Funding Opportunities W/E 4th October 2019

Funding Opportunities W/E 4th October 2019

Funding Opportunities W/E 4th October 2019

£40 Million Available to Develop Ideas that could help Older People Enjoy Active Lives (Online briefing 4th October, Closing date 27th November 2019)

Businesses and public sector organisations of any size can now apply for a share of £40 million to develop ideas that could help people to enjoy healthier and more active lives in older age. The number of people in the UK aged over 75 will rise from 1 in 12 today to 1 in 7 by 2040; this rising life expectancy poses significant challenges for health services. Innovate UK, part of UK
Innovate UK has up to £2 million to invest in stage 1 of the Healthy Ageing Trailblazers competition which aims to establish large, multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects that demonstrate new business models and products working at scale to provide new and sustainable services for older people. Up to £38 million could be available during stage 2 to support the development of the best ideas in a series of large projects.
Projects will be funded across the following 7 themes:
• sustaining physical activity;
• maintaining health at work;
• designing for age-friendly homes;
• managing common complaints of ageing;
• living well with cognitive impairment;
• supporting social connections;
• creating healthy and active places.
Stage 1 projects could range in size up to £100,000 and stage 2 projects up to £6 million. An online briefing event will be held on the 4th October 2019 and the closing date for applications is the 27th November 2019.

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (Closing date 22nd October 2019)

The Triangle Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Development Grants programme is noon on the 22nd October 2019.

This Development Grant is aimed at strengthening an organisation as a whole rather than just one specific project by providing core funding to implement a step change in development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future. During this funding round, the Trust will provide grants to not for profit organisations working towards the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders.

The Trust awards grants to help develop sustainable income sources, so that when the grant comes to end, the applicant organisation’s income will not be reduced. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office.

Grants are available from £10,000 up to £80,000 for a duration of 6 months to 3 years. The amount of funding requested must be proportional to the development that will be undertaken. A maximum of £30,000 per year or £2,500 per month for smaller developments can be requested.

Grants can cover any costs incurred by the applicant in undertaking a development to increase resilience.

Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Opens for Applications (Closing date 4th November 2019)

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers’ Fund has opened for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 – 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to funding could help move forward their career. To be eligible for support, composers must be based in the UK and must be members of PRS for Music or in a position to join. To be eligible for support, composers must be based in the UK and must be members of PRS for Music or in a position to join. The next deadline for applications is 6pm on the 4th November 2019

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (Closing date 19th November 2019)

The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 – £5 Million is the 19th November 2019.
The Heritage Fund provides grants to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to:
• Nature – anything that connects people to nature and the natural world
• Natural and designed landscapes – landscapes are areas of ground which could be urban or rural in nature, and might include parks, or industrial sites that have been left
• Oral histories – such as voice recordings of people’s stories of times gone by
• Cultural traditions – Exploring the history of different cultures through storytelling, or things that you do as part of your community. This could be anything from dance and theatre, to food or clothing.
• Community archaeology – digs that lots of people can take part in
• Historic buildings, monuments and environments – from houses and mills, to caves and gardens. Areas that are connected to history.
• Collections – collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives
• Historic events – histories of people and communities or places and events
• Languages – the heritage of languages and dialects
• industrial, maritime and transport – this might be places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history
Projects can be in development for up to two years and delivered in up to five years
The funding is available to both not-for-profit organisation (such as charities, community groups and local authorities, and faith based or church organisations, etc) and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations. To be eligible applicants must contribute at least 5% of their project costs for grants up to £1million and at least 10% for grants of £1million or more.
All applicants for a grant above £250,000 nee to complete a short Expression of Interest (EOI) form. The Heritage Fund will use the information to decide whether or not to invite the applicant to submit a development phase application.
To apply, applicants will need to use the Heritage Fund online portal.

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Build the Capacity of Small International Development Charities (Closing date 28th November 2019)

The Department for International Development (DFID) is making grants of up to £100,000 available to organisations with the ability to build the capacity of small British charities working in international development.

The grants are available to UK-registered not-for-profit organisations or groups of UK-registered not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of less than £10million. Up to six Small Charities Challenge Fund Capacity Development Grants will be awarded to innovative, evidence based and ambitious proposals from organisations with a track record of supporting small, grassroots organisations to achieve their ambitions.

Projects can last for up to two years.

To be eligible the charities need to be operating in countries that are listed in the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) and countries the UK Department for International Development (DFID) considers to be of high or moderate fragility.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th November 2019.

Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (Closing date 2nd December 2019)

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organisations, Community Interest Companies or armed forces units are all eligible to apply to the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme. Apply at any time up to the 2nd December 2019.

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (Closing date 15th December 2019)

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.

The closing date for the next round of funding is the 15th December 2019.

Comic Relief Community Fund Launched

Comic Relief has launched its Community Fund.  Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding to help them develop their organisation through a Capacity Building Grant of up to £500 or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant of up to £4,000.

The grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life.

Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women and girls and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender or sexuality.

A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.

Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.

This new funding programme aims deliver long lasting community driven change.

Both funding programmes accept applications on a rolling basis and there are no application deadlines.

Administration of the local funding is being managed by community charity, Groundwork



National Lottery Community Fund Announces New £7.5 Million Fund (Due to open in November)

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that it will be making a special £7.5 million pot of funding available to mark The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.
The fund, CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994. Thanks to National Lottery players, £40 billion has been raised for good causes so far, funding over half a million (565,000) projects across the UK.
The #CelebrateNationalLottery25 funding will support activity designed to bring people and communities together all over the UK. Up to £2 million will be made available this year in small grants of up to £1,000. The remainder will be released to the sector through the Fund’s National Lottery Awards for All programme.
#CelebrateNationalLottery25 will be open to applications in November, with further details to come on how to apply.