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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.

 

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 

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

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/

 

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/