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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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Connected Communities Innovation Fund - Funding

Connected Communities Innovation Fund - Funding

Working in partnership, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Nesta have set up a new £4 million fund that aims to widen volunteering opportunities for people 50 years and older in England.

Working in partnership, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Nesta have set up a new £4 million fund that aims to widen volunteering opportunities for people 50 years and older in England.

The fund is designed to encourage more people to volunteer alongside public services, and inspire new ways of giving for those who have not previously volunteered. The fund has a specific focus on helping those aged 50 and over, those who want to give time infrequently rather than routinely, and those who want to give their time and skills from the comfort of their own home to good causes.

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.

Government to Hold Webinars for Health and Wellbeing Fund 2017

Government to Hold Webinars for Health and Wellbeing Fund 2017

The Department of Health will be hosting three webinars to provide further information on the 2017/18 theme of social prescribing.

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme - First 2018 Deadline

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme - First 2018 Deadline

BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK that support children and young people who are 18 years and younger.

New £4m Connected Communities Innovation Fund Launches for England

New £4m Connected Communities Innovation Fund Launches for England

A new fund set up by the Government and Nesta is making available both grants and non-financial support for social innovation projects that get more older people volunteering.

Working in partnership, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Nesta have set up a new £4 million fund that aims to widen volunteering opportunities for people 50 years and older in England.

National Churches Trust Relaunches Grant Programmes for 2018

National Churches Trust Relaunches Grant Programmes for 2018

The National Churches Trust offers funding for projects that are in line with its aims which are:

  • To help maintain the UK's heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities.
  • To promote the benefit to communities of church buildings and to inspire everyone to value and enjoy them.

Government Announces £40 Million to Boost Visitors and Jobs in England's Coastal Towns from Early 2018

Government Announces £40 Million to Boost Visitors and Jobs in England's Coastal Towns from Early 2018

The government has announced details of an upcoming new round of funding for England's coastal towns to be awarded through the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), which is due to relaunch early next yea

Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects

Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects

The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution.

Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications

Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications

The Royal British Legion offers grants of up to £50,000, though smaller applications are encouraged, for specialised projects or services for serving and/or ex-Service personnel and/or their families that are not already being provided by the Legion and that are in line with the Legion’s funding priorities.

Launch of EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018

Launch of EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018

The European Commission has launched the 2018 edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. First run in 2011, the Prize aims to encourage more women to exploit the commercial and business opportunities offered by their research projects and to become entrepreneurs.

Cultural Protection Fund Opens for Large Grants Applications

Cultural Protection Fund Opens for Large Grants Applications

The Cultural Protection Fund has been established by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Government has dedicated £30 million in overseas development assistance funding to support cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries between 2016 and 2020. 

Sport England Launches ‘Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund

Sport England Launches ‘Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund

The new Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund is part of Sport England's dedicated fund to tackle inactivity.

Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications

Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications

Funding is available for charitable organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that are running or planning charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community.

Theatres Trust Extends 'Small Grants Scheme' to 2020

Theatres Trust Extends 'Small Grants Scheme' to 2020

The Theatres Trust, the national advisory body for theatre in the UK, has extended this funding scheme, with continued support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Charles Michael Holloway Trust. The fund will continue to strengthen the valuable relationship between theatres and surrounding communities until 2020.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s UK Grant Programmes

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s UK Grant Programmes

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is currently accepting application for projects involving removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making problems easier to live. Generally, the Trust funds work that is about addressing the root causes of problems rather than delivering services or alleviating immediate needs and recognises that change can take many years to achieve. As a result, the Trust is willing to take the long view and to take risks.

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

Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Programme

Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Programme

The Nuffield Foundation has launched a new grants programme with a deadline for first round outline applications of 2 October 2017

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....

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Opens for 2017 Applications (UK)

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Opens for 2017 Applications (UK)

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is now accepting applications for 2017.

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.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme - Final Year

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme - Final Year

The Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme has entered its final year of funding and will be accepting applications until 31 January 2018.

Law Society Charity (UK) Accepting Applications for 2017

Law Society Charity (UK) Accepting Applications for 2017

The Law Society Charity is a charitable fund set up by the Law Society in 1974. The charity acts entirely independently of the Law Society, supporting charitable work related to the law and the legal profession 

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

BBC Children in Need

Supporting Young People & Children

BBC Children in Need is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands that support children and young people who are 18 years and younger.

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.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants Scheme Opens for 2017 (UK)

The funding is for projects that respond to the local needs of the Armed Forces Community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant

Applicants must work closely with their Local Partnerships to ensure that their project is properly connected locally, responds to recognised need and does not duplicate other provision.

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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Testimonials

Testimonials

My name is Deanna (it’s not always been but, explanations later) and I’ve been volunteering at Mansfield CVS roughly six and a half years now.  During that time I have worked with almost every creed and colour, the disabled; the gay and the transgendered; the last two of which count me among their company, told you I wasn’t always Deanna.

Deanna Bell, Volunteer

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