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Table of Contents Futurebuilders - Pilot consortium to help the third sector win contracts ........................................................ 6 EUCLID - Cultur€uro Seminars .................................................................................................................... 7 European Culture News from EUCLID ......................................................................................................... 8 Virgin - BingoLotto........................................................................................................................................ 8 Futurebuilders - News .................................................................................................................................. 9 ENTRUST - Small Grants Scheme for Environmental Bodies ...................................................................... 9 Big Challenge ............................................................................................................................................. 10 GlaxoSmithKline Kings Fund - IMPACT Awards......................................................................................... 10 DSC - Social Change Awards .................................................................................................................... 11 Communitybuilders website live ................................................................................................................. 11 Microsoft Unlimited Potential - Community Technology Skills Program Grants........................................... 12 UnLtd Level 2 Awards ................................................................................................................................ 13 Shell - Step ................................................................................................................................................ 14 Cranfield Trust - Free management consultancy projects ........................................................................... 14 Virgin Money Giving ................................................................................................................................... 15 NESTA - Social Enterprise Access to Investment (SEATI) programme ...................................................... 17 See the Difference ..................................................................................................................................... 17 CREATE - Community Allowance pilot partners ......................................................................................... 18 The Engagement Gateway - Wales ............................................................................................................ 18 Rural Community Shops (formerly ViRSA) ................................................................................................. 19 Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase 2 (LCBP2)................................................................................. 20 Sports help from premiership football clubs ................................................................................................ 20 HLF - Young Roots .................................................................................................................................... 22 European Youth Foundation (EYF) ............................................................................................................ 23 Cranfield Trust - Free management consultancy projects ........................................................................... 24 Page 3 October 2009 ESF Community Grants - Yorkshire & Humber........................................................................................... 25 BIG - Awards for All - England.................................................................................................................... 25 TSELF Social Enterprise Loan Fund .......................................................................................................... 27 Real Help for Communities: Modernisation Fund ....................................................................................... 28 Mini Mediabox ............................................................................................................................................ 29 Rufford Small Grants - Overseas enviroment projects ................................................................................ 30 Abbey Charitable Trust............................................................................................................................... 31 Communitybuilders .................................................................................................................................... 32 Arts Council England - Art in empty spaces................................................................................................ 33 NESTA - Social Enterprise Access to Investment (SEATI) programme ...................................................... 34 Porticus UK ................................................................................................................................................ 35 Foundation - Local Climate Fund - North West ........................................................................................... 36 Meanwhile Space ....................................................................................................................................... 37 Co-operative Community Fund................................................................................................................... 38 See the Difference ..................................................................................................................................... 39 Energy Saving Trust - Green Communities ................................................................................................ 39 English Heritage - Historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes ........................................... 40 iawards ...................................................................................................................................................... 41 SITA GreenPrints ....................................................................................................................................... 42 UnLtd Level 2 Awards ................................................................................................................................ 43 Mix Mediabox ............................................................................................................................................. 44 Elephant Trust for the arts .......................................................................................................................... 44 BURA - Waterways Renaissance Awards .................................................................................................. 45 Lloyds TSB Foundation - Young Offenders Programme ............................................................................. 46 DFID Development Awareness Fund 2009/2010........................................................................................ 46 GlaxoSmithKline Kings Fund - IMPACT Awards......................................................................................... 47 Community Crime Fighters Award Programme .......................................................................................... 48 DSC - Social Change Awards .................................................................................................................... 48 Idlewild Trust .............................................................................................................................................. 49 Big Challenge ............................................................................................................................................. 50 Social Enterprise Awards ........................................................................................................................... 50 Jeans for Genes ......................................................................................................................................... 52 TalkTalk - Innovation In The Community Awards ....................................................................................... 52 EC - Youth in Action - Youth Support Systems ........................................................................................... 53 CYEC Youth Exchange Grants .................................................................................................................. 53 International Women’s Day 2010 Grants - Wales ....................................................................................... 55 Microsoft Unlimited Potential - Community Technology Skills Program Grants........................................... 55 English Heritage - Repair grants for places of worship - England ............................................................... 56 NCVO - Cracking the Code ........................................................................................................................ 58 Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme ...................................................................................... 59 EUROPA - EC Culture Programme 2007-2013 October 2009 Deadline ..................................................... 59 Page 4 October 2009 Scurrah Wainwright Charity ........................................................................................................................ 60 Fidelio Charitable Trust .............................................................................................................................. 60 NAVCA - Third sector work with offenders: Networking support grant ........................................................ 61 EC - Culture Programme online application................................................................................................ 61 Football Foundation community large grant................................................................................................ 62 European Youth Foundation (EYF) ............................................................................................................ 62 Forest Education Initiative (FEI) ................................................................................................................. 63 v Match Fund ............................................................................................................................................. 64 Baily Thomas Charitable Fund ................................................................................................................... 65 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships ........................................................................... 66 EC - INTERREG IVB NWE......................................................................................................................... 67 Friends Provident Foundation - Financial Inclusion programme ................................................................. 68 SITA Enhancing Communities Programme - Small Grants ......................................................................... 69 Groundswell Small Grant Award Scheme................................................................................................... 70 E.ON SOURCE Fund ................................................................................................................................. 70 Wellcome Trust's Engaging Science .......................................................................................................... 71 Community Facilities and Activities Programme 2007-2011- Wales ........................................................... 73 E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund ................................................................................................................. 74 ScottishPower Energy People Trust ........................................................................................................... 75 BBC Children in Need ................................................................................................................................ 76 DH - New Horizons: towards a shared vision for mental health - consultation ............................................ 77 CBA-DFID Programme Development Fund ................................................................................................ 78 Wellcome Trust - Arts Awards .................................................................................................................... 79 Mid Mediabox ............................................................................................................................................. 80 First Light - Young Film Fund ..................................................................................................................... 81 Hilton in the Community Foundation........................................................................................................... 82 Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) ............................................................................................................. 83 Adapting Rural Living and Land Use to Environmental Change: Call for Proposals .................................... 83 City Parochial Foundation (CPF) - London ................................................................................................. 84 Terrence Higgins Trust - Young Leaders .................................................................................................... 85 Trust for London Funding 2007-11 ............................................................................................................. 86 Ashden Awards .......................................................................................................................................... 87 DFID Development Awareness Fund (DAF) Mini Grants ............................................................................ 88 Church and Community Fund (Church of England) .................................................................................... 89 Macmillan - Helping You Help Others......................................................................................................... 90 Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP) ................................................................................. 91 Tudor LankellyChase South West Partnership ........................................................................................... 92 British Council - Lefèvre Trust .................................................................................................................... 92 Ecominds – part of the BIG Changing Spaces funding Revised arrangements .......................................... 93 Canoeing Foundation ................................................................................................................................. 95 Concertina.................................................................................................................................................. 95 Page 5 October 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Access to Learning Award .................................................................... 96 West Yorkshire Grants ............................................................................................................................... 96 Whitley Awards for Conservation ............................................................................................................... 97 Cranfield Trust MBA Scholarships .............................................................................................................. 98 Charity Finance Live .................................................................................................................................. 99 'Raising funds from the Rich' conference on 14th October 2009 ................................................................ 99 DCSF Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Grant Programme - Review ................................... 100 CLG - Faiths in Action CDF ...................................................................................................................... 101 Tenant Empowerment Grants - Wales ..................................................................................................... 102 UK-German Connection - Challenge Fund ............................................................................................... 104 Grants for War Memorials - England ........................................................................................................ 105 Anna Lalor Burdick Programme ............................................................................................................... 106 Nuffield Foundation .................................................................................................................................. 109 Shell Springboard - (Businesses only, including Social Enterprises) ........................................................ 110 Real Help for Communities: Modernisation Fund Grants .......................................................................... 110 Digital Film Archive Fund - Screen South ................................................................................................. 111 Njoya Foundation - London ...................................................................................................................... 112 Youth Music - Open Programme .............................................................................................................. 113 Comic Relief - UK Grants ......................................................................................................................... 114 Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust ............................................................................................................. 115 Comic Relief - Sport for change ............................................................................................................... 116 fit4funding Training Prospectus ................................................................................................................ 118 Page 6 October 2009 Futurebuilders - Pilot consortium to help the third sector win contracts Pilot consortium to help the third sector win contracts Over the next few months more than £30 billion worth of major public service contracts are coming up for tender, yet many third sector organisations lack the capacity and capability to successfully bid for, win and deliver them. In response to sector demand, Futurebuilders is currently looking for consortia partners to help create a special purpose vehicle (SPV) which will trial a new approach for pooling expertise and resources for core services associated with tendering for contracts – such as bid writing, financial modelling, contract negotiation and performance management. Led by our Enterprise Director Ian Charlesworth, the consortium will be made up of third sector organisations with expertise in the bidding process, as well as those experienced in the direct delivery of public services. It is hoped the consortium will allow such organisations to take advantage of the upcoming contracting opportunities, helping them grow and become financially sustainable. Interested in joining? They are currently looking for organisations with interest and expertise in contracting and service delivery to join the pilot consortium. Any third sector organisation with special expertise in bid writing, financial modelling, contract negotiation or performance management (including the management of a supply chain) is encouraged to enquire about becoming part of the management arm of the SPV. Any third sector organisation involved in the direct delivery of public services in the fields of welfare reform, education and training, and health and social care is also encouraged to enquire about becoming part of the delivery arm of the SPV. Organisations interested in joining the pilot consortium should contact Samantha Healy at Futurebuilders, Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7842 7709. Website: http://www.futurebuilders-england.org.uk/what-we-offer/services/pilot-consortium-to-help-the-third- sector-win-contracts/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 7 October 2009 EUCLID - Cultur€uro Seminars With new opportunities for cultural co-operation projects and activities in Europe, this is an exciting time for the sector. As the UK’s official Contact Point for the EU's Culture and Europe for Citizens funding programmes, EUCLID has the very latest news on the programmes for 2009-2013. If you are planning a project collaboration, or if you simply want to know about the EU funding opportunities available to the cultural sector, these seminars are for you! What will the seminar cover? Background to the EU – knowing how it works and what’s in it for you Detailed information on the full range of EU funding programmes, including the Culture programme, the latest programmes for education, training and young people, the environment, research & development programmes, plus the latest Structural Funds, and possible new opportunities for rural areas resulting from changes to the Common Agricultural Policy budgets. A brief reminder of non-EU opportunities, including European trusts and foundations, as well as bursaries, grants and awards•Ways in which cultural organisations can develop European partnerships How cultural organisations can deal with the latest EU rules and regulations Important guidance for applying to the EU programmes and tips for developing an application Upcoming seminars Birmingham, CBSO Centre - Monday 5 October 2009 (please note this seminar will run from 10am - 1pm) Brighton, Lighthouse - Monday 12 October 2009 Bristol, Armada House - Tuesday 20 October 2009 Newcastle, Civic Centre - Monday 26 October 2009 London, A Foundation - Tuesday 27 October 2009 Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse - Tuesday 3 November 2009 Manchester, EMF House - Thursday 5 November 2009 Belfast, Arts Council Northern Ireland - Tuesday 10 November 2009 Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts - Tuesday 17 November 2009 Nottingham, Holiday Inn Express - Tuesday 24 November 2009 Cardiff, Local Government Data Unit - Thursday 26 November 2009 Upcoming seminars Birmingham, CBSO Centre - Monday 5 October 2009 (please note this seminar will run from 10am - 1pm) Brighton, Lighthouse - Monday 12 October 2009 Bristol, Armada House - Tuesday 20 October 2009 Newcastle, Civic Centre - Monday 26 October 2009 London, A Foundation - Tuesday 27 October 2009 Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse - Tuesday 3 November 2009 Manchester, EMF House - Thursday 5 November 2009 Belfast, Arts Council Northern Ireland - Tuesday 10 November 2009 Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts - Tuesday 17 November 2009 Nottingham, Holiday Inn Express - Tuesday 24 November 2009 Cardiff, Local Government Data Unit - Thursday 26 November 2009 Book online at Website: http://www.cultureuro.info/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 8 October 2009 European Culture News from EUCLID Less than four weeks to the Co-operation Projects deadline! Are you preparing your application to strand 1.1 and 1.2.1 for the Culture Programme? The deadline for applications is 1 October 2009 and you can use your UK contact point, EUCLID, for help. Euclid provide feedback on draft application forms and their budget spreadsheet tool will help you in putting together the official budget form by the European Commission. Go to Website: http://www.culturefund.eu/#Budget%20draft to access this budget tool and visit Website: http://www.culturefund.eu/ for further information. UK Call for Proposals: European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion 2010! The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a UK call for proposal for projects on a regional level and looking at thematic approaches to the European Year. Deadline for submissions is 15 October 2009, 5pm! Further details are available at Website: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/european-year- 2010/calls-for-proposals/ Don't want to miss any EU deadline relevant for your cultural organisation? Monitor Website: http://deadline.culture.info/ Simplifications in the management of European Social Fund (ESF)! The European Commission has adopted simplifications in the management rules for the Structural Funds which will have an effect on the ESF. The European Commission will be able to reimburse 100% of the project grants declared by the Member state in their regions. This has been introduced to help the regions in the times of the financial crisis and rising unemployment. Full information is on Website: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/1175&amp;format=HTML&amp;a ged=0&amp;language=EN&amp;guiLanguage=en Find out more about Structural Funds in your region on http://structural.culture.info/ EUCLID Website: http://www.euclid.info Virgin - BingoLotto BingoLotto is dedicated to supporting voluntary, community and sporting organisations across the UK and helping to deliver much needed funding. For every £2 Gamecard purchased, 20% will go directly to support a wide range of UK good causes, with the main beneficiaries being members of The Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR) and members of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). The current economic climate is having a huge impact on grass roots sports and voluntary organisations, with many facing closure due to falling revenues. BingoLotto has the potential to make a huge difference to the sporting and voluntary sector and we will ensure that your money is used to benefit a wide range of grassroots sports clubs, voluntary organisations and community projects across the UK. Website: http://www.bingolotto.tv/consumers/beneficiaries/about-the-beneficiaries/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 9 October 2009 Futurebuilders - News Futurebuilders are very excited about the launch of their new brand - The Social Investment Business. The new business will bring together all their funds but will also have its own ambitious plans for the sector. The brand will be introduced gradually over the next few months but the official launch will be on the 17 September at their national conference at Central Hall Westminster. On the same day The Social Investment Business website will go live. Website: www.socialinvestmentbusiness.org ENTRUST - Small Grants Scheme for Environmental Bodies ENTRUST have published guidance notes for accredited Environmental Bodies (EBs) that wish to participate in the scheme. Currently, the SGS is in a trial period with accredited EBs (See Website: http://www.entrust.org.uk/home/accreditation/register-of-accredited-ebs ) and relates to Object D only. The process will be reviewed in early 2010/2011. The SGS is envisaged to allow groups or smaller EBs to apply to accredited EBs for funding for small grants. All of the conditions and guidelines issued by ENTRUST must be adhered to for the SGS. EBs are under no obligation to sign up to the scheme. If they do, we will publish the names on the website. Each accredited EB will have their own requirements for the scheme, but the fundamental principles will remain the same, these being: 1. Each individual grant will be capped at £2,000. This is the maximum total cost of the venture; 2. The SGS can only be used for small, discrete schemes; and 3. Each EB can only allocate a maximum of £50,000 per accounting year (01 April - 31 March) to the SGS. 4. Applications can be made for up to £2,000 for ventures which have the primary intent of providing, maintaining or improving public amenities. 5. A public amenity can be described as a place where the general public can go for leisure or recreation and must be open to the public. A full explanation of this can be found in the ENTRUST Guidance Manual 3) Object D Guidance. To be eligible to apply to the SGS, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Be in the vicinity of a registered landfill site; 2. Have full public access; 3. Be completed within one year; 4. Demonstrate value for money; and 5. Demonstrate need for the grant. The scheme will be reviewed in early 2010. ENTRUST, 60 Holly Walk, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4JE Tel: 01926 488 300 Fax: 01926 488 388 Website: http://www.entrust.org.uk/home/news/small-grants-scheme ENTRUST, 60 Holly Walk, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4JE Tel: 01926 488 300 Fax: 01926 488 388 Website: http://www.entrust.org.uk/home/news/small-grants-scheme Page 10 October 2009 Big Challenge Your Chance, Everybody’s Change Young people across the UK are invited to submit their ideas of how they want to bring their community together to be in with a chance of winning a share of £65,000. This week saw the launch of Big Challenge, a ground-breaking youth project that is being led by a group of 16-25 year olds from across the UK, with the support of UnLtd and Changemakers. Big Challenge asks young people to think about and act on the biggest challenges that we face in society today with a different issue as the focus each year. The Big Challenge for 2009 is called Your Chance, Everybody’s Change – how can you create unity in your community? The Youth Leadership Team of the programme decided on this challenge as they thought it represented issues that young people struggle with day to day and they believe that other young people will have great ideas in how to address this. Any 16-25 year old in the UK can now apply to win part of the Big Challenge prize fund for the year if they come up with an original and effective idea. Projects will be shortlisted by the young leaders of the programme who hold the £60,000 prize fund budget before a final online public vote to decide the winners. Winners of the prize fund will have their project costs paid for along with support and mentoring to carry out their ideas. See the Big Challenge website for further information and to apply - Website: www.bigchallenge.org.uk The competition is open until September 28th 2009. GlaxoSmithKline Kings Fund - IMPACT Awards The IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £10,000 and £1 million. An overall winner will receive £35,000, nine other winners receive £25,000 and up to ten organisations that are highly commended or runners up receive £5,000 or £3,000. You do not need to present a new project. The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work. You decide how to use the award money. Organisations that win or are highly commended for an IMPACT Award will be offered free training valued at £3,500 for each organisation. Find out more about the IMPACT Awards Development Network. Winners will be given a range of resources to help promote their work (such as professional photographs, films, banners and brochures). Deadline for applications for the 2010 awards is 5pm on Friday 25 September 2009. The King's Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN Tel: 020 7307 2400 Website: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/research/projects/gsk_impact_awards/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 11 October 2009 DSC - Social Change Awards Social Change Awards celebrates the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society. This change can come about through the everyday actions of one individual, many people pulling together, a local company that cares about their wider community or the thoughtful investment of resources. The awards are fun, informal and inclusive. The four award categories are: Everyday Impact Award Influencer Award Investing in Social Change Award Public Body Award. To find out everything you need to know about the awards and to place a nomination go to Website: http://www.socialchangeawards.org.uk If after reading the information there you have any further questions please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date to nominate yourself is 25 September 2009 and to nominate others 18 September 2009. DSC will produce a shortlist, three from each category, and there will be an online public vote where we ask you to pick the winners from the shortlist. The Awards Reception will take place following the key note speech from Nick Hurd MP, Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprises and Volunteering at the Charity Centre on 26 November 2009. Communitybuilders website live Communitybuilders website is now live. Communitybuilders is a £70 million fund that offers loans, grants and business support to inclusive, multi-purpose, community-led organisations. The fund opened for applications on 7 September. Website: www.communitybuildersfund.org.uk They've also launched an improved version of the Futurebuilders website. They've created a new resources section with articles, links, video, audio and a blog. We've also made lots of small changes that will improve the user experience. Website: www.futurebuilders-england.org.uk Page 12 October 2009 Microsoft Unlimited Potential - Community Technology Skills Program Grants Microsoft believe in the power of technology to transform lives and enable people to realise their potential. With over ¾ of jobs requiring some form of IT skills they understand it is essential that everyone in society has the opportunity to gain IT skills so that they can improve their opportunities for employment. They are seeking projects with potential for 3 years support. However, grants will be made annually, based on performance and with no forward commitment for future years. Grants are available for thirty thousand pounds, sixty thousand pounds and ninety thousand pounds. They are keen to understand how such funds could improve, enhance or change the programmes you already have in place for employability Eligibilty: A non-profit or non-governmental organization that holds charitable status and operates on a not-for- profit basis with the aim of: (i) relief to the poor, (ii) advancement of education, (iii) advancement of social and community welfare, (iv) advancement of culture, (v) advancement of the natural environment, or (vi) other purposes beneficial to the community. Additional types of organizations eligible for Microsoft grants programmes if you have proper NGO status include Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities. Ability to help large numbers of people back into employment, through your services. Your organisation typically works with digitally and socially excluded communities in the UK. On your employability projects you work with other partners on delivery and have a strong track record on results. Have other funding streams. The Microsoft grants should not be the only funder for the project. The aim is to work on projects that eventually will be sustainable. Microsoft typically supports projects where there is an existing healthy funding model with multiple partners. Measurement and evaluation systems which track service users’ journeys through skills development and employment (quarterly reporting is a mandatory requirement). Please note: Organisations are welcome to work together to submit a joint application for shared work projects where applicable If you do not fit the above criteria you may be eligible for the Microsoft software donation programme. Please Email: email@example.com to find out more. As this is a global programme and managed centrally from our US Headquarters the grants are applied for in dollars. Please be aware that this grant will not reflect the current exchange rate as it is fixed at a constant dollar rate for the year. Deadlines: Stage 1: Closing date for applications: Tuesday 22nd September 2009. Stage 2: Interview applicants who have been short listed: Monday 28th September 2009. Stage 3: Results will be announced: Thursday 1st October 2009. Page 13 October 2009 Stage 4: Successful applicants will need to submit the application onto the Microsoft global grant tool. At this stage we will ask for additional information and supporting documents: Wednesday 14th October 2009. Stage 5: The grant cheque for 2010 will be distributed in February 2010. All applicants will be notified by email. For Application Pack contact Harsha Gadhvi, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft: Tel: 0118 909 3972 Email: Harsha.firstname.lastname@example.org UnLtd Level 2 Awards UnLtd Level 2 Awards are unique! They are looking for inspiring people who have innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to some of biggest challenges facing communities, wider society and the world. It is important that you meet the UnLtd Level 2 core criteria, please read the following questions carefully to ensure you are eligible to apply. You: Are you an established social entrepreneur with a track record of finding solutions to pressing social problems? Have you a team of people supporting you? Are you working on tackling a clearly identified a social problem? Your project: Is your project up and running delivering social impact? Can you prove your project activities are delivering social benefit? Are you looking to spend more time on developing your project so that it can grow and develop? Your need: Do you need £15,000 to use for your living expenses so that you can to spend more time developing your project? Do you need practical help and support to take your project to a sustainable level? If the answer to these questions is yes an UnLtd Level 2 Award may be what you are looking for. They are inviting expression of interest for the autumn round of our competition. Expression of Interest Form available online from Friday August 28th until Monday 21st September 2009 Website: http://www.unltd.org.uk/template.php?ID=128&PageName=level2awardsv2 Page 14 October 2009 Shell - Step For over 20 years Shell Step has led the way in providing enterprising undergraduates for project-based placements in small businesses. Now we have a talent pool of high-performing graduates available now for business focused assignments. Working in partnership with the Government's Graduate Talent Pool initiative, our service allows you the flexibility to trial a candidate for a potential permanent position with no long term commitment on your side, or to simply tap into a flexible resource for your business when the need arises. Their specialist placement teams take the hard work out of identifying and assessing appropriate candidates for you, leaving you free to do what you do best - manage your business. If you are looking for a cost effective means to improve business performance and make things happen, consider a graduate intern through Shell Step. Call them now Tel: 0844 248 8242 Email: email@example.com to discuss your project's requirements or simply for further information. Website: http://www.shellstep.org.uk/cms/content.php?c=1 Cranfield Trust - Free management consultancy projects Cranfield Trust volunteers provide one-to-one consultancy to charities local to them. To qualify for their help, charities, social enterprise or community interest companies must be working to address issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion. During the current economic downturn many charities are facing very uncertain times. The Cranfield Trust can help by offering support with projects in the following key areas: Financial management; Business planning; Human resources issues; Change management and restructuring; Marketing and communications. Free management consultancy projects Cranfield Trust volunteers provide one-to-one consultancy to charities local to them. To qualify for their help, charities, social enterprise or community interest companies must be working to address issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion. During the current economic downturn many charities are facing very uncertain times. The Cranfield Trust can help by offering support with projects in the following key areas: Financial management Business planning Human resources issues Change management and restructuring Marketing and communications - They have a pool of over 600 highly skilled professionals ready to work with your organisation to help you manage effectively during these challenging times. Don't wait until it is too late -see more information on how to start a project on website below. Page 15 October 2009 HRNet Service - HRNet is a pilot scheme offering a unique free online resource. Registered charities can obtain answers to personnel questions from HR professionals in the commercial sector. Unfortunately due to differences in English and Scottish employment law HRHet is currently not available in Scotland. The Cranfield Trust, Court Room Chambers, 1 Bell Street Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8GY Tel: 0844 8003390 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cranfieldtrust.org/index.php?pIDref=114-services Text not approved by funder but as website. Virgin Money Giving Virgin Money Giving is open for charities to register. Online fundraising has become a major source of revenue for many UK charities. Here’s how they aim to help every charity make the most of this simple, cost-effective way to raise money: 1 They're 100% not-for-profit. It means their charges are as low as they can make them - just enough to cover their operating costs. If they make any profit in the future, they'll use it to improve their services and reduce their charges in future. That’s a promise. 2 They're the official fundraising website for the Virgin London Marathon. The single biggest annual charity fundraising event on the planet - with massive, worldwide coverage. Millions of people will visit Virgin Money Giving to sponsor friends and family. Make sure your charity is registered so people can choose to support you. 3 Lower charges than any other fundraising website. They only charge what they need to cover their operating costs. Just one £100 + VAT set-up charge, and 2% of donations. That’s it. They don’t charge an ongoing fee to be on their site and there are no monthly or annual fees. Plus they don’t charge to collect Gift Aid. So more money goes where it's needed - directly to your charity. 4 There’s one low £100 + VAT set-up charge for charities. Each charity pays a one-off set-up charge. They want the service to be available to everyone. Think of it as another tool in your fundraising kit. One that gives you more bang for your buck. 5 Setting up your charity’s page is really easy. Page 16 October 2009 Every charity can be online with Virgin Money Giving Even if your charity doesn’t have a website, Virgin Money Giving makes the internet and online giving available to all. Setting up your charity’s page is really easy. You can even have several pages if you want to promote more events and campaigns. 6 they reclaim Gift Aid for you and pass it on to you in full. They promote Gift Aid to donors and make it easy for them to add it to their donation. So as much as possible goes to your charity. Gift Aid is reclaimed and sent on to your charity. You don’t have to think about it. Plus they don’t apply their 2% fee to Gift Aid collected on donations – so you don’t pay a penny for this service. 7 they collect event fees for you. They’ve done everything they can to help free up your time and support you in your fundraising work. It’s easy to set up your events on Virgin Money Giving, and they even collect the fee for you online. One less thing for you to think about. 8 Toolkits that help maximise your online fundraising. People who donate online give more frequently and more generously. And they’ve got great gizmos to help fundraisers boost their online donations even further. At the touch of a button they can link to their facebook page - using social networking to help promote their fundraising activities to friends, family and colleagues. What’s more, they’ll also have their fundraising page for life - not just for one-off events. So they can come back time and again to raise money for you. It’s all designed to help your charity raise more money online, without eating into your valuable time and resource. 9 Free, easy-to-use standard or customisable reporting. They talked to a lot of charities before they started. And built in features they said would be really useful. Their technology is designed to make your life easier and make sure that you always know how much you’ve raised and how your campaigns have worked. You can see simple reports like who your best fundraisers are and how much your charity raised online last month. Or take full advantage of their customisable reporting to impress your boss. 10 Lots of free online support and advice. Virgin Money Giving Ltd, PO Box 160, NORWICH NR4 6FS Email: email@example.com Tel: 08456 10 10 45 Website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ Page 17 October 2009 NESTA - Social Enterprise Access to Investment (SEATI) programme Social enterprises have been hailed as one of the most exciting emerging sectors in the UK, contributing at least £8.4 billion to the economy every year. However social enterprises can find it difficult to access the finance needed to grow - particularly new sources of equity and equity-like finance. NESTA's Public Services Innovation Lab is working with the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) to provide a year long Social Enterprise Access to Investment (SEATI) facility designed to give social enterprises the best advice to help them access risk capital. The facility will offer a success fee that will incentivise brokers of advice to help social enterprises access funds. NESTA and the OTS have developed the SEATI pilot to find and test new ways for social enterprises to gain the advice and support they need to access new forms of growth finance. The programme compliments other initiatives to increase supply of risk capital for ambitious social enterprises such as NESTA's cornerstone support for the Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund and the Big Issue Investment Social Enterprise Fund and OTS's Risk Capital Fund (soon to be launched). The pilot will develop and test a number of key principles and design approaches and the learning will be made available to the broader social investment community throughout the programme. Eligibility: 1. The SEATI programme will be success based, payable to any investment readiness provider on securing (on draws, even in stages) equity or equity-like investment deals for social enterprise. 2. Payable on receipt of investment from a finance provider, based on 5% of the value of the deal secured. 3. Available for to any IRP that works with a social enterprise based in the UK. 4. Payable for quasi equity and equity investments (i.e. returnable capital that has equity like features). SEATI is not available for grants or venture philanthropy. An investment is defined as having equity- like characteristics if it has flexible repayment terms and higher risks but potentially higher returns and where returns are dependent on success, such as an agreed percentage of future income or surpluses. Risks and rewards are shared between investors and investee. To find out more about accessing the SEATI programme contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a short outline (no more than 100 words) of the services provided, details of the investment secured and a short description of your social enterprise client. Websites: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/third_sector/seati.aspx http://www.nesta.org.uk See the Difference See the Difference offer a website where you can use video to show what you do. Go to Website: http://www.seethedifference.org to find out why being able to see the difference your money makes is such a powerful motivator for a new generation of givers and who's backing this extraordinary collaboration. They'd like your charity to be involved, so please contact them now. They hold briefings every fortnight at their offices in London Wall in the heart of London's financial district which are open to charities and mentors interested in working with See The Difference or call thme up for a chat today. Email: email@example.com Tel: 0207 600 3798 (office hours, Mon-Friday, 10-3pm) Post : 3rd Floor, 140 London Wall, London. EC2Y 5DN Website: http://www.seethedifference.org Page 18 October 2009 CREATE - Community Allowance pilot partners The CREATE Consortium would like to hear from community organisations interested in becoming Community Allowance pilot partners. The Department for Work and Pensions is running a Right to Bid scheme (see Website: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/supplying-dwp/what-we-buy/welfare-to-work-services/right-to- bid/ ), under which the Community Allowance will create new jobs by enabling community organisations to pay local unemployed people to do part time, or short-term work that strengthens their community. If you think your community organisation could successfully pilot this programme, tell the CREATE Consortium how and why by completing a proposal form. Completed forms should be emailed to Naomi Alexander by 17.00 on Thursday 1st October 2009. Naomi will acknowledge receipt of all forms by email, and if you would like to discuss any aspect of the pilot programme please contact her Tel: 07515 062 846 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org To download the proposal form and for more information about the Community Allowance programme, including aims and objectives, schedules and guidance notes on how to complete the proposal form, visit Website: http://www.communitymatters.org.uk/community-matters- locally/london/News/Community+Allowance+Pilot+Partners.htm The Engagement Gateway - Wales The Gateway aims to reduce economic inactivity in Wales by improving the employability of people who face barriers to employment and are furthest from the labour market. The scheme will invest £34m in organisations that work with target groups of people and will offer contracts up to a maximum total value of £150,000, which any organisation will be able to bid for. the current round is for the Regional Competitiveness and Employment areas(East Wales) and the deadline is 14 September 2009. There will be another Convergence PQQ round in the Autumn. The Gateway pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ) WCVA will invite organisations on its approved supplier list to tender for appropriate Gateway contracts. Only organisations on the approved supplier list will receive notification of contracts and be eligible to tender.To join the approved supplier list, organisations need to complete and submit a pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ) on website below. PQQ questions - Under European procurement regulations, WCVA can only respond to general questions about the scheme, and is unable to answer queries specific to a particular organisation. Please contact WCVA if you have a question about the PQQ process. All appropriate questions will be published on the WCVA website and individuals will also be notified by email when a response to their question is available. Helpdesk If you require any assistance please contact them Tel: 0800 2888 329 SMS: 07797 805628 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.wcva.org.uk/europe/index.cfm?sub=4&display_sitetextid=226 Page 19 October 2009 Rural Community Shops (formerly ViRSA) The Plunkett Foundation supports rural communities wanting to set up and run a community-owned shop. They provide practical assistance through their website below, a network of community retail advisers, a national office and various publications. Community ownership is often the only viable option for villages wishing to retain or introduce a local shop. The Plunkett Foundation is dedicated to supporting villages wishing to provide this service. The Plunkett Foundation's expertise around community-owned shops is also used to carry out research and development projects on behalf of government and other organisations. There’s a growing success story at the heart of the countryside as rural communities are working together to reverse the set up and run a community-owned shop. This trend looks set to continue thanks to the Village CORE Programme, which will provide £2 million of start-up funding to new community-owned shops over the next three years. The Plunkett Foundation, in partnership with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Co-operative and Community Finance manages the Village CORE Programme through which financial start-up packages of up to £40,000 per shop are available, to be complemented by contributions from the community and advice from the Plunkett Foundation. The loan element of the package is provided by Co-operative and Community Finance, the longest established lender for social purpose in the UK. Grants will be awarded to rural communities of at least 200 people which are planning to set up a community-owned shop, and the Village CORE Programme aims to see the number of these enterprises double over the next five years as a result. With several thousand rural settlements in Britain potentially suitable for community-owned shops, the possible social impact is considerable, and the village store looks set to be the CORE of the countryside for many years to come. The Village CORE Programme application process consists of the following stages: Stage 1: Initial telephone enquiry - Any community interested in applying for the Village CORE programme should telephone Donna Smith or Harriet English on 01993 814377 for an informal discussion of their project and to assess their eligibility as a beneficiary of the Village CORE Programme. Stage 2: Grant application - The community is then required to formally submit an application which will be sent out following the initial telephone enquiry. Village CORE Programme grant application form and guidance can be downloaded from website below. Stage 3: Applying for the loan - It is at this stage of the application that you will need to apply for the loan from Co-operative and Community Finance. You can download the form from website below. Stage 4: Grant release - An application will normally take no longer than six weeks to be assessed and for a decision to be taken. Plunkett Foundation, The Quadrangle, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1LH Tel: 01993 810 730 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.plunkett.co.uk/whatwedo/core/Core.cfm Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 20 October 2009 Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase 2 (LCBP2). The Low Carbon Buildings Programme - Phase 2E (LCBP2E) is a Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) scheme offering grants for microgeneration installations by public sector and charitable organisations. Check the Scheme Conditions to confirm your eligibility. Grants are available for installations of up to a maximum of 50kW electricity and 300kW heat. Qualifying organisations can apply for 50% of the project cost of installing microgeneration technologies. Products and installers must be selected from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). In regards to products solar thermal collectors certificated under the Solar Keymark scheme may also be eligible. Biomass boilers and heat pumps between 45kW and 300kW listed on the Energy Technology List (part of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme may also be used. Also see section 4. Further information on products and installers can be found at Websites: www.microgenerationcertification.org www.eca.gov.uk/etl/find www.estif.org/solarkeymark/productsandcertificates.php Organisations can apply for a maximum of up to £200,000 in grant funds per site. A site may include more than one building and multiple applications from one organisation for different sites will be considered. Please ensure you have read and understood the Guidance Notes and Scheme Conditions before proceeding to the on-line application form, as grant awards are subject to full compliance with these Conditions. Alternatively you may download a paper application form. All documentation is available on website below. Separate applications must be made for each geographically different site. If you are planning to apply for more than £100,000 in grant for any one site or for a heat project between 45 and 300kW. If you have an enquiry about the extended Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme, please call Tel: 08704 23 23 13 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.lowcarbonbuildingsphase2.org.uk/page.jsp?id=2 Text not approved by funder but as website. Sports help from premiership football clubs Premier League/PFA Community Fund The PL/PFA Community Fund was formed in 2007 to enable Premier League Club Community Schemes to access funding for local projects. The Premier League and Professional Footballers Association have invested £12.9m over three years, and the Football Foundation is a key partner in the management and administration. Currently, 49 projects have successfully gained grant aid from the PL/PFA Community Fund, all of which deal with health, education, social inclusion and equalities themes. The fund has enabled over 20,000 people to take part in a variety of high quality activities, delivered by Premier League Football Club Community Schemes within their local communities. Exciting opportunities have been created for participants young and old to receive accreditation in sport, health and social well- being courses. If you would like more information about how to get involved in your local Premier League Club Community Scheme project either as a volunteer or a participant, please enter the club links on website below. For further information please contact Alex Fairhurst Tel: 0845 345 4555 ext 4283 or Thelfa Al-khafaji Tel: 0845 345 4555 ext 4284. Alternatively, you could contact them Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/our-schemes/premier-league-pfa-community-fund/ Page 21 October 2009 The Community Large Grant The Community Large Grant scheme aims to create opportunities and build communities by funding projects that use football and sport as a force for social change. We fund projects that address social exclusion and inequalities in education and health. New Stage One submissions will be accepted from October 2009. They only fund organisations that are 'not for profit'. They do not fund individuals. Applications from clubs will only be accepted from those based in England and/or affiliated to The Football Association. Applications from Wales will only be accepted if they are made through the Community Scheme attached to the club playing in the English Football League. Applications that include partnership funding from the Football Pools Investment Committee will not be considered nor will applications for contributions to support Kickz projects. They aim to support projects that: generate new activity use football and where appropriate other sports to focus on one of the following Foundation’s Community Programme Strategy objectives: o Preventing and reducing offending. o Promoting respect amongst communities and bringing people together through football. o Improving educational attainment and lifelong learning. o Encouraging personal development from participation in football and sport through to volunteering, training and employment. o Tackling the rise of obesity in children and adults. o Improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and adults. o Tackling regional health inequalities in life expectancy and chronic illness. o The Community Programme Strategy can be viewed by visiting their publications page on website below. They do not fund: o statutory core business, although applications for Special Educational Needs (SEN) curriculum time activity are eligible o capital costs o one off events o retrospective costs or expenses o stand alone educational materials o projects with a total project cost of less than £10,000 The maximum grant available is £150,000 for projects that last between one and three years. The Foundation is only able to support a percentage of the total project cost. Percentage support is determined by need and will, therefore, vary. However, it will not exceed 90% of the total project costs. Please note thery can contribute to management costs but this contribution will not exceed 12.5 % of the total project cost. Website: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/apply/community-grants/community-grant-over-9k/ Page 22 October 2009 Premier League 4 Sport Premier League football clubs offer thousands of young people the chance to get involved in Olympic sports in a groundbreaking £3.8 million partnership with the Government. All 20 clubs in football's top flight will link up with community sport clubs to help attract young people in their local area and offer them opportunities in badminton, judo, table tennis and volleyball. The initiative helps the Government's ambition to offer young people five hours of sport a week, as part of its 2012 legacy plans. It will also address the drop-off in sports participation when young people leave secondary school. Working with the sports governing bodies, the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England, the Premier League clubs aim to get 25,000 young people, aged between 11 and 16, to join local sport clubs in the four Olympic sports during the three year scheme. Each Premier League club is linked to four community sport clubs in their local area which will work in partnership with the football club. The 80 community sport clubs will be linked to four secondary schools in the area creating a total of 320 satellite clubs. Each Premier League club will appoint a project co-ordinator who will manage the scheme locally and work with clubs and school sports departments to maximise opportunities for young people. The community clubs and schools will benefit from the strength and use of Premier League clubs' brands. Premier League 4 Sport will build on the success of the Premier League's current community programme and aims to get children from all backgrounds involved in non-traditional, club-based sport. Website: http://www.premierleague.com/page/YourGame/0,,12306,00.html Text not approved by funder but as website. HLF - Young Roots Providing grants of between £3,000 and £25,000, the Young Roots Programme aims to involve 13-25 year- olds in finding out about their heritage, developing skills, building confidence and promoting community involvement. Young Roots projects stem directly from young peoples' interests and ideas, harnessing their creativity and energy and helping them work with others in their local community. Young Roots is a rolling programme and there are no deadlines for applications. You will receive a decision on your application within 10 weeks from HLF receiving your fully filled-in application. To receive a Young Roots grant, your project must relate to the varied heritage of the UK and: provide new opportunities for a wider range of young people aged 13 to 25 to learn about their own and others' heritage; allow young people to lead and take part in creative and engaging activities; develop partnerships between youth organisations and heritage organisations; and create opportunities to celebrate young people's achievements in the project and share their learning with the wider community. Your project must also create either: opportunities for young people to volunteer in heritage; or new opportunities for young people to gain skills in identifying, recording, interpreting or caring for heritage. To apply for this grant, please follow the steps set out in the HLF's Website: http://www.hlf.org.uk/English/HowToApply/OurGrantGivingProgrammes/YoungRoots Please contact their helpline if you need any further guidance: Tel: 020 7591 6042 Fax: 020 7591 6271 Email: email@example.com Page 23 October 2009 European Youth Foundation (EYF) The European Youth Foundation is a fund set up to provide financial support to international youth activities. It has an annual budget of approximately 2,300,000 Euros. Since 1973 more than 200,000 young people, most of them nationals of Council of Europe member states, have taken part in EYF-supported activities. The EYF thus provides financial support to the following types of activity undertaken by non-governmental youth organisations or networks or by other non-governmental structures involved in areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe's youth policies and work: a. educational, social, cultural and humanitarian activities of a European character; b. activities aimed at strengthening peace and co-operation in Europe; c. activities designed to promote closer co-operation and better understanding among young people in Europe, particularly by developing the exchange of information; d. activities intended to stimulate mutual aid in Europe and in developing countries for cultural, educational and social purposes; e. studies, research and documentation on youth matters. The European Youth Foundation provides financial support for: A. international youth meetings; B. youth activities other than meetings (such as publishing manuals or newsletters or producing web sites); C. contributions to administrative costs of international youth NGOs; D. pilot projects The Programming Committee of the European Youth Foundation examines and decides on grant applications twice a year. The EYF Secretariat must receive grant applications by the following deadlines: 1 April for activities to be carried out in the first half of the following calendar year; 1 October for activities to be carried out in the second half of the following calendar year. However, there are no fixed deadlines for first applications to the EYF, which may be submitted at any time. In certain specific circumstances a grant application may be considered under an ad hoc procedure. In such cases the applicant organisation must be able to give good reasons for not submitting the application within the normal time limit. For further information contact: European Youth Foundation, 30, rue Pierre de Coubertin, F-67000 Strasbourg Tel : (33) 388 41 20 19 Fax: (33) 390 21 49 64 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.eycb.coe.int/EYCBwwwroot/index.asp?language=eng&url=/EYCBwwwroot/ENG/EYF.asp Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 24 October 2009 Cranfield Trust - Free management consultancy projects Cranfield Trust volunteers provide one-to-one consultancy to charities local to them. To qualify for their help, charities, social enterprise or community interest companies must be working to address issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion. During the current economic downturn many charities are facing very uncertain times. The Cranfield Trust can help by offering support with projects in the following key areas: Financial management; Business planning; Human resources issues; Change management and restructuring; Marketing and communications. Free management consultancy projects Cranfield Trust volunteers provide one-to-one consultancy to charities local to them. To qualify for their help, charities, social enterprise or community interest companies must be working to address issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion. During the current economic downturn many charities are facing very uncertain times. The Cranfield Trust can help by offering support with projects in the following key areas: Financial management Business planning Human resources issues Change management and restructuring Marketing and communications They have a pool of over 600 highly skilled professionals ready to work with your organisation to help you manage effectively during these challenging times. Don't wait until it is too late -see more information on how to start a project on website below. HRNet Service - HRNet is a pilot scheme offering a unique free online resource. Registered charities can obtain answers to personnel questions from HR professionals in the commercial sector. Unfortunately due to differences in English and Scottish employment law HRHet is currently not available in Scotland. The Cranfield Trust, Court Room Chambers, 1 Bell Street Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8GY Tel: 0844 8003390 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.cranfieldtrust.org/index.php?pIDref=114-services Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 25 October 2009 ESF Community Grants - Yorkshire & Humber Grants of between £2,000 and £12,000 are now available for voluntary and community organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber to provide learning opportunities that help unemployed people aged 18 and over to move closer towards a job or training Community Grants are targeted at the following priority groups: people with disabilities and health conditions; lone parents; people aged 50 and over; people from ethnic minorities. Community Grants could include: initial help with basic skills; taster work experience; training, advice and guidance; job search assistance; confidence building and personal development; debt counselling. There are also funds available for capacity building within organisations. The application process has been simplified because we're especially keen to see small voluntary organisations applying for Community Grants More information and an application pack can be downloaded from the West Yorkshire Learning Consortium Website: www.wylc.org.uk Further advice and support is available Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0113 2453111 Details of local delivery partners in other parts of Yorkshire and the Humber can be found on the Humber Learning Consortium Website: http://www.hlc-vol.org/commgrants The Community Grants programme is part funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund and is co-financed by the Learning and Skills Council. Text not approved by funder but as website. BIG - Awards for All - England Awards for All England offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them. It is for voluntary and community groups, schools and health organisations, parish and town councils. To make a successful application, the project must also meet on of these four outcomes: 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 access and enjoy. Healthier and more active people and communities. Here are some examples of what a grant can pay for: equipment hire or purchase, feasibility studies for building projects that will cost £25,000 or less (including VAT), information technology equipment, land, building refurbishment, landscaping or property projects (including playgrounds and temporary buildings) costing £25,000 or less (including VAT), materials for use in your project, publicity materials for use in your project, sessional workers (those who work only as and when required), Page 26 October 2009 training, transport costs, updating equipment for health and safety reasons, venue hire, volunteer expenses, VAT that you cannot recover. If you have a general enquiry or want an application form, please contact us on one of the following. Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30 Textphone: 0845 039 02 04 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/england/index.html Awards for All England no longer funds projects where the main aims of the project/activity are based solely around arts, sports or heritage. You will have to apply to one of the other appropriate lottery distributors listed below. Arts grants For projects that: Engage people in the arts, or helps your work as an artist or arts organisation. Contact: Grants for the Arts Council England Tel: 0845 300 6200 Website: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/ Heritage grants (ages 13 - 25) For projects that: Involve young people (aged 13 to 25) in finding out about their heritage. Contact: Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund Tel: 020 7591 6000 Website: http://www.hlf.org.uk/English/HowToApply/OurGrantGivingProgrammes/YoungRoots/ Heritage grants For projects that: Help communities learn about their local, regional or national heritage and take part in related activities Contact: Your Heritage Lottery Fund Tel: 020 7591 6000 Website: http://www.hlf.org.uk/English/HowToApply/OurGrantGivingProgrammes/YourHeritage/ Sports grants For projects that: Encourage people to take part in sport Ensures people have a quality sporting experience Helps people to improve their performance in their chosen sport Contact: Small Grants Programme Sport England Tel: 0845 8508 508 Website: http://www.sportengland.org/funding.aspx Page 27 October 2009 TSELF Social Enterprise Loan Fund The Social Enterprise Loan Fund has made loans totalling £7million to social enterprises and charities in various regions of England. In April 2008 it maked this milestone with the launch of its new name, branding and website (previously it had been known as the Local Investment Fund). TSELF provide loans to charities and social enterprises that are unable to secure sufficient funding from mainstream sources. They aim to help organisations that have a social impact, especially those working in disadvantaged communities. They have a network of regional managers who work closely with their clients to ensure that their loans meet their needs and help them become more sustainable enterprises. Loans to finance property purchase / improvements - Loans are available up to £250,000 with repayments spread over up to 10 years. They will normally ask for a mortgage over the property. Unlike many banks, there are usually no fees for taking that security. Loans to finance other fixed assets - Most loans for this purpose are for less than £100,000 but they would consider a higher amount. Loans available up to 90% of the asset value. Repayments spread over useful life of the asset - typically three to five years. They will normally ask for some security over the assets concerned. Usually no fees for taking that security. Interest rate typically 3.0% to 4.0% + base rate. Loans for working capital - A social enterprise may require additional working capital in three main situations: When it has to hold a high level of stock; When it has to pay its bills before customers settle their invoices; When there is a large retention on a grant or contract that is only paid well in the future. Most loans for this purpose are for less than £50,000 but they would consider a higher amount. Loans available for up to 90% of the working capital required. Repayable over fairly short term - usually three years or less. They will often ask for security in the form of a debenture over the assets of the company. Usually no fees for taking that security. Interest rate typically 3.0% to 5.0% + base rate There is a facility on their website to calculate your repayments before applying online. TSELF, Ground Floor, Ibex House, 42-47 Minories, London EC3N 1DY Tel: 020 7680 1028 Fax: 020 7488 9231 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.tself.org.uk Page 28 October 2009 Real Help for Communities: Modernisation Fund The Modernisation Fund can provide interest-free loans to third sector organisations that are planning to merge or collaborate, or are taking other steps to adapt to the recession. Organisations must be delivering services that benefit people or communities affected by the recession. You can apply for interest-free loans from £30,000 to £500,000. The main part (at least 90%) of every investment will be a loan, but there is also some grant money available. they will tailor repayments to suit your needs. You can use the investment to meet costs related to preparing for the difficult times ahead. they do not prescribe a list of items you could spend the money on, but they think that some of the items applicants are likely to apply for include: The cost of merging with other organisations Collaborating with other third sector organisations to deliver services or other collaboration aimed to increase efficiency Recruiting new staff – for example to improve financial systems and skills or to meet increased demand for services Introducing new processes and systems Retraining staff They think a typical applicant for this fund is an organisation that has looked at its base costs and skills and identified ways in which it can operate better. This could be through reducing costs or taking advantage of increased demand. For example, they expect there to be more call for financial and legal advice, employment services, family support etc. The fund is not intended to support struggling organisations that are not making necessary – even if hard – decisions on preparing for the future. To obtain any sort of support you will need to show a real commitment to change and future growth. They will assess your application mainly by phone, although they will arrange to come and meet you if necessary. They will ask you to: Be available to discuss the application on the phone Provide financial information quickly (annual accounts and up to date management accounts) Provide a breakdown of the costs the investment is needed to cover and a plan that shows what you want to do, when and why this will make you stronger Explain how your organisation is constituted and confirm that it is willing and able to take on a loan Explain how you meet their criteria and fit their priorities – particularly how you will provide services for people affected by the recession Explain why you need investment and what costs you need it to cover Explain how you plan to repay the loan. Please let them know if you have access requirements that might affect how you apply to the fund, Tel: 0191 269 2277. Full information and to check you eligibility go to Website: http://www.modernisationfund.org.uk/loans/index.html Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 29 October 2009 Mini Mediabox First Light Movies has rebranded to First Light. The change has been developed to reflect the changing face of digital technologies and the fact that First Light manages Mediabox, a multimedia programme that is broader than simply filmmaking. First Light has a brand new Website: www.firstlightonline.co.uk The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) have agreed to invest a total of £8 million in Mediabox over 2009-11. Mediabox is a fund that offers disadvantaged 13 to 19-year-olds the opportunity to develop and produce creative media projects, using film, television, print, radio, games, interactive or online platforms. Mediabox enables young people to express their own opinions, ideas and views, to gain new skills, to be creative, boost their personal development and get their voices heard. Mediabox also wants to improve the portrayal of young people in the media. Mini Mediabox is a new fund that will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support projects that enable young people aged 13-19 to produce their own creative media projects. Registered charities, trusts and incorporated associations, not-for-profit, non-statutory youth and community based organisations in England can apply. To ensure that the most appropriate organisations are supported through this fund, organisations should have a turnover of less than £100,000. Partnerships with creative media organisations are encouraged. The scheme is particularly keen to support smaller community and grass roots organisations who may have no or limited experience of media delivery. Full details and examples of fundable projects are in the Guidance notes downloadable from website below. You can apply to Mini Mediabox scheme at anytime from May 2009. Mediabox will be operating a rolling submission policy for applications for the Mini Mediabox scheme. Organisations that make a successful application to Mini Mediabox will have 4 months to complete their project from the agreed start date. The application is a 1 stage process, completed through the online application form (hard copies will also need to be submitted). You will need to register with a surname and password through Mediabox Website: www.media-box.co.uk For any questions about funding or an application contact Mediabox Tel:0121 753 4866 Email: info@media- box.co.uk Page 30 October 2009 Rufford Small Grants - Overseas enviroment projects Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (RSGs) are aimed at small conservation programmes and pilot projects overseas. A grant of up to £6,000 available for nature conservation projects Who/what is eligible? Individuals or small groups Projects outside the first world Critical components of the application: Impact must be pragmatic, measurable and long lasting The grant must make up the majority of the total budget Funds must be used predominantly in the field The application will not be reviewed unless the application form is filled out in full and three references are submitted The project should generally be approx. 12-18 months duration Who/what is generally not eligible? Projects in first world countries Pure research Expeditions A conference or seminar Continuation and Completion Grants - From 2009, the Foundation is offering substantial continuation funding for projects which have completed the stages outlined above. Note that these grants are only payable through a conduit organisation, and not to individuals. Continuation Grant A Continuation Grant is available ONLY upon completion of a Booster Grant. A Continuation Grant is up to £25,000 and ONLY payable through a conduit. The grant is for the same project as the Booster. The application form differs from the RSG application and can be downloaded from website below. Completion Grant A Completion Grant is available ONLY after the Continuation Grant. A Completion Grant is up to £25,000 and ONLY payable through a conduit. The grant is for the same project as the Continuation. Full information and application forms can be downloaded from Website: http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/criteria Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 31 October 2009 Abbey Charitable Trust The Abbey Charitable Trust was established in 1990 and to date has donated over £25 million to charities in the UK The Abbey Charitable Trust is committed to supporting local communities, particularly in those areas where Abbey, Alliance & Leicester or Bradford & Bingley have a significant presence. They fund projects based on the following three priorities to help disadvantaged people: Education and training Financial advice Community regeneration Last year they spent over £905,000 on education and training, £402,000 on financial advice and £408,000 on community regeneration projects. For details on how to apply for a grant from the Charitable Trust please see the link 'How to apply for a grant' on the right hand side. Community partnership - A large proportion of our donations are made through Community Partnership Groups made up of local Abbey staff and pensioners as well as a representative of local charities, usually from a Community Foundation, Council for Voluntary Services or similar organisation. They have groups in Camden, Belfast, Glasgow, Bradford, Sheffield, Teesside, Merseyside, Leicester and Milton Keynes. These groups have a key role in appraising local charity requests and in visiting the successful applicants. More importantly they are members of their local communities and therefore have a good understanding of the issues faced by the charities working in their areas. They also actively encourage Abbey Branches to nominate local charities that meet our charitable priorities. Around a third of their donations are made through matching fundraising undertaken by Abbey staff and pensioners. (Staff are free to raise funds for any UK registered charity) Each year they invite charities that they have supported to give them feedback on their grant giving process and to tell them about the lasting differences that their donations have made. With 86% of beneficiaries reporting long term impacts that are significant or exceptional it demonstrates that charities are very successful in maximising the social return on the investment. What they have also learned from this feedback is that it doesn't necessarily take a large donation to make a big difference... To find out more about applying for donations and The Charitable Trust, please Email: email@example.com You can call their helpline Tel: 0870 608 0104 or write to: The Abbey Charitable Trust, 201 Grafton Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 1AN Website: http://www.aboutabbey.com/csgs/Satellite?c=GSInformacion&cid=282596177748070&pagename=AboutAb bey%2FGSInformacion%2FPAAI_generic Page 32 October 2009 Communitybuilders Communitybuilders is a £70m investment fund which takes forward a commitment within the Communities in Control: real people, real power White Paper to build more cohesive, empowered and active communities (link on website below). It opened for applications on 7 September 2009. Communitybuilders invests in the sustainability of multi-purpose, inclusive, community-led organisations (sometimes known as Community Anchors). These organisations can be the platform to support empowered communities by: providing a place for community activities to take place providing and running local services stimulating community involvement and enterprise generating independent sources of income Communitybuilders is a joint programme between Communities and Local Government and the Office of the Third Sector and is lead by the Adventure Capital Fund and brought to you by Futurebuilders and The Community Alliance. There are three elements to the Communitybuilders programme: Feasibility which provides grants and business support; Development which provides grants, one-to-one mentoring and business support; and Investment which provides loans and grants and business support Communitybuilders offers loans, grants and business support. There are three different elements to the fund which are meant to meet the needs of organisations at different stages in their journey to sustainability. They recognise that all organisations will be at different stages of development, and that some will need more support than others. That's why they have three different elements to the Fund. You could, but are not required to, progress through the stages in order, or depending on your level of development, could move directly to Feasibility or Investment. Don't worry too much about which element would be best for you - our Business Development team will help tailor the elements to your exact requirements. Development - Bespoke business support based on an initial needs assessment and leadership grants of £2,000 for staff development and training. Each organisation will be assigned a Supporter who will lead them through an honest exploration of the health of the organisation; help develop foundations around governance, financial systems, and leadership as well as core functions. Feasibility - Further business support of up to 5 days and grants of up to £20,000 to use towards project development of a growth plan. Grants of up to £75,000 and 30 days of support will be available for larger projects. Investment - Tailored for organisations who are ready to develop, grow and expand their role within the community. Investment will consist primarily of loans between £50,000 and £2,000,000 offered at 5% for an initial three year period of a ten year loan term. If you have a query please call their enquiries line. Lines are open 10.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Tel: 0191 2692278 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.communitybuildersfund.org.uk/about-the-fund Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 33 October 2009 Arts Council England - Art in empty spaces The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has created a £3 million fund called Looking After Our Town Centres to help reinvigorate ailing town centres during the recession. The fund supports the costs of bringing vacant premises such as empty shops back into use for temporary activities that benefit the local community. One of the best means of animating high streets during the downturn is by using the arts to make them attractive and vibrant places. They encourage the temporary use of vacant spaces for the arts where it leads to integrating artists into a development, regeneration scheme or town centre, and where the presence of artists underpins and contributes to local strategies and arts development. As part of a number of complementary recession-related measures, they have put an additional £500,000 of their National Lottery income into the Grants for the arts programme to help artists and arts organisations to carry out artistic activities in vacant premises made available to them through the DCLG scheme. Priority will be given to applications to support artistic activity in vacant premises that are in receipt of confirmed DCLG funding. If the property you have secured has not received a DCLG grant, you can still apply to Grants for the arts, but they will expect you to obtain at least 10 per cent partnership funding from one or more other sources. They are also particularly keen to support projects that demonstrate the existence or potential of partnerships with a landlord, local authority, town centre manager or property agent, that can be sustained beyond the life of the project and enable further temporary or long-term activity. The most sustainable projects and those with the highest impact are the ones where local partnerships like these are in place and are strong. For that reason, they will expect you to have discussed the application with your local authority arts officer or the relevant town centre manager in particular before you send it to them. Your regional Arts Council England office may be able to provide contact names for you. Since they have made this additional money available in response to the recession, they will also give priority to projects whose activity will begin within three months of receipt of a grant from them. Grants are available for all eligible artistic activity as defined in the Grants for the arts How to apply handbook. This includes the use of premises for artists’ studios and residencies, exhibitions, artist workshops, education and outreach projects, and rehearsal and performance space. The cost of publicising any artistic activity that takes place in the property is also eligible. The handbook can be downloaded from: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/gfta2006_electronicfiles.php The minimum you can apply for is £1,000. They expect that grants will typically be for amounts up to £10,000. They will, however, consider applications for grants above this amount. Arts Council England, 14 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 3NQ Tel: 0845 300 6200 Textphone: 020 7973 6564 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/aboutus/project_detail.php?rid=0&sid=&browse=recent&id=1149 Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 34 October 2009 NESTA - Social Enterprise Access to Investment (SEATI) programme Social enterprises have been hailed as one of the most exciting emerging sectors in the UK, contributing at least £8.4 billion to the economy every year. However social enterprises can find it difficult to access the finance needed to grow - particularly new sources of equity and equity-like finance. NESTA's Public Services Innovation Lab is working with the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) to provide a year long Social Enterprise Access to Investment (SEATI) facility designed to give social enterprises the best advice to help them access risk capital. The facility will offer a success fee that will incentivise brokers of advice to help social enterprises access funds. NESTA and the OTS have developed the SEATI pilot to find and test new ways for social enterprises to gain the advice and support they need to access new forms of growth finance. The programme compliments other initiatives to increase supply of risk capital for ambitious social enterprises such as NESTA's cornerstone support for the Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund and the Big Issue Investment Social Enterprise Fund and OTS's Risk Capital Fund (soon to be launched). The pilot will develop and test a number of key principles and design approaches and the learning will be made available to the broader social investment community throughout the programme. Eligibility: 1. The SEATI programme will be success based, payable to any investment readiness provider on securing (on draws, even in stages) equity or equity-like investment deals for social enterprise. 2. Payable on receipt of investment from a finance provider, based on 5% of the value of the deal secured. 3. Available for to any IRP that works with a social enterprise based in the UK. 4. Payable for quasi equity and equity investments (i.e. returnable capital that has equity like features). SEATI is not available for grants or venture philanthropy. An investment is defined as having equity- like characteristics if it has flexible repayment terms and higher risks but potentially higher returns and where returns are dependent on success, such as an agreed percentage of future income or surpluses. Risks and rewards are shared between investors and investee. To find out more about accessing the SEATI programme contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a short outline (no more than 100 words) of the services provided, details of the investment secured and a short description of your social enterprise client. Websites: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/third_sector/seati.aspx http://www.nesta.org.uk Page 35 October 2009 Porticus UK Porticus UK receive many more applications than they are able to fund. Applications are only likely to have a chance of success if they fall under the following categories. They define their priorities based on the interests of the Trustees and identified areas of need within these interests. Strengthening Family Relationships Encouraging and cherishing the family relationship that is so often central to people’s lives, is at the centre of what we do. The support they offer aims to strengthen those family relationships that are most vulnerable and strained. They, therefore, look for applications which are focused on: Building networks and connections that tackle family isolation, especially where there is disability or illness Offering respite for families with a member who is terminally ill or disabled Encouraging family cohesion through drop-in centres and intensive family support, particularly among families who have been under considerable stress from issues of violence and abuse Tackling isolation of the elderly, especially through intergenerational work Enriching Education They recognise that a well-rounded, holistic education is crucial in allowing a person to shape their future. Their funding, therefore, is aimed at educational projects which deal with the disadvantaged and vulnerable, with a particular interest in Catholic schools and education based on Catholic social teaching. They are particularly interested in projects which focus on: Pastoral care in education focused on projects which deal with character building, conflict resolution and values Educational opportunities for groups who have missed out on traditional learning, especially prisoners and ex-offenders The professional development of teachers Transformation through Faith As the roots of our philanthropy are in the Catholic faith, they are keen to support projects which nourish and develop that faith in a complex world. They look to fund the following particular areas: The development of Church and lay leadership capacities Projects which encourage ecumenical collaboration Organisations and projects which focus on inclusion The promotion of exploration and discussion around difficult issues, both within the Christian family and in dialogue with other Faiths Ethics in Practice Porticus UK sees moral formation and ethical decision making as crucially important in today’s complex societies. They, therefore, support work guided by Catholic Social principles and directed at the development of the values and virtues of professionals and leaders. Since ethics cannot be considered in isolation, they are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and applied approaches. They will consider applications for: Developing courses, case studies and training Facilitating constructive public or private debates Page 36 October 2009 Research projects on the ethical problems encountered in specific professions Business ethics and medical ethics Initiatives that enhance understandings of Catholic social teaching They do occasionally fund small grants of less than £10,000, but most of our grants are between £10,000 and £25,000. We occasionally fund larger projects. Although their values are based in the Catholic faith, they welcome applications from all organisations, whether or not they have a faith basis. They understand that a charity’s funding priorities are not always specific project costs, and so welcome applications for developing policy, advocacy and research. They put particular emphasis on organisations which have a proven model and wish to expand. They will only accept applications from organisations which are a registered charity in England, Wales or Scotland. Porticus UK, Fourth Floor, Eagle House, 108-110 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6EE Tel: 020 7024 3503 (open 9-5 Monday to Friday) Fax: 020 7024 3501 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.porticusuk.com Text not approved by funder but as website. Foundation - Local Climate Fund - North West Foundation is a local climate fund. Backed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and managed by the environmental charity, Groundwork, it gathers up donations from people and businesses and uses them to support individual carbon reduction projects across the Northwest of England. From energy saving measures to mossland restoration and credit unions, all these seemingly small projects make a much bigger impact, together.Foundation helps all kinds of projects that reduce energy use and the release of climate change gases right across the Northwest. If you donate to Foundation, the money will stay in your local area, right where you can see them. Up your street, round the corner, over the way. Chances are there's a project near you that's been given a helping hand from Foundation. Local people benefit and it's often local companies that are helping to make our projects happen. Grant applications are now on a rolling programme and dealt with as received. If you have any further questions, please contact the Foundation team: c/o Groundwork Northwest, First Floor, Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 2EJ Tel: 0161 237 3200 Fax: 0161 237 3211 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://foundation.climatefund.org.uk Page 37 October 2009 Meanwhile Space Meanwhile Space CIC supports individuals and organisations to bring buildings and land that has become temporarily redundant into constructive use. The reasons why space has become redundant vary. It may no longer fulfil its intended purpose, there might be a change in the local economy, or it could be part of a wider plan to assemble a larger development project. The impacts of redundant space are consistent. Blight and disruption to local communities, and critically Meanwhile Space believes, lost opportunities... Meanwhile Space works with landlords, landowners, developers and local authorities to relieve them temporarily of liabilities (insurance, rates, security etc.) associated with holding redundant shops, offices, cleared land whilst an appropriate commercial solution is being sought. By working with local communities and other stakeholders, interim or 'Meanwhile,' uses will be deployed to reanimate the space and provide opportunities for community benefit and social enterprise. Meanwhile Space will offer support to the owners of the redundant buildings or land, and the community and enterprising organisations that can create a positive and temporary use. With rapid response and realising creative ideas, empty property can become reanimated, providing outlets for community enterprise and activity, whilst complementing the efforts of surviving businesses. Meanwhile Space are currently working with the Development Trusts Association (www.dta.org.uk ) on (the Government's) Meanwhile project to boost community uses of empty properties in our town centres. In some areas there are projects to open redundant shops for charities. The DTA on behalf on The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) are currently in the first phase of work to explore, develop, and test meanwhile approaches in several towns throughout the country, gathering information about who is already doing what, and developing the meanwhile lease document prior to more formal pilots and wider promotion later this year. Meanwhile Space CIC are providing project support. For more information on the Meanwhile Project visit Website: www.meanwhile.org.uk and sign up to the Meanwhile Ning Website: http://meanwhilespace.ning.com to share ideas, stay in touch, learn from other projects, collaborate, raise questions. If you are a project with an idea, or just want to stay in touch with the Meanwhile Project as it develops, please contact : Eddie Bridgeman Tel: 07810008526 Email: email@example.com ; Emily Miller Tel: 07834400240 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Websites: http://meanwhilespace.ning.com http://www.meanwhilespace.com www.meanwhile.org.uk Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 38 October 2009 Co-operative Community Fund The Co-operative Community Fund is their grants scheme that helps local communities throughout the UK. Since they started the initiative in 1997, thousands of clubs, community groups and self-help organisations have benefited. The way the scheme works is by committed members of The Co-operative Group who want to help improve the lives of others, donate part or all of their share of the profits. These members have already raised millions of pounds each year for all kinds of community projects. Over the past 10 years their members have donated more than £8 million to The Co-operative Community Fund, allowing hundreds of local groups, projects, community groups, self-help organisations and charities nationwide to benefit. Community Fund grants, between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary, or self-help groups to run projects that meet the following criteria. To be successful a group must: carry out positive work in the community and a project must: o address a community issue o provide a good long-term benefit to the community o support co-operative values and principles o ideally be innovative in its approach Excluded groups: Groups other than community, self-help and voluntary groups – to apply for funding a group must be either: a community, self-help or voluntary group; a charity; or a local branch of a national charity. Groups which use their surplus for the benefit of a business or individuals are excluded from the fund. Core activities of auxiliary groups - auxiliary groups of The Co-operative Group, such as the Women’s Guild or Woodcraft Folk, are excluded from the scheme where the core activities (eg room hire or conference fees) have already been funded through a different route by The Co-operative Group. Although core costs are excluded, special projects, which are not part of their core work, are included. Credit Unions -the Community Fund is unable to make grants to support the core work of credit unions, however, special projects, which are not part of their core work, are included. Cadets - the Community Fund is unable to make grants to any cadet groups. Excluded projects: Non-charitable purposes Overseas activities Grant or loan schemes Religious worship Core activities of statutory services Improvements to property not owned by the applicant, or leased to the applicant. Party political activity Individual sponsorship Read full criteria and apply online at Website: http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/Community- Fund/onlineapplicationprocess/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 39 October 2009 See the Difference See the Difference offer a website where you can use video to show what you do. Go to Website: http://www.seethedifference.org to find out why being able to see the difference your money makes is such a powerful motivator for a new generation of givers and who's backing this extraordinary collaboration. They'd like your charity to be involved, so please contact them now. They hold briefings every fortnight at their offices in London Wall in the heart of London's financial district which are open to charities and mentors interested in working with See The Difference or call thme up for a chat today. Email: email@example.com Tel: 0207 600 3798 (office hours, Mon-Friday, 10-3pm) Post : 3rd Floor, 140 London Wall, London. EC2Y 5DN Website: http://www.seethedifference.org Energy Saving Trust - Green Communities Green Communities is a programme from the Energy Saving Trust that aims to support, facilitate and promote community based energy projects. From free training and advice focused on project planning and funding, to technical support and a website packed with resources - Green Communities exisits to help you make a success of your ideas and projects You can apply for up to £200, covering a range of activities. The Community Chest is a flexible grant, which can cover travel costs, events or the purchase of equipment that will progress your energy saving project. It is, however, only available to organisations with an annual income of less than £75,000 per year, where no other sources of suitable funding are available. Please contact the Green Communities Team Tel: 0844 848 0077 if you have any queries, or see the guidelines below: Travel: Up to £200 is available to attend a Green Communities training course or fund a visit to another Green Communities member project. In this case, you will be required to expand on why you have chosen that project and provide a brief outline of what you hope to learn. Whenever possible, you should use standard fare public transport for your visit (we will only refund private mileage if it is not practical to use public transport). You must organise any visit yourselves and get confirmation from the Green Communities team before carrying out your visit. Equipment: As part of a larger project, we may be able to reimburse up to £200 towards the cost of relevant equipment, such as banner stands or basic IT equipment needed for your energy project. If you are considering the purchase of such equipment or products, please contact the Green Communities team to confirm its suitability for the Community Chest. We will only fund the purchase of equipment that cannot be sourced from elsewhere free of charge. Events and Resources: We may be able to provide up to £200 towards the organisation of a community energy event. This could cover the cost of refreshments, displays and / or materials for the project, as well as room hire if necessary. Other: We may also be able to cover other costs associated with getting a community energy project off the ground, including initial feasibility work or marketing. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, please call us to discuss your idea and see if it is appropriate. Applying: In order to apply, download the application form from Website: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/cafe/Green-Communities/Funding-Advice/Community-bursary or call the Green Communities team Tel: 0844 848 0077 or use their online contact form. Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 40 October 2009 English Heritage - Historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes This scheme covers grants for the repair and conservation of some of England’s most significant historic buildings, monuments and designed landscapes. Grants are primarily offered for urgent repairs or other work required within two years to prevent loss or damage to important architectural, archaeological or landscape features. All applications are assessed against EH's national and regional investment funding priorities. To qualify for a grant under this scheme, they would normally expect your project to involve one of the following: a building listed at grade I or II*; a scheduled monument; a designed landscape that is included in their Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I or II*. Exceptionally, they may offer grants to projects that are within a conservation area or a London borough and involve one of the following: a building listed at grade II; an unlisted building of significant historic or architectural merit; a designed landscape that is included in their Register of Parks and Gardens at grade II; public realm work of historic importance. As well as the project meeting one of their priorities for your region, financial need must be demonstrated and the proposed work need to be urgent with the need to be undertaken within two years. Most grants will be conditional upon an agreement to provide public access. Grants are not considered for works of alteration, conversion, improvement, demolition (except where the latter is directly necessary for the preservation of historic fabric) or for routine maintenance. they are also unable to offer grants for repair work already carried out. they do not usually offer grants for projects costing less than £10,000 in total (including fees and VAT), except for project development work or where you can show you have no access to alternative sources of funding. they cannot fund work to the historic buildings, monument or designed landscape that has begun before a written grant offer has been made and accepted. Public procurement regulations mean that if more than 50% of a project is publicly funded, applicants to this scheme will have to demonstrate they have appointed any professional advisers in a competitive way. You will also have to tender for the building contract. See their Procurement regulations page for detailed guidance Applications can be received throughout the year and they aim to tell you of their decision within six month from the day they receive it (although complex and large-scale projects may take longer). If you are seeking a grant of £200,000 or more you are strongly advised to contact your regional office at an early stage. If you are requesting a grant of £200,000 or more they will normally need to have received your application by 31st January if it is to be considered for the following financial year. Page 41 October 2009 Detailed guidance for this scheme can be downloaded from website below. This grant scheme is administered by the staff in their regional offices who can advise you whether you project will be a priority for support. If you want to apply for a grant under this scheme, you will need to complete an Historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes application form. For further information and to request an application pack, which contains further guidance on the scheme, please contact the appropriate English Heritage regional office. Full information, priorities and regional contacts are on Website: http://www.english- heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.1121 Text not approved by funder but as website. Opportunities with Deadlines - Last minute for September 2009 if you are quick iawards One for social enterprises or those working in fields related to new technologies. In recent years, the UK‘s strength in science, technology and innovation has been the unsung hero of the economy as a whole. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) - in partnership with James Caan - believe that if, as a country, we are to come out of the current economic climate stronger and better able to compete in the global economy, we must support innovation and science. The market reality is extremely clear: science, technology and innovation will be the drivers of the global economy in the years ahead. The iawards will celebrate the best of British innovation and help build this future. The call for entries into the iawards for science, technology and innovation in Britain is now open. This is your opportunity to show how you are leading and delivering ideas that are ahead of their time; new technologies or world-class science combined with entrepreneurial skills that could together achieve commercial success and attract investment in Britain. The iawards will generate significant publicity for all award winning companies and their innovations. Not only will this help create new growth industries, it will also inspire new generations of innovative British talent. There are 13 categories which reflect not only a diversity of important national sectors but also highlight key aspects of delivering successful innovation commercially: Life Sciences; Transport; Energy and Environment; Places to Live and Work; Digital Communications; Entertainment and Media; A Consumer Product; Cross Application of Technology; Best Collaboration; Best British Inside; Inward investment; Best Technology Start-Up; The Next Big Thing. To see full description of the individual category criteria look at website below. The closing date for entries is 16 September 2009. September – November 2009* Judging awards. Entrants may be contacted to supply further supporting information. 16 November 2009 Awards dinner and presentation. Enter now at Website: http://www.iawards.org.uk/callforentries.aspx Page 42 October 2009 SITA GreenPrints Aged 16-25? Want to make your mark on the environment? GreenPrints is an England-wide volunteering programme offering opportunities for you to register then simply turn up and take part in one or two-day conservation Events. Or, for those that fancy a slightly bigger challenge, GreenPrints offers the opportunity for you to design and deliver your own Flagship project over a longer period of time and have a budget of up to £10,000 to do it. Our planet has never needed us more. Everyone should be doing their bit to help improve the environment but it's not always easy to know where to start. GreenPrints Flagships can fund your own project lasting up to 12 months . Projects should be designed, created and actively led by volunteers aged 16 - 25. Groups can apply for up to £10,000 and practical support from an experienced GreenPrints Mentor. Flagship projects should focus on improving an outdoor space which is open to the public. That could be a park, playing field, river, beach or cycle path. The space isn't too important - it's how you improve it that matters. To apply for a Flagship project follow these steps: Consider how you can make a mark on the environment. It might be helpful to start by listing the green spaces in your area and then think about how they can be improved for the benefit of people and wildlife. Download and read the Flagship project guidance notes from website below. This document will provide more detailed information about GreenPrints and help you understand if your project is eligible for support Complete a stage one Flagship application form. Provide as much detail as possible and return the form to SITA Trust The GreenPrints programme will soon be ending so please make sure you leave yourself enough time to apply - the programme has a two stage application process. Initial applications should reach us no later than 16th September 2009. The GreenPrints programme is managed by SITA Trust. If you have any questions or would like anything explaining in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact them.SITA Trust, The Barn, Brinkmarsh Lane, Falfield, South Gloucestershire GL12 8PT Tel: 01454 262910 Fax: 01454 269090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/greenprints/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 43 October 2009 UnLtd Level 2 Awards UnLtd Level 2 Awards are unique! They are looking for inspiring people who have innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to some of biggest challenges facing communities, wider society and the world. It is important that you meet the UnLtd Level 2 core criteria, please read the following questions carefully to ensure you are eligible to apply. You: Are you an established social entrepreneur with a track record of finding solutions to pressing social problems? Have you a team of people supporting you? Are you working on tackling a clearly identified a social problem? Your project: Is your project up and running delivering social impact? Can you prove your project activities are delivering social benefit? Are you looking to spend more time on developing your project so that it can grow and develop? Your need: Do you need £15,000 to use for your living expenses so that you can to spend more time developing your project? Do you need practical help and support to take your project to a sustainable level? If the answer to these questions is yes an UnLtd Level 2 Award may be what you are looking for. They are inviting expression of interest for the autumn round of our competition. Expression of Interest Form available online from Friday August 28th until Monday 21st September 2009 Website: http://www.unltd.org.uk/template.php?ID=128&PageName=level2awardsv2 Page 44 October 2009 Mix Mediabox First Light Movies has rebranded to First Light. The change has been developed to reflect the changing face of digital technologies and the fact that First Light manages Mediabox, a multimedia programme that is broader than simply filmmaking. First Light has a brand new Website: www.firstlightonline.co.uk Mediabox is for those 13 to 19 years old who live in England. Mediabox can give you the opportunity to develop and produce creative media projects for film, television, radio, online and multi media platforms. Mix Mediabox - Grants from £5,000 - £20,000 Designed to reach organisations that bring together young people from diverse economic backgrounds, faiths or geographic areas to work on a media project. This grant enables young people to work with older members of their community, to create media projects that encourage communities to gain a better understanding of each other and promote community cohesion. Mix Mediabox is open to established youth and/or media focused organisations. Round 1 opens: 10th August 2009 Round 1 Stage 1 deadline: 21st September 2009 For help you can contact one of the Mediabox team Email: email@example.com Tel: 0121 753 4866 Full details of all Mediabox funding schemes are on Website: http://www.media-box.co.uk/funding.php?ID=1 Text not approved by funder but as website. Elephant Trust for the arts The Elephant Trust was created in 1975 by Roland Penrose and Lee Miller with a view to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts in the United Kingdom. To bear in mind at all times an original, inquisitive, open-minded, generous and unshockable approach to art in all its forms with a bias towards the visual arts.' This injunction, laid down by the original Trustees of The Elephant Trust, embodies the spirit of its founders, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, and remains the cornerstone of the Trust's policy today. The Trust was set up to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and institutions that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. Applicants are asked to consider the above carefully to be sure their project falls within the remit of The Elephant Trust. Given the Trust's modest resources, grants have usually been limited to £2,000 but larger grants may be considered. Funding priority is given to artists and to small organisations and galleries. No grants are available for educational or other study purposes. No grants are available for residencies or research. No grants are available for projects taking place outside the UK. Application is by post only. Consult website for guidance. Next application deadlines: 21 September 2009; 11 January 2010. The Elephant Trust, 512 Bankside Lofts, 65 Hopton Street, London SE1 9GZ Tel/Fax: 020 7922 1160 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.elephanttrust.org.uk/docs/theguide.html Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 45 October 2009 BURA - Waterways Renaissance Awards The potential of the UK's inland waterways is far reaching, with many kinds of activities taking place on, in and alongside canal, rivers, lakes and lochs all over the UK. It is the enormous variety of projects and schemes inspired by the waterways that these Awards have been highlighting and celebrating since 2002. Eleven award categories ensure that all aspects of the work being undertaken on our waterways receive appropriate consideration from the expert assessment panel. There are many benefits of entering the awards: recognition can boost staff morale, help onward business opportunities and gain you and your team a reputation for excellence. They'll be raising a glass to all award winners at one of our popular ceremony dinners in the spring, but beyond the ceremony we are committed to the promotion of award-winning projects and the best practice lessons that they offer, and will make sure that this continues through the BURA Best Practice and Training programmes. Any person or organisation directly concerned with the project or scheme may submit an entry. Entering is easy and free, visit bura.org.uk to download the entry form template and guidance notes. Your completed entries must be received no later than close of business on 24 September 2009. To submit your entry, simply visit Website: http://www.bura.org.uk/Awards/Current+BURA+Awards/Waterways/How+to+Enter+2010.htm and use the online entry system. For hard copy submission details contact Vivien Tel: 0207 539 4030 Email: email@example.com All entries must be able to demonstrate that they: are located on, or immediately adjacent to, an inland waterway in the UK are innovative and inspirational have involved active participation by an appropriate range of partners have enhanced the use and enjoyment of the waterway have a proven track record of success In addition, all nominations must be able to show: how the environmental, social and economic objectives of sustainable development have been met how the project is providing the catalyst for other projects or schemes Further guidance on the general and category specific criteria is available on Website: http://www.bura.org.uk/Awards/Current+BURA+Awards/Waterways/ BURA, 4th floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8LE Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 46 October 2009 Lloyds TSB Foundation - Young Offenders Programme Improving Life Choice and Chances for Young Offenders The Lloyds TSB Foundation Young Offenders Programme will provide £1 million funding to charities which are improving the life choices and chances of young offenders in England and Wales. The Programme is open to registered charities with a proven track record of working with young offenders in areas including: accommodation skills training employment mentoring drugs and alcohol mental health restorative justice family support and relationships Grants will be available for new and innovative work, as well as those extending a proven model of successful work or enabling the development of joined up projects. Charities of any size are welcome to apply to the Young Offenders Programme and the application deadline is September 25th 2009. It will be a two-stage application process and interested charities are now invited to complete an Expression of Interest form. After we have considered all Expressions of Interest we will invite successful charities to proceed to a full application or inform them that they have been unsuccessful. Criteria and Stage One Application Form can be downloaded from Website: http://www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk/FundingProgrammes/Pages/YoungOffendersFundingProgramme.as px Text not approved by funder but as website. DFID Development Awareness Fund 2009/2010 The Development Awareness Fund (DAF) is a competitive fund, designed to support not-for-profit organisations carry out projects which raise public awareness and understanding of global poverty and how it can be reduced. The DAF is open to any UK-based not-for-profit organisation or network which shares our commitment to raising awareness and understanding of development issues. Projects must promote public understanding of development issues, with a focus on one or more of the following objectives: Building knowledge and understanding of the major challenges and prospects for development, in particular the challenge of reducing poverty. Building understanding of our global interdependence, and that failure to reduce global poverty levels will have serious consequences for all of us. Page 47 October 2009 Generating understanding of and support for international efforts to reduce poverty and promote development including the Millennium Development Goals. Promoting recognition of the progress so far made, and that further progress is affordable, achievable, and most of all vital. Building understanding of the role that individuals can play; enabling them to make informed choices with the knowledge of how their actions impact on the world around them. DFID contributes funding for up to 100% of project costs. Funding ranges from £10,000 to a maximum of £100,000 per year, for up to a maximum of 3 years. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis, following an annual funding round. The 2010/11 funding round is now open, for projects with a planned start date during the financial year commencing on 1 April 2010. The deadline for submitting concept notes for this funding round is midnight, 25 September 2009. Guidelines and formats for preparing project concept notes and full project proposals for the 2010/11 funding round are now available on website below. The Fund is administered by Triple Line Consulting Limited on behalf of the Outreach and Stakeholder Communications Team in DFID's Communications Division. Any questions about the DAF should be addressed to Triple Line. Their contact details are as follows: Triple Line Consulting Limited, 3 Princeton Court, 55 Felsham Road, Putney, London SW15 1AZ Tel: 0208 788 4672 Website: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Funding-Schemes/Funding-for-not-for-profit- organisations/Development-Awareness-Fund/DAF/ Text not approved by funder but as website. GlaxoSmithKline Kings Fund - IMPACT Awards The IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £10,000 and £1 million. An overall winner will receive £35,000, nine other winners receive £25,000 and up to ten organisations that are highly commended or runners up receive £5,000 or £3,000. You do not need to present a new project. The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work. You decide how to use the award money. Organisations that win or are highly commended for an IMPACT Award will be offered free training valued at £3,500 for each organisation. Find out more about the IMPACT Awards Development Network. Winners will be given a range of resources to help promote their work (such as professional photographs, films, banners and brochures). Deadline for applications for the 2010 awards is 5pm on Friday 25 September 2009. The King's Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN Tel: 020 7307 2400 Website: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/research/projects/gsk_impact_awards/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 48 October 2009 Community Crime Fighters Award Programme Neighbourhood Crime and Justice Group The Community Crime Fighters Awards are about recognising people who have tackled anti-social behaviour or neighbourhood crime or who have supported others who have needed their help. There are two award categories: Exceptional People: Members of the public who have stood up to anti-social behaviour or neighbourhood crime or who have supported others to do so. Wonderful Worker: Paid workers, nominated by trained Community Crime Fighters who they feel provide an exceptionally high level of service to them or others in their community. Closing date for entries is Friday 25th September 2009.You can make an online nomination to the Community Crime Fighters Award programme on Website: http://www.communitycrimefighters.org.uk/awards/index.html DSC - Social Change Awards Social Change Awards celebrates the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society. This change can come about through the everyday actions of one individual, many people pulling together, a local company that cares about their wider community or the thoughtful investment of resources. The awards are fun, informal and inclusive. The four award categories are: Everyday Impact Award Influencer Award Investing in Social Change Award Public Body Award. To find out everything you need to know about the awards and to place a nomination go to Website: http://www.socialchangeawards.org.uk If after reading the information there you have any further questions please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date to nominate yourself is 25 September 2009 and to nominate others 18 September 2009. DSC will produce a shortlist, three from each category, and there will be an online public vote where we ask you to pick the winners from the shortlist. The Awards Reception will take place following the key note speech from Nick Hurd MP, Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprises and Volunteering at the Charity Centre on 26 November 2009. Page 49 October 2009 Idlewild Trust The Idlewild Trust makes grants to registered charities (not to individuals) concerned with the encouragement of excellence in the performing and fine arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of buildings and items of historical interest or national importance. Occasional support is given to bodies for educational bursaries in these fields and for conservation of the natural environment. The Trust's interest is national and it is unlikely to support a project of local, parochial interest only. Applying for a Grant Check below to ensure that your project does not fall into one of the excluded areas. If your project is not obviously excluded, you may wish to telephone and talk through your application before applying formally. Please ring Tel: 020 8772 3155 on Tuesday or Wednesday between 10am and 4 pm. Apply by post, sending in a fully completed application form together with a covering letter and the documents requested in the Guidelines on their website. The Idlewild Trust does not usually make grants for: Local appeals - unless the artistic significance of the project is of more than local importance; Repetitive nation-wide appeals by large charities; Appeals where all or most of the recipients live outside the UK; Appeals whose sole or main purpose is to make grants from the funds collected; Endowment or deficit funding; Individuals. NB. These exclusions are to guide you in the process of drawing up an application. If you are unsure about a particular project, please telephone the administrator to discuss it. Applications from an organisation within 18 months of a previous grant will not be considered, so this should be taken into account when a submission is made. If your application is not successful, you may apply again for the following meeting. Deadlines for applications: 2009-2010 27 September 2009 for a Trustees’ meeting in November 2009 26 February 2010 for a Trustees’ meeting in May 2010 24 September 2010 for a Trustees’ meeting in November 2010 Idlewild Trust, 1a Taylors Yard, 67 Alderbrook Road, London SW12 8AD Tel: 020 8772 3155 Email: email@example.com Website: www.idlewildtrust.org.uk Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 50 October 2009 Big Challenge Your Chance, Everybody’s Change Young people across the UK are invited to submit their ideas of how they want to bring their community together to be in with a chance of winning a share of £65,000. This week saw the launch of Big Challenge, a ground-breaking youth project that is being led by a group of 16-25 year olds from across the UK, with the support of UnLtd and Changemakers. Big Challenge asks young people to think about and act on the biggest challenges that we face in society today with a different issue as the focus each year. The Big Challenge for 2009 is called Your Chance, Everybody’s Change – how can you create unity in your community? The Youth Leadership Team of the programme decided on this challenge as they thought it represented issues that young people struggle with day to day and they believe that other young people will have great ideas in how to address this. Any 16-25 year old in the UK can now apply to win part of the Big Challenge prize fund for the year if they come up with an original and effective idea. Projects will be shortlisted by the young leaders of the programme who hold the £60,000 prize fund budget before a final online public vote to decide the winners. Winners of the prize fund will have their project costs paid for along with support and mentoring to carry out their ideas. See the Big Challenge website for further information and to apply - Website: www.bigchallenge.org.uk The competition is open until September 28th 2009. Social Enterprise Awards From catering to coffee, health care to housing, and recycling to regeneration: social enterprises are businesses trading for social and environmental purposes. The Social Enterprise Awards is a new competition that aims recognise and champion the vital work carried out by the most successful social enterprises in the UK. The Awards have been designed to engage with the entire UK and will include a public, online vote to find the overall winners. The wide reach and fresh approach of these Awards present an exciting new opportunity for the social enterprise movement to celebrate its diversity and strength. Regardless of the type of social enterprise you run or its size, this award is your chance to win up to £5000.00 and to gain a national platform for your business. The Social Enterprise Awards are run by the Social Enterprise Coalition - the UK's national body for the social enterprise movement - in partnership with The Office of the Third Sector; Department for Children, Schools and Families; and the Department for Communities and Local Government. The Awards are sponsored by Partnerships UK, Unity Trust Bank and the Wates Family Enterprise Trust. All businesses are welcome to enter the Awards regardless of their size or legal structure as long as the majority of their income comes through trading and the majority of their profits are used to further social or environmental goals. Page 51 October 2009 There is also a "Social Enterprise in Schools" competition that the Coalition is running in parallel to the main Awards. This award is for the best school based social enterprise project that engages everyone from the pupils to the parents. The closing date for each country is 28 September 2009. The closing date for the schools competition is 26 October 2009. The Social Enterprise Awards consist of two stages. Firstly, the four national social enterprise networks in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will run regional heats to award prizes in three categories: Best Social Enterprise - operating for over three years, turnover of £1million plus Best Social Enterprise - operating for over three years, turnover of less than £1million Best New Social Enterprise - operating for less than three years with at least one year of accounts The winners will be selected by a panel of judges overseen by the regional network. Each of the four nations will announce their three winners on Social Enterprise Day,19 November 2009. The second stage of the Awards will see these twelve social enterprises compete to win the UK prize in their category. The eight winners of the Established Social Enterprise categories will also be put forward to win the overall grand prize of Social Enterprise of the Year. The second stage winners will be decided by online voting between 20 - 30 November and announced at a gala event in London on 3 December. To help the public choose their winners, the website will feature short publicity videos explaining what each social enterprise does, and how they do it. Also to be presented at the gala event in December is a further prize for the Best Social Enterprise in Schools. This award will be managed by the Social Enterprise Coalition and will operate on a different time frame to the other Awards. It will reward the best social enterprise operating in a school during the school year 08/09. Applications for the Awards in the nations must be received by September 28, 2009. Schools wanting to compete for the Best Social Enterprise in Schools award have until October 26, 2009 to submit their application forms. Cash prizes of up to £5,000 are on offer for all winners as well as in kind business support services from local organisations. Each winning social enterprise will receive a Flip camera which they can use to create their own promotional video and will be theirs to keep after the competition. Winners will have their expenses covered to allow them to attend the gala event in London which will be a great networking opportunity as well as a showcase event to celebrate the vibrancy of the social enterprise movement. The UK wide scope of the awards makes them a great vehicle for boosting the national profile of your social enterprise. The Overall UK award winners can win up to £5000.00 and will be featured in special supplement produced by our media partner, The Daily Telegraph. Website: http://www.socialenterpriseawards.org.uk/pages/socialenterpriseawards.html Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 52 October 2009 Jeans for Genes Jeans for Genes raises money to fund care and support for children and families affected by genetic disorders. The national charity also helps to advance medical research into the causes, treatments and eventual cures of these disorders. Jeans for Genes grant programme offers UK charities working in the genetic community funding from £500 - £25,000. Charities not only benefit from the money they receive, they also gain an opportunity to raise awareness and give their members a voice through the charity’s PR campaign. Amongst the projects being funded in 2009 are: Two study days into rare chromosome disorders for the charity, Unique A five day summer camp to give respite to children in Scotland who are caring for a parent with Huntington’s disease Multi-media resources for children and their families affected by primary ciliary dyskinesia, a condition which can affect a child’s lungs, sinuses and ears Charities are invited to apply now for a grant in 2010. Guidance for applicants and an application form can be downloaded from the Jeans for Genes Website: http://www.jeansforgenes.com/money/grants/apply The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th September 2009. For more information please contact Elana Levinson, Head of Genetics Education and Grants at Jeans for Genes Tel: 020 7199 3307. TalkTalk - Innovation In The Community Awards TalkTalk's Innovation In The Community Awards enable charity and community groups throughout the UK to harness the power of the Internet. 30 winners receive cash grants of £2,000 each to fund both technology related projects as well as technology equipment, to help them make the most of the Internet. This year winners received their awards at a ceremony at the House of Lords and five overall winners got technology equipment of their choice and a one-to-one workshop with celebrity Dotcom entrepreneur and co-founder of lastminute.com Martha Lane Fox. Applications are invited from 1 July to 30 September 2009, Look out for more information on website below. You can apply for the 2009 awards online. They want to make sure entries for all the below sections are in with a chance of winning that's why this year the awards are divided into 5 categories. Work and training - Recognising organisations that improve training or access to work/employment opportunities Play and sport - Recognising organisations that focus on sport related activities. Learning and knowledge - Recognising academic based organisations. Creativity and culture - Recognising artistic, creative, cultural organisations. Body and soul - Recognising health, religious or spiritual organisations. Further information and entries at Website: http://www.talktalk.co.uk/information/innovation-in-the- community Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 53 October 2009 EC - Youth in Action - Youth Support Systems Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. Under Youth in Action there is a call for proplosals for Youth support systems: Projects encouraging creativity and innovation in the youth sector. This call for proposals is aiming to support projects encouraging creativity and the introduction, implementation and promotion of innovative and qualitative elements in non-formal education and youth work. Priority under this call will be assigned to projects focussing on: media literacy of young people e-youth work Deadline for submission of applications: 30 September 2009 (date of the postmark being conclusive) Projects must start between 1 December 2009 and 31 March 2010 Duration minimum 12 months and maximum 18 months Guidelines and Application forms can be downloaded from Website: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/youth/funding/2009/call_action_4_4_en.php For any queries, please contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Text not approved by funder but as website. CYEC Youth Exchange Grants The Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council provide support, guidance and funding for life changing youth exchanges between the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Countries. They support exchanges which are: Youth-led - where young people are involved in all stages of the planning and running of the exchange. We believe that youth exchanges can be a very powerful instrument for young people's development when everyone has the opportunity to full participate in the planning, organisation and decision making involved in the exchange. Two-way - where groups visit, and host, each other. Most exchanges take place over two-years, with one group hosting and the other visiting each year. Taking place within the Commonwealth. There are over 50 Commonwealth Countries you could hold an exchange with. If you are thinking about running an exchange, check out their online guide to running a youth exchange or request a copy of our youth exchange handbook. If your project meets our youth exchange criteria CYEC may be able to give your youth group a grant. Each year CYEC administers a youth exchange fund to support Commonwealth youth exchange projects. We raise the money we give out in grants from private donations and we also receive an annual grant from the British Government (cultural relations/mobility funding). The purpose of the exchange fund is to help UK youth groups make visits overseas and host their overseas friends in the UK. The grants are provided to subsidise your overall costs – but your group will need to fundraise the remaining costs. Page 54 October 2009 CYEC can give your exchange a travel grant for your overseas visit (normally between 25% - 40% of return international travel costs) and a hosting grant for the incoming visit (up to 35% of your hosting costs). We can also make a grant towards the costs of an advance planning and risk assessment visit. You will need to raise the remaining funds yourselves – by group fundraising activities, participant contributions, grants and sponsorship. Only UK organisations undertaking a youth exchange can apply for a grant. Organisations need to be properly constituted and able to show some experience of working with and for young people. Carefully check out CYEC’s Guidelines for Funding (enclosed in this pack) to see if your project meets the funding criteria. If you need more help and guidance you can speak to CYEC’s staff and Regional Representatives. Overseas groups cannot apply to CYEC. They do not send money overseas. Every autumn (normally in September and October), CYEC invites applications for exchange grants for the following financial year (ie for exchanges taking place in the following May and onwards). Their detailed Guidelines for Funding and grant criteria are revised annually and the application form specifies the closing dates for applications. If you want to apply to CYEC for a youth exchange grant, you need to become a CYEC-registered youth group by completing the registration form and paying the registration fee. To apply: read the Guidelines for Funding carefully – are you eligible for funding? read the Notes for Applicants carefully – do you understand the questions? complete CYEC’s grant application form and enclose any attachments complete CYEC’s registration form and write a cheque for the registration/administration fee return the application form along with your registration form and the annual non-refundable registration fee all applications will be acknowledged and a Registration Pack of resource goodies despatched, including a copy of CYEC’s Handbook for Exchange Organisers – Contact!- and Safety & Welfare Guidelines You are welcome to contact a member of their staff or one of their Regional Representatives if you need further advice or help. You can obtain publications, resources and training courses from CYEC. The Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, CYEC, 7 Lion Yard, Tremadoc Road, London, SW4 7NQ Tel: 020 7498 6151 Fax: 020 7622 4365 Website: http://www.cyec.org.uk/exchanges/thinking-running-exchange/section-11-cyec-grants Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 55 October 2009 International Women’s Day 2010 Grants - Wales The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a grant to fund events for International Women's Day 2010. The theme for IWD 2010 in Wales will be 'Promoting Women into Public and Political Life'. Applications should reflect this theme. The events should highlight issues and concerns relating to women and represent the diverse needs of women in Wales. The main emphasis will be on events held across the regions in Wales, in the North, Mid, West and South. The Welsh Assembly Government will favour organisations that establish a partnership to organise events together which promote IWD. A total grant fund of £30,000 is available and each payment will be limited to £2,500. Bids need to be submitted by 25th September 2009 and grant application forms can be obtained from Delwen Burton at WAG: Tel: 029 2082 5929 Email: email@example.com See Website: http://www.wales-womens-national-coalition.org.uk/international-womens-day-2010-wag-fund- announced-deadline-25-september-2009/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Microsoft Unlimited Potential - Community Technology Skills Program Grants Microsoft believe in the power of technology to transform lives and enable people to realise their potential. With over ¾ of jobs requiring some form of IT skills they understand it is essential that everyone in society has the opportunity to gain IT skills so that they can improve their opportunities for employment. They are seeking projects with potential for 3 years support. However, grants will be made annually, based on performance and with no forward commitment for future years. Grants are available for thirty thousand pounds, sixty thousand pounds and ninety thousand pounds. They are keen to understand how such funds could improve, enhance or change the programmes you already have in place for employability Eligibilty: A non-profit or non-governmental organization that holds charitable status and operates on a not-for- profit basis with the aim of: (i) relief to the poor, (ii) advancement of education, (iii) advancement of social and community welfare, (iv) advancement of culture, (v) advancement of the natural environment, or (vi) other purposes beneficial to the community. Additional types of organizations eligible for Microsoft grants programmes if you have proper NGO status include Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities. Ability to help large numbers of people back into employment, through your services. Your organisation typically works with digitally and socially excluded communities in the UK. On your employability projects you work with other partners on delivery and have a strong track record on results. Have other funding streams. The Microsoft grants should not be the only funder for the project. The aim is to work on projects that eventually will be sustainable. Microsoft typically supports projects where there is an existing healthy funding model with multiple partners. Page 56 October 2009 Measurement and evaluation systems which track service users’ journeys through skills development and employment (quarterly reporting is a mandatory requirement). Please note: Organisations are welcome to work together to submit a joint application for shared work projects where applicable If you do not fit the above criteria you may be eligible for the Microsoft software donation programme. Please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. As this is a global programme and managed centrally from our US Headquarters the grants are applied for in dollars. Please be aware that this grant will not reflect the current exchange rate as it is fixed at a constant dollar rate for the year. Deadlines: Stage 1: Closing date for applications: Tuesday 22nd September 2009. Stage 2: Interview applicants who have been short listed: Monday 28th September 2009. Stage 3: Results will be announced: Thursday 1st October 2009. Stage 4: Successful applicants will need to submit the application onto the Microsoft global grant tool. At this stage we will ask for additional information and supporting documents: Wednesday 14th October 2009. Stage 5: The grant cheque for 2010 will be distributed in February 2010. All applicants will be notified by email. For Application Pack contact Harsha Gadhvi, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft: Tel: 0118 909 3972 Email: Harsha.email@example.com English Heritage - Repair grants for places of worship - England The scheme has been redesigned for 2008/09 onwards and a number of changes have been made. Please read the application pack documents (downloadable from website) below carefully. This scheme is jointly funded by English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund and gives grants for urgent repairs to listed buildings which are in regular use as public places of worship. Grants are offered in two stages. Stage-one development funding enables projects to be planned and the repair costs established. Stage-two repair grants will only be offered once projects have been fully developed and the costs are known. There is a very high demand for RGPOW grants, so we are not always able to offer a grant to every project that qualifies for support. All applications are assessed against the scheme's priorities: Structural repairs - The main focus of the scheme is on urgent repairs required within two years, to high level elements of buildings such as roofs, spires, towers, associated masonry and rainwater disposal systems. Other urgent repairs to historic fabric at risk of loss can also be considered. Professional fees and VAT which cannot be claimed back under the Listed Places of Worship grant scheme also qualify for grant [see www.lpwscheme.org.uk for details on that scheme]. Grants do not cover new works, alterations and improvements, building services, minor repairs, maintenance or work to contents, fixtures and fittings. Page 57 October 2009 Projects where there is a lack of alternative sources of funding - In order to qualify for a grant under this scheme, we will need to be satisfied that you are not eligible for any other obvious sources of public or charitable funding, for example from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Single Regeneration Budget and specific funding (such as funding for coalfields or housing). Supporting small-scale projects - Priority will be given to single repair projects which can be carried out in a single contract and have total costs (including fees and VAT) of less than £250,000. Projects with total costs (including fees and VAT) of less than £10,000 will not normally be considered. Regular maintenance - They expect work carried out with the support of their grants to be sympathetic to the character and importance of the building, site or landscape. We also aim to ensure that repairs are completed to a high standard and that the property in question is regularly maintained in the future in order to achieve high quality, sustainable results as well as value for money. Successful applicants will be expected to implement a ten-year maintenance plan and keep a logbook of maintenance carried out to their place of worship. Guaranteed public access - One of the scheme's main aims is to promote a wider appreciation of the historic environment and successful applicants will be expected to provide regular visitor access to the place of worship on at least 40 days of the year, outside the usual hours of worship. If your project meets our eligibility criteria, we will assess it to establish whether: There is a financial need for grant; The work that needs to be done is required within two years; There will be long-term viability of the historic asset. They cannot fund work to the place of worship that has begun before a written grant offer has been made and accepted. Eligible Applicants - Any faith group, Christian or non-Christian is welcome to apply so long as it is a formally constituted religious organisation. Applications should be made by the body with legal responsibility for repairs to the building. Eligible Projects - Under the scheme eligible places of worship must be listed and used for public worship at least six times a year. Cathedrals, places of worship in private ownership such as school or hospital chapels, and former places of worship which are no longer used for religious purposes are not eligible for this scheme. Procurement Regulations - Public procurement regulations mean that if more than 50% of a project is publicly funded, applicants to this scheme will have to demonstrate they have appointed any professional advisers in a competitive way. You will also have to demonstrate you have tendered for the building contract. Please see the detailed guidance on the 'Procurement regulations' on website below. They deal with applications in two competitive batches per financial year: places of worship listed grade I, II*, A, B or C - 30th June closing date places of worship listed grade II - 30th September closing date Applications are accepted from 1 April up to the closing date of each batch. Any applications received after the closing date will not be assessed unless there is a fabric emergency which cannot be tackled without grant aid from the scheme. Page 58 October 2009 They aim to let you know if your application is being taken forward for detailed assessment within two months of the closing date for the batch. Decisions on those cases which are taken forward will be made within six months of the closing date. If you receive a stage-one development grant you will have up to twelve months in which to carry out your project development and claim a stage-two repair grant. You will have two years to complete your stage-two repairs. This grant scheme is administered by English Heritage staff in their regional offices who can advise you whether your project will be a priority for support. They strongly suggest that you contact your regional office to discuss a potential application. You can also request an application pack from your regional office which contains further guidance on the scheme. To find out what region you are in and the contact details for regional offices please see website below. English Heritage, Customer Services Department, PO Box 569, Swindon SN2 2YP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0870 333 1181 Fax: 01793 414926 Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.1122 Text not approved by funder but as website. NCVO - Cracking the Code Cracking the Code is a bursary scheme for small infrastructure organisations to improve their governance based on all, or any, of the principles set out in Good Governance: A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (the ‘Code’). They will provide up to £500 for your organisation to improve its governance based on all or any of the principles of the 'Code'. In return they ask that you write a case study and develop a method to share your knowledge and experiences with others in your local area. This scheme is open to infrastructure organisations based in England only. To check your eligibility for the scheme go to the applicants page. There are many different ways the bursary can be used to improve your governance. What you do and how you use the bursary depend on the needs of your organisation. Visit our Cracking the Code ideas and inspiration page. To qualify your organisation must: Be an infrastructure organisation. For the purpose of this scheme this is defined as 'an organisation whose principal purpose is to play a supporting, co-ordinating or development role for frontline third sector organisations'. Examples include Council for Voluntary Services (CVS), Volunteer Centres, or specialists sub-sector organisations such as Arts, BME, Equalities, Sports etc Have an annual income of less that £500,000 Have a great idea to improve your governance Where demand for bursaries is high, they will prioritise the award of bursaries to small organisations and those from subsectors such as equalities, BME, Sports, Arts and Social Enterprise. However all organisations who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply. The next deadline is 30 September 2009. Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/governanceandleadership/?id=13148 Page 59 October 2009 Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £1,000 and £4,000 to local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities. GRANTS FOR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AND CHILDREN'S WELFARE Applications should be made between: 1st December & 31st January Expected Decision date: End of April OR between 1st May & 30th June for decisions by the end of September. GRANTS FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE AND ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Applications should be made between: 1st February & 31st March for decisions by end of June OR between 1st August & 30th September for decisions by end of December. Please note charities can only make one application each year. If you require any support whilst completing your application please contact the helpline or visit the website to download a copy of the criteria or view the application form. Tel: 0845 612 3575 Website: www.tescoplc.com/tescocharitytrust October 2009 EUROPA - EC Culture Programme 2007-2013 October 2009 Deadline There is a EUROPA Culture Programme 2007-2013 - Programme Guide , focusing on most parts of the Culture Programme, contains all the essential conditions to apply for funding. It introduces a fixed Calendar 2008-2013 until 2013 and provides cultural operators with the whole set of funding opportunities under this Programme until 2013. It is available from Website: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/culture/programme/programme_guide_en.php An Application Form for 1 October 2009 Deadline is now available online You can now access the application forms for the Culture Programme's strand 1.1 and 1.2.1 online from Website: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/culture/funding/2009/index_en.php Please note that in order to fill in the application form, Adobe Acrobat v.8.1.5 or higher is required. Please also make sure you download and read the "eForm user guide." You can find links on the same page. Page 60 October 2009 Scurrah Wainwright Charity The Charity funds projects in England, primarily in Yorkshire and the North of England, as well as Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. It rarely funds work in any other part of the world. It looks for innovative work in the field of social reform, with a preference for ‘root-cause’ rather than palliative projects. It favours causes that are outside the mainstream, and unlikely to be funded by other charities. It will contribute to core costs. It will repeat-fund as well as making one-off grants. The Charity does not fund: Individuals; Animal welfare; Buildings; Medical research or support for individual medical conditions; Substitution for Government funding eg in education and health; Charities who send unsolicited general appeal letters. Typically, grants are between £1,000 and £5,000, but in cases of exceptional merit larger grants may be awarded. Check criteria andd guidance on applications on website below. Applications should be sent to the Charity's administrator Kerry McQuade to arrive not later than 1 February, 1 June or 1 October: Email: email@example.com or by post to 16 Blenheim Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8BU. Website: http://www.wainwrighttrusts.org.uk Text not approved by funder but as website. Fidelio Charitable Trust Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance. Institutions, colleges, Arts Festivals and other arts organisations in the United Kingdom, may seek financial support as follows: for individuals or groups of exceptional ability, whom they have been responsible for selecting, to enable them. to receive special tuition or coaching (e.g. in the case of musicians to attend Master Classes) to participate in external competitions. to be supported for a specially arranged performance. to receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art. Applications from individuals or groups seeking support for themselves will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted by completing the Fidelio Application Form downloadable from website below. The closing dates for receipt of applications are 1st February, 1st June and 1st October. Tony Wingate, Fidelio Charitable Trust, 2nd Floor, 20-22 Stukeley Street London WC2B 5LR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.fideliocharitabletrust.org.uk/index.php Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 61 October 2009 NAVCA - Third sector work with offenders: Networking support grant Third sector work with offenders: Networking support grant programmes NAVCA supports local infrastructure organisations to be better able to support local third sector organisations who deliver services that offenders and their families will access. They are supporting networking and training activities that enable people who work with or could work with offenders and their families to come together with key local probation, prison staff and others who work in this field for a shared learning or networking activity. Local Infrastructure Organisations (LIOs) and sub-regional consortia are invited to make applications for grants of up to £1,000 to support networking or training activities. To build knowledge, skills and confidence and enable partnership work to implement plans to reduce the re-offending rate at a local level. The closing date for applications 1 October 2009. Further details and application forms are on Website: http://www.navca.org.uk/localvs/supportingoffenders/news/networkinggrants.htm Text not approved by funder but as website. EC - Culture Programme online application The EU’s Culture programme (2007-2013) has a budget of €400 million for projects and initiatives to celebrate Europe’s cultural diversity and enhance our shared cultural heritage through the development of cross-border co-operation between cultural operators and institutions. Strands of the Programme Strand 1: Support for cultural actions This strand, accounting approximately for about three-quarters of the programme's budget, aims to enable a wide range of cultural organisations coming from various eligible European countries to collaborate on cultural and artistic projects. This strand has three sub-categories: 1.1 Multi-annual co-operation projects over a period of three to five years (deadline 1 October each year) 1.2.1 Co-operation projects over a maximum period of two years (deadline 1 October each year) 1.2.2 Literary translation projects (deadline 1 February each year) 1.3 Co-operation with third countries over a maximum period of two years (deadline 1 May each year).Application forms for cooperation projects within the Culture Programme are online! You can now download and complete your application for strand 1.1 and 1.2.1. This year, the European Commission introduces eforms which have to be submitted online and a paper version must be sent by post. The deadline for application is 1 October 2009 and the online form needs to be submitted by 12:00 noon! All necessary information is available from Website: http://www.culturefund.eu/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 62 October 2009 Football Foundation community large grant The community large grant aims to create opportunities and build communities by funding projects that use football and sport as a force for social change. We fund projects that address social exclusion and inequalities in education and health. Groups wishing to apply should be able to demonstrate how their project meets at least one of the aims of the Community Strategy. The Community Strategy can be viewed by visiting their publications page. They are introducing a two stage application process. The Community Large Grant scheme has now closed for Stage One submissions. New Stage One submissions will be accepted from October 2009. A maximum grant award of £150,000 for projects that last between one and three years. The Stage One submission form and guidance notes can be downloaded from website bellow. If you are unable to fill in the online application form they are able to send you a paper version in the post. The Football Foundation, 30 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8FF Tel: 0845 345 4555 Fax: 0845 345 7057 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/apply/community-grants/community-grant-over-9k/ Text not approved by funder but as website. European Youth Foundation (EYF) The European Youth Foundation is a fund set up to provide financial support to international youth activities. It has an annual budget of approximately 2,300,000 Euros. Since 1973 more than 200,000 young people, most of them nationals of Council of Europe member states, have taken part in EYF-supported activities. The EYF thus provides financial support to the following types of activity undertaken by non-governmental youth organisations or networks or by other non-governmental structures involved in areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe's youth policies and work: a. educational, social, cultural and humanitarian activities of a European character; b. activities aimed at strengthening peace and co-operation in Europe; c. activities designed to promote closer co-operation and better understanding among young people in Europe, particularly by developing the exchange of information; d. activities intended to stimulate mutual aid in Europe and in developing countries for cultural, educational and social purposes; e. studies, research and documentation on youth matters. The European Youth Foundation provides financial support for: A. international youth meetings; B. youth activities other than meetings (such as publishing manuals or newsletters or producing web sites); C. contributions to administrative costs of international youth NGOs; D. pilot projects The Programming Committee of the European Youth Foundation examines and decides on grant applications twice a year. The EYF Secretariat must receive grant applications by the following deadlines: 1 April for activities to be carried out in the first half of the following calendar year; 1 October for activities to be carried out in the second half of the following calendar year. However, there are no fixed deadlines for first applications to the EYF, which may be submitted at any time. In certain specific circumstances a grant application may be considered under an ad hoc procedure. In such cases the applicant organisation must be able to give good reasons for not submitting the application within the normal time limit. For further information contact: European Youth Foundation, 30, rue Pierre de Coubertin, F-67000 Strasbourg Tel : (33) 388 41 20 19 Fax: (33) 390 21 49 64 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.eycb.coe.int/EYCBwwwroot/index.asp?language=eng&url=/EYCBwwwroot/ENG/EYF.asp Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 63 October 2009 Forest Education Initiative (FEI) Forest Education Initiative (FEI) aims to increase the understanding and appreciation, particularly among young people, of the environmental, social, and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests and of the link between the tree and everyday wood products. The need for such a greater understanding is vital. Woodlands provide environmentally sustainable building materials and many other products essential to daily life. Wood products require less energy to manufacture and maintain than other non-renewable materials and they can be easily recycled. Woodlands benefit our environment and provide a great setting for education and recreation, as well as much-needed jobs in the rural economy. The real work of FEI is achieved by local groups, known as 'cluster groups'. FEI encourages and supports the formation of voluntary cluster groups at local and regional levels. FEI cluster groups informally bring together individuals and organisations who want to educate others about trees and wood, and those directly involved with woodland ownership and management and related timber industries. Involvement is open to all those who wish to further the aims and objectives of FEI. Each FEI cluster group is unique, locally managed, independent and focused on their local needs. Clusters aim to offer teachers and leaders facilities for developing activity-based programmes based on trees, forests and wood products in their locality. For example they can: deliver forest education on the ground, by adding value to existing projects and instigating new ones; facilitate first hand learning experiences for schools and youth groups at woodland sites and at industrial sites, which use forest products; introduce teachers to ways of using FEI materials and local resources eg workshops; provide information and advice; network with other cluster groups across Britain; exclusively apply for FEI partnership funding (internal funding up to £5,000). The FEI Partnership Fund - The FEI Partnership Fund is specifically to support the work of FEI clusters. It can provide match funding for specific activities, which enhance the overall objectives of FEI. These are to help develop, among young people, a greater understanding of trees, woodlands, forest management, forest products and wood as a sustainable resource. Only established FEI clusters can apply. It is a challenge fund, which means that applicants are competing for a limited amount of money in each financial year. Match funding is essential and preference is given to clusters that seek private sector support. The maximum amount that can be applied for in a single application is £5,000 and the minimum amount is £201. There are three funding rounds a year with closing dates 1st February, 1st June and 1st October. Information on all aspects of the application process can be found in the Funding Guidance Notes and all applications should be made on the Application Form Both downloadable from their website). All applications should be agreed by your cluster group and discussed with your regional co-ordinator. Once agreed, the form and any supporting evidence should be emailed or posted to your co-ordinator and to the FEI Partnership Fund Manager Rachel Lucas (email@example.com ) at the Field Studies Council with a signed final copy posted to Rachel by the closing date. Bids are assessed by a UK assessment panel according to the set criteria. You can show how your project meets the criteria in your answers to the criteria-linked questions on the application form. Eligible project costs include hire of people, for example, supply teachers, advice, training hire or purchase of materials, machinery or services and paying for printing and publicity for projects. Cluster groups should feel able to explore a wide range of possible projects. Page 64 October 2009 All applicants are required to provide a final report to FEI in order for other clusters to learn and benefit from individual cluster projects. The final report should be received no later than 6 months after funding has been received. Small Grants - Funding has been allocated to allow every constituted FEI Cluster Group to claim up to £200 in this year. The grant can be claimed for a variety of items, at any time during the year and will be awarded subject to approval by your co-ordinator. Applications should be made using the Small Grant form and sent to your regional co-ordinator for approval Website: http://www.foresteducation.org Text not approved by funder but as website. v Match Fund The Match Fund brings together private sector partners and charities to create innovative volunteering opportunities. The benefits are clear: by harnessing the creativity and energy of young people, they can bring communities together and find solutions to society's biggest problems. They can change lives, protect the environment, create safer neighbourhoods, improve the nation's health and give volunteers skills, confidence and experience. The Match Fund matches up to 100% of any new investment in youth volunteering – that's double the money, and double the impact of the investment. Private companies [large and small], charitable trusts / foundations and individuals are seizing the opportunity to build volunteering initiatives with the promise of more bang for their buck. To date, v has pledges of £36m from the private sector – making a total of £72m that has and will be invested into diverse and high impact projects across England. They want to do more. They want to create opportunities so inspiring that volunteering becomes a valued part of the lives of most 16–25 year olds. They want to reach out to some of England's most disadvantaged and disengaged young people. They want to create real change in communities, tackling the big issues that the nation's youth tell them they're concerned about. Next deadlines • Friday 2nd October 2009 (for projects starting January 2010) • Friday 11th December 2009 (for projects starting April 2010) • Friday 5th February 2010 (for projects starting April-June 2010) v, 5th Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF Tel: 020 7960 7000 Website: http://www.vinspired.com/v/funding/match-funding/overview Page 65 October 2009 Baily Thomas Charitable Fund The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to registered charities (only) working in this field. They consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism. In this area, they consider projects concerning children or adults. Learning disability, thus defined, is their priority for funding. They do not give grants for research into or care of those with mental illness or dyslexia. Funding is normally considered for capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs. Grants are awarded for amounts from £250 and depend on a number of factors including the purpose, the total funding requirement and the potential sources of other funds including, in some cases, matching funding. Normally one-off grants are awarded but exceptionally a new project may be funded over two or three years, subject to satisfactory reports of progress. Grants should normally be taken up within one year of the issue of the grant offer letter which will include conditions relating to the release of the grant. The following areas of work normally fall within the Fund's policy: Capital building/renovation/refurbishment works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; Employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture; Play schemes and play therapy schemes; Day and social activities centres including building costs and running costs; Support for families, including respite schemes; Independent living schemes; Support in the community schemes; Swimming and hydro-therapy pools and snoezelen rooms. They do not normally fund: Hospices; Minibuses except those for residential and/or day care services for the learning disabled; Advocacy Projects; Arts and theatre projects; Physical disabilities unless accompanied by significant learning disabilities. Meetings of the Trustees are usually held in June and early December each year and applications should therefore be submitted no later than 1 May or 1 October for consideration at the next relevant meeting. Late applications will not be considered. If your application is considered under the Small Grants procedure then this will be reviewed by the Trustees ahead of the usual meetings in June and December. You can download guidelines and application forms from website below. Following the meeting all applicants are contacted formally to advise on the status of their application. Please feel free to submit your application whenever you are ready, rather than waiting for the deadline. Mrs Ann Cooper, Secretary to the Trustees, c/o TMF Management UK Limited, 400 Capability Green, Luton, Beds LU1 3AE Fund Administrator Mrs Tracey Garrett: Tel: 01582 439225 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.bailythomas.org.uk Page 66 October 2009 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships Would experience overseas enhance your effectiveness in your career or field of interest? Could this bring real benefits and positive change to your community, the UK and yourself? Each year approximately 100 Fellowships are awarded for a wide range of projects. Churchill Fellows can be of any age and in any occupation. Everyone has an equal chance; a lack of qualifications is not a bar to an award as every application is judged on the worth of the individual and the merit of the project. All British citizens resident in the UK are eligible for the annual awards. The specific categories for 2010 as selected by the Council, are: Science, Engineering & Enterprise - Applications are invited from a wide spectrum of interests. Business & Finance - Post credit crisis - what happens next? Also projects covering start up schemes, self-employment, small businesses, micro finance, the not-for-profit sector and leadership skills. Education & Vocational Training - Applications are invited from a wide spectrum of interests. Environment, Food & Rural Affairs - Those involved in the countryside and in food production, including animal welfare, the livestock industry, environment and conservation. Treatment & Rehabilitation of Chronic Conditions - Applications are invited from all related interests. The Churchill Connection - Open for anyone with a project related to Sir Winston's varied interests, including politics, history, world affairs, writing, journalism, painting and bricklaying. Adventure, Exploration & Leaders of Expeditions - Please note that team members of expeditions should not apply. The Arts & Older People - Those involved in, and providing opportunities for, older people in all aspects of music, dance, drama and fine arts. Support for Children - Including the involvement of local authorities and the voluntary sector, parenting and early intervention issues and alternatives to custody for young offenders. Young People - Those aged 18–25 (under 25 on 31 December 2010) with a worthwhile project to benefit the UK community and their personal development. Before applying to one of their categories please check their criteria below to ensure that you are eligible to apply for a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust grant: All applicants must be British citizens (British Nationality Act 1981), and resident in the UK. Anyone aged 18 and above at interview, and in any occupation can apply. No qualifications are required as every application is judged on the individual themselves and the merit of the project. Applications are only considered for individual projects although expedition leaders may also apply under the Adventure, Exploration & Leaders of Expeditions category. Applicants must demonstrate that their project will bring real benefit to others in their community and in so doing to the UK. Fellowship grants for ‘gap year’ activities, courses, academic studies or student grants will not be considered. This includes electives, degree placements, internships and post-graduate studies, unless real and wider benefits to others in the UK can be demonstrated. Grants will usually cover a stay overseas of between 4 to 12 weeks. Applications for less than 4 weeks will not be considered. The Trust prefers to award Fellowships to people unlikely to obtain funding from other sources. Page 67 October 2009 Existing Churchill Fellows may not re-apply. Applications are now open until 6th October 2009. Full information and online application forms are on website below. Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 15 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PR Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7584 9315 Fax: 020 7581 0410 Website: http://www.wcmt.org.uk/ Text not approved by funder but as website. EC - INTERREG IVB NWE INTERREG IVB NWE is a financial instrument of the European Union's Cohesion Policy. It funds projects which support transnational cooperation. The aim is to find innovative ways to make the most of territorial assets and tackle shared problems of Member States, regions and other authorities. The 5th Call for Proposals opens on 7th September and closes on 7th October 2009 at 12 pm (noon). To begin with, read the updated Guidance Notes on wewbsite bellow explaining the Programme specific characteristics and the requirements for applicants. They are designed to give you the essential facts in a user-friendly format (Notes 13, 14, 17 and 19 are updated for 5th Call). For detailed reading on the NWE Programme and its objectives, please consult the Operational Programme which is available in all 4 Programme languages. Check detailed information on Strategic Initiatives. To clarify questions up to the closure of the Call, contact the Joint Technical Secretariat. : NWE Secretariat, "Les Arcuriales", 6th Floor, 45, rue de Tournai, Entrée D, F-59000 Lille, FRANCE Tel.: +33 (0)3 20 78 55 00 Fax: +33 (0)3 20 55 65 95 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Additional help is provided by the network of Contact Points: Ian Hill (Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England), Tel: +44 19 00 82 13 22 Email: email@example.com Paula MacLachlan (southern and eastern England and Wales), Tel: +44 117 944 1082 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Application forms and other documentation can be downloaded from Website: http://www.nweurope.eu/index.php?act=page&page=funding&id=353 All Applications must be submitted in English completed, dated, stamped and signed, together with all annexes and all Letters of Support from all partners. Please note that applications must arrive by Wednesday 7 October 2009 at 12 noon. The decisions on project selection will be made during the 5th Programme Steering Committee meeting taking place on 7-8 December 2009. Applicants will be informed immediately afterwards about the outcome. Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 68 October 2009 Friends Provident Foundation - Financial Inclusion programme The Foundation wishes to be a pioneer in thinking and action in the charitable sector on the use of financial resources to deal with fundamental issues. In short, they wish to use the Foundation's limited resources to encourage "the right use of money". Trustees began their exploration of this theme by commissioning of collection of essays on "The Right Use of Money" (published by Policy Press - you can request a copy from them). This book covered areas such as macroeconomics, personal finance and philanthropy. The change they are working towards with their main giving programme is comprehensive financial inclusion. They wish to create the conditions throughout the UK to improve access to appropriate financial services for those who are currently excluded, particularly those on low incomes or otherwise vulnerable to market failure. They hope to achieve these outcomes by a number of means: Better information - Building a stronger evidence base about issues of financial inclusion and exclusion through research and evaluation; Fostering innovation - Enabling the exploration and testing of genuinely new ideas to tackle financial exclusion, through research or pilot schemes; Building the infrastructure for a sustainable sector - Helping to put in place the tools and systems which are required for the delivery of appropriate financial services to all, over the long-term; Exercising influence - Using evidence and learning to influence the policy and practice of government, business, independent funders, community based finance organisations and others; - Supporting the development of a stronger voice for community-based financial organisations. The Foundation will pursue these objectives through a programme of responsive grant making and proactive commissioning and engagement, working with those with the expertise, understanding, and ambition to further the cause of financial inclusion. The Foundation works with its grantees to maximise the impact of the work that they fund through effective dissemination, networking and evaluation. The Foundation will consider applications for work that will make a strategic contribution to the overall outcome of financial inclusion in the UK. All applications must demonstrate how the proposed work would contribute to one (or more) of the means listed above - information, innovation, infrastructure or influence. Within this overall requirement, the Foundation will consider requests for capital or revenue funding, core funds or project costs. The Foundation supports the principle of Full Cost Recovery. The Foundation is willing to consider requests for loans, part-loans, underwriting, or other forms of financial support, in addition to grant funding. The Foundation does not expect to make financial commitments over £200,000 in cash terms. Judgements will be made on the scope of the proposed work, rather than on the amounts required. The Foundation is willing to consider applications from any type of legally independent organisation, but can only support work that is legally charitable. Independence is defined as having the governance and managerial structures to contract with the Foundation for support. The Foundation will not meet the direct costs of service provision or development at the local level, such as credit unions, financial literacy projects or debt advice. The Foundation will not make grants to individuals or for work outside the UK. Trustees have prioritised support for projects focused on personal financial exclusion rather than enterprise development or activities. Trustees do not expect to respond to general appeals for funds. Page 69 October 2009 Remaining application dates for 2009: Friday 24 April 2009; Friday 10 July 2009; Friday 9 October 2009. For further information and exclusions look at their website. Full Guidelines from website or contact The Administrator, Friends Provident Foundation, Pixham End, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QA Tel: 0845 2683388 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm) Email: email@example.com Website: www.friendsprovidentfoundation.org SITA Enhancing Communities Programme - Small Grants Enhancing Communities is the name of SITA Trust's funding programme for community improvement projects. They can support projects around qualifying waste processing sites owned by the recycling and waste management company, SITA UK. Not for profit organisations, community groups, parish councils, Local Authorities and charities can apply. They support projects that make physical improvements to community facilities, sports projects and historic buildings / structures. The Enhancing Communities programme can be accessed by many communities around the UK. Use our Locator on our website (link below) to find out if you are in an area that can receive funding. Different scheme rules apply in Scotland and Wales. Small Grants Scheme - fast-track funding programme for projects up to £10,000. The application form and guidance notes are available from website below. Large Grants Scheme - for projects between £10,001 and £50,000. The application form and guidance notes are available from website below. Deadlines for 2009 are: Large Grants Scheme - 31st March 2009 (Board Meeting 16th June 2009) 31st July 2009 (Board Meeting 13th October 2009); Small Grants Scheme - 9th April (Board Meeting 16th June 2009); 15th June (Board Meeting 18th August 2009); 12th August (Board Meeting 13th October 2009); 14th October (Board Meeting 15th December). SITA Trust, The Barn, Brinkmarsh Lane, Falfield, South Gloucestershire GL12 8PT Tel: 01454 262910 Fax: 01454 269090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/apply/community Page 70 October 2009 Groundswell Small Grant Award Scheme Groundswell's Grant Award Scheme offers grants of up to £700 to homeless people to set up their own projects. They welcome applications from anyone with experience of homelessness: rough sleepers, Travellers, squatters, refugees and asylum seekers, residents of hostels and B&Bs etc.; Anyone without a secure tenancy. The project you are trying to set up can be a service user group, an arts group, a business, a charity – any kind of self-help initiative. So far they have given out £150,000 to over 300 homeless-led self-help projects. To find out more about the projects that have won Groundswell Awards, visit the 'Previous Winners' section of website below. If you want to apply for a grant read through our Grant Guidelines page on website below first - it explains all you need to know how to apply for Groundswell Grant. You can then download an application form. If you are still in doubt as to whether you are eligible to apply, then please call them Tel: 020 7737 5500 Applications are considered four times a year with deadlines: 15th January; 15th April; 15th July; 15th October. Groundswell UK, Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, London SW9 9GX Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.groundswell.org.uk/grants_home.html E.ON SOURCE Fund At E.ON they are committed to investing in the communities where they live and work and the E.ON SOURCE Fund has been developed as part of that commitment. They recognise the importance of developing sustainable energy solutions and also the role that community organisations can play in leading by example and influencing communities on the benefits and importance of using energy wisely. In addition to the information and advice on this website, the SOURCE Fund offers grants of up to £20,000 to community groups and not for profit organisations who wish to implement sustainable energy projects in their buildings - from energy efficiency through to micro-generation. Your organisation must benefit specific community groups, namely: Young people; Elderly people; People in fuel poverty. Local community groups and not for profit organisations located in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible. Joint proposals (e.g. with local authorities) will be considered, although the community organisation must lead the application. They can support applications from religious or political organisations if the technology or measures are to be installed in a community building that is available for the whole community to use regardless of religious or political beliefs. Benefits to the whole community must be clearly demonstrated in your application. Page 71 October 2009 Projects must result in the creation of renewable energy and/or a reduction in the amount of energy used. Projects must demonstrate a positive impact on the local community. Projects must demonstrate a measurable positive impact on the environment. This will most likely to be demonstrated through by stating carbon savings. Funding must be used for the purchase and implementation of capital equipment, physical measures and associated direct costs only. Funding will not be granted solely for promotions, education or general awareness raising. However this may be considered where it forms part of a wider project which meets points 2 and 5, and relates to the technology or measures that will be installed Funding cannot be granted for feasibility studies. Project proposals must show that they can be completed within reasonable timescales and costs, and all projects must complete within 12 months of the grant being awarded. E.ON must be the sole corporate sponsors of the project. However applications from projects supported by joint funding from matching public sector funding are accepted. Projects must have consent, or support from, the local community, and where relevant their local authority, in their planning and application. Projects must be sustainable beyond support from the Fund. Please provide evidence of this within your application. You can not apply for more than £20,000. The maximum grant they will award is 90% of the total cost of the measures applied for. You can not apply for funding if work has already begun on your project. Funding can only be sought for non-residential facilities. Applications for the next round of funding must be received by close of business on October 16th 2009. To apply for funding download and complete the application form and Guidance notes on Website: http://www.eon-uk.com/about/2689.aspx Wellcome Trust's Engaging Science Biomedical science is part of every day life. They want to encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to consider, question and debate the key issues of now and the future. Their Engaging Science grants programme offers over £3 million per year to support projects that aim to inform and inspire the public about biomedical science and its social contexts. Their funded activities also include directly commissioned work and partnerships with other organisations to reach broader audiences and support innovative practice. People Awards - People Awards enable you to explore the impact of biomedical science on society, its historical roots, effects on different cultures, or the ethical questions that it brings, by supporting activities such as events, debates, exhibitions, art projects and drama productions related to biomedical science. They aim to encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to consider, question and debate the key issues of now and the future. They want people to be informed, inspired and involved. People Awards support projects that aim to achieve at least one of the following: stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through various methods; support formal and informal learning about biomedical science; reach new audiences not normally engaged with biomedical science, as well as continuing to target existing audiences; examine the social, cultural, historical and ethical impact of Page 72 October 2009 biomedical science; encourage new ways of thinking about biomedical science; encourage high quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships; investigate and test new methods of engagement, participation and education. Upcoming deadlines for the People Awards are: 3 April 2009; 17 July 2009; 16 October 2009; 29 January 2010. Decisions are normally made 2-4 months after deadline. Society Awards - Society Awards are for ambitious and creative projects that engage people with developments in biomedical science on a regional or national scale. Their aim is to encourage people of all ages and walks of life to learn about these developments and have an opportunity to consider, question and debate the implications and issues arising from such work. By inspiring, informing and involving whole communities, Society Awards enable people to consider and discuss issues that affect them, those close to them and the world in which they live. Projects should aim to achieve at least one of the following: stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through various methods; examine the social, cultural, historical and ethical impact of biomedical science; encourage new ways of thinking about biomedical science. The first deadline in 2009 for preliminary applications is 9 April 2009. For this deadline they will accept proposals on any topic relating to biomedical science. The second deadline in 2009 for preliminary applications is 9 October 2009. For this deadline they will accept proposals only on this years theme 'eating'. Arts Awards - Arts Awards support imaginative and experimental arts projects that investigate biomedical science. The scheme aims to: stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through the arts; examine the social, cultural, and ethical impact of biomedical science; support formal and informal learning; encourage new ways of thinking; encourage high quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships in arts, science and/or education practice. All art forms are covered by the programme: dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media. The Trust invites applications for projects which engage adult audiences and/or young people. Deadlines above apply to small to medium-sized projects (up to and including £30 000) For small to medium-sized projects (up to and including £30,000) upcoming deadlines are: 3 April 2009;17 July 2009; 16 October 2009; 29 January 2010. For large projects (over £30 000) the next deadline will be in January 2010 (date to be announced). Decisions will be made approximately six months after the deadline. Broadcast Development Awards support the development of broadcast proposals in any genre that engages the audience with issues around biomedical science in an innovative, entertaining and accessible way. They are interested in funding individuals and organisations with brilliant early-stage ideas for TV, radio or new media projects. Their funding will enable these ideas to be developed into high impact, well-researched proposals to be utilised in securing a broadcast platform and/or further funding. Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE Tel: 020 7611 8888 Fax: 020 7611 8545 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/index.htm Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 73 October 2009 Community Facilities and Activities Programme 2007-2011- Wales The Community Facilities and Activities Programme (CFAP) is a capital grant scheme operated by the Welsh Assembly Government. It is open to community and voluntary organisations and provides funding for the provision of facilities within communities and for activities engaging local people which help promote the regeneration of communities. It is intended as a fund for organisations to draw upon to fill remaining gaps in finances after all other sources of support have been explored. A list of principal sources of funds for community and voluntary organisations is at Annex E. Applications are assessed competitively to ensure that the available funds can help the most deserving projects across Wales. The programme is for voluntary and community groups and private "not for profit" companies limited by guarantee having a turnover of less than £100,000 (to include revenue grants to provide services etc. but not including capital grants for buildings/equipment). CFAP can help provide facilities and equipment and help with the carrying out of activities that promote the regeneration of communities by tackling one or more of the following priorities: Creating or refurbishing facilities available to the community as a whole, or adapting them to ensure equal access to disabled people as required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; Acting to improve the built or natural environment for local people; Improving the well-being of the community by encouraging active and healthy life styles; Providing facilities or activities which reduce poverty, inequality, discrimination and social disadvantage; Encouraging training that targets vulnerable or excluded people, assisting with the promotion of job opportunities and increased incomes; Stimulating community businesses and social enterprises; Involving people of all ages and abilities in the community and addressing the needs of socially excluded groups; Strengthening the cultural and linguistic identity of the community. The scheme provides capital grants only. The largest grants awarded are normally £100,000 in any one financial year (1 April to 31 March) or £300,000 in total over a three year period. In such cases applicants must demonstrate that the proposed building timetable does roll over more than one financial year. Competition for funds is strong. It is essential that the financial details entered on your application form are accurate and realistic and include VAT, if appropriate, as grants cannot normally be increased after approval. The remaining closing dates is: 16 October 2009. Full guidance is on Website: http://new.wales.gov.uk/dsjlg/publications/grants/cfap/applying/annexfguidancee?lang=en Communities Facilities and Activities Programme (CFAP), Communities Directorate, Welsh Assembly Government, Merthyr Tydfil Office, Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UZ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 74 October 2009 E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund E.ON have developed the E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund to support community energy projects which either result in the production of energy from a sustainable source or which reduce the amount of energy used by a community organisation. The fund is available to community groups, charities and not for profit organisations across England, Scotland and Wales and they invite applications for grants of up to £20,000. Examples of the types of organisations we have granted funds to in the past include schools, local and national charities and special education colleges. We are not able to support residential or commercial projects. They have secured funding for 2009. They are now accepting applications for new applications. The closing date for applications is October 16th 2009. They welcome applications from organisations that can demonstrate clear community benefits, and are committed to introducing sustainable energy projects. Projects that would be considered include: The purchase and installation of one or more renewable energy technologies (e.g. wind, solar thermal, PV, wood etc) The renovation of existing facilities to incorporate micro-generation technology (e.g. the reinstatement of a watermill and the purchase of a turbine to produce hydro-electricity) An energy efficiency makeover for your building that could demonstrate significant energy savings and also behavioural change amongst users The use of new or innovative technology to deliver either energy savings or micro-generation capacity A project which can demonstrate the intelligent use of waste energy (e.g. a district heating system that uses waste heat from one building to heat or power another) These are just a few examples and we are always fascinated by the breadth of applications we receive. Your application must clearly demonstrate community benefits, the types of groups that will benefit, and the environmental benefits of the project. If you are unsure as to whether your project might be eligible for a grant from the E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund, take a look at the funding criteria and the FAQ section. To apply for funding download and complete the application form and take a look at our guidance notes on Website: http://www.eon-uk.com/about/2688.aspx Once completed please email your application to Email: email@example.com All applications must provide an emai l address. Page 75 October 2009 ScottishPower Energy People Trust There are over 2 million households throughout Britain living in fuel poverty and spending more than 10% of their income for basic energy needs and to keep warm. The £4 million ScottishPower Energy People Trust's objective is to help end fuel poverty by funding projects and schemes, many of which help families and young children. Applications are accepted for projects from not-for-profit organisations and groups (such as children’s charities, local community groups, support organisations, housing associations, local authorities and others). Organisations and groups can apply for funding to support projects or schemes covering: Crisis funding - For example, women and children needing emergency accommodation and vulnerable young people setting up their first home. Benefits health checks or income maximisation - For example, helping households that aren't claiming all the benefits to which they're entitled; or are not eligible for current government grants or funding because they don't receive the appropriate benefit. Energy Efficiency measures and advice - For example, a scheme that aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes by draught proofing, insulating and offering energy efficiency advice. Research - For example, a research project that aims to understand the link between fuel poverty and health. Or any combination of the above. Priority will be given to projects aimed at helping families with young children and young people. For all projects (excluding research projects) involving crisis funding, benefits health checks or income maximisation, funding will only be given to Projects that demonstrate that energy efficiency advice/measures have already been or will be incorporated. Please note that all projects must address fuel poverty explicitly and as the primary purpose (not just as an add on). The ScottishPower Energy People Trust will award grant funding up to a maximum of £100,000. Projects may be funded up to a maximum of 3 years but whatever the duration the £100,000 maximum funding limit applies to the Project. Please note overheads/administration costs should not exceed 15% of the overall funding requested, unless in exceptional circumstances where a reason should be included. Applications cannot be accepted from individuals or profit-making organisations. Furthermore, funding will not be granted to cover payment of debt such as: Fines Loans Outstanding bills for catalogues, credit cards, holidays, etc. Please follow the relevant guidelines for your project outlined below. All projects: Must address fuel poverty explicitly and as its primary purpose (not just as an add on) Must demonstrate additionality i.e. how many more people will be helped as a direct result of this project Only one application will be accepted per organisation per Trustees’ Meeting In the case of applications from Local Authorities the project must demonstrate: Page 76 October 2009 That it is not delivering against statutory duties Partnership working with charitable/voluntary organisations as part of the project Simply complete the online application form on website below. Completed applications should be submitted online prior to the screening deadline (see details below). Applications are considered at Trustees' meetings in First week of Mar., Jun., Sept., Dec. Next Trustee meeting Tuesday 1 December 2009: Screening Deadline (7 Weeks) Tuesday 13 October 2009 with Final Submission Deadline (4 Weeks) Tuesday 3 November 2009. Please Note: Only one application will be accepted per organisation per Trustees’ Meeting. Where exceptionally, an applicant is unable to access our online system, hard copy applications will be accepted. If you have any questions relating to your application please e-mail us directly Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol Dunne Tel: 0141 568 3265 and ask for the ScottishPower Energy People Trust. The ScottishPower Energy People Trust, Cathcart Business Park, Spean Street, Glasgow G44 4BE Any application enquiries, please Email: email@example.com Or call Marie Hampson Tel: 0141 568 3388 Website: http://www.energypeopletrust.co.uk/how_to_apply.html Text not approved by funder but as website. BBC Children in Need From now all applications will only be accepted exclusively online. Children in Need give grants for projects delivered by organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people, who must be 18 years and under, living in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Disadvantages experienced by children and young people include: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect; Any kind of disability; Behavioural or psychological difficulties; Living in poverty or situations of deprivation. The application should focus on the children your project will work with and the differences that your project will make for them. You should clearly be able to demonstrate how your project will change the lives of the children involved for the better. Where possible it should take into account their views and involve them in decisions that affect them. You can contact them by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Helpdesk Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Tel: 020 8576 7788. New application deadline dates will be 15 January, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October 2009. There has also been a switch to online applications. Full guidance and application forms are available on Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants/apply.shtml Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 77 October 2009 DH - New Horizons: towards a shared vision for mental health - consultation Good mental health is fundamental to the well-being and prosperity of England. In the last decade, greater investment and reforms have transformed mental health care, but now we need to go further. We need to target the root causes of mental illness and support the local development of higher quality, more personalised services. New Horizons sets out ideas for achieving this. It explores the prevention of mental illness and earlier intervention when things go wrong. It also looks at how services can become more innovative and work more effectively together. In particular, New Horizons focuses on how Government, services and communities can work together to: get everyone to play their part in improving mental well-being; make it easier for people to get the right help; promote equality and make society fairer; and reduce the stigma that people with poor mental health experience. While New Horizons describes some clear ideas that have emerged during discussions with a wide range of people it is not a final document. There are still important questions to be answered and your response can help influence the final version. You will also soon be able to download an easy read version of New Horizons, as well as translations of the vision and executive summary. Download consultation document, executive summary, equality impact assessment, Answers to common questions about New Horizons and the consultation process from website below. There are two ways you can tell them what you think about New Horizons: Fill in an on-line response form using the link on website below, or Respond by post using the response form at the back of the consultation document and sending it to New Horizons, Mental Health Policy Team, Department of Health, Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG Consultation closing date is 15 October 2009. Websites: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Liveconsultations/DH_103144 http://www.info.doh.gov.uk/questionn aire/newhorizons.nsf Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 78 October 2009 CBA-DFID Programme Development Fund The objectives of the CBA-DFID Programme Development Fund are: To support established television/radio producers wishing to produce programmes, for UK mainstream transmission, that promote better understanding of the developing world. Grants are intended to help cover the costs of research, development, pilot filming and the procurement of filming rights and access. To improve the quality and quantity of viable programme proposals in this area of output, likely to interest UK broadcasters and commissioning editors. The Fund enables established UK based television/radio producers to research programme ideas to be made in and about developing countries and development issues. Programme proposals can be of any genre and programme makers are encouraged to think laterally and be innovative. Funds of up to £10,000 are available (maximum 80% of development budget). The scheme aims to bring the richness and diversity of the wider world to UK audiences by awarding funding to programme makers so that they are able to spend time in the developing world researching stories. The scheme has already funded in excess of 150 programmes/packages many of which have been broadcast internationally as well as to UK audiences. Please note that at present only established UK programme makers are eligible to apply for funding via the scheme although we aim to encourage more international co-production partnerships and we welcome contact from programme makers working for CBA member broadcasters outside of the UK. Although DFID funds the scheme the department plays no part in selecting projects for funding under the scheme and has no editorial input into programmes made with initial funding from the scheme. DFID's investment in projects is unconditional and DFID will not require any input into the subject matter or any rights to be granted in its favour. Equally DFID will play no role in approaching or negotiating with broadcasters. Currently only established UK based programme makers may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the Fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to umbrella their projects. Preference will be given to projects promoting better understanding of the developing world highlighting the challenges and importance for both developed and developing countries of reducing poverty. The next closing date for applications to the CBA-DFID Programme Development Fund is Thursday 15th October 2009 . Project Manager Marion Simpson Office hours: Tuesday 8.30am-1.30pm, Wednesday 8.30am-3pm & Thursday 10am-3pm Email: email@example.com Tel: 01603 592373 Website: http://www.cba.org.uk/CBA-DFID/progdev/index.php Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 79 October 2009 Wellcome Trust - Arts Awards Wellcome Trust Arts Awards support imaginative and experimental arts projects that investigate biomedical science. The scheme aims to: stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through the arts examine the social, cultural, and ethical impact of biomedical science support formal and informal learning encourage new ways of thinking encourage high quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships in arts, science and/or education practice. All art forms are covered by the programme: dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media. The Trust invites applications for projects which engage adult audiences and/or young people. They seek to engage society with the science they fund and its potential achievements, applications and impacts on people's lives, and to foster an informed climate within which biomedical research can flourish. Their approach to engaging the public with biomedical sciences draws on their unique resources, history and expertise to place biomedical science within a societal, historical and cultural context. They fund public engagement activities and research to: promote interest, learning and excitement stimulate informed debate inform their own - and wider national - debates, research plans and policies. They believe the arts are an effective way of stimulating debate and engaging people with biomedical science. Visual art, music, moving image, creative writing and performance can reach new audiences which may not traditionally be interested in science and provide new ways of thinking about the social, cultural and ethical issues around contemporary science. Collaborative and interdisciplinary practice across the arts and sciences can help to provide new perspectives on both fields. The arts can also provide imaginative ways of engaging and educating young people in the field of science. Funding can be applied for at two levels: Small to medium-sized projects (up to and including £30,000) Funding can either be used to support the development of new project ideas, deliver small-scale productions or workshops, investigate and experiment with new methods of engagement through the arts, or develop new collaborative relationships between artists and scientists. Large projects (above £30 000) This funding can be used to fund full or part production costs for large-scale arts projects that aim to have significant impact on the public's engagement with biomedical science. They are also interested in supporting high-quality, multi-audience, multi-outcome projects. Applicants can apply for any amount within the above boundaries, for projects lasting a maximum of three years. Page 80 October 2009 Organisations that might apply include: museums and other cultural attractions; arts agencies; production companies; arts venues; broadcast media; schools; local education authorities; universities and colleges; youth clubs; community groups; research institutes; the NHS; and science centres. For small to medium-sized projects (up to and including £30 000) upcoming deadlines are: 3 April 2009; 17 July 2009; 16 October 2009; 29 January 2010. Decisions will be made approximately three months after the relevant deadline. For large projects (over £30 000) the next deadline will be in January 2010 (date to be announced). Decisions will be made approximately six months after the deadline. Arts Awards, Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE Tel: 020 7611 7222 Fax: 020 7611 8269 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/Arts-Awards/index.htm Mid Mediabox First Light Movies has rebranded to First Light. The change has been developed to reflect the changing face of digital technologies and the fact that First Light manages Mediabox, a multimedia programme that is broader than simply filmmaking. First Light has a brand new Website: www.firstlightonline.co.uk Mediabox is for those 13 to 19 years old who live in England. Mediabox can give you the opportunity to develop and produce creative media projects for film, television, radio, online and multi media platforms. Mediabox is for you to express your opinions, ideas and views, gain new skills and get your voices heard. Mid Mediabox - Grants from £5,000 - £20,000 A mid-level grant open to established youth organisations that may or may not have delivered media projects in the past. This grant can be used to develop a new creative idea and/or to promote a completed youth-led media project to a wider audience. Mid Mediabox is open to established youth and/ or media focused organisations The next deadline is 2.00pm on Thursday 22nd October 2009. For help you can contact one of the Mediabox team Email: email@example.com Tel: 0121 753 4866 Full details of all Mediabox funding schemes are on Website: http://www.media-box.co.uk/funding.php?ID=1 Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 81 October 2009 First Light - Young Film Fund First Light Movies has rebranded to First Light. The change has been developed to reflect the changing face of digital technologies and the fact that First Light manages Mediabox, a multimedia programme that is broader than simply filmmaking. First Light has a brand new Website: www.firstlightonline.co.uk First Light is the UK's leading initiative enabling young people to realise their potential via creative digital film and media projects. All applications to First Light are made online. The information below will help you select the best pathway for your First Light grant application. Script Grant - Funding for script writing projects that team young people with script professionals Maximum grant £3,000 10% match funding requirement They will be accepting applications to the Script Grant Scheme on following deadlines: Open For Applications - 24 August 2009, Deadline 20 - October 2009, Decisions Announced - 24 November 2009 Open For Applications - 24 November 2009, Deadline - 19 January 2010, Decisions Announced - 2 March 2010 Open For Applications 02 March 2010, Deadline - 27 April 2010, Decisions Announced - 8 June 2010 Pilot Grant - Funding for one short film of up to five minutes in duration Maximum grant - £5,000 20% match funding requirement They will be accepting applications to the Pilot Grant Scheme on following deadlines: Open For Applications - 24 August 2009, Deadline 20 - October 2009, Decisions Announced - 24 November 2009 Open For Applications - 24 November 2009, Deadline - 19 January 2010, Decisions Announced - 2 March 2010 Open For Applications 02 March 2010, Deadline - 27 April 2010, Decisions Announced - 8 June 2010 Studio Grant Funding for between two and four films of up to 10 minutes in duration Maximum grant - £30,000 20% match funding requirement Track record of filmmaking with young people necessary They will be accepting applications to the Studio Grant Scheme on following deadlines: Open For Applications - 24 August 2009, 20 Deadline - 10 November 2009, Decisions Announced - 15 December 2009 Open For Applications - 24 November 2009, Deadline - 19 January 2010, Decisions Announced - 2 March 2010 First Light, Registered Office, Studio 28 Fazeley Studios, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5SE Tel: 0121 224 7511 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from Website: http://www.firstlightonline.co.uk/funding/ Page 82 October 2009 Hilton in the Community Foundation The Foundation makes grants to a wide range of charities and organisations that meet one of our three chosen areas of focus: Young People – Education; Young People – Health; Disaster Relief and International Fund. Applications are rigorously assessed to ensure that the best projects reaching the most disadvantaged young people are prioritised. The Foundation aims to support a range of causes helping young people, across the UK and Ireland. Please note that the Disaster Relief and International Fund is a discretionary fund for which there is no open application process. Completed applications are first assessed by the Foundation office, with grants of up to £5,000 approved by the Director. The Director will also assess Sponsored Grant requests received from Hilton hotels and offices. Applications for more than £5,000 are reviewed by the Grants Committee, with a shortlist of approximately 20 of the strongest and regionally representative applications put forward by the Foundation office for their consideration. The Committee comprises independent and Hilton nominated members, and meets quarterly to discuss the applications. If favoured, grant applications for up to £10,000 can be approved by the Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval. There is no limit on the amount of money that a charity can request. However, the Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £50,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for up to 3 years for any particular project. Due to increased demand on our limited grant fund, deadlines have now been introduced. Please ensure your completed application is received by the date indicated in order to be considered in the following round. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Forthcoming application deadline 20 October 2009 for 18 November 2009 Meeting. The Foundation receives thousands of telephone and email enquiries and hundreds of completed applications each year, making the grant award process highly competitive. To help us to help you, please read our application guidelines and restrictions carefully. Unfortunately, with a limited grant fund they are unable to respond favourably to all requests, however worthy. Since 2005, in response to huge ongoing demand from charities and good causes, Hilton Hotels agreed to donate a limited number of accommodation vouchers for use by charities for raffle or auction prizes at their fundraising events. The Foundation manages this process and to enter the monthly draw to receive a voucher, requests should be made by Email: email@example.com Whether successful or unsuccessful, to maintain a fair response we require that organisations leave a gap of three months between each request. Please note that once awarded, these vouchers cannot be transferred, extended or exchanged. Guidance and application forms are available on website below. Hilton in the Community Foundation, 179-199 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UL Tel: 020 7605 7733 Fax: 020 7605 7736 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.hilton-foundation.org.uk Page 83 October 2009 Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) There is an additional AHF grant scheme which is only available to building preservation trusts (a charity whose main aims include the preservation and regeneration of historic buildings): to qualify the Trust must have demonstrated that the end use for the project is likely to be feasible and have decided to take the project forward. Items covered by these grants could include, for example: Administration costs: any reasonable administrative costs relevant to the project (e.g printing and copying, photography, telephone etc) may be claimed, up to a maximum of £4,000; The costs of a suitably qualified project organiser to develop and co-ordinate a viable project and take it towards the point at which work starts on site. The project organiser is usually someone appointed for a fee from outside, but could be an employee; the grant will not normally exceed 75% of the project organiser's total cost, up to a maximum of £15,000; Other development costs: a BPT can apply for assistance towards development costs of an eligible project that cannot be recovered from other funders, e.g. the fee cost of business plans. BPTs with paid staff may claim for their own staff time and overheads to produce such items at cost, up to a maximum of £7,500; The costs of a Mentor to work with a less experienced BPT to help them move their project forward up to a maximum of £7,500; in some cases this help may be available before an options appraisal is commissioned. Please speak to a member of the AHF's Projects Team for more information. Remaining quarterly application deadlines for 2009 are: 7 May for a June meeting; 13 August for a September meeting; 22 October for a December meeting. The Architectural Heritage Fund, Alhambra House, 27-31 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0AU Tel: 020 7925 0199 Fax: 020 7930 0295 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.ahfund.org.uk/finance_addgrants.html Text not approved by funder but as website. Adapting Rural Living and Land Use to Environmental Change: Call for Proposals The Relu Programme, with additional funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), invites applications under a fourth call on the theme of "Adapting rural living and land use to environmental change". This RELU call has been codesigned with the Living With Environmental Change programme. The call has two objectives. The first objective is to build networks and capacity for creative knowledge exchange and learning between researchers and policy makers, businesses, practitioners, local communities and the wider public, with a view to strengthening adaptive capacities, primarily within the UK. The second objective is to explore and promote novel approaches and partnerships for interdisciplinary research and analysis on living with environmental change in rural contexts. Call specification document and further guidance. Deadline for applications: 4pm 28th October 2009. Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU), Centre for Rural Economy , School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU Tel: 0191 222 6903 Fax: 0191 222 5411 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Full details on Website : http://www.relu.ac.uk/ Page 84 October 2009 City Parochial Foundation (CPF) - London CPF is an independent charitable foundation which aims to enable and empower the poor of London to tackle poverty and its root causes, and to ensure that its funds reach those most in need. Each year it expects to make funds of approximately £6.5 million available, of which over £5 million is allocated to its open programme, and the remainder to its special initiatives and commissioning. There are many ways in which issues of poverty can be addressed, though the Foundation does not have sufficient resources to support all needs. CPF's open programme has four priority areas. These are: To improve employment opportunities for disadvantaged people; Topromote the inclusion of recent arrivals to the UK; To promote social justice (policy change and campaigning work); To strengthen the voluntary and community sector (in the areas of research, campaigning and policy change and evaluation and learning). CPF expects to make approximately 100 grants each year through its open programme. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant and the amount you request should be the amount you need. However, the average grant is currently £52,000 in total, although a significant number of grants are smaller (between £5,000 to £30,000) and a few are larger (more than £70,000). The amounts requested may be spread over one, two or three years and in some cases over longer periods, if there is a good reason to do so. For example, if you are awarded a grant of £45,000, this could be £15,000 over three years, or £25,000 in the first year and £20,000 in the second. CPF will not normally make grants that exceed £100,000. CPF has comprehensive funding guidelines available on its website or which can be requested from its offices. Please read these funding guidelines in full before making an application. The guidelines set out how you should go about making an application. They have three closing dates a year by which proposals are to be submitted. They are: 7 February for the June Grants Committee; 30 May for the October Grants Committee; 25 October for the March Grants Committee. You may submit your proposal at any time but it will only be assessed once the next closing date has passed. City Parochial Foundation, 6 Middle Street, London, EC1A 7PH Tel: 020 7606 6145 Fax: 020 7600 1866 Email: email@example.com Website: www.cityparochial.org.uk Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 85 October 2009 Terrence Higgins Trust - Young Leaders Terrence Higgins Trust Young Leaders are happy to launch the fourth small grant scheme for Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) projects. They are inviting young people in England to come up with innovative and creative ideas to educate your friends. If they like your idea then they'll give you some money to make it happen. All you need to do is get together with your youth club, school or other organisation to develop the idea and make an application. How can I get a grant? Young Leaders is a Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) project for young people in England. It is a preventative response to the escalating rates of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) amongst young people in the UK. Sex and relationships are important issue for all young people and Terrence Higgins Trust Young Leaders believe that young people are best placed to educate their friends and peers because you know what you want to learn and how you would like to learn it. The Young Leaders project aims to support you to: Increase your knowledge of sexual health and wellbeing Increase your skills in negotiating and managing sexual health and relationships Develop your skills to implement and manage your own projects Increase your life skills and personal experiences Help you to make a positive contribution to your community. The overall aim of the Young Leaders' Project is to enable young people to learn more about relationships and sexual health, whilst developing other skills which will be useful in life. You can apply for a grant to deliver a project of your choice. If you are going to apply for a grant your project must be based around sex and relationships education. They are inviting applications for grants of up to £1,000 but they do not all have to be for that amount. They will accept applications for grants of less than that as long as they meet their aims and that the projects are led by young people. The grant can be used for projects that benefits you, your friends and other young people in your community. The money can be used to pay for activities which improve the knowledge and understanding and skills around sex and relationships amongst young people aged 13-19. They are asking you to use your imagination and creativity to think up new ways of educating young people on relationships and sexual health. For more information contact: Young Leaders' Grant Applications, Terrence Higgins Trust, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Website: www.tht.org.uk/youknowyou (here you will also find more information about some of the projects they have already funded). Deadline for applications for Grant Round 5 is Sunday 25 October 2009. Page 86 October 2009 Trust for London Funding 2007-11 Trust for London is an independent charitable trust set up in 1986 to support small, new and emerging voluntary organisations which have been established to improve the lives of people and communities in London. They believe that local people are often in the best position to identify the problems that affect their lives and the possible solutions to those problems. Most of their grants are made through their open programme but they also occasionally fund special initiatives. They aim to develop supportive relationships with the community and voluntary organisations that they fund and to provide a ‘funding-plus’ approach. ‘Funding-plus’ includes providing advice, guidance, and where appropriate, consultancy support and training to help organisations grow and develop. They work closely with their sister fund, City Parochial Foundation, which supports organisations tackling poverty in London. The Foundation is operated by the same staff and trustees but has separate funding guidelines. These are available from their offices or on the Foundation’s Website: www.cityparochial.org.uk They recommend that you check carefully which fund is more appropriate to your organisation as you can only apply to one. They are not able to fund all small, new and emerging organisations that apply to them. They will therefore fund areas of work which have one (or more) of the following aims: To challenge discrimination faced by disabled people; To promote the inclusion and integration of recently established communities; To strengthen mother-tongue and supplementary schools to provide creative educational opportunities; To address new and emerging needs. You will need to demonstrate that all the criteria in their guidelines apply to your organisation. Please read these funding guidelines in full before making an application to them. They highly recommend you visit their website before submitting your proposal. They update it on a regular basis, outlining any changes made to these funding guidelines. Their website also includes a full list of recent grants they have made. Each year they will make grants of approximately £650,000. The majority of this is spent on our open programme. The maximum you can apply for is £15,000 per year, although the average grant will be approximately £8,000 in total. They will make grants for one, two or three years. They expect to make 50 grants each year. In addition, they will also make a smaller number of grants to organisations that want to increase their staffing levels in order to make a step change in their development. This may include making a contribution towards the costs of a full-time post. They will support project or core costs. These costs may include rent, volunteers’ expenses and/or running costs. They do not fund large-scale capital projects but they can make small grants for capital items such as the purchase of equipment. They want to make sure that our funds reach the people who need them most, especially those who are excluded and are particularly disadvantaged and discriminated against. Some of their work benefits all communities in London, whilst others target particular groups. These may include black and minority ethnic communities, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, young people, lesbians and gay men, disabled people (including those with mental health issues) and isolated white communities. They therefore welcome applications from these groups and others who are addressing new and emerging needs in London. They also recognise that women experience discrimination in different ways and particularly encourage applications from women’s organisations. Page 87 October 2009 In addition to the open programme, we also fund special initiatives where they want to make a strategic impact. Their aims are: To challenge discrimination faced by disabled people; To promote the inclusion and integration of recently established communities; To strengthen mother-tongue and supplementary schools to provide creative educational opportunities; To address new and emerging needs. There are 3 deadlines a year: 7 February for the June meeting; 30 May for the October meeting; and 25 October for the February meeting. Trust for London, 6 Middle Street, London EC1A 7PH Website: http://www.cityparochial.org.uk/tfl/grants/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Ashden Awards Do you want to put your local sustainable energy solution in the global spotlight to inspire others? If you're finding new ways to produce or roll out renewable energy, supporting microgeneration, tackling fuel poverty, spreading energy efficiency or promoting sustainable energy at the local level, you may qualify for one of our UK awards. Each year the Ashden Awards looks for ground-breaking initiatives that can share their hard-won success and get wider recognition for it. Your solution may be simple - but if it's inspiring, practical and innovative too we want to hear about it. Applications must be based on a scheme that's been running for at least a year, that's technically excellent and that’s improving the lives of local people. It's a tall order but one that many applicants have already met. They offer first prizes of up to £30,000, and second prizes of up to £15,000 in each category. Recent winners include an energy efficiency scheme rolling out insulation in hard to reach rural areas; a partnership helping small businesses radically reduce their carbon footprint; a local council converting coal- fired boilers in schools to burn wood pellets and a green utility company helping spread microgeneration. Applications for the 2010 Awards are open from July 2009 with a closing date of 27 October 2009 for the UK awards. The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, Allington House, 150 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5AE Tel: 020 7410 0330 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.ashdenawards.org/our_work Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 88 October 2009 DFID Development Awareness Fund (DAF) Mini Grants The Department for International Development (DFID) provides funds to UK civil society organisations to promote development awareness through the Development Awareness Fund (DAF). The DAF is a competitive fund designed to support not-for-profit organisations carry out projects which raise public awareness and understanding of global poverty and how it can be reduced. The Mini Grants Scheme is also part of DFID’s Development Awareness Fund, which is aimed directly at organisations working at grass roots level across the UK. Mini Grants projects must promote public understanding of development issues, with a focus on one or more of the following objectives: Building knowledge and understanding of the major challenges and prospects for development, in particular the challenge of reducing poverty. Building understanding of our global interdependence, and that failure to reduce global poverty levels will have serious consequences for all of us. Generating understanding of and support for international efforts to reduce poverty and promote development including the Millennium Development Goals. Promoting recognition of the progress made so far, and that further progress is affordable, achievable, and most of all vital. Building understanding of the role that individuals can play; enabling them to make informed choices with the knowledge of how their actions impact on the world around them. The Fund is open to organisations which are: 1. UK-based not-for-profit organisations or networks. 2. Not in receipt of a DFID Partnership Programme Agreement (PPA) They particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups such as faith groups, trade unions, black and minority ethnic organisations, and groups representing people with disabilities. Match funding is not required as DFID contributes funding for up to 100% of project costs. Funding ranges from £1,000 to a maximum of £10,000 per year, for up to a maximum of 3 years. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis, following an annual funding round. Administration costs can be funded, provided they relate specifically to your project. Please note that up to maximum of 8% of the project budget each year of the project can be allocated for administration costs. The Mini Grants Scheme is administered on DFID’s behalf by managing agents in each region of the UK; in England by Development Education Association (DEA) and Wales by Cyfanfyd. The Mini Grants Scheme will give priority to new projects, not repeat projects. All projects must clearly demonstrate how sustainability will be achieved. The deadline for return of grant applications is 30 October 2009 by 5pm. Funding for successful projects will be available from April 2010. They will notify all applicants whether we are able to offer funding and provide detailed feedback by 31 March 2010. Page 89 October 2009 Any questions about the DAF Mini Grants Scheme should be addressed to the relevant managing agents. Their contact details are as follows: England - Sejal Patel, Education Projects Manager, DEA, 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 OEH Tel: 020 7922 7935 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Wales - Dominic Miles, Cyfanfyd, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3AP Tel: 02920 668999 Email: email@example.com Full Guidelines and application details are on Website: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Funding- Schemes/Funding-for-not-for-profit-organisations/DAFMG/Development-Awareness-Fund-Mini-Grants- Scheme-Guidelines/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Church and Community Fund (Church of England) Does your parish have a project involving greater outreach into the community for which it is seeking support? The Fund helps with imaginative and innovative projects of all kinds that brings the community into the church and the church into the community. The maximum grant is £15,000 and applicants are welcome to request any amount within this limit. However, the CCF has limited resources and regrettably they are rarely able to offer the full amount requested and we are never able to support all applications, however deserving. Grants are awarded on a 'one-off' basis or, for revenue projects, the total awarded may be phased over a number of years (usually three). The Fund does support ecumenical projects where the Anglican Church plays a significant role CCF Meeting Dates 2009 : Quarter 2 - Tuesday 2nd June (Deadline: 22nd April); Quarter 3 -Tuesday 29th September (Deadline: 17th August); Quarter 4 - Wednesday 9th December (Deadline: 30th October) The Committee will not be able to consider any applications which arrive incomplete or after a deadline. Full guidance notes and application details are on their website below. The Church and Community Fund, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3NZ Tel: 020 7898 1767 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.churchandcommunityfund.org.uk Page 90 October 2009 Macmillan - Helping You Help Others The Helping You Help Others programme recognises that running a cancer self help or support group effectively, can cost money. From refreshments to computers, a Helping You Help Others grant from Macmillan can help relieve some of the financial pressures of running a group. Helping You Help Others is a grants programme specifically available to cancer self help and support groups across the UK. Community Networks Development Coordinators are based across the country to assist with groups' applications and provide advice on a wide variety of group activities, development and opportunities available in your local area. With an easy to use application pack, up to £500 is available for new groups to help with their initial development and promotion of service. Grants have been awarded to emerging groups in 2008 for promotional costs, printing (leaflets, stationary, newsletters etc.), postage, venue hire, refreshments costs and speaker fees. Up to £3,000 is available to existing groups for their continuing development. Grants have been awarded for: Group activities - many self help and support groups find an 'away day' to be beneficial for their members. A Helping You Help Others grant can help you make sure it is as stress free as possible by funding the costs of minibus hire, entry costs (where applicable) and contributions towards refreshments. Other groups have been awarded funding for speaker's fees and associated costs (e.g. travel). Purchase of group resources - groups have purchased computers, laptops and display materials for use at information days. Resources can also be used by speakers when they come to present at group meetings. You can apply for a Helping You Help Others grant until November 2009. Starting Up grants for new groups are assessed on a monthly basis from January through to December. Developing grants for established groups are assessed at four grant panel meetings throughout the year. Remailing closing dates for Developing Grants in 2009: Round 3 - 14th August; Round 4 - 30th October If you have any queries, please contact Kelly O'Sullivan Tel: 020 7840 4902 Email: email@example.com Macmillan Cancer Support, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ Website: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Get_Support/Cancer_support_groups/Funding_for_groups.aspx Page 91 October 2009 Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP) CSEP is an open grants programme run by BRE as an award partner of the Big Lottery Fund (BIG). BRE carries out research, consultancy, training and testing to help create better buildings and communities. The Community Sustainable Energy Programme will provide £8 million to community-based organisations for the installation of microgeneration technologies, such as solar panels or wind turbines and energy efficiency measures including loft and cavity wall insulation. Energy efficiency measures will only be funded in combination with a microgeneration technology installation. It will also provide £1 million for project development grants that will help community organisations establish if a microgeneration and energy efficiency installation will work for them. It aims to achieve the following outcomes: Reduction in CO2 emissions; Increased community awareness of climate change and how changes to our behaviour can reduce it; Increased skills base of local trades (for example, local builders and building-service subcontractors working on renewable energy projects for the first time); Reduction in energy bills; Reduction in reliance on imported energy and increased independence from commercial energy suppliers; Stronger partnerships within local communities with lasting social benefits; Growth of local enterprise in new technologies. Applications are being accepted now. If you are submitting to the next round please ensure both the online application and all required hard copy documentation is received by deadline. Round 7 Friday Deadline 30 October 2009 for Panel Meeting 9 December 2009 Round 8 Friday Deadline 29 January 2010 for Panel Meeting w/c 1 March 2010 Round 9 Friday Deadline 7 May 2010 for Panel Meeting w/c 7 June 2010 Capital grants will be awarded on a competitive basis at quarterly Selection Panel meetings. Funding rounds information can be found on their website www.communitysustainable.org.uk Project Development grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until all funds are spent. Details of all aspects of the grant application process, consultants, installers and technologies are available on the website. It will also provide statistical information for all projects that have been funded, showing where the project is and the types of technologies used. If you have an initial enquiry about the Community Sustainable Energy Programme please call the helpline Tel: 0845 3 671 671 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to them at: Community Sustainable Energy Programme, BRE, B17/221, Garston, Watford WD25 9XX Page 92 October 2009 Tudor LankellyChase South West Partnership The Tudor Trust and the LankellyChase Foundation (TLC) are working together to support voluntary organisations working within the criminal justice field in the South West of England. Over the past three years the partnership has supported the South West's criminal justice voluntary sector with 39 grants totalling £1,500,000. Good projects have developed from this and to build on this success TLC will continue to support this work for a further two years. Having held two informative consultation days with criminal justice voluntary organisations, they are now with Clinks, in the process of appointing a new Voluntary and Community Sector Manager – a post that will build on the work undertaken by Martin Sollars over the past three years. A clear message from the consultation was the need to improve local communication and networking opportunities and TLC will work with Clinks to develop this. TLC has a grant fund of £1million to distribute and is looking to fund partnership work. This can also go towards the development of partnerships as well as existing partnerships. Grants of up to three years duration will be available and it will be open to applicants to define what they mean by partnership. They hope that over the coming eighteen months they will agree between 25-30 grants. Applicants will need a clear strategy showing how their partnership work fits in with external factors such as NOMS commissioning, improving organisational sustainability and strengthening services to clients. TLC wants to learn about the effectiveness of your work and to facilitate a sharing of knowledge and experience amongst the sector. For this reason you will need to tell them show how you plan to monitor and evaluate so that they and others can share in the learning. Application deadline dates: Friday 24 April 2009 (for meeting in June); Friday 31 July 2009 (for a meeting in September); Friday 30 October 2009 (meeting in December); Friday 29 January 2010 (meeting in March) Please send applications to: TLC South West, c/o Karen Flippance, LankellyChase Foundation, 1 The Court, High Street, Harwell, DIDCOT OX11 0EY Tel: 01235 820044 Website: http://www.lankellychase.org.uk/TLC%20Grant%20Guidelines.pdf Text not approved by funder but as website. British Council - Lefèvre Trust The Lefèvre Trust aims to increase understanding and trust between young people in the UK and France by providing funding to support one-way or reciprocal visits that are part of innovative projects. All groups of 11-19 year olds from the formal or informal education sectors are eligible to apply. We can fund youth groups, extra-curricular clubs, sports teams, schools, theatre troupes, arts organisations etc. The Lefèvre Trust aims to be an inclusive funding source and groups are encouraged to apply whatever their additional needs. Please use the drop down headings below for more information about The Lefèvre Trust. Applications for funding are accepted from the formal and non-formal education sector across the UK for young people aged 11-19. We welcome applications from youth groups; sport, music and theatre groups; all schools and extra- curricular school groups; sixth form and FE colleges. Applications from cluster schools are also welcome. Page 93 October 2009 In order to encourage more groups of young people with special needs to access this funding, groups can apply either without a partner in France but with a specific project, or without a specific project focus but significant time spent with a French partner. Despite this we encourage all groups to identify a partner in France with whom to work in order that the project be as beneficial as possible for the young people. Grants will be awarded to cover mobility costs of both one-way and reciprocal visits to France and its overseas departments (Martinique, Guadeloupe and Réunion) that form part of a bilateral project with a specific theme and aims. Successful projects will receive grants to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence. Three levels of grants are available: Up to £5,000 for one-way UK-France visits Up to £10,000 for reciprocal visits between Metropolitan France and the UK Up to £10,000 for one-way or reciprocal UK – French départements d’outre-mer visits First you should download the Application Guidelines and read thoroughly. Then download the Application Form and complete it referring carefully to the guidelines. You should submit your form along with a supporting statement from your French partner by the relevant deadline to: The Lefèvre Trust, British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN Please make all enquiries to Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7389 4665 in the first instance. Closing dates are 30 October 2009 For activity starting after 1 January 2010 and January 2010 (date TBC) For activity starting after 1 April 2010 Website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/schoolpartnerships-france-lefevre-trust.htm Text not approved by funder but as website. Ecominds – part of the BIG Changing Spaces funding Revised arrangements Ecominds is an open grant programme run by Mind as an award partner of the Big Lottery Fund. The programme has £7.5 million to distribute to around 125 new and existing projects focusing on mental health and the environment around England over the next five years. Ecominds aims to help people with direct experience of mental distress become involved in environmental projects that improve mental and physical health and local communities. Ecominds will help reduce the stigma surrounding mental distress and help create a society that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively, and with respect. There is growing evidence demonstrating that green exercise provides substantial benefits for health and wellbeing. Examples of suitable projects for guidance include: Community horticultural and agricultural projects; Walking and rambling groups; Wildlife habitat or other site creation or renovation; Clearing open spaces for community use; Graffiti removal projects; Page 94 October 2009 Environmental protection (such as rebuilding a flood plain); Creating or renovating urban green areas (such as 'Adopt-a-Space' schemes whereby a group adopts, maintains, improves, and makes accessible a specific location); Installing signposts to encourage community environmental awareness (such as clear signs in the countryside for ramblers); Recycling projects, such as furniture, glass, and white goods (for example, reclaiming discarded furniture and doing it up to sell); Community agricultural projects linking gardeners and producers with local selling opportunities; Producing artwork in public places and in enclosed spaces (for example, mosaics in parks, sculpture in hospitals); Exchange schemes giving opportunities to experience and learn about other environments and community activity; Learning new environmental skills (such as making garden furniture, dry stonewalling, thatching) Projects must: Have both a mental health and environmental perspective; Be submitted by an England-based group and applied for in England; Be thoroughly planned and relevant to the environment; Involve people with direct experience of mental distress; Encourage community access and collaboration, and improve the environment and environmental sustainability; Have a budget falling within one of our four levels: Small - under £20,000; Medium - between £20,001 and £60,000; Large - between £60,001 and Flagship - £150,000; or under £250,000; Be delivered by December 2012. Download Guidelines and application forms from website below. Upon completion, post your application form to: Grants Officers, Ecominds, 15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ The deadline has now passed for Flagship applications to the Ecominds programme. Applicants should note that due to exceptionally high levels of demand, a state of oversubscription now exists for Large and Medium grants. Funding prospects for all except Small grants are significantly diminished. Ecominds continues to encourage small applications up to £20,000 at this time, but please check the website regularly for updates. Closing dates have been revised: The closing dates are now: Large bids (£60,001 to £150,000) 12:00 noon Friday 30 October 2009 Medium bids (£20,001 to £60,000) 12:00 noon Friday 8 January 2010 Small bids (£0 to £20,000) 12:00 noon Wednesday 30 June 2010 Changing Spaces advice line Tel: 08453 671 671 Website: http://www.mind.org.uk/ecominds/ Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 95 October 2009 Canoeing Foundation The Canoeing Foundation fund projects that support or promote canoeing ventures for Young People and/or disabled people. Applications are invited that support groups, provide equipment which can be used by a range of individuals and are clearly sustainable, are more likely to be successful. Applications for individuals are normally only accepted when there are special circumstances. Funding for individuals taking part in expeditions will not normally be considered. Funding is only provided for capital costs and will not be given for revenue funding. For example funding will not be provided for paid staff, coaches, travel, accommodation costs or pool hire etc. Generally only BCU approved coaching award courses will be funded. Applications from commercial watersports centres will not be considered. In general funding will only be released on the receipt of appropriate invoices. Partnership funding, sponsorship, funding “in-kind” or funding from other BCU funds must be clearly shown. The usual grant is up to £1,000. Deadlines are 30 April and 31 October. Contact: The Canoeing Foundation, 18 Market Place, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8AP Tel: 0845 370 9500 or 0300 0119 500 Fax: 0845 370 9501 Website: http://www.bcuawarding.org.uk/bcu/SitePDFs/Canoe%20Foundation%20Application%20Form.pdf Text not approved by funder but as website. Concertina Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. This not only brightens up their lives, but also provides a therapeutic benefit to their health and well-being. Concertina is keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Since its inception in 2004, it has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents. Charities are invited to make an application to the Trustees via the Administrator. They need to provide details of their charity’s objects, its financial position, the sector of the elderly community which it benefits, amount sought and proposed cultural activities or related facilties it intends to provide. The trustees review applications January 31, April 30, June 30 and October 31. Please submit your application in good time so the administrator can review it to ensure there are no omissions and that it is suitable before submission to the Trustees. Sally Dyson, the Administrator, would be delighted to hear from you should you require any further information. She may be contacted by post, email or telephone as below: England - 20 Kent House, Aylesford Street, London SW1V 3QB Tel: 020 7976 5785 Wales - Bodfach Hall, Llanfyllin, Powys SY22 5HS Tel. 07880 786 573 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.concertinamusic.org.uk Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 96 October 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Access to Learning Award The Access to Learning Award (ATLA) honors innovative organizations that are opening a world of online information to people in need. The foundation’s Global Libraries initiative invites applications from libraries and similar organizations outside the United States that have created new ways to offer these key services: Free public access to computers and the Internet. Public training to assist users in accessing online information that can help improve their lives. Technology training for library staff. Outreach to underserved communities. The award recipient will receive $1 million. Applications for the 2010 Access to Learning Award must be submitted via an online submission process by October 31, 2009. The application form is available only in English and must be completed in English to be eligible for consideration. Please note that the application process has changed for 2010: Download the application from the link below and save it to your computer. Confirm your organization’s eligibility. Please read all the information on the form carefully. Complete the application in English and follow all of the provided instructions. Submit your completed application online. Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/atla/Pages/access-to-learning-award-how-to-apply.aspx Text not approved by funder but as website. West Yorkshire Grants West Yorkshire Grants was established in 1986 to award grants to voluntary (ie not-for-profit) organisations operating across West Yorkshire. Funding is available for all types of voluntary activity - arts, sport, recreation, education, environment and social/welfare. Grants are only available to organisations and not to individuals. Funds are awarded by the Grants to Voluntary Bodies Sub-Committee, a Sub-Committee of the West Yorkshire Joint Services Committee. Work undertaken by funded organisations includes drama, opera, dance, sports and arts activities for people with disabilities, environmental conservation and adult basic education. The Sub-Committee will give priority to the extent to which an organisation addresses one or more of the following four key priorities that are aligned to those of the districts Local Authority Agreements: Safer and Stronger Communities Children and Young People Healthier Communities and Older People Economic Development and the Environment and/or Organisations that provide support services to the voluntary sector in West Yorkshire. Page 97 October 2009 Eligibility Criteria Organisations must be independent and formally constituted. West Yorkshire Grants will not fund activities of a party political or predominantly religious nature. Organisations must operate in or benefit people from a minimum of three districts of West Yorkshire, these being Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Organisations must be able to demonstrate the application of equal opportunity policies in their work. Organisations must have a business plan and be able to demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of their management and financial skills. Organisations must be able to target their client group and demonstrate their effectiveness to the satisfaction of the Sub-Committee. Organisations with significant unrestricted reserves will not be considered. Organisations must have a track record of at least two years' work in West Yorkshire. Organisations must have formal annual accounts and provide other such information as is required by the Sub-Committee. Please read the Statement of Intent on website below before deciding to make an application. West Yorkshire Grants are no longer accepting applications for funding in 2009/10. Application packs for funding in 2010/11 are available from August 2009 with a deadline for receipt of completed applications of 31 October 2009. For further information: Tel: 0113 383 6405 Fax: 0113 2530311 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.wyg.wyjs.org.uk/index.asp?pg=indexhome.htm Whitley Awards for Conservation The Whitley Awards are open to all, and applicants do not need to be nominated. Conservationists working anywhere in the world are welcome to apply, although there is a strong bias towards nationals working in their own countries and for projects based outside the developed world. They judge each application on its own merits, however, there are a number of things the Whitley Award Judging Panel are looking for in a good application. Please refer to the eligibility section of the FAQs on website below. Many of the answers to your questions can be found here, and they strongly suggest you read the FAQs. However, if you still have a query after reading the information available please contact the WFN office. The number of Whitley Awards available varies annually depending on sponsorship. However, this does not alter the application process on an annual basis. Each year, the winner of each award is selected from among the best applications. Applicants therefore do not need to specify which award they would like to be considered for, as they will automatically be considered for every award. Whitley Awards are intended for individuals who are the leaders of nature conservation projects. The panel are looking for people who are excellent ambassadors for the work that they do. Though we appreciate effective conservation is the result of teamwork, applications must specify a distinct leader of the team, someone who drives it forward. They seek applications from the leaders of grassroots initiatives, and these will be given priority over purely scientific, academic or governmental activities. Whitley Awards winners are usually nationals of the countries where their conservation activities are focused. NEXT DEADLINE (WHITLEY AWARDS 2010): Saturday 31st October 2009. Please ensure you apply in good time to meet the deadline. Page 98 October 2009 The Whitley Fund for Nature, 50 Queensdale Road, London W11 4SA Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7602 3443 Download Application form and Guidance notes from Website: http://www.whitleyaward.org/application_process.php Text not approved by funder but as website. Cranfield Trust MBA Scholarships Cranfield School of Management is one of Europe’s leading university management schools renowned for its strong links with industry and business. It is committed to providing practical management solutions through a range of activities including postgraduate degree programmes, management development, research and consultancy. Continuing investment in third sector leaders develops skills to manage in recession, Cranfield School of Management in collaboration with The Cranfield Trust offers two full fee scholarships a year to candidates working for a European charitable, voluntary organisation involved in issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion. The scholarships are for the two year Executive MBA, which can be studied on either a part-time or modular basis. Bursaries offering partial funding are also available to outstanding candidates. Building on their investment of £340,000 over the past six years, the Trust and the School will award the scholarships in January 2010, with additional financial support provided from this year’s alumni Annual Fund. Past scholarship winners come from large and small employers, but all are characterised by their ambition to develop themselves and their organisations. The Cranfield Trust Scholarships give managers in voluntary organisations the opportunity to study on an internationally recognised programme, alongside a really diverse group of managers from a huge range of backgrounds. “For people in the sector who are interested in leading their organisations to positive, innovative and sustainable futures it’s a fantastic opportunity” says Amanda Tincknell, Chief Executive of the Trust and herself a Cranfield MBA graduate. The scholarship winners report a wide range of benefits as a result of undertaking the Cranfield MBA, and directly attribute career achievements to the MBA experience. Whether they have moved to new organisations or not, all our reports are of substantial career development, increased confidence in management, and a much broader range of skills as a result. We believe that these scholarships are contributing to a new generation of third sector leaders, and the skills developed as a result of the MBA programme will directly contribute to the success of these managers and their organisations in future. Cranfield School of Management and The Cranfield Trust welcome enquiries and applications for the 2010 scholarship awards. Eligible candidates for the scholarship must be working for a European voluntary organisation involved in issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion. Applications must be received by 31 October 2009 for programmes starting in January 2010. For information about the scholarships, go to Website: www.cranfieldMBA.info/finance , or call Maureen Williams Tel: 01234 754812 Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 99 October 2009 Charity Finance Live Monday 19 October 2009, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster Launched in 2008, Charity Finance Live was conceived to provide you with the tools to manage successfully through times of substantial change. Over one day, the conference unites practical case studies with thought provoking speakers to give charity leaders of today - and tomorrow - a clearer understanding of the direction of the sector and their role within it. Just some of the questions this conference will seek to answer: What will happen to public sector finances over the next 5 years? What is happening to fundraising and investment income? What strategy should charity leaders adopt to manage through the downturn? What options are available to charities seeking to maintain service levels and reduce costs? What does the transparency agenda mean for the charitable sector? How commercial should the charity sector become? What is the role of charities in the post-recession era? How can you deal with an increasing workload and your growing influence in the organisation? Following a series of articles in Charity Finance magazine, Charity Finance Live also includes a series of sessions focussed on the practicalities of charity mergers and collaborative working. Using leading advisors, the sessions offer a unique first step for any organisation keen to understand the options available to them in the bid to survive the downturn. The conference closes with a lively debate exploring the implications of the drive for commercialisation on the sector and the role of civil society organisations now, and in the future, as economic recovery takes hold. Make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to book at the special early bird rate - register your place online by 18th September 2009 and you'll save £50.00! Alternatively they'll take your order by Tel: 020 7819 1200 Fax: 020 7819 1210 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.plazapublishing.co.uk/home/catlimg.php?cat=49&pg=3 Text not approved by funder but as website. 'Raising funds from the Rich' conference on 14th October 2009 Invitation to 'Raising funds from the Rich' conference on 14th October at Central Hall Westminster: keynote speaker – Sir Richard Branson They would be delighted if you and your colleagues could join them at 'Raising funds from the Rich', the annual conference which enables you to learn directly from Britain's most generous charity donors, and the leading specialists on major donor fundraising, which has grown rapidly in importance as a source of donated income. Attended by 1,000 people each year, this event is designed by Action Planning for chief executives, trustees and directors to attend with their fundraisers, for all have a key role to play in securing high net worth individuals as donors. Sir Richard Branson will use his keynote speech to offer advice to charity leaders wishing to work with business, to set out his vision for the Virgin Unite Foundation and, during a half hour Q and A session, to Page 100 October 2009 draw upon his entrepreneurial and branding skills to advise charities on how to make the most of their assets. In addition, they have: Martha Lane Fox, founder of lastminute.com and the Antigone Trust, and now the Government's Digital Inclusion Champion, who will also set out ways in which charities can succeed online Stanley Fink, who gives from his hedge fund fortune to health, education and children's charities, on fundraising from the City Johan Eliasch, one the UK's top ten givers, and the Prime Minister's envoy on climate change Alec Reed, major donor and founder of Reed Recruitment and theBigGive.org.uk, a specialist resource for major donors Ram Gidoomal, an active philanthropist, on how to fundraise from Britain's Asian Rich Sunday Times Rich List Editor, Ian Coxon, on the key trend is wealth generation and giving a panel of family businesses plus Coutts & Co Head of Philanthropy, Mark Evans, and Beth Breeze of the Centre for Charitable Giving on how to fundraise from local family firms Mide Akerewusi, on USA big gift techniques which could work in the UK New Philanthropy Capital Chief Executive, Martin Brookes, on how major donors choose charities to support CAF's Russell Prior on how to work with foundations established by the rich Robin Thomas of Action Planning, one of the UK's leading fundraisers, on how to ask for a million pound gift Kerry Rock, our Research Director, who runs Wealth Intelligence to locate potential big givers The attendance fee is £145 and you can book your places here (we will send you an invoice, or you can pay online). Alternatively, complete the form on the brochure. This event is prone to selling out, so early booking is recommended. Action Planning also would like to thank ACEVO, Virgin Money Giving, CAF, Coutts & Co, New Philanthropy Capital and the Institute of Chartered Accountants for their partnership in creating and promoting this event. Action Planning, Waymark House, 19 Cedar Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5DA Tel: 020 8642 4122 Fax: 020 8770 2090 Mobile: 07710 313749 Email: email@example.com Download brochure and Book places at Website: www.actionplanning.co.uk DCSF Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Grant Programme - Review The Department for Children, Schools and Families (CYPF) grant programme provides funding to third sector organisations for activities which support delivery of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Department's Children's Plan. This consultation seeks the views of the third sector and any other interested parties on the future approach and shape of the grant programme. You can download the Consultation Summary and full Document from website below. You can make a response online or download a reponse form. The deadline for response is Monday 5 October 2009. Website: http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetails&consultationId=1612&external=n o&menu=1 Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 101 October 2009 CLG - Faiths in Action CDF The second application round for Faiths in Action funding, expected in July, has had to be postponed until later this year. Guidance notes, including information on deadlines for applications, will be released in due course. Faiths in Action is a £4 million grant programme, distributed over two years in two rounds of funding. The fund is sponsored by Communities and Local Government (CLG). The use of the term 'faith' is intended as a all inclusive term to cover 'faith,religion and belief '. They recognise that a wide range of faith and belief groups play an important contribution to cohesion work in the UK. CLG is the Government department that has responsibility for community cohesion related issues in England. Community Development Foundation (CDF) administers, supports, monitors and evaluates this programme on behalf of CLG. CDF is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by CLG, and a charity, with experience of running grant schemes and programmes for the faith, inter faith, voluntary and community sectors. The fund is open to faith, inter faith, voluntary and community sector organisations at national, regional and local levels. Only organisations in England can apply. The fund supports the Government's aspiration to help faith communities and others to promote understanding, dialogue, and develop strong and sustainable partnerships. It helps organisations to create opportunities for "face to face" dialogue which supports a greater understanding of shared values as well as an appreciation of distinctiveness and "side by side" collaborative social action where people come together and share their time, energy and skills to improve their local neighbourhood. This fund is for local, regional and national organisations in England that are involved in or planning to get involved in local inter faith work. Any local community or voluntary organisation, whether or not they are faith-based, may apply, as long as their proposals directly relate to the priorities of the fund. National and regional organisations may also apply where their project is clearly focused on and working in partnership with a named local project. To be eligible all applicants must be not-for-profit, third sector voluntary or community organisations or groups. Groups and organisations do not have to be registered charities. The fund has two rounds of funding. Round one (closed): Grants in round one was up to £12,000, to be spent over two years from April 2009 to the end of March 2011. The total funding available in round one was £2m. Round two: Grants in round two will be up to £6,000, to be spent in one year from April 2010 to the end of March 2011. Organisations could choose to apply in round one and (or) round two, providing the total of the money requested by each individual organisation over the two rounds of funding does not exceed £12,000. Organisations cannot hold more than one Faiths in Action grant in any one year. All funding must be spent by 31st March 2011. The fund has four key priorities derived from the Government's framework Face to Face and Side by Side: A framework for partnership in our multi faith society : Page 102 October 2009 A. Developing the confidence and skills to 'bridge' and 'link' B. Supporting shared spaces for interaction and social action C. Developing structures and processes which support dialogue and social action D. Improving opportunities for learning which build understanding. All applications must directly relate to one or more of these four priorities. Please read Face to Face and Side by Side: A framework for partnership in our multi faith society to understand the context and the priorities that form the basis of this fund. (Downloadable from Website: http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/facetofaceframework ) If you have any questions, please contact the Faiths in Action helpline: Tel: 01223 400 341Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The second application round for Faiths in Action funding has had to be postponed until later this year. Guidance notes, including information on deadlines for applications, will be released in due course. Watch their website for news of the application window. Further information and application details are on Website: http://www.cdf.org.uk/web/guest/faiths-in-action Tenant Empowerment Grants - Wales Tenant Empowerment Grants (TEGs) are open to any group of council or housing association tenants and residents in Wales and can be used to: provide groups with independent advice and support on opportunities for greater involvement; assist groups to develop the skills and knowledge to become more involved; and create innovative ways of participating effectively within their communities. There are four basic conditions that will be used to judge whether your application qualifies for a grant: are at least 50% of the group local and\or housing association tenants? is there a commitment to equal opportunities and involving all sections of the community? does the project have the support of the landlord(s)? does the group operate in an open, accountable and democratic way? Initiatives that are not generally funded through the TEG programme include projects that: would be financially resourced and supported under existing participation arrangements; or are exclusively related to stock transfer options. There is no maximum grant level, however the following ceilings will apply: up to 25 homes – maximum £4200; over 25 homes - £4200 plus £8 per extra home after the first 25. Page 103 October 2009 The TEG programme is designed to be as flexible as possible and to take into account local needs and circumstances. There are however two main stages that every group awarded a TEG must follow: Stage 1: The Options Study involving: establishing and/or developing the tenant group; exploring local issues; exploring the options; and engaging the wider community. Stage 2: Producing an Action Plan based on the results of Stage 1 to include: aims and objectives; targets and performance indicators; resources required and identified to deliver objectives; roles and responsibilities of the tenants and residents group, landlord and other partners; and monitoring and evaluation. For a more detailed explanation of all the terms and conditions please refer to the Guidelines for Tenant and Resident Groups and ATEGAs (download from website below). To ensure that your project will be undertaken efficiently and effectively, only organisations on the Assembly’s List of Approved TEG Agents (ATEGAs) will be allowed to apply for a grant on behalf of a residents and tenants association. For further information on ATEGAs please refer to the Approved TEG Agents section on website below. They are continually aiming to improve the TEG programme and in July 2005 a number of changes were introduced to the scheme: a payment of £150.00 for the community, to be awarded to all groups that successfully complete a TEG; funding for ATEGAs to review the Action Plan with the group six months after the project has ended; and a requirement for all projects to submit a 700 word summary for the TEG website as well as a project report and Action Plan. Applications should be received by: 31st July 2009; 31st October 2009; 31st January 2010; 30th April 2010. For further information contact: Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru, Purbeck House, Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5GJ Tel: 029 2076 5760 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.whq.org.uk/teg/about.php Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 104 October 2009 UK-German Connection - Challenge Fund Creative projects for schools, colleges and youth groups The Challenge Fund provides support for joint thematic activities between UK and German partners and is designed to encourage young people to: pick a subject or theme of their choice and explore it in an international context take a fresh look at cross- or extra-curricular project work, with or without a language element take an active role in a practical, ‘hands-on’ team venture work together towards a concrete outcome, product or event of their choice Examples of project themes and activities: Science and technology: research, explore and experiment together! Business and enterprise: set up a mini-comany or marketing campaign, take part in work experience Citizenship: design and create a service for your communities Multimedia and ICT: create a webpage, film, blog or even write your own song Music, dance and drama: create and perform a joint musical Art and design: create a thematic exhibition History: step back in time and recreate an historical event Energy and the environment: design your own recycling plant Politics and public speaking: get involved in debating workshops and competitions Geography: plan your perfect town or city The possibilities are (almost) endless! Grants provided through the Challenge Fund go towards project resources, joint activities and reciprocal partner visits, as a contribution to the overall costs. To find out more about the Challenge Fund, please read the programme conditions and guidelines and download application form on Website: www.ukgermanconnection.org/challengefund The next deadline for the Challenge Fund is 31 October 2009. If you have any questions about the programme or would like to discuss your ideas, please contact Alison Kliché Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 105 October 2009 Grants for War Memorials - England The Grants for War Memorials scheme provides grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England to help organisations and individuals responsible for their upkeep. They are designed to support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent their decay. English Heritage (EH) and the Wolfson Foundation, in association with the War Memorials Trust, provide grants. Total funds available are £100,000 per annum.. Individual grants are between £ 500 and £10,000. Grants are normally offered for up to 50% of the eligible costs or £10,000, whichever is the smaller. English Heritage do not normally offer grants for projects costing less than £500 in total. According to the UK National Inventory of War Memorials, there are more than 50,000 war memorials throughout the United Kingdom, ranging from simple plaques to statues, crosses, clock towers and lychgates. However, the condition of many of them has deteriorated as a result of neglect and many memorials have been damaged or even lost through vandalism, theft, the closure or sale of buildings, and development. Therefore, EH seek to fund projects aiming to restrain the process of decay by: maintaining the war memorial's overall appearance; preserving the features that give it its historic or architectural importance; not unnecessarily disturbing or destroying historic fabric. Further information can be found in The War Memorials Handbook, which is available from the UK National Inventory of War Memorials (Imperial War Museum). For contact details see the Contact Information below. Eligible War Memorials will be free-standing structures. Grants for War Memorials will not fund: a building, or part of another building - for example, memorial halls, bridges, public parks and gardens, hospitals and chapels, are not normally eligible; financial assets to owners; graves of all types. Grants cannot be offered for work such as: dismantling, removing or relocating; new work - additions or alterations to the existing design of the war memorial; reconstruction that is not based on firm historic evidence - or the reinstatement of features that were deliberately removed as part of a later phase in the history of the monument; cleaning purely for cosmetic reasons; 'soft' landscaping - such as reseeding and planting; work carried out before a written grant offer has been made and accepted. Applicants can be organisations or individuals. If the applicant is not legally responsible for the war memorial, EH would normally expect the applicant to get written consent for their project from the person or organisation that is responsible. The type of work that Grants for War Memorials can fund includes: urgent and necessary repairs to the fabric of the war memorial - including works of structural stabilisation; work to improve the legibility of eroded inscriptions - such as cleaning, releading, regilding and limited recutting; reinstatement of lost elements - particularly decorative features, where a monument has largely retained its integrity of design; cleaning - where the surface build-up is damaging the fabric by chemical action or where there is so much dirt on a war memorial that it must be removed in order to assess the extent of necessary work or read the lettering; works related to 'hard' landscaping - such as steps, walls and railings, which form an integral part of the war memorial's design; fees for a conservation-accredited architect or building surveyor - to specify, inspect and certify the work. Page 106 October 2009 Application forms and Guidance Notes can be downloaded from website below. English Heritage encourage applicants to discuss their repair project before they apply. To discuss a project or for further information contact the Conservation Officer at the War Memorials Trust (see Contact Information below). Applications for this scheme are assessed in batches every six months. The closing dates for applications are 30 April and 31 October each year. Guidance Notes and Application Form can be downloaded from Website: http://www.english- heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.1124 For general grant enquiries please contact Email: email@example.com The Conservation Officer, War Memorials Trust, 4 Lower Belgrave Street, London SW1W 0LA Tel: 020 7881 0862 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.warmemorials.org.uk The UK National Inventory of War Memorials, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ Tel: 020 7416 5353/5281 Web: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/niwm Text not approved by funder but as website. From November 2009 Anna Lalor Burdick Programme The Anna Lalor Burdick Programme seeks to educate young women about human reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The Program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding reproductive health, including the subjects of contraception and pregnancy termination, and as such may be particularly lacking options in their lives. Because limited foundation funding is available in the field of human reproductive education for young women, the trustees are interested in stretching the benefit of its grants as far as possible. Accordingly, the Anna Lalor Burdick Program emphasizes: Support for one-time projects, ongoing projects, new projects and initiatives that demonstrate realistic plans to achieve greater financial self-sufficiency. Support for new or smaller organisations, including grassroots efforts, where funding will increase public visibility, improve standing with funders, facilitate overall organisational development, or, in the case of the well defined projects of larger organisations, add a new dimension or capability to operations. Support for collaborative efforts among nonprofit organizations. Support for organizations that can demonstrate a proven ability to reach out to, include and involve young women with inadequate access to information regarding reproductive health. Support for new ideas, initiatives and demonstration projects, which, if proven effective, may be successfully replicated or provide multiple benefits. The Program has no geographic limits. The trustees award a small number of grants in the range of $10,000 to $50,000. Normally grants are awarded for one year only. Under special circumstances, renewals are considered, such as for projects which clearly require more than one year of support for effective implementation, or for projects which demonstrate outstanding results or promise during their first year. Page 107 October 2009 If the applicant is not located in the United States and has not already been classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, please contact the Foundation office at the address below. Reproductive education must be the centerpiece of the proposed project, which should include attention to the subjects of contraception and pregnancy termination. The project must focus on young women, including young mothers and preteens. The proposal should include a succinct plan for assessing and reporting on the project's results. In this regard, the trustees are interested in learning from projects that have fallen short of expectations as well as those which have succeeded. Areas Where Grants Are Not Normally Made: To full proposals submitted in advance of a concept paper that has been reviewed and approved by the trustees for further consideration. To individuals, or for individual research projects and scholarship. To requests for endowment or major capital support. To prior grantees which have failed to provide grant reports. To organizations with no track record or no personnel known to the trustees or to the staff at Grants Management Associates. Organisations are asked to begin the application process by submitting a concept paper in accordance with the foundation's concept paper application format. The concept paper application form is available on the Foundation's web site below or through the Foundation office. Concept papers should be submitted by mail. Full Proposals - Applicants whose concept papers have been approved by the trustees will be invited to submit full proposals. If you are invited by the trustees to submit a full proposal, please download the proposal application and instructions from the Application Forms page of the website. The trustees meet twice a year, in June and December. Proposals are not normally considered out of cycle. The respective deadlines for the receipt of concept papers are May 15 and November 1, or in the case of holidays or weekends, on the next business day. Applicants will be informed of the foundation's decision regarding the concept paper by July 15 and January 15 respectively. Please submit your concept papers no earlier than 8 weeks prior to a deadline. For the November deadline, concept papers may be submitted between September 1 and November 1. For the May deadline, concept papers may be submitted between March 15 and May 15. Applicants who are invited to submit a full proposal will have 60 days from the date of notification to submit their proposal and will be notified of the foundation's decision 30 days after receipt of the proposal. The Lalor Foundation, Inc. c/o Susan Haff, Grants Management Associates, 77 Summer Street, 8th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110-1006 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.lalorfound.org/albguidelines.html Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 108 October 2009 Hilton Humanitarian Prize The $1.5 million (U.S.) Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is awarded annually to an organization making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. They will accept nominations for the 2010 Prize from August 31, 2009 to November 2, 2009 from throughout the international community. An independent international panel of jurors will make the final selection. Nominee Eligibility: Nominees must be organizations, not individuals. Nominees must be established, non-governmental, publicly supported charitable organizations. U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status—or the equivalent for international organizations—will determine eligibility. (International nominees will be contacted by the Foundation for appropriate documentation.) Nominees must be legally established for at least five years (established prior to 2005 for the 2010 Hilton Humanitarian Prize) in order to be considered. Nominees must have an operating budget (expenditure) greater than U.S. $500,000. An organization that has received a single grant of $1.5 million or more from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation must wait 3 years before being eligible for nomination. Nominator Qualifications: The Nominator should have direct knowledge of the nominated organization’s work. The Nominator may not be an officer or employee—or any other individual receiving remuneration for their services from the nominated organization. Board members may nominate providing they receive no payment for their service. The Nominator may not be a family member of an officer or employee of the nominated organization. Since the Prize is not a grant, nomination material should emphasise the organization’s accomplishments rather than future goals. Both historic and recent performance should be addressed. Following are suggested criteria to consider in describing your Nominee’s work: Extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering Established record of achievement Innovation in program design Organizational capacity and administrative efficiency Demonstration of long-term impact You can nominate at website below but need to follow up with a signed hard copy. If you have any questions, please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.hiltonfoundation.org/main.asp?id=43&side=1 Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 109 October 2009 Nuffield Foundation The Nuffield Foundation grant-making reflects the Foundation's aim of bringing about improvements in society through research and practical experiment. The wide range of activities supported by the Foundation fall into two main categories: support of research and innovation that will bring about beneficial social change development of research and professional capacity with particular emphasis on people in the early stages of their careers in the sciences and the social sciences. The Foundation currently has three grant programmes that support research and innovation for beneficial social change. These are: Access to Justice - promotes access to, and understanding of, the civil justice system. Children and Family - helps to ensure that the legal and institutional framework is best adapted to meet the needs of children and families. Open Door - for projects that advance social well being, but lie outside their main programme areas. Grants are mainly for research (usually carried out in universities or independent research institutes) but are also made for practical developments or innovation (often in voluntary sector organisations). As an independent Foundation, they are well placed to deal with sensitive issues, to challenge fashions and tacit assumptions. They support people with creative ideas to identify change or interventions which will have a practical impact for researchers, policy makers and practitioners. They do not fund the ongoing costs of existing work or services, or research that simply advances knowledge. The Foundation also has an Education Programme which supports research and development work in specific priority areas. Unsolicited grant proposals are not accepted, but other funding opportunities arise from time to time. Timetable for grant applications Access to Justice, Children and Families, Education and Open Door programmes - November 2009 Meeting Outline Applications 10 July 2009 Final Applications 4 September 2009 March 2010 Meeting Outline Applications 6 November 2009 Final Applications 8 January 2010 July 2010 Meeting Outline Applications 19 March 2010 Final Applications 7 May 2010 Commonwealth Programme – Programme under review. No timetable for next grant round. The Nuffield Foundation, 28 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JS Tel: 020 7631 0566 Fax: 020 7323 4877 Website: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org Page 110 October 2009 Shell Springboard - (Businesses only, including Social Enterprises) It's not only big business and government that can respond to the challenge of climate change. After all, there are over 4 million small businesses in the UK, who are smart, quick and full of ideas. They're offering a financial boost of up to £40,000 for a small number of UK businesses who submit the most compelling plans for a product or service which helps combat climate change. They are now open for a fifth round of Shell Springboard. Are you a small business, based in the UK, who sees reducing greenhouse gases as a business opportunity, not just a cost or compliance? Do you have a good idea that just needs a financial boost? Then why not apply and inspire them? Application to the Shell Springboard awards can be made via the website below at the Apply Now section. However they encourage you to read the general information on this site, particularly the Eligibility, Application Process and FAQs sections before completing the application form. The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 6th November 2009. Contact Email: email@example.com Tel: 0870 850 7085 Website: http://www.shellspringboard.org/?c=2 Text not approved by funder but as website. Real Help for Communities: Modernisation Fund Grants Modernisation Fund grants pay for professional support to help organisations explore how they can increase their impact and become more resilient, including through working more closely with others. There are two phases of funding under the programme, bursaries of £1,000 (application deadline now passed) and grants of £10,000. The funding is targeted at third sector organisations with an annual turnover of between £150,000 and £750,000, which are wholly or primarily engaged in recession-related services under the themes of: wellbeing and health; advice, information and guidance; loss of income, training and skills Phase one: know your needs Between June 1 and 17 July, Capacitybuilders also awarded over 900 £1,000 bursaries enabling third sector organisations to receive advice and support with the aim of identifying the options they have to improve their resilience, including collaboration or merger. During May and June a series of workshops, run by Local Delivery Agents, took place across England to help organisations explore the impact of the recession on their business and beneficiaries, and to identify the resources which they can draw on for help. Further support still available To help all organisations understand their needs better, a free online self assessment tool is still available as well as other resources which you can find out about by visiting the Further Support Pages of website below. Page 111 October 2009 Phase two: grow together Grants of up to £10,000 are now available for organisations who received a phase one bursary and as a result want to make further progress towards collaboration or merger. Grants will help organisations buy the professional and other support they need to help make collaboration or merger happen. Organisations have until the 9 November 2009 to apply and approximately 500 grant awards are expected to be made by Capacitybuilders at the end of November. Website: http://www.modernisationfund.org.uk/grants/index.html Text not approved by funder but as website. Digital Film Archive Fund - Screen South (also available in other England regions see below) Screen South covers the area outlined by the Government Office for the South East. This includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Kent, East and West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Screen South are delighted to launch the new Digital Film Archive Fund, a £300,000 fund from the UK Film Council which will aim to increase public access to film archive. The fund has two main objectives: Delivering wide spread public access to screen heritage; Creating wide spread public value from access to screen heritage and evidence supporting it. The guidelines and application form are available from website below. Read these guidelines carefully to establish your project's eligibility for the fund. If you are in any doubt, please contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The maximum size of a grant will be £30,000 and the minimum £500. Projects require a minimum of 20% matched funding. This can be a mixture of cash and in-kind support. DFAF Deadlines are 2 February 2009, 2 June 2009, 10 Nov 2009 and 8 Jan 2010. Website: http://www.screensouth.org/content.aspx?parent=4&page=93 The other Regional Screen Agencies (RSAs) which each have their own application and deadline arrangements are: EM Media Website: www.em-media.org.uk/download_files/EMMedia_DFAFSupplement_Oct08.pdf ; Film London Website: www.filmlondon.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=1140 ; Northern Film and Media Website: www.northernmedia.org/?mod=news&pageid=38&id=419 ; Northwest Vision and Media Website: www.northwestvision.co.uk/page/digital-film-archive-fund ; Screen East Website: www.screeneast.co.uk ; Screen West Midlands Website: www.screenwm.co.uk/investment_and_funding/what_to_apply_for_and_how_to_apply/digital_film_archive_f und/ ; Screen Yorkshire Website: www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/cinema-and-festivals/digital-film-archive-fund ; South West Screen Website: www.mlasouthwest.org.uk/docs/DFAF_Guidelines.pdf Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 112 October 2009 Njoya Foundation - London Established in 2005, The Njoya Foundation aims to support voluntary and community groups through a series of grants that enable the empowerment of male youth of African and African-Caribbean descent aged 5 - 15 through educational activities that enables them to excel. The Foundation seeks to facilitate a connection between African and African-Caribbean youth and their indigenous African culture, supporting their understanding of their roots and encouraging positive self- images and confidence. They will fund projects that promote academic achievement and young people's growth through community- based personal development programmes. They are especially interested in funding projects teaching these young people an awareness of business and finance. There are four application deadlines: Winter - 12th of February, Spring - 12th of May, Summer - 12th of August, Autumn - 12th of November. The application form is short and simple. You will be told if you are successful or not within eight weeks of application deadline. You can apply if: you are a not-for-profit group or you are a school; you have a bank account that requires at least two people to sign each cheque or withdrawal; you can use the grant within one year. Currently they are supporting solely London based projects, where the main benefactors are young males of African descent aged 5 - 15. You can apply for a grant of between £50 and £500 to help fund a specific project or activity. Organisations can receive up a maximum of £500 from the Njoya Foundation in any 12-month period. Full guidance notes and application form are available on website below. Njoya Foundation, PO Box 2126, Ilford IG1 9NB Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.njoyafoundation.org.uk/grant_application.htm Page 113 October 2009 Youth Music - Open Programme The Youth Music Open Programme is available for organisations wishing to apply for grants of £5,000 to £30,000. For the full eligibility criteria, see their Eligibility guide on website below. Their Open Programme targets nearly £2m of Youth Music's funding towards projects that support their goals of: Early Years - advancing the learning and development of all children in their early years (0-5) by aiming to ensure universal access to high quality music making in England Challenging Circumstances - improving the life chances of children and young people in the most challenging circumstances by supporting them to achieve their full potential through engagement and progression in music making. (Children and young people in challenging circumstances are those who are marginalised by society, vulnerable, often hard to reach, and who have the fewest opportunities. Examples could include young people who are carers, young parents, looked after children and young people, those at risk of offending or young offenders, children and young people with disabilities or long-term ill health. This is not an exhaustive list by any means and they would ask that you make clear to them the case for how the children and young people you are proposing to work with are in particularly challenging circumstances.) Encouraging Talent and Potential - realising the musical talent and potential of children and young people by ensuring opportunity for all to develop their talent regardless of background or chosen genre Workforce Development - enabling the highest quality music making by developing a diverse, highly skilled and inspirational workforce Please note that all applications must be submitted via the online form on website below. Before you visit this form, they strongly recommend that you do the following: Check your eligibility for Open Programme Funding Read the Applicant Guidance Contact your REO However, you can view or print a pdf version of the application form and Hot Tips. If you have difficulty accessing the online form, or need support completing it please contact Tel: 0207 902 1060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can apply at any time, but they have four closing dates for 2009/2010: 10 August 2009 for grants to be offered by end October 2009; 10 November 2009 for grants to be offered by end January 2010; 10 February 2010 for grants to be offered by end April 2010; 10 May 2010 for grants to be offered by end July 2010. They recommend you take these closing dates and processing times into account when planning your project. Allow plenty of time to put your application together and submit well in advance of the closing date. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered until the following closing date. They cannot assess applications that are not eligible or complete. This is to help them ensure that all applications are considered fairly and equally. If you are a returning applicant, and wish to access your account or Open Programme application form, please visit the Application Account page Page 114 October 2009 To download all relevant documents and guidance for your application, visit their downloads page on website below. Youth Music, One America Street London, SE1 0NE Tel: 020 7902 1060 Fax: 020 7902 1061 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.youthmusic.org.uk/looking_for_music_funding/Open_programme.html Text not approved by funder but as website. Comic Relief - UK Grants Comic Relief usually make grants for between one and three years. They can give grants for running costs and capital costs. However, they give building costs a very low priority, and only fund these in exceptional circumstances. They do not fund capital costs where they are part of a much larger appeal. They usually make grants to cover project costs, but they recognise that you may wish to include a contribution towards your organisational costs so that it reflects the true cost of running your project. This is sometimes known as full cost recovery. They are happy for you to do this, but you will need to show them how you have worked out these additional organisational costs. They can pay for all or some of your project costs, but they encourage you to get some of your funding from other sources if you can. There is no minimum or maximum grant in most of their programmes, but where there are limits, these are clearly stated in the programme guidelines. Their grants on average vary between £25,000 and £40,000 per year, and rarely exceed this upper limit. They are unlikely to make large grants to very small organisations, and they will not usually fund all the costs of an application made by charities with an annual income over £10 million. These charities will be expected to make a contribution themselves or secure other income towards the costs of the project. If your work is regional, national or provides a model that could be widely replicated, they may be able to fund at a higher level. Please call them to discuss this before you submit an application. They receive many more applications than they are able to fund and they usually only support work which fits their current priorities, so before you apply for funding, please read through all the Essential Information on their website below carefully. For projects in the UK, they currently have the following programmes: Mental Health Domestic and Sexual Abuse - There are two strands to the open programme: Crisis Support; Young Voices. Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women - There are two strands to the open programme: Direct support to women; Training. Sport for Change - This programme aims to fund projects that are using sport as a tool for social change. The maximum grant size in this programme is £100,000 in total. Young People aged 11-25: o Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Young People o Young People and Alcohol o Young People with Mental Health Problems -There are two strands to the programme: Services for young people; Training. Page 115 October 2009 Local Communities - Comic Relief has made a longstanding pledge to place funding into disadvantaged communities. The funding for their communities programme is devolved to the Community Foundation Network. Please contact them directly for details of their funding application procedures Website: www.communityfoundations.org.uk Coming Soon: Young Carers (managed by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers) Older People The deadlines for their first three grant making cycles are: Cycle 2 - 13 November 2009; Cycle 3 - 5 March 2010. There is further information on their website which needs to be read carefully. Please contact them if you have any other queries about the application process: UK Grants Team, Comic Relief, 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP Tel: 020 7820 5555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.comicrelief.com/apply_for_a_grant/uk Text not approved by funder but as website. Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust awards grants to charitable organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas. The trustees welcome applications for projects within the following areas for the next three years. These categories are then repeated in a three-year rotation. 2009 - Community; Disability Deadline for applications: 1st June & 1st Nov 2009 2010 - Children; Youth; The Elderly; Medical Deadline for applications:1st June & 1st Nov 2010 2011 - Music and the Arts; Overseas Deadline for applications:1st June & 1st Nov 2011 Please note that, for 2010, only Medical Research projects dealing with the ageing population will be considered. The other priorities - Children, Youth and the Elderly - as well as other non-research based medical work are still welcome. All applicants, whether successful or not, are contacted. Grants are usually between £1,000 and £10,000, with the majority being £5,000 or less. Exceptionally, grants of up to £20,000 are made, but these are usually for medical research projects. Grants are usually awarded for one year only. See website for guidance on applying. Email: admin@austin- hope-pilkington.org.uk Website: http://www.austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 116 October 2009 Comic Relief - Sport for change Over recent years there has been a growth in the number of agencies thinking about the positive role sport can play in our lives. As well as the more obvious health and participation benefits, there has been growing awareness of the broader social, emotional and cohesion opportunities that sport can bring. The 2012 Olympics and increased measures around sport in schools have also helped put ‘sport for good’ onto the public agenda. Since 2002, they have funded a range of sports-based projects exploring how sport can be used to bring about positive change. Work has included looking at how sport can help to tackle conflict in communities, as well as bringing improvements to the lives of people who are isolated or excluded. While sport alone will never be the solution to poverty, it can work in conjunction with broader community programmes to bring about changes such as increased engagement and a reduction in isolation. They have developed this new programme to support a range of innovative projects that are using sport as a tool for making a real difference in the communities in which they are based. The aim of this programme is to understand more about how sport can play a part in delivering positive change within the lives of individuals and communities, and to meet one or more of the outcomes listed below. They 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. These are examples only and they welcome applications for work tackling any social issue so long as the need for the work is clearly explained. The organisations they fund will need to show how their work will help deliver one or more of the following outcomes: Increased sense of inclusion and well-being by marginalised and disadvantaged people Greater community involvement An increased understanding of how sport can help bring about positive changes in the lives of individuals and communities Greater knowledge across the community and sports sectors about effective work which uses sport as a tool for social change They welcome applications from community groups and organisations using sport as part of a broader programme of work to bring about change at an individual and /or community level. They will fund across all age ranges and within a broad range of communities. They are happy to receive applications from consortia of agencies as long as there is a lead community- based organisation. Applicants will also need to: demonstrate how they are using sport as part of a broader programme to achieve a measurable social change or impact show how the work is based in community development principles have monitoring and evaluation systems in place to track the impact of the work. This programme aims to fund projects that are using sport as a tool for social change. They therefore cannot fund: Page 117 October 2009 Projects which aim only to increase participation in sport Projects aiming to develop sporting excellence Individual athletes or sports teams One-off sporting events The maximum grant size in this programme is £100,000 in total. If you would like to talk to them about whether your work meets their criteria please ring them for a chat. An application to Sport for Change begins with an initial ‘Letter of Interest’ and then, if invited, a full proposal. The Letter of Interest should be no more than 2 sides of A4 (minimum font size Arial, 11pt) and should cover: A clear analysis of the issue or concern to be addressed in the area A description of the organisation and an indication of competence in the area of the proposal A description of the project including: o Who it will benefit o A description of the activities you will run (and their fit into a broader programme of work) o An outline of the positive changes you want to bring about for the people you are working with o How the project will lead to new ways of thinking and acting o A brief overview of your budget, income sources and costings for the project Full details and forms can be downloaded from website below. The deadlines for the letter of interest are: Cycle 1 – 24 July 2009 Cycle 2 - 13 November 2009 Cycle 3 – 5 March 2010. The deadlines for subsequent cycles will be posted on their website at the beginning of 2010. Full Proposal: If an application is chosen for further consideration, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. Invited organisations have up to 3 weeks to submit a full proposal. Comic Relief UK, 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP Tel: 020 7820 5555 Fax: 020 7820 5500 Minicom: 020 7820 5579 General Enquiries Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.comicrelief.com/apply_for_a_grant/uk/sport Text not approved by funder but as website. Page 118 October 2009 ______________________________ Other resources - FunderFinder – DSC – Inspiring Vision While this newsletter contains new and time deadlined funding opportunities, don't forget that for ongoing funding from trusts and foundations there are: FunderFinder (Website: www.funderfinder.org.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org GIN software which assists groups to identify suitable charitable trusts they can apply to. DSC provide an online funding search service www.trustfunding.org.uk and manage the www.governmentfunding.org.uk service. fit4funding Training Prospectus Apart from producing this newsletter and providing ‘Help & Advice’ on our Website: www.fit4funding.org.uk we also offer training for Funding Advisors and Funders as well as Groups. fit4funding has just published a new Training Prospectus of courses we can present and run for you. It can be downloaded from our Website: http://fit4funding.org.uk/assets/uploads/files/f4fprospectus.pdf There are also details of our charges for running these courses at Website: http://fit4funding.org.uk/cib_services/cib_training/ If you want a hard copy of the Prospectus please Email: email@example.com with your full details and postal address. If you are interested in any of our courses please contact Chris Hollins, Director Tel: 01924 239063 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For those wanting to attend our courses, all events appear in the Website Diary. A full Training Programme of events can also be downloaded from Website:http://www.fit4funding.org.uk/training_programme.php To make enquiries about training events please contact Julie Peyton or Wendy Goddard Tel: 01924 239063 Email: email@example.com Please note that phone calls should be made between between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm Monday to Friday. Email is usually the best means of contacting outside these hours. Page 119 October 2009 fit4funding Website – Search for Funding Our www.fit4funding.org.uk website now has a funding search facility which uses GRANTnet from GRANTfinder. This is a full service for those within West Yorkshire. What is GRANTnet? GRANTnet is a free to use funding search site provided by the market-leading grants database, GRANTfinder. This site contains a comprehensive and up-to-date database of grants, loans and other initiatives operating in the UK. Currently it holds details on over 4,000 initiatives, including grants from the European Commission, UK Government, local government, and corporate sponsors and charitable trusts. The site content is updated on a regular basis. GRANTnet is designed to provide a brief description of the information that is available about each fund. Who can access GRANTnet? Anyone can access GRANTnet. All you need to do is register your details and log in using the password which will be e-mailed to you. The information contained in the database is relevant to many different types of organisation and will be tailored to your chosen area of the country. Can I only access GRANTnet through fit4funding? Yes. The aim of GRANTnet is to enable organisations such as community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to undertake a search for funding that may apply to specific projects. Having identified the grants, it is then important to receive help and advice from people who are experienced in the grant application process. With this in mind, GRANTnet was developed to provide a link between the enquiring organisation and the GRANTnet access point (GAP). fit4funding assists enquirers through the Help & Advice on this website and by providing training on all aspects of the funding process locally throughout West Yorkshire. Look in the Diary available from the Home Page of this website for details of training events or download the complete fit4funding Training Programme to view or print out. Other search facilities - There are also links to other online funding search facilities for everyone to use. Website: www.fit4funding.org.uk/misc/funding_search_grantnet/ Tell everyone you know that might need help with funding about it. If you find any problems with the website please let me know.
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