Thursday, 27 October 2016

Fundraising Regulator seeks Welsh representation

In the wake of high profile cases of unacceptable fundraising practice in the media last summer the UK government asked Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, to lead a review into the self-regulation model.
The Government accepted the recommendation of the Etherington Review to establish a new Fundraising Regulator combining all powers to regulate fundraising, including powers to set the standards, investigate complaints and sanction misconduct.
The Fundraising Regulator is now recruiting a Welsh representative to join the executive board. The board oversees the operations of the new body and it's important that someone with knowledge of the third sector in Wales has a voice in its governance.
To find out more visit The deadline for applications is 11 November 2016.
(Source: WCVA)

Woodward Charitable Trust’s Main Grants Scheme Opens

The Trust is currently accepting applications from charities registered in the UK with an annual turnover of less than £300,000.
The Trust has two funding rounds per year. The Autumn round is now open for application from UK registered charities with an annual income of less than £300,000.
The Trust offers the following grants:
  • Small grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year).
  • Large grants of over £5,000 (around five grants are made per year and these are usually awarded to charities already known to the Trustees).
Applicants should be aware that less than 15% of the applications received are successful.
Applications must be in support of the following activities:
  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behavior.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families
  • Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting.
  • Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled.
  • Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travelers.
The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives.
The deadline for applications is 16 December 2016.
(Source: Open4community)

Baring Foundation's Strengthening the Voluntary Sector

The objective of the Baring Foundation’s Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme is to improve the organisational effectiveness of voluntary organisations. The next round has a specific focus on organisations using law and human rights bases approaches.
The funding is specifically to:
o Train and support frontline organisations in using law and human rights based approaches;
o Encourage the use of these tools in organisations with no history of taking legal action or advocating for rights; and
o Create the link between frontline activity and policy change using these approaches.
There is a total of £1 million available for this round. Two levels of funding are available:
1. Grants of up to £30,000 over six months - two years for training, education and capacity building; and
2. Grants of up to £150,000 over approximately three years for applied projects.
Seed funding grants of up to £30,000 over a 6 month-2 year period are available to support organisations to understand how their objectives can be achieved through use of the law or human rights based approaches.
Priority will be given to projects that provide:
(i) Capacity building for organisations to: 
o Identify a clear purpose, explaining how an organisation plans to use these tools to address a particular form of discrimination and disadvantage;
o Consider how additional capacity for the organisation supports the work of related organisations in the voluntary sector; and
o Explain how seed funding can translate into lasting change for the organisation and its ability to advance its mission.
(ii) Capacity building for collaborations and partnerships to: 
o Identify a clear purpose for the collaboration or partnership, including how it tackles discrimination and disadvantage;
o Demonstrate how joint working can have an impact;
o Connect organisations with legal or human rights expertise and organisations with little or no history of using these tools; and
o Consider ongoing sustainability. 
(iii) Training and education to: 
o Identify a clear purpose and/or need, either demonstrating how the law and/or human rights based approaches can address a particular form of discrimination or disadvantage or training voluntary sector organisations on specific aspects of the law or human rights based approaches;
o Be supplied by organisations with a clear track record of using these tools;
o Focus on supporting voluntary sector organisations with a limited history of using the law or human rights based approaches;
o Consider sustainability, particularly how technology can be used to make the training more widely available and longer lasting; and
o Demonstrate how the project can increase the capability of organisations to use these tools. 
Grants of up to £150,000 are available for projects that last for approximately three years. Grants will be awarded for the following types of activity:
(i) Tackling discrimination and disadvantage directly: 
o Create new opportunities to use the law or human rights based approaches to address a particular form of discrimination or disadvantage; and
o Harness existing or develop new legal capacity or human rights expertise on a specific area (eg homelessness or mental health) or using a place-based approach to build links with community organisations and front line providers, supporting organisations to recognise and tackle problems with legal or human rights based solutions.
(ii) Safeguarding the freedom of purpose, action and voice of the sector: 
o Develop legal or human rights based approaches to support the independence of the voluntary sector; and
o Apply the law or a human rights based approach to support organisations to scrutinise public sector decision making or develop and enhance advocacy and campaigns.
The application deadline is 5pm on Monday 23 January 2017.
Guidance notes are available to download from the Baring Foundation's website and application forms are available to complete online.
The Foundation is running two webinar sessions during which potential applicants can ask questions. These sessions will be held on: 
o Wednesday 16 November 2016; and
o Tuesday 13 December 2016.
Details of how to join these will be published on the Baring Foundation website from Thursday 3 November 2016.
Contact details for the programme are:
David Sampson
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
The Baring Foundation
60 London Wall
London EC2M 5TQ
Tel: 020 7767 1136
(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Mythbusting from the Big Lottery

Hrere's a great mythbusting article from the BIG lottery - we've heard some of these too!:

Mrs Maud van Norden's Charitable Foundation

The Mrs Maud van Norden's Charitable Foundation supports registered charities undertaking charitable activities.
Previous grants have been for between £1,500 and £4,500.
During the year ending 31 December 2015 the Foundation allocated grants totalling £43,500 (2014 - £47,000) to 24 organisations under the following headings:
o Care and the Elderly;
o Animal Welfare;
o Armed Forces;
o Hospitals;
o Deaf and Blind;
o The Disabled;
o Homeless, Housing and Community;
o Youth Welfare and Education; and
o Disaster Relief.
PLEASE NOTE: funding is not available for individuals.
Applications may be made in writing at any time and should include:
o The aims and objectives of the charity;
o The nature of the appeal;
o The total target if for a specific project;
o Any contributions received against the total target;
o The applicant's registered charity number; and
o Any other relevant factors.
Letters of application should be accompanied by a set of the charitable organisation's latest report and full accounts.
The Foundation does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Mrs Maud van Norden's Charitable Foundation
BM Box 2367
London WC1N 3XX

(The Foundation does not advertise a phone number or an email address.)  

(Source: GRIN)


The aim of the Lord’s Taverners is to enhance the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people through sport and recreation, particularly by supporting some of the most marginalised and at risk young people in the UK.

The charity has the following key strategic objectives:
o To increase opportunities for regular participation;
o To motivate young people to engage in sport;
o To improve health, social and psychological wellbeing; and
o To empower volunteers, coaches and teachers to deliver training sessions.
Programmes currently or shortly to open to applications are:
1. Lord’s Taverners Minibuses
This programme provide funding for specially adapted, wheelchair-accessible transport for schools or community organisations catering for young people with disabilities. The minibuses enable schools to engage pupils in sporting and recreational activities and help them develop life skills such as visiting shops and interacting with people in the local community.
Applications are accepted from schools or organisations that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical, sensory or learning disability.
The programme opens to applications on Tuesday 1st December 2016 and closes on Tuesday 28 February 2017.
Further details can be found HERE.
2. Lord’s Taverners Sports Wheelchair Programme
The Sports Wheelchair Programme provides multi-sports wheelchairs to individuals under the age of 25 and clubs with a junior section. Clubs may apply for up to five chairs, although the Taverners require a self-help contribution of £350 per chair.
Schools, organisations and clubs that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical, sensory or learning disability may apply.
The programme is currently open to applications.
For further information, click HERE.
3. Lord’s Taverners Sensory Rooms and Equipment
Working in partnership with British Telecom (BT) and Experia, the Lord’s Taverners installed sensory rooms in 16 special educational needs schools during 2015 and hopes to achieve a similar target each year up to the end of 2020.
The partnership with BT is expected to benefit over 18,000 young people in the UK with profound disabilities by the end of the decade.
Applications are open until Wednesday 30 November 2016 and from Wednesday 1 March 2017 to Wednesday 31 May 2017.
For more details, follow this LINK.
PLEASE NOTE: The Lords Taverners is unable to support schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children, or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems.
For further information about the charitable work of the Lord’s Taverners, visit its website.
Contact details for the Taverners are:
The Lord's Taverners
90 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1EU
Tel: 020 7025 0000
(Source: GRIN)

The Ann Rylands Small Donations Programme

Part of the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, the Ann Rylands Small Donations Programme offers grants to UK based charitable organisations working in the following areas:
Serious illness - to assist many fundraising initiatives by charities and charitable institutions which help those suffering from serious illness. The needs addressed include nursing, residential facilities, assessment and treatment, and support and advice;
Disability - to make life easier for the disabled, to improve their quality of life, and to promote integration with the able bodied;
Disadvantage - to help those less fortunate in society to enjoy new experiences, and to provide support to help them to lead more fulfilling lives and to realise their potential; and
Overcoming adversity - for work with people experiencing particular difficulties in their lives, who are vulnerable and in need of support.
Grants up to £1,500 are available. Match funding is not required. The Trust provided small grants totalling £286,129 during the financial year ending 31 December 2015.
Grants can be used to help with:
o Core funding; and
o Costs associated with a specific project.
Funding is not available for:
o Overseas organisations and organisations based in the UK who use their funds for charitable purposes overseas;
o Organisations raising money for medical or medically-related research;
o Individuals;
o Organisations applying on behalf on an individual;
o Charities which promote a particular faith;
o Church restorations or repairs;
o The purchase of raffle tickets;
o Organisations that have received a grant from the Trust within the previous 12 months;
o Capital appeals requiring a substantial grant; or
o Large charities – normally those having a turnover of more than £10 million.
Eligible organisations must:
o Have registered charity status; and
o Be based in the UK and use the funds for domestic purposes.
Application forms are available to complete online or to download from the Trust's website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
24 Manchester Square
London W1U 3TH
Tel: 020 7487 5851
(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 21 October 2016

THE DIXIE ROSE FINDLAY CHARITABLE TRUST – Grants for UK charitable organisations for general charitable purposes

The Dixie Rose Findlay Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in the UK.
Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £5,000.
Match funding is not required.
During the year ending 5 April 2015 the Trust allocated 61 grants totalling £101,000 (2014: £92,000).
Awards have included:
Children’s Hospice South West (£2,500);
Life Cycle UK (£2,000);
Seafarer’s UK (£2,000);
Shepshed Toy Library (£1,500);
Sight for Surrey (£4,000);
Wipe Your Tears (£2,000);
Yeovil District NHS Trust (£2,000); and
Zoe’s Place Trust (£2,000).
A full list of grant awards made is available on the Trust's annual accounts (see Charity Commission link below).
PLEASE NOTE: individuals are not eligible to apply for funding.
Applications may be submitted at any time and must be made in writing.
The Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, on the Charity Commission website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
The Dixie Rose Findlay Charitable Trust
HSBC Trust Co. (UK) Ltd
10th Floor
Norwich House
Nelson Gate
Commercial Road
Southampton SO15 1GX
Tel: 02380 722243

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

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Gwanwyn – Community Grant Scheme Opens for Application

Cultural and community organisations from across Wales can apply for small grants to enable them to participate in the annual Gwanwyn festival in May 2017.
Gwanwyn, which means spring in Welsh, is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. It is a collaborative initiative between key national organisations led by Age Cymru, and funded by the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government.
Grants of up to £500 are available to ensure that as many properly constituted cultural and community organisations have the opportunity to participate in the Gwanwyn Festival as possible and help Gwanwyn achieve their aims of:
  • Celebrating the opportunity of older age for renewal, growth and creativity.
  • Offering opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, such as painting, photography, music, drama, storytelling, literature, dance or film.
  • Promoting the benefits to health and wellbeing for older people by participating in artistic and creative activity in local communities and Wales as a whole.
  • Challenging preconceived and stereotyped ideas of ageing and older people.
  • Advocating and developing professional artists’ working practice to include provision for older people and their communities.
  • Highlighting existing or new opportunities available in local communities across Wales.
  • Working with partners nationally and internationally to improve the quality and availability of arts for and with older people in a wide variety of diverse settings.
To be eligible for funding projects must provide an opportunity for older people (especially those who are socially isolated or living in disadvantaged circumstances) to experience or participate in artistic and/or creative activity (eg Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Film, Storytelling etc).
Projects must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • The event will provide an opportunity to promote artistic or creative activity as an aid to the general health and wellbeing of older people.
  • The event will offer an opportunity to perform, exhibit or display examples of the group’s work to members of the general public.
  • The event will be organised primarily for participants or beneficiaries over the age of 50 years.
  • The event will provide an opportunity to challenge negative or stereotypical images of older people within the community.
  • The purpose of the event will be to encourage and attract new members, participants, clients or service users for the host organisation.
Applications are particularly encouraged for projects which an innovative approach to engaging and encouraging participation of older people in arts and creative activity.
The deadline for applications is 7 December 2016.

(Source: Open4Community)

The Ancaster Trust

The Ancaster Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working throughout the UK.
Although the Trust gives donations to charities known to its trustees, it will also award small grants to other charities.
While the objectives of the Trust are non-specific, it has a paricular track record of supporting projects in the following fields:
o Disadvantaged people;
o Alleviating social deprivation; and
o The environment.
The majority of grants awarded tend to range from £100 to £300.
During the year ending 5 April 2016 the Trust awarded grants totalling £66,882 (2014: £67,990) to 75 applicants (2014: 76 applicants).
Previous awards have included:
Friends of the Elderly (£200);
Health Poverty Action (£200);
Kesteven Blind Society (£200);
People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (£200);
Toynbee Hall (£250); and
UNIPAL (£200).
PLEASE NOTE: individuals are not eligible to apply for funding.
The Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website, where the Trust’s annual accounts include a full list of previous awards made.
Applications may be made in writing at any time.
Contact details for the Ancaster Trust are:
Sue Simmons
The Ancaster Trust
c/o Sayers Butterworth LLP
3rd Floor
12 Gough Square
London EC4A 3DW
Tel: 020 7936 1910

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


Have you seen PAVO's Training Programme for September - November 2016?

Still plenty of courses to book onto.

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Monday, 17 October 2016


The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund aims to help small, local community based projects and community-minded people by providing one-off grants for individuals and community groups whose projects focus on sporting and leisure activities and community improvement.
Each week from Monday 7 November until Sunday 26 February 2017 five awards of £300 will be given out to individuals and groups to help with their community-orientated initiatives. There will be 70 awards in total.
One of these awards will go to the project receiving the most public votes each week, while the other four will be selected by a panel of judges who will assess each entry and use of an award based on:
o The extent to which the proposed initiative will help the local community;
o The extent of the proposed initiative’s reach; and
o The perceived local need for such hobbies, sporting or leisure activities.
Community organisations, school groups and charitable agencies in the UK and Ireland can apply.
A list of previous winners can be found on the Galaxy Hot Chocolate website.
Applications must be submitted between 00.01am on  Monday 7 November 2016 and 11.59pm on Sunday 26 February 2017.
A maximum of one application per person/club/organisation is permitted.
Applicants should complete the online application form on theGalaxy Hot Chocolate Fund's website (please note that visitors can only access the website once they've entered their date of birth).
Guidelines for the programme can be found via this LINK.
Applicants will be asked to describe in 200 words or less how the award will be used and why it would be beneficial.
Applications which are not successful in any given week will automatically be carried forward to the following week, although any votes on the website for previous weeks will be discarded.
Contact details for the Fund are:
Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats
Unit A3-A4 Westacott Business Centre
Maidenhead Office
Westacott Way
Berkshire SL6 3RT.
Tel: 0845 045 0042  

(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Report: Cancer charities are the nation’s favourite cause to support

Report: Cancer charities are the nation’s favourite cause to support: Cancer charities are the nation’s favourite cause to support, but children’s charities have fallen beneath animal charities in popularity, according to a report published today.


Tuesday 8th November 2016 9.45am– 3.30pm
Early Intervention & Prevention
 – the Third Sector Role in Powys

I am very pleased to invite you to PAVO’s Annual Conference and General Meeting, which will be held this year on Tuesday 8th November 2016.  Please find the programme attached.
It is widely acknowledged that third sector organisations and services have an essential role to play in prevention and early intervention. This conference will explore how these services could be an integral part of a common direction in Powys.

Conversation groups will focus on key prevention services, namely Befriending, Home Support, Community Co-ordinators, Children & Families, Practical Support, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Make Every Contact Count,  Community Delivery and Volunteering.
We are fortunate to have keynote contributions from senior managers in Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board.

After lunch there will be an opportunity to influence matters that are currently the subject of public consultation or strategic engagement.

I very much hope you can join us for the event. Coffee will be available from 9,30am before the commencement of our AGM at 10.00am. Lunch will be available for those staying for the afternoon.
PAVO’s AGM and Annual Conference provide a great opportunity to meet other colleagues in the sector, as well as partners in other sectors to share information and good practice.
To let us know if you are able to attend please complete the online booking form, telephone: 01597 822191 or email:
I look forward to seeing you on 8th November.
    Yours Sincerely 
    Gloria Jones Powell    
    Chair, Board of Trustees

Dydd Mawrth 8fed Tachwedd 2016
Ymyrraeth Gynnar ac Atal - Rôl y Trydydd Sector ym Mhowys

Yr wyf yn falch iawn eich gwahodd i Gynhadledd a Chyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol PAVO a gynhelir eleni ar ddydd mawrth 8 Tachwedd 2016. Fe welwch  y rhaglen wedi ei atodi
Cydnabyddir yn eang fod gan sefydliadau a gwasanaethau trydydd sector rôl hanfodol i'w chwarae wrth atal ac ymyrryd yn gynnar. Bydd y gynhadledd hon yn archwilio sut y gallai'r gwasanaethau hyn fod yn rhan annatod o gyfarwyddyd cyffredin ym Mhowys.

Bydd grwpiau sgwrsio yn canolbwyntio ar wasanaethau allweddol atal, sef Cyfeillio, Cymorth yn y Cartref, Cydlynwyr Cymunedol, Plant a Theuluoedd, Cymorth Ymarferol, Iechyd Meddwl a Lles, Gwneud i Bob Cyswllt Gyfrif, Cyflenwi Cymunedol a Gwirfoddoli.
Rydym yn ffodus i gael cyfraniadau cyweirnod gan uwch reolwyr yng Nghyngor Sir Powys a Bwrdd Iechyd Addysgu Powys.

Ar ôl cinio bydd yna gyfle i ddylanwadu ar faterion sydd yn destun ymgynghoriad cyhoeddus neu ymrwymiad strategol ar hyn o bryd.

Gobeithiaf yn fawr y gallwch ymuno â ni ar gyfer y digwyddiad. Bydd coffi ar gael o 9.45am cyn dechrau ein Cyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol am 10.15am.  Bydd cinio ar gael i'r rhai sy'n aros am y prynhawn.

Mae Cyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol a Chynhadledd PAVO yn darparu cyfle gwych i gwrdd â chydweithwyr eraill yn y sector, yn ogystal â phartneriaid mewn sectorau eraill i rannu gwybodaeth ac arfer da. 
Er mwyn rhoi gwybod i ni os ydych yn gallu bod yn bresennol, llenwch y ffurflen atodedig, ffoniwch 01597 822191 neu e-bostiwch
Edrychaf ymlaen at eich gweld ar 8fed o Dachwedd. 
Yn gywir  
Gloria Jones Powell
Cadeirydd, Bwrdd yr Ymddiriedolwyr

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Architectural Heritage Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund's (AHF) grants are designed to help deliver its four overall strategic objectives and outcomes for heritage and communities:
Objective 1: to support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, to repair and to adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses;
Objective 2: to attract more investment for the conservation and sustainable re-use of the UK’s architectural heritage;
Objective 3: to inspire the start up and growth of new community enterprises that utilise historic buildings and places for public benefit; and
Objective 4: to demonstrate the value of a well-managed historic built environment by championing and showcasing the impact of the projects AHF have supported.
The Project Development Grant (PDG) scheme offers grants up to £25,000 to assist an organisation to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on site. Applicants are generally expected to cover at least 50% of the cost of the work.
Grants are for project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. Funding is available for any work that is essential for taking the project forward towards the goal of revitalising a historic building. Applicants must explain how a particular piece of work or activity will enable this. Examples include:
o Employment of a project co-ordinator, either someone appointed externally on a consultancy basis or an existing employee(s) working additional hours or on a specific project;
o Fees for consultants needed to help progress the organisation's plans, such as architect, quantity surveyor, structural engineer, mechanical or electrical engineer;
o Property valuation by a RICS registered valuer;
o Fundraising consultants;
o Business planning consultants;
o Costs associated with developing a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund or other capital funders, such as Activity Plan, Training Plan, Conservation Management Plan;
o Costs of community engagement work, such as pop-up events or consultations;
o Legal costs where this is critical in establishing ownership or the viability of proposed uses, such as advice on restrictive covenants, or for advice on governance, such as to develop the organisation's constitutional model to best enable it to take the project forward;
o VAT costs that cannot be reclaimed; or
o Organisation overheads or administration costs.
AHF will assess proposals against the following meaures.Successful applicants will normally need to be assessed as a high priority in three of these categories:
1. Heritage need - priority will be given to projects involving historic buildings that have statutory protection (i.e. listed or in a Conservation Area and of acknowledged historic significance) and at risk. AHF will consider applications for unlisted buildings if it can be shown that they are highly valued as heritage assets by the local community. This may include local listing or being identified as a heritage asset in a neighbourhood or parish plan. AHF will need to see that there will be a conservation-led approach to development in all cases. If the building is not on a national or local register of heritage at risk then applicants should explain why it is under threat. This may be due to the building's condition, redundancy, change of ownership or a current use that economically unsustainable;
2. Social impact - priority will be given to projects that have the potential to make a significant positive social impact, particularly (but not exclusively) in disadvantaged areas such as urban communities experiencing structural economic decline or isolated rural areas with poor access to services. AHF wants to help build stronger and more cohesive communities by supporting projects that will create employment, training and/or volunteering opportunities both during the project’s development and in the years following completion. AHF wants to encourage community ownership of heritage assets and support the growth of community businesses, bringing disused or under-used historic buildings back into productive use. High priority projects will show evidence of active community engagement. The building may be listed as an Asset of Community Value or the applicant may be planning a Community Share issue;
3. Why now? - the work should help the organisation reach planned milestones in the project’s development and there should be a tangible outcome – for acquisition of a property. Is the work absolutely essential at this time? What difference will it make? What might happen if the project is not progressed now? Applicants must be able to show that the project will move forward as a result of the investment. AHF have identified the key stages of a project’s development on its Theory of Change model. Organisations should be better equipped to deliver the project as a result of AHF funding;
4. Financial need - AHF will assess the organisation's ability to contribute towards the cost of the work. Priority will be given to applications that can provide at least 50% partnership funding from other sources. This helps to demonstrate a wider commitment to the project and a willingness to share some of the risk. Even small donations from the local community and funds raised through crowdfunding help to show wider community 'buy-in' to what the organsiation is trying to achieve.
To apply for a grant, organisations must be a formally constituted and incorporated charity or social enterprise whose members have limited liability. Partnership bids are welcomed. PLEASE NOTE: if the organisation is not a registered charity then it must have an asset lock in place. This is a provision in the governing document to protect its assets. It means that if the organisation is wound up any assets must be transferred to a similar not-for-profit organisation (another asset-locked body) once creditors have been paid.
Funding is not available for:
o Private individuals;
o Unincorporated trusts or associations;
o Local authorities and other public sector bodies;
o For-private-profit companies, unless in a partnership led by a charity or social enterprise;
o Churches or other places of worship, where the building will remain in use primarily as a place of religious worship;
o Projects that simply involve upgrading existing uses within a building and do not involve a change of ownership;
o Capital works (such as building repairs, installation of services, landscaping, access improvements or heritage interpretation displays).
The application deadlines until the end of 2017 are:
o Wednesday 26 October 2016;
o Wednesday 15 February 2017;
o Wednesday 10 May 2017;
o Wednesday 16 August 2017; and
o wednesday 1 November 2017.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss any potential application with the relevant Support Officer in their area before submitting an application.
Applications forms are available to complete online at the AHF’s website.
Contact details for the Architectural Heritage Fund are:
The Architectural Heritage Fund
3 Spital Yard
London E1 6AQ
Tel: 020 7925 0199
(Source: GRIN)

The Odin Charitable Trust

Wiltshire-based The Odin Charitable Trust provides grants to UK registered charities generally, but has a particular interesting in supporting the following:
o The arts;
o Care for people who are disadvantaged;
o People with disabilities;
o Research into dyslexia or ‘false memories’;
o Hospices;
o Homeless people;
o Refugees;
o Roma and tribal groups; and
o Prisoners’ families.
Grants are usually for between £1,000 and £5,000.
The Trust normally aims to distribute at least £220,000 annually.
During the year ending 5 April 2015 the Trust awarded grants to charities totalling £254,500 (2014 - £283,000).
Grant awards included:
Bath Recital Artists Trust - £3,500;
Independent Age - £3,000;
The Amber Trust - £3,000;
The Sequal Trust - £2,500;
Dressability – £2,000; and
Tangled Feet Theatre Company - £3,000.
Applications from individuals are not supported by the Trust.
PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Applications should be made in writing by letter or email and should contain the following information:
o Registered charity number;
o The aims and objectives of the charity;
o The nature of the request for funding;
o The total funding target, if for a specific project; and
o Any other information relevant to the grant request.
Contact details for the Odin Charitable Trust are:
Susan Scotford
The Odin Charitable Trust
PO Box 1898
BA15 1YS
Tel: 020 7465 4300;
(Source: GRIN)

HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust

The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust awards grants from two separate funds: the General Fund and the Martin Wills Fund.
The General Fund is used to make grants for general charitable purposes, while the Martin Wills Fund operates on a seven year funding priority cycle.
In the current seven year cycle the Fund’s priority is wildlife conservation.
Grant awards are normally one-off and mainly made in the UK, although occasionally grants are provided for overseas projects.
Grants can be awarded for revenue, capital or project costs.
Awards from the General Fund can be for up to £5,000 but are more typically between £100 and £1,000.
Awards from the Martin Wills Fund are usually between £2,000 and £25,000.
During the year ending 31 March 2015 the Trust awarded grants totalling £945,727(2014: £949.218). 90% of all awards (£848,772) were made through the Martin Wills Fund. 
The following are not funded:
o Individuals;
o Charities that have received a grant during the previous 18 months; or
o Organisations that are not registered or recognised charities.
Only one application from a charity is considered during any single 18 month period.
While applications to the General Fund may be made at any time, grants from the Martin Wills Fund are distributed after the end of each financial year (i.e. 31 March annually). Applications must therefore be received by the Trust before 31 March each year.
Application is via an on online application form available from theTrust’s website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Sue Trafford
Company Secretary and Administrator
Henley Knapp Barn
Chipping Norton
Oxon OX7 4EN
Tel: 01608 678051

(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 7 October 2016

PAVO AGM - Nominations Request 2016

PAVO is inviting nominations from individuals who wish to stand for election to their Board of Trustees at the AGM on Tuesday 8th November 2016.   The relevant documentation is available on our website or if you require copies to be posted to you please contact us.
Please note that the closing date for nominations is 19th October at 12 noon.
Please pass this information on to anyone that you know who may be interested in standing.  We are looking for nominees with skills, knowledge or expertise that will further enhance the governance of the organisation.
Nominations must be endorsed by a PAVO member organisation, but nominees do not need to be a member of that organisation.
Trustees are not remunerated but all related expenses are reimbursed.
For more information about this opportunity please see the PAVO website or contact: Angela Owen, Plas Dolerw, Newtown, SY16 2EH 01686 626220

Mae PAVO yn gwahodd enwebiadau gan unigolion sy'n dymuno sefyll i gael eu hethol i'w Bwrdd Ymddiriedolwyr yn y Cyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol ar Dydd Mawrth, 8 Tachwedd, 2016.  Gwelir y dogfennau priodol ar ein gwefan19  neu os ydych chi angen copiau wedi eu postio atoch, cysylltwch â ni.
Noder os gwelwch yn dda mai'r dyddiad cau ar gyfer derbyn enwebiadau yw'r 19fed o Hydref am 12 hanner dydd.
Rhowch y wybodaeth hon i unrhyw un eich bod yn adnabod a allai fod â diddordeb mewn sefyll. Rydym yn chwilio am enwebeion sydd â sgiliau, gwybodaeth neu arbenigedd a fydd yn gwella rheolaeth y sefydliad ymhellach.
Rhaid i enwebiadau gael ei gymeradwyo gan aelod-sefydliad PAVO, ond nid oes angen i enwebeion fod yn aelod o'r sefydliad hwnnw. 
Nid yw ymddiriedolwyr yn cael eu talu, ond ad-delir yr holl gostau sy'n gysylltiedig â’r rôl.
Am fwy o wybodaeth am y cyfle hwn, gweler wefan PAVO /about-pavo neu cysylltwch â: Angela Owen, Plas Dolerw, Y Drenewydd, SY16 2EH 01686 626220
Yr eiddoch yn gywir

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Matthews Wrightson Charity Trust

The Matthews Wrightson Charity Trust awards small grants across the UK (and occasionally overseas) for general charitable purposes, with a preference for:
o Children and young people;
o People with disabilities;
o Homelessness;
o Social welfare;
o The arts;
o Rehabilitation;
o Christian causes; and
o Financially developing countries.
Individuals undertaking charitable work may also apply for a grant, particularly if the work is in a developing country.
Grants are typically one-off awards around £500 and will cover capital, core costs, salaries and start-up funding.
During the year ending 31 December 2015 the Trust awarded grants to 59 (2014: 87) applicants totalling £38,200 (2014: £46,900).
The majority of grants are made for projects benefiting children and young people.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Maintenance of the fabric of churches;
o Village Halls;
o Schools;
o The personal education of individuals (unless for a charitable cause);
o Animal charities; or
o Large charities or those with an annual income over £250,000.
Applications may be made at any time online to the relevant trustee. A list of trustees and the causes they take a particular interest in can be found on the Trust’s website.
Applications are considered on a monthly basis. Applicants who want to be informed of the outcome of their request should enclose a stamp addressed envelope.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Jon Mills
46 Foreland Road
Isle of Wight
PO35 5XW
Tel: 0845 241 2574
(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 5 October 2016


6 Powys groups have been awarded funding from BIG Lottery through the Awards for All scheme.

A total of £23,916 was awarded for awide variety of projects, that will benefit people on all ranges of the age spectrum, from little tots to the elderly.

Awards for All provides voluntary and community groups with a quick and easy way to get small National Lottery grants of between £500 and £5,000 for projects which aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.
The programme encourages a wide range of community, health, educational and environmental projects.
For more information go to:

or phone 0300 123 0735 

The Lottery staff are inderibly helpful, so do ring and have a chat with them, they are there to help you.


The new ‘Tech for Good’ grants scheme is a partnership fund between Comic Relief and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
The programme aims to provide the opportunity for not-for-profit organisations that already have some technological capacity to take their digital innovation projects forward to create social change by delivering new ideas or more effective services.
The funding is for projects that use software and digital technology as a part of a solution to addressing any of the Comic Relief’s UK Main Fund themes of
o Empowering Women and Girls;
o Investing in Children and Young People;
o Building Stronger Communities; and
o Improving Health and Wellbeing.
Grants of between £15,000 and £46,500 are available over four months, plus an additional £3,500 to enable access to expert support. It is anticipated that around 20 projects in total will be funded.
A wide range of digital initiatives that could lead to social change will be considered for the programme, but Comic Relief’s aim is to fund projects that:
o Are focused on specific user needs;
o Make best use of web, mobile apps or internet based technologies to deliver a service;
o Scale effectively (i.e. have economies of scale); and
o Challenge existing ways of delivering services.
Applicants should show that they understand how to manage a successful digital project, and that they have sound technical expertise in their management and delivery team. It is expected that some development work will already have taken place.
Projects should be able to make a significant digital step forward within four months and be able to demonstrate digital innovation for the benefit of society or the specific service users the organisation is targeting.
The grant can only cover expenditure incurred and activities carried out during the grant period.
Applicants, who may be leading a partnership, must be a not-for-profit organisation registered or constituted in the UK.
Funding is not available for:
o Upgrading internal IT systems;
o Large scale capital costs;
o Updating websites and routine social media campaigns;
o Exploration events or hack days;
o Staff or volunteer training;
o Capacity-building to make an organisation more ‘digital ready’;
o Monitoring and evaluation platforms;
o Buying iPads or computers to get people online; or
o Digital inclusion training / computer skills training.
An online application form can be accessed at the Comic Relief website.
Applicants are required to submit the following three things to explain their project:
o A two minute video (which will be via a publically accessible site such as YouTube or Vimeo noting their Terms and Conditions in posting);
o A one page infographic/visual presentation;
o A 100 word summary of their project.
The deadline for applications is 3pm on Tuesday 1st November 2016.
Contact details for the fund are:
Comic Relief
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP
Tel: 020 7820 2000
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
5-11 Leeke Street
London WC1X 9HY
Tel: 020 7812 3300
(Source: GRIN)