W/e 31st May – Funding Opportunities

W/e 31st May – Funding Opportunities

W/e 31st May – Funding Opportunities

Funding Available for Small Community Projects (UK) (Closing date 16th June 2019)

Small, local organisations needing funding for projects that help communities come together have until 16th June 2019 to apply for a grant. The Local Community Fund supports projects that make a difference to local communities near to Co-op stores and funeral homes. The funding is available to not for profit organisations and priority will be given to projects run by small, local organisations. The size of grants awarded depends on the amount available in the local community. Projects supported have included OnTrak bicycle recycling, Bradford, a project that gives local youths and school leavers the chance to learn practical engineering skills.


Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) (Closing date 24th June 2019)

Registered charities, schools and international charities can apply for a share of £40,000 for projects lasting 1 or 2 years that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively to achieve high quality learning and education. Grants can be used to cover, for example, costs directly related to the project; direct activity and production costs; project administration costs; project publicity including launch event costs; disclosure and Barring Service checks, if required for applicants in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Froebelian Trust which is a UK-based early years education charity which aims to promote the value and relevance of Froebelian principles to the education and learning of children. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 24th June 2019.


Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) (Closing date 30th June 2019)

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful with those located near to a Greggs shop most likely to receive awards. The funding is being made available through the Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund and the closing date for applications is the 30th June 2019.


Grants for Projects Supporting Young People (UK) (Closing date 31st July 2019)

From 1st July 2019, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver projects that offer support for young people aged between 11 and 25 years. Projects supported will focus on mentoring and support, feature clubs and activities and priority will be given to those addressing mental health. Organisations eligible to apply will have an operating income of at least £100,000 and under £1,000,000. This Round will close on 31st July 2019. Apply to The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust.


New £44 Million Fund to Regenerate Historic High Streets Opens for Application (England) (Closing date 12th July 2019)

Not-for-profit organisations such as local authorities, charitable trusts, or other public sector organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new £44 million fund to regenerate and revive historic high streets in England. Grants of between £250,000 and £2 million are available through the Historic England High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme to deliver physical improvements and cultural and community activities to regenerate historic high streets or town centres. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 12 noon on the 12 July 2019. Completed forms should be sent to Highstreets@HistoricEngland.org.uk. More information on the application process can be found in the guidance document.


Rescue Boat Grant Fund Opens Soon (UK)

Rescue charities will have the chance to apply to the Rescue Boat Grant Fund during and following Maritime Safety Week in July 2019. This year, in its sixth year of operation, the Fund will see an extra £1 million available taking the total pot to £6 million. Grants can be used to meet costs of equipment and other items that support rescue operations (including flood rescue). To date the fund has paid for 82 new boats, more than 1,800 items of equipment for rescue operations and in excess of 5,000 items of crew kit to keep volunteers safe on missions. The Fund is administered by the Department for Transport.


New £10 Million Fund for Urban Tree Planting Opens Soon (England)

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced that it will be launching a new £10 million Urban Tree Challenge Fund. The new fund will be inviting applications from individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs to plant see more than 130,000 trees across England’s towns and cities. Grants will be made available over the next two years to green urban areas and help meet the government’s target to plant one million urban trees by 2022. This will be a challenge fund that will require applicants to find match funding. The Fund is due to open in late May 2019 for applications. The Fund will be administered by the Forestry Commission.


Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK)

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.


Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK)

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The funding is being made available through the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.