W/E 24th May 2019 – Funding Opportunities

W/E 24th May 2019 – Funding Opportunities

W/E 24th May 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Masonic Charitable Foundation Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) (Closing date for small grants 31st May and closing date for large grants 19th August)

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Inclusions grants programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Inclusion grants programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50.
Grants can be offered to charities that provide:
• Mental and physical health support
• Gateway and access to service, e.g. transport and technology
• Community based approaches, i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support
• Advocacy, social and welfare support
The type of activities that could be funded include:
• Support for emotional and psychological planning for later life
• Digital inclusion sessions to enable older people to access services
• Activities and clubs enabling older people to remain active and make friends
• Providing companionship and befriending schemes for periods of transition
• Advice and information on options for those with health conditions
• Carers and respite support
The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years; and grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to charities with an annual income of above £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years.
The next closing date for the small grants programme is 4pm on the 31st May 2019 and 5pm on the 19th August 2019 to the large grants programme (Stage 1 applications).

https://mcf.org.uk/apply-later-life/%C2%A0

Masonic Charitable Foundation – Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales)(Closing date for small grants 31st May and closing date for large grants 19th August)

Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.
Grants can be offered to charities that provide:
• Mental and physical health support
• Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
• Parental support, including whole family approach
• Pastoral and advocacy support
The type of activities that could be funded include:
• Additional educational opportunities such as improving literacy and numeracy
• Individual interventions, i.e. parent education, home visiting or mentoring
• Encouraging healthy behaviours with regards to diet, activity and wellbeing
• Psychological interventions for domestic abuse and behavioural issues etc.
• Provision of vital adaptive technologies and equipment removing barriers
Alternative methods or specialist therapies to help children and young people integrate into the mainstream education system.
The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years; and grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to charities with an annual income of above £500,000 for projects lasting up to three years.
The next closing date for the small grants programme is 4pm on the 31st May 2019 and 5pm on the 19th August 2019 to the large grants programme (Stage 1 applications).

https://mcf.org.uk/apply-early-years/%C2%A0

£40,000 Available for Projects That Improve Parental Engagement in Maths for Secondary Students (UK)(Closing date 24th June 2019)

Funding of £40,000 is available to support two projects using digital technology to improve parental engagement in maths for secondary students (11-16 years old). The funding which is available to social enterprises, charities and private enterprises working closely with schools. Interventions can be delivered within the school curriculum, in non-curriculum time or outside of schools with a particular focus on working in communities with lower educational outcomes. The fund is open to organisations that are in the early-stages of developing their intervention, perhaps having had positive results in one school but hoping to spread to new locations, or organisations that have tested their intervention in many schools but would like to run a pilot in a new context, for example moving from primary schools to secondary schools. The funding is being made available through the new Solving Together Fund and the closing date for applications is 9 am on the 24th June 2019.

https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/solving-together-fund/

Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England)(Closing date 1st July for large grants and 15th July for small grants)

Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by investing in infrastructure such as:
• Warehouse infrastructure
• Weighing equipment
• Storage solutions
• Industrial freezer / fridges
• Inventory software equipment
• Baler / loading equipment
• Shelving
• Conveyors
• Loading equipment (project use only)
• Labelling equipment
• Vehicles
The funding is being made available through the 2nd funding round of the Food Waste Prevention programme. The programme is funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and administered through the Waste and Resources Action Programme. A total of £6 million is being made available.
Organisations can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £1 million through the large grants programme and grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 through the small grants programme.
The closing date for applications is the 1st July 2019 for large grants and the 15th July for small grants.

http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/resource-action-fund

Funding to Improve Access to Health Services for Rough Sleepers (England) (Closing date 5th July 2019)

Public Health England (PHE) has announced a call for bids for a share of up to £1.9 million, to be awarded to projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that test models aimed at improving access to health services for people who are sleeping rough.
Successful projects will focus on improving access to health services for people with co-occurring mental ill-health and substance misuse problems who are currently, or at risk of returning to, sleeping rough. Public Health England are not looking to pilot models that have never been used before, but to test models that already exist, either elsewhere in the country, internationally or for another (but relevant) population.
The closing date for applications is the 5th July 2019.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/grant-announced-to-help-improve-the-health-of-rough-sleepers

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) (Closing date 23rd July 2019)

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is the 23rd July 2019. The Foundation distributes a total of around £200,000 per quarter.
Grants of up to £30,000 are available per year for up to two years to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas:
• Children and young people with disabilities
• Children and young people who are sick in hospital
• Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)
The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for one-off projects or for up to 2 years work.
Applications from schools and hospitals are welcomed as long as they are made through an appropriate registered charity.
If favoured, grant applications for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director, up to £10,000 can be approved by the Grants Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval.

https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/dmtf-central-grants/

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) (Closing date 16th August 2019)

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available through the Leche Trust and the next closing date for applications is the 16th August 2019. Trustees are inclined to give grants to smaller projects, or specific elements of projects, where their contribution can make a greater impact. In the case of churches, Trustees will consider supporting the conservation of such features as monuments, wall paintings, stained glass, and historic furniture and fittings.

http://www.lechetrust.org/

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Church Building Projects (England, Northern Ireland & Wales) (Closing date 12th September 2019)

The National Churches Trust has announced that its Gateway Grants programme has re-opened for applications until the 12th September 2019. The Gateway Grant programme offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, providing support to churches preparing for a major project, and in developing the project to the point at which major grant funders can be approached. Priority will be given to projects in North East England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/node/13924

Drapers’ Charitable Fund Grant (UK)

The Drapers’ Company supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas:
• Social Welfare – including homelessness, prisoners, ex-service personnel, support for the elderly, carers, community and family services, disabled adults;
• Education and Training – projects which raise the aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people under 25 years old;
• Textiles and Heritage – including textile conservation, projects within the textile industry, museums, memorials and monuments relating to the armed forces, history of London or the textile trade.
There is no minimum or maximum grant; grants are normally awarded for sums of between £5,000 and £15,000 but smaller and larger grants may be awarded.
Applications can be submitted at any time of the year. The Charity’s Committee meets five times a year and applications will normally be considered at the next meeting following submission, providing they are received at least four weeks before the date of the meeting. The next meeting is the 27th June 2019.

http://www.thedrapers.co.uk/Charities/Applying-For-A-Grant/List-of-Grants/DCF.aspx

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK)

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans to grow their trading activities to generate more sustainable income.
The Co-op Foundation can offer:
• Interest-free loans of up to £50,000 towards viable business ideas that will benefit the whole community – particularly those facing greater challenges.
• No repayments for the first year, while your trading activities are developing.
• If you are based in a more deprived area, or your work mainly benefits more disadvantaged members of the community, we might also be able to offer some grant funding alongside a loan.
Applicants will need to fill out an expression of interest here.
Applications can be submitted at any time.

https://blog.coopfoundation.org.uk/index.php/2018/05/17/community-is-everybodys-business/

Just 2 Weeks Left to Apply for Community Grants of up to £20K

Part funded by the European Social Fund, the South East LEP Community Grants programme is offering grants of up to £20K to organisations that help people to find work, training, or to improve their skills.

The grants are available to third sector organisations of any size, and small organisations from other sectors, who deliver services in Kent, Medway, Essex, Thurrock, Southend or East Sussex.

We would therefore be grateful if you would share details of this opportunity with your networks.

Applications for round 1 will close on Friday 31st May 2019.

For further information, including how to apply, please visit: www.cxk.org/community-grants.

South East Essex Mental Health Wellbeing and Crisis Cafe Service (12pm, 31 May 2019)

NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council invite suitably qualified service providers to tender for a South-east Essex Mental Health Wellbeing and Crisis Café Service. The intention is to formally procure this new community resource to be operational from 1st November 2019 for a period of 54 months plus the option to extend for a further 24 months. There are two elements to this Service, both of which are recovery focused and seek to address mental health inequalities by working with more complex people within the system, enabling and empowering people to lead their own recovery and create peer support opportunities as well as sign posting people to the right community or clinical support. The proposed service model will combine two elements, a daytime wellbeing hub and an evening crisis cafe. Funding for the Mental Health Wellbeing hub is available from 1st November 2019. The crisis café element will have a staggered start date, with funding released in April 2020 for this part of the provision. Bidders will be required to ensure this is reflected in their Service Delivery Proposals and Commercial Offer.

To access the procurement documentation, please go to the Bravo website at: https://attain.bravosolution.co.uk