Friday, 6 October 2017

Consultation on Data Protection

Today we have launched a new consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice, which will enable charities, fundraisers and members of the public to provide feedback on proposed changes to the Code regarding data protection.

The consultation seeks to update the Code to mirror the upcoming GDPR legislation, and address the issues identified in the number of penalty notices levied by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the last two years.

It also seeks to ensure that rules on data protection are more accessible by improving signposting to existing ICO and Fundraising Regulator guidance, as well as adding and expanding definitions for key terms.

The consultation will run until Friday 8th December, and marks an important step in ensuring that our guidance and terminology is consistent with forthcoming GDPR legislation. More information on the proposed changes and how to respond can be
found on our website.

(Source: Fundraising Regulator)

Grants available to develop grassroots sport throughout Powys

Sports and physical activity groups in Powys are being urged to take advantage of a grant worth up to £1,500 to help contribute to creating thriving clubs which will continue to create opportunities through good enterprise and innovation. 

The grants are available through the Sportlot Community Chest, the Sports Council for Wales National Lottery funded grant aid scheme, which is designed to make a difference to sport and physical activity locally.

With nearly £90,000 available for this financial year, Powys County Council are urging organisations to submit applications so they don’t miss out on the grant. 

The next deadline for applications is 7th November 2017.  For further information please contact the council’s Sport Development Team on 01686 614060 or email  Application forms and full details are online and can be found on the Sport Wales website:

(Source: PCC)

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


We're now open for applications for our eighth funding round. We'll be giving out £40,000 to grassroots groups. Deadline is Sunday 12th November at midnight. All the details can be found on our website:

Please share with people in your networks, particularly those who are not on social media or are organising outside of big cities and commonplace activist and community spaces. 

Things to remember:
  • We are a very small fund. The maximum grant you can apply for is £3000 
  • If you are a new group, 1 year old or less, the maximum you can apply for is £1000.
  • If your group is part of a national coalition, please get in touch.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot fund groups outside England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • We have never funded an organisation with an annual turnover of more than £25,000.
  • Your application will be read by some of our 100+ members, and may be shared with other applicants if it is short-listed.
  • If you have applied before and been unsuccessful please get in touch before applying again.
  • Please see our funding criteria for more information
  • If your groups application is successful, you will be expected to help us promote the next funding round, and score applications – don’t worry though, its not hard work, and we will help you.
Many thanks,
Edge Fund Team
email us on or call 0776 712 6915 or 0300 123 1965

(Source: EDGE FUND)

Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Then and Now Grants Programme

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Then and Now Grants Programme provides grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 for community projects lasting no longer than 2 years which explore, conserve and share the heritage of the First World War.
Projects should enable communities to understand more about the heritage of the First World War and benefit a wide range of people.
In particular, priority will be given to projects that help young people aged 11 to 25 years to take an active part in the Centenary commemorations.
There is no match funding requirement for this programme.
Examples of possible project ideas are :
o Art, literature, music, theatre, film and popular culture focusing on the First World War, either created during the war or in later years;
o Historical memorials, including memorial gardens, commemorating lives lost in the war;
o Finding more out about the people listed on war memorials;
o The memories and experiences of people who were affected by the First World War either during the period of the war (1914-1918) or its consequences on family and society following the war; or
o Natural heritage and landscapes affected by the war.
A wide range of not-for-profit organisations and partnerships (who should identify a lead applicant) may apply, including:
o Registered charities or trusts;
o Museums;
o Clubs or special interest groups;
o Community or voluntary groups;
o Town and parish councils;
o Faith groups;
o Heritage and history groups;
o Local authorities;
o Public sector organisations;
o Schools and colleges;
o Social enterprises;
o Resident’s associations; and
o Youth groups. 
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Projects based outside the UK;
o Projects where the main focus is meeting legal and/or statutory responsibilities;
o Promoting the cause or beliefs of political organisations and faith organisations; or
o Retrospective costs.
Applications may be submitted at any time until 31 March 2019. Appling organisations must have a bank account and a constitution.
Potential applicants are advised to submit a project enquiry form online before applying. Advice can then be provided on whether the project meets the priorities for funding and to provide support with an application.
Further information, guidelines and an application form is available to download from the Heritage Lottery Fund website.
Contact details for the fund are:
Heritage Lottery Fund
7 Holbein Place
Tel: 020 7591 6042
(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Cwrdd gyda’r Cyllidwyr / Meet the Funders – Big Lottery follow-up – 18th October 2017

Cwrdd gyda’r Cyllidwyr / Meet the Funders – Big Lottery follow-up – 18th October 2017
PAVO, in collaboration with the Big Lottery, are offering your organisation the opportunity to discuss your funding application:
·         Speak directly to Lottery officers responsible for assessing applications – with your colleagues – for up to twenty minutes
·         Find out how you can improve your bid
·         Cymraeg neu Seasneg ar gael / Welsh and English available
·         No waiting – you will be given an appointment time
·         Slots available in Newtown (morning) and Llandrindod Wells (afternoon)

For more information, or to book a slot, contact George Stroud – or 01597 822191

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund provides a main grant and a small grant programmes to assist with the care and relief of those affected by learning disability.
The Charity will fund projects concerning children and adults with the conditions generally referred to as 'severe learning difficulties' or autism. Its funding is focused on community projects and research.
The Charity has the following grant-making priorities:
1. Providing grants to projects that seek to benefit the learning disabled by funding capital projects and core costs, including staff costs, general running and office costs at charitable organisations, schools and centres;
2. Funding research into learning disabilities and the salaries of Professors where their role includes research activity that will further the objects of the charity; and
3. Financing scholarships to individuals undertaking postgraduate research, normally at PhD level, where the student's area of interest furthers the objects of the charity.
Applications may be made by charities registered with the Charity Commission or community groups associated with a registered charity. Schools, Parent Teacher Associations and Industrial & Provident Societies may also apply.
The following grant programmes are available:
o General Grants from £250 upwards;
o Small Grants of up to £5,000; and
o Research Grants from £250 upwards (with no upper limit).
A limited fund is available for research projects.
Funding is normally considered for capital or revenue costs and for both specific projects and general running and core costs. Normally one-off grants are awarded but exceptionally a new project may be funded over two or three years, subject to satisfactory progress reports. 
Research grants are directed towards the initiation of research into learning disability with the intention that the research can progress to a point where it becomes eligible for support from other major funding bodies.
During the year ending 30 June 2016 the Charity awarded 338 grants totalling £2,983,665 (2015: £2,729,332).
Previously funded projects have included:
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; and
o Snoezelen rooms (or controlled multi-sensory environments).
The Charity does not usually fund the following:
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 those with mental illness or dyslexia;
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; or
o Anything considered to be statutory.
A second application from a funded 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 one year. This does not apply to recipients of funding through the Research Grants Programme.
Applications for grants under £10,000 may be made at any time.
Deadlines for submitting a request for funding over £10,000 are:
o 1 December for consideration at the March meeting;
o 1 March for consideration at the June meeting;
o 1 August for consideration at the November meeting.
Further information and an application form is available to complete online at the Fund's website.
Contact details for the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund are:
Ann Cooper
Secretary to the Trustees
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
c/o TMF Management UK Limited
400 Capability Green
Tel: 01582 439225
(Source: GRIN)

Monday, 25 September 2017


The Rix-Thompson-Rothenburg Foundation dedicates its work to supporting projects connected with the care, education, training, development and leisure activities of people with a learning disability.
The Foundation awards grants to charities registered with the Charity Commission which benefit people with a learning disability, their family and/or carers.
The Foundation places a particular emphasis on initiatives that enhance opportunity and lifestyle.
Previous awards indicate a strong preference for arts based projects  
Registered charities working in England and/or Wales may apply for a grant of between £2,000 and £6,000.
There is no requirement for match funding.
During the year ending 31 December 2015 the Foundation made 32 (2015: 25) grants totalling £149,282 (2015: £95,610).
Awards included:
o The Otterhayes Trust, Ottery St Mary, Devon (£5,000);
o Polka Theatre for Children, London (£3,000);
o Wiltshire Music (£4,000); and
o Yorkshire Dance (£2,500).
A full list of grants awarded durng the year is available on the Foundation's annual accounts, available on the Charity Commission website.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Applications for specific learning difficulties; and
o Applications that have not gone through the correct application process. 
Applications may be made at any time in writing and are considered twice a year, normally in June and December.
All applicants must complete an application form and provide a copy of their latest audited accounts.
In the first instance the applicant should discuss the proposed work either by telephone, email or letter to the Administrator, a minimum of four months in advance of a board meeting.
An application form will be provided by the Foundation following the discussion with the Administrator and providing the project in question is eligible.
PLEASE NOTE: the Foundation does not maintain a website.
Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
Mrs Lesley Gray
The Rix-Thompson-Rothenburg Foundation
c/o PAMIS University of Dundee
15/16 Springfield
Tel: 07532 320138
(Source: GRIN)