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Funding Newsletter
July 2022
Seasonal Fundraising

So you didn’t get around to organising your summer fundraising events this year whilst trying to get back to normal following the pandemic. Don’t stress too much as summer is only one season to fundraise.
Summer is not necessarily the best time to fundraise. People are away on vacations and schools are closed. Also, during the summer, you may be competing with other events like weddings, village and church fetes with their own fundraising targets, as well as family reunions.
It all depends on your fundraising theme. It may be the best fundraising season for you or the best time of year for some fundraising events.  It really does depend on the activity, your target audience and what fits with your community.
Planning a fundraising event is a lot of work. It’s a good idea to see what else is planned within your community and host a stand or activity at a community event.
If your organisation is not busy with fundraising, the quieter summer months at work may be a good time to start planning for summer 2023! Nothing worse than trying to brainstorm fun summer activities in cold dreary January.

Autumn may be a quiet time for outdoor events but Giving Tuesday is on 29th November 2022. There are plenty of ways for people to engage with your organisation from donating money, food, or items, to volunteering, to sharing skills and services, to offering venues, to providing a community service, to hosting an event. So what has your organisation got planned?

Also start looking  to see what is planned around the festive season as according to Donor Box the last quarter of the year is a great time for fundraising. December is often the busiest time of year for donations. Around 31% of donations are made in December alone and 12% come in the final three days of the year. Donors often feel generous as the holiday season approaches.
If you’re not giving your fundraising efforts an extra push towards the end of the year, you could risk missing out on this.

Spring can be a good time for donations due to tax returns. The Spring season offers Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter to consider themed ideas and events as well as Earth Day on 22nd April.

Plan your seasonal calendar well in advance. We all know that the shops will be full of festive fun in a couple of months and as soon as the January sales are over the Spring themes start.

Free Grant Search Portals
Grants on Line Local is a fee grant search portal available via a link on the CSVA website.

Each local Funding Information Portal offers a range of online information and search tools that enable local organisations to find relevant funding sources. In addition, Councils are able to add local content to the Funding Information Portal thereby ensuring that local organisations have the complete picture on the funding available to them. Each local Funding Information Portal features:

Searchable Grants Database

Users are easily able to search for grants using an interactive and intuitive grants database. Searches for grants can be undertaken using key words or can be filtered using specific grant categories (e.g. Education, Business Development, Community Development, Rural Development, etc).
 

Grantway is an innovative, user-friendly new search portal designed to make it easy for charity and volunteer organisations to find and obtain essential funding. What’s more, it won’t cost you a penny.  
  • Search for grants using applicable keywords and search filters, such as location
  • Access international funding opportunities relevant to your organisation
  • View dedicated grant pages with detailed grant information, such as funding amount and eligibility
  • Share relevant grants with colleagues 
  • Grantway is compatible with all devices 
You can find out more about free funding search portals in the September Funding Surgery, details in the next section of this newsletter.
Funding Surgery - September 28th 2022
Our guest presenter for this surgery is Ian McLintock, Founder of Charity Excellence.
He is going to present on how to find great grant sources.
As usual the session will commence at 10.00am and will last for one hour.
Reserve this date and time and a registration link will be included in the August and September Funding Newsletter as well as being sent separately nearer the time.
Funding News
Disability Funds
Active Travel Grant Programme

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand and improve active travel options for disabled people. Grants of between £100,000 and £4 million are available over three years to help charities and organisations, including universities, to ensure disabled people have equal opportunity to make decisions about how they travel in the UK by providing access to quality and affordable active travel equipment and journeys – whether by walking, cycling, push scooters, or use of wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The funding is made available through the Active Travel Grant Programme which is open to applications at any time until March 2025.
For more information please click on this link.
Faith and Places of Worship Funds
National Churches Trust
Foundation Grant Programme


Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme.  Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs.
Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination.
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the 31st October 2022.
For more information please click on this link.
Community and Social Welfare Funds

DLUHC
Community Ownership Fund


The UK government has announced that Round 3 of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest. The fund is part of the government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community, and will make grants (on a matched funding basis) available to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks and corner shops, etc. Applicants can apply for of up to £250,000 match funded capital funding. Revenue funding of up to £50,000 or 20% of total capital funding applied for is also available. Full applications will need to be submitted by 12pm on the 19th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.


 

Tesco Community Grants

Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500 through the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Every three months, three local good causes/ projects are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK.  Grants will be awarded depending on the number of votes their project receives. The programme will give priority to projects that provide food security and support to young people.
The fund is administered by Groundwork and applications can be made at any time.

For more information please click on the following link.


Asda Foundation
Empowering Local Communities Fund
Round 2


Grants of up to £1,500 are available for community groups and organisations to support a broad range of activities that contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives across the UK. The funding is available through the Asda Foundation’s Empowering Local Communities Fund Round 2. The focus of this funding round is to address the impact the rising cost of living is having on communities and supporting refugees arriving in the UK. Applications should be made through each local Asda store’s Community Champion by the 19th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



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, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.
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.
The National Lottery Community Fund expects that most of the funding will go to projects that request between £200,000 and £500,000. There will be a smaller number of awards for projects above £500,000.
Applications can be made at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.



GTR
Your Station, Your Community, Improvement Fund


GTR is launching a new fund, called the ‘Your Station, Your Community, Improvement Fund ’, to support local charities, our customers, and the communities on our line of route, focusing on the causes that are of key importance to us.  
The fund supports the following key themes: mental health, education, and employability skills amongst marginalised groups, as well as diversity and inclusion and environmental sustainability.  
Over the next three years, GTR will be allocating up to £500,000 a year to fund projects based up to 15 miles from stations on our network.  
 
GTR welcomes applications from registered charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations such as rail user groups, community rail partnerships, business partnerships, town councils, parish councils and schools.  
 
GTR say "We are aware you are receiving this information just before a week of national strike action from RMT. However, we felt it was still important to inform our stakeholders of the launch of our fund ahead of the application opening date, to better prepare you for any applications you’d like to make.  We’re looking for applications for initiatives taking place within 15 miles of stations on our network, that make a positive impact in one or more of the focus areas listed below":-
 
Enhancing our stations to be a welcoming environment 

  • Regenerating redundant station spaces for community hubs, providing space for activities that enrich the local community and bring station estate back into use. Creating a welcoming ambiance to our stations enhancing our customers’ experience.  
Positive Mental Health 
  • Mental health activities that encourage working with local partners to signpost people to support services or initiatives that have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing. Connecting people together to take positive action to prevent suicide, an issue that has devastating and far reaching impact on our people, customers and communities.  
Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Supporting diverse and inclusive community projects, creating opportunities for learning and the social mobility of more marginalised groups. Our ambition is to create an inclusive culture where customers and colleagues feel able to be themselves and feel they belong to their local communities. 
Employability and confidence building 
  • Promoting employability and education amongst marginalised groups by investing in the skills development for now and the future, creating a talent pipeline to support the local economy.   
Environmental Sustainability 
  • Supporting environmental projects and encouraging sustainable mobility shift to encourage customers to make greener choices to travel by rail and getting to our stations sustainably - by bike, bus, foot or electric car.
The on-line application process goes live on 28th June 2022 and will close at 23:59 on 30th July 2022. 
 
Completed applications should be returned to: community@gtrailway.com.

Timelines  
  • Applications open: 28 June 2022  
  • Applications close: 30 July 2022  
  • Review: July – September 2022  
  • Submitted to DfT: December 2022  
  • Notification: Q1 2023  
  • Funding received: April 2023  
  • Funding spent and fully committed: 31 March 2024  

For more information and application form please click on the following link.
 

Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to develop and improve communities. The funding is being made available through the Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund and is available to good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises in central England that are full members of the Central England Co-operative. The types of projects supported include access to healthy food; health and wellbeing projects; inclusion of vulnerable, excluded, or hard to reach groups; and the environment such as energy saving projects, sustainable travel, biodiversity and food security. The deadline for applications is the 31st July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Magic Little Grants

Small charities. community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to support projects that benefit their local communities. This could include preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; and supporting marginalised groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Magic Little Grants programme which is run by the Postcode Community Trust in partnership with the online platform Localgiving. In total 2,650 grants will be awarded in 2022. As well as receiving a Magic Little Grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving will also be given a free annual membership with Localgiving. This membership gives them access to all of Localgiving’s wider online fundraising services, such as regular fundraising campaigns and training. Applications can be submitted at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.



DEFRA
The Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund


A new £3 million fund has been announced to enable 125 village halls in England to upgrade and modernise their premises, so that they can continue to meet the needs of their communities. The funding has been made available by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund will provide funding over three years for capital improvement projects to create bigger, brighter, contemporary spaces that encourage more people to make use of their village halls, and bring people together. This could include installing Wi-Fi, extending buildings and modernising facilities. Further details will be announced in due course.
For more information please click on the following link.



Rees Jefferies Road Fund

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering, and aesthetics, including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside parks and open spaces. No maximum or minimum grant levels are indicated. However, most grants given in the past have been between 5,000 and £25,000. The funding is being made 19th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Matthew Good Foundation

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 with fourth and fifth place both receiving £1,000. As well as established projects and charities, the Foundation are keen to hear from people with innovative ideas that need some funding to get their projects up and running. To be eligible, applicants will have to have had an income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months. The next deadline for applications is the 15th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

Environmental and Conservation Funds
The Tree Council
Branching Out Fund


The Tree Council has announced that it will re-open its Branching Out Fund in July. Through the Fund, schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK will be able to apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees; reasonable costs of non-plastic protection and supports, as well as peat-free compost and/or soil improvers.
For more information please click on this link.



Learning Through Landscapes
Local School Nature Grant Programme


Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and up to half a day of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own building and more than five staff. There will be four funding rounds throughout the year which will support a total of 900 schools. The next closing date for applications is the 2nd September 2022.
For more information please click on the following ink.


 

Forestry Commission
Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund


Local Authorities in England can apply to a new £7.8 million fund to kickstart woodland creation and tree planting. A minimum of 50 Local Authorities will be awarded up to £150,000 each to recruit the new staff and expertise needed to drive forward woodland creation and tree planting plans. The Funding is being made available through the Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund which is being delivered by the Forestry Commission in partnership with Defra as part of the £750 million Nature for Climate Fund. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 8 July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Veolia Environmental Trust

The Veolia Environmental Trust has re-opened for applications.
The Trust makes the following grants:
Community Grants:  These grants are available to constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community
Habitat and Biodiversity:  Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available for projects that conserve, restore or enhance threatened habitats and/ or protect and increase biodiversity
Environmental Improvement Grants: over £75,000 are available to enable landscape scale improvement projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection.
The closing date for applications is 12 midday on the 7th July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Ovo Foundation

The Ovo Foundation has launched a new £1 million Climate Changers Programme to work with charities and projects that support children and young people to connect with nature, and equip them with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to take action on the climate crisis. The Foundation is looking to work with partners to campaign for better climate change education; increase opportunities for children and young people to learn from and connect to nature in / around schools; and inspire positive action on the climate crisis in / beyond schools. The Foundation is looking to support up to three projects for three years and is interested in hearing from a diverse range of potential partners who are at different stages of developing and delivering their projects. The closing date for applications is the 22nd July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.


 

Forestry Commission
Tree Health Pilot Scheme


Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree Health Pilot Scheme.
The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. It expands on support already available through the Countryside Stewardship woodland tree health grant. To be able to participate the woodland needs to be located in North West England, the West Midlands or South East and London. The level of funding available depends on the species of trees, the type of pests and diseases and the type of work carried out, etc. There is no application deadline specified.
For more information please click on the following link.

Disadvantaged, Vulnerable and Excluded Funds
The Clothworkers Foundation

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance misuse; disadvantaged minority communities; disadvantaged young people; domestic & sexual abuse; homelessness; domestic & sexual abuse; and older people. 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.



Hedley Foundation

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each year the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives which benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Applications should be received at least 6 weeks before the next review meeting on the 2nd November 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.


 

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supporting young people in applying for jobs and towards the purchase of a portable multi-sensory environment, that will turn any room into a sensory room. The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1 million per year. Applications are reviewed every quarter. The next deadline for applications is the 8th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Help The Homeless

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to rebuild their lives.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.    The closing date for applications is the 15th September 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Weavers Company

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 14th July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.


 
 

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. 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.



Big Issue Invest
Growth Impact Fund


A new multi-million pound social investment fund focused on tackling inequality and promoting racial justice in the UK, has opened to applications from diverse-led social enterprises looking to grow their impact. The Growth Impact Fund, managed by Big Issue Invest, will invest between £50,000 and £1.5 million in social businesses to support early-stage founders from underrepresented groups who have previously been excluded from investment. It is expected to support 50 to 60 organisations through investments in the form of equity, patient debt or revenue-based funding. Up to £15,000 pre-investment grant funding is also offered for social businesses that would like some support to get ready for investment, and up to £20,000 as additional funding support to help organisations grow. The first investments are expected to take place in July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.
Elderly Funds

Friends of the Elderly

Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders. The funding is available to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations; help older people get online; to help with unexpected bills; and essential living costs including clothing, food, medicines and books. Applications must be made via a third-party Referral Agent such as charities, local authorities, housing associations, community organisations, Information, Advice and Guidance providers and social services representatives. Applications can be made at any time, but resources are limited.
For more information please click on the following link.



Longitude Prize on Dementia

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.
https://www.ukri.org/news/4-1-million-prize-for-innovations-to-help-dementia-patients/
Grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 are available to charitable organisations (registered charities or equivalent) which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated.
The Wolfson Foundation will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to:

  • Increase access to services for new and existing users
  • Improve the quality and range of services
  • Improve the financial stability of the organisation

Match funding is required for projects costing more than £50,000.
There is a 2-stage application process and the next stage 1 closing date is the 1st July 2022. Applications successful at this stage will have until the 1st September 2022 to complete the stage 2 application.
For more information please click on the following link.

Arts and Culture Funds
Creative England
New Ideas Fund


Creative England has reopened their New Ideas Fund to applications from individuals and small to medium sized enterprises working on screen-based storytelling including film, television, animation, games, immersive media or technology that supports these industries. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to support the development of new and innovative ideas to help business growth in the English regions outside of London. Applications for funding of between £10,000 and £25,000 can only be made by registered limited companies. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 can be awarded to individuals and sole traders. Examples of ideas which could be funded include: developing/prototyping new technology for storytelling; building new storytelling platforms; testing new markets; and experimenting with new formats of content creation. The deadline for applications is 9am on the 23rd of July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Music for All
Community Project Funding


To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community.
The funding is aimed at community groups and schools that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing sustainable music programmes.
This round will award musical instruments or grants of up to £1,500 for seven different types of projects:
  • electric / acoustic guitars;
  • ukuleles;
  • projects supporting those suffering with mental health issues and feelings of loneliness;
  • projects supporting those with other diseases and conditions affecting quality of life;
  • projects to support those experiencing financial hardship;
  • SoundSquares courses. This is an 8 week online Jazz and Blues course for community music groups (with members 18+) who want to learn the principles of the Blues form and how to improvise with it;
  • and ODD balls. ODD balls are a new form of musical instrument, allowing users to create the sounds of any instrument they want by bouncing the ball.
The deadline for applications is the 26th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



The Fidelio Trust

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 30th September 2022. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.
For more information please click on the following link.



DCMS
Cultural Development 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.
Children and Youth Funds
Ironmongers Company

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches to disseminate the outcomes to a wider audience. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers Company's grants programme. The next closing date for applications is the 31st July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Asda Foundation
Under 18 Better Starts Grant


Local community groups can apply for grants of between £500 and £1500 to support a broad range of activities that contribute to improving children’s lives and contribute towards transforming local communities. The funding is being made available through round 2 of the Asda Foundation’s Under 18 Better Starts Grant. As a result of the cost of living crisis, the focus for round 2 funding is on ensuring children are supported during the summer. It could be providing essential food over the school holidays or a new uniform and sports kit ahead of the new school year, etc. Applications should be made through each local Asda store’s Community Champion. Applications can be submitted at any time up to the 19th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Childs Charitable Trust

The Childs Charitable Trust is offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published, awards are made according to the values of the Trust and are based on the Christian faith. The primary focus for grants allocated is on those organisations that actively share the Christian gospel in their work. Applications received in June, July and August will be considered for the October trustees meeting.
For more information please click on the following link.



Whirlwind Charitable Trust

Funding is available to registered charities for maritime activities and outdoor pursuits which “make a difference” to young, disadvantaged and disabled people up to 25 years of age in England, Wales and Scotland. The Whirlwind Charitable Trust will fund projects which encourage individuals of all races, religions and gender who could not otherwise participate in these types of activities, to grow in confidence, ambition and achievement, so that they can fulfil their own potential and make a positive contribution to society. The Trust favour applications providing a positive educational element, particularly with regard to the coastal and marine environment, with longer term contact, mentoring and support. The deadline for applications for the next Trustee meeting is the 18th July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Toy Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new projects; and satisfy 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-August 2022 for the September meeting of Trustees.
For more information please click on the following link.



Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Youth Fund


Not-for-profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to help young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to help youth organisations to sustain or expand their work. The funding is available to support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include developing volunteers; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to reach young people online; etc. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund and applications can be submitted at any time.
For more information please click on the following link.



BlueSpark Foundation

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000, most will be under £5,000 and only in a few cases will grants exceed £10,000. The funding provided by the BlueSpark Foundation and can be for physical assets (such as iPads, sports equipment, or lighting for stage productions) or for services or facilities (such as sports coaching or music or drama tuition) or simply for the provision of experiences (such as theatre visits). These examples are intended to be illustrative and not restrictive as to the funding which BlueSpark may provide to support projects. Applications can be submitted at any time and must be made online on BlueSpark Foundation's standard application Form.
For more information please click on the following link.
Armed Forces and Veterans Funds

Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Force for Change programme
 

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects that support Armed Forces communities become less isolated and engage more in their local area. 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’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.

 

The Veteran’s Foundation

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of beneficiaries, the importance of the grant to the applicant organisation, the efficiency of the organisation, need of the beneficiaries and its urgency. The next closing date is the The next closing date is the 26th August 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.

Research, Policy, and Seed Funds
ABRDN Financial Fairness Trust
Grant Programme


Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work that improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The ABRDN Financial Fairness Trust’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that influence financial wellbeing: income; spending; and assets. These areas might include wages, pensions and taxation, gambling, borrowing and repayment problems, and savings. Between fifteen and twenty grants are awarded each year and priority is given to work focusing on younger generations. The deadline for applications is 1pm on the 4th February 2023.
For more information please click on the following link.



VocTech Trust
Seed Grants


The VocTech Trust Seed Grants are available to organisations across the UK, including charities, trade bodies, learning providers, employers, private companies, community interest companies and other not for profit organisations.
The UFi VocTech Trust will provide funding for projects lasting between three to twelve months which show how digital technologies can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. This could include design, development and prototyping, refining learning design, small scale testing with users, planning a route to market, strategies for scaling, project management, and evidencing impact & what works.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 13th July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Rethinking Public Dialogue Fund

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce has launched a new £480,000 fund to investigate the effective of current methods for consulting the public (public dialogue) in shaping research and innovation priorities.
The Rethinking Public Dialogue Fund aims to test and evaluate new possibilities for consulting the public, and capture evidence about their effectiveness that can help de-risk these approaches for policy makers, research funders and public engagement practitioners. Projects will be able to bid for grants of up to £60,000 available per project.
Organisations eligible to apply include:
  • Non-profits/charitable organisations.
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs).
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee where there is a lock-in clause requiring that profits go to a charitable purposes
The deadline for submitting applications is the 7th July 2022.
For more information please click on the following link.



Longitude Prize on Dementia

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.
Covid Pandemic Funds

National Emergencies Trust
Local Action Fund


The National Emergencies Trust in partnership with Crowdfunder UK is making £1.2 million in match funding available to help voluntary and community organisations overcome the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding aims to support organisations including UK charities, CIC’s, churches and other religious organisations by helping them to counter financial challenges created by the pandemic, including the inability to fundraise in the usual ways, reductions in staff and volunteers, and increased demand on their services. Up to £20,000 in match-funding is available to either launch new local initiatives or to enable them to continue existing services, including health and wellbeing services; services addressing food poverty; and community response coordination. The funding, which is being made available through the Local Action Fund, must be spent in full by the 31st December 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.
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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