Friday, 24 February 2017

POWYS COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND

Powys Community Endowment Fund

The Powys Fund currently comprises 4 grant programmes, offering support to individuals and groups based in Powys for the purposes of education and recreation/leisure.
The Fund makes contributions to projects of up to 50% of costs and grants of up to £1500 are available for groups and up to £500 for individuals.
The Community Foundation in Wales manages a number of Funds which are of specific benefit to residents of Powys. Grants are available for the purposes of:
  •  Promoting education and lifelong learning
  • Supporting recreation and leisure activities

Details of the programmes that are open for applications are below.
Each has its own specific criteria and geographic area of benefit. You DO NOT need to apply for a specific scheme; our grants team will put your application forward to the most relevant fund.

Stanley Bligh Memorial Fund
Aims:
To support educational studies in forestry, agriculture and technical and vocational subjects in the arts or sciences.
Eligibility:
The Fund supports individuals and community/voluntary organisations based in Powys with precedence given to residents of Brecknockshire or those who have attended a Brecknockshire Secondary School for a minimum of 2 years.
Grants:
Grants of £500 for individuals and £1500 for groups are available.
Examples of previous costs supported include:  course fees (where other support is not available)  purchasing equipment
  • Educational materials
  • Travel (where it includes a substantial educational benefit to the individual/group and/or community)
  • Running costs of a specific community education project

Former Girls Grammar School, Brecon Fund
Aims:
To support the education of residents of the former County of Brecknockshire in Powys.
Eligibility:
The Fund supports individuals and community/voluntary organisations based in Brecknockshire.
Grants:
Grants of £500 for individuals and £1500 for community and voluntary organisations are available.
 Examples of previous costs funded include:
  • Course fees (where other support is not available)
  • Purchasing equipment
  • Educational materials
  • Musical tuition/instruments
  • Travel (where it includes a substantial educational benefit to the individual/group and/or community)
  • Running costs of a specific community education project

The Montgomeryshire District Trust Fund
Aims:
To provide facilities for recreation and leisure for the benefit of the inhabitants of Montgomeryshire with the object of improving the conditions of life for those inhabitants.
Eligibility:
Applications will be considered from community groups, voluntary organisations and local charities based in Montgomeryshire.
Grants:
Grants of up to £1000 are available.
Typically grants have been awarded:
  • To purchase equipment or materials
  • For minor capital works
  • For equipment or building alterations
Examples of previous beneficiaries include:
  • Children/youth groups
  • Community centres and village halls
  • Cultural/arts groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Recreation/leisure groups


Llandrindod High School Charity Fund
Aims:
To provide education support to people who have attended Llandrindod High School who are entering further/higher education or training Eligibility
  • Pupils attending Llandrindod High School
  • Pupils who have attended Llandrindod High School for at least two years and who have one or both parents resident in Radnorshire
Grants:
Grants of up to £500 are available to support:
  • Bursaries to support higher education costs
  • Equipment, materials and tools for entering a profession or trade
  • Assistance for students studying music or the arts

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE APPLYING:
Applying for support If you think that you are eligible for trust fund support then please complete an application form and return it to us by the deadline in order to be considered. You do not need to specify which Fund you are applying to as we’ll ensure you are directed to the most appropriate scheme. There are two separate application forms depending on whether you are applying for a grant as an individual or on behalf of an organisation. Please make sure you complete the correct application form as the information we require differs.
All applications should be returned by email (where possible) with a signed hard-copy sent by post. If you are applying on behalf of a group/organisation it is important that you also include the required supporting documentation when posting your application. The hard copy of your application should be sent to: The Community Foundation in Wales St Andrews House 24 St Andrews Crescent Cardiff CF10 3DD 
Please note, only applications for future activities will be considered for funding. We are unable to retrospectively support costs that have been incurred prior to the closing date for applications.
Applicants should also be aware that preference will be given to individuals and organisations which have not received funding within the previous 12 months. If you require further clarification about eligibility or the application process itself, please phone 02920 379580 or emailing mail@cfiw.org.uk.
 
This programme has two annual deadlines of 28th February and 31st August. Applications are invited within the six weeks prior to a deadline. 

This programme is now currently OPEN. 

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants must submit an application form. 

Organisation:-
Please click on the following link to start an Online application form: Online Application Form
If you'd rather submit an application in Welsh, you'll need to download the appropriate application form below and send the completed application to mail@cfiw.org.uk. 

Powys Welsh Church Act Fund

The Welsh Church Act Fund is a charitable Trust Fund which is administered by the Community Foundation in Wales. The Trust Fund is governed by the Welsh Church Act 1914.

The primary object of the Fund is to provide assistance to groups for social, recreational and other charitable purposes.  Capital grants may be awarded to assist organisations in the furnishing and upkeep of buildings. Revenue grants are designed to support organisations with projects and activities to benefit the residents of Powys.
  
WHO CAN APPLY
  • Not for profit organisations (for example a Registered Charity, Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Unincorporated Club or Association and Community Interest Company)
  • Organisations that are based within Powys County and/or projects or activities specifically designed to serve Powys residents.
  • Churches and Chapels can apply.

GRANTS AVAILABLE
  • Charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000
  • Where there is an exceptional case for support, grants of £10,000 may be awarded
  
The Fund supports:-
  • The restoration of Churches, Chapels and community/village halls within county
  • encouraging arts
  • social and recreational activities
  • protection of historic buildings
  • organisations working to address disadvantage in the case of people on low incomes or those who are sick or disabled

 Please note:
  • Grants will not be awarded retrospectively i.e. for costs already incurred prior to receipt of the grant offer letter and signed terms and conditions.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the financial/social need the grant will address to serve Powys residents
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received support from this Fund
  • We only accept one application from an organisation per year

This programme has two annual deadlines of 28th February and 31st August. Applications are invited within the six weeks prior to a deadline.

This Fund if currently OPEN

Please click on the following link to start an Online application form: Online Application Form

If you'd rather submit an application in Welsh, you'll need to download the appropriate application form below and send the completed application to mail@cfiw.org.uk.
 (Source: Community Foundation in Wales)

Wales Rural Network Funding Fairs 2017

Wales Rural Network
Funding Fairs 2017

Learn about the opportunities available to your business, community, farm or other enterprise through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and other sources.

The Funding fairs will be held on:
  • 2nd  March 2017 Peterston Super Ely Community Hall, Vale of Glamorgan 11 - 3pm
  • 8th  March 2017 Royal Welsh Show Ground, Builth Wells 11 - 3pm
  • 15th  March 2017 Glasdir, Llanrwst 4 - 6pm
Speak to the experts, view presentations on your preferred areas and find out more about the assistance available to develop your ideas. Plus bespoke presentation on the following:
  • Farming Connect
  • Glastir Woodland Creation
  • Glastir Advanced and Small Grants
  • LEADER/RCDF
Get help with preparing for the next Expression of Interest application windows and tips on how to submit funding bids.
No need to book in advance, Scheme presentation times will be published on the Wales Rural Network Web Pages.

(Source WCVA 3 SET)

BEATRICE LAING TRUST

The Beatrice Laing Trust offers grants to registered charities working throughout the UK.
The Trust aims to fund projects concerned with the relief of poverty or distress, particularly those relating to children, and the advancement of the evangelical Christian faith, both at home and abroad.
UK based charities, Christian organisations and organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people may apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £5,000 towards the capital cost of a project. The Trust can award grants up to £25,000 and makes a number of awards at this level each year. There is no requirement for match funding.
During the year ending 5 April 2016, the Trust awarded grants totalling £1,527,370 (2015: £1,799,400) to approximately 330 organisations. A full list of all awards is provided in the Trust's annual report on the Charity Commission website. Grant awards were made against the following categories:
o Social Welfare (£504,650);
o Children and Young People, including Education (£199,500);
o Health and Medicine (£257,500);
o Overseas Aid (£272,220); and
o Religion (£292,500).
Funding is focused on the relief of poverty and the advancement of the evangelical Christian faith at home and abroad.
Grants are generally awarded on a one-off basis for capital purposes such as the purchase or construction of new premises, building extension, redevelopment or refurbishment, or the purchase of equipment and vehicles.
Most other grants are directed towards specific projects which will meet a clearly defined and demonstrable need within the applicant charity’s beneficiary/client group which cannot be met from statutory sources.
A reasonable level of management costs to cover overheads may be included when submitting a project budget.
Examples of the type of projects that have received funding, include:
o Christian organisations working to express their faith through practical action to help those in need, offering direct support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, including the homeless, the elderly, former servicemen and women, and ex-offenders;
o Charities providing practical services to people with physical, mental and learning difficulties and their families/carers, for example: special schools seeking to develop and expand their facilities in order to enable them to meet the needs of people with increasingly complex disabilities,  those involved in supporting young people with complex needs in the transition into adulthood, providing supported accommodation and opportunities for training/meaningful employment.  or those seeking to provide facilities for respite care;
o Organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged or ‘at risk’; and
o Small-scale overseas development projects aiming to build the capacity of local partners to develop long-term sustainable solutions to local problems in countries in the developing world.
The Trust does not make grants to organisations and projects  in  the following areas:
o General appeals or circulars;
o Campaigning or lobbying activities;
o Umbrella, second tier or grant-making organisations;
o Professional associations or projects for the training of professionals;
o Feasibility studies and social research;
o Individual sponsorship requirements;
o Grants to individuals for educational, medical or travel purposes including gap year projects and overseas exchange programmes;
o Summer activities for children/young people or after-school clubs;
o State maintained or independent schools other than those for pupils with special educational needs;
o Uniformed groups such as Scouts and Guides;
o Costs of staging one-off events, festivals or conferences;
o Animal welfare;
o Core running costs of hospices, counselling projects and other local organisations; or
o Church restoration or repair (including organs and bells).
Applications should be made by letter (applications are not accepted in any other form, for example, by email), accompanied by a concise proposal (around three to four pages) including the following information:
o Contact details;
o Confirmation of charitable status;
o A clear overview of the charity’s aims and objectives;
o Precise details of the project for which funding is sought including project activities, proposed start and end date, and a detailed budget breakdown;
o Fundraising strategy, including anticipated sources of funding, funds already secured, and plans for securing the shortfall;
o Arrangements for monitoring and evaluating the project; and  o A copy of the charity’s most recent annual report and audited accounts.
Applications may be made at any time.
For further information about the Beatrice Laing Trust - as well as the other Laing Family Trusts - visit the Laing Family's website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Elizabeth Harley
The Beatrice Laing Trust
33 Bunn Lane
Mill Hill
London NW7 2DX
Tel:
 020 8238 8890  

(Source: GRIN)

PRS OPEN GRANTS PROGRAMME

The PRS Open Grants programme is intended to help support, sustain and promote the growth of the new music infrastructure in the UK.
The Foundation's funding priorities are:
o To support the creation and performance of outstanding new music in any genre;
o To develop artists to their full potential;
o To inspire audiences UK-wide.
Applications are accepted from not-for-profit organisations, including promoters, large performance groups, talent development organisations, venues and curators including:
o Organisations that are limited by guarantee and/or a registered Charity;
o Individuals and sole traders;
o Community Interest Companies (CIC);
o Non-music organisations including local authorities, museums, etc.
To be eligible for funding organisations must be based in the UK.
Organisations may apply for up to £10,000. The Foundation prefers some match funding to be in place. Administration costs relating to the project can be funded to a maximum of 10% of the total budget. A maximum of £5,000 can be used towards recording costs.
Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally.
The scheme aims to support:
o Projects involving the creation, performance or promotion of new music by living, UK-based music creators (e.g. a commission, residency, education project or tour).
o Recording costs;
o Programmes that strongly feature or are based around new music (eg promoting a series of live events featuring outstanding new music, the new music component of a festival programme, artist/composer/talent development programme or multiple commissions);
o Equipment/rehearsal space hire if it is an essential part of the project;
o Administrative costs (eg time spent organising the project, letters, printing, stamps);
o Development time (eg the time it will take the music creator to work on the new material);
o Promotional activity/PR costs relating directly to your development as a music creator/the project;
o Website creation (only if crucial to the promotion of the project);
o Music videos when part of wider project activity;
o Musician fees (the PRS will not fund a project if projects do not pay musicians);
o Contingency (up to 10% of the total project budget);
o Concerts, record launches, gigs, tours, installations, festivals and promoters which feature a significant programme of new UK music.
There's a long list of exclusions. Funding is not available for:
o Individuals in full-time education;
o Under 18s, unless represented by an adult with a valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check;
o Those resident outside of the UK;
o Those without a track record of more than 18 months;
o Projects where the lead composer/songwriter is a member of another Performance Rights Organisation (ie UK based music creator must either be a member of PRS or should be in a position to join);
o Companies limited by shares (although these are considered on a case-by-case basis);
o Projects that contain no element of live performance (unless applying for recording costs only);
o Technology projects (unless they contain a significant aspect of new music creation);
o The purchase of vans or cars;
o Bursaries, tuition/education costs, or scholarships;
o Capital projects (eg building work);
o Any project raising funds for another charity;
o Buying equipment;
o Building a studio;
o Organisations or projects that have been running for less than 18 months;
o Music creators who do not have a track record of 18 months or more;
o Retrospective activity (ie projects that have already taken place);
o Activity that falls before the grant decision date;
o Organisations or music creators based outside the UK;
o British music creators no longer permanently resident in the UK;
o Composers and songwriters who are members of other performance rights collection societies;
o International tours/recording internationally;
o Radio stations/broadcasting costs;
o Start-up companies or record labels;
o A roster of artists on a record label;
o Living costs and salary costs;
o Core funding.
PRS are also unable to offer:
o Comments or advice on applicant’s music;
o Advice on signing to a label or how to organise tours/projects; o Advice on gigs/venues;
o Advice on promoting your music, unless it has been directly funded by PRS for Music Foundation;
o Application form checking, prior to submission (however, applicants can email PRS with specific questions).
The remaining stage one application deadlines for 2017 are:
o Monday 8 May; and
o Monday 2 October.
Applications must be made via the online application form on the Foundation's website.
Applicants successful at Stage One will be invited to complete a full Stage Two application.
Contact details for the PRS for Music Foundation are:
Enquiries
The PRS for Music Foundation
2 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG
Email: 
info@prsformusicfoundation.com
(No phone number is provided by the Trust.) 

(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists provides funding for Information Technology (IT) related projects and provision of pro-bono IT consultancy which fit with the Charity's following objectives of:
o The advancement of education and training of the public in matters related to information technology;
o Promoting the effectiveness and efficiency of charities and the effective use of resources by the provision of advice and support in relation to information technology.
Priority is given to:
o Enhancing opportunities for young people through more effective education;
o Improving the quality of life of the disadvantaged and disabled;
o Enabling access for all citizens to information, culture and business opportunities; and
o Helping to re-engage those currently excluded from society.
During the year ending 31 December 2015, the Charity awarded grants totalling £107,181.
Awards ranged from less than £5,000 to £17,800. There is no requirement for match funding.
Registered charities, educational establishments, and other organisations with a formal not for profit constititution that are located in the UK are eligible to apply.
The Charity is often able to add value to funded projects by offering Pro-Bono IT Consultancy to organisations.
In particular, consideration will be given to projects that:
o Demonstrate an innovative use of IT;
o Can be developed into a model for wider replication;
o Can be sustained beyond the timeframe of the Company's involvement; and
o Focus on outcomes which can be formally evaluated.
Applications may be made at any time via an application form that can be downloaded from the Charity’s website.
Organisations who wish to apply for funding or pro-bono consultancy should fill out the Grant Application Form and return it to the following address:
Eleanor MacGregor
WCIT Charity
Coordinator
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Charity
39a Bartholomew Close
London EC1A 7JN
Tel: 020 7600 1992
Email: 
eleanor@wcit.org.uk  

(Source: GRIN)

CHILDREN TODAY CHARITABLE TRUST

The Children Today Charitable Trust provides specialised aids that are designed to improve and enhance the lives of children and young people with disabilities, helping them to become as independent as possible and to reach their potential.
The strategic aims of Children Today are to:
o Raise awareness of the issues affecting children and young people with disabilities and illness;
o Fund equipment and services through grants to individuals;
o Raise and managing funds effectively and with integrity;
o Seek appropriate partnerships to provide equipment and services; and
o Communicate with stakeholders to develop and sustain relationships.
No minimum or maximum grant amount is specified by the Trust.
During the year ending 31 March 2016, the Trust awarded grants totalling £143,975.
Grants are for equipment for individuals only. Groups or schools are not eligible to apply.
Grants are available for the purchase of the following items of specialised equipment:
Electric wheelchairs – individually adapted to give maximum independence;
Walking Aids;
Trikes;
Educational toys – specially designed for children with disabilities;
o Adapted car seats;
Lifting aids to enable movement; and
Posturepedic sleep equipment.
Applications may be made at any time and must be made by the individual, a parent or legal guardian.
Potential applicants are required to contact the Trust prior to making an application to discuss eligibility. 
For further information and details about how to apply, visit the Children Today website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Aydin Djemal
The Children Today Charitable Trust
17B Telford Court
Chestergates Business Park
Dunkirk
Chester
CH1 6LT
Tel: 01244 335622
Email:
 info@childrentoday.org.uk
(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 17 February 2017

Welsh Government news

 Welsh Government Invites New Applications for Rural Community Development Fund

A further Expression of Interest window opened in February 2017. Grants are primarily aimed at LEADER Local Action Groups and other community-based organisations.
The Rural Community Development Fund has been set up to enable for small-scale infrastructure projects to improve community cohesion in rural areas of Wales.
The Fund is intended to support:
  • Improvement or expansion of local basic services.
  • Community transport and connectivity.
  • Renewable energy projects.
  • Village renewal and public amenities.
For support towards drawing up development plans and protection and management plans, the maximum grant contribution will be no more than: 50% of eligible costs. A minimum limit of grant of £400 will apply.
For support for studies and investments for maintenance, restoration and upgrading of cultural and natural heritage, the maximum grant contribution will be no more than: 50% of eligible costs. A minimum limit of grant of £400 will apply.
For facilitating the supply and use of renewable sources of energy, of by-products, wastes and residues and of other non-food raw material the maximum grant contribution will be no more than 80% of the total eligible project costs. A minimum limit of grant of £2,400 will apply.
For small-scale infrastructure investments the maximum grant per project is £128,000 towards a total project cost of £160,000. A support rate of 80% of eligible costs will be provided.
Businesses, public and voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations in rural areas of Wales may be eligible to apply.
A new round has opened with applications invited via Expressions of Interest by 31 March 2017.

http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/farmingandcountryside/cap/ruraldevelopment/wales-rural-development-programme-2014-2020/rural-community-development-fund/?lang=en

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 Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants Scheme Opens for 2017 (UK)

The Ministry of Defence has launched the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Local Grant scheme for 2017 with new guidelines.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20,000 for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet MoD priorities.
Registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities, schools, and armed forces units with a UIN can apply as long as they have experience and a track record of working with the Armed Forces Community, and a real understanding of the issues facing the Armed Forces Community.
The funding is for projects that respond to the local needs of the Armed Forces Community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant, and:
  • Help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or
  • Deliver valuable local services to the armed forces community.
Applicants must work closely with their Local Partnerships to ensure that their project is properly connected locally, responds to recognised need and does not duplicate other provision.
The grants will pay for most of the things needed for the project whether it is people’s time, buying or hiring equipment, or minor improvements to land or buildings.
This is not a general fund for organisations to support their core activities simply by adding members of the armed forces community to their beneficiary group in order to apply for funding.
Applications will be accepted throughout 2017 and will be considered four times over the next 12 months.
There are no application deadlines.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covenant-fund-guidance-on-how-to-apply

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Bags of Help – The community grant scheme from Tesco - applications sought!

Groundworks administrate this grant scheme on behalf of Tesco's.  They would like many more groups from Powys to apply!

Groundwork is working with Tesco to encourage voluntary or community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers across Powys to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to improve green spaces and increase community participation.
More information is attached. Please call Geraint Hughes at Groundwork North Wales on 01978 757524 for more information and to discuss if your project will be eligible.

Fund for Wales Reopens for Applications (Wales)


The Community Foundation for Wales has announced that the "Fund for Wales" is open for applications. Through the fund, grants of £500 to £1,000 are available for small, volunteer-driven community groups whose projects aim to deliver one of the five following outcomes:
  • Improving people's chances in life
  • Building stronger communities
  • Improving rural and urban environments
  • Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities
  • Preserving heritage and culture.
The Fund is open to constituted community-based charities and organisations (e.g. associations, social enterprises and clubs) whose beneficiaries are:
  • All in Wales
  • With an income of less than £100,000 in the latest reported financial year
  • Which are volunteer-driven and have no more than one full-time equivalent member of staff throughout the year.
The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2017. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Do you have an outdated or non-existent website?


Non-profit organisations in the UK can now apply for a grant of £18,000 to build or redevelop their website. The grants are available under the 2017 round of Transform Foundations Charity Website Grant Programme. They are most suitable for non-profits with an annual turnover of between £300,000 and £30 Million, although organisations outside of this range may still apply.

Transform Foundation is also developing a number of other grant programmes for 2017, including one to fund the development of apps and mobile websites. 

 

To start an application, go to:

(Source: Whittingham Riddell)

THE PILGRIM TRUST – Small and Large Grants for projects in the UK concerned with heritage preservation and social welfare (applications may be made at any time)

The Pilgrim Trust aims to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.
The Trustees are particularly keen to assist projects which have encountered difficulties in raising funds from other sources, and to fund projects which will make a significant impact in their chosen area.
The following types of organisation across the U.K. may apply for a grant:
o Registered charities;
o Organisations that are exempt from registration;
o Recognised public bodies; and
o Registered Friendly Societies
The Trust provides two grant schemes:
1. Main Grant Fund - the primary grant outlet, this Fund distributes approximately 90% of the Trust's annual grant budget. If the project fits the programme criteria, organisations can apply under the scheme for sums above £5,000; 
2. Small Grant Fund - this fund is reserved for requests of £5,000 or less. Applicants to the Small Grants Fund normally require less detailed assessment (though a visit or meeting may be required), but applicants should include the names of two referees for organisations with whom they work.
There is no specific requirement for match funding.
During the year ending 31 December 2015 the Trust’s charitable expenditure was £2,887,282.
Grants can be used for:
o Revenue costs such as staff salaries but generally not equipment costs;
o Project costs;
o The costs of initial exploratory work for organisations seeking to rescue important buildings and monuments; and/or
o Capital costs.
The Pilgrim Trust focuses its funding on two areas:
1. Preservation and Scholarship
The Trust's concern is the preservation of the United Kingdom’s rich heritage for the benefit of future generations. Part of that heritage lies in physical objects such as buildings, artefacts and recorded information. In this programme area emphasis is placed on projects that seek to conserve historical buildings, monuments and collections. Improving access to collections is also important and the Trust encourages projects that promote awareness either by making collections more available or by supporting academic research. This includes:
o Preservation of, and repairs to, historic buildings and architectural features. Special consideration is given to projects that give new use to buildings of outstanding architectural or historic importance;
o Conservation of monuments or structures that are important to their surrounding, including buildings designed for public performance;
o Conservation of works of art, books, significant ephemera, museum objects and records associated with archaeology, historic buildings and the landscape. Note: Funding for such work is considered only if normal facilities are not available;
o Promotion of knowledge through academic research and its dissemination, including cataloguing within museums, galleries and libraries and institutions where historic, scientific or archaeological records are preserved. Note: funding is restricted to works for which public funds are not available. Costs for preparing the work for publication will be considered but not those for the publication itself;
o Cataloguing of archives and manuscripts: the Pilgrim Trust is currently funding the cataloguing of archives and manuscripts through the National Cataloguing Scheme administered through The National Archives; and
o Places of Worship
2. Social Welfare
This programme aims to break cycles of dependency and to help develop a sense of social inclusion in disadvantaged or marginalised groups within the UK. This includes projects in prisons and projects providing alternatives to custody that fall within the following themes:
o Projects that seek to reduce the use of custody for women. Trustees will include work with women with extreme vulnerabilities which are likely to lead to offending. Organisations applying in this area will be expected to have considerable experience and expertise in work with women with multiple and complex needs; and
o Projects that seek to support women who are leaving custody and that assist them to reintegrate with society and their families. Trustees have an interest in projects that assist female offenders and ex-offenders families, particularly their children.
The following projects are not eligible for funding:
o Individuals;
o Non UK registered charities or charities in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man;
o Projects based outside the United Kingdom;
o Projects where the work has already been completed or where contracts have already been awarded;
o Organisations that have had a grant awarded by the Trust within the last two years, for the same project;
o Projects with a capital cost of over £1 million where partnership funding is required;
o Projects where the activities are considered to be primarily the responsibility of central or local government;
o General appeals or circulars;
o Projects for the commissioning of new works of art;
o Organisations seeking publishing production costs;
o Projects seeking to develop new facilities within a church or the reordering of churches or places of worship for wider community use;
o Any social welfare project that falls outside the Trustees' current priorities;
o Arts and drama projects, unless they can demonstrate that they are linked to clear educational goals that are aligned to the Trust's priorities;
o Drop in centres, unless the current work falls within one of the Trustees' current priority areas;
o Youth or sports clubs, travel or adventure projects, community centres or children's play groups;
o Organisations seeking funding for trips abroad;
o Organisations seeking educational funding eg assistance to individuals for degree or post-degree work or school, university or college development programmes; or
o One-off events such as exhibitions, festivals, seminars, conferences or theatrical and musical productions.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
The Trustees meet quarterly to review applications.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Trust's website.
Contact details for the Pilgrim Trust are:
Miss Georgina Nayle
The Pilgrim Trust
Alexandra House
55a Catherine Place
London SW1E 6DY
Tel: 020 7834 6510
Email:
 info@thepilgrimtrust.org.uk

(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 10 February 2017

D M Thomas Foundation’s Central Grants scheme

The D M Thomas Foundation’s Central Grants scheme is intended to support registered charities that work with disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 25.
The scheme aims to help young people gain skills through education projects and relieve suffering through health-related projects. PLEASE NOTE: the Foundation prioritises support to charities that demonstrate community involvement and volunteering opportunities as part of their working practices.
Grants of up to £30,000 are available. Approximately £200,000 is distributed in grants each quarter. There is no specific requirement for match funding.
Grants can be awarded for medium to long-term projects (i.e. over one year) or for one-off causes. A maximum limit of two years of support can be provided. If an award covers more than one year, then the grant will be paid annually in advance.
The Foundation makes grants to a wide range of charities that meet one of its chosen areas of focus:
Young People and Education - the Foundation is investing in the future by supporting young people in the areas of education, awareness and training. Through targeted grant giving the Foundation aims to facilitate a better future for young people by supporting local charities. Education funding generally will be given for training/re-training, educational equipment, activity-based learning leading to accreditation, and sports equipment; and
Young People and Health - the Foundation is committed to relieving suffering and supporting young people whilst they are undergoing treatment and care. Health funding generally will be given for medical equipment, care facilities, activity based holidays, proactive health awareness campaigns and hospices.
The Foundation has a particular strategic focus on:
o Children and young people with disabilities;
o Children and young people who are sick in hospital;
o Employability and training programmes for disadvantaged young people; and
o Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care).
The Foundation prefers to fund equipment and capital costs. Funding for salaries will not be considered.
However, grants will be awarded for refurbishment and equipment, but not for capital appeals or for a new construction.
The Foundation also does not support the following
o Teacher training;
o Applicants whose projects do not fit one of the four core themes: disabled children, children in hospital, employment and training, and life-limited children;
o Organisations that are not registered charities;
o Charities which have (a) an income above £2 million (except hospices); (b) been registered for under 12 months; or (c)  Present financial information which is incomplete or out of date; (d) Management and administration costs (including fundraising costs) above 30% of their annual expenditure;
o Projects and organisations outside the UK or Ireland;
o Funding requests over £30,000;
o Requests solely for day-to-day administrative running costs (rent, lighting, heat, etc.);
o Requests solely for staff salaries or other staff costs;
o Where outcomes are unclear or where the grant will not make an impact;
o Requests from individuals;
o General donations;
o Fundraising events or other fundraising costs;
o Work with adults;
o Medical research, individual medical treatment;
o Capital appeals or construction of new buildings;
o Overseas expeditions or exchange programmes;
o Training or conferences for professionals or staff, such as teacher training, parenting training;
o Loans;
o Work which excludes some faith groups; or
o Work with only boys or only girls.
Applying charities should have :
o An income of below £2 million;
o Management and administration costs (including fundraising costs) of 30% or less of their annual expenditure;
o Been registered with either the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the OSCR in Scotland or the Irish Charity Register for a period of at least 12 months before the Foundation can consider awarding funding;
o Completed their reporting (e.g. annual return) to these monitoring bodies.
The remaining 2017 application deadlines are:
o Monday 9 May;
o Monday 25 July; and
o Monday 10 October 2017.
Application forms are available to download from the Foundation's website.
An electronic copy and a hard copy of the application should be submitted along with the supporting information outlined in the guidelines.
Unsuccessful applicants are asked not to reapply for at least 12 months from the date of their rejection letter.
Successful applicants are asked to wait five years before reapplying.
Contact details for the D M Thomas Foundation for Young People are:
DM Thomas Foundation for Young People
179-199 Holland Park Avenue
London W11 4UL
Tel: 020 7605 7733
Email:
 grant@dmtfyp.org
(Source: GRIN)