Friday, 16 March 2018

School for Social Entrepreneurs Funding Scheme

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is looking people who want to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations in the UK. They seek to support social entrepreneurs at all stages, from idea through to scale. The SSE have pledged to support 260 people this year through the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, run in partnership with SSE and Big Lottery Fund.

The SSE can offer a year of support, including:

  • A learning programme with The SSE
  • A grant of £1,000, or Match Trading grant of up to £7,000
  • Mentoring
  • A supportive community
There is no cost to participants. The deadline is Thursday 26th April 2018.

Further information can be found at


MSCT are pleased to announce a one-off Grant Scheme called the


 Opening on 01.01.2018 to 01.05.2018.


Grant Round
MSCT’s Youth Fund
Organisations Providing for Young People up to age  19 Years old
Engaging with Young People. Funding is STRICTLY for equipment, training, and project delivery costs only. (Salaries and Overheads will not be entertained)
Open 01.01.2018 and Closes 01.05.2018. Trustees Meet on 28.06.2018

MSCT was established through an agreement between the Millennium Stadium and the Millennium Commission and its income is generated through a levy on every ticket purchased by people attending public events at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

There are no restrictions on applying to this round. If you have been successful in the past three years the embargo on reapplying for three years does not apply. If you have been unsuccessful in the past year the embargo for not reapplying for a year does not apply.  

The Trustees have chosen to provide a one-off grants scheme for 2018 focussing on:


Applications must be for projects Engaging with Young People. (Salaries and Overheads will not be entertained), Funding must be for equipment, volunteer costs, training and may include but cannot solely be for project delivery costs.

The organisation applying does not necessarily need to be a youth organisation, but the project must be working with young people up to the age of 19 years of age.

(Source: MSCT; link WCVA)

Coop Local Community Fund

The Co-op is looking for causes who need funds for projects that bring people together and make a difference in your community. Apply by 8 April at

The next round of the Local Community Fund will be open from Monday 5 March - 8 April.

For the next round of applications, we are widening the range of causes who can apply beyond charities to include community organisations, co-ops and social enterprises. This is very exciting as it means we can help bring more people together to make a difference in our communities across the UK.

Please share and retweet any posts you see from the Co-op promoting the fund on social media. #TheCoopWay 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Triangle Trust Development Grant

The Triangle Trust’s Development Grant scheme is designed to provide core funding to support organisations that want to implement a step change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future; for example, by diversifying income streams or establishing a trading arm.
Any costs incurred by the applicant in undertaking its core business can be covered by a grant.
The Trust’s funding priorities are (1) Carers and (2) the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders.
1. Carers
The Trust offers dedicated funding for carer organisations where they will not have to compete with applications from other sectors. PLEASE NOTE: the Trust can only offer funding to specialist carer organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run carer projects.
2. The Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders
The Trust would like to see the re-offending rates in the UK reduce and offer dedicated funding to organisations working with offenders whilst in prison and after they are released to bring this about. PLEASE NOTE: the Trust can only offer funding to specialist offender organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run offender projects.
Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and Community Interest Companies that are working within the UK and have a UK office may apply for a grant of up to £80,000 over 3 years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one.
The amount requested each year is expected to taper down as applicants develop other sustainable income streams, for example: £35,000 in year 1; £25,000 in year 2 and £20,000 in year 3.
This is a highly competitive fund with a success rate in 2016 of 1 in 8 for eligible rehabilitation applicants and 1 in 12 for eligible carer applicants.
All previous unsuccessful applicants to The Triangle Trust must wait 2 years before reapplying. Applicants already in receipt of a Development Grant cannot apply for further funding until the final year of their current grant.
Applicants must:
o Have a constitution whose sole purpose is to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Be involved in providing direct practical support work, research projects or policy or campaigning work relevant to unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Demonstrate in their application how they have expertise and a history of working with unpaid carers or offenders;
o Have some volunteer input;
o Have a gross annual income (including contract income) for the most recent financial year of less than £1 million, although priority will be given to smaller organisations;
o Make a commitment to develop sustainable income streams during the grant period; and
o Have evaluation systems for their work in place, and if not then part of the grant should be used to put a system in place.
Organisations involved in research, policy and campaign work relevant to unpaid carers and the rehabilitation of offenders may apply for a Development Grant.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Organisations with a broader remit that are running a project to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Organisations running crime prevention or restorative justice initiatives;
o Organisations providing support to the “cared for” as well as their carers;
o Appointment of a Trust or Community Fundraiser;
o Expanding the coverage of a particular service, unless there is a tangible increase in sustainability as a result;
o Match funding, unless associated with a sustainability development;
o Covering the loss of a statutory contract or grant income; or
o General running costs.
The application rounds for 2018 are:
1. Unpaid Carers - opens on Friday 9 March with a deadline of midday on Thursday 3 May 2018;
2. The Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders - this round will open in September with a deadline in early November (specific dates are yet to be announced).  
There is a 2-stage application process. Shortlisted applicants after stage 1 will be required to host a visit from the Triangle Trust and present their strategic plan for the next few years.
The Trust is usually more than happy to discuss potential applications by email or by telephone prior to an application being made.
The Trust is particularly interested in receiving applications from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as these areas have been underrepresented in previous funding rounds.
Applications should be submitted using the application form available on the Triangle Trust website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Dr. Joanne Wright
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
Foundation House
2-4 Forum Place
Fiddlebridge Lane
AL10 0RN
Tel: 01707 707078

(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 9 March 2018


The Pink Ribbon Foundation's principal aim is to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which: 
1. Relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer; and 
2. Are working to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.
The Foundation provides grant support to charities whose objectives are:
o To relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or have been affected by, breast cancer by providing, or assisting in the provision of, information, care or emotional, practical and financial support; and
o To advance public education in the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment, in particular but not exclusively by commissioning, or conducting, research into the causes, detection and treatment of breast cancer and by disseminating the results of such research.
The Foundation is keen to support initiatives which promote a positive view of living with breast cancer.
Grants up to £5,000 are available.
Larger awards may be made in exceptional circumstances.
Funding is available for revenue, capital or project costs.
Awards are usually confirmed towards the end of July.
During the year ending 30 September 2016, the Foundation awarded grants totalling £268,785 (2015: £210,007).
A list of awards made during the year can be found on pages 10-12 of the Foundation’s annual accounts.
Registered charities working in the field of breast cancer in the UK are eligible to apply.
The Foundation will consider applications from general cancer charities if any grant made will be used to benefit those suffering from, or affected by, 50% of patients with Breast Cancer or for research into, or the dissemination of information about, breast cancer.
The Foundation welcomes applications from all ethnic and minority groups.
PLEASE NOTE: organisations with limited financial resources will be prioritised for grant support.
The 2018 application deadline is Thursday 31st May.
Groups that have not registered with the Pink Ribbon Foundation and are considering applying for a grant can send an email to the Foundation at any time of the year to be added to the register.
Further information and an application form can be downloaded from the Foundation's website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
Jonathan Prince
The Pink Ribbon Foundation
Crofton House
5 Morley Close
Kent BR6 8JR
Tel: 01689 858877
(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Grants available to develop grassroots sport throughout Powys

Grants available to develop grassroots sport throughout Powys

Over £14,000 has been handed out to over a dozen sport organisations across the county, Powys County Council has announced.

Now sports and physical groups in Powys are being urged by the council’s Sports Development Team to take advantage of a grant worth up to £1,500 to help contribute to creating thriving clubs which will continue to create opportunities through enterprise and innovation.

The grants are designed to make a difference to sport and physical activity locally and are available through the Sportlot Community Chest, the Sports Council for Wales National Lottery funded grant aid scheme.

Cllr Rachel Powell, Cabinet Member for Sports Development, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to award these grants to the 12 clubs, which will help them thrive and make a difference to sport and physical activity in their area.

“With £90,000 available for this financial year, I’m urging organisations to submit applications so they don’t miss out on this grant funding.”

The next deadline for applications is Thursday, April 19, 2018. For further information contact the council’s Sport Development Team on 01686 614060 or email

Application forms can be downloaded from the Sport Wales website
Sport Wales
As the national organisation responsible for increasing participation and improving performance in sport in Wales, we work with our partners to achieve our shared aspirations of getting every child hooked on sport for life and Wales being a nation of champions.