Friday, 18 August 2017


Healthy Heart UK grants are for original, innovative heart health projects rather than for general healthy lifestyle projects, so this scheme represents a good opportunity for not-for-profits to 'think outside the box'.
Projects must focus on - and actively promote - heart health or reduce the risk of heart disease for the duration of the project.
The application window for the South West of England has now been confirmed as Wednesday 27 September to Tuesday 14 November 2017 (application windows for other regions can be found HERE - see text box half way down the page).
Not- for-profit organisations may apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000.
Although match funding isn’t essential, the funder will accept applications where some funding is already in place.
Projects must run for between six and 12 months. 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.
In exception cases (i.e. where a compelling case can be made), research costs may also be included in an 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.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Private enterprise and government, local authority, public sector or organisations funded with public money;
o General health projects. Activity 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 buildings;
o Organisational running costs;
o Repairs;
o Permanent fixtures; or
o Existing or continuation projects.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Heart Research UK website.
Contact details for the Fund are:
The Lifestyle Team
Heart Research UK
Suite 12D
Joseph’s Well
Leeds LS3 1AB
Tel: 0113 297 6206

(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 17 August 2017


The A B Charitable Trust supports charities working where human dignity is threatened and where there are opportunities for human dignity to be affirmed. 
To be eligible, projects should address at least one of the following categories:
1. Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers;
2. Prisoners and penal reform; and/or
3. Human rights, particularly access to justice.
The Trust has a particular interest in small and medium-sized charities (see note below about annual income levels) that are addressing the needs of the most marginalised and neglected groups in society and are aiming to defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals in the UK.
Charities registered and working in the UK may apply for grant support.
Applicants should have an annual income of between £150,000 and £1.5 million and no substantial investments or surpluses.
PLEASE NOTE: this is a highly competitive fund with nearly 300 applications being submitted during the previous financial year and of those, only 80 charities received a grant.
The Trust has approximately £1 million to award in grants over 4 application rounds each year.
Grants vary in size, with most grants being in the range of £10,000 to £20,000. The average grant is approximately £11,000.
Grants can be used for core costs. However, capital appeals are not normally supported.
Previously funded organisations include:
o Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile;
o Women's Therapy Centre;
o Disability Law Service; and
o Positive Action in Housing.
The following are not eligible for support:
o Individuals;
o Charities with large national or international links;
o Charities working overseas.
The Trust does not fund charities that are principally concerned with:
o Animals;
o Children;
o The environment;
o Formal education;
o Medicine;
o Religion; or
o Research.
The next 4 application deadlines are:
o Friday 15 September 2017;
o Friday 1 December 2017;
o Friday 2 March 2018; and
o Friday 18 May 2018
An online application form must be submitted with a funding proposal, no longer than 1,200 words in Microsoft Word format, including background, aims and objectives, activities and achievements.
Once the application form has been submitted, the applicant will receive a reference number which must be submitted to the Trust along with the following supporting paper documents: 
o Organisation proposal overview;
o Signed copy of the charity's latest accounts/statements, with a reporting date that is no more than 12 months prior to the application deadline;
o The organisation's latest management accounts and the projected surplus/deficit for the current financial year; and
o Up to  two items of publicity material that illustrate the work of the charity, such as annual reviews or leaflets.
For further information, visit the Trust’s website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Sara Harrity MBE
A B Charitable Trust (ABCT)
Monmouth House
87-93 Westbourne Grove
W2 4UL
Tel: 020 7313 8070
(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Rachel Charitable Trust

The Rachel Charitable Trust is a registered charity (no. 276441) established in 1978 for general charitable purposes and - in particular - for the relief of poverty and the advancement of religion and religious education
The main areas of charitable activity are the provision of financial support to organisations engaging in:
o Religious education;
o The advancement of religion; and
o Philanthropic aid to the needy.
The charity accepts applications for grants from representatives of various charitable organisations, and these are reviewed by the trustees on a regular basis.
No information about minimum or maximum grant levels are available, although the Trust's annual charitable expenditure indicates that grants could be substantial.
There is no requirement for match funding.
Charitable donations for the year ending 30 June 2016 totalled £5,453,634 (2015: £3,242, 817).
During the year the Trust made charitable donations to various institutions for general charitable purposes.
The Trust chooses not to disclose funded organisation on the basis that it may prejudice the charity and its recipients.
However, a list of charitable donations are available in a separate publication entitled "Rachel Charitable Trust - Schedule of Charitable Donations".
Copies of this schedule are available to members of the public, at a cost of £25, by writing to the Trustee, Mr L Noe, Rachel Charitable Trust, 5 Wigmore Street, London Wl U IPB by registered post.
There is no information about projects and services that are ineligible for funding. Interested applicants are advised to contact the Trust at the address below for details.
PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.
Applications must be made in writing.
Contact details for the Rachel Charitable Trust are:
Mr Robert Chalk
The Rachel Charitable Trust
5 Wigmore Street
Tel: 020 7016 3549 

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

Tuesday, 15 August 2017



BBC Children in Need’s Curiosity Fund Accepting Applications from Across the UK

The £2.5 million Curiosity Fund is provided in partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust in order to use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.
To be eligible for grants of up to £10,000 projects should use exciting and engaging science activities to encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons.
For the purpose of this grant beneficiaries are deemed to be disadvantage if they have:
  • An illness, experience distress, abuse or neglect.
  • Any kind of disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  • Lived or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Eligible projects should not focus upon ‘teaching’ science in a more fun and hands-on way than children and young people might experience at school. Children and young people should have their curiosity stimulated and be empowered to ask questions that are relevant to them, by encouraging them to use their own expertise and experiences.
Grant activities should take place between January 2018 and September 2018. It is anticipated that up to 20 organisations will receive a grant in the first funding round. Organisations that miss this round may be able to apply again in September 2018 when the second round is expected to open for applications.
To be eligible for funding applicants should have a track record of working with disadvantaged children and young people aged up to 18. Applicants do not have to be experts in science or even have delivered science activities before to participate.
Organisations that already hold grant funding from Children in Need or the Wellcome Trust are eligible for funding.
The deadline for applications is 22 September 2017.

(Source: Powys 4 Community)


Quaker-founded the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation supports projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures.
The Foundation's main areas of interest are:
1. Peace and Security - the Foundation supports the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes; and
2. Environmental Sustainability - the Foundation supports work that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.
Funding is only available to organisations in the UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level.
These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit.
Particular consideration is given to small pioneering headquarters organisations.
Grants are normally between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years.
During the year ending 5 April 2016 the Foundation awarded grants totalling £562,800 (2015: £443,000).
51 grants were awarded during the year, comprising of 33 awards for the Foundation’s Environmental Sustainability measure and 18 for peace and security projects.
A full list of awards is provided in the Foundation’s annual accounts.
The Foundation generally supports the work of UK registered charities with an annual income of between £10,000 and £300,000.
Organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities will be considered if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Organisations with an annual income in excess of £300,000;
o Organisations that are outside the UK (unless they are linked with a UK registered charity and doing work of international focus);
o Work outside the UK (unless it is of international focus);
o Individuals;
o Travel bursaries, including overseas placements and expeditions;
o Study;
o Academic research;
o Capital projects (eg building projects or purchase of nature reserves);
o Community or local practical projects (except innovative projects for widespread application);
o Youth work, youth training and youth camps;
o Environmental/ecological conservation;
o International agencies and overseas appeals;
o General appeals;
o Human rights work (except where it relates to peace and environmental sustainability); or
o Community mediation and crime related work.
There are two funding rounds each year, in the spring and the autumn.
The next deadline is Friday 15 September 2017.
Applicants are requested to use the Online Eligibility Checker in the first instance to see if they can apply.
An application form is available to download from the Foundation's website.
Application forms must be returned by email with a set of the organisation's latest audited accounts and an annual report.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
Tel: 020 7193 7364
(Source: GRIN)