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As at end of November 2016

To conduct a funding search use the £30 online facility I provide to tailor your results. You can do this here:

Below is a round – up of not for profit funding streams available. Follow the URL links , or use the contact email / phone number to go to the website and view application criteria.

Barring Foundation – strengthening the voluntary sector

 Funding is available through the following two funding streams:

Training, Education and Capacity Building – Seed funding grants of up to £30,000 over

a six month – two year period to support organisations to understand how their

objectives can be achieved through use of the law or human rights based approaches.

Priority will be given to projects that provide:

 Capacity building for organisations

 Capacity building for collaborations and partnerships

 Training and education

Applied Projects – Grants of up to £150,000 are available for projects that last for

approximately three years.



Casey Trust

Grants are available to registered charities for projects in the UK that support children

and their welfare. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £12,500. Most

grants are for £2,500 or less. The Trust is increasingly looking at start-up projects or

new initiatives within an existing project.

You can apply at any time.

Tel: 0207 435 9601


Community Radio Fund

The Community Radio Fund is managed by Ofcom with funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. To be eligible for funding, radio stations must be not-for profit, run by local people for local people about local issues.

Funding is available for community radio licensees broadcasting under a community radio licence in the UK to cover costs including:

 Fundraising to support the station

 Management

 Administration

 Financial management and reporting

 Community outreach

 Volunteer organisation and support

There are two funding rounds per year with approximately £200,000 available for each round. There is no set level of funding. As a guideline, however, the average grant in the first funding round was £16,780, with grants ranging from £3,000 to £33,897.


Elephant Trust

Grants of up to £2,000 (larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered) are available to artists, small organisations and galleries to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds.

The next deadline is 16th January 2017.

Tel: 020 7922 1160 E-mail: ruth@elephanttrust.org.uk


Family Fund Trust for Families with Severely Disabled Children

Grants are available to help families in the UK who care for severely disabled young people up to the age of 17. To meet the Family Fund definition of severe disability, children and young people must have additional complex needs, or have a serious or life-threatening illness.

There must be evidence that the child’s additional needs impact on the family’s choices and their opportunity to enjoy ordinary life. The Fund gives awards for a wide range of activities, services and products, to enable families to enjoy everyday life.

You can apply at any time.

Tel: 01904 621115



The Leche Trust

The Leche Trust awards grants in the following areas:

 Historic buildings of the Georgian period or earlier

 Church furnishings of the Georgian period or earlier

 Conservation of historic collections in museums and other institutions

 Professional performance in theatre, music and dance

The trustees meet three times a year to review applications, normally in February, June and October. The deadlines for receipt of applications are: 20th December for February meeting, 20th April for June meeting and 20th August for October meeting.

Tel: 020 3233 0023 E-mail: info@lechetrust.org




National Gardens Scheme – Elspeth Thompson Bursary

The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) offers a bursary in memory of Elspeth Thompson who died in 2010. Administered by the Royal Horticultural Society, it is intended to support community gardening projects aimed at bringing the community together by the sharing and acquiring of horticultural knowledge and skills, and by inspiring a love of gardening across all age groups.

Applications for funding are considered in February each year, with the closing date for completed forms set for 31st December of the preceding year. No fixed amount is set but it is envisaged that the maximum amount awarded would not normally exceed£5,000.

Tel: 01483 479719 E-mail: ngsbursary@rhs.org.uk


Power to Change Community Business Fund

The third window for applications for the Power to Change Community Business Fund has opened.

The fund will award grants between £50,000- £300,000 to existing community businesses in England to become more sustainable and have a greater social impact. Projects and organisations must be incorporated, based in England and share the following four key features:

 Locally rooted – they are rooted in a particular geographical place and respond to

its needs, for example high levels of urban deprivation or rural isolation

 Accountable to local community – they are accountable to local people. This can be

demonstrated in many ways but the organisation must have evidence of regular

community influence on the business

 Trading for benefit of local community – they are businesses and their income

comes from activities like renting out space in their buildings, trading as cafes or

selling the produce they grow

Broad community impact – they benefit the community as a whole and can clearly evidence the positive social impact on the broader community. Projects must share one or more of the following seven impact goals:

 Reduce social isolation

 Improve health and wellbeing

 Increase employability

 Create better access to basic services

 Improve local environment

 Enable greater community cohesion

 Foster greater community pride and empowerment.

The grants can be used for the following:

 Capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value,

refurbishment costs

 Project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs.

Power to Change will fund up to 75% of revenue costs, up to 75% of the building related capital costs and 100% of other capital costs. The deadline for Round 3 applications is 16th December 2016 (12pm).Tel: 0300 1240444 E-mail: cbf@be-group.co.uk

For support on funding or bid writing services contact andy@handywriter.co.uk/




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