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Potential Funding Sources for Community Growing Environment Wales Support voluntary action, which protects and improves the environment, and contributes to sustainable development. There are five grant schemes available: The Climate Change Grant Fund is a small grants fund intended to encourage and stimulate small actions and exploratory work by any third sector organisation in Wales that has not previously engaged in the climate change agenda. The maximum grant available is £2,000. closing date is 1 March 2010. Pre-project Grants – For specialist help, such as feasibility studies, business plans and community appraisals (£500 to £4,000). Start-up grants – Available for costs incurred in establishing new voluntary or community groups and developing a project ready for registration (£1,000). Project Grants – For funding project materials, tools and equipment (£10,000). Management Grants - For new project-related posts (£1,000 to £11,000). Training Grants – Available to assist project staff or volunteers with training costs (including travel expenses for courses) (£400). http://www.environment-wales.org/grants Tidy Towns (Keep Wales Tidy) Funding, training and support available for community groups wanting to regenerate their local area. Contact; 029 2072 6994 or email email@example.com to find out who your local Tidy Towns Officer is. www.keepwalestidy.org.uk Big Lottery Fund http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/apply-wal Current funding streams include Life skills - The Life Skills project has approximately £14million available to deliver services throughout Wales that will support targeted groups of economically inactive people to engage or re-engage with education, learning, volunteering and employment. People & Places -. We will support local and regional projects throughout Wales that focus on revitalising communities improving community relationships, or enhancing local environments, community services and buildings. We will fund capital and revenue projects that encourage co-ordinated action by people who want to make their communities better places to live. N.B. The programme will remain open for applications until mid-2011. The current programme will be reviewed and will be followed by a new People and Places programme in 2011. The successor programme will build on the success of the existing People and Places and as a result is likely to have many similarities. Awards for All - Grants of between £500 and £5,000 for small grants to help your community project. Secret Millionaire Fund Community Asset Transfer Fund (BLF & WAG) to enable communities to have more control and influence over their future development. Through the transfer of assets from public organisations. (N.B. Could include land for community growing as a community resource). Heritage Lottery Fund - www.hlf.org.uk (N.B. Orchards & walled gardens could be regarded as heritage) / Your Heritage provides grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 to support projects that relate to the local, regional or national heritage of the UK. Applications are welcomed from projects that help people to learn about, look after and celebrate heritage in a fun and enjoyable way. Heritage Grants - Grants of £50,000 or more are available for projects which seek to conserve and enhance local heritage Young Roots - Providing grants of between £3,000 and £25,000, the Young Roots Programme aims to involve 13-25 year-olds in finding out about their heritage, developing skills, building confidence and promoting community involvement. “Heritage includes…wildlife, including special habitats and species…” eaga Community Fund – The Community Foundation Wales support community organisations as they seek to tackle at a local level the social and environmental issues support projects that educate, raise awareness and demonstrate engagement in addressing environmental issues at a grass roots level in Wales. Grants of up to £2000. tel: 02920 520250 firstname.lastname@example.org The Tudor Trust Grants available for grassroots organisations embedded in the community that are providing a direct service for marginalised people. Looking to fund projects that build stronger communities by overcoming isolation, encourage higher use of involvement and address problems in an imaginative way. Check out www.tudortrust.org.uk Russell Commission Youth Volunteering Grants www.wcva.org.uk/grants/dsp_grant_scheme.cfm?display_sitetextid=64&grantid=37 Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Funding available for environmental and community projects. www.millenniumstadiumtrust.co.uk The Waterloo Foundation Grants to local groups that are small in size and detailed in focus. Their “main drive is to support the community in which we work and live”, within themes of environment, (particularly in view of the heavy exploitation of the Welsh landscape), relief of poverty, child development. www.waterloofoundation.org.uk/ProjectsInWales Sustainable Development Fund is administered by National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (see below). It supports a wide range of projects relating to sustainable development and seeks to encourage communities to find more sustainable ways of living. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park www.pcnpa.org.uk/website/default.asp?SID=327 Splash – the Water Recreation Challenge Fund for Wales The Welsh Assembly Government is offering up to 100% grants to projects (large and small) which help people to enjoy the waters of Wales. Minimum grant = £5,000. The emphasis will be on supporting new capital and other works improving bankside facilities, signage, off road parking, etc. This can also include facilities designed to meet the needs of disabled people. All projects should help promote sustainable and responsible access. http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/recreation/100081.aspx Sports Council Wales: Doorstep Outdoors The Sports Council Wales „Doorstep Outdoors‟ programme seeks to provide advice and financial assistance to improve access to a broad range of outdoor activities. The programme is flexible and able to fund a variety of costs for a variety of out-door activities, as well as offering guidance and support. Further information can be found at: www.sports-council- wales.org.uk/getactiveinthecommunity/organising-activities-in-your-community/doorstep-outdoors Communities First Trust Fund The Communities First Trust Fund (CFTF) aims to support any type of activity that involves local people, through small community organisations, that benefits their community. Applications are welcome from a range of community projects including music and the arts. The activities must provide some measure of economic, environmental, social or cultural benefit for people living in a Communities First area. A list of the eligible areas is available by contacting the Communities First Helpline Tel: 0800 587 8898 Email: email@example.com There is no minimum amount but £5,000 is the maximum you can apply for. The closing date for applications is Friday 29 January 2010. http://digbig.com/4yshp Cadw: Rural Regeneration Grant Cadw can offer a grant towards repairing a building in the countryside in order to make it suitable for a previous use or convert it for a new use. The building must be: listed; 'at risk'; in the countryside or a village of 500 inhabitants or less. The grant is available to trusts, charities, public bodies, individuals, or businesses. This scheme is for buildings of any type, including agricultural, industrial, religious, domestic, and commercial. http://digbig.com/4xnbm Cadw: 'Spring Clean' grants for places of worship The 'Spring Clean' grants scheme offers assistance for the maintenance of listed places of worship in Wales. A grant of a maximum of £500 per building is available for a range of minor repairs – for example, cleaning rain water gutters and downpipes or securing slipped roof slates - which are necessary to keep places of worship in good order. Applications will be accepted until 31 August 2009, or when the budget is exhausted. The budget for 2009-10 is £100,000. Grants must be claimed by 31/12/2009. http://digbig.com/5bafee The Wakeham Trust Grants of up to £750 for community projects, prefer to fund small projects which are unable to obtain funds elsewhere. Applicants must be a registered charity, or work with a charity which is able to accept funds on the behalf of the applicant. For further details please visit www.wakehamtrust.org/ Trusthouse Charitable Trust Offer small and large grants in areas of Community Support, Arts & Education, Disability & Healthcare. http://trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk The Naturesave Trust financially assist those 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. There are no deadlines for applications, which are dealt with on a 'rolling' basis, and the funding available for projects ranges from £100 to £10,000, with the average grant being around £2,000 www.naturesave.co.uk/trust_naturesave Coalfields Regeneration Trust Funding only applicable in the identified priority wards, these include; Carms, Swansea, RCT, NPT, Bridgend, RCT, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaneau Gwent, Torfaen, Flintshire & Wrexham. Check out www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/contacting us/Wales The Jephcott Charitable Trust One of the Jephcott Trust‟s funding priorities is „the natural environment‟. The Trust gives priority to one-off payments to projects that are experiencing difficulty in getting started or obtaining funding elsewhere. Grants are typically between £2,000-£10,000. For further details www.jephcottcharitabletrust.org.uk BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme For projects intending to make a positive difference to children and young people who are seriously disadvantaged or in need (e.g. distress, neglect, disabilities, behavioural or psychological problems, severe poverty or deprivation). For further info, check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants/ Esmee Fairburn Foundation Main interest to fund projects that address a gap in existing provision, develop, strengthen good practice, challenge convention, test out new ideas, enterprising approach, set to influence policy or change behaviour. www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk The Woodland Trust Grants available for community tree planting initiatives. Check out http://www.treeforall.org.uk/GetDigging/Events+grants.htm. The Co-operative Community Fund Grants from £100 - £2000 available to small local community groups www.co- operative.coo/communityfund Comic Relief’s Disadvantaged Community Programme Funding for small scale regeneration projects http://www.comicrelief.com/apply-for-a- grant/uk/application/dc-preview.php Healthy Hearts Grants http://www.heartresearch.org.uk/healthy_heart_grants.htm Green Prints A partnership of five of the country‟s leading not-for-profit organisations have come together to provide support and funding to help young people improve green spaces in our communities. http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/apply/greenprints The Ashden Trust Focusing on climate change, sustainable development and improving the quality of life in poorer communities. UK environmental projects; sustainable regeneration; people at risk; community arts; social investment. www.ashdentrust.org.uk/ Yapp Charitable Trust Small grants available to cover running costs and salaries to help groups sustain their work. www.yappcharitabletrust.org.uk Co-operative Foundation Community Support Programme (Wrexham only) http://www.co- operative.coop/ourcampaigns/modernco-operation/thecooperativefoundation/ Community Foundation Wales Grants available for community projects that aim to make a real difference to the lives of people in most need. www.cfiw.org.uk Lloydstsb Foundation Funding available to help disadvantaged people take a fuller role in the community. www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk Ernest Cook Trust Grants available for the education of the countryside and rural environment. www.ernestcooktrust.org.uk Asda Foundation Trust supports local good causes chosen by employees and is funded by profits from the mid-week national lottery www.about-asda.co.uk/communities/asda- foundation.asp#foundation One Planet – B&Q grants - offering grants to motivated community groups around themes of saving energy, conserving nature, local culture and heritage and grow your own. www.diy.com/grants The Hedley Foundation Grants available for projects that focus on young people. www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk Landfill Communities Fund (formerly Landfill Tax Credits) – typically benefit projects close to landfill sites. Landfill operators pay tax to use the site. Part of the tax is then distributed to beneficiaries who then distribute the funds to applicants. Environment and Countryside funding from the Welsh Assembly Government The Welsh Assembly Government funds several schemes that benefit Wales‟ environment and countryside. Payments to farmers under the EU Common Agricultural Policy, such as the Single Payment Scheme and the Tir Cymru programme, which covers Tir Cynnal, Tir Gofal and Tir Mynydd. Food Processing and Marketing Grants to help farmers to branch away from core agriculture into other industries. Grant programmes run by Forestry Commission Wales. These are aimed at helping farmers develop woodland enterprises, the Woodland Grant Scheme and Better Woodlands for Wales Grant scheme. The Sustainable Development Fund www.wales.gov.uk/funding/fundgrantareas/envirocountrysidefund Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) – Guidance on applying for funding WEFO operates an open call for project proposals from the public, private and third sectors – encouraging them to bring forward projects that can deliver on the aims and objectives of the programmes. Advice and guidance on how your organisation can benefit from European funding is available by contacting the WEFO Helpline on tel: 0845 010 3355 or email: enquiries- firstname.lastname@example.org Sustainable Funding Cymru Training for organisations to develop a sustainable funding plan and provide advice on trading, accessing funding, contracts, service agreements and loan finance. http://www.sustainablefundingcymru.org.uk/ WCVA & Local Voluntary Services– to find out what local funding sources may be available to you. Contact WCVA on 0800 2888 329 or text 07797 805628 or email email@example.com . www.wcva.org.uk Local Authority – Contact your local Council to enquire if there are any grants available for community regeneration, enhancing biodiversity or environmental improvments Loan Finance (N.B. Contact Sustainable Funding Cymru for advice on loan finance) - Communities Investment Fund offer flexible loans up to £250,000 and grants up to £20,000. Contact; enquiries@communities first.info - Unity Trust Bank offer Communities Asset Transfer Loans etc. www.unity.co.uk - Charity Bank offer loans from £5,000 up to £500,000. www.charitybank.org Procurement & Tendering For information on procurement, tendering and trading (including Engagement Gateway & ILM (Intermediate Labour Market schemes) for third sector, visit www.wcva.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org and www.sell2wales.co.uk.
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