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Funding Information

UK Funding                                                Page 9 – page 60
Other Funding News                                        Page 61 – page 63
EU Funding                                                Page 64 – page 70
Local Authority                                           Page 71



Contents Page

ARTS & CULTURE ...................................................................................................... 10
Art......................................................................................................................... 10
Arts Awards (UK) .............................................................................................................................10

Bursaries Available to Exchange Ideas between Artists (UK) ....................................................10

David Canter Memorial Fund ..........................................................................................................11

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) ..........................................................11
Culture ................................................................................................................. 12
Cultural Leadership Programme (England) ..................................................................................12

Culture24 - Jodi Awards .................................................................................................................12

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation ...........................................................................................13


BUSINESS ................................................................................................................... 13

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE .................................................................................. 14
BBC Children in Need .....................................................................................................................14

British Council Youth Exchange Programme ...............................................................................14

Community Cash Awards (UK) ......................................................................................................15


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Equality and diversity grants for children’s voluntary sector organisations ...........................15

Four Acre Trust ................................................................................................................................16

Funding Opportunities for Young Film Makers (UK) ...................................................................16

Hilton in the Community Foundation ............................................................................................16

Philip Lawrence Awards (UK).........................................................................................................17

Prime Minister Launches New Youth Leadership Fund (England) ............................................18

The Hedley Foundation ...................................................................................................................18

vcashpoint Re-opens for Applications from Young Volunteers (England) ...............................19

V National Youth Volunteering Programme ..................................................................................19

Funding to Change Young People’s Lives (England, Scotland & Wales) .................................20


COMMUNITY ................................................................................................................ 21
Abbey Charitable Trust ...................................................................................................................21

All Change at the HBOS Foundation (UK) ....................................................................................21

Allen Lane Foundation ....................................................................................................................22

Awards for All ..................................................................................................................................22

Barrow Cadbury Trust .....................................................................................................................22

Co-op Foundation ............................................................................................................................23

Grassroots Grants ...........................................................................................................................23

Hilden Charitable Fund (UK) ...........................................................................................................24

LankellyChase Foundation Publishes New Grant Making Guidelines (UK) ..............................24

Reaching Communities ...................................................................................................................24

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Grants Making Programme ...........................................25

The Garfield Weston Foundation ...................................................................................................25

The Henry Smith Charity .................................................................................................................26

The Rank Foundation ......................................................................................................................26

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Award ................................................................................27

Tudor Trust Announces New Funding Guidelines (UK) ..............................................................27




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Yapp Charitable Trust Grants (UK) ................................................................................................27


COMMUNITY COHESION ............................................................................................ 28
Rayne Foundation ...........................................................................................................................28


COMMUNITY SAFETY ................................................................................................. 28
The Bromley Trust ..........................................................................................................................28

UIA Charitable Foundation .............................................................................................................29


EDUCATION................................................................................................................. 30
Life Long Learning.............................................................................................. 30
Anglo-Portuguese Joint Curriculum Projects (England) ............................................................30

Anglo-Spanish Joint Curriculum Projects (England) ..................................................................30

British Council China Programme (England) ...............................................................................31

British Council Japan Programme (England & Wales) ................................................................31
Schools ................................................................................................................ 32
Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grants Programme (UK) ..............................................................32

Connecting Classrooms (UK) .........................................................................................................32

Financial Boost For Out Of Hours Services (England) ................................................................33

School & Area Linking Visits (England & Wales) .........................................................................34

The Foyle Foundation .....................................................................................................................34
Teaching .............................................................................................................. 35
Certificate in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector (CTLLS): September: ......................35

International Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers (England & Northern Ireland)
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ELDERLY ..................................................................................................................... 36
Age Concern ....................................................................................................................................36

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) ......................................................................36

Nationwide Foundation ...................................................................................................................36


ENTERPRISE ............................................................................................................... 37
Loan Finance for Social Enterprises (UK) ....................................................................................37


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Search for top UK social enterprises launched ...........................................................................37


ENVIRONMENT ........................................................................................................... 38
Cemex Community Fund ................................................................................................................38

Changing Spaces – Local Food Programme (England) ..............................................................38

Early Closure of Access to Nature Programme (England) ..........................................................39

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Food Strand (UK) .........................................................................39

Green Energy Trust (UK) ................................................................................................................40

Infrastructure Grant Programme (UK) ...........................................................................................41

Parks for People Programme (UK).................................................................................................41

Partnership Fund .............................................................................................................................42

The Naturesave Trust (UK) .............................................................................................................42


FAMILY ........................................................................................................................ 43
Children, Young People and Families Grant (England) ...............................................................43

Kelly Family Charitable Trust .........................................................................................................44


GLOBAL JUSTICE....................................................................................................... 44
Funding for Global Justice Education Projects (England and Wales).......................................44


HEALTH ....................................................................................................................... 45
Ecominds (England) ........................................................................................................................45

Funding to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol (UK) ...........................................................................45

Glaxo Smith Kline Impact Awards Scheme ..................................................................................46

Healthy Heart Grants (UK) ..............................................................................................................46

Health Innovation Challenge Fund (UK) ........................................................................................47

Tackling Drugs Changing Lives Award (UK .................................................................................47

Third Sector Investment Programme for the Innovation, Excellence and Service Development
Fund (England) ................................................................................................................................48


HERITAGE ................................................................................................................... 48



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Architectural Heritage Fund (UK)...................................................................................................48


HOUSING ..................................................................................................................... 49
New Loan Package for Housing Co-operatives (UK) ...................................................................49


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ............................................................................ 49
Development Awareness Fund - Mini Grants Scheme (UK) .......................................................49

Funding for IT Projects Supporting Disadvantaged Groups (UK) ..............................................50


MEDIA .......................................................................................................................... 51
Funding to Develop Media Skills of Disadvantaged Young People (England) .........................51

UnLtd Launches 4iP Awards (UK) .................................................................................................51


REFUGEE .................................................................................................................... 52
Refugee Integration Awards Scheme (England) ..........................................................................52


RESEARCH .................................................................................................................. 53
Health ................................................................................................................... 53
Funding to Increase the Capacity of Organisations to Deal with Alcohol Related Problems (UK)
...........................................................................................................................................................53

Jeans for Genes Calls for Grant Applications (UK) .....................................................................53
Poverty................................................................................................................. 54
New £23 Million Poverty Research Fund (UK) ..............................................................................54


SPORTS ....................................................................................................................... 54
Innovation Fund ...............................................................................................................................54

Non-Turf Pitch Grants (England & Wales) ....................................................................................55

Sport England – Small grants ........................................................................................................55

Team East for Skills ........................................................................................................................56


TRANSPORT................................................................................................................ 56
Funding to Improve the Accessibility of Railway Stations (England & Wales) ........................56


VOLUNTARY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT ................................................................... 57



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£70 Million Communitybuilders Programme Launched (England) ............................................57

Capacitybuilders Campaign Research Programme (England) ...................................................57

Cracking the Code (England) .........................................................................................................58

Future Builders ................................................................................................................................58

Hardship Fund Opens for Applications (England) .......................................................................59

OTS Launches Social Investment Wholesale Bank Consultation (UK) .....................................59


OTHER FUNDING NEWS ............................................................................................ 61
Baring Foundation - Arts programme 2010: Arts and Older People ..........................................61

Google Grants (UK) .........................................................................................................................61

Future Jobs Fund Futurebuilders offering help with bids ..........................................................61

The Cost of Criminal Records Bureau Checks will be Reduced ................................................62

Modernisation Fund Bursary Successes ......................................................................................62


EUROPEAN FUNDING ................................................................................................ 64
EU –Business ...................................................................................................................................64

?100 Million EU Micro-Finance Facility to Help Unemployed Start Small Businesses (UK) ...64
EU – Children & Young ....................................................................................... 64
European Youth Foundation Grants (UK) .....................................................................................64
EU – Consumer ................................................................................................... 65
Funding for EU Consumer Organisations (UK) ............................................................................65
EU – Culture ........................................................................................................ 65
Call for proposals — Culture Programme (2007-2013) ................................................................65
EU – Environment ............................................................................................... 66
Eco-Innovation Projects (UK) .........................................................................................................66
EU – Knowledge Brokerage ............................................................................... 66
EU – Life Long Learning ..................................................................................... 67
Funding for Vocational Education and Training Projects (UK) ..................................................67

Support for the Networking and Mobility of Students and Trainers in Europe (UK) ................67
EU – Media ........................................................................................................... 68
Media Support for the Audio Visual Sector - New Call for Proposals (UK) ...............................68

EU – Sports ......................................................................................................................................68



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Call for Proposals for Preparatory Actions in Sport (UK) ...........................................................68
EU – Town Twinning ........................................................................................... 69
Call for Proposals - The Thematic Networking of Twinned Towns (UK) ...................................69
EU – Transport .................................................................................................... 69
Call for Proposals in the Field of Transport (UK) .........................................................................69


LOCAL AUTHORITY.................................................................................................... 71
Bill & Melinda Gates Fdn. - Access To Learning ..........................................................................71

Food Waste Collection Fund 2009-2011 (England .......................................................................71

New £30 Million Fund for Green Buses (England ........................................................................72




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ARTS & CULTURE
Art

Arts Awards (UK)

The Wellcome Trust is inviting organisations and individuals to apply for funding through its Arts
Awards.
The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the
arts including dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography,
creative writing or digital media.

Applications are invited for projects up to £30,000. The aim of the awards is to support arts
projects that reach new audiences which may not traditionally be interested in science and
provide new ways of thinking about the social, cultural and ethical issues around contemporary
science.

The scheme is open to a wide range of people including, among others, artists, scientists,
curators, filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, academics, science communicators,
teachers, arts workers and education officers.

For small to medium-sized projects (up to and including £30 000) the next application
deadline is the 23rd October 2009.

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



Bursaries Available to Exchange Ideas between Artists (UK)

Artists' groups and networks within the UK can apply for awards of up to £500 through the Go &
See bursaries scheme. The scheme which is provided by a-n The Artists Information Company
and managed by the Networking Artist's Network aims to support exchange between artists'
groups and networks in the UK and beyond in order to explore new projects and provide a focus
for critical exchange.

 NAN defines artists' groups as two or more artists working together or engaged in collective
activity who consider themselves to be a group or network.

Previous winners have included the Basement Art Project, a contemporary art network led by
London based artist Yu-Chen Wang with a group of international artists, curators and
researchers, who will travel to the Netherlands to visit four artist-run spaces and the Worcester
Contemporary Art (WCA), a newly formed artist-led initiative in Worcestershire, who will travel to
Cumbria to visit organizations and individuals in order to explore research ethos, network




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methodology, art in rural setting and engaged practice in other provincial areas and develop a
viable contemporary networking model for Worcestershire artists.

There are a number of application deadlines throughout the year and the next deadlines
are 6pm on the 1st September and 6pm on the 1st December 2009.

http://www.a-n.co.uk/nan/topic/473133


David Canter Memorial Fund

The David Canter Memorial Fund offers grants (usually between £500 and £1,000) to those
working in the crafts for special projects, travel for specific research and for educational work.
Awards are made every other year, each time focusing on a specific craft discipline. In 2010, the
focus will be on paper, calligraphy and lettercutting.
Applicants should have finished formal training and be working full- or part-time in the UK.

Examples of what grants may be used for include:
    setting up a workshop;
    buying equipment;
    research; and
    travel.

Grants are not available for students, nor for those working in the field of fine arts.

The 2010 deadline for the receipt of applications is 17 September.

http://www.artsderbyshire.org.uk/news/Funding_news/The_David_Canter_Memorial_Fund_200
8_Craft_Awards.html




Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK)

The Elephant Trust offers grants to artists and institutions (priority is given to small
organisations and galleries) for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK.

The Trust's aim is to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake
and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds.

The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and
appreciation of the fine arts. The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants
may be considered.

The next deadline for the submission of applications is 21 September 2009.

http://www.elephanttrust.org.uk/docs/therecipients.html




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Culture
Cultural Leadership Programme (England)

The Arts Council, England has announced that it is seeking applications the Meeting the
Challenge Development Programme. Funded by HM Treasury the Programme seeks to support
the cultural and creative industries in developing their leaders and methods of leadership, and
will provide funds to support partnerships of organisations in meeting their leadership
development needs.

Partnerships will be able to apply for between £25,000 and £100,000. Applicants should use a
range of leadership development options and models on offer to develop innovative leadership
programmes that best suit their needs.

This could include using placements, secondments, networks and exchanges, support through
coaching and mentoring, as well as participation in formal and informal courses. Partnerships
can be formed of between 3 to 5 (or more in exceptional circumstances) organisations working
together. They may be pre-existing partnerships or those developed specifically for this project.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on the 7th September 2009 for projects starting
from November 2009.

http://www.culturalleadership.org.uk/meetingthechallenge/meetingthechallenge/default.aspa


Culture24 - Jodi Awards

The Jodi Awards exist to promote excellence in accessible cultural websites and digital
media. They are offered in memory of Jodi Mattes, whose work has inspired museums and
galleries to develop accessible websites and thus give equal access to culture for disabled
people.

Nominations should:

-   use digital media;
-   make arts and cultural collections more accessible to disabled people.

There are three awards in 2009 that are UK-wide:

   Digital Access Online.
   Digital Access Onsite.
   Digital Access for People with a Learning Disability.

Museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, heritage venues, arts organisations, disability
organisations and commercial companies (in association with one of the aforementioned
bodies) can apply.

The 2009 deadline for the receipt of applications is 25 September.

http://www.culture24.org.uk/spliced/online+collections/art69556



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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The Innovation Fund a new fund to support genuinely innovative ideas and unusual
partnerships across our cultural, educational and social interests.

As a guide, it is expected that grants will average between £10,000 and £25,000.

Outline ideas should be submitted by email using the Initial Enquiry Form Word download on
this website.

Initial Enquiries can be sent in at any time of the year, but you should allow at least three
months between this and the proposed starting date of your research period.

Initial Enquiries will be assessed in the context of other applications and, if short-listed, fuller
information will be requested and applicants invited to discuss their project with us. We will
specify the additional information we need and the date we require it by. After completion of this
stage, final applications will be considered at one of our three annual Trustee Meetings.

http://www.gulbenkian.org.uk/innovation-fund




BUSINESS

EEDA:To coincide with the launch of their new „Understanding Finance for Business‟
programme EEDA have published a top 5 list of funding and finance streams which tend to be
forgotten as follows:

‘Regional Loan – Growth Fund’ – Loans of between £50,000 and £200,000 are available. For
info visit www.eeda.org.uk/finance.

‘Grants for Business Investment’ - £10,000 is the minimum grant available to cover, on
average, 10-20% of project‟s total cost. For info visit: www.eeda.org.uk/finance.

‘Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme’ – Offering loans of between £1,000 and £1 million
for a period of 3 months to 10 years. For info visit: www.businesslink.gov.uk/realhelp.

‘Research & Development Tax Credits’ – Organisations can deduct up to 175% of qualifying
expenditure on R&D activities when calculating profit for tax purposes. For info visit
www.hmrc.gov.uk/randd.

‘Grants for Research and Development’ Grants of between £5,000 and £250,000 are
available. For info visit: www.eeda.org.uk/finance.




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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

BBC Children in Need

This grant programme is open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young
people who are 18 years old and under.
Your organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity
or other not-for-profit organisation.

There are four general grant deadlines each year: 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, 15 October.

Information on applying can be found at:

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


British Council Youth Exchange Programme

Grants for European youth cultural exchanges for youth groups aged 15-25.
There are different deadlines depending on project start date.


Youth in Action

From exchanges between youth groups to individual European Voluntary Service, Youth in
Action offer youths the chance to discover Europe while expanding their cultural horizons.

Debate to Action

Connect Youth can help you realise a bilateral group exchange with another non-European
country by providing funding and support.

Causeway British-Irish Exchange

Supported by the British Council and the Irish government, Causeway is an exchange
programme dedicated to bridging the gap between British and Irish youths.
UAGE COURSES
Language Courses

Through the Connect Youth programme, youth workers have the chance to learn a foreign
language in a multinational environment, held in Germany, Italy and Spain.

Training Opportunities

All around the year, qualified youth workers have the opportunity to improve their skills and up-
date their knowledge of what constitute good practice. Find out more




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For more information please click on the link:

http://www.britishcouncil.org/connectyouth-our-programmes.htm



Community Cash Awards (UK)

Young people are being given the chance to claim a share of £1 million to help tackle the
dangers of drugs, crime and play a positive role in their community. The Royal Bank of Scotland
Community Cash Awards will see £1 million of grants being distributed by youth charity “The
Prince‟s Trust” to young people who want to run community projects in some of Britain‟s poorest
areas. The Awards, worth £250 to £5,000, are available to disadvantaged 14 to 25-year-olds
who want to transform their area and learn practical skills. Projects could range from improving
local youth facilities to sex education workshops in schools. Projects must:

      be run and managed by people between the ages of 14 and 25;
      clearly benefit the local community;
      benefit the people running the project;
      and be a new or developing project.

Previous projects supported include; an amateur boxing project to give young people greater
confidence; and a media project to promote community cohesion and greater understanding
between the local community and asylum seekers.

Applications can be made at any time.

http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/need_help/grants/community_cash_awards.aspx


Equality and diversity grants for children’s voluntary sector organisations

Children England (in partnership with CWCD) is offering 10 grants to children‟s voluntary sector
organisations to focus on equality and diversity.

Each grant will be a maximum of £2,500 per organisation and open to local, sub-regional and
regional voluntary and community sector delivery organisations working with children, young
people and families.

The grants are for the co-ordination and presentation/development of innovative practice in the
field of equality and diversity clearly designed to share good practice and for activity on unmet
need or new ideas for promoting innovative practice in the field of equality and diversity.

The closing date for applications is 1 September 2009 with all activities to be delivered by
31 December 2009. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 September, 2009.


http://www.childrenengland.org.uk/index.php?pageID=740




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Four Acre Trust

Four Acre supports charities registered in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, working within the
sectors described.

Grants can be for core costs or specific purposes, but applications must clearly show what the
need is and how it is to be met. Grants range from £3,000 to £75,000.
Trustees prefer to support:

• young people more often than old
• revenue expense rather than capital
• building long-term relationships rather than short
• core costs if necessary

Trustees meet in February, April, June, August, October and December.

Applications are usually processed within three months.

http://www.fouracretrust.org.uk/application.html


Funding Opportunities for Young Film Makers (UK)

First Light Movies provides grants to projects that enable young people to participate in all
aspects of film productions. Since launching in 2001, First Light Movies have enabled over
12,000 young filmmakers to write, act, shoot, light, direct and produce over 800 films.

The funding is available to organisations such as schools, youth services, community and
voluntary groups that work with young people aged between 5 and 18.

Every year approximately £700,000 of grants are available through three funding streams. The
Studio Awards provides grants of up to £30, 000 for between two and four films of up to 10
minutes.

The Script Awards provides grants of up to £3,000 for script writing projects that team young
people with script professionals. The Pilot Awards provides grants of up to £5,000 for one short
film of up to five minutes in duration.

The deadline for applications is the 13th October for the Script Award and the Pilot
Award. The deadline for the Studio Award is the 5th October 2009.

http://www.firstlightmovies.com/funding/



Hilton in the Community Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to a wide range of charities and organisations that meet one of
our chosen areas of focus:


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Young People – Education
Young People – Health

The Foundation aims to support a range of causes helping young people, across the UK and
Ireland, with a particular focus on these areas:

Disabled children
Children in hospital
Homelessness
Life-limited children in hospices

The Foundation also supports relief efforts in the event of natural disasters, through its Disaster
Relief and International Fund. Please note that this is a discretionary fund for which there is no
open application process.

Application Deadline: 11 February 2009, 5 May 2009, 4 August 2009, 20 October 2009

http://www.hilton-foundation.org.uk/application.htm




Philip Lawrence Awards (UK)

Local groups that are making a real contribution to their local community and the lives of others;
and groups that promote respect and understanding of faiths, culture and communities
internationally are being invited to enter the Philip Lawrence Awards. Established in memory of
Philip Lawrence, the head teacher who was murdered outside the gates of his school in London,
these Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements in good citizenship by young
people.

Winning groups receive cash awards of up to £1,000 to invest in sustaining or developing the
award-winning activity. Groups made up of any number of nominees aged 11 to 20 years are
eligible to enter.
Nominations may be made by, for example:

      school teachers
      governors
      youth and community workers
      police officers
      local authority members
      staff in Racial Equality Councils
      people in voluntary and community sector bodies.



Since 1997, over 95 groups have received a Philip Lawrence Award.




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The outstanding results have proved that the Awards have been a huge success in promoting
youth involvement in local communities, social behaviour, self-esteem and continual
participation in valuable neighbourhood activities.

Closing date for nominations is the 28th September 2009.

http://www.philiplawrenceawards.net/



Prime Minister Launches New Youth Leadership Fund (England)

Gordon Brown has launched a major youth leadership programme for young people aged 13 to
19 aiming to increase the opportunities for them to lead change in their communities.

The programme which is led by a partnership of charities headed by the Young Foundation has
a total budget of £1 million to support organisation through two funding schemes.

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for organisations working with young
people to scale up their operations or projects to the next level. The next funding deadline for
Scaling Up grants is the 3st1 July 2009.

 Organisations with a proven track record can also apply for a limited number of "Reaching Out"
grants of between £75,000 and £100,000 to set up new projects.

The next funding deadline for "Reaching Out" grants is the 20th November 2009.


http://www.theyouthoftoday.org/fund-your-dream-project



The Hedley Foundation

A charitable foundation which supports young people, the disabled and the terminally ill.
The main objective of the Trustees' grant-making is to assist and encourage development and
change. It follows that most grants will be of capital or one-off nature, but the Trustees
sometimes agree to help fund the introduction of new and innovative projects with a series of up
to 3 annual grants. Few grants exceed £5,000 and most of them go to charities where they can
make an impact.

In 2009, the Trustees will meet on the following dates:

20th January
25th March
14th May
22nd July
30th September
25th November



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The Trustees meet six times a year. The closing date for a meeting is three weeks
beforehand.

http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/?section=applications




vcashpoint Re-opens for Applications from Young Volunteers (England)

V, the independent charity set up to encourage young people to volunteer, has announced that
the 5th funding round of its vcashpoint scheme is now open for applications. Working in
partnership with the HSBC bank, vcashpoint is a £1 million initiative that will provide grants of up
to £2,500 to young people to set up their own volunteering projects within their community. The
type of activities that could be supported could include:

    running activities for children
    transforming a community space
    supporting victims of bullying
    running workshops for young people
    setting up a local campaign
    clearing up a beach
    running music art or sports events for disadvantaged people
    organising a festival to bring different cultures or communities together, etc.
   
Examples of young people receiving support through vcashpoint includes:

Valentina Wong, 24 from North West London, who was awarded a vcashpoint grant of £2,500
for her project, “CY on Air”. Aimed at 16─25 year olds, CY on Air provides young British
Chinese people with role models and training in the skills they need to pursue careers in
broadcasting.
Michelle Brodie, 21, and Laura Stanley, 22, received a grant from vcashpoint for their “Food,
Farming & Fairtrade” project which enables children from two primary schools in Oldham to find
out more about the countryside and where food comes from.

The next application deadline is 12 noon on 17 August 2009, 25 January and 10 May 2010

http://www.vgrantfunding.com/cashpoint/init.pl




V National Youth Volunteering Programme

V is the national youth volunteering charity, established in 2006 to bring about a step-change in
the quality, quantity and diversity of volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year-olds.




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v offers support to young people who want to find out about volunteering and through the
national youth volunteering programme vinvolved we have established a network of teams,
covering every local authority area in the country.

Our aim is to create a culture where it is natural for young people to volunteer, and natural for
organisations to support them in doing so.

To find out more about v and the volunteering opportunities click here:

http://www.politics.co.uk/opinion-formers/v/home-$1220517$1.htm




Funding to Change Young People’s Lives (England, Scotland & Wales)


Organisations that work with young people, whatever their background, to help them achieve
their potential have the opportunity to apply for funding through The Learning Launchpad. The
Learning Launchpad is a grant making fund delivered by the Young Foundation working in
partnership with Edge that provides investment to organisations in their early stages of
development. The Learning Launchpad offer investment at two stages.

      Stage one investments of up to £30,000 are suitable for people or fledgling organisations
       that are starting out with a new idea.

      Stage two investments of up to £100,000 are typically suitable for organisations or
       initiatives that are already up and running and want to grow.


In particular, the Learning Launchpad is looking to support ideas that have a profound social
impact both on individuals and on society as a whole; are innovative; are sustainable; can be
replicated and are run by passionate and competent people.


The next closing date for applications is 5pm on the 24th November 2009.

http://www.learninglaunchpad.org/




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COMMUNITY
Abbey Charitable Trust

The Abbey Charitable Trust was established in 1990 and to date has donated over £25 million
to charities in the UK

The Abbey Charitable Trust is committed to supporting local communities and disadvantaged
people, particularly in those areas where Abbey, Alliance & Leicester or Bradford & Bingley
have a significant presence. We fund projects based on the following three priorities:

      Education and training

      Financial advice

      Community regeneration

Last year we spent over £905,000 on education and training, £402,000 on financial advice and
£408,000 on community regeneration projects.


http://www.aboutabbey.com/csgs/Satellite?cid=282596177748070&pagename=AboutAbbey%2
FGSInformacion%2FPAAI_generic&c=GSInformacion



All Change at the HBOS Foundation (UK)


Following the acquisition of HBOS plc by Lloyds TSB plc on 19th January 2009 resulting in
Lloyds Banking Group, a review of the new group's community investment is in progress. As
one of the first changes made as a result of this review, the grant-making activities of the HBOS
Foundation will be replaced by the Lloyds TSB Foundations grants programmes.

This ensures a simple approach, with one point of contact for charities wishing to make a grant
application. Please note that your organisation will need to meet the programme criteria of the
relevant Lloyds TSB Foundation. There are four Lloyds TSB Foundations covering England and
Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

To apply for a grant, charities should visit the website for the region of the UK in which
they are registered, where there are also details of the charities and projects previously
supported.

http://www.hbosfoundation.org/index-community.html




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Allen Lane Foundation

The Foundation is a charitable Trust which makes grants in the UK. It makes grants to
voluntary not-for-profit organisations (which need not be registered charities, provided the work
carried out is charitable) which are small (as its grants are small) and where the work benefits
groups of people who are unpopular in UK society today. Please note that it does not make
grants to individuals.

Priority groups: asylum seekers and refugees; gay, lesbian or bi-sexual people; offenders and
ex-offenders; older people; people from BME communities; people experiencing mental health
problems; people experiencing violence or abuse; travellers.

From January 2007 the Foundation will no longer have closing dates.

http://www.allenlane.org.uk/




Awards for All

Awards for All England is a simple small grants scheme making awards of between £300 and
£10,000.
The Awards for All programme aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people
most in need.
To do this we want to fund projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes:
    People have better chances in life - with better access to training and development to
       improve their life skills.
    Stronger communities - with more active citizens working together to tackle their
       problems.
    Improved rural and urban environments - which communities are better able to access
       and enjoy.
    Healthier and more active people and communities.

http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/summary-england.html


Barrow Cadbury Trust

The Barrow Cadbury an independent, charitable foundation committed to funding and
established in 1920, The Barrow Cadbury Trust aims to close the gaps in current policy and
practice by supporting work in local communities and acting as a bridge.

There are three programme areas:

      Young Adults and Criminal Justice
       Helping young adults who are in, or at risk of being in the criminal justice system, to
       make a successful transition to adulthood and improve their life chances.




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      Inclusive Communities Grant Programme
       Allevisting poverty and exclusion among marginlaised groups


      Global Exchange Grant Programme
       Exchanging good practice across boundaries and using it to reinvigorate debates taking
       place in the UK.

For further information go to: http://bctrust.org.uk




Co-op Foundation

Community Fund grants, between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary, or
self-help groups to run projects that meet the following criteria. To be successful a group must:

      carry out positive work in the community and a project must:-
      address a community issue
      provide a good long-term benefit to the community
      support co-operative values and principles
      ideally be innovative in its approach

Find out how to apply: http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/Community-
Fund/onlineapplicationprocess/



Grassroots Grants

Grassroots Grants was set up by the Government department, the Office of the Third Sector to
provide small grants to local voluntary and community groups between 2008 and 2011.

The aim of the scheme is to increase immediate grant funding and capacity building support to
small voluntary and community groups and organisations throughout the area, enabling them to
continue or expand their work.

Grants totalling up to £5,000 per organisation during the period July 1st 2008 to March 31st
2011 are available.

The next deadlines for completed applications are midday on August 31st, October 26th,
December 18th and February 25th (2010). Decision making meetings are held
approximately 2 weeks after deadline dates.

For more information on the criteria and how to apply visit:
http://www.blcf.org.uk/grants/documents/grassrootsgrantscriteria2008-2011a5.pdf




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Hilden Charitable Fund (UK)

The Hilden Charitable Fund has announced that the next deadline for submitting
applications is the 11th September 2009. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes
grants to projects that address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less
likely to raise funds from public subscriptions.

 In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness, minorities, and
penal affairs. Preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income
of less than £200,000 per year. During 2007 / 08 the value of the average grant given was
£5,000.

http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/



LankellyChase Foundation Publishes New Grant Making Guidelines (UK)

Following a review of its grant making operations, the Lankelly Chase Foundation has published
new grant making guidelines for the next 5 years. In strategic terms the Foundation will continue
to seek applications from voluntary and community groups within the UK (with the exception of
London and Northern Ireland) and concentrate its work on supporting projects that seek to
promote social justice, highlighting unpopular causes.

The Foundation intend to concentrate upon smaller charities, many of whom will have only a
local or regional remit. The Foundation may consider applications from large national charities
but support for those will be rare and limited. The areas that the Foundation will concentrate on
are the promoting excellence and exploring the power of the arts; breaking cycles of abuse;
promoting alternatives to custody; seeking to restore troubled minds and lives; and
strengthening local communities and organisations. The new guidelines will come into effect in
April 2009. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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



Reaching Communities

Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities who are most in need,
and can really make a difference. Projects can be new or existing activities, or be the core work
of your organisation.

We want to fund projects that respond to needs identified by communities, and those that fund
projects that help those most in need including those people or groups who are hard to reach.

We want to encourage the following changes to communities as a result of our funding:




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      people having better chances in life, including being able to get better access to training
       and development to improve their life skills
      strong communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems
      improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access
       and enjoy
      healthier and more active people and communities.

During 2009 –2010 BIG Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme will remain
open to applications.

http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_reaching_communities.htm



The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Grants Making Programme


The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust awards grants to charitable organisations in the United
Kingdom and overseas.

The trustees welcome applications for projects within the following areas for the next three
years. These categories are then repeated in a three-year rotation. 2009 Community & Disability
(Deadline for applications: 1st Nov 2009); 2010 Children; Youth; The Elderly; Medical (Deadline
for applications:1st June & 1st Nov 2010); 2011 Music and the Arts; Overseas (Deadline for
applications:1st June & 1st Nov 2011);Please note that, for 2010, only Medical Research
projects dealing with the ageing population will be considered.

The other priorities - Children, Youth and the Elderly - as well as other non-research based
medical work are still welcome.

If your charity‟s work falls within one of these categories and would like to be considered for a
grant, please submit an application by 1st June or 1st November only in the appropriate year.
Grants are usually between £1,000 and £10,000, with the majority being £5,000 or less.
Exceptionally, grants of up to £20,000 are made, but these are usually for medical research
projects.
 Previous grants awarded include a grant of £5,000 towards a resource centre providing advice
and training for workers dealing with mental health in rural areas and £5,000 towards a project
aimed at behavioural programme for persistent young offenders.

http://www.austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk/



The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Foundation supports only UK registered charities unless the organisation has "exempt" or
"excepted" status - churches, hospitals, educational establishments and housing corporations
qualify under these criteria.




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With the exception of animal welfare charities, the Foundation supports a wide range of
organisations across the UK and the Trustees do not consider one area to be of higher priority
than another. The Foundation does not fund individual salaries and positions but will consider
making grants towards general / core running costs.

There are no formal deadlines for submitting applications and organisations should
allow approximately four months for a final outcome.

All applications should be sent by post.

http://www.garfieldweston.org/policy/



The Henry Smith Charity

The Henry Smith Charity is a large grant making charity. We make grants totalling
approximately £25 million each year to up to 1,000 organisations and charities for initiatives and
projects that address social inequality and economic disadvantage.

There are a range of grant programmes and this includes:

      Main Grants Programme is for grants of £10,000 or over
      Small Grants Programme is for grants of under £10,000 per year.
      Medical Research grants of up to three years for research undertaken by recognised
       ‟Centres of Excellence‟.
      Holiday Grants for Children is a one off grants of up to £3,000 for organisations, schools,
       youth groups etc specifically for holidays or outings for children under the age of 13 who
       are disabled or who live in areas of high deprivation.

Details of our grant programmes, what we do and do not fund, and information about how to
apply can be found in the Grants section of our website: http://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/



The Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation is a grant giving charitable trust, restricted to causes within the UK
approved by the Charity Commission. It concentrates exclusively on:

  • Encouraging and developing leadership amongst young people
  • Supporting disadvantaged young people and those frail or lonely through old age or
disability.
  • The promotion of Christian principles through film and other media.

http://www.rankfoundation.com/grantapps/




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The Tesco Charity Trust Community Award

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between
£500 and £4,000. The funding we give goes towards providing practical benefits, such as
equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly and adults and
children with disabilities, living in the local communities around our stores in the UK.

Grants to support elderly people and/or adults and children with disabilities applications
should be made between 1st August & 30th September and expected decision date end
of December.

www.tescocharitytrustcommunityawards-applications.co.uk.



Tudor Trust Announces New Funding Guidelines (UK)

The Tudor Trust, one of the largest independent grant making trusts in the UK has announced
new funding guidelines for the period 2009 - 11. Under the new guidelines, the Trust will
continue to make grants across their established funding areas. These are; youth, older people,
community, relationships, housing, mental health, substance misuse, learning, financial security
and criminal justice. The Trust will also be open to hearing about work in areas the Trust has not
funded before.

The Trust makes grants in the region of £19 million per year and aims to support smaller
community, voluntary and charitable organisations and is looking to make around 350 projects
per year for up to three years. Grants can take the form of core funding (including salaries and
running costs), development funding, project grants or capital grants for buildings or equipment.

There is no maximum or minimum grant amount that an organisation can apply for.

There is a two stage application process s and applications can be submitted at any time.

http://tudortrust.org.uk/Default.aspx



Yapp Charitable Trust Grants (UK)

The Yapp Charitable Trust is an independent grant making trust that aims to make grants
totalling £300,000 to about 50 small charities each year.

Grants of up to £3,000 per year for up to three years are available to sustain the work of
charities that work with; elderly people; children and young people aged 5 – 25; people with
disabilities or mental health problems; and people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a
social, rather than medical origin such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, and a history
of offending. Grants are also available to promote lifelong learning.




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To be eligible charities need to have a total expenditure budget of less than £60,000 a year for
the whole charity. The time it takes to process an application and make a grant is usually
between two months and six months. Previously supported projects include:

      The Association For Shared Parenting which received a grant of £6,000 over 3 years for
       running costs of a Saturday contact centre in Birmingham that enables children to meet
       the parent they no longer live with
      Gainsborough Traveller Initiative which received a grant of £6,000 over 3 years towards
       educational support for Traveller young people and their parents.

Applications are processed continuously and decisions are reached within two to six
months.

http://www.yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/




COMMUNITY COHESION
Rayne Foundation

The Rayne Foundation helps and encourages inspiring individuals and organisations who can
help build bridges within our complex world. They aim to enlarge sympathies through increasing
tolerance and understanding, to reduce exclusion and conflict, to bring people together for the
good of society, and ultimately to help create a more comprehending and cohesive world.

There are grants within four sectors: Arts, Education, Health & Medicine, and Social Welfare &
Development.

Rayne Grants is an open application programme.

http://www.raynefoundation.org.uk/




COMMUNITY SAFETY


The Bromley Trust

Supports detention centre and prison visitors and mentoring to refugees, asylum seekers and
ex-offenders.

To combat violations of human rights and help victims of torture, refugees from oppression and
those who have been falsely imprisoned; to help those who have suffered severe bodily or
mental hurt through no fault of their own and if need be help their dependents; to try in some
small way to offset man's inhumanity to man



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To promote Prison Reform within the United Kingdom with particular emphasis on the reduction
of re-offending. To oppose the extinction of the world's fauna and flora and the destruction of
the environment for wildlife and for mankind worldwide.

For further information please click on the link:

http://www.thebromleytrust.org.uk/criteria.html



UIA Charitable Foundation

The UIA Charitable Foundation is a small-grant-making trust, established to provide financial
support to organisations that help people in need.
We support small organisations or groups where our modest grants will make a real difference
and which deal with:

      Victims of domestic abuse
      Victims of drug and alcohol
      Rehabilitation of offenders
      Third world poverty
      Third World human rights


How much can you apply for:

We are a small charity and are rarely able to support requests over £1,000. You will be informed
of the decision in writing as soon as possible after the meeting.

How to apply:

Committee meetings are usually held twice a year - we operate on a first come first served
basis. Receipt of an application does not guarantee that it will be considered at the next meeting
of the Foundation.
The Committee may ask for more information and may take up references. This helps the
Committee to learn more about your work, but such a request does not guarantee that a grant
will be made. It is unlikely that the Committee will want to meet with you directly.
We will let you know our decision in writing as soon as possible after the Committee meeting.

For more information go to: http://www.uia.co.uk/All/About/Charitable-foundation1/




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EDUCATION

Life Long Learning

Anglo-Portuguese Joint Curriculum Projects (England)

The British Council has announced that it is seeking applications to support joint curriculum
projects between schools in the UK and Portugal. Primary, secondary and special schools, as
well as colleges of further education can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to develop joint
curriculum projects that enable schools to work collaboratively on a joint project of common
interest.

The general aim of the activities should be to promote mutual understanding between the
participants. Priority will be given to schools; who have not previously received a joint curriculum
project grant and / or have little experience of international activity; are working with
disadvantaged young people and those in priority target groups (SEN, looked-after children,
those eligible for free school meals); and have demonstrated a plan for sustainability of the
partnership.

Possible thematic areas for projects could include; Literacy; Arts and crafts education; History
and Geography; Sport; Science and Technology; Global citizenship; and intercultural
understanding. This list is by no means exhaustive and is intended to illustrate some of the
areas which could form the basis of a joint project. The programme can support projects for
up to one academic year and the closing date for applications is the 9th October 2009.
http://www.britishcouncil.org/schoolpartnerships-anglo-portuguese-joint-curriculum-projects.htm


Anglo-Spanish Joint Curriculum Projects (England)

The British Council has announced that it is seeking applications to support joint curriculum
projects between schools in the UK and Spain. Primary, secondary and special schools, as well
as colleges of further education can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to develop joint curriculum
projects that enable schools to work collaboratively on a joint project of common interest. The
general aim of the activities should be to promote mutual understanding between the
participants.

Priority will be given to schools; who have not previously received a joint curriculum project
grant and / or have little experience of international activity; are working with disadvantaged
young people and those in priority target groups (SEN, looked-after children, those eligible for
free school meals); and have demonstrated a plan for sustainability of the partnership.

Possible thematic areas for projects could include; Literacy; Arts and crafts education; History
and Geography; Sport; Science and Te chnology; Global citizenship; and intercultural
understanding. This list is by no means exhaustive and is intended to illustrate some of the
areas which could form the basis of a joint project.

Previously supported projects include Holy Name RC Primary School, Manchester which
received funding to carry out a project entitled "A Rainbow of Festivals". This involved the


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school working collaboratively with their Madrid partner school on a range of activities relating to
English and Spanish festivals and celebrations, from exchanging paintings depicting Bonfire
Night to Valentines cards.

The culmination was a visit to Spain for year 6 pupils to meet the Spanish pupils with whom they
had been corresponding to find out more about and to join in the celebrations of Spanish
National Day on 12 October. The programme can support projects for up to one academic
year and the closing date for applications is the 9th October 2009.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/schoolpartnerships-spain-joint-projects.htm



British Council China Programme (England)

A variety of different funding opportunities are available to help primary, secondary and special
schools, as well as colleges of further education to develop partnerships with Chinese schools
and the teaching of Chinese .

The programme aims to establish sustainable links that will impact on the development of the
schools and colleges involved; to enrich the curriculum and support language awareness and
learning; and to provide professional development opportunities for staff.

 Funding is for example available to local authorities and clusters of schools to develop strategic
area links with regions in China.

Schools in the UK can also apply for grants of up to £1,000 for school linking visits to develop
new or existing partnerships with schools in China.

Schools can also apply for funding to undertake a curriculum project with their Chinese partner
school. Joint Curriculum Projects is managed by the British Council on behalf of the Department
for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), and enables schools to work collaboratively on a
joint project of common interest including sport, art and music.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to contribute towards pupil mobility, including local travel in
China; accommodation and subsistence costs; materials; administration costs; evaluation and
dissemination costs; and staff time cover.

The next application deadline for School Linking Visit funding is October 1st 2009 and for
joint curriculum projects the deadline is 23rd October 2009.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/schoolpartnerships-china.htm


British Council Japan Programme (England & Wales)

A variety of different funding opportunities are available to help primary, secondary and special
schools, as well as colleges of further education to develop partnerships with Japanese schools
and the teaching of Japanese . The programme aims to establish sustainable links that will
impact on the development of the schools and colleges involved; to enrich the curriculum and


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support language awareness and learning; and to provide professional development
opportunities for staff.

Funding is for example available to local authorities education action zones and clusters of
schools to develop strategic area links with regions in Japan.

Schools in the UK can also apply for grants of up to £1,000 for school linking visits to develop
new or existing partnerships with schools in China. Schools can also apply for funding to
undertake a curriculum project with their Japanese partner school.

This enables schools to work collaboratively on a joint project of common interest including
sport, art and music. A two week Japanese Language and Culture Immersion Course for
students and teachers will take place from 15-26 February 2010 in Osaka. It will consist of
language lessons as well as a range of cultural activities.

The deadline for applications is Monday 21 September 2009. The next application
deadline for School Linking Visit funding is October 1st 2009 and for joint curriculum
projects the deadline is 23rd October 2009.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/schoolpartnerships-japan.htm




Schools

Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grants Programme (UK)


Schools in the UK that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply
for funding through the Britain Sasakawa Foundation. The Foundation makes small grants of up
to £1,500 to support activities that support the study of the Japanese language and culture,
School, Education and Youth exchanges.

 In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits the between the UK and Japan
between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese
language and cultural studies in schools. The next closing date for applications is the 31st
October 2009.

http://www.gbsf.org.uk/




Connecting Classrooms (UK)

The British Council has announced that it is now seeking applications from clusters of schools
for its Connecting Classroom initiative. Connecting Classrooms is a global programme that
creates partnerships between clusters of schools in the UK and around the world. These


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partnerships bring an international dimension to young people‟s learning, to improve their
knowledge and understanding of other cultures and prepare them for life and work as global
citizens.
All schools involved in Connecting Classrooms:

      Work with partner schools on collaborative curriculum projects, which enable learners to
       interact across geographical boundaries to enhance their understanding of each other‟s
       societies, languages and cultures
      Receive professional development for teachers and school leaders, which builds
       capacity to support international partnerships and to lead the school in an international
       environment.
      Are eligible for International School Award accreditation, which recognises the school‟s
       commitment to forming international partnerships and developing global citizens.

Additional opportunities are available in some regions to address the needs and priorities of
different education systems around the world. For example, schools in Bangladesh and England
might work together on social action projects, which are designed to enable the schools in
Bangladesh to champion social inclusion in their communities, and to help the schools in
England to meet the goals of Every Child Matters

Partnerships last for two to three years, initially, depending on the countries involved. There is
no joining fee, and participating schools and co-ordinating bodies can receive grants to support
activities that sustain their links during their involvement in the programme.

The next application deadline is the 28th August 2009 for partnerships with schools in
the Near East and North Africa’ the Middle East; Latin America; and the Caribbean.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-connecting-classrooms-what.htm



Financial Boost For Out Of Hours Services (England)

The Government has announced the regional breakdown of £167million to boost out of hours
services offered in schools across the country. Extended services in schools provide children
and young people with meaningful activities before and after the school day, enabling parents to
stay at work for longer.

The money is part of the extended services subsidy which has been allocated £8.5million in
2008-9; £40million in 2009-10 and £167million in 2010-11. Extended school services will
include; childcare from 8am-6pm, all year round for primary schools; a varied range of activities
including study support activities; parenting and family support; access to specialist services like
speech therapy; and community use of facilities including adult and family learning and ICT.

The allocation of funding follows an announcement by the Department for Children, Schools and
Families (DCSF) earlier this week of £5.5 million to help find innovative solutions to gaps in
holiday childcare provision. Recent reports show that in some regions parents have difficulty
finding childcare for their children during the summer holiday.




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The DCSF announced a pilot in every region aimed at finding innovative local solutions to this
problem. The money will cover ten pilots, the findings from which will provide an insight into
sustainable solutions for holiday childcare.

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2009_0136


School & Area Linking Visits (England & Wales)

Schools within England and Wales that have existing partnerships with school overseas can
apply for funding through the British Council‟s Schools Linking Visits grant scheme.

The programme is open to headteachers and teaching or support staff from primary schools,
secondary schools, special schools, sixth form colleges and further education colleges (involved
in the education of 16-19 year olds). The scheme has recently been extended to include
groups of teachers from school clusters in England and Wales to visit partner schools and plan
future joint curriculum projects.

This funding exists to help the development of strategic area links. An area link may be between
a local authority, an education action zone, a cluster of schools or any other group of schools
working with an equivalent grouping overseas. The maximum grant for a European visit is £500
per person. The maximum grant for a long haul visit is £1000 per person. For school linking
visits, funding is limited to one applicant per school / college. For strategic area links, the
maximum number of people in a group is 10.

 Funding is limited to one applicant per school/college and up to two area co-ordinators (e.g. LA
officers or EAZ staff).

The next deadline for applications is the 1st October 2009.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/schoolpartnerships-study-visit-funding.htm



The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK
charities whose core work is in the areas of Arts and Learning.
No further Health applications will be considered after 1 February 2009. Applications received
before 1 February 2009 will be assessed in the normal way before the Foundation's year end on
30 June 2009.

As from 1 July 2009 the Arts and Learning will remain the primary focus of the Foundation.
Applications are accepted all year round. We have no deadlines. Except for capital projects, it
may take up to four months, occasionally longer, to receive a decision from the Trustees, so
apply well in advance. Please note that competition is intense; we receive many more
applications than we are able to fund.




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Please note for capital projects seeking more than £50,000 the Foundation will now only
consider these twice a year in the Spring and Autumn. Therefore it could be up to six months
before we take a decision on your project.

http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/index.php?pageID=9




Teaching

Certificate in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector (CTLLS): September:

As part of the Regional Voluntary Sector Capacity Building Project, funds are being made
available to assist individuals, working as teacher, tutor or trainer practitioners in the Voluntary
and Community Sector, to undertake the new "Certificate in Teaching in the Life Long Learning
Sector" (CTLLS) qualification.
COVER, with funding from the Learning and Skills Council, Eastern Region, are offering
financial support towards the full cost of the CTLLS qualification. Thirty six bursaries will be
offered across the region for places on two courses beginning in September 2009.

WEA, on behalf of COVER, will be delivering a CTLLS qualification that has been
contextualised for VCS and adult and community learning teaching practitioners. Visit
www.cover-east.org/Skills-Development.asp for the relevant information and forms.



International Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers (England &
Northern Ireland)

The League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers (LECT), has announced that funding
is available for international professional development projects for teachers in England and
Northern Ireland. LECT are interested in hearing from groups of educators wishing to travel
overseas to examine priority educational themes and innovative approaches to key educational
issues. Applicants must be prepared to show why an international visit is necessary for their
project and how being awarded a visit will make a significant difference to achievement and
attainment in their schools. Applications for GROUP Visits taking place in 2009 are invited from:

      Local Education Authorities
      School Clusters
      Professional and Subject Associations and Groups of Practitioners from more than one
       school
      Education NGOs.

Groups should consist of between 5 and 10 participants and be able to travel between 1 May
2009 and 31 March 2010. There is no funding available for supply cover, so travel must be
undertaken during holiday times unless additional funding has been secured to fund necessary
cover.



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The application deadlines remaining for 2009 are the 24th July and the 30th September.

http://www.lect.org.uk/programmes/study_visits.aspx




ELDERLY

Age Concern

Our Grants Unit gives out over £11 million each year in grants.

The grant funds are built up from donations by individuals‚ charitable trusts and companies. We
also receive some government and National Lottery funding for distribution to local projects.

We regret that we are unable to makes grants to individuals. Age Concern groups and
organisation should contact the Grants Unit for Age Concern administered grants. These grant
programmes are not accessible to the wider voluntary sector.

http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/grant_giving.asp



Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales)

The registered charity, Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical
entertainment and related activities for the elderly. The charity is particular keen to support
smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Since its inception in
2004, it has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and
Wales.

These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for
their residents. Some of the charities that have received grants from the charity include Age
Concern, Exmouth which received a grant for entertainments for the elderly in Exmouth and
surrounding areas and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops
at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helen's.

The next application deadline is the 31st October 2009.

http://www.concertinamusic.org.uk/



Nationwide Foundation

The Foundation offers grants to registered charities that give finance and housing support to
survivors of domestic abuse or older people who are one of the following:



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      aged 70yrs and over;
      aged 50yrs and over who have dementia;
      aged 50yrs and over from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups;
      aged 50yrs and over who are carers for family members or partners who are also 50
       years or older;
      aged 50yrs and over who have experienced or are experiencing financial abuse;
      aged 50yrs and over who are rurally isolated.

There are two types of grant programmes:

      1. Small Grants Programme - for grants of up to £5,000 to registered charities with
       incomes of under £500,000.
      Investor Programme - three year grants of up to £300,000 to registered charities with
       incomes not exceeding £10m.

For more Information visit: http://www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk/grants.asp




ENTERPRISE

Loan Finance for Social Enterprises (UK)

BIGinvest is a specialised provider of finance to social enterprises. Social enterprises are
defined as businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally
reinvested for that purpose in the business or community, rather than being driven by the need
to maximise profits for shareholders and owners.

Loans are available for Commercial property renovation or purchase, equipment purchase,
growth or acquisition and working capital. The average size of Big Issue Invest's loans are
around £200,000.

The minimum loan size is £50,000. Each loan is tailored to each enterprise's stage of
development and risk profile, as well as being focused on scale-up.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

http://www.biginvest.co.uk/



Search for top UK social enterprises launched

A new awards scheme to showcase the UK‟s best social enterprises has been launched.
Winners of the Social Enterprise Awards will receive up to £5,000, a business support package
and the chance of national promotion.

The categories are best social enterprise (turnover £1m or more), best social enterprise
(turnover less than £1m), and best new social enterprise.


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The first stage of the competition will look for national winners in England, Scotland, Wales and
Northern Ireland, who will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.
UK winners will then be decided by a public online vote, including the title of social enterprise of
the year.
The awards are being run by the Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC) in partnership with the
Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, the Social Economy Network in Northern Ireland and the
Wales Co-operative Centre.

The SEC will also be running a extra competition to reward England‟s most enterprising
students in the best social enterprise in schools category.

Businesses have until 28 September to submit their entries.

Details of the awards can be found at: www.socialenterpriseawards.org.uk




ENVIRONMENT

Cemex Community Fund

The Cemex Community Fund is an element of the Landfill Community Fund. Community
organisations in areas adjacent to a CEMEX facility can apply.

Funds up to £15,000 are available to eligible organisations to:

      Provide and maintain public parks and amenities when the work protects the social, built
       and/or natural environment.
      Repair, or restore buildings or structures which are of religious, historical or architectural
       interest.


http://www.grantsnet.co.uk/grantdetail.asp?grantID=1336



Changing Spaces – Local Food Programme (England)

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

Grants are available through two funding streams. The small grants scheme which makes
grants of between £2,000 and £10,000; The main grants programme which makes grants of




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between £10,001 and £300,000 to support projects such as growing, processing, marketing and
distributing local food; composting and raising awareness of the benefits of such activities.

Applications to the Small and Main grants programmes can be submitted at any time.

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



Early Closure of Access to Nature Programme (England)

Natural England which is responsible for the sustainable stewardship of the land and sea so that
people and nature can thrive, has announced that due to the large number of high quality
applications it has decided to bring forward the deadline for applications for the Access to
Nature Programme. Natural England have taken this decision in order to avoid a heavily over
subscribed programme towards the end of its life with diminishing funds to give out.

Access to Nature is now scheduled to close its Stage 1 applications by 1st February 2010
with Stage 2 applications to be received by 4th May 2010.

Under the scheme, Voluntary and Community Organisations, Charities, Friendly Societies,
Industrial and Provident Societies, Charitable Trusts and the Public Sector are able to apply for
grants of between 50,000 and £500,000 to encourage people from all backgrounds to
understand, access and enjoy the natural environment. The scheme focuses on three broad
themes; community awareness of and active participation in the natural environment; education,
learning and volunteering; and creating welcoming, well-managed and wildlife-rich places.

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/outdoorsforall/accesstonature/default.aspx




Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Food Strand (UK)

The aim of the Food strand is a £3 million funding strand over three years (2008 - 2011) with the
aim of promoting an understanding of the role of food in enhancing quality of life. It will prioritise
the enjoyment and experience of food rather than its production and we seek to enable as many
people in the UK as possible to access, prepare and eat nutritious, sustainable food.

The Foundation are keen to support work which enhances quality of life, this will include the
following:

      Improving access to appropriate, diverse and sustainable food in areas where availability
       is limited

      Exploring or enhancing understanding of the impact of food on wider well-being

      Demonstrating the positive role of food in a social context or how food can contribute to
       community cohesion



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      Developing leadership in food policy and/or enabling greater connection among currently
       diverse food-related interests

      Scaling up effective local or regional practice that deserves a wider platform

      Strategic or exceptional work that supports the development of sustainable food
       systems.


The Foundation is interested in work that influences policy and practice across a range of food-
related areas. The Foundation expect to support a mix of practical projects that have wide
significance, and some research and policy based work.

Previously funded projects include;

Community Food Enterprise Ltd which received a £70,000 grant towards the costs over two
years of the continued operation of existing Social Food outlets and expansion of the service
into new areas.

Local Food Links Ltd, which received a grant of £99,204 towards the scale-up of the Local Food
Links hot school meals service in Dorset over two years and to explore the provision of a user-
led catering service for older people.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/funding/food.html



Green Energy Trust (UK)

Local community groups and not for profit organisations and charities within the UK can apply
for grants for the installation of renewable technologies. The funding which is available through
the Green Energy Trust will provide grants of up to 25,000 (but most projects receive around
£10,000) for up to half the cost of the chosen renewable technology.

The maximum amount would only be awarded to exceptional projects that tick all the boxes and
demonstrate real value for money. Projects also need to have a really strong community benefit
and wider educational element.

The Trust considers all kinds of renewable technologies, including small-scale hydro, wind
power, biomass, landfill gas, solar energy and ground source heat pumps. Applications
involving other technologies may also qualify for support. Grant requests must be to support the
capital and installation costs of a renewable energy project.

The Trust meets three times a year to consider applications – usually during the first week of
September and December then April 2009.




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Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be screened for
eligibility and completeness as long as they are received seven weeks prior to the Trustees'
meetings, with the final deadline being four weeks before the meeting.

http://www.scottishpowergreentrust.co.uk/content/




Infrastructure Grant Programme (UK)

Cenex - the UK's first Centre of Excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies has
announced that it is currently seeking expressions of interest from private and public sector
organisations seeking to apply to the Infrastructure Grants Programme.

Under the programme, grants are available to help towards the cost of installing alternative
refuelling or recharging stations for alternative fuels (i.e. alternatives to diesel or petrol). The
programme which is funded by the Department for Transport aims to cut carbon dioxide and air
pollutant emissions, as well as reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

Examples of alternative fuels include hydrogen, electricity for electric vehicles and natural
gas/biogas. For fleet operators the cost of installing refuelling or recharging infrastructure
represents a barrier to switching fuel use.

If you wish to register your interest in the programme, or require more information, email
igp@cenex.co.uk or call Cenex on 01509 635750.

http://www.cenex.co.uk/igp_index.asp



Parks for People Programme (UK)

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that the next closing date for applications to
the Parks for People programme is the 31st August 2009 for a decision in December 2009.
Launched originally as a joint initiative with the Big Lottery Fund full responsibility for the
programme will pass to the Heritage Lottery from April 2009.

Local Authorities as well as not for profit organisations that own public parks and gardens can
apply for grants of between £250,000 and £5 million for the regeneration of parks and public
gardens (including squares, walks and promenades). Applicants will need to raise at least 30 %
of the project costs from their own sources and partnership funding, either as cash or non-cash
contributions. The „Parks for People‟ programme has a two-stage application process. If a Stage
One Pass is awarded, applicants can submit a Stage 2 application.

      Recent awards include:
      A £1.84 million grant to restore Castle Park in Fordsham, Cheshire back to its original
       historic landscape and to improve sports facilities, the play area, and cafe and kiosk
       facilities.



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      A £3.5million grant to restore the historic landscaping and buildings, upgrading
       footpaths, entrances, furniture and signage of Brockwell Park which is located between
       Brixton, Norwood and Dulwich.

http://www.hlf.org.uk/English/HowToApply/OurGrantGivingProgrammes/Parks+for+People/



Partnership Fund

The Partnership Fund supports activities that help young people to develop a greater
understanding of trees, woodlands, forest management, forest products and wood as a
sustainable resource.

Forest Education Initiative (FEI) aims to increase the understanding and appreciation,
particularly among young people, of the environmental, social, and economic potential of trees,
woodlands and forests and of the link between the tree and everyday products, which they
provide, and to enable them to appreciate the environmental, social and economic importance
of trees.

The FEI Partnership Fund is specifically to support the work of FEI clusters. It can provide
match funding for specific activities, which enhance the overall objectives of FEI. These are to
help develop, among young people, a greater understanding of trees, woodlands, forest
management, forest products and wood as a sustainable resource.

Only established FEI clusters can apply; that is, those having a signed Letter of Accreditation
(97kB MS Word) and a bank account. It is a challenge fund, which means that applicants are
competing for a limited amount of money in each financial year. Match funding is essential and
preference is given to clusters that seek private sector support.

The maximum amount that can be applied for in a single application is £5,000 and the minimum
amount is £201.

There are three funding rounds a year with closing dates 1st February, 1st June and 1st
October.

All applications should be agreed by the local cluster group and with the regional co-ordinator.

http://www.foresteducation.org/local_groups.php


The Naturesave Trust (UK)

Naturesave Limited, an ethical insurance company provides funding to support environmental
and conservationist projects.

The funding is provided by investing 10% of personal insurance premiums into the Naturesave
Trust. The Naturesave Trust aims to provide financial assistance to projects that deal with the
root of a specific environmental and/or conservationist problem and those that encourage the
greater commercial adoption of sustainable development.


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Financial assistance is available in the form of start up finance to new organisations which
seeks to promote greater awareness of sustainable development or for existing companies and
charities which are seeking funding for a specific project.


Previous projects funded include:

Knowsley Community Recycling Services – EKWIP, Ending Knowsley's Waste in Partnership: a
project to recycle waste white goods, refurbishing them and donating or re-selling at low cost to
low income families and those in need.
Women's Environmental Network - Real Nappy Exchange: a national service providing parents
with an opportunity to source, sell, donate and purchase second hand cotton nappies to reduce
levels of disposable nappy waste.

Applications can be made at any time.

http://www.naturesave.co.uk/trust_naturesave.html



FAMILY

Children, Young People and Families Grant (England)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has announced that it will not be
running a funding round through the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) grant
programme in 2009. Instead the DCSF is seeking the views of interested organisations on the
future approach and shape of the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) grant
programme.

The CYPF provides funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to
third sector organisations for strategic and innovation activities, which can demonstrate that they
support the Every Child Matters agenda and the Department's Children's Plan.

This consultation covers the scope and purpose of the CYPF grant; criteria for strategic and
innovation grants; the application process; and how the DCSF communicates, shares best
practice and monitors progress. The DCSF expects to publish a strategy document in July 2009
setting out the wider framework within which the CYPF grant will operate.

The closing date for responses is the 5th October 2009.

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetails&consultationId=1612
&external=no&menu=1




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Kelly Family Charitable Trust

The Kelly Family Charitable Trust funds charities in initiatives that support and encourage
families to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members.
The overall objective is to reinforce the potential benefit and support the family members as a
unit can give to each other.

Applications must be submitted by 1st March and 1st September to be considered at the
subsequent meeting.

The Trustees will ask for more detail for those applications that pass the initial screening and
may visit the projects they wish to support

More info: http://www.kfct.org.uk/apply.html




GLOBAL JUSTICE

Funding for Global Justice Education Projects (England and Wales)

Groups and organisations in England and Wales that wish to promote global justice may be
eligible to apply for funding through the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development Education
Fund´s grants programme.

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for UK based projects that increase awareness of poverty
and injustice in the world and the structures which cause them; discern how our lifestyles
contribute to injustice and how this can be changed so that we are free to live more justly;
encourage individuals in their social, political and economic choices to make an option for the
poor; foster partnership between people in countries of the North and the South, through which
we can all recognise how much we have to give and to receive; and celebrate the Christian
vision of human solidarity, development and the integrity of creation.


The application deadline for large projects is the 30th November 2009.

Applications to the small grants programme for funding of up to £3,000 can be made at any
time.
http://www.cafod.org.uk/uk/funding




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HEALTH
Ecominds (England)

Mind, the national mental health charity in England and Wales has announced that it has made
its first awards and awarded a total of over £1 million in funding to nine projects. Through the
Ecominds programme, Mind will fund a range of groups (including schools and colleges) who
want to encourage people with experience of mental distress to get involved in environmental
projects, such as improving open spaces and wildlife habitats, designing public art and
recycling. Successful applicants include;

      Hart Voluntary Action who received funding for the provision of an intergenerational
       community garden project where Mental Health Service Users are part of a team that
       undertakes gardening for vulnerable adults in the community of Hart.
      The Wildwood Trust, which received a grants from Ecomind to bring together the skills
       of mental health service providers, charities and the Wildwood Trust, to create a project
       of woodland management, rare species and animal care, and provide mental health
       service users with environmental skills that promote mental and physical wellbeing.
      Rushmoor Voluntary Services, which received funding to improve the quality of life of
       mental health service users by providing support and training to become involved in a
       range of local horticultural, gardening and environmental activities

Over the next five years Ecominds will have £7.5 million to distribute to around 125 new and
existing projects. To be eligible for funding projects must have:

      Both a mental health and environmental perspective
      Involve people with direct experience of mental distress
      Encourage community access, collaboration, and improve the environment and
       environmental sustainability
      Have a budget of under £250,000.

Applications can be made at any time. http://www.mind.org.uk/ecominds/




Funding to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol (UK)

Organisations working to tackle alcohol misuse and raise awareness about the impact of alcohol
misuse in the community have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Drinkaware Tust
Awareness Project Grant scheme.

The main objectives of the trust is to help reduce alcohol misuse, reduce alcohol related injuries
and change the drinking culture in the UK.
The Awareness Project Grant scheme is intended to help organisations develop existing and
successful alcohol-awareness projects for people aged under 18 or between 25 and 44.




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Grants fall into 3 categories: community based work, alcohol education work and projects
focusing on generating new approaches to alcohol misuse that have the potential to be rolled
out to a wider audience.
The Awareness Project Grants are made up to the value of £25,000 for the development of
existing alcohol awareness schemes.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/grants



Glaxo Smith Kline Impact Awards Scheme

GlaxoSmithKline, in partnership with The King’s Fund, have an awards scheme which awards
up to £35k of unrestricted funding. The Impact Awards are open to registered charities that are
at least three years old, working in a health related field in the UK, with a total annual income
between 10k and 1 million.

Ten winners will receive £25000, with the overall winner receiving an additional £10000. Up to
five highly commended awards of £5000 and up to 5 runners up of £3000 will be made. In
addition free training (valued at £3500) will be offered to all winning and highly commended
organisations. Deadline is 25th September 2009

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/research/projects/gsk_impact_awards/



Healthy Heart Grants (UK)

Community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers involved in preventing heart
disease can apply for 'Healthy Heart' grants of up to £10,000 through Heart Research UK.

Over the last 40 years, Heart Research UK has funded many of the ground breaking medical
breakthroughs, including the first ever successful UK heart transplants and the development of
heart valves.

The type of projects funded through this scheme in the past have included; the Foresight Project
in Grimsby which encourages visually impaired people to take regular exercise using tandem
bicycles, a project in Bradford to encourage local residents to participate in fun physical
activities such as belly dancing, line dancing and exercise classes; the Ross-shire Bravehearts
project in Inverness educates adults with learning difficulties about heart health so they can take
part in physical activities.

Applications will be accepted until the 31st August 2009.

http://www.heartresearch.org.uk/healthy_heart_grants.htm




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Health Innovation Challenge Fund (UK)

The Department of Health and the Wellcome Trust are inviting proposals from organisations and
research groups seeking to draw on funding from the new £100 million Health Innovation
Challenge Fund to further the development of innovative healthcare products.

The aim of the Health Innovation Challenge Fund is to facilitate high-quality translational health
research - technological developments that can deliver economic and patient health benefits to
this country and build on the UK's excellence in science.

Through the provision of 'gap-bridging' funding, the initiative will stimulate the delivery of
technologies, products and interventions having clinical applicability within the NHS in the 3 - 5
year timeframe. A series of themed calls will be made, the first of which is 'Advancing Genetic
Discoveries into Clinical Practice' with funding up to £20m.

This seeks to capitalize on the wealth of information created by human genome analysis and
the drivers to bring the emerging insights to clinical application. The fund is open to NHS
organisations (including NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts), and equivalent UK
authorities; universities, and research institutes and not-for profit organisations. The
preliminary deadline for applications is the 2nd October 2009.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Technology-transfer/Awards/Health-Innovation-Challenge-
Fund/index.htm



Tackling Drugs Changing Lives Award (UK)

The Home Office provides the Tackling Drugs Changing Lives Award to reward voluntary and
community groups who make a difference in their community regarding activities aimed at the
prevention or treatment of drug misuse. The Awards recognise people who have made an
outstanding contribution to tackling drugs.

They reward people who have changed lives and communities through their work. Anyone can
nominate a team or individual for an award - colleagues, family, community leaders, service
users and ex-service users. There are two categories of awards available, awards for
individuals and awards for teams. Each winner will receive £10,000 for their organisation to
spend on the prevention or treatment of drug misuse. All nominations must be received by
Monday 31 August 2009.

http://drugs.homeoffice.gov.uk/




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Third Sector Investment Programme for the Innovation, Excellence and Service
Development Fund (England)


The Department of Health has announced that the Third Sector Investment Programme for the
Innovation, Excellence and Service Development Fund for 2010-11 is now open for
applications. The fund which is open to voluntary organisations providing a service similar to a
service provided by the National Health Service or by local authority social services aims to
support the work of third sector organisations with a clear focus on supporting and driving
forward new ideas, excellence and developments in health and social services.
Projects that are eligible for funding under this scheme must also address one of the following
cross cutting themes;
     information, advice, advocacy and support;
     personalisation and dignity;
     community and user involvement and peer support;
     promoting, supporting and maintaining positive behaviour in terms of health;
     and reducing inequalities in health.

There is no minimum or maximum funding that organisations can apply for. However under the
previous scheme the average grant awarded was around £50,000.

There is a two stage application process. Outline proposals need to be submitted by the
4th September 2009. Those organisations that are successful at this stage will be invited
to submit detailed applications by the 27th November 2009.

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/
DH_103016


HERITAGE
Architectural Heritage Fund (UK)

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), which is a registered charity that promotes the
conservation and regeneration of historic buildings in the UK. Funding is available to voluntary
organisations building preservation trusts to regenerate historic buildings to create community
and education facilities, workspace and homes. To be eligible to apply for funding through the
AHF, organisations need to be a registered charity and the building(s) must be listed, scheduled
as an ancient monument or in a Conservation Area (if in a Conservation Area, it must be of
acknowledged historic or architectural importance). The project must also involve a change of
ownership and/or a change of use. Previously funded projects include:

      Turning a run down historic buildings into community theatres, resource centres,
       community learning centres, workspaces, places to live and community meeting places,
       etc.

The next closing date for applications is the 13th August 2009.

http://www.ahfund.org.uk/index.html


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HOUSING


New Loan Package for Housing Co-operatives (UK)

Triodos Bank, which lends exclusively to organisations that benefit people and the environment
and Co-operative & Community Finance which provides loan finance for co-operatives,
employee owned businesses and social enterprises have come together to help housing co-
operatives buy property. After years of unsustainable house price rises, property is becoming
affordable again.

For housing co-operatives who are ready to buy their own property, these two organisations can
help to make the most of the lull in the housing market, helping housing co-operatives provide
affordable, tenant controlled homes for their members.

 Housing co-operatives apply for two loans. One from Triodos Bank and one from Co-operative
& Community Finance. Triodos Bank can lend up to 80% of the value of the house. Co-
operative & Community Finance can lend up to 25%. Housing co-operatives will usually need to
contribute at least 5% of the value of the property from their own funds, but the lenders may be
able to consider a lower contribution in some cases.

Application will be assessed by a Relationship Manager at each lender who will let the applicant
know if their application is considered viable.

http://www.triodos.co.uk/uk/business_banking/business_finance/210236/234790/loans_housing
_coops/



INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Development Awareness Fund - Mini Grants Scheme (UK)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has announced that it is
accepting applications for funding through its Development Awareness Fund - Mini
Grants Scheme.

Organisations within the UK and with an interest in international development issues
can apply for funding under the Mini Grants Scheme. The programme provides grants
of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years for projects that raise awareness and
understanding of international development issues within the UK; of global
interdependence; of the need for international development; and of the progress that
has been made.




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DFID's contribution to a project will be a minimum grant of £1,000 and a maximum grant
of £10,000 per year for up to three years. Previous projects supported include The
World Centre Dundee, which works with primary school teachers and pupils in Dundee
to learn about development issues through a focus on Bangladesh and the international
clothing trade and the Workers Educational College, which works with trade union
members and local communities in North Wales to increase understanding of global
issues including the poverty reduction agenda, climate change, and global
interdependence.

Project proposals must be submitted by 31 October 2009.

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Funding-Schemes/Funding-for-not-for-profit-
organisations/DAFMG/



INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Funding for IT Projects Supporting Disadvantaged Groups (UK)

The Nominet Trust, which was created in January 2008, with the declared aim of funding
innovative Internet projects that make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged and
vulnerable people, primarily in terms of education, safety and inclusion, has announced that it
has made its first grants.

Organisations that have been funded include

      The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB) will fund a remote access support
       project that will allow visually impaired people access to computers and the Internet and
       provide training on how best to use the technology
      Funding will support the Internet Society‟s Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
       Fellowship and Internet Governance Forum Ambassadors programmes which aim to
       ensure the continued development and deployment of the Internet
      Cambridgeshire Library Learning Services will support staff working on its Community
       Access Points project, providing communities in isolated rural locations and areas of
       high social deprivation with free access to online education and support.
      YouthNet will be running a major research project which will underpin a campaign to
       raise awareness of digital usage among young people.

The Trust was initially awarded £5 million from Nominet, the Internet registry for .uk domains
and will provide grants to organisations that can show that their innovative IT-related projects
can make a positive difference to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups - in the UK, developing
countries and around the world.

Organisations wishing to apply need initially to complete and online eligibility questionnaire.
Those organisations deemed successful will be provided with a link to a more detailed
application form. Grant application will be considered by the board of trustees. They meet in




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May, August and November 2009. Applicants will hear from the Trust in the month following
each meeting.

http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/index.php




MEDIA

Funding to Develop Media Skills of Disadvantaged Young People (England)

Mediabox, a Department for Children, Schools and Families fund to enable disadvantaged 13-
19 year olds living in England the opportunity to develop and produce creative media projects,
using print, television, film, radio or online platforms, has announced that its Mix Mediabox
funding scheme will open for applications on the 10th August 2009.

Through its Mix Mediabox scheme, grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to
organisations that bring together young people from diverse economic backgrounds, faiths or
geographic areas to work on a media project.

This grant scheme supports projects that enable young people to work with older members of
their community, to create media projects that encourage communities to gain a better
understanding of each other and promote community cohesion.

In addition funding is also currently available through the Mini Mediabox scheme. This provides
grants of £1,000 to £5,000 and is open to grassroots and community youth organisati ons for
youth led media projects.

Previous projects supported through Mediabox includes Kent Refugee Action Network which
delivered a series of animation workshops to 20 young unaccompanied asylum seekers.

The project resulted in the production of four quality animation shorts that illustrate different
aspects of the journey of a young person to the UK; and Media Mash Up which received funding
to give young people from very diverse backgrounds in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire,
Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes the opportunity to try their hands at film, print, radio and mixed
media techniques.

http://www.media-box.co.uk/funding.php?ID=1



UnLtd Launches 4iP Awards (UK)

UnLtd, the charity for social entrepreneurs has announced that it has teamed up with Channel 4
to launch of a new funding scheme (4iP) to help individuals turn their digital media projects into
a reality.




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Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help individuals develop early stage digital media ideas
and prototypes and to turn these prototypes into social businesses. This can include supporting
great ideas for websites, games and mobile services which help people improve their lives.


There are two themes that 4iP is looking to support. These are: using the web and mobile to
keep an eye on how government, organisations and elected representatives use their power;
and exploring how digital tools, games, applications and services can help people change their
lives for the better whether that's their health, wellbeing, finances, work/life balance or dealing
with unemployment.

The awards are available to individuals over the age of 16; as well as informal groups. To
discuss yo ur ideas and to obtain an application form please contact 0845 850 1122 or email
4ip@unltd.org.uk .

http://www.unltd.org.uk/template.php?ID=179&PageName=4ip




REFUGEE

Refugee Integration Awards Scheme (England)

Funded by the European Refugee Fund Phase III and with the support of the UK Boarder
Agency, UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs has re-launched RISE: Refugee
Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs, under the name RISE Accelerator. Rise Accelerator aims to
unleash and encourage the potential of refugees as social entrepreneurs.

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to small groups of refugees and individuals to
set up projects that will make their communities a happier, safer, healthier and more just place
as well as support refugees to achieve their full economic and social potential.

The RISE programme has already funded 75 refugees, benefiting over 2000 people around
England. The success of the project has allowed UnLtd to extend the RISE programme for
another two years.

Unltd will also provide dedicated support including; training opportunities, tools and resources to
ensure you develop your own skills as well as helping you develop your project. The scheme
will aim to fund and support a further 64 projects over the next two years.

Applications can be made at any time.

http://unltd.org.uk/template.php?ID=55&PageName=rise:refugeeawardsscheme




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RESEARCH

Health
Funding to Increase the Capacity of Organisations to Deal with Alcohol Related
Problems (UK)

The Alcohol Education and Research Council aims to fund projects that increase the capacity of
organisations to deal with alcohol-related problems and to develop the evidence base.

The Fund can only be used to pay for project activities that are outside the responsibilities of
central or local agencies and services.

A main objective of the Developing People and Organisations grant is to obtain evidence of
"what works" which will help others to replicate.

The funding available through the Developing People and Organisations grant is between
£5,000 and £50,000.

The programme will not support projects that duplicate existing provision. Payment of any grant
awarded will be made quarterly in arrears, on the basis of claims submitted by the administering
organisation.

The deadline for applications is 5 September 2009.

http://www.aerc.org.uk/grantsDevelopment.html




Jeans for Genes Calls for Grant Applications (UK)


UK charity Jeans for Genes has announced it is now accepting applications from other charities
for grants up to £25,000. Jeans for Genes raises funds for research into serious genetic
disorders affecting thousands of children such as cystic fibrosis, haemophilia and sickle cell.

Funds also provide laboratory equipment and facilities, as well as valuable advice and support
for families. The Charity is seeking applications for projects to "extend the reach of Jeans for
Genes into the genetic disorder community".

The charity is offering grants of between £500 and £25,000 to improve the understanding of
genetic disorders and helping those people who suffer from such disorders to cope with the
challenges that they bring.

The closing date for applications is the 30th September 2009 and application forms can
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http://www.jeansforgenes.com/money/grants/apply


Poverty

New £23 Million Poverty Research Fund (UK)

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research
Council are pleased to announce the second phase of a joint scheme for development research.
The £23 million joint funding scheme will support high quality short to medium term
development research on poverty reduction. As well as research excellence, all applicants will
have to demonstrate that research outputs have potential impact on poverty reduction and
relevance to decision makers.

DFID and ESRC have identified three thematic areas for this call where work will be of particular
interest. These areas are: Security, Conflict and Development; Economic Crisis, Poverty and
Growth; the implications for Development Theory and Practice; and Cities and Development.
Applications are welcomed from researchers based in recognised higher education institutions,
research organisations or organisations with a credible research capacity in both the UK, and
also worldwide.
http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/News-Stories/2009/Funding-research-on-conflict-cities-and-
the-economic-crisis/




SPORTS
Innovation Fund

Financial assistance is available for sports clubs, community groups, social enterprises and
local authorities to carry out innovative projects that increase sporting opportunities and
participation across England.

The Innovation Fund is provided by Sport England to support innovative development projects
that have the capacity to transform the future of community sport.
Funding is available for sports clubs, community groups, local authorities and social enterprises
to carry out innovative projects that aim to increase sporting opportunities and encourage
greater participation in sporting activities.

Each year, Sport England is looking to fund a small number of groundbreaking, innovative
projects that will transform community sport across the country. Projects can either test and
develop truly original ideas, or find innovative new solutions to already identified problems.

Application Deadline: 10 August 2009




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http://www.fundingcentral.org.uk/SchemeList.aspx?WCI=htmResults&WCU=CBC=View,DSCO
DE=OTSSCMLIVE,SCHEMEID=248-S33790,UDATA=SCHEMEVIEWBACK=HOME



Non-Turf Pitch Grants (England & Wales)

The Lord‟s Taverners, which aims to give young people, particularly those with special needs,
an opportunity to participate in recreational cricket, has announced that funding of up to £6,000
is available in 2009 for the installation of non-turf pitches, practice ends and nets.

 Applicants can be England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) affiliated clubs, individual schools
or other organisations directly involved in the development of youth cricket. but must be
approved by the Cricket Development Manager at your local County Cricket Board.

Awards do not normally exceed the following levels: non-turf match pitch (£3,000); non-turf
practice ends (£2,000); and outdoor nets (£1,000).

Applications can be made at any time.

http://lordstaverners.org/taverners.cfm?menuid=1&menupos=8

Sport England – Small grants

The Sport England Small Grants Programme supports local community sport projects that aim
to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at
their chosen sport.

Types of projects that might be funded are:

    increasing membership;
    purchase of kit;
    coaching fees.
    getting more young people involved.
   
The following guidelines can be used to see whether which project is potentially eligible:

      Awards are for amounts from £300 to £10,000
      The total project cost should not exceed £50,000
      Projects must be deliverable within 12 months and provide a monitoring report within 13
       months of the date of the offer letter
      Projects must seek to increase participation in sport, sustain participation in sport or
       provide opportunities to excel at a chosen sport.
      Sporting outcomes must be the main focus of the project. Applications for projects using
       sport as a means to an end are acceptable, but there must be a clear sporting benefit
      Projects must be focused only on sports currently recognised by Sport England and
       delivered to beneficiaries based in England.




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For more information: http://www.sportengland.org/funding.aspx


Team East for Skills

Over the next 3 years 1300 people in the Eastern region will gain new skills, become engaged
with their communities, improve their physical and emotional well-being and move closer to and,
in many cases, into the job market. The programme aims to assist with increasing employment
opportunities, the development of a skilled and adaptable workforce, the promotion of the
Olympic/Paralympic ideals celebrating mind, body and spirit.

The project is funded by EEDA using ESF and Legacy Trust funds and is led by Cover. It is
being delivered by a consortium of arts, sports and voluntary organisations. Team East for
Skills offers training, mentoring support, volunteering placements and recognised qualifications.

For general enquiries please contact Jan Cunningham, EU Programmes Manager at COVER
on 01799 532880 or if you would like to take part in any way, please contact one of our partners
below:
For Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire, contact John Wroe on 01223 500202 or email
john.wroe@momentumarts.org.uk.



TRANSPORT


Funding to Improve the Accessibility of Railway Stations (England & Wales)


The Department for Transport (DFT) has announced that it is seeking applications to improve
the accessibility of Great Britain's railway stations for disabled people.

Grants of up to £250,000 per project is available through the Access for All Small Scheme.
Match funding is available to cover up to 50% of project costs.

In particular, the DfT is seeking to support innovative or locally focused solutions to access
problems that are viable as well as applications that demonstrate improving integrated
accessible transport solutions.
The majority of funding will be made available for capital schemes thet deliver physical
improvements at stations although revenue based schemes that deliver genuine, direct benefits
for disabled rail users can also be submitted.

Applications are welcomed from within the rail industry and from organisations that are engaged
with their local railway stations.
The bidding process only applies to stations that are owned by Network Rail.

The closing date for applications is the 25th September 2009.

http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/access/rail/railstations/ssf/



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VOLUNTARY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
£70 Million Communitybuilders Programme Launched (England)

The Adventure Capital Fund (ACF), in partnership with Futurebuilders and the Community
Alliance has announced the launch of the new £70 Million Communitybuilders programme. The
aim of the programme is to help build more cohesive, engaged and active communities through
investment in community-led organisations looking to develop long term viability.

Communitybuilders is designed to help community-led organisations work towards long-term
financial stability and away from grant dependency so they can continue to meet the needs of
their communities for future generations. Interested organisations will be able to apply for a
mixture of loans and grants and have access to expert support and mentoring services.
Organisations that are interested in applying for funding should register their interest by phoning
0191 261 5200.

http://www.communitybuildersfund.org.uk/index.html

Capacitybuilders Campaign Research Programme (England)

Capacitybuilders is launching a Campaigning Research Programme “to enable the voice of
vulnerable people to be heard through campaigning and advocacy, empowering them to act as
agents of change”.

The programme is funded by the Office of the Third Sector (OTS), which is providing £750,000
over a period of two years. Through this programme, Capacitybuilders will study the campaigns
of up to 30 groups and these will receive up to £20,000 funding each. The Campaigning
Research Programme will focus on third sector organisations that represent and support
marginalised groups such as:

      people living in or under the threat of poverty or the unemployed
      refugees and asylum seekers
      ex-offenders and/or people dependent on drugs or alcohol.

The programme aims to support smaller, local organisations or groups to run a campaign which
may not be linked with current networks of expertise on campaigning, and in some cases may
require assistance to implement their ideas. From a long list of some 80 nominations.

Capacitybuilders will invite 50 projects to submit brief applications by the end of August,
followed by interviews during September 2009.

http://www.capacitybuilders.org.uk/detail/Capacitybuilders_announce_details_about_the_selecti
on_process_and_nominating_partners_for_Campaigning_Research_Programme/99/405.aspx




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Cracking the Code (England)

Cracking the Code is a bursary Scheme from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations
(NCVO) to improve governance within Third Sector infrastructure organisations .

The scheme offers up to £500 to improve to improve the way that community and voluntary
organisation are led and governed.

The type of activities that could be funded include; organising a Board Away day; attend training
on the latest legal updates or the roles and responsibilities of board members; improving an
organisation‟s recruitment and induction systems; holding a stakeholder forum to improve
strategic planning; and or carrying out a governance review.

In return for the bursary the NCVO will ask organisations to write a case study and develop a
method to share the knowledge and experiences with other in the local area.

 The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2009.
http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/governanceandleadership/?id=13148



Future Builders

Futurebuilders provides loan financing at great rates to third sector organisations
We offer loan financing, often combined with grants and professional support, to third sector
organisations in England that need investment to help them bid for, win and deliver public
service contracts. Below are some of the programmes that we currently have:

Cash Flow Fund
Short-term loans (up to two years) above £50,000 to cover short term cashflow needs or
development capital.


Full Investment Fund
Loans-based investment above £50,000, which may also include grants and professional
support. The Full Investment Fund is our main product. The majority of our investments are
made from this Fund.

Tender Fund
Three year interest-free loans of between £3,000 and £50,000 to help organisations tender
sucessfully for public sector contracts

Consortia Fund
A combination of loan finance and professional support specifically for consortium groups
aiming to work together to win public service contracts

Social Enterprise Investment Fund
The Social Enterprise Investment Fund provides investment to social enterprises in the delivery
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Modernisation Fund
Interest-free loans of between £30,000 and £500,000 to help organisations be more resilient to
the impact of the economic downturn.

For further information please click on: http://www.futurebuilders-england.org.uk/what-we-
offer/products/products/


Hardship Fund Opens for Applications (England)

The Community Development Foundation, has announced that the £16.7 million Hardship Fund
is now open for applications. The Hardship Fund will provide grant support to third sector
organisations in England delivering front-line services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged
people in society. Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available to support
organisations in England with a turnover of at least £200,000 that are in financial hardship as a
result of the recession, which is impacting on their ability to deliver services in the following
areas;

      health and social care
      housing support
      education and training
      and information, advice and guidance.


Grants will be paid from October 2009 and need to be spent by September 2010.

Applications can be submitted at any time during the lifetime of the fund.

http://www.cdf.org.uk/web/guest/hardship-fund


OTS Launches Social Investment Wholesale Bank Consultation (UK)

The Office of the Third Sector (OTS) has launched a consultation on a Social Investment
Wholesale Bank which sets out the vision, the economic case and consults on proposals for the
design and functions of a potential bank. This consultation, announced in Budget 2009, is part
of Building Britain's Future, the Government's plan to work with the British people to respond to
the economic downturn and together build a stronger, fairer and more prosperous country.

Government recognises the important role played by the third sector including social enterprises
- as sustainable businesses with a social or environmental mission they contribute significantly
to stronger local economies and a fairer society.

Yet access to appropriate funding and finance is often the single biggest concern facing
organisations driven by social or environmental purpose. A Social Investment Wholesale Bank
could help enable third sector organisations to access the finance they need to grow and
become more sustainable.
The closing date for responding to the consultation is the 7th October 2009.
http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/third_sector/news/news_stories/090715_siwb.aspx


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OTHER FUNDING NEWS

Baring Foundation - Arts programme 2010: Arts and Older People

In October 2009 the Baring Foundation will launch a new funding programme giving core costs
grants to arts organisations in the UK working with older people. We plan to spend a total of
around £3 million in 5 annual rounds. The first grants will be made in June 2010. We will publish
a mapping report in September 2009 looking at current practice in this field. If you work for an
arts organisation that works in this area we would be keen to hear from you. Please email David
Cutler on: david.cutler@uk.ing.com

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


Google Grants (UK)

The Google Grants UK beta programme supports organisations sharing Google‟s philosophy of
community service to help the world in areas such as:

      science and technology
      education
      global public health
      the environment
      youth advocacy
      the arts.

Designed for registered charities, Google Grants provides free advertising on Google AdWords,
to charities seeking to inform and engage their constituents online.

Google Grants has given free AdWords advertising to hundreds of charitable groups whose
missions range from animal welfare to literacy, from supporting homeless children to promoting
HIV education. As a result of this free advertising many charities have experienced an increase
in the recruitment of volunteers and sponsorship.

Applications can be made at any time.

http://www.google.com/grants/




Future Jobs Fund
Futurebuilders offering help with bids

Your organisation may have a great idea that could be implemented through the £1bn DWP
Future Jobs Fund. If you need assistance with partnership working, collaboration or start-up



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funding, Futurebuilders may be able to help. They offer a range of funds and loans and are keen
to help organisations with their Future Jobs bids.

Visit for more information:

http://www.futurebuilders-england.org.uk/what-we-offer/products/future-jobs-fund/


The Cost of Criminal Records Bureau Checks will be Reduced

The Home Office has announced that the cost of standard Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
checks will be cut by £5 from October 2009.

The cost of a standard disclosure will go down from £31 to £26, although the cost of enhanced
checks will remain at £36. The fee reduction is due to an expected increase in the volume of
disclosure applications being processed because of the new vetting and barring scheme, which
comes into effect in October.

Those working with children will still have to pay £64 to register for the vetting and barring
scheme. This includes a £28 fee to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority and
£36 for a CRB check.

The Home Office said the reduction in cost will mean total savings to customers of £1 million.
The new fees will apply from 1 October 2009 throughout the remainder of 2009/10.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/about-us/news/crb-reduces-fees



Modernisation Fund Bursary Successes

Over £1 million of financial assistance has already been issued through the Government‟s
flagship third sector support fund.

The second strand of the Modernisation Fund opened to applications in June and has offered a
thousand £1,000 bursaries to help third sector organisations across England that are working in
areas including social cohesion, debt advice and family and mental health.

The fund is delivered by Capacitybuilders and is part of the Office of the Third Sector‟s Real
Help for Communities scheme. It is intended to help groups access support and facilitate co-
operation to help them survive the threats to the third sector posed by the recession.

The 1,000 successful phase one bursary recipients will be able to apply for further funding of up
to £10,000 in order to further aid these mergers and collaborations between organisations.
The Modernisation Fund also includes an interest-free loan fund delivered by Futurebuilders
England.

For more information on the Modernisation Fund visit:

http://www.modernisationfund.org.uk/about/index.html


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EUROPEAN FUNDING
EU –Business
?100 Million EU Micro-Finance Facility to Help Unemployed Start Small
Businesses (UK)

The European Commission has proposed to set up a new microfinance facility providing
microcredit to small businesses and to people who have lost their jobs and want to start their
own small businesses.

It will have an initial budget of ?100 million, which could leverage more than ?500 million in a
joint initiative with international financial institutions, in particular the European Investment Bank
(EIB) Group.

The new micro-finance facility aims to make it easier for people who, in the current context of
reduced credit supply, might have difficulties in accessing funds for business start-ups.

This could result in around 45,000 loans over a period of up to eight years. In addition, the
possibility to apply to the loans interest rate rebates from the European Social Fund will make it
easier for people to access the funds. Micro-credit in the EU means loans under ?25,000.

It is tailored to micro-enterprises, employing fewer than 10 people (91% of all European
businesses), and unemployed or inactive people who want to go into self-employment but do
not have access to traditional banking services. 99% of start-ups in Europe are micro or small
enterprises and one third of these are launched by people who are unemployed. The
Commission expects the new 'Progress Microfinance Facility' to be operational in 2010.

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&newsId=547&furtherNews=yes


EU – Children & Young

European Youth Foundation Grants (UK)

The European Youth Foundation is an independent, international, non-governmental
organisation dedicated to the positive development of children and young people throughout the
world. To support its objectives the Foundation makes grants to international not for profit youth
organisations and networks.

The types of activities supported include international youth meeting, the development of
projects that benefits young people and help towards the administrative costs of eligible
organisations and networks. In addition the Foundation also funds a range of pilot projects.

The next application deadline is the 1st October 2009.

http://www.eycb.coe.int/EYCBwwwroot/index.asp?language=eng&url=/EYCBwwwroot/ENG/EY
F.asp


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EU – Consumer

Funding for EU Consumer Organisations (UK)


The European Commission has announced the 2009 call for proposals to support the
operations of consumer organisations that operate on a European wide level. A total of ?2.6
million is available to support organisations which have as their primary objectives and activities
the promotion and protection of the health, safety and economic interests of consumers; and
organisations which have as their primary objectives and activities to represent consumer
interests in the standardisation process at Community level.

The closing date for applications is the 4th September 2009.

http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/consumers/consumers_calls.html




EU – Culture

Call for proposals — Culture Programme (2007-2013)


The European Commission has issued the next call for proposal under the Culture Programme
(2007 -13). Through the Culture Programme the European Commission provides financial
support to enhance the cultural area shared by Europeans with a view to encouraging the
emergence of European citizenship. Through this call the for proposal, the European
Commission specifically wants to support;
    multiannual cooperation projects;
    cooperation measures;
    special actions with third countries;
    and support for bodies active at European level in the field of culture.

The Culture programme supports projects, organisations, promotional activities and research in
all branches of culture, except the audiovisual branch for which there is a separate programme
named MEDIA. The funding available is open to Cultural operators, including cultural
enterprises as long as they are acting in a non-profit-making cultural capacity. For more
information including information on closing dates for applications, please click on the link
below.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2009:151:SOM:EN:HTML




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EU – Environment


Eco-Innovation Projects (UK)

The European Commission has announced the availability of around ?30m in funding for eco-
innovation projects. The eco-innovation fund aims specifically to reduce the ecological footprint
of European industry, and is addressed mainly to organisations that have developed an
environmental product, service, management practice or process which has a proven track
record, yet is not fully marketed due to residual risks.

The priority areas of this call for proposals are innovative, environmental-friendly projects in the
area of; materials recycling; sustainable buildings; food and drink industrial processes; and
green business & smart purchasing. This call is open to all legal persons, but priority will be
given to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Clusters of applicants and projects which demonstrate a European added value and have a high
potential for market replication are strongly encouraged.

The deadline for applications is the 10th September 2009.
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/call_en.htm




EU – Knowledge Brokerage

Development Of Knowledge Brokerage Networks

This Call for Proposals was launched on 23 June and will support international cooperation in
the development of „knowledge brokerage‟ mechanisms in the field of education and training.

These mechanisms are intended to:

      strengthen the links between research, policy and practice;
      make the results of research on education and training understandable and accessible;
       and
      bring research to the attention of policy and decision-makers and practitioners.

Eligible applicants include Ministries of education, other public bodies, research centres,
universities, foundations and associations.

Applicants must be established in one of the following countries: EU Member States; EFTA
countries which are members of EEA (ie Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway); and candidate
countries (ie Turkey).




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Grants of up to 75 % of the total eligible costs are available, up to around EUR 165,000.
Activities must start between December 2009 and February 2010 and end before March 2011,
lasting no longer than 12 months.

The deadline for submission of applications is 25 September 2009.

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/calls/grants_en.html



EU – Life Long Learning

Funding for Vocational Education and Training Projects (UK)

The European Commission has announced that its Leonardo Da Vinci will re-open for
applications towards the end of 2009 with an application deadline of early 2010. Leonardo Da
Vinci is part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme and provides funding for European
vocational education and training projects.

The programme is open to educational and training organisations from the private, public and
third sector. The type of funding that organisations can apply for include work placements in
another European country; participating in a European partnership to share expertise and
experiences; and to promote the transfer of innovation within the education and training sector.

Previously supported projects include; catering students from the Royal Forest of Dean College
spent a three weeks in Italy working alongside experienced Italian chefs on Leonardo Mobility
funded work placements; Shropshire Fire and Rescue service which secured Leonardo Mobility
funding to set up an staff exchange programme with other fire and civil protection organisations
across Europe; and the Scottish Agricultural College which received Leonardo funding for a
partnership to improve training in agricultural marketing skills. Projects need to involve other
European partners and funding is also available to attend meeting to find suitable project
partners.

Applications for funding to attend a meeting to meet prospective new partners can be
submitted at any time up to the 11th December 2009.

http://www.leonardo.org.uk/default.asp?section=00010001§ionTitle=Home



Support for the Networking and Mobility of Students and Trainers in Europe (UK)

The European Commission has announced that it is inviting grant applications from pan-
European consortia of Higher education institutions, training organisations and partners to
promote the mobility of students and trainers within the audiovisual sector in Europe.

In particular, the commission wants to support projects that develop the capacity of future
audiovisual professionals to understand and integrate a European dimension to their work by



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improving expertise in the following fields; training in economic, financial and commercial
management; training in new audiovisual technologies; and training in script project
development.

The total budget available for this call is €1.9 million. The financial support from the Commission
cannot exceed 50 % or 75 % of the total eligible costs.

The closing date for applications is the 19th August 2009.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2009:139:SOM:EN:HTML



EU – Media

Media Support for the Audio Visual Sector - New Call for Proposals (UK)


A new call for proposals under the MEDIA - Promotion/access to the market programme has
been launched.

This call for proposals is aimed at European companies whose activities contribute to the
attainment of the objectives of the MEDIA programme.

This call aims to support actions that have the following aims; to improve the circulation of
European works by ensuring that the European audiovisual sector has access to the
professional European and international audiovisual markets; to encourage common actions
between national film and audiovisual programme promotion organisations.

The total budget for this call is EUR 1,500,000. The deadline for applications is the 7th
August 2009.

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/media/promo/markt/forms/index_en.htm




EU – Sports
Call for Proposals for Preparatory Actions in Sport (UK)

The European Commission has issued a call for proposals to implement the 2009 Preparatory
Action in the field of sport.

 A total of €4 million is available to support transnational projects put forward by public bodies or
civil society organisations in order to identify and test suitable networks and good practices in
the field of sport in the following areas; promoting health-enhancing physical activity; promoting
education and training in sport; promoting European fundamental values by encouraging sport
for persons with disabilities; and promoting gender equality in sport. EU grants will be provided
to a maximum of 80% of the total costs.


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The matched funding can be partly made up of contributions in kind.

Projects must start between 1st December.2009 and 31st March.2010 and end no later than
31st March.2011.

The closing date for applications is the 31st August 2009.

http://ec.europa.eu/sport/preparatory_actions/doc745_en.htm




EU – Town Twinning

Call for Proposals - The Thematic Networking of Twinned Towns (UK)

The European Commission has issued a call for proposals for the thematic networking of
Twinned Towns. This call for proposals which is part of the European Commission‟s Town
Twinning Initiative provides grants for towns with existing town twinning links to come together
in thematic networks that address issues of common concern.

 This Programme provides financial support for conferences and workshops that address
specific themes, involving at least three towns, developed within the framework of existing town
twinning agreements.

These events should be the starting point for future joint initiatives between the twinned towns.
Only the following types of organisations are eligible to submit an application; municipalities and
twinning committees; local and regional governments; and associations representing local
authorities.

The closing date for applications is the 1st September 2009.

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/citizenship/funding/2009/call_action1_12_2009_en.php




EU – Transport
Call for Proposals in the Field of Transport (UK)


The European Commission has issued a new call for proposals to award grants to promote the
objectives of its Common Transport Policy. A total of €4.7 million is available to support
transport projects in the areas of;

      road safety;
      the internal market;
      and transport security.


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In particular the Commission is keen to support projects that research and disseminate best
practice and projects that co-ordinate and harmonise standards and procedures across Europe.
The amount of funding available will range between 10% and 50% of the total eligible costs of
the operation, except for transport security, where it can be up to 80%. The closing date for
applications is the 15th September 2009.

http://ec.europa.eu/transport/grants/2009_09_15_en.htm




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LOCAL AUTHORITY

Bill & Melinda Gates Fdn. - Access To Learning

The Access to Learning Award is given annually to a public library or similar organisation, which
has a commitment to offering the public free access to information technology. The Award, for
existing and innovative projects, carries a prize of up to US$1 million.

The Call for Applications to the 2010 Access to Learning Award has now opened. The Award is
a reward for work accomplished by an organisation and should be used to further expand the
recipient organisation‟s efforts to provide free access to information technology.

Applications must be submitted by the online Electronic Proposal System by 31 October
2009.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/ATLA/Pages/access-to-learning-award-overview.aspx



Food Waste Collection Fund 2009-2011 (England)

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), has announced that it has £3.5 million of
funding available to develop or extend separate collection services for food waste.

Funding of up to £10 per household is available to support Local Authorities introducing new
food waste collections or authorities who want to expand existing services or improve their
performance.
This funding can contribute towards the purchase of containers and liners, communications
materials, vehicle costs or other service delivery costs. WRAP's evaluation of food waste
collection schemes shows that separate weekly collections of food waste achieve higher
capture rates and hence divert more waste from landfill and also provide a feedstock suitable for
Anaerobic Digestion.

Funding is available to support weekly food waste only collections. Local Authorities interested
in applying should complete an expression of interest form.

There are two submission dates for expressions of interest. The 31st Jul y 2009 is for schemes
with well developed plans where the funding would most likely be needed to extend the planned


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service to additional households. Collections would need to be introduced by March 2010 or
very shortly after.

The 26th October 2009 is for authorities who may require more time to develop plans and
would be looking to introduce schemes after 1st April 2010.

http://www.wrap.org.uk/local_authorities/support_funding/food_waste.html



New £30 Million Fund for Green Buses (England)

The Deaprtment of Transport has announced that it will shortly launch a new £30 million fund to
encourage the purchase of low carbon buses.

The fund is part of the Department for Transport's wider strategy to encourage a radical shift to
low carbon transport and improve air quality in our cities. Bus operators and councils will be
able to bid for the money which they can then use towards the additional up front cost of buying
low carbon buses.

Over the next two years the Department for Transport expect this fund to support the purchase
of several hundred low carbon buses and, just as importantly, help to stimulate the development
of a new green technology industry and help to safeguard up to 900 jobs in bus manufacturing.

Bus operators and local authorities will be able to bid for funding toward the additional cost of
buying a LCEB. The Department will assess the bids against published criteria and will award
grant to the winners. This grant will help to meet the upfront co st of the vehicles.

This criteria will be published shortly. The fund is also available for very low and zero emission
vehicles, such as electric vehicles, and the Department would be interested in receiving bids
which covered the demonstrations of such buses in regular use for services.

The fund is not intended to pay the full cost of a low carbon bus. The maximum funding per bus
will be the difference between the cost of the low carbon bus and the cost of its standard diesel
equivalent. The Department will talk to key stakeholders before publishing the details of the
competition.

http://nds.coi.gov.uk/clientmicrosite/Content/Detail.aspx?ClientId=202&NewsAreaId=2&Release
ID=404224&SubjectId=36




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