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Megawatt Community Energy Fund Grant
The Megawatt Community Energy Fund uses profit from the business activity of Bristol Energy Cooperative and Low Carbon Gordano to encourage and support community action on reducing carbon in our atmosphere, and/or making energy more affordable. Bristol Energy Cooperative and Low Carbon Gordano are working with Quartet Community Foundation to administer these funds.
Deadline: 8 April 2020
Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund
Grants to help with the roll out of smart meters The total amount requested should be between £15,000 and £25,000. ** Warning **the guidance talks about wanting to fund larger charities, but doesn’t specify the level of income required to be classed as a large charity – SCC will be following up with them.
Deadline 9 April 2020
**Area Based Funding** Oxfordshire Community Foundation SMALL AND VITAL PROGRAMME – The Small and Vital programme provides small grants for modest, short-term expenses that help volunteer-led community groups do important grassroots work. Deadline: 30 April 2020
Area Based Funding Rugby Council Grants
Organisations can apply for:
• a voluntary and community grant of up to £1,500 to support projects which benefit the local community
• a sports grant of up to £1,000 to support local sports clubs in delivering events or activities
• a youth and play grant of up to £1,000 to support events or projects which develop and sustain youth and play provision
• an arts grant of up to £1,000 to support Rugby’s creative industries and community engagement
• a Rural Development Fund grant of up to £10,000 to support projects in Rugby’s rural areas
The community grants support Rugby’s regeneration strategy, drawn up by the Rugby Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).
Deadline: 10 April 2020
London Catalyst – Partners for Health 2020
This is London Catalyst’s main collaborative grants programme co-funded with the Hospital Saturday Fund which is now open for applications. They are looking for innovative partnerships that can improve the care and well-being of people facing significant barriers to health.
Deadline: 5 May 2020
Leeds Inspired Small Grants
The Leeds Inspired Small Grant Scheme for arts projects accepts applications of between £100 and £1000.
The 2020 deadlines are 12 noon on 7th May, 2nd July, 3rd Sept, 5th November 2020
Road Safety Trust
The Road Safety Trust uses any surplus gifted by our not-for-profit trading subsidiary company, UKROEd to help create safer roads and protect vulnerable road users. They offer funding towards projects that meet our grant criteria. Grants are available for up to two or three years depending on the programme, and these can range from £10,000 up to £200,000.
Deadline: 14 May 2020
The programme will offer tailored support to organisations that are thinking of exploring new models of trading to help them become more financially resilient and who require support to make the transition.
Support will be available for organisations working within the following sectors:
Organisations will work collaboratively with sector leads; Homeless Link, Centre for Youth Impact, Association of Mental Health Providers and Equally Ours, throughout the programme journey. Social Investment Business will help to administer the programme.
The Youth and Homelessness sector application windows are now open. The Mental Health and Equality sectors windows will be opening soon.
Check website for sector specific details
Sport England – Major Event Volunteer Fund
The fund focuses on supporting volunteering and ensuring that those who give their time to support major events can continue to gain from the benefits we know volunteering can provide.
Details of deadlines are available by emailing Sport England, check out their website for more information
The SureServe Foundation
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community and charity projects enhancing fuel efficiency and/or combating fuel poverty.
Area Based Funding: Bromley, London
The Community Chest was set up in 2013 to fund projects that will make a difference to the Phoenix community. Since then, we have awarded £700,000 to more than 70 projects, benefiting more than 19,000 people. Previous projects have covered a wide range of activities, from family away days to African drumming classes. No deadline
Area Based Funding: North and West Camden – The Hampstead Wells and Campden
The principal objectives of The Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust are to relieve need and reduce poverty in the Trust’s area of benefit. No deadline
Area Based Funding: Northampton Partnership Fund
Grants are available of between £3,000 and £15,000 for organisations that can work with the council’s corporate priorities and deliver outcomes that bring to life partnership between the council and the Northampton voluntary and community sector for the betterment of local communities. No deadline
Cultural Impact Development Fund
A £3.7 million fund providing small-scale repayable finance to socially-driven arts and cultural organisations. Cultural Impact Development Fund will pioneer the use of financial incentives to drive the achievement of social impact targets in its investment portfolio, making it one of the few impact investment funds with a clear trade-off of financial return for the attainment of social outcomes. The Fund is supported by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment through the Growth Fund programme, with finance being provided by its partners The National Lottery Community Fund and Big Society Capital.
Apply anytime up to August 2021
Community Groups: Apply for a Tesco community grant
Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. Grants of up to £2,000 are available.
Waitrose Community Matters
This unique scheme gives each branch £1,000 (or £500 in its convenience shops) to share out between three local good causes each month such as welfare organisations, community groups, schools or local divisions of national charities.
In general we like to help projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts. The trust has a specific preference for projects associated with education
Funding in support of churches, church establishments, religious charities, charities preserving UK heritage, theological colleges, schools promoting Christian religion, charities sponsored or recommended by the church, the local community and those concerned with the welfare of the disadvantaged and disabled.
Alec Dickson Trust
The Trust is passionate about volunteering and about young people making a difference. Grants of up to £500 are available. Grants are available for projects in the applicant’s local area that involve local people and can demonstrate that through volunteering or community service they can enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society. Preference is given to supporting innovative projects. Applications are invited from individuals aged 30 and under and from small groups of young people in the UK.
Lloyds Bank Foundation Grants worth up to £45,000 and £100,000 available over three years (with the possibility of continuing to six years) that can be used entirely for core costs, with charities able to flex how much they spend each year.
Eligible for support are charities with an income between £25,000 and £1m across England and Wales tackling complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse and with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change in their local communities. No deadline
The Swire Charitable Trust
The Swire Charitable Trust is an independent UK grant making trust supporting organisations working in heritage, the environment and working to improve the life chances of ex service men and women, victims of slavery and trafficking and children and young people
AHF – transforming places through heritage
This programme supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper. It is part of a wider initiative to revive heritage high streets in England, alongside Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones. Together, these programmes form part of the Future High Streets Fund, administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. No deadline
All groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for up to £9,000.
Toyota Parasport Fund
This UK-wide programme aims to help activity providers improve the quality and quantity of sport and activities available to disabled people. This £250,000 funding opportunity is available to support specialist equipment and training (depending on location). Open exclusively to those registered on Parasport, the application process and what’s on offer differs between each of the home nations so check out the relevant links below for more info. No deadline
Barchester Healthcare Foundation (England, Scotland & Wales)
The foundation’s mission is to make a difference to the lives of older people and other adults with a physical or mental disability; supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.
• Older people 65+
• Adults (18+) with a physical disability
• Adults (18+) with a mental disability
• Individuals living in England, Scotland or Wales
• Small community groups and charities based in England, Scotland or Wales.
The foundation favour applications that encourage a person’s mobility, independence and improved quality of life. Their grants range from £100 up to £5,000.
The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust fund UK and overseas charities working in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.
The Archer Trust
The Archer Trust provides grants to small charities. Grants are usually between £500 and £4,000 and are targeted at groups working with people in need.
Andrews Charitable Trust
ACT was set up to achieve social change. The Trust has two charitable objectives, the advancement of the Christian religion and the relief of sickness, poverty and distress in any part of the world as an expression of Christian love.
Blue Spark Foundation
BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.
The More than a Pub programme has reopened for applications, with £2.2 million available to support communities to take ownership of pubs.
This programme is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. It aims to increase the number of community-owned pubs open and trading and also to grow the range of services they offer to help the wider community.
Services provided by community pubs could include a shop, post office, library, internet café, cash point and informal meeting spaces for a range of community activities such as sports teams, choirs, live music and walking groups.
Deadline: Funding applications can be made until September 2020
** Area based** The B and L Leach Family Trust
As a newly formed family Trust they are looking to make donations of between £10,000 to £15,000 to small (income of less than £500,000 per annum) Charities based in Kent or Sussex.
The areas of interest are
1. Physically and mentally disabled and traumatised children
2. Respite for carers and disabled people
3. Environmental and climate change issues
4. One off small donations
Email [email protected] for further information
The Golsoncott Foundation
Grants of around £3,000 available for organisations working on the arts and especially where there is a connection with young people
Applications considered quarterly
Government Financial Support
Gift Aid – We fail to claim £600m in Gift Aid each year and we now need that money more than ever. Unlike funding bids, as long as you qualify, the money is certain. There are different types. Are your claiming everything you’re entitled to? This Charity Excellence resource will give you what you need to get yours.
Other Tax Reliefs – That’s just one of many tax reliefs and you can claim up to 4 years retrospectively – you can find links to all of them on the Charity Excellence website tax reliefs page. Join us and complete the 30 min Finance & Resources questionnaire. It will enable you to identify all the tax and other savings there might be. The toolkit, its huge resource base and quality mark are completely free.