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Welcome to July and another month of funding opportunities. Fund raising in this economic climate is not for the faint hearted but there are things you can do to improve your chances of getting support. Fist let’s look at funding applications/followed by managing relationships and repeat funding once relationships are built and you have proven you are worthy of support.

Don’t forget! Cumbria Youth Alliance offers customised fundraising workshops just for your team of staff or staff and trustees - it’s all free and already in this new financial year since April 2019 we have helped other groups secure over £350,000 in funding to support their work. In addition we have brought in over £220,000 in strategic funding which we will use to commission other agencies to do work with us in partnership.

Good luck and remember you can download our special Disability Funding Publication from our website And shout if we can help! Ring us on 01900 603131

Cath Clarke, CEO Cumbria Youth Alliance Organisastional Members of the Institute of Fundraising


Undertaking applications to trusts and foundations is not rocket science yet there is more to developing a relationship with a funder than just submitting a good bid. Have things ready before you start the application and be clear about what it is you want from them

So what do you need before you begin?  a specific project - what will you do ? - Who is it for? How many? Where?  costs/budget/cashflow of the project - some funders may ask for the whole organisational budget but this usually only for really big bids  facts and/or statistics to demonstrate need  Evidence of how you know the project is needed -who have you talked to? Who else is doing this kind of work?  case studies of work you have previous completed  demonstrate how you will know that your project made a difference to the lives of the service user  list of other funding secured or those you will be applying to  referee - names of people who might vouch for you and the need for the project

Tug on those heartstrings Everyone likes a good yarn, not least trustees. Tug on those heartstrings and make the message you are trying to get across more personal. Case studies are vital in trust fundraising so keep a constantly updated supply to hand, with quotes if possible. Make sure you show within the application how your proposal matches their priorities and how their contribution will help change lives for the better

Forgetting others don’t know about our sector We forget not everybody understands what we do on a day to day basis - make sure it is readable to somebody who has never been in your organisation. Get somebody else to look at it and read it through  does it make sense  does it clearly show what you are trying to achieve  is it jargon free  have you proven need - some hard facts and figures along with the tug to the heartstrings  do your figures add up  does it read easily and flow as a proposal or is it disjointed


Research before you even start Always do your research. An enormous number of worthy bids end up in the trustees’ bins because the applicant has not done their research properly. Read the guidelines or giving criteria closely and do not apply to trusts that will not fund your particular type of project. Build relationships where possible with the administrators and trustees. If any of your major donors or Board members know the trustees, make contact and develop their interest in your organisation and project. Remember, relationships are not a short-term undertaking and take careful planning and cultivation. Trustees do not appreciate vague applications. Be specific with facts and figures when writing about why your project needs their money, and be specific again about exactly how much money you are asking for. Finally, be specific when you are telling them what you will do with their money, how many people/animals etc will benefit, what the intended aims and outcomes of your project are, and in what timescale.

Timing Linked in with undertaking proper research, find out wherever possible when the trustees’ next meeting is and when the cut off date is for you to send in your bid. Ensure you leave yourself plenty of time to write the bid, obtain any signatures or referees’ details required, and allow time for others to critique your bid and make amendments. Also under the heading Timing, thank any trust that gives you a grant immediately and do not forget to diarise the date by which you need to submit a grant report, allowing plenty of time for you to collate the relevant information from all parties.  Saying thank you for the support is essential if you want to develop long term relationships with this funder  Failure to return your grant report will probably mean you will not be considered for further applications no matter how good your application is


The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established to provide both research and project funding in the area of severe learning difficulties, including autism for both children and adults. Grants are made to cover capital projects and core costs to include staff costs, general running and office costs at charitable organisations, schools and centres. Projects funded include:  Capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools  Employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture  Play schemes and play therapy schemes  Day and social activities centres including building costs and running costs  Support for families, including respite schemes  Independent living schemes  Support in the community schemes  Snoezelen rooms. Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity. Schools and Parent Teacher Associations and Industrial & Provident Societies can also apply. Funding in the past has ranged in value from £250 to £150,000. The next deadline for applications seeking funding in excess of £10,000 is the 1st January 2020. Applications for £10,000 and below are considered under the Small Grants procedure and can be submitted at any time. Recent awards have been made to:  Rose Road Association, £30,000 towards capital costs and funding of short breaks.  Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group, £25,000 towards core costs of Play Group.  Willow Tree Garden, £30,000 towards refurbishment and development of buildings connected with the woodworking workshops. Useful Links: Eligibility Criteria General Guidelines Back to Table of Contents 5

Not for profit organisations and partnerships led by not for profit organisations can apply for grants of over £5 million to support heritage projects. The funding is being made available though the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s new £100 million Heritage Horizon Awards. These awards will be made over the next three years. The focus for this year’s awards are:  Landscapes and nature (natural heritage)  Revitalising heritage at risk.  The Heritage Fund is looking to support projects that are:  transformative;  innovative

There are two phases to the programme. A development phase lasting up to 2 years and a delivery phase lasting up to 5 years. The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest is the 11th October 2019. Applicants successful at this stage will then have until the 31st August 2020 to submit their development phase application. Projects will have up to two years to submit their delivery proposals. Applicants must contribute at least 10% of the costs of their development phase and 10% of the costs of their delivery phase. Useful Links: application guidance – this is the application guidance for grants ranging from £250,000-£5m. It sets out who can apply, what the H are looking for, the application process, timeline and financial contributions. It also applies to grants over £5m, except for the differences outlined above. application help notes preview of the questions contained within the Expression of Interest – this is the form used for the £250,000-£5m grants programme. It also applies to grants over £5m.


awarded to families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness. Grants of up

to £1,000 per child can fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Marvellous Family grants are open to any family residing in the UK with a child who has a serious illness that could be life-limiting as described by the following criteria: Group 1 – Life threatening conditions for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail (e.g. epilepsy, irreversible organ failures of heart, liver, kidneys.)  Group 2 – Conditions where premature death is inevitable (e.g. cystic fibrosis.)  Group 3 – Progressive conditions without curative treatment options (e.g. Batten disease, mucopolysaccaridoses, muscular dystrophy.)  Group 4 – Irreversible but non-progressive conditions causing severe disability leading to susceptibility to health complications and likelihood of premature death (e.g. sickle cell disease, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities such as brain or spinal cord insult.)  Group 5 – Syndromes without a name (SWAN) causing severe, chronic disability or illness. Applications must be completed by health or social care professionals on behalf the family and are considered at monthly meetings. The application deadline for the next meeting is 12pm on the 31st July 2019.. Useful Links: Application Guidance Back to Table of Contents

has announced the next deadline for applications is the 14th October 2019. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions. The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered. Back to Table of Contents


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 large grants programme is the 19th August 2019 (Stage 1 applications). The small grants programme re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 27th September 2019. Useful Links: Eligibility Guidelines: Small Grants Eligibility Guidelines: Large Grants Back to Table of Contents


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. Useful Links: FAQs

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Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental musicmaking projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England’s largest children’s music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects. Youth Making’s funding programme is made up of three separate funds. These are:  Fund A which offers small grants (£2,000 to £30,000) for high quality music-making projects;  Fund B offers medium-sized grants (30,001 – £150,000 per year for up to two years) for larger programmes of work; In applying for funding schools will have to justify how the activities to be funded do not duplicate Department of Education funding. The closing dates for applications to Fund A is 5pm on the 2nd August 2019 and Fund B 5pm on the 8th November 2019. Useful Links: Application Guidance for Fund A and B

a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is the 30th November 2018. Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with:  Young offenders;  Prisoners and ex-prisoners  Young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given for one year. Applicants must show that they have investigated other sources of funding and made plans for the future, which should include replacement funding if appropriate. The closing date for applications is the 30th November 2018. For further advice and information about the Company’s Charitable Grants or if you would like an application form to be sent to you by e-mail, please contact Anne Howe, Charities Officer Tel: 020 7606 1155 / e-mail:


have launched a new £300,000 fund aimed at developing the sport of Futsal in England. Futsal is a five-aside game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey-sized goals and a size-four ball that has a reduced bounce. The sport is played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. The scheme offers grants of either £1,500 or £3,000 to develop new youth futsal leagues across the country to increase the opportunity for players to play futsal on a regular basis in a structured games programme. The grant can be spent on the following items:  Facility hire  Equipment  Referees/co-ordinator fees  Marketing & promotion  Affiliation & insurance fees  FA safeguarding & welfare courses for on-site league co-ordinators  FA DBS for on-site league co-ordinators  FA First Aid courses for on-site league co-ordinators  The funding is available to County Football Associations who are running or plan to run leagues; youth football or futsal leagues; adult leagues setting up youth futsal provisions; affiliated clubs wishing to develop youth futsal leagues; PL & EFL Community Trusts; and FA University Community Football Hubs.  Priority will be given to applications in the following categories:  Youth futsal leagues – u18s and below  Youth football leagues – u18s and below  County FA’s Applications are now open and close at 5pm on the 2nd August 2019. Useful Links: Application Guidance Apply to the Futsal Fund Back to Table of Contents

has announced that its Cashpoint grants scheme is has announced that its Loud and Proud grants programme is open for applications. These grants are accepting applications for LGBT+ projects. The Cashpoint grants scheme offers grants of up to £500 to give young people (aged 14-25) the opportunity to bring their ideas to life. The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves. Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and funded projects must create at least 2 new volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds (in addition to the applicant). vInspired cashpoint must be the only funder for the project. There are no closing dates for applications and grants will be awarded on a continuous basis until all available monies are exhausted. Useful Links: Apply Online FAQs om&utm


From the beginning of September, projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers will be able to apply for funding through the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Since 2015 the Bupa UK Foundation has awarded more than £1.6 million in grants to improve mental health, support carers and empower young adults living with ongoing health challenges to live life to the full. Projects previously supported include: Chequers Community Kitchen: Mood Food project which received a grant of £12,820. The Mood Food project developed and delivered classes for people who live with mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety. The classes allow everyone to cook healthy, appetising dishes encouraging a diet that supports improved mental health in a fun and friendly environment. Deafblind Scotland: Raising Expectations received a grant of £21,275. Deafblind Scotland’s Raising Expectations project provides peer coaching for young people with dual sensory impairment. The project focuses on helping young deafblind adults to develop practical coping strategies and on encouraging them to work towards their personal ambitions and aspirations.

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation’s Open Grants Programme. The Foundation’s vision is to support projects where the concerns of childhood can be heard. A variety of art forms can be supported including dance, drama, ceramics, creative play, film, music, puppetry and storytelling. Supported projects will support equality of opportunity, can include families and take place in rural or urban settings and may be delivered, for example, in children’s and community centres, nurseries, schools and hospitals. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood. The Foundation is mainly interested in applications that involve children during their early years, but appropriate projects for older children (up to 18 years) will also be considered. Whilst the Foundation will fund work in and around London, they will prioritise projects taking place elsewhere in the UK. Grants of up to £50,000 are available with £7,500 generally the smallest. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, the Open Grants Scheme application form and guidance notes are currently being revised and will be available on the website by end-April.


has announced that its Cashpoint grants scheme is has announced that its Loud and Proud grants programme is open for applications. These grants are accepting applications for LGBT+ projects. The Cashpoint grants scheme offers grants of up to £500 to give young people (aged 14-25) the opportunity to bring their ideas to life. The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves. Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and funded projects must create at least 2 new volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds (in addition to the applicant). vInspired cashpoint must be the only funder for the project. There are no closing dates for applications and grants will be awarded on a continuous basis until all available monies are exhausted. Useful Links: Apply Online FAQs om&utm

provides grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. 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 – £2mllion (in exceptional circumstances up to £5million). Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within 6 months. More from Henry Smith From the 3rd of July 2019, schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities will be able to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. Funded by the Henry Smith Charity, grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. In this round, trips must be taken before the end of August 2019. For more details and to apply, complete the eligibility quiz on the website and submit the application form online at least 6 weeks before the trip is due to take place. Although the deadline is the 16th November 2019, decisions are made on a first come-first served basis until all the funds have been allocated. Applications must be made at least six weeks before the trip or holiday is due to take place. Useful Links: Funding Guidelines Back to Table of Contents


The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) supports organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration. Funding is offered to organisations that contribute to one of the following aims:  Staying safe– ensuring that young people who have migrated can address the significant barriers that affect their ability to thrive.  Living well together– supporting work which helps communities experiencing migration become stronger and more connected.  Each year, up to 20 ‘More and Better’ grants are offered to Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit companies. These are longer-term, larger grants to help develop and embed established activities for organisations with a strong track record of achievement. PHF will invest in the organisational development and capacity of organisations, enabling them to, for example:  Sustain and develop excellent work with communities that has the potential for wider application or impact  Develop and sustain specialist support to young people who have migrated in greatest need and which can influence the work of others (other support providers or policy makers)  Explore, capture and communicate the distinct experiences of (particularly young) people who migrate or communities, and share this with others (for example, policy makers, commissioners, service providers)  Contribute to policies and processes that support (particularly young) people who migrate or communities effectively, address their needs, and build on their assets  Contribute new thinking and strategies to the debate about migration and integration It is expected that most grants will be in the range of £100,000 – £300,000 for up to four years work. Larger grants will be considered on an exceptional basis and usually by invitation. Grants can cover any or all of the costs of the proposed activity (up to the maximum grant level for the fund). It is expected that a proportion of the funding will support organisational development priorities to strengthen and grow the impact of the organisation this will include improved evaluation and learning. Up to 20 per cent of the grant may be allocated as a contribution to organisational running costs. There are no application deadline and applications can be submitted at any time.


Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 – 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between 10,000 and £60,000 through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund. The funding is available for up to two-years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual, whether the Chief Executive or a post such as: A Head of Operations/Finance/ Policy work/ Additional fundraising or income generation capacity / Upgrading IT systems or website to reach young people online; etc/ There is a two-stage application process. Stage 1 applications can be submitted at any time by completing an online application form answering a standard set of questions. Applicants that are invited to second stage, will be asked to submit further information and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation will arrange a meeting, visit or phone call with the applicant organisation’s Chief Executive. Useful Links: Grants Awarded

is a grant-giving body founded in 2004 by members of the Kelly family. We’re interested in funding charities whose activities involve all or most family members, where possible, in initiatives that seek to tackle problems facing one or more of its members. We’ve funded charities working in fields including early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others. We generally offer grants worth up to £5,000 – though trustees will consider requests for higher amounts. We’re happy to fund charities’ core costs and we encourage applications from relatively new charities to help them become established. The trustees take a close interest in the progress of the charities they support, and projects shortlisted for grants will usually be visited or contacted by the trust’s grants administrator Stuart Armstrong, or a trustee. The trustees have a wide range of skills and may offer support to funded charities if relevant.

Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. We particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. We want to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards. Our ability to be flexible can mean that we are well-placed to support organisations which are in transition, whether they are entering a period of growth and development or are responding creatively to challenging circumstances. An independent grant maker As an independent grant maker an important part of our role is to support work which is untried and which has uncertain outcomes. However, we are not interested in innovation for innovation's sake: we also recognise the need for sound, practical work which seeks to bring stability and wellbeing into difficult places and situations. Trusting the groups we fund We trust the groups we fund and aim to build open and straightforward relationships with the groups we support. Our funding guidelines are broad because we want to support the work that you really want to do. We seek to give you the opportunity and practical tools to do the work that you know is needed. We try to offer high levels of support and engagement when this is helpful and appropriate. To find out more visit the website 15

We look for creative ways of tackling entrenched social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing, and education. We support projects that can be replicated and led by people with vision. We particularly welcome applications addressing our three areas of special interest below, within our broader criteria. Current programmes

Young Peoples Mental Health Young People's Mental Health

Arts as a tool for social change Arts as a Tool to Achieve Social Change

Improved quality of life for older people and carers To find out more go to


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