Thursday, 29 September 2016

Bags of Help – The community grant scheme from Tesco

Bags of Help – The community grant scheme from Tesco
Groundwork is working with Tesco to encourage voluntary or community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers across North Wales to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to improve green spaces and increase community participation.
More information is attached. Please call Geraint Hughes at Groundwork North Wales on 01978 757524 for more information and to discuss if your project will be eligible.

Bags of Help – Cynllun grantiau cymunedol Tesco
Mae Groundwork yn gweithio gyda Tesco i annog mudiadau gwirfoddol neu gymunedol, ysgolion, cyrff iechyd, Cynghorau Plwyf/Tref, awdurdodau lleol a darparwyr tai cymdeithasol ar draws Gogledd Cymru i wneud cais am grant hyd at £5,000 i wella mannau gwyrdd a hybu cyfranogiad cymunedau.
Mae mwy o wybodaeth ynghlwm. Ffoniwch Geraint Hughes yn Groundwork Gogledd Cymru ar 01978 757524 i gael mwy o wybodaeth ac i holi a yw eich prosiect yn gymwys.
(Source: Groundworks)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Foundations increase grantmaking to £2.7bn

Foundations increase grantmaking to £2.7bn: Foundation grantmaking has increased despite pressure on incomes, according to this year’s annual Foundation Giving Trends report.

Heritage Lottery Fund launches £10m to improve youth engagement

Heritage Lottery Fund launches £10m to improve youth engagement: The Heritage Lottery fund has today launched a £10m pilot programme and is inviting groups of charities and other organisations to apply for funding.


The Prince's Countryside Fund has been established to support the sustainability and protection of farms and rural communities throughout the UK. The aim of the funding is to have a long-term positive impact on rural communities, helping those that live and work there sustain the countryside by tackling key rural issues.
Community interest companies, companies limited by guarantee, charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, unincorporated associations operating in the UK can apply for grants of up to a maximum of £50,000 (inclusive of VAT) to a maximum period of three years.
Following a strategic review of the Fund's activities in March 2016, the objectives have changed.
The funding must result in things that directly relate to the Fund's current objectives of:
  • Improving the prospects of viability for family farm businesses. Projects should focus on developing stronger, more sustainable farm businesses and other rural enterprises with the aim of halting the decline of the rural economy.
  • Sustaining Rural Communities and driving Economic Vibrancy. Projects should provide innovative solutions to deliver assets and services that keep rural communities together and develop a more sustainable rural economy.
  • Supporting Aid Delivery in Emergency and Building Resilience. Projects should support farm businesses, rural businesses and communities to plan for and recover from natural disasters such as flooding or animal disease. Groups that are considering applying under this theme should contact the Fund's Grant Manager to discuss their proposed activity in more detail.
The Fund has specific funds available for the Autumn 2016 round to help the rural communities affected by the recent flooding following a series of storms over the winter. The Fund is actively seeking applications from organisations that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities to recover following the flooding or projects that are focused on assisting the recovery and future resilience in these rural areas, particularly Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Herefordshire, Northumberland and Scotland.
The deadline for applications is 13 October 2016.
Full details and an online application form can be found on The Prince's Countryside Fund website
Source: The Prince’s Countryside Fund, 19/09/2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

Ministry of Defence Covenant Fund

The Ministry of Defence Covenant Fund has four main priorities for 2016 to 2017:
1. Veterans’ Gateway;
2. Families in Stress;
3. Strengthening Local Government Delivery of the Covenant; and
4. Community Integration / Delivery of Local Services.
Priorities 2, 3 and 4 will be reviewed in two years’ time. Each priority has its own criteria, budget and application timescale.
£10 million is available each year for this fund.
The funding for each priority is as follows:
o Priority 1 Veterans' Gateway - a single grant of up to £2 million for a two-year project;
o Priority 2 Families in Stress - grants of between £20,001 and £300,000.
(PLEASE NOTE: Priorities 1 and 2 are currently closed to applications.)
o Priority 3 Strengthening Local Government Delivery of the Covenant - grants of between £20,000 and £500,000;
o Priority 4 Community Integration/Delivery of Local Services - grants of up to £20,000.
Eligibility for each of the two open priorities is as follows:
o Priority 3 Strengthening Local Government Delivery of the Covenant - A lead local authority in behalf of a cluster of local authorities.
o Priority 4 Community Integration / Delivery of Local Services - Registered charities, local authorities, schools, Community Interest Companies and Armed Forces units with a Unit Identification Number (UIN) can apply.
Applicants are expected to have experience and a track record of working with the Armed Forces community, as well as a real understanding of the issues facing the Armed Forces community.
Applicants must work closely with their Local Partnerships to ensure that their project is properly connected locally, responds to recognised need and does not duplicate other provision.
Guidance notes and expression of interest forms are available on the GOV.UK website.
There is a two stage application process.
The first step is to submit an expression of interest form.
Groups that are successful at this stage will be invited to submit a full application.
The completed expression of interest must be submitted online. Full details are in the guidance notes.
The funding rounds for Priorities 3 and 4 for 2016/17 are:
o Priority 3 Strengthening Local Government Delivery of the Covenant - closes at midday on Thursday 27 October 2016;

o Priority 4 Community Integration/Delivery of Local Services - closes at midday on Tuesday 2 November 2016.
Groups who wish to discuss their project are invited to send an email to the Grants Team at:
Contact details for the Fund are:
The Grants Team
Ministry of Defence
Room 222
Old War Office
London SW1A 2EU
Tel: 087 0607 4455

(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 23 September 2016


 PAVO 2016 Conference and AGM 
8 November 10am – 3.30pm
 Cefn Lea Conference Centre, Newtown SY16 4AJ
We trust you will be able to be with us for our Annual Conference and General Meeting and that you will cascade this information through your organisation and via your networks.
 The theme of the conference is
The third sector role in Powys 
 There is increasing interest and commitment to ensuring that people and communities are supported to become more resilient and to prevent the need for more substantial support and help. 
The third sector has always been active in offering prevention & early intervention support. This conference seeks to further the cooperation and partnership between organisations and with public sector partners in relation to Powys’ citizens and communities. 
The afternoon session will provide an opportunity to influence specific strategies and plans currently being developed in Powys. 
Invitations will follow in due course. 

Nodyn dyddiadur
 Cynhadledd a ChCB PAVO 2016 
8 Tachwedd, 10.00am - 3.30pm
 Canolfan Gynhadledd Cefn Lea, Y Drenewydd SY16 4AJ
 Hyderwn y medrwch bod gyda ni ar gyfer ein Cynhadledd a Chyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol ac y byddwch yn dosbarthu'r wybodaeth hon drwy eich sefydliad a thrwy eich rhwydweithiau.
 Thema'r gynhadledd yw
 Rôl y trydydd sector ym Mhowys
 Mae diddordeb cynyddol ac ymrwymiad i sicrhau bod pobl a chymunedau yn cael eu cefnogi i fod yn fwy gwydn ac i atal yr angen am gefnogaeth a chymorth mwy sylweddol.
Mae'r trydydd sector wastad wedi bod yn weithgar yn cynnig atal a chefnogaeth ymyrraeth gynnar. Mae'r gynhadledd hon yn ceisio hybu cydweithrediad a phartneriaeth rhwng sefydliadau a gyda phartneriaid yn y sector cyhoeddus o ran dinasyddion a chymunedau Powys.
 Bydd sesiwn y prynhawn yn gyfle i ddylanwadu ar strategaethau a chynlluniau penodol sy'n cael eu datblygu ar hyn o bryd ym Mhowys.
 Bydd gwahoddiadau dilyn maes o law.

Mrs F B Laurence's Charitable Trust

The Mrs F B Laurence's Charitable Trust's preference is to make grants for the care and improvements of conditions experienced by disadvantaged members of society both within the United Kingdom and overseas for whom the UK owes a duty of care.
This has included in the past organisations benefitting ex-service and service personnel, retired people and those who are unemployed. 
The trustees are keen to support small registered charities, particularly those that, by the nature of their work, find it difficult to attract funding.
In particular, The Trust wishes to fund projects that are hands-on, new and innovative, especially in the following fields:
o Social welfare;
o Accommodation and housing;
o Community facilities and activities;
o Protection of the environment and wildlife;
o Health and disability;
o Older people;
o Vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals;
o Justice and human rights;
o Service and ex-service men and women; and
o Special schools and special needs education and literacy.
Previously grants have ranged between £500 and £4,000. Match funding is not an essential requirement, although applicants are required to state what other funding has been secured for their project.
The trustees aim to make grants of at least £80,000 per annum.
PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not make donations to individuals. Neither is it likely to support the following types of application:
o Appeals for endowment or sponsorship;
o Overseas projects;
o The maintenance of buildings or landscapes;
o The provision of work or materials that are the responsibility of the state; and
o Charities whose administrative expenses are considered by the Trust to be excessive.
The Mrs F B Laurence's Charitable Trust does not maintain a website or provide an email address or a telephone number.
Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Requests for funding should be made to the Trust in writing and with the applicant's latest set of accounts.
Applications should be no more than two pages of A4 and should include:
o Who you are;
o What you do;
o What distinguishes your work from others in your field?
o A description of the project that funding is being requested for;
o A business case and budget;
o Details of funds that have already been raised;
o How much you are seeking from the Trust;
o How the potential benefits of the project will be measured.
Contact details for the Trust, which meets twice a year to consider applications, are:
Mrs F B Laurence's Charitable Trust
BM Box 2082
London WC1N 3XX  

(Source: GRIN)