Funding Opportunities W/E 5th July

Funding Opportunities W/E 5th July

Funding Opportunities W/E 5th July

Co-op Food Share Partners locally

Food Share Partners are charitable organisations that collect food from Co-op stores which is being cleared out at 9pm of an evening. The type of produce available can change, and not one partner has to benefit every evening of the week – it could be that you collect once a week and others do as well. If you are interested in potentially benefiting from food which might otherwise be thrown away, you need to complete this online form –

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Funding Available for Small Community Projects (Closing date 7th July 2019)

Small, local organisations needing funding for projects that help communities come together have until 7th July 2019 to apply for a grant. The Local Community Fund supports projects that make a difference to local communities near to Co-op stores and funeral homes. The funding is available to not for profit organisations and priority will be given to projects run by small, local organisations. The size of grants awarded depends on the amount available in the local community.

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. A total of £1.14 million is available. The objective of the Fund is to make available the safeguarding resources developed during phase 1 of the fund to improve awareness of good safeguarding practice within the charitable and voluntary sector through the delivery of a national and generic safeguarding training package. 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. Expressions of interest need to be submitted by the 21st July 2019.

Funding for Community Projects that Tackle Knife Crime (Closing date 24th July 2019)

Community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to support community projects in England and Wales that 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. The funding is being made available through the Home Office Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund and the closing date for applications is midnight on the 24th July 2019.

Funding Available to Research the Social and Economic Value of Health (Closing date 25th July 2019)

Researchers are invited to submit ideas for research that will generate new knowledge on the ways in which the physical and mental health of a population shapes their social and economic outcomes. A total of £1.5 million is available to support up to five projects with funding between £200,000 and £300,000 for a maximum duration of two years. The funding is being made available through the Health Foundation’s Social and Economic Value of Health in a Place Research Programme 2019. The closing date for submitting outline proposals is 12.00 on the 25th July 2019.

Funding for Youth Social Action Projects (Closing date 26th July 2019)

Local charities, community groups, charitable organisations, social enterprises and community interest companies (CIC’s) working in England to engage young people aged 10 to 20 (up to 25 for young people with disabilities) in volunteering can apply for grants of £1,000 and up to £5,000. Projects funded will feature high quality opportunities, available to all, that enable social action to become a part of life for young people. Organisations working with young people from backgrounds with below-average levels of participation or from disadvantaged areas have until 5pm 26th July 2019 to apply. Applications to the ‘#iwill Fund’ are made through Essex Community Foundation.

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (Closing date 28th July 2019)

The Trust supports UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action. The Trust is particularly focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include:
• Prisoners and penal reform
• Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
• Human rights, particularly access to justice.
The Trust generally makes one-off grants to charities registered and working in the UK with annual incomes of between £150,000 and £1.5m that do not have substantial investments or surpluses. Grants range in size, with most grants awarded being in the range £10,000 to £20,000. ABCT does not normally fund charities with large national or international links.
The next closing date for applications is the 28th July 2019.

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (Closing date 31st July 2019)

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme. In particular, the company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills.
Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience. Although the grants are available within the UK preference is given to projects in inner London.

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by health or social care professionals on behalf the family and are considered at monthly meetings. The funding is being made available through the Roald Dahl Marvellous Family Grants scheme and the next application deadline is 12pm on the 31st July 2019.

New £5 Million Fund Launched to Develop Support for Unpaid Carers

The Government has launched a new £5 million fund to support innovative projects supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services. Examples of the kind of projects the fund would invest in include technology platforms – for example, to help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities; and support groups – like carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds, which develop peer support groups and offer short courses to help reduce isolation. The funding is available to voluntary sector, charities, SMEs and commercial organisations. Applicants will need to demonstrate their idea is a fresh approach that is better than existing provision, will benefit the local community and can be expanded and replicated.

The FA and Football Foundation Launch £300,000 Futsal Fund (Closing date 2nd August 2019)

The Football Association and Football Foundation have launched a new £300,000 fund aimed at developing the sport of Futsal in England. Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey-sized goals and a size-four ball that has a reduced bounce. The sport is played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. The scheme offers grants of either £1,500 or £3,000 to develop new youth Futsal leagues across the country to increase the opportunity for players to play Futsal on a regular basis in a structured games programme. The funding is available to County Football Associations who are running or plan to run leagues; youth football or Futsal leagues; adult leagues setting up youth Futsal provisions; affiliated clubs wishing to develop youth Futsal leagues; PL & EFL Community Trusts; and FA University Community Football Hubs. Applications are now open and close at 5pm on the 2nd August 2019.

Community Safety Development Fund (Closing date 18th August 2019)

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (Essex) Fund has re-opened for applications. The Fund has a total of £300,000 available as grants of up to £20,000 for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Bids are welcomed for work and projects that are victim-focused and support the PFCC to provide victims with the services they are entitled to under the Ministry of Justice’s Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. New projects and continuation of existing work can be funded, with the latter underpinned by evidence of previous success. This first of three rounds closes on the 18th August 2019.

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (Closing date 1st September 2019)

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. The next closing date for applications to the Peter Cruddas Foundation is the 1st September 2019.

Funding for Community Based Projects (Closing date 12th September 2019)

The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants of an average of £5,000 to causes working at community level in the UK and developing countries which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions.
Current UK funding priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 (to fund programmes that are helping these young people in the job market, with advice, training, volunteering and work placement schemes).
Overseas, Hilden concentrates on projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health and particularly welcomes those that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
Only applications submitted on the form supplied on the website will be considered.
Hilden accepts applications at any time but the closing date for applications to be considered at the Autumn meeting of Trustees is the 12th September 2019

Funding to Support Youth Organisations

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 – 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund.
The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging.
The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Organisations may be planning to:
• Replicating a programme or service
• Widening the reach of an idea or innovation
• Spreading a technology or skill
• Advancing policy or enhancing its implementation
• Influencing attitudes
Applications can be submitted at any time.

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income. The aim is to generate a regular income that allows community organisations to maintain and invest in community spaces. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation. Organisations based in more deprived areas or who work mainly with more disadvantaged members of the community may also be eligible for grant funding alongside the loan. Applications can be submitted at any time.