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November Funding Gazette - Cumbria Youth Alliance

Actually every month of the year is fundraising month and what separates financially secure organisations from the others is that they carry out funding activities every month. They put staff or volunteers on training that is available and they seek out potential funders. They don’t wait until they are running out of money then start fundraising. They do it every month of the year. Trustees in healthy organisations will be examining finances at each and every meeting and making decisions on things like:  Having a reserves policy to cover the worst case scenario  Having a cash flow and budget for at least 12 months ahead  Having up to date accounts presented at each board meeting clearly showing expenditure against restricted and unrestricted funding pots  They will have clear understanding of the fundraising requirements for the year ahead  They will monitor the progress towards achieving the fundraising targets. 2

“Oh we don’t have time to do that“ say many smaller organisations that do not employ a fundraiser. But my response is we don’t have a fundraiser either but we set aside time each week to look at the funding opportunities and undertake funding applications when they arise. If you are passionate about what you do and want the services to continue you will find the time to undertake applications on a regular basis. How much time you dedicate to fundraising will be in direct proportion to the size of your needs. After all if you have no money you have no services at all -even volunteer run organisations have bills to pay like rent and training for volunteers. Fundraising can be daunting when you first start but we can help we can train you to undertake applications that will stand out from the rest but there is work you need to do before you even think about undertaking funding applications. If you want a free fundraising training workshop contact: to arrange a booking. It’s all free to you if you work in the third sector and support children, young people and families. If you have not already done so it is time to do your budgets and cash flow for next year 19/20 so you can determine what funding you require to continue your current services and what funding you need to develop new services shaped by the research you have carried out. You must be able to prove need and that the beneficiaries have been consulted before you even begin the funding applications - no need - no evidence - no funding. Funders are increasingly looking for evidence that the money they give you makes a difference in the lives of the children, young people or families and you need to think about how you are going to prove that to the funders. If you continue to work with the same families or same young people year after year and nothing changes - funders will be questioning if their money made any difference. Big Lottery, Children in Need and many others are expecting organisations to have some kind of methodology in place to measure the outcomes and impacts of your service. So you need to think about what will you have in place to demonstrate this to funders? Fundraising can be daunting if you are just starting out on the journey but it is like everything else the more applications you do the easier it gets. The hit rate for many funders is 1:15 so that means that it could take 15 applications to get one pot of money which can be demoralising for fundraisers. Start your applications close to home - chose the funders

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


How do you know the project is needed? A key question most funders ask or expect to see addressed They expect you to have carried out consultation with the community - reviewed whether others are offering a similar service so it’s not duplicating other services in the localities; Have you held an event to consult with current services users and people who don’t use your service have you carried out surveys etc. Many funders also expect you to be able to show the issues that people face in your community (or community of interest) and you will need to find this information from documents with the JSNA - Joint Strategic Needs Analysis for each of the 6 localities in Cumbria. Then you will need to show how what you are proposing will address the needs that have been identified. If you fail to prepare for fundraising it’s corny but true... you will be preparing to fail with the fundraising Refresher training? Perhaps you are less successful than you used to be and need a refresher training course just to see where you might be going wrong. We can help by training your staff and delivering a refresher fundraising course or we can give you feedback on the unsuccessful bids that you have submitted as often funders don’t give you any feedback on why you were unsuccessful. Book your refresher course by contacting or ring 01900 603131

Find out more about what will happen to the third sector post Brexit With the uncertainty over what will happen post Brexit Cumbria Youth Alliance and ACTion with Communities in Cumbria are hosting a roundtable Brexit debate on the 30th of November 2018 14.00 till 17.00 at Penrith Methodist Church in Penrith. Many organisations are not aware of how many programmes are funded such as the Building Better Opportunities programmes throughout Cumbria or how future funding might be impacted Places are very limited on this event so please book early to ensure you get a place or ring her on 01900 603131 4

Questions we regularly get asked by smaller groups during funding workshops...

'Do we need to be a registered Charity?' It is not necessary for your community group or voluntary organisation to register as a charity. You may not be eligible if you are not doing good works for those outside your membership or you are involved in political or controversial activity. If your organisation is eligible, is based in England or Wales and has an income over £5,000 a year, you are obliged in law to register with the Charity Commission. Some charities are excepted from registering. For full guidance on applying for Charitable Status visit the website. Registered Charities do not have to pay some taxes. Some Funders only give to Registered Charities. Some people who might want to give you money will be reassured that you are a ‘bona fide’ organisation if you are a Registered Charity. It can be a long, time consuming process to become a Registered Charity. It will involve extra work and rigour to maintain this status and you will need to submit annual accounts that meet the Charity Commission’s standards of auditing. Some funders will make payments to non charities through a Registered Charity that is willing to oversee monies and meet the accounting needs of a small group that may not be equipped to deal with this themselves. Further help can be gained from the Charity Commission at: In Scotland refer to Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) at

Visit the following recommended websites for information about funding and advice: Awards for All – A lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK. Big Lottery Fund – Awards lottery money to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment. Educational Grants Advisory Service – This service also offers students, especially disadvantaged ones, guidance and advice to enable them to secure funding for education and training. Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – The HLF sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage through innovative investment in projects that have a lasting impact on people and places. The HLF funds heritage projects of all sizes, with grants ranging from £3,000 to over £5million. Turn2us – A charitable service which helps people access money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help with specialist information for disabilities 5

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. Statutory bodies and education establishments will specifically need to:  Provide a minimum of pound-for-pound partnership funding;  Demonstrate the strategic need for their project proportionate to the scale of investment requested;  Limit requests to a maximum of £150,000 within any 12-month period.

Sport England typically expect their awards to be either: Small-scale investments typically ranging from £1,000 to £15,000. These will address emergency works due to something like storm or flood damage, or something totally unexpected that is stopping people from being able to stay active right now. Medium-scale investments typically ranging from between £15,000 to £50,000. These will address more substantial changes. This might be an upgrade to an existing facility or developing a new space in the community.

By exception, Sport England will consider larger investments ranging from £50,000 to £150,000. This will be when organisations can demonstrate a considerable impact or are targeting under-represented groups. They are also unlikely to have received funding from Sport England previously. This is a rolling programme and applications can be submitted at any time. Useful Links: Community Asset Fund Guide Community Asset Fund Developing your Idea Apply Online Organisation name: Sport England Link: 6

has launched a new funding round for pilot projects that improve attainment and other educational outcomes, such as social and emotional learning, for children with special educational needs or disability (SEND). The EEF are primarily interested in academic attainment, but would consider programmes with evidence of impact on other educational outcomes, including social and emotional learning. A useful typology of non-attainment outcomes can be found here. Projects should aim to work with pupils between the ages of 3 and 18. For projects working with 16-18 year olds, EEF can only fund activity focused on students without English or Maths GCSE at 4 or above. To be successful, projects should be practical, cost-effective and scalable. EEF’s aim is to identify approaches that, if shown to be successful, could be taken on by schools and educational settings across England. Applications are accepted from organisation working in schools and other educational settings, such as further education colleges, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, early years settings, charities, local authorities, academy chains, universities, social enterprises and businesses. The EEF do not fund projects in one or very small numbers of schools/settings. EEF could fund a pilot to work in circa 20 schools, but usually with the aim of later testing it in a larger trial of over 80 settings. The EEF does not have a set minimum or maximum size of grant that we award. Past EEF grants have tended to range from £90,000 to £1.5 million. The closing date for applications is the 14th January 2019. Useful Links: Application Guidance Frequently Asked Questions

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme. In particular, the company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioral problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience. Although the grants are available within the UK preference is given to projects in inner London. The next deadline for applications is the 15th December 2018. 7

Schools in the North of England can apply for funding to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale. The funding aims to address the following priorities:  Ready for School: improving the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills (age 4-5)  Bridging the Gap: supporting vulnerable children who may not meet Age Related Expectations at primary school to make better academic progress during Key Stage 3 (age 9-14)  Flying High: supporting high attaining students to build on their achievements at primary school and stay on a high attaining trajectory during the first few years at secondary school (age 9-14). The funding is being made available through the educational charity Shine and funding decisions are made four times a year typically in March, June, September and December. Any grants to non-school organisations, including to other charities, will need to involve a strong element of co-delivery and/or training for schools, with the aim of the project becoming sustainable without SHINE over time. On average, it takes 3-6 months between initial contact with the SHINE office to a grants decision being reached. If you have an idea which you think may meet our funding criteria, please email with a basic outline detailing the following points, in no more than 3-4 paragraphs:    

Overview of project and aims, related to academic attainment in maths, literacy or science; How it would meet SHINE’s core priorities; The number of beneficiaries and schools it would reach; and The overall project budget and size of request to SHINE.

Applications can be submitted at any time.


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;  Fund C offers grants (£50,000 to £180,000) for strategic programmes to help embed sustainable, inclusive music-making across a local area. 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 24th August 2018 and Fund B the 9th November 2018. Fund C is currently closed to new applications. Useful Links: Application Guidance for Fund A and B

Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People – 1st May 2018 (UK)

The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools pre-schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years. Applications from self-help organisations and charities requiring seed corn funding or pump priming for the development of more extensive fund-raising initiatives are preferred, as are specific project funding requests rather than contributions to broader appeals. To see more examples of the types of projects funded by the Wessex Trust please click here.


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 closing date for applications is 4pm on the 26th October 2018 for the small grants programme and 5pm on the 2nd January 2019 for the large grants programme. Useful Links: Eligibility Guidelines: Small Grants Eligibility Guidelines: Large Grants

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 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. 10

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.

is offering Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas the opportunity to apply for capital grants of between £10,000 and £45,000. Grants can be used to fund new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space (but not car parks). All applicants must have secured 50% of the total cost of the work and have local community fundraising underway. Grants will be made to projects centred on ‘community centres’ in the broad sense, this may include a church, sports facility or other building which offers a range of activities throughout the week which all the community can access It is expected that the completed venue will provide a range of activities for all ages and abilities which help to promote community cohesion and address local problems of isolation, poverty, lack of local facilities, transport and other issues of relevance to the area in which the centre is located. The Foundation is particularly interested in innovative schemes to bring back disused buildings into full community use i.e. as community hubs, shops and activity venues. Traditional Village Halls are also supported. Applications can be submitted at any time and should show that, in urban areas, the venue is in the most deprived 20% of the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation or, in rural areas, in the most deprived 50% of the Indices. 11

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: Link:

Public address; Mr Stephen Lowe, 24 Low Crompton Road, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6YR Aims & activities The Trust is solely a grant-making charity particularly in the fields of The Advancement of Young People, Healthcare Research and Development and Cancer Relief , throughout the North West Region. What the charity does       

General charitable purposes Education/training The advancement of health or saving of lives Disability The prevention or relief of poverty Arts/culture/heritage/science Economic/community development/employment

Contact details prior to making an application Email:


supports voluntary and community based organisations in Great Britain and in some of the most vulnerable parts of Africa. The Trust operates three funding programmes: Families and domestic abuse: The Trustees particularly acknowledge that there is a pervasive impact on children, and one that can affect them into adulthood and thus consider projects that work with survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic abuse. Grants of up to £5,000 over three years are offered to smaller, grass-roots organisations in England, Scotland and Wales with an emphasis on areas outside London, South-East England. Penal Grants: Recognising the variety of Voluntary and Community Sector organisations working with offenders, grants are made to local campaigning organisations; self-help groups; and service providers as follows:  One off grants of up to £3,000 to pay for specific projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community.  Grants of up to £4,000 per year over two to three years, particularly where a guaranteed ongoing contribution is going to make a difference to the sustainability of a programme or activity. Apply at any time by sending a short letter with a case for funding to the address on the website. Useful Links: Guidelines for Family grants with a focus on domestic abuse. Guidelines for Penal grants

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


The Wakeham Trust provides grants to help people rebuild their communities. They are particularly interested in neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded. The Trust also supports innovative projects to promote excellence in teaching (at any level, from primary schools to universities), though it never support individuals. They aim to refresh the parts that other funding sources can't reach, especially new ideas and unpopular causes. Because they do not appeal to the public for funds, they can take risks. They favour small projects - often, but not always, start-ups and they try to break the vicious circle whereby you have to be established to get funding from major charities, but you have to get funding to get established. The Trust does not favour any particular areas of activity. The best way to understand the kinds of projects they support is to look at their website as detailed below. Application Form: Apply in writing by email Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. Contact: The Wakeham Trust, The Garden Office, Wakeham Farm, Rogate, Petersfield, Hants, GU31 5EJ Email: W:

Community Fund grants, between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary, or self-help groups to run projects that meet the following criteria. To be successful, a group must: Carry out positive work in the community and a project must:    

address a community issue provide a good long-term benefit to the community support co-operative values and principles ideally be innovative in its approach.

Application Form: via an online form on the website below. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. Contact : Community Fund, New Century House, Manchester, M60 4ES Help line: 0844 262 4001 email: W:


Instrument Equipment Award - The Foundation has helped over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £2,000 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education and Schools who require the equipment to fund music education. They also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools. If you have applied before and been successful you are required to wait two Trustee meetings (approx 12 months) before you are able to re-apply. If you are in any doubt about these dates please contact the office. Bursary Award - The Foundation has created vital bursaries at eight music colleges and conservatoires to assist music students in need of financial support. The organisations represent a high standard of traditional, classic and modern music study across the UK. The Trustees of EMI Music Sound Foundation have awarded funds (£5000 per college annually) as bursaries for music students. They hope to maintain a relationship with every bursary student and follow their continued musical progress beyond study. The bursaries are distributed at each college’s discretion based on criteria provided by The Foundation. Please contact the colleges (as listed on the website) direct if you wish to enquire about their bursary (please note this is for fees and living expenses only, if you wish to purchase an instrument and/or equipment please apply directly to the Foundation using the application form). Application Form: Available to download from the website, where there is also guidance for completion. Contact: EMI Music Sound Foundation, Beaumont House, Avonmore Road, Kensington Village, London, W14 8TS Tel: 020 7795 7000 Email: Website:


In 2016/17, The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund awarded a total of £2 million to UK registered Charities and Educational Institutions. Whilst Greater London projects are prioritised, the trustees are also keen to fund projects around the UK that provide support for children/young people, elderly/old people and people with disabilities through two grant giving programmes: The Small Grant Programme is a fast track grant assessment for one-off grants of up to £3,000 (with the average between £500 £1,500), applicants to this programme can expect a result within six weeks of making an application. The Main Grants Programme awards single and multiple year grants (up to four years) of £5,000 and usually up to £40,000 with a successful application taking up to nine months to achieve.

Generally, grants are awarded for special projects, capital grants and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support the use of leather within the fashion industry, education in leather technology and the leather trade. Recently supported projects include:  £40,000 over four years to Discover, the UK’s first interactive story centre for children  £15,000 to Pursuing Independent Paths, to provide intensive, person centred support to young adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities. For further information of recent grants awarded please click here Applications can be submitted at any time. The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund also provides Student Grants of up to £4,000 a year for those wishing to study for a full-time Degree at any UK University. Application is via the on-line form only which is quick and easy to use. Applications for the academic year 2018/19 will open May 2018.


Wooden Spoon the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports projects help mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Each year the charity supports around 70 projects. Through the programme funding is available for:  Buildings and extensions  Equipment & activity aids  Sensory rooms and gardens  Playgrounds and sports areas  Soft playrooms. Since being founded in 1983, Wooden Spoon has made grants of over £24 million to more than 500 projects in the British Isles. Applications can be made at any time and applicants should contact their regional volunteer group. Subject to an application being approved by Wooden Spoon Trustees, the Society require a minimum of one Wooden Spoon membership to be taken out by a representative of the applicant organisation. For more information on how to apply, please click on the link below. Useful Documents: Application Form The Trustee invites applications only from registered charities or CASCs in the UK for one of 10one-off Generalgrants available each May and December, of around £1,000each. To be eligible for consideration the applicant’s annual income must be below £1 million. Geographically almost all grants go to charitable work in England and Wales, with typically half of the General grants awarded outside London. The success rate for an application is c. 3%.Your application, for General grants can be for core costs including salaries, revenue or capital items. There is no preference. Categories applicable to General applications, are: Medicine & Health, Education, Welfare, Youth Welfare,or lastly Heritage, Environment, Humanities and Christian Religion. Each category has an equal preference. Application Form: Apply in writing following the guidance on the website. Deadline: Applications are considered twice yearly with the closing dates for applications being the last Friday in both January and August. Contact: Girdlers’ Hall, Basinghall Avenue, London EC2V 5DD W:


The charity aims to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded, through the award of grants in the fields of education and relief of need. The charity also aims to support organisations and institutions, particularly those with historic links to the Drapers’ Company and the City of London, within the fields of education, heritage, the arts, and in Northern Ireland, and to promote the Company’s textile heritage through support for technical textiles and textile conservation. These wide-ranging aims and objectives are achieved by making grants in the following areas:  Homelessness  Prisoners  Ex-service personnel  Support services for the elderly, young carers, and community and family services.  Disabled adults (not children), especially those with less visible disabilities such as sensory impairment, mental health problems and learning disabilities.  Education and training  Textiles and Heritage Application Form: Apply in writing using the Application Summary Sheet which is available to download from the website. Deadlines: You can apply at any time of the year. The Charities Committee meets five times a year and applications will normally be considered at the next meeting following submission, providing they are received at least four weeks before the date of the meeting. However, this is dependent upon the number of applications received and it cannot be guaranteed that an application will be considered at a particular meeting. Contact: The Drapers’ Company, Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DQ Telephone: 020 7588 5001 Email: Website:

Small Grants Aims/priorities: BBC Children in Need give grants for: Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:  llness, distress, abuse or neglect  Any kind of disability  Living in poverty or situations of deprivation Projects should make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments. BBC Children in Need are looking for projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people. Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations of any size that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Grant amount: Grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years – a total request of £30,000 Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: 2 December 2018, 11:59pm Contact information: Tel: 0345 609 0015 – select option 1 Email: Website address: 18

Helping the local community which Wilkinsons serve and being a good neighbour is really important to them. If you're a local charity or community group in need of a Helping Hand, please visit your local Wilkinson store to pick up an application form. Every Wilkinson store has a small budget to help their local community to do great things. They want their donations to improve the lives of as many local people as possible and can make a big difference to lots of good causes. Whether you need a small raffle prize or pot of paint or even something a little bigger, come along to your local Wilkinson store to see if they can help you. To apply for a donation from the Helping Hands budget you need to visit your local store and pick up an application form. These forms can be found at the customer service desk or please ask a Wilkinsons Team Member who will be more than happy to help you. Where you can, please give them as much notice as possible as they receive lots of application forms and their team members will meet once a month to review your request and get in contact with you as quickly as they can. Please direct any Helping Hands application forms to your local store. If any letters requesting a donation are sent to Head Office they will endeavour to send them to the appropriate local store where possible. Alternatively you can download a Helping Hands application form from the website below to complete and take to your local store. Website:

Aims/priorities: The Screwfix Foundation have a clear purpose of raising funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need throughout the UK. The Screwfix Foundation work with both national and local charities, donating much needed funds to help all sorts of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities. Who can apply? Local registered charities and not for profit organisations Grant amount: Grants of up to ÂŁ5,000 Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: All applications are reviewed individually by the team on a quarterly basis, the review dates are in February, May, August and November. Website address:


- John Ellerman Foundation The Fund aims to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. They want to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public. They are keen to fund work which has a legacy within and beyond the organisation, and are particularly interested in applications which:  enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out or  ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change The organisation applying must be able to demonstrate the following:  an emphasis on the value of curatorial skills  proven experience of and enthusiasm for working in partnership  a commitment to excellence and innovation  strong leadership and commitment from senior management, board or governing body  effective financial management  the difference a grant would make, to the organisation, the general public or other audiences In line with their general policy, they favour applicants with an income between £100,000 and £10m, but may fund a larger institution if it is uniquely placed to meet their aim. While their priority is regional museums and galleries, national institutions are eligible to apply if their project brings significant benefits to the regions. Application Form: Apply in writing following the Stage 1 guidelines detailed on the website below. If you are invited to apply for the second stage they will ask for more details and arrange a meeting with you. Deadline: Museums and Galleries Fund is open for applications from August 2018. Closing date is Monday 3rd December 2018 Contact: John Ellerman Foundation, Aria House, 23 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NS Telephone: 020 7930 8566 Email: W:


Amplified Fund Aims/priorities: Nesta has launched Amplified, a pilot programme, to encourage the development of creative digital ideas that generate a positive social outcome. Nesta are offering grant funding to cultural and creative organisations to develop digital ideas. The ideas can be anything from a game to an interactive installation, as long as it seeks to generate a direct social outcome. The social outcomes can be anything from increasing community cohesion to reducing the consumption of single use plastics. The Amplified pilot will support the development of digital ideas through a number of activities: • Funding – aimed at specific digital projects, aligned with a direct beneficiary outcome • Mentoring – from industry leaders to help nurture and support the ideas • Six months of structured support – intensive support, two days per month, for six months; providing opportunities for you to gain new skills, network with other Amplified innovators and focus completely on the development of your idea (similar to an incubator or accelerator) Who can apply? Eligibility criteria: • Cultural or creative organisations, trading for a minimum of 3 years in the UK. Nesta are looking to fund ideas from both arts and cultural organisations as well as businesses within the wider creative industries, particularly where those businesses feel their ideas can positively impact the lives of others. These could be games companies, design agencies, media agencies or other firms. • The idea needs to make use of digital technologies • The idea needs to address a social challenge (this can be a local or global challenge) Grant amount: £10,000 grants are available. If your application is successful and you receivegrant funding from Nesta, you need to provide 30% match funding/in-kind support. This contribution is not paid to Nesta but should be allocated in the overall budget you provide to support the development of the digital idea. Application process: There is an online application form Deadline: 14 November 2018 Contact information: Email: Website address:


Aims/priorities: Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK.

The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. In areas where application numbers are high, Tesco colleagues will shortlist the projects to determine which go forward to the customer vote. Who can apply? Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers. Grant amount: Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every other month. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Application process: Applicants will need the postcode of the Tesco store that is nearest to their project in order to complete the eligibility quiz. Eligible applicants will be given a link to the full application form. Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time Contact information: Tel: 0121 237 5780. Website address:

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November Funding Gazette from Cumbria Youth Alliance  

Funding opportunities for November

November Funding Gazette from Cumbria Youth Alliance  

Funding opportunities for November