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Gem's Cash for Kids Grants

Gem Radio's Cash for Kids is now open for applications from projects and organisations that make a positive impact on the lives of children in the East Midlands. Cash for Kids awards grants to families, community projects and other small charities that support children living in poverty, with a serious illness or disability, or children subject to neglect or abuse. 

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 which includes Derby.

We are looking for applications with a maximum value of £2,000 and in keeping with a timeline whereby funding will be made available in June/July 2019.

Click here to access the application form (please note applications are only accepted through this online form).

Applications close at 11:59pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

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

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

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.

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