Funding News - November 2022

Content

Success stories

Gannett Foundation 
National Lottery Community Fund – Carers Support and Wellbeing CIC
National Lottery Community Fund - Ouse Valley Climate Action (OVCA)

Information and Guidance

2021 Census
Co-op Foundation – New Strategy
Good Finance – Pre-Investment Support
Heritage Compass
National Lottery Community Fund - Cost-of-Living Support Strategy
NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac 2022
Sussex Community Foundation – Cost of Living Survey Results
UK Community Foundations - Dormant Assets Scheme
WaveLength

Training and Events

Arts Council - National Lottery Project Grants Advice Sessions
Grow your Creative Business - 28th November 2022, 530-730pm
Rother Voluntary Action – Annual Event

Awards

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - The Award for Civic Arts Organisations 2023

Government

Department for Education - Education Trust Capacity Fund
East Sussex Arts Partnership Turner Prize Is It Art? Grants

Trusts and Foundations

A B Charitable Trust
Architectural Heritage Fund - Transforming Places through Heritage Grants
Armed Forces Covenant Trust - Supporting Partners Innovation Fund
BBC Children in Need (BBCiN) - Grants for Core Costs
Benefact Trust - Brighter Lives Mental Health Programme
Better Community Business Network Grant Initiative
Castle Studies Trust
Centre for Cultural Value - Collaborate Fund
Comic Relief Community Fund
Crowdfunder and Sport England
The DPO Centre – Charity and Community Fund
Education Endowment Foundation
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation - Securing a Fairer Future
The Fore
Hilden Charitable Fund
Homity Trust
Hospice UK - Extending Frailty Care
Hubbub UK - Time after Time E-waste Fund
Lloyd's of London Foundation Charity Partnerships
London Hearts - Defibrillator Grants
Music for All - Community Project Funding
Music Venue Trust - Pipeline Investment Fund
National Garden Scheme - Community Gardens Award
Ormiston Trust - #WeWill Social Action Fund for Schools
Sussex Community Foundation – The Winter Support Fund for East Sussex
Vaughan Williams Foundation
Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund

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Sucess Stories

Gannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., the parent company of Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK's largest publishers and owners of this Newspaper and Website. They provide funding to registered charities in the areas where they operate local newspapers and websites.

Newsquest is giving charities the chance to take a share of £128,000 cash giveaway.  The Gannett Foundation, is providing the money to support charities across the country and there is a £16,000 share to give away in the South-East.

A shortlist of ten charities including East Sussex WRAS will share in the £16,000.

National Lottery Community Fund – Carers Support and Wellbeing CIC

Carers Support and Wellbeing CIC aims to support, educate, and encourage the families and carers of people who have a substance misuse issue. They facilitate a face to face support group providing emotional and practical support on a fortnightly basis in Eastbourne and Lewes and also provide 1:1 support either by phone or face to face. By providing emotional support and advice to carers and family members the aim is to alleviate stress and anxiety that the carers feel and provide reassurance that they are not alone

They have recently been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to arrange wellbeing activities for family and carers affected by someone else substance misuse. Arranging fully funded wellbeing activities can help give the carers some much needed respite which enables them to continue with their caring role. Also the carers feel motivated to use the techniques that they have learnt on a daily basis, which helps reduce stress, anxiety and low mood. This funding will also increase the number of 1:1 sessions they are able to provide.

If you would like some information about this project, please contact Maxine:

Tel:  07484 136542                              

Email:  Maxine@csaw.org.uk

National Lottery Community Fund - Ouse Valley Climate Action (OVCA)

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £2m to OVCA, which successfully bid for the funding among over 600 applicants.

The East Sussex partnership, which covers 10 organisations, including the South Downs National Park Authority and Lewes District Council, has an ambitious goal of empowering local people to help create one of the first communities in England to fully embrace climate action.

It comes after several busy years of discussions, events, planning and development across the region to work up a successful bid.

The project area follows the River Ouse downstream from the village of Barcombe – which is aiming to be the UK’s first net-zero village – through to Lewes and further south to Seaford, Peacehaven, and Newhaven. The river valley is a fragile landscape that has already felt the effects of climate change this millennium, including flooding, storm damage, coastal erosion and biodiversity loss.

The funding will focus on three key areas: nature recovery and climate resilience; people’s knowledge and skills; and, finally, greener energy and travel.

Among the aims of the project are to: 

  • Capture more carbon with natural solutions, such as tree planting and creating new wildlife habitats
  • Make space for water in the Ouse catchment, such as creating water habitats, to reduce flood risk and increase resilience to drought
  • Support more community green spaces and food-growing areas
  • Empower and educate residents about climate action and sustainable living through inspiring events, engagement and training sessions
  • Encourage behaviour change to help the environment
  • Develop new local Community Energy Groups and community-owned renewable energy projects
  • Events and engagement around improving household energy efficiency
  • Support new greener travel initiatives around walking, cycling and e-bikes

The next steps will be creating a dedicated team to deliver the project locally, working with schools, businesses and community groups.

The project partners are: South Downs National Park Authority; South Downs National Park Trust, Lewes District Council, OVESCO, Community Energy South, Sussex Community Development Association, 3VA, Railway Land Wildlife Trust, Transition Town Lewes and Seaford Community Partnership.


Information and Guidance

2021 Census

On 28th June, the Office for National Statistics released the first results from the 2021 Census, providing rounded population and household estimates for local authorities in England and Wales by sex and five-year age group.

In East Sussex: 

  • Population grew to 545,800 in 2021, an increase of 19,100 (3.6%) since 2011
  • Number of households increased by 8,200 (3.6%) between 2011 and 2021
  • Proportion of population aged 65 and over rose from 22.7% in 2011 to 26.1% in 2021
  • Proportion of people under the age of 20 fell from 22.1% in 2011 to 20.5% in 2021

Further data will be released as follows: 

  • Topic Summaries (sets of data and supporting commentary, grouped by a similar theme) (Nov 22-Jan 23) - Detailed topic and geographic data
    • Demography and migration – 2nd November 2022
    • UK Armed forces veterans – 10th November 2022
    • Ethnic group, national identity, language and religion – 29th November 2022
    • Labour market and travel to work – 8th December 2022
    • Housing – 5th January 2023
    • Sexual orientation and gender identity – 6th January 2023
    • Education – 10th January 2023
    • Health, disability and unpaid care – 19th January 2023
  • Multi-Variate Datasets (Spring 2023 onwards) - Cross-tabulated data enabling more in-depth analysis
  • Final results (Autumn 2023 onwards) - Including Alternative Population Bases, Small population outputs, Origin-Destination data, Microdata

Analysis of the 2021 Census results will be made available on East Sussex in Figures

To be added to the distribution list for census analysis relating to East Sussex, please contact the Research and Intelligence Team via email at:  esif@eastsussex.gov.uk

Co-op Foundation – New Strategy

The foundation’s funding will aim to bring the Future Communities Vision to life for young people.

The foundation provides flexible and unrestricted funding to people working to build the fairer, more co-operative communities of the future imagined by young people.

Co-operative values are reflected throughout the funding, from applications and grant-making, to learning and celebrating. This builds on work they’ve already started to become a more flexible funder, and to develop more equal and trusting partnerships 

They will help to create:  

  • Prosperous communities with access to opportunity
  • Safe communities
  • Diverse, equitable and inclusive communities
  • Healthy communities
  • Sustainable communities
  • Communities that prioritise youth activism, shared power and transparent governance

The foundation has just launched their Building communities of the future together 2022-27 strategy, which is formed of three parts: 

  • A vision of fairer communities in 10 years’ time built on co-operative values. They co-created this with today’s young people who will inherit the communities we aim to build. They’ve identified six strategic priorities that their funding, campaigns and support must focus on in order to build a fairer future
  • A pioneering approach to co-operative funding that will see the foundation support organisations and young people working towards their shared vision, and help out when things go wrong, too. Flexible, accessible and unrestricted funding rooted in learning about what works - rather than focusing on traditional reporting - will be at the heart of new ways of working
  • A commitment to co-operate with others to increase reach and impact, and ensure that Co-op Member donations go further than ever

New funds for young people and organisations should open in the new year, they will inform new funding, first, on their blog.

Email:  foundation@coop.co.uk

Good Finance – Pre-Investment Support

One of Good Finance’s key goals is to improve knowledge on social investment, what it is, what it can be used for and the journey and process it requires.

This Hub takes a step back to focus on the 'pre-investment' stage, supporting social enterprises and charities by signposting to tools, resources and organisations that can help them to achieve their next steps, even in the face of adversity. 

The website has tools and resources designed to help organisations at every stage. For example you can try the Is It Right For Us tool for quick answers on whether repayable finance is worth exploring, or you can use the Fundmapper tool for quick and easy connections to social investors.  It also provides the following resources: 

  • Getting started with legal structures
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Impact Management
  • Fundraising: Grants, Blended Finance and Social Investment
  • Governance and Policies
  • Building capacity and resilience: where to go for more support
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

If you have any feedback on this support page or would like to add any tools, resources or organisations to the listing, please email aconstable@goodfinance.org.uk.

Heritage Compass

Does your organisation need help to develop a clear business plan and income strategy? Heritage Compass – run by Cause4 and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund – has space for 100 small-to-medium organisations to join its new free 10-month training, mentoring and peer support programme. Participants will leave the programme with the tools to respond to their specific needs and challenges.

Applications are open until 2nd December. Cause4 is hosting an online Q&A plus in-person sessions in November for interested organisations.

Email:  heritage.compass@cause4.co.uk

National Lottery Community Fund - Cost-of-Living Support Strategy

In light of the emerging economic crisis, the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has sent out a message to community organisations across the UK working to support beneficiaries during this time, ensuring its commitment to flexible and responsive support. 

David Knott, CEO of NLCF, has described four principles which will shape the response: 

  • Keeping all funding open and available, with an expected £75 million committed to supporting communities on cost-of-living over the next year
  • Bringing a flexible and adaptable approach to grant-making, allowing variations and adjustments to grants underway to reflect cost of living pressures
  • Maintaining a commitment to people and communities, with a focus on allowing communities to guide funding decisions and recognising where the most difference can be made
  • Working with others to draw on knowledge, insight, and foresight to build a picture of what is happening and making this available to help influence approaches across the board.

As the situation is constantly changing and evolving, the Fund’s approach will be regularly reviewed in response to engagement with stakeholders and communities.

Groups are encouraged to look out for further strategy updates on Putting Communities First.

NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac 2022

The Almanac gives an overview of the voluntary sector’s scope and characteristics, including its finances, workforce, and volunteers.

Anybody can access and download the charts and tables. You can use this data to: 

  • Understand the scope and scale of the voluntary sector
  • Highlight the value of the sector, influence policy, and strengthen your campaigns
  • Inform your organisation’s financial plan and fundraising strategy
  • Assist with your board’s strategic thinking
  • Compare your organisation against others
  • Explain the context your organisation works in
  • Understand workforce trends in the sector and what this might mean for you
  • Improve your volunteer recruitment and involvement

NCVO also undertake further analysis throughout the year which they publish in various forms, including briefings, reports, blogs, and social media content.

They also undertake bespoke research based on their financial data for a range of voluntary organisations, public and private bodies, and academic researchers.

Tel:  020 7713 6161     

Email:  ncvo@ncvo.org.uk  

Sussex Community Foundation – Cost of Living Survey Results

Sussex Community Foundation sent out a Cost of living survey, to deepen their understanding of how this unprecedented situation is affecting local organisations and communities in Sussex. They wanted to gain more information and data to shape their funding priorities to ensure they provide the necessary support required for the coming autumn and winter months.

Sussex Community Foundation received 108 responses in total from organisations across Sussex. They will be writing up the results into a short report, which will soon be available on their website.  

Tel:  01273 409440 

Email:  info@sussexgiving.org.uk

UK Community Foundations - Dormant Assets Scheme

new report by UK Community Foundations explains how the expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme could be the catalyst for growing community philanthropy in the UK. 

The report looks at the work of the UK’s 47 community foundations through the lens of the Levelling Up agenda, it explains how community philanthropy is already playing an important role in tackling regional inequality and looks at some of the ways that it can be grown to help build the resilience of communities.

The main conclusions of the report are: 

  • Money from the Dormant Assets Scheme could be used to launch a government-backed match-funding programme that would aim to build community endowments to ensure a lasting impact. In doing this, the Government would multiply the value of dormant assets and help build a sustainable source of funding for the voluntary sector. It would also help encourage a new generation of local philanthropists
  • Community philanthropy is already playing a role in creating social capital – one of the key drivers of the Levelling Up agenda. It brings people together from across different sectors and increases understanding of local issues and how to distribute funding to charities that address them. This helps build community cohesion and encourages more strategic charitable giving
  • In many cases the pandemic proved to be pivotal for improving the relationship between local authorities and the voluntary sector. This should be built on. Moving forward there should be meaningful representation of the voluntary sector in initiatives that encourage collaboration between communities and local authorities

Tel: 020 7713 9326 

Email: info@ukcommunityfoundations.org

WaveLength

WaveLength has been the leading national loneliness charity for 80 years, and has successfully helped to reduce loneliness through the provision of technology.

WaveLength works at a local level through a network of partners on the ground to deliver help, comfort and contact to those most in need. This approach effectively ensures that every piece of technology that is donated is tailored to meet the demands of the beneficiaries.

WaveLength gives radios, televisions, and tablet computers to those in need across the UK. This technology can help to maintain and increase the number of meaningful connections people have in their lives and act as a window to the world. They support those who are lonely because of age, poor physical or mental health, who are isolated or by circumstances which make it hard for them to leave their home.

WaveLength supports individuals and organisations.

Tel: 01708 621101 

Email: info@wavelength.org.uk


Training and Events

Arts Council - National Lottery Project Grants Advice Sessions

These webinars are an opportunity to learn more about the refreshed Project Grants application process and guidance from Arts Council England.

In these Zoom webinars, you’ll learn more about Arts Council England’s open access funding scheme, National Lottery Project Grants, including what it funds, how to apply, and what happens to your application. The session is suitable for first time applicants as well as those who have applied before.

Following a presentation, there will be a Q & A. Information about the Project Grants guidance can also be found online here.

23rd November, 2pm

12th December, 2pm

Grow your Creative Business - 28th November 2022, 530-730pm

Join us at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, for an evening of accelerator techniques, programmes, and other opportunities to help grow your creative business in the current difficult economic climate. The evening will include speakers from a variety of organisations offering bespoke support including ways to fund growth, access to government funded growth programmes and how to find a creative community and adding young people to your workforce.

The evening will include food and drink, with an opportunity to network and is co-curated by Talent Accelerator and Help to Grow (University of Brighton) with support from East Sussex County Council.

Email:   Kim.Byford@dlwp.com

Rother Voluntary Action – Annual Event

Rother Voluntary Action are holding their annual event on 14th December 2022 at Ashburnham Place in Battle (10 am to 2 pm including lunch).

This is a celebration of, not only the work of RVA and our plans for the future but also, the amazing work done by the local voluntary sector in Rother over the past year.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a range of workshops that will be valuable in supporting your work in the community as well as sharing your experiences with others working alongside you in the community.

The workshops will include: 

  • Volunteering & trusteeship
  • Online security
  • Digital inclusion
  • Marketing your voluntary group

Booking is essential as places are limited and you will need to register through Eventbrite by 7th December.

On Eventbrite, you will be asked whether you would like a table to promote your group on the day. This is the only way to book for this event.

If you have any issues registering online please call Mandi on 01424 217259.


Awards

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - The Award for Civic Arts Organisations 2023

With the theme 'Co-Creating the Future', the third edition of the Award for Civic Arts Organisations will recognise organisations that are unlocking the creativity of their communities to navigate today’s challenges and help shape a better future. A total of £150,000 prize funding is available.

The Award for Civic Arts Organisations celebrates organisations that are rethinking the relationships with the communities they serve and using the transformational power of art for individual and societal change. The Award is open to all arts organisations across the UK that currently receive or have received public funding in the last three years.

With the theme ‘Co-Creating the Future’, the third edition of the Award will recognise organisations that are unlocking the creativity of their communities to navigate today’s challenges and help shape a better future. The spotlight is on organisations that are helping communities thrive, even in the most challenging of contexts – whether by igniting joy, hope, compassion and energy, improving wellbeing, forging new connections, or developing solutions. Recipients will be outstanding examples of how arts organisations can work in and with communities to address their needs and concerns, deepen relationships, and use arts and creativity to enable positive change.

The Award offers a total of £150,000 prize funding, one of the largest amounts for an award in the arts sector. There is one prize of £100,000, and two of £25,000. The Foundation reserves the right to redistribute the funds in response to applications received.

Applications close at 1pm on 25th November.

Tel: 020 7012 1400  

Email: info@gulbenkian.org.uk


Government

Department for Education - Education Trust Capacity Fund

The Department for Education’s Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF) will award funding to support trust growth and development across England.

The TCaF provides grants to help trusts develop their capacity to grow. It has a particular focus on supporting strong trusts, and strong schools forming trusts, to take on underperforming schools in education investment areas (EIAs).

For this funding round, TCaF will have three strands: 

  • A: For projects in which trusts will take on at least one additional inadequate or requires improvement school from one of the areas listed in the guidance
  • B: For projects in which a trust takes on either at least one inadequate or requires improvement school outside of an EIA or any school within an EIA
  • C: For trusts taking on good or outstanding schools outside of an EIA.

Academy trusts or local authority maintained schools in England are eligible to apply.

There are three strands of funding: 

  • Strand A: grants of £50,000 to £300,000
  • Strand B: grants of £50,000 to £200,000
  • Strand C: grants of £50,000 to £100,000

Applications for the second 2022-23 funding window are now open until the deadline of 16th December 2022. 

Email: TCAF.GRANT@education.gov.uk

East Sussex Arts Partnership Turner Prize Is It Art? Grants

The Turner Prize will be hosted by Towner Eastbourne in 2023.  The East Sussex Arts Partnership (ESAP) is offering up to twenty £1,000 Is It Art? grants for projects taking place between October 2023 and January 2024 and which respond to the Turner Prize in Eastbourne.  As with the other ESAP grants you will need to secure an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant to match fund the ESAP £1,000 grant.  Please check the criteria and process here.  Deadline for grant applications: midnight on 2nd January 2023. 


Trusts and Foundations

A B Charitable Trust

The Trust aims to support charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances.

The grants range in size, with most grants being in the range of £10,000 to £20,000.

Charities registered and working in the UK can apply.

Charities should have an annual income of between £150,000 and £1.5 million, have operated for at least a year and be able to provide a full year's audited or independently examined accounts.

The Trust is looking for applicant organisations that: 

  • Deliver effective work and can demonstrate the difference it makes
  • Listen to the people they seek to support about their needs, and amend their work accordingly
  • Engage the talents of people who have experienced the problems the organisation exists to address
  • Are well run, make best use of resources and follow best practice (eg in governance, financial management, DEI, safeguarding)
  • Work well with others in the geographical or policy area (are happy to combine knowledge and resources where helpful and avoid duplication)
  • Share knowledge where possible (eg with colleagues in the sector, or to influence attitudes to an issue or to influence policy)
  • Would make best use of a grant (ie where the grant would make a positive difference)

ABCT supports charities working where human dignity is imperilled and where there are opportunities for human dignity to be affirmed.

To be eligible, projects should address at least one of the following categories: 

Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

In this priority area, funding is available for charities which do any or all of the following: 

  • Deliver services directly targeting migrant communities, and people who are refugees or seeking asylum
  • Influence policy and/or counter negative narrative
  • Strengthen the voluntary sector and support charities delivering work in this area

The justice system and penal reform

In this priority area, funding is available for charities which do any or all of the following:

  • Deliver services to improve outcomes for individuals (and their families) who are in the justice system (at any stage, from contact with police to courts and prison)
  • Support effective rehabilitation in the community
  • Work to influence policy and to reform the justice system
  • Strengthen the sector and support charities delivering work in this area

Human rights, particularly access to justice

In this priority area, funding is available for charities which do any or all of the following: 

  • Provide specialist legal advice and representation
  • Work to influence policy through e.g. strategic litigation or public law challenges
  • Strengthens the sector and supports charities delivering work in this area
  • Deliver activities to protect the principles of human rights and the rule of law, including campaigning, advocacy and narrative change work

For all priority areas, the Trust usually supports single focus organisations working solely in priority areas. For these organisations, core funding (unrestricted grants) or project funding (restricted grants) are both available. On occasion it also accepts restricted grant applications from charities working more broadly, where the project is particularly focused, forms a significant strand, and the charity can show it is best placed to deliver the work.

The next deadlines for 2023 applications are:  29th January, 30th April and 30th July.

Tel: 020 7243 9486 

Email: mail@abcharitabletrust.org.uk

Architectural Heritage Fund - Transforming Places through Heritage Grants

This programme supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper.  It is part of a wider initiative to revive heritage high streets in England, alongside Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones.

This programme is for individual heritage buildings in, or transferring to, community ownership. They will support charities and social enterprises to develop projects with the potential to bring new life to high streets by creating alternative uses for redundant or underused historic buildings in town centres.

The programme will focus on places where strategic regeneration programmes are planned or are already underway. This includes Heritage Action Zones or places that have secured funding through the Future High Streets Fund. Historic building projects located within other area-based regeneration programmes, such as Townscape Heritage areas or where an applicant can demonstrate a significant community-led strategic approach is in place, will also be considered. Projects should not be standalone but sit within a wider initiative to regenerate and bring a new purpose to the immediate surrounding area. 

A range of grants are available: 

  • Project Development Grants: up to £100,000, for capital project development costs, open now for applications
  • Crowdfunding Challenge Grants: up to £25,000, to match fund crowdfunding campaigns, open now for applications
  • Community Shares Booster Grants: supporting community share offers with development grants and matched investment

This programme is closing in 2023. The deadline for all applications is 9th January 2023. 

Tel: 020 7925 0199 

Email:  ahf@ahfund.org.uk

Armed Forces Covenant Trust - Supporting Partners Innovation Fund

Armed Forces Covenant Trust has partnered with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide the new Supporting Partners: Innovation programme, which is offering one-year grants of £20,000 to £50,000.   

The programme has the following aims, with all projects required to meet at least one: 

  • Encouraging new ways of enabling peer to peer support
  • Enabling better access to employment, education & training, or wider support
  • Reducing duplication and making it easier for partners to access knowledge and information that is relevant to their lives

Funding could be used to support work such as: 

  • Supporting partners to access paid employment or education
  • Finding solutions for partners facing challenging situations with overseas postings (whether going overseas or coming from overseas)
  • Piloting specific support for partners, who may have different challenges to spouses
  • Exploring solutions to challenges arising to family life from newer forms of hybrid working and deployments
  • Helping partners overseas to better understand their options with regards to training and employment
  • Exploring issues specific to non-traditional families

The Fund accepts applications from Armed Forces Bases, Stations or Units, as well as charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and Universities.

Charities and CICs must have been registered for at least two years at the time of application, with at least three unrelated trustees/directors.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on 12th December 2022.

Email: info@covenantfund.org.uk

BBC Children in Need (BBCiN) - Grants for Core Costs

As part of its new grant-making Strategy 2022-25, BBC Children in Need has launched a grants stream for core costs.  

BBCiN accepts applications from registered not-for-profit organisations who work with disadvantaged children and young people.

The fund is prioritising applications from smaller, local organisations and are unlikely to fund groups with a turnover of more than £1 million.

In recognition of the fact that there are some organisations with a higher income delivering vital work for children and young people, the following types of organisations can apply regardless of their turnover: 

  • Hospices (including Children's Hospices)
  • Housing Associations
  • Groups delivering nationwide or UK-wide work

Applicants must be: 

  • Working with children aged 18 years and under
  • Working in the heart of their communities, particularly in times of crisis
  • Putting children and young people at the heart of everything they do, from design to delivery
  • Addressing challenges faced by children and young people, and extending their choices in life
  • Keen to keep learning about and developing their work with children and young people
  • Committed to making a difference in the lives of children and young people

This stream supports essential organisational and administrative spending. The core grants stream can support organisations for up to three years. The maximum grant is £120,000 (or £40,000 over three years), though most grants made will be for much less than this.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Tel: 0345 609 0015 

Email: pudseygrants@bbc.co.uk

Benefact Trust - Brighter Lives Mental Health Programme

The Benefact Trust’s Brighter Lives Mental Health Programme aims to support Christian organisations responding to the long-term impact of COVID-19 on people’s mental health and wellbeing, through greater training, resources, and support. 

Funding is for projects and activities that: 

  • Support existing or emerging specialist services provided by churches and Christian charities for people struggling with mental health issues. Focus is on the most vulnerable who may struggle to access support elsewhere, such as counselling or similar therapeutic services which could be delivered in-person, online, or by phone
  • Enable Christian organisations to train, equip, and resource churches and Christian charities to provide:
    • Enhanced mental health awareness and/or mental health first aid
    • Appropriate mental health and wellbeing support groups and services
    • Support personal mental health and wellbeing of clergy and other church leaders/workers who may be suffering, particularly post-pandemic

Funding can be used to cover: 

  • Capital costs, such as the adaption of buildings and the purchase of equipment that is necessary and justified primarily to deliver any proposed activities
  • Revenue costs, such as staff costs (salary costs, hiring costs, and/or extending contracted hours of existing staff), training costs, volunteer expenses, the development of resources and training materials/programmes, and delivery of training. Costs for up to one year from the start date of the proposed project are eligible.

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

Churches will normally need to be part of a denomination that is a member of Churches Together in England. There is no minimum or maximum award. Funding will be awarded at the discretion of the Trustees.

The deadline for applications is 9th December (noon).

Tel: 01452 873189 

Email: info@benefacttrust.co.uk

Better Community Business Network Grant Initiative

Funding is intended to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities, especially those who come from disadvantaged or socially deprived backgrounds.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available.

There is a total funding pot of £36,000 each year, with 12 grants awarded annually.

The following types of organisations may apply: 

  • Community, self-help or voluntary groups
  • Charities, including local branches of national charities
  • Organisations with charitable aims

Applicants must be: 

  • UK-based
  • Addressing a community issue or supporting a local community initiative
  • Providing benefits to the local population
  • Able to demonstrate that money awarded will be used for project-specific costs

Causes supported by the funders include: 

  • Education
  • Health
  • Ex-offenders
  • Homelessness/Poverty
  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment
  • Elderly
  • Disability
  • Social cohesion

The next deadline is 11th November 2022.

Tel: 02072029129 

Email: grants@bcbn.org.uk

Castle Studies Trust

The aim of this fund is to support the study and research of castles to enhance both scholarly and public education. This includes supporting historical and archaeological research, the promotion and dissemination of such research, and the production of other pieces of work such as reconstruction drawings that would help enhance the public understanding of castles and castle sites.

Grants of up to £10,000, including VAT, are available.

Individuals and organisations may apply.

The funding will support the following activities: 

  • Site based survey work (geographical, architectural, topographical etc)
  • Scientific testing on objects/materials from a castle site, such as radiocarbon dating
  • Reviews of historical sources (as part of a Castle Studies Trust funded project)
  • Reconstruction drawings and other pieces of work such as reconstruction drawings that would promote public understanding of a castle site
  • Costs associated with carrying out a project such as travelling to and from the site, equipment, labour, services provided by third parties etc

Priority will initially be given to funding new pieces of research and increasing public understanding of lesser-known sites not managed by major heritage bodies.

The grant application process will close on 1st December.

Email: admin@castlestudiestrust.org

Centre for Cultural Value - Collaborate Fund

Collaborate is an open-call programme through which Centre for Cultural Value will invest into the cultural sector, which includes arts, cultural, heritage and screen practitioners and organisations, to support the development of rigorous, collaborative research projects into under explored, sector-driven questions of cultural value.

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available.

The fund is open to the following categories of applicants: 

  • Cultural sector: any UK based charitable organisation, creative practitioner or artist currently working in the arts, cultural, heritage or screen sectors
  • Academic researchers: individual academic researchers or research teams from any discipline. The applicant must have a PhD at the time of application and currently be working at a UK based university or higher education institution

Funding can cover all or part-costs of project activity including, but not limited to: 

  • Cultural sector partner time
  • Research assistant time, eg PhD researchers or student interns supporting project activity
  • Research participant costs, including volunteers supporting project activity/events
  • Project consumables
  • Venue and equipment hire
  • Travel and subsistence

The 2022/23 funding round has the following timeline: 

  • Stage 1 - Cultural sector applicants submit an Expression of Interest until 25th November 2022. An assessment panel selects the strongest 10 proposals.
  • Stage 2 - Academic researchers submit an Expression of Interest between 5th January and 20th February 2023 in response to one or more of the cultural sector proposals. The assessment panel identify the strongest academic applicants and potential matches with projects.
  • Stage 3 - A matchmaking process will take place. Once projects have matched successfully they will work with their academic partner to develop a research question, methodology and joint application to Collaborate in May 2023.

Email: ccv@leeds.ac.uk

Comic Relief Community Fund

Administered by Groundwork UK, the Comic Relief Community Fund exists to support work that aligns with four strategic themes: 

  • A Safe Place to Be: Supporting people to rebuild their lives because of homelessness or forced migration
  • Children Survive and Thrive: Supporting children up to the age of 11 to grow, play and learn
  • Gender Justice: Championing those who identify as women and girls, including initiatives tackling domestic violence, abuse or exploitation
  • Mental Health Matters: Supporting good mental health in communities and tackling stigma and discrimination

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations across England with a turnover of less than £250,000 can apply for two levels of grants: 

  • Capacity Building grants of up to £1,000 to be spent on activities to strengthen operations and governance. (All applications must include this grant)
  • Project Delivery grants of up to £9,000 to deliver projects that fit with the programme’s strategic themes

The deadline to apply is 30th November 2022.

Tel: 0121 237 5800 

Email: comicrelief@groundwork.org.uk

Crowdfunder and Sport England

Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £7.5 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector to recover, reinvent and build resilience.

They are encouraging not for profit organisations who play an important role in keeping their community physically active to get involved.

If your sports club has experienced financial difficulty due to Covid-19, the emerging energy, cost of living or other local crises, or maybe needs to adapt how it operates post-pandemic, follow the link below to start setting up a crowdfunding campaign and apply for up to £10,000 match funding today.

If you have already started a crowdfunding campaign you can apply for the match.

This programme can help with projects that cannot be afforded right now due to the impact that Covid-19 continues to have on an organisations normal income streams, as well as a broader spectrum of issues that most of us now face. It is a fund about recovery, reinvention and building resilience, so your project for example could be for: 

  • Facility refurbishments, maintenance or improvements
  • Adapting your facility to ensure a safe return to play
  • Running new activity to meet demand, post-pandemic, helping your community to recover
  • Unforeseen events continuing to impact on your finances - fire, theft, vandalism or adverse weather
  • The emerging energy crisis – changing your facility to lower your energy consumption

The match investment, of up to £10,000, aims to help organisations start to help themselves on the road to recovery. It's specifically targeted at organisations who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to crisis.

Ideally you should apply to Crowdfunder before you launch your campaign, however campaigns that have already launched and still actively fundraising may be considered.

To be eligible to apply, organisations must be: 

  • Local sports clubs
  • Charities, community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations that deliver sport and/or physical activity in their local community, including organisations that are not solely or primarily sports organisations
  • Town or parish councils delivering activity within their community
  • Education establishments that provide access for their whole community
  • For the benefit of people residing in England

If your application is approved, you’ll get match funding of up to 50% towards your initial crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £10,000.

Contact details

The DPO Centre – Charity and Community Fund

This fund aims to provide charities and not-for-profit organisations with access to data protection consultancy advice and services that ensure they run efficiently, remain compliant with the law, and achieve the following outcomes: 

  • Provide immediate access to subject matter experts and a broadly experienced team of data protection professionals
  • Remove ‘unknowns’ experienced when conducting a similar process internally
  • Decrease the potential for compliance failure across an organisation
  • Provide a substantial reduction in regulatory and reputational risk
  • Lead to improved trust, increased engagement, reputation, and organisational value

A total of £100,000 is available across three funding rounds throughout 2022.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

Charities, voluntary and community groups, and not-for-profit organisations can apply.

Funding can be used for projects and activities such as: 

  • Information asset registering and data mapping
  • Policy drafting and review
  • Impact assessments and gap analysis
  • Data protection training
  • Data sharing and international transfers
  • Privacy-by-design
  • Data protection readiness

The next deadline for applications is 18th November 2022.

There is a two-stage application process: 

  • Applicants should first submit a brief online application through the DPO Centre website
  • Applicants will then receive a confirmation email and the DPO Centre will get in touch to request further information to complete the application

Tel: 0203 797 1289 

Email: hello@dpocentre.com

Education Endowment Foundation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) grant funding tests the impact of high-potential projects aiming to raise the attainment and wider outcomes of 3 – 18 year-olds, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The EEF’s funding rounds will now focus on particular topics, and projects will be funded within selected themes under these topics.

For the Autumn 2022 grant funding round EEF are looking for applications for programmes that have some evidence of promise for this funding round in the three following research priority areas: 

  • Cognitive Science
  • Early Language in the Early Years and Year
  • Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development in the Early Years (including self-regulation)
  • Evidenced and scaled programmes

These priority areas have been identified using existing EEF evidence reviews as having gaps in the evidence base and with the potential to benefit disadvantaged pupils and in consultation with stakeholders.

Eligible applicants are as follows: 

  • Registered charities
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Individual schools
  • Clusters of schools
  • Teacher groups
  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Academy chains
  • Mutuals
  • Co-operatives
  • Or any combination of the above

There are no set minimum or maximum award amounts.

The deadline for applications to the autumn 2022 funding round is 30th November 2022.

Tel: 0207 802 1676                              

Email: info@eefoundation.org.uk

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation - Securing a Fairer Future

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has reopened its Fairer Future funding stream with revised priorities.

Under the 2022 Strategy, there is a focus on work that contributes to a socially just and anti-racist society, where people have their rights protected, as well as the opportunity to speak and be heard, and the freedom to express their creativity.

There are five updated priority areas: 

  • Arts and Creativity Making Change
  • Children and Young People’s Rights
  • Racial Justice
  • Gender Justice
  • Migrant Justice

Charities and organisations undertaking work that is legally charitable can apply, providing they are properly constituted and their annual turnover is at least £100,000.

The minimum grant offered is £30,000, with grants offered across a fairly wide spectrum of sizes. As such, organisations are encouraged to apply for the amount that they need.

Most grants are for three years or longer and can cover project/core costs. Unrestricted grants can also be offered to registered charities.

There will be a series of webinars in the coming weeks for addressing each of the programme’s priorities.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Tel: 020 7812 3700 

Email: info@esmeefairbairn.org.uk

The Fore

The Fore provides grants in unrestricted fund to small charities and social enterprises based in the UK.

The funding is intended to have a transformational impact on the organisations being supported by unlocking exponential growth, sustainability, efficiency or some other major step forward.

There is particular interest in funding small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.

The funding can be used to cover core costs.

The normal fund operates three funding rounds per year: Spring, Summer, and Autumn.

The spring 2023 round will open for registrations on 12th December 2022.

The first step in the application process is to register online. 

  • Registrations opens at 10am and it is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Groups will need to be quick because the fund closes as soon as the target number of successfully registered organisations has been reached, which is usually within two hours of opening

Successfully registered applicants will be invited to submit a simple application via a secure weblink by the deadline date indicated for that particular round.

Tel: 020 7240 6192 

Email: info@thefore.org

Hilden Charitable Fund

Hilden provides funding to organisations which demonstrate charitable purposes and awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries.

In the UK, most funding goes to registered charities. Overseas projects will either work with a UK charity or show relevant legal status.

The aim of the Fund is to address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are unlikely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at community level.

Grants will usually be in the range of £5,000 to £7,000 per year for up to two years.

The following groups may apply: 

  • Registered charities
  • Charitable companies
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)
  • Excepted charities

Unrestricted grants of core or project funding are available. However, to be eligible for unrestricted funding all of an organisation's work must meet the Fund's criteria. For example, a general community group which only undertakes some of its work with refugees would not be eligible because its other work does not meet the criteria.

Funding is directed largely at supporting work at the community level.

Activities should fall under one of two programme areas: 

  • Asylum Seekers - For organisations working to provide essential services which help meet the needs of asylum seekers and refugees and support their integration into the wider community
  • Penal Affairs - Funding should support work "through the door" where organisations go into prisons with projects and support to help prisoners (especially women) cope and/or maintain family bonds and to be better able to resettle positively when released. Post-release projects which support positive settlement and reduce the risk of re-offending are also welcomed

Application windows are as follows: 

  • 3rd October to 27th November 2022
  • 3rd February to 26th March 2023

Tel: 0207 603 1525 

Email: admin@hildencharitablefund.org

Homity Trust

The fund is open for Community grant applications of up to £1,000. The Autumn round deadline is 30th November, through the website only, where there is more information. The Trustees are particularly open to consideration of registered local groups helping with the current Cost of Living and Energy price crisis, as well as more general funding for end users in financial need, across Sussex.  

Please visit the website to apply or make an initial enquiry.

Email:  enquiries@homity.co.uk

Hospice UK - Extending Frailty Care

Adult hospices which are a member of Hospice UK can now apply for grants to deliver projects that demonstrate and share effective and innovative ways of caring for, and working with, older people with frailty. 

A total of £500,000 is available, with 10 to 15 grants of up to £50,000 to be awarded.

Projects could involve the following activities: 

  • Identification and management of frailty for patients who have palliative care needs and/or are approaching end of life regardless of whether the level of complexity is low or high, or whether the person has cognitive and physical frailty
  • New models of working, such as establishment of virtual wards or information sharing strategies so that patient data flows between involved parties such as hospices, hospitals, family and community groups
  • Education: upskilling of staff to support caring for people with frailty such as training hospice and domiciliary/residential care staff around difficult conversations and the management of slow decline in the context of frailty
  • Working in partnership across health care settings to support people, both before and after a crisis, to avoid unwarranted hospital admission or other place changes due to an underlying, unaddressed palliative care concern
  • Mitigating risk by working in partnership with patient and service users, for example by considering in advance interventions such as de-prescribing and/or environmental factors such as those related to falls
  • Support for people with advancing frailty who are reluctant to engage with palliative care

It is expected that most of the grant would go towards implementation costs of the service. However, a range of different items should be budgeted for, and all must be directly relevant to the project.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on 5th December 2022.

Tel: 020 7520 8219 

Email: Grants@hospiceuk.org

Hubbub UK - Time after Time E-waste Fund

The Time after Time E-waste Fund will support innovative approaches to tackling e-waste, with a focus on small electrical devices.

The £500,000 Fund has been launched by Hubbub Foundation and Virgin Media O2 to support projects in the following focus areas: 

  • Projects that prevent e-waste by extending the life of small electrical items, e.g. encouraging or initiating repair, refreshing and encouraging people to pass on or purchase preloved electricals
  • Projects that increase recycling rates of small WEEE, e.g. campaigns focusing on specific items, trialling new recycling schemes, making it easier for people to recycle. This can be part of a wider scheme to reduce waste
  • Projects that successfully engage young people on circular economy solutions relating to e-waste
  • Research that will support a reduction in e-waste and extend understanding of how to solve this problem
  • Projects that focus on education and awareness raising of new or existing solutions

Applications will be accepted from the following types of UK organisations: 

  • Charity
  • Academic body
  • Community Interest Company
  • Social enterprise
  • Registered company
  • Local authority
  • Business Improvement District

Collaboration is encouraged, and partnership applications are welcomed. The lead applicant for such applications must be a registered body in the UK. Applications are particularly welcomed for projects designed to engage people aged 16-24.

The Fund awards £10,000 to £750,00.  Supported projects must launch by April 2023.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 14th December 2022 (5pm).

Email: tatfund@hubbub.org.uk

Lloyd's of London Foundation Charity Partnerships

Funding is intended to support the delivery of projects in the following areas: 

  • Employability
  • Disaster avoidance and relief
  • Social mobility
  • Mental health
  • Climate

Grants of £25,000 to £50,000 are available.

Registered charities can apply.

Applicants that meet some or all of the following criteria will be given priority: 

  • An annual income of below £50 million
  • Supporting people and communities directly
  • Supporting groups that are at risk or hard to reach
  • Demonstrating good governance and due diligence
  • Collaborating with other organisations in the sector
  • Evidence-based proposals
  • Demonstrative long-term stability
  • Charities which offer employee engagement opportunities to the Lloyd’s market including business collaboration, fundraising, volunteering, pro-bono support and awareness raising

Grants can cover costs associated with project delivery including: 

  • Salaries
  • Materials and equipment
  • Training of charity employees
  • Activities for the project

The deadline to apply is 11th December 2022 at 1159pm.

Tel: 020 7327 1000 

Email: globalcommunityengagement@lloyds.com

London Hearts - Defibrillator Grants

London Hearts is a charity aiming to help and support communities with the provision of heart defibrillators and teaching CPR/defibrillator skills. They can provide a grant of £300 towards the cost of a defibrillator and storage as well as a free online training video.

Grants are available to fund Public Access Defibrillators in communities all over the country.

When someone has a cardiac arrest, timely intervention is the key to survival. By making more defibrillators available, and by training more people to use them, the better the chance of survival for a cardiac arrest victim.

Email:  info@londonhearts.org

Music for All - Community Project Funding

The grants programme aims to give a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that are seeking to bring music to their communities. The funding is for groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.

Grants of up to £8,000 are available in the current round.

Groups, schools and organisations that are bringing music to their communities in the UK or Ireland can apply.

Priority will be given to applicants who are most in need of help.

In the current round, support will be available in the following distinct areas: 

  • BBB Trust School Orchestras Award - this new annual award is for state schools (primary and secondary) that already have an orchestra or are in the process of trying to establish a school orchestra. A grant of up to £8,000 is available to create a self-sustaining environment that allows more pupils to access music making. Applicants will need to demonstrate how the award will expand their existing music education programme and how they propose to involve the whole school and the wider community and ensure increased access to the benefits of music making.
  • Supporting those with Degenerative Conditions - grants of up to £1,500 are available to community-based groups using music to support those with degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and motor neuron disease
  • Electric Guitar Award - for community-based group using electric guitars to support communities in deprived or marginalised areas and improving the availability of music education for those living in these areas. Please note that the electric guitars are not supplied with amplifiers
  • Acoustic Guitar Award - for community-based groups using acoustic guitars to support communities in deprived or marginalised areas and developing the availability of music education for those living in the area. These acoustic guitars are high quality instruments best suited for non-novice music makers
  • Bass Amps and Cabs Award - for community-based groups in need of bass amps and cabs and using music to support an underprivileged or marginalised community group

The next deadline for applications is 25th November 2022.

Tel: 01403 628892 

Email: help@musicforall.org.uk

Music Venue Trust - Pipeline Investment Fund

The funding is intended to provide grassroots music venues with support to carry out business development projects that they would otherwise find financially challenging, but make a real difference to their work.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Applications will be accepted from community-based organisations operating grassroots music venues in the UK.

The fund will prioritise support for organisations who may be excluded from other available funding.

Grants may be used to help meet the cost of the following projects and activities: 

  • Small-scale capital projects including: lights; sound; access; ventilation; and minor building alterations
  • Organisational development projects including: staff and training; diversifying the workforce; succession planning; skills development; and strengthening local community ties

Applications may be made at any time.

Email: pif@musicvenuetrust.com

National Garden Scheme - Community Gardens Award

The National Garden Scheme’s Community Gardens Award provides grants £500 - £5,000 for the creation of a garden or a similar project (such as an allotment) with horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community.

The funding is available to projects run by amateur gardeners within community groups or Community Interest Companies (CICs). 

Grants could cover expenses such as: 

  • Site preparation (including hire of small mechanical tools such as rotavators)
  • Hand tools
  • Plants
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Containers
  • Seating

The project should aim to bring a community together by creating a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening.

Applications are accepted until 31st January 2023.

Tel: 01483 213905 

Email: vince.hagan@ngs.org.uk

Ormiston Trust - #WeWill Social Action Fund for Schools

The Ormiston Trust is a grant-giving trust that primarily supports schools and organisations that provide direct assistance to children, young people, and families across England.

The £54 million #iwill Fund is a joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

The Ormiston Trust #WeWill Social Action Fund is offering grants up to £1000 to support schools who want to embed sustainable youth social action (YSA) at scale in their schools.

The aim is for the social action projects to start in schools in mid-January 2023, with significant progress to be made in the programme by May/June 2023.

There are four main funding areas within the programme: 

  • Environment and Climate Justice
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Community-based Issues

Applicants must be a primary or secondary school based in England.

Successful applicants must commit to using the Trust's social action toolkit filled with resources, curriculum guides, and templates within the span of the programme.

The deadline for applications is16th December 2022.

Email: gabriellaribeiro@ormistontrust.co.uk

Sussex Community Foundation – The Winter Support Fund for East Sussex

The Winter Support Fund for East Sussex is a partnership between ESCC and Sussex Community Foundation (SCF) which offers grants of up to £10,000 for not-for–profit organisations working to support people most affected by cost-of-living issues.

SCF will consider applications for funding to: 

  • Meet increased organisation running costs such as salaries, fuel, electricity, heating, and volunteer expenses – some of the areas hit hardest by rising costs.
  • Build capacity by bringing in additional resources to help meet increased community needs. For example, by recruiting additional staff and volunteers, by building local partnerships or by delivering additional training and support for staff and volunteers
  • Support organisations in adapting to and providing alternative support to those in need over the winter. For example, through the provision of warm banks and spaces, including those where food and other activities can be provided

For more information and how to apply please read the Fund criteria and guidance. The application form is available here.

Tel:  01273 409440 

Email:  info@sussexgiving.org.uk

Vaughan Williams Foundation

Funding awarded by the Foundation is intended to honour Ralph Vaughan Williams' desire to support his fellow composers, and to support projects seeking to make his own work widely accessible to the general public.

Whilst the Foundation does not state minimum or maximum grant values, it is anticipated that the majority of awards will be under £3,000. Larger grants will only be given for significant projects which very closely align with the Foundation's objectives.

In all cases, the Foundation is unlikely to contribute more than 50% of the total project costs.

The following eligibility criteria apply: 

  • Applications to support projects by individuals will be accepted from composers of British or Irish nationality, or who have been resident in the UK for a minimum of five years
  • Applications from organisations are expected to demonstrate how the public will be able to access the project and its outcomes

Grants can be used to support the following projects and activities:

Support for professional composers

Under this funding strand the Foundation offers support towards the following: 

  • The performance, commissioning or recording of music by professional composers active in the last 100 years who have not yet achieved a broad national or international reputation, or by composers entering the profession. These grants will generally only be awarded for notated music, scored for live performers. (Repertoire which combines electronics with live performers will be considered)
  • Projects or organisations in the UK which create developmental opportunities for composers or which promote public knowledge and appreciation of British or Irish music of the last 100 years

The work of Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams

Under this funding strand the Foundation offers support towards the advancement anywhere in the world of the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the life and music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, and of the work of Ursula Vaughan Williams, particularly: 

  • The performance of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, either where they are rarely performed (particularly the stage works); or where the context is special, such as local music societies or festivals; or performances in territories where the music of RVW is seldom performed
  • The recording or filming of neglected RVW works
  • The publication of unpublished works of RVW or the origination by existing publishers of new scores and performing material for works already published
  • Research into the music of RVW
  • The acquisition by public institutions of RVW research material, such as autograph manuscripts or original correspondence
  • Projects or resources that educate the public about the life or work of RVW or UVW and contribute to their legacy

The Foundation has three deadlines annually for funding applications. The 2023 deadlines are:  4th January, 2nd May and 4th September.

Tel: 020 7223 3385 

Email: rvw@vaughanwilliamsfoundation.org

Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund

Through its Benevolent Fund, the Weaver's Company provides funding for smaller charitable organisations that are providing direct 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: 

  • Young offenders
  • Ex-offenders
  • Disadvantaged young people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement

The maximum grant is usually £15,000 per annum.

Grants are normally awarded for one year only; however, in exceptional cases, applications for multi-year funding of up to three years, will be considered.

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.

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
  • Supporting 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

Eligible expenditure includes: 

  • Pump-priming - particularly from small community-based organisations where the grant would form a major element of the funding
  • Project funding - preference is to support projects where the grant is used for an identified purpose
  • Associated project costs - applicants should include the cost of any overheads associated with the work, such as office/secretarial support, so that the project is not under-funded
  • Core costs for new projects - such as general administration and training that enable an organisation to develop and maintain expertise
  • Innovative or pioneering work - that could inspire similar work in other areas of the country
  • Continuation funding - ongoing funding for successful projects, which have proved their worth
  • Emergency or deficit funding for an established organisation - in exceptional circumstances. This funding usually goes to charities which the Company knows or has previously supported

The next deadline is 17th November 2022.

Tel: 020 7606 1155 

Email: charity@weavers.org.uk


Funding Diary

November 2022

British Science Week - Community Grant Scheme – 07/11/2022

Hubbub - Community Fridge Food Hub Fund – 07/11/2022

Warburtons Family Matter Community Grants – 07/11/2022

Young Foundation - Community Knowledge Fund – 07/11/2022

Screwfix Foundation - 10/11/2022

Better Community Business Network Grant Initiative - 11/11/2022

Learning through Landscapes - Local School Nature Grant Programme - 11/11/2022

Forestry Commission - Seed Sourcing Grant (SSG) – 13/11/2022

Veterans’ Foundation - 14/11/2022

Weaver’s Benevolent Fund - 17/11/2022

The DPO Centre – Charity and Community Fund – 18/11/2022

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Teacher Development Fund – 22/11/2022

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - The Award for Civic Arts Organisations – 25/11/2022                            

Centre for Cultural Value - Collaborate Fund – 25/11/2022

Lewes Town Council – Community Grants – 25/11/2022

Music for All - Community Project Funding – 25/11/2022

Hilden Charitable Fund – 27/11/2022

Comic Relief Community Fund – 30/11/2022

Education Endowment Foundation – 30/11/2022

Homity Trust – 30/11/2022

 

December 2022

Castle Studies Trust – 01/12/2022

Tree Council – Branching Out Fund – 04/12/2022

Hospice UK – Extending Frailty Care – 05/12/2022

Benefact Trust Brighter Lives Mental Health Programme – 09/12/2022

Church Urban Fund – Refugee Support Small Grants – 09/12/2022

Lloyd's of London Foundation Charity Partnerships – 11/12/2022

Armed Forces Covenant Trust – Supporting Partners: Innovation Fund – 12/12/2022

Time after Time e-waste Fund – 14/12/2022

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grants Programme - 15/12/2022

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme - 15/12/2022

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/12/2022

Department for Education - Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF) – 16/12/2022

International Tree Foundation – 16/12/2022

Ormiston Trust - WeWill Social Action Fund  - 16/12/2022

 

January 2023

East Sussex Arts Partnership Turner Prize Is It Art? Grants – 02/01/2023

Sussex Community Foundation – General Round – 06/01/2023

Lewes Town Council – Community Grants – 27/01/2023

A B Charitable Trust – 29/01/2023

Delamere Dairy Foundation – 31/01/2023

National Garden Scheme – Community Gardens – 31/01/2023

7stars Foundation - 31/01/2023

 

February 2023

Ogden Trust’s School Partnerships Programme – 01/02/2023

Thomas Pocklington Trust – 05/02/2023

 

March 2023

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/03/2023

Hilden Charitable Fund – 26/03/2023

National Lottery Heritage Fund – Dynamic Collections - 31/03/2023

 

April 2023

A B Charitable Trust – 30/04/2023

 

May 2023

Sussex Community Foundation - Now! Sustainable Communities Fund - 05/05/2023

Pink Ribbon Foundation – 26/05/2023

 

June 2023

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/06/2023

 

July 2023

A B Charitable Trust – 30/07/2023