Wigan Funding Bulletin November 2020

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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!
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COVID-19
CAF Resilience Fund
Aims/priorities: The CAF Resilience Fund exists to help charitable
organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19.
Through hundreds of targeted grants, this fund will support those working
with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups such as those living in deprived areas, those
supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities. The causes and communities that the fund aims to help include:
• People living in poverty
• Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
• Children and young people
• People with physical or learning disabilities
• People experiencing mental health conditions
• Older people
• Communities facing health inequalities
• Patient groups with unmet health needs (physical or mental)
• People facing domestic or other abuse
• Unemployed people
• Homeless people
• People experiencing loneliness and isolation
• People pushed into crisis because of Covid-19
• Refugees and migrants
• Other vulnerable people or communities
Who can apply? Registered and unregistered charitable organisations, including community
interest companies and social enterprises can apply
Grant amount: Groups can apply for a grant between £10,000 and £100,000 (up to a maximum of 20% of their last reported income)
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 10 November 2020, 12pm
Contact information: Online contact form www.cafonline.org/contact-us
Website address: www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-resilience-fund


Asda Foundation – Getting Schools Back on Track Grant
Aims/priorities: The Getting Schools Back on Track grant
has been designed to help ease the pressures that have been placed on all families during the pandemic. Getting children back to school in September is a priority not only for learning needs but to also enable parents to go back to work. This new Asda Foundation grant is to help families who may be struggling financially and need extra support. Please be aware that these grants are not for individual students. It is for schools to purchase items on behalf of children or provide additional services.
Who can apply? To be eligible to apply for a grant, your group must be one of the following:
• a charity
• a not for profit company
• a community interest company (CIC)
• an unincorporated club or association
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: Application forms are available from your local Asda store – ask for your local Community Champion
Deadline: 15 November 2020
Website address: www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply


Baring Foundation – Strengthening Civil Society
(Supporting Legal Action Related to COVID-19)
Aims/priorities: As part of the Strengthening Civil Society
programme, the Baring Foundation launched a new funding programme in May 2020 with three new funding streams to support civil society undertake legal actions related to coronavirus/COVID19. Only one of the funds is open to all; the other two are for current and previous grant holders.
• Supporting Legal Action Related to Covid-19 is open to applications from all registered
charities, including current grant holders. This fund will support legal action in all its forms –
empowering, persuading, challenging – that seeks to protect vulnerable individuals and
communities from the impact of Covid-19 and the response to the pandemic from public
authorities, businesses, and communities
• Operational impacts fund is for current grant holders: small-scale grants to assist
organisations whose operations are severely affected by Covid-19
• Increase in demand for advice from frontline organisations fund is for current grant holders:
grants for hub organisations. These are vital organisations which provide expert legal
advice to other civil society organisations to drive social change
Who can apply? Registered charities
Grant amount: Grants of up to £40,000 are available for up to one year
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: 17 November 2020, 12pm
Contact information: Tel: 020 7767 1348
Website address: https://baringfoundation.org.uk/programme/strengthening-the-voluntary-sectorprogramme/
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Force for Change Programme
Aims/priorities: In 2020 the programme offers grant funding to
charitable organisations, including community interest companies and
local authorities, for local projects that support Armed Forces
communities, particularly where they have been affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic or where volunteer-run projects need some additional help. Eligible project must fit under one of two main themes:

• Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more engaged in their local area.
• Providing opportunities for isolated members of the Armed Forces community to take part in
activities that improve general wellbeing.
Who can apply? To be eligible to apply, organisations must be one of the following:
• An established registered charity or community interest company (CIC) with substantial
recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities
• An Armed Forces unit or base
• A local authority
• A school
Grant amount: Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects lasting up to a year
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: 30 November 2020, 12pm
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/armed-forces-covenant-fund-force-forchange-programme/

The Volant Charitable Trust Covid-19 Response Fund
Aims/priorities: The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK
and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social
deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted
by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution
of PPE will also be considered.
Who can apply? Charities
Grant amount: Multi-year awards (for up to three years) of £15,000 or less per annum
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 31 December 2020
Contact information: Online contact form www.volanttrust.org/request-for-the-covid-19-responsefund-application-form/
Website address: www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/


Small Charities Challenge Fund
Aims/priorities: Grants are available to support and strengthen the work of
small, UK-registered not-for-profit organisations working in priority countries, to
help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving
the Global Goals.

This challenge fund from the Department for International Development (DFID)
aims to strengthen grassroots development organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised in specified countries overseas.

The fund supports the UK’s small non-profit groups to scale-up and increase the reach and efficiency of their projects.

Priority will be given to applications that can show they are responding to longer-term impacts of Covid-19.
Who can apply? Small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations
Grant amount: Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to two years
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 25 March 2021, 5pm
Contact information: Online contact form: www.ukaiddirect.org/contact/
Website address: www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/


Allchurches Trust – Hope Beyond
Aims/priorities: The Hope Beyond grants programme aims to
enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities, helping them and the communities they support to adapt to the
challenges and opportunities presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Through the Hope Beyond 6 grants, Allchurches aim to fund innovative, impactful projects that will enable people, organisations
and communities to flourish in life after lockdown, building resilience and encouraging hope.

Hope Beyond funding will look to address these three themes:
• Projects responding to the issues of loneliness and isolation exacerbated by the
Coronavirus 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 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 (including clergy)
• 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 and Christian charities
Grant amount: Grants of up to £50,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 01452 873 189 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.allchurches.co.uk/what-we-fund/hopebeyond/


Alpkit
Aims/priorities: Alpkit will support:
• Diversity and Inclusion Projects that engage individual and groups
from a diverse range of backgrounds
• Environmental Projects that seek to support, conserve, or generate understanding of our environment and wild places
• Health Projects enabling people to gain physical and mental wellbeing from the Great
Outdoors
• Education Projects such as First Aid, D of E, Forest Schools and Mountain Leader
• Participation Projects that get more people experiencing the Great Outdoors
• Pandemic Projects that are a community response to Covid-19 such as food access,
health, well-being and recovery issues
Who can apply? Individuals or organisations serving those affected by coronavirus, across the country
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/pages/foundation#apply


Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants
Aims/priorities: National Lottery Project Grants is the Arts Council’s open
access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects. The Arts Council
have prioritised reopening this programme to help fund independent
organisations, creative practitioners and freelancers as quickly as possible.

Project Grants can support projects that directly create and deliver creative and cultural activity and content for audiences, visitors and digital users, and also those that have a longer term impact on strengthening the sector, such as organisational development, research and development and sector support. It will continue to support a wide range of different applications, from organisations and from individuals. Because of the circumstances during this Covid-19 period, the Arts Council are 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 their equality objectives
Until April 2021, the fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners.
Who can apply? Individuals, organisations, museums and libraries
Grant amount: Grants of between £1,000 – £100,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Online contact form: www.artscouncil.org.uk/our-organisation/contactcustomer-services
Website address: www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants


Asda Foundation – Covid-19 Hygiene Grants
Aims/priorities: The ASDA Foundation’s grants programmes aim to support grassroots charitable organisations working at the heart of its stores’ communities. The Hygiene Grant is focused on personal hygiene dignity, supporting 8 residents/patients in facilities, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support.

Applications are expected from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters.
Who can apply? Registered charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and other not for-profit organisations in the UK can apply.
Grant amount: Grants of up to £500 are available
Application process: Application forms are available from your local Asda store – ask for your local Community Champion
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Website address: www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply


British Muslim Covid-19 Fund
Aims/priorities: The aim of the fund is to support charities,
voluntary groups and other organisations who are working to
protect and assist vulnerable people during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Who can apply?

Charities, and voluntary groups and organisations in the UK are welcome to
apply, irrespective of faith


Grant amount: Small grants: £250 – £1,000 and Major grants: £1,000 – £5,000
Application process: There is an online application for
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0774 711 6252 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://britishmuslimcovid19fund.co.uk/


Comic Relief Covid-19 Community Fund
Aims/priorities: The aim of this fund is to support local
grass roots organisations to respond to the needs of
vulnerable individuals, families and communities during the Covid-19 crisis and recover from the impact of Covid-19 has had on their services. The fund has the following objectives:
• To support grass roots organisations to respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals,
families and communities during the Covid-19 crisis
• To support local grass roots community led organisations with ‘lived in’ experience to
recover and develop organisational resilience following the Covid-19 crisis
Who can apply? Grass roots, not for profit voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies) with an annual turnover of under £250,000 and include members with lived experience.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £4,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling basis
Contact information: Tel: 0121 237 5800 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.groundwork.org.uk/comic-relief-apply-for-a-covid-19-community-grant/

Elton John AIDS Foundation – Covid-19 Emergency Fund
Aims/priorities: The Fund is looking to support organisations in
implementing lifesaving interventions to help mitigate adverse effects of
the Covid-19 pandemic on HIV response efforts for key population communities around the world.
Organisations can apply for an emergency grant if:
• The people/person they intend to help are experiencing threats, attacks or imminent danger to their health, life, or security
• It is critical that their HIV support work takes place within the next two weeks to address barriers that prevent people accessing HIV services
• It is critical that their Covid-19 prevention work takes place within the next two weeks to address additional vulnerabilities during the pandemic
Who can apply? Local community-based organisations working with people living with and affected by HIV are eligible to apply.
Grant amount: Emergency grants of up to $15,000 are available (approximately £11,600)
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 020 7603 9996 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.eltonjohnaidsfoundation.org/what-we-do/what-we-fund/covid19/


Hope for the Young – Covid-19
Emergency Fund
Aims/priorities: The objectives of the scheme are to support the immediate health and well-being
of young asylum seekers and refugees during the pandemic, and to help to relieve destitution and poverty in general. The funding is intended to help relieve social isolation and financial hardship for young asylum seekers and refugees. Examples of eligible expenditure are as follow
• Regular weekly or monthly payments for food and essentials
• Essential travel for appointments and to support groups
• Mobile data to help stay connected with mentors, advocates, support workers, counsellors, family and friends
• Basic smart phone up to the value of £90 to help young people connect to their support
networks


Who can apply? Groups assisting young asylum seekers or refugees (aged 16-38), based in the UK, who are vulnerable and in need of immediate financial support during the coronavirus/Covid19 pandemic are eligible to apply.
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0744 815 5126 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://hopefortheyoung.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-relief-fund/


Morrisons Foundation – Covid-19 Homeless Support
Fund
Aims/priorities: The fund is designed to support charities caring for the
homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to
those who need it most. Registered charities that care for the homeless
can apply for support to cover three broad areas:
• Outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials
• Delivery of services in hostels and shelters
• Information and advice
Who can apply? Registered charities that care for the homeless
Grant amount: Grants of up to £10,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time and will be assessed on a weekly basis
Contact information: Tel: 0845 611 4449
Website address: www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/

Seafarers UK – Covid-19 Emergency Fund
Aims/priorities: The aim of the COVID-19 Emergency
Fund is to help charitable maritime organisation, and the seafarers in need whom they support, to withstand this current crisis. Grants can be used for current or anticipated needs arising directly from, or because of, coronavirus/Covid-19, including providing new services, additional operating costs or loss of organisational income. Grants are available to fund specific responses arising from, caused by, or affecting seafarers and maritime welfare charities as a consequence of thecoronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. Eligible activities include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Individual hardship
• New service
• Additional operating costs
• Loss of organisational income
• Liquidity or cash flow issues
Who can apply?

Applications are accepted from charitable organisations delivering welfare and
support services to seafarers and their families in the UK
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: There is an online eligibility quiz and online application form
Deadline: Applications can be made at any time and will be reviewed on a regular basis
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.seafarers.uk/helping-you/grant-funding/


Sport England – The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund
Aims/priorities: The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund is for new applications focused solely on helping support clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic to return to play. It’s designed to provide capital funding to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces so people within their community can return to play and physical activity, safely. The focus is on responding to the immediate challenges of sports and physical activity returning to play this autumn.

Your project must be about addressing the challenges you’re now facing because of coronavirus and linked to a return to play. At this time, we’ll not be funding general capital works
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
• a leisure operator, operating a single site
Grant amount: The minimum level of funding available is £10,001 and the maximum level of funding available is £50,000
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time and decision aim to be made within 3 weeks
Contact information: Tel: 03458 508 508 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-communityasset-fund


Sport England – The Return to Play: Small Grants fund
Aims/priorities: The Return to Play: Small Grants fund seeks to
support projects addressing the challenges coronavirus (Covid-19) has posed to people taking part in sport and physical activity.

A total of £10 million is available to help not-for-profit community
organisations create coronavirus-secure settings for community sport and physical activity to resume this autumn.

The fund will have flexible priorities, to be able to best respond to the
frequently changing challenges posed to community sport. These could include having to deliver sport and physical activity in smaller groups, having the correct sanitation and safety equipment, not having enough sports equipment to safely deliver activities and having the appropriate training for club volunteers to ensure you’re meeting the current guidelines. Funding could therefore be used for minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses to help you deliver your activities safely.
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
• a leisure operator, operating a single site
Grant amount: Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time and decision aim to be made within 3 weeks
Contact information: Tel: 03458 508 508 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-small-grants


The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund
Aims/priorities: The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund
has been created with the support of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to safeguard the vital frontline jobs and support services of women’s organisations that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in England. Aims of the grant funding
• Grants to support organisations providing services and support for vulnerable women, for which there is increased demand as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
• Grants to support organisations supporting women who experience disproportionate
challenge and difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
• Grants to support organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to Covid-19
Who can apply? Funding is open for organisations across England and will be prioritised for women’s sector organisations and services where the pandemic has hit particularly hard.
Organisations must have an annual income of less than £1 million. Priority will be given to organisations supporting and led by BAME women, women with disabilities and financially vulnerable LGBT+ women.
Grant amount: Grants of between £20,000 – £30,000 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.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/organisations


LOCAL
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: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/wigan


Food for Life Get Togethers – Small Grants
Aims/priorities: Small grants are available for community events and gatherings that enable people of different generations to get together through good food.

Who can apply? VCSE organisations in Rochdale, Salford, Wigan
Grant amount: Grants of up to £150 are available
Application process: Application forms are available to download on the website
Deadline: 13 November 2020
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.foodforlife.org.uk/get-togethers/get-involved/small-grants


GM Mental Wellbeing Small and Medium Grants
Aims/priorities: GMCVO, working in partnership with 10GM, have launched small and medium grants programmes to support adults from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester that may struggle to achieve high levels of mental wellbeing. These grants are in addition to the micro grants already available to voluntary and community groups and social enterprises that will support people to develop high levels of mental wellbeing.
Who can apply? Small, grass roots voluntary and community groups and social enterprises that
will support people to develop higher levels of mental wellbeing
Grant amount: Small grants – £500-£3,000 for organisations with an income under £100,000
Medium grants – 5 grants of £10,000 each to be awarded (no income cap)
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 20 November 2020, 4pm
Website address: www.gmcvo.org.uk/gm-mental-wellbeing-grants/


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 are unable to afford to take them on holiday.
Who can apply? Individuals or groups/organisations within the Greater Manchester are
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
• 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/


Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust – General

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
man-made 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 organisation’s 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: The application form can be downloaded from their website
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. The Greater Manchester Duchy Panel considers all applications on a quarterly basis.
Contact information: Tel: 0161 834 0490 Email: [email protected]
Website address: http://manchesterlieutenancy.org/lancaster

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme
Aims/priorities: 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
Who can apply? Schools
Grant amount: Grants of up £1,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: The grant will close when it is oversubscribed
Contact information: Tel: 0161 214 0940 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.forevermanchester.com/kelloggs-breakfast-club-programme/
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
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Application process: Applications must be made by post on the Manchester Guardian Society’s own application form and 13 copies in total should be supplied. Contact Manchester Guardian Charitable Trust to request an application form.

Contact information: Tel: 0161 934 6190 Email: [email protected] Post: Joe Swift, Clerk to the Trustees, Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester, M2 3AB
Website address: www.manchesterguardiansociety.org.uk

ARTS
Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Teacher Development Fund
Aims/priorities: The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is
to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning
opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum.

It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.
In 2020, the Fund will have a particular focus on exploring how blended approaches, combining digital and face to face delivery, can enhance teacher CPDL in arts-based learning. By supporting a number of projects over two years PHF aims to create a body of evidence around effective practice in blended learning that will have long-term value for both the education and arts sectors.
The Fund will continue its focus on:
• Primary schools
• Supporting children and young people experiencing disadvantage
• Approaches which involve learning through the arts
• Long-term, inquiry-based projects which support teachers’ professional development and learning
• Promoting effective and equitable partnerships between schools and arts/cultural
organisations and artist practitioners
• The contributions of school leaders and artist practitioners as both professional learners
and as supporters of embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum
• Approaches which involve any of the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including
poetry; dance; design; film; music; opera; photography; digital arts and media; theatre and drama; the visual arts; and cross-arts practices
Who can apply? Lead applicants may be:
• Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profits companies active
in the arts
• Primary schools operating in the state sector
Grant amount: Grants of up to £150,000 per partnership for two academic years are available

Application process: There is a two-stage online application process
Deadline: First stage applications: 20 November 2020, 5pm
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.phf.org.uk/funds/tdf/

Youth Music Programme
Aims/priorities: Grants are available to a range of organisations for music
projects in England that increase the number of children and young people
across England who have the opportunity to take part in high-quality musical activities, particularly those who are experiencing challenging circumstances and who face barriers to music making.
Fund A – smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help to achieve the Foundation’s vision for a musically inclusive England.
Who can apply? Charitable and non-profit organisations in the UK
Grant amount: Fund A – grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available for between six and 24 months
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: Fund A – 4 December 2020, 5pm
Contact information: Online contact form https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/contact-us
Website address: https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/i-need-funding


CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Prince’s Trust – The Digital Futures Fund
Aims/priorities: The Digital Futures Fund seeks to
procure specialist employability partners to deliver digital
skills and industry-focused pre-employment courses for
young people across the region. The Trust are looking for organisations or consortia with a track record of engaging with the digital industry and young people to deliver a range of pre-employment programmes and courses over a 12-month period, which will support under-represented groups in accessing employment within the digital industry.
Who can apply? The fund is open to any organisation with a track record of delivering industry relevant digital training, which may include (but not limited to); private training providers, employer providers, social enterprises, colleges and universities. Organisations must be able to evidence that they have links with employers in Greater Manchester.
Grant amount: Minimum amount of funding £100,000, maximum award of £200,000

Application process: There is an online application process
Deadline: 18 November 2020
Website address: https://bit.ly/3jaSbnP


Prince’s Trust – The GM Youth Employment Fund
Aims/priorities: The GM Youth Employment Fund is designed to pilot and test new approaches which will remove barriers to employment for young people. The Trust are specifically seeking proposals from organisations and consortia who can deliver innovative employability programmes that will help young people aged 16-25 in accessing employment or training.
Who can apply? The fund is open to any organisation with a track record of delivering preemployment programmes for young people, which may include (but not limited to); charities, private training providers, employer providers, social enterprises, colleges and universities.
Organisations must be able to evidence that they have links with employers in Greater
Manchester.
Grant amount: Minimum amount of funding £50,000, with a maximum award of £125,000
Application process: There is an online application process
Deadline: 18 November 2020
Website address: https://bit.ly/34aHyNt


Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund
Aims/priorities: Through its Benevolent Fund, the
Weaver’s Company provides funding for smaller charitable organisations that are providing services for young people who are vulnerable and at risk of becoming involved with crime. The funding is intended to support work in the following areas of interest
• Young offenders
• Prisoners and ex-prisoners.
• Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement.
Funding is available for the following:
Helping disadvantaged young people – The object of the fund is to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. Young people are normally defined as being aged from 5 to 30 years.
Offenders and ex-offenders, particularly those under 30 years of age – Many offenders and ex offenders suffer from a variety of difficult and complex problems and they are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. Funding is available for work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families, and provide them with support, life skills training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate and make a positive contribution to society.
Who can apply? UK registered charities or organisations in the process of applying for
registration are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to smaller organisations which offer direct services. Local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than about £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than about £250,000
Grant amount: The maximum grant is usually £15,000 per annum
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 19 November 2020, 1pm
Contact information: Tel 020 7606 1155 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.weavers.org.uk


The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants
Aims/priorities: The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants (SLF) is a fund to
support legal work in the UK that goes beyond securing justice for an individual and makes a significant contribution to law, practice and procedures to uphold and promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young people more generally. The SLF aims to tackle injustices and inconsistencies in law and practice that disadvantage or discriminate against vulnerable young migrants as a result of their migration status.

Grants are made to organisations to:
• undertake pre-litigation research, or
• make third party interventions to ensure that the key legal points are made in existing cases
Who can apply? Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants
Grant amount: Grants of up to £30,000 are available, the average grant size is around £12,000
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: 24 November 2020, 5pm
Contact information: Tel: 0207 251 8383 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.strategiclegalfund.org.uk


The Ironmongers’ Company
Aims/priorities: The Ironmongers’ Company wishes
to support projects that provide opportunities for
disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil
their potential. Projects must meet all of the following criteria:
• For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged
• Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills
• Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale
• Are within the UK
The Company is looking for projects that deliver clearly defined educational benefits to a specific group of children or young people.
Who can apply? Registered charities
Grant amount: Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000
Application process: An application form is available to download from the website
Deadline: 15 December 2020
Contact information: Tel: 020 7776 2311 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm
Masonic Charitable Foundation – Children
and Young People Grants
Aims/priorities: The Foundation funds projects that
support disadvantaged and vulnerable children aged 0-18 and up to the age of 25 years for disabled young people. Grants can be offered to charities/projects that provide:
• Mental and physical health support
• Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and
emotional etc.
• Support for the whole family
• Pastoral and advocacy support
Who can apply? Charities whose beneficiaries are in England and Wales. Charities must be registered with the Charity Commission or relevant Central registry of the respective Guernsey,
Jersey or Isle of Man’s government.
Grant amount: Small unrestricted grants of between £500 and £5,000 per year for up to 3 years are available to organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Small Grants 23 December 2020
Contact information: Tel: 0800 035 6090
Website address: https://mcf.org.uk/get-support/grants-to-charities/applicationresources/eligibility-children-and-young-people/


Adamson Trust
Aims/priorities: Grants for voluntary and community organisations
and charities to help with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17
years) with physical, mental, or emotional impairments. The funding aims to support organisations
and registered charities that provide assistance with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17 years) with physical, mental, or emotional impairments.

Funding is available for the costs associated with holidays and/or respite breaks. The holiday must be taken
by the day preceding the child’s 18th birthday.
Who can apply? Applications are accepted from individual families and on behalf of groups of children, registered charities and other organisations
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: 28 February 2021
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.theadamsontrust.co.uk


Peter Cruddas Foundation
Aims/priorities: Registered charities can apply for funding for projects that
help disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 16 to 30, to pursue
pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of
helping them to become financially independent.
Who can apply? Registered charities
Grant amount: There is no minimum or maximum amount
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 1 March 2021
Contact information: Tel: 0203 003 8360 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.petercruddasfoundation.org.uk/how_to_apply.htm


BlueSpark Foundation
Aims/priorities: The BlueSpark Foundation’s objective is to fund or partfund 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
• Developing 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: Maximum amount up to £5,000
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website: http://bluesparkfoundation.org.uk/


COMMUNITY
Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme
Aims/priorities: The financial giving programme is aimed at supporting projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and will be of real direct benefit to families. The support they provide should reach charities and organisations delivering work that aligns to their priorities and has a direct and tangible impact. Warburtons principle aim of funding is clear; it is to focus on supporting families that need the help the most. The specific areas of focus are:
• To work with those who need our support within the social areas defined later in this policy
• To focus on support that fits with the principles of Transparency, Trust and Transformation
• To work with families facing challenges
• Help families with opportunities
Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes
Grant amount: Grants of up to £250 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 9 November 2020, 8 February 2021
Website address: www.warburtons.co.uk/corporate/sustainability/financial-giving


The Community Business Trade Up Programme
Aims/priorities: Are you running a project or organisation that exists to improve a local
neighbourhood, village or town? Do you want to recover and rebuild income from trading and pandemic proof your business? This free support programme will give you the head-space, support network and funding needed to adapt, digitise and diversify your income from trading
You’ll become a stronger, more sustainable community business as a result of this programme.
Who can apply? Applications are welcomed from all community businesses with priority given to those who meet any of these criteria:
• BAME-led (over 51% BAME leadership in staff or Trustees/Directors)
• Located in and giving support to Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) local
communities
• Located in and giving support to very deprived or disadvantaged local communities
Grant amount:
• A free learning programme, to help you recover and rebuild your income and impact
• Up to £10,000 in Trade Back grant
• An opportunity to meet regularly with other people running organisations like yours, so you can help each other out
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 2 December 2020
Contact information: Tel: 0794 401 3854 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.the-sse.org/courses/community-business/#SM21


Comic Relief Community Fund
Aims/priorities: The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is
offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income
of less than £250,000. There are two types of grants available to
organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four
strategic themes:
• Children Survive and Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their
potential and have the best start in life
• Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and the LBTQI+
community and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or
exploitation due to their gender
• A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration
• Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination
Funding is available to help you develop your organisation through a Capacity Building Grant or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant. This new and exciting programme aims deliver long lasting community driven change and Groundwork will work closely with successful projects to gather learning from the programme to share widely.
Administration of the local funding is being managed by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
Who can apply? Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000
Grant amount: Capacity Building Grant – Grants up to £500 and Project Delivery Grant – Grants up to £4,000
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0121 237 5800 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.groundwork.org.uk/national-grants/comic-relief-community-grants/


Henry Smith Charity – Strengthening Communities
Aims/priorities: The Strengthening Communities grant programme is
designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots
level. Through this grant programme Henry Smith want to make sure that
their funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, targeting places that are
economically marginalised and affected by poverty. Henry Smith fund established organisations with a track record of delivering services directly to beneficiaries. Henry Smith are looking for organisations that are embedded within their communities and are addressing local needs. Henry Smith want to fund work that enables:
• People from across the community to participate in activities which improve connectedness, opportunities and wellbeing
• People who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship to have access to
community-based services that support positive lasting change
• A stronger, active, more engaged community
Who can apply? Community-led charities and not for profit organisations, with an annual income
of £20,000 – £500,000 can apply
Grant amount: Grants of between £20,000 – £60,000 per year are available
Application process: An application form is available to download on the website
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 020 7264 4970
Website address: www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/strengtheningcommunities-grants/strengthening-communities-overview/


The Morrisons Foundation
Aims/priorities: The Morrisons Foundation supports charities
making a positive difference in local communities across
England, Scotland and Wales. The grant funding supports charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives.
Who can apply? UK charities (registered with the Charity Commission or Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator)
Grant amount: Grants of up to £25,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0845 611 4449
Website address: www.morrisonsfoundation.com/grant-funding-request/


The Screwfix Foundation
Aims/priorities: The funding is to help those in need. This could be by
reason of financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages
in the UK. Organisations must be looking for funding to support
projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community
buildings and other buildings.
Who can apply? Registered charities and not for profit organisations
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.screwfix.com/help/screwfixfoundation/


DIGITAL
Thomas Wall Trust – Charities Grant Programme
Aims/priorities: Grants are available for registered charities for specific
projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and
additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects. The Trust’s grant programme aims to support people with an emphasis on building confidence, knowledge and skills, and therefore increasing prospects of employment. The funding will support a project or running costs for a charity that equips people (aged 11 and over) with the skills ready for employment.
Who can apply? To be eligible, applicants must:
• Be a UK charity that has been registered with the Charity Commission for at least three
years
• Have an annual turnover that does not exceed £500,000
Grant amount: Grants of up to £5,000 are available
Application process: There is a two-stage application process.
• Stage one is to complete an online Expression of Interest form (available on the Trust’s
website)
• Stage two is by invitation only
Deadline: Expression of Interest form: 30 April 2021
Contact information: Online contact form: www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk/contact-us/
Website address: www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk


Fat Beehive Foundation
Aims/priorities: Grants are available to 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.
Who can apply? UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1m
Grant amount: Grants of up to £2,500 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 020 7739 8704
Website address: www.fatbeehivefoundation.org.uk

ENTERPRISE
Big Issue Invest – Impact Loans England
Aims/priorities: This £5 million lending scheme is aimed at enabling social
enterprises and charities to access loan funding. The programme is funded
by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, with finance being
provided by its partners Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital. Investment can be used for a variety of projects, including:
• Working capital
• Buying equipment
• Contract fulfilment
• Business development
• Hiring new talent
Who can apply? You can apply for Impact Loans England if:
• You are a social enterprise or charity
• You can demonstrate an ability to repay finance
• You have a track record of trading
• You are a well-managed organisation with good governance
• You are based in England
Grant amount: Loan finance between £20,000 – £150,000 is available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website: https://bigissueinvest.com/impact-loans-england/


KeyFund
Aims/priorities: KeyFund give loans and grants to people and
enterprises that make a big impact, tackling social and environmental
issues in the heart of their communities.
Who can apply? Community and social enterprises operating in the North of England and the Midlands. Business with a Social Backbone
• You are, or intend to form a legal company
• You have a direct social mission at the heart of your enterprise
• You have been turned down by other lenders
• You are based in the North/Midlands
Grant amount: KeyFund offer investment from £5,000 to up to £300,000
• Up to £150,000 – Blended finance (loans with up to 20% grant): the Northern Impact Fund
offers 20% of the value of the loan as grant. This unsecured lending is suited to new and
early stage enterprises who are seeking finance to support growth or become more robust;
typical investments are around £50,000. There is up to a 1% arrangement fee with each
investment
• Up to £300,000 – Standalone loans: KeyFund can also provide loans to Community and
Social Enterprises who are more established and looking to further develop and grow their
organisation
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0330 202 0559
Website address: http://thekeyfund.co.uk/apply/


ENVIRONMENT
Veolia Environmental Trust
Aims/priorities: The Trust is committed to supporting community
and environmental projects that are located near a qualifying
Veolia site. These could include projects aiming to install or enhance play areas and skate parks, restore footpaths and green spaces, protect natural habitats or improve community halls.
Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations with environmental or community-based projects can apply
Grant amount: Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available
Application process: There is a three stage application process:
Know: This information will help groups check if their project meets the criteria and if the funding timetable is right for them. Applicants should be aware that only projects in the proximity of a
qualifying Veolia site will be considered and they should use the Postcode Checker to confirm this.
Prepare: This information will help applicants develop the best possible project.
Apply: Once applicants are certain that their project meets the criteria, they can start applying for
funding by completing the ‘Eligibility Checker’. They will need to confirm that their project meets
the key criteria. If it does, they will be able to progress to the Stage 1 of the application form.
Deadline: 3 December 2020, 12pm
Contact information: Tel: 0203 567 6820 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.veoliatrust.org/funding/

Patagonia International Environmental Grants
Aims/priorities: Grants are available to small grassroots
activist environmental organisations in the UK and Ireland that are working to protect local habitats and frontline communities through bold, original actions. Patagonia believes that “local battles to
protect a specific stand of forest, a stretch of river, an indigenous wild species or a community from a polluting refinery are both effective at building public support and confronting larger, more complicated issues – like climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental justice” and accordingly provides grants for grassroot initiatives in the UK and the Republic of Ireland that are
addressing these issues. The funding will support innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities.
In particular, the funding is meant to:
• Encourage work that brings underrepresented communities to the forefront of the
environmental movement and defend communities whose health and livelihoods are
threatened by environmental exploitation
• Support multipronged campaigns that push for greater environmental protections and force the government to abide by its own laws
Who can apply? Non-profit organisations with a non-governmental status, doing environmental work in the UK or the Republic of Ireland can apply for funding
Grant amount: Grants of up to US$12,000 (approximately £9,100 depending on the exchange rate) are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 31 January 2021
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://eu.patagonia.com/gb/en/how-we-fund/


Rufford Foundation Small Grants
Aims/priorities: The Foundation’s focus is on supporting grassroots
nature/biodiversity conservation projects in developing countries and
enabling conservationists to make a lasting impact in the natural world. Funding is available for:
• Projects with direct conservation benefits to threatened habitats or species.
• The fieldwork element of PhD or MSc studies, where there is a clear conservation output.

Who can apply? Eligible applicants should be based in a developing country and in the early
stages of their conservation career. Applicants must either be:
• Undertaking MSc or PhD studies (or equivalent) or have graduated from such studies in the past three years (only costs related to the fieldwork element of the study will be considered)
• Doing other projects that have direct conservation benefit to threatened species or habitats
First world applicants may also apply if the proposed project fulfils the following criteria:
• Is located in a developing country where there is a clear lack of local conservation capacity
• Has a very significant local capacity-building element
• Is a high conservation priority
Grant amount: The Foundation offers five different stages of grant:
• 1st Rufford Small Grant – grants of up to £6,000 are available
• 2nd Rufford Small Grant – on successful completion of a Rufford Small Grant, having
provided satisfactory feedback and a final report, applicants are welcome to apply for a
second grant of up to £6,000 in order to develop important elements identified in the
previously funded project
• 1st Booster Grant – upon successful usage of a first and second small grant, Booster
Grants of up to £10,000 are available
• 2nd Booster Grant – grants of up to £10,000 are available upon completion of a Booster
Grant to continue the development of important elements in the previously funded project.
Match funding restrictions apply
• Completion Grant – grants of up to £15,000 are available upon completion of a 2nd Booster
Grant and are only payable through a conduit organisation, and not to individuals. Match
funding restrictions apply
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 020 7436 8604 Email:
Website address: https://apply.ruffordsmallgrants.org/

FAITH
Childs Charitable Trust
Aims/priorities: The Vision of the Trust is to see a world where every person has the potential to hear and respond to the gospel message. The Trust’s Mission, to help achieve the vision, is to strategically fund Christian organisations which actively share the Christian gospel.
Who can apply? Christian UK registered charities and organisations working both in the UK and overseas
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Contact information: Tel: 01323 417 944 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://childscharitabletrust.org/funding/


Anchor Foundation
Aims/priorities: The aim of the Foundation is to support Christian
charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of
healing and the arts. The Foundation awards grants for projects (including
projects abroad) that address the following:
• Healing
• Arts
• Social inclusion
Applications for capital or revenue funding will be considered.
Who can apply? Registered charities
Grant amount: Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 31 January 2021
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.theanchorfoundation.org.uk


Henry Smith Charity – Christian Projects
Aims/priorities: The Christian Projects programme provides grants to
support projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK, and are
only awarded to work that comes from an Anglican context, or work that is
fully ecumenical. The funding is for projects that meet at least one of the fund’s three priorities, which are:
• Meeting the spiritual needs of older people, including those with dementia
• Reaching out to the unchurched – especially young people and young families – by
nurturing spiritual interest and wellbeing
• Projects that support and care for Anglican clergy at times of acute need
Who can apply? Churches, small charities and not-for-profit organisations that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK
Grant amount: Grants of over £10,000 are available per year, funding for up to three years is available (most grants are for 1-2 years)
Application process: Applicants must complete an eligibility quiz first before completing an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Online contact form: www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/contact-us/
Website address: www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/christianprojects/christian-projects-funding-guidelines/


GENERAL
The Allen Lane Foundation
Aims/priorities: The Allen Lane Foundation fund charities and
organisations that work with seven particular beneficiary groups:
• Asylum seekers and refugees
• Gypsies and Travellers
• Migrant communities
• Offenders and ex-offenders
• Older people
• People experiencing mental health problems
• People experiencing violence or abuse
Who can apply? Small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations
Grant amount: Maximum grant £15,000. The average grant size is around £5,000-£6,000.
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Contact information: Tel: 01904 613 223 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://allenlane.org.uk/our-funding-1/


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Peace and Security
Programme
Aims/priorities: The Fund aims to support a transition towards:
• The use of ‘soft’, rather than ‘hard’ power as a first line of response to conflict within society and around the world
• The de-legitimisation of violence as a tool for responding to conflict, securing interests or projecting power
• A culture of human rights and non-violent problem-solving, promoted at all levels of society
In late July 2020, JRCT amended its funding policy to support work that responds to the dual harms of the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic racism. Specifically, JRCT wish to encourage work that scrutinises the responses and policies of powerful institutions and actors, and which envisions and builds support for transformative social change based on justice, peace and sustainability.
Funding is available for charitable work in the following areas:
• Challenging militarism
• Scrutiny of counter-terrorism measures in the context of human rights and peacebuilding
• Building support for alternative approaches to defence and security
• Responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism
Who can apply? Grants are made to a range of organisations and to individuals. It is not
necessary to be a registered charity to apply to the Trust, however, the Trust can only support work which is legally charitable as defined in UK law.
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 30 November 2020, 5pm
Contact information: Tel: 01904 627 810 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.jrct.org.uk/funding-priorities


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Power and Accountability
Programme
Aims/priorities: The Fund aims to support people to create a world in which
power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are
responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.
Funding is available for work in the following areas:
• Strengthening corporate accountability
• Strengthening democratic accountability
• Encouraging responsible media
• Responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism
Who can apply? Grants are made to a range of organisations. It is not necessary to be a
registered charity to apply to the Trust, however, the Trust can only support work which is legally
charitable as defined in UK law.
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 30 November 2020, 5pm
Contact information: Tel: 01904 627 810 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.jrct.org.uk/funding-priorities


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Rights and Justice
Programme
Aims/priorities: The Trust aims to promote racial justice and equality of
opportunity as a basis for a harmonious multi-racial, multi-ethnic society in the
UK. Funding is available for work in the following areas:
• Protection and promotion of equality and human rights and their enforcement in the UK
• Promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism and discrimination
• Promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling root causes, structures and systems that may deny them their rights
• Responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism
Who can apply? Grants are made to a range of organisations. It is not necessary to be a
registered charity to apply to the Trust, however, the Trust can only support work which is legally charitable as defined in UK law.
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 30 November 2020, 5pm
Contact information: Tel: 01904 627 810 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.jrct.org.uk/funding-priorities


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable Future
Programme
Aims/priorities: The overall focus of the Sustainable Future Programme is
on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the
current consumerist and growth-based paradigm. Funding is available for work in the following areas:

• Better economics
• Beyond consumerism
• New voices
• Responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism
The Trust is interested in funding work which:
• Is about removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making
problems easier to live with
• Has a clear sense of objectives, and of how to achieve them
• Is innovative and imaginative
• Where the grant has a good chance of making a difference
Who can apply? Grants are made to a range of organisations. It is not necessary to be a
registered charity to apply to the Trust, however, the Trust can only support work which is legally charitable as defined in UK law
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 30 November 2020, 5pm
Contact information: Tel: 01904 627 810 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.jrct.org.uk/funding-priorities


Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
Aims/priorities: The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
(PPCF) aim to contribute to the development of a just society
based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental
sustainability. The priority is to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. PPCF support projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures.
Who can apply? UK based charities and non-governmental organisations undertaking charitable activity
Grant amount: Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 per year, for up to three years are
available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 5 February 2021
Contact information: Tel: 020 7193 7364 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.polden-puckham.org.uk

Marc Fitch Fund
Aims/priorities: The Marc Fitch Fund makes small grants towards the costs
of publishing scholarly work in the fields of British and Irish national, regional
and local history, archaeology, antiquarian studies, historical geography, the
history of art and architecture, heraldry, genealogy and surname studies,
archival research, artefact conservation and the broad fields of the heritage, conservation and the historic environment.
Publication grants: these are intended to help with production costs, including the costs of illustrative material
Research grants: these are intended to cover incidental expenses, such as the cost of travel and accommodation within the UK/Ireland to visit archives; they are not intended to cover time spent in
research and writing. To qualify, your work must already have been provisionally accepted for
publication
Special Project Grants: from time to time the Fund considers applications for special projects that do not fit easily into one of the above categories, such as the conservation, cataloguing, scanning,
transcription and study of significant primary sources, or the conservation and study of significant artefacts. To qualify, original research and the publication of the results has to be part of the project.
Journal digitisation: the Fund is also willing to consider applications from local and national archaeological and historical societies towards the costs of publishing their journal backlists online,
on condition that the results are made available to all, without charge and in perpetuity. To be eligible for such funding, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they already have 50 per cent of the costs in the bank
Who can apply? Community groups
Grant amount: Small grants
Application process: Prospective applicants should submit a brief outline of their project by email. If the proposal meets the Fund’s criteria, the relevant application forms will be provided.
Deadline: 1 March 2021
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.marcfitchfund.org.uk

Weston Charity Awards
Aims/priorities: The Weston Charity Awards were created by the Garfield
Weston Foundation to celebrate and support great front-line charities
working in the fields of Community, Welfare and Youth.
Who can apply? To be eligible to apply, charities must have the following:
• A registered charity number
• Be working in the fields of Welfare, Youth or Community
• At least one paid full-time member of staff in a leadership position
• Income of less than £5 million per year
• Provide direct services to beneficiaries
• Majority of activity or beneficiaries are in the Midlands, North of England or Wales
Grant amount: 20 winners will receive:
• A year of support from Pilotlight
• Unrestricted cash contribution of £6,500 to support the work with Pilotlight, this includes travel expenses to meetings

• Access to a network of local charities working with Pilotlight
• 3 ‘connect’ sessions with other Award Winners across the year
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: The next round will open on 30 November 2020
Contact information: Tel: 020 7283 7022
Website address: https://westoncharityawards.org


HEALTH & WELLBEING
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund – Positive
Pathways Mental Health and Wellbeing
Programme
Aims/priorities: Projects should have a clearly identified activity for veterans to take part in. The
fund would like to clearly see how veterans will benefit from the projects they support and your
project should come under one of four themes.
• Sports
• Arts and culture
• Getting outside
• Heritage
Who can apply? Charities or community interest companies working with Armed Forces veterans who need support to improve their mental health and wellbeing
Grant amount: Fixed grants of £35,000 for one year are available
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: 30 November 2020, 12pm
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/positive-pathways/#introduction


The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
Aims/priorities: The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
provides grants for general and research work with
people with learning disabilities. “Learning disabilities” is the same as “intellectual disabilities”; these terms are inter-changeable.
Who can apply? Registered charities or are associated with a registered charity, Schools and Parent Teacher Associations, Co-operative and Community Societies/Community Benefit
Societies and other such exempt charities
Grant amount: The Fund operates two general grant funding streams, a General Grant
Programme for appeals over £10,000 and a Small Grant Programme for appeals up to £5,000.
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Small grants can be submitted at any time. General grants: 1 December 2020.
Contact information: Tel: 01582 439 225 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.bailythomas.org.uk/grants/general-programme


Albert Hunt Trust
Aims/priorities: Applications will be considered from local
charities 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, plus social challenge and deprivation.
Organisations in this category should have an annual income of below £250,000. However, the trust we will look at capital projects, such as significant equipment purchases or building works irrespective of the income levels
Who can apply? Grants are available to local charities in the UK that provide hospice care, provide support for the homeless or promote health and well being
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


Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation
Aims/priorities: The Fund is being administered by the Small
Charities Coalition with £50,000 is available to award. Priority for
care in the community, disabilities, end of life, education, interfaith
and medial projects.
Who can apply? Registered charities with an annual income of under £1million Organisations must have been established for at least one year, and must be able to produce either independently examined or management accounts
Grant amount: Grants of between £100 – £1,000 are available
Application process: Download the application form here. Completed forms to be submitted to: [email protected]
Deadline: Rolling programme with a deadline on the 20th of each month
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.bettymessengerfoundation.co.uk


HERITAGE
Archives Revealed – Scoping Grants
Aims/priorities: Archives Revealed is designed to transform access to archives
for a wide range of users, enabling more people to engage with the UK’s rich
documentary heritage. There are two funding strands:
• Scoping grants, which is reported here, aims to help archives analyse collections,
supporting development of future plans for cataloguing priorities and projects
• Cataloguing grants, which is reported separately, are to create catalogues of important
archival collections
The objectives of Archives Revealed are to:
• Increase access to previously unavailable archive material
• Increase engagement with archive collections by a wider audience
• Enable deeper use of archive material to further understanding of collections
• Increase confidence and skills of archivists to enable them to successfully secure income to fund archive development
Who can apply? Public sector bodies, registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations
Grant amount: Grants of up to £3,000 are available
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: 11 January 2021, 12pm
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/finding-funding/archivesrevealed/


AHF Transforming Places Through Heritage
Programme – Project Viability Grants
Aims/priorities: Grants are available 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. 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. They will typically include a variety of uses, including retail, and be recognised by local people as their town centre or high street. This includes:
• Distinct towns centres and high streets within large cities
• Rural settlements that are notable centres within a district, providing services for a wide hinterland that includes smaller villages (Small village high streets will not qualify)
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
Grant amount: Grants of up to £15,000, for early viability and feasibility work are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0300 121 0741
Website address: http://ahfund.org.uk/england


National Heritage Memorial Fund
Aims/priorities: The Fund’s aim is to defend the most outstanding parts of the
national heritage of the UK. This is achieved by providing grants (and sometimes
loans) to enable organisations based in the UK to buy items of outstanding interest
and of importance to national heritage. These must either be at risk or have
memorial character. The Fund can be used to help organisations buy:
• Works of fine and decorative art
• Museum collections
• Archives
• Manuscripts
• Items of transport and industrial history
• Historic buildings and land
With the exception of historic buildings and structures, the Fund may also be able to help with conserving and restoring a heritage asset which is at imminent risk of irreparable damage.
Projects must meet the following criteria
• Importance to the national heritage – projects must be concerned with buying, maintaining or preserving objects, collections, buildings or land that are of particular importance to the national heritage of the UK
• Outstanding interest – the item(s) must be in some way outstanding. This could be because of rarity, quality, association with a historic figure or event or designations
• At risk – applicants must be able to prove that the item(s) will be at risk in some way should
they not be able to acquire them OR
• Memorial character – items that have a direct link with conflicts, or people who lost their lives during conflicts, are given special consideration. Such items still have to meet the Fund’s essential criteria but do not have to be at risk
Who can apply? Charities, not-for-profit organisations and public bodies
Grant amount: There is no set minimum or maximum amount of funding
Application process: Applicants first need to submit an online enquiry form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 020 7591 6615 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.nhmf.org.uk/funding

OLDER PEOPLE
The W G Edwards Charitable
Foundation
Aims/priorities: The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation is an independent grant-making
charity, which assists with the provision of care and aims to improve the wellbeing of older people in the UK. The Foundation gives grants to capital projects, refurbishment and for equipment, in addition to innovative schemes for ongoing care and projects which help people live active and fulfilling lives. The aim of the Foundation is to improve quality of life and Trustees consider applications which make a difference to people over the age of 65. The Foundation supports organisations which promote a proactive approach to physical and mental wellbeing.
Who can apply? The Foundation award funds to UK charities which have, for at least two years, been registered with the:
• Charity Commission for England and Wales
• Regulator for Charities in Northern Ireland
• Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
Grant amount: Grants are usually between £1,000 – £3,000. The average grant is £1,700
Application process: There is no application, applications need to made in writing addressing the criteria on the website
Deadline: 10 December 2020
Contact information: [email protected]
Website address: www.wgedwardscharitablefoundation.org.uk


Barchester’s Charitable Foundation
Aims/priorities: Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered
charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability
across England, Scotland and Wales. This year their focus is about
connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local
community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive the highest priority in 2019. The Foundation favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life
Who can apply? Small community groups and small local charities
Grant amount: Grants range from £100 – £5,000
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0800 328 3328 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.bhcfoundation.org.uk


SPORT & RECREATION
Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants
Scheme
Aims/priorities: The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/ improve existing facilities.
The aims of this scheme are to
• Support the growth of football clubs and activity
• Prevent a decline in football participation
• Make improvements to facilities to address any health and safety issues
Who can apply? The scheme is available to:
• Local authorities
• Educational establishments
• Grassroots football clubs (not including those in the FA National League System)
• Professional and semi-professional Football Clubs and their associated Community
Organisations (from Premier League to Conference), to support their community outreach
programmes
Grant amount: The maximum grant available is £10,000. The minimum grant is £1,000, unless you are applying for funding towards the replacement of unsafe goalposts. Grants cannot exceed 50% of the eligible project cost.
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Maria Finelli Tel: 0345 345 4555 ext 4206 Email:
[email protected]
Website address: www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/premier-league-the-fafacilities-fund-small-grants-scheme/


This funding bulletin is produced by
10GM consists of local support and development agencies covering all 10 Local Authority
areas across Greater Manchester whom are listed below.
For further information regarding 10GM please email: [email protected]

Action Together (covering Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside)
Principal Office 95-97 Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6EP
Tel: 0161 339 4985
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.actiontogether.org.uk


Bolton CVS (Community and Voluntary Services)
The Hub, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS
Tel: 01204 546010
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.boltoncvs.org.uk


Macc Swan Buildings, 3rd Floor, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
Tel: 0161 834 9823
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org

Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre
The Old Town Hall, 5 Irwell Place, Salford, M30 0FN
Tel: 0161 787 7795
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.salfordcvs.co.uk