The Learning Launchpad
Our goal is to discover and support groundbreaking ideas that will raise the aspirations and release
the potential of young people aged 14-25 in their transition to adulthood. Our aim to help you create
lasting organisations that enable young people to discover their potential, pursue their goals and
achieve their dreams. http://www.learninglaunchpad.org The next application deadline is 5pm, Friday
8th January 2010
Princes Trust Community Cash Awards
Community Cash Awards are grants to help you set up a project that will benefit your community.
Young people are being given the chance to claim a share of £1 million to help tackle the dangers of
drugs, crime and play a positive role in their community. Click here to find out more.
Co-op Group Community Dividend Fund
The Community Dividend Fund uses the “odd pence” donated from Co-operative Group Dividend
cardholders to fund projects that benefit local communities. Community and voluntary groups as well
as charities are able to apply for funding of between £100 and £5,000 to support projects that benefit
the local community. Click here for information.
Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation
The Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation has announced that its grants making programme is
now open for applications.The deadline for applications is the 7th January 2009. Click here to
NORTH WARWICKSHIRE AREA COMMITTEE SMALL GRANT SCHEME 2009/10
For small and emerging community/voluntary groups based in North Warwickshire – maximum grant
£500. Click here to find out more.
Peter Harrison Foundation
A pioneering and successful businessman, entrepreneur and sportsman himself, Peter wishes to
share his success by making these stepping stones more readily available to those who may be
disabled or disadvantaged and who may not otherwise have the opportunity to develop their self
potential. Click here to read more about grant programmes.
The smart guide to over 4,000 grants, contracts and loans - A useful tool to search for funding
opportunities. Click here for the link.
Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards
The Tesco Charity Trust has announced that it will once again be seeking applications through its
Community Awards programme in early 2010. The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme
provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000. The funding it gives goes towards providing
practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the
elderly and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local communities around our stores in
the UK. Click here to read more.
The 2009-2010 WCC Arts and Health programme
We would like to draw your attention to an opportunity to develop arts and health projects for your
service users, funded by the County Council Arts Service. CAW has been commissioned by
Warwickshire County Council to deliver an Arts and Health programme between October 2009 and
Spring 2010. The programme will see projects delivered in each of the five Districts of the county, to a
number of people using a range of health and social care services with some emphasis (but by no
means exclusively) on children and young pSport. Click here to read more.
England Funds - Funding programmes are small grants, sportsmatch, Innovation funds; Click here
to find out more.
BBC Children in Need - 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, (including schools) that work with 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. Click here for more information.
Sport England - ***New drive to boost number of women playing sport *** calling on community
groups and sectors to make applications, including those who have not previously considered
applying for funding. Schools, local councils and national governing bodies are just some of the
organisations behind existing projects which have successfully engaged women. Click here for
European Regional Development Fund - West Midlands ERDF Programme 2007-2013. ERDF is a
component of the European Union’s Structural Funds. Structural Funds are monies allocated to
regions to stimulate economic development. The West Midlands ERDF Programme will provide
€400million of investment to create jobs and assist small and medium-sized enterprises from now
until 2013. Click here to read more
COMIC RELIEF - Sport for Change - Opens on 14th November 2009 - Comic Relief will fund
organisations that are using sport to address a social issue or community concern such as substance
use, crime related problems, integration, exclusion of older people, community cohesion, gangs or
knife crime, mental health, and young people at risk. The maximum grant value is £100,000. Click
here to read more.
Sport England - Sustainable Facilities Round 2 - From 26 October, initial applications can be
submitted until 21 December 2010. A subsequent application round will be available for the financial
year 2011/12 and 2012/13. Click here to read more
Youth Opportunity Fund – What’s this? .
BT Community Connections Awards - Do you know a community or charitable organisation that is
looking to extend its work through the use of the internet and ICT? If so, they could apply for a BT
Community Connections award in Round Two, which is now open. Click here to read more.
Applications will be accepted from 1 September 2009, Postal applications must be received by 5
January 20010, Online applications must be submitted by 7 January 2010, Winners will be announced
the week commencing 8 March 2010.
Secret Millionaire Fund - The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) and Channel 4's TV programme, The Secret
Millionaire have teamed up to give viewers of the programme a chance to act on the charitable
inspiration fuelled by the show. Lottery funding worth £1 million has been made available for people to
apply for, or nominate projects to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 (£5,000 in Wales)
from the Secret Millionaire Fund. Click here for further details.
UnLtd Sport Relief Awards - UnLtd, the charity that supports Social Entrepreneurs, is accepting
applications under its Sport Relief Grants Programme. UnLtd Sport Relief Awards are funded by
Comic Relief and provide opportunities for young people to bring communities together, to help
promote understanding and solve problems through sport, arts and recreational activities. The UK
wide funding programme is for 11-21 year olds, who are prepared to go the extra mile and use their
passion for sport and arts to bring respect and understanding to their communities by setting up their
own projects. Click here to read more.
Funding for Individual and Small Groups to Improve their Local Communities - The Wakeham
Trust Provides Grants to help people re-build their communities. We are particularly interested in
neighbourhood projects, Community Arts projects,projects involving community service by young
people, or projects set up by those who
are socially excluded. Click here for more information
Sport England, Sportsmatch update - Sportsmatch will accept applications for projects that will be
delivered in the 2010/11 financial year in December 2009. If you need any further advice phone the
Funding Line on 08458 508 508. Click here for more information.
UK – German Challenge Fund - 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. Click here for more information
Funding to Support Joint Projects Between Young People in the UK and France - The Lefevre
Trust provides funding of up to £10,000 to support innovative projects between young people in
France and the UK. It aims to improve understanding between the UK and France by enabling young
people to visit a partner group and further develop a joint venture. Funding is available for groups of
young people from across the UK and France. All groups are eligible to apply: Click here to read
Community Matters - Supermarket chain, Waitrose will award funding of £2,2 million over the next
year to nearly 7,000 charities and local good causes. The funding is being made through a new
initiative called Community Matters. Through this scheme, Waitrose will allocate £1,000 a month to
each of it's 190 branches to distribute amongst three local community projects as chosen by its
customers and employees. Click here for full details.
Sporting cash available for young talent - Applications are now being invited from Staffordshire
young sportspeople for a share of this year's Staffordshire County Council’s Young People's Sports
Performance Grant Scheme which is also supported by Sport across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-
Trent. Click here for full details