Funding Opportunities W/E 18th October 2019

Funding Opportunities W/E 18th October 2019

Funding Opportunities W/E 18th October 2019

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support People Living with Dementia (Closing date 7th November 2019)

Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea for a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia can now apply for support of up to £100,000 of funding and business support.
The funding is available from the Alzheimer’s Society Accelerator Programme to develop either products or services which during the 12 months will be developed and evaluated to ensure that they will improve the lives of people affected by dementia, and are ready to scale up to support larger groups of people.
The Alzheimer Society is looking for applications from teams or individuals at any stage of the product development journey, from an idea that needs testing through to proven products that need a push to maximise their reach.
As well as financial investment successful applicants will be supported by an expert innovation buddy from the Alzheimer’s Society.
The closing date for applications is the 7th November 2019.

Funding for Music Making Projects for Young People in Challenging Circumstances

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England’s largest children’s music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects.

Youth Making’s funding programme is made up of two separate funds. These are:

• Fund A which offers small grants (£2,000 to £30,000) for high quality music-making projects;
• Fund B offers medium-sized grants (30,001 – £150,000 per year for up to two years) for larger programmes of work;

In applying for funding schools will have to justify how the activities to be funded do not duplicate Department of Education funding.

The closing dates for applications to Fund A is 5pm on the 6th December 2019 and Fund B 5pm on the 8th November 2019.

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (Closing date 14th November 2019)

The next funding round of the Arts Council England’s Developing your Creative Practice programme has re-opened for applications.

Arts Council England is looking for exciting, ambitious proposals that allow applicants to take that important next step in the way they make their work. Applicants are encouraged to consider their long-term needs and proposals can cover creative research and development or building skills through international exchange. Examples might include:

• Creative media and the wider creative industries e.g. film or audio, design or gaming
• Technology, including digital technology e.g. virtual reality or live streaming
• Other non-arts organisations or settings e.g. residential-care providers, or a science organisation
• Other non-arts cultural forms or sectors e.g. health and wellbeing, social inclusion, heritage or sport
This fund is only open to individuals over the age of 18 years who:

• Are living and working in England
• Have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context
• Are working in Arts Council England’s supported disciplines i.e. they will be dancers, choreographers, writers, translators, producers, publishers, editors, musicians, conductors, composers, actors, directors, designers, artists, craft makers, and curators.

Awards of £2, 000 – £10,000 (from a total pot of £3.6 million per year) are made through quarterly rounds. Funded project activities can last up to one year.

The closing date for applications is 12 pm on the 14th November 2019.
For further information or to check eligibility contact Arts Council England by or phone 0845 300 6200).

Grants of up to £50,000 per Year Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (Closing date 15th November 2019)

Registered charities can now apply for funding of up to £50,000 per annum for 1, 2 or 3 years for projects that work with some of the most disadvantaged 0-3-year olds in England and Wales. Grants provided will support work which improves the life chances of 0-3-year olds by investing in early intervention and preventative work.
The funding has been made available by the Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust and previously supported projects have included:
• funding to investigate peri-natal mental health interventions
• funding for a Nursery School learning mentor
• and a project to fund a specialist Family Engagement Worker at a women’s prison.
The closing date for applications in this round is the 15th November 2019.


PRS Foundation – Resonate Fund Re-opens for Applications (Closing date 22nd November 2019)

The PRS Foundation has announced that the Resonate fund has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to encourage professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to orchestras who commit to exploring contemporary UK repertoire as part of a season/tour and longer-term audience development programme.
The Resonate fund is open to all full and associate ABO members and selected pieces of music must have been written by British composers, who are members of PRS for Music or in a position to join.
Performances must be part of a main season programme, major festival or tour. Orchestras can apply for funding to help cover the following:
• Music Hire;
• Orchestral rehearsal time;
• Instrument Hire; Performer fees;
• Promotion/Performance of work;
• Touring Costs in the UK.
The closing date for applications in this round is the 22nd November 2019.

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 28th November 2019)

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 28th November 2019.
Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards:
• Community buildings
• Parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities
• Nature reserves
• Biodiversity projects.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site (please see post code checker below); the projects must have a total cost of under £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs); the applicant must have secured 20% of funding towards the project prior to submitting a full (stage 2) application.

Childs Charitable Trust (Closing date 30th November 2019)

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 30th November 2019.

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (Closing date 2nd December 2019)

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation.

The closing date for applications is 11.59 pm on the 2nd December 2019.

High Sheriff Calls for Applications (Essex – Phone-in Surgery 5th November – Closing date 2nd December 2019)

Voluntary and community organisations in Essex can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for community initiatives that address crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour. The funding has been made available from the High Sheriff’s Fund which is being managed by the Essex Community Foundation.
Projects that have received funding previously include a personal safety scheme for older people, educating young people about the dangers of carrying a knife and a project to deter drug and alcohol abuse.
A phone in Funding surgery will be held on the 5th November and the closing date for applications is the 2nd December 2019.

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme.
To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and the organisation applying must already have raised a third of the total costs.
Applications can be submitted at any time and the Foundation is currently accepting applications for the January 2020 meeting of Trustees. Please note that the Foundation do not publish deadlines or maximum amounts as this is dependent on the number of applications received
Organisations can only apply once every 12 months regardless of the outcome of their application.