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August Funding Gazette Cumbria Youth Alliance

Answer yes to these questions and you are set for successful fundraising !!!  Timely applications are submitted to funders at least 9 months before current funding runs out.  You are applying to a number of sources for funding - you are not reliant on one funder  You can show understanding and can prove need for things you would like support for.  You fully understanding the needs and priorities of your beneficiaries in the localities and they have been consulted

 You can demonstrate you are not duplicating things other people are doing  You can demonstrate what you propose will address the identified needs and you can achieve desired outcomes

 You can clearly demonstrate the outcomes your organisation is achieving - you need to show what difference you are making

 Your organisation is run by qualified and experienced staff/volunteers

and you provide services a

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For some organisations this is quiet period for others this is the busy period providing activities for young people over the summer break. If it is a quiet time this is the ideal time to get busy with your fundraising. Remember the hit rate /success rate is under 1:10 for many funders so that means you have to submit 10 bids to get one pot of money -that takes a lot of work and time.

This month is a bumper issue for those of you who are having a quiet time! Now is the best time to start looking forward to the funding you will need for 2019/2020 and you need to be looking at gaps in provision in Cumbria. Understanding what the needs are for children, young people and families and being able to demonstrate what these needs are to potential funders is key to funding. You must also demonstrate your organisation is equipped to deliver the service you are requesting funding for.

Demonstrating impact This is huge part of the funding jigsaw

You need to demonstrate that the work you are proposing will address a need and make a difference. Unless you can clearly demonstrate there is a need for your services why should or indeed would anybody fund you to carry out the work. You also need to clearly show what difference your work will make to the lives of the beneficiaries - impact and outcomes are really important and most funders are now asking for outcomes to be clearly spelt out in the application process and are asking you to report on what has been achieved using some kind of recognised distance travelled methodology. You will need to be able to clearly demonstrate how you measured the impact and how you know it made a difference to the lives of those you support.

 CYA have become trainers for Outcomes Star here in Cumbria and we love the tools - it’s an

asset based assessment tool based on the theory of change- Its completed in collaboration with the person and enables us to develop a realistic and achievable action plan - the young person takes ownership and you can revisit regularly and plot the difference your work is making. It’s easy to use - it’s easy to record and best of all there are 42 different stars depending on who your clients are and what their issues are. Having something like this in place could make the difference between getting funded and not getting funded. You cannot use the stars without being trained to use them but training is quick and inexpensive and includes aftercare and support in place to embed the tools within our service provision. A must for those organisations working in the early help agenda!

Getting your outcomes right is key to future success using the outcomes star

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So if you are working with beneficiaries who have mental health issues - you might use the recovery star If you are working with families you might use the family star or even family + star If you are working with young people it might be the youth star or the teen star There is even a star to support people at end of life planning

If you would like a demonstration of the Outcomes Star and a discussion about how it might fit into your provision ring Cath on 01900 603131 or email on 3

Keeping up to pace? You need to understand what the priorities are for children, young people and families in Cumbria what are the priorities set in the Childrens Plan for Cumbria - what priorities have been agreed at the locality health and wellbeing forums and how will you link in with these. More than at any other time it is critical that you understand the local, regional and national agenda. Difficult I know for a small organisation but other organisations are there to help you. You can download priorities for each locality by going to the Cumbria Observatory - you can talk to the locality managers at Cumbria County Council or at Public Health or you can talk to (Me) Cath Clarke or Pam Hutton who represent your interests on the Childrens Trust Board and the Third Sector Executive. Many funding applications can take between 6 to 9 months - more if they are two stage applications please don’t wait until you are running out of money to apply elsewhere by then it is usually too late. Fundraising is something you do week in and week out throughout the year. If you need help with your fundraising please contact us at Cumbria Youth Alliance - we have two advisors who are both members of the Institute of Fundraising and have a proven track records in fundraising and the support and help is…

ALL FREE or ring 01900 603131 You also need to take responsibility for your organisation and make sure your trustees, staff and volunteers are trained and enabled to equip them to do the work that you are providing so keeping staff qualifications up to date and fresh - preparing staff prior to taking on new initiatives is key, So for example if you apply for funding to improve young people’s emotional resilience it is not unreasonable to expect the funder to what to know about the experience and qualifications your team have in that field Trustees: why not have a governance health check done which will give you and action plan for improvement - again its free contact Do you hold a quality mark - having a nationally recognised quality mark sends out a message to the parents, professionals and funders that you are working to a set standard - want to explore this then ring us on 01900 603131

Cath Clarke, CEO Cumbria Youth Alliance Member of the Institute of Fundraising


2018 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES from CYA Here is a selection of highly subsidised training available from Cumbria Youth Alliance September 2018 to December 2018 thanks to Cumbria County Council via the Youth Infrastructure Contract the training is to ensure you keep up to date with emerging issues and provide services in a safe and secure environment Cumbria Youth Alliance Training Calendar for September to December 2018 To book any of these courses email or for information ring Cath on 01900 603131 -All these courses are heavily subsidised through support from Cumbria County Council Youth Infrastructure Contract to help your organisation stay equipped to deal with emerging issues in a safe and secure environment. September 14th Youth Mental Health First Aid - one day course Cumbria Youth Alliance Training Room Workington All day Cost £25.00 Places are limited so early booking is essential

September 20th First Aid at Work aimed at volunteers and new staff -one day course Certificated course Venue Skills Shop Barrow All day course Cost £30.00 Places are limited to 12 per course so early booking is essential 26th of September CCYPVS Reference Group in conjunction with CYA Meet the Funder - Heritage Lottery. 11am till 1pm Penrith Methodist Church FREE

September 20th Safeguarding level 1/ 2 Aimed at volunteers and new staff. Venue Cumbria Youth Alliance training room Workington

11th October Safeguarding level 1/ 2 Aimed at volunteers and new staff Venue Carlisle Youth Zone 9.30 till 12.20 FREE

16th October 2018 First Aid at Work aimed at volunteers and new staff - one day course Certificated Venue Carlisle. Harraby Community Centre Carlisle Cost £30.00. Places limited to 12 per course so book early

Wednesday 29th august Outcomes Star training for staff. For organisations working with CCC Venues tbc Workington/ Carlisle/Barrow FREE - restricted opportunity call Cath to discuss

On request Workshops on how to improve your fundraising For trustees/staff and or volunteers 2 hour workshop delivered either here in Workington or at your premises at a time and place to suit your needs FREE

On request: Governance Workshop: A tailored workshop for your trustees to look at the code of good practice for trustees and to help you put things in place Delivered at your premises at a time to suit our needs FREE

On request: Find out about gaining a quality mark for work you do with children, young people and families. Simple Quality Protects comes in 4 different levels. We’ll walk you through the standards and work with you to achieve this standard FREE

25th of September Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Behaviour - 1 day course Venue CADAS Offices Barrow - Cost £20.00

½ day course FREE 3RD October full day 14th November half day Emotional Wellbeing 1.5 day course you must attend both days to obtain certification At CADAS Headquarters Barrow - Cost £30.00


A wide variety of funders to suit the needs of a wide range of agencies here in Cumbria

Help The Homeless's main funding remit is the regular allocation of Small Grants (generally up to £5000) for capital costs to small and medium-sized charities only (those with a turnover of under £1m per annum). All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance. Application Form: All applicants must use the official form downloadable from the website and clearly describe the aims and structure of their organisation, their future plans and specific details of how any grant money will be spent. A copy of the latest available audited accounts is also required. Deadline: For grant applications each year deadlines are: 15th March / 15th June / 15th September / 15th December Contact: The Secretary, Help The Homeless, 6th Floor, 248 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7QZ Email: W:

Funds innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations, Other Christian Causes, especially of an ecumenical nature, and a wider category within the fields of the creative arts, education, social and international concerns, a few international initiatives Mainly £1,000-£3,000 To keep administration to a minimum communication is only with successful applicants. Application Form: Apply in writing following the guidelines found here. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. Contact: Secretary, 8, Victoria Square, Bristol, BS8 4ET Website:


Applications can be made for grants towards holidays or outings within the UK for children aged 13 and under who are from areas of high deprivation, are experiencing disadvantage, or who have a disability.

Their funding is for holidays or outings that provide children with an experience they would not otherwise have the opportunity to access. Trips can be to countryside or city locations, but must be outside the children’s immediate locality. They are able to fund day-trips as well as longer residential trips, but are less likely to fund trips to high cost attractions (e.g theme parks). They will consider trips for children who live in deprived circumstances within an otherwise affluent area according to the National Indices of Deprivation, but the case for support must be clearly explained. Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities are all eligible to apply. If the application is for a whole class or larger group of children, priority will be given to the most deprived areas of the UK. They will, on occasion, fund the full cost for children within a group who would otherwise not be able to participate in a holiday. Grants of between £500 and £2,500 can be considered. However, they are only able to fund a maximum of two-thirds of the total cost of a trip as we expect some of the funding to be raised elsewhere. Please be aware that, if they make a grant to your organisation, they may not be able to award you the full amount you ask for. Your organisation may apply for funding year on year for a maximum of three years. However, they cannot guarantee that each application will be successful. Each application is considered on its own merits, but demand for grants is high and always exceeds the budget available. Application Form: Register and apply online via a link on the website below. Contact: Holiday Grants, The Henry Smith Charity, 6th Floor, 65 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 2AD Tel: 020 7264 4970 Fax: 020 7488 9097 Email: Website: 7

There is no typical grant size, though the majority are of £3000 - £4000. The organisations in which the Trust is most interested are UK charities working on a national basis in the following areas: 


Deafness and blindness

Medical conditions affecting both adults and children

People with learning disabilities

Disadvantaged children and young people

Environment and wildlife

The Trust does not make grants to individuals, does not enter into sponsorship arrangements with individuals and does not make grants to organisations that are not UK-registered charities. There is no application form. Applications may be made to the correspondent, Mrs. S.J. Shone, by letter - not by email. Applications may be made at any time, but preferably not in December, and should be accompanied by the latest Report & Accounts of the applicant organisation. Applicants should note that, at their main meeting early in the calendar year, the Trustees consider applications received up to 31st December each year, but do not carry them forward. Having regard for the time of year when this meeting takes place, it makes sense for applications to be made as late as possible in the calendar year so that the information they contain is most up to date when the Trustees meet. Contact: Enquiries prior to any application may be made by contacting them at: Bolinge Hill Farm, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4NN Or telephone: 01730264207 - Or email:

The main objective of the Trustees' grant-making is to assist and encourage development and change. It follows that most grants will be of capital or one-off nature, but the Trustees sometimes agree to help fund the introduction of new and innovative projects with a series of up to 3 annual grants. Few grants exceed £5,000 and most of them go to charities where they can make an impact. They do not support large or national appeals. Within the main objective, the Foundation makes grants according to its published criteria, which are reviewed from time to time. Grants are for specific projects only, mostly one-off, but no core revenue, salary or transport funding. The Foundation makes a limited number of recurring grants for up to three years. Application Form: Available to download from the website. Contact: Mrs Pauline Barker Appeals Manager, The Hedley Foundation, 1-3 College Hill, London EC4R 2RA. Email: Deadline: The Trustees meet six times a year. The closing date for an application is three weeks before a meeting. W: 8

- Building Resilient Economies There are two outcomes that flow from the overall aim: ‘systems change’ and ‘local economic resilience’. They ask applicants to decide which one they wish to contribute to. Systems change: This part of the programme involves a radical assessment of how ‘disruptive innovation’ might change the financial system – exploring and informing changes to the regulatory, policy or other systemic level that would develop financial system innovations with the potential to deliver their aim. Projects in this category will require strong analysis of the issues and possible solutions. They will also need to develop and demonstrate methods that will effectively change policy and corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. Their aim would be to stimulate feasible new ideas and scaleable, practical examples. Examples of projects they might fund under this outcome would include: 

An exploration of how far the regulatory system considers ‘fairness’ and ‘sustainability’ to be measurable market outcomes.

A comparison of methodologies for changing corporate behaviours.

Peer-to-peer lending: risks, rewards, regulation.

Pensions: the potential and limitations of long-term capital.

Local economic resilience: The aim of this part of the programme will be to support the development of local economic resilience. Projects should build on the technologies and approaches that currently assist localities to create economic growth and retain its value. This could be work relating to community assets, sweat equity schemes and other local resources. They expect projects in this category to build partnerships with other funders or other organisations doing similar work at the local level, to learn from, build upon and share learning between local initiatives. Projects in this category should be guided by research that nef did for us on local or small-scale initiatives that build economic resilience through diversity, flexibility and increasing capacity. The reports can be downloaded here. Project Approaches: They wish to know how projects will go about addressing their chosen outcome. To this end, we would ask all applicants to indicate which one of the following approaches they intend to take: 

Innovation: Development work to propose new solutions.

Intelligence: Research that will gather evidence to support and inform practice.

Institutions: The creation or maintenance of key organisations/functions that are important for building economic resilience.

Influencing: Exploring or piloting ways of influencing corporate, regulatory or policy players.

Application Form: Online application via a link on the website below. Contact: Friends Provident Foundation, Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York YO1 8QG Email: Tel: 01904 629675 Website: 9

The Tudor Trust is interested in encouraging people to use their own skills and abilities as a resource for change; to find new ways of tackling deep-rooted problems or to cope with and move on from difficult situations. They recognise that this may take time so, if appropriate, they can commit funding over a sustained period. They are most interested in helping smaller, under-resourced organisations which offer direct services and which involve the people they work with in their planning. The groups they fund don't have to be registered charities; they can also make grants to other groups as long as they can show them how they would use their grant for charitable purposes. Tudor's focus is on smaller groups, led by people of vision, which are committed to growth, progression and development. Some of the other characteristics they are looking for when they make grants include: 

Organisations which are embedded in and have developed out of their community - whether the local area or a 'community of interest'

Organisations providing direct services to marginalised people

A focus on building stronger communities by overcoming isolation and fragmentation and encouraging inclusion, connection and integration

High levels of user involvement, and an emphasis on self-help where this is appropriate

Work which addresses complex and multi-stranded, often difficult, problems in unusual or imaginative ways

Organisations which are thoughtful in their use of resources and which foster community resilience in the face of environmental, economic or social change

Organisations and people who know what difference they want to make and have the energy and vision to make it happen

They can only consider making a capital grant for new premises or for building improvements if organisations using the building display some of these key characteristics. Good buildings which contribute positively to their environment are important, but they are most interested in what goes on inside the building and the difference building improvements would make to your work.

They are more likely to fund groups with an annual turnover of less than £1 million. They aim to make around 350 grants a year but receive thousands of applications. This is why they have a two-stage application process. They know that putting together a full funding application places heavy demands on your time and resources, so they ask all applicants to complete a brief first-stage proposal instead. They estimate that only around one in ten applicants will go through to this second stage. Application Form: Apply in writing for 1st stage proposal - follow the guidance on the website. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. Contact: The Tudor Trust, 7 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 3BD. Tel: 020 7727 8522 W:


The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust awards grants to charitable organisations in the United Kingdom. The trustees welcome applications for projects within the following areas on a three-year rotation: Music and The Arts / The Elderly Medical (not research) / Community Children and Young People In all cases, priority is given to projects focussing on: 


domestic abuse

prisoners / offenders

training and education

counselling and support

better access to the arts for those who have limited opportunities

refugees and asylum seekers

Grants are available up to £5,000 depending on the organisation's annual income. Application Form: Online application form is available on the website when the application round is open. Deadline: There are four application rounds per year each open for a month - usually February, April, July and September. Contact: Email: W:

Grants tend to range in value from £1,500 to £5,000. In exceptional cases, a higher grant may be awarded. The directors are particularly interested in supporting the following areas of charitable work:

Medical research

Care of the elderly

General welfare


The Deaf and Blind

Care of the physically & mentally disabled

The Armed Forces

Application Form: Apply in writing following the guidelines available from the website below. Deadline: Applications must be received by the end of February or the end of August to be sure of consideration at the Spring or Autumn Meetings. Contact: The Inman Charity, BM Box 2831, London WC1N 3XX W: 11

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation are a medium-sized grant making foundation giving grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. Their focus is on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations within the UK, with a total annual income under £500,000, who work in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas. Within these overarching themes, they support projects which fall under the broad headings of Community Support, Arts, Education and Heritage. Rural Issues: they accept applications from organisations which are addressing issues in rural areas. ‘Rural’ in this context means cities, towns, villages and areas with 10,000 or less inhabitants. They are interested in, for example, projects providing transport for the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged; contact networks for the young disabled; projects which encourage a sense of community such as community centres and village halls; employment training schemes especially those promoting local, traditional crafts; projects addressing issues such as drug/alcohol misuse or homelessness. Urban Deprivation: they will accept applications from local or not-for-profit organisations which are working with residents of urban areas (i.e. more than 10,000 inhabitants) which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the lowest 20%. The Trust is interested in, for example, youth clubs; training schemes to help people out of unemployment; drop in centres for the homeless. Applicants must clearly show in their appeal how their project fits into one or both of these categories. Within these overarching themes, they are interested in two areas: Community Support: For example: work with young people; community centres; support for carers; older people’s projects; help for refugees; family support; community transport; sports projects; rehabilitation of ex-offenders; alcohol and drug misuse projects; domestic violence prevention and aftermath; support groups for people with disabilities. Arts, Education and Heritage: For example: arts projects for people with disabilities; performance or visual arts with a clear and strong community impact; alternative education projects; supplementary teaching; heritage projects in marine or industrial areas which involve local people and have a demonstrable community benefit. Application Form: Available to download from the website. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. Contact: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, 65 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 2AD Telephone: 020 7264 4990 Website: 12

The Big Lottery have announced that they are now rolling out the pilot that took place in the West Midlands and Yorkshire across the whole of England until further notice. The changes are that the funding is: 

Aimed at organisations with an annual income of £30,000 or less

For repeat, regular and on-going activities

They can fund between £300 and £10,000 to help fund a specific project or activity. Organisations can receive up to a maximum of £10,000 in any one year period. Awards for All England is a simple small grants scheme making awards of between £300 and £10,000. The Awards for All budget this year is £45m. The current success rate is 46%. The Awards for All programme aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. To do this they fund projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes: 

People have better chances in life - with better access to training and development to improve their life skills.

Stronger communities - with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems.

Improved rural and urban environments - which communities are better able to access and enjoy.

Healthier and more active people and communities. 13

Voluntary and community organisations are also known as ‘third sector’ organisations, as they are separate from the public and private sectors. They are value-led organisations established for social purposes rather than the pursuit of profit and they reinvest surpluses to help tackle issues facing people and the planet. They include: 

registered and unregistered charities


friendly societies

industrial and provident societies

not-for-profit companies

not-for-profit unincorporated associations

To apply to Awards for All voluntary and community organisations must have: 

a written governing document (for example, a constitution, memorandum and articles of association, set of rules or trust deed)

at least three unrelated people on their board of directors (companies including community interest companies)

at least three unrelated trustees on their governing body (registered charities)

at least three unrelated people on their governing body (co-operatives, friendly societies, industrial and provident societies, unincorporated and unregistered not-for profit associations)

We expect organisations with a membership to be open to all and allow anyone to join, unless there is a good reason why this is not appropriate If you have questions about Awards for All and if you think you are eligible to apply, look at their apply page and download the guidance notes and application form from website below. If you are not eligible for an Awards for All grant there is help with the other small grants available from the other Lottery distributors.

Application Form:Available to download from the website, along with the guidelines. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time Contact: Lottery Funding Helpline Tel: 0345 4 10 20 30 Email:


Sport England is committed to the creation of a world-leading community sport system. This means focusing our investment on organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. In addition to our investment in key partners to deliver specific objectives, we have funding programmes open to a wide range of organisations. These include sports clubs, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, schools, colleges and universities. The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. For example, we might help a sports club expand its age range by helping it to buy extra team kit or pay additional coaching fees. Or we may help youth clubs work together with local sports clubs to get more young people playing sport. It is open to any bona fide not-for-profit club or association, statutory body or educational establishment. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available for revenue and small capital projects. The total project costs must not exceed £50,000.

Application Form: apply via a single-stage online form. They offer advice and support to applicants, and the whole process, from receipt of application to decision, will take no longer than six weeks. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. Contact: Sport England, 3rd Floor Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4SE Tel: 08458 508508 Fax: 020 7383 5740 Email: W:


The new Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund from the Home Office will award up to £8million in total over the next 2 financial years to organisations in England and Wales to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse. The fund will award grants to projects designed to intervene early to help children who have been directly or indirectly affected by domestic abuse. Bids are invited from local commissioners i.e. PCCs, local authorities or health commissioners, or from any other suitable organisations across England and Wales. Consortium bids incorporating larger and smaller organisations are particularly encouraged but must have a lead partner to accept and manage the grant. All bids funded will demonstrate the following outcomes: 

Improved outcomes for children/young people

Demonstrate partnership working

Show value for money

Include monitoring, evaluation and shared learning

Be deliverable and sustainable

Applicant organisations must have been in operation for at least 24 months and be able to provide evidence of their ability to deliver suitable interventions to support children (aged under 18 years) who are or have been exposed to domestic abuse. In addition, bids must demonstrate how the support delivered will link into wider support for victims of domestic abuse at a local level. Grants of a minimum of £500,000 will be awarded with no maximum set. The grant applied for should represent no more than 25% of the applicant’s annual turnover from the previous financial year. The closing date for applications is the 19th September 2018 and contracts will start on the 5th November 2018.

Useful Links: Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund Prospectus Contract Notice


has announced that its Music Grants programme is open to applications. The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences. Previous projects supported include: 

The National Children’s Orchestra which received a grant of £15,000 per year for three years to give musically talented children under the age of 14 the opportunity of playing together in full, age-banded symphony orchestras.

The Drake Music Project which received a grant of £10,000 to address the imbalance in music provision for disabled people by delivering a range of music technology driven projects.

The next closing date for applications is 5pm on the 14th September 2018. Useful Links: Examples of Past Projects Application Form

The aims of the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation are broad, although particular emphasis is placed on causes that support the following areas:

the care, welfare and support of children (including education);

the promotion of health, welfare and the advancement of medical services;

the relief of poverty, indigence and distress;

the care, welfare and support of the aged, infirm, handicapped and disabled; and

the support of the arts.

The Foundation will also consider granting a small number of substantial capital donations for worthy causes that fall within its priority areas. Contact: Further details are available from Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation, 2nd Floor, Fitzrovia House 153-157 Cleveland Street London W1T 6QR. Tel: 020 7383 5111 Fax: 020 7383 4999 Email: W:


The Leche Trust is a registered, grant-making charity (225659) founded and endowed by the late Mr. Angus Acworth CBE. The Leche Trustees offer grants in two areas: performing arts and conservation. Performing Arts: The Trustees support projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new work and on the development of young professionals aged 18 or over. Trustees are sympathetic to projects that widen geographical access to the performing arts, for example through festivals and touring. Conservation: The Trustees support projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. Projects may include acquisition costs (for objects) and conservation surveys as well as remedial work. 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.

Application Form: Apply in writing. A breakdown of requirements are available on the website. Deadline: The trustees meet three times a year to review applications, normally in February, June and October. Deadlines are usually mid-December, mid-April and mid-August Contact: The Leche Trust, 105, Greenway Avenue, London, E17 3QL Tel: 020 3233 0023 Email: Website:


The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a broad range of charities across the UK that make a positive difference. They fund a wide range of causes and charities and grants vary according to the size of the charity and the work being undertaken. Grants are available for Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Faith, Health, Museums & Heritage, Welfare and Youth. Application Form: Apply via the online system on the website below this also checks if you are eligible. Alternatively, an application form can be downloaded and posted.

Deadlines: There are no formal deadlines for submitting applications and organisations should allow approximately four months for a final outcome, though acknowledgement letters are sent within four weeks. Contact: Garfield Weston Foundation, Weston Centre, 10, Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QY Tel: 020 7399 6565 Website:

The Hadfield Trust is a charitable trust which gives grants to charitable organisations in Cumbria. They are keen to support community projects that meet the needs of the Cumbrian community and make a real difference to the quality of life of those living in the County. They are particularly interested in projects that address social needs; youth and employment; help for older people; the arts and the environment. It is the intention of the Trustees that awards should benefit as many residents as possible, in particular those who are disadvantaged. The policy of the Trustees is that capital funding is strongly preferred but some revenue requests will be accepted in particular circumstances. All applicants are encouraged to talk through your plans with the Administrator or the Assistant before applying. Please note that both posts are part time but your voicemail or email will be replied to as quickly as possible. Application Form: Available to download from the website along with full guidelines. Deadline: The deadlines are always the 1st of the month preceding that of the Trustees' meeting i.e. 1st February, 1st June and 1st October. Contact: The Hadfield Trust, Shoestone Cottage. Garnett Bridge, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9AZ Telephone: 01539 823 112 Email: W: 19

You are requested to contact the Trust before applying. The majority of grants are multi-year revenue grants (i.e. salaries and running costs) however Trustees will also fund capital projects that make a tangible difference to a local community. There are also small grants available. Whilst they prefer to fund organisations that are registered charities, they will consider offering grants to organisations who are pursuing charitable objectives providing their aims / constitution are clearly not-for-profit. They will only consider applications from national organisations where the beneficiaries and project workers are based within our beneficial area. Please note that charities should not apply to both the Frieda Scott and Francis C Scott Charitable Trusts at the same time and they would encourage you to seek guidance from the staff if you are unsure. Preferred Areas of Support - In broad terms, Trustees are looking for projects that are responding to identified needs from a specific group or community. A project or service does not need to be new or innovative to receive funding support - the most important consideration is whether it is effective. The bulk of their grants are for revenue funding (running costs and/or salaries) over a number of years please refer to the 8 year funding model for details. Within their overall aim of supporting charities who are addressing the needs of 0-19 year olds in the most deprived communities in Cumbria and North Lancashire, the following are their key priority areas: Early Years / Family Support work - The nurturing and development of 0 to 5 year olds and those who are caring for them. Children's work - Within the 6 to 13 age group, we are particularly keen to support projects that are assisting children with the transition from Primary to Secondary School. Youth work - This Trust has long supported developmental work with teenagers and will continue to fund those projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged within this age group. Application Form: Available to download from the website. They encourage you to contact the Director for an informal discussion before submitting an application for funding. Deadline: Applications for over ÂŁ4,000 should arrive at least 4 weeks before the Trustees' Meeting date of 25th October 2013 Applications for grants of less than ÂŁ4,000 will be considered at Small Grants meetings every 3-4 weeks. Contact: Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4PU Phone: 01539 742608 email: W:


The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK. Especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme. Nor will the Scheme generally support charities that are able consistently to generate operational surpluses or which have been able to build up unrestricted reserves to a level equivalent to three months turnover. They plan to make one year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to charities which can demonstrate that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work. If you cannot demonstrate this, your application will be declined. No multi-year funding awards will be made. All applications will be acknowledged but in order to reduce administration, usually they will not send declination letters. If you have not heard from The Foundation within four months of your application being acknowledged, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Application Form: Available to download from the website. Deadline: There are no deadlines for submission. Applications will be received at all times but it may take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees. Please apply well in advance of your requirements. Contact: The Foyle Foundation, Rugby Chambers, 2, Rugby Street, London, WC1N 3QU Tel: 020 7430 9119 Email: Website:


The Greggs Foundation originated in the North East of England and has developed into a professional organization donating in excess of £1million per year.

Formally known as the Greggs Trust, its mission is "making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people in the heart of Greggs' local communities". Each Greggs' region has regional and local charity committees who use their knowledge of the local area to make grants of up to £2,000 to small local organisations. They want to receive applications from small local groups that are directly delivering positive change to people in need. Applications are welcomed from charities who meet the following criteria: 

Have an income of less than £500,000 per annum.

Work in a socially deprived area, or work with one of the following groups: o

Older people.


People with disabilities.


People with caring responsibilities.


Homeless people.

The committees generally prefer to support projects which are based near one of their local shops, or close to a bakery. They meet every three months, and applicants are asked to send in a short letter, along with their latest set of accounts or bank statement for small groups. Groups will be notified of the outcome of their application after each meeting. Application Form: Apply in writing - see guidance on website. Please contact first to discuss. Deadline: There are different deadline dates for different regions so please check the website. Contact: Greggs Foundation, Greggs House, Quorum Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 8BU Tel: 0191 212 7626 Email: Website:


The Grocers’ Charity provides one off grants of up to £5,000.

The Charity supports charities working in the following area: 

Relief of Poverty- Youth

The Elderly




Heritage and The Arts

They periodically review their grant-making policies and from time to time may realign priorities between these groups. The Grocers Company also funds internal scholarships and bursaries with a number of schools and colleges. The Charity will consider requests to support both capital and revenue projects. Before making an application, please read their Charity Policy and Guidelines, which can be found on the website below. The Grocers’ Charity prioritises charities working in the City of London and its adjoining boroughs as well as in the vicinity of its Churches and Education establishments. Please follow the links on the website for Education and Church Patronage to see which counties are supported. Application Form: Please complete their Initial Enquiry Form available to download or submit online. Please do not send any further information at this stage. They will review your enquiry and contact you if they wish to take your application further. They regret that they are unable to acknowledge receipt of enquiries. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. Contact: The Charity Administrator, Grocers’ Hall, Princes Street, London, EC2R 8AD. Telephone: 020 7606 3113 Email: Website: 23

Grants for registered charities carrying out educational, welfare and cultural projects (applications may be made at any time) The Coral Samuel Charitable Trust provides grants to registered charities throughout the UK for projects that promote: 


Welfare; and


Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £25,000. During the year ending 5 April 2017 the Trust’s charitable expenditure was £296,985 There is no requirement for match funding. Past awards have included: 

Deaf Direct (£5,000);

Surf Life Saving GB (£3,000);

The Jubilee Saving Trust (£3,000); and

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (£5,000).

A full list of awards made during the year can usually be found towards the end of the Trust's annual accounts. While the 2017 accounts have not yet been posted on the Charity Commission site, this LINK takes you to the accounts for 2016 (see pages 10-11 for a list of funded organisations). Funding is not available for individuals. PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website. Applications may be made in writing at any time to: Coral Samuel Charitable Trust Smith & Williamson 25 Moorgate London EC2R 6AY Tel: 020 71314376 (The Trust does not advertise an email address.)


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