Safeguarding Training Fund Opens for Applications (Expressions of Interest by 21st July 2019)
The National Lottery Community Fund, together with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport have launched phase 2 of the Safeguarding Training Fund.
The first phase is currently supporting the ‘Safer Social Sector Partnership’ led by NCVO to design a national and generic online safeguarding training package, suitable for all charities big and small, to improve safeguarding/safe culture practice.
The overall objectives of phase 2 of the Safeguarding Training Fund are:
• To improve awareness of good safeguarding practice through the delivery of a national and generic safeguarding training package. This will improve access to safeguarding training and support to protect both children and adults at risk, and promote a safe culture within charities.
• To extend the reach of existing resources around safeguarding, and support engaging mechanisms to deliver safeguarding training which reaches both small and large organisations.
• To provide an insight into the impact of the safeguarding training, which helps to build a long term legacy for this work and embed good safeguarding practice and awareness into the sector.
Grants of between £50,000 and £115,000 are available to charities and other not for profit organisations that can demonstrate the capacity and reach to enhance the safeguarding culture within smaller organisations. It is anticipated that 5 – 10 organisations / partnerships will be supported.
Expressions of interest need to be submitted by the 21st July 2019.
ScottishPower Foundation Grant’s Programme Now Open (Closing date 24th July 2019)
The Scottish Power Foundation is now accepting applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations for grants of £25,000 up to £250,000 for projects last up to 12 months. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting projects that address three key areas – environmental programmes; tackling disadvantage; and addressing fuel poverty and/or energy efficiency. It is anticipated that the Foundation will support 20 projects over the next year. Applications should be submitted by no later than 1pm on the 24th July 2019.
Funding for Community Projects that Tackle Knife Crime (Closing date 24th July 2019)
The Home Office has launched a new funding round of the government’s anti-knife crime Community Fund. The fund, now in its third year, was set up to support community projects in England and Wales delivered by voluntary sector organisations which tackle knife crime.
The Fund is intended to help communities to respond to the challenges around knife crime, and in particular support activities preventing young people from engaging in knife related offending.
Grants of up to £30,000 are available.
Bids will need to demonstrate a previous proven history of delivering anti-knife crime work, especially to young people, and will be assessed on the basis of the extent to which they demonstrate a proven track record of an organisation’s ability to deliver knife crime interventions in work with children and young people.
The Home Office is accepting applications from:
• Constituted voluntary and community sector groups that have a minimum of 3 management committee members
• Registered charities
• Social enterprises
• Community interest companies
• Religious / faith groups
• Companies limited by guarantee without share capital
• Charitable incorporated organisations
The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on 24th July 2019.
Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (Closing date 31st July 2019)
Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st July 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £100 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants can have more impact. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate and ensure that funds awarded are being well used
Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Community Projects (Closing date 31st July 2019)
The Charities Aid Foundation has announced that the Tourle Foundation Fund is open for applications. The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people within the the UK. To be eligible to apply, organisations must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people and have an annual income of below £100,000. Priority will be given to organisations that find it difficult to attract mainstream funding. The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2019.
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme
The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas or electric cookers and other essential household items. The referrer’s organisation should also be able to administer and supervise the grant on behalf of the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme.
Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (Closing date 5th August 2019)
Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters or multidisciplinary artists. Bands or ensembles with 6 members or less can also apply. The funding is being made available through the Help Musicians UK Transmission Fund and the closing date for applications is the 5th August 2019.