Grants and Funding

Local Connections Fund – Round 2

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The National Lottery Community Fund (tnlcommunityfund.org.uk)

This is the second round of the Local Connections Fund, a £4 million investment designed to help small charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness by building community connections across England.

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is investing £2 million into this second round of funding. This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) can bring people and communities together.

By a ‘community’, we mean people:

·         living in the same area – like a city, town or street
·         who share characteristics – like beliefs, values, interests or faith
·         who can be grouped together in some other way.

Two rounds of funding

The Local Connections Fund has been split into two equal rounds of funding. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) provided the first £2 million, which was distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund and completed at the end of March 2021.

The second round of funding is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund.

If you received funding in Round 1, you will not be eligible for funding in Round 2.

Funding size

£300 to £2,500

Total available

£2 million in Round 2 – successful applicants must have completed their project and spent their grant by 30 November 2021

Application deadline

Applications open – 28 June 2021 at 10am

Applications close – 6 August 2021 at 5pm

 

Read the full article here:
The National Lottery Community Fund (tnlcommunityfund.org.uk)

Further £2 million made available through the Local Connections Fund

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The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is pleased to announce that from 28 June, grassroots charities and community groups tackling loneliness in England will be able to apply for a share of £2 million of National Lottery funding to support their work.

The funding is made available through the second round of the Local Connections Fund, a joint £4 million funding programme from the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund. The fund was set up to give small community groups with an income of less than £50,000 the support needed to tackle loneliness and isolation by helping people feel more connected.

For more information and for application eligibility and guidelines, visit the Local Connections Funds website

Full Circle Funerals Launch New Community Fund in Calderdale

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Charities and community groups will be invited to apply through the Community Foundation for Calderdale for grants of up to £5,000 after Halifax-based funeral directors Full Circle Funerals contributed £15,000 to the fund.

 

The next round of general grants that the Community Foundation for Calderdale will be opening for people to apply for in July to fund initiatives that will help to rebuild the local community in the wake of coronavirus.

To read more, visit

National Lottery Grants for Heritage 2021-22

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Read the full article here: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/national-lottery-grants-heritage-2021-22

Applications are now open for National Lottery Grants for Heritage from £3,000 to £5million. This marks a return to our core business, but it is not a return to ‘business as usual’.

 

We will prioritise heritage projects that will:

  • boost the local economy
  • encourage skills development and job creation
  • support wellbeing
  • create better places to live, work and visit
  • improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage

Every project will need to achieve our inclusion outcome, ‘a wider range of people will be involved in heritage’.

We will also expect all projects to demonstrate that they are building long-term environmental sustainability into their plans, as appropriate.

 

Visit: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/national-lottery-grants-heritage-2021-22

for applications guidance and further information.

The Elephant Trust Applications Open

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Grants available up to £2,000, but with the addition of the Shelagh Wakely Bequest some larger grants of up to £5,000

Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.

Applications must be submitted via the Applications page by midnight on 27 June 2021.

https://www.elephanttrust.org.uk/

Grants to deliver Healthy Holiday Activities for schoolchildren by June 29th

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Calderdale community organisations, schools and childcare providers are invited to apply for a share of the £926,000 Healthy Holidays grant to offer fun and creative activity programmes over the summer holidays, in partnership with Calderdale Council.

Deadline for applications 29th June. 

Activities should take place during the period Mon 9th August to Fri 3rd September 2021

 

More information on the Calderdale.gov.uk news section

Healthy Holidays Calderdale – Information Session June 15th

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Delivery of Summer Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in Calderdale.

We are excited that the government announced the expansion of its tried and tested Holiday Activities and Food programme across all local authorities.

This programme is aiming to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the summer holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals (8000 children in Calderdale).

We are holding an information session for organisations planning to apply for the summer Healthy Holidays grant funding:

Date & Time: 15th June 1.00-3.00pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85033895307

 

The Healthy Holidays grant programme is now live and groups and organisations can access the full guidance and online application form on the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s website. The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 29th June 2021. 

Access the Full Guidance on the Community Foundation for Calderdale website

Community Foundation for Calderdale welcome back sport with grants of £3,000 for Sports Clubs

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As the UK begins to plan for a post-pandemic future, sport and community clubs need to play a vital role in our recovery so the Community Foundation for Calderdale have partnered with Made by Sport to make grants of up to £3,000 available to local sports clubs to save, resume or adapt their activity.

Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale commented, “We believe sport is a vital tool to help young people develop and overcome social issues such as mental health, fight crime and anti-social behaviour, increase employment skills and pathways and to bring communities together.”

 

It is estimated that sport returns £4 for every £1 spent on reductions in spending on crime, truancy and ill health. Young people who are physically active thanks to their local sports clubs and organisations can show up to seven times better levels of teamwork, six times better levels of greater resilience and five times better communication skills.

 

Find out more about how your club can secure #ClubsInCrisis grant by visiting www.cffc.co.uk