FUNDING EXTRAVAGANZA VCS SECTOR AND HEALTH PROJECTS

funders

 

handywriterAs we approach Christmas the end of the financial year is looming. Often this means new funding rounds, or funding underspends that need to be allocated, normally before the end of March.

This is a familiar story for those in the voluntary and community sector or public sector. It is quite frustrating to receive a funding call, usually with two days’ notice given to complete a complicated application form and inevitable governance paperwork.

The best strategy is to forward plan and to have some readymade projects on the shelf ready to pick out. That way you just need to flesh it out and tailor it to the fund criteria. Remember you are selling a project to a funder so show your passion.

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

 

FREE Tree packs are available in three sizes:

  • Small packs contain 30 saplings for creating and small copse or short hedgerow and is ideal as a starter pack or a small project
  • Medium packs contain 105 saplings for planting either in small groups of trees or as a hedge (approx. 30m)
  • Large packs contain 420 saplings to create a long hedge (approx. 120m) or if

planted as a block of trees, there is sufficient for approximately one acre of land

 

Trees will be young saplings about 20 – 40cm high, sourced and grown in the UK.

The trees must be planted on a publicly accessible site (exceptions made for schools

and youth clubs), and applicants must have permission to plant from the legal

landowner.

The next deadline to apply is 6

th January 2017.

Tel: 01476 581 111 Contact Form

 

 

Tampon Tax fund for women ran projects – up to £25,000

 

All details here.

http://www.rosauk.org/resources/blog/woman-to-woman/

 

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) –

Community Buildings Pre-Feasibility Grants

 

The Community Buildings Pre-Feasibility Grants scheme is aimed at community

groups that have identified a possible community building project and are assessing

the way forward.

 

  • The funding aims to help local groups decide whether it is feasible to take on the
  • Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available.
  • Town or parish councils, neighbourhood forums, and qualifying community groups can apply.
  • The funding (revenue) can be used for costs associated with assessing the viability of the project.
  • There are no deadlines. However, as this programme is a diminishing fund,
  • expressions of interest should be submitted as quickly as possible.

 

There is a two stage application process. The first stage is to fill out an Expression of

Interest form. The second stage is to fill out a full application form.

Tel: 0300 020 1864 E-mail: info@locality.org.uk

 

 

Sport England has announced that it will launch its new funding programmes in December 2016.

 

Sport England’s new funding programmes come six months after the launch of its

2016 strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’ which outlines what it will do to increase the number of people getting active and achieve its vision of everyone in England,

regardless of age, background or ability, feeling able to take part in sport or activity.

Between 2017 and 2021, Sport England says that it will invest £22.5 million through its range of new funding programmes which include:

https://www.sportengland.org/funding/new-funding-when-to-apply/

 

 

 

 

Clothworkers Foundation – The Foundation offers two grant schemes:

 

Grants are available to registered charities in the UK for one-off capital projects

(buildings, fittings and vehicles) in one of the following areas:

 Alcohol and substance misuse

 Disabled people

 Disadvantaged minority communities

 Disadvantaged young people

 Domestic and sexual violence

 Elderly people

 Homelessness

 Prisoners and ex-offenders

 Visual impairment

 Main Grants Programme: no maximum project cost or grant amount. The average

grant amount is £25,000

 Small Grants Programme: grants of up to £10,000, the average amount is £7,000.

The total cost of the project must be less than £100,000

 

http://foundation.clothworkers.co.uk/Contact-us.aspx

 

You can apply at any time.

 

EAGA Charitable Trust

 

The EAGA Charitable Trust supports action projects and research into the causes of

fuel poverty. The main focus is aiding a fuller understanding of the causes and effects of fuel poverty, including health impacts, and more effective means of addressing them.

The priority areas for 2016 are:

 Fuel poverty and health and wellbeing

 Fuel poverty policies and energy systems

 Low carbon policies, behaviours and practices

 Fuel poverty and rural communities

 

The Trust gives priority to funding proposals that have the potential to inform or

influence national perceptions and policies and have a wide geographic focus.

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 and lasting between one and three years are

available to voluntary organisations.

The 2017 deadline will be published in the new year.

Tel: 01539 736477 E-mail: eagact@aol.com

 

 

 

Help the Homeless

 

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small and medium-sized registered charities forcapital costs relating to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstreamsociety, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.

 

The next deadline is 15th December 2016.

Details here;

http://www.help-the-homeless.org.uk/contact/

 

Lloyds Bank Foundation

 

Charities can apply for grants to support people who are 17 years or older and

experiencing mul-tiple disadvantage at one of the critical points in their life. There are

two programmes:

 

 Invest – grants of up to £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the

opportunity for continuation funding

 Enable – grants of up to a total of £15,000 over two years to help organisations

deliver their mission more effectively

Applicants must be working with people who are experiencing at least one of the

following:

 Have been abused or are at risk of abuse

 Are victims of sexual exploitation

 Are ex-offenders/those at risk of offending

 Are long term unemployed

 Are leaving care

 Are homeless

 Have learning disabilities

 Have mental health and wellbeing issues

 Have addictions

 Are isolated and vulnerable

 Have severe financial difficulty as a com-pounding disadvantage

 

The only exceptions are young people who are under 17 years of age and:

 Young parents or looked after children

 Disabled young people moving into inde-pendent living

The next deadlines are: 3rd January and 2nd May 2017 for Invest; bids to Enable are

now accepted on an ongoing basis.

 

Tel: 0370 411 1223 E-mail: enquiries@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

 

 

The Ofenheim Charitable Trust

 

Provides grants for charitable organisations active in the UK for general charitable purposes.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between

£13,600 and £2,500.

Charitable organisations operating in the UK are eligible to apply.

 

For further information on how to obtain this grant, please contact:

Ofenheim Charitable Trust

Baker Tilly

The Pinnacle

170 Midsummer Boulevard

Milton Keynes MK9 1BP

Tel: 01908 687800

 

The Spirit of Women Changemakers Small Grants

 

The Spirit of Women Changemakers small grants programme will fund activity in the

UK that improves the wellbeing of women and girls who are subjected to harmful

gender norms and stereotypes. They want to support organisations to empower

women and men to create lasting change in their communities and sustainably

improve gender equality. They are inviting applications to fund creative, cultural,

sporting and/or volunteering responses to at least one of their two key impact goals.

 

These are to:

 Improve women’s body confidence and challenging objectification in all areas of

life, including in personal relationships

 Challenge traditional gendered caring roles and the undervaluing of care

Each project must also meet each of the following requirements:

 The activity will contribute to social cohesion, bringing diverse groups together to

engage in their communities,

 All projects must also undertake to improve (and measure through agreed

indicators) participants’ wellbeing.

 All projects must also challenge perceptions of disability. This can be through the

project activity itself or through ensuring inclusion of disabled people alongside

non-disabled people in the project activity

 Activities must also have a celebratory aspect in the run up to the 2018 centenary

Applications can be made for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000. You may

allocate a proportion of the grant to cover staff costs, capital or support costs

associated with the delivery of the project. The funded activity must be for the benefit

of women in the UK and must be a new project for your organisation. They cannot fund the continuation of existing activity.

 

Expressions of interest are now open and you can express your interest here.

The first stage of the application will close on 23rd December 2016.

http://customerexperience.be-group.technology/spiritofwomen/expressionofinterest.aspx

 

SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Communities Fund – Smaller

Projects Fund

 

The Smaller Projects Fund supports community improvement projects that make

physical improvements to community facilities such as village halls, public parks and

sports facilities, and to projects that restore or repair buildings of religious worship or

buildings of architectural or historic interest.

 

Grants up to a maximum of £20,000 are available. Applications are only accepted

towards projects with a total cost of £20,000 or less.

Applicants are expected to show what other sources of funding have been sought and secured.

 

Non-profit making organisations such as voluntary organisations, charities, parish

councils, local authorities, community groups and environmental organisations can

apply.

 

Projects can be supported in any of 100 funding zones in England. Funding zones are around qualifying waste processing sites owned by SUEZ UK. The Trust provides a 30 postcode checker so that potential applicants can check the eligibility of the project’s location.

 

To be eligible for funding project sites must be owned or be leased for the next ten

years by the applicant organisation.

 

Smaller Projects Funding is available for projects under the following objects:

 Object D – Public Amenities: Funding is available for projects which provide,

maintain or improve an amenity that is used primarily for leisure and recreation

 Object DA – Biodiversity: Funding is available for projects which conserve

biodiversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a

natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat

 Object E – Historic Buildings, Structures or Sites: Funding is available for

projects which include maintaining, repairing or restoring a building, other structure

or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of

historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public.

There are three funding rounds year.

 

The next application deadline is 23rd January 2017 (5pm).

Tel: 01454 262910 E-mail: info@suezcommuntiestrust.org.uk

Tesco Bags of Help

 

Groups across the UK are being encouraged to apply now for a grant for local

community projects, thanks to funding from Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ scheme.

‘Bags of Help’, a grants scheme funded by Tesco customers through the 5p carrier

charge and administered by Groundwork, provides grants of £5,000, £2,000 and

£1,000 for projects that use or provide access to outdoor spaces in communities.

 

Grants are available for all manner of groups including voluntary or community

organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g.

CCGs, NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers.

 

Since October 2016 the scheme has awarded £24million to communities across

England, Wales and Scotland.

https://data.groundwork.org.uk/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6384

 

For information on how to apply please click here or for further inspiration and help,

check out their Community Project Toolkit.

Tel: 07736132698 E-mail: Ben.Smitton@groundwork.org.uk

Tudor Trust

 

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charitable organisations for work in the UK

that aims to build stronger communities and tries to meet the many different needs of

people at the margins of society.

 

The Trust does not have specific funding programmes, but wants to support smaller

groups, embedded in their communities, which work directly with people who are on

the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and

independence.

 

The Trust is particularly interested in supporting work that develops and promotes the social connections and relationships which make such an important contribution to the well-being and quality of life of individuals, and which strengthens communities.

 

Grants can be used for:

 Core organisational costs

 Project grants

 Capital grants for buildings or equipment

 Grants to help strengthen the organisation

 

The Trust is particularly interested in supporting smaller, under-resourced

Organisation’s with an annual turnover of less than £1 million.

 

Tudor Trust

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charita-ble organisations for work in the UK

that aims to build stronger communities and tries to meet the many different needs of

people at the margins of society.

The Trust does not have specific funding programmes, but wants to support smaller

groups, embedded in their communities, which work directly with people who are on

the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and

independence.

The Trust is particularly interested in supporting work that develops and promotes the social connections and relationships which make such an important contribution to the well-being and quality of life of individuals, and which strengthens communities.

 

Grants can be used for:

 Core organisational costs

 Project grants

 Capital grants for buildings or equipment

 Grants to help strengthen the organisation

 

The Trust is particularly interested in supporting smaller, under-resourced

organisations with an annual turnover of less than £1 million.

You can apply at any time.

Tel: 020 7727 8522 E-mail: access@tudortrust.org.uk

Tudor Trust

 

You can apply at any time.

Tel: 020 7727 8522 E-mail: access@tudortrust.org.uk

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