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Bidding Bulletin
                                                                       March 2008
                                                                       March 2008

Success Stories                                                                3
    Diplock’s Community Trust                                                   3
    Amicus Horizon Group                                                        3
    Well-Being Programme                                                        4
    Arts Council England – South East awards                                    4
    Awards for All – January Awards                                             5

Lottery                                                                        7
    Big Lottery Fund Programmes – At a Glance                                   7
    Changing Spaces - Access to Nature                                          8
    Changing Spaces – Community Spaces                                          9
    Changing Spaces – Community Sustainable Energy Programme                    9
    Changing Spaces – Local Food                                               10
    Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) - Townscape Heritage Initiative                10
    Big Lottery Fund – International Communities                               11
    National Lottery Awards                                                    12

Foundations and Trusts                                                         13
    Lloyds TSB Foundations to share £37.1m from the Lloyds TSB Group           13
    Microsoft - DesignIT 2008                                                  13
    Audi Design Foundation - Designs for Life                                  14
    The Baring Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation                         15
    UKVillages Community Kitty                                                 16
    The Yapp Charitable Trust                                                  16
    The Big Give                                                               17
    Community Radio Fund                                                       17
    First Light (Young Film Makers)                                            17
    Made in Britain Awards                                                     18

  BBC Children in Need – Positive Destinations                                   18
  Action Earth                                                                   19
  Community Woodland Network                                                     19
  BUPA Foundation – Medical Research Grants                                      19
  Civil Society Challenge Fund                                                   20
  Awards for Young Musicians                                                     20
  Save the Children – Here to Help Awards                                        21
  CSJ Awards                                                                     21

Government Funding                                                               23
  Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Phase 2                                        23
  Mediabox                                                                       24

European Funding                                                                 25
  Interreg IVA                                                                   25
  Transnational Territorial Cooperation Programme (INTERREG IV) for North West
  Europe                                                                         26
  INTERREG IV C                                                                  26

Bidding Diary                                                                    27
  Lottery Funds                                                                  27
  Foundations and Trusts                                                         29
  Government                                                                     42
  Europe                                                                         45

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Success Stories

Diplock’s Community Trust
A council estate, currently deprived of community facilities, will soon have a new focal
point for its residents, following the recent announcement by the BIG Lottery Fund that
it is funding the construction of a new community centre with a grant of £391,738.
The local community has secured a slice of the BIG Lottery Fund’s Community
Buildings’ programme, which has recently awarded ten awards worth £3,130,945 for
bricks and mortar investments in village halls and community centers. The Diplocks
Community Trust’s Community Centre Project will create an economically and
environmentally sustainable building for the use of all 600 residents that live on the
Diplocks Estate in Hailsham.
Built in 1977, Diplocks estate has a higher than average proportion of families with
young children and approximately 40 per cent of residents are fifteen years of age or
The estate’s current community centre is a former Eastbourne District Healthcare Trust
building, constructed in 1992. The two aged portakabins are in a state of disrepair,
hastening the need for modern facilities that will improve quality of life on the estate.
A new community building will give residents the opportunity to attend a wide range of
activities and services including youth clubs, coffee mornings, computer classes and
regular residents’ meetings.
Diplocks Community Trust has also received interest from St John Ambulance, the local
Scout and Beavers groups and a nearby table tennis club, all of whom have no
permanent facilities of their own.

Amicus Horizon Group
The Something Fishy project… from the AmicusHorizon group, a social housing
landlord based in Hastings, will enable families of all descriptions and generations to
immerse themselves in coastline creativity and learning, helping parents and carers
understand the benefits of developing new skills and knowledge with their children.
The project will offer six sets of eight workshops a year, reaching around 160 people
annually, and focusing on the theme of the sea. Topics will include coastal history such
as smuggling, industry, water safety, the environment – cleaning the beach, arts and
crafts projects with a sights and sounds theme and exploration activities.
Public Enquiries Line: 08454 102 030
Full details of the Big Lottery Fund programmes and grant awards are available on the
website at

Well-Being Programme
Sport England South East is part of the core regional management group charged with
overseeing the investment of £5.6 million Big Lottery Fund money as part of the
national well-being programme.
Together with other regional strategic partners including NHS South East Coast, Arts
Council England, the Regional Public Health Group and the Care Services
Improvement Partnership, Sport England South East will deliver the ‘Chances 4
Change’ regional portfolio of projects designed to readdress hidden health inequalities
through physical activity, healthy eating and mental health initiatives.
The award will see the delivery of a portfolio of 62 projects designed to tailor
opportunities for the most socially, economically and geographically excluded groups
and individuals in the region.
The £5.6 million total award will fund projects delivered by a combination of statutory,
voluntary and private sector organisations. The aim is to bring a legacy of permanent
health improvement, sustainable partnerships and capacity for further improvement in
local communities.
Tel: 0870 5210 255
Fax: 01937 845381

Arts Council England – South East awards
Artists and arts organisations across the region shared £384,326 in the latest round of
Arts Council England, South East’s Grants for the arts awards.

The latest round sees a diverse range of 27 initiatives getting off the ground. In East
Sussex the following projects were approved:

      Lewes - £28,136 for Fireraisers Theatre Company for “Commission 2
       Plays/Business Plan/Co Development “

      Lewes - Elle Osborne, £7,427 for “Fishing Lines”

      Hastings - £5,000 for SoCo (South Coast Artists) for “A Research Year of
       Experimentation” to enable this newly structured group of South Coast artists to
       undertake a research year of experimental projects, including workshops,
       portfolio presentations, networking and discussion groups. SoCo will undertake
       to train and promote emerging artists, to access a wider audience outside
       Hastings and to increase its membership through energetic marketing and
       business strategy.

      Peacehaven - £5,000 for Julia Winckler for “Retracing Heinrich Barth Exhibition
       & Outreach”

Grants for the arts is Arts Council England’s open access funding stream for individuals
and organisations that use the arts in their work. Funded by the National Lottery, they

are awarded to projects that help more people to take part in and enjoy the arts, or
those that allow artists or arts organisations to develop and improve their performance
and productivity.
Tel: 01273 763 062

Arts Council England have also recently announced grants for the Regularly Funded
organisations. In East Sussex these are:

   De La Warr Pavilion 08/09 £538,025 09/10 £552,552               10/11 £567,471
    A modernist icon for temporary art and architecture, De La Warr Pavilion aims to be
    a world class centre for contemporary arts, education and entertainment

   Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Glyndebourne Education
    08/09     £1,498,979         09/10 £1,539,451         10/11 £1,581,016
    Glyndebourne on Tour presents large-scale opera productions, through
    partnerships with regional venues. It also supports a year-round education and
    community programme.

   Towner Art Gallery and Museum
    08/09      £179,725           09/10 £184,578         10/11 £189,561
    The Towner Art Gallery is a contemporary visual art gallery, with a permanent
    historic and contemporary collection in Eastbourne

Awards for All – January Awards

St Anthony's Centre                                       £9,050
This community centre will use the award to upgrade the facilities at the centre, this
would include the installation of toilets suitable for disabled use, and improvements to
access for those with disabilities.

East Sussex
Fireraisers Theatre Company                        £9,998
This drama group will use the grant to update and increase their computer systems,
thus enabling them to promote and raise more awareness of their activities.

Icklesham Church of England Primary School            £10,000
This primary school will use the grant to pay for a garden consultant to come into the
school and work with children to produce fruit and vegetables. The consultant will
produce work packs that show propagation and harvesting times and cookery cards
which will go into the vegetable boxes. The school will hold events such as a harvest
festival, scarecrow competitions, cookery clubs, speakers from other cultures and taster

Sheepsetting Lane Pre-School                             £9,997
This group will use the grant to enhance the development and education of children
under statutory school age. They plan to purchase four computers and digital cameras
specifically designed for children to assist in classroom learning.

Intrepid Theatre Company                      £4,679
This theatre company will use the grant to develop a training and mentoring

Age Concern Hailsham, Hellingly and Herstmonceux £8,519
This group will use the grant to improve their current IT facilities and provide basic IT
training for all members.
0845 600 20 40


Big Lottery Fund Programmes – At a Glance
 Programme            Budget (England           Open for applications
                      wide unless
 Advice Plus          Up to £50 million         Closes 2pm on 1st April 08.
 Awards for All       £60 million has been      Open now.
                      agreed for 2007/2008
 BASIS (Building and Up to £155 million         Should open in Spring 08.
 Changing Spaces –    £25 million               Opens 7/4/2008.
 Access to Nature
 Changing Spaces –    £50m                      Opens 19/3/08
 Community Spaces
 Changing Spaces –    £10 million               Should open in Spring 08.
 Sustainable Energy
 Changing Spaces –    £50 million               Should open in Spring 08.
 Local Food
 Family Learning      Up to £40 million         Outline Proposal Form 29/8/08
                                                Full application 30/11/08
 International        Up to £72m (UK-wide)      International communities – 30/4/08
 Parks for People     Up to £90 million         31st March and 30th September 08 will
                                                be the final deadlines.
 People’s Millions    Up to £50,000 per         Opens in May 2008
 Reaching             2nd year budget           Open now. Existing forms accepted
 Communities          £100m.                    until 31st October.
 Research             Up to £25 million         Round 2: 12/9/08
 Programme                                      Round 3: 30/3/09
                                                Deadline for development: 4/4/08
 Young People’s       Extension of £100m        National Grants close 4th April.
 Fund                                           Local Grants due to open Spring

Information and application materials on BIG website - or for
details of all lottery funding visit:

Changing Spaces - Access to Nature
Access to Nature is a £25 million grant scheme to encourage people from all
backgrounds to understand, access and enjoy our natural environment. It is funded by
the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme and Natural England. The scheme
will focus on three broad themes
      Community awareness and active participation.
      Education, learning and volunteering.
      Welcoming, well-managed and wildlife-rich places.
Within the themes outlined above, grants will be awarded to organisations who can
demonstrate that their project will deliver one or more of Access to Nature’s five main
      A greater number and diversity of people benefiting from the natural
      More people learning about the natural environment and gaining new skills.
      More people able to enjoy the natural environment as a result of improvements
       in access to natural places and more connections between sites.
      More wildlife-rich natural places that are sustainably managed and meet the
       needs of local communities.
      An increased sense of community ownership of local natural places, by the
       creation of strong partnerships between communities, voluntary organisations,
       local authorities and statutory bodies.
Applications will be accepted from Voluntary and Community Sector organisations,
which includes Charitable incorporated organisations, Friendly Societies, Industrial and
Provident Societies, Charitable Trusts and the public sector.
To qualify for funding, organisations must show evidence of partnership working and
how they intend to involve the people they are trying to reach in developing, making
decisions about and implementing the project.
Access to Nature will make grants of between £50,000 and £500,000. In addition we
will make a small number of larger grants of over £500,000 for projects which have a
national significance. Match funding will be required.
If you would like to receive any updates about the scheme, please email your full
contact details to
Advice and guidance on the first stage of applications is now available from national
and regional advisers.
The Big Lottery Fund is providing the funding for the Access to Nature scheme under
its Changing Spaces programme. To contact the Big Lottery Fund ring the BIG advice
line on 0845 4 10 20 30.

Changing Spaces – Community Spaces
Community Spaces is a £50 million open grants programme that is managed by
Groundwork UK as an Award Partner to the Big Lottery Fund. The programme - which
will be open for applications from 19 March 2008 - will help community groups create or
improve green and open spaces so that the quality of life in neighbourhoods across
England is enhanced. Further information about the programme and who can apply can
be found on our what we will fund page.
Application forms and guidance notes will be available from 19 March 2008, further
information about the application process can be found on our how to apply page.

This website will be regularly updated with the latest information about the programme
and should be your first port of call for any questions or queries. You will also be able to
download a Stage 1 application form from here once the programme is officially

If you have any queries in the meantime please email

Changing Spaces – Community Sustainable Energy
The Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP) is an open grants programme
run by BRE, an award partner of the Big Lottery Fund. Part of the Fund's Changing
Spaces programme, CSEP has been set up to help community based organisations in
England to reduce their energy bills and environmental impact. The scheme is also
designed to raise public awareness of the social and environmental advantages to
reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in order to combat climate change.
Grants will only be awarded to eligible not-for-profit community based organisations in
England. This includes:
      community groups governed by a written constitution
      registered charities and trusts
      parish councils
      schools and colleges
      companies with a charitable purpose and community focus
      mutual societies
      church based and other faith organisations

Two types of grant are available: capital and project development.
Capital Grants are available for the purchase and installation of any of the technologies
listed below along with various energy efficiency measures, including cavity wall
insulation, loft insulation, heating and lighting controls.
      Solar Photovoltaics
      Solar Thermal Hot Water
      Wind Turbines
      Heat Pumps
      Automated Wood Pellet Stoves
      Wood Fuelled Boiler Systems
      Micro-hydro Turbines

       Energy Efficiency Measures
Energy efficiency measures will only be funded in conjunction with a microgeneration
technology installation, applications cannot be submitted for energy efficiency
measures only.
Project Development Grants are available for studies investigating the feasibility of
installing the above mentioned technologies.
The maximum Capital Grant available is £50,000 or 50 per cent of the project cost
(whichever is lower).
The maximum Project Development Grant available is £5,000 or 75 per cent of the
study cost (whichever is lower).
It is anticipated that the Community Sustainable Energy Programme will open for
applications in April 2008.
The website will be updated regularly, alternatively, you can email your contact details
to and they will contact you with any updates.

Changing Spaces – Local Food
Managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) and 15 consortium partners,
Local Food will distribute grants to a variety of food-related projects to help make locally
grown food accessible and affordable to local communities. Communities will benefit
       improved health and well-being through exercise and better nutrition
       strengthened local economies through the creation of social enterprises
       and more sustainability through the better use of resources
Grants from £2,000 up to £500,000 will be awarded to not-for-profit groups and
organisations delivering such projects as growing, processing, marketing and
distributing local food; composting and raising awareness of the benefits of such
The fund will open to applications in Spring 2008, in the meantime further details,
including application forms and guidance notes will be available from Local Food’s
website in due course.
To receive an outline of the programme and any updates please email your full contact
details to

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) - Townscape Heritage Initiative
The Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is a grant-giving programme under which HLF
support schemes led by partnerships of local, regional and national interests, including
the voluntary sector, that aim to regenerate the historic environment in towns and cities
across the United Kingdom.

HLF is able to contribute between £250,000 and £2million to the common fund of each
THI. A development grant of 75% of the cost of eligible work, up to a maximum of
£25,000, is offered to all schemes which receive a 'Stage 1' pass. It is compulsory for
schemes requesting grants of £1m or more to include an explicit training element in
their proposals.

A CD-ROM version of this application pack is now available. This allows you to
complete your application on-screen. You can order a copy by contacting the
information team Tel: 020 7591 6042 Email: HLF encourages you
to contact our regional/country development teams to let them know that you wish to
apply for a THI grant.

The deadline for this year’s round is 30 November 2008.

Tel: 020 7591 6042 Fax: 020 7591 6271 Email: Website:

Source: CIB Information Newsletter

Big Lottery Fund – International Communities
Open for applications until 30 April 2008.

Minimum grant: £50,000. Maximum grant: £500,000. Total available: £30 Million.

They want communities to be at the heart of the International programme. We will fund
projects that: improve access to better and more relevant primary education for the
most disadvantaged boys and girls; improve health for the most disadvantaged people,
specifically through improved mother and child health, improved reproductive health,
improved measures to prevent HIV/AIDS and mitigate its impact, improved measures to
prevent and control locally significant diseases and improved mental health; improve
allocation of natural resources to benefit the most disadvantaged people, specifically
through improved access to safe water and sanitation, improved access to land and
reduced vulnerability to environmental shocks and stresses; improve human rights for
the most disadvantaged people, specifically through an improved environment in which
to exercise their civil and political rights and the enabling of human rights defenders to
campaign peacefully for civil and political rights; improve access to sustainable financial
resources for the most disadvantaged people.

International Communities will fund projects in Africa, Asia, (including the Pacific and
Central Asian republics) the Middle East, Central and South America, the Caribbean,
Central and Eastern Europe (including the Russian Federation and the Caucasus,
excluding members of the European Union).

Funding for the sustainable development and reconstruction of areas affected by the
Tsunami will be delivered through International Communities.

In particular, they want to fund projects that: restore livelihoods and empower
communities; serve the needs of particularly vulnerable groups; and rebuild local
organisations and communities.

Full details, Guidance notes and Application Forms are available on Website:

Big Advice Line Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30
Fax. 020 7211 1750

Source: CIB Information Newsletter

National Lottery Awards
The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-
funded projects. The awards recognise the difference these projects have made to
people, places and communities across the UK and celebrate the talent, hard work and
dedication of those involved in their running.

Recently launched, the 2008 round of awards reflect the different types of projects that
benefit from Lottery funding. The following categories make up the 2008 awards:

       Best Environment Project.
       Best Education Project.
       Best Arts Project.
       Best Heritage Project.
       Best Sports Project.
       The Woman Award for Best Charity/Voluntary Project.
       The iVillage Award for Best Health Project.

Winners will receive a cash prize of £2,000 and will be determined by a public vote
featured in a special BBC1 television show in the autumn. In addition, projects
reaching the shortlist stage will be showcased in local and national media, enabling
them to share their success with people across the UK.

The awards are open to anyone, individually or as part of a group, who has
successfully been awarded and used Lottery funding for any type and size of project,
which has benefited UK residents.

The deadline for receipt of entries is 5pm on 20 March 2008.
Matthew Mansfield Tel: 020 7211 1855
Corin Brett         Tel: 020 7211 1684

Foundations and Trusts

Lloyds TSB Foundations to share £37.1m from the Lloyds
TSB Group
The four Lloyds TSB foundations across the UK will receive £37.1m this calendar year
from the Lloyds TSB Group.

The amount, equivalent to last year’s allocation, follows the announcement of the
group’s annual results today.

The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales will receive £26.8m; the Lloyds
TSB Foundation for Scotland is allocated £7.2m; the Lloyds TSB Foundation for
Northern Ireland will receive £2m; and the Lloyds TSB Foundation for the Channel
Islands gets £1.1m.

The independently run Lloyds TSB foundations receive 1 per cent of the Lloyds TSB
Group’s pre-tax profits, averaged over three years, in lieu of shareholder dividend.
Tel: 07872 031792
Fax: 0870 411 1224
Email: kent&

Microsoft - DesignIT 2008
DesignIT is your opportunity to take £15,000 and apply some creative thinking to
improve the IT infrastructure of your chosen charity.

For those unfamiliar with this exciting competition, the concept is simple! They are
offering IT Professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and creativity by
transforming the technical infrastructure of a charity of their choice or tackle one of the
problems put forward by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
(NSPCC), Leonard Cheshire Disability, Global Action Plan or Fauna and Flora
International (FFI).

Working to a budget of £15,000, entrants are invited to submit a system design and 400
word summary that outlines how the innovative use of technology can transform the
way a charity meets its causes. Entries* should only include details of the software and
hardware requirements as installation and technical guidance will be provided by us.
All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges and those that show the
most creative use of technology will be put forward to a shortlist of 10. These will then
be put to a public vote to find the overall winner.

If you don’t have a particular charity in mind, don’t worry, as they have asked the
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Leonard Cheshire

Disability, Global Action Plan and Fauna and Flora International (FFI) to supply them
with a number of problems that require a creative solution. Following the steps outlined
below, submit your system design along with a 400-word summary demonstrating a
clever use of technology and, where appropriate, a brief budget breakdown.

The competition will close on the 21 March 2008.

To enter go to Website:
Source: CIB Information Newsletter

Audi Design Foundation - Designs for Life
The Designs for Life programme has been developed in order to produce design
solutions to enhance the world in which we live. The aim is to support exceptional
designers by funding the development of physical prototypes that address sustainable
and inclusive design issues.

They have a total fund of at least £80,000 per annum for prototypes/design solutions
relating to these areas; designs may fall into both of the product categories. Similarly,
the trustees have the flexibility to award grants for prototypes in each of the areas or for
designs that cover both sustainable and inclusive design.

They aim to award individual grants in the region of £10,000 - £30,000, however in
exceptional circumstances the trustees will consider applications for more than this
amount. They have one round of funding each year; the closing date for applications is
Monday 31st March 2008 and they would expect successful applicant(s) to receive their
funding in June 2008.

The Foundation makes no claim to ownership of anything they fund; applicants retain
full intellectual property rights to their design.

There are certain types of grant applications that they do not consider, these include:
General appeals, sponsorship or marketing appeals; Animal charities; Mainstream
educational activities, schools and colleges; People or organisations who distribute
funds to individuals; Promotion of religion; Anything the trustees consider to be
unethical, such as the design or manufacture of arms.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications they expect to receive, they are unable
to respond to speculative requests for funding and can only accept applications as part
of the approved grants process.

If for any reason the online application method is problematic for you, please contact
them Tel: 01908 601814 Email: The grant application is a
three stage process.

Stage one closing date: Monday 31st March 2008.

Applicants invited to submit a more detailed proposal for Stage Two will be given a
username and password so that they can submit a full project brief online. Stage Two
closing date: Tuesday 27th May 2008.

Stage Three. The final stage of the application process will comprise:
Presentation of your project lasting no more than 10mins, Up to 10min question and
answer session with the judging panel and Viewing of initial physical prototype or
materials, if appropriate. Stage Three presentation date: w/c Monday 2nd June 2008.

Source: CIB Information Newsletter

The Baring Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation
The Baring Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation Joint International Development
grants programme 2008 is now open. The deadline for submitting applications is 31
March 2008. New grants will be announced in October 2008.

Development Grants Programme
The purpose of the Joint International Development Grants Programme is to improve
the effectiveness of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based
organisations (CBOs) in Sub-Saharan Africa to address problems arising from the long-
term forced migration and displacement of people. This purpose was reviewed by both
Foundations in 2007 and they do not envisage it changing radically for three years.

The Foundations will accept applications from registered charities, voluntary and
constituted not-for-profit organisations in the UK which have had an income of over
£150,000 and less than £15 million for each of the last two years. Such UK charities will
need to have close working partnerships with non-governmental and community based
organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa and to seek to benefit people disadvantaged or
marginalised by long-term migration and displacement.

Organisations (including those in consortia) may make only one application in each
annual funding round. Partner CBOs can be in a single country or more than one

The Foundations recognise that capacity-building initiatives take many different forms
and so do not specify particular types of activity for support within this programme, but
examples would include: developing networks and other partnerships; training
programmes, and the design and preparation of training courses and materials;
research and dialogue with policy and decision makers about issues; affecting NGOs
and communities; workshops, meetings and exchange visits to develop or share skills
and experiences; piloting new approaches; improving information resources and
upgrading capacity in information and communications technologies; improving
financial and administrative systems.

This year’s deadline is 31 March 2008.

Tel: 020 7767 1348
Fax: 020 7767 7121

Source: CIB Information Newsletter

UKVillages Community Kitty
The UKVillages Community Kitty was launched in April 2001 to celebrate the increasing
success of across the whole of the United Kingdom. In the past they
have supported some wonderful projects across the UK - from a knitting circle, to a
playgroup needing toys, a music day and support for a village hall.

The UKVillages Community Kitty is a fund from which a number of grants from between
£50 - £300 are allocated to community projects. These grants will be awarded twice a
year. There are two rounds of the Community Kitty annually with deadlines on 10 April
2008 and 10th October 2008 - and recipients notified no sooner than 6 weeks later).

To apply for a grant from the Community Kitty your group, society or club must be
registered on UKVillages and the funds must go towards a clearly identifiable project.
Applications to the kitty must be made through their website.

You will find more information about the Kitty, the rules and an application at
Tel: 08456 343 243

Source: CIB Information Newsletter

The Yapp Charitable Trust
The Yapp Charitable Trust makes grants to small registered charities in England and
Wales, whose annual expenditure is less than £60,000. Charities must have been fully
constituted and operating for at least three years. Grants are for core running costs
and salaries and are to provide continuation funding for established work only.

The Trust does not offer funding for any new projects or special events nor for capital
expenditure on buildings or equipment. This year they plan to give about £500,000 in
about 100 grants. Grants are for work with: elderly people; children and young people
aged 5 to 25; people with disabilities or mental health problems; people trying to
overcome life-limiting problems of a social rather than medical origin, such as addiction,
relationship difficulties, abuse, a history of offending. Grants are also made to support
charities' work in education and learning, (including lifelong learning). Priority is given to
work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders, helps
improve the lives of marginalised people and makes effective use of volunteers.
Current criteria and examples of recent grants are on the website. Grants are for up to
three years. Most are for more than one year. Amounts are up to £3,000 a year.
Applications are accepted all year with the following further closing dates in 2008: 26
May 2008 (for consideration in July); 30 September 2008 (for consideration in
Full information is on the Website: Application forms
are downloadable from the website or by post from the Administrator: Margaret
Thompson Tel: 01484 683403
Source: CIB Information Newsletter

The Big Give
The Big Give is a free to use website that helps major donors find high-level charity
projects in their field of interest. The site was launched in 2007 and includes around
£1bn of projects between £100,000 and £10m that are seeking funding from
philanthropists. Registration for charities is free.

Community Radio Fund
Community radio stations are not-for-profit stations with a social purpose, and work to
involve the target community in running the service. The Community Radio Fund has
been established to help fund the core costs of running a community radio station, eg:

      management;
      administration;
      financial management and reporting;
      fundraising to support the station (grants and commercial funding);
      community outreach;
      volunteer organisation and support.

Interested parties are advised that the first round of funding in 2008/09 will open on 10 th
April 2008, with a deadline of 7 May 2008. Further information will be provided at that
Switchboard: 020 7981 3000 or 0300 123 3000
Fax: 020 7981 3333

First Light (Young Film Makers)
First Light Movies provides funding to organisations to support film-making among
young people aged between five and 19. Productions of any genre are eligible to
receive funding (e.g. live action, animated fiction, creative documentaries) and young
people are expected to play a lead role in all aspects of the production process.

There are three levels of funding:

      Pilot award - a maximum grant of £5,000 for one film of up to five minutes long
       (ideally for first-time film-makers).
      Studio award - a maximum grant of £25,000 for between two and four films of up
       to 10 minutes long (a track record of filming with young people is necessary).
      What's the Big Idea award - a maximum grant of £3,000 to develop ideas and
       stories for films (at least two scripts should be completed).

Organisations such as schools and local authorities are eligible to participate in the

The Studio award operates to fixed deadlines, whereas applications to the Pilot award
and What's the Big Idea award strands can be made at any time. However, an online
application process for all three strands is being introduced as of 11 March 2008.

Consequently, a final deadline for submitting applications to the Pilot and What's the
Big Idea awards using the current paper application form has been set as 29 February
2008. The next deadline for the Studio awards is 22 April, although applications can
only be made when the online application process is available.

Tel: 0121 7534866

Made in Britain Awards
Producers of food and drink that use traditional skills, innovative production and
emphasis on true quality are invited to enter this award scheme. Those eligible to
apply include small businesses with no more than ten full or part-time employees and a
turnover of no more than £2 million.

Five Made in Britain Food Producers of the Year will receive £5,000 each to develop
their business and a guarantee from Waitrose to stock its product, which will be on
display at the Country Living Christmas Fare 2008. The overall Made in Britain Food
Champion of the Year will be chosen from the five winners and will be awarded an
additional £5,000. The Farmers Guardian Award for the Best Farm Entrepreneur will
be awarded to an inspirational and innovative individual that has increased profit or

The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 April 2008.

BBC Children in Need – Positive Destinations
Positive Destinations is a new £2 million grant programme from BBC Children in Need
& the Hunter Foundation. It is a UK-wide programme which aims to make three larger
grants of up to £500,000 and three smaller grants in the range of (but not necessarily
limited to) £125,000 - £175,000 over three years.

Applications are invited from not-for-profit organisations operating working with the
most vulnerable children and young people from early years up to and including age
18. Funding is available for projects that can demonstrate improved outcomes for
participants and a wider impact on the numbers of children and young people falling out
of education, training and employment, working to ensure that children and young
people achieve a positive and sustained future.

As an integral part of this programme, projects will be expected to generate learning
and ensure sustainability of their work beyond the life of the programme.

The deadline for applications is 30 March 2008.

Tel: 020 8576 7788 making sure to mention your enquiry relates to Positive
Destinations or email with Positive Destinations in the subject line.

Action Earth
The 2008 Action Earth Campaign is now open to applications. This year, grants of up
to £50 will be awarded for small environmental projects which:

      are practical and visual;
      have an immediate or lasting benefit to the environment; and
      involve volunteers.

To be eligible, all projects must take place between 1 March and 31 July 2008.

Registration deadlines apply throughout the year depending on when the project will
take place, but early registration is recommended. The first deadline for projects taking
place between 30 March and 12 April 2008, is 17 March.

Tel: 0121 328 7455

Community Woodland Network
The Community Woodland Network supports woodland groups with work in managing
and conserving woodland. Funding is available primarily for items that will help with the
long-term sustainability of the woodland group, and preference is given to applications
that request:

      training (in first aid, leadership skills, woodland management etc)
      tools for woodland management as appropriate
      activities and events to promote the work of the group, for example attracting
       new members

All applications must be from community woodland groups that are properly constituted
and the majority of the activities undertaken by the group should relate to woodland
conservation rather than managing other habitats.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2008. Successful applicants will be informed
no later than the end of July 2008.
Tel (office hours): 01476 581111

BUPA Foundation – Medical Research Grants
Health professionals working for public or private organisations are eligible to apply for
funding for UK-based projects.

Medical research grants are focused on areas perceived to be relatively deficient in
funding opportunities in the UK, as follows:

      Mental health in older people.
      Health at work.
      Surgery (ranging from development of surgical practices to identify/teach new

      Preventive health.
      Information and communication.

Applications may be for single projects or for longer programmes up to three years in
duration. Funding levels are not specified; however, the Foundation donates
approximately £1.5 million per year through its medical research grants programme.

The 2008 deadlines for the receipt of application are 1 July and 1 October. Proposals
received by these dates will be reviewed at meetings in November 2008 and February
2009 respectively.
Tel 020 7656 2591
Fax 020 7656 2708

Civil Society Challenge Fund
This Fund offers support of up to £500,000 to non profit-making organisations for
projects which strengthen the capacity of poor people in developing countries to
understand and demand their rights and improve their economic and social wellbeing.

Non-governmental organisations, trade unions, church, faith and community groups,
local authorities, academic institutions and professional organisations in the UK are
eligible to apply.

As with previous years, the application deadlines are as follows: 15 June for the
submission of Concept Notes; and 31 July for the submission of Full Proposals.
Tel: 0845 300 4100
Fax: 01355 84 3632

Awards for Young Musicians
Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) is inviting talented musicians aged 5-18 to apply to
its annual grant award programme. Each year, AYM awards grants of between £200
and £2000, based on evidence of musical talent and financial need, to musically-gifted
children where income is limited and may be prevented from fulfilling their creative

AYM award grants to help with:

      the purchase or hire of musical instruments and accessories;
      music lessons;
      weekend music schools;
      music courses;
      orchestra fees; and
      travel.

Eligible applicants are required to:

      have achieved distinction in their last music exam, or, if they haven’t taken
       exams, show evidence of this level of ability;
      be recommended by their music teacher; and
      have families show evidence of financial need.

Deadline for applications is 4 April 2008.
Phone: 0117 904 9906

Save the Children – Here to Help Awards
The Awards support projects that are for the benefit of, or which involve, young people
(aged 18 and under). The Awards can fund projects and activities that help children
and young people who are excluded or isolated as well as those living in areas of noted
deprivation. Applications are particularly welcomed from groups who may face
disadvantage and discrimination because of issues to do with, for example, gender,
ethnicity or disability.

Awards up to £1,000 are available through this round. Deadline for applications: 28
March 2008 for projects running from June to August 2008.

CSJ Awards
The CSJ Awards recognise and reward effective poverty fighting groups from across
the country.

Awards of up to £10,000 each will be given at an event in July 2008 before an audience
of senior politicians, business people, philanthropists, celebrities and the media.

If you are a charity, small voluntary group, or other project tackling poverty in your local
area and seeing lives turned around, then we want to hear from you.

You will be people focussed, tackling causes as well as symptoms, practical,
entrepreneurial, driven by conviction and motivated by compassion. Most importantly,
whether a small organisation on a shoe-string, or a larger organisation, you will be
helping people out of poverty and/or reversing social breakdown.

Effective poverty fighting groups both with and without charitable status are welcome to

There is no application form. Describe in 500 words or less how your organisation
makes an exceptional contribution to tackling poverty and turning lives around.

Applications can be posted or emailed to arrive by noon on 14 April 2008.

Please send to:

The Centre for Social Justice
9 Westminster Palace Gardens
Artillery Row

Or email
Tel: 020 7340 9650

Government Funding

Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Phase 2
Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP2) supports the installation of
microgeneration technologies for organisations in the UK public and not-for-profit
sectors. Grants are available for the purchase and installation of: solar thermal hot
water, solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, ground source heat pumps, automated wood
pellet stoves and wood fuelled boiler systems. The LCBP grants are managed by
Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE) on behalf of the Department for Business,
Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).

Total funds available is £ 50,000,000 with maximum grant of £1,000,000. Organisations
can apply for between 30% and 50% of the eligible costs for installing microgeneration
technologies, over one year. Grants are available for the purchase and installation of
any combination of the microgeneration technologies, at one or more properties within
a site owned or leased by the applicant.

Types of microgeneration technologies that can be applied for include: solar thermal
hot water (30%); solar photovoltaics (50%); wind turbines (30%); ground source heat
pumps (35%); automated wood pellet stoves (35%); wood fuelled boiler systems (35%).
The percentage (%) indicates the maximum amount of eligible costs that can be
applied for for each technology. Further information and a list of eligible costs for each
technology is available in the Guidance Notes, which can be downloaded at the bottom
of this article.

The following general conditions of the scheme apply to all applications: supply and
installation of the microgeneration technologies must be carried out by a certificated
installer which could be either the Framework Suppliers (opens new window) - or one of
their sub contracted installers; technologies must be chosen from the LCBP2 Product
List (opens new window); all these are Certificated Products; only public sector and not-
for-profit organisations are eligible. E.g. Local authorities, housing associations and

governed by written constitution.

Grants will be available for: installations of up to max 50kW electricity and 45kW heat
per property; a maximum of three eligible technologies for each proposed building.
Requests for additional technologies need to be agreed by BRE and BERR; the supply
and installation of a renewable energy scheme at a permanent building located in the
United Kingdom (excluding Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).

Organisations can apply for between 30% and 50% of the eligible costs of installing
microgeneration technologies. In general only costs directly related to the installed
equipment and work are eligible. A list of eligible costs is set out in the Terms and
Conditions (opens new window).

Applications for the LCBP2 are accepted on an ongoing basis. Before making an
application, you should ensure that you have read the guidance notes thoroughly,
investigated the microgeneration options for your project and received all necessary
quotations and advice from a Framework Supplier.

There is a two-stage application process. The applicant must fill in a general application
form and a second form, specific to the technology being applied for.

Applications should be made on-line at Website: If for any reason this is not possible, a paper
application may be downloaded and printed out from:

Applicants are required to send copies of installer quotations and proof of not-for-profit
status. For on-line applicants, a password-protected folder is made available for
uploading these documents. If applying by post, these documents must be provided on
CD-ROM or floppy disk.

The application will be assessed and the applicant contacted with the decision within 5-
7 working days. Grant applications over £100,000 may require more detailed
assessments, and therefore results may take longer.

If you have an enquiry about Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme

Tel: 08704 23 23 13

Source: CIB Information Newsletter

Mediabox aims to present 13 to 19 year-olds in England with the opportunity to develop
skills in media production and thus express their own opinions.

Following the Department of Children, Schools and Families' decision to award an extra
£2 million of funding to the programme, allowing it to run until March 2009, the 2008
deadlines have now been announced as 29 April (Round 1) and 19 August (Round 2).
New guidelines will be available from 12 March, and online applications will open on 1
April. Further information will be reported when available.
Tel: 0121 753 4866

European Funding

Interreg IVA
The Channel Interreg IVA Programme – France & UK

Preparation of Interreg IVA projects involving cooperation between French and UK
partners has now begun in earnest as the first call for projects began with the launch of
the Programme in January. The first deadline for submission of Pre-project forms has
now passed and those projects which have already completed this stage of the
application process now have until 31st March to submit their full application. The next
call is already underway with the last date for submission of Pre-Project forms being
30th April. Projects will receive decisions as to whether they have been successful in
the second round after the Project Selection Committee on 2nd October 2008.

The funding priorities for the Channel Programme are as follows:

Priority 1: Reinforce the sense of belonging to a common space of citizenship and raise
awareness of common interests
Priority 2: Build partnerships for cross-border economic development and centres of
Priority 3: Build an attractive region to live in and visit
Priority 4: Ensure a sustainable environmental development of the common space
Priority 5: The joint priority with the INTERREG IVA France-England-Flanders-
Netherlands programme

For more information on the dates and deadlines, please see the website:

2 Seas Interreg IVA Programme - UK, Nord Pas de Calais, Belgium and Holland

This Programme is not yet accepting applications for funding for cooperation between
UK, French Belgian and Dutch partners. The programme is due to launch on April 24th
with an event being organised in Dunkirk.

The funding priorities for this programme are similar to those of the Channel
Programme, however this Programme will be operated from offices in Lille, rather than

The funding priorities are:

Priority 1: Supporting an economically competitive, attractive and accessible area
Priority 2: Promoting and enhancing a safe and healthy environment
Priority 3: Improving quality of life
Priority 4: Common Priority with the France (Channel) - England programme (only in French at the moment)
Mobile 07876 037650

Transnational Territorial Cooperation Programme
(INTERREG IV) for North West Europe
The INTERREG IVB North West Europe Programme provides support to transnational
cooperation projects that seek to improve territorial development and cohesion in the
North West Europe area.
The 2nd call for projects will open on 7th April and will close on 9th May 2008.
Tel.: +33 3 20 78 55 00
Fax: +33 3 20 55 65 95

The INTERREG IVC Programme is part of the European Territorial Cooperation
Objective of the Structural Fund policies for the period 2007-2013. It aims, by means of
interregional cooperation, to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies
and contribute to economic modernisation and increased competitiveness of Europe,
      Enabling local and regional actors across the EU to exchange their experiences
       and knowledge;
      Matching regions less experienced in a certain policy field with more advanced
      Ensuring the transfer of good practices into Structural Funds mainstream
Following the close of INTERREG IVC’s first call for proposals, the Programme’s
Secretariat is now undertaking the eligibility check and quality assessment tasks.
Given the high number of applications received (492), this process is expected to
continue until June 2008.
Ineligible project applicants can expect notification from early March. However decision
on accepted projects, due to the high volume involved, will be postponed until after
June 2008.
This will also have an impact on the launch of the second call for proposals. Originally
scheduled for Summer 2008, it is likely that this launch will now take place in Autumn
Tel: +33 328 144 100
Fax: +33 328 144 109

Bidding Diary
For internal staff who would like to apply for grants, please notify your Departmental Bidding Officer. (It is vital that you do this as all
bids need to be in line with the ESCC Bidding Protocol and need corporate approval). For information about the Bidding Protocol
contact the Strategic Economic Development and Skills Team on 01273 482859. If you are successful in obtaining funds as a result
of reading the bidding diary we would be grateful if you could notify us as it would help us to monitor the service we provide.
All changes to the diary are highlighted.

 Fund and Description                 Contact Details                 Deadline         Who Can Apply                     Level of Funding

 Lottery Funds
 Advice Plus - for voluntary and      Tel: 0845 410 2030              1st April 2008   Voluntary and community:          Grants of between
 community sector organisations to                     charities; credit unions; self-   £10,000 and
 provide improved support to people                                            help groups; social and           £500,000 are
 in accessing the advice services     Website:                                         community enterprises and         available.
 and benefits they may be entitled                    community-based
 to.                                  .uk                                              cooperatives
 Awards for All - To fund small       Enquiries: 01483 462943         Any time         Voluntary/not-for-profit          Grants will be awards
 projects which involve people in     Application: 0845 600 2040                                                         of between £300-
 their community, bringing them                                                            £10,000
 together to enjoy arts, sport,       http://www.lotterygoodcause
 heritage, charitable and other
 community activities.                Hilary Lane, 01273 481871
                                      (Arts Projects)
 Changing Spaces – to encourage       accesstonature@naturalengl      Opens on 7th     Voluntary and Community           Between £50,000
 people to access and enjoy natural                      April            sector organisations, charities   and £500,000
 environment                          0845 4 10 20 30                                  and public sector

Fund and Description                    Contact Details                 Deadline           Who Can Apply                     Level of Funding
Community Sustainable Energy            Tel: 08454 102 030              Opens in April     Community groups, registered      Capital (up to
Grant – to help local organisations     www.communitysustainable.                          charities and trusts, parish      £50,000) and project
tackle environmental issues                                                councils, schools and colleges,   development (up to
                                        info@communitysustainab                            companies with a charitable       £5,000)
                                                                        purpose and community focus,
                                                                                           mutual societies and church
                                                                                           based and other faith
Family Learning (BLF) - A number        Tel: (020) 7211 1800            Outline            Registered charities, voluntary   Grants of between
of practical and enjoyable activities   Fax: (020) 7211 1750            proposals may      and community groups,             £10,000 and
for adults and children to do           E-mail:                         be submitted at    charitable or not-for-profit      £500,000 are
together will be funded including       general.enquiries@biglottery    any time until     companies and social              available
gardening, cooking, sports, arts,                     29/8/08.           enterprise. Statutory bodies
crafts and drama as a basis for         Website:                        Applicants will    (including schools and
learning.                        be informed        children's centres) and private
                                        .uk                             within 10-15       sector organisations may
                                                                        days whether       apply but they must involve a
                                                                        they are invited   voluntary or community sector
                                                                        to make a full     partner in planning and
                                                                        application        running the project
Football Foundation – Small             Help Desk: (0800) 027 7766      At any time        Community groups with an          Up to £9,000, up to
Grants Scheme - Support to              Fax: (020) 7287 0459                               income of less than £15,000, a    90% of eligible costs
enable community groups to              E-mail:                                            constitution and own bank
increase skills for the football        enquiries@footballfoundatio                        account
workforce by promoting coach  
education, volunteering                 Website:
programmes and providing                http://www.footballfoundation
Heritage Lottery Fund –                 Tel: 0207 591 6171/ 6191        30/11/08           Any public, charitable or not     Between £250,000
Townscape Heritage Initiative –                                     for profit organisation who       and £2m
to regenerate historic environment                                                         would like to undertake a
                                                                                           heritage project.
International Programme - for           Tel: 0845 410 2030              International      Non-governmental                  Grants of between
international projects that tackle      Tel: (020) 7211 1800            Communities -      organisations and other           £50,000 & £500,000

Fund and Description                    Contact Details                 Deadline          Who Can Apply                   Level of Funding
the causes of deprivation and bring     Fax: (020) 7211 1750            End April 2008.   voluntary and community         are available under
about a longer-term difference,         E-mail:                                           sector organisations working    the International
offering help to those most in need.                      with overseas partners          Communities
                                        .uk                                                                               Programme
National Lottery Awards – to find      20/3/08           Anyone who has been             £2,000
the UK’s favourite Lottery funded       awards                                            awarded and used Lottery
project                                 Tel: 020 7211 1855                                funding
Reaching Communities - to               Big Advice Line: 0845 039       Any time          Voluntary and community         Up to £500,000
encourage voluntary and                 0204                                              organisations
community organisations to identify     Fax: (020) 7211 1800
their own local ideas for funding. It   Fax: (020) 7211 1750
will support projects that improve      E-mail:
the quality of life of communities,     general.enquiries@biglottery
offering help where it is most
needed.                                 Website:

Foundations and Trusts
Action Earth – for small                Tel: 0121 328 7455              17/3/08           Voluntary groups                Up to £50
environmental projects                  naseem@csvenvironment.or
Allen Lane Foundation – to              Tel: (01904) 613223             Any time          Voluntary, not-for-profit       Generally between
support projects benefiting             Fax: (01904) 613133                               organisations (may or may not   £500 to £15,000
marginalised individuals within the     E-mail:                                           be registered charities)

Fund and Description                 Contact Details                Deadline           Who Can Apply                  Level of Funding
Architectural Heritage Fund – to              Anytime            Registered charities           Varies
promote conservation and   
regeneration of historic buildings   Tel: 020 7925 0199

Audi Design Foundation – to          01908 601 814                  Stage one:         Designers                      Between £10,000
produce design solutions to       31/3/08                                           and £30,000
enhance the world in which we live   www.audidesignfoundation.o     Stage 2: 27/5/08
in.                                  rg/dfl

Awards for Young Musicians – to               4/4/08             Musically gifted children on   Between £200 and
support 5-18 year old musicians on                            low income                     £2,000
from a low income family             0117 904 9906

Barclays – Age Concern Small      10/4, 12/6 and     Voluntary and community        Up to £500
Grants Fund – for projects           Concern/0D7288E5A73F466        17/7               groups
benefiting older people              39CA3DA4313268A98.asp
                                     Tel: 020 8765 7314

Baring Foundation and John           Tel: 020 7767 1348             31/3/08            Not-for-profit voluntary       Up to £250,000
Ellerman Foundation – to improve     Fax: 020 7767 7121                                organisations, charities
effectiveness of NGOs and            Email:
community based organisations in
Sub-Saharan Africa                   m

Fund and Description                     Contact Details                 Deadline           Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding
BBC Children in Need – Positive      30/3/08            Not for profit                     Up to £500,000
Destinations – for projects with         ty/positive_destinations.shtm
vulnerable children and young            l
people                                   Tel: 020 8576 7788

BUPA Foundation – Medical             1/7/08 and         Public or private organisations’   Varies
Research Grants – to fund                p/research/grants_available.    1/10/08            health professionals
research around mental health,           asp
health at work, surgery, preventive      Tel: 020 7656 2591
health and information and               Fax: 020 7656 2708
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation           Tel: (020) 7636 5313            Applications may   Normally registered charities      Maximum of £15,000
Support for projects in the fields of:   Fax: (020) 7908 7580            be made at any     or otherwise tax-exempt            to any one grant
the arts; education; social welfare;     E-mail:                         time.
and Anglo-Portuguese Cultural  
Relations.                               Website:
Charles Hayward Foundation -             Tel: (020) 7370 7063/7067       Any time           Registered or exempt charities     Small grants up to
The Foundation makes grants              Website:                                                                              £5,000 and main
under the following categories:          http://www.charleshaywardfo                                                           grants ranging from
Heritage and Conservation;                                                                            £10,000 to £25,000
Criminal Justice; Hospices; Older
People; Overseas; Youth at Risk;
Other Areas.
Civil Society Challenge Fund – to   15/6/08 for        Not for profit organisations       Up to £500,000
strengthen the capacity of poor          societycf.asp                   concept note
people in developing countries           Tel: 0845 300 4100              and 31/7/08 for
                                         Fax: 01355 84 3632              full proposal
Clore Duffield Foundation –              Tel: (020) 7351 6061            12 March 2008      Registered charities, schools      Grants range from
Performing Arts Awards                   Fax: (020) 7351 5308                               and professional or amateur        £1,000 to £10,000
Programme - Grants are available         E-mail:                                            arts companies

Fund and Description                   Contact Details                  Deadline           Who Can Apply                     Level of Funding
for creative education projects that
give children and young people the     Website:
opportunity to experience the
performing arts.                       k
Clore Jewish Development Fund     30/4/08            Registered charities, schools     Between £1,000 and
– to support cultural, educational     rks_intro.htm                                       and limited companies             £20,000
and community development              Tel: 0207 351 6061
projects that benefit Jewish life      Fax: 0207 351 5308
Comic Relief - UK Grants               Tel: (020) 7820 5555             Applications for   Registered charity or voluntary   Small grants of less
Programme - Grants for projects        Fax: (020) 7820 5500             small grants may   organisation with charitable      than £5,000 and
that will benefit refugees, the        E-mail:                          be made at any     aims                              Main Grants of
young, the elderly and the         time.                                                £5,000 and above
disadvantaged in a wide variety of     Website:                                                                              with no upper ceiling
relevant fields              
Community Radio Fund – to fund    7/5/08             Community radios                  Minimum £5,000
the core costs of running a            l/commun_radio/Communityf
community radio station                und/
                                       Switchboard: 020 7981 3000
                                       Fax: 020 7981 3333
Community Woodland Network –           www.woodland-                    30/6/08            Constituted woodland groups       Varies
for managing and conserving  
woodland                               andnetwork
                                       Tel: 01476 581111
Creative and Performing Arts           Tel: (0117) 987 6666             Any time           Academic and academic-            Maximum of £20,000
(Small Grants) - To support            Fax: (0117) 987 6660                                related staff of Universities and for up to one year
research projects in the creative      Website:                                            Higher Education Institutions
and performing arts which fall                               (HEI's)
under the remit of the following
subject panels: Visual Arts and
Media; English Language and
Literature; Music & Performing Arts
CSJ Awards – to recognise and          www.centreforsocialjustice.o     14/4/08            Charities, small voluntary        Up to £10,000
reward effective poverty fighting                         groups

Fund and Description                     Contact Details                Deadline           Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding
groups from across the country           21
                                         Tel: 020 7340 9650
Eco-Schools Grant Scheme - The           Tel: (01942) 612621            Any time           Primary or secondary school        Grants plus energy
programme offers a framework of          E-mail: eco-                                      registered with the Eco-           saving and recycling
three awards to enable schools to                                Schools programme                  equipment, up to
become more sustainable.                 Website:                                                             maximum of £5,000.
                                                                                        Most grants will be in
                                         ndex.htm                                                                             the region of £2,000
                                                                                                                              to £3,500
E.ON Source Fund – for energy                   25/4, 5/8 and      Community groups, charities        Up to £30,000
projects resulting in the production                                    8/12               and not for profit organisations
of energy from a sustainable
source or which reduce the amount
of energy used by a community
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation – to          Tel: (020) 7297 4700           At any time        Registered charity and not-for-    There is no maximum
improve the quality of life for people   E-mail:                                           profit organisations               grant size. In 2005
and communities that face                                                                 the average grant
disadvantage by making grants in         Website:                                                                             awarded was around
the four following categories: Social    http://www.esmeefairbairn.or                                                         £52,795
Change: Enterprise and         
Independence, Environment,
Education and Arts & Heritage.
Feed the Minds – Projects are            Tel: 08451 21 21 02            Quarterly          UK-based charities                 Between £1,000 and
supported in four key areas:             Tel: (020) 7592 3901           deadlines: 1                                          £25,000 for between
education for development; training      Fax: (020) 7592 3939           February; 1 May;                                      one and three years
and communications for                   Website:                       and 1 November
development; publishing for    
development; and books for life.         uk
First Light (Young Film Makers)          Tel: 0121 753 4866             22/4/08            Schools and local authorities      Between £3,000 and
– to support film making among                                                             £25,000
young people                   

Fund and Description                  Contact Details                 Deadline           Who Can Apply                    Level of Funding
Football Foundation – Goalpost        Tel: (020) 7534 4268            Any time           Football clubs, community        A grant of up to 50%
Safety Scheme – Funding is            Fax: (020) 7287 0459                               groups and local authorities     of the costs of a pair
available towards the replacement     E-mail:                                                                             of goalposts may be
of goalposts which fail to meet the   enquiries@footballfoundatio                                                         awarded to a
British Standards safety                                                                                maximum ceiling of
requirements.                                                                                                             £1,500
Four Acre Trust – Grants are          Tel: (01453) 844129             The Trustees       Registered charities             Up to £120,000,
provided for work falling within      E-mail:                         meet four times                                     however the majority
three main areas: respite care and       a year in Jan,                                      of grants are
holidays, vocational guidance, and    Website:                        Mar, Jun & Oct.                                     between £2,000 and
relief of health disability.   Applications                                        £5,000
                                      uk                              must be
                                                                      received by the
                                                                      middle of the
                                                                      preceding month
                                                                      to be considered
Foyle Foundation – Grants to          Tel: (020) 7430 9119            Any time           Registered charities and state   Average grant ranges
registered charities, which have a    Website:                                           funded schools                   from £5,000 to
core remit of Arts, Learning or       http://www.foylefoundation.or                                                       £20,000
Health. State funded schools are
also eligible to apply.               E-mail:
Gatwick Airport Community                    10/3/08            Voluntary and community          Between £250 and
Trust – for communities affected      Tel: 01892 826 088                                 groups                           £2,000
by the airport’s operations
Hedley Foundation - Grants are        Tel: (020) 7489 8076            Any time           Registered charity               The average grant
provided for projects focusing on     Website:                                                                            awarded is £3,000
the Foundation's main objective of    http://www.hedleyfoundation.
supporting young people (i.e.
education, training, health and
welfare) and for the subsidiary
objectives of medical equipment
for disabled people and the

Fund and Description                  Contact Details                Deadline   Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding
terminally ill.

Henry Moore Foundation – The          Tel: (01279) 843333            Any time   Art galleries, museums,            From £500 upward
Foundation supports a wide range      Fax: (01279) 843647                       organisations and institutions     depending on type of
of projects and activities in the     Website: http://www.henry-                concerned with art and art         project. A very small
visual arts. It concentrates its                           history, including UK              number of grants of
support on sculpture.                                                           universities                       up to £50,000 are
                                                                                                                   awarded each year
Historic Churches Preservation        Tel: (020) 7600 6090           Any time   Christian or Anglican church –     Minimum grant
Trust and incorporated Church         Fax: (020) 7796 2442                      over 100 years old if Christian    £1,000; maximum
Building Society – Repairs to the     E-mail:                                                                      grant unstated as
fabric of churches (all Christian                                                 operated on a case-
denominations), enlargement of the    uk                                                                           by-case basis
worship area of church buildings or   Website:
construction of new churches          http://www.historicchurches.
(Anglican only).            
Impetus Trust – aimed at small to             Any time   Small to medium sized              Between £150,000
medium sized charities                             charities                          and £300,000
                                      Tel: 020 7745 7203
It's Your Community Award -           Tel: (020) 7591 3111           Any time   Group/individual - groups          Awards of up to
Grant awards are available to         E-mail:                                   include youth, action, heritage,   £1,000 are available
support local environmental, urban    LibbySymon@Conservation                   environmental/conservation,
renewal and conservation projects                          local amenity groups, schools
and funding is available for both     Website:                and parish and village councils
groups and individuals.
James Tudor Foundation - The          Tel: (0117) 985 8715           Any time   Organisations - preferably         Grants range from
Foundation is a charitable            Fax: (0117) 985 8716                      registered charities               under £5,000 to over
organisation established for the      E-mail:                                   established for at least two       £20,000
relief of sickness. Grants are made                   years
under six programme areas:            Website:
palliative care; medical research;
health education, awards and          k/grants.htm
scholarship; the direct relief of
sickness; the UK independent

Fund and Description                   Contact Details                 Deadline   Who Can Apply                     Level of Funding
healthcare sector; and the
fulfilment of the Foundation's
objectives by any other means.
Joanies Trust – for young people         30/4/08    Registered charities              Average size £1,000
aged between 11 to 25                  Tel: 01531 633 345
LankellyChase: Summer                2/5/08     Charitable organisations          Varies
Playschemes – for children             Tel:01235 820044
between 5-13                           Fax: 01235 432720
Lloyds TSB Foundation for              Tel: 0870 411 1223              Any time   Registered charity                Applicants should
England and Wales - Grants are         Fax: 0870 411 1224                                                           seek advice from the
available to support underfunded       E-mail:                                                                      Foundation regarding
charitable organisations that          guidelines@lloydstsbfoundat                                                  the amount that
improve the lives of people in local                                                                  should be requested
communities, especially those who      Website:
are disadvantaged.                     http://www.lloydstsbfoundati
Low Carbon Buildings                   Tel: 08704 232313               Any time   Public sector or not-for-profit   Grants up to a
Programme – Phase 2 - Support          E-mail:                                    such as schools, hospitals,       maximum of £1
for public sector and not-for-profit                     housing associations, local       million for between
organisations to install approved      Website:                                   authorities and charitable        30%-50% of eligible
micro-generation technologies.         http://www.lowcarbonbuildin                bodies                            costs
Made in Britain Awards – to       14/4/08    Small businesses                  Up to £5,000
develop food businesses                nofourfood/sourcingbritishfoo
Microsoft – DesignIT 2008 – to   21/3/08    IT Professionals                  £15,000 for a charity
improve the IT infrastructure of a     en-
charity                                gb/competition/
One Planet Living Awards – to     28/3/08    Community based                   Between £1,000 and
reduce the impact on world             lates/content_lookup.jsp?con               organisations                     £10,000
resources                              tent=/aboutbandq/2004/soci

Fund and Description                   Contact Details                 Deadline   Who Can Apply                     Level of Funding
                                       Tel: 0845 1001
Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts          Tel: (020) 7227 3500            Any time   Charitable and not-for-profit     There is no minimum
Programme - The Programme              Fax: (020) 7222 0601                       organisations                     or maximum level of
funds creative ways of enabling        E-mail:                                                                      grant available
people, particularly young people,                                                       through the Open
to experience all types of art.        Website:                                                                     Scheme. The JADE
                                                                                     Fellowship provides a
                                                                                                                    maximum grant of
Paul Hamlyn Foundation –               Tel: (020) 7227 3500            Any time   Properly constituted              There is no minimum
Education and Learning                 Fax: (020) 7222 0601                       organisations and groups.         or maximum level of
Programme - The Open Grant             E-mail:                                    Applications will also be         grant available
Scheme supports innovative ways                     considered from local
of increasing people's learning.       Website:               authorities, individual pre-
                                                           k                      schools, schools, out-of-school
                                                                                  clubs, supplementary schools,
                                                                                  colleges and youth clubs
Percy Bilton Charity – Grants for      Tel: (020) 8579 2829            Any time   Qualified social workers or       Up to £200 only
Individuals – Qualified social         Fax: (020) 8579 3650                       occupational therapists
workers or occupational therapists     Website:
may apply for urgent, one-off          http://www.percybiltoncharity
financial assistance for essential
items on behalf of individuals who
are sick, disabled or over 65 on low
Ragdoll Foundation - Support for       Tel: (01789) 404100           Any time     Registered charity                Grants range from
imaginative and innovative projects    E-mail:                                                                      £500 upwards
which promote the development of       karenn@ragdollfoundation.or
young children in the UK and 
throughout the world.                  Website:

Fund and Description                    Contact Details               Deadline         Who Can Apply                   Level of Funding
Rayne Foundation - Grants are           Tel: (020) 7487 9630          Any time         Registered and recognised       Average grant size is
available to charities in support of    E-mail:                                        charities                       £14,483
work of national importance which
helps society's most vulnerable or      Website:
disadvantaged individuals,              http://www.raynefoundation.
especially children, young people
and the elderly.
Refugee Initiative for Social           Tel: (020) 7566 1100          Any time         Individuals or members of       Grants of between
Entrepreneurs (RISE) – for              Fax: (020) 7566 1101                           small informal groups engaged   £500 and £5,000
refugees to set up projects that will   E-mail:                      in community empowerment.
make their communities a happier,       Website:                                       Applicants must be over the
healthier, safer and more just                        age of 16 and classed as a
place.                                                                                 refugee
Ron Pickering Memorial Fund –                30/11/08         Young people between 15 to      Varies
for young athletes                      Tel: 01438 715 814                             23
                                        Fax: 01438 714 250
Save the Children – Here to Help    28/3/08          Voluntary and community         Up to £1,000
Awards – for children and young         helpyourselves                                 groups
people projects                         helpyourselves@savethechil
Snowdon Awards Scheme – to              www.snowdonawardscheme        31/5/08          Students                        Between £250 and
enable people with physical                                                                           £2,500
disability to access education or       Tel: 01403 211 252
training                                Fax: 01403 271 553
South Downs Society Fund – to     31st March and   Voluntary groups                Up to £5,000
help conserve and enhance the           uk/do/    30th September
South Downs Area.                       conservation/fund/            08
                                        Tel: 01798 875073
                                        Fax: 01798 873108

Fund and Description                   Contact Details                  Deadline      Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding
Steel Charitable Trust – for     No deadline   Registered charities               Between £1,000 and
projects around health & medical       uk                                                                                £25,000
research, social services and          E-mail:
environment and culture                administrator@steelcharitabl
Sutton Trust – innovative projects              No deadline   Schools, universities,             Between £200 and
that provide educational                                                              community groups, charities        £50,000
opportunities                                                                         and research bodies
Tools for Schools - Tools for          Tel: (020) 7222 7820             Any time      All state schools (nursery,        Pentium 3 computers
Schools is a not-for-profit business   E-mail:                       primary, secondary and             are available from
and registered educational charity     Website:                                       special); further, higher and      £95
that refurbishes computers donated                          community colleges;
by companies and makes them                                                           registered charities and
available to schools, and other                                                       voluntary organisations directly
educational establishments                                                            involved in education
throughout, at a nominal charge.
Travellers’ Aid Trust – Gypsy          Tel: (01269) 870621              Any time      Properly constituted voluntary     Grants of up to
and Traveller DIY Fund - Small         E-mail:                                        groups with charitable aims.       £3,000
grants are available to help fund                    Preferably run by gypsies and
Gypsy and Traveller groups which       Website:                                       travellers themselves
seek to address some of the            http://www.travellersaidtrust.
problems faced by Gypsies and          org
Travellers' Aid Trust – Violet         Tel/Fax: (01269) 870621          Any time      Individual - Gypsies and           Grants of up to £250
Clegg Fund - Small grants are          E-mail:                                        Travellers
available to Travellers and Gypsies
to relieve exceptional hardship        Website:
being experienced by individuals,      http://www.travellersaidtrust.
or to bring benefit to Gypsy and       org
Traveller communities.
Tree Council – Community Trees           31/5/08       Voluntary and community            Between £100 and
Fund – for tree planting projects      Tel: 020 7407 9992                             groups                             £700

Fund and Description                   Contact Details                Deadline           Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding
during National Tree Week
Tree Council – Trees for Schools         31/5/08            Schools                            Between £100 and
Fund – for tree planting projects in   Tel: 020 7407 9992                                                                   £700
school ground during National tree
Tudor Trust - The Trust supports       Tel: (020) 7727 8522           Applications are   Charities/organisations - must     No minimum or
practical projects, as well as new     Fax: (020) 7221 8522           assessed on a      have charitable objectives         maximum grant
and innovative projects, which         Website:                       rolling                                               amount
benefit their communities,      programme.
particularly in urban, rural and                                      The Trustees
coastal areas where there is                                          meet every 3
significant deprivation.                                              weeks to
UKVillages Community Kitty – for             10/4/08 and        Groups, societies, clubs           Between £50 and
community projects                 Tel: 08456 343 243                 10/10/08           registered on UKVillages           £300
Unltd Millennium Awards -          Tel: 0845 850 1122                 Applications for   Individual - social entrepreneur   People who need
UnLtd's Millennium Awards provide Fax: (020) 7566 1101                Level One                                             help getting their
practical and financial support to E-mail:          awards may be                                         project off the ground
social entrepreneurs in the UK.                   made at any                                           may be awarded up
                                                                      time.                                                 to £5,000 (Level
                                                                                                                            One). Individuals
                                                                                                                            whose projects can
                                                                                                                            be scaled up to
                                                                                                                            create sustained
                                                                                                                            impact within their
                                                                                                                            community may be
                                                                                                                            awarded up to
                                                                                                                            £20,000 (Level Two)
Unltd Sport Relief Awards              Tel: 0845 367 0770             Any time           Groups of young people aged        Grants of £250 to
Programme - Funding is available       E-mail:                                           11-21                              £5,000 per annum
to support projects that promote                                                         will be made
community cohesion and conflict        uk

Fund and Description                   Contact Details                 Deadline            Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding
resolution between young people        Website:
aged 11-21.                  
VCashpoint – to fund volunteering      25/4 and 18/7       Groups of young people aged        Grants of up to
projects aimed at 16-25 year old.      mpaigns/171/                                        16-25                              £2,500

Veolia Environmental Trust -           Tel: (01902) 794600             Applications may    Environmental or community         Up to £150,000 in
Projects must restore derelict land,   Fax: (01902) 794646             be submitted at     organisation - focused with a      exceptional
prevent pollution, provide public      E-mail:                         any time for        project suitable for ENTRUST       circumstances,
amenities, encourage biodiversity           consideration at    registration (i.e. complies with   however, the majority
or restore buildings for religious     Website:                        Board meetings      Landfill Tax Regulations and       of grant awards are
worship or of historic or         five times a year   approved 'objects')                for much less
architectural interest.
ViRSA – Village Core Programme         Tel: (01993) 814377             Any time            Community organisation which       A grant of up to
This programme supports the            Fax: (01993) 810849                                 is an incorporated and             £20,000 is available
establishment of community-owned       E-mail:                        socially-owned legal entity, or
shops in rural communities.            Website:                                            intending to become such an
William Wates Memorial Trust -         E-mail:                         Any time            Registered charities and not-      Individual grants are
Grant support to enhance the lives                            for-profit groups                  generally in the
of disadvantaged young people          uk                                                                                     region of £5,000 as a
resident in the South East of          Website:                                                                               maximum figure
England. The main focus      
is on sport, arts and education.
Wood Family Trust – for projects      Any time            Various                            Varies
working with developing countries
or volunteering overseas
Woodward Charitable trust – for        www.woodwardcharitabletru       30/5/08             Registered charities and not-      Between £100 and
one-off projects around social and                                           for-profit groups                  £50,000
ethnic groups, prisons, addiction,     contact@woodwardcharitabl
homelessness, domestic violence
                                       Tel: 020 7410 0330
WRAP Interim Manager Support           Tel: (01295) 819919/819611      Any time            Reprocessing business (or          Up to £30,000
Scheme - The Interim Manager           Fax: (01295) 819911                                 start-up) which recycles

Fund and Description                    Contact Details                 Deadline           Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding
Scheme offers financial support to      E-mail:                             aggregates, glass, plastics,
assist UK recycling businesses to       Website:                                           organics, paper, wood, tyres,
recruit a highly skilled executive on                             plasterboard or batteries
a short-term basis.
Yapp Charitable Trust - Grants          Tel: (01484) 683403             Applications       Registered Charity                 Majority of grants are
are given to small registered           E-mail:                         should be                                             around £3,000
charities for work with elderly    received by 31
people, children and young people       .uk                             Jan, 26 May and
aged 5-25 years, people with            Website:                        30 Sept to be
disabilities or mental health           http://www.yappcharitabletru    considered at
problems and people with a history                       Trustee
of offending, addiction or abuse,                                       meetings held in
and education and learning.                                             March, July and

Adventure Capital Fund -                Tel: (020) 7680 1028            Any time           Community organisations            It would be very
Investment in community                 E-mail:                                            which are already, or about to,    unusual for the
organisations in order to create        info@adventurecapitalfund.o                        undertake enterprise activity in   Adventure Capital
sustainable institutions for long-                                              England                            Fund to contribute
term community renewal.                 Website:                                                                              more than 50% of an
                                        http://www.adventurecapitalf                                                          organisation's costs
Aggregates Levy Sustainability          E-mail:                         Anytime            Public, private or voluntary       Varies
Fund - Funding is available for                        sector bodies are eligible to
projects that address the               .uk                                                apply, however, this may be
environmental costs of aggregates       Website:                                           dependent on the scheme
extraction, and encourage the use                      from which funding is sought
of recycled materials.                  onment/waste/aggregates/in
Development Awareness Fund –            Main grants :                   Main grants: end   Organisations or networks          £1,000 to £100,000
to promote a greater understanding      Tel (01355) 843144/843684       of October         based in the UK with a             per annum over a
and awareness of development            E-mail:         Mini grants:       commitment to raising              three-year period

Fund and Description                 Contact Details                 Deadline             Who Can Apply                 Level of Funding
issues across the UK.                Website:                        contact office for   awareness and understanding
                                     details              of development issues
                                     Mini grants:
Futurebuilders - to assist           Tel: (020) 7927 6340            Any time             Voluntary and community       Full investments will
voluntary and community sector       Fax: (020) 7927 6341                                 sector organisations          range from a
organisations in providing public    E-mail: info@futurebuilders-                                                       minimum of support
services in areas such as health                                                                     of £50,000 up to
and social care, crime, community    Website:                                                                           approximately £10
cohesion, education and learning,    http://www.futurebuilders-                                                         million.
and services which support 
children and young people.
Investigating an Innovative Area     Tel: (020) 7215 8671            At any time          Private organisations         Up to 75% of costs to
Support is available for SMEs to                                                       a max of £12,000.
develop innovative ideas by          uk                                                                                 Most grants will be
working with external experts.                                                      between £2,500 and
                                     nnovative-idea                                                                     £7,000
Low Carbon Buildings                 Tel: 08704 23 23 13             Open                 Public and not for profit     Up to £1m
Programme – Phase 2 – to             Email:                                               sectors
support the installation of micro-
generation technologies              http://www.lowcarbonbuildin
Mediabox – for 13-19 year olds to             29/4/08 and          Youth and media focused       Up to £40,000
develop film making skills           Tel : 0121 753 4866             19/8/08              organisations
                                     E-mail : info@media-
New Initiatives Fund – To support Tel: 020 7271 0592                 Applications are     Non-governmental              Up to 100% of
new projects run by organisations    E-mail:                         accepted on a        organisations with a sound    eligible project costs.
promoting public awareness of     rolling basis        legal and financial basis,
current electoral systems in the UK, .uk                                                  including charities, local
current systems of local & national  Website:                                             community groups and
government in the UK, and the        http://www.electoralcommissi                         companies
institutions of the European Union.

Fund and Description                    Contact Details                Deadline        Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding
Opportunities for Volunteering    Various         Voluntary organisations in the     Varies. Grants
Scheme - Grants to increase             s/HowDHWorks/DHRecruitm                        health and social care fields      generally made for a
opportunities for individuals to        ent/DHRecruitmentArticle/fs/                   whose activities are of local      maximum of £35,000
volunteer in the fields of health and   en?CONTENT_ID=4106003                          significance and are non profit-   a year for projects
social care.                            &chk=K4z9/X                                    making                             lasting a maximum of
                                                                                                                          three years
PCT Health Improvements Small           Tel : 01273 483832             Not specified   Voluntary and community            Not specified
Grants Scheme – to promote              Email :                                        organisations
health, greater independence and        enquiries@southdownscvs.o
improve access to voluntary sector
health and social care services.
Specialist Schools Programme -          E-mail:                        12 March 2008   Maintained school (secondary)      One-off capital grant
to enable secondary schools to          specialist.schools@dfes.gsi.                                                      of £100,000 and
hold specialist schools status.                                                                            extra recurrent
                                        Website:                                                                          funding
Specialist Schools Programme            E-mail:                        12 March 2008   Maintained and non-                One-off capital grant
for Special Schools - Support to        specialist.schools@dfes.gsi.                   maintained special schools         of £100,000 and
maintained and non-maintained                                          with secondary aged pupils         extra recurrent
special schools with secondary          Website:                                                                          funding
aged pupils to enable them to hold      http://www.standards.dfes.go
specialist schools status.    
Their Past Your Future - Funding        Tel: (020) 7273 1444           23 May 2008     Museums, libraries and             Grants are limited to
for the museums, libraries and          E-mail:      and 22 May      archives                           a minimum of £500
archives sector to use their            Website:                       2009                                               and a maximum of
collections to explore innovative                                                      £10,000
and creative ways of increasing         e/aboutus/grants/00grants
community learning and young
people's knowledge

Fund and Description                    Contact Details                  Deadline          Who Can Apply                      Level of Funding

Citizens for Europe - The               Fax: (00) 322 299 9302           Open              Stakeholders promoting active      Under Action 2,
programme will aim to make              E-mail: eac-soc-                                   European citizenship, in           Measures 1 and 2:
European citizens more aware of                                  particular to local communities    Active Civil Society
their duties as citizens and become     Website:                                           - think-tanks, citizen's groups,   for Europe, the
actively involved in the process of                       non-governmental                   maximum grant level
European integration, developing a      ation_culture/activecitizenshi                     organisations, platforms,          ranges from €60,000
sense of belonging and a European       p/index_en.htm                                     networks, associations and         to €250,000 at a rate
identity.                                                                                  federations, and trade unions      of 80% of costs
Integrated Action Programme –           Tel: (00) 322 295 8382           Open              Will depend on action but          Varies
Lifelong Learning - This lifelong       Fax: (00) 322 295 7295                             could include public and
learning programme incorporates         Website:                                           private bodies involved in
the former Socrates and Leonardo                       further or higher education,
da Vinci programmes, the                cation_culture/newprog/inde                        such as universities, higher
e-Learning programme, the               x_en.html                                          education establishments,
Europass initiative and the various                                                        research centres, companies
actions funded through the                                                                 (particularly SMEs), trade
Community action programme to                                                              organisations (including
promote bodies active at European                                                          Chambers of Commerce),
level and to support specific                                                              social partner organisations,
activities in the fields of education                                                      and local and regional bodies
and training.
Interreg IVA Programme –                Tel: 01273 482643                Pre-application   Organisations open to cross-       Up to 50% of
Channel/Manche - for projects           Email:                           30/4/8, 15/9/8,   border partnership                 revenue costs or
between certain regions in South       3/2/8 deadline                                       25% or capital costs
England, East of England and            .uk                              2/6/8, 15/10/8,
Northern Coast of France,                     3/3/9

Interreg IVA Programme – Two            Tel: 01273 482643                Opens in June     Organisations open to cross-       Up to 50% of
Seas for projects between certain       Email:                           08                border partnership                 revenue costs or
regions in South England, East of                                                            25% or capital costs
England, Belgium and the                .uk

 Fund and Description                  Contact Details               Deadline           Who Can Apply                   Level of Funding
 INTERREG IV C – to improve            Tel: + 33 3 28 144 100        October 2008       At least 3 countries            Varies
 effectiveness of regional policy      Fax: + 33 3 28 144 109
 LEADER + - Small Grants Fund –        Tel: 01424 787 400            30/6/08            Specific areas of Wealden and   Up to £10,000
 for projects around local products,   Fax: 01424 787 405                               Rother
 natural and cultural resources
 Transnational Territorial             Tel: + 33 3 20 78 55 00       9/5/08, 10/10/08   Local or public bodies          Varies, average size
 Cooperation Programme                 Fax: + 33 3 20 55 65 95                                                          is between €3m and
 (INTERREG IV) for North West                                                                 €6m
 Europe – for projects at European

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