Grants

Rosa – Voices from the Frontline Grants

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The Voices from the Frontline grants programme offers one-off grants of between £500 and £5,000 to voluntary and community organisations in the UK to pay for increasing the skills, capacity, credibility and effectiveness of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change.

Grants will be awarded for projects that:

  • Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices.
  • Raise awareness of one or more of Rosa’s four pillars (leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice)
  • Influence the public, policy makers, media and/or government.
  • Change behaviours, attitudes or policies.

Throughout history, every single advance for women’s rights and gender equality – including property ownership, access to education, equal pay and reproductive rights – has only ever been achieved by bold, brave women becoming informed, getting organised, mobilising others and taking action to tackle injustice and inequality head-on. Rosa wants to fund this work!

Change comes about when women who have lived experience of injustice and inequality get heard, especially women facing intersecting disadvantages including race, class, sexuality, disability, poverty or migration status.

This programme offers grants of £500 to £5,000 to support charitable campaigning work across Rosa’s four pillars (leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice). They are looking for new voices to stand up and take action.

Together, we can make change happen faster. Apply now…

To date, Voices from the Frontline has supported more than 60 grassroots and national women’s organisations across the UK, tackling issues that have a wider impact on women beyond the direct recipients of grants. Take a look at some of the organisations supported through this programme in the video below.

Applying for Small Grants Course

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The VSI Alliance is holding a half day course on Tuesday 16 April, 10:00am-1:00pm at the VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax.

This half-day course is ideal for anyone new to the grant making process and will help you to understand the key points of finding and applying for small grants.

The training should help you to:

  • Recognise different types of funding and eligibility criteria
  • Use different tools to carry out a funding search
  • Identify the elements of an application
  • Write a simple project plan
  • Explain how systems and processes can help the ‘funding cycle’

Prices vary according to the organisation size and income but for further details go to https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/small-grants/

Healthy Heart Grants

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Deadline; 11 April

Thanks to the partnership between Heart Research UK and Subway, grants of up to £10,000 are available to community projects that focus on heart health and promote healthier, happier longer lives for everyone.

These Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grants are available thanks to the fundraising done in Subway® stores and through the Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5Ks. They are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease near you.

More information and to apply: https://heartresearch.org.uk/apply-for-grants/healthy-hearts/

Funding Opportunities from the Postcode Lottery

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

Funding rounds in 2019 are;

Round 1 Stage 1: 6-20 February

Round 1 Stage 2: 27 March-10 April

Round 2 Stage 1: 31 July-14 August

Round 2 Stage 2: 11-25 September

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/

Other grant opportunities

There are also grant opportunities from the Postcode Community Trust and the People’s Postcode Trust with the same dates for the funding rounds.

 

Grant Funding from Hillards Trust

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Limited to areas of former Hillards shops, covering Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse (including Elland) and Todmorden. The Trust usually makes grants on a one-off basis of £1,000, but also seeks to make 2 grants a year of up to £10,000 if it can identify projects that will have a significant impact on an organisation’s effective delivery of its services.

Criteria:

  • Old Age luncheon clubs, outings, winter aid and help for the disabled
  • Education of the young e.g. reading support, literacy, advocation, one to one support, enhancing sports opportunities
  • Children’s charities unless they fall within the exclusions
  • Medical health related volunteer schemes, respite care and hospices
  • Church based projects with a proven outreach factor

There is no deadline, but Trustees meet at end of March 2019.
More info: https://www.hillards-trust.co.uk/

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.