W/E 10th May – Funding Opportunities

W/E 10th May – Funding Opportunities

W/E 10th May – Funding Opportunities

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) (Closing Date 31st May 2019)

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 5pm on the 31st May 2019.


Childs Charitable Trust (UK) (Closing date 31st May 2019)

The Childs Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust, supporting Christian UK registered 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 for the July 2019 meeting is 31st May 2019.


Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) (Closing date 1st June 2019)

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the Panathlon Challenge for young people with disabilities, to fund tournaments and specialist equipment; and a grant of £2,500 JT Inspires to promote the fitness of children and young people with congenital heart disease. The next closing date for applications is 5pm on the 1st June 2019.


Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) (Closing date 14th June 2019)

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 14th June 2019.
The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including:
• mental & physical health problems
• learning difficulties
• would otherwise be homeless
• escaping domestic violence
• single parents
• young families
• moving out of institutional care
• addiction problems
• refugees, asylum seekers, migrants
• survivors of trafficking.
To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small organisation (with an annual turnover of not more than £1 million and without access to sufficient income, reserves, nor other fundraising, to pay for the work).


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

Help the Homeless makes grants of up to £5,000 to small and medium sized charitable organisations (with a turnover of less than £1million) whose aim is to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life. 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 June 2019.


Grants of up to £200,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK) (Closing date 21st June 2019)

Grants of up to £200,000 are available road safety schemes and research projects. The funding is available to UK based organisations (both public and professional associations), registered charities and university departments and can fund up to three years work. The theme for this year is ‘Innovative traffic calming and provision for vulnerable road users’. The funding is being made available through the Road Safety Trust and the closing date for applications is the 21st June 2019. Requests for 100% funding are not normally supported.


Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People (UK, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia) (Closing date 28th June 2019)

This funding opportunity from Comic Relief aims to support vulnerable children and young people from underserved groups within the following age ranges: 5 to 24 years in the UK: 5 to 30 years in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia.
Funding of £150,000 up to £700,000 is available for a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 years for proposals that particularly focus on vulnerable children and young people from groups underserved by current services. Proposals should be working on two or more of the following areas:
• Tackling stigma and discrimination;
• Increasing access to quality service provision;
• Strategic / systemic changes at local and/or national level.
Comic Relief is focusing on under-served groups as a group that may be marginalised and unable to access mental health services, for example:
• Socio-economically disadvantaged people of any ethnicity;
• Marginalised ethnic groups i.e. in the UK BAME;
• Children and young people who have a parent with mental health problems;
• Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ+);
• Children and young people living with HIV or other long term and life limiting illnesses;
• Children and young people with disabilities, including learning disabilities;
• Refugees and asylum-seeking children and young people;
• Children & young people affected by traumatic experiences e.g. violence, abuse & neglect;
• Young offenders and young people who are not in education, employment or training.
Proposals should also demonstrate working in two or more of the following areas: Tackling stigma and discrimination: Increasing access to quality service provision; Strategic / systemic changes at local and/or national level.
The programme opens on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and closes at 12 noon, Friday 28th June 2019.


Community Safety Development Fund (Essex) (Round 1 Closing Date 30th June 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 June 30th 2019.


Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) (Closing date 29th July 2019)

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Grant scheme (up to £30,000) is 9am the 29th July 2019.
Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and coordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for a historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site.
The grants are intended to support project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. The AHF also makes:
• Project Viability Grants (PVG) of up to £7,500 to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition.


Funding Available to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England)

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. The funding can support many different types of partnership, including cross-sector partnerships; local place-based collaboration; and local and national organisations working together around a particular theme. The grants can be used to fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. A total of £40 million is available this year. The funding is being made available through the Big Lottery Fund’s Partnership Fund and applications can be submitted at any time.