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									         Southwest Region
                FUNDING AND NEWS BULLETIN (15)


     An initiative of George, the South West Funding Advisers
                 Forum, supported by Sport England

                                Miid--Nov 2008
                                M d Nov 2008

  This bulletin has been developed from a range of data sources - we particularly
  acknowledge the information provided though GRANTfinder Ltd, Grants Online Ltd
  and the Charities Information Bureau.

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               local FAN bulletin co-ordinator (see Page 3) or
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  It’s live! The South West funding information database has been developed by
  the Charities Information Bureau South & West (CIB) with financial support
  from Sport England. It offers not only a FREE searchable facility for individual
  project searches but also ready to go packs for particular themes, such as
  Sport, Health & Social Welfare and is accessible at
  www.cibsouthandwest.org.uk. You can register by filling in a form online,
  which is sent to CIB to verify that you are a South West organisation/resident.
  Once approved, a username and password will then be issued to you via email.
  It links with this bi-monthly regional bulletin and tells you how to reach a
  funding adviser local to you.


Funder               SECTION 1 - NEW GRANTS AND GRANTS WITH                     Deadline   Page
                     DEADLINES                                                  2008
                     (1) Community and Community Development                               6
Department for       Announcement of changes to Working Neighbourhoods          9 Jan      6
Communities and      Fund
Local Government
ContinYou            Funding awards for breakfast clubs                         12 Dec     6
Department for       Government launches empowerment fund                       6 Jan      6
Communities and
Local Government
Ofcom                Community radio fund opens for applications                2 Dec      7

                     (2) Sport, Culture and Leisure                                        7
Football Association Funding for football leagues                               1 May      7
Imperial War         Remembering and learning from past conflicts               16 Jan     9



                                            1
Museum and
National Lottery
Baring Foundations   Funding for arts organisations working with refugees     12 Dec        10

                     (3) Education and Lifelong Learning                                    10
UK –German           Funding for extra curricular UK / Germany project        31 Jan        10
Connection
Peter Fleming Award Award to advance geographic knowledge                     28 Nov        10
Royal Geographical   Innovative geography teaching grants                     16 Oct (09)   10
Society

                     (4) Health and Social Welfare                                          12
Rowntree             Promoting racial justice and social welfare              8 Dec         12
Charitable Trust
Together for         Parent participation grants scheme                       21 Nov        12
Disabled Children
BBC                  Children in Need – next round of funding is open for     15 Jan        12
                     applications
Joanies Trust        Funding for young people’s charities                     31 Dec        13

                     (5) Green Issues                                                       13
NERC                 Follow-on funding scheme from NERC                       Various       13
DEFRA                Fund to promote greener living                           16 Dec        14

                     (6) Economy                                                            14

                     (7) EU/International                                                   14
European             Erasmus Mundus II to quadruple its budget                Info only     14
Commission
European             ESF transnational projects call for proposals launched   12 Dec        15
Commission
European             Reminder call for First LIFE +                           21 Nov        15
Commission
European             Conference discussing fruit and vegetables for schools   15 - 16 Nov   15
Commission
Department of work   £100m ESF cash boost to help unemployed in UK            Info only     15
and pensions
ECOTEC               Funding for vocational education and training projects   Info only     16
European             Funding for European Associations Active at European     23 Dec        16
Commission           Level in the field of education and training

                     (8) Miscellaneous                                                      16
Congregational and   Funding for Christian purposes                           31 Jan        16
General Charitable
Trust
Church and           Grants for community church projects                     2 Feb         17
Community Fund


Funder               SECTION 2 - ONGOING GRANTS                               At any time   Page
                     (1) Community and Community Development                                18
LawWorks for         Legal advice to community based groups and small                       18
Community Groups     charities
St. Modwen           Regeneration company supporting its local                              18
Properties PLC       communities



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Batty Charitable      Supporting grass roots community projects                              19
Trust
ASDA                  Supermarket supporting good causes                                     19

                      (2) Sport, Culture and Leisure                                         19
English Cricket       Save energy opportunities for cricket clubs                            19
Board
Angust Allnat         Support for water-sports enthusiasts                                   20
Charitable
Foundation
John Taylor           Financial support for young UK athletes                                20
Foundation
Calouste Gulbenkian   Foundation supporting the arts announces changes to                    21
Foundation            its funding programmes

                      (3) Health and social welfare                                          21
Wellcome Trust’s      Funding to enable the debating of biomedical science                   21
Impetus               Funding to assist small and medium sized charities                     22
The Fuserna           Funding for good causes and charity revitalization                     22
Foundation
Bertie Watson         Supporting children with disabilities                                  23
Foundation

                      (4) Education and Lifelong Learning Health                             23
Clore Duffield        Social leadership programme now operational                            23
Foundation
Waterways Trust       Grants for waterways conservation education projects                   24
Paul Hamlyn           Funding to tackle school exclusion and truancy                         24
Foundation

                      (5) Green Issues                                                       24
Local Food Grants     Funding for local food in the community (lottery funded)               24


                      (6) Economy                                                            25
European Investment   Extra support for small firms in the UK                    Info only   25
Bank



                      SECTION 3 – LOTTERY UPDATE                                             26
                      Big Lottery summary                                                    26
                      Other Lottery distributors                                             31

                      SECTION 4 – AREA FAN NEWS (Bulletin contacts)                          33
                      4a Cornwall (CFAN) – Tracy Beer                                        38
                      Tel: 01872 322858
                      4b Devon (DEFAN) – Eddie Gooding                                       43
                      Tel: 01392 382076
                      4c Dorset (DOFAN) – Mary Hubbard                                       48
                      Tel: 01305 224882
                      4d Gloucestershire (GeFAN) – Barbara Pond                              50
                      Tel: 01452 528491
                      4e Somerset (SOMFAWN) - Jodi Boxell                                    51
                      4f Wiltshire & Swindon (WSFAN) – Jenny Moss                            54
                      Tel: 01380729279
                      4g Former Avon (FANWOE) – Balbir Nirwan                                64



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Tel: 0117 9396645
4h North Somerset FAN – Angi Lewis   66
Tel: 01934 836952
4i B&NES (FAB) – Meryl Hecquet       67
Tel: 01225 330090

SECTION 5 – OTHER REGIONAL FUNDING   68
INFORMATION
BBC Children in Need – SW            68




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THEMES USED IN BULLETIN

(1) Community & Community Devt.     (2) Sport, Culture & Leisure
Community Action                    Sport
Community Development               Arts & Artists
Community Safety                    Dance & Drama
Volunteering                        Heritage
Capacity Building                   Libraries
Social Enterprise                   Music
Civic Participation
Crime Reduction

(3) Education & Lifelong Learning   (4) Health & Social Welfare
14-19 Provision places              Children & Families
Early Years                         Direct Payments
Childcare                           Domiciliary Care
Homework Clubs                      Learning Disabilities
Lifelong Learning                   Mental Health
Nurseries                           Supported Living
Post 16 learning                    Valuing People
Skills Development
Study support OSHL
Vocational Training/Education
Youth work 13-19
(5) Green Issues                    (6) Economy
(Energy and Environment)
Re-cycling initiatives              Local purchasing
Energy management                   Financial support
Renewable energy                    Market Towns
Land Use & Environment              Regeneration
Management AONBs, Country Parks     Tourism
and Open Spaces
Archaeology                         Rural Transport
County Farms                        Transport safety

(7) European/International          (8) Miscellaneous
All themes                          Advice and advocacy
                                    Consultation
                                    Modernisation
                                    One stop shops
                                    Research
                                    User involvement
                                    Customer support
                                    Mentoring, staff training and
                                    Innovation
                                    Various categories (range)




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SECTION 1 - GRANTS WITH DEADLINES

(1) Community and Community Development
Announcement of changes to Working Neighbourhoods Fund

The Government has announced proposals for revising the third criterion used to
determine the eligibility of English local authorities for the Working Neighbourhoods
Fund (WNF). This criterion is based on employment and benefit rates.

Allocations made for 2008/09 are unaffected by the proposed changes; the proposals
will affect allocations for 2009/10 and 2010/11 with all councils entitled to full WNF
following the revision receiving an increase on funding announced in December
2007.

Views are invited on proposals for the revised third criterion.
All unitary authorities and all district authorities in two-tier areas in England may wish
to consider the proposals contained in the consultation document.

Responses should be submitted by 9th January 2009.

http://www.communities.gov.uk/communities/neighbourhoodrenewal/workingneighbo
urhoodsfund/

Funding awards for breakfast clubs

ContinYou, the national learning charity responsible for promoting lifelong learning
and extended schools services has announced that it has launched the 2009
Breakfast Club Plus Awards promoting:

      A healthy lifestyle
      Community involvement
      Long life and sustainability
      Extra learning.

The awards will offer five Breakfast clubs (one for each category) the chance to win
£1,500 and the runner up in each of the award categories will receive £500. The aims
of the awards which are run in partnership with Kelloggs is to celebrate good practice
in running Breakfast Clubs. The search is also on for that special person, a 'Breakfast
Club Champion' and the best breakfast club in England, Scotland, Wales and
Northern Ireland.

The closing date for applications is the 12th December 2008.

http://www.breakfastclubplus.org.uk/

Government launches empowerment fund

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that it is
seeking applications from charities, community and voluntary groups and social
enterprises through its new £7.5 million Empowerment Fund. The purpose of the
Empowerment Fund is to give three year grants to 20-25 eligible third sector


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organisations who can help deliver on the key themes set out in the White Paper,
Communities in Control: real people, real power.

These themes include:

      Community voices and leadership
      Community development
      Community and social media
      Community involvement in planning
      Improving communication between citizens and councillors
      Social enterprises and social entrepreneurship
      Helping small organisations to work together.

Organisations can apply for grants of either £250,000 or £500,000 over three years.
The closing date for applications is the 6th January 2009.

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/empowermentfundprospect
us

Community radio fund opens for applications

The Office of Communications (Ofcom) has launched the latest bidding round under
its Community Radio Fund. Under the fund, Community Radio Stations are being
invited to apply for funding to support their core running costs.

These can include:

      Management
      Administration
      Financial management & reporting costs
      Fundraising to support the station
      Community outreach work
      The costs involved in using volunteers.

There is no upper limit of grant that can be applied for, however, the minimum grant
is £5,000. Grants can only be made to community radio licensees which are
broadcasting under a community radio licence (and not an RSL, for example). During
the last bidding round the average grant awarded was £14,811 and the maximum
grant was £17,000. Priority will be given to newly licensed radio stations and those
that have not received funding in previous bidding rounds.

The closing date for applications is the 2nd December 2008.

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/commun_radio/Communityfund/


(2) Sport, Culture and Leisure

Funding for football leagues

The Football Association criteria for qualification for grant aid in 2008/09 states your
league must fulfil the following criteria:-




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• Must be FA or County FA affiliated.

• Must be outside the National League System.

• Must be below Step 5 in the Women’s Pyramid of Football.

• Must be 11-a-side / youth / mini-soccer / small-sided (non-commercial) league.

• Must be non-profit making.

Applications will only be accepted in Season 2008/09 from leagues that did not
receive grant aid in either 2007 or Season 2007/2008 from this scheme.

The primary use of any equipment purchased must be to assist the administration of
the league and should be regarded as essential for that administration. Where
computer equipment is being purchased, the League Finance Committee must be
satisfied that the equipment will be in constant league use. The requirement for the
equipment must be stated on the application form.

All applications will be assessed by the League Finance Committee of The Football
Association and grant awards will be subject to their approval.

The grant may be claimed against the purchase of new computers, computer related
equipment or office equipment up to 1 May 2009.

The specific items of equipment that will be considered for grant aid during this
period are listed below:-

Please note that Priority will only be given to equipment purchased for any of the
following league officers:- League Secretary, Registration Secretaries, Referees
Secretary, Fixture Secretaries, Results Secretaries or Website Editor.

Equipment purchased for league officers other than those listed under the ‘Priority’
heading will be considered a Low Priority. A Low Priority application will be
considered on its merits. However an award of funding cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that applications will be rejected where funding is being sought for
similar equipment that has previously been grant aided by The Football Association
for use by the same league officer. This will apply even if the equipment has been
passed on to another league officer.

The items considered eligible for assistance under the scheme are listed below.
Please note that any equipment purchased that is not listed below will not be grant
aided.

• Computer / Laptop Computer / Monitor / Mouse / Keyboard.
• Printer.
• Modem.
• Scanner.
• Fax Machine.
• Photocopier.
• Binding Machine.
• Shredder.
• Laminator.
• Telephone/answer machine.


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• ID Card Printer.

A grant can be applied for based on the size of the league. The size of the league is
dependent on the number of registered teams and will be based on £10 per team up
to a maximum of £800. There will be a minimum grant available of £250. For
leagues with 150 teams or more it will be possible to apply for a grant of up to a
maximum of £1,000. If a league is not registered for VAT, then these costs can be
included in the total cost and grant aided.

Below are four examples to illustrate the level of grant aid available dependent on the
size of the league:-

League A – administers 15 teams and will be eligible to apply for the minimum grant
of £250.

League B – administers 65 teams and will be eligible to apply for a grant of £650.

League C – administers 90 teams and will be eligible to apply for a grant of £800.

League D – administers 150 teams and will be eligible to apply for the maximum
grant of £1,000.

A league can apply as many times as required until the maximum level of grant aid
available to that league in Season 2008/09 has been awarded.

However, if your league received funding in 2007 or Season 2007/2008 you will not
be eligible to apply for funding in 2008/09. Grants will not be awarded retrospectively
(i.e. for equipment purchased prior to 2008).

The deadline for submission of applications to the scheme is 1 May 2009, although
leagues should be aware that there is a limited budget available and priority will be
given to leagues that have not previously received funding.

Zuzana Brutenicova at The Football Association on 0207 745 4593 or
Email: zuzana.brutenicova@TheFA.com

Remembering and learning from past conflicts

Museums, libraries and archives venues in England are invited to submit applications
under Year 3, the final round of this programme.

Their Past Your Future encourages exploration of the impact and ongoing legacy of
20th century conflict. Grants of up to £10,000 are available and can be used to
develop programmes, workshops, exhibitions and events that:

      Improve community cohesion;
      Support community learning through projects which encourage meaningful
       intergenerational activities between younger and older people.

Projects should use collections and resources to explore creative ways of looking at
the contemporary significance of conflict and the many experiences of military
personnel, civilians and veterans from First World War onwards. Applicants must
show that their projects respond to the following linked themes of:




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      Remembrance.
      Commemoration.
      Identity.
      Reconciliation.
      Peace.
      Citizenship.
      Diversity.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 16th January 2009.

http://www.theirpastyourfuture.org.uk/

Funding for arts organisations working with refugees

The Baring Foundations has announced that it is seeking applications under its Arts
Programme 2009. The programme provides grants for up to three years to Arts
organisations in the UK working with refugees and asylum seekers, in particular
those working with; newly arrived refugees; asylum seekers; migrants; or their host
communities.

The programme does not cover one off project costs, rather it provides grants to
organisations to cover core costs such as salaries, staff training, publicity, and day to
day office costs, etc to help them sustain and develop their work.

The programme is open to constituted, not for profit arts organisations in the UK
already working with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants or their host communities
and with an annual turnover of at least £50,000.

Previous grants awarded through the programme have included Street Level
Photoworks, Glasgow, which received a grant of £42,000 to support a range of arts
activities to support the integration of refugees and host communities as well as
Cultural Co-operation which received a grant of £75,000 to support its work with
exiled artists.

The next deadline for applications is 12th December 2008.

http://www.baringfoundation.org.uk/program.htm


(3) Education and Lifelong Learning
Funding for extra curricular UK / Germany project

Primary, secondary schools and FE colleges as well as youth groups in the UK and
Germany are able to apply for funding support through the UK - German Challenge
Fund. This is a new fund to develop curricular and extra-curricular projects between
UK and German schools and youth groups that encourage young people to; pick a
topic or subject of their choice and explore it in an international context; take a fresh
look at cross- or extra-curricular project work; take an active role in a practical,
'hands-on' team venture; and work together towards a concrete outcome, product or
event of their choice. Grants provided through the UK-German Challenge Fund cover
project resources, joint activities and reciprocal partner visits. The total amount of
grant provided will be judged on a case-by-case basis, depending on the size,



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circumstances and numbers involved in the individual projects. The Challenge Fund
provides grants of normally 50% towards the overall costs; in exceptional
circumstances, the grant can cover up to a maximum of 75% of the total costs.
Grants are available for both large and small projects and the amount can be to
anything up to, but will not exceed £5,000.

The application deadline is the 31st January 2009.

http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/microsites/?location_id=216

Awards to advance geographic knowledge

The Peter Fleming Award is one of the senior awards offered by the Royal
Geographical Society, awarded annually in support of research that advances
geographical knowledge and understanding.

The award is for up to £9,000. Applications can be made in any field of geography
provided the project can demonstrate genuine advancement of current knowledge.

To be eligible for this award applicants must: be UK nationals hold a doctorate and
have proven research record be working either within UK Higher Education
Institutions or as an independent researcher within the UK.

Projects can be field, lab or desk based, and can focus on the UK, other parts of
Europe, or overseas. If funding is being sought for a component part of a larger
project, the sub-project should be free-standing with its own objectives. Equipment
costs should not comprise more than 10% of the total. Individuals or groups can
apply.

The deadline for applications is the 28th November 2008.

http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Research/Peter+Fleming+Award.htm

Innovative Geography Teaching Grants

The Royal Geographical Society is a learned society with the aim of advancing
geographical science and supporting its practitioners. One of the Society’s key aims
is to enhance the teaching and learning of geography in schools. The Society works
on behalf of schools providing activities, training, advice and resources. Their main
focus is on 12 to 19-year-olds in schools and colleges. Teachers that have an
innovative idea for promoting the teaching of Geography in stimulating way are able
to apply for an Innovative Geography Teaching grant from the Royal Society. The
grant is open to all geography teachers working in secondary schools and aims to
enhance pupils’ geography education in a stimulating way.

The Society provides five grants of £800 each year.
The next application deadline is the 16th October 2009.

http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Teaching/Innovative+Geography+Teaching+Gra
nts.htm




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(4) Health and Social Welfare
Promoting racial justice and social welfare

Within the UK, the Rowntree Charitable Trust makes grants to both organisations
and individuals for activities that relate to peace and conflict resolution; promoting
racial justice, including empowering black and minority ethnic people to engage in
decision making and policy development; developing an appropriate relationship
between people and the institutions that affect them, including the promotion of
accountability, openness, responsiveness and a respect for human rights across the
public and private sectors; and Quaker concerns which helps to deepen the spiritual
life of the Society of Friends or that develops Quaker responses to problems of our
time. The Trust tends to fund work that is on a national level and there are no
maximum grant limits although the Trust does stress that costings need to be
realistic.

The next deadline for applications is 8th December.

http://www.jrct.org.uk/

Parent participation grants scheme

Together for Disabled Children has announced that £3 million has been made
available for the next 2 years through the Parent Carer Participation Grant Scheme.

Funding is available for parent groups, voluntary organisations or in areas where
there are no parent groups , statutory services to support parent carers to have a
voice in how services for disabled children are shaped and delivered locally. The
grant must be used to develop the active involvement of parents in the service
planning and decision making processes within each local authority area.

There will only be one grant per local authority area and activities to be funded can
include; training for parents; the facilitation of events; venues for meetings, events;
travel, childcare costs for parents involved; fun events for reaching out to families;
activities to reach out to particular sections of the community; publicity for events .
Applications need to be made jointly between all those interested in parent
involvement in the local authority area.

This includes; any existing organisations facilitating parent carer involvement; any
parent carer support groups; local services. Grants will be allocated over two phases;
Phase 1 (2008/09) with grants of up to £3,330; and Phase 2 (2009/10) with grants of
up to £10,000.

The deadline for applications for Phase 1 is the 21 November 2008.

http://www.togetherfdc.org/Topics/PPFundingandGrants.aspx

Children in Need – next round of funding is open for applications
(Repeated in Children in Need section at the foot of document).

The BBC has announced that the next funding round of the BBC Children in Need is
now open for applications. BBC Children in Need provides grants for up to three
years to properly constituted not for profit organisations working with disadvantaged
young people aged 18 or under . Funding is available to organisations, that work with


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young people who are suffering from illness, distress, abuse or neglect, are disabled,
have behavioural or psychological difficulties and / or are living in poverty or
situations of deprivation. Last year the programme made grants of over £37 million to
over 1,300 organisations working with children and young people across the UK.
Projects supported include an allotment in Plymouth for children with mobility
problems, a digital memory pot project for terminally ill children and their siblings who
are coming to terms with death and bereavement, and a community newspaper for
disaffected young people in Wales.

The next closing date will be the 15th January 2009, with grant decisions and
notifications in late April 2009

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/charity/grants.shtml

Funding for young people’s charities

Registered charities working with young people aged 11 to 25 are eligible to apply for
grants through the Joanies Trust. Each year, the Trust makes approximately 30
grants with an average value of £1,000 to support projects that offer intensive
support to young people as well as those that promote preventative work, and
especially those that are designed to lead to individual development through
integration, work opportunities or accreditation. In particular the Trust is looking to
support projects that show innovation and imagination as well as evidence of close
consultation with young people in developing their project.

The next deadline for applications is the 31st December 2008.

http://www.joaniestrust.org.uk/index.htm


(5) Green Issues

Follow-on funding scheme from NERC

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has announced a new 'proof of
concept' fund to support the commercialisation of ideas arising from research funded
by: Natural Environment Research Council; Biotechnology & Biological Sciences
Research Council; Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and science
& Technology Facilities Council. The fund is open to researchers in UK universities
and research council institutes with current or past research council funding.
Applications for follow-on support must build on the outputs of recent or previous
NERC-funded research activity.

There are two schemes to apply for: Follow-on Fund Pathfinder; Up to £20k can be
sought through this scheme to carry out work that will help develop a greater
understanding of the commercial aspects and possibilities of the research, and the
Follow-on Fund; This is the main scheme with no limit on the amount of funding that
can be sought, and support is only provided for a maximum of 12 months.

The deadlines for applications for the Follow-on Fund are: the 28th January 2009
and the 3rd June 2009.

http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/schemes/followonfund.asp



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Fund to promote greener living

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a
new fund to promote greener living. The aim of the Fund is to help individuals and
communities in England live more sustainably, reducing their carbon footprint and
reducing pressure on natural resources. Over £6 Million will be awarded to up to 10
national third sector organisations1 (“delivery partners”), to support both projects and
programmes that help people to change their behaviour in the home and when
shopping and travelling. The grants will be awarded for programmes and projects
that start in April 2009 and are completed by the end of March 2011. The minimum
available grant will be £200k over the two year period. Delivery partners will be
selected competitively through a two stage application process. Interested
organisations are invited to submit the first stage application form and a short
concept note. A project preparation grant is available to support the development
costs of proposals selected for the second stage of the application process.

Applications for the first stage, concept notes and applications for the project
preparation support for the second stage of the application process should be
submitted by the 16th of December 2008.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/how-do-we-work/third-sector/strategy/greener-
living-fund.htm



(6) Economy

(7) EU/International
Erasmus Mundus II to quadruple its budget

The European Parliament has adopted the second phase Erasmus Mundus II
programme, aimed at offering scholarships and grants for students and professors
from Third Countries to study in EU Universities. During the first stage of the
programme (2004-2008) over 6,000 students have received an Erasmus Mundus
scholarship.

The budget of the second phase of programme has been quadrupled,
as €950 million will be available for the period 2009-2013. Following adoption by
the European Parliament, the new programme is planned to start at the beginning
of 2009. It is expected that the first university courses receiving funding by the
phase II of the Erasmus Mundus programme will start in the academic year
2010/2011.

Over the next 18 months the programme will develop in the following
way: in the following 6 months the first call for proposals and selection procedureswill
take place, the successful universities will have 6 months for inviting students to
submit applications for scholarships and carry out the selections. The selected
students will be then informed about 6 months in advance before the start of their
academic programmes.

mcorbetta@southwestuk.be




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ESF transnational projects call for proposals launched

The call for proposals for innovative and transnational projects under the European
Social Fund (ESF) is now open (deadline for submitting applications:12th December
2008). This call will fund projects developing innovative approaches and exchanging
best practices, tools and methods in promoting employment and raising skills.
Projects will need to have at least one partner organisation from another Member
State. Around £2,842,000 will be available under this call for proposals for projects
taking place in the South West. Projects financed under this
call can last up to three years and are eligible for up to 50% of co-financing. An
exception to this rule has been set for projects taking place in Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly, where co-financing will be to up to 75% of the project costs.
An information event on this call for proposals will take place in Plymouth on 13
November.

mcorbetta@southwestuk.be

Reminder Call for First LIFE +

The Commission has approved €186 million for 143 projects new LIFE+ projects
(6 from the UK) under the first call for project proposal for the LIFE+ programme
2007-2013, which was published in 2007. The projects cover actions in the 3
strands of LIFE +, namely nature conservation, environmental policy, and information
& communication. Overall, they represent a total investment of €367 million, of which
the EU will provide €186 million. A list and brief description of the projects is available
here. A brochure with the best 2007-2008 projects (under the previous LIFE III
programme covering the 2000-2006 period) is available here.

We would like to remind Partners that the 2008 Call for Project Proposals is open
until 21st November.

mcardama@southwestuk.be

Conference discussing fruit and vegetables for schools

On the occasion of the Agriculture Council on 28 October, the French presidency
indicated that a compromise with Member States was close on the scheme to
distribute free fruit and vegetables to children in schools across the EU. Under this
initiative proposed by the European Commission, European funds worth €90 million
every year would pay for the purchase and distribution of fresh fruit and
vegetables to schools, which would be matched by national funds in Member
States which choose to make use of the programme.

A conference will be held on this scheme on 15th – 16th December in Brussels.

nbrookes@southwestuk.be

£100m ESF cash boost to help unemployed in UK

The Government has announced that additional European Social Fund (ESF) money
will be used to help people currently facing redundancy and those looking for work.
ESF will help them retrain and develop their skills so they can quickly move back into
sustainable employment. The funding will be administered by the Learning and Skills
Council and Jobcentre Plus who will be working closely with local colleges and



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training providers to enable people to choose exactly what they need from a range of
approved training providers. The money will be used to pay for anything from new
skills or qualifications to get people ready for work, to on-the-job training in an entirely
different field. The money will be carefully targeted to help, for example, people from
sectors experiencing significant job losses and people who need support to move
back to work.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/mediacentre/pressreleases/2008/oct/emp113-151008.asp

Funding for vocational education and training projects

ECOTEC has announced that it is now accepting applications under the Leonardo
Da Vinci Programme. Leonardo Da Vinci is the EU’s main funding programme for
European vocational education and training projects. ECOTEC is the programme’s
national agent within the UK. Under the programme, the majority of projects will
involve working with a range of European Partners and successful applicants can
help trainees or staff gain vital skills and experience by:
Organising work placements in another European country.
Participating in a European partnership to share expertise and experiences.
Creating new training materials to meet the needs of business.
Attending a special event to meet new European partners.
Having a meeting with your partners to write your application for funding.
There are a number of different application deadlines depending on which element of
the programme you applying under. The programme is open to organisations from
the private, public and third sector.

http://www.leonardo.org.uk/default.asp?section=00010001&sectionTitle=Home

Funding for European associations active at European level in the field
of education and training

The European Commission has announced a new call for proposals under its
Lifelong Learning Programme specifically the Jean Monnet sub-programme. The aim
of this programme is to support the annual operation of European Associations active
in the field of education and training. The total budget available for this call is
€600,000 and the maximum available per application is €100,000. To be eligible for
funding the association must be based in one of the EU member states, must be not-
for-profit and must pursuit activities that contribute to the implementation of the EU’s
Education and Training 2010 work programme. The funding under this call for
proposals takes the form of one-year operating grants for 2009 to support certain
operational and administrative expenditure of the selected European Associations.
The deadline for submission of applications is the 23rd December 2008.

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/funding/2009/call_jm_ka3_structural_support_2009.htm


(8) Miscellaneous

Funding for Christian purposes

The Congregational and General Charitable Trust, aims to promote the Christian
religion and, in particular, the United Reformed Church and Congregational
Denominations and other churches (whether wholly independent or associated with
or united with another church or group of churches) which are of the Protestant


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tradition.

To contribute to the funds of any charitable institutions, associations, funds or objects
and to carry out any charitable purpose.
Apply in writing to the correspondent. The next closing date is the 31st January.

The Congregational and General Charitable Trust
Currer House
Currer Street
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 5BA

Contact: David Collett - Secretary of the Trustees
Tel: 01274 700700

Email: trust@congregational.co.uk
Website: www.congregational.co.uk

Grants for community church projects

Under the Church and Community Fund grants of up to £15,000 are available to
community projects run by parish churches, deaneries, dioceses and other bodies
connected to or working in partnership with the Church of England. Projects
supported must promote, aid and further the work of the Church of England. This
does not exclude Anglican projects in partnership with ecumenical or other-faith
partners, which are warmly welcomed, but it does exclude projects run by secular
bodies which have little or no connection to the Church of England, overseas projects
and projects in which an Anglican body is not a key player at a local level. Typical
projects supported by the CCF might include employing a youth worker, renovating
an old church hall for use as a community centre or providing hot meals for the
homeless in a church room.

The next application deadline is the 2nd February 2009.

http://www.centralchurchfund.org.uk/applying.html




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SECTION 2 – ONGOING GRANTS

(1) Community and Community Development
Legal advice to community based groups and small charities.

LawWorks for Community Groups provides free legal advice to small charities,
voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises in England and Wales
via a network of volunteer lawyers. With an award from the Big Lottery Fund of
almost £190,000 over three years we are focused towards helping community groups
benefiting deprived communities.

Funding potential is open to small charities, voluntary and community organisations
and social enterprises.

The funder encourages community groups / organisations to apply online. However,
if you would prefer to receive an application form please call 020 7929 5601.

Apply using the online application form. Project staff review the application and help
you understand the scope of advice required. If the application is approved, we then
try and match you with a volunteer legal advisor who provides the legal advice for
free. Once accepted, you will be a client of the firm but we are on hand to deal with
any problems.

LawWorks for Community Groups
10-13 Lovat Lane
London
EC3R 8DN
Tel: 020 7929 5601
lcg@lawworks.org.uk

Regeneration company supporting its local communities

St. Modwen Properties PLC, which is one of the UK’s largest regeneration
company’s, has launched a new environmental fund to support communities in which
the company is active. The Funding will be available through two grant making
streams. These are larger project grants of over £10,000 and small projects grants of
less than £10,000. The funding is available to not-for-profit organisations, such as
community groups and charities.

The Trust will generally not fund local authorities, profit making organisations or
private clubs, but may fund projects from the public sector e.g. schools, where
mainstream funding is not available.

The Fund will normally make grants only for projects which are within 10 miles of a
landfill site.

Applications can be made at any time.

http://www.stmodwenenvironmentaltrust.co.uk/index.html




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Supporting grass roots community projects

The Batty Charitable Trust supports, in particular, smaller charities can apply for
funding through the Batty Charitable Trust (BCT).

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to support community and
grass roots projects. Grants are usually awarded for a one year period. In the year
ending 31 March 2008 the Trust made 119 grants totalling £551,500.

In the previous year (ended 31 March 2007) the Trust paid out 95 grants totalling
£502,675.

Example of the type of projects supported include amongst many others:
    Projects that support vulnerable and disadvantaged children
    Musical instruments and other types of equipment
    The running costs of shelters
    Refurbishment of community facilities
    Projects supporting people with disabilities; etc.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

http://www.battycharitabletrust.org.uk/

Supermarket supporting good causes

The ASDA Foundation trust was set up in 1988 to support local good causes chosen
by employees and is funded by profits from the mid-week national lottery. The
Foundation can support charities within the UK, as well as people and projects who
require financial assistance, including everything from local charities and playgroups
to football teams as long as they have the support of local ASDA colleagues. Some
of the projects that the ASDA Foundation has supported in the past include
transforming a large tarmac playing ground at Haslingden Primary School,
Lancashire, into a place where children can play, learn, enjoy, plant and grow, and
most of all have fun. The Foundation also provides funding for the Southglade Park
community allotment, a non profitable initiative where the produce grown is used to
educate young children and adults on healthy eating.
Potential applicants should contact their local Store or Depot in the first instance.

http://www.about-asda.co.uk/communities/asda-foundation.asp#foundation


(2) Sport, Culture and Leisure
Save energy opportunities for cricket clubs

The English Cricket Board recently launched this fund. It is designed to promote the
concept of cricket clubs ‘going green’ and to support the UK’s short target to reduce
(CO2) omissions by 20% by 2010. Clubs in England and Wales can potentially apply
for grants for projects that have an environmental theme and/or improve energy
efficiency.

The grant is limited to a maximum of £10,000 per club; this grant cannot exceed 75%
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Examples of the type of project that will be supported include the following:

      Solar panels.
      Wind turbines.
      Low energy lighting.
      Improved thermal efficiency of walls, windows and roofs.
      Installation of energy efficient products e.g. boilers.
      Provision of bicycle storage.
      Water conservation.
      Composting/recycling schemes.

To be eligible to apply, cricket clubs must be affiliated to the ECB via their County
Cricket Board CCB and registered for NatWest CricketForce 2008.

Applications are now being accepted and currently there is no advertised closing
date.

E-mail: janine.holt@ecb.co.uk
Website: http://www.ecb.co.uk

Support for water-sports enthusiasts

The Angust Allnat Charitable Foundation aims to support organisations which provide
music or water-based activities, such as canoeing or sailing, for young people aged
13 to 25.

Grants are usually between £250 and £1,000 (with grants up to £2,000 in special
cases). Apply in writing to the correspondent. Trustees meet three times a year to
consider applications.

The trust has no staff and no telephone.

Marian Durban, Trustee,
The Angust Allnat Charitable Foundation
c/o 2 The Court, High Street, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0EY

Financial support for young UK athletes

The objects of the John Taylor Foundation are:

* The relief of poverty by the provision of financial assistance to young amateur
athletes in the United Kingdom to allow them to pursue opportunities in amateur
athletics; and
* The promotion and preservation of good health by raising public awareness of the
condition of Cardiomyopathy in athletics in the United Kingdom.

Grants given include those towards equipment and travel costs.

A short report (together with supporting photographs, where possible) must be
submitted by all successful applicants within 28 days of the event that we fund taking
place. The report should be prepared in Microsoft Word and either emailed
(enquries@johntaylorfoundation.org.uk) or sent on disk to John Taylor Foundation,
PO BOX 214, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 0PX. Application forms are available on
the website – please see full guidelines on the website.


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Applications are considered by the trustees twice yearly at trustees' meetings.
Trustees will consider and reply to your application within 6 weeks of receipt of your
application.

John Taylor Foundation
1 Smithy Fold
Rushton Spencer
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 0SD

enquries@johntaylorfoundation.org.uk
Johntaylorfoundation.org

Foundation supporting the arts announces changes to its funding
programmes 2009

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has announced that it is finalising its funding
priorities for 2009

The UK Branch of the Portugal-based Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has a
reputation for recognising and initiating innovative ideas. Its current grant-giving
activities are divided under the thematic headings of— Arts, Education and Social
Change. The Foundation has stated that there will be significant changes from
previous years, with programmes organised around key strategic aims in
collaboration with a few partners.

The opportunities for supporting unsolicited applications will be fewer and more
limited than in previous years.

Full details and application deadlines will be announced on their website later this
year.

http://www.gulbenkian.org.uk/



(3) Health and Social Welfare

Funding to enable the debating of biomedical science

Awards of up to £30,000 are available under the Wellcome Trust’s Peoples Awards
for projects that encourage public debate and understanding of biomedical science.
Projects can be funded for up to three years and can include activities such as
workshops and seminars; arts projects for a variety of different audiences and age
groups; teaching materials or techniques to encourage wider discussions; and
projects that utilise the collections of the Wellcome Library and the Wellcome
Collection at the Science Museum. Applications can be made at any time and can be
made by a wide variety of individuals, organisations and partnerships. Applications
can be made at any time.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/People-
Awards/index.htm


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Funding to assist small and medium sized charities

Impetus supports charities that work with and want to improve the lives of
disadvantaged people have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Impetus
Trust. The Trust provides funding, capacity building and hands-on management
support to small to medium-sized charities that are at a critical stage in their
development.

The support which is usually available between three and five years aims to ensure
that charities are in a position to increase their impact upon the lives of disadvantage
people.

The investment package which Impetus offers is flexible but is most likely to be
between £150,000- £300,000. Applications can be made at any time.

http://www.impetus.org.uk

Funding for good causes and charity revitalization

The Fuserna Foundation was formed in February 2005 and our charitable objects are
as follows:

To revitalize existing charities and individual charitable projects that are failing in their
objectives due to financial constraints and or lack of exposure and publicity. This will
include vital projects that have difficulty in raising funds to continue in their operations
or get off the ground and without any form of reserve, good contacts or patrons to
assist them.

To fund projects that intend to alleviate poverty and financial hardship, to relieve
sickness and poor health. The emphasis will be on self help and community.
To enable individuals to reach their potential despite their social, physiological or
environmental limitations. This will include providing new opportunities and
experiences for children and the elderly that they may not otherwise have access to.

To assist, promote, encourage sustainable projects that create long term benefits for
disadvantaged local communities that are trying to improve their area. This will
include the making of grants to projects that assist individuals who by reason of their
youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic
circumstances have need of such facilities, particularly projects which assist young
people in the long term through education and training.

To assist in the treatment and care of individuals suffering from mental or physical
illness or those in need of rehabilitation as a result of such illness. This will include
projects for mentally ill, drug, alcohol and other addictions.

The trustees of the Fuserna Foundation have an informal policy that they will not
generally support charities that have annual incoming resources in excess of
£3,000,000, or charities that have a high level of publicity through high profile
patrons. The Foundation focuses on supporting smaller charities and unpopular
causes where any donation made can make a real and sustained impact.




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The trustees have in the past made exceptions to this policy and have donated to
charities with higher levels of incoming resources and publicity but this is not
regarded by them as their core focus.

The Fuserna Foundation
Sixth Floor , 6 Chesterfield Gardens
Mayfair , London
W1J 5BQ

Tel: 020 7409 3900
Fax: 020 7409 3901
Email: info@fusernafoundation.org
Website: www.fusernafoundation.org

Supporting children with disabilities

The Bertie Watson Foundation aims to support organisations benefiting children and
people who have disabilities or have learning difficulties:

Individuals, including students. No grants will be made in response to general
appeals from large organisations or to smaller bodies working in areas other than
those set out above.

Applications should be made to the correspondent in writing and should include clear
details of the need, the project and the outline budget, including the amount of funds
raised so far. Successful applications only will be acknowledged.

Trustees meet annually in June to consider applications.

The Bertie Watson Foundation.
Farrer and Co.
65-66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3LH



(4) Education and Lifelong Learning
Social leadership programme now operational

The Clore Duffield Foundation has announced that its new Clore Social Leadership
Programme is now operational. Modled on the Clore Leadership Programme for the
cultural sector, the new programme will offer a bespoke training programme for
aspiring leaders within the third sector. The Foundation will invest £1.5 million into
the programme over the next three years. The new Programme will provide unique
opportunities for personal development.

Each Clore Fellowship will be tailor-made for the participant, providing time and
space for the reflection required to refresh a sense of purpose and idealism. It will
include:

Formal leadership training
Specialist training bursaries
Secondments


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A research period
Access to a mentor.

The Programme will be free to participants and organisations with participants on the
scheme will be compensated for time spent away. Interested parties should in the
first instance contact Rachael Crooks on 0207 420 9408.

http://www.cloreduffield.org.uk/

Grants for waterways conservation education projects

Community groups and Schools are able to apply for funding through the
Waterways Trust grants programme. The Trust operates two funding
schemes. These are the UK Waterways Grants Programme which provides
grants of up to £1,000 for waterway wildlife conservation projects, especially
ponds linked to canals and community based projects to improve facilities on
canals and inland waterways.

http://www.thewaterwaystrust.org.uk/grants/thamesgrant.shtml

Funding to tackle school exclusion and truancy

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is currently accepting applications under its Education
and Learning programme. In particular, the Foundation is looking to fund projects that
promote innovation and change in the areas of supplementary schooling and tackling
school exclusion and truancy. Eligible organisations that can apply for funding
include charities, local authorities individual pre-schools, schools, out-of-school clubs,
supplementary schools, colleges and youth clubs if they demonstrate benefits to the
wider community and include partnership working that will result in increasing access
to education and learning to all communities and age groups. The costs that can be
covered by the Foundation’s grants include running costs such as staff salaries and
overheads such as stationery, rent, rates and utilities.

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant that organisation’s can apply for but
the average size grant awarded in 2005 -06 was £19,300. Applications can be made
at any time.

http://www.phf.org.uk/page.asp?id=85


(5) Green Issues
Funding for local food in the community (lottery funded)

Under the Local Food Programme a total of £50 million is available over the next five
years to support a range of organisations such as voluntary and community groups,
health agencies including hospitals and PCTs , schools, social enterprises, Parish
and Town Councils etc., to carry out a variety of food related projects to make locally
grown food more accessible and affordable to local communities. Grants are
currently available through two funding streams:

The small grants scheme which makes grants of between £2,000 and £10,000;
The main grants programme which makes grants of between £10,001 and £300,000


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The type of projects supported could include activities such as growing, processing,
marketing and distributing local food; composting and raising awareness of the
benefits of such activities. Applications to the Small and Main grants programmes
can be submitted at any time.

http://www.localfoodgrants.org/index.php/grants



(6) Economy
Extra support for small firms in the UK

Britain's small and medium-sized businesses stand to benefit from up to £4 billion in
loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) over the next four years. Based on
the UK's shareholding in the EIB, British small businesses should be able to benefit
from around £4 billion of lending from the EIB between 2008 and 2011. As a first step
towards this, UK banks have signalled their interest in securing around £1 billion a
year from the EIB. Several UK institutions such as banks, already take EIB loans to
support their small business clients.

They have now committed to discussing with the EIB the potential to draw further
additional loans. Other institutions supporting SMEs that have not worked with the
EIB in the past have also committed to discussing with the EIB how they can work
together, and where they are commercially competitive, use EIB loans to deliver the
most effective support to small firms with sound business propositions.

 EIB loans for SMEs can support investment in any economic sector except arms,
gambling, tobacco, activities involving animal testing, activities whose environmental
impact cannot be mostly mitigated or offset, sectors that are morally or ethically
controversial (such as human cloning) and pure property development.

http://nds.coi.gov.uk/Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=382745&NewsAreaID=2




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SECTION 3 - LOTTERY UPDATE
Consultation for the Big Lottery Funds’ future direction

The Big Lottery Fund, which has as its stated aim "to bring real improvements to
communities and the lives of people most in need" and is responsible for distributing
over half the good causes monies raised by the National Lottery has announced that
it will be consulting on its future

Over the next few months they will be asking you to help us shape our funding
policies. Among the areas of concern are how much money will be available for
grants after the diversion of funding to the 2012 Olympic Games, the role of "demand
led" funding and how much funding in the future will be available via loans. This
consultation will officially open on Monday the17th November 2008 and will run for
several months.

Organisations that wish to participate in the consultation can register their interest
now.

www.big-thinking.org.uk/

BIG LOTTERY SUMMARY

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

 Programme                                  Budget             Launch Date
 Young People’s Fund 2                      Fund value         Local Grants programme -
                                            reduced from       now open
 Projects that will improve local
 communities and offer more                 £76m to £68m
                                                               Local grants (£38m – main as
 opportunities to young people.
                                                               activities and services but some
 To the VCS to support youth led                               capital) – first deadline Stage 1
 local, regional or national projects                          for 2008 has passed. Would
 that offer more opportunities to young                        need to be submitted between
 people. The over all aim of this                              17 November 2008 and 2
 programme will be: to mainstream                              February 2009.
 participation of young people aged
 10-18 (but up to 25 if they find the
 transition to independent living
 difficult); and to help achieve the five
 Every Child Matters outcomes.
      Being healthy
      Staying safe
      Enjoying and achieving
      Making a positive contribution
      Economic well-being
 Environmental                              Up to £324m
 The Parks programme will aim to:           Up to £90m for a   Parks programme – Final
       provide better parks which are      joint parks        outline application deadline
        accessible to all and relevant      programme with     now passed.
        to the needs of their               Heritage Lottery
                                                               Full application deadline
        communities                         Fund. Grant size
                                            £250,000 to £5m.   30 Nov 2008
       increase community


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          involvement and pride in parks
         improve safety
         increase the number of skilled
          rangers, conservation officers
          and volunteers
         ensure long-term maintenance
          and management by local
          authorities and communities.

The Changing Spaces programme
  has three priority areas:                £200m focusing    Changing Spaces programme
                                           on community
         community spaces –
                                           spaces,
                                                             Open
          developing good quality,
                                           community
          accessible community spaces                        Community Spaces
                                           enterprise and
          which local people can take                        (Groundwork UK) - £50m now
                                           access to the
          pride in                                           open
                                           natural
         local community enterprise –     environment       One large flagship grant –
          making the links between         (Changing         (£100,001-£450,000)
          food, exercise and health, and   Spaces fund)      deadline Jan 2009
          encouraging the sustainable
          use and reuse of resources                         Four large grants (£50,000-
          and building sustainable local                     £100,000)
          economy                                            deadline Jan 2009
         access to the natural                              Small to medium grants
          environment – improving the                        (£10,000 - £49,999) – over 200
          natural environment and                            applications received to date.
          encouraging access                                 Rolling basis, closes 2011

What activities will this programme
support?                                                     Local Food
The Big Lottery want this programme
                                                             (Royal Society of Wildlife
to fund a range of activities. Projects
                                                             Trusts) £50m - now open.
are likely to include:
                                                             Small grants open to Aug 2012
       Physical improvements to                             Main grants May 2011
        local green spaces,
        community gardens,
        allotments, footpaths and
        nature reserves                                      Access to Nature
     Local food growing and                                 (Natural England) £25m - now
        retailing, box schemes,                              open
        farmers markets and
        composting                                           Community Sustainable Energy
     Access to the natural                                  £10m – now open (BRE). Final
        environment through better                           deadline To be confirmed.
        information and signposting
     Educational projects which
        raise awareness of local
        environments and wider
        environmental issues.
Reaching Communities - Demand              A three year      Open – running programme but
Led                                        programme with    oversubscribed and thus very
The themes and outcomes will               £60m in 2008/09   competitive.
provide the policy framework for this                        Please consult the Big Lottery
programme, but the emphasis will be        Grants between    website to obtain the latest
on projects identifying and offering       £10,001 and       information and application



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solutions to local needs to improve        £500,000 with a       forms
the lives of people most in need.          maximum capital
The programme is open to registered        grant of £50,000.
charities, other voluntary and
community groups, statutory bodies,        The maximum
including schools, charitable and not      overall size of the
for profit companies and social            project is
enterprises.                               £750,000 and
                                           £200,000 for the
This programme aims to:                    total capital
                                           element within a
         bring real improvements to       project.
          communities and to the lives
          of people most in need,
          including those who are hard
          to reach
         support projects that respond
          to the needs of communities
          and actively involve them

NOTE: Projects must demonstrate
how they meet at least one of the
four Big Lottery outcomes
BASIS                                                            Round 2

The programme will deal with the           Programme up to       This is now a two-stage
following key issues:                      £155m to be           application process. The
                                           committed by 31       amount of cash into the first
          helping organisations to        March 2009            round (now closed) has been
           increase the financial and                            increased from the advertised
                                           Provides capital
           other resources open to                               £60m to £93 to cope with the
                                           and revenue
           them, including through                               demand. The Big Lottery
                                           £10,001 to
           support in fundraising and                            announced that the decision
                                           £500,000 for
           financial management                                  had been made to cut the
                                           projects up to 5
          improving knowledge and         years within one
                                                                 number of rounds from three to
           skills in organisational and                          two on the basis that most
                                           region. Higher
           project planning and                                  organisations eligible to apply
                                           limit may apply if
           management                                            have already done so. The
                                           more than one
          helping organisations to have                         timetable for the later
                                           region involved.
           more influence on local and                           application window will be
           national policies relevant to                         announced in the New Year.
           their work                                            Final round now closed.
          supporting trustees and
           ensuring that organisations
           are run efficiently and
           accountably
          promoting networking and
           sharing of knowledge and
           skills.

  In addition, Big Lottery want
  infrastructure bodies themselves to
  be more financially stable, to
  provide more consistent support to
  others to achieve the outcomes
  listed above, and to be able to
  make contact with and support
  organisations that they have


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  traditionally found hard to reach.




Research                                   Fund reduced to   Third Sector Research
The aim of this programme will be to       £20m              programme –
influence local and national policy        2007-2009         Round 2 deadline – now
and practice by funding the                programme         closed.
production and dissemination of
evidence based knowledge.
                                                             Round 3 deadline
It will support research on issues
                                                             30 Mar 2009
identified by the VCS; increase VCS
capacity to do research into areas
that are of interest to them; help the
VCS to use and disseminate
research; involve beneficiaries and
users; help develop better services
for beneficiaries; and promote
partnerships between the VCS and
the research community.


Community Learning                         Up to £120m       1. Community Libraries
                                                                Now closed
This comprises two strategic
programmes under Community                 Community
learning: Community Libraries and                            2. Family Learning
                                           Libraries up to      Now closed
Family Learning.                           £80m and Family
Community Libraries intends to             Learning up to
support the development of a number        £40m over 3
of flagship community libraries.           years
These will provide a place for lifelong
learning within disadvantaged areas.
It includes a wider range of activities,
roles and partners than those
traditionally provided by most
libraries. This will help to develop
their potential to offer a focus for
community activity and development
by widening their traditional role and
providing a community resource.
The Family Learning programme will
focus on wider family issues, family
relationships and support activities
that will improve numeracy, language
and literacy skills or accreditation.
Awards for All                             £60m in 2007/08   Open
The overarching aims to:                                     Decisions continue to be made
      - Increase access and                                  within 8 weeks
         participation                                       Groups can apply for between
      - Improve skills and creativity                        £300 and £10,000.
      - Improve the quality of life                          Groups cannot have more than
However, the South West will has                             £10,000 in any 2-year period.
four priorities that focus on local                          For projects that include
needs –                                                      property, building work or


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These priority outcomes are:                       landscaping costs, the total
 Better understanding of different                project cost limit is £25,000
  people, places and cultures in our               including VAT.
  local community                                  Projects have to be completed
 Improved skills for running small                within a 12-month period and
  community groups                                 applicants won’t be able to use
 More opportunities and support for               the grant to contribute towards
  volunteers                                       salaries of permanent or
 Healthier lifestyles for the whole               contract staff.
  community

www.awardsforall.org.uk
Myplace (Department for Children,          £190m   Now closed
Schools and Family funded)
Capital funding for world class
facilities. All aims must be met:

   more young people, parents and
    communities feel that young
    people have exciting and safe
    places to go in their leisure time
    where they can get involved in an
    attractive range of activities;
   more young people, particularly
    the most disadvantaged,
    participate in positive leisure time
    activities that support their
    personal and social development;

   more young people have access
    to information, advice and
    support services from within
    places they feel comfortable;
   stronger partnership working
    between local authorities, third,
    private and public sector partners
    to plan, deliver and operate
    financially sustainable youth
    facilities with and for young
    people.




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OTHER LOTTERY DISTRIBUTORS
Fund                             Contact details                 When                    Organisational type                        Amount
Heritage Lottery Fund –          E-mail: enquire@hlf.org.uk      At any time –a break    Any public, charitable or not for profit   £50,000 upwards
general fund                     Website: www.hlf.org.uk         in the programme is     organisation who would like to
Helps people celebrate, look                                     expected in 2008.       undertaker a heritage project
after and learn about our
diverse heritage
Heritage Lottery Fund –          E-mail: enquire@hlf.org.uk      Twice yearly (next      Partnership                                £250,000 - £2m
Landscape Partnerships           Website: www.hlf.org.uk         deadline    autumn
Representing a range of                                          2008
heritage and community
interests to tackle the needs
of      landscapes,     whose
various elements may be in
different partnership
Heritage Lottery fund –          E-mail: enquire@hlf.org.uk      At any time – a break   Youth organisations.                       £5,000 - £25,000
Young Roots                      Website: www.hlf.org.uk         in the programme is     Schools and colleges may also apply
Support to help youth                                            expected in 2008        for projects outside the main
organisations promote the                                                                curriculum (i.e. after school clubs)
involvement of young people
(aged between 13 and 20
years) with the heritage of
the UK
Heritage Lottery –               E-mail: enquire@hlf.org.uk      At any time – a break   Community-focussed             heritage    £5,000 - £50,000
Your Heritage                    Website: www.hlf.org.uk         in the programme is     groups
Celebrate the heritage                                           expected in 2008
Heritage        Lottery      –   E-mail: enquire@hlf.org.uk      The national 2008       Not for profit organisations               £1m      or    more.
Townscape             Heritage   Website: www.hlf.org.uk         deadline first-round                                               Development   grants
initiative                                                       applications is 30                                                 up to 75% of eligible
To help communities to                                           November. Decisions                                                costs up to maximum
regenerate historic parts of                                     will be made on                                                    of £25,000
their towns and cities                                           these applications in
                                                                 April 2009
Heritage    Lottery      and        E-mail: customers@english-   End June for Grade I    Charitable groups                          Up to £200,000
English Heritage                          heritage.org.uk        and end December




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Conserve       and      sustain         Website: www.hlf.org.uk          for Grade Ii places of
heritage at risk – in places of                                          worship
worship.
Sport England –                    www.sportengland.org.uk               At any time              Community groups                          Limited       funding.
Community          Investment                                                                                                               Discuss with Sport
Fund                                                                                                                                        England/local County
Revenue and capital grants                                                                                                                  Sports Partnership first
to improve engagement in
sport

Sport England – National           www.sportengland.org.uk               The          national    Sport England works with, and
Investment                                                               investment funding is    invests in, a range of national funded
                                                                         not an open process      partners. Investment in 31 sports
                                                                                                  comprising ten UK priority sports, ten
                                                                                                  English priority sports and 11
                                                                                                  development sports
Football     Foundation     –      E-mail:                               At any time              Community groups with an income of        Up to £9,000; up to
Small Grants Scheme                enquiries@footballfoundation.org.uk                            less than £15,000, a constitution and     90% eligible costs
Support to enable community        Website:                                                       own bank account.
groups to increase skills for      www.footballfoundation.org.uk
the football workforce by
promoting coach education,
volunteering    programmes
and by providing equipment
Football     Foundation     –      E-mail:                               At any time              Football clubs, mulit-sport clubs,        Up to £1m, up to 80%
Facilities Scheme (capital)        enquiries@footballfoundation.org.uk                            local       authorities,   educational    of costs but often less
                                   Website:                                                       establishments, registered charitable
                                   www.footballfoundation.org.uk                                  organisations and unincorporated not
                                                                                                  for profit organisations
Arts Council – Grants for          E-mail:                               At any time              Those involved in the arts, i.e.          Minimum grant is likely
Arts                               enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk                                   performers, public organisations          to be £200 and the
For arts activities that benefit   Website: www.artscouncil.org.uk                                (including local authorities) voluntary   largest in the region
people or that help artists                                                                       organisations, promoters                  £200,000
and art organisations to carry
out their own work




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SECTION 4 – AREA FAN NEWS

New European Funding Programme for the South West Region:
Community Grants

South West Foundation in Partnership with the Learning Curve and the Learning and
Skills Council, will shortly be opening a new grant programme on 10th November
2008 for the South West Region. The New Community Grants programme, funded by
the European Social Fund and the Learning and Skills Council, is aimed at
supporting Voluntary and Community Organisations with charitable aims, to deliver
projects that will help and support people furthest removed from the labour market to
pick up the skills and confidence that will enable them to move toward employment.
This particular programme covers all of the South West excluding Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly. (For details of the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Programme please
contact the Cornwall Community Foundation on 01566 77933)

Grants up to £12,000 will be available although it is envisaged that most grants will
be in the region of £6-8,000.

In connection with this programme the South West Foundation is holding a number of
information seminars throughout the Region. All those organisations that would like
to find out more about this programme are welcome to attend. If you would like to
discuss the programme prior to signing up for the seminar please do ring the
Foundation on 01275 333666.
Dates of Seminars:
South Devon: Monday pm: 24th November: Follaton Village Hall, Totnes

North Devon : Tuesday am : 25th November: Burton Art Gallery: Bideford

Somerset: Tuesday pm: 25th November: Albermarle Centre Taunton

Bristol/West of England Wednesday am: 26th November: St Werburghs Community
Centre: Bristol.

Gloucestershire: Thursday am 27th November: Barnwood Reading Room,
Gloucester

Swindon and Wiltshire am: Monday 1st December venue to be arranged

Dorset including Bournemouth and Poole: am: Friday 28th November; Stratton
Village Hall Dorchester



Morning seminars are likely to be 10am-12 noon
Afternoon seminars are likely to be 2:00pm-4:00pm

                                  BOOKING FORM

Space is limited in some venues. Please put a tick by your preferred venue. If we are
unable to accommodate you at that venue we may contact you about an alternative
South Devon: Monday pm: 24th November
North Devon: Tuesday am: 25th November
Somerset: Tuesday pm: 25th November


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Bristol/West of England: Wednesday am: 26th November
Gloucestershire: Thursday am 27th November Dorset including Bournemouth and
Poole: am: Friday 28th November
Swindon and Wiltshire: Monday am: Monday 1st December

Personal Details

Name
Job Title
Organisation


Address                                                           Post Code


Tel No
Email
Personal
requirements (i.e.
wheelchair access,
large print,

If you have any queries about this programme or the seminars please contact South
West Foundation on 01275 333666 or e-mail Info@southwestfoundation.org.uk
Please return booking form by e-mail to info@southwestfoundation.org.uk
Or post
South West Foundation, The Stables, Westway Farm, Bishop Sutton,BS39 5XP




Community Grass Roots


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The distributors across the south west for the new Grass Roots programme have
been announced – these are as below. See individual FAN pages where details are
available.

The Community Foundation for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole
– Bournemouth; Dorset; Poole

Cornwall Community Foundation
– Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Devon Community Foundation
- Devon; Plymouth; Torbay

Gloucestershire Community Foundation
- Gloucestershire; South Gloucestershire

Quartet Community Foundation
– Bristol; Bath & NE Somerset

Somerset Community Foundation
- Somerset

The Community Foundation for Wiltshire & Swindon
- Swindon; Wiltshire

Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund in England (DEFRA)

Allocation of funding

To help minimise costs and deliver the Fund's four objectives, organisations with
specialist expertise are used. Contact the relevant delivery partner to make an
application.

Our delivery partners

   1. Quarries - To reduce the environmental footprint of quarries and to take advantage of
      the opportunities they offer.
   2. Marine - To reduce the environmental footprint of marine extraction.
   3. Resource Use - To deliver more sustainable use of aggregates.
   4. Transport - To reduce the environmental footprint of the transport of aggregates.
   5. Communities - To deliver benefits to communities affected by extraction.


Communities - Local authorities: supporting projects of demonstrable public benefit in
areas within the county that suffer environmental impacts of aggregates extraction



Cornwall                       Eleanor Inglis-Woolcock
                               eingliswoolcock@cornwall.gov.uk
                               01872 322357




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Devon                          Stewart Redding
                               stewart redding@devon.gov.uk

Gloucestershire                Tim Holton
                               tim.holton@gloucestershire.gov.uk
                               01452 426 060

South Gloucestershire          Richard Aston
                               Richard.Aston@southglos.gov.uk
                               01454 863725

Somerset                       Susan Hughes shughes@somerset.gov.uk
                               01823 358104

North Somerset                 Gareth Withers
                               Gareth.Withers@n-somerset.gov.uk
                               Tel: 01934 42 6398

Supporting projects in areas   Action for Communities in Rural England
outside the above counties     comma@acre.org.uk
                               0128 565 3477



Awards For All England – changing its format

The Awards for All programme is going to change its format from April 2009.

This does not mean that small grants funding is coming to an end; small grants
programmes will continue to be available from the Lottery distributors.

Awards for All is currently funded jointly by Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund,
Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England. From 1 April 2009 each of the lottery
distributors supporting the scheme will have their own small grants programmes up
and running, meaning that applicants will have four separate and more tailored
programmes of funding to apply to.

As of April 2009 the Big Lottery Fund will run their own, new version of Awards for
All, awarding grants of £300 to £10,000 to local communities for 2009 -10. From
2009, the programme will retain its current broad eligibility and straightforward
application process. It will focus on four outcomes, which will cover a very wide
variety of projects:

       People have better chances in life, with better access to training and
        development to improve their life skills
       Stronger communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle
        their problems
       Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to
        enjoy
       Healthier and more active people and communities.




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Projects with a specific art, sport or heritage outcome should direct their applications
to other funders' small grants programmes; see www.lotteryfunding.org.uk for more
information about these programmes as and when it becomes available.

The change will mean that each distributor can better address the needs of their
applicants and the themes they support. Overall, across all the distributors, it is
anticipated that new money available for small grants in 2009-10 will be comparable
to money that was available to community groups through Awards for All in 2008 -
2009.

From April 2010, small grants will form part of our new funding framework (which is
the subject of a consultation to be launched in mid-November).

The South West regional team will be running briefing event(s) on BIG's revised
programme in the New Year so that, before it opens for applications in April 2009,
you will know how it differs from the current programme.

Please note that applications can still be made under the current arrangements until
31 March 2009, so please continue to encourage applicants to apply to us.

South West regional team at events.sw@biglotteryfund.org.uk

Louise Bowers
Regional Communications Manager
South West regional office

Big Lottery Fund
Beaufort House
51 New North Road
Exeter EX4 4EQ

T: 01392 455833
M: 07769912134




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SECTION 4a - CORNWALL (CFAN)
FAN contact details - Tracy Beer (tracy.beer@cornwallenterprise.co.uk)
Tel: 01872 322858 or Loiuse Pallet
(louise.pallett@cornwallenterprise.co.uk)
Tel: 01209 616089


Kerrier District Council - Community Grants

Does your Community group require funding to deliver a small project? The Kerrier
District Council Community Grants Scheme may be able to help.

Grants of up to £2000 are currently available to support Community groups that
aspire to the Council's Community Strategy & the work of the Environment team.
The grants are designed to increase participation in cultural activities, sport/active
recreation, encourage increased use of Kerrier's open spaces and support the
aspirations of Parish & Town plans.
If you think that you have a project that may be eligible please download a copy of
the Community Grant Application form and get in contact with the Leisure Operations
Officer to discuss your idea in more detail. Applications can be made at any time but
funds are limited and projects are assessed on a first come first served basis.
Community Regeneration Team (and Economic Development)

regeneration@kerrier.gov.uk;

Tel: 01209 614061


Springboard fund

Springboard is an investment fund created to support the development of innovative
ideas that will have a significant impact on the economy of Devon, Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly. It provides Seedcorn funding to support early-stage development,
feasibility studies or step-change activities

There is no set intervention rate; investments will typically be between £50,000 and
£250,000. The Springboard Fund will not provide displacement funding if there is
another source that will provide the funding

Necessary qualifications of the applicant
Public, private or voluntary sector organizations within Devon, Cornwall and the Isles
of Scilly

Applications can be made at any time. Leadership project credibility, value for
money and impact will be important considerations in the assessment of any project

Application by special form supported by proof that the recipient is compliant with
current UK legislation

South West Regional Development Agency
Tel: 0845 600 9966



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enquiries@springboardfund.co.uk

http://www.springboardfund.co.uk


Restormel District Council Community Fund Grant

The Community Fund provides a financial contribution to community organisations
for projects for the purchase of equipment or building work. The Fund can provide up
to 50% of the total project cost to a maximum of £10,000.

How to Apply

Applications to the Community Fund are welcomed from any community and
voluntary groups based in Restormel who have not received a grant from Restormel
Borough Council in the last 24 months. For more information and advice on your
project idea or to request an application form, please contact the
Community Regeneration Facilitator. Alternatively the application form and guidance
notes can be downloaded opposite.

Additional support

The Regeneration Team can search for other funds which may be available for your
project, and may also be able to provide support in developing your project. Please
contact the team if you would like to discuss this further.

Jess Pytel, Community Regeneration Officer
Email:jess.pytel@restormel.gov.uk ; Tel: (01726) 223546



North Cornwall Community Chest

The Community Chest is a fund administered by North Cornwall District Council to
assist small projects in the North Cornwall area run by voluntary and community
groups.

Funding

       The Community Chest would expect to offer grants of between £100 and
        £2,000 for projects that have total costs of no more than £5,000.
     Projects that cost more than £5,000 in total are not eligible for the Fund.
     The fund can contribute up to 60% of the project costs (to a maximum of
        £2,000).
Applications from community groups with smaller project costs of up to £500 are
particularly welcomed.

The decision to fund a project, is taken through a process of appraisal, followed by a
decision being taken by Members of the Regeneration Committee.

grants@ncdc.gov.uk


Tel: 01208 265709; Fax: 01208 265711



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Cornwall Community Foundation

Deadlines have been updated. Details of panel meeting dates, and associated
deadlines are available on the Foundation's website. Applicants are advised to
contact the Foundation before submitting an application to ensure that suitable
funding is available. Applications to the Morwenna Fund are restricted to recipients
residing in the old Borough of Penzance.

Background

Community Foundations like the Cornwall Community Foundation are independent
charitable trusts working in a particular geographical area. They act as endowment
builders, grant makers and community leaders. Their main purpose is to promote
and support local charitable and community activity through a programme of
constructive grant making.

                                  *     *   *    *   *

The aim of Cornwall Community Foundation is to identify the needs of Cornwall and
the Isles of Scilly and make a difference to the major social economic problems that
exist in these areas. By playing a proactive role in raising awareness of problems,
the Foundation can focus on long-term solutions by having a positive agenda of
fundraising and grant giving.

The Foundation administers the following programmes :

Benefitting Older People

Crisis Fund

Objectives of the Scheme

The fund enables charitable organisations and agencies in Cornwall to assist people
in crisis who are urgently in need of small, one-off amounts of money.

Available Funding/Support

Grants of up to £250 are available.
At any time.


High Sheriff's Award Scheme

Objectives of the Scheme

The Scheme encourages initiatives that aim to reduce crime and anti-social
behaviour, and also supports youth-led projects for young people.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Grants have reached capacity for this fund so applications are not currently being
accepted




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Lady St Levan Fund
Support is given under the following themes:

*   Care of autistic children
*   Music projects
*   Hospice movement
*   Cancer care
*   Hardship
*   Poverty
*   Older people in crisis

Grants are available from £150 to £1,000.

Apply at any time.


Morwenna Fund

Objectives of the Scheme

This Fund is for the benefit of women and children who are experiencing need,
hardship or distress, in particular, single parents.

Grants of up to £250 are available.

Apply at any time. Applications are currently only being received for beneficiaries
residing in the old Borough of Penzance, ie Heamoor, Gulval, Newlyn, Mousehole,
Paul, Madron and Penzance.


BBC Radio Cornwall Appeal

Objectives of the Scheme

To benefit organisations and causes which bring people together in their local
community.

Grants up to £1,000.

Application dates and criteria are announced 'on air'.

Necessary qualifications of the applicant
Not-for-profit organisations that are either benevolent, charitable or philanthropic
established to alleviate disadvantage in the local community. Groups must be based
in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

Exclusions
Although there are no cited exclusions, potential applicants are advised to contact
the Foundation directly with regard to eligibility.


Criteria
Projects must be able to demonstrate they meet an identified need or work towards
alleviating an identified problem within a local community.



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Application
Deadline(s): Potential applicants may make contact with the Foundation at any time
             to discuss making an application.

Frequency:    Ongoing.

Link to guidelines:

http://www.cornwallfoundation.com/applying_for_a_grant/index.htm

Useful information:

For all funds listed, applicants should contact the Foundation for an application form
and to discuss eligibility.

Cornwall Community Foundation
The Orchard
Market Street
Launceston
Cornwall PL15 8AU
Tel/Fax: (01566) 779333
E-mail: grants@cornwallfoundation.com
Website: http://www.cornwallfoundation.com




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SECTION 4b - COUNTY NEWS - DEVON
DEVON (DEFAN)

FAN contact details – Amanda Denham
(amanda.denham@exetercvs.org.uk)

Bulletin contact details – EddieGooding
(eddie.gooding@devon.gov.uk)
Tel: 01392 382076

North Devon Council – Community Councillor Grants
Current Status:
Open for Applications
Description:
Financial assistance is available for projects or services which benefit the North
Devon Community.

Maximum value: £1,500

Value Notes:
There is no set limit on the size of the grant which can be applied for. However, the
size of grant usually awarded is as follows:

      For projects covering an electoral ward - up to £1,500.

Extended Description:
North Devon Council's Community Councillor Grants scheme is in place to support
community and voluntary groups to help develop activities and facilities that will
benefit the socio-economic culture and environment of North Devon.
These are awards for a specific project such as an event, a new or re-furbished
facility or a pilot of a new service. The grant seeker will approach the district
councillor of their ward for support in their application. They are time limited. All
project grants will be subject to a funding agreement. The budget will be split equally
amongst the district councillors.
Latest Information:
Applications are accepted and considered throughout the year.
Key Criteria:
Organisations eligible to apply include:
    Voluntary organisations.
    Community organisations.
    Village hall committees, Parish Councils, other community and voluntary
       sector organisations.

Proposed projects and activity should fall under one of the following headings:
    Sports.
    Culture and heritage.
    Environment and sustainability.


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      Social welfare.
      Community.

The project must demonstrate:
    A need for the activity.
    A need for financial assistance.
    Local community support.
    Local benefit in accord with corporate strategies.
    Measurable benefit.
    Environmental sustainability.

Applicants to this fund should have the following:
    A constitution
    A bank account.
    Independently signed off accounts.
    Not-for-profit aims.
    Open access (within target group).
Eligible Expenditure:
Eligible expenditure includes:
     Core running costs.
     Specific projects such as an event, a new or refurbished facility, new
        equipment or the pilot of a new service.
     Equipment.
Restrictions:
Funding for the following will not be considered:
    Donations.
    Projects which cover an area which is primarily the responsibility of another
      funding agency.
    Double funding from North Devon District Council sources.
    Out of area activities.
    Fund-raising events.
    Projects which promote religious belief or political activities.
    Twinning.
    Civic events.
    Memorials.
    Retrospective funding.
Application Procedure:
Contact North Devon Council for further information and application forms.

Links
Community Grants:
(http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/index/lgcl_community_and_living/lgcl_grant_schemes
/nonlgcl_community_grants_intro.htm) »

North Devon District Council: (http://www.northdevon.gov.uk) »


Useful addresses and contacts for this scheme:
Lucinda Tomlinson Grants Officer
North Devon Council
Community and Leisure Services


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Civic Centre
Barnstaple
EX31 1EA
Tel: 01271 388433

» Contact North Devon Council

Application Form and guidance -
http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/community_councillor_grants_application_form_07.08.
doc


Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund

The Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund has been set up to encourage
innovative sustainable development projects that help to improve the quality of life for
current and future generations. The Fund will support proposals that focus on
environmental, economic, social and cultural aspects of life.

The level of grant support will not normally exceed 50%. For the voluntary sector it
will not normally exceed 75%. Up to 100% will be available in exceptional
circumstances and in most cases this will require a considerable contribution in kind,
such as volunteer time or loan of equipment, premises, land etc. Although there is no
prescribed maximum or minimum grant, the average to date has been around
£6,000.

Proposed projects should change the attitude and behaviour of individuals and
communities in ways that enhance understanding of sustainable development and
the role of Dartmoor National Park Authority, while promoting co-operation and social
inclusion.

Priority will be given to eligible projects that:

1.    involve young people and combat social exclusion;
2.    encourage links between urban groups and those resident in Dartmoor National
        Park;
3.    demonstrate innovation or best practice;
4.    lever in contributions from other sources;
5.    add value or new dimensions to existing sustainability projects; and/or
6.    have little access to alternative public funding; and/or
7.    bring organisations together to co-operate in tackling problems or promoting
        new ideas.

Visit the website for further eligibility information and to get an application pack:

http://www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/index/livingin/li-dartmoorsustdev.htm

Before you complete your application you should first speak to the Sustainable
Development Officer on 01626 831067 or email dsdf@dartmoor-npa.gov.uk.




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Springboard Fund

Springboard is an investment fund created to support the development of innovative
ideas that will have a significant impact on the economy of Devon, Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly.

Seedcorn funding to support early-stage development, feasibility studies or step
change activities

There is no set intervention rate; investments will typically be between £50,000 and
£250,000

The Springboard Fund will not provide displacement funding if there is another
source that will provide the funding

Organisations
Public, private or voluntary sector organisations
No restrictions
No restrictions
Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Applications can be made at any time
Viability - leadership project credibility, value for money and impact will be important
considerations in the assessment of any project
Grants are discretionary

Special Form – yes, available to download from the website, supported by proof that
the recipient is compliant with current UK legislation

South West Regional Development Agency
Tel: 0845 600 9966

enquiries@springboardfund.co.uk

http://www.springboardfund.co.uk


Small Grants Programme for Devon

The Devon Community Foundation, which is an independent charity committed to
supporting local community causes and providing grants to support local causes, has
announced a new grassroots small grants programme for local community groups
and charities. Community Groups and Charities in Devon, that are volunteer led and
with an annual income of up to £20,000 are eligible to apply for a grant of between
£250 and £5,000 over three years.

The grant can be used for activities that increases or develops the capacity of small
voluntary and community groups. Examples of the type of activities that can be
funded include:
Staff costs to enable employment;
Training for volunteers;

Putting on local events or workshops;
Measures to achieve a quality award or improved standards;



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Activities to support community activity;
Additional activities to expand an existing funded project;
The purchase of equipment to benefit the group such as a computer, oven or
furniture, etc.

http://www.devoncf.com/applying_for_a_grant/index.htm




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SECTION 4c – DORSET (DOFAN)
FAN contact details – Mary Hubbard (M.Hubbard@dorsetcc.gov.uk)
Tel: 01305 224882


Dorset AONB Sustainable Development Fund

Funding for projects that will help to care for the Dorset AONB and the people who
live and work in it.You will need to check whether your project lies within the AONB
boundaries, although in some cases projects from outside these areas can be
supported. Broadly, AONB is looking to support projects that:
• Conserve and enhance natural beauty and heritage
• Support the social and economic well being of communities in a sustainable way
• Add value to local products
• Improve the quality of life in rural areas
• Have the support and involvement of local people or meet a recognised local need
In particular projects that encourage everyone to get involved, including young
people, remove barriers to all people’s enjoyment and involvement in the countryside
and encourage links between urban groups and those resident in the AONB. Grants
of up to £20,000 are available; please see the website for deadlines.

Website: http://www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/default.asp
Tel:     01305 756782

East Dorset community development grants

Funding is available to a wide range of voluntary organisations in East Dorset that
work with, and for, the community. The council’s Grant Aid Schemes are designed
to assist voluntary organisations and individuals who would not otherwise be
supported. Groups working on lifelong learning projects, supporting young people
and the elderly, the disabled and those disadvantaged by social exclusions will be
given
greater priority. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to cover both capital and
revenue costs, other funding will need to be secured.

Website: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=387693


West Dorset

Advice and various capital grants are available to community or voluntary groups
working to generate, develop and promote economic and social wellbeing within
West Dorset. Will give funding for new projects, including capital items, and a
contribution towards running costs.
Tel: (01305) 251010

Website: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=387697




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Wessex Watermark

Support community and voluntary projects that will directly benefit the environment in
the Wessex Water Region. Grants of between £100 and £1,500 are available for
project costs, with an additional award of £2,500 which is made to a selected special
project. Other funding will need to be secured.

Website: http://www.conservationfoundation.co.uk
Website: http://www.wessexwater.co.uk/watermark
Tel:    (020) 7591 311


The Community Foundation Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole

The Community Foundation administers a variety of funds which aim to support not
for profit voluntary and community groups across the whole of Dorset. Funds include
     Sports Relief
     JP Morgan
     Burning Issues
Grants vary from £150 - £10,000 depending on fund. Applications can be sent at
anytime. For any further information or an informal chat please call.

Website: http://www.localgiving4dorset.org.uk/home/home.php
Tel:     01202 292255
Email: bdpfoundation@btconnect.com




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SECTION 4d – GLOUCESTERSHIRE (GeFAN)
FAN contact details – Barbara Pond (bpond@grcc.org.uk)
Tel: 01452 528491




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SECTION 4e – SOMERSET (SOMFAWN)
FAN contact details – John Skrine
(john.skrine@creatingexcellence.org.uk)
Tel: 01823 250805
Bulletin contact details – Jodi Boxell (jod1s@btinternet.com


Opportunities for grass roots funding in Somerset

Somerset Community Foundation is delighted to announce that it will be
administering the Grassroots Grants programme funded by the Government’s Office
of the Third Sector. The aim of the programme is to support local activity responding
to local needs and strengthening communities.

We welcome applications to the Grassroots Grants Programme from not-for-profit
voluntary or community groups based in Somerset who have been active in their
community for not less than 12 months. However, there could be a shorter ‘age limit’
period when a group can clearly demonstrate they are meeting an identified
community need not currently supported by existing local groups. Groups must have
an evidenced income of less than £20,000 per annum.

Groups can apply for a minimum of £250 up to £5000. This can be a one-off
payment or a grant spread over the lifetime of the programme. Alternatively you
can apply for a number of grants (multiple applications over time) that total no more
than £5000 in the life of the grant scheme. You cannot, however, hold more than
one grassroots grant at any one time.

Examples of things that are funded -

 Equipment such as a computer, oven, furniture
 Local events and workshops
 General running costs, for example staff costs, contribution to rent costs where
  they are related to activities/service delivery
 Training for volunteers
 The cost of attending a conference or event
 Funding to support an organisation achieve a quality or other standard relevant to
  their activities.

These are just examples and we would expect applications to reflect the needs of
local groups and local people and address issues of disadvantage.

We cannot fund:

 Individuals
 Statutory organisations or an organisation set up by a local authority or other
  public body to run a service on its behalf
 Regional or local offices of a national organisation
 Organisations that are for the sole benefit or relief of animals and plants
 Projects taking place outside the administrative county of Somerset
 General appeals
 Any party political activity
 Activities promoting religious beliefs


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 Medical research and equipment
 Commercial ventures
 Projects that start before a grant has been awarded

You will need to complete a Grassroots Grants application form which is available on
our website (www.somersetcf.org.uk), together with help notes for each question.
These can be downloaded to your computer, completed on screen, printed off,
signed and posted to us. Alternatively you can telephone the office on 01458 833133
and we will send a paper copy to you.

Full details and an application form can be downloaded from the Foundation’s
website at www.somersetcf.org.uk or, alternatively, you can telephone the office
(01458 833133) to request a paper copy. The next deadlines for receipt of
applications for 2008 is 25 November.


The Wellbeing of Yeovil Association

The Wellbeing of Yeovil Community Association was founded in 1980 by local
businessmen to support worthy causes which benefit those living in Yeovil and
surrounding communities. Over £400,000 of grants have been awarded towards
projects large and small in recent years. Grants are contributed towards the capital
element of projects such as building costs or equipment.

As a matter of policy the Association does not normally contribute to the running
costs (revenue) of projects.

A committee chaired by Tim Chappell MBE meets in January, March, June and
September each year to consider applications for grants. In the last couple of years
the Wellbeing has made over 30 grants including contributions to projects at West
Coker School, East Coker Pavilion, Sutton Bingham Canoe Club, Nether Compton
village hall, Yeovil Amateur Boxing Club, Time Out Together playgroup, Yeovil
Shopmoblity, St Peters Church hall, Urban Warriors Yeovil and Yeovil Hospital’s
Flying Colours appeal.

If you have a worthy cause or project from which the local community will benefit then
consider applying to Tim Chappell 01935 812922 or email
tim.chappell1@btinternet.com for help from the Yeovil Association. Alternatively if
you or your firm would like to make a donation or join the Association then they would
be very pleased to hear from you.


Somerset Partnership Fund

Projects run by Voluntary and Community groups that aim to enhance the wellbeing
of the people of Somerset are eligible for grants from Somerset County Council’s
Somerset Partnership Fund. Although the fund cannot act as the sole contributor to
a project, grants from the fund can provide up to a maximum of 50% of the group’s
total project costs. The maximum contribution towards a project from this source is
£5,000.

Decisions will be made against the following criteria:

How much the project promotes the objectives of the Local Area Agreement;


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That there is evidence that the project is needed locally;
The commitment of other organisations;
The ability to cover on-going costs;
The ability to make the project happen.

The Voluntary and Community Groups concerned should make applications directly
to Sue Sheppard (phone: 01823 356 711 or e-mail: SMSheppard@somerset.gov.uk).
The decision panel meets every three months.


Local Initiatives Budget

The Local Initiatives Budget (LIB), which is being piloted this year (2008/9), is a
funding scheme that is unique to Somerset County Council. The scheme provides
an allocation of £15,000 for each County Councillor within Somerset to help provide
projects to benefit local communities. The scheme is targeted at the promotion and
the bringing about of local initiatives that contribute to the achievement of the
Somerset Local Area Agreement and the priorities within the Somerset Sustainable
Community Strategy.

If desired, funding can be used to attract or secure match-funding or third party
sponsorship. It can also form a grant to an authority for enhancements to a service
but cannot contribute towards services that an authority has a responsibility to
provide. To qualify for funding, total project costs must be over £2,000 and must
expect tangible results within 2008/9.

A maximum of five projects can be funded from each Councillor’s allocation and
Councillors may pool their budgets if they wish. Community or Voluntary groups that
want to make an application should do so through their local County Councillor. The
closing date for applications is 28 November 2008. More information about the LIB
scheme can be accessed at: http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/council/cclib/


The Somerset Local Area Agreement and the Somerset Sustainable Community
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SECTION 4f – WILTSHIRE & SWINDON (WSFAN)

FAN contact details – Jenny Moss (jenny@cibwilts.org.uk)
Bulletin contact details – Graham Harris
(grahamharris@wiltshire.gov.uk)
Tel: 01225 713226

Healthier Wiltshire Award scheme

Nominations are needed for a newly launched awards scheme that aims to
pay tribute to people who have really made a difference to health and
wellbeing in the county.

The Healthier Wiltshire awards will recognise individuals, groups and
organisations that have made a significant difference to improving health and
wellbeing.

That could mean encouraging healthy eating, initiatives to get people active or
education campaigns that raise awareness about drugs and alcohol.

There are eight awards, and winners will be invited to a special ceremony at
the Corn Exchange in Devizes on February 25th. If you know an individual,
group or project that has really helped boost health, please make your
nominations to get their hard work recognised. Nominations and more details
are available at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/healthier-wiltshire-awards.htm

The awards scheme is part of the Healthier Wiltshire programme – a multi
agency partnership including the county council and the NHS. For more
details please email sarahfussell@wiltshire.gov.uk

Funding for older people

Funding is available for elderly people through Age Concern (Wiltshire). The trust
aims to promote the well-being of older people in order to make later life a happy,
fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Age Concern Wiltshire Services include:
* Support service.
* Activity projects.
* Community safety, public education, presentations and campaigning.
* Gardening service.
* Home support.


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* Nail care.
* Products and services.
* Research and consultation.
* Technology club.
* Traders scheme.
* Volunteering.

Use the web link or contact the trust by telephone for full details.

Age Concern Wiltshire
13 Market Place
Devizes
SN10 1HT

Tel: 01380 727767 (Administration helpline)
Email: admin@ageconcernwiltshire.org.uk
Website: www.ageconcernwiltshire.org.uk


Supporting social enterprise in Wiltshire

Co-operative Futures is a dynamic co-operative policy and development agency
supporting the development of social enterprises in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire,
Swindon and Wiltshire. Specialising in co-operative and community owned
enterprises, we have established a reputation as one of the leading social enterprise
development agencies in our area.

Funding For: Getting started:
Access to finance
Business planning
Feasibility studies
Income generation ideas
Marketing and publicity
Membership and governance
Selecting legal structures and registration

Developing your business further:
Being an effective Board
Reviewing your business
Networking opportunities
Policy development
Pricing
Training


Please see website for details for how to apply. Fact sheets are also available on the
website.

Catchment Areas:
Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Address:
Co-operative Futures, City Works, Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4DF
Tel: 0845 4562 506



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info@co-operativefutures.coop
www.co-operativefutures.coop


Community grant for Wiltshire and Swindon

Funders Overall Aim:
To support small informal voluntary and community groups and organisations, many
of who are dependent on volunteers. The Community Foundation particularly
welcomes applications from groups that have not had a grant of any kind before.

Funding For:

Capital and revenue costs.

Who Can Apply:
Not-for-profit, third sector voluntary or community groups who have been active in the
local community for not less than 12 months prior to 31 December 2007; Income over
the last 3 years (or over the group's life if haven't been running for 3 years) of less
than £20,000 per year on average; be volunteer led, i.e. most of work is being done
by volunteers rather than paid staff; be connected with and/or meeting the needs of
their local community; have a governing document (though the group does not have
to be a registered charity).

How To Apply:
Visit the website www.wscf.org.uk and follow the links to the 'Expression of Interest
Form'. You will then be contacted to let you know if you are eligible to apply to
Grassroots or any of the other Community Foundation Funds.

When To Apply:
Apply by the 15th of the month, and if everything is OK with your application, you will
be given a decision by the end of the first week of the following month.


The Community Foundation For Wiltshire & Swindon – Grassroots grants
48 New Park Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1DS.

Contact: Angela Hogan, Grants Administrator
Tel: 01380 729284
www.wscf.org.uk


Invitation to a series of free workshops sessions

These events are open to both trustees and staff of the voluntary and community
organisations and officers and councillors of the statutory sector. The aim is to
promote joint learning and share experiences for the benefit of everyone. The
workshops are a great opportunity to build on existing skills to help you engage with
and support your local community with particular projects or ongoing areas of work.

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All the events run from 9.30am-4.30pm, and include a buffet lunch. For more
information, please contact Marion Rayner at Community First on 01380
722475, by email on mrayner@communityfirst.org.uk or by post to Community
First, Wyndhams, St Joseph’s Place, Devizes, SN10 1DD.

Opportunities in Wiltshire

In Wiltshire, a total of £648,165 is available for the Opportunity Fund and £510,354
for the Capital Fund over the next three years.

Objectives of the Scheme: Both the Youth Opportunity Fund and the Youth Capital
Fund are managed by a group of young people from the local area. Support is
provided for activities that involve young people aged 13 to 19 (13 to 24 for those
with special educational needs or disabilities).

Two levels of funding are available as follows:

*   Small grants between £50 and £3,000.
*   Large grants from £3,000 up to £100,000.

The Youth Opportunity Fund supports activities such as:

-   residential;
-   youth councils;
-   dance projects;
-   environmental projects;
-   arts/drama;
-   sports;
-   developing projects that benefit other young people.

The Young People's Capital Fund supports activities such as doing up buildings, or
buying mobile resources, youth shelters and ICT equipment and so on.

Projects that achieve some or all of the following Every Child Matters outcomes are
more likely to succeed:

*   Be Healthy - enjoy good physical and mental health.
*   Stay Safe - be protected from harm and neglect.
*   Enjoy and Achieve - develop self-confidence and life skills, achieve success, be
    acknowledged for it and have fun.
*   Make a Positive Contribution - to other young people, the local community and
    society.
*   Achieve Economic Wellbeing - reach your full potential and make the most of
    your lives.

Young people (aged 13-19, or 13-24 for those with special educational needs or
disabilities) who live in, or attend, a group in Wiltshire can apply to the fund.

All applications must have the support of a voluntary or community group, or the local
Youth Development Co-ordinator. The supporting organisation must have the
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Further information is available from the WYPOF Co-ordinator:
Tel: (01380) 735781

Wiltshire Youth Development Service
Operational Office
Estcourt Crescent
Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 1LR
Tel: (01380) 735781

youthdevelopmentservice@wiltshire.gov.uk
http://www.sparksite.co.uk


Access to nature funding from Natural England

To increase the opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and learn more
about our rich natural heritage.

Projects working with people in urban, rural and coastal areas who currently have
little knowledge of or contact with nature; projects that encourage people to learn
about the natural environment and gain new skills; projects that improve or create
wildlife rich spaces that are sustainably managed and meet the needs of local
communities.

Grants of between £50k and £500k. For £50k-£100k. Also five Flagship grants of
over £500,000 for projects that have a national significance.

Please read the general guidance notes (available on the website) before applying.
All applicants should then submit a Stage One application form to provide basic
information. If your organisation is eligible to apply, you will be asked to complete a
questionnaire.

You can submit your application anytime from April 2008 to June 2010, except
Flagship applications which has now passed. Funding decisions will be spread out
over three years, so that grants can be awarded all the way through to September
2010. This gives you time to develop your project ideas and complete the application
forms.

This is part of the Big Lottery's Changing Spaces grants programme.

Natural England (Wiltshire office), Units 5 & 6, Prince Maurice Court, Hambleton
Avenue, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2RT
Changing Spaces Advice Line: 0845 3 671671. Textphone: 0845 6 02 16 59.
Natural England enquiries: 0845 600 3078

enquiries@naturalengland.org.uk

www.naturalengland.org.uk


The Ernest Withy Trust

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financially independent of their parents for the purpose of the trust.

Fund is for those who are 'poor in pocket, rich in merit' so all applications are means
tested and must be supported by a reference (usually from a teacher or tutor).

Mr Darren Stevens, Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon
SN1 2JH 01793 463323

customerservices@swindon.gov.uk

www.swindon.gov.uk


The Ethel May Trust

Schoolchildren and students under 25, 'of good character, perserverance
and studious application', who attend school or college within the boundaries
of Swindon Borough Council Swindon Borough.

One-off grants according to need. Often towards purchase of books, clothes
or equipment for educational or employment purposes.

Grants usually around £150. Annually around £1500 is given.

Consideration for all applications will be on merit and not means tested.

Darren Stevens, Swindon Borough Council, Sanford House, Sanford Street,
Swindon SN1 1QH

01793 463323

customerservices@swindon.gov.uk

www.swindon.gov.uk




Salisbury City Almshouse and Welfare Charities

Elderly people - primarily those who have been resident within the Salisbury District
for more than 5 years, and are assessed to be in need of sheltered or very
sheltered accommodation.

Three units of accommodation are available for consideration for elderly women
who are resident outside of the Salisbury District. Young families, with preference
given to single parents, and already resident within the Salisbury District can also be
accommodated in a small number of general needs houses/flats. People of all ages
who are referred by Social Services, medical practioners or other similar bodies are
also considered for grants for relief in need.

Applicable to those in the Salisbury District

Areas of interest include clothing, equipment, heating, furniture and


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holidays. Education: schoolchildren for clothing; college students for study/travel
abroad, books, equipment and instruments; people starting work for uniform/clothing,
books, equipment and instruments. Elderly - to provide sheltered almshouses for
needy elderly people and a small number of general needs accommodation for
young families.

Minimum of £100, maximum of £300. Grants given in 2003 was £21000.

Apply by application form, which should be sponsored by a social worker or other
professional.

Applications are considered month relief in need grants are related to the needs of
each applicant. Must be reasonable, and must take into account assistance
available from other sources.

Clerk to the Trustees, Trinity Hospital, Trinity Street, Salisbury, SP1 2BD

Tel: 01722 325640

clerk@almshouses.demon.co.uk


Salisbury City Educational and Apprenticing Charity

Available to those within a Salisbury District, with preference to those resident in the
City of Salisbury.

One-off grants only. For education/apprenticing, e.g. equipment, books, materials
and school trips. Occasionally loans are given.

Range from £100 to £250.

Not for subsistence, second or additional degrees.
2006 £5600

Application forms, notes and general advice are available from the clerk
(application form needs to be signed by sponsor). Applicants are advised to
visit the clerk early to discuss their requirements. Applications are considered
monthly.

Mr E Wall, Clerk To The Trustees, Trinity Hospital, Trinity Street, Salisbury
SP1 2BD 01722 325640 (& fax).

clerk@almshouses.demon.co.uk


St Mary's Fund

This fund is open to Single mothers in Salisbury.

The fund aims to carry out welfare work in accordance with Christian principles.
amongst women primarily in the diocese of Salisbury.

Funding is only for welfare, including school uniform.


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Grants of up to £400.

Women living with boyfriends/partners are not eligible
Total funding in 2006/07 was £87500

Applications must be made through a professional - social worker, Citizen's Advice
Bureau etc.

Director for Church & Society, Diocesan Office, Church House, Crane Street,
Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2QB

Tel: 01722 411966


North Wiltshire District Council – Cash for Communities – Community
Awards Scheme

To help provide facilities, equipment and activities that is important to the local
community. These awards can really make a big difference in helping communities
get schemes and projects started.


Up to £2,500 may be available for small projects, where there will be no need for you
to find matched funding. Up to 60% of the total cost of a project, where the total cost
is more than£2,500.Non-profit making community or voluntary group, town and
parish councils can apply for funding from this award.

The following are not funded: Political or Religious groups; Statutory bodies to fund
Their core services; Individuals for their sole benefit; Any organisation making and
application for a grant which could reasonably be expected to finance the project or
scheme by other means; A profit making/commercial organisation; No projects will be
awarded funding retrospectively.

Funding is only available to North Wiltshire.
2004/05 approximately total of £250,000 was awarded.

Apply electronically via e-mail or website, although paper applications remain
acceptable. First read the additional criteria which must be met (this is available on
their website of contact community partnership officers).

The final date for receipt of applications is December 19th 2008.

It is important to note that all funding awards must be paid to or invoiced by the
recipient prior to 31st March 2009.

Applicants must acknowledge North Wiltshire District Council’s financial support in
any publicity or printed material.

Community Partnerships Officers, Monkton Park, Monkton Hill,
Chippenham, Wilts, SN15 1ER

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community@northwilts.gov.uk

www.northwilts.gov.uk/index/community/grants/awards.htm


Swindon Borough Council Grassroots Grants

The ’Grassroots Grants' fund is a new one targeting small groups with up to £1,000 in
a year to support new community activity in line with the Council's and communities
priorities. So far the fund has supported a wide range of activity including community
festivals as well as sporting and arts activity.

Who is Eligible for Grassroots Grants

Any ’small groups' who have

* A management group
* A governing document
* A Bank Account

A small group is one having a turnover of less than £50,000 p.a.

What will be funded

Applications for this year 2008/09 are invited against the following three
categories:

* Community Festival
* Environmental Sustainability
* Discretionary Grants

The next deadline is 5 January 2009. Application forms and guidance can be
obtained from:-

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/community/community-communitygrants-
2/grassroots.htm

or Mark Feeny
Contracts and Commissioning Officer
Swindon Borough Council
Premier House
Swindon
SN1 1TZ
Tel 01793 466503


A new opportunity for small, volunteer led groups to apply for up to
£5,000 of funding

The purpose of Wiltshire and Swindon’s Community Foundation Grassroots Grants is
to support small informal voluntary and community groups and organisations, many
of who are dependent on volunteers. The Community Foundation particularly
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The types of group or organisation that we will fund through Grassroots Grants will:

      be a not-for-profit, third sector voluntary or community group.
      have been active in the local community for not less than 12 months prior to
       31 December 2007.
      be able to prove that their income over the last three years, or over the
       group’s life if they haven’t been going for three years, has been less than
       £20,000 per year on average.
      be volunteer led i.e. most of the work is being done by volunteers rather than
       paid staff.
      be connected with and /or meeting the needs of their local community.
      have a governing document, though the group does not have to be a
       registered charity.

If you are not sure if your group fits these criteria, does not have a governing
document or is missing something else from this list please contact The Community
Foundation on 01380 729284 to see if we can help.

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available. £5,000 is the maximum that any
one group can have from the Grassroots Fund, whether it is from The Community
Foundation for Wiltshire or Swindon or from another area. Grants can be requested
as a one-off payment or over more than one year, up to 2011.
www.wscf.org.uk and follow the links to the “Expression of Interest Form”. Send this
to us and we will contact you to let you know if you are eligible to apply to Grassroots
or any of the other Community Foundation Funds.
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SECTION 4g – FORMER AVON (FANWOE)
FAN contact details – Balbir Nirwan (balbir@blackdeva.org.uk)
Tel: 0117 939 6645

Funding Bristol’s youth community groups

Bristol Children & Young People's Partnership Fund is a new fund set up by the
Council providing grants for small voluntary and community sector organisations
working in Bristol with 8-12 year olds, for the purposes of improving the transition
from primary to secondary school.

The aims of the fund are as follows: To increase confidence and self-esteem in
children; to increase positive social and communication skills and ability to make and
maintain friendships and narrow the gap in achieving positive outcomes between
those children who are disadvantaged and children overall.

The maximum grant is £5,000.

Applications can be made at any time.

http://www.quartetcf.org.uk/showcontent.asp?CollectionID=@0000000606


Express Programme

Description: Grants from the Express Programme are awarded to small, local
voluntary and community organisations where a small amount of funding can make a
difference in disadvantaged areas. The work of your organisation must benefit people
who are disadvantaged or isolated. People may be isolated due to poverty, disability,
age, location or culture. Priority is also given to groups that:

  * Enable people to take opportunities that would otherwise not be available to
       them.
  * Involve local people in improving their community.
  * Reflect the concerns and priorities of people living and working in the area.

Area : West of England (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset,
South Gloucestershire).

Amount: The maximum grant is £2000.

Closing Date:    We accept applications to the Express Programme at any time and


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there are no closing dates. Applications are considered as and when they are
received and applicants should be notified of the outcome within six weeks.

Guidelines: Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a
grant.

To apply: Read the guidelines then apply online or download an application form,
complete it and return it to us by post or email.

Quartet Community Foundation supports small, community-based charities and
voluntary groups in the West of England whose work benefits local people. We give
grants to a broad range of causes and welcome applications from both new and
established groups. For more details of all the funding streams available from Quartet
Community Foundation or for an application form visit www.quartetcf.org.uk/apply or
call Ronnie Brown at Quartet Community Foundation on 0117 989 7705. You can
also register to receive their monthly bulletin by clicking on the E-newsletter link in
their home page.

www.quartetcf.org.uk


Grass roots

The Quartet Community Foundation has announced that it will launch a £1.3 Million
Grant Funds for Local Groups on the 1st September 2008. The Grassroots Grants
scheme will support local community groups with an annual turnover of less than
£20,000 to develop and run projects that meet a range local needs. Grants of up to
£5000 will be available to support activities that will make a difference in local
neighbourhoods. The funding is divided across the four unitary authorities of the
West of England according to population and need levels and the three year totals
available include; £582,000 for Bristol groups; £197,000 for Bath and North East
Somerset groups; £241,000 for North Somerset groups; and £280,000 for South
Gloucestershire groups. In addition, the Foundation has issued the Grassroots
Endowment Challenge. This provides individuals and companies with an opportunity
to increase the impact of their giving by 50% - at no extra cost to themselves. For
every two pounds donated to the challenge, an extra pound will be added by
government until March 2011. Money raised will be invested in a fund that will
support local community projects.

http://www.quartetcf.org.uk/showcontent.asp?ShowSiblings=N&ParentID=@0000000
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SECTION 4h – NORTH SOMERSET
FAN contact details – Angi Lewis (angi.lewis@vansmail.org.uk)
Tel: 01934 836952


Funding projects in the south ward of Weston Super Mare

The aim of the Community Chest is to support community activity in the South Ward
of Weston-super-Mare and to encourage more residents to get involved in activities
in their neighbourhood. Grants are awarded to support local initiatives that:

  * Help reduce crime and the fear of crime
  * Create cleaner, greener public spaces
  * Improve the quality of life for local people
  * Encourage local residents to get involved in community activities

Applications from small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations
based and working in the South Ward of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset.

The maximum grant is £3,000.
Applications to the Community Chest at any time and there are no closing dates.

Please download and read the guidelines before applying for a grant.: Download an
application form, complete it and return it to us by post or email.

http://www.quartetcf.org.uk/docs/SSCF_guidelines.pdf


Grass roots

The Quartet Community Foundation has announced that it will launch a £1.3 Million
Grant Funds for Local Groups on the 1st September 2008. The Grassroots Grants
scheme will support local community groups with an annual turnover of less than
£20,000 to develop and run projects that meet a range local needs. Grants of up to
£5000 will be available to support activities that will make a difference in local
neighbourhoods. The funding is divided across the four unitary authorities of the
West of England according to population and need levels and the three year totals
available include; £582,000 for Bristol groups; £197,000 for Bath and North East
Somerset groups; £241,000 for North Somerset groups; and £280,000 for South
Gloucestershire groups. In addition, the Foundation has issued the Grassroots
Endowment Challenge. This provides individuals and companies with an opportunity
to increase the impact of their giving by 50% - at no extra cost to themselves. For
every two pounds donated to the challenge, an extra pound will be added by
government until March 2011. Money raised will be invested in a fund that will
support local community projects.

http://www.quartetcf.org.uk/showcontent.asp?ShowSiblings=N&ParentID=@0000000
163&CollectionID=@0000000621




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SECTION 4i – BATH AND NE SOMERSET (FAB)
FAN contact details – Meryl Hecquet (meryl@banescvs.org.uk)
Tel: 01225 330090


Grass roots

The Quartet Community Foundation has announced that it will launch a £1.3 Million
Grant Funds for Local Groups on the 1st September 2008. The Grassroots Grants
scheme will support local community groups with an annual turnover of less than
£20,000 to develop and run projects that meet a range local needs. Grants of up to
£5000 will be available to support activities that will make a difference in local
neighbourhoods. The funding is divided across the four unitary authorities of the
West of England according to population and need levels and the three year totals
available include; £582,000 for Bristol groups; £197,000 for Bath and North East
Somerset groups; £241,000 for North Somerset groups; and £280,000 for South
Gloucestershire groups. In addition, the Foundation has issued the Grassroots
Endowment Challenge. This provides individuals and companies with an opportunity
to increase the impact of their giving by 50% - at no extra cost to themselves. For
every two pounds donated to the challenge, an extra pound will be added by
government until March 2011. Money raised will be invested in a fund that will
support local community projects.

http://www.quartetcf.org.uk/showcontent.asp?ShowSiblings=N&ParentID=@0000000
163&CollectionID=@0000000621




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SECTION 5 – OTHER REGIONAL FUNDING INFORMATION

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need distributes grants to properly constituted not for profit
organisations that work with disadvantaged children below the age of 18 living in the
UK (including the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).

Their disadvantages will include:

      Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
      Any kind of disability
      Behavioural or psychological problems
      Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

Applications should demonstrate how your project will change the lives of children for
the better. It should be entirely focused on children. Where possible and appropriate
it should take into account children’s views and involve them in decision making.
Organisations must have:

      A constitution or governing document
      Their own bank/building society account
      At least two unrelated cheque signatories
      A written child protection policy
      Adequate and appropriate insurance

Grants can be awarded for up to three years at a time, but one year grants are only
given for:

      Capital Projects
      Seasonal Projects e.g. holiday playschemes
      Holidays and outings
      Equipment & Welfare Funds

The Appeal does not give grants for:

      Trips abroad or projects abroad
      Medical treatment or medical research
      Unspecified expenditure
      Deficit funding/repayment of loans
      Retrospective funding
      Projects unable to start within twelve months
      Distribution to another/other organisation(s)
      General appeals or endowment funds
      The relief of statutory responsibilities
      The promotion of religion
      Projects for pregnancy testing or advice, information or counselling on
       pregnancy choices




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BBC Children in Need, PO Box 76, London W3 6FS. Tel: 020 8576 7788

www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Local Information for the south west:

BBC Children in Need has changed our application process and so I would be
grateful if you could highlight this in the next edition of your bulletin. I have
attached a summary for you.

Also, I have more recent regional data for you, as follows:

Key local regional statistics, for the last full grant year which is Oct 07 to Sept 08,
for the South West are:

307 requests received to the value of £20 million
127 grants awarded totalling £3.7 million
41% of applicants were funded
amount awarded to value requested was 19%

Changes to BBC Children in Need applications

For some time BBC Children in Need has been working to improve the ways in
which organisations such as yours can apply to us. We have consulted with
applicants across the UK and listened carefully to what they have told
us. We have responded by making some changes to our application
processes that we believe will better meet the needs of the sector.

There are two main aspects to these changes:

1. Four Application Deadlines
In place of the traditional November and March application dates, from now on we
will operate with application dates on January 15th, April 15th, July 15th and
October 15th.

Our application process for the next funding round will therefore open on October
20th with a closing date of January 15th 2009. There will be no application
deadline this November. If you would normally expect to apply to us this
November rest assured that if you apply to the new January date we will still let
you know the outcome of your application during April ‘09.

2. On-line Applications
We have now improved the on-line application process and will no longer be
producing or issuing paper application forms. All applications must be submitted
via our website www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey. We also encourage applicants to submit
supporting materials electronically where that is possible.

We understand some applicants may feel challenged by an on-line process and
may not have immediate access to or familiarity with a computerised system. We
will help potential applicants find ways of addressing any difficulties they might
have in accessing our new processes and enabling them to apply.




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Full detail regarding these changes, along with electronic application forms and
detailed guidelines to help applicants are live on our website
(www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey) from October 20th.

Emma Beeston
Regional Manager - South West
BBC Children In Need

E-mail: emma.beeston@bbc.co.uk

T: Direct Dial 0117 974 7600(x017600) • Bristol Office 0117 974 6600 (x016600) •
Central Helpdesk 020 8576 7788 (x0267788)
F: Local Fax 0117 974 6690 • Central Helpdesk Fax 020 8576 8887
A: Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR




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