UPP Foundation and Carnegie UK Trust Launch the Civic University Network Competition (Closing date 22nd January 2020)
UPP Foundation and Carnegie UK Trust are jointly launching the Civic University Network competition. The competition – open to universities, charities and sector bodies – will determine which institution will be granted £75,000 seed funding to host the new Civic University Network.
The Civic University Network aims to build on the highly successful UPP Foundation Civic University Commission, which received cross-party support from Universities Minister Chris Skidmore and Shadow Secretary of State for Education Angela Rayner at the report launch earlier this year. Following the conclusion of the year-long Commission, 57 universities have pledged to develop Civic University Agreements (CUA) – the key recommendation from the Commission.
The Network will provide an opportunity to further showcase best practice of universities’ civic activity and to support the growing Civic University Agreements movement.
Eligible organisations who can apply to be the host/hub for the Network are:
• A Civic University Agreement signatory university.
• A higher education or relevant sector body.
• A relevant UK registered charity.
Partnership applications between varies organisations are also welcomed.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 22nd January 2020.
Grants for Musicians and Bands (Closing date 10th February 2020)
Artists or bands are able to apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. Priority will be given to those that have not been funded by PRS for Music Foundation in the previous 12 months.
The PRS Momentum Music Fund is open to Artists/Bands that are at a crucial tipping point in their careers, showing current progression and growth as an artist with the potential to significantly develop their careers over the next two years.
Grants of £5,000 -£15,000 are available with the average in the region of £10,000.
Grants can cover:
• Recording – i.e. a new album, EP, single, producer, engineer, mixer fees, studio hire, session musician fees, etc.
• Touring (in the UK only) – i.e. travel, accommodation, musician fees, set/production design, tour management, equipment hire, etc.
• Marketing and promotions – i.e. PR, radio plugger, digital marketing, music videos, merchandise production, etc.
Priority will be given to contributing to expenditure which helps the artist to develop professionally and creatively.
Applications can be made by UK based artists/bands directly or representatives of the artist who may be a Manager; Label; Publisher; Booking agent; PR/Plugger; Lawyer or Trusted advisor to the artist.
The next deadline to apply to the Momentum Fund is 6pm on the 10th February 2020.
Childs Charitable Trust (Closing date 29th February 2020)
The Childs Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust, supporting Christian UK registered and excepted charities and organisations both in the UK and overseas. During 2017 the Trust awarded grants to 81 different organisations all based in the UK but operating in more than 100 different countries worldwide.
Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories:
• Youth – the trust looks to support projects working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK. Supported activities may include RE Lessons; School Assemblies; Lunchtime/After school clubs; Evangelism; Personal Development Programmes; Homelessness Prevention.
• Outreach – the trust works to share the gospel of Christ by supporting all aspects of Christian outreach both in the UK and overseas and can fund, for example, Church Plants; Overseas Mission; Training in Evangelism; Chaplaincy.
• Society – the trust believes people of faith bring a valuable contribution to social action and justice and support initiatives that have a positive impact in their society. Grants could support, for example: Counselling; night shelters; alcohol/drug rehabilitation; homelessness; or prison/ex-offenders work.
• Education – the trust supports initiatives involved in all areas of Christian education including Bible Translation; Media Initiatives; Bible Colleges; Literature; Apologetics.
Applicants must be registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator or the Charity Commission of Northern Ireland or be ‘excepted’ charities. Organisations with a turnover in excess of £5,000,000 should contact the office prior to submitting an application, to check eligibility.
No minimum or maximum funding amounts are specified, however in 2017, 16 grants of between £5,000 and £9,999, 18 grants of between £3,000 and £4,999 and 34 grants not exceeding £2,999 were made. Nine other grants ranging from £12,000 to £34,000 were also awarded.
The deadline for applications is the 29th February 2020.
Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (Closing date 15th March 2020)
Help the Homeless makes grants of up to £5,000 to small and medium sized charitable organisations (with a turnover of less than £1 million) whose aim is to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.
Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people.
The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported projects include:
• The Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people undertake education and training courses as well as receiving advice and food, received a grant of £1,500 to transform the centre with new lighting, a new water heater and new decoration.
• A grant of £3,000 to the Amber Foundation to enable the Foundation to buy new bedroom furniture for their residential centre in Devon, where every year over 60 unemployed, homeless young people are able to rebuild their lives and gain the motivation, confidence, self-esteem and skills for independent living.
The closing date for the next round of funding is the 15th March 2020.
Finnis Scott Foundation (Closing date 20th March 2020)
Established under the Will of Lady Montagu Douglas Scott (Valerie Finnis) in 2006, the Finnis Scott Foundation makes grants for any charitable purpose, but their present policy is to focus grant-making in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history. The funding is open to charities and charitable organisations, including School Parent Teacher Associations.
Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available. Exceptionally, larger grants may be considered at the Trustees’ discretion. Preference is given to making grants to smaller charities where the grant would have a significant impact. The Foundation funds both capital and revenue projects.
Apply by the Apply by the 20th March 2020 for the next trustees meeting of the Finnis Scott Foundation.
For more information about The Finnis Scott Foundation, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1604 233233
Armed Forces Day Funding (Closing date 27th March 2020)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for events that are organised within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June 2020 (20th June 2020 – 5th July 2020). To be eligible events must have “Armed Forces” in the title, be relevant to today’s serving armed forces, have free access to members of the armed forces family, and must not be centred around fundraising or recruitment.
Events can include for example:
• Picnic in the park
• Themed BBQ
• Knees up in your living room
• Street party
Grants can be used to pay for road closures, decorations, flags and banners, newspaper and radio advertisements, marshalling, security and first aid arrangements, insurance, PA and communications systems. The funding is being provided by the Ministry of Defence and offers a grant for Armed Forces Day events up to the value of £10,000, depending on the size and format of the event.
This grant is match-funded and can cover up to half the total cost of the event.
For details on how to apply, events must first be registered on the Armed Forces Day website. The closing date for applications is the 27th March 2020.
Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (Closing date 31st March 2020)
The Collections Care Grant Scheme (formally known as the Preventive Conservation Scheme) is managed by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), supported by funding from the Pilgrim Trust and run in association with the AIM Remedial Conservation Grant Scheme and the AIM ICON Pilgrim Trust Collections Care Audit Scheme. AIM is looking for projects that enable a step-change in the quality of collections care that a museum can provide in the knowledge that better collections care supports museums long-term sustainability.
Grants awarded may be used for:
• Environmental surveys
• Obtaining professional advice to compile conservation and implementation strategies
• Environmental monitoring and control equipment
• Ultraviolet filters
• Integrated pest management
• Display cases and picture framing (where this is required for conservation reasons)
• Storage containers and packing materials
• Development of emergency plans
• Improvements to museum stores, especially to increase their capacity
• Equipment or other support for digitalisation projects where this aids conservation
• Training for volunteers or staff
• Collections audits and collection management plans
The maximum grant is £10,000 with the average grant expected to be around £5,000. Grants of less than £1,500 are paid in full on award; others receive 50% on award, 50% on completion and receipt of the conservator’s report.
Applications should show how the proposed project fits with the Collections Care priorities of the museum as assessed through a collection care audit, collections management plan or other similar document. If the museum does not already have such an assessment, they are advised to consider applying for an AIM Collections Care Audit as a first stage.
Eligible applicants will be AIM members; registered or accredited museum, or be confident of achieving accreditation within two years; a registered Charity, an associated charity can receive the grant on the museum’s behalf, if the museum itself is not a charity; have fewer than 50,000 visitors p.a. or a turnover of less than £300,000 p.a.
Applications close on the 31st March 2020.
Football Stadia Improvement Fund
Funding of £6.5million is available annually to provide financial assistance towards a wide range of stadia projects, including the construction of new stands, installation of floodlights, turnstiles, or even relocating to an entirely new ground. Capital grants are available to clubs from the EFL, National League, Women’s FA National League and Welsh Premier League down to the lower levels of the FA National League System.to improve safety at their stadia and to enable them to satisfy The FA’s grading requirements.
The Football Stadia Improvement Fund is funded by the Premier League, grant amounts vary depending on which League the applicant is in but are between £20,000 and £750,000.
Applications can be submitted at any time.