Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant

A small number of grants are available to larger not-for-profit organisations for projects in England, Scotland or Wales that provide a significant benefit to communities across the whole of the Centenary region.

Following a vote by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, in July-September and October-December 2019, the project that receives the most votes in the voting region (there are 23 across the country) will receive a grant:

  • First place – Up to £25,000.
  • Second place – Up to £15,000.
  • Third place – Up to £10,000.

Please note: groups are encouraged to apply for the top amount of funding £25,000 with a scaled down budget in case they are awarded one of the lower amounts (£15,000 or £10,000). Groups will only be awarded the amount they apply for even if they come first in the voting.

The funding is for projects that will provide significant community benefit across the whole voting region, or a significant part of it.

Guidance notes and frequently asked questions are available on Groundwork website (https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/faqs/Category/boh-centenary-grants-apply). These should be read before starting the online eligibility quiz which will enable access to the application form.

For more information contact the Tesco Programme Team Groundwork using 0121 237 5780 or tescobagsofhelp@groundwork.org.uk.

Ouseley Church Music Trust

Funding is available for the promotion and maintenance to a high standard of choral services in England, Wales and Ireland. No minimum or maximum level of funding is specified. The largest grant that has been made was for £50,000. The maximum that is likely to be given towards fees is ₤5,000.

The next deadline for applications is 28 February 2020 for consideration at the Spring 2020 meeting.

Applications must be submitted by an institution in England, Wales or Ireland. Usually this will be a cathedral, choral foundation, parish church, choir or choir school.

There are two funding rounds per year with applications considered at a Spring and an Autumn meeting.

Application forms are available on request from the Trust. Applications submitted by fax or email will not be accepted. Contact the Ouseley Trust for further information.

The Ouseley Trust
PO Box 281

Tel: 01780 752 266
E-Mail: ouseleytrust@btinternet.com

Clarion Futures Community Grants Programme

Grants are available to charities and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in and around the areas in which the Clarion Housing Group operates. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available.

The programme offers grants to charities and community organisations to fund projects that will benefit Clarion Housing Group’s residents and wider local communities in areas such as the:

  • Encouragement of community engagement and cohesion.
  • Promotion of health and well-being.
  • Engagement of young people in positive activities.
  • Improvement of spaces, places and estate regeneration.
  • Reduction of social isolation.
  • Engagement of older people in positive activities.
  • Improvement of access to training and education-based activities.
  • Support of work and activities in Clarion Community centres.
  • Finding of new ways of reaching and benefiting Clarion Housing Group’s residents and the wider community.

The next deadline for applications is 13 September 2019 (12 noon).

Applications should demonstrate an understanding of what is already going on in the community, and how the proposed project/activity will deliver.

Applications must be submitted via the Clarion Futures online grants portal (Flexi-Grant) (https://clarionfutures.flexigrant.com/default.aspx), which can be accessed through the Clarion Housing Group website.

Contact the Clarion Futures Grants Team or the Clarion Futures Communities Team for further information at FuturesCommunities@myclarionhousing.com or on 0300 1000303 or see their website at https://www.myclarionhousing.com/advice-and-support/clarion-futures-communities/grants/community-grants/.

Cash4 Clubs

Awards are available for sports clubs throughout the UK to improve facilities, buy new kit and equipment, and increase sporting opportunities. Grants of £500 and £1,000 are awarded at the discretion of Paddy Power Betfair and the judging panel.

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The deadline for applications is 27 September 2019 with notification to winners in October 2019. Match funding is not a specified requirement.

Funding can be requested for anything that will add to the sustainability and effectiveness of the sports club, including buying new equipment, improving facilities or helping members to gain coaching qualifications.

Examples of previously supported projects include the following:

  • Training for Coaches to ensure they are all level 1 standard.
  • Junior paddles and safety equipment.
  • Underwater camera for monitoring swimmers’ technique.
  • Equipment for a golf club team.
  • Racing wheelchair and other athletics equipment.
  • New rugby kit, tackle bags, balls and corner flags.
  • Kit for a junior netball team.
  • Tennis court resurfacing.
  • Floor mats and low balance beams.
  • First aid training for coaches and new first aid equipment.
  • Lifejackets, radios and paddles.
  • Developing links with local disability schools to get more disabled children to play cricket.
  • Funds for a new floor.
  • Purchase of Dojang matting.
  • Tennis ball machine and new balls and nets.

Applications should be made using the online application form at the dedicated Cash4 Clubs website (https://cash-4-clubs.com/). Contact Betfair for further information at cash4clubs@paddypowerbetfair.com.

Toy Trust

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Grants are available for registered charities undertaking projects to support disadvantaged and disabled children who are under 13 years of age within the UK and abroad. Grants for less than £5,000 are considered. However, the Trust may make larger and longer commitment for special projects.

The Toy Trust grant scheme is provided and administered by the British Toy and Hobby Association. It is available to registered charities working with children in the UK and throughout the world.

The funding is intended to help disadvantaged children under the age of 13 years and their families to:

  • Alleviate suffering
  • Support children through awful experiences
  • Encourage achievement through adversity
  • Purchase vital equipment
  • Provide care
  • Bolster existing initiatives
  • Initiate brand new projects
  • Satisfy basic needs.

Applications may be submitted at any time. An application form can be found on Toy Trust website (http://toytrust.co.uk/). Contact British Toy and Hobby Association for further information on .020 7701 7271 or tracey@btha.co.uk.

ESF Community Grants – Staffordshire 2019-2021

Grants are available for VCSE organisations offering local skills, training and job opportunities for individuals aged 16 and over who are unemployed or economically inactive and from the hardest to reach communities in the area.

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There is a total of £900,000 to cover the lifetime of the programme. Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

There will be multiple funding rounds between April 2019 and July 2021. Applications will be considered at a panel meeting every other month.

The funding is for community projects that can help move individuals aged 16 and older into work, or closer to employment, by providing vocational training, advice, guidance and information. Match funding is not required.

The funding is intended to support projects which aim to:

  • Develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs.
  • Undertake activities that promote social inclusion.
  • Build employment and enterprise skills through the voluntary and community sector.
  • Provide intensive support to help upskill participants and move towards and enter work.
  • Engage those participants who are the hardest to reach through innovative approaches.

Although all sections of society can be targeted, priority will be given to the following groups:

  • B.A.M.E. (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities)
  • People with disabilities.
  • Young People (aged between 16-24).
  • Over 50 year old.
  • Women.

Organisations interested in applying for funding should contact the Foundation first before starting the online application form.

For 2019, applications submitted between:

  • 30 May and 10 July will go to the panel on 31 July.
  • 11 July and 3 September will go to the panel on 25 September.
  • 4 September and 7 November will go to the panel on 27 November.

Contact the Community Foundation for Staffordshire for further information on 01785 339540 or office@staffsfoundation.org.uk or see their website (https://staffsfoundation.org.uk/grants/esfcommunitygrants/).

Power to Change – Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

A package of tailored support and grants is available to incorporated or unincorporated organisation in England that want to develop their budding community business ideas. A total of £3 million is being allocated to this fund over the next three years, starting in 2019. Grants of up to £15,000 are available.

It is expected that between 30 and 35 groups will be supported in this round.

Successful organisations will receive:

  • Business development support of up to 12 days from Locality, Plunkett Foundation, or Co-operatives UK.
  • Grant funding of up to £15,000, which can be spent on specific activities to develop the community business idea.
  • Learning and peer networking – access to online resources, thematic webinars and the opportunity to visit and learn from existing community businesses.

The following is an indication of the range of grants available at different stages of development:

  • Ideas stage – grants of between £1,000 and £10,000.
  • Pre-venture stage – grants of between £1,000 and £15,000.

Round 6 is now open for applications with a deadline of 30 September 2019 (midnight).

The seven impact goals are:

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Increase employability
  • Create better access to basic services
  • mprove the local environment
  • Enable greater community cohesion
  • Foster greater community pride and empowerment

Match funding is required. Power to Change would like to see their funding ‘unlock’ other funding. Competition will be high so groups should make sure they get in as much funding for their project as possible. This could include a range of different sources including crowdfunding and community shares, other grants, loans and ‘in-kind’ support that is free but which groups might have otherwise had to pay for.

Applicants must start the application process by completing the eligibility checker on the MyCommunity website (https://mycommunity.org.uk/funding-options/bright-ideas-fund/) to ensure they meet the criteria for the programme. Those who are eligible will receive an email with a link to the application form.

Applicants will then be notified of a decision within four to six weeks of the receipt of application. Successful groups will be assigned an advisor to help them develop their plan.

The guidance notes, frequently asked questions, and the online application form can be found on the Locality website (https://mycommunity.org.uk/funding-options/bright-ideas-fund/).

There will be additional funding rounds in:

  • August – September 2019.
  • February 2020 – April 2020.
  • August – September 2020.
  • February 2021 – March 2021.

For more information contact Locality on brightideas@locality.org.uk.

Tackling Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)

Grants of up to £250,000 are available to UK women’s organisations which provide frontline services to meet the needs of women and girls facing multiple disadvantage across one or more strands of VAWG. A total of £1.2 million is available. The fund is expected to make up to 15 investments of £50,000 – £250,000.

Comic Relief are continuing their partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the UK’s devolved administrations to open this £1.2 million fund to support organisations across the UK tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG).

The fund has been made available through a grant from the Tampon Tax Fund.

Funding will be provided to support those facing multiple disadvantage across one or more strands of Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG). These stands are defined as:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Coercive Control
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Harmful Practices (FGM, FM, HBV)
  • Image-based sexual offending
  • Misogyny
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual violence & rape
  • Stalking,
  • Trafficking.

Proposals should respond to one or more of the programme’s aims:

  • Maintain / improve support for women and girls who are experiencing or at risk of violence and abuse
  • Expand reach and support for women and girls who face additional barriers in accessing services such as BAMER (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee), older, LBTI (Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex), and disabled communities
  • Capture the lived experiences of women and girls to inform the design and delivery of services, practice and policy
  • Coordinate cross sector partnerships to build more trauma-informed, joined-up care pathways that meet the holistic needs of women and girls.

Latest Information:

The deadline for applications is 4 September 2019.

Key Criteria:

UK women’s organisations which provide frontline services to meet the needs of women and girls facing multiple disadvantage (the overlapping experiences of violence / abuse, mental ill health and substance misuse) are eligible to apply.

UK women’s organisations are defined as those who work from a feminist and / or women’s rights perspective, are led by women, promote the rights of women and girls as their primary mission, and call for structural change to achieve gender equality

Funding can be used to cover specific project activities and core costs that can be evidenced as directly related to the proposed project. Funded projects will need to start-up in January 2020 and run for no more than 12 to 15 months.

Before beginning an application, applicants should take the eligibility quiz, check the main eligibility criteria and consult the guidance thoroughly (see https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/tackling-violence-against-women-and-girls). For more information see the website or contact using 020 7820 2000 or grantsinfo@comicrelief.com.

Truemark Trust

Grants are available for small, locally-based registered charities in the UK wishing to carry out community projects.

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Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £10,000. The average grant awarded is approximately £3,000. As a guide, in the financial year ending April 2016, £349,000 was given out to 123 registered charities.

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. Applications are considered at Trustee meetings which are held quarterly.

Applicants should note that this trust does not have a website. Applications should be made in writing. Contact the Truemark Trust for further information.

Mrs Clare Pegden
Truemark Trust
PO Box 2
GU33 6YP

Tel: 07970 540015
E-Mail: truemark.trust01@ntlworld.com

W F Southall Trust

Grants are available for charities in England and Wales working in the fields of community action; environmental action and sustainability; overseas development; peace and reconciliation; substance abuse, addiction and penal affairs; and the work of the Religious Society of Friends.

 WF Southall Trust logo

Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Many grants are one-off and for 12 months; however, multi-year funding up to three years will be considered. Grants over £3,000 are available for Quaker based causes and can take up to 10 months to process. The Trust now has an online grant application process.

Guidance notes, an eligibility checker and an online application form can be found on the Trust’s website (https://southalltrust.org/).

Contact the W F Southall Trust for further information, either by telephoning the Trust ( 0300 111 1937) or by using the online form on the Trust’s website.