Jubilee Project has been working since 2014 to help asylum seekers &
refugees. People who have fled war, persecution and torture and
travelled in difficult and deadly circumstances to places where they
are not welcome to find a refuge.
in Burslem, are totally volunteer led and run and
are a helping hand to those in need by providing: ESOL lessons;
comforts in the form of food, clothing &c; a safe place to visit;
activities to help them integrate into the community and, with
partner organizations, advice
on a range of topics. Please look at their website at
for more information on what they do.
are looking for volunteers to join their team and I am helping them
to spread the word, so if you are interested in helping them then go
to their website or use their contact details below (or contact me).
If you are not interested, then please share this post to others.
addition to ‘general’ volunteers they are looking for specific
posts such as:
Click on the links for rôle descriptions.
training can be given for these posts. If you would like to know more
then email Sheila Podmore on email@example.com
or telephone 07958 250281 for
for specialist equipment for the direct use of children up to the age
of 18 years who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged and are resident
in the UK. There is no lower or upper limit on the level of grant
which may be awarded, but typically grants will be between £100 and
£6,000. Most grants will be for less than £5,000. Applications may
be submitted at any time.
is available for specialist equipment which will be of clear direct
benefit to a child or children with a disability/disabilities and/or
with special needs.
Fund aims to provide whatever is needed:
may be medical, such as monitoring equipment.
may be basic care like feeding tubes or hoists.
may be sensory play or mobility equipment for a nursery or
and an application form can be found on the Variety Club website
Contact the Variety Club for further information by telephoning 0207
428 8120 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
are available to update and improve rural village and community halls
in England so that they are fit for purpose and can provide
activities that benefit their local community.
Fund is making a total of £3 million available. Grants of between
£10,000 and £75,000 can cover up to 20% of eligible costs, which
means the overall scheme costs would be between £50,000 and
funding is intended for the updating and refurbishment of village
halls in order to enable them to provide activities that achieve one
or more of the following outcomes for their community:
health and well-being/reduction in loneliness.
a positive impact on the environment.
the local rural economy.
can be submitted at any time until the Programme ends on 31 March
2020 or until it is announced that the Fund is fully committed.
following criteria apply:
must be in towns or villages of under 10,000 people.
should have a freehold or leasehold interest in the hall in place.
If there is a lease in place, there must be at least 21 years left
to run on the lease.
funding is intended for village hall committees to support the
refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, which can cover
improvement works on existing facilities as well as new meeting
funding can support a number of different things, including, but not
roof and roof refurbishment which includes insulation
which help to increase energy efficiency
of toilets and kitchens
repointing and drainage
of external and/or internal doors.
funding of at least 80% is required. Groups that have secured most of
the funding will be given ‘greater emphasis’.
and the application forms can be found on ACRE’s website.
is a two-stage application process:
first stage is completion of an online application form and
second stage is the submission of a full application at any time
before 31 March 2020 or until it is announced that the Fund is fully
committed. Please note that only groups that are successful at stage
one will be invited to submit a full application.
or contact ACRE for
further information by
or telephone 01285
for clubs, community groups and regions across the UK with an active
interest in wider canoeing participation. The funding is for projects
that will improve accessibility to waterways and facilities thereby
enabling greater use of them. There is particular interest in
enabling enhanced participation in paddle sports for all people.
are typically between £2,500 and £5,000 although exceptional
projects are considered and funding application for between £2,000
and £10,000 can be submitted. Applications are considered on a
quarterly basis. The next deadline is 28 February 2020.
funding is intended for the following purposes:
or improved launching points in urban or rural locations or as part
of a water trail, such as steps or pontoons. Linked promotion of
access points including signage or maps to increase participation
better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations which
might improve the parking or changing aspects of a site.
the quality of the waterways and oceans through support, for example
practical kits, for a clean-up or an improved natural habitat.
focus for the current funding round is on:
and protecting public access points, steps or platforms.
the suitability of launching and landing sites, to and alongside
water, for all sectors of the community.
online application form can be found on the Canoe Foundation’s
Any questions about the Canoe Foundation should be made using the
form on the Canoe Foundation’s website.
note that although the Foundation has no full-time staff at this time
and relies mainly on volunteers, it ‘will endeavour to acknowledge
applications and respond within a week of receipt.’
for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged
children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in
the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
of up to £10,000 are available per year for up to three years
(£30,000 total request). The next deadline for applications is 2
December 2019 (11:59pm).
September 2019, the Small Grants programme will no longer consider
applications for projects delivering Child Sexual Exploitation
related work. Instead all applications, regardless of grant size,
should be directed to the Main Grants programme, which is currently
closed but expected to reopen for applications in December 2019.
is available to organisations that are supporting children and young
people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage
distress, abuse or neglect.
kind of disability.
or psychological difficulties.
in poverty or situations of deprivation.
must be working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real
difference to children and young people’s lives. Eligible projects
will make these differences by either working directly with children
or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.
will be given to projects where a relatively small amount of money
can make a big difference for children and young people.
must refer to the A-Z Guidance document before making an application.
forms are available to complete online at the Children in Need
BBC Children in Need for further information at their website
or telephone 0345 609 0015 or email email@example.com.
are available to help locally based and community-led businesses in
England to increase their social impact and make them more viable in
the long term.
will be approximately £3 million for Round 7. It is expected that
around 17 community businesses will receive funding.
of between £50,000 and £300,000 are available for:
capital costs (purchasing, renovating or adapting), applicants can
request up to a maximum of 75% of these costs.
related capital costs (purchasing other equipment and physical
assets); applicants can request 100% of these costs.
specific revenue costs of running the business, applicants can
request up to 75% of the revenue costs associated with the project.
fund is is expected to re-open for applications on 11 September 2019.
Existing Community Businesses that are incorporated and based in
England can apply.
community business is often set up to tackle a local issue that the
community faces together. There are many types of community business
but the four key features that they must have are:
rooted – they are rooted in a particular geographical place and
respond to its needs, for example high levels of urban deprivation
or rural isolation.
to local community – they are accountable to local people. This can
be demonstrated in many ways but the organisation must have evidence
of regular community influence on the business.
for benefit of local community – they are businesses and their
income comes from activities like renting out space in their
buildings, trading as cafés or selling the produce they grow.
community impact – they benefit the community as a whole and can
clearly evidence the positive social impact on the broader
must have at least one year of accounts; this could be management
accounts or annual accounts. Organisations that have not been
operating long enough to have one year of financial accounts are not
eligible, unless it is a subsidiary of an established organisation
that can provide at least a year of accounts.
to Change will not fund the full costs of the project.
can apply for:
of revenue costs for the project e.g. staff salaries, professional
of building-related capital costs e.g. purchasing, extending or
renovating a building.
of other capital costs e.g. the purchase of a vehicle
should have other sources of funding either confirmed or close to
confirmation to show that the project is viable.
current guidelines, FAQs, and online application form can be found on
the Power to Change website – https://www.powertochange.org.uk/.
can contact Power to Change’s grant partner, UMi, at any point during
the application process for free advice and guidance on
are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects
that relate to the delivery of financial skills to different defined
current theme is Life Changing Transitions.
maximum grant available is £7,500. The MSE Charity will consider
full project cost recovery, but costs must only relate to the project
itself and not the organisation’s core funding.
charity operates a themed approach for each funding round.
Applications will be accepted from 2September 2019 and close once the
number of accepted applications reaches 40 or 27 September 2019,
whichever is soonest. If the grant round closes early, the
application form will NOT be accessible to complete.
next application rounds are scheduled 2 September 2019 to 30
September 2019 grant round is targeting and supporting groups who
provide and deliver practical financial life skills to those
particularly going through a life changing transition.
must focus on building financial capability skills assisting groups
who support bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship
breakdown, homelessness, offenders, and resettlement.
should start the application process by taking the Eligibility Quiz,
which can be found on the MSE Charity website (see
along with the online application form, a set of guidance notes and
that wish to discuss their project should first send an email to the
Operations Manager. Contact MSE Charity for further information on
available to enable small museums to develop a more sustainable
approach to the conservation and management of collections through
improvements to collections care within their museum.
maximum grant awarded will be £10,000. It is expected that the
average grant awarded will be around £5,000.
applicants are VAT Registered, recoverable VAT should be deducted
from any invoices before claiming.
grants may enable museums to receive tailored, specialist advice
about care of collections, or equipment to implement that advice.
may also support the training staff or volunteers to use new
equipment, as well as its purchase, emphasising low cost solutions
that can be easily understood. Better collections care supports
museums’ long-term sustainability. AIM are looking for projects
that enable a step-change in the quality of collections care that a
museum can provide.
deadline for applications is 30 September 2019. Applicants may apply
to the scheme more than once for different projects.
information can be found along with application
forms can be downloaded from AIM’s website –
should be emailed to the AIM Grants & Finance Officer:
Projects should, ideally, be discussed with the AIM Grants and
Finance Officer prior to application (email
or telephone 0333 305 8060.
to support small museums with the conservation of objects in their
collections. The maximum grant awarded will be £10,000 with
average grant around £5,000. The deadline for applications is 30
museums are VAT Registered, recoverable VAT should be deducted from
any invoices before claiming.
be eligible, museums must:
an AIM member
a registered or accredited museum, or be confident of achieving
accreditation within two years (those in the latter category AIM
reserves the right to discuss the accreditation application with the
a registered Charity, an associated charity can receive the grant on
the museum’s behalf, if the museum itself is not a charity
fewer than 50,000 visitors p.a. OR a turnover of less than £300,000
p.a. (Please note in the case of branch museums, the total turnover
of the parent organisation must be less than £300,000 p.a.)
to this scheme does not prevent museums applying to the Pilgrim
are the funding body)
for other, unrelated projects
may apply to the scheme more than once for different projects.
do not need to offer partnership funding although it will be welcome
if they do. Bids may be made to part-fund larger schemes but not if
that scheme is already being funded by the Pilgrim Trust
may find it helpful to talk to their local Museums Development
Officer (MDO) before making an application. Contact AIM to find out
who best to contact for your area.
application form and guidance notes can be downloaded on AIM’s
further information contact Justeen Stone, AIM Grants& Finance
Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone 0333 305 8060.
Grant forms should be returned to the AIM Administrator via their
of Independent Museums (AIM)
are available for organisations taking action for a just, equitable
and sustainable world; work that challenges abuses of power and aims
to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice in the UK and the
Republic of Ireland.
is a very small fund. Grants of up to £3,000 are available.
closing date for Round 11 applications is 16 September 2019.
and campaign groups based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that are
working for social, economic and environmental justice are eligible
be eligible, applicants should be:
issues facing a particular community (eg racism) to be led by that
community (eg people of African and Asian heritage).
groups with a small annual income that struggle to get funding
elsewhere. (To date, funding has not been awarded to any group with
an annual income of more than £25,000; the average income of groups
is around £2,500.)
forms are available to download from the Fund’s website –
Contact the Edge Fund for further information using
7126915, 0300123 1965 or