Funding news May 2011
- Free Sport 2011
- Health and Social Care Local Grants Scheme – Second Round Opens
- Small Grants for Disabled Children’s Short Break Provision
- Bromley Community Fund
- Big investment for London
- Sports Participation Fund
- Co-operative Community Fund
- The Big Lottery Fund – Children’s Futures
Funding/Finance - Archives
- Sport for You grant
- New website helps charities /small businesses to find public sector contracting opportunities.
- Heritage Fund Consultation open
- Kelly Family Charitable Trust
Round 1 applications for FreeSport 2011 are open from now until Friday 20 May and grants of up to £1,500 are available to successful applicants.
FreeSport provides free sporting opportunities to Londoners of all ages and abilities to encourage greater participation in sport and physical activity in the build up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
FreeSport comes under the PlaySport London programme, as part of the Mayor’s Plan ‘A Sporting Future for London’ helping organisations all over London deliver a grass-roots sporting legacy for London.
Sports clubs and organisations, youth and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,500 and to receive extra information and marketing materials to make their activities even more successful. Funding is available for a variety of sports and physical activities. The aim of FreeSport is to increase the number of people regularly taking part in sport across the capital, with a particular focus on participants receiving 6 hours or more coaching because of taking part in the programme.
As a Mayoral programme, the Greater London Authority is working with Interactive and Pro-Active London Partnerships to build on the success of last year’s programme. The 2010 programme supported 280 activities giving people across London the opportunity to take part in a wide range of free sport and physical activities.
Each Pro-Active Partnership will be holding application surgeries designed to give you help and guidance for completing your application form. You can find details of your nearest surgery here.
- Funding is available for all sports and physical activities
- Funding is available for a variety of sports and physical activities.
A key focus of the 2011 programme is to provide 6+ hours of quality coaching to participants to provide a better quality of experience and encourage ongoing participation in sport. This forms part of the programme's wider objective in providing participation opportunities in the build up to and legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Apply now! To play your part in this year’s FreeSport programme visit the applications website
The Health and Social Care (HSCVF) local grant scheme was developed to make a positive contribution to the Department of Health’s (DH) objectives.
This second local round of HSCVF funding aims to build on the success of the 2010 local grant scheme by reaching more local Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations.
The fund also aims to increase the DH's investment in volunteering by directly supporting the integration of volunteering into the delivery of DH priorities. In 2010, a total of £550,000 was awarded to 43 successful projects, and a similar number will be supported in this round.
The fund supports the Big Society agenda in the health and adult social care field, as well as the key priorities for the health and social care sector, including the Health White Paper – Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS and supporting the developing Vision for Social Care and the public health strategy Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England.
It will open up funding opportunities to more organisations and help systematically embed volunteering in health and social care. Organisations, which are successful in receiving funding, will still be expected to work closely with local statutory providers and deliver services in their local communities.
The grant programme will be highly competitive, and funding will go to projects that have maximum impact in the development of new, improved and/or streamlined systems in health and social care volunteering rather than projects that can simply supply additional services.
The maximum HSCVF grant available is £50,000 per project over three years.
Maximum grant amounts for each year (subject to annual parliamentary approval) are:
- 2011/2012 - £10,000.
- 2012/2013 - £20,000
- 2013/2014 - £20,000
The application portal is now open until noon on Wednesday 25 May 2011. For more information, please click here (opens in new window).back to top
Bromley Council is currently advertising for applications for small grants of up to £5,000 for the delivery of short break provision for disabled children and young people in Bromley.
If you have any queries, please contact: email@example.com or contact Marisa Turis, Business Support Manager, Specialist Support & Disability Services, Devonshire House, 3rd Floor, 29-31 Elmfield Road, Bromley, BR1 1TF, Tel. 020 8315 6696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing deadline: 6th May.back to top
The Bromley Community Fund (BCF) is an exciting new charitable venture set up to support the borough, and managed by The Capital Community Foundation – aiming to respond to the changing needs and hardships faced by local people.
Grants of from £500 to £3,000 are available for local organisations to help tackle inequalities within the borough.
In particular, the fund wants to support groups working in the following areas:
- Increasing educational achievement for disadvantaged young people
- Supporting older people and their carers
- Support for other vulnerable communities
If you are interested in applying, please go to the following website and download the guidance notes where all of the eligibility criteria and application information are included: www.capitalcf.org.uk
If you are unable to access the internet you can request an application form and make contact with the grants team who will be able to answer any questions you may have about the fund by calling 0207 582 5117. In addition, Julie Hunt, Funding Information and Advice Officer at Community Links Bromley is also available to provide support with your application.
The total annual fund is £15,000 with a closing date of Friday 20th May.back to top
BIG has announced it will contribute £1 million of funding to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund. The next grants round is in September 2011offering grants up to £10,000.
The Dispossessed Fund has been set up to support charities and community groups working to lift people out of poverty in London by targeting education, crime, health, and unemployment.
To find out more about the eligibility criteria and application process at dispossessedfund.communityfoundations.org.ukback to top
The fund is specifically aimed at helping community projects that significantly increase participation in sport and/or use sport to tackle social issues such as crime and unemployment. For this second round, the Greater London Authority has joined forces with Team London to offer grants for projects that use volunteers to deliver sporting activities to young adults at risk.
Full details on the application process, as well as the application form itself, can be found at www.london.gov.uk/priorities
Deadline is midday 6th May 2011.
To register for updates and get information on the current small grants schemes now available from the Greater London Authority go to www.london.gov.uk/team-london/small-grantsback to top
Community Fund Grants, between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary or self-help groups to run projects that meet the following criteria:
To be successful, a group must carry out positive work in the community and a project must address a community issue, provide a good long-term benefit to the community, support co-operative values and principles and ideally be innovative in its approach. Read more
The scheme, announced in March, will fund up to 20 voluntary and public sector partnerships with grants of up to £900,000 to offer targeted support to families with children aged five to ten years old.
Partnerships must be locally based and can address needs including housing, health and employment.
For more information and an update on developments in Bromley, contact Judy Kimmins, Children & Families Voluntary Sector Forum on 020 8315 1909.
In partnership with RBS, The Daily Telegraph is aiming to support sport at a local level through the launch of its Sport for You grant.
All you need to do is describe in no more than 250 words why your community sports club needs a £1,000 grant and what use you would put it to. Talk about your successes, your events, the unsung heroes involved in your club and even your rising stars.
Each month The Daily Telegraph will feature the five winners in its sports section, concluding in November - Monthly winners will be notified immediately.
- Clubs must have a minimum of 10 members and be deemed amateur
- Clubs must have been up and running for 12 months
- All sports are included and clubs can be multi-sport.
To enter, and for full terms and conditions, please click here.back to top
Contracts Finder will show all public sector opportunities worth more than £10,000.
The Government has launched a new website aimed at helping charities and small businesses to find public sector contracting opportunities.
The site, called Contracts Finder, will list all such opportunities worth more than £10,000.
Organisations can register on the free site to specify what sort of contracts they are interested in and receive emails about them, the Cabinet Office announced.
Organisations that bid for contracts worth less than £100,000 will no longer have to fill in pre-qualification questionnaires, it said. Organisations that fill in such questionnaires for larger contracts will be spared filling in further questionnaires for similar opportunities.
The government is already paying the National Council for Voluntary Organisations £1.6m over three years to deliver Funding Central, a website that lists grants and contracts available to the third sector, and went live in June 2009.
(Source: Third Sector News)
The Trust has decided to prioritise its funding in favour of charities whose activities involve all or most family members in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members. The overall objective is to reinforce the potential benefit and support the family members as a unit can give to each other.
Applications are also welcomed from sports and health-related charities whose activities comply with the above criteria.
The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is happy to support requests for core funding as well as project-based grants, and actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established.
Grants are awarded twice a year to charities whose aims fall within the criteria of the Trust. Grants will generally be in the range of £1000 - £5000, but Trustees will consider requests for higher amounts.
Applications must be submitted by 1st March and 1st September to be considered at the subsequent meeting. The Trustees will ask for more detail for those applications that pass the initial screening, and may visit the projects they wish to support.
The Trust application form is available to complete by downloading the form and returning it to the Grants Administrator by email or post.
Contact Stuart Armstrong, 8 Mansfield Place Edinburgh EH3 6NB Email: email@example.com or visit www.kfct.org.ukback to top