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We can give advice and guidance on funding and bid-writing through training, 'Meet the Funder' sessions and by sharing information on funding opportunities as they come up.

You will find a regularly updated list of local, regional and national funding opportunities on this page.

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Grants for the Arts, Environment and Social Action in the UK

Grants for the Arts, Environment and Social Action in the UK

This ‘generalist grant-making trust’ and 'responsive funder' provides grants for small to medium-sized charities whose work matches its funding priorities and has an impact across the UK.

The funder aims to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world. Support is available for charitable work in the arts, environment and social action. The funding provider is keenly aware of the connections between these areas and their effects on each other and on people’s health and happiness.

Government Launches New £163m Affordable Home Fund

Government Launches New £163m Affordable Home Fund

Homes England is making available £163 million across England up to 2020 to 2021 through the Community Housing Fund. The Government is working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to develop a similar scheme in London.

The objectives of the Community Housing Fund are to:

  • Increase housing supply in England by increasing the number of additional homes delivered by the community-led housing sector.
  • Provide housing that is affordable at local income levels and remains so in perpetuity.
  • Deliver a lasting legacy for the community-led housing sector in the form of an effective and financially self-sustaining body of expertise within the house building industry in England.

New Grants Programmes Announced for Churches in the UK

New Grants Programmes Announced for Churches in the UK

Funding through a number of grants programmes to support churches, chapels and meeting houses across the UK.

This Trust is revising its grants programme in line with its new five-year strategy.

The current grants programme includes five separate grants, two of which have now closed for applications, with three open for application for another couple of months. Each of these existing grants schemes will close at the next deadline, at which point the entire grants programme will be closed until the three new grants schemes open before the end of the year.

Big Lottery Funding Surgeries at Mansfield CVS

Big Lottery Funding Surgeries at Mansfield CVS

The team from Big Lottery will be hot-desking at Mansfield every *3rd Thursday in the month from 10am– 4.00pm. 

 

The dates are 19th July (Fully booked), 15th (Wed’s changed date) August, 20th September and 18th October, 2018. You can book a 45 minute slot to tell them more about your ideas for projects that you might like support for. 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Launches New Grants Programme

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Launches New Grants Programme

After a review of its grants strategy, the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is replacing its currents grants programmes with two new programmes.

The Foundation’s updated grants programme, which opened to applications this month, focuses on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations that work to improve the lives of communities in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas of the UK.

Lloyds Bank Foundation’s New Strategy to Reach Further

Lloyds Bank Foundation’s New Strategy to Reach Further

According to its new five-year strategy, the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales will provide further support for small and local charities that are working to help people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has published its new five-year strategy, ‘Reaching Further’ which will provide more unrestricted grants to registered charities with an income of less than £1 million that work to help people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives.

Prime Minister Announces £20m in Funding to Tackle Loneliness

Prime Minister Announces £20m in Funding to Tackle Loneliness

New funding is being pledged for charities and community groups to support and expand programmes that bring people together and that benefit the community.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that £20 million in new funding is being set aside for charities and community groups that are working to ‘help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness’. The funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together; support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society; and help ‘hundreds of thousands’ of people to make connections in their communities.

Support for the Community and Voluntary Sector

Support for the Community and Voluntary Sector

Nottinghamshire County Council remains committed to supporting the community and voluntary sector and working with Parish Councils.
This information sheet lists a range of support opportunities which we hope will be of interest and benefit to your organisation.

Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for Projects Starting in 2019

Funding for constituted not-for-profit organisations that are within five miles of an operating Veolia site in England.

Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution.

Warburtons Accepting Community Grants Applications Again

Warburtons Accepting Community Grants Applications Again

This well-known family run bakery business provides grants of up to £250 to not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes only that are delivering work that aligns to Warburtons priorities and which has a direct and tangible impact.

The funding is for projects that focus on supporting families that need help the most and fit with Warburtons’ priorities which are to:

  • Work with those who need support within the social areas defined.
  • Focus on support that fits with its principles of Transparency, Trust and Transformation.
  • Work with families facing challenges.
  • Help families with opportunities

Biffa Award - Recreation

Biffa Award - Recreation

Recreation is part of Biffa Awards’ Main Grants Programme which aims to provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Not-for-profit organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 as long as their projects have a total cost of less than £200,000, inclusive of VAT.

Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England

Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking ideas for projects that will improve communities across England and will make grants of more than £10,000 available to support organisations that want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

New Neighbourhood Planning Programme Launches for England

New Neighbourhood Planning Programme Launches for England

The Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme has been extended for another four years and is now open for applications for grant funding and technical support.

Coalfields Community Investment Publishes 2018 Programme

Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) – Funding Support

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) Funding Support element is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. 

Children In Need Funding Information

Small Grants

Our Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply and that you meet our minimum standards for grantmaking. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK?

Wren’s Community Action Fund Opens for 2018 Applications

FCC Community Action Fund

Competition for WREN funding is considerable.   Requests for funding from our most recent round exceeded £5 million and we have to regularly decline worthwhile projects due to funding restrictions. 

WREN will accept applications for the provision, maintenance or improvement of the following types of public amenity:

  •  Village Halls and Community Centres
  • Public Play Areas
  • Publicly available Multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks
  • Sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access
  • Churches – community spaces only
  • Nature Reserves
  • Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access
  • Museums

Applications for funding are assessed against our criteria and you should read carefully our Guide for Applicants and ensure your project meets our criteria and you have shown the difference the project will make to your local community.   WREN will not request further evidence of community need and benefit so you should make sure you application and enclosures reflects what your project will achieve.  

WREN requires all projects to be delivered within 12 months of our funding decision.

Please note WREN no longer accepts paper applications.

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme 2018 Deadlines Announced

Charities in the UK that are seeking funding for their work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and younger can start the application process for funding in 2018.

The BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of up to £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Expected on 27 October 2017

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Expected on 27 October 2017

Launch of final Horizon 2020 Work Programme anticipated for 27 October 2017.

SUEZ Communities Trust Launches New Application Process for England

SUEZ Communities Trust Launches New Application Process for England

Applications for the SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Fund are now accepted at any time as part of a new two-stage application process for not-for-profit organisations in 80 locations across England.

Comic Reliefs Core Strength - Local Communities Grants Programme

Comic Reliefs Core Strength - Local Communities Grants Programme

This programme offers grants to help cover the day to day costs of small locally led and based voluntary and community sector groups that are doing ‘much needed’ work in their local communities.

East Midlands Airport Community Fund

East Midlands Airport Community Fund

East Midlands Airport Community Fund

The East Midlands Airport Community Fund was established in April 2002 and since then over £920,000 has been awarded to over 1180 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport.

Click for more information http://bit.ly/2txPVyK

Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance for Awards for All (England)

Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance for Awards for All (England)

The Big Lottery Fund has simplified the Awards for All guidance notes, including fewer restrictions and new priorities.

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme

Funding Support is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. Funding of up to £10,000 is available for projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes....

Support Adoption for Pets Launches 2017/18 Programme to Support UK Rescue Centres

Support Adoption for Pets Launches 2017/18 Programme to Support UK Rescue Centres

Support Adoption for Pets has re-launched its grants programme which supports UK domestic animal rehoming and rescue centres.

Awards For All

Awards For All

Awards for All gives groups an easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000

Link: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/awards-for-all-england

Church Care Fund Open to Applications

Church Care Funding

Grants are available for Anglican churches across England.

ChurchCare, the Church of England's national resource to support parish churches and cathedrals offers grants to Anglican churches across England to help care for, preserve and conserve these buildings.

Further information and online application forms can be accessed online at the ChuchCare website.

 The Link is: http://www.churchcare.co.uk/

Barchester Healthcare Foundation is continuing its 2016 priority to combat loneliness and engage older or disabled people.

Barchester Healthcare Foundation

The Foundation's priority is continued from 2016: connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive the highest priority throughout the year.

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available to groups in England, Scotland and Wales.

Applications can be submitted online at any time - http://bit.ly/2iiVWsL

Raising The Next Generation

Funding Opportunities

http://bit.ly/2k3MVXT

Growing a Greener Britain Small Grants Programme Opens to Applications

Growing a Greener Britain, a registered charity, is providing grants to constituted community groups for projects which help transform green spaces in Great Britain.

Growing a Greener Britain has been set up by idverde UK, a nationwide contractor that creates and maintains parks and open spaces across the UK, to help fund community projects in publicly-owned parks and open spaces across Britain.
Constituted community groups in Great Britain can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which transform green spaces in Great Britain.
This includes:

  • Improvements or modifications to publicly-accessible:
    • Parks.
    • Gardens.
    • Cemeteries.
    • Green open spaces including green spaces in social housing schemes.
  • Work in state school grounds.
  • Work in privately owned grounds that encourage the public to enter and enjoy them free of charge, including some university grounds.
  • Creating wildlife areas and ponds.
  • Improvement of disabled access.
  • Making an area safer or more family-friendly.
  • Environmental and Biodiversity management/education projects in local communities.
  • Training or employment projects which offer opportunities for young people who are not currently in training or employment.

Clothworkers' Foundation

Improving the Lives of People and Communities

Award capital grants to charities which work in one of their programme areas. 

You can apply for a grant under the Main Grants Programme, which is for UK charities with an annual income of less than £15m, or the Small Grants Programme which is for UK charities with an income of less than £250,000.

Rayne Foundation

Makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of issues.

The Rayne Foundation is interested in the arts, health and wellbeing, education – in its widest sense, and social issues.

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