Tuesday, 22 May 2018

THE EDGE FUND

Grants up to £3,000 for organisations in th UK and Republic of Ireland that are taking action to challenge the abuse of power and work towards  a just, equitable and sustainable world (application deadline 24 June 2018)
The Edge Fund awards grants to projects that are helping to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to end imbalances in wealth and power.
The Edge Fund supports initiatives in the United Kingdom and Ireland that contribute towards the aspiration of a just, equitable and sustainable world.  Projects should challenge abuses of power and aim to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice. This could be the economic system, political system, or any system that discriminates against people based on their identity or background (for example: class, ability, gender, race, nationality, religion, sexuality, age or other factors), especially:
o  Work that creates long-term change in society by addressing the causes of injustice and inequality.
o  Work addressing issues facing a particular community that is led by that community.
o Groups based in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.
o Small groups that struggle to get funding elsewhere, particularly if other funders might consider them to be too radical. The average income of groups funded is approximately £2500.
o All types of non-profit organisations, including groups that are not formally registered.
o Groups who have a religious purpose are welcome to apply (but financial support for any activity, initiative or project where the primary aim is to promote religion cannot be funded).
Communities and campaign groups based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that are working for social, economic and environmental justice are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £3,000. PLEASE NOTE: applicants must have an annual income of less than £25,000.
Applicants should be:

o A not-for-profit organisation;
o Addressing issues facing a particular community (eg racism) to be led by that community (eg people of African and Asian heritage); and
o Small groups with a small annual income that struggle to get funding elsewhere. (To date, funding has not been awarded to any group with an annual income of more than £25,000; the average income of groups is around £2,500.)
Previous awards have included:

o Gypsy and Traveller Empowerment, Hertfordshire;
o Hands Off Our Homes, Leeds;
o Manchester Migrant Solidarity;
o Rebel Arts, Cambridge; and
o Sisters Uncut National Movement.
Funding is not available for:
o Traditional charity work that only aims to, for example, improve health and well-being, relieve financial hardship and unemployment, improve social inclusion and harmony, conserve the environment, advance education and training;
o Commercial or business activity;
o Political parties;
o Any activity, initiative or project where the primary aim is to promote religion;
o Groups or individuals outside of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland;
o International groups or issues; however, groups that are targeting the UK for its role in an injustice outside the UK can apply, eg a campaign against a UK-based corporation for their operations overseas;
o Applications from individuals;
o Work that is in partnership with, or promotes, the military or police;
o Organisations with an income exceeding £25,000; or
o Registered charities.
The closing date for applications midnight on Sunday 24 June 2018.
Further information, eligibility criteria together with an application form, is available to download from the Edge Fund's website.
Contact details for the Edge Fund are:
The Edge Fund 
Tel: 0776 7126915 or 0300123 1965 
Email:
 info@edgefund.org.uk
(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 18 May 2018

LOCALGIVING - MAGIC LITTLE GRANTS


Localgiving has just announced that they will be providing grants of £500 to small charities and community groups, with over 400 grants available (funded by Postcode Community Trust). They are inviting applications from now to 31st October 2018.

The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups with the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. 

As part of the grant, non Localgiving members will also be awarded 12 months membership to support them with fundraising online throughout the year. This means groups with an income of below £50,000 a year can sign up to Localgiving for free! Priority is given to groups with an annual income of below £20,000. It is a very short and simple grant application. 

To benefit from funding, projects need to either overcome 'barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways' or 'increase social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities'. You can find full information about signing up to Localgiving and applying for the grant here: localgiving.org/magic-little-grants



For those groups who have a higher income, Localgiving is offering 25% off membership, £200 match funding, gift aid for all groups and free training. This offer is only available for a limited time and you just need to sign up here and enter the promo code WALES72 at the payment section. A e-flyer is attached but please contact lauren@localgiving.org if you would like more information. 

For more information go to:
https://localgiving.org/what-we-do/magic-little-grants/

(Source: Localgiving)

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

LNB FUND Gwynedd, Meirionnydd, and Montgomeryshire (including cross-border projects in Shropshire)

The LNB Fund

 The LNB Fund supports organisations working to protect and preserve the environment and heritage across Gwynedd, Meirionnydd, and Montgomeryshire (including cross-border projects in Shropshire).
Projects should support work involving the many different things from the past that we value and want to pass on to future generations.
For example:
•             Collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives
•             Cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, language, music, dance and costumes
•             People’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’)
•             Natural and designed landscapes and gardens
•             Natural heritage including habitats, species and geology

Who can apply
•             Charities, constituted not for profit groups and organisations running projects which meet the Fund’s aims as stated above.
 Preference will be given to applicants who best show how they meet the Fund’s objectives and priorities, and, subject to that, to first time applicants so that a wide range of projects is supported.
 Grants available
•             Organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 - 3,000?
Please note:
•             Grants will not be awarded retrospectively i.e. for costs already incurred prior to receipt of the grant offer letter and signed terms and conditions
•         Projects that fall within statutory sector responsibility eg. Anything that falls within the school curriculum will not be supported
 This fund is now OPEN
 HOW TO APPLY
To apply in Welsh could you please fill in the bilingual forms for groups below.
 Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we are working to solve the problem with the Welsh online form.
Remember to always read the criteria in full before applying to any grant scheme to make sure your organisation and project is eligible.
For more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Foundation on 02920 379 580 or email grants@cfiw.org.uk.
(Source: Community Foundation in Wales)

GREEN HALL FOUNDATION

Formerly called the Constance Green Foundation, the Green Hall Foundation has the overarching ambition of sustainably improving the lives of the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged in the UK.
Funding is available to support special projects or for the purchase of specific equipment that will make a tangible difference to the relevant charity (for example, where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required), and which will make a lasting difference (e.g. where permanent equipment is needed or building required).
The Foundation has some preference towards supporting national charities working in the fields of social welfare and medicine with a special emphasis on the support of young people in need, and also both mentally and physically disabled people.
Applicants whose project will benefit a number of beneficiaries rather than just a few will be prioritised by the Foundation.
UK registered charities may apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000.
Over the past 27 years, the Foundation has distributed grants worth £9.7 million to 1,187 charities. The average grant during this period has been around £8,000.
In the year ending 5 April 2017, 213 eligible applications for grants were considered. Of these, 124 grants (58%) totalling £634,403 were awarded.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Individuals;
o General running costs; and
o Salaries.
The Trustees meet twice annually to consider applications, in May and November.
Application rounds usually open on 1 May and 1 September each year at 9am.
PLEASE NOTE: only the first 100 applications  go forward to the Trustees for consideration at each meeting.
Once the limit has been reached, the application cycle will be closed, which is normally within 48 hours.
Applicants must register at the Foundation's website to access the online application form, where further details about the Foundation's grants programme can also be found,
Only online applications are accepted.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
Mrs S Hall
FCM Limited
3rd Floor
International House
41 The Parade
St Helier
Jersey
Channel Islands
JE2 3QQ
Tel: 01534 487757
Email:
 greenhallfoundation@fcmtrust.com
(Source: GRIN)

Monday, 14 May 2018

Baily Thomas Charitable Trust

The Baily Thomas Charitable Trust’s Main Grants and Small Grants programme provide funding for projects supporting children and adults with the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties or autism.
Registered charities or voluntary organisations associated with a registered charity may apply for a grant. Exempt charities such as schools, Parent Teacher Associations and Industrial & Provident Societies may also apply.
The Trust operates the following grant schemes:
1. Small Grants from £250 up to £10,000 (applications may be made at any time);
2. General Grants over £10,000 (next application deadline 1 August 2018);
3. Research Grants - these are directed towards the initiation of research into learning disability. The Trust's aim isthat the research can progress to a point where it becomes eligible for dupport from other major funding bodies (applications may be made at any time).
Funding is normally considered for capital or revenue costs and for both specific projects as well as general running and core costs.
Normally one-off grants are awarded but - in exceptional circumstances - a new project may be funded over two or three years, subject to satisfactory reports of progress.
Appeals received with funding requests of £10,000 and below will initially be considered under the small grants programme and will be referred to the next Main Grant Board Meeting.
Examples of the type of project that the Trust might fund are:
o Capital building/renovation/refurbishment works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools;
o Employment schemes, including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture;
o Play schemes and play therapy schemes;
o Day and social activities centres including building costs and running costs;
o Support for families, including respite schemes;
o Independent living schemes;
o Support in the community schemes;
o Snoezelen rooms.
Matched funding is welcomed. 
The Trust will not usually fund:
o Community Interest Companies;
o Individuals;
o Hospices;
o Minibuses, except those for residential and/or day care services for the learning disabled;
o Advocacy Projects;
o Conductive Education projects;
o Arts and theatre projects;
o Swimming and hydro-therapy pools;
o Physical disabilities, unless accompanied by significant learning disabilities;
o Research into or care of people with mental illness, dyslexia, dyspraxia nor ADHD, if they do not also have learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities);
o Acquired brain injury, unless the resulting learning disabilities occur early in the developmental period (ie birth, infancy or childhood), impacting on brain maturation and development and learning in childhood;
o Qualitative studies;
o University overheads;
o University Full Economic Costs;
o Open access publishing costs;
o Conference attendance;
o Anything considered by the Trust to be statutory.
PLEASE NOTE: a second application from an organisation will not normally be considered for a period of at least two years after completion of an initial grant. If the previous application was unsuccessful, this period is reduced to one year. This does not apply to recipients of funding through the Research Grants programme.
Small grant applications are accepted at any time.
The remaining 2018 deadlines for submitting a General grant application for over £10,000 are:
o Wednesday 1 August for consideration at the Trust’s November meeting; and
Saturday 1 December for consideration in March 2019.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Trust's website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Ann Cooper
Secretary to the Trustees
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
c/o TMF Management UK Limited
400 Capability Green
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 3AE
Tel: 01582 439225
Email:
 info@bailythomas.org.uk
(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Scott Bader Commonwealth Global Charity

The Scott Bader Commonwealth Global Charity Fund aims to provide grants to UK charitable organisations for projects that are trying to achieve the objectives listed below. Projects may be based anywhere and those projects based near to the Scott Bader operations worldwide are particularly welcomed. The Fund prefers not to support larger, well-established charities.
A list of Scott Bader's global offices can be found at this LINK.
o Respond to the needs of people who are most underprivileged disadvantaged poor and on the fringes of society;
o Help people to help themselves and give them a sense of dignity and self respect;
o Are based on local communities and spring from their own expressed needs and wishes; and
o Are start-up organisations with innovative ideas to solve old problems in new ways.
Projects should be trying to help the following:
o Support those who are especially vulnerable such as children, young and elderly people women seeking refuge and members of minority ethnic communities;
o Help people who are homeless, unemployed and living in poverty;
o Enable the Fund to offer support to local communities to whom it has a special responsibility as neighbour and employer.
If the project is in the developing world, the Fund is especially interested in supporting projects which:
o Provide support for poor rural people and their communities to enable them to become self sufficient;
o Provide emergency aid to people in times of natural disasters;
o Involve communities in meeting their own needs.
UK registered charities may apply to the following grant strands:
1. Large Project Fund - this fund annually supports two large, community-based, environmental or educational projects to the value of £25,000 each. These can be located anywhere in the world where a Scott Bader company is operating; 
2. Small International Fund - Small grants of £500 to £2,000 to support international projects located anywhere in the world;
3. Local Fund - Charity funding for smaller local charities is divided between all the companies within the Scott Bader Group around the world, shared out in proportion to the number of people employed at each of the organisation's locations. Each Scott Bader organisation locally decides which charities to support, in line with its Commonwealth guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: applications for funding overseas projects will only be considered from charities which are registered in the UK or from charities that are already known to the Fund.
Funding is not available for:
o Animal charities;
o Individual sponsorships;
o Travel or adventure schemes;
o Arts projects;
o Construction/renovation/maintenance of buildings in the UK;
o Any form of advertising;
o Medical research and equipment;
o Sports clubs;
o General charitable appeals;
o Charities not based in the countries where Scott Bader has a presence; or
o Projects or large capital appeals where a significant amount of money still needs to be raised.
Applications for the Small International Fund and the Local Funds may be submitted at any time.
Application forms are available on request from the Fund.
Further information is available on the Scott Bader website.
Contact details for the Scott Bader Commonwealth Global Fund are:
Hayley Sutherland
The Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited
Wollaston Hall
Wollaston
Wellingborough
Northants
NN29 7RL
Tel: 01933 666755
Email: 
hayley_sutherland@scottbader.com
(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

THE NATIONAL CHURCHES TRUST COMMUNITY GRANTS

The National Churches Trust Community Grants programme offers grants for facilities that will lead to an increased community use of places of worship. This includes capital works such as additions and extensions, and the introduction of facilities, such as accessible toilets and catering facilities.

To be eligible, the building must:
o Be a Christian place of worship (but not a Cathedral) in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands;
o Be owned by the applicant or the applicant must have the right to carry out the work; and
o Have been originally built as a place of worship and is open for regular public worship.
The principle denomination that worships in the building must be a member of (or belong to an umbrella body that is a member of) Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
The project must be led by a qualified professional - ideally an architect or chartered building surveyor.
Projects must be able to demonstrate local consultation, evidence the need for the project and its benefit to the local community.
Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available for projects that have an estimated cost of at least £25,000 including VAT and fees.
Applicants must have raised at least 50% of the total project cost.
The Trust will consider both listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses of any age, as long as they are open for public worship.
In the case of buildings that have been closed to the public, there must be plans to reopen the building for public worship and a congregation waiting to use the building.
Congregations can be of any denomination that is a member or associated member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. Unitarian buildings may also be considered. Priority will be given to Baptist and Presbyterian/Church of Scotland denominations.
All permissions must be in place at the time that projects apply and work must be able to start within two years of the application.
Funding is not available for:
o Buildings that have been converted into places of worship, such as shops, offices or houses;
o Chapels within hospitals, hospices, schools or prisons or other such institutions;
o Retrospective costs projects that have started before the application was submitted;
o Construction of new places of worship;
o Works to cathedral buildings;
o Works to buildings that were not originally constructed as a place of worship;
o Works to an existing building that is separate from the existing place of worship (even if it is on the same site, a church hall, or owned by the church);
o Construction of new structures separate from the place of worship (even if it is on the same site, a church hall, or owned by the church) – there may be exceptions for highly listed buildings;
o Stained glass restoration (consideration may be given to urgent repairs to window structure);
o Heating, lighting or electrical work;
o General reordering;
o Solar panels;
o Clocks, organs, wall paintings, bells, monuments, fittings and fixtures;
o Works to boundary walls, paths, churchyards or car parks; or o Surveys.
The next deadline for applications is Monday 2 July 2018.
Successful applicants will be notified in November 2018.
Further information about the Community Grants programme and the Trust's other grant schemes, together with an application form, is available to complete online at the Trust's website.
Contact details for the National Churches Trust are:
The National Churches Trust
7 Tufton Street
London
SW1P 3QB
Tel: 020 7222 0605
Email:
 grants@nationalchurchestrust.org

(Source: GRIN)