Please find below (in detail) local and nation funding opportunities that you could consider for your Charity, Club or group.

If you would like any support or advice on making an application please don’t hesitate to contact David Morgan – Funding & Development Officer – on 01789 298 102 or e-mail david.morgan@vasa.org.uk.

 

Starting small – this is the £5 (Fiver) Challenge

It’s a month long initiative that challenges young people aged 5 – 11 to set up and run their own mini-business.  The Fiver Challenge, run by Young Enterprise and supported by Virgin Money, provides a highly interactive, fun way of introducing financial literacy, resilience and teamwork in learning for primary school pupils. Pupils are pledged £5 and then have one month to set up a business and create a product or service that they can sell or deliver at a profit, while engaging with their local community.  At the end of the month, the young entrepreneurs can chose how they wish to spend their profit, either for classroom resources, to put toward a school trip or to a charity of their choosing.
This year the Fiver Challenge will run from 6 June – 1 July, with registration closing on the 10 June.

 

Healthy Hearts

Apply for HRUK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants

Thanks to the partnership with sandwich franchise SUBWAY, and the fundraising they do in-store and through the SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5Ks, HRUK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease near you.

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The Triangle Trust

They offer funding for specialist community and voluntary organisations working with carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK
Development Grants

The Triangle Trust recognises in the current economic climate, building a solid foundation for long-term sustainability for your organisation can be of higher importance than starting a new project.   They therefore offer Development Grants to provide funds towards your organisation’s core costs.

They would like to see applicants use these grants to develop sustainable income sources, so that when our grant comes to end your organisation’s income will not be reduced.
Grants are available for up to £80,000 over three years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one. They would expect to see the amount requested each year tapering down as applicants develop other income streams to replace the grant income.   

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The Jewson Building Better Communities Fund is back with £250,000 available to transform local communities

Cold, dark, damp and noisy? Up and down the country there are community buildings that are uncomfortable places to work, live and play in.

Do you know a project that could benefit from a Jewson transformation? Nominate it before Friday 29th April.

Top prize of £150,000

They are giving away £150,000 to a renovation or new build project which uses the ‘My Comfort’ building principles by Saint-Gobain. ‘My Comfort’ buildings are warm, quiet, well lit and have good air quality, but don’t cost the earth to run.

The Regional £100,000 prize fund

Could your local project use a share of our £100,000 regional prize fund? You can apply for building materials worth between £500 and £10,000 – just tell them your idea!

The Wessex Youth Trust

The Wessex Youth Trust is interested in supporting projects which provide opportunities to help, support and advance children and young people up to the age of 21 years only.

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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

Max. Value: £ 30,000
Deadline: 10 May 2016
The Foundation aims to make a real difference to those most in need. It supports projects within the UK and Ireland that focus on Young People and Education, and Young People and Health.

The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (formerly The Hilton in the Community Foundation) provides grants for charities in the UK.
The Central Grants scheme is intended to support registered charities that work with disadvantaged children and young people. The scheme aims to help young people gain skills through education projects and relieve suffering through health-related projects.

 

Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) – Project Development Grants

Max. Value: £ 25,000
Deadline: 11 May 2016

Funding is available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a building project and taking it towards the start of work on site

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is an independent charity that was established to encourage and support the work of organisations dedicated to the preservation and renewal of buildings of architectural and historic significance which have failed to find a viable re-use on the open market.

The Project Development Grant (PDG) scheme is intended to assist an organisation to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on site.

The AHF can provide grants, subject to eligibility, to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to fund development costs.

The Stratford Town trust Grants – Round II

For those organisations based in Stratford

The Trust has identified five key priorities where they believe our grants can make the biggest difference to the local community:
•    Welfare and wellbeing
•    Strengthening communities
•    Young people
•    Poverty
•    The Elderly

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2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme – Call for Proposals European Social Fund Priority Axis 2

Skills for Growth

This is a major grant fund which wants to support the development of opportunities for young people as they leave school and enter the workplace. It will require a serious and very explicit business plan. please call if you are considering this opportunity

CLOSES 16/5

 

The Power to Change £10M Community Business Fund

Do you have a community business that could make a real difference in your locality?

•    They expect the process to be highly competitive. Last year they were able to fund just 5 per cent of the applications we received.
•    There’ll be a further two funding rounds in July and October 2016. They expect to allocate funding broadly equally across the three rounds, so choosing to apply for a later funding round will not reduce an applicant’s chance of receiving funding.
•    They will rarely fund alone. For example, they will usually fund a maximum of 75% of the total costs of buying or renovating a building.
•    In previous funding rounds, over two-thirds of applications were rejected because they didn’t meet our definition of a community business.So in order to be considered for funding, you will need to clearly demonstrate that that your organisation meets our four criteria for community business:
•    Locally rooted
•    Accountable to the local community
•    Broad community impact
•    Trading for the benefit of the local community

You can join their free webinar on 19 April (TOMORROW) to understand the criteria better. They will answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the 11 eligibility criteria.

Register for the free webinar.

BBC Children In Need

Small Grants

BBC Children in Need’s Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Main Grants

BBC Children in Need’s Main Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Apply by 15/5 or 15/9

 

Heritage Lottery

Are you considering a Heritage Lottery application – if so you will find lots of help at these workshops ?

 

JUST ANNOUNCED South Warwickshire Fundraisers’ Forum – Funding Fair Wed 8/6 – Leamington 

Meet lots of Funders!

 

Funding Central

If you’ve not bookmarked the Funding Central web site  – please do so when you can!

 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Trusthouse gives grants for running costs or one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations in accordance with criteria that are regularly reviewed and decided by the Trustees.

In July 2008, the Trustees reviewed its grants policy and decided to concentrate on projects addressing Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation.

Rural Issues:

They accept applications from organisations which are addressing issues in rural areas. ‘Rural’ in this context means cities, towns, villages and areas with 10,000 or less inhabitants which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the most deprived 50%. They are interested in, for example, projects providing transport for the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged; contact networks for the young disabled; projects which encourage a sense of community such as community centres and village halls; employment training schemes especially those promoting local, traditional crafts; projects addressing issues such as drug/alcohol misuse or homelessness.

To se the Guidelines

Get Grants

Workshops for Charities & Community Groups

They offer a day-long courses and short workshops aimed at Community Groups and Charities who are interested in increasing their income through grant funds. Whether you have a wealth of experience in fundraising or are new to applying for grants their workshops supports attendees to explore how to identify opportunities with a range of grant programmes whilst providing advice on writing successful applications and exploring the common mistakes made by applicants. Uniquely their sessions provide delegates with an insight into the processes of grant makers in order to understand how grant applications are assessed and improve your own chances of success.

•    Birmingham (Moseley) – 27th April 2016, 9:30am-4pm, Venue: The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham. B13 8JP.

The cost of attending this workshop is £99 and includes lunch and refreshments.

They also currently offer free short sessions in Birmingham. The upcoming Bid Writing for Charities & Community Groups workshops are:

•    Birmingham (Moseley) – 18th May 2016, 1pm-3:30pm, Venue: The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham. B13 8JP.
To book a FREE place on one of these courses please CLICK HERE

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