Friday, 22 September 2017

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme - First 2018 Deadline

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is accepting applications for large grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.
Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:
  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
  • Any kind of disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to children and young people’s lives.
Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months. Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the differences the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with.
The closing date for applications is 16 January 2018 (midnight).

(Source:  Powys 4 Community)

MARGARET COOTE ANIMAL CHARITY TRUST

The Margaret Coote Animal Charity Trust is a registered charity (no. 208493) whose main purpose is the protection of horses, dogs or other animals or birds.
The policy of the Trust is to focus on research into animal health and on the protection of species, while continuing to support general animal welfare, including sanctuaries, in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Registered charities and charitable organisations may apply.
Awards made during the year ending 5 April 2016 ranged from £500 to £20,000. There is no requirement for match funding.
During the year, the Trustees provided ongoing financial support totalling £67,750 to 15 organisations and made 24 one-off grants totalling £60,750. Grant awards in full totalled £128,500 (2015: £92,950).
Regular grants were made to:
o Animal Health Trust;
o Devon Wildlife Trust;
o Dog Lost;
o The Barn Owl Trust;
o The Donkey Sanctuary; and
o The Moorland Mousie Trust.
One-off grants were awarded to:
o British Horse Society;
o Cats in Need
o Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust
o International Otter Survival Fund;
o Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust;
o Rarebreeds Survival Trust (RBST); and the
o Red Squirrel Survival Trust.
A full list of all awards made during the year is provided in the Trust’s annual accounts, which are available on the Charity Commission website.
Applications are not accepted from individuals.
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 to the address below.
Ideally, applications should reach the Trust by Saturday 30 September 2017 to be considered during October or November of the current year.
A decision on applications that arrive after the end of September is normally deferred until the following autumn.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Mrs. Jill Holah
End Cottage
Terrington
York
YO60 6PU
Email: 
j.holah@mcacharity.org.uk 
(The Trust does not advertise a phone number.)  

(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 21 September 2017

YAPP CHARITABLE TRUST

The Yapp Charitable Trust is one of a handful of grant-making trusts that prioritises making awards to small charities to help them continue their existing work.
The Trust defines a ‘small charity’ as an organisation registered with the Charity Commission that has a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000.
Grants up to £3,000 per year for a period of up to 3 years are available for work that focuses on one of the following priority groups:
o Elderly people;
o Children and young people aged 5 to 25 years;
o People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges;
o Social welfare - people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse and a history of offending; and/or
o Education and learning, with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children.
During the year ending 30 September 2016 the Trust awarded 42 grants totalling £208,600 from 145 eligible applications, representing a 30% success rate.
Grants were made within all priority categories. The largest proportion of grants was awarded in the Yorkshire & Humber region (19% of grants totalling £40,500 respectively) and most grants were made to support work under the Disability category (18 charities received funding totalling £92,100).  5 of the awards (12% of all awards made) were to South West based small charities.
A list of all grant awards made during the year can be found towards the end of its annual accounts, which are available on the Charity Commission website.
The Trust prioritises the following areas. Applicants that fail to address at least two of the below are unlikely to secure funding.
o Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders;
o Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people;
o Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers;
o Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning; and
o Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users.
The Trust has a lengthy list of exclusions. Funding is not available for the following:
o Charities that are not registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales;
o Charities in Scotland and Northern Ireland;
o Charities whose total annual expenditure is more than £40,000;
o Industrial and Provident Societies and Community Interest Companies;
o Branches of National Charities;
o Charities with unrestricted reserves that equate to more than 12 months expenditure;
o New organisations – applicants must have been operating as a fully-constituted charity for at least three years;
o New work - the Trust provides continuation funding to sustain existing work that has been happening for at least a year;
o New paid posts – even if the work is now being done by volunteers;
o Additional activities, expansion or development plans;
o Special events, trips or outings;
o Capital expenditure - equipment, buildings, renovations, furnishings, minibuses;
o Work with under-fives;
o Childcare;
o Holidays and holiday centres;
o Core funding of charities that benefit the wider community such as general advice services and community centres unless a significant element of their work focuses on one of the Trust's priority groups;
o Bereavement support;
o Debt advice;
o Community safety initiatives;
o Charities raising money to give to another organisation, such as schools, hospitals or other voluntary groups;
o Individuals - including charities raising funds to purchase equipment for or make grants to individuals; or
o Organisational budgets with a shortfall in excess of £10,000 in the first year.
Eligible charities must meet all of the following criteria:
o Have their own charity registration number;
o Have been formally established for at least 3 years;
o Have a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000; and
o Be working within one of the priority areas as outlined in the first set of spot point above.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
An application form and guidance notes are available on the Trust's website.
The completed application form should be returned by post or email together with a copy of the charity's most recent annual report and accounts and any other relevant information.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Joanne Anderson
Trust Secretary
The YAPP Charitable Trust
1st Floor
Mile House
Bridge End
Chester le Street
County Durham
DH3 3RA
Tel: 0191 389 3300
Email:
 info@yappcharitabletrust.org.uk
(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

BIG Lottery People and Places: Putting people at the heart of the design, development and delivery of your project

In July 2017 the Big Lottery Fund in Wales relaunched our People and Places grant programme which is open to applications of between £10,001 and £500,000 for community projects lasting up to five years. You can read about the changes here. One of the key changes is that we’re asking all applicants to show us how their project fits into three themes: people-led, strength based, and connect.
To help explain these in more detail, we’re publishing a series of blogs to help outline what we mean by each theme. For this post we asked Communications Manager Rosie Dent to tell us a little more about people-led projects.
In a snapshot, what does ‘people-led’ mean?
We want the projects we fund to have meaningfully involved the people they’re working with in the development, design and delivery of the project. When we say people, we mean the people that take part in projects, their networks (such as family, friends, carers) and the wider community that your organisation works within.
Involvement could be through a variety of ways and is likely to be vary depending on who you’re working with. The key is that people are involved and we will ask you to show how involving people has influenced the plans for your project, as well as their continued involvement in the delivery if the project is funded.
What are the benefits of involving people?
We believe people should be leading on projects that aim to improve their lives and their community. This ensures that projects are shaped accordingly to the community’s requirements and views and gives the projects a higher chance of success. Involving people also gives them the opportunity to learn new skills and build confidence.
What if people don’t want to get involved?
People are busy. They have lives, families and jobs and might not have the time to get involved with new projects. Others may not feel comfortable sharing their views in front of others of may have been involved in a project before where they didn’t feel their views were listened to. Naturally you can’t force people to get involved. However it may be worth thinking about different ways to engage with them which won’t take up too much of their time or make them feel uncomfortable. For example, some people may prefer having a chance to share their views on a social media group in their own time more than attending a community meeting.
What if we can’t adapt the project to meet everyone’s views?
Tokenistic involvement can do more harm that not involving people at all. Therefore it is important to show people that they have been listened to and let them know what changes have been made to your plans as a result. If changes can’t be made, you should take the time to explain why.
What does involving people look like?
There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to involving people in the design, development and delivery of projects. This will look different for different projects and communities. However, it is important to provide an environment where people feel comfortable and safe to get involved.
  • Involving people could include building relationships with people who take part in current projects you’re providing, knocking on doors in the community, undertaking surveys, taking part in focus groups/committees – these are just a few examples.
  • Think beyond the usual group of people who are happy to be involved. Try and think of different ways to engage with people who don’t usually take part in projects or give their views and opinions.
  • Flexibility and creativity is the key – think beyond surveys and feedback forms.
  • Be prepared to challenge your assumptions on people’s skills, capabilities and experience.
Do you have any advice on what to consider when working with specific groups of people?
  • Think about whether you need to provide materials in alternative formats and languages. For example, when engaging with young people, you might want to be creative and use alternative media (e.g. video, social media, arts)
  • Cultural differences should be considered, for example some groups practice gender segregation in the delivery of projects. You may need to be aware of special holidays when engaging with people from ethnic minority communities and religious groups.
  • Challenge your assumptions regarding someone’s capability and interest in being involved.
  • Be creative and transparent – people will appreciate it.
If you would like to find out more about People and Places – visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/peopleandplacesmedium for medium grants (£10,001 to £100,000) or www.biglotteryfund.org.ukpeopleandplaceslarge for large grants (£100,001 to £500,000), call 0300 123 0735 or email wales@biglotteryfund.org.uk.

(Source: BIG Lottery)

FPS INVOICE SCAM

IMPORTANT ALERT: FPS INVOICE SCAM
 We have been made aware of an email scam being sent to charities, asking to receive payment for the Fundraising Preference Service or implying that an invoice is due. We would like to clarify that we DO NOT send out invoices for the Fundraising Preference Service, as the cost of this service is covered by the fundraising levy. 
We would also like to ensure that those organisations who fall within the scope of the fundraising levy do not assume the invoices we are currently sending for Year 2 are in any way associated with this fraudulent scheme. 
If you know or you believe you have received one of these fraudulent FPS emails and have concerns, or if you have any questions, please get in contact with us on 0300 999 3407 or at enquiries@fundraisingregulator.org.uk 
The Fundraising Regulator Levy Year 2 invoices are only sent using the Levy and Registration Team email address:levy@fundraisingregulator.org.uk, or via a staff members direct email addresses. Please see confirmation of staff details and email addresses. 
Caroline Trabasas, Levy and Registration Officer, Caroline.Trabasas@fundraisingregulator.org.uk
Maria Hayward, Levy and Registration Administrator, Maria.Hayward@fundraisingregulator.org.uk 

We also ask that you forward on this email alert to any other organisations you think might be susceptible to this email scam. We have reported this incident to Action Fraud. 
Levy and Registration Team
T: 0300 999 3420 - option 2
T: 0300 999 3407

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Comic Relief Core Strength Programme

This programme is responding to the growing need of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs. The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs - meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs. We know securing core funding can be tough and want to use this programme to help support those doing much needed work in their local communities.

http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/37-comic-relief-local-communities?dm_i=1X27,5675S,J4CEJA,JVIT4,1

(Source: Community Foundation in Wales)

Friday, 15 September 2017

AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND OPEN

The Aviva Community Fund is back, offering support and funding to causes that make a real difference where you live. Put forward an idea that will benefit your community and it could get funding, ranging from up to £1,000 to up to £25,000.

https://fundraising.co.uk/2017/09/14/aviva-community-fund-opens-applications-local-community-groups/?mc_cid=d9ecd111bc&mc_eid=1f09abb537

(Source: UK Fundraising)

GANNETT FOUNDATION


The Gannett Foundation provides funding to support local registered charities in the areas where Newsquest operates in the UK.
Grants are available within its circulation area only, although its wide range of titles ensures that most areas in the UK are covered.
The Foundation supports projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as:
o Education and neighbourhood improvements;
o Economic development;
o Youth development;
o Community problem solving;
o Assistance to disadvantaged people;
o Environmental conservation; and
o Cultural enrichment.
Typically grants are for between £5,000 and £10,000. Smaller amounts are sometimes considered but the Foundation actively encourages imaginative and ambitious projects on a larger scale.
Applicants must be registered charities that have not received a Gannett Foundation grant in either 2015 or 2016.
The Foundation particularly invites clearly well presented applications asking for specific items of equipment or materials.
The Foundation will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight and financial responsibility.
The Foundation is also willing to join with other contributors to support elements of more ambitious projects.
While preference will be given to ideas which create a durable legacy for the community, single events or projects of limited duration that otherwise meet the Foundation’s criteria will be considered.
Previous awards have included:
o £4,730 for greenhouses and tools at a community garden in Bradford;
o £4,000 to refurbish the kitchen at Chideock Village Hall in Dorset;
o £4,410 for community sports in Hampshire; and
o £6,600 paid for theatrical equipment for a community hall in South Wales.
Grants are not available for:
o Salaries, professional fees or day-to-day running or maintenance costs;
o General appeals as opposed to specific projects;
o Projects that do not bring benefits to local communities;
o Political or religious objectives;
o State or privately run schools (other than special needs);
o Hospitals (other than hospices);
o Individuals;
o Private Foundations;
o Organisations which are not registered charities;
o National or regional organisations, unless their programmes address specific local community needs;
o Programmes or initiatives where the primary purpose is the promotion of religious doctrine or tenets;
o Political action or legislative advocacy groups;
o Endowment funds;
o Multiple-year pledge campaigns;
o Medical or research organisations, including organisations funding single disease research; or
o Fraternal groups, athletic teams, bands, volunteer fire-fighters or similar groups.
The closing date for 2017 applications is 5pm on Monday 9 October 2017, although applicants are advised to check with their local Newsquest publication(s) as deadlines can vary.
A list of all Newsquest publications can be found HERE.
The Foundation will look at all applications towards the end of November 2017.
Applicants must supply copies of their most recent accounts (where required by the Charities Commission) or other appropriate financial information, together with any supporting materials and details of their organisation’s managing committee.
Applications must be made locally by downloading an application form from the relevant newspaper website.
Alternatively, if you're having trouble finding an application form, you can email info@grin.coop for a copy of the form and a link to the guidance notes.
Completed application forms should be sent either by email or by post to the editor of the applicant's local paper.
For further information visit the Gannett Foundation website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Gannett Foundation
Newsquest Media Group Ltd
58 Church Street
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 8DP
Tel: 01932 821212
Email:
 foundation@gannett.com
(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 14 September 2017

GWIRVOL YOUTH LED GRANT OPEN

This years Gwirvol Youth Led Grant is open for applications, 

Funding is now available for youth led grants projects running up to end of March 2018. Grants of up to £600 are available for projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 to help their communities in Powys. 

The applications have to be written by young people.
A panel of young people from Powys will assess the applications. 
Closing date: 31st October 2017.

Please follow the link below for more information and the application pack.

CHILDREN'S HEALTH FUND

The Children’s Health Fund awards grant funding for projects that provide good food for young people as part of holiday learning, play and activity programmes.
Eligible applicants should:
o Provide meals that align with the food and drink requirements (ie, School Food Standards England 2015) and other term time regulations (eg, food hygiene, food labelling);
o Include enrichment activities such as sports, art and crafts, growing etc;
o Provide holiday food provision for a minimum of three days a week over four weeks;
o Implement relevant policies (e.g. health and safety, safeguarding, pastoral); and
o Demonstrate a local partnership is in place which includes a representative from the Local Authority and/or health board.
Grant awards of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available.
Awards of around £5,000 are likely to be made to projects seeking to expand their work.
Match funding is welcomed. This can be ‘in kind’.
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
o UK registered charities that operate within the UK;
o Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs);
o Schools;
o Hospitals;
o Housing associations;
o Community groups;
o Local authorities;
o Churches; and
o Youth groups.
Applicants must have:
o A bank account in the name of the organisation with two unrelated signatories;
o At least three members on its governing board or board of directors;
o Be able to complete their project within 12 months of receiving a grant;
o Permission for the work being proposed;
o The correct insurance;
o A health and safety policy;
o A child protection policy; and
o Evidence of food handling safety policy and certificate.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Individuals;
o Commercial enterprises;
o Projects outside of the UK even if the organisation is a registered charity within the UK;
o One-off events or galas;
o Sponsorship;
o Travel bursaries;
o Educational courses; or
o Capital building works.
Applicants are required to initially complete an application checklist which then provides access to an application form.
Guidance notes and an online application checklist can be found on the Children’s Health Fund website.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 October 2017.
Contact details for the Children’s Health Fund are:
The Grants Team
Sustain
Development House
56 - 64 Leonard Street
London
EC2A 4LT
Tel: 020 7065 0902
Email:
 info@childrenshealthfund.org.uk
(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

COMIC RELIEF CORE STRENGTH GRANTS



Comic Relief’s Core Strength Grants programme is designed to support the core running costs or organisational development costs for communities that are suffering from economic and social deprivation and where current economic climate may be making this situation worse.
The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities.
The work and main focus of the applicant organisation must fit one of the Comic Relief priorities, which are:
Connected communities - seeking to improve inclusion and cohesion in communities;
Productive communities - investing in local residents to help them solve the issues they are facing using local people and resources;  and
Empowered communities - working to empower marginalised and disadvantaged communities.
Priority will be given to:
o Those that are new to Comic Relief and/or Community Foundation funding;
o Those in areas of high deprivation;
o Those in geographically underfunded areas;
o Those with lived experience, where people directly affected by the issues are involved in all levels of the organisation;
o Those with innovative approaches, to respond to clearly defined need; and
o Those demonstrating effective practice, with evidence that the methodology being used will be successful.
Constituted voluntary and community groups, registered charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and Community Interest Companies (CICs) can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £5,000.
To be eligible, applicants must:
o Have an annual income of £100,000 or under for the last full financial year;
o Have been running activities for at least 12 months;
o Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area;
o Have limited access to other sources of income;
o Clearly define the need they are addressing;
o Clearly demonstrate the benefit of their activities to local people;
o Illustrate how they aim to deliver social outcomes;
o Provide clear evidence that the services they provide are inclusive to all.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Individuals;
o Statutory organisations, including schools;
o National organisations, unless the application is submitted by a local office with a separate management committee, bank account and governing documents;
o Limited Companies possessing Capital Shares;
o Trips abroad;
o Buses, mini buses or other community transport schemes (not including transport costs forming part of a project);
o Building costs, including access adaptations to buildings; or
o Organisations that are in receipt of a grant directly from Comic Relief (excluding the Community Cash programme).
The programme is managed by Community Foundation’s across the UK. Some are open to applications, others are closed.
The status of Community Foundation’s across the South West for this programme is:
Devon – application deadline: Thursday 28 September;
Cornwall - application deadline Monday 16 October;
Dorset - due to open Wednesday 20 September with a closing date of Thursday 26 October;
Wiltshire and Swindon – application deadline Thursday 2 November;
Somerset - application deadline: Monday 13 November;
Gloucestershire – not currently available (as far as we can see!), but contact the Foundation for further information.
Quartet (Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) - not currently open. Contact the Foundation for further information.
Application details are available on each of the websites of the Foundation’s that are currently offering Core Strength grants.
For contact details for all the Community Foundations across the UK visit the UK Community Foundation website.  
(Source: GRIN)

Help Knighton Community Centre 'Keep the Lights On'


There is still time to vote for Knighton Community Centre's 'Keeping the lights on ' project in the M&S Energy Grants competition. If successful the funding will be used by the Centre to install photo voltaic panels on the Centre's roof to reduce it's carbon footprint and make savings with the centre's running costs. The Community Centre is the only Powys based project in the competition. Vote for them online at: https://www.mandsenergyfund.com/projects/keeping-the-lights-on-pv-panels-for-knighton-and-district-community-centre

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

COMIC RELIEF THRIVING NOT SURVIVING

Thriving Not Surviving is a new £1.75 million fund designed to provide large grants to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men aged 11-20 with mental health problems.
Comic Relief is seeking proposals to deliver specialised mental health provision which puts the needs of young men at the heart of their work.
There is special interest in funding organisations that test out different approaches to engagement and support to establish what works.
Priority will be given to applications which:
o Have consulted and plan to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs and interests are met effectively;
o Are working with young men from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities or those with co-occurring learning disabilities and mental health problems;
o Use activity based interventions as a tool of engagement and/or that are psychologically informed. PLEASE NOTE: applications using the arts and sports as well as social and cultural activities will be considered;
o Promote and recognise the power of peer support and positive role models and incorporate these into their interventions;  and
o Ensure activities are carried out in non-stigmatising locations.
Grants of between £100,000 and £150,000 are available for up to 3 years’ work in the UK.
It is expected that approximately 20 grants will be awarded across the UK. Match funding is welcomed.
Comic Relief expects to fund a minimum of 25% of the total costs of the proposed activities in order to ensure that they have contributed to the work in a meaningful way.
Applications will be accepted from specialist mental health and/or youth organisations with particular interest in organisations that are based in the community in which they work. Partnership bids are encouraged.
Only one proposal per applicant may be submitted.
Proposals will be accepted until 12 noon on Friday 13 October 2017 with shortlisted proposals progressing to a final assessment.
Notification of decisions will be made in March 2018.
Applicants are required to use the online application and grant management system which is available on the Comic Relief website (see link below)..
For further information about Thriving Not Surviving, visit the Comic Relief website.
Contact details for the Fund are:
The Grants Team
Comic Relief
89 Albert Embankment
London
SE1 7TP
Tel: 020 7820 2000
Email:
 grantsinfo@comicrelief.com  
(Source: GRIN)

Monday, 11 September 2017

Dunhill Medical Trust

The Dunhill Medical Trust’s key areas for grant support are:
o The care of older people, including rehabilitation and palliative care; and
o Projects which, if successful, could enable applicants to apply for funding from other sources.
Applications are accepted from charitable organisations or groups as defined by UK charity law. This includes UK registered charities and relevant exempt charities.
Proposals from non-charitable organisations (such as the NHS or social enterprises) may be considered in exceptional circumstances and where the purposes for which the grant is sought are (a) charitable; and (b) for the public benefit..
Eligible activities must fall under one of the following headings:
1.  Projects – Grants are available to support time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people which are innovative and/or based on evidence of best practice and which can become self-sustaining within a planned period.
Priority will be given to services which are focused on older people, enhance existing mainstream services and which are not currently funded by statutory organisations elsewhere in the UK. The Trust will expect the beneficiary organisation to have a robust plan to create the ongoing revenue to maintain the service as the charitable funding diminishes and to have processes in place to ensure minimum disruption to the beneficiaries in implementing these plans.
2. Building and physical infrastructure – Grants are available to provide accommodation/developments in the built environment for older people to enhance and maintain their health, well-being and independence and/or specific pieces of equipment or furnishings which can be used for the care and support of individuals (for example, installation of a hearing loop system).
Priority will be given to care facilities which are focused specifically on older people and where it has not been possible to obtain the necessary funding from statutory organisations (e.g. health and social services). The Trust expects beneficiary organisations to give a written commitment to bear the revenue costs of the environment and/or equipment, including its maintenance and staffing.
3. Capability – Grants are available to support the development of knowledge, skills and capabilities in community-based organisations. Examples of what this scheme could pay for include:
o Training to acquire governance, strategic development or other high level skills to assist in the development of the charity;
o The development of protocols or training around risk management or quality assurance (for example, check out NCVO’s PQASSO tool);
o Feasibility studies;
o Community consultations and surveys;
o Business planning;
o Board development and governance;
o Research and evidence gathering in relation to the organisation’s cause and objectives;
o Capacity building for the applicant organisation to deliver a new idea;
o Needs analysis;
o Skills audits of communities;
o Specialist advice;
o Small pilot projects; and/or
o Exchange visits within the UK to see how other projects work.
The Trust offers 3 funding streams:
1. Project grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to 36 months;
2. Building and physical infrastructure grants of between £5,000 and £100,000; and
3. Capability development grants of between £100 and £5,000.
Match funding of 50% is required for building and infrastructure grants. Match funding is not required for equipment.
During the year ending 31 March 2016 the Trust allocated £5,215,246 (2015: £4,646,076) towards its charitable objectives.
A list of all grant awards, including a number to organisations working in the South West, is provided towards the end of the Trust's annual accounts. These can be accessed via the Charity Commission website
The Trust does not usually support:
o The provision of clinical services or equipment that, in the opinion of the Trustees, would be more appropriately provided by the National Health Service or other statutory bodies;
o Sponsorship of individuals;
o Organisations based outside the UK, or whose work primarily benefits people outside the UK;
o Hospice revenue or capital costs;
o Charities with an annual income in excess of £10 million, or assets valued in excess of £100 million;
o Continuation/replacement funding where a project or post has been previously supported from statutory sources or similar;
o General building maintenance;
o Items which only benefit an individual;
o Paying for staff time to write applications;
o Political campaigning activity;
o Activities promoting religious beliefs;
o Activities or services that a public organisation must provide by law;
o Loan repayments; or
o Ongoing core costs (general running costs) of an organisation, though the Trust will make a reasonable contribution towards salary costs for staff to carry out the proposed work detailed in the project for which funds are being requested.
Applications are currently being accepted for project grants from community-based organisations with a deadline of 5pm on Friday 29 September 2017.
There is a single stage application process for grants. All applications should be submitted via the Trust’s Grant Management Portal, following completion of an Eligibility Quiz.
Guidance notes and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Trust's website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
The Dunhill Medical Trust
6 New Bridge Street
London
EC4V 6AB
Tel: 0207 403 3299
Email:
 admin@dunhillmedical.org.uk

(Source: GRIN)

Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications

The Royal British Legion offers grants of up to £50,000, though smaller applications are encouraged, for specialised projects or services for serving and/or ex-Service personnel and/or their families that are not already being provided by the Legion and that are in line with the Legion’s funding priorities.
To be eligible, applicants must be based in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland and be working on a project that will directly benefit ex-Service personnel and/or their families.
Two funding streams are available:
Service Delivery projects must address at least one of the following themes:
  • Employment and training.
  • Support for families.
  • Homelessness and outreach.
  • Supporting the elderly.
The typical grant award is not likely to exceed £50,000. The Legion is not inviting applications for multi-year funding at this time. Applications will only be considered for 'one off' payments however continuation funding may be applied for in following years.
Capacity Building funding is intended for organisations supporting the Armed Forces community. Any costs can be considered providing the applicant can demonstrate how it will enhance capability and/or capability to support Legion beneficiaries.
The typical grant value is £100 - £10,000.
There are two different closing dates for applications:
  • 15 September 2017 for Capacity Building applications.
  • 10 November 2017 for Service Delivery applications.
(Source: Powys 4 Community)

National Churches Trust Relaunches Grant Programmes for 2018

The National Churches Trust offers funding for projects that are in line with its aims which are:
  • To help maintain the UK's heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities.
  • To promote the benefit to communities of church buildings and to inspire everyone to value and enjoy them.
Applications are currently being accepted to the following grants programme:
  • Community Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects that have an estimated cost of at least £25,000 (including VAT and fees). The grants are for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. All types of community projects will be considered, but should include toilets or catering facilities.
  • Repair Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 to help with the cost of urgent and essential structural repair projects with estimated costs of at least £100,000 (including VAT and fees).
In addition there are micro grants of £2,000 for churches awarded a National Churches Trust Community Grant to set up a social action project that meets the needs of local people.
Churches, chapels and meeting houses in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that are open for worship and which are part of a denomination belonging to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland are eligible to apply.  Applications from both listed and unlisted places of worship are welcomed. Priority will be given to Baptist and Presbyterian/Church of Scotland denominations as well as to projects in North East England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The next deadlines for applications are 30 October 2017, 5 March 2018 and 2 July 2018.

(Source: Powys 4 Community)

The Prince's Countryside Fund - Autumn 2017 Round Opens for UK Applications

The Prince's Countryside Fund was 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 to sustain the countryside by tackling key rural issues.
Not-for-profit organisations, charities, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, companies limited by guarantee, and unincorporated associations based and working within the UK can apply for grants of up to a maximum of £50,000 (inclusive of VAT) to a maximum period of three years.
The funding is for projects which meet the objectives for Autumn 2017, which are:
  • 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.
In addition, for the September 2017 round, there are specific funds available to help the rural communities affected by the recent flooding following a series of storms over the winter 2015. 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 Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme is being run annually in 15 locations around the UK. It is open to small dairy, livestock and mixed family farm businesses and includes a series of free workshops and one-to one guidance. The Autumn 2017 programme is being offered in the following locations: Brampton-Cumbria; Cirencester-Gloucestershire; Dartmoor-Devon; Dolgellau-Gwynedd; Dumfries-Dumfries and Galloway; Isle of Arran, Llandovery-Carmarthenshire; Middleton-in-Teesdale-Durham Dales; Northern Ireland; Penzance-Cornwall; Plumpton-East Sussex; Sidmouth-Devon; Tarporle-Cheshire; Whitby-North York Moors.
The deadline for applications is 5 October 2017 (5pm).

(Source: Powys 4 Community)

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Concertina Charitable Trust


The Concertina Trust is a Welsh-based charitable trust that awards grants to charitable organisations to provide cultural activities and related facilities for the elderly, in order to improve their quality of life. 
The Trust is keen to support smaller charitable organisations in England and Wales that might otherwise find it difficult to attract funding.
These include funds to many care homes for the elderly, often to provide musical entertainment or related activities that brightens the lives of residents and also provides a therapeutic benefit to their health and well-being.
Grants of up to £250 are available.
The Trust usually wants to see that applicants have attracted matched funding for any proposed activities.
The number of awards made annually tends to be relatively low as the Trust’s annual expenditure has averaged just £8,576 over the last 5 years.
Previous awards have included:
The Bath Recital Artists Trust - to organize a tea party for Senior Citizens and then a free concert at the Pump Room, Bath;
The Theatre Chipping Norton - to fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area;
Sheffield & Gateway Mencap - to fund the Christmas Special and the Sunday Lunch Club entertainment, an event for elderly parents and carers; and
Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire - to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helen’s.
The Trust’s annual application deadlines are:
o 30 April; and
o 31 October.
Applicants are required to provide details of:
o their charity’s objects;
o their charity's financial position;
o the sector of the elderly community which it benefits;
o the amount sought; and
o the proposed cultural activities or related facilities it intends to provide.
Application is via the application form that can be found on the Trust's website.  
Only hard copy postal applications are accepted (although an email address and phone number is provided for a given contact on the Charity Commission website, the Trust requests that this in not used.) 
Contact details for the Trust are:
The Concertina Charitable Trust
Bodfach Hall
Llanfyllin
Powys
SY22 5HS 

(The Trust does not advertise a phone number or email address.)  
(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Awards for All success for Powys groups

8 Powys groups have been successful in the latest round of Awards for All funding.  A total of £36,235 has been awarded between them for a wide variety of interesting projects.

Awards for All has changed recently, so if you are thinking of applying for it please go to:

https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/a4awales

Projects can apply for funding between £300 - £10,000.

Funding is available for:
  • equipment
  • one-off events
  • small capital projects
  • staff costs
  • training costs
  • transport
  • utilities/running costs
  • volunteer expenses
If you need more information, please contact wales@biglotteryfund.org.uk or call the advice team on 0300 123 0735. Text relay users, please use 18001 plus 0300 123 0735.

Did you know that you can PAVO development staff will look over funding applications before they are submitted?  We can act as fresh pair of eyes, and support you to submit the strongest application you can.  Contact us on 01597 822191 if you would like to know more.  

P.S.  We won't charge you to look over your application!

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Development Grants

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Development Grants are intended to provide core funding to support organisations to implement a step change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future.
Grants are available for:
1. Carers - the Triangle Trust states that around 10% of the population are unpaid carers supporting a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. The Trust offers dedicated funding for carer organisations where they will not have to compete with applications from other sectors. Unfortunately the Trust can only offer funding to specialist carer organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run carer projects. Grants for the Trust's Caring measure are available each Spring.
2. The rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders - The Trust asserts that, across the prison population, including men, women and youth at least 1 in 2 prisoners released will re-offend within a year. Offenders need information to make the right decisions about their lives in the community: where they will live; how they will gain a legitimate income; how they will rebuild their family ties, or form new ones. They should also be helped to find support for mental health needs and substance misuse. For the benefit of the individual offenders and society, the Trust would like to see the re-offending rates in the UK reduce and offer dedicated funding to organisations working with offenders whilst in prison and after they are released to bring this about. The Trust can only offer funding to specialist offender organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run offender projects. Grants for the Trust's rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders are available every autumn.
Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies in the UK can apply for a grant of up to £80,000 over 3 years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one.
The amount requested each year is expected to taper down as applicants develop other sustainable income streams, for example: £35,000 in year one; £25,000 in year two and £15,000 in year three.
PLEASE NOTE: the funder advises that this is a highly competitive fund with a success rate of broadly 7% (i.e. 1 in 14) for rehabilitation applicants and just 5% (1 in 20) for carers applicants.
Applicants must:
o Have a constitution whose sole purpose is to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Be involved in providing direct practical support work, research projects or policy or campaigning work relevant to unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Demonstrate in their application how they have expertise and a history of working with unpaid carers or offenders;
o Have some volunteer input;
o Have a gross annual income (including contract income) for the most recent financial year of less than £1 million, although priority will be given to smaller organisations;
o Make a commitment to develop sustainable income streams during the grant period; and
o Have evaluation systems for their work in place, and if not then part of the grant should be used to put a system in place.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Organisations with a broader remit that are running a project to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Organisations running crime prevention or restorative justice initiatives;
o Organisations providing support to the “cared for” as well as their carers;
o Appointment of a Trust or Community Fundraiser;
o Expanding the coverage of a particular service, unless there is a tangible increase in sustainability as a result;
o Match funding, unless associated with a sustainability development;
o Covering the loss of a statutory contract or grant income; or
o General running costs.
The 2017 application rounds are:
o For organisations working with unpaid carers: applications opened on 9 March 2017 and closed on 4 May 2017;
o For organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders:  applications will open on Thursday 7 September 2017 with a deadline of Thursday 2 November 2017.
Applications should be submitted on the online application form, which is available on the Trust's website
There is a two-stage application process. Shortlisted applicants folowing stage 1 will be required to host a visit from the Triangle Trust and present their strategic plan for the next few years. The Trust is happy to discuss potential applications by email or by phone.
Contact details for the Fund are:
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
Foundation House
2-4 Forum Place
Fiddlebridge Lane
Hatfield
AL10 0RN
Tel: 01707 707078
Email: 
info@triangletrust.org.uk  
(Source: GRIN)