Grants

Funding Opportunities from the Postcode Lottery

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A number of different grant opportunities have been made available from the Postcode Lottery.

People’s Postcode Trust’s Community Project Small Grants – Round 2
Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales can take the first step in the application process by submitting an online expression of interest.
The funding is for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain. The projects can be up to 12 months in length.
The Trust will consider projects which focus on:
• Employability and skills development programmes.
• Promotion of human rights through combatting discrimination.
• Poverty prevention.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000. Only registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The maximum grant for groups that are not formally registered as a charity is £2,000.
There is a two-stage application process.
Stage 1 applications will be accepted from 1 August to 15 August 2018.
http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

The Postcode Local Trust is offering grants for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces
The Trust aims to provide financial support for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community.
In 2018 Postcode Local Trust will provide short-term, designated funding for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces such as:
• Community gardens and play areas using sustainable materials
• Outdoor education and heritage
• Green energy projects and flood prevention.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000.
The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:
Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR/Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
Applicants that are registered with OSCR/Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.
http://www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk/

Postcode Community Trust Opens for Round 2 of Community Grants
Funding for projects which improve health and wellbeing in Great Britain.
Charities and other not-for-profit organisations with projects in Great Britain that improve health and wellbeing have two weeks to submit their initial application.
The People’s Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills and resources to effect change in their own communities. The Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Trust provides short-term, designated funding for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain.
The Trust will consider projects which improve health and wellbeing through:
• Grassroots sports, arts and recreation projects that improve health and wellbeing.
• Projects that improve the health of communities, through, for example, first aid courses, befriending, counselling or reducing isolation.
The projects can be up to 12 months in length.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000. Only registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The maximum grant for groups that are not formally registered as a charity is £2,000.
There is a two-stage application process.
Stage one applications for Round 2 will be accepted from 1 August to 15 August 2018.
http://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

New Grants to Support Calderdale’s Voluntary Groups

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Local people will now have more opportunities to volunteer and will see more cultural events after proposals were approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 2 October.

The Council recognises the big difference that voluntary and community groups make to people’s lives across the borough. It helps the groups through grants and support services to enable them to thrive.

To build on this, the Council has launched new large and small grants schemes to align them more to its priorities for Calderdale, and is inviting local groups to apply. For example, the larger grants are now split into:

Culture. Grants will be awarded to voluntary and community groups which put on cultural events and activities that help boost the local economy, and give people more opportunities for people to get involved with these.

Stronger neighbourhoods. Applications will focus on the Council’s three priorities for Calderdale to become the best borough in the North – growing the economy, reducing inequalities and building a sustainable future. For example, grants will be awarded to groups bringing communities together, e.g. through volunteering, especially in areas where people have fewer opportunities to get involved in community activities.

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Calderdale Community Grants Schemes

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The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.

The Community Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in or visit.

The Community Festivals and Events Fund supports groups that are organising cultural events and festivals across Calderdale, with the aim to get more local people involved in the arts, and attract visitors to our towns and villages. A maximum award of £5,000 will be made to any individual Festival or Event.

There is also a specific pot of money within this fund for organisations that are proposing Festivals and Events following the Boxing Day floods. The aim is to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale, sending out a clear message that it’s open for business. It is part of the Council’s continued work to help residents and businesses get back on their feet by boosting tourism, trade and morale

To be eligible to apply for any of these grants your organisation must:

  • Be a voluntary, community or faith group
  • Be properly constituted
  • Have a bank account in the name of the organisation
  • Be open and accessible to the community you serve
  • Have a planned approach to safeguarding issues, if you are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Tuesday 2nd of May 2017. 

For further details visit the Grants pages on Festivals and Events and the Small Grants Scheme or email grants@calderdale.gov.uk.

Opportunities for better flood protection at home

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Calderdale Council is looking for people whose homes flooded in December 2015 to come forward to apply for extra grants for flood protection work, and to be involved in promoting this work to other residents… read more…

Four homeowners from across Calderdale will be able to benefit from the £5000 Repair and Renewal grant, the £1000 Community Foundation grant and a further £10,000 grant per home from the Council’s £3 million programme for flood prevention and resilience work.

People who own and live in their own homes are invited to apply for the additional grant funding to make their properties as resilient as possible against future flood risk.

Calderdale Community Grants Schemes

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The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.

Community Small Grants Scheme

The Community Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in or visit.

Community Festivals and Events

The Community Festivals and Events Fund supports groups that are organising cultural events and festivals across Calderdale, with the aim to get more local people involved in the arts, and attract visitors to our towns and villages. A maximum award of £5,000 will be made to any individual Festival or Event.

There is also a specific pot of money within this fund for organisations that are proposing Festivals and Events following the Boxing Day floods. The aim is to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale, sending out a clear message that it’s open for business. It is part of the Council’s continued work to help residents and businesses get back on their feet by boosting tourism, trade and morale

To be eligible to apply for any of these grants your organisation must:

  • Be a voluntary, community or faith group
  • Be properly constituted
  • Have a bank account in the name of the organisation
  • Be open and accessible to the community you serve
  • Have a planned approach to safeguarding issues, if you are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Wednesday 1 February 2017. The Small Grants Panel will meet to consider eligible applications on Thursday 16 February 2017.

For further details visit the Grants pages here or email grants@calderdale.gov.uk.

£50,000 fund launched for events and festivals

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Local community groups can apply for a share of a new £50,000 fund set up by Calderdale Council to help put on events and festivals in the area.

The Council has launched the second round of grants under a scheme set up in March 2016 to help boost tourism, trade and morale after the Boxing Day… read more …

The first round of grants helped to kick-start popular events across Calderdale – the Brighouse 1960s weekend, ‘A Reet Royd Waater Do’ in Mytholmroyd, the Handmade Parade in Hebden Bridge, Elland Carnival and Mytholmroyd Arts Festival.

The Council also awarded £4000 for Hebden Bridge Community Association’s Hebden Royd Alternative Christmas.

Community groups have until Thursday 1 September to apply for funding. Find out more and apply on the Council’s website: Community festival and event fund.

Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens

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Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation has established the Environmental Grants scheme offering grants for projects which make a difference to local areas, with preference given to projects which include one of more of the following:

  • Improves the local environment.
  • Insures involvement of local communities.
  • Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference.
  • Supports people in need.

Not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less as well as schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply now for grants of up to £2,000.

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate that their project delivers improvements against at least one of the following Key Performance Targets:

  • Delivers real environmental benefit.
  • People have better access to/are more likely to use their local environment.
  • People have improved their lives through participation in an environmental activity.
  • Activity delivers not only an immediate improvement but also an ongoing plan to ensure the improvement is sustained.

For further information and to apply visit greggsfoundation.org.uk/environmental-grant

Apply for funding from Carriers for Causes

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The One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ grants programme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

Grants of up to £1000 will be available to support projects that ‘benefit local communities and are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop – helping to improve lives and local places’.

Applying for a grant

Carriers for Causes is a rolling programme, meaning that you can apply for funding all year round. Applications are shortlisted on a quarterly basis for panel decision which will take place every three months. Applicants will generally know the outcome of their application within 16 weeks of applying.

Click here for further details or to apply

Comic Relief Launches New Core Funding for Small Organisations in UK

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Comic Relief is launching a pilot core funding programme this week for smaller organisations delivering work in the UK.

As part of its new grants strategy which was published last month, Comic Relief is launching the Core Strength Funding Programme which will open on 16 June to applications from small organisations delivering work in the UK with an annual income of between £100,000 and £500,000.

The new grants strategy focuses on four areas that will help Comic Relief to best achieve its vision of ‘A Just World Free from Poverty’, in which everyone is safe, healthy, educated and empowered.

This new fund is aimed at smaller organisations working across the following four programme areas (as outlined in the new grants strategy):

  • Investing in children and young people to be ready for the future.
  • Empowering women and girls to be free to lead the lives they choose.
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
  • Building stronger communities in areas of disadvantage, deprivation and poverty.

Grants of up to £20,000 will be made available over two years (maximum grant of £40,000). It is anticipated that about 100 grants will be awarded to a total value of £4 million.

As this programme is partly funded by HM Treasury’s “Tampon Tax” to support women’s and girls’ issues, Comic Relief will be awarding grants to a minimum value of £1 million to organisations that are working primarily with women and girls.

Comic Relief has stated that it will be looking for applications from organisations that play a vital role in their locality in the UK and can demonstrate how this funding will help strengthen their organisation.

Applications will be accepted until 27 July 2016 (12 noon).

Full details are available on the Comic Relief website