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  1. 1. Find the Funding July/August 2009 Don’t Miss Out! The latest funding news on a local, county and national level. Supported by: Produced by Herts CVS Group Page 1 of 32 July/August 2009
  2. 2. Whether your group is looking for just a hundred pounds or thousands of pounds, the Hertfordshire External Resources Network (HERN) has been set up to help you do just that. HERN is a network of organisations and individuals whose aim is to maximise the amount of external funding (money that is sourced from outside the county) that can be brought into Hertfordshire. Why not take a look at HERN’s web site which has been especially set up to help you access funding opportunities. The site includes information on: •Funding information and advice •Sources of funding and funders’ websites •Funding information events •Funding questions and answers •Free funding searches Try the free Grantnet funding search facility or browse Grants4Hertfordshire to find out what your group might be eligible for. Don’t forget the website is available 24 hours of every day! DISCLAIMER This newsletter is produced by Watford CVS on behalf of the Funding Advisers Network and Herts CVS Group based on information provided by Charities Information Bureau and other resources. We do not take responsibility for any errors arising from the fact that we have edited the original information provided. Page 2 of 32 July/August 2009
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS Next Deadline Page Adult Learning MLA - Challenge Fund 17th July 2009 21 Alcohol AERC - the Alcohol Education and Research 5th Sept 2009 6 Council Arts Arts Council England - Sustain 8 Children Noel Buxton Trust 22 Children & Young People BBC Children in Need - Fun and Friendship 31st July 2009 8 First Light Movies 7th July 2009 15 MLA - Funding for Storytelling and poetry in 19th July 2009 21 libraries Community BIG BBC - Village SOS 14th August 2009 9 Grassroots Grants Programme 17 Rural Community Shops (formerly ViRSA) 24 SITA Enhancing Communities Programme 31st July 2009 26 Village CORE Programme 30 Crime Prevention Home Office - Neighbourhood and Home 31st July 2009 19 Watch Fund Safer Homes Fund - Community Alliance 31st July 2009 24 Disability BBC Children in Need - Fun and Friendship 31st July 2009 8 Energy Community Sustainable Energy Programme 7th August 2009 14 (CSEP) EAGA grants - Relief of fuel poverty and the 28th August 2009 14 promotion of energy efficiency Green Grants Machine 18 Page 3 of 32 July/August 2009
  4. 4. Environment Biffaward Flagship Scheme 1st July 2009 18 BIG Groundwork - Changing Spaces: 9 Community Spaces - England SITA GreenPrints 12th August 2009 26 Ex Offenders Noel Buxton Trust 22 Faith Anchor Foundation 31st July 2009 7 Family BIG National Family Week - Big Family Idea 31st July 2009 10 Film First Light Movies 7th July 2009 15 Finance Charity Bank - Loans 11 Fundraising MissionFish - eBay for Charity 20 Health Heart Research UK - Healthy Heart Grants 28th August 2009 18 Macmillan - Helping You Help Others 14th August 2009 20 Heritage Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) 13th August 2009 7 Multicategory Comic Relief - UK Grants 24th July 2009 12 Community Foundation Network - Comic 13 Relief The Yapp Charitable Trust 32 UIA Charitable Foundation August 2009 28 Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards 30th Sept 2009 28 Scheme Music PRS Foundation Grants 12th August 2009 23 Poverty ScottishPower Energy People Trust 14th July 2009 25 Page 4 of 32 July/August 2009
  5. 5. Public Sector Contracts Futurebuilders - Full Investment Fund 15 Futurebuilders - Small Organisation Tender 16 Fund Science Wellcome Trust's Engaging Science 17th July 2009 30 Social Enterprise Learning Launchpad 15th July 2009 19 Rural Community Shops (formerly ViRSA) 30th July 2009 24 Social Enterprise Investment Fund 27 UnLtd's Millennium Awards 3rd August 2009 28 Social Inclusion Anchor Foundation 31st July 2009 7 Social Welfare The Guardian Charity Awards 31st July 2009 18 Sport Cash 4 Clubs 11 Volunteering Capacitybuilders - Managing Volunteers 10 SITA GreenPrints 12th August 2009 26 Vcashpoint 17th August 2009 29 vTalentYear 29 Young People Learning Launchpad 15th July 2009 19 Noel Buxton Trust 22 Peter Cruddas Foundation 23 Vcashpoint 17th August 2009 29 vTalentYear 29 Page 5 of 32 July/August 2009
  6. 6. July/August 2009 Welcome to the July/August 2009 issue of Find the Funding produced for the Funding Advisers’ Network (FAN) by Watford CVS. This edition mainly focuses on funders who have funding deadlines from July through to November 2009. AERC - the Alcohol Education and Research Council Alcohol Deadline: 5th September 2009 The main aims of the Council are to increase the capacity of individuals and organisations to deal with alcohol issues and also to develop the evidence base relating to alcohol issues. The Council awards different types of grants up to £50,000: • Research Grants – they are seeking value for money and expect to fund projects of around £50,000. • Development Grants - these can only be used to pay for project activities that are outside the responsibilities of central or local government agencies and services. • Small Grants - The Council funds small projects up to a maximum of £5,000. Priority will be given to evidence based projects, pilot research studies or demonstration projects with a strong evaluation component. These will be processed throughout the year with no deadline. Contact: AERC, Room 178, Queen Anne Business Centre, 28 Broadway, London SW1H 9JX. Website: Page 6 of 32 July/August 2009
  7. 7. Anchor Foundation Faith / Social Inclusion Deadlines: 31st July 2009; 31st January 2010 The Anchor Foundation offers grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year, for up to three years, to Christian charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of healing and the arts. They will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding, and only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. Contact: The Anchor Foundation, P.O. Box 21107, Alloa, FK12 5WA Website: Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) Heritage Deadlines: 13th August 2009; 22nd October 2009 This is an additional AHF grant scheme which is only available to building preservation trusts (BPT) whose main aims include the preservation and regeneration of historic buildings. Items covered by these grants could include: • any reasonable administrative costs relevant to the project up to a maximum of £4,000; • up to 75% of the costs of a suitably qualified project organiser to a maximum of £15,000; • other development costs that cannot be recovered from other funders up to £7,500; • the costs of a Mentor to work with a less experienced BPT to help them move their project forward up to a maximum of £7,500; in some cases this help may be available before an options appraisal is commissioned. Contact: The Architectural Heritage Fund, Alhambra House, 27-31 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0AU. Tel: 020 7925 0199 Fax: 020 7930 0295 Email: Website: Page 7 of 32 July/August 2009
  8. 8. Arts Council England – Sustain Arts Awards between £75,000 and £3 million are available to arts organisations to help them maintain their viability during the recession. Potential uses for Sustain funding include: • resolving cash flow problems; • maintaining the quality of artistic output; • purchasing essential capital assets; • continuing education, community and audience development work; • completing building repairs and renewals; • developing necessary organisational capability. Contact: Tel: 0845 300 6200 Email: Website: BBC Children in Need - Fun and Friendship Children & Young People / Disability Deadline: midnight 31st July 2009 This programme is targeted towards organisations working with disabled young people between 12 and 18 years. It will offer grants of up to £300,000 for projects taking place over three years which create and enhance opportunities for disabled young people to meet friends and have a good time, as independently as possible. Website: Biffaward Flagship Scheme Environment Deadline: 1st July 2009 The aim of the Scheme is to support projects of regional or national importance that will make significant steps towards improving biodiversity or cultural facilities through grants of between £150,000 and £500,000. Page 8 of 32 July/August 2009
  9. 9. Projects must be site-based, within 25 miles of a Biffa operation and ten miles of an active landfill. The organisation making the application must be eligible to enrol with ENTRUST as an Environmental Body. Contact: Biffaward, Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, The Kiln, Waterside, Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1WT. Tel: 01636 670000 Email: Website: BIG BBC - Village SOS Community Deadline: 14 August 2009 This scheme will offer funding of between £100,000 and £400,000 to six UK villages with a great business idea to bring new life and energy to the village. Your rural village will need to have fewer than 3,000 people and the ideas for successful new ventures should revive communities, create new jobs and improve the quality of life of local people. Each village will have an enterprising individual to act as Village Champion. The journey of the six successful villages and their Village Champions will be filmed for a major prime time BBC One series in winter 2010, following the new enterprises from start-up to trading. Contact: Tel: 0844 88 88 677 Email: Website: regioncode=-uk&status=theProg BIG Groundwork - Changing Spaces: Community Spaces - England Environment Funding for community groups who want to improve local green spaces such as play areas, community gardens, parks, wildlife areas and village greens, kick-about areas and pathway improvements. Page 9 of 32 July/August 2009
  10. 10. The grants available are: • small grants from £10,000 -£25,000; • medium grants from £25,001 - £49,999. Funding is not available for individuals, sole traders, local authorities, parish or town councils, schools, health bodies, profit-making organisations and other statutory bodies. Contact: Tel: 0845 3 671 671 (8am-7pm Monday to Friday) Email: Website: BIG National Family Week - Big Family Idea Family Deadline: 31st July 2009 This is a competition open to members of the public and professional bodies to submit their ideas that could improve family life either: • in your street; • in your town or village; • in the UK. There isn’t a direct prize, but the winner will have their idea piloted by a suitable organisation with funds from BIG of up to £150,000. Website: and Capacitybuilders - Managing Volunteers Volunteering A programme to support people managing volunteers. The programme will include three key strands: • grant funded local projects to further increase the reach and quality of support for local people managing volunteers, especially through outreach; • work to raise the profile of volunteer management at a national level; Page 10 of 32 July/August 2009
  11. 11. • bursaries to increase access to training relevant to the management and co-ordination of volunteers; • peer networking and evaluation. Website: ing_new_3m_programme_to_boost_the_support_available_to_people_ma naging_volunteers/99/391.aspx Cash 4 Clubs Sport Cash 4 Clubs is a sports grants scheme with three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000. The grant can be used to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, or generally invest in the sustainability of their club. The club must be registered with their sport’s National Governing Body or local authority. Contact Email: Website: Charity Bank – Loans Finance Charity Bank is the UK's only regulated bank that is also a registered general charity. And it is the only bank that uses 100% of its depositors' savings to support charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises that are helping to address society's needs. Charity Bank assessors can work with your organisation to agree: • short term bridging loans against delayed grants or other identified income such as pre-finance covenanted or contracted income; • working capital loans; • loans for building purchase and refurbishment; • "final brick" loans, which enable you to get on with the project after most of the funds have been raised; • loans for new developments or for income generation; • loans to help you build reserves; Page 11 of 32 July/August 2009
  12. 12. • standby commitments where you need to evidence matched funding; • underwriting to kick start or underpin a fund-raising programme; • guarantees or performance bonds. It can also arrange: • negotiation of larger loans from commercial or other lenders; • mixed funding packages; • and leasing and asset finance, to purchase equipment from phone systems to minibuses or larger capital items. Contact: Charity Bank (Headquarters), 194 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BE. Tel: 01732 774040 Fax: 01732 774069 Email: Comic Relief - UK Grants Multicategory Deadlines: 24th July 2009; 13th November 2009; 5th March 2010 They make grants for between one and three years for projects covered by the following programmes: • Mental Health. • Domestic and Sexual Abuse - There are two strands to the open programme: Crisis Support; Young Voices. • Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women - There are two strands to the open programme: Direct support to women; Training. • Sport for Change - This programme aims to fund projects that are using sport as a tool for social change. The maximum grant size in this programme is £100,000 in total. • Young People aged 11-25: o Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Young People; o Young People and Alcohol; o Young People with Mental Health Problems -There are two strands to the programme: Services for young people; Training. • Local Communities - Comic Relief has made a longstanding pledge to place funding into disadvantaged communities. The funding for their communities programme is devolved to the Community Foundation Network. Please contact them for details of their funding application procedures: Their grants on average vary between £25,000 and £40,000 per year, and rarely exceed this upper limit. Page 12 of 32 July/August 2009
  13. 13. They are unlikely to make large grants to very small organisations, and they will not usually fund all the costs of an application made by charities with an annual income over £10 million. They only support work which fits their current priorities, so before you apply for funding, please read through all the Essential Information on their website below carefully. Contact: UK Grants Team, Comic Relief, 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP. Tel: 020 7820 5555 Email: Website: Community Foundation Network - Comic Relief Multicategory Comic Relief grants of up to £10,000 support community groups who are using a range of activities, including sport, to: • increase access to sport and exercise for people who face social exclusion and isolation; • help people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives to regain their confidence and self-esteem; • build skills of local people; • increase community cohesion; • respond to local economic needs. To be eligible groups need to: • be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area; • be small, locally based groups or organisations who have a clear understanding of the needs of their community; • have limited access to other sources of income. Website: comic_relief/ Page 13 of 32 July/August 2009
  14. 14. Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP) Energy Deadlines: 7 August 2009; 30 October 2009; 29 January 2010; 7 May 2010 This open grants programme will provide funding to community-based organisations for the installation of microgeneration technologies, such as solar panels or wind turbines and energy efficiency measures including loft and cavity wall insulation. Energy efficiency measures will only be funded in combination with a microgeneration technology installation. Contact: Community Sustainable Energy Programme, BRE, B17/221, Garston, Watford WD25 9XX. Tel: 0845 3 671 671 Email: Website: EAGA grants - Relief of fuel poverty and the promotion of energy efficiency Energy Deadline: 28 August 2009 The Trust gives funding to promote energy efficiency. The relief of fuel poverty and the promotion of energy efficiency. Funding is available for: • policy-related research; • action projects; • the promotion of good practice (e.g. toolkits and workshops); • practical resource materials and events (e.g. training and education resources). In addition, they have prioritised the following areas: fuel poverty and health; hard to heat homes; rural fuel poverty. Contact: Dr Naomi Brown, Trust Manager, Eaga Partnership Charitable Trust, 23 Macadam Gardens, Penrith CA11 9HS. Tel/Fax: 01768 210220 Email: Website: Page 14 of 32 July/August 2009
  15. 15. First Light Movies Film / Children & Young People Deadlines: The Big Idea & Pilot Awards - 7th July 2009; 13th October 2009; 19th January 2010; 27th April 2010. Studio Award – 5th October 2009 This scheme supports film-making projects for young people aged between five and 19 through three funding schemes: • The Big Idea Award is a grant of up to £3,000, with 10% match funding, for script development projects that team young people with script professionals. • Pilot Award is for up to £5,000, with 20% in-kind match funding, for one short film of up to five minutes in duration. • Studio Award, a grant of up to £30,000 with 40% match funding, is for between two and four films of up to 10 minutes in duration. You must have a track record of filmmaking with young people. Contact: First Light Movies, Unit 6 Third Floor, The Bond, 180 - 182 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5SE. Tel: 0121 7534866 Email: Website: Futurebuilders - Full Investment Fund Public Sector Contracts The Full Investment Fund provides assistance to third sector organisations with a mixture of loans, grants and professional support. The minimum amount awarded is £50,000 with most of it being awarded as a loan at 6% interest. Loans will cover either capital asset costs (for example building purchase, construction or refurbishment) or development capital (the money needed to support an organisation through the early stages of a scheme, before it can generate income.) Eligibility: • you must be a third sector organisation committed to winning public sector contracts; Page 15 of 32 July/August 2009
  16. 16. • you must need the Futurebuilders investment to help you win new, or secure ongoing income from public sector bodies; • at least 51% of your project’s (as opposed to your organisation’s) long term income must come, directly or indirectly, from public funds; • you must be willing and able to take on a loan; • part or all of your project must be unbankable (in other words, you would be unable to secure a loan for this project from a commercial bank;) • you must need at least £50,000; • your service must mainly benefit people living in England. Contact: Tel: 0191 261 5200; Email: London Office: 5th Floor, 6 St Andrew Street, London, EC4A 3AE. Tel: 020 7842 7700 Website: offer/products/full-investment-fund/ Futurebuilders - Small Organisation Tender Fund Public Sector Contracts Futurebuilders England gives support and grants to help third sector organisations win contracts to deliver public services. The grant is intended to help with tendering and capacity building costs such as advice from procurement specialists, accountants, solicitors and human resources. The amount of grant is 10% of the value of the contract up to a maximum of £15,000. The organisation must have a turnover of less than £250,000 and have been trading for at least one year. Contact: Tel: 0191 261 5200 Email: Website: Page 16 of 32 July/August 2009
  17. 17. Grassroots Grants Programme Community Income needs to be less than £30,000 now instead of £20,000 (averaged over three years)! Grassroots Grants, funded by the Office of the Third Sector and in Hertfordshire will be administered by the Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF). Each district in Hertfordshire will be allocated a set amount from the whole Grassroots pot for Hertfordshire. HCF will distribute grants of between £250 to £5000 over three years to small community and voluntary groups in both urban and rural settings across Hertfordshire. Your group would need: • a constitution or set of rules but need not be registered as a charity; • to have been established and active in your local community for not less than 12 months; • to be run mainly by volunteers; • to show how it is meeting the needs of local people. Your income would need to be less than £30,000 per year taken as an average of the previous three years (or since your group was established if it is less than three years old). If you wish to discuss an idea or project, have any questions or to obtain an application form and guidance notes, contact your local CVS, CDA for Herts (if rural) or the HCF grants team before completing the application form. The funding advisers at the CVSs and CDA can give you support and guidance in completing your application forms Please contact: Anne Boyd, Funding Adviser at Watford CVS, Tel: 01923 254400 or Email: Page 17 of 32 July/August 2009
  18. 18. Green Grants Machine Energy Directory of grants, loans and awards to reduce energy usage by recycling or using renewable energy. Website: The Guardian Charity Awards Social Welfare Deadline: Friday 31st July 2009 These awards are aimed at small and medium sized social welfare charities who are delivering practical solutions to present-day problems in the UK. They offer a much needed boost to organisations struggling to get profile and funding to enable them to move forward. Eligible charities must have been registered in the UK for more than two years and have an annual income of between £5,000 and £1 million. Contact: Nisha Ashra or Beth Glazer, Events Department, at Guardian News & Media on 020 3353 2000. Email: Website: Heart Research UK - Healthy Heart Grants Health Deadline: Applications are only accepted during July and August for grants awarded in November 2009 Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community groups and voluntary organisations to support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease. Government or local authority funded institutions are not supported, however, community and voluntary groups aided by public money may apply. Contact: Heart Research UK, Suite 12D, Joseph's Well, Leeds, LS3 1AB. Tel: 0113 297 6206 Email: Website: Page 18 of 32 July/August 2009
  19. 19. Home Office - Neighbourhood and Home Watch Fund Crime Prevention Deadline: 12pm Friday 31st July 2009 This fund provides grants of £1,000 to £50,000 to new and existing Neighbourhood and Home Watch groups. The aim is to enable groups to help people in the priority areas (see website for details) to secure their homes and take action to prevent crime such as distraction burglary. Contact: Grants Programme Administrator, Tribal, 2nd Floor, 154 Gt. Charles Street, Queensway, Birmingham B3 3HN. Tel: 0845 543 0329 Email: Website: Learning Launchpad Social Enterprise / Young People Deadlines: 15th July 2009; 24th November 2009; Tuesday 16th February 2010 This fund provides investment to individuals or organisations that are committed to solving problems facing youth people, with ground breaking ideas that will impact on both individuals and, where possible society as a whole. Investments are offered at two stages: • Stage one – investments of up to £30,000 for help starting out with a new idea. • Stage two – investments of up to £100,000 which are suitable for organisations or initiatives that are already up and running and want to grow. If your idea involves setting up a social enterprise or for-profit commercial business, the scheme will usually look for either a recoverable loan or an equity stake in your business, or a convertible grant that can be returned once your cash flow can sustain it. Support and advice is available in all aspects of your project, including your strategy, funding plans and operational requirements, as well as links to experts in relevant fields. Page 19 of 32 July/August 2009
  20. 20. Priority is given to innovative ideas which will benefit many young people across a range of communities or groups. Contact: Launchpad, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PF. Tel: 020 8980 6263 Fax: 020 8981 6719 Website: Macmillan - Helping You Help Others Health Deadlines: Development grants – 14th August 2009; 30th October 2009. Start up grants are assessed on a monthly basis. The scheme offers grants to cancer self-help and support groups in the UK to help with running costs. These can include promotional costs, venue hire, purchase costs of materials and equipment, funding for speaker’s fees and the costs of group activities or ‘away days’. New groups can apply for up to £500. Existing groups can apply for up to £3,000. Community Networks Development Coordinators are based across the country to assist with groups' applications and provide advice on a wide variety of group activities, development and opportunities available in your local area. Contact: Kelly O'Sullivan, Macmillan Cancer Support, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ. Tel: 020 7840 4902 Email: Website: ps/Funding_for_groups.aspx MissionFish - eBay for Charity Fundraising MissionFish aim to help charities get the most out of online commerce. The eBay for Charity initiative is a programme to help charities raise funds on eBay in the following ways: Page 20 of 32 July/August 2009
  21. 21. • Receive donations - Anyone can give to your charity when they sell on eBay. Rally your supporters, who can give 10%-100% of their eBay sales to your charity. • Run an online charity shop - Turn your goods into cash by trading on eBay. Set up an online shop in a marketplace with millions of visitors. • Hold a special online auction - Fundraising events on eBay are unrivalled for generating awareness and funding. Sell unique and special items to smash your fundraising targets. Websites: and MLA - Challenge Fund Adult Learning Deadline: noon 17th July 2009 Groups may apply for grants of £500 to £5,000 to promote adult informal learning. The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) are looking for partnership bids with self-organised groups of adult learners to support them in the use of our spaces and resources in new ways. Projects to be delivered by end of March 2010. If you would like to check your eligibility or have any specific queries regarding your eligibility or the application process, please contact Chris Fardon. Contact: Website: L_Challege_Fund MLA - Funding for Storytelling and poetry in libraries Children & young People Deadline: noon on 19th July 2009 Young Cultural Creators - This will deliver schemes taking place between October 2009 and February 2010 which will support young people to write poetry inspired by museum, library and archive collections. They will work with groups of young people outside mainstream education or at risk of exclusion. Page 21 of 32 July/August 2009
  22. 22. Contact: Vanessa Harbar, Project Manager for 2012. Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Grosvenor House, 14 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS. Tel: 0121 345 7331 Fax: 0121 345 7303 Email: Website: %20of%2storytelling Noel Buxton Trust Children/Young People/Ex Offenders The Noel Buxton Trust makes grants to charities active in the following areas: • the welfare of children in disadvantaged families and of children in care; • penal reform; • the welfare of prisoners and their families; • rehabilitation of prisoners; • work with young people at risk of offending. Grants are usually below £4,000 and are for registered charities although they do sometimes consider applications from charitable organisations that are not registered. Application is by letter, setting out the reasons why a grant is being requested. Applications should include the applicant's charity registration number and the name of the organisation to which cheques should be made payable if different from that at the head of the appeal letter. Please include with your application: budget for current and following year; details of funding already received, promised or applied for from other sources; latest annual report / accounts in the shortest available form. Contact The Secretary, The Noel Buxton Trust, P O Box 393, Farnham Surrey GU9 8WZ. Website: Page 22 of 32 July/August 2009
  23. 23. Peter Cruddas Foundation Young People The Foundation gives priority to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people to pursue their education (including vocational) and more generally develop their potential whether through sport or recreation, voluntary programmes or otherwise. Priority funding streams for 2009: • pathways/support for young disadvantaged or disengaged young people into mainstream education, training or employment; • crime diversion schemes; • work experience/skills projects for young people; • mentoring of young people in London; • general youth work in London. To qualify you must be: • a UK registered charity benefiting people living in the UK; • an organisation supported by a UK charity; • an individual supported by a UK charity. Contact: Stephen D Cox, Foundation Administrator, Peter Cruddas Foundation, 66 Prescot Street, London E1 8HG. Tel: 0203 003 8360 Fax: 0203 003 8580 Email: Website: PRS Foundation Grants Music Deadline: Performance Groups & Festivals – 12 August 2009; Live Connections & New Works – 9 October 2009 PRSF offers a wide range of funding schemes to support music creators, performers and promoters who are involved in creatively adventurous or pioneering musical activity. Please note that they cannot currently offer support for recordings or for individuals. British Music Abroad - Funded by Arts Council England and UK Trade & Investment, this scheme offers financial support to emerging UK acts that have been selected for key overseas showcase opportunities. Page 23 of 32 July/August 2009
  24. 24. Performance Groups - Support for performance groups involved in promoting and performing new music. This funding scheme has two levels of funding. If you are applying for the first time, you can only apply for up to £3,000. If you have previously been funded you can apply for more than £3,000. Festivals - Support for festivals that showcase or programme a significant amount of new music. This funding scheme has two levels of funding. If you are applying for the first time, you can only apply for up to £3,000. If you have previously been funded you can apply for more than £3,000. Live Connections - Funding for the electronic / dance music sector. New Works - Support for music creators based in the UK to create and perform new works Contact: The PRS Foundation, 29-33 Berners Street, London W1T 3AB. Tel: 020 7306 4044 Fax: 020 7306 4814 Email: Website: Rural Community Shops (formerly ViRSA) Social Enterprise / Community Deadline: 30th July 2009 This scheme offers start up packages of up to £40,000 to rural communities wanting to set up and run a community-owned shop. They provide practical assistance through their website below, a network of community retail advisers, a national office and various publications. Contact: Plunkett Foundation, The Quadrangle, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1LH. Tel: 01993 810 730 Email: Website: Safer Homes Fund - Community Alliance Crime prevention Deadline: 12pm Friday 31st July 2009 The Fund offers up to £100,000 to voluntary and community sector organisations and Neighbourhood Watch programmes to improve home security in 90 priority areas with high levels of crime. The grants are available to fund activity including fitting window locks, repairing windows and doors, advising people on using security effectively, and signposting people to further support. Page 24 of 32 July/August 2009
  25. 25. Contact: Grants Programme Administrator, Tribal, 2nd Floor, 154 Gt. Charles Street, Queensway, Birmingham B3 3HN. Tel: 0845 543 0329 Email: Website: ScottishPower Energy People Trust Poverty Deadlines: Tuesday 14 July 2009; Tuesday 13 October 2009 This Trust aims to help vulnerable people who are living in fuel poverty by providing funds up to a maximum of £100,000 for not-for-profit organisations and groups who work with or represent the vulnerable and fuel poor. Organisations and groups can apply for funding to support projects or schemes covering: • crisis funding - eg, women and children needing emergency accommodation and vulnerable young people setting up their first home; • benefits health checks or income maximisation - eg, helping households that aren't claiming all the benefits to which they're entitled or that are not eligible for current government grants or funding because they don't receive the appropriate benefit; • energy Efficiency measures and advice - eg, a scheme that aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes by draught proofing, insulating and offering energy efficiency advice; • research - eg, a research project that aims to understand the link between fuel poverty and health. Priority will be given to projects aimed at helping families with young children and young people. Please note that all projects must address fuel poverty explicitly and as the primary purpose (not just as an add on). Contact: The ScottishPower Energy People Trust, Cathcart Business Park, Spean Street, Glasgow G44 4BE. Tel: 0141 568 3265 Email: Website: Page 25 of 32 July/August 2009
  26. 26. SITA Enhancing Communities Programme Community Deadline: Large Grants Scheme - 31st July 2009 Small Grants Scheme 12th August 2009, 14th October 2009 They offer funding for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities, sports projects and historic buildings / structures which are situated around qualifying waste processing sites owned by SITA UK. Not for profit organisations, community groups, parish councils, Local Authorities and charities can apply. Small Grants Scheme - fast-track funding programme for projects up to £10,000. Large Grants Scheme - for projects between £10,001 and £50,000. Contact: SITA Trust, The Barn, Brinkmarsh Lane, Falfield, South Gloucestershire GL12 8PT. Tel: 01454 262910 Fax: 01454 269090 Email: Website: SITA GreenPrints Volunteering / Environment Deadline: 12th August 2009; 14th October 2009 GreenPrints offers 16 – 25 year olds the opportunity to volunteer on one or two-day conservation events and grants of up to £10,000 to design & deliver your own project which focuses on improving an outdoor space which is open to the public such as a park, playing field, river, beach or cycle path. Projects should be designed, created and actively led by volunteers aged 16 - 25 and last up to 12 months. Successful groups will also receive practical support from an experienced GreenPrints Mentor. Contact: SITA Trust, The Barn, Brinkmarsh Lane, Falfield, South Gloucestershire GL12 8PT. Tel: 01454 262910 Fax: 01454 269090 Email: Website: Page 26 of 32 July/August 2009
  27. 27. Social Enterprise Investment Fund Social Enterprise The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) provides loans and grants to social enterprises which improve the quality of health and social care for local communities. Social enterprises can apply for a range of financial help including loans, grants and equity-like investment products, along with tailored business support services. Social enterprises that can apply to SEIF include: • multi-agency partnerships, particularly voluntary and community groups wishing to use their expertise to provide services across health and social care; • existing social enterprises looking to expand into health and social care; • groups of professionals, such as nurses or therapists, seeking to form a social enterprise to deliver their services using the ‘right to request;’ • all social enterprises who apply would be expected to have a ‘not for profit’ status. Eligibility criteria: • you have to be a social enterprise according to the Government definition - 'a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally invested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners; • your proposed services have to deliver health and/or social care outcomes; • the ultimate beneficiaries of your proposal must be based in England; • you have to be unable to secure funding from a commercial bank; • you must be able to repay the investment and be able to show how you plan to do so; • your proposal must help meet the aims of SEIF. Contact: Tel: 0191 269 2276 Email: Website: prise/SocialEnterpriseInvestmentFund/index.htm Page 27 of 32 July/August 2009
  28. 28. Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme Multi-Category Deadline: 30th September 2009 This scheme provides one-off donations of between £1,000 and £4,000 to local projects that support elderly people or adults and children with disabilities. Contact: Tel: 0845 612 3575 Website: UIA Charitable Foundation Multi Category Deadline: beginning of February or August The Foundation makes small grants of up to £1,000 to organisations that help people in need. They support small organisations or groups which deal with: • victims of drug and alcohol addiction; • victims of domestic abuse; • rehabilitation of offenders; • third World poverty; • third World human rights. Contact: The UIA Charitable Foundation, Kings Court, London Road, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2TP. Website: UnLtd's Millennium Awards Social Enterprise Deadline: Level 2 Monday 3rd August 2000 9.30am Friday 4th September 2009 12.00 noon They provide awards to social entrepreneurs in the UK who want to make a difference and change the world for the better. Winners will receive a Page 28 of 32 July/August 2009
  29. 29. complete package of support in addition to the financial grant. UnLtd currently offers two levels of award: • Level 1: awards of between £500 and £5,000. These are aimed at individuals or informal groups who have an idea and want help getting it off the ground and turning it into a real project. • Level 2: awards of up to £15,000. These awards support people whose ideas are already developed or pay for the living expenses of Award Winners to help them devote more time to their projects. They do not support organisations. Website: ID=1&PageName=whatareunltdawards Vcashpoint Young People / Volunteering Deadlines for application are: Round 6 - 12 noon Monday 17 Aug 2009; Round 7 - 12 noon Monday 25 Jan 2010; Round 8 - 12 noon Monday 10 May 2010. This scheme offers grants to 16-25 year olds in England with good ideas for a volunteering project which will improve your community. Contact: Tel: 0800 089 9000 Email: Website: vTalentYear Volunteering/Young People Opportunity for young people to apply for structured placements lasting 44 weeks in Children's and Young People's Services such as nursery education, play, and youth work. This will lead to a level 2 qualification and young volunteers will have the opportunity to apply for a personal development grants of up to £1,500 on completion of the programme. There is a residential element to the programme that prepares young volunteers for their placements, and enables them to undertake a skills audit. These residentials, delivered by the Duke of Edinburgh Award, will also encourage young people to develop social networking groups so they can keep in touch with each other during their placements and foster a Page 29 of 32 July/August 2009
  30. 30. group identity. Contact: Tel: 0800 089 9000 Text: v to 80010 Email: Website: Village CORE Programme Community The Village CORE Programme is a dedicated support programme for communities looking to set up and run a community-owned rural shop. It provides advisory support along with a £40,000 funding package comprised of a £20,000 grant matched with a £20,000 loan which is also matched by the equivalent community contributions. Contact: Donna Smith or Harriet English Tel: 01993 814377 for an informal discussion of their project. Tel: 01993 810730 Email: for enquiries on application criteria. Website: Wellcome Trust's Engaging Science Science Deadlines: • People Awards - 17th July 2009, 16th October 2009, 29th January 2010; • Society Awards – 9th October 2009; • Arts Awards - 17 July 2009, 16 October 2009, 29 January 2010 (up to £30,000) January 2010 (over £30,000). This grants programme supports projects that aim to inform and inspire the public about biomedical science and its social contexts. People Awards – These support projects that aim to achieve at least one of the following: stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through various methods; support formal and informal Page 30 of 32 July/August 2009
  31. 31. learning about biomedical science; reach new audiences not normally engaged with biomedical science, as well as continuing to target existing audiences; examine the social, cultural, historical and ethical impact of biomedical science; encourage new ways of thinking about biomedical science; encourage high quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships; investigate and test new methods of engagement, participation and education. Society Awards – These Awards are for ambitious and creative projects that engage people of all ages and walks of life with developments in biomedical science. Projects should aim to achieve at least one of the following: stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through various methods; examine the social, cultural, historical and ethical impact of biomedical science; encourage new ways of thinking about biomedical science. They will accept proposals only on this years theme 'eating'. Arts Awards - These support imaginative and experimental arts projects that aim to: stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through the arts; examine the social, cultural, and ethical impact of biomedical science; support formal and informal learning; encourage new ways of thinking; encourage high quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships in arts, science and/or education practice. All art forms are covered by the programme: dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media. The Trust invites applications for projects which engage adult audiences and/or young people. Broadcast Development Awards –These Awards support the development of broadcast proposals in any genre that engages the audience with issues around biomedical science in an innovative, entertaining and accessible way. They are interested in funding individuals and organisations with brilliant early-stage ideas for TV, radio or new media projects. Their funding will enable these ideas to be developed into high impact, well-researched proposals to be utilised in securing a broadcast platform and/or further funding. Contact: Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Tel: 020 7611 8888 Fax: 020 7611 8545 Email: Website: Page 31 of 32 July/August 2009
  32. 32. The Yapp Charitable Trust Multicategory The Yapp Charitable Trust makes grants of up to £3,000 per year for three years to small registered charities to sustain their existing work with: • elderly people; • children and young people aged 5 – 25; • people with disabilities or mental health problems; • people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin - such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, a history of offending. They also make grants to sustain small registered charities' existing work in the fields of education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children.) Contact: Margaret Thompson Tel: 01484 683403 Email: Website: Page 32 of 32 July/August 2009