Tuesday, 21 March 2017



Five projects across ITV Wales have been chosen to compete in a public vote for up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding to support their local communities.

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding can make a difference in their area.

The People’s Projects is an opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible projects the Big Lottery Fund has supported over the past year. With 95 shortlisted across the UK, the public can now decide which groups should win up to £50,000 to develop their project further.

The three projects with the most public votes in each region will receive grants of up to £50,000. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 20 March at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk.

(Source: BIG Lottery)

Monday, 20 March 2017


The Kenneth and Susan Green Charitable Trust is registered charity (no. 1109933) with a preference for making grants to UK charitable organisations for:
o The relief of poverty;
o The advancement of education;
o The advancement of health and the saving of lives; and
o The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science.
Other charitable causes are also supported at the Foundation's discretion.
During the year ending 31 December 2015, the Foundation’s expenditure in support of its charitable objectives totalled £265,273 (2014: £159,928).
The Foundation does not provide a minimum or maximum grant award level.
Applications from individuals are not supported.
The Foundation does not maintain a website.
Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Applications may be made at any time in writing to:
Mr. Philip Stokes
Kenneth Green Associates
Hill House
Monument Hill
Weybridge KT13 8RX
Tel: 01932 827 060 

(The Foundation does not provide an email address.) 

(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 17 March 2017

Pebbles Small Grant Programme

The Rank Foundation Limited is a registered charity (no. 276976) with the following charitable objectives:
“(1) The advancement and promotion of the Christian religion and Christian religious education of the public, advancing public knowledge of other world faiths with significant communities in the United Kingdom; and
(2) Encouraging and developing leadership amongst young people and supporting disadvantaged young people and those who are frail or lonely through old age and disability”. 
The Foundation generally awards grants in the following categories:
o Encouraging and developing leadership;
o Promoting enterprise and innovation;
o Caring for the disadvantaged and the marginalised; and
o Promoting the understanding of the values, traditions and practices of the Christian faith, from a perspective that respects those of all faiths and those of none.
The Foundation allocated almost £5,000,000 in support of its charitable objectives during the year ending 31 December 2015 through a number of initiatives, one of which was its "Pebbles Small Grant Programme".
The Pebbles Small Grant Programme provides funding to charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities, and in particular:
o Specific projects for which the mainstay is capital costs - building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment; and
o A one-off short term activity, such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people.
No minimum of maximum grant levels are available. However, potential applicants should note that this is a small grants programme.
Grants are available for projects which are costed at under £1 million. Organisations must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and are expected to have confirmed funding to the value of 33% of the total project cost.
Funding is not available for:
o Running costs or salaries;
o Any projects that take place outside the UK;
o Projects that benefit visitors to the UK;
o Projects that are for the benefit of only one ethnic or religious group - facilities must be open to the wider community;
o Causes supported elsewhere by the Rank Foundation (this includes hospices, mainstream schools, specific individuals and film-making); and
o Areas that are under the provision of state aid, such as medical requirements.
Applications may be submitted at any time via the application form available on the Foundation’s website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Rank Foundation
12 Warwick Square
(The Foundation does not provide a phone number.) 

(Source: GRIN)


PAVO has received feedback that Children in Need is tightening up significantly around safeguarding and their expectations of organisations who apply for funding. We are aware of an organisation that was turned down for funding because they had not had training (this included the Board) although they had policies and procedures in place for safeguarding.

If your are considering applying to Children in Need for funding, you are advised to check the Fund's guidance for applicants which sets out Children in Need's requirements, see: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/tv/pudsey/A-to-Z-advice.pdf The guidance includes an expectation that applicants will be able to demonstrate that they: "ensure all staff, volunteers and management committee members receive safeguarding children training which is relevant to their role and updated on a regular basis".

For more information about Children in Need grants, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5ysD3mLQYYRPRLNZ032LjM7/grants 

If you are considering applying to Children in Need and require support to develop your application; need to develop or update your safeguarding procedures; or need to access safeguarding training, you can contact PAVO for support on 01597 822191 or info@pavo.org.uk


The Garrick Charitable Trust aims to encourage theatre, music, literature and dance across the UK.
The Trust has a specific focus on:
o Helping professional organisations in need of financial support; and
o Helping actors, directors, writers, musicians, composers and choreographers in the early stages of their careers.
Grants are normally be in the range of £2,500-£5,000 (the majority of grants are for £2,500) and may be made for more than one year.
Organisations that are successful in securing a grant are asked to wait three years before reapplying.
Grants are not awarded for:
o Drama training;
o Academic studies;
o Amateur productions;
o Capital appeals; or
o Projects outside the UK.
To apply for a grant, applicants should:
1. Write a short letter to the Trust, preferably one but no more than two pages and with a publicity flyer if one is available. The letter should be submitted by email with a hard copy sent to the address below. The information to be included in the letter is detailed on the Trust’s website. The Trust will consider the letter at its earliest meeting and decide whether to invite a formal application.
2. If the Trust invites an application it will issue an application form requesting more detailed information about the applicant and their request for grant support. This will be considered at the following Trustee’s meeting.
The Trust meets quarterly to consider applications, usually in early March, June, September and December.
For further information, visit the Garrick Charitable Trust website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
The Garrick Charitable Trust
The Garrick Club
15 Garrick Street
London WC2E 9AY
Tel: 020 7395 4136

(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Financial management of an EU funded project

The aim of the course is to provide learners with an understanding of the financial processes and procedures associated with delivering a European funded project. The course will help you to navigate the terminology, audit and verification processes and document retention periods associated with managing a European funded project.

The course will take place on 27 April 2017 in Wrexham. 

By the end of the course participants will have learned / be able to:
  • Identify the relevant regulatory framework and where to seek additional guidance
  • Be able to identify the key financial statements and the relevance of these to your project
  • Be able to identify the systems and procedures that can support the claiming and verification process
  • Understand the significance of and how to construct a clear audit trail
  • Understand how to reduce the risk of claw back
  • How to manage the requirements of document retention
Target group: Staff from third sector organisations who will be involved in the financial management of EU Structural Funds projects, either as a direct sponsor or as a sub-contractor.

Cost: It is free to third sector organisations currently delivering or interested in delivering European funded activity.

If you would like to participate in this session please complete the attached booking form and return to training@wcva.org.uk

(Source: WCVA 3-SET)