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:
are available to charities, Community Land Trusts and housing
co-operatives for projects that tackle a housing problem in local
communities in eligible parts of England.
grants programme awards up to £500,000 across 11 UK regions
annually. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available.
funding is for local housing projects that will strengthen local
communities to support the most vulnerable by:
people from losing their home
people in to a home
people to thrive within the home environment
awards will be determined by Nationwide members who will vote on the
deadline for this round is 5 July 2019. Applications will only be
accepted from West of England, North West, North Midlands, the North
East of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Applicants
should check the list of local authorities
on the UK Community Foundations website to see if funding is
available in their area.
that would like to discuss their application should contact their
local community foundation.
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.
can be made from non-profit making groups and organisations working
with children up to, and including, the physical age of 18 years.
These include statutory bodies (schools and hospitals), hospices and
small registered charities. These applications must also be supported
by a letter from medical professional.
can be made on behalf of individual children. These must be supported
by a letter from an appropriately qualified medical professional,
such as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or paediatricianand must be for
specialist equipment which will be of clear direct benefit to a child
or children with a disability/disabilities and/or with special needs.
Payments are usually made on receipt of invoices from the supplier.
are available for organisations that are working to support
disadvantaged and disabled children in the UK. Around 70 projects are
funded each year. There is neither a minimum nor maximum grant level.
However, it is unlikely that a project of a physical nature that is
under £5,000 will have sufficient substance and scale to qualify.
funding is for projects that enhance the quality of life of children
and young people in the UK who are mentally, socially or physically
disadvantaged. This could be through sensory rooms, specialist
playgrounds and sports activity areas, respite, medical and community
and charities in the UK are eligible to apply. Wooden Spoon can only
make grants to organisations with a legal status. For example,
schools, charities, and private members clubs. Applications from
groups working in partnership are eligible but one organisation must
take the lead for the application and be the primary beneficiary and
point of contact.
funding is for projects that address the following areas:
rooms and gardens
equipment and facilities
and outdoor activities
are encouraged to contribute a percentage of the funds required.
Grants are available for small,
locally based voluntary and community groups to support projects
which benefit local communities around Co-op food stores and funeral
homes across the UK or the Isle of Man.
minimum or maximum amount of funding is specified.
communities get £4,000 to £6,000 to share between three causes.
funding will be made in two payments: April 2020 and November 2020.
Co-op Local Community Fund is provided by the Co-op as part of a new
membership scheme which gives a 5% reward to shoppers on their
purchases of Co-op own-brand products and services, together with an
additional 1% given to local causes of their choice.
Co-op is offering the funding as a way to support local groups that
are working to benefit the lives of Co-op members and their
communities. The deadline for applications is 16 June 2019.
is available for projects which benefit local communities centred
around Co-op food stores and funeral homes.
be eligible, projects must address at least one of the following:
a local community come together to save, build, fix or improve
indoor or outdoor local spaces.
the mental or physical health of a community through wellbeing
people reach their full potential by developing their skills.
or events must also:
place in the UK or Isle of Man.
have religious or political aims; however, religious organisations
the local community.
place or will still be running after November 2020.
the Co-operatives values of self-help, self-responsibility,
democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. (In the tradition of
their founders, Co-operative members believe in the ethical values
of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.)
are available for men’s football clubs to help with the retention
of adult male teams in England. Grants of £750 are available. The
grant will be awarded split across two years. The grant instalment
will vary depending on the status of the club. The deadline for
applications is 6 June 2019 (5pm).
funding will support the essential costs of pitch hire, training
venues, and affiliation fees.
are available for small to medium-sized charities registered and
working in the UK that defend human rights and promote respect for
vulnerable individuals in the UK. The grants range in size, with most
grants being in the range of £10,000 to £20,000.
A B Charitable Trust (ABCT), an independent, UK based grant-making
organisation, is concerned with promoting and defending human dignity
and human rights. The Trust’s focus is on unpopular causes reaching
the most vulnerable and marginalised in society.
next deadline is 10 May 2019. Charities should have an annual income
of between £150,000 and £1.5 million and no substantial investments
or surpluses. Capital appeals are not normally supported.
online application form must be submitted with a funding proposal, no
longer than 1,200 words in Microsoft Word format, including
background, aims and objectives, activities and achievements.
and funding proposals should be uploaded along with following
copy of the charity’s latest accounts/statements, with a reporting
date that is no more than 12 months prior to the application
organisation’s latest management accounts and the projected
surplus/deficit for the current financial year.
to two items of publicity material that illustrate the work of the
charity, such as annual reviews or leaflets.
Strasser Foundation, a very small registered charity, offers funding
to voluntary and community organisations in the geographical area of
Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and environs for local good
causes. Applications are accepted at any time.
funding is intended to support projects that are charitable in nature
and benefit, children and young people, older people, or people with
are advised to contact the Foundation to confirm that exclusions do
Foundation does not maintain a website or have a formal application
form. Applications should be made in writing to The Strasser
The Office of the Regulator of
Community Interest Companies (quite a long title) has published their
updated documents should you wish to register a CIC by post. The
document is CC 36 and it provides a description of who your community
is, what activities you will do and how these will benefit your
customers or clients.
The latest version of CC 36 can be found by going to ORCIC’s website by clicking here. Alternatively for CC36 click here, for the continuation sheet click here.
you can now register a CIC online and at less cost. The link for this
are available to support not-for-profit organisations working to
directly benefit children and young people under the age of 18 and
for those with a disability, 25, in the West Midlands. Grants of up
to £3,000 is available through the scheme.
may be submitted at any time and are considered four times a year.
The majority of support is focussed on Birmingham, however,
applications are accepted from organisations across the West
Trustees are particularly keen to support smaller organisations with
an annual income of less than £250,000.
forms can be downloaded from the Trust’s website
or requested by email (email@example.com).
The completed application forms should be returned by email. Postal
applications will also be accepted if applicants cannot access email.
an effort to reduce administration costs, no correspondence or
telephone conversations will be entered into with regard to