Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust

The Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust is a registered charity (no. 278332) with the following charitable objectives:
1) To prevent cruelty to equine animals, to relieve suffering and distress among such equine animals including live horses being transported country to country for butchery if such animals are in need of care and protection by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or other similar causes;
2) To promote the relief of the elderly; and
3) To further such other exclusively charitable purposes.
Grants are awarded for capital projects only.
On-going running costs such as salaries are not supported.
Successful applicants may not apply for a further three years.
In general, the Trust awards more grants for charities working with the elderly.
Equine welfare grants are normally only considered from charities that are members of the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) or charities that are proactively working towards membership of NEWC.
The Trustees generally meet twice a year in the spring and the autumn to consider grant applications.
The next application deadline is Thursday 13 April 2017.
Further details and application forms are available on the Trust’s website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
The Trust Administrator
The Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust
Lewes Road
Horsted Keynes
West Sussex RH17 7DY
Tel: 01825 790304

(The Trust does not advertise an email address.)  
(Source: GRIN)

Monday, 27 March 2017


Please find below English and Welsh links to a survey being run by the Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe on issues and challenges facing Wales in the future. 

Fundraising Regulator and WCVA – Discussion on the Consultation for the Code of Fundraising Practice

Cardiff (with videoconference links in Aberystwyth and Rhyl)

The Fundraising Regulator is responsible for regulating charitable fundraising in England and Wales. They will be joining WCVA in Cardiff on the 7th April to discuss the consultation currently open for proposed changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. The Code sets out the standards expected of all charitable fundraising practices across the UK; by maintaining the Code to accurately reflect the current issues facing the charity sector, we can ensure that fundraising is respectful, open, honest and accountable to the public. The Regulator is looking to amend the Code in 8 different areas, including Charity Trustees, Third Parties, The Fundraising Ask and Charity Collection Bags.

Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy and Communications at the Fundraising Regulator, will discuss all consultation themes in detail before taking questions from attendees during a 30 minute Q&A session. Martin Price, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Wales will chair the event.

Friday 7th April, 10.30am-12pm

If you would like to attend this event please email eventsadmin@wcva.org.uk

For more information on the consultation visit the Fundraising Regulator website.

(Source: Catalyst Cymru Training)

Thinking about applying to People & Places? Read on!

Here's a useful article from a funding officer at the BIG Lottery:



Comic Relief Community Cash Grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations working with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in local areas, helping them feel more included in their community, build their skills and increase their sense of achievement.
The following types of organisation may apply for a grant:
o Constituted voluntary and community groups;
o Charities;
o Social enterprises;
o Co-operatives; and
o Community Interest Companies.
Groups which have been established for less than 12 months, are eligible to apply. Applicants need to:
o Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area;
o Be a small local group with an income of less than £100,000 run by local people;
o Have limited access to other sources of income;
o Clearly define the need being addressed;
o Clearly demonstrate the benefit of activities to disadvantaged people;
o Illustrate how social outcomes will be delivered;
o Provide clear evidence that the services provided are inclusive to all; and
o Provide clear evidence that the activities provided will target people who would ordinarily struggle to access those opportunities.
Examples of the type of activities or services Comic Relief Community Cash Grants will fund are:
o Food banks;
o Counselling and advice services;
o Disability sports clubs/activities;
o Training, skill building and volunteering projects; and
o Set up costs for new groups.
Grants cannot be used to:
o Fund trips abroad;
o Fund buses, mini buses or other community transport schemes (this doesn’t include transport costs that form part of a project);
o Fund building costs, including access adaptations to buildings.
Grants will not be awarded to:
o Organisations who are already in receipt of a grant directly from Comic Relief (excluding the Community Cash programme);
o Individuals;
o Statutory organisations, including schools; or
o National organisations, unless the application is submitted by a local office with a separate management committee, bank account and governing document.
The majority of UK Community Foundations are opening the Comic Relief Community Cash Grants to application, with a common deadline of Friday 5 May.
Full details about a specific area, including the application deadline, can be found on the website of each individual Community Foundation.
A list of the Community Foundations across the UK can be found on the UK Community Foundations website. 

(Source: GRIN) 


1. Community and Social Welfare - supporting positive change in the community
Fostering long-term positive change in the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities, the Trust welcomes funding requests from charities working with:
o Young people leaving care;
o People with physical and learning disabilities;
o Homeless people;
o Ex-servicemen and women; and
o Victims of slavery and human trafficking.
2. Education and Training - nurturing potential Helping children and adults from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents 
The Trust funds charities that are:
o Working to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged and marginalised children;
o Targeting improvements in essential skills such as literacy and numeracy; and
o Empowering young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), or marginalised adults, to engage with education or training.
3. Heritage - regeneration through restoration
Restoring neglected buildings and monuments which can contribute to community regeneration, particularly in areas of deprivation. The Swire Charitable Trust would especially like to hear from smaller heritage charities that focus on providing employment or volunteering opportunities for the local community – and contribute to the regeneration of the area.
There is no maximum or minimum grant size. Grant awards are normally for one-year only and based on the amount requested and the size of organisation. Multi-year grants are considered where there is a proven need.
During the year ending 31 December 2015, the Trust made donations and grants to 192 organisations totalling £3,772,490 (2014 - £2,696,893). Awards ranged from £1,000 to £350,000.
There’s a reasonably long list of things the Trust won't fund which are clearly listed on its website (see link below).
The Trust has a single form for all three programmes.
There are no deadlines or closing dates – applications are welcomed at any time.
Applications must be made via the Swire Charitable Trust’s website and will not be accepted by post or email. PLEASE NOTE that only registered charities may apply.
For further information, visit the Trust’s website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Sarah Irving
The Swire Charitable Trust
Swire House
59 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6AJ
Tel: 0207 834 7717
(Source: GRIN)

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)