2017 funding for sports, community and environment across UK


Andy Picken – Funding News 2017


 It’s a new year – new funding

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 to go to the website and view application criteria.


Awards for All

Gives groups grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people. They fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens. https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/Awards-For-All


Adint Charitable Trust

The Adint Charitable Trust makes grants of between £250 and £15,000 to registered charities for general charitable purposes, but has a preference for charities working in the fields of education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation.

The average grant award is around £7,000.

Previous awards indicate that charities with a regional or national remit or significance are more likely to receive funding.

The Trust does not maintain a website. Applications should be in writing to the address below and include full details of the charity for which funding is requested.

Requests are considered throughout the year at regular Trustees’ meetings. No acknowledgements are sent out to unsuccessful applicants.

Mr. Douglas Oram FIH MCIPS The Adint Charitable Trust Suite 512 517 Finchley Road London NW3 7BN E-mail: adintct@gmail.com


Department of Transport – Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat

Grant Scheme

Water rescue charities around the UK have recently been awarded £913,000 byMaritime Minister.The grant supports charities running local lifeboat and rescue services, helping thosein danger on and around inland and inshore waterways, including during flooding The money can be used to buy new lifeboats and other equipment such as lifejackets and safety gear.



Macmillan Grants

These are small, mostly one-off payments to help people with costs caused by or related to their cancer.

Everyone’s practical needs are different, so grants are available for a variety of things. Whether you need extra clothing, help paying heating bills or even a relaxing break, you may be entitled to a Macmillan Grant.

How much you receive will vary depending on your circumstances and needs, but the average grant is around £400. A grant from Macmillan would not normally affect the benefits you’re entitled to. It’s an extra help, not a replacement for other forms of support.

Find out more here. Applications can be made at any time.

Tel: 0808 808 00 00 E-mail: macmillangrants@macmillan.org.uk


William and Jane Morris Fund

Grants are available for places of worship undertaking restoration projects in the UK.

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available. They are limited to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the United Kingdom. Only buildings or monuments erected before 1896 are eligible. Funding is available for smaller programmes of work concerned with the conservation

of decorative or non-structural features, for example stained glass windows, sculpture, furniture, monuments and tombs, and wall paintings.

The annual deadlines for applications are as follows:

31st March, for consideration in May

31st August, for consideration in NovemberTel: 020 7479 7080 E-mail: admin@sal.org.uk

Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund

Grants are available for charities undertaking projects involving young people who are vulnerable or may become involved in crime in the UK.

The Fund aims to help young people at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders, particularly young offenders both in prison and after release.

The Fund has determined two priority groups to support:

 Disadvantaged young people

 Offenders and ex-offenders, particularly those under 30 years of age

The maximum grant is usually £15,000 per annum. Grants are awarded for up to three years.

Priority will be given to smaller organisations which offer direct services. Local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than about £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than about £250,000.

E-mail: charity@weavers.org.uk

Bright Ideas Fund – Locality

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund aims to give community groups the support and tools to start setting up their community business. It also aims to give groups the early stage finance needed to carry out consultation with local people and feasibility studies to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs.

A programme of support and grants of up to £20,000 is available to develop your community business idea.

Round 1 of the Bright Ideas Fund is now closed. Round 2 opens in April 2017.

Tel: 0300 020 1864 http://mycommunity.org.uk/help-centre/


Westhill Endowment

Westhill provides financial investment and other resources to support religious education projects and faith-motivated activities that enable people to transform their lives and the life of their communities. Grants range up to £20,000.

Not-for-profit organisations, churches and cathedrals, hospitals and hospices, andhigher and further educational institutions both in the UK and overseas are eligible toapply.

Applications can be made at any time.

Tel: 0121 472 8000 E-mail: westhilltrust@btconnect.com

Woodward Charitable Trust – Children’s Summer Playschemes

Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for charities for summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.Most grants awarded are in the range of £500 to £1,000. Around 35 grants are madeeach year.

Preference is given to:

 Small local play-schemes that provide a wide-ranging programme of activities

 Schemes that involve a large number of children

 Schemes catering for those from disadvantaged backgrounds or that have a disability

 Schemes that are inclusive such as projects that work with children from a range of backgrounds, abilities and race

 Schemes where past users are encouraged to come back and help as volunteers

The next deadline is 15th April 2017.

Tel: 020 7410 0330 E-mail: contact@woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

The Foundation supports good causes where the Society’s members and staff live and work, helping to demonstrate the value and support that the Society provides to local communities throughout the UK.

Registered charities are eligible to apply. The Foundation’s main areas of focus are as follows:

 Children or adults with special needs or those with physical/mental/communication

disabilities or challenges

 The seriously or terminally ill

 Vulnerable or isolated people, especially the elderly

 Animal welfare.

The maximum donation for member/staff recommended causes is £2,000. Grants ofup to £500 are available to charities that apply to the Foundation for funds directly. The Foundation places an emphasis on smaller donations for specific tangible items rather than donating to general funds or expenses.

Applications can be made at any time.

Tel: 0845 1200 100 E-mail: charitable@ybs.co.uk


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