Tuesday, 10 July 2018


(Source: WCVA)

Santander Foundation Discovery Grants

The Santander Foundation's Discovery Grants scheme provides grants to charities, Community Interest Companies and Credit Unions for activities that support disadvantaged people in the UK to improve knowledge, skills and innovation in order to give them the confidence to discover, create and take advantage of new opportunities. 
Funding is available for:
o Small, local projects that last for up to 12 months;
o Complete projects (the Foundation does not make contributions or part-funding); and/or
o Part-time salaries, equipment or materials specific to the project.

Activities must address one or more of the following three priority themes:
1. Explorer - improving people's knowledge, for example:
> A series of Money Management workshops helping people understand how to budget; or
> A Freedom Training course giving abused women knowledge of how to regain control over their lives.
2. Transformer - developing skills and experience, for example:
> Training to help socially isolated people develop skills to get back into work;
> Sign language training for parents with hearing impaired children;
> Teaching young people with autism vocational skills; or
> Volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged young people.
3. Changemaker - innovative solutions to social challenges, for example:
> A new social networking program for visually impaired young people to access the internet; or
> An inclusive cycling social enterprise that adapts bicycles to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors.
One-year grants of up to £5,000 are available. 
There is no requirement for match funding as the Foundation will only fund complete projects rather than part-funding or make a contribution to an appeal.
Funding is not available for:
o Individuals including trips, overseas volunteering, GAP year activity, medical treatment, grants for studying or research;
o Multi-year funding;
o Fundraising activities;
o Unregistered charities, not for profit groups, Community Amateur Sports Clubs, exempt or excepted charities;
o Other funders and grant makers;
o Organisations which restrict their beneficiaries to a single religious or single ethnic group;
o Events, conferences or sponsorship;
o Shortfall funding;
o Party political activity;
o Beneficiaries outside the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man; or
o Start-ups.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
A nomination form can be picked up at a local Santander branch. The completed form should be dropped into the special nomination postbox provided at local branches (this form should NOT be sent to the Foundation).
Applicants that are not near a Santander branch can download a form from the Foundation website. This must be submitted by email not post.
Successful organisations will be notified by e-mail within six weeks of submitting a nomination.
Contact details for the Santander Foundation are:
The Grants Team 
Santander Foundation 
201 Grafton Gate East 
Milton Keynes 
MK9 1AN 

Henry Moore Foundation

THE HENRY MOORE FOUNDATION – Grants up to £20,000 for a wide range of projects and activities in the UK involving visual arts (particularly sculpture), including student bursaries, fellowships for artists and grants to art institutions, galleries and museums. Typical projects include exhibitions, publications, commissions, conferences, workshops and lecture series (next application deadline 13 September 2018)
The Henry Moore Foundation offers grants to art galleries, museums and institutions concerned with art and art history (including UK universities) in the following categories:
1.  New Projects and commissions - to encourage new thinking about sculpture or sculpture history, or contributes to public awareness and appreciation of sculpture;
2. Acquisitions and collections - for museums and galleries who wish to acquire or conserve sculpture for their collections as well as for cataloging and display costs;
3. Research and Development:
o    Long-term Research - for projects that require funding for more than one year, such as a permanent collection catalogue;
o    Small Research Grants - for research on the history and interpretation of sculpture. Academics, curators and independent scholars may apply for research costs, eg travel, photographs, archival access.
4. Fellowships:
o    Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Fellowships are available in the field of sculpture studies. The awards are primarily to help scholars recently awarded PhDs to prepare a substantial publication or similar research output. Applicants must show that they have an affiliation with a British university department. Fellows who fail to fulfil their university obligations during the first year may have the second year of funding withdrawn;
o    Artist Residencies - the artist must be supported by a host institution for residencies that can last from two to six months. The host institution should apply for the grant.
5. Conferences, Lectures and Publications - this category supports books and journals, but not exhibition cataloges, as these are eligible under New Projects.
Support is available for international sculpture in Britain as well as British sculpture abroad.
The following grants are available:
1. New Projects - the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
2. Acquisitions and Collections - the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
3. Research and Development:
o    Long-term Research 
- (organisations only) the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less;
o    Small Research Grants - (individual academics, curators and sculptors) the maximum grant is £2,500.
4. Fellowships:
o    Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - 
the Foundation awards a grant of up to £21,000 per annum towards the fellowship;
o    Artist Residencies - the maximum grant is £6,000.
5. Conferences, Lectures and Publications - the maximum grant is £5,000.
UK higher education institutions may receive bursaries for post-graduate students.
During the year ending 31 March 2017 the Foundation allocated £467,821 in grants.
Applications are assessed in terms of their:
o Development of the study of sculpture;
o Contribution to the public awareness and understanding of sculpture;
o Encouragement of new thinking in sculpture, including the history of sculpture;
o Artistic quality; and
o Careful financial management.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Revenue expenditure;
o Retrospective costs;
o Projects dedicated to painting;
o Individual applicants (except for the Small Research Grant).
The final two application deadlines for 2018 are:
o Thursday 13 September; and
o Tuesday 11 December.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Foundation's website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
Ms Lesley Wake
Henry Moore Foundation 
Dane Tree House 
Perry Green 
Much Hadham 
SG10 6EE 
Tel: 01279 843333 
(Source: GRIN)

Rosa Justice and Equality Fund

Rosa's Justice and Equality Fund (the JEF) aims to make workplaces and other contexts just, safe and equitable for all and ensure that anyone who has been subjected to harassment and abuse, including sexual violence at work, is better able to access support and justice.
Rosa's Justice and Equality Fund is making up to £1 million available in total for work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Within the Justice and Equality Fund there are 3 programmes (click on each heading for further details of the respective programme):
To be eligible, applicants must:
o Be a charitable organisation. (Although it is not required to be a registered charity, the activities must be charitable and legal.);
o Have relevant experience in the approach they want to pursue with JEF funding;
o Have a strong track-record in actively addressing issues of equality in their work and reaching out to those groups and individuals who face the greatest barriers;
o Be well-connected and demonstrably collaborative in their approach;
o Have the ability and ambition to mobilise other organisations / be effective influencers; and
o Be willing and able to take part in communication activity about their JEF-funded work.
Applications to support partnership working are welcome. Partnerships can be with other charitable organisations, unions, businesses, local councils, schools, universities, arts and sports organisations or any other organisation or institution which will help change happen.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o The purchase or upgrade of physical assets such as buildings or equipment;
o Work that substitutes or overlaps with statutory service provision;
o Work that should be provided by statutory organisations;
o Party Political activities;
o Activities promoting religious beliefs;
o Overseas travel or work outside the UK;
o Interest payment on loans;
o One-off conferences or events unless they are part of a longer-term strategy;
o Fundraising events;
o Work that has already taken place;or
o Specialist organisations providing emotional support to victims/survivors of harassment and abuse across one or more of the four countries.
Go to ROSA’s website for further details and application deadlines for each of the 3 programmes.
PLEASE NOTE: applicants are 'strongly encouraged' to send an email to Rosa to start an initial conversation before they commence the application process.
Contact details for Rosa are:
United House 
4th Floor 
North Road 
N7 9DP 
Tel: 020 7697 3466 

Friday, 6 July 2018


You have until Friday 6th July to apply to the Big Give's Christmas Challenge - the UK's biggest online match funding campaign!
The Big Give runs the Christmas Challenge, the UK's biggest online match funding campaign where donations to participating charities are doubled for one week only (from #Giving Tuesday 27th Nov - 4th December). 

Last year the Christmas Challenge raised a record breaking £11.3 million and the Big Give is on the lookout for charities to run an even bigger campaign in 2018.

Applications are open for only a short while longer until the deadline on Friday 6th July. For more information, please see here.

The campaign will help charities raise vital funds and build their fundraising confidence and skills. Key benefits include:
  • Access to funding from generous Champions (funding secured by the Big Give)
  • A powerful incentive to donors to have their donations doubled
  • Attract new supporters (95% of charities did so in the 2017 campaign)
  • Raising charity profile and joining others to raise awareness of the issue

Since its 2008 launch, the Christmas Challenge has raised over £90 million for participating charities, with donations matched by Big Give ‘Champions’: Trusts, Foundations, philanthropists and corporates who support the initiative, as well as charities’ major donors.
To apply, you simply need to log in or create a free Big Give account. You can find more information and do so here. You can contact the Big Give via info@thebiggive.org.uk if you have any questions.
(Source: BIG GIVE)

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Grants on offer to help young musicians in Powys

Grants ranging from £250 to £5000 are being offered to Powys organisations in a bid to develop professionally led musical opportunities for young people.
The Powys Youth Music Development Scheme is set up to provide funding to help nurture the musical talents of 9-25 year olds in the county.
Applications can be made for funding to help with music workshops, rehearsals, concerts, summer schools and transport costs. It can also be used for production or performance costs, including venue hire, artists’ fees, and technical requirements as well as other costs.
Grants can also be used to help cover the costs of providing orchestral leaders, music practitioners or tutors and sound technicians.
Cllr. Rachel Powell is Powys County Council’s Cabinet Officer for Young People and Culture and she explained: “We want to encourage young Powys people to take part in musical activities that are imaginative, challenging and inspiring and, through this fund, help encourage our young artists and allow them to develop their musical skills.”
“I also want to make the point that this fund isn’t limited to one particular genre of music. We want young people who wish to create high quality music – whatever the musical style - to be supported by this funding.”
Details of the funding scheme and application forms can be obtained by email request to lucy.bevan@powys.gov.uk

(Source: Powys County Council)


Do you work with people over 25 who are long term unemployed or economically inactive, or young people aged 16+ who are NEET? Are you aware that there might be up to £1.5m of funding available to you?
Join the Active Inclusion Fund for an opportunity to learn about the funding and talk to the team to see how your project ideas might fit within the scope of the four funds available through Active Inclusion Fund… you might be surprised at what they can help you achieve.

Moneypenny, Wrexham 16 July 2018 10:00 - 12:00
Siawns Teg, Newtown 16 July2018 13:30 - 15:30
GAVO, Newport 17 July 2018 10:00 - 13:00
Click here to book your space  

The Active Inclusion Fund, which is managed by WCVA and supported by the European Social Fund, is in place to provide funding to organisations that can support people to move closer to the employment market, with the overarching aim of reducing economic inactivity in Wales.
(Source: WCVA)