Aviva Community Fund Re-Launched (Closing date 11th February 2020)
Aviva has teamed up with the fundraising platform Crowdfunder to offer funding of up to £50,000 to small charities and community interest groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community. Every three months from January 2020 onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most.
Aviva want to support projects that boost the resilience of communities in the face of uncertainty and will be supporting projects in two key areas:
• Community resilience: Tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities.
• Financial capability and inclusion: Giving people the tools to become more financially independent.
The closing date to apply to the Aviva Community Fund is the 11th February 2020.
Once applications have been submitted, applicants will need to create a fundraising page on Crowdfunder that Aviva employees can browse and donate funds to. Applicants can also showcase their projects to raise additional public donations.
UK Youth Funding (Closing date 11th February)
UK Youth is delighted to offer this one million pound funding opportunity to organisations in England working with young people. The UK Youth Fund will get vital funding to successful applicants within 2 weeks of the close of applications. Our ‘light touch’ style of funding is intended to make the application process as simple and straight forward as possible with an undemanding reporting requirement.
Grants of up to £20,000 are offered to deliver extra sessions in youth clubs and settings for young people or to enhance and expand existing sessions.
Applications will open on Thursday 30th January and close at 5pm on Tuesday 11th February. If demand exceeds our expectations we may close the applications early, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Grant Programme for Arts Award Centres (Closing date 28th February)
The Arts Award Access Fund is offering grants of between £100-£1500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in the UK, but priority will be given to centres that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.
This can include young people that:
• are disabled
• have special educational needs, learning difficulties, or other specific individual requirements
• live in areas of rural isolation and/or socio-economic deprivation
• are in the youth justice system
• are looked after by foster carers or in residential children’s homes
• are young carers or young parents
• are in a specific minority group (e.g. LGBTQ+, BME and/or PoC, homeless, traveller, asylum seeker, refugee, particular faith group)
• are not in full-time education, employment or training/excluded from school/are in alternative education
• are hospital outpatients/inpatients or suffering long term health problems (including mental health problems)
• other access/inclusion issue (you will be required to tell us more in your application)
Grants can be used for a range of activities including: Discover, Explore or Bronze logs: Bronze, Silver or Gold guidance booklets: Fees for workshops with a professional or specialist: General art materials, printing costs, etc: Tickets for events and travel to and from a venue: Contributions towards the costs of Gold leadership projects: Hire of specialist equipment or specialist venue: Adviser/project management/staff time: Discover certificates: Moderation costs for Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold: Specific access requirements e.g. BSL/other translators; assistive technology specifically related to the Arts Award project (where renting is not cost-effective).
The programme is open for applications until 5pm on the 28th February 2020.
Funding for Outdoor Learning
The Ernest Cook Trust has launched its new Outdoor Essentials Grants programme. Through the programme UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors.
Priority will be given to schools that:
• Are committed to enabling outdoor learning and see environmental engagement as an important part of education.
• Demonstrate that outdoor learning will have a wider benefit to families and to their local community.
• Include disadvantaged pupils.
• Are located in areas of high deprivation and/or have pupils who are living in deprived areas.
For this funding round the grants can only be used for the purchase of Wellies and Waterproofs.
A total of £200,000 is available the Trust will be awarding 400 grants. There is no specified deadline for applications for ECT Outdoor Essentials grants.
Applications can be submitted at any time whilst the online application process is open. The Ernest Cook Trust will make award decisions when a threshold number of applications have been received.
Launch of Safer Streets Fund (Closing date 20th March 2020)
A new £25 million scheme to tackle burglary and theft in crime hotspots has been launched by the Policing Minister. The Safer Streets Fund will be open for bids from police and crime commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to fund initiatives aimed at stopping these offences happening in the first place. The fund is specifically designed for areas that need to tackle theft, robbery and burglary – known as acquisitive crimes.
Police and crime commissioners, in formulating bids, will work closely with local partners to identify those measures that are most likely to make our communities safer.
PCCs can use the fund to improve neighbourhoods by increasing street lighting, installing better locks and gating alleyways.
They can also invest the money in other types of crime prevention, such as training community wardens, and delivering local crime prevention advice to residents or Neighbourhood Watch schemes.
PCCs will be expected to make use of local police force data and to use toolkits provided by the College of Policing, in partnership with other experts, to understand where the funding can have the biggest impact and what interventions will work best in a local area.
Successful areas will receive grants of up to £550,000.
The deadline for applications is midnight on 20 March 2020. Bidders will be informed whether they have been successful by the end of May 2020.
Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices
CRASH, the construction and property industries’ charity assists homelessness charities and hospices in England and Wales with their construction projects. CRASH offers help in a practical way as well as providing cash grants.
CRASH does this by supporting improvements to hospices, hostels, day centres, night shelters, training centres and move-on accommodation, for frontline homelessness agencies who work directly with homeless people.
CRASH unites the industry and channels the expertise and products of its Patron Companies to:
• transform hostels, day centres, night shelters and move on accommodation for homeless people across the UK.
• create caring environments where adults and children who need end of life care in a hospice, can spend precious time together with their families.
• reduce the cost and increase the quality of your construction project.
To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years, and the building is currently delivering, or will be used to deliver services to single homeless men and women over the age of 18; or used to deliver in-patient and or day services to people in need of end of life care.
Please phone CRASH in advance of making your application to discuss your project and the ways in which CRASH may be able to help.
YHA Family Support Programme Opens for Applications
The Youth Hostel Association is offering a free two-night stay with meals in Youth Hostels in England and Wales to families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances.
One break per year at a YHA Youth Hostel (a list of participating hostels is on the website) is available to families with up to two adults and children aged 2 – 18 years where the annual household income is below £25,000.
Priority will be given to applications involving children and young people who are experiencing exceptionally challenging lives, or who are facing a crisis or emergency situation and as a result of these situations are experiencing financial hardship on a daily basis.
All the Youth Hostels available within the programme are located within city, rural and coastal areas that are easily accessible by public transport. Families will be provided with a private room and meals throughout their stay.
To apply for a YHA Breaks family holiday simply fill out an application. Or, get in touch with the YHA Breaks team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01629 592 723.
Southend Community Fund – Speak with a Grants Officer – Phone In 11th February 10-midday
We are holding a Phone-In Funding Surgery on Tuesday 11 February from 10am – 12 noon to speak with potential applicants about their funding needs. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity before completing an application form. To take part, please call us on 01245 356018. There is no need to book a slot in advance.
Southend Community Fund (Closing date Monday 16th March 2020)
The Southend Community Fund supports charities and community organisations working in the borough of Southend-on-Sea.
WHAT WILL IT SUPPORT
Your organisation must be active in Southend and your work must benefit people living, and working, in the Borough.
All applications to the fund are assessed by ECF, and a panel of local people meet to review and agree all applications annually.