Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme: West Midlands Dragons Den

Closing Date: Monday 8th Feb at 1pm

In a format borrowed from the BBC 2 hit show Dragons Den, the participants from cohort 2.3 as part of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme have a small amount of funding to support charities and voluntary groups operating within the West Midlands.
They will be running a fun Dragons Den style event with guest speakers on Tuesday, 16th February 2016 at Warwick Conference Centre, Arden House, where shortlisted applicants will pitch their proposal to the audience and Dragons. They have a maximum donation of £1,000 on offer with a range of smaller donations for applications that win the approval of the Dragons.
The event is designed to support local charity and voluntary groups in the area to improve person-centred care and to support a thriving self-care community. For more details please see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
If you are interested in applying please read the criteria prior to completing the form.
The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, 8th February 2016 by 1.00pm. Only completed application forms received before the closing date will be accepted.


Heart of England Community Foundation: Surviving Winter Fund Open for Applications

The Surviving Winter Fund aims to help those older and more vulnerable people during the cold winter months. The fund offers support for projects that engage with the older population and provides activities such as hot lunch clubs, exercise classes, things that improve quality of life and tackle social isolation.
Eligible projects can apply for up to £1,000. This funding is available through the Heart of England Community Foundation so please contact the grants team on 024 7688 3265 if you have any queries.
To apply online please go to: www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk.

Please note that the fund does not support statutory organisations.


Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire (CSW) Sport Satellite Clubs 2016-17

Funding is available to help establish and deliver new Satellite Clubs in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. The scheme is flexible and organisations can apply for funds to meet a range of costs such as equipment, coaching qualifications and facility hire.

Organisations can apply for a maximum of £1,500 per satellite club for one year. In exceptional circumstances CSW Sport may allocate additional funding where there is a strong evidence of need.
A successful applicant will receive 70% of the funds at the start of the project. The remaining 30% of funds will be released following submission of an annual report. Payments will be made via BACS when CSW Sport has received an invoice.
For more information on Satellite Clubs please contact Emma O’Dowd on 024 7657 4197, email: emma@cswsport.org.uk or visit: www.cswsport.org.uk  

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CSWSport Free Funding Finder Tool


Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust

Application deadline: Monday, 15th February 2016

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust grant is provided and administered by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust and is available to individuals, organisations and institutions throughout the UK.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking horticultural projects to further knowledge and education. The objectives of the Trust are:

To promote horticulture

To promote the conservation of the physical and natural environment by promoting biological diversity

To promote the creation, development, preservation and maintenance of gardens (preference will normally, but not exclusively, be given to gardens accessible to the public)

The advancement of horticultural education

The Trust’s “Guidelines for Applicants” are available HERE.


Community Trees

THE COMMUNITY TREES FUND 2016 IS NOW OPEN Part of the Tree Futures grant programme.

This grant fund is open to community groups, both formal and ad hoc, within the United Kingdom. Please ensure that children under the age of 16 are included in the planting project.

We will fund up to 4 fruit trees (but no more than that) on semi-vigorous, vigorous and very vigorous rootstocks. If you wish to plant more than 4 fruit trees, please apply to the Orchard Windfalls Fund.


UK Youth and Starbucks: Youth Action Grants

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to inspire and empower young people to make a difference in their communities.

Two young people need to lead the project and engage a further 50 young people throughout the course of the project.

The young people will need to have a youth worker/training organisation able to support them throughout the project.

The final deadline for applications is 7th March 2016


Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales

Application deadline: Friday, 18th March 2016

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, which provides funding to charities for projects to help people break their cycle of disadvantage, has announced that its grants programmes will re-open for enquires on the Monday, 4th January 2016. The Foundations operates two funding programmes. These are:
“Invest” which is a flexible, long term core funding programme for charities helping disadvantaged people. Grants are up to £25,000 per year for between 2 and 6 years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for up to six years in total
“Enable” which is a smaller and shorter grants programme for charities that have identified clear development needs. This funding aims to help the organisations deliver their mission more effectively.

CLICK HERE for full details


Santander Foundation – Central Fund

Application deadline: Applications can be made at any time

The Santander Foundation funds local, regional and national charities for their work within the UK. The Foundation aims to directly help disadvantaged people. Applications can be made to one of the Fund’s programmes; Learn and Grow or Money Skills. For more information visit the Foundations website.

The Sheldon Trust

The main purpose of the Sheldon Trust is to relieve poverty and distress in society, especially in deprived areas, by providing grants to registered charities working with disadvantaged people

The Sheldon Trust’s defined geographical area of giving for categories 1 and 2 is the West Midlands with particular emphasis on the following areas: Birmingham City, Coventry City, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton and the County of Warwickshire.

CLICK HERE for details


Small charities fundraising training programme

Charities can sign up for a range of training opportunities through the Government small charities fundraising training programme.

The programme, worth over £100,000, will provide expert training to small charities from February to June 2016. It will help charities with an annual income of up to £1 million to generate more income to support their vital work.

They will provide training opportunities for small charities, from face-to-face training, to intensive one-to-one advice sessions, skilled volunteering matches and webinars. These will cover topics including:

developing a fundraising strategy
fundraising from trusts and foundations
developing corporate relationships

The Transform Foundation

A new fund to help charities to provide investment in digital – a better (the best) – web site a charity can have for its overall web presence

For full details of this NEW fund CLICK HERE


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