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Funding Newsletter
September 2022
Save Money and Save the Planet

We are in the jaws of a cost of living crisis and a climate crisis. I listen to the news every day and matters just seem to get worse. Given this you would think that saving money and sustainability was a top priority for companies, yet last week I learnt that this was not necessarily the case.
I contacted a handbag manufacturer, as a much-loved handbag of mine had a ruined strap, probably a result of using lots of antibacterial gel. The handbag is not very old and not an everyday bag and is still being retailed. Even though I enquired the price of replacing the strap the company just told me, most impolitely, to buy a new handbag.
I also contacted a manufacturer of solar powered garden lights and enquired how much it would cost for 10 replacement solar panels, delivered to Surrey. I received a reply informing me that the company does not sell parts, I would have to buy complete new lights.
I was astonished and annoyed by both replies.
That is why it is refreshing to let you know of organisations that support the spirit of make do and mend and have a regard for sustainability. IT for Charities provides a resource guide for charities and not-for-profits of 100 companies that will refurbish and recycle PCs.

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.
Free  Funding Events
Despite soaring costs it is still possible to find some things for free!
Get Grants are running a series of free virtual funding events in September, October and November.

 
Get Grants
  • Meet the Expert: National Funding Scheme
  • When – Tuesday 27th September, 1pm – 2pm
  • Where – Zoom – a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event
  • To book a free place please click here.
October 2022
  • Meet the Funder: The Hilden Charitable Fund
  • When – Tuesday 11th October, 10am – 11am
  • Where – Zoom – a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event
  • To book a free place please click here.
November 2022
  • Meet the Funder: The Clothworkers’ Foundation
  • When – Wednesday 9th November, 10am – 11am
  • Where – Zoom – a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event
  • To book a free place please click here.
Funding News
Refugee Funds
British Red Cross Ukraine Refugee Fund
NAVCA Ukraine Infrastructure
UK Community Foundation


Following the huge response from the public to a fundraising campaign to support Ukraine, the British Red Cross have established a £1,000,000 fund to support local VCS organisations directly supporting refugee arrivals from Ukraine, and/or to develop the capacity to prepare, coordinate and develop a strategic approach to supporting Ukrainian refugees. British Red Cross recognise the importance of investing in relationships: the response and support for Ukraine is expected to be protracted, the fund is open to a response which builds for the longer term as well as meeting immediate needs.
 

NAVCA Ukraine Infrastructure Fund

The fund is in two parts. NAVCA will administer the Infrastructure Fund – aimed at developing infrastructure capacity to support and coordinate the response.
UK Community Foundation will administer a separate fund for front line activity.
Details of this are awaiting release.
NAVCA will consider proposals which support organisations which are preparing for the arrival of people from Ukraine and subsequent support for them; and/or support better coordination of activity at place level (within the VCS, and with local authorities), and to build capacity where it is needed.
If you have any questions, please contact navca@navca.org.uk or attend the drop-in information session on Monday 5th September 2022 2pm – 3pm. Please register to attend the session via this Zoom link:

Organisations should consider whether they are eligible for and want to apply for funding.
The closing date for applications is 23 September 2022.
CSVA will support organisations wishing to prepare a collaborative application.
CSVA is a registered NAVCA member.
Please email Beverly.mann@csva.co.uk.

 

The Al Madad Foundation

The Al Madad Foundation has announced a new call for proposals to support the education of refugee and displaced children in Europe and the Middle East.
This call will support civil society institutions and schools to deliver projects that specifically address innovative and sustainable solutions to accessing formal education as well as employment-focused vocational training, answering specific needs and presenting realistic solutions for refugee and displaced children and youths.
Preference will be given to:
  • Projects that establish/refurbish/equip in-person schools
  • Projects that take place in-person where possible, rather than through remote learning solutions
  • Projects that are sustainable, or have sustainable elements, beyond the period of AMF’s involvement or which have a natural, defined end-point
  • Projects in which staff are able to commit to regular contact with AMF in order to communicate progress
  • Projects that have ‘built in’ methods of obtaining service-user feedback
A total of £100,000 in funding is available for one defined project of up to three years, but the Foundation may choose to give smaller grants to more than one organisation.
The fund opens to applications on the 8th September 2022 and closes on the 4th October 2022. Applicants should submit a concept note in the first instance.
To apply, applicants need to submit a Concept Note on  www.almadadfoundation.org select 'Grants' in the main menu then 'Grant Application: Concept Note' before the deadline of 11pm BST Tuesday 4th of October 2022.
​Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the second week of October 2022 when they will be asked to submit a Full Application Form.
For more information please click on the following link.

Please also refer to the Faith and Places of Worship Funds section of this newsletter for a further Refugee Fund for Christian organisations.
Disability Funds
Motability
Reducing Barriers to Driving
Grant Programme


Motability, the organisation which runs the Motability Scheme intended to enable disabled people, their families and their carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair, using their disability benefit, has launched a new grants programme to support charities and organisations to improve and expand private transport options for disabled people and their families. The Reducing Barriers to Driving Grant Programme will award grants from £100,000 to £2 million to charities and organisations to raise awareness of driving as an option and of the support and adaptations that are available; to expand the provision of driving and familiarisation lessons, and increase the number of instructors delivering lessons with adaptations; and to help reduce the cost barriers around access to vehicles and adaptations.
The programme will run until the end of March 2025.
For more information please click on the following link.
Faith and Places of Worship Funds
Church Urban Fund and Benefact Trust
Refugee Support Small Grants Programme

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to Christian churches and registered Christian charities offering activities and services to welcome and support refugees arriving in England from Ukraine and Afghanistan. This could include services and activities such as supplying accommodation, clothing, food, mobile phones, and baby care items; befriending support; English language classes; baby and toddler groups; welcome parties; drop-in sessions; and expenses for volunteers or facilities. The funding is made available by the Church Urban Fund in partnership with the Benefact Trust, through the Refugee Support Small Grants Programme. This is a rolling fund and applications will remain open until the 9th December 2022, but may close earlier if all funding is allocated before this date.
For more information please click on the following link.
Community Funds
South Western Railway
Customer and Communities
Improvement Fund


The Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) is South Western Railway’s programme to support projects that have a community benefit or address an area of social need across our network.
CCIF is intended to support small and medium-sized projects which can be completed over the course of the year.
An important part of CCIF is that it involves customers and stakeholders in helping inform which schemes are taken forward. Once a final list of preferred schemes has been finalised, it is submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) which will make the final decision on which schemes go ahead.
South Western Railway are now inviting bids and proposals for the next round of CCIF.
Applications for this new round of funding can be made for projects which will be started and completed between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024. The closing date for bids is 23.59 on Friday 16th September 2022.
For more information and to download the handbook please click on the following link.
 


Aviva Community Fund

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most. Once applications have been submitted, applicants will need to create a fundraising page on Crowdfunder that Aviva employees can browse and donate funds to. Applicants can also showcase their projects to raise additional public donations.
For more information please click on the following link.



Groundwork
One Stop Community Partnership Programme


Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are tackling food poverty; supporting the vulnerable; supporting the elderly; supporting low-income families; and running youth sports teams. Applications can be made at any time and applicants are encouraged to visit their local One Stop store for more information.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Henry Smith Charity
Strengthening Communities Programme

 
Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to community-led charities and not-for-profit organisations working to support communities in the most deprived areas of the UK. The Henry Smith Charity's Strengthening Communities Programme focuses on supporting the running costs of organisations working at grass-roots level, to ensure that funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas, targeting places that are economically marginalised and affected by poverty. Funding could be used to increase existing service provision, take on a new staff member, improve sustainability or cover small capital costs. Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within 6 months.
For more information please click on the following link.



National Lottery Heritage Fund

Not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of between £250,000 and £5 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people; boost the local economy; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellbeing; create better places to live, work and visit; and improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage. All projects must also consider long-term environmental sustainability. Partnerships are encouraged. The next closing date for expressions of interest for National Lottery Grants for Heritage is the 17th November 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.


 

International Tree Foundation
UK 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.
There are two tiers of funding available:
  • Small scale: A maximum of £1,000 is available for projects of up to 1 year in duration. This could be small community woodland, orchards, hedging projects, etc.
  • Larger scale: Projects to range from 1000 – 10,000 trees, with a maximum price equivalent to £1.50/tree (inclusive of tree protection). Most suitable for community woodland or hedging projects
Trees must be planted in public / publicly accessible spaces: sites that are readily accessible to the public, including schools, parks, rights of way, and sites managed by community groups.
Applications can be submitted at any time until the 16th December 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.
Environmental and Conservation Funds
National Allotment Gardens Trust

Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites.
The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support. Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a long-term lease is in place.
Applications will be assessed by the Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis.
The next deadline for applications is the 1st October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Rewilding Britain
Rewilding Innovation Fund


Grants of up to £15,000 are available for locally led land and marine rewilding projects in England, Scotland and Wales.
Rewilding Britain’s Rewilding Innovation Fund will support up to ten innovative projects seeking to create new opportunities for large-scale nature restoration through community engagement, business plans for enterprises such as ecotourism that generate income for the local economy, feasibility studies, or using new technology in rewilding.
Applicants must be members of the Rewilding Network, which could include community, private and public landowners and managers of rewilding areas on the land and sea.
Successful applications have previously included a seagrass restoration study, a carbon capture project, and a tree seeding experiment.
There will be two regular rounds per year, with the next round of funding due in Spring 2023, as well as an annual Rewilding Challenge Fund to provide a larger amount of funding to one successful project.
The closing date for funding round is the 14th October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



LUSH Charity Pot Grants

LUSH, the handmade cosmetics company, is offering funding to small not-for-profit organisations and campaign groups from the UK and around the world that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment and human rights. LUSH Charity Pot grants award funding to ‘non-violent direct action’ groups for projects that aim to create long-term change, and are unpopular and often overlooked by other funders. They also prefer projects that stop abuse from happening in the first place. For example, by funding a project that aims to stop deforestation rather than one that aims to plant trees to restore an area that has already been deforested. Grants of up to £10,000 are available with the average grant being in the region of £2,000 to £4,000. Applications can be made at any time.
For more information please click on the following link
Disadvantaged, Vulnerable and Excluded Funds
Thomas Wall Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. and the deadline for stage 1 applications is the 19th September 2022. Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a stage 2 application.
For more information please click on this link.



Santander Foundation
Financial and Digital Empowerment Fund


Grants of up to £150,000 are available to support charities and CICs working to build people’s digital and financial skills. The funding will support projects which help to equip disadvantaged people with the tools, knowledge and confidence to make better, informed decisions about money, and to help them achieve new opportunities for employment and education. This could include lone parents, single pensioners, migrants and refugees, those with long term illnesses and disabilities, those struggling to find sustained employment, and households headed by students or part-time workers. The funding is being made available through the Santander Foundation’s Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund which closes to applications on the 23rd September 2022.
For more information please click on this link.



KFC Foundation

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people in the UK to fulfil their potential.
The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations that have a turnover of less than £300,000 and have a local KFC restaurant in their community.
The KFC Foundation welcomes funding applications from organisations which:
  • Benefit young people aged 11-25 years old.
  • Supports those in a position of social disadvantage (i.e. care leavers, those experiencing homelessness, young carers, young parents, young people at risk of or with experience of the criminal justice system).
  • Empower young people to fulfil their potential and build a positive future by providing spaces that allow young people to feel safe and secure, helping them to unlock talent, build life skills, provide mentoring and improve their chances to gain meaningful employment.
  • Are local to a KFC restaurant. Find Your Local KFC 
  • Will demonstrate positive results from their project within 12 months of our funding being received.
Expressions of interest must be submitted via a two-minute video and a short expression of interest form by the 25th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.
Digital Funds

Fat Beehive Foundation

UK charities can apply for funding of up to £2,500 to help them improve their online digital presence. The funding is available to charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year to support hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover. Funding will help organisations to build websites and apps, digitise services, and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects which focus on environmental protection or climate change mitigation, human rights, international development, equality and diversity, social justice / refugees / housing, education, art and culture, health and wellbeing, and prisoner rehabilitation. The funding is being made available through the Fat Beehive Foundation and applications are considered on a rolling basis at quarterly trustee meetings.
For more information please click on the following link.

 

Santander Foundation

Financial and Digital Empowerment Fund


Grants of up to £150,000 are available to support charities and CICs working to build people’s digital and financial skills. The funding will support projects which help to equip disadvantaged people with the tools, knowledge and confidence to make better, informed decisions about money, and to help them achieve new opportunities for employment and education. This could include lone parents, single pensioners, migrants and refugees, those with long term illnesses and disabilities, those struggling to find sustained employment, and households headed by students or part-time workers. The funding is being made available through the Santander Foundation’s Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund which closes to applications on the 23rd September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link

Arts and Culture Funds
British Council
Cultural Protection Fund


Grants of up to £100,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK and overseas for projects that protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict or climate change in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia.
The British Council, in partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport, is making the funding available through the Cultural Protection Fund – Small Grants which will award funding to organisations working in partnership for projects that keep cultural heritage sites and objects safe, as well as supporting the recording, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
It will also provide opportunities to local communities for training and education, enabling them to value, care for and benefit from their cultural heritage.
Expressions of interest should be submitted in the first instance. The deadline for full applications is the 31st October 2022.
For more information please click on this link.



The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that:
  • promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people;
  • boost the local economy;
  • encourage skills development and job creation;
  • support wellbeing; create better places to live, work and visit;
  • and improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage.
All projects must also consider long-term environmental sustainability.
Applications for National Lottery Grants for Heritage can be made at any time.
For more information please click on this link.



The Elephant Trust

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 9th October 2022.  The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds.
The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions.
The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered.
For more information please click on this link.



PRS Foundation Open Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation's Open Fund for Organisations and can cover activities such as touring, recording, promotion and marketing and commissions of new music by UK-based creators. Funded projects must comply with the latest UK Government advice, lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures. Please be aware that the PRS Foundation are still accepting applications which involved live performance or other elements which at time of writing are not allowed but will in the future go ahead. The closing date for applications is 6pm the 14th September 2022.
For more information please click on this link.



Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Collections Fund


The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation's Collections Fund is currently open for applications. The Fund supports museums to use their collections to become relevant and sustainable organisations that are connected to and valued by their communities. Run by the Museums Association, the foundation will award grants of up to £90,000 over two years to support approximately seven to ten projects. The Foundation are particularly interested in projects that build on relationships and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic, and tackle contemporary issues such as decolonisation, climate change and anti-racism. The deadline for expressions of interest is the 14th September 2022.
For more information please click on this link.

 
Expert Support, Training and Qualification Funds

DPO
Charity and Community Fund


The DPO Centre is inviting applications to their Charity and Community Fund which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations with access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate.
Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compliance failure across their organisation, leading to fewer data breaches.
Organisations can apply for funding of up to £10,000 towards a range of consultancy services including data protection training, policy drafting and reviews, data sharing, impact assessments and gap analysis.
The closing date for applications is the 18th November 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



DCMS – Youth Worker Bursary Fund

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) intends to provide a grant to a voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) or youth sector organisation, or a joint delivery body led by such an organisation, to deliver a £500,000 Youth Worker Bursary Fund. The purpose of the Youth Worker Bursary Fund is to support a sufficiently qualified youth sector workforce, which will support young people to develop skills for life and work, and improve their mental and physical wellbeing.
Both Public and Not-for-profit sector can apply.
Closing date 11 September 2022, 11:59pm
For more information please click on the following link.



DEFRA Sea Food Fund
Skills and Training Scheme


£5 million in funding is available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood and aquaculture industry.
Public bodies, small to medium-sized enterprises, fishermen’s associations, private trusts, foundations or social enterprises, trade associations, and officially recognised producer organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 to develop new or existing training courses and qualifications or invest in specialist equipment.
Match funding of between 30% and 75% is required.
The funding is made available by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs through the UK Seafood Fund: Skills and Training Scheme.
The closing date for applications is midday on the 12th October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

Animal Welfare Funds

EA Animal Welfare Fund

Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations in the UK and Worldwide can apply for grants of up to $50,000 from the EA Animal Welfare Fund which supports advocacy, research, and movement-building work aimed at improving the wellbeing of animals, primarily farmed and wild animals, in relatively neglected geographic regions around the world. The fund has historically supported many different interventions, including research that improves understanding of relevant issues, and campaigns that push large corporations to improve their farm animal welfare policies. Funding could be used to support projects such as: promoting alternative proteins in order to reduce demand for animal products; researching ways to improve the welfare of farmed fish; and advocating against the use of some cruel practice within the industrial agriculture system. The next closing date for applications is the 2nd October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

 

LUSH Charity Pot Grants

LUSH, the handmade cosmetics company, is offering funding to small not-for-profit organisations and campaign groups from the UK and around the world that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment and human rights. LUSH Charity Pot grants award funding to ‘non-violent direct action’ groups for projects that aim to create long-term change, and are unpopular and often overlooked by other funders. They also prefer projects that stop abuse from happening in the first place. For example, by funding a project that aims to stop deforestation rather than one that aims to plant trees to restore an area that has already been deforested. Grants of up to £10,000 are available with the average grant being in the region of £2,000 to £4,000. Applications can be made at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.

Children and Young People Funds
Buttle
UK Chances for Children


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education.
The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi, educational toys, tuition, etc; clothing and school uniforms; and social, sporting and leisure activities; and items for children/young people’s bedrooms.
Buttle UK will only accept applications from frontline professionals (from a registered charity, housing association or public sector organisation):
  • who are working directly with the children/young person
  • ideally, have carried out at least one home visit
  • and have made a full assessment of the children’s or young person’s needs
Applications can be made at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.




BBC Children in Need

The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will launch in autumn 2022. The strategy will focus on empowering disadvantaged children and young people, building awareness and empathy around issues, and building partnerships to bring communities and investors together. Project-based funding will continue to be offered, and funding for core/organisational costs will be offered as a separate grants scheme. These schemes will open to applications in October 2022. In spring 2023, a funding stream will be launched for smaller, emerging organisations who may need greater support to access funding. Organisations will only be able to apply for one of these streams per year. Further details will be released in the coming months.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small, registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Toy Trust Fund

The Toy Trust Fund:
  • helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering;
  • supports children through awful experiences;
  • encourages achievement through adversity;
  • purchases vital equipment;
  • provides care;
  • bolsters existing initiatives;
  • initiates brand new projects;
  • and satisfies basic needs.
Groups that have carried out some form of effective fundraising by themselves are particularly encouraged to apply.
The next deadline to apply is mid-November 2022 for the December meeting of Trustees.
For more information please click on the following link.
Armed Forces and Veterans Funds
Ministry of Defence
Education Support Fund 


The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund.  The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment.
In previous funding rounds, grants of between £50,000 and £60,000 were available for to help overcome the impact of mobility and/or separation.
Funding could be used for additional staffing and training, educational resources, refurbishment of existing resources within the school, and providing community support to help build and maintain relationships between schools, local authorities and service families.
The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2022. Applicants will receive a decision on their application by early January 2023. 
For more information please click on this link.
Homeless, Housing and Hospice Funds
CRASH Charity

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made available through CRASH the construction and property industries' charity and applications can be submitted at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.


 
 

DLUHC
Resident Opportunities
Empowerment Programme


Not-for-profit organisations with social housing sector experience can apply for a share of £500,000 in funding to deliver training and support for social housing residents in England to help them speak up and raise issues with their landlords. The funding will help organisations to offer residents a range of accessible ways in which they can learn. The funding is made available by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities through the Resident Opportunities and Empowerment programme which will run from autumn 2022 to spring 2025. Applications from consortia are welcome. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on the 2nd October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.
Health Funds
Jeans for Genes Grant Programme

Funding is being made available to genetic disorder charities working to make a tangible difference to the lives of those living with a genetic condition in the UK.
The Jeans for Genes Grant Programme will be comprised of two funding strands:
grants of up to £3,000 will be available towards core costs to help genetic condition charities become stronger, more resilient and sustainable;
project grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations working within the genetic condition community so that people living with a genetic condition and their families can access the right support when needed.
Organisations can only apply to one funding strand.
The fund opens to applications on the 1st September 2022 and closes on the the16th October 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.
Sport Funds
Sport England Together Fund
British Judo Association Together Fund

Registered clubs within the British Judo Association's English Areas are invited to apply for a share of £165,000 of National Lottery funding to help them through the Covid-19 crisis. The funding is made available through the Sport England Together Fund to help clubs to recover and grow, and allow people to lead more active lifestyles by supporting and encouraging members to return to judo, supporting coaches, and providing resources that enable clubs to gain and retain membership, particularly amongst lower socio-economic groups, black, Asian and culturally diverse communities, disabled people, and people with long-term health conditions. Grants of up to £10,000 are available, with most grants averaging £3,500. Applications can be submitted until 1:00am on the 31st December 2022, or until the award amount has been exhausted.
For more information please click on the following link.



Sport England
Boxing Together Fund


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, grants of up to £5,000 are being made available to help England Boxing member clubs to recover and grow, and to continue to support sporting activity within deprived and disadvantaged communities across the country. The funding, which is made available by Sport England through the England Boxing Together Fund, will support projects aimed at women & girls, lower socio-economic groups, ethnically diverse communities, and disability & inclusion. Larger grants may be awarded in exceptional circumstances and can be used to cover costs including staff costs, training workshops and courses, facility hire, equipment, IT costs and insurance. A minimum of 25% of all grants awarded must go towards workforce development costs. The deadline for applications is 1:00am on the 30th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The England and Wales Cricket Board
County Grant Fund


The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level - from grassroots to elite level. Through the County Grants Fund the ECB aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change. Funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 is available
Clubs may apply for up to one grant per ECB budget year (1 February to 31 January) but will not be able to apply for a second grant for the same project before 2025.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Football Foundation
Multi Sports Project Funding


The Football Foundation has announced its plan to commit approximately £92 million over the next three years, into multi-sport projects that support both football and an additional sport, such as rugby, cricket, netball, and basketball. As part of this investment, the Foundation’s PitchPower App will now be available to community clubs and organisations across cricket, rugby league, and rugby union as well as football to enable them to carry out their own sport-specific pitch inspections. Once inspections have been completed, clubs and facilities are then eligible to apply for funding to support pitch improvements identified through the app. The commitment will also see the first Football Foundation PlayZones open in 2023 which will provide accessible outdoor facilities that bring communities together through football and a range of other sports.
For more information please click on the following 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.



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.
If you would like to receive advice and support please email us at admin@csva.co.uk
The position of Funding and Sustainability Officer is sponsored jointly by Elmbridge Borough Council and Walton Charity.
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