will be allowed to submit a maximum of one proposal.
  • Grants will be awarded for their potential to develop new, improved and/or streamlined systems in health, public health and social care volunteering, rather than projects that can simply supply core health and social care services.
  • Ongoing funding for existing services will not be supported.
  • All existing OfV delivery organisations are eligible to apply, but not for direct continuation activity from previously OfV funded projects.
  • Projects should enhance the capacity and capability of health, public health and social care sector organisations at a local and neighbourhood level. 
  • Projects should demonstrate clearly improved service provision and user experience through the involvement of volunteers in their proposals.
  • Projects should provide an improved volunteer experience through better recruitment and support for volunteers, alongside increasing the diversity of volunteering opportunities at a local level.