Funding Update: December 2017

Funding signBBC Children in Need Main Grants
The Main Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK.

If you are looking for any amount up to £10,000 for one year, see Small Grants.
We give grants for…

Children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  1. Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  2. Any kind of disability
  3. Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  4. Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

Projects we fund make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1N4ddmFHns8VPKjyp3PMYwn/apply-for-a-grant

Churchcare
Churchcare works in partnership with various grant-giving bodies to provide funding for church projects. Our grants support PCCs in the conservation of church buildings and their historic contents.

Their aim is to ensure that conservation projects in Anglican churches are carried out to a high standard. Our grants programmes provide, in addition to financial support, expert conservation advice to ensure that repairs follow best practice. Grants are assessed by our expert committees which bring together professionals from various national institutions.

http://www.churchcare.co.uk/churches/funding-and-grants/our-grants

Help The Homeless
Help The Homeless makes grants to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.

Grants from Help the Homeless are available to small and medium-sized charitable organisations. We do not make grants to individuals. We fund capital costs of projects with grants of up to £5,000.

The quarterly deadlines for grant applications each year are: 15th March / 15th June / 15th September / 15th December.

https://ben-edwards-o5nq.squarespace.com/

The Leche Trust
The Leche Trustees offer grants in two areas: performing arts and conservation.
Trustees will consider grants up to £5,000.

Applicants must be UK registered charities, public authorities or public institutions. We do not accept applications from Community Interest Companies (CICs) or individuals

Performing Arts
The Trustees support projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new work and on the development of young professionals aged 18 or over. Trustees are sympathetic to projects that widen geographical access to the performing arts, for example through festivals and touring.

Conservation
The Trustees support projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s.

Projects may include acquisition costs (for objects) and conservation surveys as well as remedial work. Trustees are inclined to give grants to smaller projects, or specific elements of projects, where their contribution can make a greater impact.

In the case of churches, Trustees will consider supporting the conservation of such features as monuments, wall paintings, stained glass, and historic furniture and fittings.

http://www.lechetrust.org/funding-guidelines.htm

Santander Foundation: Discovery Grants

The Santander Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people make the most of their future.

Discovery Grants support projects that improve people’s knowledge, skills or which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges. We can only support projects which fulfil these goals and our three priority areas – Explorer, Transformer and Changemaker.

Our three priorities

Grants can be used to support one or more of our three priorities.

  • EXPLORER Improving people’s knowledge
    Such as Money Management workshops helping disadvantaged people learn how to budget.
  • TRANSFORMER Improving skills and experience
    For example, training to help socially isolated people develop skills to get back into work or volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged young people.
  • CHANGEMAKER Innovative solutions to social challenges
    What about a new social networking program for visually impaired young people to access the internet?

What we can fund

Projects that are wholly charitable. They must specifically help disadvantaged people in the UK by improving knowledge, skills or providing innovative solutions. We aim to help as many organisations as possible so we don’t offer grants for longer than one year.

Funding is available:

  • for small local projects and lasts for up to 12 months
  • for complete projects, we don’t make contributions or part funding
  • to cover part-time salaries, equipment or materials but they must be specific to your project

http://www.santanderfoundation.org.uk/discovery-grants.aspx

Kew Grow Wild

Kew Grow Wild is excited to launch our new community project funding for 2018. We are awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to community groups (ideally those that are hard to reach) that want to bring people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi.

If you think that you or your members / groups would be interested in this opportunity then please share this information and ask them to download our application guidance form, click here https://www.growwilduk.com/project-funding.

If you or your members / groups have any questions about the applications guidance or have an brilliant idea you want to discuss and work out a way forward then please give Richard Pollard a call on 07917265417.

Once your idea has been discussed with Richard Pollard he will then send you the application form. The deadline for applications is the 15th January 2018.

Vegetarian Society Offers Grants to Celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2018
The Vegetarian Society is offering grants of up to £2,000 for activities or events that celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2018 which will take place from 14 to 20 May.

The Society is providing grants of funding for events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.

There are two levels of funding in 2018:

Small grants of up to £200.
Large grants of up to £2,000. (Applicants will need to demonstrate how their activity will have a bigger impact.)
The funding is for events and activities that:

Take place during National Vegetarian Week 2018 (14-20 May) or in the two weeks before.
Promote National Vegetarian Week exclusively as the primary purpose of the funded activity.
Celebrate and promote delicious vegetarian food.
Are exclusively vegetarian or vegan. (Events cannot have non-vegetarian food or drink). For further details on this fund please click here.

Greggs Foundation: Local Community Projects Fund

We know that one of the quickest ways to have a positive impact on our local communities, is to fund organisations that are already doing great work, and helping them to achieve more. Our Local Community Projects Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to enable not for profit organisations to do something they otherwise couldn’t afford to.

Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply, however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful.

What type of project can we support?
We are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. We are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your community. We do not fund running costs or continuation of existing and ongoing work.

All projects must support a community of interest, ie people who are:

  • Disabled or suffering chronic illness
  • Living in poverty
  • Voluntary carers
  • Homeless people
  • Isolated older people
  • Other demonstrable significant need

https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/grants/local-community-projects-fund

Greggs Foundation: Environmental Grant

We believe that looking after our neighbourhoods can have a real impact on the quality of life of the people who live there. Our Environmental Grant fund is therefore dedicated to improving the local environment – whether that means turning a piece of wasteland into a garden or organising litter picking days on the beach. We look to fund projects that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community.  We have seven local charity committees which meet regularly throughout England, Scotland and Wales to review applications and award grants. We offer grants of up to £2,000 and concentrate on helping existing not for profit organisations to deliver new projects.

All projects must deliver a real benefit to the environment. Priority will be given to projects that also include one or more of the following:

  • Improves the local environment
  • Ensures involvement of local communities
  • Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference
  • Supports people in need

https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/environmental-grant

Information sources from Slough CVS E-bulletin and j4bcommunity.co.uk, 

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