Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The second round of funding for Social Enterprise Assist Wales is open.

Social Enterprise Assist helps social enterprises access funding and support from large businesses. This includes interest-free loans, corporate mentors and access to a bank of experts.
The deadline for the second round of funding is 31 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


The Healthy Heart Grants scheme supports new and innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Grants are not awarded for general healthy lifestyle projects.
Not-for-profit organisation in the UK may apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 in specific regions across the UK, including the West Country.  Match funding isn't an essential requirement, although some element of funding from other sources is welcomed.
Projects must focus on, and actively promote, heart health or reduce the risk of heart disease for the duration of the project.
The cost of travel may be included in a Healthy Heart Grant application provided it forms a necessary and integral part of the Healthy Heart project.
The costs of attending meetings and conferences may also be covered if the necessary supporting documentation is included in the application.
Any equipment bought must be used for the Healthy Heart project only. The cost cannot exceed 50% of the total amount of the grant application or £2,000 in total.
In exceptional circumstances, where a project has a very strong heart element applications may be considered from researchers.
Projects must run for between six and 12 months.
Private enterprise and government, local authority, public sector or organisations funded with public money are not eligible to apply. Funding cannot be used for:
o General health projects: activities must be specifically linked to heart issues and tackling heart disease;
o Salary costs not related to Healthy Heart projects;
o Grant holder overheads or management fees;
o Capital costs such as buidings or repairs;
o Organisational running costs; or
o Existing or continuation projects.
The West Country programme opens on 17 September 2017 and closes on 14 November 2017.
Other area opening and closing dates in date order are: 
o Scotland – 2 May to 4 July;
o Tyne Tees – 15 May to 17 July;
o Granada – 15 May to 17 July;
o Carlton – 19 June to 18 August;
o Meridian – 10 July to 1 September;
o Anglia – 10 July to 1 September;
o Yorkshire – 24 July to 8 September;
o Northern Ireland – 14 August to 29 September;
o Central – 21 August to 13 October;
o HTV – 27 September to 14 November; and
o Wales – 27 September to 14 November.
Application is by application form, which can be downloaded from the Heart Research UK website. (Please note that at the moment the link to the application form on the Heart Research UK is broken and the application cannot be accessed currently).
For further information, visit the Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants website.
Contact details for Heart Research UK are:
Lifestyle Team
Heart Research UK
Suite 12D
Joseph’s Well
Leeds LS3 1AB
Tel: 0113 297 6206
(Source: GRIN)

Applications Open For Round Two Of Transform Foundation’s Charity Website Grant Programme

The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to:

  • increase their ability to raise funds
  • more effectively serve their beneficiaries
  • raise broader awareness of their cause
If you’re a charity interested in redeveloping your website then click here to be taken to the Transform Foundation website for more information on the grant programme and how you can apply.

The 2017 Website Grant Programme funding round follows a highly successful pilot in 2016, which resulted in websites that collectively went on to raise over £1.3m online for the successful applicants.

The grant is principally aimed at charities with annual incomes between £350k and £30m, although smaller charities with ambitious plans for digital can also apply. Larger charities will also be considered for specific project or fundraising sites.

Any type of non-profit organisation may apply, with successful applicants in the past including causes as diverse as community development, disability, education, theatre, mental health, hospices, national heritage, volunteering, family, children & youth, addiction, homelessness, international aid, and arts.

To apply for the grant or to find out more details, visit the Website Grant Programme section of the Transform Foundation website.

One last thing! The Charity Website Grant Programme is just one of many programmes the Transform Foundation is running this year.

Other projects include the Facebook Advertising Grant, which provides £5k grants to charities to fund Facebook Advertising campaigns, and the Digital Skills Timebank that co-ordinates corporate volunteer time and matches it to digital projects for charities. The Transform Foundation is also running a programme of educational events and white papers to share digital best practice in the charity sector. These programmes form part of its wider efforts to help the charity sector transition from traditional forms of fundraising and service delivery towards more digitally focused models.

(Source; Transform Foundation)

Cronfa Cymunedol y Comisiynydd - Commissioner Community Funding

Dear all,
I’m emailing you to share some very exciting news with regards to the launch of our new Commissioners Community Funding programme from my office.
A FUNDING programme with £75,000 available to communities across Dyfed-Powys has been launched and I’m inviting applications from groups and organisations in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys, who would use the funds to help improve people’s lives.
The Commissioner’s Community Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to charities, voluntary organisations and community groups so they can develop ideas that have a positive impact on the areas they work in.
Projects must reflect in some way the priorities highlighted in the 2017-21 Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Plan, which are: Keeping our communities safe, safeguarding the vulnerable, protecting our communities from serious threats, and connecting with communities.
The funding is available to public sector, private sector, voluntary or community organisations and we encourage organisations to work together.
There is a maximum application threshold of £5,000 and applications higher than this will not be accepted. The programme is open from April 13, 2017 with a closing date of June 2, 2017.
If you know anyone who you think is eligible for the above funding, I encourage you to share this e-mail and make sure they submit an application!
For further information, you can ring our office on01267 226 440 and ask to speak with Jessica Williams or email us:
You can access the guidelines and application form here:
Kind regards
Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner

Swyddfa Comisiynydd Heddlu a Throseddu / Police & Crime Commissioner’s Office
Rhif ffon / Phone: 01267 226 440

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The second  round for the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund opens tomorrow (19th April), offering grants of up to £20,000 to help community groups to get their business ideas up and running.
The two-year programme aims to invest around £1.85m in community businesses over two years, supporting around 80 community groups working in England by providing up to 15 days of tailored support along with the grants to develop their business ideas. The Community Business Bright Ideas programme is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government, and will be delivered by a consortium including Co-operatives UKPlunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK, led by Locality.
Community groups have until 31st May to apply for this round of funding, with additional funding rounds to follow in September this year, and February 2018.
The money can be spent on costs to help a business become established, including legal and registration fees, training, knowledge and skills exchanges, and can also be used on activities including community engagement, and market research.
More information on the criteria for applications, as well as how to apply can be found on the My Community website.
Forty-nine groups received funding in the programme’s first round, sharing £695,000 in grants, and an additional £234,000 in business development help. These included Harlesden Letts, which aims to bring more affordable rents to the Harlesden area of London, The Playground, which wants to bring youth facilities back to a deprived seaside town, and Inside Workout, which wants to provide a community gym to help address gang activity in Manchester.
Sara Buchanan, programme manager and lead on the Bright Ideas Fund at Power to Change, said:
“It is a real delight to fund so many brilliant ideas. We know that getting a good idea off the ground is tough for any community, but with a bit of help they can become a reality and start making a difference for local people. We can’t wait to see the applications come in for the next round.”

(Source: UK Fundraising)