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.
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
Engagement of young people in
Improvement of spaces, places
and estate regeneration.
Reduction of social isolation.
Engagement of older people in
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
next deadline for applications is 13 September 2019 (12 noon).
should demonstrate an understanding of what is already going on in
the community, and how the proposed project/activity will deliver.
must be submitted via the Clarion Futures online grants portal
which can be accessed through the Clarion Housing Group website.
the Clarion Futures Grants Team or the Clarion Futures Communities
Team for further information at
or on 0300 1000303 or
see their website at
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
deadline for applications is 27 September 2019 with notification to
winners in October 2019. Match funding is not a specified
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
of previously supported projects include the following:
for Coaches to ensure they are all level 1 standard.
paddles and safety equipment.
camera for monitoring swimmers’ technique.
for a golf club team.
wheelchair and other athletics equipment.
rugby kit, tackle bags, balls and corner flags.
for a junior netball team.
mats and low balance beams.
aid training for coaches and new first aid equipment.
radios and paddles.
links with local disability schools to get more disabled children to
for a new floor.
of Dojang matting.
ball machine and new balls and nets.
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
A shout of accomplishment would be heard across the land were my voice loud enough. I have published my very first tweet. As this is it, it is not very exciting but a victory for me embracing one more facet of the 21st century.
worth of the description of mature I understand the frustration of
having something new to learn when I am quite busy doing more things
than I have time for.
within the not-for-profit sector I am aware that we do lag behind
somewhat. I am not referring to those extremely large organizations
that employ hundreds, have incomes of millions and have chief
executives on salaries that are quite hard to justify but rather the
backbone of the not-for-profit sector who do so much good in our
communities. It is quite often a matter of resources I believe –
whether those resources are money (can we afford that equipment?) or
time (we need to do our work not spend hours in front a computer
shouting about what we do).
but surely though, I have come to believe that keeping abreast of the
different ways we communicate is vital. Organizations now have
dedicated communications officers, something unheard of only a few
years ago. These publish tweets, posts, emails and more to the world.
And with care the information we send out is invaluable: news (good
and bad), advice, encouragement.
before we start to complain that it’s just too difficult remember
that these things are designed to be simple and with a little
practice, they are. It can be well worth the effort so take keyboard
in hand and shout out to the universe.
Larger organizations will have
spent time and money to create plans which will ensure that their
firm can withstand acts of fate or malice that harm an organization.
This could be burst pipes, earthquake or hurricane – anything that
can stop or hinder an organizations from operating. We all need
resources to do the work we do: people, equipment, vehicles or
buildings. Disaster planning is just taking the time to think about
what could go wrong and then what can we do to mitigate these
extremely common and vital resource that we use are computers, or
more specifically the information that we hold on them. At the very
least we may have a list of our clients and their contact details.
More information may be held, for example what actions we have
undertaken with them. What would happen if this data is lost? This is
a simple thing to happen: a hard drive having worked well for 7 years
(we don’t often get up to date kit in the not-for-profit sector)
has come to the end of its life and dies; a flood destroys our
equipment; a computer is stolen. How many of us back-up our data.
Unfortunately there are some organizations, especially the smaller
ones who do not think of this as a priority.
mobile memory devices are cheap and the regular copying of our
information is not an onerous process. It does not require specialist
software for most small organizations and there are ways of
protecting this data from prying eyes. It is a small effort that can
save a great deal of pain in trying to replace lost information. At
least you will have one disaster covered.
are available to UK registered charities for general charitable work.
The Trust awards around £300,000 in grants each year. Funding is at
the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be in the range of
£5,000 to £10,000. Applications may be submitted at any time.Only UK registered
charities may apply.
grants are to be used for general charitable work. The Trust does not
maintain a website or a standard application form. The Trust requests
that applicants ‘make their case in hard copy by post or by e-mail
(see below) in the manner that they think is best. Their request
should show their registered charity number, the name and sort code
of their bank and their account number. It will be considered by the
Trustees at their next meeting. No acknowledgements will be sent out
to unsuccessful applicants. The Trustees are unable to enter into
correspondence or arrange meetings and will only contact an applicant
if their application is successful.
Adint Charitable Trust
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.)
notes and the online application form can be found on the Co-op’s
Contact the Co-op for further
Grants are available to local
community groups, sports clubs and charities for projects that will
increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas of the
UK to play outdoor sport. Typically, grants will range from £2,500
to £5,000. Larger grants may be possible in some circumstances. The
next deadline for applications is 31 July 2019.
will be accepted from local community groups, sports clubs and
charities. Applications can be made for grants towards some or all of
the following types of projects with the intention of growing outdoor
sports capacity to reach more young people:
development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities.
development and training of volunteers including the provision of
purchase of specialist disability equipment.
development of long-term sustainability, for example marketing and
application form can be found on the Access Sport website
Applications should be submitted by email. Contact Access Sport for
further information on 020 7933 9883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
the A B Charitable Trust (http://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/index.htm)
for further information by telephone 020 7313 8070 or email
The 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. The Foundation is manged by members of Newcastle-under-Lyme Rotary Club.
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
The Foundation does not maintain a website or have a formal application form. Applications or queries should be made in writing to The Strasser Foundation at the details below.
The Strasser Foundation
c/o Phoenix Property Services Ltd
33 Marsh Parade
Grants are available for projects in the UK and internationally that
transform the lives of women. Grants of up to £15,000 are available.
However, the Trustees rarely give out awards of this amount. The
Trust receives a very large number of applications; far more than it
can fund. The current success rate for applications is 1–2%. [This
may seem low but a good application will no doubt stand a better
2018 and 2019, the Trust particularly welcome applications from
non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the
Lesbian and transgender rights
Violence against women and girls
Disabled women and girls
Refugee women and girls
2019 application deadlines are:
31 January 2019 (for 30 May decision)
30 April 2019 (for 5 September decision)
10 September 2019 (for 15 December decision)
application form and more detailed information can be found on the
Trust’s website (http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/).
The completed form should be returned by email to the Trust. The
Trust only accepts electronic applications.
the Feminist Review Trust for further information by email on