A Guide to Funding
Sources for Community
Groups and Voluntary
Organisations,
including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary
                             Initiatives
Organisations, incl...
Funding
A Guide to Funding
Introduction
The purpose of this Guide is to provide information about the main grant making
Tr...
Clarify your objectives
        Your applications should support the strategic development of your
                       ...
Devolved/European & Central Government Funding

Welsh Assembly Government funding   .
Fund/Trust                          ...
vulnerable or excluded people,
                           assisting with the promotion of job
                           o...
- http://tinyurl.com/78pxlb




Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly,
Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire,
Flintshire, Newport, Torfaen, Wr...
Fund/Trust                Coalfields Regeneration Trust in Wales
Description               The Coalfields Regeneration Tru...
areas and their communities.
                  Because we are a charity, your project
                  must follow Charit...
Phone: 01443 404 455
Fax:     01443 408 804
Regeneration Manager - Alun Taylor
Email: alun.taylor@coalfields-
regen.org.uk...
Fund/Trust                Communities First Trust Fund
Description               The Communities First Trust Fund
        ...
are a not-for-profit group;
                     •
                         are working in and involving
                 ...
Fund/Trust                Provision of Advice and Services in
                          Relation to Youth Crime and Domest...
Fund/Trust                Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund for
                          Wales *
Description           ...
(5)    Conserving and improving sites of
                       special interest


                       (6)       Educat...
Fund/Trust                Children and Families Organisations
                          Grant *
Description               ...
℡Cymorth@wales.gsi.gov.uk

  http://tinyurl.com/3xq56m




                              17
Fund/Trust                Civic Initiative (Heritage) Grants *
Description               The scheme provides grants up to
...
Fund/Trust                Environment Wales *
Description               Environment Wales, which since May
               ...
only.
                       projects only

                       Training Support Grants: These grants
                 ...
Deadlines         None - can be submitted anytime
Comments          All project applications must have
                  v...
Partner. It is responsible for providing
the administrative and financial
framework for Environment Wales and
for hosting ...
Fund/Trust                Millennium Volunteers Grant Scheme *
Description               This funding stream is for organi...
commitment by young people aged 16-
                  24 to voluntary activity which makes a
                  clear impac...
European Union Funding
Fund/Trust               2007-
                         2007-2013 Structural Funds
                ...
Regional Competitiveness and
                          Employment Operational programmes
                          (East W...
The Welsh Assembly Government has a
                       targeted match fund available see
                       http:/...
UK Central Government funding
Fund/Trust                      Her Majesty’s Revenue and
                                Cu...
support, generally one to one individual
                       focused activity either over the telephone or
            ...
more than one of these definitions.

Deadlines         Aim to start the 2009-10 round for bidders in
                  the...
Fund/Trust                The Community Fund
                          - helping the community tackle gun, gang
          ...
management services (e.g. MAPPA, Multi-
                       Agency Public Protection
                       Arrangement...
Lottery Funding
Lottery Funding
Fund/Trust                Awards for All Wales
Description               Awards for All Wa...
Deadlines         No deadlines – apply anytime
Comments
Contact details   Awards for AllWales
                  2nd Floor
...
Fund/Trust
                          Fair Share
Description               Some parts of the UK missed out on
             ...
Blaenau Gwent

   1. To increase community capacity
      and development through the
      provision of skills, employmen...
1. To support the social inclusion
                             into the wider community of
                             A...
Fund/Trust                The People and Places programme
Description               The People and Places programme has £6...
religious activities, though we
                     •
                         welcome applications from religious
      ...
Trusts & Foundations
Trusts & Foundations
Fund/Trust                Allen Lane Foundation
Description               The Fo...
• gypsies and travellers

                                   • offenders and ex-offenders

                               ...
Fund/Trust                The Anchor Foundation *
Description               To encourage social inclusion through
        ...
Fund/Trust                The ASDA Foundation*
                                    Foundation*
Description               T...
Fund/Trust                The Baring Foundation
Description               They have specific grants programmes
           ...
Fund/Trust                Barrow Cadbury trust
Description               At the Barrow Cadbury Trust they aim, not
       ...
Fund/Trust                BBC Children in Need *

Description               Projects delivered by organisations
          ...
Fund/Trust                The Cloth workers Foundation
Description               The Clothworkers’ Foundation aims
       ...
Fund/Trust    The Dulverton Trust *
Description
              Funding priorities

              They operate within the fo...
conservation and protection of wildlife
                          habitats within the United Kingdom. We
                 ...
Comments
Contact details   5 St James’s Place
                  London SW1A 1NP
                  ℡020 7629 9121
         ...
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
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  1. 1. A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations, including ICT Initiatives
  2. 2. A Guide to Funding Sources for Community Groups and Voluntary Initiatives Organisations, including ICT Initiatives Page 3 Introduction Devolved/European & Central Government Funding Welsh Assembly Government Funding 5 European Union Funding 25 UK Central Government funding 28 33 Lottery Funding 40 Trusts & Foundations Local Voluntary Service Council Funding Schemes in Wales 79 80 Links to other fundraising resources has This guide has been produced by Communities@One using web based research Dated: January 2009. Disclaimer Communities @One and the Wales Co-operative Centre take no responsibility for the contents of linked websites and links should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We also have no control over the availability of the linked pages. 2
  3. 3. Funding A Guide to Funding Introduction The purpose of this Guide is to provide information about the main grant making Trusts, National Lottery schemes and government funding that provide funding in relation to digital inclusion projects. The guide is intended to support community based ICT facilities, voluntary and charitable groups. the Note the guide includes funding bodies that are not ICT specific but where ICT could be an element and could play a part in your overall proposed project - by proposed Fund. exploiting technology. This is indicated by a * e.g. Volunteering in Wales Fund. An example would be using the Volunteering in Wales Fund to do a project around virtual For volunteering. For further examples of how to find money for technology see Marc Osten’s article at http://www.summitcollaborative.com/summit-published-articles/ http://www.summitcollaborative.com/summit-published- and http://www.ictknowledgebase.org.uk/winninggrants Imminent deadlines for funding are highlighted in yellow Preparation Before you begin to seek funding, make sure your project fits with the overall aims of your organisation and that you have the expertise and resources to carry it out. It may be helpful to plan project activity to run concurrently with complementary activity. Be clear about what you want the money for – equipment, training, staff time – and who will benefit. A proportion of overhead costs, e.g. staff time committed to the project, may be included in your application. Research potential funders carefully so that you apply to the organisations that best match your needs. A high percentage of funding requests fail on grounds of eligibility or because of poor preparation. Seeking project funding can be a time consuming undertaking, however it may be the only option if core funding is has been reduced or withdrawn. In addition, some external funders will contribute to core costs. As a first step, go through this Funding Guide and draw up a list of possible funders for your project. Then undertake some more detailed research on the organisations you have selected, looking at, for example: specific criteria, deadlines, average size of grant awarded, match funding etc. This should narrow down your list to the most suitable organisations to approach. Applying to a variety of sources can increase your chances of success. Contact these bodies and request an application form and guidelines. You may be able to download these documents from the funding organisation’s website. As far as possible, website addresses are provided for all organisations in this Guide. Read the funder’s guidance notes carefully, as they will tell you what information you will have to provide in your application. You might also find it useful to get a copy of the funder’s annual report, which will give you a feel for their funding policy and strategy. From all of this information, you should now be able to choose the most appropriate trust or fund to whom to make application. 3
  4. 4. Clarify your objectives Your applications should support the strategic development of your strategic centre/organisation Consider the type of activity your centre/organisation wants to support. Take the opportunity to revisit organisational objectives. For example, does your organisation seek to engage disadvantaged groups, build community capacity, provide skills training etc? Ensure you have a clear and up to date understanding of relevant national, regional and local strategies. Your project may be eligible for statutory funding strands if your activity is in line with key strategies. Follow the key project development steps in developing the project or activity for which you will be seeking funding. Establish evidence of need and set clear aims and objectives. Objectives should be SMART i.e. specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time based. Consider how you will monitor and evaluate the project activity in order to track progress and report back to the project funders. Good monitoring data will also be crucial for project management purposes. Application Preparation Contact the funders prior to preparing and submitting an application. Most funding bodies will be happy to discuss your project and give advice on your application. Establishing the eligibility of your project for support is the key do not waste key, time submitting applications where eligibility is in doubt. Your application should be clear and concise and written in a user friendly style. Avoid jargon and provide definitions of any specialized terminology. The summary of all the key points of your project proposal should fit on one A4 page (roughly 500 words). Make sure you state: why you need the funding, the goals and objectives of the project, who are the beneficiaries, the project budget, project staffing, the resources available, and your organisation's expertise to carry out the project. Address the funders’ priorities Refer to the relevant guidance and ensure that priorities. you provide all the information required by the funders to assess your project. Get someone who is not directly involved in the project to read over your application as a final ‘quality check’ quality check’. For a more detailed guide to application preparation visit the Sustainable funding Cymru website http://www.sustainablefundingcymru.org.uk/help/wcva-information-sheets or contact them on ℡ 0800 2888 329 sfc@wcva.org.uk 4
  5. 5. Devolved/European & Central Government Funding Welsh Assembly Government funding . Fund/Trust The Community Facilities and Activities Programme (CFAP) Description The Community Facilities and Activities Programme (CFAP) is a capital grant scheme operated by the Welsh Assembly Government. It is open to community and voluntary organisations and provides funding for the provision of facilities within communities and for activities engaging local people who help promote the regeneration of communities. It is intended as a fund for organisations to draw upon to fill remaining gaps in finances after all other sources of support have been explored Grant funding available The scheme provides capital grants only. The largest grants awarded are normally £100,000 in any one financial year (1 April to 31 March) or £300,000 in total over a three year period. In such cases applicants must demonstrate that the proposed building timetable does roll over more than one financial year. What it funds CFAP can help provide facilities and equipment and help with the carrying out of activities that promote the regeneration of communities by tackling one or more of the following priorities: • Creating or refurbishing facilities available to the community as a whole, or adapting them to ensure equal access to disabled people as required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. • Acting to improve the built or natural environment for local people. • Improving the well-being of the community by encouraging active and healthy life styles • Providing facilities or activities which reduce poverty, inequality, discrimination and social disadvantage. • Encouraging training that targets 5
  6. 6. vulnerable or excluded people, assisting with the promotion of job opportunities and increased incomes. Stimulating community businesses • and social enterprises. Involving people of all ages and • abilities in the community and addressing the needs of socially excluded groups. Strengthening the cultural and • linguistic identity of the community. Application Criteria Your organisation must be self-governing, not profit distributing, and be for community/public benefit, without discrimination. If you require funding for a capital refurbishment or new building, you must be the legal owners of the building and/or land on which it is to stand, or be able to demonstrate a long term secured tenancy (20 years or more) at an affordable rent and have written consent of the lesser (or landlord) to carry out the proposed changes. 9th April 2009 & 16th October 2009 Deadlines Comments The programme is for voluntary and community groups and private “not for profit” companies limited by guarantee having a turnover of less than The 2006 Evaluation of CFAP revealed that in the increasingly competitive bidding environment it is the larger organisations who appear to be more geared up to “professional bid writing” that have been winning out over the smaller local bidders that the programme was designed to support. Contact details Officials deal with applications on a geographical basis. Below is a table showing contact details by county. All queries must be directed to the relevant case officer... For further information see 6
  7. 7. - http://tinyurl.com/78pxlb Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Newport, Torfaen, Wrexham – Judith Davies 01685 729315 Anglesey, Cardiff, Gwynedd Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Vale Pembrokeshire, Vale of Glamorgan Richard Fowler 01685 729317 Bridgend, Ceredigion, Conwy Merthyr Tydfil, . Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea. Mike O’Shea 01685 729316 Powys, projects submitted in the Welsh language. language Roger Plater 01685 729321 Applications should be sent to: Communities Facilities and Activities Programme (CFAP) Communities Directorate Welsh Assembly Government Merthyr Tydfil Office Rhydycar Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UZ 7
  8. 8. Fund/Trust Coalfields Regeneration Trust in Wales Description The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is working in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government and other grant giving bodies in Wales to provide support and to help reinvigorate and regenerate the former and current coalmining communities across Wales Grant funding available The Trust operates two grant programmes in Wales: Bridging the Gap - The Bridging • the Gap Programme in Wales offers grants from £500 to a maximum value of £10,000 to groups and organisations, which operate in former coalfield communities. The Main Grant Scheme - The • Coalfields Regeneration Trust welcomes applications from groups, organisations and agencies throughout Wales which are committed to the regeneration of coalfield areas and their communities. Applicants will normally be community and voluntary organisations, charities, local authorities and similar bodies. The maximum grant possible is £100,000, with the minimum grant possible being £10,000. What it funds We will support projects that fit into one or more of the following funding themes: • Access to employment • Education and skills • Health and wellbeing • Access to opportunities Application Criteria They welcome applications from new or existing groups, organisations and agencies throughout Britain who are contributing to the regeneration of coalfield 8
  9. 9. areas and their communities. Because we are a charity, your project must follow Charity Commission guidelines To receive charitable funds. Your projects should be based in an eligible coalfield community or be able to show clear and immediate benefits for an eligible coalfield community. Although the Trust administers funds on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government, it remains independent of the Assembly. All grant allocation decisions are considered by the Trust's Board of Trustees, based on recommendations provided by a specially convened Welsh Grants Panel. Deadlines No Deadlines Comments CRT has an allocation of funding which has a capital and a revenue element, currently we are vastly oversubscribed with requests for revenue funding and therefore we cannot make any further awards at this time. This may change in the future and we will contact you should funds become available. In the meantime we do have availability on our small grants Bridging the Gap Scheme for amounts of up to £10,000 or larger capital grants. Contact details For further information see - - http://www.coalfields- regen.org.uk/default.asp & http://www.coalfields- regen.org.uk/docs/147.pdf Part Unit 7 Maritime Office Woodland Terrace Maes-y-coed Pontypridd Rhondda Cynon Taff CF37 1DZ 9
  10. 10. Phone: 01443 404 455 Fax: 01443 408 804 Regeneration Manager - Alun Taylor Email: alun.taylor@coalfields- regen.org.uk Operations Manager - Sian Richards Email: sian.richards@coalfields- regen.org.uk Development Officer (Partnerships) - Richard Pugh Email: richard.pugh@coalfields- regen.org.uk 10
  11. 11. Fund/Trust Communities First Trust Fund Description The Communities First Trust Fund provides small grants for small community and voluntary organisations in Communities First areas Grant funding available Under the Fund, each of the 100 most deprived electoral divisions, as identified by the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation, and the 10 Communities of Interest/Imaginative Proposals are allocated £20,000 per financial year. Each of the 32 sub ward pockets of deprivation is allocated £10,000 per financial year. As a result of the revised Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2005, some 46 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) applied to become Communities First Areas. Once admitted to the Programme, each LSOA is allocated £5,000 per financial year. Applications in excess of £5,000 will not be considered and no group will be eligible to access more than £5,000 in any financial year. Grants of up to 100% may be awarded however groups are encouraged to apply for part funding for their project and seek the additional funding they require from other sources. Groups will not be eligible to apply to the Trust Fund again until they have accounted for their previous grant. What it funds The purpose of the scheme is to support any type of activity that involves local people, through small community organisations, that benefits their community. The activities must provide some measure of economic, environmental, social or cultural benefit for people living in a Communities First area. Application Criteria Groups can apply if they: 11
  12. 12. are a not-for-profit group; • are working in and involving • people from a Communities First area, or if outside the area, the activity must be of direct benefit to the Communities First area; have a constitution or set of rules, • dated and signed as quot;adoptedquot; by the Chair, or other senior office holder on behalf of the group; have a bank account, in the name • of your group, which requires at least two signatures; Can provide a copy of your most • recent accounts or statement of income and expenditure and a bank statement. These must be audited or signed as approved by your Chair or other senior office holder; and Can spend the grant within one • year or return it, or part of it, to the Fund. Deadlines Applications can be submitted throughout the year please -contact the number below for deadlines Comments Contact details For further information contact Community First Helpline on 0800 587 8898 12
  13. 13. Fund/Trust Provision of Advice and Services in Relation to Youth Crime and Domestic Violence * Description The grant scheme allocates funds to specialist voluntary organisations that provide a range of services and advice to local agencies in respect of youth crime and domestic abuse. Grant funding available No information available What it funds The scheme aimed primarily at organisations that are able to operate effectively at an all Wales level, though local or regional projects of an innovative nature may be considered. Funding is available for organisations which provide training and support to youth offending teams, and for organisations which provide advice and services in respect of domestic abuse. Application Criteria If you wish to apply for funding from this scheme, detailed guidance notes and application forms are available from Mrs. Jane Andrews. The scheme includes revenue support to assist voluntary organisations working with domestic abuse problems Deadlines No information available Comments Contact details Mrs. Jane Andrews Community Safety Division Welsh Assembly Government Rhydycar Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UZ ℡ (01685) 729088 - jane.andrews@wales.gsi.gov.uk 13
  14. 14. Fund/Trust Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund for Wales * Description The Aggregate Levy was introduced by the Finance Act 2001, which came into effect in April 2002. Part of the money generated by the Levy has been used to set up a Sustainability Fund to address the environmental costs associated with aggregate extraction. In Wales, the Fund will be used to address issues specific to Wales: legacy of old minerals • permissions; promoting the use of alternative • materials to aggregates; reducing the impact of aggregate • extraction; environmental and amenity • benefits to communities affected by aggregate extraction; conserving sites of special • interest; and Education projects linked to • quarrying. Grant funding available Funding is available for projects that address the above issues and meet the criteria set out in the information packs. What it funds The Fund will focus on six different types of scheme. Projects can qualify under more than one category. In addition, the Fund will also be available as a potential source for third party funding for the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. The six qualifying schemes are: (1) Old mineral permissions (2) Promoting the use of alternative materials 3) quarrying Reducing the impact of quarrying (4) Environmental and amenity benefits to communities affected by aggregates extraction 14
  15. 15. (5) Conserving and improving sites of special interest (6) Education projects Application Criteria See http://tinyurl.com/7q8ub6 http://tinyurl.com/7q8ub6 Deadlines None stated Comments Contact details The Aggregates Levy Fund Unit Planning Policy Branch Welsh Assembly Government Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3NQ David Eccles ℡(02920) 823261 Planning.Division@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK Neil Selwood ℡ (02920) 801492 Planning.Division@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK http://tinyurl.com/9tajlx 15
  16. 16. Fund/Trust Children and Families Organisations Grant * Description The overall objective of the scheme is to support the core activities of voluntary organisations, working on an all-Wales level, to develop preventative child and family support services and to avoid family breakdown Grant funding available Not known What it funds Its aim is to develop the capacities of eligible voluntary organisations to help the Assembly achieve its objectives of creating a more inclusive society with equality of opportunities and to enable children to play a positive role in the community wherever possible. It focuses on the following themes – National representation of bodies • providing services for children in Wales; Day-care; • Looked after children (including • advocacy, fostering and adoption); Disabled children; • Parenting; • Child protection; • Children from ethnic and other • minority groups; and Play. • Application Criteria See contact details Deadlines For details of the next bidding round please contact Leia Dally or Andrew Carter. Comments Contact details Leia Dally ℡(02920) 826379 ℡Cymorth@wales.gsi.gov.uk Andrew Carter ℡(02920) 825894 16
  17. 17. ℡Cymorth@wales.gsi.gov.uk http://tinyurl.com/3xq56m 17
  18. 18. Fund/Trust Civic Initiative (Heritage) Grants * Description The scheme provides grants up to £2,000 to local voluntary organisations for projects which contribute to increasing awareness of the historic environment and promote its appreciation This could include staging exhibitions or the publication of educational material about the historic environment. Physical works will be considered where they improve public appreciation of the historic environment. This could include the erection of plaques, which assist with the presentation of historic structures, improve public appreciation of the historic environment or promote visitor information. The scheme is of particular relevance to civic societies who will need to contribute match funding. Grant funding available £2,000.00 What it funds Guidance notes and application forms are available from: Cadw, Units 5&7, Cefn Coed, Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QQ. Application Criteria See contact details Deadlines Not known Comments Contact details Anne Thomas ℡(01443) 336064 cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk http://tinyurl.com/7jgq7d http://tinyurl.com/7jgq7d 18
  19. 19. Fund/Trust Environment Wales * Description Environment Wales, which since May 2006 has been administered by Wales Council for Voluntary Action on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government, aims to support voluntary action which contributes to sustainable development by helping to protect and improve the environment in Wales Grant funding available Not known What it funds Environment Wales has 5 grant streams, designed to aid projects in each step of their development. Two of these streams are available pre- registration i.e. for projects which may not yet be well-enough established to complete the registration process. These are: Start- Start-up Grants: These help to cover the costs involved with establishing new voluntary or community groups such as hiring venues, publicity or printing, training, insurance, affiliation etc. The maximum grant is £1,000. Pre- Pre-Project Grants: These help cover the costs of any studies or surveys that need to be undertaken before a project can begin; for example feasibility studies, business plans, ecological surveys or community appraisals. The studies must be undertaken by a third party. The maximum grant is £4,000. In both these instances, grants will only be awarded if the proposed project activities meet with our objectives and it is hoped that any projects benefiting from these grants will later come forward for Environment Wales registration. There are 3 other Environment Wales grant streams, open to registered 19
  20. 20. only. projects only Training Support Grants: These grants are available to help cover the costs of training courses and conferences. Eligible costs include travel expenses, subsistence and course fees. The maximum grant available is £400. Applications may be submitted at any time. Project Grants: These grants help cover project materials and equipment. The maximum grant available is £10,000. Applications may be submitted at any time. Management Grant: These grants help fund new posts within registered projects. The posts must be project- specific and not part of an organisation's core activities. Grants range from £1,000 to £12,000. Applications need to be received by the 31 October for awards starting on 1 April, the following year. Funding can be provided for up to a maximum of six Application Criteria In considering applications for grant aid, Environment Wales will give priority to projects: • which are working in partnership with other organisations; • which are innovative or collaborative, and could be used as a model elsewhere; • which encourage and support the participation of communities in local sustainable development; • where a grant would raise the quality of work and achieve greater benefits for the environment; • where a grant may increase the potential to raise income through a project 20
  21. 21. Deadlines None - can be submitted anytime Comments All project applications must have volunteer input and be able to clearly demonstrate how they meet with 1 or more of the 4 key Environment Wales goals http://www.environment- wales.org/ Match Funding Requirement Environment Wales can fund up to 75% of project costs. This means that at least 25% of costs must be met from other sources. Environment Wales recognises the importance of volunteer input to projects and records this as if it were a cash value (volunteer contribution is currently costed at £6.50 / hour). If there is sufficient volunteer time on a proposed project, smaller groups may use this contribution to make up the 25% match funding requirement. Larger groups will be expected to meet at least some of this requirement from other sources, which can include other funders, own resources or income-generation. Match funding can also be provided in-kind. Limit on funding from Welsh Assembly Government Sources Environment Wales is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, which is keen to encourage projects to secure support from a range of other sources. Groups need to demonstrate therefore that the total amount of funding for their project coming from Welsh Assembly Government sources does not exceed 75% of the total costs. Other organisations providing funds that originate from the Welsh Assembly Government include the Countryside Council for Wales, Wales Tourist Board, and some WCVA grants including the quot;Volunteering in Walesquot; fund. Contact details WCVA is the initiative’s Administrative 21
  22. 22. Partner. It is responsible for providing the administrative and financial framework for Environment Wales and for hosting the Administrative Team. There are also 8 Operational Partners, which host the Development Officer Team. These are BTCV, CYMAD, Cylch, Groundwork Wales, Keep Wales Tidy, RSPB Cymru, The National Trust and the Wildlife Trusts Wales. The Development Officer Team works to provide community and voluntary groups with advice and support. Each project, supported by Environment Wales, is allocated a dedicated Development Officer who remains a constant point of contact. Environment Wales also provides funding through 5 different grant streams. Contact the main office on the following; info@environment-wales.org ℡ 029 2043 1727 Address Environment Wales Baltic House Mount Stuart Square Cardiff CF10 5FH 22
  23. 23. Fund/Trust Millennium Volunteers Grant Scheme * Description This funding stream is for organisations able to offer or develop volunteering opportunities for young people aged 16- 24 in line with the Millennium Volunteers award. Millennium Volunteers is a UK wide volunteering programme for 16-24 year olds, which aims to: make a positive impact within • local communities; offer challenging and interesting • volunteering opportunities for all young people; enable young people to acquire • new skills and knowledge and develop personally; increase recognition of • volunteering by young people in the community; set a standard for volunteering • opportunities in Wales; and Encourage ownership of the • programme by young people. Grant funding available Funding of £50-£8,000 is available to cover direct volunteer costs. What it funds This funding stream is for organisations able to offer or develop volunteering opportunities for young people aged 16- 24 in line with the Millennium Volunteers award. Opportunities should be challenging, offer a community benefit and personal development of the young people and enable them to complete 200 hours Application Criteria Millennium Volunteers is a UK wide programme for young people who are interested or involved in volunteering. The purpose of the programme is to promote and recognise a sustained 23
  24. 24. commitment by young people aged 16- 24 to voluntary activity which makes a clear impact on the community. In Wales the programme is managed by the National Co-coordinating Group, a partnership between the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, the Wales Youth Agency and the Council for Wales Voluntary Youth Service. Applications can be made from between £50 to £7,000 to cover volunteers’ costs. There is no restriction on the number of applications that can be made. Deadlines There are four rounds a year. Closing dates are available on the website. www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering (external website) Comments The latest round for Delivery Partner and Youth Led Projects: 11 February 2009 Contact details Leah Doherty – WCVA ℡(02920) 431763 ldoherty@wcva.org.uk http://tinyurl.com/7zgpj3 24
  25. 25. European Union Funding Fund/Trust 2007- 2007-2013 Structural Funds Programmes Description Separate Operational Programmes have been developed for the Convergence and Competitiveness programmes and have been agreed between the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) and the European Commission. These are planning documents, which determine how the funding will be spent each of the areas. The Priorities for the respective Convergence and Regional Competitiveness programmes are: Convergence Operational Programmes (West Wales and the Valleys) ERDF Programme (£856m) Priority 1 Building the knowledge based economy Priority 2 Improving Business Competitiveness Priority 3 Developing strategic Infrastructure for a modern economy Priority 4 Creating an attractive business environment Priority 5 Building Sustainable Communities Priority 6 Technical assistance ESF Programme (£570m) Priority 1 Supplying young people with the skills needed for learning and future employment Priority 2 Increasing employment and tackling economic inactivity Priority 3 Improving skill levels and adaptability of the workforce Priority 4 Improving public services - Making the Connections Priority 5 Technical assistance 25
  26. 26. Regional Competitiveness and Employment Operational programmes (East Wales) ERDF Programme (£49m) Priority 1 Knowledge and innovation for growth Priority 2 Business competitiveness and growth Priority 3 Tackling climate change Priority 4 Regeneration for growth Priority 5 Technical assistance ESF Programme (£43m) Priority 1 Increasing employment and tackling economic inactivity Priority 2 Raising skill levels and adaptability of the workforce Priority 3 Technical assistance Implementation The Convergence and Regional Competitiveness programmes will be implemented through a series of Strategic Frameworks. Strategic Frameworks are operational strategies that focus on the types of interventions that will best deliver on the Priorities in the Operational Programmes. They serve as operational strategies or high-level planning instruments to assist WEFO, project sponsors and wider stakeholders to derive maximum benefit from the new Structural Funds programmes in Wales. Strategic Frameworks are part of a mechanism that will help ensure funding is carefully targeted, will reduce duplication of activities and best deliver both EU and Welsh Assembly Government priorities and policies. The frameworks aim to achieve a balance between a strategic overarching approach and a bottom-up approach Grant funding available As Above EU funds also require match funding. 26
  27. 27. The Welsh Assembly Government has a targeted match fund available see http://www.wefo.wales.gov.uk/resource/Main- Initial-Guidance5361.pdf What it funds As per priorities above Application Criteria WEFO will use Strategic Frameworks to inform the project selection process; you should therefore not request to ‘Submit an Expression of Interest’ unless you are certain your project idea fits within a Framework. If you are unsure how your project fits within the Frameworks please contact the WEFO Helpline on tel: 0845 010 3355 or email: enquiries- wefo@wales.gsi.gov.uk Deadlines Not available Comments Third sector guidance available - http://tinyurl.com/8x4c88 http://tinyurl.com/8x4c88 Contact details - http://tinyurl.com/74ckk9 Or ℡- WEFO Helpline - 0845 010 3355 - enquiries-wefo@wales.gsi.gov.uk 27
  28. 28. UK Central Government funding Fund/Trust Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) grant in aid funding programme * Description You will need to focus your planned activity very clearly on one or more of HMRC’s strategic outcomes and priorities in order to have a chance to secure your funding. See http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vcs/strategic- outcomes.pdf Grant funding available HMRC has committed £2m per annum for the next three years to include a provisional allocation for 2011-12 therefore the funding available taking out the funds we have already committed will be as follows: £1.05 million for 2009-10 • £1.28 million for 2010-11 • £2 million for 2011-12 (provisional • subject to Departmental approvals process) As a guide only and not as criteria for eligibility, we expect bids to fall in the following three funding brackets: up to around £20,000 – from locally • based or smaller organisations up to around £80,000 – for more • significant projects involving work on a wider geographical scale up to around £250,000 – for a major • project on a National scale What it funds 1. Outreach Activity – i.e. all costs including salaries, hire of premises etc. for activity in the community such as holding Seminars/Road Shows and Workshops – generally to raise awareness 2. Telephone Help Lines – all salaries and other costs associated with running a helpline 3. Advice/Advocacy – this should include costs for providing organisation based advice and 28
  29. 29. support, generally one to one individual focused activity either over the telephone or face-to-face – it is anticipated this will primarily be salary costs 4. Training – all costs for internal training, or for training events to be delivered to other Third Sector organisations to develop capacity 5. Production/Distribution of Guidance – leaflets/booklets etc 6. Marketing/Advertising – radio broadcasts/adverts/press/flyers 7. e-Guidance – Web based activity, updating websites, SMS etc 8. Project Evaluation 9. Professional Fees 10. Equipment 11. Overhead Costs – Office Salaries 12. Overhead Costs – accommodation and other running costs Application Criteria To qualify for funding from HMRC’s • grant in aid programme you need to satisfy us that your organisation is eligible i.e being non-governmental organisations which are value-driven and which principally reinvest their surpluses to further social, environmental or cultural objectives. You will need to confirm that you satisfy • the criteria to be eligible for a grant in aid payment from HMRC. We may ask you to provide information to support your eligibility. You will need to say whether you are a • Charity; Voluntary and Community sector organisation, Social Enterprise, Mutual or Co-Operative. You can select 29
  30. 30. more than one of these definitions. Deadlines Aim to start the 2009-10 round for bidders in the autumn of this year and will make further announcements nearer the time Comments As Grant in Aid awards are essentially a contribution towards your running costs, we expect your organisation will already be carrying out activities similar to those provided by HMRC e.g. promoting, publicising or educating customers about HMRC products. As such in 2009-10 HMRC seeks bids from organisations to carry out activity that does not require support from HMRC. We are unable to provide resource to check the detail in leaflets, check scripts or be involved in any level of support for the projects, beyond the monitoring and evaluating. Only in very exceptional circumstances will we agree to provide resource for a project. If you feel you will need HMRC support it is vital that your Pre-bid application has stated explicitly what HMRC resource is entailed, whether you have obtained a commitment from HMRC for that resource and you have clearly identified and costed the resource requirement. This is so that HMRC can clearly assess the additional cost required to complete the project against value for money. Contact details - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vcs/funding0708.htm 30
  31. 31. Fund/Trust The Community Fund - helping the community tackle gun, gang and knife crime * Description One of the key strands in our programme of work is empowering communities to work with local agencies to take action to prevent gun, knife crime and gang culture and offering support to parents to challenge their children’s behaviour. We recognise the key role played by communities in tackling these issues as we know that enforcement is not the only solution. Prevention and early intervention are crucial and this is where local Community groups can play such a vital role. This new funding stream of £4.5 million is being made available over the next two/three years to community groups working with young people. The Community Fund builds on the success of the Connected Fund, but is designed to be more sustainable and fund organisations with a key focus on intensified work with young people at risk of becoming violent offenders, or those already involved in gangs and criminal activity, over two/three years. Grant funding available £4.5 million What it funds The aim of the fund is to support smaller voluntary and community organisations who can demonstrate successful approaches to tackling the issues of guns, gangs or knives among young people and those particularly at risk of involvement in serious violence. They particularly fund organisations in South Wales. They will prioritise projects which are engaging young people involved (or at risk of being involved) in gun/knife crime and gang activity in the following areas: Mentoring, outreach or education work with young people involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in gun/knife crime or gang activity. For example those at risk may include: siblings of gang members, ex-offenders and associates of gang members who have been identified via youth offending teams, risk 31
  32. 32. management services (e.g. MAPPA, Multi- Agency Public Protection Arrangement) churches and statutory agencies. 2. Support schemes for siblings, families and parents of young people involved in or at risk of involvement in gang or knife violence. Application Criteria Deadlines All applications must need to be submitted by 3rd April 2009. Comments Contact details Grants Programme Administrator 2nd Floor 154 Gt. Charles Street Queensway Birmingham B3 3HN ℡0845 603 1869 info@grantsadmin.co.uk http://tinyurl.com/anktv7 32
  33. 33. Lottery Funding Lottery Funding Fund/Trust Awards for All Wales Description Awards for All Wales is a Lottery grants scheme aimed at local communities Grant funding available They award grants of between £500 and £5,000 in a simple and straightforward way What it funds Application Criteria They can fund projects that involve people in their local community, bringing them together and enabling them to take part in heritage and community activities, as well as projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community. • you can apply at any time • the application form is short and simple • you will be told if you are successful or not within 12 weeks. Awards for All Wales aims to: Support community activity by helping communities to meet their needs through voluntary action, self-help projects, local facilities or events. (By communities we mean people in a local area or people who share a common interest or need.) Extend access and participation by encouraging more people to become actively involved in local groups and projects, and by supporting activities that aim to be open and accessible to everyone who wishes to take part. Increase skill and creativity by supporting activities which help to develop people and organisations, improve skills and raise standards. Improve the quality of life by supporting local projects that improve people’s opportunities, health, welfare, environment, heritage or local facilities, especially those most disadvantaged in society. To be considered for a grant, you need to show how you will meet at least one of the above aims. 33
  34. 34. Deadlines No deadlines – apply anytime Comments Contact details Awards for AllWales 2nd Floor Ladywell House Newtown Powys SY16 1JB ℡Telephone: 01686 611 740 Textphone: 01686 610 205 http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/wales 34
  35. 35. Fund/Trust Fair Share Description Some parts of the UK missed out on Lottery funding in the past. The Fair Share programme has been helping to change that. Targeted at 77 areas, Fair Share was the first joint programme from the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund - now merged as the Big Lottery Fund. The programme had three strands, of which one remains open: The Fair Share Trust is a £50 million trust providing sustained funding in Fair Share Areas until 2013 (2009 in Scotland). The Community Foundation Network (CFN) is the sole UK trustee and has appointed delivery agents in each of the Fair Share areas. Selected neighbourhoods in each area are receiving targeted support from these agents, and local people are getting the opportunity to make decisions on where the funding goes. Grant funding available £5,000 (with some flexibility) - £250,000 (with some flexibility) What it funds The Fair Share Trust programme aims to: Build Capacity and Sustainability • – by involving local communities in decision-making about lottery funding. Build Social Capital – by building • links within and between communities to promote trust and participation. Improve livability - by improving • the living environment for communities. Local priorities 35
  36. 36. Blaenau Gwent 1. To increase community capacity and development through the provision of skills, employment and training opportunities Caerphilly 1. To provide a range of opportunities for disabled people and their carers living in the county borough and beyond, which will include improving their ‘voice’, building up the confidence of those looking to take up employment opportunities and increasing the understanding and awareness amongst the wider population and organisations to the needs and aspirations of people with disabilities. Isle of Anglesey 1. To enable equal opportunity access to open play for children and young people of all abilities to experience play and physical activity within their own communities on Anglesey Neath, Port Talbot 1. To improve the health and well- being of older and or disabled persons contributing towards independent living 2. Provide long-term unemployment and economically inactive individuals with skills development and transitional job opportunities 3. To build the capacity of existing service providers Wrexham 36
  37. 37. 1. To support the social inclusion into the wider community of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Migrant Workers and Gypsy and Traveller People and their families. Application Criteria A locally-based charity or voluntary group that is interested in applying for a grant should begin by contacting the Grants Administrator to check its eligibility and to have an informal chat about its ideas. Eligible projects are sent a straightforward application form. All applications we receive are carefully assessed, and decisions are made by grants committees. Deadlines 1 January 2003 - 31 December 2013 Comments The Community Foundation in Wales acts as the agent distributing this fund for the the lottery Contact details The Community Foundation in Wales 14-16 Merthyr Road Whitchurch Cardiff CF14 1DG ℡029 20 520250 mail@cfiw.org.uk http://www.cfiw.org.uk/about.html 37
  38. 38. Fund/Trust The People and Places programme Description The People and Places programme has £66 million between 2005 and 2009, to fund capital and revenue projects that support co-ordinated action by people to make their communities better places to live. It will support local projects and projects that operate in more than one geographical area, regionally or throughout Wales. People and Places aims to: “Enable people to work together for strong communities, social justice and better rural and urban environments.” People and Places can fund projects that achieve one of more of the following programme outcomes: 1. revitalised communities 2. improved community relations 3. enhanced local environments, community services and buildings. Grant funding available £5001 - £1 million What it funds See http://tinyurl.com/cagukx Application Criteria Under this grant programme they will only make grants to: • voluntary, community or public sector organisations, working individually or together. The sector includes voluntary and community organisations, charities, social enterprises, cooperatives, community mutuals, faith organisations, community interest companies, and companies limited by guarantee established for public and community benefit. They encourage organisations to work together. If you decide to work in partnership, you must choose a lead organisation that is eligible to apply for funding. The lead organisation must be the applicant and they will be responsible for managing the funding and the project. Deadlines 2009 [please see contact details to enquire] Comments What they will not fund 38
  39. 39. religious activities, though we • welcome applications from religious organisations • political activities • projects that mainly benefit people living outside Wales • projects previously funded from other Lottery programmes or other sources of funding (continuation funding), unless they include new or enhanced elements • activities that contribute directly to a private organisation’s distributable profits • activities that are incompatible with the aims and objectives of your organisation • projects that are more appropriate to another Lottery distributor Contact details ℡National helpline for advice on 0845 410 20 30. 30 general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk Call Lottery Funding Helpline on 0845 275 00 00 www.lotteryfunding.org.uk 39
  40. 40. Trusts & Foundations Trusts & Foundations Fund/Trust Allen Lane Foundation Description The Foundation is a charitable Trust which makes grants in the UK. It makes grants to voluntary not-for-profit organisations (which need not be registered charities, provided the work carried out is charitable) which are small (as its grants are small) and where the work benefits groups of people who are unpopular in UK society today. Grant funding available The grants are relatively modest. Single, one-off grants range from as little as £500 up to £15,000. Grants repeated for more than one year vary from about £500 per annum up to £5,000 per annum, for a maximum of three years What it funds The Foundation wishes to fund work which • will make a lasting difference to people’s lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems • is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination, and • encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community. The Foundation is interested in funding work which benefits people in the following groups, or generalist work which includes significant numbers from more than one such group • asylum-seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality) • gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender people 40
  41. 41. • gypsies and travellers • offenders and ex-offenders • older people • people from black and minority ethnic communities and migrant workers • people experiencing mental health problems • people experiencing violence or abuse Application Criteria • Registered charities Other organisations which • are not charities but which seek funding for a charitable project Deadlines None Comments To make sure that grants of this size have an impact the Foundation will not fund larger organisations. If an organisation works in a relatively local area – a village, or estate or small town - to be eligible it will have an income of less than about £100,000. At the other end of the spectrum, an organisation which works across the whole of the UK will be eligible if it has an income of not more than about £250,000. Contact details 90 The Mount York Y024 1AR ℡ 01904 613223 info@allenlane.org.uk http://tinyurl.com/czbhak 41
  42. 42. Fund/Trust The Anchor Foundation * Description To encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Grant funding available In any one year the grant range to a project is between £500 and £10,000. What it funds They will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding Application Criteria Applicants tend to be Christian charities. Deadlines Applications are considered at twice yearly trustees meetings in April and November and need to be received by 31st January and 31st July each year. If you have been successful you will hear by the end of May or the end of November. Enquiries about progress will receive no response. Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply after 12 months. Comments Contact details The Anchor Foundation, P.O. Box 21107, Alloa, FK12 5W secretary@theanchorfoundation.org.uk http://tinyurl.com/c3lvyx 42
  43. 43. Fund/Trust The ASDA Foundation* Foundation* Description The ASDA Foundation is our charitable trust which was set up in 1988 to support local good causes chosen by our colleagues, and is funded by profits from the mid-week national lottery. They see the foundation as one of the many ways to give something back to the communities that support us. That’s why they lend a hand to the wide range of good causes with which their colleagues are involved — including everything from local charities and playgroups to football teams. The ASDA Foundation is primarily for colleagues who have already raised money for their chosen cause through their store or depot, and require additional support Grant funding available Not stated What it funds Example - BRfm BRfm is a community radio station and an essential part of community life in Blaenau. The ASDA Foundation funded the necessary transmission equipment to enable them to broadcast live throughout Blaenau Gwent. Application Criteria Under the Foundation's terms, they will assist any charity in the UK, as well as people and projects who require financial assistance, providing they have the support of local ASDA colleagues Deadlines None Comments The ASDA Foundation won't consider applications where the money is to be used for salaries or will be paid into general funds. Contact details Please contact your local Store or Depot to see if this is something they are able to support 43
  44. 44. Fund/Trust The Baring Foundation Description They have specific grants programmes concerned with strengthening the voluntary sector, the arts and international development. The Arts programme deadline has passed and will be opening again in September 2009. There will be news of the Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme for 2009 later in the New Year. Grant funding available See the website What it funds See the website Application Criteria See the website Deadlines Strengthening the Voluntary Sector (STVS) - independence grants programme 2009 News of this programme will be announced early in 2009. Comments Contact details The Baring Foundation 60 London Wall London EC2M 5TQ ℡ 020 7767 1348 baring.foundation@uk.ing.com http://www.baringfoundation.org.uk/ 44
  45. 45. Fund/Trust Barrow Cadbury trust Description At the Barrow Cadbury Trust they aim, not just to give grants, but also to build partnerships with groups and organisations. They have an outreach strategy where we actively look for groups demonstrating good practice and who can show what really works on the ground Organisations must fall within their objectives of promoting a fair, equal, peaceful and democratic society, as well as meeting the criteria within one or more of their three programme areas They have consolidated the funding into three programme areas: Young Adults and Criminal Justice Helping young adults who are in, or at risk of being in the criminal justice system, to make a successful transition to adulthood and improve their life chances. Communities Alleviating poverty and exclusion among marginalised groups. Exchange Exchanging good practice across boundaries and using it to reinvigorate debates taking place in the UK. Grant funding available The average size of a Trust grant is about £25,000 over a twelve month period. They also make small grants of up to £3,000. What it funds Most of the grants provide project funding. Application Criteria Deadlines They do not have deadlines, Trustees usually meet three times a year to consider applications. The first step is an expression of interest. Not every registration of interest develops into an application. All expressions of interest are assessed first by the Trust's staff to ensure they meet their funding criteria. Comments Stage 1 – Send an expression of interest [see website for details] Contact details - http://www.bctrust.org.uk/grants/ 45
  46. 46. Fund/Trust BBC Children in Need * Description Projects delivered by organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people, who must be 18 years and under, living in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Disadvantages experienced by children and young people include: • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect • Any kind of disability • Behavioural or psychological difficulties • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation Grant funding available There is no minimum or maximum amount when applying for funds from BBC Children in Need What it funds They have no restrictions on the types of grants, including both capital and revenue costs Application Criteria If you are not a registered charity you will need to supply a copy of your constitution. Deadlines Closing date: 15 April 2009 - Awards given by end July Closing date: 15 July 2009 - Awards given by end October Closing date: 15 October 2009 - Awards given by end January Comments Contact details BBC Children in Need Appeal Broadcasting House ,Llandaff ,Cardiff , CF5 2YQ ℡ 029 2032 2383 46
  47. 47. Fund/Trust The Cloth workers Foundation Description The Clothworkers’ Foundation aims through its funding to improve the quality of life, particularly for people and communities facing disadvantage Grant funding available Not stated What it funds One off for capital costs for UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £10 million Application Criteria UK charities only Deadlines Main Grants Programme - Applications are accepted at any time with no deadlines. - A decision should be made within 6 months of receipt of the application. Small Grants Programme - Applications are accepted at any time when the programme is open. - A decision should be made within 6 weeks of receipt of the application. Comments Contact details If you have read through the guidelines and still have specific questions which are not covered you can contact the Foundation on 020 7623 7041 . We regret that our resources do not allow us to provide advice over the telephone on matters which are covered on our website - http://tinyurl.com/3bnfky 47
  48. 48. Fund/Trust The Dulverton Trust * Description Funding priorities They operate within the following main areas of activity: Youth and Education This is the largest category and is concerned with educational activities and opportunities for disadvantaged young people, helping them to achieve their true potential. This includes enabling young people at risk of offending or exclusion to access education and employment. They wish to encourage studies in science and technology that will open up career opportunities for young people in business and industry. . General Welfare They support a wide range of activities that benefit disadvantaged people and communities, with particular interest in: maintaining active living and • independence for older people strengthening and supporting • family relationships the welfare of children in • disadvantaged families and of children in care supporting carers • the rehabilitation of prisoners and • ex-offenders and help for their families to rebuild their lives helping young homeless people to • move forward the welfare of former members of • the Armed Forces developing tolerance and • understanding between faiths Conservation The Trust is keen to support the general 48
  49. 49. conservation and protection of wildlife habitats within the United Kingdom. We also encourage projects concerning the protection and sympathetic management of trees and native woodlands. Projects concerned with single species are rarely considered. Preservation They are interested in the preservation of outstanding historic artefacts and buildings of national importance. We encourage the development of craftsmanship in the traditional techniques of repair and restoration. Because they give annual grants to the National Churches Trust and the Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust for churches in the United Kingdom, they very rarely able to consider appeals from individual churches. Grant funding available Major – For charities that operate nationally or across the geographical regions of the UK Support will normally UK. be restricted to charities whose annual income is below £50 million. Minor – For smaller charities usually level. working at local or county level Support will normally be restricted to charities whose annual income is below £400,000. A fixed sum of money is earmarked each year for these awards and the maximum grant is £3,500. Priority will be given to charities working in areas of severe deprivation or rural isolation. What it funds Application Criteria Provide money to UK registered charities and to organisations with charitable status. Deadlines Trustees meet four times a year to consider Major appeals: in February, May, July and October. Minor appeals are considered four times a year at variable times between the main agenda meetings. There are no deadlines or closing dates. 49
  50. 50. Comments Contact details 5 St James’s Place London SW1A 1NP ℡020 7629 9121 trust@dulverton.org www.dulverton.org 50

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