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  • 1. March 2011 funding opportunitiesContact me if anything here is unclear or if you would like to discussany ideas you have regarding approaching these funders. This listcontains new and ongoing funding opportunities.James HutchingsMission Resources AdviserJames.hutchings@exeter.anglican.org01392 294960Funding specifically aimed at ChristianprojectsFunding for community projects run by parish churches, deaneries,dioceses and other bodies connected to or working in partnership with theChurch of EnglandUnder the Church and Community Fund grants of up to £15,000 are available tocommunity projects run by parish churches, deaneries, dioceses and other bodiesconnected to or working in partnership with the Church of England. Projects supportedmust promote aid and further the work of the Church of England. This does not excludeAnglican projects in partnership with ecumenical or other-faith partners, which arewarmly welcomed, but it does exclude projects run by secular bodies which have little orno connection to the Church of England, overseas projects and projects in which anAnglican body is not a key player at a local level.Typical projects supported by the CCF might include employing a youth worker,renovating an old church hall for use as a community centre or providing hot meals forthe homeless in a church room.http://www.ccfund.org.uk/smartweb/apply/informationChristian charities concerned with social inclusionThe Anchor Foundation supports Christian charities concerned with social inclusionparticularly through ministries of healing and the arts.They will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding and will considerapplications for projects abroad. In any one year the grant range to a project is between£500 and £10,000. It is normal practice not to give grants to the same project for morethan three years.Applications are considered at twice yearly trustees meetings in April and November Thenext deadline is the 31st July. If submitting electronically please send the completedform to: 1
  • 2. secretary@theanchorfoundation.org.uk Alternatively please post applications to: TheAnchor Foundation, P.O. Box 21107, Alloa, FK12 5WAWebsite: http://www.theanchorfoundation.org.ukFunding for faith community workThis programme provides grants of up to £5,000 to enable churches and faith-basedorganisations, working in very deprived communities, to engage in social action throughsupporting them to initiate or develop community work. This will then enable groups toeither undertake larger pieces of work or significantly improve the existing provision.The project must be directly tackling the effects of profound poverty and should beworking in the 10% most deprived areas in England. Mustard Seed Grants can pay forspecific activities but not for on-going revenue expenditure, existing salary costs, deficitfunding, or retrospective spending. It is expected that work supported under the MustardSeed Programme will grow into more substantive or developed activities.This is a rolling programme where there are no deadline dates.http://www.cuf.org.uk/act/cuf-fundingGrants for faith based organisation to engage in social actionThe Church Urban Fund (CUF) has announced that it is seeking applications fromchurches and faith-based groups under its Mustard Seed Fund. The aim of the fund is toprovide grants to enable churches and faith-based organisations to engage in socialaction through supporting them to initiate, develop and formulate ideas and opportunitiesin preparation for undertaking larger pieces of work. Mustard Seed Grants can pay forspecific activities but not for on-going revenue expenditure, deficit funding, orretrospective spending. The Church Urban Fund particularly assists churches indeprived areas in their outreach to their local community and aims to support the missionof the Church.Eligible projects need to be directly tackling the effects of profound poverty and shouldbe working in the 10% most deprived areas in England. The Mustard Seed programmemakes grants of up to £5,000. The programme operates on a rolling basis andapplications can be made at any time.http://www.cuf.org.uk/mustardseed.aspxSupport for people with physical or mental disabilitiesThe Archer Trust is a UK Christian charitable grant-making trust, that aims to supportsmall UK charities that help people with physical or mental disabilities or people facingdisadvantage. Preference will be given to those organisations working in areas of highunemployment and deprivation. The trust will fund projects in the UK and overseas (onlyvia UK charities which can ensure that funds are being well used). The grants availablerange from £250 - £3,000. Applications can be made at any time. Trustees meet twice ayear, normally in March and September to consider applications. 2
  • 3. http://www.archertrust.org.uk/Funding for places of worship for essential structural repair projects andthe installation of new facilitiesThe National Churches Trust awards grant funding to places of worship for essentialstructural repair projects and the installation of new facilities.Repair Grants of £10,000 and above and Community Grants of between £5,000 and£25,000 are available.Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meetinghouses of any age, as long as they are open (or planning to reopen) for public worshipand where the congregation is a member or associated member of Churches Togetherin Britain and Ireland.The closing date for receipt of applications for grants in 2011 is 1 September. To apply,please visit http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/.Funding for places of worship built before 1896The William and Jane Morris Fund is open to applications from churches, chapels andother places of worship built before 1896. The Fund offers grants of up to £1,000towards work concerned with the conservation of decorative features such as, stainedglass windows, sculpture, furniture, internal monuments and tombs, and wall paintings.Grants towards major structural repairs and fabric maintenance may be consideredunder exceptional circumstances.The Fund’s committee is composed of Officers of the Society and Fellows with expertisewho are able to advise on applications.Applications must be received by 31st March for consideration in the May.http://www.sal.org.uk/grants/downloads/morris-form.docChristian community project supportThe Gibbs Trust supports: • Innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations; • Other Christian causes, especially of an ecumenical nature; and • A wider category within the fields of the creative arts, education, social and international concerns.Grants given are usually between £1,000-£3,000.www.gibbstrust.org.ukFunding for monument and artefact restoration 3
  • 4. St Andrews Conservation Trust The conservation, preservation and restoration ofsculptures, monuments and other artefacts of historic or public interest, which are on orattached to property which is a church, or owned by a charity, and to which the publichas access.Funding NOT For:Churchyard table tombs except in very restricted circumstancesApply on a form available from the contact abovePreference for the south west of EnglandST ANDREWS CONSERVATION TRUSTS R V PomeroyChairDuddle FarmNr BockhamptonDorchesterDorset DT2 8QLFunding for teaching Christianity in religious educationThe Jerusalem Trust makes available to schools a number of grants to support thepurchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. These caninclude textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use inRE lessons. The fund is open to all primary and secondary schools in the UK, althoughpriority will be given to non-church state secondary schools. Occasionally grants will beawarded to primary schools who have experienced the loss of resources through criticalincidents such as fire or flood.The maximum size of any grant is £500 and applications can be submitted at any time.http://www.stapleford-centre.org/resources/re-grants-for-schoolsFunding for Christian projects including church repairsThe Allchurches Trust aims are to promote the Christian religion, to contribute to thefunds of any charitable institutions or associations and to carry out any charitablepurpose. Grants will normally be made in the form of single payments.The majority of the Trust’s donations are used to support the dioceses and cathedrals ofthe Church of England. The Trust has a general fund which responds to requests forfinancial assistance from Anglican churches, churches of other denominations and theChristian community. The Trust supports appeals from churches for building andrestoration projects, repair of church fabric, church community initiatives, religiouscharities, charities preserving the UK heritage and other charitable causes.Funding NOT For:Charities with political association; National charities; Individuals; Appeals for runningcosts and salaries or appeals from the same recipient twice in one year or in twoconsecutive years. 4
  • 5. Applications should be submitted in writing on the form available off website or fromcontact above, detailing the objectives of the project, the appeal target, how the fundsare to be utilised, funds raised to date and any previous support received from the trust.Allchurches TrustCompany SecretaryAllchurches Trust LimitedBeaufort HouseBrunswick RoadGloucester GL1 1JZTel: 01452 873189atl@eigmail.comwww.allchurches.co.ukFunding for a wide range of projects in the communityThe Marsh Christian trust supports a wide range of projects/general charitable purposes.Areas which have been funded include: social welfare; literature, arts and heritage;environmental causes; conservation and animal welfare; healthcare and medicalresearch; education and training; and overseas appeals.Grants are only made to registered charities that are experienced in their chosen field ofwork with particular consideration given towards charities displaying a Christianemphasis.There is no deadline for receipt of applications. The Trustees meet monthly, but due tothe volume of appeals received responses to new appeals may take up to three monthsto arrive. However, a response is made to every appeal. Grants are given towards core-funding and range between £250-£4,000 with new applications at the lower end of thisscale. Further information can be found onwww.marshchristiantrust.orgYoung peopleSupporting disadvantaged people in needThe Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust (AFMT) supports projects that allow disadvantagedyoung people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors. The Trustusually supports programmes that are run by schools or youth groups, but welcomesapplications from individuals, but these must have a referee. The AFMT support a widerange of projects, but are unlikely to support foreign trips. Projects the fund hassupported in the past include:A £300 grant of a Youth Forum in Lancashire to support a programme of outdooractivities. A £500 grant for a group of young people from Bradford to go on a residentialoutdoor activities course in Scotland. 5
  • 6. Applications can be made at any time.http://www.andyfanshawe.org/index.phpFunding for educational projects for the young and disadvantagedThe Equitable Charitable Trust is an education charity. It makes grants totaling up to £1million each year towards projects for children and young people under the age of 25who are from disadvantaged backgrounds or disabled.The Priorities of the Equitable Charitable Trust are: • Education projects or services that support the learning and development of disabled children and young people; • Formal education projects for disadvantaged children and young people that support delivery of the National Curriculum (i.e. curriculum enrichment projects) or that deliver accredited vocational learning that will increase employability; • Education projects that will help increase participation in, or improve the quality of, education for disadvantaged or disabled children and young people in developing countries.For overseas projects, Trustees particularly wish to support projects with potential todeliver benefits over the medium to long term.Grants can be made for project costs, capital expenditure, equipment and/or the salarycosts of a post.The majority of projects funded by the Trust take place at local or regional level, thoughnational projects and those benefiting children or young people overseas (in developingcountries only) are also supported. Grants for overseas projects are only made throughUK registered charities.The length of funding can range from one to three years with grants of more than oneyear paid in annual installments, with installments beyond the first year dependent onreceipt of progress reports that are satisfactory to the Trustees.The size of grants ranges from £2,500 to £30,000. Most are for sums between £5,000and £20,000. It is rare for a multi-year grant to exceed £10,000 p.a. and most multi-yeargrants will be for sums between £5,000 and £7,500 p.a.Applications can be submitted at any time and are considered monthly by the Trustees.The Trust does not have an application form, but recommends thatorganisations follow the guidelines on www.equitablecharitabletrust.org.uk/Wooden spoon helps underprivileged children to be happyWooden Spoon is a children’s charity dedicated to helping underprivileged children(disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially) and young people to live happier, richerlives. 6
  • 7. Previous support has been capital toward medical treatment and recovery centres,sports and activity areas, sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds (includes schools).Outreach programmes for children and young people in their communities can alsoreceive funding through Wooden Spoon. Further information can be found atPreviously funded projects: http://www.woodenspoon.com/projects/project_history.phpWebsite: www.woodenspoon.com/Supporting children’s projects and helping the homelessOrganisations that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grantsthrough the Hilton Foundation. Organisations such as charities and other not for profitorganisations can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £30,000 peryear for up to 2 years that meet one of the Foundations chosen areas of focus. Theseare; disabled children; children in hospital; homelessness; and life-limited children inhospices. Previously supported projects by the Foundation have included OakingtonManor Primary School which received a grant of 1,000 towards equipment for journalismprojects and Ratho Primary School which received a grant of £168.48 to provide healthyliving water bottles for all of the children at the school.www.hilton-foundation.org.ukDragon’s Den investor offers funding through charitable trustEstablished by the Dragon’s Den investor James Caan in 2006 this charitable trustsupports charities involved in various activities including: • Promoting education (including social and physical training) – Examples: awarding scholarships, maintenance allowances or grants tenable at any university, college or institution of higher or further education. Helping in the development of schools in underprivileged areasYou can see information about the foundation onhttp://www.hamiltonbradshaw.com/charity-community/james-caan-foundation/but for details about how to apply for the fund, you should e-mail nfo@hbpe.com.Programme for young peopleThe O2 programme supports projects by young people (13 - 25) that have a positiveimpact upon their community. The new programme Think Big will offer young people upto£ 300 in grants as well as training, support and mentoring from a number of youthcharities. These include the National Youth Agency and UK Youth.Examples of projects that could be supported could include fighting knife crime, startinglocal youth groups, teaching skills to other young people or renovating community 7
  • 8. spaces. Eligible projects should be run by young people for young people, and may havethe opportunity to apply for a further £2,500 to continue their work.Street Factory in Plymouth received funding. The project offers street dance classes forlocal children.Applications can be submitted by individual young people or groups of young people andcan be submitted at any time.http://www.o2thinkbig.co.uk/National small grants programme for sports projectsSport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local communitysport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or developopportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport in England. Eligible Costs Anexample of what may be funded is to purchase extra team kit or to pay additionalcoaching feesFunding/Support Up to a maximum of £10,000.Match Funding Applicants must provide any other project costs from other sourcesOther Total project costs should not exceed £50,000Type Not-for-profit/educational establishmentSport England3rd Floor Victoria HouseBloomsbury SquareLondonWC1B 4SETel: 0845 8508 508Fax: (020) 7383 5740funding@sportengland.orghttp://www.sportengland.orgFunding to support needy young people in the communitySocial workers, health visitors and support workers working for a statutory agency orvoluntary organisation can apply for funding through the Frank Buttle Trust to helpchildren and young people in desperate need. Grants are intended to make a positivecontribution to their lives when their safety, health or development is at risk. The item (orservice) to be funded should be critical to the well-being of the child/young person, anditems that are merely desirable, rather than essential, will not be eligible for support. Thegrants available provide necessities such as beds, bedding and essential items offurniture and household equipment. The Trust also has an arrangement with Comet forwashing machines, cookers, fridges and other white goods that can be delivered directlyto applicants. Applications must be made through a statutory agency or voluntary 8
  • 9. organisation that is capable of assessing the needs of the child/young person, and thatcan also administer a grant on behalf of the Trust. In the financial year to 31st March2008 the Trust made 9,481 Child Support grants, totalling £1.94 million. Applications canbe submitted at any time.http://www.buttletrust.org/grant_aid/child_support_grants1/Funding for youth social welfare workRegistered charities working with young people aged 11 to 25 are eligible to apply forgrants through the. Each year, the Joanies Trust makes approximately 30 grants with anaverage value of £1,000 to support projects that offer intensive support to young peopleas well as those that promote preventative work, and especially those that are designedto lead to individual development through integration, work opportunities or accreditation.In particular the Trust is looking to support projects that show innovation and imaginationas well as evidence of close consultation with young people in developing their project.http://www.joaniestrust.org.uk/index.htmSupporting initiatives which provide opportunities to help, support andadvance young peopleThe Wessex Youth Trust, formerly known as the Earl and Countess of WessexCharitable Trust, is a regular grant making trust founded in June 1999.The Trust supports projects and initiatives which provide opportunities to help, supportand advance young people.There are no restrictions to the amount requested. Between 20 and 30 grants areawarded each year with the average grant being between £2,500 and £5,000.Grants are generally paid in one instalment, although there may be as many as fiveannual instalments in the case of the more substantial grants.Applicants should state what other sources of funding have been sought and secured.Funding is available for projects that provide opportunities to help support and advanceyoung people. Preference is given to pump-priming projects for development and moreextensive fundraising initiatives. Specific project funding requests are preferred to moregeneral pot-filling.Registered charities and self-help groups with charitable aims, that work with youngpeople, are eligible to apply. The Trust does not accept invitations to appointrepresentatives to serve on the controlling bodies of organisations and objects to whichcharitable assistance has been given.Subject to the guidelines, the Trustees retain the flexibility to support a wide range ofcharitable endeavour.The next deadline is (need to check)Applications must be made using the Trusts application form. This should be obtaineddirectly from the Trust. Requests for application forms should be made by letter ortelephone. 9
  • 10. All applications will receive a response within two weeks of receipt.Mrs Jenny CannonFarrer & Co66 Lincolns Inn FieldsLondonNo email or website.Tel: (020) 7242 2022.Fax: (020) 7242 9899.Social welfare/general community needSteel Charitable TrustThe Steel Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust supporting general charitablepurposes.Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are made to registered charities in the UK withinthe areas of: • arts and culture • environment • health • education • disadvantaged.Grants are made at regular intervals during the year and the total level of grants isapproximately £1,000,000, 30% of these grants will be made to organisations in theLuton and Bedfordshire area.Applications can be made at any time as there are no application deadlines.http://www.steelcharitabletrust.org.uk/grant_policy.htmFunding for Community ShopsThe Village Retail Services Association in partnership with Esmee Fairbairn Foundationand Co-operative and Community Finance have funding available to support the start upof new Community owned shops in rural areas of England or to save an existing shopby transfer to community ownership. The funding which will be available over the nextthree years will provide up to £40,000 per shop. This will be made up of a grant of£20,000 together with a loan of £20,000 from Co-operative and Community Finance.Eligible applicants will include community based organisations located in ruralcommunities of not less than 300 residents. The community is required to raise matchfunding through community contributions, which could take the form of share capital,donations raised through community fundraising events and grants obtained from other 10
  • 11. sources to the same or greater value than the grant requested from the Village COREProgramme. At least some of the funds raised should have been provided by thecommunity itself and not solely through external grants.The application process commences with a telephone interview with one of theprogramme managers. If the community appear to meet the criteria within theprogramme timeframe and if Village Core funds are available, application forms are sentelectronically where possible to the main contact person on the committee. The formsmust be returned within 6 weeks of the telephone interview.http://www.plunkett.co.uk/whatwedo/core/Core.cfmSupporting the disadvantagedPercy Bilton Charity provides grants to registered charities who are focusing theiractivities at the following target groups: • Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people - Aged under 25 • People with disabilities • People over the age of 60There are two main types of funding: Large grants (One off payments for capitalexpenditure of £2,000 and over) and Small grants (Providing funding of up to £500towards furnishings and equipment for small projects). Favours bids from small charities.There is no set deadline and bids can be submitted at anytime but Board meetings areheld quarterly in March, June, September and December to consider large grants.www.percybiltoncharity.org.ukAwards to recognise individuals, businesses, charities, community groupsand other organisations that are demonstrating the Big Society in theirwork or activitiesThe Prime Minister has launched a series of awards to recognise individuals,businesses, charities, community groups and other organisations that are demonstratingthe Big Society in their work or activities.The Big Society Award will be given to 2-3 organisations every month, winners willreceive a certificate and be invited to a reception at 10 Downing Street.Anyone, including people who benefit from the group, organisation or individualactivities, may make an online nomination, at anyhttp://www.number10.gov.uk/bigsocietyawardsFunding for local good causes from bakery companyLocal Not for Profit Organisations such as charities, charitable companies, churches andschools can apply for grants of up to £2,000 through the Greggs Foundation regionalgrants programme. 11
  • 12. The Greggs Foundation was established in 1987 by Ian Gregg, founder of the Greggsbakery retailer. The regional grants programme is administered by committees ofvolunteers from Gregg shops, bakeries and offices who are based in England, Scotlandand Wales. They use their knowledge of the local area to make small grants to localorganisations, in particular those that make a difference to people in need in the heart ofGreggs local communities.The Greggs Foundation prioritises local organisations that help people in need in theirlocal area. Many charitable causes can be supported through the programme. Most ofthe grants are to support an identifiable cause such as trips, activities and equipment.Additionally the Foundation prioritises the following people: • People with caring responsibilities; • People with disabilities; • Homeless people; and • Older people.Past recipients include: • £2,000 to the Grange Day Centre in Newcastle – the grant was used to provide outdoor activity sessions for older people; and • £2,000 to the Sunbeams Music Trust in Cumbria. This charity uses music as therapy for people with disabilities.Applications can be submitted at any time.http://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/Community awards from large British supermarketThe Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations ofbetween £500 and £4,000 to local projects that support children and their education andwelfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities.Previous projects supported have included part funding to purchase minibuses;befriending schemes; luncheon clubs; and day trips / social trips – for elderly / disabledpeople; sensory garden or room projects; breakfast and after-schools clubs; playgroundequipment in schools and outdoor classrooms. For example, Addington High Schoolreceived funding towards the development of an outdoor classroom. Dyslexia Actionreceived funding towards parent awareness courses.Applications for grants for children and their education and welfare should be madebetween the 1st December and the 31st January or the 1st May and the 30th June. 12
  • 13. Applications for grants for elderly people and adults and children with disabilities shouldbe made between the 1st February and the 31st March or the 1st August and the 30thSeptember.http://www.tescoplc.com/plc/corporate_responsibility_09/community/making_difference/charitablegiving/tesco_charity_trust/cagapr09.pdfSmall grant support to address housing issues and homelessness amongvulnerable groupsThe Nationwide Foundation offers small grants to charities offering support to addresshousing issues and homelessness among vulnerable groups.Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities with incomes of under£500,000. Further information can be found onwww.nationwidefoundation.org.ukFunding for Alcohol Education ProjectsThe Drinkaware Trust "Ideas Fund"awards small grants of between £100 and £2,500 tolocal community (and occasionally national) initiatives designed to promote responsibledrinking and reduce alcohol related harm.The Trust funds projects ranging from public education campaigns, peer-led educationschemes, educational theatre work, conferences, provision for educational materials,training, workshops to other educational events. In particular the Trust welcomeapplications that aim to further the strategic objectives of the Trust, which are to; reducealcohol misuse amongst under-18s; and to raise awareness about long term healthharms caused by hazardous or harmful levels of drinking.The Trust accepts applications from; registered charities; other voluntary organisations;and statutory organisations and partnerships. In addition the Trust also makes grants ofup to £25,000 for larger projects that undertake direct, hands-on work with individualsand the community as well as grants of up to £100,000 to help larger scale projects packa more powerful punch or reach a wider audience. An example of a previously fundedproject is "Party Safe" a partnership project between Rivington School and a local groupcalled Youth Express. Young people from the latter organisation worked together toproduce a ten to twenty minute DVD demonstrating the dangers of drinking to excessand showing how quickly things can get out of control.http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/grantsSupporting a variety of beneficial causesMODCARE assists financially or by other means any organisations in the UK engagedin education, furthering health, relieving poverty, distress or sickness. 13
  • 14. Funds Distributed: £28,527 (2008/09)Funding For:* Children / Young people* Elderly / Old People* People with disabilities* Other charities / Voluntary bodiesFunding NOT For:* Animal welfare* Environmental organisationsApply in writing or by telephone.MODCARE100 Colworth RoadLondonE11 1JDContact: Mr Anthony Oliver SaltTel: 020 7218 3023Support for a wide range of projects from British bankBarclays Stockbrokers Charitable Trust provides one off grants only, for capital projectsor specific programmes (rather than core or revenue costs).Applications are considered in the following categories: physical and mental disability;older people; ill health/relief in need; children/youth; family and social welfare; educationand training; blind/deaf; poverty/homelessness.Funding NOT For:Schools/colleges/universities; religion/church buildings; individuals; medical research;animal welfare; overseas charities/projects; large national charities, expenses alreadyincurredRegistered and exempt charities only. Preference given to small and medium-sizedcharities and local branches of UK charities.Apply in writing to the contact above. If eligibility is established following receipt of anappeal letter, then an application form will be sent.Trustees meetings held at the end of February, May, August and November.Catchment Areas: UKBarclays StockbrokersCharitableTrustTrust OfficerBarclays Bank Trust Co. Ltd.Osbourne CourtGadbrook ParkRudheathNorthwichCheshire 14
  • 15. CW9 7UEFunding for the relief of sickness and hardship arising from ageThe James Tudor Foundation is a grant-giving charitable organisation established for therelief of sickness and the provision of financial assistance to people suffering hardship ordistress arising from age, ill-health or infirmity. The Foundation makes grants, gifts andloans to organisations who have been established for at least two years and that areregistered charities within the United Kingdom, that can maximise the effectiveness of itsdonations. The grants are for charitable purposes across six programme areas: • Palliative care • Medical research • Health education • Awards and scholarship • The direct relief of sickness •The UK independent healthcare sector and the fulfilment of their charitable objects byother means.The Foundation expects to make donations of up to £1 Million a year. Grants for under£5,000 will be made within one month, Grants that exceed £10,000 may take up to fourmonths to process. Applications can be submitted at any time.http://www.jamestudor.org.uk/index.htmSupporting for the well being of needy peopleThe Woodroffe Benton Foundation makes grants towards: people in need - primary careof people who are sick or elderly or those affected by the results of a local or nationaldisaster; promotion of education; conservation and improvement of the environment.Local branches of national organisations - the trust prefers to give a large grant to thenational headquarters; individuals.Maximum grant is usually £2,000.Funds Distributed: £221,000 (2008).Applicable to registered charities only. Apply on a form available from the contact above.Full guidance notes are also sent along with the form.The Trustees meet quarterly in January, April, July and October.Woodroffe Benton Foundation, 16 Fernleigh Court, Harrow, Middlesex HA2 6NA,Tel 020 8421 4120alan.king@which.nethttp://www.wcva.org.uk/all/dsp_link.cfm?subcat=64&cat=25Supporting community development in rural areasThe main work of the Arkleton Trust is organising seminars, workshops and publishinginformation about rural development issues. 15
  • 16. It also administers some small funds including the John Higgs Memorial Fund - whichseeks to identify groups doing specific development, community or educational (notwithin schools) work in rural areas, which are either struggling to start, having trouble inmaintaining valuable activities, wishing to develop in new or unfamiliar areas, or seekingto evaluate their work. In addition, the fund tries to assist these groups to find the rightperson to help and guide their efforts.To learn more about this trust, see www.arkletontrust.co.ukGrants in the areas of the arts, community education, medical,environment, health, religion, welfare and youthThe Garfield Weston Foundation offers support to organisations that are registeredcharities and excepted or exempt charities such as churches, hospitals, educationalestablishments, museums and housing corporations. Founded in 1958 the GarfieldWeston Foundation is a UK based, general grant-giving charity that makes grants in theareas of the Arts, Community Education, Medical, Environment, Health, Religion,Welfare and Youth.Applications are considered individually by the Foundation and the following issues aretaken into consideration: • The financial viability of the organisation; • The degree of need for the project requiring funding; • The amount spent on administration and fundraising as compared to the charitable activities; • The ability to raise sufficient funding to meet the appeal target; • Whether the organisation has appropriate priorities and plans in place to manage its activities.There is no limit on the size of grant. In the past, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Schoolreceived funding for the refurbishment of facilities in two Edwardian houses which havebeen converted into a number of studios and practice rooms; RHS at Harlow Carr inYorkshire received funding to build a dedicated education space to house a library,lecture and theatre rooms, online access, kitchen facilities and storage.There are no application deadlines.http://www.garfieldweston.org/Foundation offers support for various themesThe New Look Group Foundation supports local projects related to the following themes: 16
  • 17. Learning through access to education: • Formal education or vocational training • overcoming truancy • seeking an apprenticeship, or • developing life skills.Learning through accessibility: • Helping to promote an inclusive approach to life, irrespective of physical or mental ability.Learning to deal with issues:Helping people to help themselves and their friends by tackling anxieties linked to suchissues as eating disorders, obesity, body image, bullying, alcohol or substanceabusePreference is given to local schools, community groups, and registered charities inthe following areas: • Educational activities aimed at helping people to help themselves; • Regenerating local communities and promoting a positive community spirit; • Activities which help people to feel included in local community life who might otherwise feel excluded and which promote positive self-esteem and confidence.To get more details, e-mail foundation@newlook.com or seehttp://www.newlookgroup.com/index.cfm?page=1016.Grants for enhancing quality of life for those in needIndividuals in need and charities that work to enhance the quality of life for people inneed (specifically the mentally and physically disabled) can apply for funding the ACTFoundations grant programme.The Foundation makes grants to support:• the modifications to homes, schools, hospices etc;• the provision of specialist equipment such as specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living; and• financial assistance towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at a registered respite centre.Grants can range from £100 to several millions.Examples of grants that the ACT Foundation has made are:Woodlands School – Hydrotherapy pool for disabled children; andWhizz Kids – Mobility aids for children. 17
  • 18. Applications can be made at any time.http://www.theactfoundation.co.uk/Funding for general charitable purposesThe Lord Barnby’s Foundation has established a permanent list of charities that itsupports each year, with the remaining funds then distributed to other charities. Itspriority areas include the following: heritage; the preservation of the environment; andthe countryside and ancient buildings, particularly the great Anglican cathedrals;charities benefiting people who are ex-service and service, Polish, disabled or refugees;welfare of horses and people who look after them; technical education for the woollenindustry.Funding is not for Individuals.Applications will only be considered if received in writing accompanied by a set of thelatest accounts. Appeals are considered three times a year, in February, June andNovember.Examples of grants allocated with 2008 include: The Holburne Museum (£2,000); TheISIS Project (£1,000); The Langford Trust (£2,500); Talking Space (£1,000); Tall ShipsYouth Trust (£2,000); Territorial Army (£5,000); Care International UK (£500); Cares forKids (£1,000)Funds Distributed: £257,081 (2008).Mrs J A Lethbridge (Secretary)LORD BARNBYS FOUNDATIONPO Box 71PlymstockPlymouthDevon. PL8 2YPDIY store with waste donation schemeSchools, charities and community groups can apply for products and waste materialsthrough the B&Q Waste Donate Scheme. B&Q operates this Scheme through all of itsstores within the UK. B&Q donates products and waste materials they haven’t been ableto sell for re-use such as slightly damaged tins of paint, off-cuts of timber, odd rolls ofwallpaper and end-of-range materials. Donated products should benefit the localcommunity and the environment and cannot be resold. Due to its Health and Safetyscheme, electrical, petrol and gas items are not available for donation. Applications mustbe made directly to B&Q stores.Applications to the scheme can be made at any time.http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/templates/content_lookup.jsp?content=/aboutbandq/social_responsibility_2007/waste_donation.jsp&menu=aboutbandq 18
  • 19. Dividend fund to benefit local communitiesThe Community Dividend Fund uses the “odd pence” donated from Co-operative GroupDividend cardholders to fund projects that benefit local communities. Community andvoluntary groups as well as charities are able to apply for funding of between £100 and£5,000 to support projects that benefit the local community. To be eligible, the projectmust benefit a local community in which at least one Co-operative group businesstrades.The type of activities supported must fulfil a perceived need in the local community byaddressing community issues such as combating crime and anti-social behaviour,promoting education and improving health.Activities must also target disadvantaged groups or areas and be in line with co-operative values and principals.Past projects include:Concorde Wheelchairs Dancers - The Concorde Wheelchair Dancers is a Bristol danceteam with members representing all ages and disabilities. The Co-operative MembershipCommunity Fund awarded the group a grant of £500, enabling members to take part in anational competition in Blackpool.Blaina After School Club - The 2H After School Club based at Ystruth Primary Schoolprovides care for autistic children and their siblings. The school club has recentlyreceived a donation of £500 from The Co-operative Community Fund, and has used themoney to create a sensory garden.Applications can be made at any time.http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/Community-Fund/Funding from Getty Jnr Charitable trust before closureThe J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, one of the largest grant making trusts in the UKhas announced that it is winding down the Trust over a period of between five and tenyears. This means that the Trust will be increasing the level of annual spend and will belooking for opportunities to award a number of more substantial grants that will have anenduring impact. Since 1986 the Trust has awarded nearly £38 million to over 3,000charities across the United Kingdom. The Trust aims to support projects which help torelieve poverty, support disadvantaged people, and effect long-term change where helpis not readily available from the public or private purse. The Trust also provides fundingfor the arts, and towards the conservation of the natural and built environment. The Trustmakes grants through two funding streams.Main grants can be between £10,000 and £250,000 over a period of 1 to 3 years.Small grants of up to £5,000 are also available for smaller charities.Applications can be submitted at any time.http://www.jpgettytrust.org.uk/funding.html 19
  • 20. Transport operator funding community projectsThe FirstGroup Plc is committed to making a real difference to the communities in whichthey operate in the UK, by supporting a wide range of charitable causes and communityorganisations. The Grants charitable criteria include: young people; health and theenvironment. Funding is not available for grant making bodies, promotion of political orreligion beliefs, government funded schemes and animal welfare. Arts and researchprojects will only be considered in exceptional cases. The funding available isdiscretionary.The application form is available from the FirstGroup PLC website and applications canbe submitted at any time.http://www.firstgroup.com/corporate/community/charity_and_sponsorship.phpFunding for community groupsNot for profit organisations and organisation with a charitable purpose can apply forfunding through the Mark Leonard Trust. The Mark Leonard Trust is one of theSainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and focuses on environmental education in the UK.In particular the Trust seeks to support projects that focus on:Finding practical ways of involving children and young adults; sustainable agricultureand bio-diversity. Sustainable transport, energy efficiency and renewable energy andyouth work that supports the rehabilitation of young people involved in anti-social orcriminal activities.Projects supported in the past have included: • A grant of £10,000 to the Federation of City Farms and Community gardens towards a pilot project in Coventry to develop food growing activities in schools • A grant of £10,000 to Plumpton College to complete the construction of an environmentally friendly classroom.Applications to the Trust can be submitted at any time.http://www.sfct.org.uk/mark_leonard.htmlProjects for a wide variety of charitable purposesBernard Sunley Charitable Foundation supports project a wide variety of charitablepurposes including: education; arts; heritage; youth; community; conservation; housing;health; medical research.Funding is for capital and/or revenue costs.Grants are normally in the range £200 to £10,000 but may, exceptionally, be greater.Match funding is not necessarily required and the grant can be used as match funding. Ifmatch funding is required, this may be in the form of another grant or volunteer time 20
  • 21. Appeals are considered regularly. The Foundation does not issue strict guidance uponthe types of project fundedApplications may be made at any timeBernard Sunley Charitable Foundation20 Berkeley SquareLondonW1J 6LHTel: (020) 7408 2198Fax: (020) 7499 5859office@sunleyfoundation.comFunding to improve human well beingThe Sylvia Waddilove Foundation provides grants to charities for educational projects,music composition and performances, herbal medicine, medical research, disability, andfarming related projects. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to registered charitieswith a turnover of less than £500,000. The Foundation favours supporting small charitiesthat will carry out the project themselves (except in the case of medical research), whorely on volunteers and who can demonstrate a successful history of projects. TheTrustees will usually meet to consider applications in January, April, July, and October.Applications need to be submitted before the last week in the month before the nextmeeting. For example, for an application to be considered at the January meeting,applicants will need to submit it before the last week of December.http://www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charitable-applications/charity-details/the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-ukEnvironmentalBank foundation supporting community projects throughout EnglandThe Santander Foundation has announced that their budget for Community PartnershipGroup areas is now fully committed, but that they will re-open for applications inJanuary 2011. The Santander Foundation brings together the charitable donationsformerly made in the UK by Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley savingsbusiness. Through the Foundation funding is available to registered charities that work inthe areas of Education and Training and Financial Capability.The Foundation will make grants to buy tangible items such as equipment or trainingmaterials. Grants are also available to fund project costs such as sessional worker fees,salaries, room hire or other costs incurred in the delivery of the charitable priorities.http://www.santanderfoundation.org.uk/aboutus.aspxGrants to make places a better place to live 21
  • 22. The David Knightly Charitable Trust grants are available between £500 to £5,000 forprojects helping to make local communities better places to live. Projects supportingcommunity groups will be prioritised.For further information, write to:Gillian Binks, David Knightly Charitable Trust, Pride of Place Awards,22 Ferndene Road, Withington, ManchesterM20 4TT Tel: 0161 445 6452.Support for community groupsThe Friends Provident Foundation makes grants of up to £200,000 to not-for profitorganisations for projects that address financial exclusion within disadvantagedcommunities. The funding is distributed through the Financial Inclusion Programme2009-2012. The Foundation will consider applications for work that will make a strategiccontribution to the overall outcome of financial inclusion in the UK. The Foundation willconsider requests for capital or revenue funding, core funds or project costs. TheFoundation is willing to consider applications from any type of legally independentorganisation, but can only support work that is legally charitable. Actions previouslysupported through the Foundation include; making money management advice availableto young people via mobile phones and interactive digital TV; a research project to lookat the difficulties that people with a learning disability are having in gaining access tobanking services.Website: Friends Provident Foundation (UK)Protecting outdoor spaces, funding from landfill operatorThe Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge is a new campaign supported by the SITATrust, HRC Prince William and the Fields Trust. The Challenge aims to protect 2012outdoor recreational spaces in communities such as pitches, woodlands, childrens playareas, gardens, bicycle trails, parks etc, all across the country as a permanent livinglegacy of the Queens Diamond Jubilee which will be in 2012.Local Authorities, Parish and Town Councils, sports clubs and other private landownerscan apply to obtain Queen Elizabeth II Field status. All those areas that are designateda Queen Elizabeth II Field will then be able to apply through SITAs £1 million QueenElizabeth II Fields Fund, for grants to make improvements to the recreation area.Through this fund there will be two different strands:The QEII Fields Volunteer Support Fund, which will make grants of up to £5,000 to fundthose projects where volunteers are extensively involved in the delivery of the project;and the QEII Major Works Fund, which will make grants of up to £25,000 to support 22
  • 23. those projects that also focus on delivery by volunteers, but will allow major works to becarried out by contractors.The Fund is anticipated to open in mid 2011. For further information including how toapply to become a Queen Elizabeth II Field click on the link below.Check website’s postcode checker for eligibility from Sita.http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/news/175Funding for tree planting awardsThe Tree Councils Tree Futures has announced that as part of the National Tree week2011 it is offering help for tree planting through two grants programmes. The ‘Trees forSchools and ‘Community Trees funds. Any school or community group within the UKthat is planning a project that actively involves children under 16 is encouraged to drawon the fund to plant trees and make a greener future. The Tree Councils National TreeWeek is the focus for these projects and successful applicants need to organise theirplanting events in conjunction with our annual celebration of the new tree plantingseason. The Tree Council are able to fund projects between £100 and £700 andsuccessful applicants will receive up to 75% towards their planting costs. For example, ifyour project totals £700, The Tree Council would offer up to £525. The remaining 25%will need to be secured by your school or organisation. The closing date for applicationsis the 31st March 2011Funds to Support Tree Planting Projects (UK)Renewable energy grants for the communityThe Naturesave Trust, which was set up in 1995, to fund specific environmental andconservation projects throughout the UK and to encourage the greater adoption ofsustainable development, especially within the Small and Medium Sized businesscommunity (SMEs) has announced that it now provides start up seed corn grants forcommunity renewable energy projects. The Trust are keen to help communities, inparticular, that do not have the initial start up capital to undertake all the preliminary workto get to the planning stage and most importantly for the community to retain as muchcontrol as possible over the operating income once the project has been successful.Recently funded projects by the Trust include Pilling St Johns Primary School whichreceived funding towards the installation of a wind turbine at the school, providingenergy and income to the school and Trees for Health which received funding from theTrust to set up green woodworking area to utilise local coppice wood in Devon.http://www.naturesave.co.uk/trust_naturesave.htmlLandfill tax credit scheme: Flagship Programme reopensBiffawards, which awards grants to community and environmental projects through 23
  • 24. monies raised from landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Waste Services has announced,that its "Flagship" Programme is to re-open for applications in spring 2010. Through its"Flagship" Programme, Biffawards supports regionally or nationally significant voluntarysector led regeneration or biodiversity projects. Flagship projects involve the communityworking together with a variety of partner organisations to have a major impact on qualityof life and/or the environment. Suitably qualified organisations can apply for grants ofbetween £150,000 - £500,000. Projects must be site-based, within 25 miles of a Biffaoperation and ten miles of an active landfill site. The organisation making the applicationmust be eligible to enrol with ENTRUST as an Environmental Body. Previouslysupported projects include; a grant of £257,529 to Groundwork London to develop aFlagship Playscape project at King Georges Fields, Ealing, which aims to break themould of the risk-averse traditional childrens play areas; and the Wildlife Trust forBedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire & Peterborough who won a Flagshipgrant of £389,930 towards the Great Fen Project. This project, which demonstratesregional and national significance, with long term benefits for biodiversity andcommunities, will restore more than 3,000 hectares of wildlife habitat to theCambridgeshire Fens.http://www.biffaward.org/about/foverviewEnhancing communities from Landfill site operatorUnder the Sita Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme grants of up to £50,000 areavailable to not for profit organisations, community groups, parish councils, localauthorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to communityfacilities and historic buildings / structures. SITA will accept applications from projectswhich are within 3 miles of qualifying SITA UK waste processing sites.Previous projects supported through the programme include:A £10,000 grant to Ashtead Cricket Club to resurface and restore the playing field of theformer Parsons Mead School to create a sports pitch that can be used for cricket andfootball and a £10,000 grant to enable the replacement of existing electric radiantheaters with a modern combination condensing boiler at All Saints Church Hall inGuildford.The next closing date for applications is 10 am on the 18th April 2011 for the FastTrack Fund (formerly Small Grants Scheme) scheme and 10 am on the 21st March 2011for the Core Fund (formerly Large Grant Scheme).http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/community-fundingLocal – Devon specific etcSmall grants programme for DevonThe Devon Community Foundation, which is an independent charity committed tosupporting local community causes and providing grants to support local causes, hasannounced a new grassroots small grants programme for local community groups andcharities. Community Groups and Charities in Devon, that are volunteer led and with anannual income of up to £30,000 are eligible to apply for a grant of between £250 and£5,000 over three years. 24
  • 25. The grant can be used for activities that increases or develops the capacity of smallvoluntary and community groups. Examples of the type of activities that can be fundedinclude:• Staff costs to enable employment;• Training for volunteers;• Putting on local events or workshops;• Measures to achieve a quality award or improved standards;• Activities to support community activity;Additional activities to expand an existing funded project; The purchase of equipment tobenefit the group such as a computer, oven or furniture, etc.The foundation is quickly running out of funds for the Grassroots Grant Scheme - applynow to avoid disappointment! It is likely that the next round in September maybe the laststandard round to be held, as almost all of the funds available have now been awarded.Therefore, if you are planning to apply to the Grassroots Grants Scheme make sure youapply now. We have Outreach support available should you require help with yourapplication - go to the Grassroots Grants page for further details.http://www.devoncf.com/applying_for_a_grant/index.htmNetworking and Empowerment Fund for CommunitiesThe Networking and Empowerment Fund is provided by Creating Excellence inpartnership with the South West Foundation which administers the grant. Funding isintended to support a variety of networking activities, including give people a voice andinfluence decisions in their communities and to support funding advice worker networks.The priority of the fund is to support existing or new networks of funding advice workersthat provide funding advice and support free at the point of contact to third sectororganisations. 50% of the fund is ring fenced for this purpose.To be eligible, applicants must:Be located within South West England.Have a bank account in the name of the organisation.Have a set of rules or constitution.Be able to provide a copy of their latest accounts. (New organisations shouldBe able to provide a copy of their latest bank statement or the inside pages of theirbuilding society pass book.)Be able to demonstrate their commitment to equality of opportunity.For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:Grant AdministratorSouth West FoundationWestway FarmBishop SuttonSomersetBS39 5XP 25
  • 26. Tel: 01275 333 666Email: info@southwestfoundation.org.ukNorth Devon Council – Community Councillor GrantsCurrent Status:Open for ApplicationsDescription:Financial assistance is available for projects or services which benefit the North DevonCommunity.Maximum value: £1,500There is no set limit on the size of the grant which can be applied for. However, the sizeof grant usually awarded is as follows: • For projects covering an electoral ward - up to £1,500.Extended Description:North Devon Councils Community Councillor Grants scheme is in place to supportcommunity and voluntary groups to help develop activities and facilities that will benefitthe socio-economic culture and environment of North Devon.These are awards for a specific project such as an event, a new or re-furbished facility ora pilot of a new service. The grant seeker will approach the district councillor of theirward for support in their application. They are time limited. All project grants will besubject to a funding agreement. The budget will be split equally amongst the districtcouncillors.Latest Information:Applications are accepted and considered throughout the year.Key Criteria:Organisations eligible to apply include: • Voluntary organisations. • Community organisations. • Village hall committees, Parish Councils, other community and voluntary sector organisations.Proposed projects and activity should fall under one of the following headings: • Sports. • Culture and heritage. • Environment and sustainability. • Social welfare. • Community.The project must demonstrate: • A need for the activity. 26
  • 27. • A need for financial assistance. • Local community support. • Local benefit in accord with corporate strategies. • Measurable benefit. • Environmental sustainability.Applicants to this fund should have the following: • A constitution • A bank account. • Independently signed off accounts. • Not-for-profit aims. • Open access (within target group).Eligible Expenditure:Eligible expenditure includes: • Core running costs. • Specific projects such as an event, a new or refurbished facility, new equipment or the pilot of a new service. • Equipment.Restrictions:Funding for the following will not be considered: • Donations. • Projects which cover an area which is primarily the responsibility of another funding agency. • Double funding from North Devon District Council sources. • Out of area activities. • Fund-raising events. • Projects which promote religious belief or political activities. • Twinning. • Civic events. • Memorials. • Retrospective funding.Application Procedure:Contact North Devon Council for further information and application forms.LinksCommunity Grants:(http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/index/lgcl_community_and_living/lgcl_grant_schemes/nonlgcl_community_grants_intro.htm) »North Devon District Council: (http://www.northdevon.gov.uk) »Useful addresses and contacts for this scheme:Lucinda Tomlinson Grants OfficerNorth Devon CouncilCommunity and Leisure ServicesCivic Centre 27
  • 28. BarnstapleEX31 1EATel: 01271 388433Contact North Devon CouncilApplication Form and guidance –http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/community_councillor_grants_application_form_07.08.docDartmoor Sustainable Development FundThe Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund has been set up to encourage innovativesustainable development projects that help to improve the quality of life for current andfuture generations. The Fund will support proposals that focus on environmental,economic, social and cultural aspects of life.The level of grant support will not normally exceed 50%. For the voluntary sector it willnot normally exceed 75%. Up to 100% will be available in exceptional circumstancesand in most cases this will require a considerable contribution in kind, such as volunteertime or loan of equipment, premises, land etc. Although there is no prescribed maximumor minimum grant, the average to date has been around £6,000.Proposed projects should change the attitude and behaviour of individuals andcommunities in ways that enhance understanding of sustainable development and therole of Dartmoor National Park Authority, while promoting co-operation and socialinclusion.Priority will be given to eligible projects that:1. involve young people and combat social exclusion;2. encourage links between urban groups and those resident in Dartmoor National Park;3. demonstrate innovation or best practice;4. lever in contributions from other sources;5. add value or new dimensions to existing sustainability projects; and/or6. have little access to alternative public funding; and/or7. bring organisations together to co-operate in tackling problems or promoting new ideas.Visit the website for further eligibility information and to get an application pack:http://www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/index/livingin/li-dartmoorsustdev.htmBefore you complete your application you should first speak to the SustainableDevelopment Officer on 01626 831067 or email dsdf@dartmoor-npa.gov.uk.Fund for innovative ideas 28
  • 29. Springboard is an investment fund created to support the development of innovative ideas that will have a significant impact on the economy of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Seedcorn funding to support early-stage development, feasibility studies or step change activities There is no set intervention rate; investments will typically be between £50,000 and £250,000 The Springboard Fund will not provide displacement funding if there is another source that will provide the funding. Public, private or voluntary sector organisations are eligible to apply in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Applications can be made at any time and projects will be assessed on viability, value for money and the overall impact it will make. Grants are discretionary. Application forms are available to download from the website, supported by proof that the recipient is compliant with current UK legislation. South West Regional Development Agency Tel: 0845 600 9966 Email: enquiries@springboardfund.co.uk Website: http://www.springboardfund.co.uk Sir John and Lady Amorys charitable trust Funding for good causes, with a particular emphasis on Devon. Apply in writing. Catchment Areas: Devon, and elsewhere in the UK. Donations in institutions exceeding £1,000 each went to: Knightshayes Garden Trust (£17,000); Relief for the Elderly and Infirm (£1,400); Tiverton Market Centre (£2,000); and Churches Housing Action Team, Dorchester Abbey Appeal, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Sir John and Lady Amorys Charitable Trust The Island Lowman Green Tiverton Devon EX16 4LA Tel: 01884 254899BBC Children in Need 29
  • 30. Children in Need Distributes £14.8 MillionBBC Children in Need raised a record-breaking total of £20,991,216 following the Appealnight last November. BBC Children in Need has awarded £14.8 million to 422 projectsacross the UK working with disadvantaged children and young people and have announcedthat this spring they will be allocating the first of three rounds of grants this year. All grantsare targeted to areas where they will make a real difference and are allocatedgeographically to ensure that all corners of the UK receive a share of the money raised, andprojects supported work with children and young people who may be affected byhomelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who are living with a serious illness,disability or psychological disorder.The minimum grant awarded was of £600 and the maximum £182,683.There are four general grant deadlines each year: 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, 15Octoberhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants/general_grants.shtmlBBC Children in Need distributes grants to properly constituted not for profit organisationsthat work with disadvantaged children below the age of 18 living in the UK (including theIsle of Man and the Channel Islands).Their disadvantages will include: • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect • Any kind of disability • Behavioural or psychological problems • Living in poverty or situations of deprivationApplications should demonstrate how your project will change the lives of children for thebetter. It should be entirely focused on children. Where possible and appropriate it shouldtake into account children’s views and involve them in decision making. Organisations musthave: • A constitution or governing document • Their own bank/building society account • At least two unrelated cheque signatories • A written child protection policy • Adequate and appropriate insuranceGrants can be awarded for up to three years at a time, but one year grants are only givenfor: • Capital Projects • Seasonal Projects e.g. holiday playschemes 30
  • 31. • Holidays and outings • Equipment & Welfare FundsThe Appeal does not give grants for: • Trips abroad or projects abroad • Medical treatment or medical research • Unspecified expenditure • Deficit funding/repayment of loans • Retrospective funding • Projects unable to start within twelve months • Distribution to another/other organisation(s) • General appeals or endowment funds • The relief of statutory responsibilities • The promotion of religion • Projects for pregnancy testing or advice, information or counselling on pregnancy choicesBBC Children in Need, PO Box 76, London W3 6FS. Tel: 020 8576 7788www.bbc.co.uk/pudseyLocal Information for the south west:BBC Children in Need has changed our application process and so I would be grateful ifyou could highlight this in the next edition of your bulletin. I have attached a summary foryou.Also, I have more recent regional data for you, as follows:Key local regional statistics, for the last full grant year which is Oct 07 to Sept 08, for theSouth West are:307 requests received to the value of £20 million127 grants awarded totalling £3.7 million41% of applicants were fundedamount awarded to value requested was 19%1 Emma BeestonRegional Manager - South WestBBC Children In NeedE-mail: emma.beeston@bbc.co.ukT: Direct Dial 0117 974 7600(x017600) • Bristol Office 0117 974 6600 (x016600) •Central Helpdesk 020 8576 7788 (x0267788)F: Local Fax 0117 974 6690 • Central Helpdesk Fax 020 8576 8887A: Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR. 31
  • 32. Lottery fundingNew Big Lottery Change: Improving FuturesEvery child deserves the best start in life, but we know that some grow up in difficultcircumstances. Some families experience multiple and complex problems – for example,to do with poor health, unemployment, debt or housing problems – which can affect theirchildren’s wellbeing and life chances.The Improving Futures programme aims to improve outcomes for children within thesefamilies.Following extensive consultation with public and voluntary sector organisations, we havedecided to fund partnerships that can offer joined-up support and provision for familieswith multiple and complex problems at a local level. Interested parties need to be awareof the following:Partnerships must be led by voluntary sector organisations, but will need to besupported by or include local authorities in Wales and England, Community PlanningPartnerships in Scotland, and Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern IrelandBecause every family is different, partnerships will need to be able to draw on a broadrange of expertise and services to meet their needs, including setting out to help thosefamilies considered ‘hardest to reach’.We have limited funding to support up to 20 partnerships across the UK, and no morethan one expression of interest should be made per local authority area.Deadlines:12 May 2011 – Deadline for expressions of interest.30 September 2011 – Deadline for full application submission.Please read our guidance in full, and if you have futher questions please call 0845 4 1020 30 or email general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.ukHeritage Grants over £1 MillionThe next closing date for applications under the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage GrantsScheme for projects over £1million and under £5million is the 11th April 2011.Under the Heritage Grants scheme funding is available for projects that relate to thenational, regional or local heritage of the UK. To be eligible for funding a project must:Help people to learn about their own and other people’s heritageConserve the UK’s diverse heritage for present and future generations to experienceand enjoyHelp more people, and a wider range of people, to take an active part in and makedecisions about heritage.HLF welcome applications from single organisations and partnerships. Priority is given tonot-for-profit organisations, and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations. If privateowners are involved, HLF expect the public benefit to be greater than any private gain.In addition, the HLF also makes grants of £50,001 - £1 million; and Grants in excess of£5 million.These are subject to different application deadlines information on which can be accessthrough the link below. 32
  • 33. http://www.hlf.org.uk/HowToApply/programmes/Pages/heritagegrants.aspxHeritage Lottery Fund strategic framework 2013–2019 For information.The Heritage Lottery Fund has launched a public consultation on the future of Lotteryfunding for heritage from 2013-2019. The consultation is open until 26 April 2011 andviews can be submitted on-line at http://www.hlf.org.uk/consultation2011.The Government’s announcement of an increase in the HLF’s share of Lottery goodcauses income from 16.7% to 20% by 2012-2013 amounts to around £50 million extramoney a year. From 2013 to 2019 HLF will have an annual awards budget of around£300 million.At the same time, reductions in central Government and local authority spending meanthere will be significantly less public investment in heritage across the UK during the nextfour years. The consultation therefore comes at a time of continued turbulence andchange; and HLF is anxious to hear the views of its customers and partners.[Source: Heritage Lottery Fund website – 31 January 2011]Big fund is delivering the Transition Fund on behalf of the Office for Civil Society(OCS), Cabinet Office.The Transition Fund will help civil society organisations which deliver high quality publicservices adapt to a different funding environment during a period when they are at riskfrom reductions in taxpayer funded income.Are you eligible?You can only apply for a Transition Fund grant if your organisation can meet all six of thefollowing criteria:You are one of the following civil society organisations: • a voluntary and community unincorporated charitable association • a registered charity • a community benefit society registered as an industrial and provident society • a community interest company • an organisation of another type if you operate as a social enterprise and principally reinvest surpluses for social benefit.http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/transitionfund.htm?regioncode=-uk 33
  • 34. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are introducing some changes withimmediate effect to its procedures to help potential and current applicants,including:Reduced match funding requirements - The minimum financial contribution (‘matchfunding’) applicants to the Heritage Grants programme for grant requests over £1m hasbeen reduced from 25% to 10% and for grant requests under £1m from 10% to 5% ofthe project costs, in cash or kind, with some contribution coming from the applicants’own resources.Joint programmes - Such as Parks for People similar changes will apply. The minimummatch funding contribution for grant requests over £1m has been reduced from 25% to10% and for grant requests under £1m reduced from 25% to 5%. Furthermore, therequirement for applicants to contribute 5% in cash has also been dropped, with cash orkind now accepted (with some contribution from the applicant’s own resources).Management and maintenance costs included in match funding - Heritage Grantsapplicants are currently required to prepare a management & maintenance plan for allprojects with capital works costing over £200,000. These projects will now be able tocount their projected additional management and maintenance costs as a contribution tomatch funding.More accessible grant increases – HLF will be more willing to consider requests for grantincreases arising as a result of current pressures on existing projects.Protecting our investment – HLF will consider requests for short-term revenue fundingfor past grant holders where the economic climate is putting the project achievements atrisk.In all cases, applicants will still need to have explored other sources of funding andensure their project offers good value for money. All these measures are time limited tothe end of this strategic plan period to April 2013.For further information, seehttp://www.hlf.org.uk/news/Pages/HLFbringsinnewmeasurestohelpapplicantsintoughtimes.aspx.The new funding strand of the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communitiesprogramme opens to applications.There are two stands :- • Reaching Communities – funding from £10,000 to £500,000 for revenue projects and/or smaller capital projects up to £50,000 • Reaching Communities buildings – funding from £100,000 and £500,000 for large capital projects.The Reaching Communities buildings strand is offering grants of between £100,000 and£500,000 for capital projects to improve buildings with multiple community purposes. 34
  • 35. The strand is expected to be oversubscribed so applicants are advised to use the onlineeligibility checker to ensure their postcode falls within the prescribed programme areas.Applications will be received from voluntary organisations, schools, local authorities andsocial enterprises.The Reaching Communities programme is intended to help people and communities inneed. Applications should satisfy the programme’s desired outcomes:People have better chances in life and improved access to training and development.Stronger communities with more active citizens working together to tackle theirproblems. Improved rural and urban environments which communities can access andenjoy. Healthier and more active people and communities.http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_reaching_communities?tab=2&regioncode=-ukLottery funding for youth music projectsThe Youth Music Open Programme is available for organisations wishing to apply forgrants of £5,000 to £30,000. It works with the most disadvantaged young people,providing funding for music projects for young people and free access to music activitiesfor children.Funding is available to not-for-profit organisations that are over one year old.Participants must be 0-18 (or up to 25 with special educational needs (SEN). Projectsmust include structured music-making activities for children and young people which areplanned to advance their music skills. Activities must involve training and developmentand must take place principally outside of school hours.The Youth Music Open Programme is available for organisations wishing to apply forgrants of £5,000 to £30,000.The Open Programme targets nearly £2m of Youth Musics funding towards projects thatsupport our goals of: • Early Years – advancing the learning and development of all children in their early years (0-5) by aiming to ensure universal access to high quality music making in England. • Challenging Circumstances – improving the life chances of children and young people marginalised by society, vulnerable, often hard to reach, who who have the fewest opportunities in the most challenging circumstances by supporting them to achieve their full potential through engagement and progression in music making. • Encouraging Talent and Potential – realising the musical talent and potential of children and young people by ensuring opportunity for all to develop their talent regardless of background or chosen genre.Application is online. Please check eligibility, read the application guidance and contactyour Regional Executive Officer (REO) 35
  • 36. You can apply at any time, but there are three remaining closing dates for 2010/2011;10th December 2010 for grants offered by mid March 2011; 10th March 2011 for grantsoffered by end May 2011.Applications received after the closing date will not be considered until the followingclosing date.For more information, please look at the Youth Music websitehttp://www.youthmusic.org.uk/musicispower/apply-for-a-grant.html. Awards for All Open £60m Open Programme in 2007/08 • Grants are available of between £300 and £10,000. All Projects must help to deliver the Big Lottery Fund’s outcomes • Only one application can be There is now no need to send considered at a time. documents such as accounts and bank statements with applications. There is now no need for signatures You can apply if you are: on the application forms voluntary and community If BIG wants to fund the application, it organisation, school, parish or will make a conditional grant offer. town council, health body. Following conditional offers, BIG will ask for signatures, bank statements You cannot apply if you are a: and any other documents needed. Individual or sole trader, private Awards will then be confirmed if profit-making organisation, those documents are satisfactory statutory organisation other than Awards for All projects must meet at those listed above, organisation least one of BIG’s outcomes: not established in the UK. • People having better chances in life with better access to training and development to improve their life skills • Stronger communities with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems • Improved rural and urban environments which communities are better able to access and enjoy • Healthier and more active people and communities Applicants need to think about what changes do they want to make to the lives of the people they want to help, and how will those changes help achieve one or more of the four Big Lottery Fund outcomes 36
  • 37. OTHER LOTTERY DISTRIBUTORS Fund Contact details When Organisational Amount typeHeritage E-mail: Grants of over Any public, £50,000Grants: enquire@hlf.org.uk £50,000 and charitable or not for upwardsMain Grants Website: under profit organisationProgramme: www.hlf.org.uk £1million who would like to Country andoffering grants Regional undertaker aof more than Committees heritage project£50,000 for meet four timesprojects that a year to makerelate to the decisions onnational, Heritage Grantsregional or local of over £50,000heritage of the and underUK (except the £1million – June,Channel Islands September,and the Isle of December andMan). March. £1 million to £5million First-round applications: 30 September 2010, with a decision in February 2011. Applicants have just over 18-months to work up their second-round application. Second-round applications to be submitted by 28 September 2012 for decision in February 2013.Heritage E-mail: England: 30 Charitable groups Up toLottery and customers@english- June (Grade I £200,000English heritage.org.uk placesHeritage Website: of worship)Conserve and www.hlf.org.uk and 30sustain heritage Septemberat risk – in (Grade II 37
  • 38. places of places ofworship. worship) every year.Repair Grants E-mail: Two Places of worship £10,000 tofor Places of customers@english- competitive £250,000Worship in heritage.org.uk batches perEngland Website: financialUrgent repairs www.hlf.org.uk year. Theto the fabric of closing datesthe building only forand is open to applicationsall listed places are as follows:of worship • Places ofwhich are in worship listedregular use as grade 1, 11*,public places of 11, A, B or Cworship. – 30 June• Places of worship listed grade 11 – 30 SeptemberSmall grant programme for community projectsEsmee Fairbarn supports and strengthen small Community Organisations operating inthe rural areas, market and coastal towns of the South West Region. The focus will beon activities that enable people from diverse backgrounds to become engaged in theirneighbourhoods and communities and to support those organisations that are bringingabout real change to the lives of the people who live in those communities.Funding Type:Grants under £1,000.(It is expected that most grants will be in the region of £200-£600).Priority will be given to:* Small Community Organisations that are addressing the needs of people in theircommunities by engaging people in community activity either as volunteers or as peoplebenefiting from the funded activities* Charitable organisations with running costs under £15,000 although organisations withlarger running costs that can demonstrate a small amount of funding will make a realdifference will be considered if they meet the rest of the criteria.The Foundation aims to act as a broker to assist small Community Organisations fundedthrough this programme to link into appropriate developmental help that is available. Ifyou are successful in accessing funding through this programme we may be contactingyou to see if there is any developmental help that you can be linked to that could assistyour organisation. It is also useful to know what help organisations still need. 38
  • 39. The Foundation also wishes to prioritise organisations supporting a diverse range ofpeople such as:-* disabled people including people with learning disabilities* people with mental health problems* frail older people* people who are unemployed or on low incomes* carers of people with additional needs* young people who are affected by disadvantage in any way* people threatened or affected by domestic violence* people from the Black and Minority Ethnic Community* lesbian, gay and bisexual people* people form Gypsy and Traveller Communities* people who are from any other marginalised groupWho Can Apply:-Small community organisations.Free ReservesPriority will be given to applicants with less than 12 months running costs in freereserves. If you have a higher level than this you will be asked to demonstrate clearreasons for this.If you have any queries about your eligibility please contact the Foundation on01275333666.All organisations must have a constitution or set of rules and a bank account in the nameof the organisation with at least 2 signatories. Applications must be made on anapplication form. We will try and give you a decision within 14 days of receiving yourcompleted form. If you do not have either of these still contact us.Referee:Your referee should be someone who knows your work well and who is willing to discussyour application with us. They must not be a member of your group, or related to amember.South West region. The Foundation does not currently support applications fromBournemouth and Poole, Bristol, Plymouth, Gloucester, Swindon and Exeter unless theapplicant can demonstrate that the project will assist and/or support people from ruralareas and/or coastal and market towns.http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/ 39

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