W/E 7th June 2019 – Funding Opportunities

W/E 7th June 2019 – Funding Opportunities

W/E 7th June 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Grants for Talented Music Writers and Producers (UK) (Closing date 24th June 2019)

Funding is available to UK based songwriters and producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits. The aim of the funding is to support songwriters and producers in the creation of new music. The funding is open to those music professionals who have a previous track record and who are proactive with their careers. Grants of up to £10,000 are on offer together with in-kind support from the PRS Foundation staff and team. Up to 12 songwriters / writer-producers are supported each year. The next deadline to apply to the Writer Producer Fund is the 24th June at 6pm.


Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England) (Closing dates in July 2019)

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 weighing equipment, storage solutions, warehouses, industrial freezers and fridges, labelling equipment and 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 up to £1 million through the large grants programme and grants of up to £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.


Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) (Next deadline 1st July 2019)

National Churches Trust has changed its grant programmes in line with the new Building Resilience Strategy for 2019-2023 and now offers three grant streams.

The Cornerstone Grant Programme supports the conservation and sustainable use of church buildings, focusing on larger and more complex projects.

Grants are offered towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT.

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are awarded to represent a maximum of 50% of the project cost.

Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK. The Trust particularly encourages applications from priority areas i.e. North East England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The next deadline to apply for a Cornerstone Grant is 1st July 2019 for a decision in July 2019.


New £1 Million Fund to Diversify People Coaching and Volunteering in Sport (England) (Closing date 3rd July 2019)

A new £1 million fund has been launched to engage women and/or BAME communities in volunteering or coaching opportunities. The aim is to help ensure people working in sport and physical activity such as coaches and volunteers are skilled, motivated, valued, and are representative of their community. There is no expectation of how long the project should be, or how much it will cost – ideas and project outlines are welcomed. The funding is being made available through Sport England’s new Workforce Diversity Great Ideas Fund. The closing date for applications is the 3rd July 2019.


Funding for the Prevention of Youth Crime and Violence (England and Wales) (Closing date 23rd July 2019)

The first round of a new fund that aims to put early intervention at the heart of efforts to tackle youth offending is now open for applications and will close on the 23rd July 2019. Grants of up to £200,000 for up to two years work will be available to support programmes and community partnerships working with children aged 10 – 14 who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. Charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authorities, police forces) and for-profit organisations with experience of working with young people are invited to apply to the Youth Endowment Fund.
The Youth Endowment Fund is a bold new attempt to put early intervention at the heart of efforts to tackle youth offending. This open call will fund and evaluate interventions whilst also building up knowledge of what works to prevent young people being drawn into crime and violence. Funded interventions will have demonstrated a clear theory of change which explains how they reduce offending that is informed by the available evidence.
Applications from charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authorities, police forces) and for-profit organisations operating in England and/or Wales are welcomed. Organisations can apply in partnership, with one organisation as the lead applicant.
Applicants need to have experience of working with young people (either directly, or indirectly in a way which improves their outcomes) and if the funding is sought for an existing intervention, it must be used to expand this work.
Up to two years of funding is available; there is no upper limit but applicants must be in a position to use the first £100,000 of funding within the first six months of the grant i.e. October 2019 – March 2020. The funding will cover the costs of delivering the intervention including staff costs.
A series of briefings and webinars have been organised for potential applicants between the 3rd and 12th June 2019.


Grants for Games Developers (England) (Closing date 11th August 2019)

Games companies based in any of the English regions outside of Greater London are invited to apply for an investment of up to £100,000 to help them grow. These repayable investments aim to help talented and individual games developers to overcome the hurdles of investment, marketing and discoverability and enable them to build a portfolio. Repayment options are flexible and may be a combination of loan and revenue share options that should be returned within 36 months. The funding is being made available through to Creative England’s Greenshoots fund and the deadline for applications is Sunday 11th August 2019.

Grants for Inter Faith Projects Organised by Young People (UK) (Closing date 24th August 2019)

Small Grants of up to £800 are available from the Inter Faith Youth Trust for events and activities that promote understanding and co-operation between different faiths groups and are organised for and by young people aged 11-25 years. Applications are welcomed from non-statutory organisations e.g. youth clubs, scout and guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations. Bids can also be made by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faith groups and from those of no formal faith. Activities planned should take place around Inter Faith Week which in 2019 takes place between the 10th and 17th of November.
The Inter Faith Youth Trust, the only UK charitable trust solely to fund inter faith projects for young people. The Trust funds projects that bring together young people of different faiths to improve collaboration and understanding.
Priority is given to projects that:
• Actively involve young people in the planning, running and evaluation of the project.
• Promote positive action i.e. involve young people from different backgrounds coming together to address shared problems, for example, improving green spaces.
• Are run by UK based non-statutory organisations, such as youth clubs, scout or guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations.
• Focus on children and young people aged 11-25.
More information, examples of activities and tips on how to make the most of the event can be found in the Toolkit available to download from the Inter Faith Week website.
The deadline for applications is the 24th August 2019.


The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK)

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and the organisation applying must already have raised a third of the total costs. Applications can be submitted at any time and the Foundation is currently accepting applications for the July 2019 meeting of Trustees.


Grants of £10,000 Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK)

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to UK registered charities, CICs, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools). The Open Grants Programme is for organisations with a gross annual income of less than £250,000.
Grants are awarded towards capital projects and may cover the cost of:
• Buildings: Purchase, construction, renovation or refurbishment.
• Fittings, Fixtures, and Equipment: Including (but is not limited to) office equipment/furniture, sports/gym equipment, digital/audio visual equipment, garden equipment, specialist therapeutic (excluding medical) equipment.
• Vehicles: Including a minibus, car, caravan, people-carrier, or 4X4 (new vehicles are unlikely to be funded).
Grants of up to £10,000 are available with the average amount being £7,000. Large and small projects can be funded, the size of grant awarded will depend on a number of factors including the size of the applicant organisation and the cost and scale of the capital project. The total cost of the project must be less than £100,000.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the work of the organisation fits within one or more of the Foundations programme areas which are:
• Alcohol & substance misuse
• Disadvantaged minority communities
• Disadvantaged young people
• Domestic & sexual abuse
• Homelessness
• Older people
• People with disabilities
• Prisoners & ex-offenders
• Visual impairment
At least 50% of service users benefiting from the capital project must be from one or more of these groups. Application Guidance and a list of exclusions can be found on the website.


Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK)

The Henry Smith Charity provides grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years to charitable organisations (charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises) that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
The charity has six funding priorities that describe the work they support and how they want to bring about change for the most disadvantaged people in the greatest need. These are:
• Help at a critical moment – Helping people to rebuild their lives following a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse.
• Positive choices – Helping people, whose actions or behaviours have led to negative consequences for themselves and others, to make positive choices.
• Accommodation / housing support – Enabling people to work towards or maintain accommodation.
• Employment and training – Supporting people to move towards or gain employment.
• Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements – Supporting people to overcome their financial problems and ensure that they are able to claim their rights and entitlements.
• Support networks and family – Working with people to develop improved support networks and family relationships
Grants can cover running costs, salaries and project costs for organisations that can demonstrate a track record of success and evidence the effectiveness of their work. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a turnover of £50,000 – £2 million (in exceptional circumstances up to £5 million).
Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within 6 months.