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Funding Newsletter
August 2022
The Big Debate

I don’t know if you have been watching the Prime Minister debates on various TV channels but I have. Its all been very dramatic so far.
I was pleased to hear Liz Truss separately reference not-for-profit organisations in one of the debates, but sadly civil society and social action did not get a look in, and climate change only got a peep, whilst tax and cost of living dominated the debates.

I touched upon how the cost of living crisis will impact the not-for-profit sector in the June Funding Newsletter. However, I thought you may wish to read an in-depth review ‘Confronting the Cost of Living Crisis’ by Think NPC. Included in the review is:

  • How is inflation making it harder for charities to respond
  • How should charities adapt
  • How can funders help

In September the United Kingdom will have a new Prime Minister. It remains to be seen what impact that will have on individuals and organisations.

The Cost of Grant Applications
Charities spend a lot of time, resource and investment on applying for grants, but are you getting value for money? Have you analysed your return on investment? Are you applying to funders that are aligned to your cause? Is your application optimal?
Third Sector reports "UK charities spend £900m a year applying for grants, research has found.
The burden is especially heavy for small and medium-sized charities, which can end up dedicating more than one-third of their resources to preparing fundraising bids, according to the think tank Pro Bono Economics (PBE).
The findings are included in PBE’s paper, Giving Pains, which urges funders to scale up work on making application processes simpler and more streamlined.
The report says: “There are longstanding concerns that the ways in which many foundations choose to distribute their grants use a disproportionate level of resource from across the sector.
“The system should ideally be designed to contribute to achieving impact, effectiveness and value for money. However, there is no evidence that this is the case.
“In particular, the costs arising from charities making applications for funding for which they are ineligible, and from the laborious nature of some application processes, can be fairly viewed as ‘wasted’ resources, which could be better spent on charitable activities.”
The analysis also found that the cost “does not fall equally” across the charity sector.
Small and medium-sized charities, defined as those with annual incomes of less than £1m, both spend more than one-third of their total resources on fundraising applications, while the figure is just 16 per cent for the largest charities.
“This cost is particularly worrying because of the high number of ineligible applications made by charities – applications which have little chance of success – and the extent to which many funders are oversubscribed, meaning that the majority of funding applications are unsuccessful," the report says.
The analysis was conducted by the consultancy Giving Evidence, which carried out economic modelling and interviewed more than 30 experts across the charity sector."

If you would like support on deciding whether it is worth your time and effort applying to a funder, or whether your application is optimal please drop me an email and I would be happy to discuss and review.
Funding Surgery - September 28th 2022
Ian McLintock, who is the founder of the free Charity Excellence Framework and the Funding Finder database, will present on:
• What a case for support is and why it matters
• How to make a compelling case that will make your application stand out
• How to avoid the common mistakes that make bids fail
• How to find the right funders for your charity.

Don't miss out on this free event, for Central-Surrey and East-Surrey Charities.

Please click here to register.
Funding News
Social Action Funds
UnLtd
Awards Programme


Grants plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK.
The grants are being made available through two funding streams:
  • Grants of up to £15,000 to grow an existing social enterprise
  • Grants of up to £5,000 to start a new social enterprise.
UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs.
To be eligible applicants need to be:
  • Aged 16 and over
  • Living in the United Kingdom
  • Willing to participate in a learning experience
  • Working to benefit people living in the United Kingdom
  • Have a real social impact
  • Fulfil a clear need and demand
  • Have clear outputs and goals
In addition to the Awards, UnLtd has two focus areas where they think social entrepreneurs can make a big difference. UnLtd has dedicated teams and specialist support available to social entrepreneurs with ideas to help people in the areas of:
  • Healthy Aging
  • Access to Employment
The closing date for this funding round is the 30th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



TNLC & DCMS #iwill Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are putting an extra £12 million of funding into the #iwill Fund to create thousands of new youth social action opportunities for young people across England. The #iwill Fund distributes its investment by working in partnership with other funders that match #iwill Fund monies on at least a £1:£1 ratio and develop funding programmes that enable more young people, particularly from less affluent communities, to take part in social action projects such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. This new funding is primarily aimed at those who are new to the #iwill Fund and are developing their own youth social action funding projects through grant funding to other.
For more information please click on the following link.



Groundwork
New Founder Grants


Groundwork, in partnership with Pizza Hut Delivery and Hatch Enterprise, is making funding available to support budding entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds to start and grow their businesses into sustainable enterprises that have a positive, long-lasting impact on their communities.
The New Founder Programme will award grants of up to £1,000 to graduates of the New Founder Programme’s Launchpad scheme, and grants of up to £5,000 for graduates of the Incubator scheme to help them explore new markets, increase trading, build capacity or better measure impact.
Successful applicants will be awarded funding based on the impact the funding will have on their business, as well as the social and environmental outputs of the project.
The closing date for applications is the 5th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Power to Change
Community Shares Booster Fund


Power to Change, a charity that supports community businesses is making funding available to Community businesses in England looking to raise finance through a community share issue.
The Community Shares Booster Fund is a funding scheme that supports new and existing community businesses in England that are at all stages of a community share issue.
Community Businesses can apply under two funding streams:
  • Development grants – averaging £5,000, to prepare a community share offer: financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.
  • Equity match investment – typically matching £1 for £1 up to £25,000 invested by the Booster Fund, providing the minimum share offer target is achieved.
Initially, applicants need to submit an Expression of Interest.  Those successful at this stage will be invited to submit a full application. 
Expression of Interest can be submitted at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.
Disability Funds
Variety Children's Charity

Parents, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists of a child or young person under the age of 18 living with a disability or long-term health condition, can now apply for funding to purchase a new wheelchair.
The funding is made available by children’s charity Variety, which will fund bespoke wheelchairs for any purpose, including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs that are not available through local authority wheelchair services in England, Wales & Scotland.
Applicants, who can include the child themselves, will need to provide a letter of support for the item required from a relevant healthcare professional.
Applications can be made at any time and will be considered by the Wheelchair Committee which meets six time per year.
For more information please click on the following link.
Faith and Places of Worship Funds
The Ouseley Trust

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2023 to apply for funding from the Ouseley Trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for individual choristers having places at recognised choir schools; Purchase of liturgical music and other projects of an innovative kind that are likely to further the objects of the trust in a direct and effective way. No maximum grants size is specified.
For more information please click on the following link.



National Churches Trust
Cornerstone Grants

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available through the National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone programme and applications from the Trust’s priority areas of the North East of England, Northern Ireland and Wales are encouraged. The next deadline for applications is midnight on the 7th November 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.
Community and Social Welfare Funds

Benefact Group
Movement for Good Awards


The Benefact Group has launched a new round of their Movement for Good Awards to support good causes in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Through the £1 million fund, the company will award £1,000 to 250 registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, or community interest companies from the second draw of the campaign which takes place in September. Members of the public can nominate charities online and winners will be selected at random. Applicants will also receive a toolkit including social media resources to help them build as much support as possible whilst the nomination window is open. The closing date for nominations is 11:59pm on the 11th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.


Giff Gaff Emergency Fund

Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, has launched a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Money raised through donations and recycled mobile phones, will be awarded to community causes, with Neighbourly helping to identify the types of causes most impacted, and customers also asked to vote for causes they would like to see receive support. The giffgaff emergency fund will donate grants of up to £1,000. Further information will be made available in due course.
For more information please click on the following link.



The National Lottery Community Fund
Bringing People Together Programme


Grants of up to £1,000,000 are available for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The funding will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities. The funding, which is made available through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Bringing People Together programme, will enable organisations to deliver collaborative projects across at least two countries in the UK that focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly amongst people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and asylum or refugee seekers. Applications can be made at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.

Environmental and Conservation Funds
Innovate UK

Innovate UK will invest up to £2 million in early-stage innovation projects that use people and planet centred design processes and expertise. The aim of this competition is to help businesses develop new ideas that will deliver benefits for people and the planet, aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These can be for new or significantly improved products, services, places or business models. Applications are encouraged from organisations that have not previously used people and planet centred design processes or expertise. This competition closes at 11am UK on the 31st August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.


 

The Vegan Society Grant

The Vegan Society is making funding available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan.
Grants of around £1,000 are available for projects in the UK and worldwide that raise awareness of veganism in a positive way, promote it in an exciting or unique way to non-vegans, and support people from marginalised backgrounds to access veganism.
Previously supported projects have included an event to engage Christians with veganism, an art exhibition with a focus on activism, vegan culinary training for newly independent young adults, and a vegan food bank project. 
The next deadline for applications is the 30th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.


 

Sea Changers Innovation Fund

A new £30,000 fund has been launched to encourage and support new ideas and projects for marine conservation in the UK. Applications are being accepted from all types of UK based organisations, including charities and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations, companies, schools, universities or students who are carrying out marine conservation related activities, and community groups. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Innovation Fund 2022 will award £10,000 to projects based in / taking place in Scotland; £10,000 will be awarded to projects that are aimed at preventing or addressing the issue of plastics in the marine environment, anywhere in the UK; and the remaining £10,000 is for projects taking place anywhere in the UK, in any area of marine conservation innovation. The deadline for applications is the 18th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



International Tree Foundation
Community Tree Planting Programme


Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising community awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Applications can be submitted at any time until the 16th December 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



People’s Trust for Endangered Species
Conservation Insight Grants


Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question which will enable conservationists to undertake critical conservation action. The funding is made available by the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species through their Conservation Insight Grants which close to applications at 11:59pm on the 7th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Finnis Scott Foundation

UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications for one-off grants up to £10,000, but because of the high demand, most grants are currently £5,000 or less. Exceptionally, when funds permit, grants of as much as £60,000 are made, payable over several years. The next closing date for applications is 4pm on the 9th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

 


Environment Agency
Habitat Creation Grant


Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, public bodies and businesses in England, for partnership-led pilot projects to research carbon storage in new and restored habitats. The funding is made available by the Environment Agency through the Habitat Creation Grant which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote carbon sequestration. The fund will be administered by Natural England, which will work with successful pilot projects to carry out research and monitoring to compare carbon storage and uptake across different habitats of different ages in an area of at least 500 hectares in size, including native woodland, peaty pockets, hedgerows, heath, fen, and semi-natural grassland. The closing date for applications is the 29th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The National Lottery Community Fund
Climate Action Fund


The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the £100 million Climate Action Fund has re-opened for applications. Up to £8 million is available to community projects across the UK that are focusing on the link between nature and climate. Local and UK wide partnerships can apply for funding of up to £1.5 million over two to five years to support place based and UK-wide partnerships that use nature to encourage more community-led climate action and help communities tackle climate change. The National Lottery Community Fund expects most projects to be funded between £300,000 and £500,000. Development grants of £50,000 to £150,000 over 12 to 18 months are also available for those communities wanting to develop initial ideas. It is anticipated that 12 - 15 projects will be funded. There is no deadline and applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis.
For more information please click on the following link.


 

Ofwat
Open Access Competition


Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced an ‘open access’ competition for ideas to transform water services for customers, the environment and society. Launching in early 2023, the competition will form part of the next phase of Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, to primarily target early-stage innovation. Approximately £4 million in funding will be allocated annually, with up to £500,000 available for individual entries from innovators from any sector including fintechs, manufacturers, community groups or local government. Entries will need to align with one or more of Ofwat’s four innovation themes: adapting to climate change and achieving net zero emissions; protecting and enhancing the environment; delivering long-term operational resilience; and improving the delivery of services for customers and society. Further details will be made available in the autumn.
For more information please click on the following link.
Disadvantaged, Vulnerable and Excluded Funds
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Shared Ground Fund


Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period.
The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund and supports organisations working towards the following long-term objectives:
  • Influencing migration system reform: helping to build a policy and legal framework based on the principles of fairness, accessibility, due process, efficiency and respect for human rights.
  • Improving access to support services, to ensure systemic exclusion which forces individuals into poverty is addressed and the needs of people who migrate are met, so that they have the longer-term support they need to settle, integrate and thrive in the UK.
  • Strengthening civic participation so that people who have migrated to the UK have a stronger voice and are represented and meaningfully involved in the structures and services that affect their lives.
  • Informing public understanding and countering the polarisation of migration and integration narratives.
The Foundation also has a particular interest in the lives of young people who lack permanent status in the UK, including those who are undocumented. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at undoc@phf.org.uk to discuss ideas before submitting applications related to this focus area.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information please click on the following link.



Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Media Literacy Taskforce Fund


Grants of up to £250,000 are available to UK organisations and local authorities for projects piloting new methods of delivering media literacy projects interventions to ‘hard to reach’ people across England. The aim is to educate and empower internet users across the UK to manage their online safety. The funding is made available by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport through the Media Literacy Taskforce Fund which will support projects working through local communities that help disengaged people, such as those who are digitally excluded or from lower socio-economic backgrounds, to improve their critical thinking of what they see in the media through ways that are tailored to their needs and relevant to their daily lives. Partnership and consortia applications are encouraged. The deadline for applications is 9am on the 30th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger cities should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given for one year. The funding is being made available through the Weavers' Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation and the next closing date for applications is the 17th November 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Clothworkers Foundation
Open Grants Programme


The  Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to UK registered charities, CICs, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools).
Grants are awarded towards capital projects and may cover the cost of:
  • Buildings: Purchase, construction, renovation or refurbishment.
  • Fittings, Fixtures, and Equipment: Including (but is not limited to) office equipment/furniture, sports/gym equipment, digital/audio visual equipment, garden equipment, specialist therapeutic (excluding medical) equipment.
  • Vehicles: Including a minibus, car, caravan, people-carrier, or 4X4 (new vehicles are unlikely to be funded).
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the work of the organisation fits within one or more of the Foundations programme areas which are:
  • Alcohol & substance misuse
  • Disadvantaged minority communities
  • Disadvantaged young people
  • Domestic & sexual abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • Prisoners & ex-offenders
  • Visual impairment
At least 50% of service users benefiting from the capital project must be from one or more of these groups. Application Guidance and a list of exclusions can be found on the website.
Applications can be made at any time. The Foundation aim to make a decision within eight weeks for grants and projects less than £10,000 or within six months for grants over £10,000.
For more information please click on the following link.



Youth Hostel Association
Breaks Programme


Schools, registered charities, and community and voluntary organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. Organisations can apply on behalf of any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that limit children’s opportunities. The funding is made available through the Youth Hostel Association’s Breaks Programme which will accept applications from school groups in the Alternative Provision sector of education, along with schools who are interested in taking pupils on a residential break from primary to secondary school; organisations who work with families; and groups who are seeking support for a residential stay. No application deadline is given.
For more information please click on the following link.
BAME and LGBTQ+ Funds

Black Equity
Future100 Growth Fund


Sky, in partnership with the Black Equity Organisation, is making £1 million in funding available over three years to support Black entrepreneurs to launch and grow their own businesses in the UK. The Future 100 Growth Fund will support young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30 of Black African, Black Caribbean, Black British and/or Mixed-race descent who are looking to bring a business concept to life, scale up a fledgling business, or have the beginnings of a thriving business. The fund will provide grants of up to £15,000 along with strategic business advice, supply chain access, coaching and mentoring. The fund closes on the 20th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Social Investment for Business
Enterprise Development Programme


Environmental organisations and organisations led by those from Black and Minoritised communities can apply for grants and other business support measures to help build their financial resilience by developing and exploring new models of generating income through trading.
The funding is being made available through the Social Investment Business Enterprise Fund.  As well as the grant, applicants who successfully apply to the programme can receive tailored business support, including joining a peer cohort to share ideas, training and direct advice and support.
The grant can be used to research or test new ideas, launch new enterprises or grow existing ones.
The next application window for environmental organisations is from the 25th July to the 15th August 2022.
For Black and Minoritised community organisations the next application window is from the 6th September to the 27th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.




Consortium
LGBT+ Futures Equity Fund


Not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in England can apply for a share of £465,000 in funding to help them stay well resourced, sustainable and resilient. The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund will award grants of up to £25,000 to intersectional organisations for projects that prioritise: D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent LGBT+ people; LGBT+ people of colour and people from Black, Asian and Minoritised ethnicities; LGBTQI+ women; older LGBT+ people; and trans and non-binary people. The funding is made available by the Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, and is intended to be as flexible as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the 30th October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

Arts and Culture Funds
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Improve Access to Arts and Culture Fund


To help improve access to the arts and culture, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is making a total of £128 million in funding available to cultural venues including museums, galleries and public libraries in England. Organisations are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the financial support which will be distributed across three funds: the £49.4 million Cultural Development Fund which aims to increase access to arts and culture in areas of low engagement; the £15.5 million Libraries Improvement Fund which will improve local library services; and the £63.3 million Museum Estate Development Fund which will fund urgent museum maintenance and infrastructure works.
For more information please click on the following link.



Art Fund
Re-imagine Grants


To help the museum and gallery sector recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Art Fund has launched a new £1.8 million funding round of their Reimagine Grants Scheme. Grants of up to £50,000 will be awarded to museums, galleries, historic houses, archives, libraries, agencies and festivals across the UK to help them as they reimagine their activities following the pandemic, and build expertise, capacity and connections within and outside the sector. This funding round will help organisations reimagine their approach to engagement with audiences and communities, and will accommodate a broad range of activities, outputs, and costs. The deadline for applications is 5.30pm on the 12th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



National Lottery Heritage Fund
AIM New Stories New Audiences Scheme


Museums across the UK are being invited to apply for grants of up to £15,000 to deliver projects that tell a new story that will attract a new audience for their organisation.
Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the AIM New Stories New Audiences scheme offers funding to the Association of Independent Museums’ (AIM) smaller members for projects that result in a wider range of people being involved in heritage, particularly groups that are currently under-represented.
AIM will support museums to work with new partners such as schools, local history groups, community groups or artists, and inspire them to try out something new that helps them to stay relevant to their audiences and to increase their impact.
For more information please click on the following link.



PRS Foundation
Beyond Borders Programme


Grants of up to £15,000 are available to support cross-border collaborations between UK and Republic of Ireland based music creators, performers and presenters. The funding which is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme can be used to support the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres. Support is given to up to 8-10 projects per year. The application deadline is 6pm on the 19th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Theatres Trust
Small Grants Programme


Not for profit Theatres across the UK can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 to undertake essential works that will improve their viability. Eligible projects include small capital works, the installation of key plant and machinery and works which make theatre buildings digital-ready. Applications are also welcome for projects that help theatres reopen as Covid-secure. Priority will be given to improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The deadline for applications is 12pm on the 13th January 2023.
For more information please click on the following link.
Heritage and Consevation Funds

War Memorials Grants

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is being made available through the War Memorials Trust and the next closing date for applications is the 31st October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

 

The National Lottery Heritage Innovation Fund

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to public and not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and private owners of heritage for projects to explore, test and grow new ways of working across the heritage sector. The funding, along with six months of support, will allow organisations to test and grow new ways of working within the heritage workforce. Applications are currently being accepted for the Explore phase which aims to define clearly stated problems within the workforce that will help to develop solutions for the testing phase. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Heritage Innovation Fund and the closing date for applications is the 27th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

Rural Funds
The Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced that their Supporting Rural Communities Grant Programme will reopen to applications in the autumn. The fund will award grants of up to £25,000 over two years to constituted community groups in rural areas across the UK for innovative projects that support the resilience and viability of communities in remote rural areas. The Fund is particularly keen to encourage applications from East Anglia, the North East, Wales and Northern Ireland along with groups and organisations with projects in hamlets, villages and small market towns. Further information will be made available when the fund opens on the 1st September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.
Children and Young People Funds
The Rebecca Cannon Vitality Fund

The charity supports disadvantaged young people in Surrey by helping them raise aspirations and gain confidence through counselling, training or developing new skills, as well as helping them to combat social isolation and overcome homelessness. They are now accepting grant applications directly through their website. 
For more information please click on the following link.
 
 

Henry Smith Charity

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity. Applications will be accepted until the 30th September 2022, for day trips between the 5th September and 31 December 2022.  Applications must be made at least six weeks before the trip or holiday is due to take place.
For more information please click on the following link.



Youth Hostel Association
Breaks Programme


Schools, registered charities, and community and voluntary organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. Organisations can apply on behalf of any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that limit children’s opportunities. The funding is made available through the Youth Hostel Association’s Breaks Programme which will accept applications from school groups in the Alternative Provision sector of education, along with schools who are interested in taking pupils on a residential break from primary to secondary school; organisations who work with families; and groups who are seeking support for a residential stay. No application deadline is given.
For more information please click on the following link.



The British & Foreign School Society
Displacement Education Fund


The British & Foreign School Society has launched a new £1 million fund to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK. The Displacement Education Fund will awards grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit community organisations for projects that support displaced children and young people living in the UK. Grants of up to £60,000 are also available to registered charities for international projects. Support includes providing a safe space to learn, a trusted adult presence, being able to learn in their own language, and receiving post-trauma support. Applications may be submitted at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.
Armed Forces and Veterans Funds

Veteran’s Health Innovation Fund

Grants of up to £300,000 are available to UK charities, academic institutions, companies and collaborations for projects that will provide innovative healthcare treatments for veterans. The £5 million Veterans' Health innovation Fund is a new themed competition. The funding will support organisations to research and trial cutting-edge treatments, techniques and interventions to improve the health and well-being of veterans. The deadline for applications is midday on the 31st August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
Force for Change programme


Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities.  In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school.
The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust's Force for Change programme.
Organisations that apply by midday on the 8th August 2022, will receive a decision in late October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s
Transformational Grants Programme


Grants of up to £300,000 are available to charities for projects that can deliver sustainable new approaches to addressing unmet needs amongst Armed Forces Communities in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s new Transformational Grants programme. The Trust expects to award between five and seven grants towards innovative projects lasting up to five years. Charities that are not Armed Forces specific can apply, but will be expected to show that they will work in partnership with Armed Forces organisations. The closing date for submitting Expression of Interest is 9am on the 12th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

Research, Policy, and Seed Funds
Motability
Research Grants Programme

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme to undertake research into the problems that disabled people face in the transport system and how they can be solved. Grants of between £50,000 and £1 million are available over three years to help organisations produce free, accessible data and findings to help make transport more inclusive. This could include, for example, looking at independent journeys taken by people with sight loss, research to help understand the end-to-end experience of disabled people travelling by taxi, or looking at the challenges and solutions of disabled people in rural communities. The funding is made available through the national disability transport charity, Motability’s Research Grant Programme, which is open to applications until March 2025.
For more information please click on the following link.



 
Alzheimer’s Society
Longitude Prize on Dementia


Alzheimer’s Society, Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council (MRC) today announced a partnership to launch a new multi-million pound Longitude Prize on Dementia.
Opening for entries this September, global innovators will be invited to develop technologies that learn about the lives and routines of people living with early stage dementia, employing assistive technology and machine learning to adapt as their condition progresses.
Alzheimer’s Society has had extremely enthusiastic support so far for the Longitude Prize from three incredible supporters; The Hunter Foundation, CareTech Foundation and Heather Corrie.
A new £4.1 million prize for innovations to help change the lives of people living with dementia will open to applications in the autumn. Innovators will be invited to develop technologies that learn about the lives and routines of people living with early-stage dementia, employing assistive technology and machine learning to adapt as their condition progresses, and thereby helping them remain independent in their homes.
The Alzheimer’s Society, Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council will award £3.1 million in seed funding and grants to the most promising innovators, with a £1 million prize awarded to the winner in early 2026.
Full details of the Longitude Prize on Dementia will be announced in September 2022 when the prize launches.
For more information please click on the following link.



Which? Fund

Consumer organisation, Which?, has launched a second round of the Which? Fund.  This is a £75,000 fund to support a small number of high-quality research projects to improve the understanding of the specific types of consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities, and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms. This can include low-income households, women, people living with disabilities or health conditions, or members of diverse ethnic communities. Projects will need to address the following four impact areas: money, consumer rights and protections, digital life and scams. The funding is available to UK registered charities and universities with exempt charitable status based in the UK and the closing date for applications is 19th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Arts and Humanities Research Council
Modern Slavery Research Projects


Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council,
in partnership with Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre
Grants of up to £250,000 are available for research projects using data science methods to enhance understanding of modern slavery, and improve laws and policies designed to address it.
The funding is made available by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council, in partnership with Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC), which expects to fund up to three projects run by UK universities or research organisations working collaboratively with third sector organisations.
Projects that explore new, evolving or emerging types of exploitation that are currently, or may in the future become, a significant challenge for UK policymakers (such as criminal exploitation of children, or online exploitation) are particularly encouraged.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 4pm on the 11th August 2022.
For more information please click on this link.



Arts and Humanities Research Council
Upgrade Facilities Proposals


The Arts and Humanities Research Council has launched a call for proposals to develop creative research capability within UK research institutions in particular smaller specialist institutions to enhance their capacity to contribute to the UK’s creative and cultural economy. The grants can be used to renew, repurpose and upgrade research facilities and equipment. Three funding strands are available: grants of up to £1 million for equipment upgrade or replacement; grants of up to £3 million for the refurbishment of small to medium sized facilities; and grants of up to £10 million for renovations and repurposing of major facilities. Organisations can apply for more than one strand. The deadline for applications is 4pm on the 27th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.
Health Funds
The Pink Ribbon Foundation

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grantmaking programme. Grants of up to £6,000 are available to UK charities and constituted not for profit organisations to support practical projects and initiatives, which aim to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with, and recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. The closing date for applications is the 26th May 2023. 
For more information please click on this link.



GambleAware
Aftercare Programme

GambleAware the leading charity working to keep people safe from gambling harm, has launched a funding programme to focus on enabling people to sustain their recovery from gambling harm and to help communities who have been most affected by the cost-of-living crisis. A total of £3 million is available. The Aftercare Funding Programme will help further GambleAware’s work across Great Britain in supporting those most at risk of gambling harms and reducing health inequalities in the most disadvantaged communities. Applications for the Aftercare Funding will close at
12 noon on 15th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Wolfson Foundation
Bursaries for Hospice Staff Programme


Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers.
The Wolfson Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliative care courses including degree, masters and PhD level programmes.  Some palliative care conferences may also be included.
Applicants can apply for a maximum of 50% of course or module fees, up to £1,500 in any one year and a maximum of £3,000 in any three-year period. Match funding is encouraged.
All applicants must be working in an eligible organisation as either a:
  • Nurse
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Doctor
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Social Worker
Applications must be received at least one month before the start of the course, conference or module.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Vegan Society

The Vegan Society is making funding available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan. Grants of around £1,000 are available for projects in the UK and worldwide that raise awareness of veganism in a positive way, promote it in an exciting or unique way to non-vegans, and support people from marginalised backgrounds to access veganism. Previously supported projects have included an event to engage Christians with veganism, an art exhibition with a focus on activism, vegan culinary training to newly independent young adults, and a vegan food bank project. The next deadline for applications is the 30th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Department of Health and Social Care
VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025
Women’s Reproductive Wellbeing in the Workplace


Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in England can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £600,000 to support women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace.
Between fifteen and twenty projects will be supported for three years to provide holistic support that assists women experiencing reproductive health issues (for example, menopause, fertility problems, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, menstrual health and gynaecological conditions) to remain in and return to the workplace.
The funding is made available through the Department of Health and Social Care’s VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025, Women's Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace,  which aims to help women feel supported, break down taboos, and equip employers to support women in managing their health within the workplace.
The closing date for applications is 9am on the 5th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Thomas Pocklington Trust

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to improve the capacity and sustainability of sight loss sector organisations to implement new and innovative services focusing on education, employment and engagement which increase independence and improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people. The funding is made available by the Thomas Pocklington Trust and can be used to support costs such as new staff posts, paid training, professional fees, printing, marketing, website design, and capital items such as computers. The deadline for applications is the 5th February 2023. The fund may close sooner if a high volume of applications is received.
For more information please click on the following link.
Other Funds
 
Delamere Dairy Foundation

The Delamere Dairy Foundation welcomes applications from charities and organisations whose purpose fits with the objects of the Delamere Dairy Foundation for the benefit of the public, namely:-
  • The advancement of agriculture and of environmental protection
  • The advancement in life of young people by developing their capabilities so that they may mature as contributory members of society
  • The relief of financial hardship
  • The advancement of education
  • The relief of sickness
A minimum of £250 up to £5000. Charities and organisations may apply once per calendar year.
An online application form must be submitted, via the website, before 31st August 2022.
For more information please click on this link.
Surrey Funds
EBC, Walton Charity and Walsingham Care
Partnership Fund


Elmbridge Borough Council, Walton Charity and Walsingham Care have launched a new collaborative fund. The Partnership Fund will support one or more of the following:
  • Promoting personal health and wellbeing,
  • Addressing loneliness and social isolation,
  • Increasing volunteer numbers in Elmbridge
 
The Partners have seen an increased demand for local voluntary, community and faith sector services. This is due mainly to the lasting effects of COVID-19 on the sector and the local community. The aim of the funding is to enable organisations to meet this demand, particularly but not exclusively, organisations that support older people.
Who can apply?
  • Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations that support vulnerable residents including organisations which are registered or unregistered with the Charity Commission and Community Interest Companies.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from organisations supporting older people i.e. age 60+
  • Organisations who are funded from the Elmbridge Council’s Annual Grants 2022/2023, Walton Charity Community Grants and/or Walsingham Care Community Grants are eligible to apply to the Partnership Fund 2022.
Who will benefit from the Partnership Fund grants?
The funding must only be used to support Elmbridge residents.
What is the Partnership Fund criteria?
The Partnership Funding priorities are as follows: -
  • Promoting personal health and wellbeing – we want everyone in Elmbridge, whatever their financial circumstances, to have the same opportunity to live an independent, healthy life. We will support projects such as those tackling the effects of poverty on health, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and activities to support healthy living.
  • Addressing isolation and loneliness - living alone, feeling lonely and having poor social connections have a huge negative impact on people’s well-being and physical health. We will support projects that encourage social interaction, reduce the stigma of loneliness, and help people feel more connected to their community.
  • Increasing volunteers supporting the Elmbridge community – the Elmbridge Connects Strategy has identified that there is a need to increase the volunteer numbers across the sector and to support volunteers to remain volunteering. This could be in the form of for example advertising/publicity for recruitment, training volunteers, DBS costs.
The total sum available is £45,000.  A maximum amount any one organisation can apply for is up to £5,000.
Applications must be received no later than 12.00 midday on 16th September 2022.  They can be posted, hand delivered or e-mailed to gmckenzie@elmbridge.gov.uk
Please contact the Voluntary Sector and Engagement Manager, Elmbridge Borough Council, Tel. no: 01372 474537 or email: gmckenzie@elmbridge.gov.uk
Details will go live on 1st July 2022 on EBC's website grants page. 



Community Foundation for Surrey
supported by Surrey County Council

Strategic Transformation Programme

With funding support from Surrey County Council to underpin the programme, the focus of this programme will be to support local voluntary and community organisations to become more resilient. It will help organisations to plan and adapt to change and be better equipped to survive and thrive through challenges and opportunities that may arise. 
The programme is being managed by Community Foundation for Surrey. 

What sorts of things would be considered?
  • Work to carry out a feasibility study for premises move or new merger/partnership
  • Strengthening an organisation’s leadership and governance, ensuring it has the right skills available to maintain and develop its work including set up of new partnerships/merger or improving strategic planning.
  • Building the capacity of an organisation’s digital/IT infrastructure to help deliver services and reach the communities it serves more efficiently and effectively.
  • Small capital work to adapt or refurbish existing premises for new purpose or support move to new premises
  • Work to design and implement new systems to enable two organisations to work more closely together
  • Analysis of potential demand for services/needs including analysis of potential partner organisations
  • Reviewing structure and governance models
  • Reviewing income and fundraising options or impact measurement
  • Work to Improve capacity e.g. strengthen impact, effectiveness or sustainability.
  • Increasing the involvement of service users/communities in the design, development and/or delivery of services.
The Programme will not consider
  • Applications to support ‘business as usual’ – these can be made through our usual grant rounds, but this fund is specifically to fund ‘business change’
  • Applications for core/running costs.
  • Applications from individuals, political or sectarian organisations, mainstream schools and colleges, playgroups, community centres, sports clubs. Religious groups can apply but their services must be open to all and the grants cannot be used for the promotion of religion.
  • CFS general Eligibility Criteria apply
What size of grants are available?
  • Grants of up to £15,000 will be awarded
Who can apply?
  • The Fund will support registered charities that have been in existence for at least 3 years with a demonstrably strong track record.
  • We will prioritise supporting organisations whose primary function and service is supporting people and communities that face the greatest disadvantages and exclusion or have been greatest impacted by the pandemic. Organisations must be focussed on Surrey.
  • Partnership bids are welcome. For partnership applications, we will expect the applicant to demonstrate what additional benefits will be delivered by working together. To be considered as a ‘partnership’, each organisation must be actively involved in the partnership and have a clear role within it. It is expected that there will be some form of partnership agreement or at least evidence of an agreement between partner organisations
  • CFS general Eligibility Criteria apply
Additional support
  • Successful applicants to the Strategic Transformation Fund will be offered support (where required) from skilled volunteers to assist with financial management, governance or merger discussions
How to apply
  • Groups can start their application by submitting an Expression of Interest
  • This will be a rolling programme with no deadlines.

Walton Charity

Walton Charity awards grants to local charities, schools and social enterprises who are tackling poverty and inequality in Elmbridge. 
Priorities include:
• Tackling the root causes of child poverty
• Alleviating financial poverty
• Promoting personal health and wellbeing, particularly mental health
• Addressing isolation and loneliness for those on low incomes
• Facilitating access to affordable housing
• Improving educational attainment for disadvantaged children and young people

Of particular interest is funding projects which help improve the life chances of children and young people from low-income families across Elmbridge. Walton Charity are also keen to support local organisations who are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
For more information please click on this link.

 

Walsingham Care

Walsingham Care provides financial assistance to older people of limited means in Elmbridge.
The Charity provides financial support to people over the age of 60 who are suffering from long-term ill health, disability or terminal illness.
Walsingham Care aims to improve the quality of life for retired people.
  • Help with funding care equipment to allow people to remain in their own home.
  • Assistance in meeting costs to allow a rest or a short break for the home carers.
  • Support with the costs of nursing care at home or respite care in a nursing home.
  • Regular top-up grants towards any shortfall in care fees for people in residential or nursing home care.
  • Projects working to alleviate social isolation and/or loneliness.
 For more information please click on this link.
 
 

Community Foundation for Surrey
 
Community Foundation for Surrey manages 86 donor funds.
The priority themes for 2022 are:
Young People, Wellbeing and Equity & Inclusion.

Applying starts with submitting an Expression of Interest - one form to access all donor funds.
There are no deadlines for submitting and expression of interest.
To read the eligibility criteria please click on this link.


The Wellbeing theme is about funding organisations to advance the wellbeing, physical and mental health and safety of people of all ages. 
 
It supports projects in areas such as mental ill-health, addiction, caring responsibilities, reducing loneliness, supporting recovery, supporting families and parenting, addressing physical ill-health and disability, active lifestyles, and domestic abuse. 
 
For groups, your application starts with submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) - a simple form where you can tell us what you need to fund (please click on the button below). For guidance, the average grant size from our Donor Funds is £6,000-£7,000 and occasionally more than £10,000.


Please submit your Expression of Interest by 9am on Monday 11th July. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 25th July 2022. Funding outcomes will be provided in November. 


Your Fund Surrey

The £100m Your Fund Surrey allocation is designed to help empower communities to deliver big, place-changing capital projects that local areas need, improving opportunities and quality of life for residents.
The fund criteria aligns with Surrey County Council’s 'Community Vision 2030'.
To find out more about this fund, the fund critieria and how to submit your idea please click on this link.
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Central Surrey Voluntary Action is offering free funding advice to voluntary, community and faith sector organisations working in Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell and Mole Valley.
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