Weekly Funding Opportunities W/E 20th September 2019

Weekly Funding Opportunities W/E 20th September 2019

Weekly Funding Opportunities W/E 20th September 2019

Jack Petchey Foundation – Small Grants Programme (London and Essex) (Closing date 30th September 2019)

Funding of up to £750 is now available to support organisations and schools in their work with young people aged 11 -25. Any organisation successfully running a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award scheme in their school or club is eligible to apply.
Grants can support a large variety of projects and will be assessed based on need, the benefit they will provide to young people and the involvement that young people have had in their planning. Previous grants awarded include Bentley Wood High School purchased Kite Making equipment for a Year 7 project; and Canons High School purchased a telescope and starscope for the thriving Astronomy Club.
The next closing date for applications will be the 30th September 2019.


£3 Million Grant Announced to Help UK Nationals in the EU to Apply for Residency

The Government is providing up to £3 million in grant funding for charities and other voluntary organisations who will inform UK nationals living in the EU about the need to register or apply for residency and support them as they complete their applications.
The focus of the funding will be on pensioners or disabled people, those living in remote areas or with mobility difficulties, and those needing assistance with language translation or interpretation. Organisations working with people who might be affected and who might require additional support can apply for project funding from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from the 19th September 2019.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office will be holding teleconferences to provide bidders with a fuller understanding of the fund and an opportunity to ask questions on the bidding process. Interested organisations can sign up at the links below:
• 4 September teleconference
• 9 September teleconference
• 12 September teleconference
• 16 September teleconference
Organisations are also invited to complete an online questionnaire to provide feedback on the UK National Support Fund strategy before the open competition is launched. A link to this questionnaire, as well as further information, is available on the Contracts Finder page for the UK National Support Fund.


Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 28th November 2019)

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 28th November 2019.
Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards:
• Community buildings
• Parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities
• Nature reserves
• Bio diversity projects.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site (please see post code checker below); the projects must have a total cost of under £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs); the applicant must have secured 20% of funding towards the project prior to submitting a full (stage 2) application.


Funding to Integrate the Armed Forces into their Local Community (Closing date 2nd December 2019)

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families.
The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Local Grants Programme and applicants are expected to have experience and a track record of working with the Armed Forces Community, as well as a good understanding of the issues facing them.
The application must be from either:
• A registered charity
• A local authority
• School;
• Community Interest Company
• Armed forces unit with a UIN.
Applicants will need to work with Local Covenant Partnerships (LCPs). These are formed of the public, charitable, voluntary and business sectors and representatives from the armed forces for each area of England, Scotland and Wales. Local authorities often have an ‘Armed Forces Champion’ or someone in a similar role who should be the applicant’s first point of contact.
The final closing date for applications is 2nd December 2019 although applicants are encouraged to apply earlier.


Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (Closing date 2nd December 2019)

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation.
Projects supported in the past include:

The closing date for applications is 11.59 pm on the 2nd December 2019.


Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (Closing date 31st December 2019)

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.

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.