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    • May 2010 funding opportunities Contact me if anything here is unclear or if you would like to discuss any ideas you have regarding approaching these funders. James Hutchings Mission Resources Adviser James.hutchings@exeter.anglican.org 01392 294960 Young people Hilton Foundation Organisations that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants through the Hilton Foundation. Organisations such as charities and other not for profit organisations can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £30,000 per year for up to 2 years that meet one of the Foundation's chosen areas of focus. These are disabled children; children in hospital; homelessness; and life-limited children in hospices. Previously supported projects by the Foundation have included Ratho Primary School which received a grant of £168.48 to provide 'healthy living' water bottles for all of the children at the school and Derby Toc-H Childrens Camp which received a grant of £3,623.27 for the provision of holidays and activities for underprivileged children. The next closing date for applications is the 3rd August 2010. http://www.hilton-foundation.org.uk/home.htm Awards from leading British supermarket The Tesco Charity Trust has announced that it is now accepting applications for projects that support children and their education and welfare. The funding is available to schools, community and voluntary groups who can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £4,000. The Tesco Charity Trust has been in existence since 1987 and aims to provide approximately £600,000 in grants each year. Previous projects supported have included a sensory garden; outdoor classrooms; breakfast and after school clubs; holiday play-schemes; and part funding to purchase minibuses. The closing date for applications is the 30th June 2010. http://www.tescoplc.com/plc/corporate_responsibility_09/community/making_difference/c haritablegiving/tesco_charity_trust/ Funding for youth led community projects Small community and voluntary organisations that work with young people and want to scale up and expand their activities have until the 23rd June 2010 to apply for grants of
    • between £5,000 and £10,000 through the Youth of Today Leadership Fund. The fund which is managed by the Young Foundation are available for innovative projects lasting for up to 6 months, that help more young people take on leadership roles in their community; create more opportunities for young people to influence the decisions affecting them; raise the quality of youth leadership opportunities; enable small organisations to grow; and support innovative projects that are unlikely to find funding from other sources. In addition, Youth of Today has announced that it will be launching a new Young Leaders Fund in the near future. Through the Young Leaders Fund an additional 8 grants of up to £4,000 for projects developed by young people and supported by third sector organisations will be made available.. O2 Launches New Programme for Young People (UK) O2 has announced the launch of a new programme to support projects by young people (13 – 25) that have a positive impact upon their community. The new programme “Think Big” will offer young people up to £ 300 in grants as well as training, support and mentoring from a number of youth charities. These include the National Youth Agency and UK Youth. Examples of projects that could be supported could include fighting knife crime, starting local youth groups, teaching skills to other young people or renovating community spaces. Eligible projects should be run by young people for young people, and may have the opportunity to apply for a further £2,500 to continue their work. Applications can be submitted by individual young people or groups of young people and can be submitted at any time. http://www.o2thinkbig.co.uk/ National small grants programme for sports projects Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport in England. Eligible Costs An example of what may be funded is to purchase extra team kit or to pay additional coaching fees Funding/Support Up to a maximum of £10,000. Match Funding Applicants must provide any other project costs from other sources Other Total project costs should not exceed £50,000 Type Not-for-profit/educational establishment Sport England 3rd Floor Victoria House Bloomsbury Square London WC1B 4SE Tel: 0845 8508 508 Fax: (020) 7383 5740
    • funding@sportengland.org http://www.sportengland.org Social welfare Addressing disadvantage, particularly in support of causes less likely to attract public funding The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries, with the aim of addressing disadvantage, particularly in support of causes less likely to attract public funding. The Fund's current funding priorities in the UK are as follows:  Homelessness.  Asylum seekers and refugees.  Community-based initiatives for young people aged 16-25.  Penal affairs. Applications are invited from registered charities and other charitable organisations in the UK, although preference is given to charities with an income of less than £200,000 per year. Grants are rarely given to well-funded national charities, as funding is directed largely at supporting work at a community level within the Fund's categories of interest. The Overseas Countries funding programme is designed to help small and medium- sized community development, education and health initiatives. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women. The Fund will be pleased to hear from UK non-governmental organisations/charities and hopes that UK NGOs/charities will encourage their local partners, if appropriate, to apply directly to Hilden for grant aid. The deadline for applications is the first week in September 2010. www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/ Funding for Alcohol Education Projects The Drinkaware Trust "Ideas Fund"awards small grants of between £100 and £2,500 to local community (and occasionally national) initiatives designed to promote responsible drinking and reduce alcohol related harm. The Trust funds projects ranging from public education campaigns, peer-led education schemes, educational theatre work, conferences, provision for educational materials, training, workshops to other educational events. In particular the Trust welcome applications that aim to further the strategic objectives of the Trust, which are to; reduce alcohol misuse amongst under-18s; and to raise awareness about long term health harms 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 of up to £25,000 for larger projects that undertake direct, hands-on work with individuals and the community as well as grants of up to £100,000 to help larger scale projects pack a more powerful punch or reach a wider audience. An example of a previously funded project is "Party Safe" a partnership project between Rivington School and a local group called Youth Express. Young people from the latter organisation worked together to produce a ten to twenty minute DVD demonstrating the dangers of drinking to excess and showing how quickly things can get out of control. http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/grants New volunteering fund Following the statement by the Department of Health (DH) in late 2009, that it would launch a new "Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund" to replace the Opportunities for Volunteering (OFV) scheme, the DH has announced the application timetable for the local element of the Fund. Under the Fund, third sector organisations can apply for grants and business support for projects that use volunteer to improve adult social care and reducing health inequalities. Eligible organisation may normally apply for a maximum amount of grant, of £35,000, available but tapering off over 3 years. Local projects will be targeted through a rolling programme of application rounds that target all regions in each funding year so that all regions are included but at different times of the year. South Central, South West and West Midlands (opens for applications on the 5th April with a closing date of 28th June 2010). London, South East and East of England (opens for applications on the 19th April with a closing date of 12th July 2010). http://www.volunteeringfund.com/index.htm Supporting a variety of beneficial causes MODCARE assists financially or by other means any organisations in the UK engaged in education, furthering health, relieving poverty, distress or sickness. Funds Distributed: £28,527 (2008/09) Funding For: * Children / Young people * Elderly / Old People * People with disabilities * Other charities / Voluntary bodies Funding NOT For: * Animal welfare * Environmental organisations Apply in writing or by telephone. MODCARE 100 Colworth Road London
    • E11 1JD Contact: Mr Anthony Oliver Salt Tel: 020 7218 3023 Support for people with physical or mental disabilities The Archer Trust is a UK Christian charitable grant-making trust, that aims to support small UK charities that help people with physical or mental disabilities or people facing disadvantage. Preference will be given to those organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation. The trust will fund projects in the UK and overseas (only via UK charities which can ensure that funds are being well used). The grants available range from £250 - £3,000. Applications can be made at any time. Trustees meet twice a year, normally in March and September to consider applications. http://www.archertrust.org.uk/ Support for a wide range of projects from British bank Barclays Stockbrokers Charitable Trust provides one off grants only, for capital projects or 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; education and 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 already incurred Registered and exempt charities only. Preference given to small and medium-sized charities and local branches of UK charities. Apply in writing to the contact above. If eligibility is established following receipt of an appeal letter, then an application form will be sent. Trustees' meetings held at the end of February, May, August and November. Catchment Areas: UK Barclays Stockbrokers CharitableTrust Trust Officer Barclays Bank Trust Co. Ltd. Osbourne Court Gadbrook Park Rudheath Northwich Cheshire CW9 7UE Funding for the relief of sickness and hardship arising from age
    • The James Tudor Foundation is a grant-giving charitable organisation established for the relief of sickness and the provision of financial assistance to people suffering hardship or distress arising from age, ill-health or infirmity. The Foundation makes grants, gifts and loans to organisations who have been established for at least two years and that are registered charities within the United Kingdom, that can maximise the effectiveness of its donations. 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 by other 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 four months to process. Applications can be submitted at any time. http://www.jamestudor.org.uk/index.htm Supporting for the well being of needy people The Woodroffe Benton Foundation makes grants towards: people in need - primary care of people who are sick or elderly or those affected by the results of a local or national disaster; promotion of education; conservation and improvement of the environment. Local branches of national organisations - the trust prefers to give a large grant to the national 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 4120 alan.king@which.net http://www.wcva.org.uk/all/dsp_link.cfm?subcat=64&cat=25 Environmental Funding for community, heritage and environmental projects WREN which provides funding for community, heritage and environmental projects in
    • areas close to landfill sites by awarding grants for environmental, heritage and community projects has announced the first application dates for 2010. Funding is available through three grant programmes. The small grants programme which provides grants between £2,000 and £15,000 with a total project cost of under £50,000; the WREN Main Grant Scheme offers funding of between £15,001 and £50,000 and the Biodiversity Action Fund which provides funding of between £75,000 and £250,000 to deliver biodiversity improvement projects under Object DA. Eligible organisations that can apply for funding include environmental organisations, voluntary groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations and community groups. Although the application deadline for the Biodiversity Action Fund has now passed, eligible organisations have until the 30th June 2010 to apply to the main and small grants programme. http://www.wren.org.uk/ Community Sustainable Energy Programme (Lottery funded) Not for profit organisations such as community groups, charities, schools, colleges and faith groups, etc are being invited to apply for funding to install renewable energy technologies (such as wind turbines and solar panels) and energy saving measures (such as roof and cavity wall insulation). Under the new Community Sustainable Energy programme £8 million will be available for the installation of microgeneration technologies and energy efficiency measures (Capital grants) and £1 million for project development grants. The maximum Capital grant available is £50,000 or 50% of the project costs. The maximum project development grant is £5,000 or 75 per cent of the study cost - whichever is lower. The funding programme is being managed by the Building Research Establishment on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund's "Changing Spaces" Programme. Project development grants (for studies investigating the feasibility of installing any combination of the technologies ) will be awarded on a first-come first- served basis until all funds are spent. Capital grants will be awarded on a competitive basis at quarterly selection panel meetings. The next application deadline is 5 pm on the 7th August 2010. http://www.communitysustainable.org.uk/ Grants of up to £20,000 to community groups, not-for-profit organisations and schools who wish to consider and implement sustainable energy projects in their buildings E.On the power and gas generating and distributing company has announced that the next application deadline for its Sustainable Energy Fund is the 8th October 2010. The E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund offers grants of up to £20,000 to community groups, not- for-profit organisations and schools who wish to consider and implement sustainable energy projects in their buildings. Local Authorities can apply in partnership with community groups / schools as long as the community group takes the lead in the
    • application process. Projects that can be considered include; the purchase and installation of one or more renewable energy technologies (e.g. wind, solar thermal, PV, wood etc); the renovation of existing facilities to incorporate micro-generation technology (e.g. the reinstatement of a watermill and the purchase of a turbine to produce hydro- electricity); an energy efficiency makeover for your building that could demonstrate significant energy savings and also behavioural change amongst users; and the use of new or innovative technology to deliver either energy savings or micro-generation capacity. To be eligible organisations must benefit specific groups namely: education, vulnerable people; and people in fuel poverty. http://eon-uk.com/about/2654.aspx Renewable energy grants for the community The Naturesave Trust, which was set up in 1995, to fund specific environmental and conservation projects throughout the UK and to encourage the greater adoption of sustainable development, especially within the Small and Medium Sized business community (SMEs) has announced that it now provides start up 'seed corn' grants for community renewable energy projects. The Trust are keen to help communities, in particular, that do not have the initial start up capital to undertake all the preliminary work to get to the planning stage and most importantly for the community to retain as much control as possible over the operating income once the project has been successful. Recently funded projects by the Trust include Pilling St John's Primary School which received funding towards the installation of a wind turbine at the school, providing energy and income to the school and Trees for Health which received funding from the Trust to set up green woodworking area to utilise local coppice wood in Devon. http://www.naturesave.co.uk/trust_naturesave.html Other charitable, heritage etc Funding for general charitable purposes The Lord Barnby’s Foundation has established a permanent list of charities that it supports each year, with the remaining funds then distributed to other charities. Its priority areas include the following: heritage; the preservation of the environment; and the 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 woollen industry. Funding is not for Individuals. Applications will only be considered if received in writing accompanied by a set of the latest accounts. Appeals are considered three times a year, in February, June and November. Examples of grants allocated with 2008 include: The Holburne Museum (£2,000); The ISIS Project (£1,000); The Langford Trust (£2,500); Talking Space (£1,000); Tall Ships
    • Youth Trust (£2,000); Territorial Army (£5,000); Care International UK (£500); Cares for Kids (£1,000) Funds Distributed: £257,081 (2008). Mrs J A Lethbridge (Secretary) LORD BARNBY'S FOUNDATION PO Box 71 Plymstock Plymouth Devon. PL8 2YP DIY store with waste donation scheme Schools, charities and community groups can apply for products and waste materials through the B&Q Waste Donate Scheme. B&Q operates this Scheme through all of its stores within the UK. B&Q donates products and waste materials they haven’t been able to sell for re-use such as slightly damaged tins of paint, off-cuts of timber, odd rolls of wallpaper and end-of-range materials. Donated products should benefit the local community and the environment and cannot be resold. Due to its Health and Safety scheme, electrical, petrol and gas items are not available for donation. Applications must be 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 Funding for monument and artefact restoration St Andrew's Conservation Trust The conservation, preservation and restoration of sculptures, monuments and other artefacts of historic or public interest, which are on or attached to property which is a church, or owned by a charity, and to which the public has access. Funding NOT For: Churchyard table tombs except in very restricted circumstances Apply on a form available from the contact above Preference for the south west of England ST ANDREW'S CONSERVATION TRUST S R V Pomeroy Chair Duddle Farm Nr Bockhampton Dorchester Dorset DT2 8QL
    • Local – Devon specific etc North Devon Council – Community Councillor Grants Current Status: Open for Applications Description: Financial assistance is available for projects or services which benefit the North Devon Community. Maximum value: £1,500 There is no set limit on the size of the grant which can be applied for. However, the size of grant usually awarded is as follows: • For projects covering an electoral ward - up to £1,500. Extended Description: North Devon Council's Community Councillor Grants scheme is in place to support community and voluntary groups to help develop activities and facilities that will benefit the 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 or a pilot of a new service. The grant seeker will approach the district councillor of their ward for support in their application. They are time limited. All project grants will be subject to a funding agreement. The budget will be split equally amongst the district councillors. 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.
    • • 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. Links Community Grants: (http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/index/lgcl_community_and_living/lgcl_grant_schemes/no nlgcl_community_grants_intro.htm) » North Devon District Council: (http://www.northdevon.gov.uk) » Useful addresses and contacts for this scheme: Lucinda Tomlinson Grants Officer North Devon Council Community and Leisure Services Civic Centre
    • Barnstaple EX31 1EA Tel: 01271 388433 Contact North Devon Council Application Form and guidance – http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/community_councillor_grants_application_form_07.08.doc Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund The Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund has been set up to encourage innovative sustainable development projects that help to improve the quality of life for current and future 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 will not normally exceed 75%. Up to 100% will be available in exceptional circumstances and in most cases this will require a considerable contribution in kind, such as volunteer time or loan of equipment, premises, land etc. Although there is no prescribed maximum or minimum grant, the average to date has been around £6,000. Proposed projects should change the attitude and behaviour of individuals and communities in ways that enhance understanding of sustainable development and the role of Dartmoor National Park Authority, while promoting co-operation and social inclusion. 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/or 6. have little access to alternative public funding; and/or 7. 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.htm Before you complete your application you should first speak to the Sustainable Development Officer on 01626 831067 or email dsdf@dartmoor-npa.gov.uk.
    • Fund for innovative ideas 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 Small grants programme for Devon The Devon Community Foundation, which is an independent charity committed to supporting local community causes and providing grants to support local causes, has announced a new grassroots small grants programme for local community groups and charities. Community Groups and Charities in Devon, that are volunteer led and with an annual income of up to £30,000 are eligible to apply for a grant of between £250 and £5,000 over three years. The grant can be used for activities that increases or develops the capacity of small voluntary and community groups. Examples of the type of activities that can be funded include: 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 to benefit the group such as a computer, oven or furniture, etc. http://www.devoncf.com/applying_for_a_grant/index.htm Sir John and Lady Amory's 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 Amory's Charitable Trust The Island Lowman Green Tiverton Devon EX16 4LA Tel: 01884 254899 BBC Children in Need Children in Need Distributes £14.8 Million BBC Children in Need raised a record-breaking total of £20,991,216 following the Appeal night last November. BBC Children in Need has awarded £14.8 million to 422 projects across the UK working with disadvantaged children and young people and have announced that this spring they will be allocating the first of three rounds of grants this year. All grants are targeted to areas where they will make a real difference and are allocated geographically to ensure that all corners of the UK receive a share of the money raised, and projects supported work with children and young people who may be affected by homelessness, 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, 15 October
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants/general_grants.shtml BBC Children in Need distributes grants to properly constituted not for profit organisations that work with disadvantaged children below the age of 18 living in the UK (including the Isle 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 deprivation Applications should demonstrate how your project will change the lives of children for the better. It should be entirely focused on children. Where possible and appropriate it should take into account children’s views and involve them in decision making. Organisations must have: • 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 insurance Grants can be awarded for up to three years at a time, but one year grants are only given for: • Capital Projects • Seasonal Projects e.g. holiday playschemes • Holidays and outings • Equipment & Welfare Funds The 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 choices
    • BBC Children in Need, PO Box 76, London W3 6FS. Tel: 020 8576 7788 www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey Local Information for the south west: BBC Children in Need has changed our application process and so I would be grateful if you could highlight this in the next edition of your bulletin. I have attached a summary for you. 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 the South West are: 307 requests received to the value of £20 million 127 grants awarded totalling £3.7 million 41% of applicants were funded amount awarded to value requested was 19% 1 Emma Beeston Regional Manager - South West BBC Children In Need E-mail: emma.beeston@bbc.co.uk T: 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 8887 A: Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR. Lottery funding Big Lottery fund announces improvements to the Reaching Communities programme for England The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has introduced a series of improvements to the Reaching Communities programme for England, designed to make it easier for groups to apply. At least £300 million will be awarded to projects making a difference to the lives of individuals and communities most in need, until 2013. The programme will continue to make awards of between £10,000 and £500,000 and will provide funding for up to five years. There is no change to who can apply, what can be funded or the difference BIG wants to make with this programme. Applications may be submitted by voluntary and community
    • groups, registered charities, schools and social enterprises. Grants will be awarded for projects that:  offer people better chances in life, including being able to get better access to training and development;  build strong communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems;  develop improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy; and  create healthier and more active people and communities. The improvements to the programme include the following: For those applying for less than £40,000 per year, there will be a simpler application process and faster decision making than for those seeking greater amounts. This improvement is intended to benefit smaller organisations in particular. Groups that are invited by BIG to complete a full application will now have a better chance of being funded. BIG will provide more support for applicants at every stage of the application process, particularly in those areas, and for those groups, that have received less funding than expected. BIG is also in the process of developing a capital stream which will launch later this year. More information on this will be made available as the programme evolves. http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/ 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