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Lloyds Bank Foundation - opens 7 January

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives and promote practical approaches to lasting change. To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.

Support can be provided through our two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact upon improving the lives of disadvantaged people and addressing complex social issues.

INVEST

The Invest programme is a flexible, long term core funding programme for organisations addressing complex social issues. You can apply for up to £100k over 3 years. This programme is open for applications between 7 January and 8 February 2019.  

ENABLE

A grants programme for organisations that have identified clear development needs in areas such as governance, planning, evidencing need, monitoring, communications etc. Grants of up to £15k are available for you to develop your organisation This is a rolling programme and grant application can be completed at any time

All grantees will be eligible for additional support through our ENHANCE programme –providing an option of tailored in-kind support to strengthen and develop charities. If you are successful in applying for an Enable or Invest grant, we will work with you to identify whether support under the Enhance programme is right for you.

How to apply:

We operate an online application process and encourage applicants to find further information on our programmes and strategy at:

https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/wefund/how-to-apply/

It is always wise to have an informal chat first. If you wish to do so then please contact Gary Beharrell at

Email                     gbeharrell@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

Telephone          07734 973060

 

Weston Charity Award Open for Applications

Pilotlight and the Garfield Weston Foundation are excited to announce that applications for the Weston Charity Awards are opening today.

Established to celebrate and support ambitious charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community, we are looking for charities who would like mentoring and coaching support to get their organisation to the next stage in its development. This year the Awards are will support 20 charities across the North, the Midlands and Wales.

Winners will receive £6,500 unrestricted grant funding alongside business mentoring support from award-winning charity Pilotlight.

For more information or to apply visit the website here or call us on 020 7283 7022.

Deadline for applications: Friday 11 January 2019.

 

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme provides grants for items that meet the most basic needs and/or those that are critical to the wellbeing of children and young people facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.

 

The fund can provide critical items such as:

 

  • Gas or electric cookers
  • Essential household items
  • Furniture and kitchen equipment
  • Children’s beds and bedding
  • Washing machines, fridges and freezers
  • Baby equipment

Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations

The grant is a referrer only programme -.for more information and how to register as a referrer on visit the Family Fund Services website.   

Tampon Tax Community Fund

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. It makes grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to community groups that deliver projects to support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, and build social networks. 

For more information email: grants@ukcommunityfoundations.org 

Yapp Charitable Trust

The Trust is a grant-making charity that supports existing charities in England and Wales to help make grants for running costs and salaries to sustain their existing work. Grants are offered to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 that are working with the Trust’s priority groups.

For more information visit the Yapp Charitable Trust website.

Derby City Council Small Arts Grants

Small Arts Grants support creative projects that are of benefit to the residents of Derby. It is a rolling grants programme with no deadlines and is open to individuals and organisations.

For further information please visit the Derby City Council website

Rolls Royce Crowdfund Derby Youth

Do you have a great idea that could benefit young people in Derby? 

Crowdfund Derby Youth provides a space for groups to raise awareness and funds for activities that are important to them and their community.

Up to £1,000 match-funding is available for projects led by not-for-profit groups that will give young people in Derby a great start in life.

The Rolls-Royce Crowdfund Derby Youth Fund can be used in conjunction with CrowdFund Derby giving eligible projects the potential to receive 75% match-funding based on a funding target of up to £4000 for a limited period.

Rolls-Royce is looking to support innovative projects designed to help young people from disadvantaged communities to achieve their potential and has created a £10,000 fund to help make your great idea into a reality. Check the funding criteria to see if your idea could be eligible for support.

If you have already started a project, find out how to apply for this fund here

Aviva Commuity Fund - deadline 9 October 2018

Submissions for this year close at noon on 9 October 2018!


Now in it’s fourth year, the Aviva Community Fund is back. This year Aviva is pledging funding for over 500 projects – if you’ve got a local project in need of funding, the Aviva Community Fund could be just what you’re looking for. It offers funding for community projects of all sizes in three different categories - health and wellbeing, environment and skills for life. Simply put forward an idea, cause or project that will benefit a local community and they could gain funding, ranging from £1,000 up to £25,000.

 
Submissions are now open and close at noon on - 9th October. Submit your project today

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme provides grants for items that meet the most basic needs and/or those that are critical to the wellbeing of children and young people facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.

We can deliver or fund critical items such as:

  • ·         Gas or electric cookers
  • ·         Essential household items
  • ·         Furniture and kitchen equipment
  • ·         Children’s beds and bedding
  • ·         Washing machines
  • ·         Fridges and freezers
  • ·         Baby equipment
  • ·         Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations

Becoming a referrer and supporting the families you work with

The grant is a referrer only programme and we want to work with as many organisations as possible in order to reach the families who are eligible for the grant. 

You can find more information & register as a referrer on our website: https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/  

All applications are made through the referrer’s online portal which you can access at:  www.giftedmatrix.net

 

You can find out more information about our eligibility criteria and what being a referrer for the grant means in these guidelines:

https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CiN_FFBS_Guidance_for_Referrers.pdf

 

If you would like any advice on how to apply or if you would like to check whether a child is eligible please call our team on 01904 55 00 11 or email: emergencyessentials@familyfundservices.co.uk

 

 

Good Neighbour Fund - Stay Warm and Healthy - deadline 31 October

Voluntary and community organisations can apply for up to £500 from the fund to help people through the winter in cold, icy weather. 

Funding could be for staying warm and healthy events, volunteer driver expenses to take people to hospital, doctors appointments or shopping or to purchase small items - for example shovels, salt and grit. 

Click her for the application form and guidance notes.

For more information please email Liz Gumbley

The fund opens on Monday 1 October and closes on Wednesday 31 October.

 

Derbyshire Older People's Fund

The Derbyshire Older People’s Fund originates from an anonymous donor who kindly, and with great foresight, created a pot of money specifically for grassroots community groups helping elderly residents. The fund has been very well received and has already helped 28 local organisations since its launch last July. The fund’s impact has been so important during a time of austerity and concern regarding social care in general, the fund has successfully helped groups tackle:

Isolation and loneliness

Mental health and well-being

Independence and physical health

Grants of up to £5,000 are still available but not for too much longer as the fund, as it stands, is due to be fully spent in the next few months.

If your group or a group you know could benefit then now is the time to act. Call the grants team on 01773 525860 and talk to one of the team about your project ideas and see if they are suitable for the fund.

Grow Wild Community Project Funding

Grow Wild funding opportunities

Grow Wild, the outreach project of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, has two grant funds open for application: community projects and for youth-led projects. We’re interested in projects inspired by UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi, that help people connect to each other and nature.

Our community project fund (deadline 10 December) awards £2k or £4k for groups and organisations trying something new or different to engage hundreds of people in their community about UK native wildflowers/plants/fungi, where there are opportunities to help people connect with, learn about and give to each other and nature. Full details: https://www.growwilduk.com/content/applications-open-grow-wild-community-projects-2019

Our youth-led project fund (rolling deadlines) awards £500 to young people aged 14-25. Projects should be creative, actively engage other people in their delivery, and be inspired by UK native wildflowers or fungi. Beyond that, anything is up for grabs! Full details: https://www.growwilduk.com/content/youth-project-funding-open

 

Community Grants 2018

Celebrating involvement in healthcare community grants 2018 – apply now!

Has your voluntary, community or social enterprise group done some amazing patient, service-user or carer involvement work that has improved healthcare services?

If so we want you to tell us about it. In fact we want to support you to tell everyone about it.

NHS England will be awarding grants of up to £2,500 to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare.

In your application you will need to tell us about how you have involved patients and citizens in a healthcare project, and how you plan to use the grant to share and showcase your work in a creative way.

The grants can only be awarded to a voluntary organisation. Please ensure you read the community grants guidelines document before you apply, to check that your organisation and project is eligible. If you are eligible, you will need to complete the application form by 20 September 2018 using the ‘apply now’ button.

If you would like to receive the application form in another format such as large print or in Word please email england.ppvcommunitygrants@nhs.net

Justice and Equality Fund

Grants of up to £25,000 available through the Justice and Equality Fund’s ‘Now’s the Time’ small grants programme.

 

Now’s the Time is the second programme from the Justice and Equality Fund managed by Rosa. The programme aims to amplify the voices of individuals and groups who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in their workplaces and in their communities.

The Justice and Equality Fund aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects.  Inspired by the phenomenal campaigners of #metoo, TIME’s UP, Ni Nunca Mas, the #lifeinleggings movements and others, a group of UK-based women from the entertainment industry have come together to challenge the culture that permits people in positions of power to sexually harass and abuse others.

We want to resource imaginative, collaborative and creative grassroots activism so we are asking organisations to apply by answering the question: What would you do towards ending sexual harassment (in work places and in communities)? We want to fund:

  • Prevention work
  • Awareness raising activities
  • Imaginative and creative grassroots activism
  • Influencing work
  • Work with groups and communities who might face additional barriers to getting their voices heard, or might be at higher risk of sexual harassment and abuse to amplify those voices
  • Work that tries out new ideas
  • Work that replicates tried and tested approaches in new settings
  • Work that others can learn from

We are particularly keen to see cross-sector partnerships where the expertise of specialist voluntary sector organisations at the forefront of this work is shared with others to help drive broader change.

How to apply

It is important that you read our programme guidance and application guidance as both go into further detail about the criteria for applying along with the aims and deadlines for the programme.

We will be hosting a series of ‘How to Apply’ webinars which will introduce you to the Justice and Equality Fund and take you through the fund’s Now’s the Time (small grants) programme, offering guidance on making an application. Please register to attend by clicking on your preferred date:

 

You must then complete a short online application form and submit a three minute video answering the following questions :

 

  • What does your organisation do?
  • What does your organisation want to do, where and when?
  • How will this contribute to ending sexual harassment?
  • What difference will it make and why are you the best organisation to make it happen?
  • How will you spend your grant?

Closing date: Friday 28 September at 5pm.

When will you hear the outcome: Early December 2018.

You help decide: We are going to use a process called participatory grantmaking to decide who is awarded funding.  Your video will be shared with other applicants who will rank your application according to the clarity and credibility of your plans. You can therefore expect to hear from us during October-November 2018 asking you and your group to look at some of the other videos we have received and voting for the ideas you like the best.

Still unsure? We’d like to talk to you! Please email us to request a chat and one of our team will get back to you.

Contact us: info@rosauk.org                                        Web: www.rosauk.org

 

 

 

Children affected by domestic abuse fund - Home Office

Home Office – Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund

As part of the Government’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse, we have committed to allocate £8 million of funding (from April 2018 - March 2020) to interventions designed to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse.

Around 20% of young people in the UK have been exposed to domestic abuse and domestic abuse is a factor in 50% of social worker assessments of children in need, over half of serious case reviews and two-thirds of child contact applications.

Studies indicate that one in five children live with domestic abuse and that children exposed to parental violence are almost three times more likely to experience violence in their own adult relationships. They are at greater risk of substance abuse, juvenile pregnancy and criminal behaviour than those raised in homes without violence. 52% of children who witnessed domestic abuse experienced behavioural problems and issues with social development and relationships (Safelives).

We are looking to award a total of £8 million over the next two financial years (2018 – 2020) to organisations in England and Wales delivering interventions designed to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse.

We welcome bids from local commissioners, be they PCCs, local authorities or health commissioners, or from any other suitable organisations across England and Wales. Consortium bids incorporating larger and smaller organisations are particularly encouraged but must have a Legal lead, to enter into the Grant Agreement.

Organisations must bid for a minimum amount of £500,000. While there will not be a formal cap placed on the amount an organisation can bid for, we expect all bids to be scalable. To ensure diversity of funding, please be aware that we may scale back top scoring bids in line with the scalability details provided. All submissions will be evaluated using the criteria made available in the published documents.

To find out more about the programme, and to see the prospectus head to the Government website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/children-affected-by-domestic-abuse-fund

Creative Civic Change

Creative Civic Change is a new programme to help you make positive change in your community using the arts and creativity.

The programme will provide funding as well as other support, like advice and mentoring, to at least 10 local areas in England over the next three years. We want to support creative projects and activities led by local communities, so you can achieve your vision for your area.

At this stage, we are inviting you to say if you want to get involved. We will then select some communities to work with us from autumn 2018 onwards – together we will develop your ideas further, and decide how best the programme can help with delivering those plans from spring 2019 (and for up to three years after). In this stage, we will identify how much funding might be needed to support your ideas (between £50,000 and £300,000 in each local community).

We are interested in sharing experiences and learning from the programme to inspire others to use the arts and creativity to make positive change.

The programme is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Local Trust.

For more information visit the Local Trust website.

GSK Impact Awards 2019

2019 GSK IMPACT Awards - Core funding and free training for health charities

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to: www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards

Closing date: 20 September 2018

 

Gem Radio Cash for Kids Grants

Applications for grants are now open!

Too many children across the East Midlands aren't having the childhood they deserve.

They could be subject to neglect or abuse, living in poverty or with an illness or disability. Gem's Cash for Kids is here to make a positive impact on the lives of these children.

We help by awarding grants to families, community projects and other small charities who support these children - applications are open now. Consideration for grants will only be given to those who help children up to the age of 18, who match our eligiblity criteria here and live within the Gem broadcast area (see below map).

 

Applications are open until midnight on Sunday 19 August 2018 and we will contact successful applicants from 10 September 2018 onwards.

Please note that for this grant round we would encourage grant applications up to a maximum of £1,500 per application.

Applications are only accepted through our online platform, click here to access the application form.

Peter Cruddas Foundation

The Foundation is funding projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales.  Priority is given to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. 

For more information visit www.petercruddasfoundation.org.uk/how_to_apply.htm

Community projects to benefit from seized criminal profits

The Commissioner has ring-fenced income derived from criminal acts in 2016-17 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and offers charitable groups and community organisations the opportunity of applying for a cash grant to fund capital projects. Organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 from the NICE (Neighbourhoods Investing Criminal Earnings).

The Commissioner is keen to fund organisations that can deliver innovative projects that leave a lasting legacy for their communities and  also plans to fund at least one project in each policing area to achieve geographical coverage. 

For more information visit www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk

The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants

Through its music grant making programme, this Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education.  Particular interest within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels.  Applicants must be a registered charity or an exempt charity. 

For more information visit www.theradcliffetrust.org/music-grants/

Community Share Booster Programme

The programme's objectives are to help disadvantaged and under-represented communities develop successful community businesses, especially in under-represented trade sectors, and financed through community share offers based on new forms of investment proposition, institutional support and business appraisal methodologies. 

Community businesses are organisations rooted in a local area, run by and answerable to members of the community, and which make a trading profit to re-invest in doing more social good.  For more information visit www.powertochange.org.uk/

Ernest Cook Trust

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the countryside, literacy, numeracy and science.  All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. 

For more information visit www.ernestcooktrust.org.uk/grants/how-to-apply/#grantsProgramme

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK/International)

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, re-homing and rehabilitation to animals can apply.  The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible you should be a UK registered charity, have independently examined up to date annual accounts, and have an active re-homing and rehabilitation policy for animals taken into care. 

For more information visit www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk/policies.html

The Idlewild Trust

This grant making trust supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after these works. 

For more information visit www.idlewildtrust.org.uk/

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs

Supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings.  This programme helps PCC's with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Works eligible for funding tend to be Category A or B recommendations in a quinquennial inspection report and include things such as roof repairs, masonry repairs, rainwater disposal and drainage. 

For more information visit www.churchcare.co.uk/churches/funding-and-grants/our-grants/fabric-repairs

Essential Life Skills Grant Fund

This funding will support a range of extra-curricular activities aimed at children and young people aged 5-18 years.  Funded activities will develop non-cognitive abilities, collectively named 'essential life skills' these include but are not limited to:

  • resilience, perseverance and persistance
  • hard work, self-control, discipline, good time keeping
  • self-confidence, leaderships and team working
  • honesty, integrity and engaged citizenship
  • attitude, respect and empathy
  • curiosity and problem solving

Grants are for up to £24,999 on a single application.  The large grant worth up to £1 million is also now live and available to apply to. 

For more information visit www.derby.gov.uk/education-and-learning/extra-curricular-activities/essential-life-skills-grant-fund/

Ironmongers Company's Grants Programme

Registered charities (including schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. 

The Company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills e.g. special educational needs, parenting or life skills or addressing behavioural problems or promote citizenship. 

For more information visit www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm

Registered charities (including schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. 

The Company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills e.g. special educational needs, parenting or life skills or addressing behavioural problems or promote citizenship. 

For more information visit www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm

 

The Anchor Foundation

The Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts.  Funding can be awarded for three years.  The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. 

For more information visit www.theanchorfoundation.org.uk/

The Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts.  Funding can be awarded for three years.  The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. 

For more information visit www.theanchorfoundation.org.uk/

 

Building A Stronger Britain Together - In-kind support

In-kind support allows civil society organisations to transparently bid in for support to produce communication assets and to receive training.  All support is provided with the aim to increase capacity and self-sufficiency.  Support available includes: brand identity development, website development, printed posters/leaflets, paid for media support and campaign development. To be eligible for this support your organisation must be working on projects to prevent hate crime and counter terrorism.   

For more information email rachel.fletcher@derby.gov.uk

The Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme Awards

Grants of up to £20,000.  The Trust works in association with the Wolfson Foundation and each year funds projects with a specific theme - in 2018 the theme is Improving Accessibility.  Grants will be awarded to projects which make theatres more accessible through changes to the building or its systems. 

Early stage pre-application conversations are encouraged.  Application forms should be downloaded from the website and emailed to advice@theatrestrust.org.uk

For more information visit www.theatrestrust.org.uk/how-we-help/grants-funding/theatre-improvement-scheme

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.  Grants can be up to three years. 

The Foundation's priority is to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level.  The Foundation also supports organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf. 

For more information visit www.polden-puckham.org.uk/