W/E 17th May 2019

W/E 17th May 2019

W/E 17th May 2019

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) (Closing date 31st May 2019)

Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a new funding programme to tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. Grants are available to organisations and people with ideas, passion and ability to realise innovative public engagement projects – from those within or outside the research community, those with a track record in dementia engagement and those looking to apply their skills to this important issue for the first time. This could include utilising digital technology,storytelling, art-science collaborations, performances, workshops or other events. Projects must be completed and funding awarded within 1 year of the award being made.
The grants are being made available through three funding tiers:
• Bronze up to £5,000
• Silver up to £15,000
• Gold up to £30,000
The closing date for applications is 11.59 pm on the 31st May 2019.
During the application process, applicants are invited to contact the Engagement team for informal advice prior to submitting an application. Please email engage@alzheimersresearchuk.org with questions or to arrange a discussion over the phone.


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.


South East LEP Community Grants (Closing date 31st May 2019)

Part funded by the European Social Fund, the South East LEP Community Grants programme offers grants between the values of £10k-£20k and are available within the South East LEP (SELEP) boundaries of Kent, Medway, Essex, Thurrock, Southend and East Sussex.
Community grants are intended to enable locally targeted support consistent with the challenges set out in the South East LEP Skills Strategy which are to:
• Develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs.
• Undertake activities that promote social inclusion.
• Build employment and enterprise skills through the voluntary and community sector.
• Provide intensive support to help up-skill individuals and move towards and enter work.
• To engage those individuals who are the hardest to reach through innovative approaches.
The grants are available to third sector organisations of any size and small organisations from other sectors, to help those furthest from the job market improve their skills and/or get into work or training.
We are currently planning three funding rounds and applications for the first round of funding will open on Monday 15th April, closing on Friday 31st May.


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

The next closing date for applications is 5pm on the 1st 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 Available to Support Armed Forces Families (UK)

A new £7.5 million funding programme has been launched to support Armed forces families. The focus of the programme is on supporting the families rather than serving personnel or veterans. The funding will be available for projects that focus on one of the following:
• Young people from armed forces families;
• Families and carers of veterans
• Serving families.
The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Removing Barriers to Family Life programme.
There are two funding strands.
Medium Strand grants of between £30,000-£100,000 to support existing or new projects that meet a clear need for Armed Forces Families;
Large Strand grants of between £100,001- £300,000 with some exceptional projects potentially receiving up to £500,000. Projects will need to be able to show that they will have a transformative effect, and that the changes they achieve will be sustainable.
The closing date for medium strand grants is the 12th September 2019 and for large grants the 18th July 2019.


War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) (Closing date 31st July 2019)

The War Memorials Trust is providing grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England.
These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs, with a maximum grant of £30,000.
The fund is open to anyone to apply; individuals or organisations, including councils.
The next closing date for applications is the 31st July 2019.


Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK)

The Woodland Trust has thousands of free tree packs to give away to community groups and schools. The trees are available for planting on an area that is accessible to the public so that it can be used and enjoyed by others. If applying as a school, trees should be planted on either the school grounds, land the school has arranged regular access to or in an area that is publicly accessible.
Applications for a tree pack for a community group need to:
• State that the land is accessible to the public
• Make sure the local community is aware of the plans to plant and is happy for the project to go ahead.
• Be an application for up to 420 trees in each application cycle or season.
There are two delivery periods per year in November and March, when the trees are dormant and perfect for planting. Tree packs can consist of:
• Hedging to make a natural screen or connect existing woodland to help wildlife stay on the move
• Copse to create a mini forest school classroom or a peaceful spot that’s an oasis for birds
• Wild harvest an array of fruits and nuts
• Year-round colour for beautiful blossoms, bright berries and stunning autumn displays
• Working wood to fuel a log burner in 7-10 years, or to carve or weave willow
• Wildwood to establish food and shelter for wildlife
• Urban trees for residential areas with limited communal space
Applications are currently being accepted for trees to be delivered in November 2019.


Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales)

Churches can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of building’s maintenance services. The grant will cover up to 50% of the cost of works. The funding is available towards the following services: Rainwater goods maintenance; lightning protection system repairs; asbestos removal; masonry repairs and high level maintenance. The National Churches Trust accepts applications from listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses of any age, as long as they are open for regular public worship and are located within an area covered by MaintenanceBooker services. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trust Maintenance Micro-Grant Programme and applications can be submitted at any time. There are no application deadlines.


New £8.5 million Fund to Help Communities Deliver Discounted Homes (England)

A multi-million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes has been launched by the Government. Volunteer groups will be able to apply for between £10,000 and £50,000 to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes, get planning permission for them and to provide other technical support. Further free specialist advice and guidance will also be made available for those who participate in the pilot. The government will be making £8.5 million available for the 3 year pilot project which will help provide cut-price homes for younger people and families in need of housing, through locally-led neighbourhood plans.