Funding News - September 2022

Content

Success Stories

Arts Council England National Lottery Grant (Individual) - Stand Together, Stand Easy

Information and Guidance

BBC Children in Need - New Grantmaking Strategy 2022-25
Charities Act 2022 - Changes Being Introduced
Sussex Community Foundation – Cost of Living – Feedback Sought

Training

Hastings Voluntary Action - Finding the Funds Training

Awards

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize

Government

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) - UK Seafood Fund - Skills and Training Scheme

Trusts and Foundations

Art Fund Grants to Support the Commission of New Work
Church Urban Fund – Refugee Support Small Grants
The Finnis Scott Foundation
Hollick Family Charitable Trust
Independent Age - New Cost of Living Grants Fund for Older People
KFC Foundation - Community Grants Programme
Jeans for Genes - Grant Programme
Leslie Sell Charitable Trust
Lewes District Food Partnership – Small Grants Programme
Mrs A Lacy Tate Trust
Motability – Active Travel Grant Programme
Motability - Community Transport Grant Programme
Motability - Grants to Reduce Barriers to Driving for Disabled People
Motability - Travel with Confidence Grants
National Garden Scheme – Community Gardens
National Survivors User Network (NSUN) - Sustaining Spaces Fund
Ofenheim Charitable Trust
People’s Health Trust - Active Communities Funding Programme
Santander Foundation - Financial and Digital Empowerment Fund
Thomas Wall Trust - Grants for Registered Charities
Ulverscroft Foundation
Warburtons - Families Matter Community Grants

International

Cultural Bridge Fund

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Success stories

Arts Council England National Lottery Grant (Individual) - Stand Together, Stand Easy

Art has a unique ability to be the intermediary for people to get creative and improve their sense of place, identity and wellbeing. Aside from Forces serving photographers, there are no other art-related roles in the Forces community, no cadet badges to work to, positions to hold and few opportunities for veterans. In the Forces community you must think on your feet and be responsive, work as a team and innovate ready solutions. Building on these existing forms of the community’s creativity, ‘Stand Together, Stand Easy’ aims to open-up new means for Forces people to consider, make, experience and showcase art.

This intergenerational programme, brings together all ages and backgrounds from the Forces and is open to; military family children, youth cadets, working age personnel and their partners, reservists, adult cadet volunteers and veterans in East Sussex. All our staff and volunteers will be Forces community too.  Promoting individual expression, group collaboration and strengthening of social ties, themes of community spirit, valuing each other’s stories and embracing diversity as representative, will encourage this community to thrive even more creatively.

Stand Together, Stand Easy that has been awarded £30,000 is a two-year programme of three arts projects: 

  • CAMERAderie - Drawing on a rich tradition of comradeship, CAMERAderie looks at uniqueness, taking portraits and strength words from everyone involved to collate into one image. This includes a series of photography skills development workshops and a competition to portray images of community spirit, winning entries will form a notecard set
  • Write, Left, Right, Left - Pairs people to hear and digitally document each other’s stories using reminiscence arts
  • Colour Party – Where people shall co-create to make a Forces diversity-honouring flag design using drawing, collage, textiles and/or printmaking. Flags will be produced in both large-scale and hand-held versions for the community

Stand Together, Stand Easy will culminate in a project book, community exhibitions and a 38 train station poster series in partnership with Southern and South-East Rail across the county area. Works from the programme will also be donated to enhance Sussex Archives at ‘The Keep’ and to be available for ongoing public access and research.

For more information please contact:

Jacqueline Ede, Project Manager at Jacqueline@standtogetherstandeasy.org

 


Information and Guidance

BBC Children in Need - New Grantmaking Strategy 2022-25

In response to the events of the past years, BBC Children in Need has developed a new charitable ambition based on the principles of: 

  • Sharing power with children and young people
  • Acting flexibly
  • Building awareness and empathy
  • Building partnerships to bring communities and investors together

Changes to the grants process are set to include a separate grants stream for core (organisational) costs and an additional stream for smaller, emerging organisations who may need greater support to access funding. This will be in addition to project funding, similar to the funding streams which have been offered previously.

Organisations will only be able to apply for one stream per year, and so should choose the one most appropriate to their work.

The new approach will recognise the importance of responding quickly and directly to need, and also building long-term and strategic partnerships, using a ‘combined portfolio’ which focuses on the complementary nature of different types of funding.

The new Grant Making Strategy along with details about funding priorities at a local and regional level are on Children in Need’s website.

The new funding streams are set to open in October 2022.

Charities Act 2022 - Changes Being Introduced

The changes are expected to come into force in autumn 2022, spring 2023 and autumn 2023.

Changes includes: 

  • Changes to how charities sell, lease or transfer land (due to come into effect in spring 2023)
  • Greater flexibility to make use of ‘permanent endowment’ – this is money or property originally meant to be held by a charity forever (due to come into effect in spring 2023); and
  • Changes to how charities can amend their governing documents (due to come into effect in autumn 2023)

Sussex Community Foundation – Cost of Living – Feedback Sought

Sussex Community Foundation wants to deepen their understanding of how the cost of living crisis is affecting local organisations and communities.  If you are a charity or community organisation, please share your challenges by completing their survey

Your feedback will help Sussex Community Foundation better understand how they can shape their funding priorities over the coming autumn and winter months.


Training

Hastings Voluntary Action - Finding the Funds Training

This FREE training is aimed for people who are fairly new to fundraising or who are looking for small amounts of money up to £10,000. In this training session we will think about different sources of funding for charities, community groups and social enterprises, and look at how to fill in a funding application form for a small grant. This training is FREE for two representatives of voluntary/community organisations that operate in East Sussex.

There is a choice of three sessions: 

  • Wednesday 28th September 930am-1230pm (in person in Hastings)
  • Thursday 29th September 10am-12noon (online on zoom)
  • Thursday 29th September 6.00pm-8.00pm (evening session in Hastings)

To book a place, visit www.hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk/events or phone 01424 444010.


Awards

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize

The Prize is intended to recognise and advance efforts towards the alleviation of human suffering.  It falls within the Foundation's aim of providing humanitarian aid to the most unfortunate and disadvantaged.  The Prize highlights the worldwide need for humanitarian aid, and to encourage other actors to expand their support.

The prize winner is awarded US$2.5 million. Typically up to 300 organisations are nominated each year for this prize.

Who Can Apply: 

Nominees: 

  • Nominees must be organisations, not individuals
  • Nominees must be established, non-governmental, publicly supported charitable organisations with a US Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status or the equivalent for international organisations. (International nominees will be contacted by the Foundation for appropriate documentation)
  • Nominees must be legally established for at least five years in order to be considered
  • Nominees must have audited financial statements and an operating budget (expenditures) greater than US $750,000 in their last financial year of operation

Nominators: 

  • The nominator should have direct knowledge of the nominated organisation's work
  • The nominator may not be an officer or employee, or any other individual receiving remuneration for his or her services from the nominated organisation.  Board members may nominate providing they receive no payment for their service
  • The nominator may not be a family member of an officer or employee of the nominated organisation

The Prize is given to an organisation that is judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

Nominations should emphasise the organisation's accomplishments rather than future goals. The following are suggested criteria to consider in describing the nominee's work: 

  • Extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering
  • Established record of achievement covering at least five years
  • Demonstration of compelling programmatic approach to make a lasting impact
  • Demonstration of effective partnerships, organisational capacity and administrative efficiency
  • Innovation in programme design

Nominations for 2023 will close on 28th September 2022.

Tel: 001 818 851 3700 

Email: nominations@hiltonfoundation.org


Government

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) - UK Seafood Fund - Skills and Training Scheme

Defra’s UK Seafood Fund - Skills and Training Scheme will provide a one-off fund to improve training in the seafood industry, including the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors.

The scheme aims to: 

  • Attract new entrants and encourage people to stay in the industry
  • Fill skills and training gaps in the existing workforce
  • Improve employment opportunities in coastal communities
  • Improve health, social and environmental outcomes for coastal communities

There is up to £10 million available to fund training projects for sector workers. This money will be split to allocate: 

  • Up to £5 million for training courses and specialist equipment (open to applications now)
  • Up to £5 million for modernising and building training centres (applications open in late autumn 2022)

Each successful applicant will be awarded between £10,000 and £250,000 to provide new courses where there are skills gaps and improve existing courses.

Bids should offer training for existing or new seafood industry workers, or both.

Organisations that can provide training to people working in the UK seafood industry may apply, including public bodies (trust ports, local authority ports and public charities), small to medium-sized enterprises, fishermen’s associations, private trusts, foundations, social enterprises, trade associations, and officially recognised producer organisations.

The deadline for applications to access funding for training courses and specialist equipment is 12th October 2022 (12pm).

Tel: 0300 123 1032                    

Email: uksfskillsandtraining@defra.gov.uk


Trusts and Foundations

Art Fund Grants to Support the Commission of New Work

Art Fund recognise that there are distinct opportunities and fundraising challenges in realising a commission, and that the acquisition of a commission can be conceptualised and carried out in many different ways.

Grants are available to all public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives in the UK or Channel Islands to support the commissioning process.

For an application to be successful applicants will need to make a strong case in the following three areas: 

  • Benefit to the Artist
  • Benefit to the Organisation
  • Benefit to Audiences

Applications towards support for commissions need to demonstrate the impact of the work of art within the context of all three areas above.

Eligible applicants must be open for at least half the week for at least six months of the year, and be fully or provisionally accredited through the Arts Council Accreditation scheme or other national equivalents.

This programme has two levels of funding available: 

  • Main grants: grant requests of above £7,500 and/or where the total cost of the work is more than £15,000
  • Small grants: grant requests of £7,500 or less where the total cost of the work is £15,000 or less.

There are several deadlines per year for applications for main grants. These deadlines correspond to Art Fund Trustee meetings. Please contact the Programme's office at the Art Fund for these deadlines.

Applications for small grants can be submitted at any time.

Tel: 0207 225 4871                     Email: rdingle@artfund.org

Church Urban Fund – Refugee Support Small Grants

Church Urban Fund, in partnership with Benefact Trust, is offering funding to aid refugees by: 

  • Providing items to cover basic needs
  • Helping with settlement into life in England
  • Providing safe spaces and networks of support

Grants of £500 to £5,000 are on offer to Christian churches and registered Christian charities operating in England.

Funds should be used for specific projects or activities such as: 

  • Personal items such as clothing, mobile phones, bicycles, baby items
  • Expenses for volunteers or facilities
  • Integration and settling activities
  • Language support
  • Home items

The primary focus is on Ukrainian refugees, though work supporting Afghan refugees will also be considered.

The Fund is accepting applications on a rolling basis until 9th December 2022.

Tel: 020 7898 1647    Email: grants@cuf.org.uk

The Finnis Scott Foundation

Although the Trustees may make grants for any charitable purpose, their current policy is to focus their grant making in the areas of: 

  • Gardening, horticulture and plant sciences
  • Fine art and art history

The Trustees will generally consider grants of up to £10,000, but because of the high demand, most grants are currently £5,000 or less.

Exceptionally, when funds permit, grants of as much as £60,000 are made, payable over several years.

The Foundation makes grants to UK registered charities, community interest companies (CICs), charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), and parent teacher associations (PTAs).

Preference is given to smaller charities where the grant would have a significant impact.

The Trust is unlikely to fund newly established organisations which do not yet have a track record or have not yet produced accounts.

The Foundation funds both capital and revenue projects.

The next deadline for applications is 9th September 2022.

Email: amoon@hcrlaw.com

Hollick Family Charitable Trust

These grants are intended for charitable purposes.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. It is the objective of the Trustees to make a number of relatively small but significant donations to a range of charities each year and also to identify at least one cause to which they are able to provide more substantial funding.

Charitable organisations operating in the areas of Kensington and Chelsea, Camden, East Sussex and Kent are eligible to apply.

The Hollick Family Charitable Trust does not maintain a website. Groups should contact the Trust for further information on how to apply.

Tel: 020 7632 1400  Email: dbeech@pragermetis.com

Independent Age - New Cost of Living Grants Fund for Older People

Independent Age’s Cost of Living Grants are rapid response grants to local organisations across the UK, to help make sure people aged over 65 do not have to choose between buying food to eat and heating their home.

The charity is looking to support local organisations that can increase the amount of money in the pockets of older people, either through maximising people’s income or providing short-term help to people living in poverty who are facing a particular crisis.

A total of £1 million is being made available with grants of £40,000.  The charity anticipates  awarding 25 grants.

Applications will be accepted from registered or exempt UK charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIO) or community interest companies (CIC) with an annual turnover more than £100,000.

There is particular interest in local community based charities that are providing advice, practical help and support to older people in their neighbourhoods, where such work can be scaled up appropriately.

The funding is intended for projects such as the following: 

  • Advice and information initiatives – such as helplines, drop-in sessions or community outreach work – that provide guidance to establish whether someone is entitled to relevant benefits
  • Active support programmes that, through guidance to fill in forms and the like, help over 65s to claim benefits they are entitled to
  • Budgeting advice and/or support to access better energy deals
  • Debt advice, where an organisation is appropriately registered to give this
  • Short-term help, such as access to grants to deal with one-off costs or emergencies or subsidised property maintenance, for older people already struggling financially

To be eligible, projects must be in addition to or an extension of existing work, take place within the UK and be publicly accessible.

The funding can be used flexibly, for example to cover the costs of an additional role to deliver the work, or to produce resources to help expand the work being done.

Projects should be ready to start from November 2022 and completed by 31 December 2023.

Organisations ineligible for this fund – specifically those working with older people to deliver other types of support, and/or community organisations with a turnover of less than £100,000 a year, are invited to email Independent Age to register their interest in future grant programmes. The charity will then send you a survey to find out more about your work.

Applying to the Cost of Living Fund involves a two-stage process.    The deadline for Phase 1 applications is the 16th September 2022.

Email: grants@independentage.org

KFC Foundation - Community Grants Programme

The Foundation aims to fund work that helps young people create firm foundations, by addressing their needs through early intervention.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available.

Registered charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations or unregistered charities in the UK, with a turnover of less than £300,000 can apply.

The funding is intended for projects and activities which: 

  • Benefit young people aged 11-25 years old
  • Support those in a position of social disadvantage (i.e. care leavers, those experiencing homelessness, young carers, young parents, young people at risk of or with experience of the criminal justice system)
  • Provide spaces that allow young people to feel safe and secure, helping to unlock talent and build life skills, provide mentoring, and improve their chances of gaining meaningful employment
  • Empower all young people to fulfil their potential and build a positive future
  • Will demonstrate positive results within 12 months of the receipt of funding

This fund will remain open until 25th September 2022.

There is a two-stage application process: 

  • Expression of Interest:
    • Applicants should first submit a two-minute video about their organisation
    • Applicants should then complete and submit an Expression of Interest form, via the link on the KFC Foundation’s website
  • Successful groups will be notified of their outcome and invited to complete a full application

Email: uk-kfc-foundation@yum.com

Jeans for Genes Grant Programme

The Jeans for Genes Programme is intended to meet the following objectives: 

  • Organisations serving the genetic condition community become stronger, more resilient and sustainable improving their ability to meet need and provide appropriate support in the long term
  • Every individual in the UK living with a genetic condition and their family is able to access the appropriate support at the time they need it so that they feel supported, valued and included

When the new programme launches, there will be two funding streams: 

  • Project grants: up to £5,000
  • Core grants: up to £3,000

UK registered charities or UK based patient groups can apply.

Funding is available for core costs or for projects that will make a tangible difference to individuals and families affected by genetic disorders.

The programme will be open until 16th October 2022.


Tel: 0800 987 8987

Email: danielle.singleton@jeansforgenes.org

 

Leslie Sell Charitable Trust

The Trust makes small grants to Groups to help with the cost of making repairs, or purchasing sundry items of equipment. It also gives assistance to groups and individuals when they make trips in the UK or overseas.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trust.

Eligible organisations must be part of the Scouts or Guides associations.

Grants are available for UK or overseas trip being undertaken as part of a group, for grants for new start-up Scout or Guide units, replacement of camping or other equipment, transport, one off events or small scale building works, repairs or alterations to huts.

The closing date for applications is 16th September 2022.

Tel: 01727 843603  Email: admin@lesliesellct.org.uk

Lewes District Food Partnership – Small Grants Programme

Lewes District Food Partnership are launching a second round  of their successful small grants programme, to award up to £2,000 to projects within Lewes District that tackle food poverty.

The impact of food poverty could include being worried about where your next meal will come from, being hungry between meals, skipping meals, having to choose between heating and eating, or not eating a sufficient and healthy diet due to a lack of funds or access.

Organisations which support people to access food when they may have limited capacity to do so due to personal or economic circumstances are invited to apply.  Projects that connect the community to better food, understanding that food poverty is not only access to food but to food that is good for our health, minds and the planet can be funded.

For more information or to request an application pack please email:  food@sussexcommunity.org.uk

Mrs A Lacy Tate Trust

The scheme is intended to support East Sussex based organisations undertaking general charitable projects.

In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes: 

  • Education (including social and physical training) of children
  • Animal welfare
  • Relief of poverty

Grants are made between the values of £100 and £2,500.

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

The Mrs A Lacy Tate Trust does not maintain a website or an email address. Groups should write to the Trust for further information on how to apply.

Mrs A Lacy Tate Trust
Heringtons Solicitors
37-39 Gildredge Road
Eastbourne BN21 4RX

Tel: 01323 411020

Motability – Active Travel Grant Programme

Motability’s new Active Travel Grant Programme will help charities and organisations to improve and expand access to quality and affordable active travel equipment and journeys, to ensure disabled people have the same opportunities to make decisions about how they travel, their impact on the environment and to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that active travel can provide.

Charities and organisations can apply for grants from £100,000 to £4 million at any point over the next three years.

Medium to large charities and organisations with established ways of working may apply. Groups must: 

  • Have been established for at least three years.
  • Be fully incorporated with a charitable purpose and undertaking research to support disabled people with their transport needs.
  • Have had an annual income of at least £150,000 per annum over the past three years.
  • Hold reserves of between three and twelve months of operating costs.

Grants can cover: 

  • Active travel work which is helping people get from A to B, or active travel as a recreational activity, excluding competitive or social sport
  • Continuation funding for schemes, programmes and initiatives that already exist, and who provide best practice solutions, but need further support to remain operational or scale up the service they can provide to help more disabled people
  • Staff or volunteer training costs
  • Full recovery costs, including indirect costs
  • Local, regional, or national initiatives to increase awareness of active travel and influence its inclusion in transport strategy and policy

You can apply anytime.

Tel: 01279 632168 

Email: GrantsToOrganisations@motability.org.uk

Motability - Community Transport Grant Programme

Motability’s new Community Transport Programme aims to help charities and organisations to make an immediate impact for disabled people, by awarding funding to develop, expand and improve community transport options. 

Motability is focusing grant making for this programme on: 

  • Funding support for staff or volunteer training and costs
  • Funding to increase the number of vehicles available in the community to help organisations support disabled people
  • Funding local, regional, or national initiatives to increase awareness of community transport and influence its inclusion in transport strategy and policy.
  • Funding to schemes, programmes and initiatives that already exist, and who provide best practice solutions, but need further support to remain operational or scale up the service they can provide to help more disabled people

Medium and large charities and not-for-profit organisations with well-established ways of working may apply.

Applicants must: 

  • Be based in the UK
  • Have been active for at least three years
  • Have had an annual income of at least £150,000 per annum over that period
  • Be working in the field of transport for disabled people

Grants should be used to cover: 

  • Staffing and/or volunteer costs to increase supply of Community Transport services
  • Leasing or buying Community Transport vehicles
  • Initiatives to influence transport strategy, policy and funding
  • Partnerships/collaborations which drive efficiency at the organisational and systems level
  • Best practice interventions to continue/scale up work
  • Both direct and indirect costs of supporting the transport needs of disabled people will be considered

You can apply anytime.

Tel: 01279 632168

Email: GrantsToOrganisations@motability.org.uk

Motability - Grants to Reduce Barriers to Driving for Disabled People

Motability’s Reduce Barriers to Driving programme offers between £100,000 and £2 million over one, two or three years.  

The following can be funded under the scheme: 

  • Activity which reduces or mitigates barriers to driving experienced by disabled people, without replicating the support offered by the Motability Scheme
  • Continuation funding for schemes, programmes and initiatives that already exist, and who provide best practice solutions, but need further support to remain operational or scale up the service they can provide to help more disabled people
  • Staff or volunteer training and costs
  • Full cost recovery grants which include indirect costs.

Motability accepts applications from medium or large charities and other charitable organisations with established ways of working.

Groups must have been active for at least three years, with an annual income of at least £150,000 and between three and twelve months of reserves.

The fund prioritises organisations with an established way of working that makes a demonstrable difference to the lives of disabled people.

You can apply anytime.

Tel: 01279 632168                     

Email: GrantsToOrganisations@motability.org.uk

Motability - Travel with Confidence Grants

Motability’s Travel with Confidence aims to improve experiences of public transport for disabled people.  

The Fund awards £100,000 to £1 million and can be split over one, two or three years.

Funding can be used for: 

  • Activity that improves the information, support and assistance available to disabled people using public transport
  • Activity that supports disabled people to have better journeys through increased confidence, resilience and training
  • Continuation funding for schemes, programmes and initiatives that already exist, and who provide best practice solutions, but need further support to remain operational or scale up
  • Staff or volunteer training and costs
  • Full cost recovery including indirect costs
  • Local, regional, or national initiatives to increase awareness of active travel and influence its inclusion in transport strategy and policy

Medium to large charities and organisations with established ways of working may apply, providing they have been active for at least three years with an annual turnover of at least £150,000 and three to twelve months of reserves.

You can apply anytime. 

Tel: 01279 632168           

Email: GrantsToOrganisations@motability.org.uk

National Garden Scheme – Community Gardens

National Garden Scheme – Community Gardens supports the creation of a garden or a similar project (such as an allotment) with horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community.  Projects should bring people together and encourage sharing of gardening skills and knowledge.

Community groups (established with their own bank account) can apply for £500 - £5,000 to cover expenses such as: 

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

The Scheme opens for applications on 17th October 2022 and closes on 31st January 2023.

Tel: 01483 213905     Email: vince.hagan@ngs.org.uk

 

National Survivors User Network (NSUN) - Sustaining Spaces Fund

National Survivors User Network (NSUN) Sustaining Spaces will enable the continuation of spaces designed for those of shared identity to come together and support one another’s wellbeing.

To be eligible to apply, groups must: 

  • Be in England
  • Be facilitating community spaces where people with shared identities and experiences come together in support of one another’s wellbeing
  • Be benefiting people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress
  • Operate in a community setting

Applicants can request grants of £500 to £1,000 for costs associated with sustaining their spaces. This could include: 

  • Costs for Zoom or other software subscriptions
  • Rent for space
  • Tablets or laptops
  • Refreshments and food for meetings
  • Masks or other PPE
  • Materials for activities (e.g. art supplies)
  • Publicity costs
  • Volunteer and group member expenses (e.g. travel costs)

The Fund prioritises groups that are by and led for young people (aged 18 to 25), LGBTQ+ people or people from racialised communities.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on 16th September 2022.

Tel: 020 7820 8982                     Email: grants@nsun.org.uk

Ofenheim Charitable Trust

The Ofenheim Charitable Trust provides grants for charitable organisations active in East Sussex for general charitable purposes.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. The Trust made charitable grants of around £445,000 last year.

The grants tend to be in the range of £2,500 to £14,000 with the majority between £2,500 and £6,000.

UK registered charities based and working in East Sussex can apply.

The funding is for a range of general charitable purposes.

Applications are accepted at any time.

Enquiries:

Ofenheim Charitable Trust

Baker Tilly

The Pinnacle

170 Midsummer Boulevard

Milton Keynes MK9 1BP

Tel: 01908 687800

People’s Health Trust - Active Communities Funding Programme

The Active Communities Funding Programme aims to close the gap between those communities which experience the worst health in England, Scotland and Wales and the majority of the population.

The funding is for small and local projects, designed and run by local people, that will help their communities or neighbourhoods to become even better.

Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Support people to create or shape local projects that will help their community or neighbourhood to become even better
  • Be a not-for-profit group or organisation
  • Have an income of less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 or less over the last two years
  • Have less than six months annual running costs in savings
  • Be constituted for at least three months

Applicants need to have a great idea, designed and led by local people which will: 

  • Take place within a small area for a small group of people such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages
  • Run for between one and two years
  • Need investment of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year
  • Take place in one of the areas People’s Health Trust show as most needing the funding

Groups can apply for funding for one to two years, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions which may be in place, groups are being encouraged to think about your project in the medium term.

The programme opens and closes in different areas at different times. Health Lottery South-East will open for applications on 14th September 2022 at 1pm and close on 12th October at 1pm.

There is a two-stage application process.

Tel: 020 4548 0939 

Email: enquiries@peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

Santander Foundation - Financial and Digital Empowerment Fund

Santander Foundation’s Financial and Digital Empowerment Fund accepts applications from charitable and social enterprise organisations with an annual income above £75,000.

This funding strand is for projects to improve to improve people's digital confidence, knowledge and skills to enable them to make more informed decisions about money and have access to financial services.

The Fund prioritises small and medium-sized organisations with an income of less than £2 million.

The programme will provide grants of up to a total of £150,000 per organisation.

Grants are for a period of three years. Successful applicants may request differing amounts in each of the three years, with a minimum of £25,000 in any one year.

The deadline for applications is 23rd September 2022.

Email: grants@santander.co.uk

Thomas Wall Trust - Grants for Registered Charities

The Trust views communication skills as critical capabilities for people who want to improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience, and life chances.

The funding is for registered charities that are working to develop communication skills for people from disadvantaged groups who want to improve their employment prospects.

As an inclusive charity, the Trust welcomes proposals which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment, such as women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

The Trust will support annual repeat funding for up to three years – subject to satisfactory annual reviews of progress and impact.

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 of between £10,000 and £500,000

The funding will support a project or running costs for a charity that equips disadvantaged people (aged 18 and over) with the communication skills ready for employment.

There is a two-stage application process.  The deadline for stage one applications is 19th September 2022.

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Ulverscroft Foundation

The Foundation provides grants to eye clinics, hospitals, schools, libraries and other organisations helping visually impaired people in the UK and overseas. It also funds medical research and the provision of facilities for the treatment or alleviation of visual impairment.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants range from around £100 to £500,000.

Applications are accepted from any organisations that help the visually impaired in the UK or overseas. Organisations need not necessarily be a charity and can be a community interest company (CIC) or social group and could include: 

  • National and local blind and partially sighted societies
  • Schools and colleges for visually impaired people
  • Sports and social organisations for visually impaired people

Applications from public libraries run by local authorities will be considered if these are additional to the local authority's core service. Volunteer-run libraries may be supported if they are supported in cash or in kind by the local authority.

Grants are available for costs associated with projects to improve or enhance services that will benefit people with significant visual impairments. Preference will be given to projects that will lead to longer-term benefits after the initial funding has ended.

Eligible costs can include equipment or materials. Staffing costs for specific, time-limited projects may be considered at the Trustees' discretion.

The Trustees consider appeals in January, April, July and October each year.  The next deadline is 15th September.

Tel: 0116 236 1595  Email: foundation@ulverscroft.co.uk

Warburtons - Families Matter Community Grants

Warburtons - the bakery business,  offers small grants of up to £400 to tot-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes

Warburtons employees are also able to apply on behalf of organisations if they are actively involved with them (e.g. they are a volunteer, trustee or active supporter).

Projects should align with one of Warburtons’ key outcome areas: 

  • Health - supporting families to care for each other and lead healthier lives
  • Place - supporting families to flourish in communities that are safer, greener and more inclusive
  • Skills - supporting families to gain useful skills for life and work

Applications for Warburtons Family Matter Community Grants are assessed quarterly, with decisions expected within six weeks of the deadline.

The next deadline is 7th November 2022.

Tel: 03000 123 334  Email: grantmaking@cafonline.org


International

Cultural Bridge Fund

Funding is intended to: 

  • Support international exchange and development opportunities for cultural organisations based in the UK and Germany
  • Enable social change through the development of participatory approaches across a range of artforms and in response to one or more of the programme themes:
    • Re-invigorating post-industrial places/communities
    • Places with fewer opportunities to engage
    • Places and communities transformed by grass-roots activism
    • Redefining the use of public space
  • Explore new models of innovative practice, in particular testing imaginative ways of working with communities that offer new and positive responses to social engagement

There is a total funding pot of £180,000

There are two tiers of funding available: 

  • Tier 1: New Partnerships - £5,000 to £10,000 per partnership
  • Tier 2: Established Partnerships - Up to £30,000 per partnership

The fund is open to all cultural organisations with experience of socially engaged/participatory practice.

All organisations must have a governing document and bank account in the organisation's name with two unrelated signatories.

Funding can be used for digital, physical or hybrid activity focused on socially engaged/participatory practice.

Tier 1 grants can be used for: 

  • Partnership development
  • Exchange
  • Residencies
  • Co-creation
  • Networking

Examples may include: 

  • Development of artistic practice through international collaboration
  • Exchange of key creative people to develop new concepts or relationships exploring innovative ways of connecting arts and society
  • Experiment with new methods and formats of cultural engagement in a series of smaller pilot activities in co-creation with communities

Tier 2 grants can be used to support established partnerships between organisations in the UK and Germany.

Examples may include: 

  • Development of artistic practice, including new concepts/methods/formats of cultural engagement on a larger scale, beyond initial research stage
  • Co-creation and delivery of new participatory work on a larger scale, beyond initial research stage

Activities cannot start before February 2023 and must be finished before February 2024.

The fund will open on 14th September 2022 and close at 12pm on 26th October 2022.

There will be two online information and match-making sessions for organisations requiring help to find a Cultural Bridge partner: 

  • 6th September 2022, 2-4pm
  • 8th September 2022, 10am-12pm

Email: lorna.palmer@artscouncil.org.uk 

Tel: 0845 300 6200


Funding Diary

September 2022

The Finnis Scott Foundation – 09/09/2022

Sussex Community Foundation – General Round – 09/09/2022

Art Fund’s Reimagine grants programme – 12/09/2022

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grants Programme - 15/09/2022

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme - 15/09/2022

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/09/2022

Leslie Sell Charitable Trust – 16/09/2022

National Survivors User Network (NSUN) Sustaining Spaces – 16/09/2022

Independent Age Cost of Living Grants for Older People – 16/09/2022

DCMS - Media Literacy Programme Fund – 19/09/2022

Thomas Wall Trust - 19/09/2022

Which? Fund – 19/09/2022

DCMS - Museums Estate and Development Fund – Round 2 – Full applications - 23/09/2022

Leche Trust - 23/09/2022

Santander Foundation’s Financial and Digital Empowerment Fund – 23/09/2022

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme – 25/09/2022

Royal Academy of Engineering – Ingenious Public Engagement Grant – 26/09/2022

National Heritage Lottery Fund - Heritage Innovation Fund – 27/09/2022

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize – 28/09/2022

Adamson Trust - 30/09/2022

The Arts Society Grants – 30/09/2022

 

October 2022

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards – Stage 2 – 10/10/2022

People’s Health Trust - Active Communities Funding Programme – 12/10/2022

UK Seafood Fund - Skills and Training Scheme – 12/10/2022

Jeans for Genes Programme – 16/10/2022

Cultural Bridge Fund – 26/10/2022

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust - 28/10/2022

LGBT + Futures Equity Fund - 30/10/2022

British Council - Cultural Protection Fund – 31/10/2022

7stars Foundation - 31/10/2022

 

November 2022

Institute of Physics – School Grants Scheme - 01/11/2022

Charles Hayward Foundation - 04/11/2022

Warburtons Family Matter Community Grants – 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

Veterans’ Foundation - 14/11/2022

Weaver’s Benevolent Fund - 17/11/2022

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

  

December 2022

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

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

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

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme - 15/12/2022

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/12/2022

International Tree Foundation – 16/12/2022

 

January 2023

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

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

7stars Foundation - 31/01/2023

 

February 2023

Thomas Pocklington Trust – 05/02/2022

 

March 2023

Ulverscroft Foundation – 15/03/2023

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

 

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