- BBC Performing Arts Fund Reopens for 2011
- Awards for All has changed
- RBS Sport for You –amateur sports club grant
- Ben Kinsella Fund – for anti-violence projects run by, or involving, young people
- JustTextGiving by Vodaphone
- Garfield Weston Foundation
- Henry Smith Foundation
- The Pink Ribbon Foundation
- BIG – Reaching Communities
- Church Urban Fund/London Catalyst – Health and Belief – London
- BBC Children in Need
- Digital Inclusion Grants – Media Trust
The BBC Performing Arts Fund (PAF) has reopened for applications, focusing on the medium of dance for 2011. The scheme will support the development of groups, helping them to increase their skills and engage new audiences, raising their profiles in their communities.
Project examples may include:
- Sending group members on training courses or summer schools
- Running workshops encouraging participation
- Bringing in external consultants to improve performances and run master classes
- Establishing partnerships between schools and other community organisations
- Commissioning new performances
- Providing opportunities for new and innovative performances
Grants of £500 - £5,000 are available from a £200,000 fund. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 12 July 2011. For more information go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/back to top
Awards for All has changed
Applicants can now apply for £10,000 every year rather than every two years, and they will fund repeat events and activities more than three years apart. In addition, there is now an eligibility checklist on the new application form and successful applicants that have provided a bank or building society details form in the last two years will not need to resubmit this form as long as they are using the same bank or building society account.
To download a copy of the new application form and guidance notes visit www.awardsforall.org.uk Old versions of the application form will be accepted until 30 June 2011.back to top
This fund is open to amateur sports clubs operating in the UK. RBS and the Daily Telegraph are awarding five £1,000 support packages for the next year to encourage the development of amateur and community sports clubs across the country. The application is simple. Closing date is 30th November 2011. Visit RBS website.
Young people aged 14 – 25 in England and Wales may be funded to set up projects to tackle anti-gun, knife and gang crime projects in their local area. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for youth-led community projects.
Eligible projects should:
- Promote anti-knife crime messages in schools, colleges or youth clubs
- Promote positive stories about young people
- Encourage positive engagement between young people and the police
- Encourage young people to get involved in their local community.
The fund is also interested in projects that target girls, children 12 years and under and parents.
The young people applying must be involving or being set up by either:
- Young people aged 14-16, and achieving or at risk of achieving less than five GCSEs grades A* - C
- Young people aged 16-25, and not in education, training or work (or working less than 16 hours a week)
Vodaphone has launched a new service to help UK registered charities raise money, by text message and it’s free to set up and run and 100% of the donation goes to the cause. For more information go to www.justtextgiving.co.ukback to top
The Foundation only considers applications from UK registered charities and your registration number is required (unless you have exempt status as a church, educational establishment, hospital or housing corporation).
Consideration for applications is given to:
The financial viability of the organisation: The degree of need for the project requiring funding. The amount spent on administration and fundraising as compared to the charitable activities. The ability to raise sufficient funding to meet the appeal target. Whether the organisation has appropriate priorities and plans in place to manage its activities.
There are no formal deadlines for submitting applications and organisations should allow approximately four months for a final outcome, though acknowledgement letters are sent within four weeks. Please note that once an acknowledgement letter has been sent there is typically no further correspondence until the outcome of the application.
Recent funding has supported projects in the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Religion, Youth and Environment.
All applications should be sent by post to: Garfield Weston Foundation, Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 4QY Tel: 020 7399 6565. Full details and application procedure are on Website: http://www.garfieldweston.org/
The Henry Smith Charity is a large grant making charity, making grants totalling approximately £25 million each year to up to 1,000 organisations and charities for initiatives and projects that address social inequality and economic disadvantage.
Through their Main Grants Programme and the Small and County Grants Programmes, they make grants in the following categories, and have provided some examples below of the type of work they fund under each category:
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) - Projects providing culturally appropriate services to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities; including those that promote integration and access to mainstream services.
Carers - Projects providing advice and support; including respite services for carers and those cared for. Work can include educational opportunities for young carers.
Community Service - Projects providing support for communities in areas of high deprivation; including projects providing furniture recycling services, debt advice and community centres.
Disability - Projects providing rehabilitation, training or advocacy support to people who are disabled; this includes learning disabilities as well as physical disabilities.
Domestic and Sexual Violence - Projects providing advice, support and secure housing for families affected by domestic violence or sexual violence. Perpetrator programmes can be considered where organisations have secured, or are working towards, Respect accreditation.
Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Misuse - Projects supporting the rehabilitation of people affected by, or at risk of, drug and/or alcohol dependency, and projects supporting their families.
Ex-Service Men and Women - Projects providing services or residential care to ex-service men and women and their dependents.
Family Services - Projects providing support to families in areas of high deprivation.
Healthcare - Projects providing residential care, health care or outreach services, such as home care support. Services operated by the NHS will not normally be funded. In the case of applications from Hospices, priority is given to requests for capital expenditure.
Homelessness - Projects providing housing and services for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender - Projects providing advice, support and counselling for people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered.
Mental Health - Projects promoting positive mental health or providing advice and support to people experiencing mental health problems.
Older People - Projects providing residential care, health care or emotional support, such as befriending services and day care centres. Priority will be given to projects in areas of high deprivation and those where rural isolation can be demonstrated.
Prisoners and Ex-offenders - Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders; including education and training that improve employability, and projects that support prisoners’ families.
Prostitution and Trafficking - Projects that provide advice and support to sex industry workers; including advice on housing support and personal health, escaping exploitation and exiting prostitution.
Refugees and Asylum Seekers - Projects providing advocacy, advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers, and those promoting integration.
Young People - Projects maximising the potential of young people who experience educational, social and economic disadvantage; including young people in, or leaving, care. Check website for exclusions.
Their Main Grants Programme is for grants of £10,000 or over. There are two types of Main Grant:
- Capital Grants – One-off grants for purchase or refurbishment of a building or purchase of specialist equipment. Revenue Grants - Grants of up to three years for things like core costs (including salaries and overheads), or the running costs of a specific project (including staffing costs).
- The Small Grants Programme is for grants of under £10,000 per year. There are two types of small grant:
- County Grants - Grants of £500 - £20,000 for small organisations working in the counties with which we have an historical association, i.e., Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. To be eligible to apply for a County Grant, your annual income must be below £250,000, unless you are working countywide, in which case your income must be below £1 million.
- Small Grants - Grants of £500 - £20,000 for small UK registered charities working in any UK county not listed above. To be eligible to apply for a Small Grant, your annual income must be below £150,000.
The Henry Smith Charity, 6th Floor, 65 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 2AD Tel: 020 7264 4970. Full details including any deadlines are on website: http://www.henrysmithcharity.org.ukback to top
The Pink Ribbon Foundation is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities, which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. There are a large number of such charities in the UK, each as deserving as the next. Many of the charities supported are the smaller ones, which operate on a shoestring.
The Foundation evaluates each application against a set of criteria as follows:
- What the grant will be spent on
- The number of people who will benefit
- The relative size of the organisation
- The organisation’s financial situation
- Support/encouragement given to volunteers
- Unique or special situations
All applicants for the needs of patients of breast cancer are welcome.
For more information contact Jonathan Prince, Trustee, The Pink Ribbon Foundation, Park Lodge 75 Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington Kent BR6 8EP Tel: 01689 858877 Email: Pinkribbonfound@aol.com Website: www.pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk
Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities who are most in need, and can really make a difference. Projects can be new or existing activities, or be the core work of your organisation. They want to fund projects that respond to needs identified by communities, and those that fund projects that help those most in need including those people or groups who are hard to reach. They want to encourage the following changes to communities as a result of funding:
- People having better chances in life, including being able to get better access to training and development to improve their life skills
- Strong communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems
- Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy
- Healthier and more active people and communities.
You can apply to Reaching Communities if you are a registered charity ;a voluntary or community group; a statutory body, (including schools); a charitable or not-for-profit company; a social enterprise - a business that is chiefly run for social objectives, whose profits are reinvested in the business rather than going to shareholders and owners.
Reaching Communities has proven to be a popular and highly competitive programme. Sadly, they have had to turn down some very good projects. You should note the high levels of interest in this programme and consider whether your project would be better suited to another Big Lottery Fund programme. Call their national helpline for advice Tel: 0845 410 20 30. Email: email@example.com or call Lottery Funding Helpline on 0845 275 00 00 or go to The Big Lottery website
A grant programme funded jointly by three charitable trusts; Church Urban Fund, London Catalyst and the Wakefield and Tetley Trust, to support faith-based community projects in tackling poverty and health inequalities in London.
Target Groups include social action groups, voluntary and community organisations; based in London with annual income of less than £150,000.
Projects will be able to demonstrate a link with a faith or belief group and/or a church or other place of worship, plans to consult/work with a relevant health agency, they are tackling the effects of poverty and addressing health inequalities, a new approach to a new situation or a thoughtful development in response to ongoing needs.
Grants up to £10,000 for one year can be applied for before 30th June 2011. A short list of applicants will be drawn up and invited to present their proposal on 6th July 2011
For more information, make contact with either:
- Victor Willmott, Director, London Catalyst, 45 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 8JF E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 020 7021 4631
- Daniel Chapman, Church Urban Fund, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ E:Daniel.email@example.com T: 020 7898 1645
For more information go to their website: Website: www.cuf.org.uk/funding.aspxback to top
Open to not for profit organisations working with disadvantaged young people aged 18 or under. Apply for either a Small Grant of £10,000 or less per year for up to three years or a Main Grant of over £10,000 per year for up to three years. Funding is available to organisations (including schools) that work with young people who are suffering from illness, distress, abuse or neglect, are disabled, have behavioural or psychological difficulties and / or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation. The deadline is 15th July 2011.
For more information go to their website: www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants/general_grants.shtml
The Media Trust has opened a grassroots grants scheme, offering cash, training and support to communities isolated and disempowered by age, long-term illness or disability.
The Community Voices grant scheme, now in its second run, offers grants of £500 to up to seven grassroots groups representing these communities. Successful applicants will also be offered advice and training from the Media Trust in an effort to empower and make a difference in the lives of the socially excluded via the use of digital media.
Applications for funding should be made to the Media Trust by 13th June 2011.
or more information go to their website: www.mediatrust.org/community-voices/