Cumbria Youth Alliance November Funding Gazette

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Welcome to our November Funding Gazette CYA would like to acknowledge a wide range of sources of information. We regularly look at funding information from NAVCA, Active Cumbria, NCVO, Merseyside Funding Portal, Get Grants and Focus on Funding from Cumbria CVS. CVS will do a search for funding for your specific project via Grantfinder. Contact : Don’t forget you are not alone Cumbria Youth Alliance can help with all sorts of aspects of your fundraising thanks to support from Cumbria County Council under the Infrastructure Support Contract to support organisations working with children and young people.     

We can source 5 big and 5 small charitable trusts that will give you a good match for what you want funded We can deliver fundraising training - how to apply to foundations and trusts -we can deliver this at a time and place to suit your needs and it can include staff, volunteers and /or trustees We can check your bids and see if we can add anything or help it with additional information We can act as a referee for any big bids you are submitting We can help you set up systems to manage your grant so you can report accurately to funders

If you want to access any of these services just email or ring us on 01900 603131, mob 07859092981

JuanShimmin Cumbria Youth Alliance Organisational Member of the Institute of Fundraising


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR N OVEMBER National Lottery Grants for Heritage 2021-22 National Lottery Heritage Fund award funding to a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations. The Heritage Fund has revised its approach to what it will fund due to the impact of the pandemic. Details are in a supplementary guidance document that sets out priorities for National Lottery Grants for Heritage for 2021-22. Heritage fund prioritises heritage projects that meet at least one or more of the following outcomes:      

A wider range of people will be involved in heritage (This is a mandatory outcome. Every project we fund must achieve our mandatory outcome as a minimum.) people will have greater wellbeing people will have developed skills the local area will be a better place to live, work or visit the local economy will be boosted the funded organisation will be more resilient

Every project will need to achieve the fund’s mandatory inclusion outcome, ‘a wider range of people will be involved in heritage’ – Young people are currently underrepresented in heritage and therefore are a priority for National Lottery Hertiage Fund. The Heritage Fund will also expect all projects to demonstrate that they are building longterm environmental sustainability into their plans, as appropriate. Application and Advice: National Lottery Grants for Heritage is their open programme for all types of heritage project in the UK and awards range from £3k - £5 Million. You can access advice on applying for Their National Lottery Grants for Heritage For small grants of between £3k - £10k book onto a ‘Helping you apply’ webinar here. These free online sessions will include the following:How heritage can be used to transform places and change lives.   

What a well-planned project looks link. How to write a strong funding application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The opportunity to share your project ideas and ask any questions you may have.

For medium grants of between £10k - £250k you can submit a Project Enquiry via their application portal. You will be contacted within 10 days by an engagement manger who can offer bespoke advice and guidance. This does not form part of the formal application process. For large grants of between £250k - £5m you can contact your local office to discuss submitting an Expression of Interest (which is a compulsory step in an application at this level).


Countywide funding to increase number of youth workers Grants of up to £25,000 to community organisations providing youth work opportunities! Cumbria’s High Sheriff, David Beeby, is encouraging people to think about a career in youth work by offering fully funded training and grants to support salary costs. Better Tomorrows is a three-year programme which aims to substantially increase the number of young people having access to support from youth workers to help them reach their full potential. The unique initiative provides accredited training via Cumbria Youth Alliance and offers grants of up to £25,000 to community organisations setting up or providing new youth work opportunities for local people. The Better Tomorrows Fund, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, is now open for applications. Better Tomorrows aims to invest £1 million over the next three years into quality youth work training and provision. Funding has been secured from individuals, businesses and funders, including Cumbria Community Foundation, Francis C Scott Charitable Trust, Four Acre Trust, LLWR, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, BAE Systems, CCL Secure, Carr’s Group, CGP Publications, Iggesund, James Walker and Lloyd Motors. The training can also be accessed for existing staff and volunteers via Cumbria Youth Alliance, and will lead to Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Youth Work and around 150 people are expected to access the learning, which will be delivered through a mix of online and face-to-face sessions. Participants will be supported during and after their training as well as in their youth work settings. For more information, visit: or email Cath Corkill on For more information on the Better Tomorrows Fund, visit:

Centre for Cultural Value - Collaborate Fund

What is Collaborate? Collaborate is a new fund to support the development of collaborative research projects between the cultural sector and academic researchers. We will support around 15 projects and funding awards will range from £5K – £20K. Successful projects will contribute to deeper understanding of the differences arts, culture, heritage and screen makes to people’s lives, and the range of research methodologies used to explore cultural value. Deadline 24th November Centre for Cultural Value - Collaborate Fund


National Lottery Community Fund Together For Our Planet

We’re offering from £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like:  food  transport  energy  waste and consumption  the natural environment. You do not need to be an expert in any of these areas to apply. We’re particularly interested to hear from people starting to think about taking action on climate change in their communities. In November 2021, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The UK Government’s Together for Our Planet initiative has been created to engage people with COP26 and inspire positive climate action. National Lottery funding will support this by helping communities to take action on climate change. Building on interest and excitement for this international conference, we hope to nurture and develop local ideas through this funding, supporting a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities across the UK. Area UK-wide Suitable for Voluntary or community organisations Funding size £1,000 to £10,000 Total available £3.5 million - We’ve had a lot of interest in our Together for Our Planet programme - demonstrating how much climate action matters to people - and we’re delighted that during COP26 we can now provide a further £1 million to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. Application deadline 5pm on 18 November 2021.


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - Force for Change

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation. PROJECTS AWARDED UNDER THE FORCE FOR CHANGE PROGRAMME Eligibility To be eligible to apply, your organisation must be one of the following;    

A registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities and have been registered for at least one year at the time of your application. An Armed Forces unit or base. A local authority. A school.

Under this programme, we cannot support:  individuals  academy trusts – you cannot apply for an overarching project across your academy chain, though individual schools can apply  a charity or CIC, which doesn’t have substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities or is newly registered.  other public sector organisations – but you could work with one of the types of organisation listed above as a delivery partner  a charity that is based overseas . A full list of eligibility is available in the programme guidance below. What’s available One year grants of up to £10,000. This year, we’ll support ideas that need small amounts of funding to deliver nimble and focused local projects to Armed Forces communities. Or we’ll make small grants to support services, projects and activities that are used by Armed Forces communities, but which are struggling as a result of the impact of the Covid pandemic. Themes and priorities We will fund a wide range of projects under this programme. However, you must be able to show us that your project fits under one of these two main themes.  

Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more engaged in their local area. Providing opportunities for isolated members of the Armed Forces community to take part in activities that improve general wellbeing.

Deadlines and dates to note Round 2 – if you applied the deadline, you’ll receive a decision in late October 2021. Round 3 – if you apply by midday on 19 November 2021, you’ll receive a decision in late February 2022.


Partner Up Fund

We’ve joined forces with Collaborative Change and Footwork Trust to launch the Partner-Up fund, supporting and empowering high-impact arts collaborations for social change. Funding Groups of organisations with a shared idea for an arts-for-social-change project are invited to apply for one of two funding grants - up to £30,000 per project. See case studies of previously funded projects here. Strategic Support Beyond the funding, successful groups will also receive Take Note’s additional programme of partnership support with access to tools and resources which help structure and strengthen the impact of your collaborative work. TAKE A LOOK: WHAT WE FUND TAKE A LOOK: PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The top 5 things you need to know about Partner-Up: It’s for…  Collaborations between 2 - 4 partners  A focus on the arts, collaborating with other sectors for social impact  By arts we mean anything creative! Music, theatre, dance, craft, graffiti, architecture, circus, the list goes on…  Projects anywhere in the world with the lead partner a UK charity/CIC  £30k funding (10% of project cost must already be secured) How To Apply We welcome applications from groups of arts and non-arts organisations working together. Organisations can be based anywhere in the world - we encourage international collaborations! Although the lead partner must be a registered UK charity or CIC. Take Note has a two-stage application process: a Stage 1 Expression of Interest and a Stage 2 Collaborative Impact Map. Expression of Interest deadline: Friday 19th November 2021

Hospital Saturday Fund

The Hospital Saturday Fund has been helping the Community since 1873, having a substantial impact on the co-ordination of health services, and improving conditions within the medical world through weekly payments/contributions by employees. This Fund aims to provide assistance within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland to registered health charities such as hospices, hospitals, medical organisations who are in need of grants for care, research, medical projects, for the support of medical training and will consider providing grants for running costs. Available to applicants are two grant categories, being the standard grants of up to £2,000 and large grants of up to £10,000. Whilst standard grants can be towards running costs, the large grants must be for specific projects. Details of the possibilities within all these areas can be found within the guidelines of Applying for a Grant and What is Not Funded on The Hospital Saturday Fund Website. Application forms must be completed via the charity’s website as postal applications are not accepted. Deadline 1st December Hospital Saturday Fund 7


The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973, succeeding an existing charitable fund. We decided that the Fund’s principal aim should be to support people in trouble, particularly young offenders and ex-offenders, as well as other disadvantaged young people. Preference is given to pumppriming new projects, especially those that are innovative and can serve as a model elsewhere. Projects which fulfil the funding criteria are short-listed, then visited by a member of the Company. These assessment visits give our younger members in particular an opportunity to become closely involved in the charitable work of the Company, which may lead to a mutually beneficial relationship with its beneficiaries. These assessments inform the Charitable Grants Committee, helping it decide on the grants to be awarded and the amount allocated. The Committee meets three times a year. The Company’s Priorities: Young Offenders The Company looks to support projects that involve the rehabilitation of young offenders, so that these young people can lead productive and fulfilling lives once released from detention. Ex Offenders Despite a focus on the rehabilitation of young offenders, the Company also supports projects that help ex-offenders of all ages. Disadvantaged young people The Company realises that it is as important to prevent young people offending in the first place. It therefore supports projects that help young people make better life choices and fulfil their potential. Examples of our Projects Applying for a Grant Application guidelines Please read these guidelines carefully and only apply if your work falls within our priorities. View guidelines Deadline 19th November 2021

Waterloo Foundation - Environment Programme

Through our environment fund we want to support projects which can help mitigate the damaging effects that humans are having on the environment and contribute to a positive change both now and in the future. The fund has two main programmes:  

Marine – support for projects working to halt declining fish stocks Tropical Rainforests – support for projects protecting tropical rain forest, principally through avoided deforestation

If you would like to apply for funding, please read through all sections for the relevant programme and make sure you are eligible to apply. Then, please read through our application guidelines and FAQ to learn more about the application process. Deadline 1st December Waterloo Foundation - Environment Programme


Paul Hamlyn - Teacher Development Fund

The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience. The Fund has one deadline per year. Each year we expect to make around six grants of up to £150,000 to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and five to ten schools, who will work together for two academic years. Applications to the Fund are now open. The deadline is Tuesday 23 November at 12 noon. Take a look at our webinar below to learn more about the Fund’s priorities and the application process. You can read a transcript of the webinar here. TDF principles and priorities are focused on:  Primary schools  Supporting children and young people experiencing systemic inequity and disadvantage  Approaches which involve learning through the arts  Projects which take an anti-racist and intersectional approach across all areas of work  Long-term, inquiry-based projects which support teachers’ professional development and learning  Promoting effective and equitable partnerships between schools and arts/cultural organisations and artist practitioners  The contributions of school leaders and artist practitioners as both professional learners and as supporters of embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum  Approaches which involve any of the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including poetry; dance; design; film; music; opera; photography; digital arts and media; theatre and drama; the visual arts; and cross-arts practices.  Projects that build on emerging approaches to blended CPDL and include one of more elements of online delivery Deadline 23rd November

Aviva Community Fund Many large companies have their own community funds, and Aviva is one of them. Over the last few years they have hosted the community fund for brokers and have extended it to a national level so community and charities can now apply. Aviva have 4 funding levels ranging from up to £1,000 up to £25,000 and these have to fall into the following 4 categories:    

Health, disability and wellbeing Supporting the younger generation Supporting the older generation Community Support

Aviva is keen to fund projects that are solely based in the UK and will have a long-term impact for the community. For full guidelines please visit our website. Aviva Community Fund 9

Better Community Business Network Grant Initiative Selection Criteria Please read this section carefully before completing your application.  Be UK based  Address a community issue or support a local community initiative  Provide benefits to the local community  Must be able to demonstrate that the money will be used for project-specifics

Applicants are welcomed from groups including: local community, self-help or voluntary groups and charities (including local branches of national charities) or individuals acting for the benefit of the local community. Some         

of the causes we support: Education (e.g. schools, extra-curricular clubs) Health (e.g. hospitals, cancer research, healthy eating) Ex-Offenders (e.g mentoring, rehabilitation) Homeless/Poverty (e.g shelter projects, food banks) Arts & Culture (e.g sport activities, library funds) Enviroment (e.g natural disasters, regeneration projects Elderly (e.g befriending, social clubs Disability (e.g help lines, inclusion) Social Cohesion (e.g. committee programmes)

Deadline 26th November Better Community Business Network Grant Initiative

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust The information below provides a brief overview of JRCT’s five grants programmes. Before you apply, please ensure that you have read the full details of the grants programme to which you are applying for funds. This information is available in the Funding priorities section of the website. At this time of crisis, JRCT is keen to support work that responds to the dual harms of the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic racism. Specifically, we wish to encourage work within or across our existing programme areas that scrutinises the responses and policies of powerful institutions and actors, and which envisions and builds support for transformative social change based on justice, peace and sustainability. Please click on the link for each programme below to see further details. Peace and Security As a Quaker Trust, we believe that peace and security are built on values of equality, human rights, justice and environmental sustainability. JRCT wishes to prioritise support for charitable work on the following issues: 1. Challenging militarism 2. Scrutiny of counter-terrorism measures in the context of human rights and peacebuilding 3. Building support for alternative approaches to defence and security Read the full details of the programme. 10

Power and Accountability Quakers have a strong commitment to equality. We want to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest. JRCT wishes to prioritise support for charitable work on the following issues: 1. Strengthening corporate accountability 2. Strengthening democratic accountability 3. Encouraging responsible media Read the full details of the programme. Rights and Justice As part of the Quaker tradition, JRCT is committed to the creation of a world that guarantees equal treatment for all people. JRCT wishes to prioritise support for charitable work on the following issues: 1. Protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK 2. Promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism 3. Promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their rights

Read the full details of the programme. Sustainable Future The overall focus for this programme is on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm. JRCT wishes to prioritise support for charitable work on the following issues: 1. Better economics 2. Beyond consumerism 3. New voices Read the full details of the programme. Northern Ireland JRCT aims to fund work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It has identified the following priority areas: 1. Strengthening human rights and equality 2. Supporting inclusive, non-sectarian and participatory politics 3. Supporting processes of demilitarisation 4. Dealing with the past Read the full details of the programme. Cross-cutting We anticipate that the majority of our funding will fall under one of the five priority areas specified above. However, if you judge that your application directly relates to more than one area, and are able to clearly demonstrate this in your proposal, we will consider a cross-cutting application. The cross-cutting route is simply a mechanism to allow the Trust to consider applications that relate to more than one programme area. It does not confer any greater opportunity to secure funds. Applications are allocated to the most appropriate grant committee and are dealt with through our normal grant procedures. Read more about cross-cutting applications.


The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund Grant for Learning Disability projects

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a well-known funder of projects that positively benefit people with learning disabilities, which has been their sole beneficiary group since 2001 offering over £2.5 million in grants most years. With the vast majority of grants given by the charity below £10,000. Only supporting organisations that are registered charities they make grants twice a year within three grant programmes:  General Grants – appeals over £10,000  Small Grants –grants of up to £5,000  Research Grants – a small amount of grants are supported in this programme, with no limit to the amount applicants can request. The type of projects supported within their general grants programme are:  Capital building, renovation or refurbishment works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools  Employment schemes  Play and play therapy schemes  Day and social activities centres including building costs and running costs  Support for families, including respite  Independent living schemes Applications have to be completed via the Baily Thomas website, where the charity also offer a fairly comprehensive guidance notes. Deadline 1st December

The Fenton Arts Trust The Fenton Arts Trust is an arts charity whose aims are to give encouragement and financial support to those actively contributing to the creative arts in the UK. It provides grants to support or reward work or performances by individuals early in their careers and for institutions or organisations that share these aims. The average grant is around £5,000 and the charity usually provides support to 25-30 beneficiaries each year. An application may come from a group, company or institution or from an individual so long as the application does not involve support of an individual’s initial professional training. The trust supports individual works, activities, performances or prizes in the fields of drama, painting, sculpture, ballet, music, poetry and architecture. The Trust has also funded educational institutions so that they may award scholarships and bursaries to final year and postgraduate students. For more information on how to make an application, eligibility criteria and guidelines, please visit our website. Fenton Arts Trust 12

FCC Community Action Fund - England

Apply Our eligibility check is designed for you to quickly find out if we can accept an application from your organisation and project. Please complete the short checklist, following the guidance and clicking on any links for further details and information. Depending on your project it should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. FCC Community Action Fund - England

Youth Endowment Fund

Run in partnership with Comic Relief. Applications are now open until 1 December 2021. The Youth Endowment Fund exists to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence. We do this by finding out what works and building a movement to put this knowledge into practice. Having a supportive home helps to keep children safe from involvement in violence. Where children live in homes where there’s conflict or domestic abuse, alcohol or substance misuse or where other family members are involved in crime, they’re at higher risk. That’s why we want to invest in programmes that support families. And that includes building our understanding of what works for children in the care system, who’re significantly overrepresented in the youth justice system. Apply here Application guidance The question we’re aiming to answer: Which approaches are most effective in helping families and carers to create a supportive home environment for 6 to 14 year-old children (including looked-after children), reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence? What we’re aiming to invest in We’ll aim to identify around 5-10 programmes to fund and evaluate. We’re planning to spend between £6 million and £10 million depending on the how well applications meet our criteria. Scope of programmes we’ll fund in this round We are interested in funding and evaluating programmes where the evidence of positive impact on children is promising. In this round we are focusing funding on four main areas: 1. Parenting programmes (including programmes for foster carers or people working with children in residential care), which help parents and their children to develop positive behaviours and relationships. 2. Family therapy interventions (including for children in foster care), which offer whole families structured forms of therapy. 3. Programmes to reduce parental conflict, which are specifically designed to improve relationships between parents or carers. 4. Domestic abuse interventions, which are specifically designed to prevent and reduce harm to children and adults. Read the full scope for this grant round 13

Thinking about applying for this round? Please read our application guidance and our prospectus update for the full scope of what programmes we’ll fund in this round. Our original prospectus (available in Welsh) gives more information on our approach to evaluating the programmes we fund and what to expect if you become a YEF funded partner. You may also want to begin discussing your bid with any partners you’ll want to work with, particularly if you are considering scaling-up your current programme with the help of YEF funding so it can be evaluated robustly. Application guidance Working with you to make the right decisions With our partners at Comic Relief, we’ve been listening to experts working in children’s services, the voluntary sector, in central and local government and the police. We’ve also heard from children and young people with lived or near experience of violence, who told us how they want us to use the £10 million we’ve pledged to invest in this round. Alongside a detailed review of the existing evidence, your knowledge helped to refine the direction we’ll take in the grant round. Read our evidence review Why we’re focusing on this area Our conversations with people working to keep children safe – and young people themselves – made it clear that we should focus on helping families. There’s also clear evidence that family support could be effective. But lots of the evidence is international rather than UK-based, and many of the underlying studies have limitations. By funding programmes in England and Wales, we can build our knowledge of how best to support families, foster carers and children’s homes so that children have a supportive home. Partnership with Comic Relief Comic Relief are investing £2 million to help us find out how high-quality family support can help children who are most at risk of becoming involved in violence. We want to thank Comic Relief for supporting this important area of work. Workshops If you want to find out more about what we’re looking to fund and what the evidence says about family support, you can watch a recording of our introductory workshop: If you want to learn more about our application process and find out what makes a good proposal, sign up to one of our application workshops: Thursday 25 November, 12:00 – 1:00pm Timeline Applications for the grant round are now open. Please ensure you read both the application guidance and prospectus update before applying.


The Tudor Trust The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust which supports organisations working in any part of the UK. The trust funds a range of people and organisations working to build stronger communities, and do not have specific grant programmes as they believe that the groups they provide support to are best placed to identify problems and develop solutions. Applications can be submitted at any time, and there is no minimum or maximum amount of money to apply for, as the trust acts on a discretionary basis; sometimes even offering loans. The criteria is fairly broad, with voluntary and community groups working within any part of the UK eligible as long as they have a bank account. The Trust also wants groups who:    

Work directly with people who are at the margins of society Have a focus on building stronger communities by overcoming isolation and encouraging inclusion, connection and integration Are embedded in their community and can identify and channel the potential within that community Are thoughtful in their use of resources and foster community resilience in the face of environmental, economic or social change

For more information, including checking your eligibility, please visit our website. The Tudor Trust


This funding news gazette is part of Cumbria Youth Alliance’s Infrastructure Support to the youth sector, in conjunction with Cumbria County Council.         

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CYA Infrastructure Support for the sector includes:Free training for staff and volunteers including over 80 online modules Free Outcomes and Impact measurement tools and training in how to use them and follow up support Fundraising support eg workshops tailored to your needs and research into which funders will fund your project; how to write better bids; proof reading your bids; acting as a referee Monthly funding gazette with news from local and national funders Governance health check your policies and procedures and help or advise on how to review and improve them Free access to a national quality kite mark, SQP, for which CYA is the Cumbria franchise holder Weekly and monthly newsletters which all groups can contribute to; advertise your project or your vacancy here; or find out what is going on around the county We chair the Voluntary Sector Reference Group which brings together the statutory sector stakeholders eg local government and health agencies together with local and national funders; you can attend virtual meetings or just have the minutes sent for each meeting Recruitment of Volunteers; we have a database of people who have registered as wanting to volunteer and we put them in touch with groups needing volunteers These activities are all free as funded by Cumbria County Council For more information contact

Disclaimer: Cumbria Youth Alliance cannot be held responsible for the quality, reliability or accuracy of the information contained herein. Accessibility: If you require this information in another format, please contact 01900 603131 and we will do our best to meet your requirements.

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