W/E 23rd August 2019 – Funding Opportunities

W/E 23rd August 2019 – Funding Opportunities

W/E 23rd August 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK)

The next closing date for applications to the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation is midnight on the 13th September 2019.
Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 per year are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to non-violence and environmental sustainability. Grants can be for up to three years.
The Foundation’s priority is to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. The Foundation also supports organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf. Priority will be given to small, pioneering organisations with an income of between 10,000 and £500,000.
Previous projects supported include:
• Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds by challenging attitudes, values and ideologies that promote conflict.
• Airport Watch which received a grant of £15,000 over two years to educate UK policy-makers about the dangerously unsustainable growth and levels of air freight to the environment and communities, and the influences and interests that lie behind them.

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK)

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils’ experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply.
The funding is being made available through the Lords Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. Schools are is required to pay a self-help contribution of around 25% of the total cost of the package.
There are no application deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time and are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
For further details please contact Nicky Pemberton on 020 7025 0015 or click here to email her.

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)

The Weavers’ Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is the 30th November 2019.
Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with:
• Young offenders;
• Prisoners and ex-prisoners;
• Young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement.
To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given for one year.
Applicants must show that they have investigated other sources of funding and made plans for the future, which should include replacement funding if appropriate.
For further advice and information about the Company’s Charitable Grants or to receive an application form by e-mail, please contact Anne Howe, Charities Officer Tel: 020 7606 1155 / e-mail: charity@weavers.org.uk .
To apply for a grant, complete the application form online, then print the form and mail it to The Weavers’ Company together with your supporting documents.

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK)

The next closing date for grant application to the Scurrah Wainright Charity is the 14th September 2019.
The Charity supports a wide range of charitable projects with an emphasis on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity. The charity favours causes that are outside the mainstream, and unlikely to be funded by other charities. Typically, grants are between £1,000 and £5,000.
The charity runs three funding programmes:
• Yorkshire. Trustees give priority to applicants working in the Yorkshire region. Your organisation needs not be based in the region but the project itself must directly benefit the Yorkshire community. We fund national charitable organisations ONLY if the project is specifically working in the Yorkshire region, with clear evidence of local control and access to the grant.
• Southern Africa, particularly Zimbabwe.
• Projects that have applied to the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust because they meet the AWRT’s broad objectives to work for a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices, but have not been able to proceed with an application to that Trust because they are eligible for charitable funding.
Previous organisations supported include:
• The Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which received a grant of £2,000.
• The Grandparents Association in Leeds which received a grant of £4,800.
Organisations applying do not have to be a charity, but its work must satisfy the Charity Commission’s definition of charitable purposes and public benefit.

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK)

The Woodward Charitable Trust primarily funds charitable organisations (charities, social enterprises and community interest companies) in the UK and can make grants for overseas projects usually via UK charities. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, ensure that funds awarded are being well used and fall within the following areas:
• Children / young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour.
• Prisoners and ex-offenders and prisoners’ families.
• Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting.
• Disability projects, including rehabilitation and training.
• Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
• Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travelers.
Three types of grant are awarded following bi-annual meetings in February and October:
• Small grants of £100 – £5,000
• Large grants over £5,000 – these are usually given to charities known by the Trustees
• Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants can have more impact. Most grants made are for one-off projects although some grants fund salaries and running costs.
Previous grants awarded include:
• Futures Theatre Company, £1,000 for a touring production across schools in London to engage young people to challenge issues relating to peer pressure and coercion
• Training and Learning Company, £2,000 to establish a multi ethnic lunch club for disadvantaged BME people in Dorset
• Henry Dancer Days, £500 for a story telling project to distract children undergoing cancer treatment in Durham.
To apply for funding applicants will be required to complete an application form and submit it with a project budget.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the February meeting is noon on the 31st December 2019.

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK)

The Anchor Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years.
The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work.
Previously funded projects include:
• The Karis Neighbour Scheme which received a grant of £700 for revenue costs at a drop-in centre for women refugees in Birmingham.
• Discovery Camps which received a grant of £1,500 to subsidise holidays for children arranged by churches in and around Dundee.
• Scargill House which received a grant of £5,000 to facilitate cross cultural engagement and understanding amongst children using arts based residential courses in Yorkshire.
The next deadline for applications is the 31st January 2020.

Funding for Music Making Projects for Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England)

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England’s largest children’s music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects.
Youth Making’s funding programme is made up of three separate funds. These are:
• Fund A which offers small grants (£2,000 to £30,000) for high quality music-making projects;
• Fund B offers medium-sized grants (30,001 – £150,000 per year for up to two years) for larger programmes of work;
In applying for funding schools will have to justify how the activities to be funded do not duplicate Department of Education funding.
The closing dates for applications to Fund A is 5pm on the 6th December 2019 and Fund B 5pm on the 8th November 2019.

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK)

Sea-Changers provides grants of up to £600 (£1,000 in exceptional circumstances) to a range of primarily UK based, marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations. The projects funded will achieve one or more of the following objectives:
• To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
• To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species.
• To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
Sea-Changers is particularly interested in grassroots projects which galvanise community action and in projects which increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. Data and results from research projects undertaken as a result of Sea-Changers grant funding must be made available to Sea-Changers and shared with appropriate marine databases when completed.
The closing date for applications is the 30th September 2019.
Projects that have previously been supported include:
The installation of a 2minutebeachclean station in Portrush, Northern Ireland and a long-term monitoring programme for local volunteer divers to contribute their observations of the health of the seagrass bed in Porthdinllaen, North Wales. Click here to view more projects supported.

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 large strand grants programme is now closed to applications. The closing date for medium strand grants is the 12th September 2019.

Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (UK)

Museums, galleries and partnerships from across the UK can apply for grants of between £20,000-£120,000 to support projects that can demonstrate the significance, distinctiveness and power of collections to people and deliver social impact for people and communities.
Projects can last up to three years.
To be considered, applications must both:
• work with an existing collection or collections to improve understanding of them and increase their use; and
• through that collections work, involve, inspire and have value for people, communities and audiences.
Applications are assessed for:
• the potential of the collection to inspire and interest their audiences, and the coherence of their plans to enhance its understanding and use
• the approach to engage and involve local communities, communities of interest, or other audiences in the collection, and the sense of how this will enhance the lives of those taking part
• the beneficial impact on the applicant organisation and individuals within it, and, where appropriate, how the project benefits partner museums, the wider museum sector, or partners from other sectors
• the project’s feasibility and value for money
• the longer-term legacy of the work and the strength of the applicant’s plans to make it sustainable.
The funding is being made available through the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund and the deadline for applications is 5pm on the 11th September 2019.

Hospice Funding to Support People Living with Progressive Lung Disease (UK)

Adult and children’s Hospices that are members of Hospice UK can apply to a new grants programme to support people living with progressive lung disease.
The Breathe Easy programme provides grants of up to £40,000 to support projects running over a period of 18 months. The grants will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice enabled approach to lung health. The total available funding in this grant round is £500,000 and it is anticipated that between twelve and fifteen grants in this round.
The grants will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice enabled approach to lung health. This can be through a number of ways:
• Putting into practice the recommendations or findings from an organisational or local scoping exercise
• Piloting a new project based on a robust needs assessment
• Introduction of an intervention or tool
• Adapting existing activities where, through the investment of additional resources, greater impact can be achieved through adoption of new roles and approaches.
• Responding to national policy or research evidence.
Examples of potential projects could include; the funding of a post, service model, intervention or education programme. To underpin the programme aims, the Foundation are looking to support projects such as:
• Advance Care Planning – documenting a person’s care wishes
• COPD clinics/drop-in sessions – breathlessness management groups
• Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – to help people live more comfortably and independently
• Counselling and emotional support – for patients and family carers / informal carers
• Specific programmes to increase the evidence of non-pharmacological interventions – training and teaching of healthcare staff to offer these
• Creative use of virtual consultation to support independence in preferred place of care.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 1st October 2019.

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK)

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications the 4th October 2019.
Individuals can apply for grants of up to £500 for support for sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) licensed coach or course fees for official LTA development/coaching courses. Groups can apply for: Wheelchairs; Court hire; Coaching fees; and equipment packages which will include:
• Rackets
• Balls
• Mini net
• Coaching aids such as cones and throw down marker lines.
In the case of wheelchairs, a deposit will be required; for individuals, the amount of deposit required will depend on the wheelchair type requested, clubs will need to raise a deposit of around £250; depending on the type of wheelchair.

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK)

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people.
The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as:
• Gas or electric cookers
• Essential household items
• Furniture and kitchen equipment
• Children’s beds and bedding
• Washing machines
• Fridges and freezers
• Baby equipment
• Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations.
Applications must be completed by a registered referrer who is part of an organisation that is supporting the family or young person and capable of assessing their needs. The referrer’s organisation should also be able to administer and supervise the grant on behalf of the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme.

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)

The Theatres Trust’s Theatre Improvement Scheme awards capital funding as grants of up to £20,000. The Trust works in association with the Wolfson Foundation and each year funds projects with a specific theme – in 2019 the theme is to reduce their environmental impact. From sedum roofs to new windows, building management systems to more efficient water heaters, funding will be given to projects that demonstrate how a small intervention can have a big impact.
Theatres and projects of all sizes are eligible as long as they can demonstrate excellence in the pursuit of becoming an accessible theatre. Applicants must also:
• Own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 15 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
• Run a year-round programme of live performance, of no less than 30 performances a year
• Have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structure and be able to provide certified or audited accounts for at least two years.
• Operate theatres that achieve excellence through their producing and programming or architectural significance
Early stage pre-application conversations are encouraged. Application forms should be downloaded from the website and emailed to advice@theatrestrust.org.uk
The closing date for applications is the 13th September 2019.

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England)

Registered Charities, churches, Parish Councils, Local Authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities.
This can include:
• Village Halls and Community Centres
• Public Play Areas;
• Publicly available Multi use games areas,
• Skate parks and BMX tracks;
• Sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access;
• Churches – community spaces only;
• Nature Reserves;
• Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access;
• Museums.
The funding is being made available through the FCC Community Action Fund and is available to projects located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment site.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 11th September 2019.