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Microsoft Word February 2009 Funding News Volume 1

  1. 1. February 2009 Volume 1 _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund (UK and Republic of Ireland) The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations working in this field. The Trust consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism. In this area, they consider projects concerning children or adults. Learning disability, thus defined, is a priority for funding. They will not offer grants for research into or care of those with mental illness or dyslexia. Application for funding is normally considered for capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs. They offer grants from £250 and is dependant on a number of factors including the purpose, the total funding requirement and the potential sources of other funds including, in some cases, matching funding. Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity. The next deadline for applications is 1st May 2009. 1
  2. 2. Gannett Foundation The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., owner of the Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK’s largest publishers. The Gannett Foundation provides funding to support local organisations in the area where Newsquest operates in the UK. The Quartet Community Foundation, on behalf of the Gannett Foundation and Newsquest, manages the Fund. The Gannett Foundation supports projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, community problem solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. To see whether applicable to your area - Grants will not be given to: individuals • organisations which are not registered charities • national or regional organisations unless the project addresses specific local • community needs promotion of religious causes • endowment funds • general appeals or multi-year campaigns • medical or research organisations • animal charities • Grants will be for between £1000 and £5000 but larger grants may be made for exceptional projects. Applications are invited from areas where a newspaper owned by Newsquest Media Group circulates. Applications must be submitted on the approved application form, which may be completed online or obtained from your local Newsquest newspaper office. The completed form should be sent to the local newspaper office address. Do not send applications to Newsquest Media Group. UK Grants are made twice a year. The times are publicised in the local newspapers. The newspaper will expect you to co-operate with reasonable requests for publicity of any grant given. 2
  3. 3. The Tesco Charity Trust Community Award Guidelines The Tesco Charity Trust has been in existence since 1987 and supports local charities and not-for-profit organisations, and also gives a 20% top-up to monies raised by Tesco employees for charity. Community Awards Scheme criteria: The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £1,000 and £4,000. The funding they give goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local communities around stores in the UK. Applications can be made via the website, There are two categories of Community Awards: 1. Grants to support children’s welfare and/or children’s educations (including special needs schools) 2. Grants to support elderly people and/or adults and children with disabilities There are two rounds of funding every year for each category, please see the timescales below. timescale Ensure you apply within the correct category and timescale as your application will be rejected if it is submitted in the wrong category. GRANTS FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION AND CHILDREN’S WELFARE Applications Applications can be made between: Expected Decision date: 1st December & 31st January End of April OR 1st May & 30th June End of September GRANTS FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE AND ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES made Applications can be made between: Expected Decision date: 1st February & 31st March End of June OR 1st August & 30th September End of December Contact Details: Tesco Charity Trust PO Box 980 Canterbury CT1 9DX Tel: 0845 6123575 3
  4. 4. Ibrahim Foundation The Ibrahim Foundation is a private independent grant making foundation that makes grants to organisations which aim to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK, both now and in the future. The Foundation likes to consider work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, appears too risky, requires core funding, or needs a more unusual form of financial help such as a loan. The foundation has always believed in the need to support and maintain a free, stable and socially cohesive society, where enterprise is encouraged and people are able to realize their potential, take advantage of opportunities and play their part in democratic life. For more information please visit: . The Diageo Foundation Diageo Foundation's aim is to create positive, long-term change in the community. It focuses on areas of humanitarian need, primarily in developing countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, where it can make the most difference. The Foundation provides kick-start funding and expertise in establishing local projects, some of which are run in partnership with our local businesses.The Foundation makes charitable donations, matches employee fundraising in the UK and provides longer-term social investment in areas where we can make the most difference. To comply with UK charity law, grants and donations made from the Diageo Foundation must be for charitable purposes, i.e. the relief of poverty, or the advancement of education. To be eligible for funding from the Diageo Foundation, projects must fall within one of the four key focus areas: Skills for Life, Water of Life, Local Communities or Disaster Relief. They must also demonstrate the following: addressing a community/social need, in particular excluded and disadvantaged people who, with • support, can help themselves to transform their own lives building partnerships with community groups and NGOs • helping build the skills-base of individuals or communities • maximising grants to make them as effective as possible • building the economic prosperity of a community • planning a clear exit strategy and appropriate mechanisms to ensure that the benefits derived from • the project are sustainable having clear, well-defined objectives in place, including planned outcomes, desired impact, • measurement and evaluation enhancing the project, if appropriate, by working in partnerhsip with a local Diageo businessThere is • normally a three-year limit to any funding commitment. Registered charities only The maximum funding available for any one project is £50,000. – 4
  5. 5. The Centre for Social Justice Awards If you are a charity, small voluntary group, or other project tackling poverty in your local area and helping turn lives around, then we want to hear from you. You will be people focused, tackling causes as well as symptoms, practical, entrepreneurial, driven by conviction and motivated by compassion. Most importantly, whether a small organization on a shoe string, or a larger organization with robust funding streams, you will be helping people out of poverty and/or reversing social breakdown. Effective poverty fighting groups with or without charitable status is welcome to apply. There is no application form. Simply describe in 500 words or less how your organization makes an exceptional contribution to tackling poverty and turning lives around. Evidence of anecdotal and numerical results of how lives are being turned around are particularly welcome. Supporting evidence of up to 15 pages may be attached to your application. This can include press articles, evaluation reports or applications for funding. Documents sent to us cannot be returned. Applications can be posted or emailed to arrive by 5pm on the 17 March 2009. They would be particularly pleased to receive your applications by email and/or pdf or word format rather than hard copy where possible. Organisations that have applied before are welcome to apply up to a maximum of twice. Please send them to: By email By post CSJ Awards 2009 The Centre for Social Justice 9 Westminster Palace Gardens Artillery Row London SW1P 1RL 5
  6. 6. Cash For Kids - Merseyside and North Wales The Cash for Kids scheme is provided by Radio City / Magic / City Talk and Barclaycard and administered by Radio City Foundation. Funding is intended to support local charities to run projects that benefit disadvantaged children who are under the age of 18 years living in Merseyside, the North West and North Wales.To be eligible, applicants must: Be a registered children's charity based in Merseyside, the North West and North Wales. Have a project that helps children and young people who: Are aged 18 years or younger. Are disadvantaged or disabled through one of the following: Suffering mental, physical or sensory disabilities. Suffering behavioural or psychological disorders. Living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Suffering distress, abuse or neglect. Live in the Radio City 96.7, City Talk 105.9 or Magic 1548 broadcasting area (Merseyside, North West and North Wales) or have parents who live in this area. Local non-registered voluntary and community groups are eligible to apply but they must seek support from a local registered charity to receive the grant on their behalf. Priority will be given to applications which: Directly benefit a large number of children. Make a positive impact on young people's lives. Eligible Expenditure - Costs associated with eligible projects. Applications are due by 31 March or 30 September each year. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the Radio City website. Contact the Radio City Foundation for further information or to request a print application form. 6
  7. 7. film- First Light (young film-makers) First Light Movies provides funding to organisations to support film-making among young people aged between five and 19. Productions of any genre are eligible to receive funding (eg live action, animated fiction, creative documentaries). Young people are expected to play a lead role in all aspects of the production process. Organisations such as schools and local authorities are eligible to participate in the scheme. The next deadline is 31 March 2009. Further details are available from First Light, email or visit Volant Charitable Trust The Volant Charitable Trust is a charitable giving vehicle for the author J K Rowling. The Foundation is currently seeking applications for projects within the UK that alleviate social deprivation, especially through work with women and children. The Trust supports national or local projects. Grants can be for capital or revenue items and can be for up to three years. Applications are discussed at meetings in March and September each year. The next closing date is 27 February 2009. This guide has been produced by Communities@One using web based research Dated: February 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 7