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    • Your Funding News December 2007/ January 2008 ________________________________________ Carlisle Funding Fair In This Issue: Thursday 24th January 2008 o Big Lottery helps Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle Family learning: This annual Funding Fair is the biggest of those run across Page 2 Cumbria. Every year more than 150 people come along to meet the funders, attend the presentations and workshops. o Charity Commission This year will be no exception; we have presentations from BBC £1 000 monthly prize: Children in Need, CRISP & Cumbria Community Foundation Page 4 and a discussion forum on Community Buildings. With eight workshops to choose from and over 20 funders in o e-Bay raises money for attendance, places will go fast, so book today! charity: Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Page 5 To secure your place, please contact Mark Costello on 01228 512513 or email: markc@cumbriacvs.org.uk or complete and o Northern Rock return a booking form from the website: www.carlislecvs.org.uk Foundation changes grant focus: Page 7 Your Funding News Welcome to the first edition of the newly revised and renamed o Tesco Charity Trust Cumbria CVS Funding Bulletin, which has been updated in line deadline approaching: with the needs of our readers. Rest assured that it still contains Page 9 the same quality funding information as previously. We hope that you like it, but do please let us know what you And more...... think! Send comments to: alisonp@cumbriacvs.org.uk ______________________________________________________________________________________________ For further advice, information or support, please contact your local Cumbria CVS office: Carlisle: 27 Spencer Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1BE. Tel: 01228 512513 Mark Costello: markc@cumbriacvs.org.uk Eden: Unit 4b, Redhills Business Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7TJ. Tel: 01768 242138 Jozi Brown:jozib@cumbriacvs.org.uk South Lakeland: Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4PU. Tel: 01539 742627 Jane Johnson: JaneJ@cumbriacvs.org.uk Barrow: 72-74 Scott Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA14 1QE Tel:01229 823144 Jacqui Jewula jacquelinej@cumbriacvs.org.uk West: Maryport Community Resource Centre, 12a Selby Terrace, Maryport, Cumbria CA15 6NF. Tel: 01900 819191 Amanda Crane: amandac@cumbriacvs.org.uk Issue 19
    • December 2007/January 2008 BIG GIVE The Big Give is a free to use website that Any registered UK charity may register helps major donors find high level charity and post their projects on the site. projects in their field of interest. By registering with The Big Give, you The Big Give is the brainchild of Alec also agree to share your success stories Reed, founder of Reed Recruitment with them. Please let them know when a Group and is fully funded by the Reed donor contacts you through this website. Foundation, the charitable arm of this Website: http://www.thebiggive.org.uk group. ___________________________________________________ BIG LOTERY FUND BBC- BREATHING PLACES The Breathing Places programme is a schools, statutory health bodies and UK wide small grants programme parish councils in England are able to developed in partnership with the BBC. It apply. complements the BBC’s Breathing For information about the Breathing Places campaign by giving funding for Places grants programme and an small groups. In phase 1 and 2 of the application pack, call the Big Advice Line programme around £5 million was on 0845 367 0610. You can find more distributed for projects that improved the information about the Breathing Places local environment or created new campaign on the BBC website, including breathing places. details of some of the previously funded Phase 3 of the programme opened for projects on the website: www.bbc.co.uk/ applications on 12 November 2007 and breathingplaces or on the BIG website: closes at 12 noon on 18 January 2008. http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_bre A breathing place is a green space that athingplaces.htm?regioncode=- benefits wildlife and the local community. uk&status=theProg Voluntary and community groups, _____________________________________________________ BIG LOTTERY FUND FAMILY LEARNING This is a programme that helps parents support them in learning. They want to to understand more about how their support families who face barriers to children learn and encourages adults and learning or who are not confident helping children to learn as a family. their children to learn. You can apply on a By “family” they mean at least one parent local or national basis. or adult carer and at least one child Statutory bodies and private sector under the age of 16. They will only fund organisations applying must involve a projects that involve adults and children voluntary or community sector partner in learning together and deliver all three of planning and running the project. the following changes: family members For further information BIG advice line participate in and enjoy educational Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30 Website: activity more family members have more http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_fam skills and knowledge (these may include ily_learning.htm? confidence and effective communication); regioncode=uk&progStatus=open&status parents and carers are better able to =theProg&title=Family%20Learning interact positively with their children and CAPACITYBUILDERS Issue No. 19 2
    • December 2007/January 2008 IMPROVING REACH As with all Capacitybuilders’ funding Applications for this new Improving programmes, this new programme will Reach programme will only be accepted fund activities that build the capacity of through their website and all applications third sector support organisations. must be received by 5pm Monday 28 Improving Reach offers three-year grants January 2008. and is focusing additional resources to Organisations interested in applying are extend and improve sector support invited to attend an information session, services available to those frontline details to be confirmed…watch their organisations dedicated to working in and website. with excluded communities. In the meantime, if you are interested in The programme for 2008-11 aims to registering your interest in attending an achieve the following outcomes: event, please Email: o Smaller organisations have more info@capacitybuilders.org.uk skills and resources to provide Futurebuilders, 77 Paradise Circus, support services to third-sector Birmingham B1 2DT Tel: 0121 237 5100 frontline organisations which work (main switchboard) Website: with excluded communities; http://capacitybuilders.org.uk/content/Wh o These smaller organisations are able oWeFund/NewImprovingReach to continue their work after their Programme200811nowopenforapplicatio funding has run out; n.aspx o More frontline organisations working in and with excluded communities can get high-quality support services, which are appropriate for them. ____________________________________________ CHARLES HAYWARD FOUNDATION The Charles Hayward Foundation is a They also wish to promote good practice. grant-making charitable trust, which The small grant scheme makes grants up makes grants to charities and charitable to £5,000 only to charities with an annual organisations that are registered in the turnover of less than £250,000. U.K. In their other programmes, grant sizes They predominantly fund capital costs, are typically from £10,000 to £25,000 for but occasionally, project funding may be a one-off grant. Project funding may be offered for start-up or development granted for a maximum of three years. activities where these are not part of the Visit the website for their guidelines on-going revenue requirement of the including guidance on exclusions. organisation. Enquiries can be made to David Brown They place great emphasis on funding or Dorothy Napierala on 020 7370 7063 projects that are developmental or or 020 7370 7067 or directed to innovative: enabling things to happen Hayward House, 45 Harrington Gardens, that would not otherwise happen; funding London, SW7 4JU a project in its early stages They also Website: value projects that are preventive or www.charleshaywardfoundation.org.uk provide early intervention, and have an impact at community/neighbourhood level. Issue No. 19 3
    • December 2007/January 2008 CHILDREN AND ARTS START The Prince’s Foundation for Children & continue their engagement with their the Arts is seeking partners to help local cultural venue beyond the life of an deliver its Start programme, which individual project. provides primary and secondary school Please visit their website to download an students who might never otherwise have application form and application the chance, the opportunity to engage guidelines for the 2008/09 Start with the arts. programme in December 2007 to A typical Start project will provide become a Start partner. participants with the opportunity to The Prince’s Foundation for Children & engage with their local cultural venue by the Arts, The Prince’s Foundation for attending at least two professional Children & the Arts, 2 Arundel Street, performances, concerts or exhibitions as London WC2R 3DA well as taking part in an engaging Tel: 020 7379 9752 Fax: 020 7379 9780 enrichment programme based around Email: enquiries@childrenandarts.org.uk these experiences. The Start programme Website: www.childrenandarts.org.uk/ aims to encourage students to develop the confidence and enthusiasm to ____________________________________ CHARITY COMMISSION £1000 MONTHLY PRIZE The Charity Commission online service is electronically, as well as being able to now available to all charities, and to send documents to the Commission encourage smaller charities to use the online; and immediate confirmation that a features available, the Commission holds charity's information has been received a random £1,000 prize draw every safely and securely through a secure month. Any charity with an income of password is available. All in all, this is a under £250k is eligible to win, providing responsive system allowing up-to-date that it completes its annual returns, information onto the Public Register more sends in its annual report or accounts or quickly, using a secure environment simply updates its details online. where messages or documents sent The new online service provides a cannot be tampered with. number of benefits to you as charities, as Online guidance and help screens within well as your supporters, donors and the the system are available and a dedicated general public, i.e. a system that reminds helpline for queries Tel: 0845 300 0197 you that your Annual Return is due and Stay in touch with developments. A lets you send it online along with your password for the service can be sent to accounts and Annual Report; for smaller your email, but if you haven't been given charities update services, tailored to your one, a password will be posted to the needs and the ability to update your named charity contact address. registered details without the need for Website: writing to the Commission. For most http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/co charities, all your information is on one mmon/OnlineservicesInfo.asp screen. There is also a secure messaging service, allowing you to send messages or ask for advice Issue No. 19 4
    • December 2007/January 2008 CREATING THE FUTURE AWARDS Creating the Future Awards is the There are seven categories for the 2008 Government's national awards Awards. Entries are invited from individuals, scheme for the sustainable organisations, partnerships, projects and communities sector. The Awards schemes across the public, private and third underlie the Government’s sectors in England. Anyone may submit an commitment to delivering sustainable entry or nomination. communities and also helps to The deadline for entries is 25 January 2008. identify best practice examples that For more details about the awards, contact others can learn from. the dedicated awards team on 01772 The scheme recognises and 767784 or email celebrates projects and initiatives in creatingthefuture@glasgows.co.uk England that contribute to making or visit: the website: better places in which to live and http://www.ascskills.org.uk/pages/awards08 work. ________________________________________ eBAY FOR CHARITY eBay for Charity is a unique programme Add links and messaging about eBay for that helps charities raise money on eBay. Charity to your web site, emails, eBay.co.uk manages the programme in newsletters and other communications to partnership with MissionFish UK, a your supporters. The Tools & Tips page charity that makes it easy for charities to within your MissionFish account has lots benefit from the eBay for Charity more useful information and templates. programme. There are more than 18 million people in eBay for Charity is an easy way to the UK, and 241 million worldwide who support your favourite causes while doing buy and sell on eBay. what you do everyday on eBay: To register your organisation visit the o Buyers can shop, safe in the MissionFish Website: knowledge that their money will find www.missionfish.org.uk/register its way to charity; To learn more about eBay for Charity o sellers can choose a charity, followed visit the Website: by the percentage of the sales price http://pages.ebay.co.uk/community/charit they wish to donate (10% - 100%); y/index.html o charities can sell items for themselves and we'll do the rest. ______________________________________ HARVEST TRUST HOLIDAYS Harvest Trust is a national UK charity, It is important however to stress that the which organises simple seaside, holidays holidays are not suitable for children with for disadvantaged children and has done attention deficit disorders or other since 1986. behavioural problems. There can be many reasons why a child The final closing date for holiday might need a Harvest Trust holiday and applications is 31 January 2008 this charity specialises in simple, ‘no Harvest Trust, Penboyr, Llandysul, SA44 pressure’ holidays which particularly 5JE Tel: 01559 371190 benefit withdrawn children with low self Email: office@harvesttrust.com esteem who need space and Website: encouragement to build confidence. http://www.hartrust.vispa.com/whatisharv esttru. html Issue No. 19 5
    • December 2007/January 2008 ECO-SCHOOLS GRANT SCHEME The Eco-Schools programme aims to The combined value of cash and white support new or existing projects that goods should not exceed £5,000. contribute to the Eco-Schools themes. Each applicant must include a copy of The maximum grant available to apply for their current Eco-Schools Action plan is £5,000 and schools can apply for with their application and this should refer project costs towards items such as to the project you are applying for funding feasibility studies, building work and towards. equipment costs which support the Priority will be given to projects which development of their Eco-Schools evidence whole school involvement in programme. planning and delivery and which The scheme has also made available a detail how their project will link to one or limited selection of energy efficient white more curriculum subjects. goods, e.g. fridges, freezers and energy An applicant can only apply once for a efficient light bulbs that can be requested particular project and once the grant is as part of an application (check items on awarded, the school must spend the the Curry’s website: www.currys.co.uk). money on the items detailed in their offer Priority will be given to those Eco- letter. It is advisable to talk through your Schools which can clearly demonstrate proposal before making an application. how receiving the item will benefit the Contact: Currys ‘SWITCHED ON school, taking into consideration the COMMUNITIES’ Eco-Schools Grant following potential benefits: Scheme. ENCAMS The Eco-Schools o Reduction in utility bills; Team: 01942 612621 o Reduced carbon footprint; Email: eco-schools@encams.org o Links to one or more of the Eco- Website: http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/ Schools themes. ___________________________________________ GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION The Foundation has recently helped a one-off cash donations. Only UK wide range of organisations with projects registered charities are supported unless in the following categories: arts, the organisation is exempt from community, education, welfare, medical, charitable status. social, religion, youth and environment. Application forms are downloadable from The Foundation prefers projects with as the website and applications are wide a reach as possible, and takes into accepted at any time. account the numbers of beneficiaries in Contact: The Administrator, Garfield relation to the cost. It favours projects Weston Foundation, Weston Centre, 10 that are fully inclusive. Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QY. There is no limit on the size of grant, Tel: 020 7399 6565 although the Foundation only provides Website: www.garfieldweston.org Issue No. 19 6
    • December 2007/January 2008 HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND LANDSCAPE PATRNERSHIPS This initiative supports schemes led by make decisions on their landscape partnerships of local, regional and heritage; national interests, which aim to conserve o improving understanding of local landscaped areas of distinct local craft and other skills by providing character throughout the UK. training opportunities Schemes will be prioritised, which This scheme is changing in 2008. provide long-term social, economic and Interested parties are advised that environmental benefits for rural areas by applications may be made with the o conserving or restoring the built and current application pack for one natural features that create the historic further round, the deadline of which is character of the landscape; 31 March 2008. New application and o conserving and celebrating the guidance material will be available cultural associations and activities of from 1 April 2008. the landscape area: Tel: 020 7591 6000 enquire@hlf.org.uk o encouraging more people to access, Website: http://www.hlf.org.uk learn about, become involved in and ___________________________________ JEANS FOR GENES Jeans for Genes Day is one of the most make a donation. This year Jeans for popular one-day national charity appeals Genes is accepting applications from UK in the UK, raising over £24 million since charities for grants ranging from £500 - 1996. £25,000. Successful applicants will be Jeans for Genes is a UK registered those requesting funds for projects that charity whose mission is to raise funds to extend the reach of Jeans for Genes into support individuals and families affected the genetic disorder community. The by genetic disorders and to advance closing date for applications is Friday 4 medical research into the causes, cure, January 2008. prevention or relief of such disorders. If your charity is interested in finding out The Jeans for Genes Day 2008 will be more about benefiting from a Jeans for Friday 3 October 2008, when children Genes grant, please visit Website: http:// and adults nationwide will be asked to www.jeansforgenes.com/grantapplication wear their jeans to work or school and to _______________________________________________ NEIGHBOURHOOD LEARNING IN DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES Managed by Cumbria CVS, this fund Cumbria CVS to those wishing to apply. exists to support innovative learning The next deadline is Friday 29 February activities for over 19 year olds in areas of 2008. Full guidance and an application deprivation - both geographical areas & form are available on communities of need or interest. Activity www.cumbrialearninglinks.org.uk or if should be linked in some way to learners you would like to discuss your project, acquiring skills for jobs and employment. contact us for an informal discussion: Partnership working and progression Irena Grajewska on 01768 242136, routes for learners are encouraged. The email: irenaG@cumbriacvs.org.uk or fund gives priority to applications from Kitty Booth-Clibborn on 01228 512513 smaller voluntary and community sector Email: kittybc@cumbriacvs.org.uk organisations. Advice is available through Issue No. 19 7
    • December 2007/January 2008 NORTHERN ROCK FOUNDATION Northern Rock Foundation has updated The Trustees will make their final grants their website and it now contains the at their December 2007 meeting under following information: the other programmes: “Our first important message is to o Money and Jobs; organisations that already have grants o Strong and Healthy Communities; and those that receive them in the future. o Culture and Heritage and Because of the way we account for our o Better Buildings finances, you can be absolutely assured We will not be taking forward any more that we have funds set aside to meet all pending applications under the our outstanding commitments. Grants programmes we are closing. awarded over several years will be paid At £7m our investment for 2008 will still as planned. be one of the bigger grant-making Second, the Trustees have agreed their budgets in the country and means we will work programme for 2008. They have be one of the biggest funders of the decided to set an initial total grants voluntary sector in the region. budget of £7 million. They have chosen Finally, the Foundation’s Trustees and to devote this to continuing three of our staff wish to thank everyone who has programmes: been so supportive to us and to the bank o Safety and Justice; over the past difficult months. We have o Building Positive Lives and been moved and delighted by the o Independence and Choice. messages sent and by the spontaneous Within these programmes, we will support offered.” continue our policy of funding fewer better grants, and engaging with The best way to keep informed is to applicants and grant-holders to help them check the website regularly. maximise their effectiveness. And we will carry on making grants for work across Website: http://www.nr-foundation.org.uk/ the North East and Cumbria. We are not making any changes to the guidance for these programmes, or to our application process. If your work fits within one of these three programmes, you can apply now in the normal way. All you will need is on this website. _____________________________________________________________ PILKINGTON TRUST The Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust result in the more efficient use of was established to fund research, energy in new or existing buildings. testing or evaluation projects, which Grants rarely exceed £20,000. improve the knowledge or practice of Projects do not need to be glass energy efficiency in buildings. related, or to have any specific glass Applications are considered from all aspect. sectors in the UK. Applications can be made at any time. The Trust will consider funding, or co- Tel: 01744 692914 funding projects, which are likely to http://www.pilkington.com/peet Issue No. 19 8
    • December 2007/January 2008 SCURRAH WAINWRIGHT CHARITY The Scurrah Wainwright Charity funds medical conditions e.g. MS; Substitution projects in England, primarily in Yorkshire for Government funding e.g. in education and the North of England, as well as and health; Charities who send Zimbabwe and South Africa. unsolicited round-robin letters. It looks for innovative work in the field of Contact Kerry McQuade, Administrator, social reform, with a preference for ‘root- 16 Blenheim Street, Hebden Bridge, cause’ rather than palliative projects. West Yorkshire HX7 8BU It will fund core costs and will repeat- Email: admin@wainwrighttrusts.org.uk fund, as well as making one-off grants. Website: The Charity doesn't fund: Individuals; http://www.wainwrighttrusts.org.uk Animal welfare; Buildings; Medical EMBED Word.Picture.8 research; Charities supporting individual _______________________________________ TESCO CHARITY TRUST The Tesco Charity Trust has been in Letters received after the closing date will existence since 1987 and supports local be held on file for the next year’s round. and national charities. The Tesco Charity Trust Community The first step is to write to the Tesco Awards ensure that the majority of the Charity Trust with brief details of your Trust’s grants are targeted towards local project. This will ensure that your request communities where they have stores and is recorded on the current year’s that they benefit local organisations database and included in the distribution whose core work supports children’s of application forms. education and welfare, children and If your request fits criteria they will write adults with disabilities, and elderly to let you know when they will be sending people. an application form to you. If your request They aim to give around £600,000 each does not fit the criteria they will write to year through this awards scheme and you and explain why. these are one-off donations, ranging from Tesco Charity Trust, Tesco House, £1,000 - £5,000. Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire Applications are considered in two EN8 9SL Tel: 01992 646768 Fax: 01992 rounds: 646794 o Organisations supporting children’s Look at the guidelines on their website welfare and children’s educational for exclusions and further information. projects, including special needs Website: http://www.tescocorporate.com/ schools. Closing date 31 January charitiesandfundraising.htm each year; o Organisations supporting elderly people and people with disabilities. Closing date: 30 June each year. Issue No. 19 9
    • December 2007/January 2008 UK VILLAGES COMMUNITY KITTY Applications under the first round of o Young people or youth initiatives; funding are now being invited from o Fetes/festivals; community groups, societies, clubs and o Technology for local usage; individuals that have a clearly o Local heritage organisations. identifiable project that will benefit the Funding of between £50 and £300 is community. Eligible projects include available and projects are judged on the following: relevance, uniqueness, regionality and o Playgroups/playgrounds; other related fund-raising. For further o Community/village halls; information Tel: 01223 874500 or visit o Environmental projects; website: http://www.ukvillages.co.uk o Old peoples’ needs or causes; ______________________________________ UNITY TRUST BANK Building projects are often delayed whilst Unity Trust Bank is also a specialist charity and voluntary organisations bank for charities, voluntary complete their long-term fundraising organisations and social enterprises. programmes. The Unity Trust Bank Their aim is to finds the right banking Fundraising Bridging Loan enables solution for your organisation so that building work to commence with loan you can concentrate on achieving your repayments being made as your goals. They provide a range of fundraising income is received. If there is streamlined and flexible value-for- a shortfall at the end of your fundraising money services - including deposit and programme, this is converted into a term current accounts that are tailored to loan repayable over a time period to suit your individual organisation's banking your organisation. requirements. For more information on the Fundraising You can use a combination of methods to Bridging Loan either: Email: operate your banking – telephone us@unity.co.uk Tel: 0800 783 9650 or banking, postal banking, Internet Banking write to Unity Trust Bank plc, Nine or nominating a High Street Bank close Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HB to you – giving you access to your Website: finances when it suits you. http://www.unity.uk.com/index.cfm? Contact Karen Gorman, Development itemid=3734 Manager, Tel 0191 251 1539 or email:Karen.gorman@unity.co.uk ________________________________ WAKEHAM TRUST Provides grants to groups of individuals teaching, though we never support as well as small community and voluntary individuals. The Trust normally make groups within the UK that want to grants where an initial £75 to £750 can improve their communities. The Trust are make a real difference to getting the particularly interested in supporting project up and running. Applicants need neighbourhood projects, community arts to be registered charities or apply under projects, projects involving community the umbrella of a registered. Enquiries & service by young people, or projects set Applications: up by those who are socially excluded. wakehamtrust@mac.com The Trust also support innovative Website: Issue No. 19 10
    • December 2007/January 2008 projects to promote excellence in http://www.wakehamtrust.org/index.php IMMINENT DEADLINES (Remember these deadlines are additional to those highlighted within the current bulletin) 1 Dec Co-op Foundation (Issue 15, August 2007) www.united.coop 7 Dec Only Connect (Issue 18. November 2007) www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/ 12 Dec Baring Foundation Arts Programme (Issue 18, November 2007) www.baringfoundation.org.uk 14 Dec Biffaward Flagship Awards (Issue 18, November 2007) www.biffaward.org 14 Dec Comic Relief – Young Carers (Issue 18, November 2007) www.carers.org/articles/comic-relief-young-carers- grants-programme 31 Dec BIG Playful Ideas (Issue 18, November 2007) www.biglotteryfund.org.uk 11 Jan Comic Relief International Grants (Issue 12, May 2007) www.comicrelief.com 18Jan BIG- BBC- Breathing Places Issue 19, Dec07/Jan08) www.biglotteryfund.org.uk 28 Jan Capacitybuilders Improving Reach (Issue 19, Dec07/Jan08) www.capacitybuilders.org.uk 31 Jan Harvest Trust (Issue 19, Dec07/Jan08) www.hartrust.vispa.com FUNDING EXTRA Help with press coverage from Lloyds TSB Foundation Securing press coverage might not be a priority for small voluntary organisations with limited resources, but most would like to have it. Lloyds TSB Foundation is able to offer assistance with press work as part of its general package of support, but what makes it Issue No. 19 11
    • December 2007/January 2008 different from other funders offering similar expertise (such as Arts Council England) is that it genuinely does not seem too concerned about getting its own name recognised as part of the package it offers. Each funding round a number of charities are selected and local media work is undertaken on their behalf regarding their current projects. Issue No. 19 12
    • December 2007/January 2008 Useful Websites Access Funds: www.access-funds.co.uk/ Subscription for funding information. ‘professionals4free’: www.professionals4free.org.uk/ Provides professional advice & services. Charities Aid Foundation: www.cafonline.org Working towards effective committed giving. Charities Commission: www.charitycommission.gov.uk The regulator and registrar for charities. Charities Information Bureau: www.cibfunding.org.uk/ Provides help & advice for third sector groups. Company Giving: www.companygiving.org.uk A comprehensive database of company support. Defra Funding: www.defra.gov.uk/funding/ Grants & funding for rural communities. Funding Finders: www.fundingfinders.co.uk/ A subscription service for finding funding Futurebuilders: futurebuilders-england.org.uk Third Sector support & investment. Government Funding: www.governmentfunding.org.uk An online funding service. Free subscription. GrantsForIndividuals: www.grantsforindividuals.org.uk Subscription service for individual grant seekers. Grantsnet: www.grantsnet.co.uk Information about grant support schemes. Grants Online: www.grantsonline.org.uk/ Information service on grant funding opportunities. Institute of Fundraising: www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk Resources & tips for fundraisers. JustGiving: www.justgiving.com Easy way to donate or raise funds. Profunding: www.fundinginformation.org/ Fundraising information service for voluntary sector. Trust Funding: www.trustfunding.org.uk Contains information on UK Grant Making Trusts. UK Fundraising www.fundraising.co.uk Fundraising information & resources. This month’s “Featured Funders”: Big Lottery Fund: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk BBC Children in Need www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey Charity Bank www.charitybank.org Cumbria Community Foundation: www.cumbriafoundation.org Issue No. 19 13
    • December 2007/January 2008 DIARY TRAINING EVENTS CUMBRIA CVS Training Cumbria Trustee Network Writing Applications This will run from 5.15pm – 7.30pm This course will build your confidence and (including refreshments) on Monday 3 skills in writing funding applications. It will December 2007 at Penrith Rugby Club run on Wednesday 5 December 2007 Penrith. To book, contact 01768 from 10am – 4pm at Kendal Town Hall, 242138. Kendal. To book, call 01768 242138. Developing a Fundraising Strategy Training in Independent Examination Explore the ins and outs of strategic Independent Examination can also be planning for your fundraising; done on a voluntary basis as well as a understand restricted and unrestricted paid basis and particularly suits people funds, free reserves, match funding, the who enjoy figures/accounts and ideally principals of full cost recovery, reasons have some experience of small charities. for failure and success and much more. Association of Charity Independent This one day course will take place on Examiners (ACIE) has been awarded a Thursday 13 December 2007 from grant by the Northern Rock Foundation to 10am – 4pm at Penrith Methodist run a three-day training course in Cumbria, Church, Penrith. in partnership with Cumbria CVS in Winter For further information contact 01768 2007. The course costs £50 for people 242128 or visit the website: working (or planning to work) in a www.cumbrialearninglinks.org.uk/cacvs/ voluntary capacity or £350 for anyone for training.htm whom IE will be part of their paid employment or business. To register your interest, contact 01768 242138. New CVS Training Skills for Sustainable Communities Cumbria CVS are currently in the FREE to volunteers, £250 to staff in VCS process of putting together a whole organisations and £500 to public sector range of training for the period January - organisations: March 2008, including fundraising Dates: Jan : 22nd, 29th training, which will be advertised in the Feb: 5th, 19th, 26th new edition of TrainUp. This will be Mar: 4th, 11th, 18th circulated in early January 2008, but if Apr: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th in the meantime you have any training May: 6th, 13th, 20th requests, please contact Mark Payne on It is a 12-day course, with 3 additional 01900 819191 or email: structured days for portfolio development. markp@cumbriacvs.org.uk to discuss Each session will take place between these in more detail. 9.30am – 4.30pm at Botcherby Community Centre, Carlisle, with trainers: Jane Hafren & Dick Brown. The training comprises of project management, team building, equal opportunities, working with volunteers, monitoring & evaluation & more. Successful participants will receive 15 OCN Credits at Level 2/3. To secure your place please contact: 01768 242138. Issue No. 19 14
    • December 2007/January 2008 NATIONAL EVENTS Skills for development work PR & Communications: the Foundations For people who've been supporting of Successful Fundraising groups for a while, and want some new PR & Communications are fundamental to ideas and techniques. fundraising success and are key elements This will take place on 10 January in the fundraising mix. Explore & develop 2008, at Manchester these at this conference on Thursday 24 http://www.navca.org.uk/services/learni January 2008 at Royal Over-Seas League, ngopps/skild/training/skillsdevwork10jan London, SW1. Contact 0845 337 2734 or .htm email: events@institute-of- fundraising.org.uk Making choices: supporting change Pathways to sustainability A conference for development workers A one-day event for trustees of local who support third sector groups. This infrastructure organisations, which will take will take place on 26 February 2008 at place on 19 February 2008 at the Novotel, Manchester. Birmingham. http://www.navca.org.uk/events/making http://www.skild.org.uk choices.htm The FB provides funding news which is relevant to voluntary and community groups in Cumbria. The FB does not include full details of the funding schemes listed. We always advise you to read the full guidelines provided by funders, and contact them directly to discuss what can and cannot be funded for your project, before making an application. Credits. The primary source of information for the FB isFit4funding. Regular sources of information include the Internet, Government Funding, Trust Funding UK, the National Association of Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), The Hub, the DSC e-news, Cumbria CVS offices and information received directly from funders. We source other regularly up-dated information from publications and directories, and specialist software including GRANTfinder and Funderfinder. If you would like to receive Your Funding News on a regular basis, please send us your full details. If you no longer wish to receive it, or your details have changed, please let us know, so that we can update our mailing list accordingly. Contact the Communications Team on 01768 242138 or email: alisonp@cumbriacvs.org.uk Accessibility Statement: We will do what is reasonable to provide information in alternative formats on request. If we encounter difficulties meeting your request, we will discuss the best solution for you. Please contact the Communications team on 01768 242138. Issue No. 19 15
    • December 2007/January 2008 Charity No: 1119671 Company No: 6178269 Issue No. 19 16