Friday, 21 October 2016

THE DIXIE ROSE FINDLAY CHARITABLE TRUST – Grants for UK charitable organisations for general charitable purposes

The Dixie Rose Findlay Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in the UK.
Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £5,000.
Match funding is not required.
During the year ending 5 April 2015 the Trust allocated 61 grants totalling £101,000 (2014: £92,000).
Awards have included:
Children’s Hospice South West (£2,500);
Life Cycle UK (£2,000);
Seafarer’s UK (£2,000);
Shepshed Toy Library (£1,500);
Sight for Surrey (£4,000);
Wipe Your Tears (£2,000);
Yeovil District NHS Trust (£2,000); and
Zoe’s Place Trust (£2,000).
A full list of grant awards made is available on the Trust's annual accounts (see Charity Commission link below).
PLEASE NOTE: individuals are not eligible to apply for funding.
Applications may be submitted at any time and must be made in writing.
The Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, on the Charity Commission website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
The Dixie Rose Findlay Charitable Trust
HSBC Trust Co. (UK) Ltd
10th Floor
Norwich House
Nelson Gate
Commercial Road
Southampton SO15 1GX
Tel: 02380 722243

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

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Gwanwyn – Community Grant Scheme Opens for Application

Cultural and community organisations from across Wales can apply for small grants to enable them to participate in the annual Gwanwyn festival in May 2017.
Gwanwyn, which means spring in Welsh, is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. It is a collaborative initiative between key national organisations led by Age Cymru, and funded by the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government.
Grants of up to £500 are available to ensure that as many properly constituted cultural and community organisations have the opportunity to participate in the Gwanwyn Festival as possible and help Gwanwyn achieve their aims of:
  • Celebrating the opportunity of older age for renewal, growth and creativity.
  • Offering opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, such as painting, photography, music, drama, storytelling, literature, dance or film.
  • Promoting the benefits to health and wellbeing for older people by participating in artistic and creative activity in local communities and Wales as a whole.
  • Challenging preconceived and stereotyped ideas of ageing and older people.
  • Advocating and developing professional artists’ working practice to include provision for older people and their communities.
  • Highlighting existing or new opportunities available in local communities across Wales.
  • Working with partners nationally and internationally to improve the quality and availability of arts for and with older people in a wide variety of diverse settings.
To be eligible for funding projects must provide an opportunity for older people (especially those who are socially isolated or living in disadvantaged circumstances) to experience or participate in artistic and/or creative activity (eg Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Film, Storytelling etc).
Projects must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • The event will provide an opportunity to promote artistic or creative activity as an aid to the general health and wellbeing of older people.
  • The event will offer an opportunity to perform, exhibit or display examples of the group’s work to members of the general public.
  • The event will be organised primarily for participants or beneficiaries over the age of 50 years.
  • The event will provide an opportunity to challenge negative or stereotypical images of older people within the community.
  • The purpose of the event will be to encourage and attract new members, participants, clients or service users for the host organisation.
Applications are particularly encouraged for projects which an innovative approach to engaging and encouraging participation of older people in arts and creative activity.
The deadline for applications is 7 December 2016.

(Source: Open4Community)

The Ancaster Trust

The Ancaster Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working throughout the UK.
Although the Trust gives donations to charities known to its trustees, it will also award small grants to other charities.
While the objectives of the Trust are non-specific, it has a paricular track record of supporting projects in the following fields:
o Disadvantaged people;
o Alleviating social deprivation; and
o The environment.
The majority of grants awarded tend to range from £100 to £300.
During the year ending 5 April 2016 the Trust awarded grants totalling £66,882 (2014: £67,990) to 75 applicants (2014: 76 applicants).
Previous awards have included:
Friends of the Elderly (£200);
Health Poverty Action (£200);
Kesteven Blind Society (£200);
People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (£200);
Toynbee Hall (£250); and
UNIPAL (£200).
PLEASE NOTE: individuals are not eligible to apply for funding.
The Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website, where the Trust’s annual accounts include a full list of previous awards made.
Applications may be made in writing at any time.
Contact details for the Ancaster Trust are:
Sue Simmons
The Ancaster Trust
c/o Sayers Butterworth LLP
3rd Floor
12 Gough Square
London EC4A 3DW
Tel: 020 7936 1910

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


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Monday, 17 October 2016


The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund aims to help small, local community based projects and community-minded people by providing one-off grants for individuals and community groups whose projects focus on sporting and leisure activities and community improvement.
Each week from Monday 7 November until Sunday 26 February 2017 five awards of £300 will be given out to individuals and groups to help with their community-orientated initiatives. There will be 70 awards in total.
One of these awards will go to the project receiving the most public votes each week, while the other four will be selected by a panel of judges who will assess each entry and use of an award based on:
o The extent to which the proposed initiative will help the local community;
o The extent of the proposed initiative’s reach; and
o The perceived local need for such hobbies, sporting or leisure activities.
Community organisations, school groups and charitable agencies in the UK and Ireland can apply.
A list of previous winners can be found on the Galaxy Hot Chocolate website.
Applications must be submitted between 00.01am on  Monday 7 November 2016 and 11.59pm on Sunday 26 February 2017.
A maximum of one application per person/club/organisation is permitted.
Applicants should complete the online application form on theGalaxy Hot Chocolate Fund's website (please note that visitors can only access the website once they've entered their date of birth).
Guidelines for the programme can be found via this LINK.
Applicants will be asked to describe in 200 words or less how the award will be used and why it would be beneficial.
Applications which are not successful in any given week will automatically be carried forward to the following week, although any votes on the website for previous weeks will be discarded.
Contact details for the Fund are:
Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats
Unit A3-A4 Westacott Business Centre
Maidenhead Office
Westacott Way
Berkshire SL6 3RT.
Tel: 0845 045 0042  

(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Report: Cancer charities are the nation’s favourite cause to support

Report: Cancer charities are the nation’s favourite cause to support: Cancer charities are the nation’s favourite cause to support, but children’s charities have fallen beneath animal charities in popularity, according to a report published today.