Wednesday, 30 January 2019


Grants up to £7,500 available to UK not-for-profit organisations for projects relating  to the delivery of financial skills to different defined groups.
Application deadline: programme opens on Monday 4 February with a deadline of Friday 1 March or when 40 applications are received, whichever is the sooner. Applicants are therefore strongly advised to apply as soon as possible after the programme opens to applications.
The Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity provides grants to UK not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.
Each funding round has a different theme. The theme for the February 2019 round is 'Raising the Next Generation’.
‘Raising the Next Generation’ is aimed at projects that focus on building financial capability skills assisting groups who support children, young people and families.
Projects must increase the personal financial capability of one of the groups listed in the Raising the Next Generation theme. These are:
o Schools-based work;
o Migrants;
o Lone parents;
o Victims and survivors of domestic abuse;
o Families;
o Youth; and
o Children.
All applications must demonstrate how the project they are seeking funding for has a lasting impact on people who have or care for those living with long-term challenges as listed above by supporting them to become more financially capable.
Small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution, including UK registered charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and credit unions may apply for a grant of up to £7,500.
Match funding is not an essential requirement for projects costing £7,500 or less.
Eligible applicants should:
1. Have an annual income of less than £500,000; and
2. Have unrestricted reserves that are less than six months of their running costs.
The following are not funded:
o Statutory organisations;
o Capital equipment such as laptops, projectors or other electronic devices; and
o Applications only providing debt advice/management.
Applications are invited twice a year: in February and September.  The next round opens on Monday 4 February and closes on either Friday 1 March or when 40 applications have been received (so if you're interested apply as close to 4 February as you can!)
A grant eligibility quiz, online application form, guidance notes and FAQs are available on the MSE Charity website.
Applicants that wish to discuss their project prior to applying are welcome to email the Operations Manager, Katie Davies, at the address below.
Contact details for the Fund are:
Katie Davies 
Operations Manager 
MSE Charity 
c/o Tesciuba Limited 
13 Police Street 
M2 7LQ 
(The Charity does not advertise a phone number.)
(Source: GRIN) 

Friday, 25 January 2019


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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

THE W. G. EDWARDS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION – Grants up to £3,000 for registered charities providing care for older people aged 65 and over within the UK

Application deadline: none – applications may be made at any time.
The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation provides small grants for projects that support people who are over 65 years of age within the following categories:
1. Health and welfare - grants are for the refurbishment of residential care housing for the elderly and for building projects which are nearing completion. Consideration will also be given to the provision of equipment to enhance care and improve quality of life; and
2. Community and innovation - grants for community initiatives such as exercise classes for the over 65's, lunch clubs, horticultural therapy and day trips. Consideration will also be given to technology projects aimed at benefiting the over 65's.
Please noteif an applicant provides services  for  a mixed age group of beneficiaries, the Foundation will consider a donation if approximately 80% are over the age of 65.
UK registered charities based and working within the UK may apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £3,000. The average grant award is £1,700.  The Foundation normally awards around 70 grants each year.
There is no requirement for match funding.
The Foundation prefers to support a wide range of charities, from large institutions to small community-run organisations. However, the annual turnover of charities applying to the Foundation must be under £100,000.
Funding is not available for:
o Individuals;
o Overseas projects;
o Buying or leasing transport, for example, minibuses;
o Salaries;
o General campaigns;
o Revenue funding, for example, items for everyday use;
o Building projects that are in the planning stages;
o IT which is for the use of administration;
o Retrospective items; or
o Charities that have received a grant from the Foundation within the past 3 years.
Applications may be made at any time in writing following the guidelines available on the Foundation’s website.
 The Foundation meets in January, April, July and November annually to consider applications.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The W.G. Edwards Charitable Foundation 
14 Windsor Terrace 
South Gosforth 
NE3 1YL 
(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 18 January 2019


The Prince's Countryside Fund has been established to support the sustainability and protection of farms and rural communities with a population of 10,000 or less throughout the UK. The funding it provides aims to have a long-term positive impact on rural communities, helping those that live and work there sustain the countryside by tackling key rural issues. Applications for core costs such as staffing, overheads, training and equipment will be considered.
Project proposals must directly relate to the Fund's objectives of:
1. Sustaining Rural Communities
o    Projects that deliver assets and services that keep isolated communities together and develop a more sustainable rural economy;
o    Developing sustainable rural community assets, businesses and services; and/or
o    Providing advice and new skills and business training that benefit the local economy.
2.  Improving the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses
o    Projects that will focus on developing stronger, more sustainable farm businesses and other rural enterprises with the aim of halting the decline of the rural economy;
o    Encouraging local food production and short supply chains and knowledge transfer e.g. farmer networks; and/or
o    Providing new skills and training for rural, and agricultural benefit.
3. Supporting Aid Delivery in Emergency and Building Resilience
o    Projects that support farm businesses, rural businesses and communities to plan for and recover from natural disasters such as flooding or animal disease and build resilience.
Registered charities, Community Interest Companies, Social Enterprises, other forms of not-for-profit organisations, Companies Limited by Guarantee, Community Benefit Societies and Unincorporated Organisations may apply for a maximum of £50,000.
Shops, pubs, or village hall projects (inclusive of VAT) may apply for a grant of £25,000 for a maximum period of three years.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund will consider making an award that will satisfy the match funding requirements of another grant provider.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Individuals;
o Private farm businesses;
o Capital costs (purchase of land or buildings or for major external renovation);
o Planning permissions, surveys or feasibility studies;
o Care farms;
o Projects where the work has begun and money has been spent in anticipation of receiving funding;
o Projects where the funding would displace existing government funding streams, such as agri-environment schemes;
o Projects which do not demonstrate sufficient public benefit and in which private benefit is more than incidental;
o Statutory bodies, such as local authorities and NHS bodies, or work where there is a statutory responsibility to provide funding (schools will be funded where the project falls outside of statutory obligations);
o Religious bodies where the funding will be for religious purposes;
o Political organisations where the funding will be used for political purposes;
o Projects wholly dependent on funding for over three years; and
o Projects that would damage the name or reputation of the Fund.
The next deadline for applications is Thursday 21 February 2019.
A copy of the guidelines, together with an online application form (available following registration)  can be downloaded from The Prince's Countryside Fund website.
Applicants will be expected to supply a clear business plan which outlines their intended activities and projected financial situation over the duration of the project.
Contact details for the Fund are:
Sophie Middleton 
Grant and Outreach Officer 
Prince's Countryside Fund 
137 Shepherdess Walk 
N1 7RQ 
Tel: 0207 566 6615 
(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Rural Four - Catalyst, Collaborate, Create and Champion

This dedicated programme of support for community projects in England, Scotland and Wales is funded by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Now in its third year the project seeks to reach out and engage with up to 10 rural communities annually to help deliver and reinvigorate community assets and services.

Overall, the Rural Four project aims to
  • Reinvigorate community networks by assisting with rebuilding community assets;
  • Improve the health and well-being of socially isolated people through providing access to improved community assets and a network of support;
  • Create a lasting legacy of support and community spirit in the areas supported.
Working with our partners including Scottish Business in the Community, the Plunkett Foundation and Pub is the Hub our networks are used as a catalyst for community engagement. Support and guidance is provided to communities to collaborate and learn from others to build plans for projects that reinvigorate or restore vital assets. Funding is then provided to those that meet our eligibility criteria in order to support the community to create change.
The Fund is proud to have already provided 13 communities with funding from this programme and continues to work with them to champion and promote the impact on the lives of local residents.

Interested in applying?

Funding of up to £25,000 is available and applications are welcome now. Grants will be awarded in line with the Fund’s grant programme eligibility criteria with a particular focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. Organisations and groups applying should have proven success of the community working together and a governance structure in place.
To find out more please contact Sophie Middleton on 020 7566 6615 or email.
(Source: Grants Online)

Tuesday, 8 January 2019



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Funding to help communities boost their local environment – Deadline 18th January 2019

Don’t miss out! The deadline for the second round of the Landfill Tax Communities scheme is the 18th January 2019 (23:59).
Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available for projects that meet the scheme criteria. WCVA may also award a grant to one nationally significant project with a value of between £50,000 - £250,000. The application process can be viewed on WCVA’s website –
From here you will find information on how to access the application forms on eTender Wales. Please note there is one form for the main grants and a separate one for the nationally significant grant.
The Scheme encourages activities that help native wildlife and restore, maintain and enhance natural habitats, create community green space, and encourage prevention, re-use and recycling of waste, including food waste and composting initiatives. It will also fund the creation of green infrastructure – such as allotments, hedges, green roofs, parks and gardens – improvements to community facilities and activities to bring neglected and run-down areas back into community use.
Applications are welcomed from all sectors. Check out the scheme guidance document on the website for more information about what the scheme will fund.

Ewch amdani! Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ail rownd cynllun Cymunedau y Dreth Tirlenwi yw 18fed Ionawr 2019 (23:59).
Bydd grantiau rhwng £5,000 a £50,000 ar gael i brosiectau sy’n cyd-fynd â meini prawf y cynllun. Mae’n bosib y bydd WCVA hefyd yn dyfarnu grant i un prosiect o arwyddocâd cenedlaethol gwerth rhwng £50,000 a £250,000. Mae manylion y broses ymgeisio ar gael ar wefan WCVA -
Ar y dudalen honno ar y wefan ceir gwybodaeth hefyd am sut i gael at y ffurflenni cais ar eDendro Cymru. Sylwch y ceir un ffurflen ar gyfer y prif grantiau a ffurflen ar wahân ar gyfer y grant o arwyddocâd cenedlaethol.
Mae’r Cynllun yn annog gweithgareddau sy’n helpu bywyd gwyllt cynhenid ac sy’n adfer, yn cynnal ac yn hybu cynefinoedd naturiol, yn creu mannau gwyrdd cymunedol, ac yn annog atal, ailddefnyddio ac ailgylchu gwastraff, gan gynnwys mentrau gwastraff bwyd a chompostio. Bydd hefyd yn ariannu mentrau i greu seilwaith gwyrdd – megis rhandiroedd garddio, gwrychoedd, toeau gwyrdd, parciau a gerddi – gwella cyfleusterau cymunedol a gweithgareddau i’w gwneud yn bosib i gymunedau ailddechrau defnyddio llefydd diffaith sydd wedi’u hesgeuluso.
Croesawir ceisiadau o bob sector. Darllenwch ddogfen ganllaw’r cynllun ar y wefan i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am yr hyn y bydd y cynllun yn ei ariannu.

(Source: WCVA)

Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Does your organisation want to become more sustainable and open up new income streams? Do you want to develop an engaged, larger supporter base? Do you need to raise unrestricted funding to help cover core running costs?

Lauren Swain, Localgiving's Wales Development Manager, is here to speak about how small charities and community groups achieve these goals. The workshop will focus on how to optimise online fundraising in an easy and cost effective way to help groups like yours fundraise effectively online.

This session is tailored to the needs of small charities and community groups that want to give their online fundraising a boost. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to hear about Localgiving's development programme in Wales, which offers a year of free help, free training and £200 match funding per group. For more information on what Localgiving giving offers click here: or contact Lauren via