The WCC Transformation Fund

You were sent a special e-mail about this fund when it was announced in mid November – full details are HERE and the second (final) round closing date is 1st February 2016

It is a substantial amount of funding split across the five districts in Warwickshire and if you want any advice or support to put forward an application don’t hesitate to contact me.  

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


The Stratford Town Trust Annual Grants –  5 DAYS LEFT!

As in previous years The Town Trust has three (3) grant rounds and the first for next year closes on January 15th 2016 at 5pm – for full details CLICK HERE  

The Stratford Town Trust Queen’s 90th Birthday Party Grant

The Stratford Town Trust have a special £10 000 grant fund for Town community groups who want to hold a special party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th – with up to £400 per group towards costs.

For full details CLICK HERE The closing date is 29th January 2016 at 5pm


People’s Postcode Lottery

The Postcode Community Trust seeks to empower groups of people by providing them with the skills and resources they need to effect change in their own communities. Some groups may feel they cannot participate fully in activities within their community because of isolation, disability or age. The fund aims to help them overcome these barriers in creative and sustainable communities by improving social cohesion, economic infrastructure and provide or improve community-based facilities.

Registered charities in England, Scotland & Wales can apply from £500 – £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects meeting the above remit, whilst other organisations may apply for up to £2,000

The form will be open at the following times in 2016:
·    Tue 5th Jan – Fri 28th Jan 2016
·    Sun 1st May – Tue 31st May 2016

Applicants will then hear back within 10 weeks of the closing date on the outcome of their application. CLICK HERE for full details

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


O2 – Think Big

O2’s Think Big social action programme is designed to empower young people (aged 13-25) who want to make changes to their communities. Through funding, training and support, O2 help turn their ideas into reality. Projects that only help one person will not be accepted. Beyond that, applicants can do everything or anything – in fact the more bold and creative the ideas, the better.

2016 second batch: Deadline for applications: 21 January 2016

Their web site isn’t working at the moment (a re-design) so contact

O2 Think Big
260 Bath Road
Telephone: 0800 902 0250

Small charities fundraising training programme

Charities can sign up for a range of training opportunities through the new 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
·    crowdfunding

CLICK HERE for full details


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


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

For details CLICK HERE

Kellogg’s Breakfast Clubs – training and grants package

Kellogg’s has teamed up with charity Forever Manchester and Northumbria University to provide free online training to help you run a successful breakfast club.

Your breakfast club must already be set up and based in a school or community organisation and helps disadvantaged children. You can apply for this training up until
31 July 2016.

Breakfast clubs who have successfully completed the training will be eligible to be assessed for further support from Kellogg’s, in the form of a sustainability grant to the value of £400.

Click here for more information


PLEASE NOTE: For weekly funding notices why not subscribe to the Warwickshire CAVA newsletter. It’s a very good (free to subscribe) WEEKLY newsletter which covers events, funding, job opportunities and volunteering positions. If your group operates in other Districts, you’ll be able to see all these opportunities for the whole of the County. To join CLICK HERE