Funding Bulletin February 2021

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Information for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations. Assistance and support is available with putting together your quality funding bid.

Please find the details below of who to contact in your area and get in touch to see how we can work with you to help you achieve a successful application.

Contact details for support and further information can be found on the final page. Please also let us know if you are successful in securing funding as a result of spotting an opportunity in our bulletin!

Funding Search Engine – If you are looking for a funding search engine to help you find funds which may be suitable for your project ideas, we recommend NCVO’s Funding Central. This is free for use by smaller organisations with an income of under £100,000. There is a £100 annual subscription for larger organisations.

If you have any difficulties accessing this resource contact us and we can help you search. Visit Funding Central here: www.fundingcentral.org.uk

COVID-19 Tech for Good Build 2021

COVID-19 Tech for Good Build 2021

Aims/priorities: Grants for not-for-profit organisations to define, test and develop digital solutions, or re-purpose existing technology in order to meet a social need or challenge in one of Comic Relief’s core issue areas. The Covid-19 crisis has since increased the need for organisations to explore how digital and design approaches can be used to create more impact for the people they work with.

The funding is most suitable for organisations or partnerships that have undertaken a small amount of early stage discovery work.

Who can apply? UK not-for-profit organisations can apply.

To be eligible, applicants must:

• Be based in the UK for the work taking place in the UK

• Have an income of between £75,000 and £10 million

• Partnerships or consortia between multiple not-for-profits that aim to work together to address or improve a service delivery problem in their area of work are welcome to apply

Applications are also welcome that address challenges related to disability and inclusion outside of these themes.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £70,000 per project are available

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: 12 February 2021, 12pm

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/tech-for-good-build-2021/ Contact information: Tel: 0141 341 4960 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/

Youth Covid-19 Support Fund

Aims/priorities: The fund will focus on enabling the struggling, but most impactful, youth organisations in England to continue operating, where they may have scaled back service provision or temporarily closed due to reductions in their income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grants are available for costs incurred between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021 that enable the organisation to remain viable, open, reopen or partially reopen, where this represents a value for money approach and where their service delivery is in line with Government Covid-19 guidance.

The funding can be applied retrospectively to eligible expenses already incurred during this period that have not been funded by another external source. Funding is intended to cover essential business expenditure, such as staff salaries, and fixed/operational costs.

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations based in England. Applicants must be one of the following:

• A registered charity

• An incorporated not-for-profit organisation

• An incorporated Community Interest Company Grant amount: The following maximum levels of support are available:

• Local organisations may request funding of up to whichever is the lower ofm25% of their annual income, or Deficit from November 2020 to March 2021*; or £250,000

• National organisations may request funding of up to whichever is the lower of 25% of their annual income, or Deficit from November 2020 to March 2021*; or £2 million *The deficit which can be funded must account for any other funding received (that is, DCMS can only fund any remaining deficit).

This funding should not be used to increase reserves above the level at 31 October 2020. All grants must be spent by 31 March 2021.

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: 12 February 2021, 5pm

Website address: www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-youth-covid-19-support-fund

Heritage Recovery and Resilience Loans

Aims/priorities: Funding is available for not-for-profit organisations that are current or previous recipients of a grant directly from National Heritage Lottery Fund to support activities and costs that will develop and restart their income generating potential.

Heritage Recovery and Resilience Loans are long-term investment to support the actions needed to stabilise and modify operations, build organisational resilience, and adapt programmed projects as part of an organisation’s recovery from the impact of coronavirus/Covid-19. This funding is well suited to organisations who have already been working on resilience, and are currently operating with a mixed income model of enterprise and grant funding, who require support to meet operating costs or adjust their operating model as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Who can apply? To be eligible, applicants must be a:

• Not-for-profit organisations

• Current or previous recipient of a grant directly from National Heritage Lottery Fund

Grant amount: Loans of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available

Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: 14 February 2021.

Decisions will be made by the end of March 2021.

Contact information: Tel: 020 7591 6044 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.heritagefund.org.uk

Emergency Grants for Greater Manchester BAME Communities

Aims/priorities: The aim of the scheme is to support BAME led organisations in Greater Manchester by funding new activities and services as well as the additional costs of adapting existing services due to the coronavirus/Covid-19.

The funding will also help counter the loss of fundraising income directly caused by the pandemic. Who can apply? Grants are available for small BAME-led VCSE organisations in Greater Manchester affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, to enable them to respond to the needs of BAME communities.

Grant amount: Two levels of funding are available:

• Micro Grants of between £50 and £1,000

• Small Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000

Organisations can apply for both a Micro and Small Grant. Application process: Guidelines are available on the website of GMCVO.

Applications should be completed online, through the GMCVO grants portal. Organisations will need to register on the portal first before they can apply.

Deadline: Micro grants applications can be submitted at any time.

Small Grants: 16 February 2021, 4pm

Contact Information: Tel: 0161 277 1000 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.gmcvo.org.uk/emergency-grants-gm-bame-communities

Community Business Renewal Fund by Power to Change

Aims/priorities: The fund provides grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to community businesses in England affected by the Covid19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their business so they can remain financially viable.

The fund is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community to support those who have been most affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The main priority support areas for the fund include: areas of England facing high levels of deprivation, organisations supporting and led by disabled people and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses.

Who can apply? Community businesses Grant amount: Between £10,000 and 20,000

Application process: Applicants first need to complete an online eligibility checker Deadline: Short application window: 2 March 2021, 10am-1pm

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-businessrenewal-fund

BBC Children in Need Main Grant and Small Grant Applications to reopen on 18th February 2021

Aims/priorities: All applications will have to show how this funding will make a difference to children and young people’s lives during this crisis. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funder has temporarily broadened the types of applications it is accepting.

Currently funding is being offered that can be used more flexibly than usual.

Applications are encouraged for:

• Project delivery (Including staffing and salary costs)

• Creative solutions to deliver much needed services • Organisational costs to support stability and adaptation. (Including the day-to-day running costs of an organisation as opposed to specific project costs)

Applications are not limited to one specific project and a request can be made for organisational running costs. The funder is committed to supporting voluntary groups with these types of grants.

Who can apply? Registered not-for-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Grant amount: Small grants: up to £10,000. Main grants: £10,001 – £40,000 per year for up to 3 years (but rarely more than £100,000 in total).

Application process: The application process requires that applicants register by submitting an Organisation Registration form. Once registered, organisations will receive a link to fill in a Main Grants Project

Application Form. This form can then be accessed through the online application portal. Registration is open all year-round, with cut-off dates for each application round. It is expected that decisions on Registration will take about three weeks. Deadline: 18 March 2021, 11.30am

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/apply/

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

Aims/priorities: The fund aims to support social-sector organisations working to improve people’s lives in the UK that are facing a problem because expected income and activity has been delayed or disrupted as a result of the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic.

The scheme offers emergency loans that can be used as working 6 capital until an organisation’s normal business can commence again.

Examples of how the loan funding could be used include:

• Providing a bridge until receiving government payments (e.g. contracts, furlough etc.)

• Covering a delay in trade payments (trade debtors)

• Supporting the rapid scaling up of an existing business model to meet an increased demand for services during the crisis

• Providing a bridge to cover revenue shortfall for proven and profitable trading activity

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from social-sector organisations that are improving people’s lives across the UK and that meet the governance principles set out by Big Society Capital.

Grant amount: Loans of between £100,000 and £1.5 million are available for a term of one to five years. Loans will have no fees or interest for the first 12 months. After principal payments start the following interest rates will be applied: 6.5% p/a (from year two) for a loan term of 1-3 years; 7% p/a (from year two) for a loan term of more than 3 up to 5 years.

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: 31 March 2021

Contact information: Tel: 020 3096 7900 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.sibgroup.org.uk/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund

Volant Charitable Trust – Covid-19 Response Fund

Aims/priorities: The Covid-19 Response Fund aims to help charities in the UK and abroad to alleviate social deprivation, helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The activity must be specifically related to the Covid19 pandemic and can be for project and administrative costs, as the Trust does not usually fund capital expenditure. However, applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE may be considered.

Who can apply? Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises based and working in the UK (or abroad) may apply.

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees Application process:

There is an online application form Deadline: 31 July 2021

Allchurches Trust – Hope Beyond

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Hope Beyond grants programme is to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities as the longer-term impact of the coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis becomes clearer.

The funding is for innovative, impactful projects that will enable people, organisations and communities to 7 flourish in life after lockdown, building resilience and encouraging hope. Projects that address at least one of the following three key themes are eligible:

• Projects responding to the issues of loneliness and isolation exacerbated by the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic where new and/or enhanced support is being proposed. This could include enabling improved accessibility to buildings/activities and measures to ensure buildings are coronavirus/Covid-19 safe

• Projects focused on growing community resilience and promoting mental and emotional health and wellbeing, including the provision of mental health and wellbeing support groups and 1:1 counselling for people of all ages.

• Projects focused on growing technological capability and resilience, particularly increasing digital capacity and provision, and supporting those without online access to get online through training and support

Who can apply? Churches, cathedrals, Christian denominational bodies and Christian charities.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £50,000 are available.

Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all the funding has been allocated Website address: www.allchurches.co.uk/what-we-fund/hopebeyond/

Alpkit – Go Nice Places, Do Good Things Grant

Aims/priorities: Alpkit welcome any applications from individuals or organisations serving those affected by coronavirus, across the country.

Examples include:

• Being active in your local community to help elderly or vulnerable people

• Minimising the impact of self-isolation for those in quarantine and need access to food, medicines or social care

• Supporting foodbanks and increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries to support the elderly

• Supporting those who are homeless or in temporary accommodation

Who can apply? Individuals or organisations

Grant amount: Grants of £500 are available

Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Website address: https://alpkit.com/blogs/foundation/adapting-to-the-coranavirus-crisis

Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants

Aims/priorities: In response to the impact of the coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis on the sector, between July 2020 and April 2021 the programme will support individuals and organisations to get activities up and running again, and to help people take their first steps in getting re-engaged with culture and creativity.

Who can apply? Because of the circumstances during the coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis, the programme will be particularly keen to support:

• Applications from individual creative practitioners (including time to think and plan)

• Research and development activity

• Organisational development activity

• Live activity that can be safely delivered within this period (rather than activity with a start date far in the future)

• Activity that closely aligns with the Arts Council’s equality objectives

Grant amount: Maximum value: £ 100,000 Minimum value: £ 1,000 Grants can support projects where the capital-specific expenditure in a project totals less than £100,000. This includes:

• Applications for capital work only, where that capital work will cost up to £100,000

• Applications for a mix of activities that include some capital spending where the total cost of the capital work is less than £100,000

Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding

LGBT+ Futures Fund

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to provide funding for LGBT+ organisations and projects to enable them to continue through the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and meet the immediate needs of LGBT+ people and communities adversely affected by the pandemic.

Grants will be awarded towards ongoing work, core costs and additional work which strengthens the position of organisations and their ability to respond to community needs at this challenging time. Grants are for short-term work only and all funds awarded must be fully spent by 31 May 2021.

Who can apply? UK based non-profit groups and organisations that work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) people can apply.

Grant amount: Two levels of funding are available:

• Small grants of up to £5,000

• Main grants of between £5,001 and £15,000. Most grants will be for between £5,001 and £10,000 and larger grants will be exceptional Each organisation can apply for one grant only – either a small or a main grant.

Application process: The funding will be awarded in tranches to ensure enough funding is carried forward to meet the needs of later applicants. Organisations will receive a decision within six weeks of receipt of application.

Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all the funding has been allocated.

Contact information: Tel 020 7064 6500 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund

National Lottery Awards for All – England

Aims/priorities: The aim of the grants programme is to support communities to thrive by funding projects that:

• Build strong relationships in and across communities

• Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

• Help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

During the ongoing coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, the Awards for All programme is supporting people and communities most adversely impacted by the crisis Organisations can apply for funding to:

• Continue to deliver activity – whether the community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity

• Change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from voluntary, community and not for profit organisations, schools (for projects that benefit and involve the communities around the school), Statutory bodies (including local authorities, town, parish and community council) and Community benefit societies.

To be eligible for funding applicants must have:

• Two unconnected people on the board or committee

• A UK bank account in the name of their organisation

• Annual accounts (unless the organisation is less than 15 months old) The National Lottery Community Fund is ‘keen’ to support smaller organisations and will consider their income when making a decision.

Grant amount: Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available for up to one year Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time 10

Contact information: Tel 028 9568 0143 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-forall-england

National Lottery Community Fund – Partnerships

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England which work together with a shared set of goals and values to help their community thrive. The aim of the programme is to encourage organisations to work in partnership to help their communities thrive by focusing on the bigger picture, rather than just what their organisation can do on its own. “Communities” can be people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

The funding can support different types of partnership, including:

• Cross-sector partnerships

• Local place-based collaboration

• Local and national organisations working together around a particular theme

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from voluntary, community and not for profit organisations, schools (for projects that benefit and involve the communities around the school), Statutory bodies (including local authorities, town, parish and community council) and Community benefit societies.

Grant amount: Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years

Application process: Funding proposals can be submitted using the online application form or by sending an email or video to the relevant regional funding officer (details are on the National Lottery Community Fund website). The online application form can be found on the National Lottery Community Fund.

Deadline: Ongoing Contact information: Tel 028 9568 0143 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/partnershipsengland#section-1

National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities

Aims/priorities: The aim of the grants programme is to support communities to thrive by funding projects that:

• Build strong relationships in and across communities

• Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities 11

• Help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

• During the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the Reaching Communities programme is supporting people and communities most adversely impacted by the crisis

Organisations can apply for funding to:

• Continue to deliver activity – whether the community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity

• Change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from voluntary, community and not for profit organisations, schools (for projects that benefit and involve the communities around the school), Statutory bodies (including local authorities, town, parish and community council) and Community benefit societies.

To be eligible for funding applicants must have:

• Two unconnected people on the board or committee

• A UK bank account in the name of their organisation • Annual accounts (unless the organisation is less than 15 months old)

Grant amount: Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years.

Application process: There is an online application form or applicants can send an email or video to their regional funding officer (details are on the National Lottery Community Fund website). Organisations will then be contacted by the National Lottery Community Fund within 12 weeks of submitting a proposal to discuss the next steps of the application process.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Tel 028 9568 0143 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communitiesengland

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK – Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Aims/Priorities: The Covid-19 Emergency Fund has been set up by the Sylvia Waddilove Foundation to help small to medium sized organisations who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or loss of income.

The fund is targeted at organisations in a critical position.

Who can apply? Small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations in the UK

Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available

Application process: An application form can be found on the website

Deadline: Not specified 12 Contact information: Tel: 020 7821 8211 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk

LOCAL Greater Manchester Perinatal and PIMH Peer Support Grants

Aims/priorities: Action Together is working on behalf of The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (H&SCP) to offer small micro grants across Greater Manchester (GM) for groups offering (or wanting to offer) peer support to new and expectant parents.

Grants of up to £1000 are available to support GM based peer-led Voluntary groups that can:

• Engage local parent’s (remotely or face to face), in a welcoming, safe and nonjudgement environment; where they access peer support, socialise with and learn from other parents

• Recruit/use volunteers with lived experienced of perinatal stress; to offer valuable support to new parents and help ease the sense of isolation or overwhelm, often felt when new parents experience anxiety, or feeling down, or that they can’t understand why they are ‘struggling’ with feeling anything other than joy. This type of support gives a sense of relief, connection and also promotes coping strategies

 Who can apply? Voluntary, Community, Faith, Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations. We are inviting applications from existing peer support groups and from people interested in setting up new groups

Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: 12 February 2021 Contact information: Tel: 0161 339 2345 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.actiontogether.org.uk/greater-manchester-perinatal-and-pimh-peer-supportgrants

Peter Kershaw Trust – Ordinary Grants

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to support a wide variety of purposes under the general heading of “social welfare”, e.g. to assist people with medical conditions, disabilities, addictions, to help the aged, youth work etc.

Who can apply? Registered charities operating in Greater Manchester can apply. The Trustees will chiefly support local, smaller, Greater Manchester registered charities.

Grant amount: Most grants tend to be in the range of £1,000 to £3,000 13 Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: 31 March 2021. There are two distinct time periods for the receipt and determination of applications.

Applications received from October to the end March will be considered at the May Trustees meeting. Applications received from April to end September will be considered at the November meeting.

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.peterkershawtrust.org/Grantsavailable/OrdinaryGrants

Peter Kershaw Memorial Bursary

Aims/priorities: The broad purpose of the Trust is to provide grants to combat social disadvantage in the Greater Manchester. The memorial bursary is an annual award made by the Trustees in memory of the Trust’s benefactor. The bursary is intended to fund the costs of a youth leader, though other forms of youth work will be considered.

Who can apply? Registered charities operating in Greater Manchester can apply.

Grant amount: The bursary will be awarded on the basis of up to £25,000 for year 1, £15,000 for year 2 and £10,000 for year 3.

Application process: The application should take the form of a short reasoned statement and be accompanied by a detailed budget for the proposal and a copy of the organisation’s latest audited accounts. All applications should be sent to the Secretary to the Trustees.

Deadline: 30 September 2021

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.peterkershawtrust.org/

The CDL Fund

Aims/priorities: The Fund aims to support the activities of local community or voluntary groups and projects that contribute positively to the quality of life, wellbeing and improved health of people and communities which address any or all of the priorities listed below:

• Older people

• Children and young people

• Stronger communities

• Environment

• Health and wellbeing

The CDL Fund is particularly keen to receive applications from groups who are using technology to adapt their activities or change how they support their community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who can apply? The CDL Fund is open to grassroots community organisations based and delivering activity in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. Applicants must have an annual income of less than £150,000.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and as such there is no deadline, however, please note that the Fund may close at short notice if oversubscribed

Contact information: Tel: 0161 214 0940 Email: [email protected] Website address: https://forevermanchester.com/cdl-fund/

The Charity Service – Cinderella Charitable Fund

Aims/priorities: The Cinderella Charitable funding is available for individuals or groups/organisations to support the costs of a holiday for disadvantaged, disabled, sick and/or convalescent children whose family is unable to afford to take them on holiday.

Who can apply? Individuals or groups/organisations within the Greater Manchester area

Grant amount: Not specified

Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Tel: 0793 691 7679 Website address: https://charityservice.org.uk/grant-funding/

The Charity Service Grant Fund

Aims/priorities: Financial support in the form of grants is available to registered charities, CIC’s and voluntary organisations. The Charity Service are keen to support organisations that are working ‘on the ground’ directly supporting disadvantaged people within the Greater Manchester area.

Grant funds are available for:

• the purchase or supply of activities, amenities or equipment that will improve the general welfare of the local community or an individual

• the purchase or supply of activities, amenities or items of a medical nature NOT supplied by the NHS

• new project costs (for a specific period)

• any other charitable purpose that has a direct impact on the welfare of the local community or an individual 15

• holidays or days out to visit an attraction for children who are disadvantaged, disabled, sick and/or convalescent whose family are unable to afford the cost (referral must be via a supporting agency)

Who can apply? Registered charities, CIC’s and voluntary organisations

Grant amount: Grants applications for funding will be assessed on the proposed impact, outcomes and budgetary detail. Grants applications of £5,000 or more (up to a maximum of £10,000) will require a greater level of scrutiny at the application stage and, if successful, monitoring by The Charity Service will be required.

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Tel: 0793 691 7679 Email: [email protected]

Website address: https://charityservice.org.uk/grant-funding/

Crowdfund Wigan Borough Fund

Aims/priorities: Crowdfunder and Wigan Council have partnered to offer an exciting opportunity by match funding innovative projects, large or small, that help the people of Wigan Borough solve some of the biggest social problems.

Groups must meet their target before their page closes to receive match funding from Wigan Council.

Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations. Schools and other education providers can apply but it must benefit the wider community. Projects must benefit the people of Wigan Borough.

Grant amount: 25% of the project target up to a maximum of £1,000, for ideas making a real difference in Wigan Borough.

Application process: Start by setting up a crowdfunder project on the website, if eligible you will be able to apply.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/wigan

David Wilson Homes North West – Our Space Your Place Grants

Aims/priorities: Provided by housebuilding company David Wilson Homes North West, the Our Space Your Place grant scheme is an initiative that offers a small amount of funding each year to help improve and enhance local communities in the North West of England.

Eligible projects could include providing a charitable service, enhancing the local environment or offering educational facilities.

Who can apply? Any companies and organisations, including community groups and charities, that are based in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Merseyside, Flintshire, Wrexham and Lancashire.

To be eligible, applicants must:

• Have a bank or building society account

• Be able to use the grant within four months of receiving it

• Be willing to take part in any media or press activities that may take place

• Have their registered office address or place of business in the North West of England.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: Not specified

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.ourspaceyourplace.co.uk/applications/

Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust – General Grants

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to support the following:

• Medical care charities – care specifically aimed at benefiting older people, to include Alzheimer’s, Macular Disease, Prostate Cancer, and Parkinson’s disease, etc

• Charities in connection with older people – old age, homes, and carers

• Charities for people fallen upon hard times – disabled, hospices, ex-services, natural or manmade disasters, mental health and homelessness

Who can apply? Small to medium-sized UK registered charities

Grant amount: Not specified. Charities awarded a grant in excess £5,000 will be required to provide a written report on the progress of the project. Usually, grant requests in excess of £50,000 will not be supported without a presentation to the trustees.

Application process: An application form can be downloaded on the website

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time and are considered by Trustees three times a year (typically in March, July and November)

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.peeltrust.com/about.html

Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund

Aims/priorities: The Greater Manchester Trustees are particularly interested in the following:

• Causes with which the Duchy has historical association such as Church livings, Estates etc. within the boundaries of the three Counties (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside) and purposes which will benefit the community

• Trusts, Associations and Institutions that maintain and preserve monuments, Estates and possessions of the Duchy which prove to be of benefit to the public and local community

• Organisations which provide care and support for the elderly, inform and disadvantaged members of society

• Community Associations that benefit local people

• Organisations for young people e.g. scouts, guides, cadets, youth organisations etc.

• Support for educational initiatives that will have beneficial results for the local community

Who can apply? Organisations must be a registered charity and operate in Merseyside, Greater Manchester or Lancashire and have a bank account in the organisations name

Grant amount: A single grant will only be made to an organisation within a two year period and will normally be between £250 – £1,000

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. The panel considers all applications on a quarterly basis

Contact information: Tel: 0161 834 0490 Email: [email protected] Website address: http://manchesterlieutenancy.org/lancaster

Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: The Manchester Guardian Charitable Trust is a grant making charity, which makes donations to a wide variety of community based organisations in the Greater Manchester area.

The Trustees are particularly interested in the following:

• Organisations for young people e.g. scouts, guides, youth organisations

• Provision for the sick and disabled

• Assistance for groups providing for the elderly and disadvantaged members of society

• Support for educational initiatives by arts organisations particularly for children and young people

• Community associations

• Organisations providing services for people in Greater Manchester

Who can apply? Small community groups with charitable aims that are based and working within Greater Manchester

Grant amount: Most grants awarded are between £250 – £2,000 18

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Contact information: Tel: 0161 934 6190 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.manchesterguardiansociety.org.uk

Stoller Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: The Stoller Charitable Trust offers funding to charitable organisations in the Greater Manchester area. The funding is intended for charitable work in the:

• Advancement of young people

• Healthcare research and development

• Cancer relief

Who can apply? Grants are available for charitable organisations in Greater Manchester undertaking general charitable activities with particular emphasis on medically-related causes or those that support children

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

Application process: Contact the Stoller Charitable Trust for further information

Deadline: Contact the Stoller Charitable Trust for further information

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: N/A

ARTS Ragdoll Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Foundation’s primary purpose is to make grants for charitable purposes that:

• Evidence the power of arts and creativity and their transformative power for children and young people

• Promote the development of children through their imaginative thinking

• Encourage innovative thinking and influence good practice elsewhere

• Ensure effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning

• Above all demonstrate how concerns of children can be heard

Applications are considered for small, one-off projects, pilot projects, or research and development to inform a new project or programme of work for up to six months. This fund aims to support practitioners to take risks, push boundaries, invent, develop new methodologies and explorations. New and existing projects are eligible.

Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations based in the UK are eligible to apply

Grant amount: Small Grants of up to £1,500 are available for projects costing up to £2,000 Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website. Applications are only accepted by email.

Deadline: 7 May 2021 for a project start date of 1 July 2021

Contact information: Tel: 01789 404 100 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.ragdollfoundation.org.uk/portfolio/grant-giving

Ashley Family Foundation

Aims/priorities: Funding is available for small-scale arts and/or community and social welfare projects in England and Wales. The Foundation favours revenue proposals over capital requests and focuses its funding on supporting five main themes:

• Wales – Maintaining strong links with communities in mid-Wales

• Rural – It is especially interested in projects that open up opportunity in areas where it might not otherwise exist and that help alleviate the isolation and other hardships that can affect rural communities

• Arts – It wants to help bring art to those people that it can help, and help those who will go on to bring art to the people. It supports organisations that provide a wide range of educational and creative activities, including applied arts and crafts, music, drama, and textiles. It also funds arts education with a focus on helping promising young Welsh talent.

• Community – It is attracted to projects that bring people together, to help each other out and make their community a better, more joyful place. Support is available for a range of community and social welfare projects, including those focused on helping people who suffer from isolation, mental health problems and financial and/or social disadvantage.

• Charity entrepreneurs – The Foundation has an affinity with small charities, the ones set up by people who are driven by love and kindness to help better the lives of those around them.

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from UK registered charities and exempt charities. Other not-for-profit organisations, including unregistered charities, are also eligible to apply provided they are supported by a registered charity that can accept the grant on their behalf.

Grant amount: There is no set limit on the amount that can be awarded; however, preference is given to requests that are below £10,000.

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be made at any time and funding awards are made three times per year following the meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Contact information: Tel: 03030 401 005 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.ashleyfamilyfoundation.org.uk

Radcliffe Trust

 Aims/priorities: The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training, especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research.

The Trust also supports the development and practice of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s heritage and crafts sector. This includes support for emerging craftspeople of high quality, craft and conservation projects and training, projects demonstrating creative outcomes by designer-makers, projects with potential for capacity building within the sector, and some special needs projects focusing on the therapeutic benefits of skills development.

Who can apply? Funding is available for UK registered charities working in the areas of music/chamber music, composition and music education, or in heritage and crafts.

Grant amount: Grants are generally in the region of £2,500 to £7,500.

Application process: The online application forms can be found on the Trust’s website.

Deadline: There are normally two application deadlines per year – 31 January and 31 July

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: https://theradcliffetrust.org/guidelines/

Said Foundation – Amal Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: Amal is a programme of the Said Foundation making grants in the UK in support of a rich diversity of arts projects and activities, including storytelling, visual arts, theatre, poetry, film, music and dance. The programme aims to further the following dual interlinked objectives:

• To increase understanding of Britain’s Muslim communities among people of other faiths and none

• To foster a stronger sense of belonging in the UK among its Muslim communities

Who can apply? Applications will be considered from:

• Registered UK charities which are: o Arts, cultural and educational organisations (e.g., arts centres, museums, galleries, performing arts o spaces and companies, heritage organisations, etc.) o Established community groups o Other not-for-profits

• Local authority cultural organisations

• Schools

• Community Interest Companies, Companies Limited by Guarantee and potentially other kinds of company or partnership

Grant amount: Grants of up to a maximum of:

• £25,000 for funding in a single year

• £40,000 for funding spread over two years

• £50,000 for funding spread over three years

Application process: There is a two-stage application process. Stage One requires applicants to complete a short application form. If successful in Stage One, applicants will be contacted to discuss their proposal further, and asked to complete a longer Stage Two application form if necessary. Guidance notes and the Stage One application form are available to download from the Foundation’s website.

Deadline: There are no deadlines. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but may be closed if available demand has been great and funding has been fully allocated.

Contact information: Tel: 020 7593 5427 Email: [email protected] Website address: http://amal.org.uk/grants

Theatre Reopening Fund

Aims/priorities: In response to the coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis, Theatres Trust has repurposed its small grants schemes to support not-for-profit theatres across the UK to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure.

The Theatre Reopening Fund offers capital funding for building improvements and for purchasing equipment that will allow the theatres to reopen viably and safely. Capital grants are available for necessary building alterations and equipment to allow theatres to reopen safely with regards to coronavirus/Covid-19 restrictions.

Works that support a risk-assessed approach to reopening could include:

• Alterations to circulation spaces to enable social distancing

• Changes to ventilation systems

• Purchase and installation of Perspex screens and sanitisation stations

• Any other equipment and building improvements that support reopening Priority will be given to applications which demonstrate how the project will support the theatre’s safe reopening.

Who can apply? Not-for-profit theatres

Grant amount: Grants of up to £5,000 are available

Application process: Application forms and terms and conditions can be downloaded from the website. Before applying, applicants should get in touch with the Trust to discuss the project/work.

Deadline: Applications can be made at any time and will be assessed on a rolling basis

Contact information: Tel: 020 7836 8591 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.theatrestrust.org.uk

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants

Aims/priorities: The fund supports legal work to promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young adults. The grants are for strategic legal work where the impact is likely to go beyond an individual case, and result in changes to law, policy and practice that benefit a wider group of people. The Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) funds strategic legal work in any area of law where vulnerable young migrants experience disadvantage or discrimination as a result of migration status.

The SLF defines vulnerable young migrants as follows:

• Migrants or the children of migrants

• Who are under 25 years

• Who are living in poverty

• Who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents’) migration status

The funding is for strategic legal work which is defined here as work where the impact is likely to go beyond an individual case, and to result in changes to law, policy and practice that will benefit a wider group of people.

Applications must be to fund one of two kinds of strategic legal work:

• The research and development of cases pre-litigation including: gathering evidence to test a hypothesis or research to establish authorities’ policy and practice, identifying potential plaintiffs/applicants/appellants; researching whether to proceed; translating relevant material; and evaluating a litigation strategy

• Third party “interventions” in existing cases, which allow a non-party intervener to assist the court in arriving in its decision in a case, acting as an amicus curiae, a friend of the court Applicants should check the list of previous SLF grants to make sure their proposal does not duplicate any existing work. Who can apply?

Applications will be considered from:

• Not-for-profit organisations that provide specialist level legal advice to vulnerable young migrants 23 • Firms of solicitors that provide specialist level legal advice to vulnerable young migrants and can demonstrate that the funded work does not include any element of profit and there is a pro bono element included

Grant amount: The maximum grant available is £30,000, though groups are encouraged to apply for lesser amounts. The average grant size is around £12,000.

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: 25 February 2021

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: http://strategiclegalfund.org.uk/about

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust – General Grants

Aims/priorities: The Trust offers funding to support young people who have learning disabilities, with a focus on those who have left formal education. Grants are available for small UK registered charities that promote education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation for these young adults, providing practical skills to support them to lead independent lives.

The funding is for projects that are designed for and aimed at people with learning disabilities aged 18 to 25 outside the school environment. Those age 16+ who are not in formal education, training or work will also be considered.

 Who can apply? Grants are available for Registered Charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations and Community Interest Companies. To be eligible organisations must have a turnover of less than £1 million.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £5,000 are available

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: 31 March 2021

Contact information: Tel 01406 420 153 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.margaretdobsontrust.btck.co.uk

Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired

Aims/priorities: The Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired is a registered charity that provides grants for children and young people (aged up to their mid-twenties) resident in the UK who have a hearing impairment.

The funding is intended to support charitable organisations that are working to:

• Advance the education of children and young people, particularly those with a hearing impairment

• Promote the welfare of hearing impaired children and young people Funding is available for the following:

• Assistance with the purchase of specialist hearing equipment or other aids which will benefit an individual or organisation

• The provision of funding for special courses or individual tuition or speech therapy

• Support for professional assessments and advice or support for appeals against local authorities

• The financial support of another charity for hearing impaired

Who can apply? Groups, educational establishments and charities in the UK are eligible to apply Grant amount: Although funding is at the discretion of the Trustees, most grants are for between £300 and £2,500 with a few larger grants made to exceptional applications

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website. The completed forms should be returned to the Trust by post.

Deadline: Applications can be made at any time and will be considered six times a year Website address: www.grantsforthedeaf.co.uk

 BlueSpark Foundation

Aims/priorities: The BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity whose objective is to fund or part-fund projects that aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities.

The funding is intended to support projects that have the following objectives:

• Encouraging independence

• Developing team working skills

• Enhancing self confidence

• Promoting creativity and individuality

• Encouraging aspiration

• Enhancing educational achievement

• Widening educational horizons

The funding is for relatively small-scale projects, which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without the support of BlueSpark.

Who can apply? Schools, community groups, clubs, societies and other not-for-profit organisations based and working in England can apply, as can individuals.

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Some grants awarded are under £2,000 and almost all are under £5,000. Grants will only be awarded for the amount requested in the application and will not be scaled back to a lesser amount.

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis at approximately 8 week intervals

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: http://bluesparkfoundation.org.uk/

Bowland Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: The programme is intended to promote:

• Outdoor and character-building projects for young people in the North West England

• Educational, religious and cultural activities and institutions Who can apply? Charitable organisations working in the Northwest of England can apply.

Grant amount: Funding is available at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be in the range of between £1,000 and £20,000 with larger grants made as the exception.

Application process: Applications must be made in writing

Deadline: Contact the Bowland Charitable Trust for further information

Contact information: Tel: 01254 688 051 Email: [email protected]

Website address: N/A

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: Kellogg’s is awarding Breakfast Club Grants to provide breakfast to those children who need it most.

Who can apply? Your breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. A limited number of grants are available so priority will be given to schools that have either:

• 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding or eligible for free school meals or

• Schools that are based in an area which is classified as falling in the 10% of most deprived areas according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and as such there is no deadline, however, please note that the Fund may close at short notice if oversubscribed.

Contact information: Tel: 0161 214 0940 Email: [email protected]

Website address: https://forevermanchester.com/kelloggs-breakfast-club-programme/

Langdale Trust

Aims/priorities: The Langdale Trust offers grants intended to support charitable organisations working in the following areas:

• Medical care

• Youth projects

• Social welfare schemes

• Poverty relief

Preference is given to capital projects rather than applications to fund ongoing running costs.

Who can apply? Charitable organisations operating in the UK are eligible to apply.

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees Application process: Applications must be made in writing

Deadline: Applications may be submitted with their most recent accounts at any time. The Trustees meet in or around June each year to consider applications. Successful applicants normally hear in November.

Contact information: Tel: 0121 227 3705 Email: [email protected]

the7stars Foundation

Aims/priorities: the7stars foundation has been set up to support challenged and vulnerable young people in the UK. The grant funding is intended to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who find themselves without a safe home.

Criteria for each of the three funding streams is as follows:

Project applications: Funding is intended to cover the costs of projects which:

• Are aligned to the value of potential, opportunity, fairness and impact, enabling young people to have a positive start in life and aim high

• Have a direct impact and respond to need in an immediate manner

• Are hosted in geographical areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage

• Respond to the funding priorities of the7starts foundation

• Address a lack of provision (due to a lack of funding from alternative sources)

• Provide immediate support, not just in the short-term but with long-term benefits too

Long term applications: Funding is intended to enable organisations to build capacity, achieve sustainability, increase their reach, and develop their vision. Grants are available to cover the longterm running costs of organisations which:

• Collaborate for meaningful engagement within the wider 7starts agency

• Are aligned to values of potential, opportunity, fairness and impact, enabling young people to have a positive start in life and aim high

• Have a direct impact and respond to need in an immediate manner

• Respond to the funding priorities of the7stars foundation in an innovate manner, responding to lack of provision

• Are challenged by a lack of funding or sustainability

Direct funding: Direct grants are intended for young people themselves, to help them overcome or heal from abuse or addiction, or to support those who are in transition or without a place to call home.

Who can apply? Applications will be considered from groups, organisations or individuals who require funding in the areas of:

• Abuse

• Addiction

• Child carers

• Safe homes

Grant amount: Funding is offered in three streams:

• Project applications (for 16 year olds and under) – project grants are awarded up to £5,000

• Long term applications (for 16 year olds and under) – unrestricted grant funding is awarded on a two-year commitment, up to £20,000 per year

• Direct funding (for 18 year olds and under) – grants of between £100 and £1,000 are available

Application process: To apply, a short proposal should be submitted by email to the Foundation Director

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact Information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/apply

Tesco Bags of Help

Aims/priorities: Tesco’s are providing grants of £1000 to support local projects focused on children and young people. This theme could cover a large mixture of local causes.

Examples include:

• Mental Health support for children and young people – Covid-19 has had an impact on the health and wellbeing of children, particularly mental health

• Outdoor activities – sport and green space provision for children and young people including use of green spaces support wellbeing through physical activities

• Non statuary educational activities – to support, widen and rebuild educational support networks for children, web based activities. Sport, exercise and arts.

• Young carers – support for young carers as a result of current and continued isolation.

• Bereavement counselling – offering support to children that have lost family members and support networks due to Covid-19

• Child poverty – to support organisations that offer family support that are further impacted by Covid-19, which could include food/educational packs, free activities

• Vulnerable at risk children – the pandemic has impacted vulnerable children with challenging home and family circumstances

Other local good causes supporting children and young people will also be considered.

Who can apply? Voluntary/community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils, local authorities and social housing organisations

Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available Application process: Applications need to complete an Eligibility quiz followed by online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/home/community-apply-bags-help-grant/

Variety Club – Youth Clubs Grant

Aims/priorities: Grants for equipment is available to youth clubs in the UK that provide opportunities for improving social skills, team spirit and self-esteem for young people aged from 8 to 18 years.

Occasionally, applications for improvement of youth club premises, equipment and facilities will also be considered including, but not limited to, the following:

• Sports, gym and games equipment

• Computers, printers and IT equipment

• Photography and film equipment

• Consoles, accessories and games

• Arts and crafts materials •

 Musical instruments and recording equipment

Who can apply? UK youth organisations affiliated to the national youth organisations Ambition UK Youth or the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs may apply.

Applications should: • Benefit young people from 8 to 18 years old who are resident within the UK

• Have sustainability beyond one year

• Demonstrate involvement from young people in raising funds Grant amount: The average grant is between £250 and £600

Application process: An application form can be found on the website. Quotes for equipment should also be submitted.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. However, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, applications for grants are likely to be delayed

Contact Information: Tel: 0207 428 8100 Email: [email protected] 29

Website address: www.variety.org.uk/what-we-do/youth-clubs-grants

Wooden Spoon Society – Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK)

Aims/priorities: Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Wooden Spoon Society’s Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports projects help mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Each year the charity supports around 70 projects.

Through the programme funding is available for:

• Buildings and extensions

• Equipment and activity aids

• Sensory rooms and gardens

• Playgrounds and sports areas

• Soft playrooms

Who can apply? Schools and not for profit organisations

Grant amount: Not specified

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: Applications can be made at any time

Website address: https://woodenspoon.org.uk/

COMMUNITY NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to show support for community events, charities, schools, and community group activities that are local to NFU Mutual’s business operations across the UK.

The Fund’s main areas of interest are:

• Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience

• Providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community

• Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of communities

• Advancing education and experiences for young people Priority will be given to:

• Requests that are supported by NFU Mutual staff members or one of NFU Mutual’s local branch offices

• Beneficiaries that have not been given funds previously 30 The grants should be used for specific project costs, for example purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.

Who can apply? Community groups, charities and schools can apply. Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: There will be four funding rounds in 2021. The deadlines for applications are: • 31 March 2021 • 30 June 2021 • 30 September 2021 • 30 November 2021

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.nfumutual.co.uk/about-us/responsible-business/nfu-mutual-communitygiving-fund/

Hilden Charitable Fund

Aims/priorities: Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women). The funding can be used for both project and general running costs.

Who can apply? UK charities working in the UK or in the developing world or charities that are based and working overseas.

Grant amount: Although there are no set funding limits, the average grant is £5,000, and Hilden will consider funding projects for more than one year.

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: 16 April 2021 Contact information: Tel: 0207 603 1525 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.hildencharitablefund.org

Andor Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to support a wide range of charitable projects, including those focusing on:

• Education

• Helping the disabled

• Helping the aged

• Providing sheltered accommodation

• Relieving poverty

• Developing the arts

Who can apply? UK registered charities based and working in the UK

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Most grants tend to be in the range of £1,000 to £3,000, with the exceptional grant being made for a larger amount.

Application process: The Trust does not maintain a website or have a standard application form. Applications are to be made in writing to the Andor Charitable Trust.

Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time Contact information: Tel: 0207 544 8865 Email: [email protected]

B&Q Foundation

Aims/priorities: The B&Q Foundation want to help local communities shape the spaces that means so much to them. It will provide grants to local charities to support communities with projects to improve homes or a community space. They want to fund projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. They provide funding to support people in need, including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress.

The Foundation has awarded its first round of grants to charities across the UK and Ireland, ranging from homelessness and abuse charities, to children’s hospices and rehabilitation centres.

Who can apply? Registered charities Grant amount: Grants of up to £5,000 are available

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time Website address: www.diy.com/corporate/bandq-foundation/

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Foundation launched its new strategy in October 2020 and is now providing unrestricted core and project grants for work in the following areas:

• Our Natural World – Ensuring that the natural world is restored and protected, and that people benefit from that recovery

• A Fairer Future – Contributing to a just and anti-racist society, where those most likely to have their rights denied have those rights protected, as well as the opportunity to speak and be heard, and have the freedom to express their creativity.

The Foundation wants to shine new light on areas of need and challenge the cultures, systems and behaviours that stand in the way of change.

• Creative, Confident Communities – Strengthening the bonds in communities, helping local people to build vibrant, confident places where they can fulfil their creative, human, and economic potential. Places where the local economy works better for the people who live there, where there is equality of access to arts and culture, and where communities are at the heart of change.

 Who can apply? Charities and organisations that are undertaking work that is legally charitable in the UK can apply. Organisations must have a regular annual turnover of at least £100,000 and must be properly constituted.

Grant amount: The minimum grant size is £30,000. Most grants are for 3 years or longer.

Application process: Applicants should first complete the online eligibility quiz. They can then submit an Expression of Interest (100 words) and will hear back from the Foundation within two weeks. The Foundation will discuss the proposal with the organisation and will invite them to submit a full proposal if the project is a good fit.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact Information: Tel: 020 7812 3700 Email: [email protected]

Website address: https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/applications/

Foyle Foundation

Aims/Priorities: This Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Online applications can be accepted from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000. Our focus will be to make one-year grants only to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability. Our priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support if possible.

Applicants must show how any grant will make a significant difference to their current work.

Who can apply? UK registered charities

Grant amount: Grants of between £1,000 – £10,000 are available

Application process: There is an online application form De

adline: Applications can be submitted at any time Contact information: Email: [email protected] 33 Website address: www.foylefoundation.org.uk

DIGITAL

Fat Beehive Foundation

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to small UK registered charities for building websites or digital products that enable them to carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit. The funding is intended to help smaller charities build their online presence. The funding is to be used to build websites or digital products.

Priority projects for support include those in the following areas:

• Environmental protection or climate change mitigation

• Human rights

• International development

• Equality and diversity

• Social justice, refugees and housing

• Education

• Art and culture •

 Health and wellbeing

• Prisoner rehabilitation

Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual income of less than £1 million may apply.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £2,500 are available

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the quarterly trustees’ meetings, which are normally held in January, April, July and October.

Contact information: Tel: 020 7739 8704 Website address: www.fatbeehivefoundation.org.uk

ENVIRONMENT

Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for regionally based organisations that can deliver support to people who are offline or on a low income in England, Scotland or Wales to ensure they understand how smart meters can benefit them. Smart Energy GB, the national campaign for the smart meter rollout, launched the five year Smart Energy GB in 34 Communities Fund in May 2016 with the aim that every home in Britain would be offered a smart meter within five years at no additional cost. The fund has been set up to support Smart Energy GB’s work to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use the new meters to get their gas and electricity under control.

The funding supports those who might find it difficult to engage with the smart meter rollout. Two funding streams are available in 2021, each targeting a specific audience:

• Grants for organisations reaching people who are offline

• Grants for organisations reaching people on a low income The application process to become a Smart Energy GB in Communities partner is being run by the charity National Energy Action (NEA).

Who can apply? Applications will be considered from regionally based organisations preferably with local networks that can deliver support to people in one of the target groups (people on a low income or people offline). Housing associations and local authorities are eligible to apply.

Grant amount: There are two funding levels in 2021: • Grants of between £15,000 and £25,000 for organisations reaching people who are offline • Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 for organisations reaching people on a low income

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: 12 February 2021, 12pm. Notification of decisions by end of March 2021.

 Contact information: Tel: 0756 678 9483 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.nea.org.uk/smart-meters/smart-fund/

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants

Aims/priorities: The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience. Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. It is essential that applications promote and engage the public with the science of ecology.

All objectives must be aimed at a non-academic audience and all projects must provide a clear demonstration of direct interaction with the public.

Projects must be consistent with at least two of the following objectives:

• Increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology

• Stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society

• Inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested

• Develop skills in communicating the science of ecology

Who can apply? All individuals and organisations that are able to organise public engagement events in ecology are eligible to apply. This includes, but is not limited to:

• Members of the BES

• Researchers

• Schools

• Museums

• Libraries

• Community groups.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £2,000 are available

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: 19 March 2021 Contact information: Tel: 0207 685 2507 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.britishecologicalsociety.org/funding/outreach-grants/

SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Communities – Smaller Projects Fund

Aims/priorities: The Smaller Projects Fund is part of SUEZ Communities Trust’s (previously known as the SITA Trust) Landfill Communities Fund. The Small Projects Fund provides funding for physical improvements to:

• Public Amenities

• Historic Buildings, Structures or Sites

• Biodiversity

Who can apply? To be eligible, applicants must:

• Be run on a not-for-profit basis. This could include community groups, parish councils, charities, community interest companies, sports clubs, community associations, local authorities and voluntary organisations

• Own or hold a lease for the project site with at least five years remaining

• Projects should be based at a project site which must be owned or leased by the applying organisation

 • Have a project that is located in England, within a SUEZ Communities Trust funding zone (anywhere within a 2.5 mile radius of a qualifying SUEZ recycling and recovery UK waste processing site)

Applicants should check the Trust’s post code checker to ensure their project’s location is eligible.

Grant amount: Grants of between £1 and £20,000 are available. Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £40,000.

Application process: The application process is operated through a two-stage process via an online application system. Stage One applications can be submitted at any time and will include a short eligibility check and brief questions about the project. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a Stage Two application within 12 weeks.

Deadline: Applications can be made at any time

Contact information: Tel: 01934 524 013 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk/apply-for-funding/england/

Swire Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: Projects must address at least one of the Trust’s funding programme objectives, which are:

• Opportunity – funding for charities that are directly addressing the challenges faced by the most marginalised and disadvantaged, supporting them to make the most of their talents and boost long-term outcomes.

Specifically, organisations working with:

o Ex-service men and women

o Victims of slavery and trafficking

o Children and young people

o In the care of their local authority o Involved with the criminal justice system

o From the most socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

• Environment o Involve – Connecting people to the environment – funding for charities that inspire and motivate individuals and communities to enhance the natural and built environment and help guide those who wish to live more sustainably

o Protect and Regenerate – Supporting the UK’s biodiversity – funding for activities that improve the health and resilience of the UK’s eco-systems, habitats and native species.

• Heritage o Regeneration through restoration – funding (especially for grassroots organisations that strongly engage with their local communities) to support projects that have legitimacy from a heritage perspective as well as the potential to deliver meaningful social and economic benefits to deprived communities or disadvantaged people

o Safeguarding endangered skills – funding for charities that are working hard to protect and cultivate the skills and knowledge underpinning the UK’s heritage sector

o The grants can be awarded on a restricted or unrestricted basis and the Trust is willing support core costs, capital expenditures and salaries

Who can apply? UK registered charities can apply 37

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

Application process: There is a one-stage application process, with a single online form for all three programmes and all grants Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year

Contact information: Tel: 020 7834 7717 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.swirecharitabletrust.org.uk/our-funding/

FAITH National Churches Trust – Gateway Grants Programme 2019-2023

Aims/priorities: The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation. They have launched their new grants programme in line with the Trust’s new strategy for 2019-2023.

The funding is for projects which can demonstrate how they meet the outcome in line with the new strategy:

• Preserving heritage

• Promoting sustainability

• Inspiring support

The Gateway Grants programme is primarily intended to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. However, some funding will be directed to local church trusts for strategic or capacity building projects.

Grants can be used either for:

• Project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Some grants will also be awarded to local church trusts for strategic or capacity building projects.

• Urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects costing between £10,000 and £100,000. (This funding is new for 2020.) Match funding of at least 50% is required. Applicants should have already raised 50% of the total project cost.

Who can apply? Places of worship of any Christian denomination and age can apply

Grant amount: Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to cover work costs up to £100,000 (including VAT and fees)

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: The next application deadlines are: 38 • 3 May 2021 • 9 September 2021

Contact information: Tel 020 7222 0605 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.nationalchurchestrust.org/gatewaygrants

The Altajir Trust

Aims/priorities: The trust offers grants to organisations to support the promotion of Islamic studies by Muslim and non-Muslim scholars and the advancement of understanding and appreciation of Islamic culture and history.

Grants may be used to host exhibitions, produce publications and run educational programmes.

Who can apply? Charitable organisations in the UK Grant amount: Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees

Application process: An application form can be found on the Trust’s website. Once completed, it should be sent by post to the Altajir Trust along with a copy of the latest annual report and accounts.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time and are reviewed four times a year at trustee meetings Contact information: Tel: 020 7581 3522 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.altajirtrust.org.uk

The Bishop Radford Trust

Aims/priorities: Any requests for funding must come within The Bishop Radford Trust charitable objects, which are to support the work of the Christian church both in the UK and internationally.

They do not support the following:

• Building/capital projects – this includes renovation and restoration works, boilers, stained glass etc.

• Non-UK registered charities

• Individuals

• Core funding requests

• Campaigns / lobbying Research

• Activities that have already taken place i.e. retro-funding

Who can apply? UK Registered Charities Grant amount: There are no formal upper or lower limits on the amount that can be applied for. Most grants are one off payments of up to £2000. If 50% or more of the funds for the total project have been raised elsewhere, this increases the likelihood of them supporting the grant.

Application process: Complete an eligibility quiz. If eligible you will be able to complete the form at the end

Deadline: Not specified

Website address: https://bishopradfordtrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/

GENERAL

Windrush Community Fund – Voice 4 Change England

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to support the Fund’s objectives which are to:

• Increase awareness and visibility of the Windrush Scheme (documentation), Windrush Compensation Scheme, or both and the support available

• Reach more communities and individuals who may have been affected by their inability to prove their lawful status in the UK In addition, the Community Fund also seeks to:

• Ensure that individuals and communities have accurate information about the schemes, how to apply, and that any myths surrounding the schemes are addressed. This could involve, for instance, promoting example cases.

• Build capacity at a community and grassroots level to support those affected to access the Windrush Scheme (documentation), Windrush Compensation Scheme, or both.

Who can apply? Charities, community or grassroots organisations

Grant amount: Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available

• Projects awarded the minimum funding of £2,500 must be delivered within six months of receipt of funding

• Projects awarded between £2,501 and £25,000 must be delivered within 12 months of receipt of funding

 Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: There will be two application rounds. • Phase 1 opened on 14 December 2020 and closes on 12 February 2021 (23:59) • Phase 2 opens on 1 April 2021 and closes on 30 June 2021 (23:59)

Contact Information: Tel: 020 7485 4789 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-windrush-community-fund#north

Windrush Day Grant Scheme 40

Aims/priorities: Windrush Day (22 June) was established to celebrate the large contribution of the Windrush Generation to Britain’s cultural, social and economic life. The grant scheme is intended to support celebrations in England that recognise the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at Port Tilbury on 21 July 1948 with 492 Caribbean migrants and the contribution of the migrants who later became known as the Windrush Generation. The Government is providing this funding with the intention of recognising and promoting understanding of their contribution and to make clear to those of Caribbean descent that Government values their enormous contribution to national life and wishes to recognise that contribution.

There is particular interest in projects that can:

• Record the memories and testimonies to preserve and share the stories and experiences of the Windrush Generation

• Undertake activities in partnership with schools, for example, assemblies, workshops, education trips and creative project work

• Organise celebratory events for the wider Caribbean community and the Windrush Generation This funding will support organisations to deliver projects which they would not be able to deliver without the additional funding they apply for.

Who can apply? Local authorities, registered charities/community interest companies or community groups with a charitable purpose can apply

Grant amount: Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available. Bidders seeking funding below £2,500 should contact their local authority to request inclusion in a larger bid. The funding is for activities that will be completed by 31 December 2021.

Application process: An application form can be found on the website

Deadline: 10 March 2021 with notification of successful projects and release of funding in May 2021.

Contact information: Tel: 030 3444 0000 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.gov.uk/government/publications/2021-windrush-day-grant-scheme

Feminist Review Trust

Aims/priorities: The Feminist Review Trust was set up in 2001 with funding from the Feminist Review journal. Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. The journal is committed to exploring gender in its relationship to other axes of power including race, class and sexuality. The Feminist Review Trust has a small amount of funding that it offers to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that transform the lives of women in the UK and internationally. In 2018 and 2019, the Trust particularly welcome applications from nonOECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas:

• Lesbian and transgender rights

• Violence against women and girls

• Disabled women and girls  

• Refugee women and girls

Who can apply? Individuals and organisations in the UK and internationally are eligible to apply Grant amount: Maximum value: £ 15,000

Application process: An application form can be found on the Trust’s website. The completed form should be returned by email to the Trust.

Deadline: The application deadlines for 2021 are: • 30 April 2021 (for 31 July decision) • 10 September 2021 (for 15 December decision)

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.feminist-review-trust.com/

The Clothworkers’ Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Clothworkers’ Foundation aims to use its funding to improve the quality of life for people and communities that face disadvantage. Grants are available to UK charities under its Open Grants Programme to fund capital projects, such as buildings, equipment and vehicles that fit within one its nine areas of interest:

• Alcohol and substance misuse

• People with disabilities

• Disadvantaged minority communities

• Disadvantaged young people

• Domestic and sexual abuse

• Older people

• Homelessness

• Prisoners and ex-offenders

• Visual impairment

Who can apply? UK registered charities, community interest companies, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools) with an annual income under £15 million can apply. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the work of their organisation fits within one or more of the Foundation’s programme areas and that at least 50% of service users benefiting from the capital project are from one or more of those groups.

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees who will determine what level of grant they will give.

Application process: Applicants must first complete an online eligibility quiz to get access to an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Website address: www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/what-we-fund/eligibility-quiz/

The Dulverton Trust

Aims/priorities: Applicants should be working to produce significant impact in one of the following priority areas: youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation, preservation, Africa, and peace and humanitarian support. Grant-making will be focused on:

• Charities which meet their funding criteria and are well-placed to support vulnerable communities through this crisis (previous grant recipients will be prioritised, but the Trust may consider new charities to them as an exception)

• Supporting charities with which the Trust have an existing relationship to overcome funding challenges caused by the Covid-19 crisis

Who can apply? Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) with an annual income of between £200,000 and £10 million (but preference is given to charities with an income of £5 million or below)

Grant amount: Grants are typically between £25,000 – £35,000 Application process: Applicants first need to complete an online eligibility quiz

Deadline: Not specified Website address: www.dulverton.org/apply/

Freedom from Torture

Aims/priorities: The UK-based charity Freedom from Torture has launched a new grant scheme to support hard-to-reach torture survivors and smaller frontline organisations that are helping them during the global pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of everyone in the UK, and BAME communities are at particular risk. For survivors of torture, there are additional challenges, over and above those faced by the general population. The social isolation of lockdown has led to increased trigger reminders of the isolation and terrible loneliness of torture. Those living on limited funds are struggling to meet the basic needs of their families and worry about the impact should they become unwell. To help address these challenges and support survivors of torture, Freedom from Torture has made the decision to help organisations working with survivors of torture who we cannot take into our service.

We are particularly keen to support survivors who tend to be underrepresented in our current services. These include survivors from LGBTQI+ backgrounds, women, single mothers and single fathers with young children, survivors from China and South East Asia, survivors from Eastern Europe, older adult survivors. Grants should be used to provide small emergency payments to survivors of torture so that they can buy food, clothing or other essential items.

Who can apply? Registered charities

Grant amount: Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available Application process: An application form is available on the website

Deadline: There is no closing date for this fund. Once all of the available money has been granted, the fund will close to new applications Website address: www.freedomfromtorture.org

The Henry Smith Charity – Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: The Henry Smith Charity is an independent grant making trust. They aim to use our resources to help people and communities at a time of need and to bring about positive change. The grants available are:

• Improving Lives – Provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. They support established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. We are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work. This is their largest grants programme, through which the majority of their funds are distributed.

• The Strengthening Communities – This programme is designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level. Through this grant programme we want to make sure that our funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, targeting places that are economically marginalised and affected by poverty. They fund established organisations with a track record of delivering services directly to beneficiaries. They are looking for organisations that are embedded within their communities and are addressing local needs.

• The Christian Projects – This grant programme provides grants to support projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK Who can apply? Charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK Grant amount: The grant amounts of the programmes are:

• Improving Lives Grant Programme – Between £20,000 and £60,000 for 1 – 3 years

• The Strengthening Communities Grant Programme – Between £20,000 and £60,000 for 1 – 3 years.

• The Christian Projects Grant Programme – £10,000+ for up to 3 years (most grants are for 1-2 years)

Application process: An application form can be found on the website

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Website address: www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/

Woodroffe Benton Foundation

Aims/priorities: Funding is available, primarily, for the core operating costs of smaller organisations. To be eligible, projects must address at least one of the following:

• Relief of persons in need, hardship or distress by reason of disaster or as a consequence of social or economic circumstance

• Provision/maintenance of care and accommodation for the sick and elderly

• Promotion of education – in particular within the Derbyshire region #• Environmental conservation/preservation/protection/improvement – in particular where this would encourage the provision of access by members of the general public

Who can apply? To be eligible, applicants must:

• Be a UK registered charity based in the UK with an annual income of less than £1 million

• Have one full set of accounts following charity registration

Grant amount: One-off grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: Applications can be made at any time and are considered at the Trustees’ quarterly meetings in January, April, July and October

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.woodroffebenton.org.uk

The Yapp Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: The Trust only make grants for ongoing core funding to groups which support:

• Elderly people

• Children and young people aged 5 – 25

• People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges

• Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)

• Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

Who can apply? Registered charities that have been formally established for a minimum of three years can apply Grant amount: Grants of up to £3,000 are available

Application process: There is an online application form  Website Address: https://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/what-we-fund/

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation

Aims/Priorities: Grants are available to cover the costs involved directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

Who can apply? The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1 million per year.

Grant amount: Grants of between £250 – £1,000 are available

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: • 3 May 2021 • 2 August 2021 • 4 October 2021

Website address: www.leedsbuildingsociety.co.uk

The Albert Hunt Trust

 Aims/priorities: The trust supports organisations that:

• Provide hospice care

• Provide support for the homeless

• Promote health and wellbeing – areas of support under this heading have included physical and learning disability, physical and mental health and social challenge and deprivation. They look to support organisations in this category with an annual income of below £250,000. During this unprecedented crisis until further notice they will not be considering grants for capital projects of any nature.

Who can apply? Registered charities, organisations and projects based in the UK Grant amount: Not specified

Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Tel: 0330 113 7280 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.alberthunttrust.org.uk

Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

Aims/priorities: Seed funding grants are available for UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health. The grants can be used to trial a new service, create an asset, a technology, a performance, fund research, or otherwise experiment in any way that supports mental health. The emphasis will be on innovation – using new methods, channels, technology, ideas or approaches to reach out and effect change. Ideas would typically fit into one of the following categories:

• De-stigmatising Mental Health

• Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Care

• Improving Mental Well Being

The grants are for project-based activities that demonstrate clear innovation. The innovation can involve technology though it does not have to.

 Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from individuals; charities; social enterprises, community interest companies; schools; colleges; universities; pre-registration start-ups; voluntary groups; community groups and other not-for-profit entities based in the UK.

Grant amount: Grants of between £100 and £2,500 are available. Application process: The first step in the application process is to send an email with a brief outline of the idea and the budget being requested to: [email protected]

Deadline: This is a rolling programme, applications will be considered monthly Contact information: Tel: 01675 443 610 Email: [email protected]

CRH Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: The funding is for charitable activities that seek to support children, young people and adults with mental illness and mental disability in North West England.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate how the work will be financed after the Trust’s grant has ended. Priority is given to local organisations. National organisations will need to demonstrate that any spend can be restricted to the local area.

Who can apply? Charities or not-for-profit organisations working in North West England.

Grant amount: There is no specific maximum or minimum grant. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Most grants range from £5,000 to £15,000 per annum with a maximum of three years funding. Larger grants may be subject to reducing amounts in the second and third years.

Application process: Applications by letter to the Trust Secretary should include brief details of the organisation, information on the purpose of the grant with budget and a copy of the organisations most recent audited accounts. It is suggested that narrative should be no more than 2-3 sides of A4.

Deadline: Rolling programme. The Trustees meet normally four times a year and grant applications are considered at the next available meeting.

Contact information: Tel: 01565 651 086 Email: [email protected]

Edward Gostling Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Edward Gostling Foundation provides grants to UK registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled or those with long-term illness.

Two funding streams are now available:

• Small Grants of less than £5,000 available to charities with an annual income of less than £3million

• Large Grants of more than £5,000

Applications must address at least one of the four themes of the Foundation:

• Health and wellbeing: to maintain, improve and advance the health and welfare of people living with disabilities and/or long-term illnesses

• Independent living at home: to support people who wish to remain living in their own home for as long as is practically possible

• Respite: either for the person living with a disability (or long-term illnesses) or the carer to access sports and leisure activities or simply enjoy fun, friendship and the opportunity to socialise and share with others who may be in a similar situation

• Transition: to provide fundamental life skills and infrastructure necessary to allow people to reach their full potential in all areas of life and to become a valued member of their local community

Who can apply? UK registered charities may apply. Charities must have been registered for at least three years.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £10,000 are available to eligible charities with less than six months’ of free reserves

Website Address: www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk

The Pixel Fund

ims/priorities: The Pixel Fund’s focus is on the mental health and well-being of children and young adults, we will not grant to projects or organisations that are not core-focussed on mental-healthrelated matters.

Young adults means those under 26 years old at the start of any granted project or 48 work stream. Where a project includes over 25s we would consider granting an appropriate percentage of the total costs.

Who can apply? Registered Charities and Community Interest Companies.

Grant amount: Grants of between £500 and £5,000, no single grant is ever more than 5% of annual income.

Application process: There is a three step application process that usually takes around four months from start to finish

Deadline: Not specified Website address: www.pixelfund.org.uk

Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust – Ann Rylands Small Donations Programme

Aims/priorities: The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust offers grants to UK based charitable organisations that work in the following areas of interest:

• Serious illness – to assist many fundraising initiatives by charities and charitable institutions which help those suffering from serious illness. The needs addressed include nursing, residential facilities, assessment and treatment, and support and advice.

• Disability – to make life easier for the disabled, to improve their quality of life, and to promote integration with the able bodied

• Disadvantage – to help those less fortunate in society to enjoy new experiences, and to provide support to help them to lead more fulfilling lives and to realise their potential.

• Overcoming adversity – for work with people experiencing particular difficulties in their lives, who are vulnerable and in need of support

 Funding is intended to support registered charities that will use the grant for a specific project of a humanitarian nature or to supplement their core funding. The scheme aims to support charities that share the organisations vision of helping sick and disadvantaged people.

Who can apply? Eligible organisations must:

• Have registered charity status

• Be based in the UK and use the funds for domestic purposes Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,500 are available

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time

Contact information: Tel: 020 7487 5851 Email: [email protected] Website address: https://julesthorntrust.org.uk/programmes/ann-rylands-small-donations/

HERITAGE

AHF Transforming Places Through Heritage Programme – Project Viability Grants

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended for non-profit organisations to support the development of projects that have the potential to bring new life to high streets by creating alternative uses for redundant or underused historic buildings in town centres. Funding can be used for individual heritage buildings in, or transferring to, community ownership or that of charitable/social enterprise organisations.

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from the following non-profit organisations:

• Unincorporated organisations • Charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs)

• Charitable companies limited by guarantee

• Charitable community benefit societies

• Community benefit societies

• Not-for-private-profit companies limited by guarantee

• Community interest companies (CICs) limited by guarantee

• Co-operatives

• Parish and town councils

Projects must be located in England, in places that are or have the potential to be a hub for their community, providing services to a wide catchment population

Grant amount: The programme offers five funding strands:

• Project Viability Grants: up to £15,000, for early viability and feasibility work

• Project Development Grants: up to £100,000, for capital project development costs (covered separately)

• Crowdfunding Challenge Grants: up to £25,000, to match fund crowdfunding campaigns (covered separately)

• Transformational Project Grants: up to £350,000, for transformational capital projects (covered separately)

• Community Shares Booster Grants: development grants up to £10,000 and equity investments up to £50,000 for Community Benefit Societies and Cooperatives. This grant programme is being managed by Co-Operatives UK on behalf of AHF. (Once launched, it will be covered separately)

Application process: Applicants are advised to initially complete the enquiry form on the website to establish eligibility. An online application form is also available.

Deadline: 30 April 2021 for a decision in June 2021 50 Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: http://ahfund.org.uk/england

Historic England – Regional Capacity Building Programme

Aims/priorities: The funding is aimed at third sector organisations based in England to support regional and local projects which promote the sustainable management and development of the historic environment. The national priorities of Historic England are to:

• Identify significant elements of the historic environment at risk

• Support activities that strengthen the ability of the sector to reduce or avoid risk to the historic environment by understanding, managing and conserving

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from third sector organisations that aim to maintain, manage and develop the historic environment whether regionally or locally in England. It is expected that applications should address one of the HE’s national priorities. Grant amount: No minimum or maximum grant levels are specified

Application process: Organisations should first contact the Business Officer at their local Historic England office for further information or to propose a project. The contact details for the local offices can be found on the Historic England website.

Deadline: Not specified

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/grants/our-grant-schemes/regionalcapacity-grants/

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Aims/priorities: As part of the continued response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, the National Lottery Grants for Heritage has reopened to support organisations working with heritage to adapt and respond to the changing environment they are now operating in.

Who can apply? The reopening is happening in two phases. Phase 1: From 25 November applications for grants from £3,000 to £10,000 and £10,000 to £100,000 for projects with an emphasis on organisational resilience and inclusion will be accepted.

Priority will be given to organisations working with heritage that have not received funding through our Heritage Emergency Fund or the cultural recovery and emergency funds provided by the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland governments, including:

• Culture Recovery Fund (England)

• Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland

• Wales Culture Recovery Fund

• Recovery and Resilience Fund (delivered by Museums Galleries Scotland)

• Historic Environment Recovery Fund (delivered by Historic Environment Scotland)

Phase 2: Beginning 8 February 2021 applications for grants from £100,000 to £250,000 and £250,000 to £5million will be accepted. From February 2021, heritage projects will be prioritised that will:

• boost the local economy

• provide job creation and encourage skills development

• support health and wellbeing

• encourage rebuilding community cohesion All projects are expected to demonstrate that they are building long-term environmental sustainability and inclusion into their plans, as appropriate.

Grant amount:

Phase 1: From 25 November £3,000 to £10,000 and £10,000 to £100,000 for projects with an emphasis on organisational resilience and inclusion.

Phase 2: Beginning 8 February 2021£100,000 to £250,000 and £250,000 to £5m.

Application process: Applicants for grants from £3,000 to £10,000 and £10,000 to £100,000 are now open

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/application-guidance-national-lottery-grantsheritage-ps3000-ps10000-and-ps10000-ps100000

OLDER PEOPLE Barchester Healthcare Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Foundation aims to make a difference to the lives of older people and other adults (aged 18+ years) with a physical, learning or mental disability; supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity. For 2020, the focus has been on connecting or reconnecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive highest priority. Who can apply? Individuals, small community groups and small local charities based in England, Scotland or Wales.

All applications for an individual must be supported by a third party sponsor (eg a health or personal care professional, social worker, charity or support group representative).

Grant amount: Grants range from £100 – £5,000.

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time 52

Contact information: Tel: 0800 328 3328 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.bhcfoundation.org.uk

The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to support the following:

• Medical care charities – care specifically aimed at benefiting older people, to include Alzheimer’s, Macular Disease, Prostate Cancer, and Parkinson’s disease, etc.

• Charities in connection with older people – old age, homes, and carers

• Charities for people fallen upon hard times – disabled, hospices, ex-services, natural or manmade disasters, mental health and homelessness

The Trustees’ preference is to support capital projects or project driven applications and not running costs or general operating expenses, although the Trustees are flexible to take account of the needs of smaller charities which operate in the Trust’s preferred locations. For charities in this category consideration will be given to supporting revenue projects and running costs in addition to capital projects.

The Trustees do make grants to emergency appeals on a case by case basis.

Who can apply? UK registered charities can apply. To be eligible, applicants must be:

• Small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £2.5 million and for whom the grants will make a difference.

• Operating in the preferred areas of Lancashire (especially Lancaster and District including all LA postcodes), Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. (This geographical restriction, however, does not apply to medical grants.) G

rant amount: Not specified but The Trustees aim to support fewer charities with larger average grants Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time and are considered by Trustees three times a year (typically in March, July and November)

Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: https://peeltrust.com/history/

Persimmon Community Champions

 Aims/priorities: Persimmon Community Champions is here to fund good causes across the UK and have supported thousands of community groups and charities over the years, but from 1st April for the foreseeable future, they want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s – a vulnerable group in society that Persimmon Community Champions feel need their support at this time.

Who can apply? Community groups and charities

Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available

Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.persimmonhomes.com

SPORT & RECREATION

Canoe Foundation

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended for the following purposes:

• New or improved launching points in urban or rural locations or as part of a water trail, such as steps or pontoons. Linked promotion of access points including signage or maps to increase participation and use

• Incorporating better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations which might improve the parking or changing aspects of a site • Improving the quality of the waterways and oceans through support, for example practical kits, for a clean-up or an improved natural habitat

Who can apply? Applications are open to clubs, community groups, Parish Councils, Local Authorities or anyone in the UK with an active interest in improving access to water for recreational users and protecting the environment. This should be organisations or partnerships with local paddle sport groups who will continue to support the use of the improvements on an ongoing basis.

Grant amount: Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: 28 February 2021 Contact information: Email: www.canoefoundation.org.uk/contact-us/ Website address: www.canoefoundation.org.uk/online-funding-applications/

Get Fishing Fund – Angling Trust

Aims/priorities: Following a period of lockdown in England, due to the coronavirus outbreak, an increase in the popularity of angling was observed, with nearly a million people buying or renewing a fishing licence since the spring. As a means of encouraging the wellbeing benefits the sport can offer, the Get Fishing Fund has been established to encourage more people in England to take up fishing or get back into angling.

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from angling clubs, fisheries, charities, schools and local authorities in England that want to increase the number of people being introduced to angling. Activity that is delivered as a result of receiving funding must be delivered on freshwater fisheries where angling requires a fishing licence.

Grant amount: Organisations can apply for up to: • £500 towards small projects to assist them in delivering events and coaching activities • £5,000 for large projects

Application process: There is an online application from Deadline: 12 March 2021

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: https://grants.anglingtrust.net/online-application-forms/

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

Aims/priorities: The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust is a tennis charity raising funds for people with disabilities. Grants are available to help disabled people in the UK to play tennis through the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants for coaching.

Who can apply? Disability groups and programmes, clubs, schools and associations in the UK are eligible to apply. Individuals are also eligible to apply.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,500 for a group, club or project are available. Up to £500 is available for individuals.

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: The next deadlines for applications are: • 23 March 2021 • 29 June 2021 • 2 October 2021

Contact information: Tel: 01737 831 707 Email: [email protected] Website address: www.danmaskelltennistrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant

CreatedBy Rugby League World Cup 2021 Capital Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: The objectives of the Programme are to encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds to engage with Rugby League, both through playing and volunteering; to invest in opportunities that reach different audiences and address barriers to engaging in the sport; to recognise the role and value of Rugby League activity in the community and 55 support the delivery of wider benefits such as community cohesion, civic pride and social development; and to deliver a lasting legacy that will provide opportunities for engagement in the sport now, that will continue to be deliverable in the future.

Who can apply? Any organisation that is developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for funding, including clubs, local authorities, community organisations or education establishments.

Grant amount: There are two levels of funding available: • Small-scale awards of up to £15,000 • Large-scale awards of over £15,000

Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time before the Programme closes on 23 October 2021

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.rlwc2021.com/facilities

Central Social and Recreational Trust

Aims/priorities: The Central Social and Recreational Trust aims to improve the conditions of children and young people under the age of 21 and of all other persons by reason of their poverty who would otherwise be unable to obtain facilities for recreational or other leisure time occupations.

Funding is available for the following:

• Equipment for the use of all members of the club

• Maintenance of properties, as long as the property is owned by the club or there is a significant lease period The Trustees will consider applications where the large majority are under 21 years.

The Trustees will also consider the economic and social circumstances surrounding the beneficiaries of the grant.

Who can apply? Sports clubs and organisations that are affiliated to their governing body, i.e Amateur Boxing Association of England, National Association of Clubs for Young People, Football Association, are eligible to apply.

Grant amount: Grants will generally be no more than £1,000 although the Trustees will consider applications above this figure in exceptional circumstances

Application process: There is an online application form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.csrt.info/how-to-apply.html

Leslie Sell Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust provides grants for organisations belonging to the Scouting or Guide movement in the UK. The Trust makes small grants to Groups to help with the cost of making repairs, or purchasing sundry items of equipment. It also gives assistance to groups and individuals when they make trips in the UK or overseas. Due to the current pandemic and the disruption this has caused to normal Scouting and Guiding activities the Trust is introducing two additional grants. One will be for IT support (e.g. towards a zoom membership for one year or the purchasing of fire sticks or similar) to assist with delivering a blended Scout or Guide programme.

The grant amount for this category would be £100. The second grant would be to help with the Census/Insurance costs for 2021 due to falling subscription payments and lack of other fundraising opportunities in 2020. The amount of this grant would be 75% of the Group annual charge up to a maximum of £750. These new grants will be reviewed in May 2021.

Who can apply? Eligible organisations must be part of the Scouts or Guides associations.

Grant amount: Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trust has introduced two additional temporary grants:

• IT support: £100 to assist with delivering a blended Scout or Guide programme.

• Census/insurance costs for 2021: up to £750 is available to cover 75% of the Group’s annual charge.

Application process: An application form can be found on the website. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time

Contact information: Tel 01727 843 603 Email: [email protected]

Website address: http://lesliesellct.org.uk/

Return To Play Fund

Aims/priorities: Sport England have launched a new £16.5 million fund to provide additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Return to Play Fund will support groups, clubs and organisations who’ve been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle the disease, and is part of our overall response to the crisis that now includes more than £220m of government and National Lottery funding.

The fund will especially seek to support those groups and organisations working with audiences identified as finding it more difficult to be active at this time. These include:

• Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

• people on lower incomes • those disproportionately affected financially as a result of the crisis

• disabled people and people with long-term health conditions

• those who are experiencing a greater burden of care responsibilities since the pandemic began Who can apply? Your organisation can apply if you’re:

• a not-for-profit voluntary group or sports club

• a not-for-profit community club or organisation

• a registered charity

• a not-for-profit company

• a community interest company (CIC) or other social enterprise Grant amount: Three grant types are available, for applications between £300 and £10,000; £10,000 to £50,000; and for matching crowd funded income of up to £10,000. Application process: An application form is available from the website

Deadline: Not specified

Website address: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds#findtherightfund