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VCSE health and wellbeing fund announced

A new fund has been announced by the government to support VCSE organisations that help children and young people with their mental health.

Applications are invited from existing schemes to trial a new approach to helping children and young people. The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 15 February 2019.

Projects should:

  • adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young people aged 0 to 25 years
  • particularly support children and young people through life-changing events
  • have strong local connections already in place
  • be delivered by the VCSE sector
  • be co-produced with service users and stakeholders.

Through this programme, the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England are working with VCSE organisations to promote equality, address health inequalities and support the wellbeing of people, families and communities. You can find out more about this fund, including dates for a series of ‘meet the funder’ webinars here.

 

 

 

 

 

New Funding to Help Charities Improve Digital Skills

The new funding comes as part of the Government’s commitment in its recently published Civil Society Strategy which outlined plans to help charities build their digital capabilities to benefit service-users and wider society.

A range of organisations based and working in England, including private sector organisations, charities, community-led businesses, social enterprises, mutuals, public sector organisations and community organisations, can apply.

There is £1 million available for this round. Grants of between £10,000 and £170,000 are available and will be awarded for the financial year 2018/19.

The funding is for the expansion, improvement or re-working of an existing digital leadership training programme which will result in greater value added to civil society leaders with regard to their digital leadership capability.

An expanded, improved or re-worked training programme does not necessarily mean a ‘scale-up’ or ‘expansion’ through an increase in the number of training opportunities provided. There is also interest in funding programmes which improve the learning experience for participants, for example through improving the method of learning, even if the numbers of participants remain the same. Another way to ‘re-work’ a programme to result in increased value added could be to use the funding from this grant to subsidise the cost of training for participants.

Funds must be spent, and all projects and activity must be delivered in full by 31 March 2019.

The deadline for applications is 7 December 2018.

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Funding to Widen Access to Local Hospice Bereavement Services

The Masonic Charitable Foundation and Hospice UK are working together to provide grant funding to 15 local projects across England and Wales that will develop bereavement support to address the needs of local people who are currently under represented.

The aim of the programme is to widen access to hospice bereavement support by developing and extending support to bereaved people who may not have had access to services from their local hospice and other local organisations. The purpose of offering such support is to enhance the wellbeing of bereaved families or individuals.

The funding encourages new projects to be developed and implemented in partnership with others in order that they complement existing provision and are integrated in systematic ways to reach more people.

The scope of projects could focus on:

  • Pre and post bereavement support for people who are caring for a loved one with dementia.
  • Pre and post bereavement support for people who have learning disabilities.
  • Bereavement support for the lonely and isolated in the local community.
  • Services for children and young people when a parent or significant adult has died, for example online support/social activities.

The funding will enable hospices to initiate, build or develop locally delivered approaches to bereavement care. This can be achieved through a number of ways:

  • Putting into practice or piloting a project from the recommendations or findings from a local scoping exercise, robust needs assessment, patient and public involvement.
  • Adapting existing activities where, through the investment of additional resources, greater impact can be achieved through adoption of new roles and approaches.

A total of £300,000 is available for this round with the expectation that 15 local hospices will be awarded grants. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to support projects running over a period of 18 months. This allows for up to three months setup phase and 12 months project delivery, with a further three months to cover any unforeseen delays mid project.

The deadline for applications is 18 January 2019 (5pm).

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Funding to Support Local Armed Forces Communities in 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for UK-based projects that respond to the local needs of the armed forces community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Proposed projects must:

  • Help integrate armed forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or
  • Deliver valuable local services to the armed forces community.

And should identify one of the following as their focus:

  • Health and wellbeing.
  • Education and employability.
  • Events and commemorations.

Applications are invited from registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities, schools, and armed forces units with a UIN (Unit Identification Number). All organisations should:

  • Have experience and a track record of working with the Armed Forces Community, as well as a real understanding of the issues facing the Armed Forces Community.
  • Be able to provide evidence of real engagement and partnership working – with either an armed forces charity or an armed forces unit.
  • Work closely with their Local Covenant Partnerships to ensure projects that are properly connected locally, respond to recognised need and do not duplicate other provisions.

Successful applications have the chance to benefit from the Covenant Fund’s Digital Development Programme.

Applications are assessed four times per year.

The fourth deadline for the Local Grants Programme is 17 December 2018 (12pm) – for decisions by the end of February 2019.

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The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen the local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.

Charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in the local area. The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional community board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.

The programme will support:

  • Core costs
  • Staff costs
  • Development and capacity building costs
  • Volunteer costs
  • Activity costs
  • Small-scale capital costs
  • Building works and refurbishment costs will be considered, where they are essential to the successful delivery of the project.

The programme opens for applications on Monday 29th October and the deadline is 7th December

Guidance notes and a link to the application form can be found on our website https://www.cfsurrey.org.uk/nationwide-community-grants/

 

TDC Grants of up to £2,000 for Local Charities

Tandridge District Council is inviting local good causes to apply for grants of up to £2,000, which will be awarded to local charities and voluntary groups which can demonstrate the work they do helps support people living in the district.

Thanks to the success of the Tandridge Together Lottery, which launched in March 2018, the fund available to local good causes this year has increased. 10p from every ticket sold goes directly into the Tandridge Together Community Fund for the Council to distribute in small grants. This year, an overall fund of £33,500 is available, made up of £16,500 raised by people buying tickets for the Tandridge Together Lottery and £17,000 from the Council’s Small Grants Fund.

Local good causes are invited to apply for funding of up to £2,000 towards initiatives which will directly benefit residents through one or more of the following activities:

  • Supporting older people.
  • Supporting people with disabilities.
  • Helping to develop younger people.

The form is available at www.tandridge.gov.uk/communityfund and applications must be submitted by midnight on 16 November, 2018.

The grant allocations will be decided by the Tandridge Health and Wellbeing Board by the end of January 2019.

 

Calling East Surrey Groups!

Community Foundation for Surrey have a number of funds supporting Reigate and Banstead, Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell and Tandridge, for organisations which play an important role in the local community.

If you are a group in East Surrey, they would love to hear from you!

Application Deadline

19th October!

Please be aware of their revised application deadline for this next round!

If you are yet to submit an Expression of Interest for funding to any of our donor funds, you can do so below. Our Grants team will review it against our fund criteria and get back to you shortly.

Groups Seeking Funding

Individual – Surrey Young People’s Fund

Individual- Surrey Supported Employment Fund

We welcome Expressions of Interest at anytime and look forward to hearing from you!

 

2019 GSK IMPACT Awards

Core funding and free training for health charities

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to: www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards

Closing date: 20 September 2018

 

 

Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme

The Foundation has set out new target areas for its grant-making programme which includes the Early Years Opportunities Grants programme.

Depending on their annual income level, registered charities in England and Wales that are working to create the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people can apply for either:

  •  Large grants, which are for projects and can be used for salary costs, activities, materials, etc, of between £10,000 and £150,000 for up to three years, are available to charities with an annual income exceeding £500,000. The average large grant will range from £20,000 to £80,000. Occasionally, large grants of up to £150,000 are made for outstanding projects.
  • Small grants, which are for core funding, are between £500 and £15,000 and are available to charities with an income of under £500,000.

All grants can be over one, two, or three years. Grant amounts should not exceed 15% of the total income of the applicant charity. Charities can only apply for one grant programme at a time.

To be eligible, applicants must provide:

  • Mental and physical health support.
  • Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
  • Parental Support, including whole family approach.
  • Pastoral and advocacy support.

The funding is for activities such as:

  • Additional educational opportunities such as improving literacy and numeracy.
  • Individual interventions, ie. parent education, home visiting or mentoring.
  • Encouraging healthy behaviours with regards to diet, activity and wellbeing.
  • Psychological interventions for domestic abuse and behavioural issues etc.
  • Provision of vital adaptive technologies and equipment removing barriers
  • Alternative methods or specialist therapies to help children and young people integrate into the mainstream education system.

There are two different deadlines for applications:

  • 5 October 2018 for large grants applications (first stage).
  • 26 October 2018 for small grants applications.

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Building Connections Fund now open

Deadline Friday 24 August 2018, at midday

The Building Connections Fund from Big Lottery offers grants between £30,000 and £100,000 for projects that tackle loneliness. The main fund strand is now open for applications.

Visit the Big Lottery Fund website for details.

If you have a project in mind that tackles loneliness in young people, the Youth Strand, being run by the Co-op Foundation, may be more suitable. It will open in August and offer grants up to £80,000. Visit the Co-op Foundation Blog for more information on the Youth Strand. 

While the bids must be led by a voluntary sector organisation, they can include statutory sector partners. If you are interested in collaborating with the council and/or CCG in your bid, please email us.

Women’s Vote Centenary Fund small grants
Deadline: 14 September 2018
The Women’s Vote Centenary small grant scheme offers grants between £300 to £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. Community groups, charities, social enterprises and CICs, not-for-profit companies, community benefit or co-operative societies, schools, colleges and universities are all eligible to apply.
This is your last opportunity to apply to this fund to celebrate and educate about votes for women.
Trust in charities
What makes an organisation trustworthy?
There have been some high profile cases in recent years around funding and safeguarding issues that have had an impact on how the public sees the sector. The Charity Commission recently published its latest research into the factors that the public associate with trustworthy charities. Whether you are a large, multi-national organisation or a small, local one, trust levels are a key factor in whether someone donates to or volunteers with your organisation.

 

Spotlight on… Tudor Trust
Tudor makes grants to support smaller, community-led voluntary and community groups that work directly with people who are at the margins of society; organisations that support positive change in people’s lives and their communities. It is much more likely to fund organisations with less than £1 million annual income, and most grant recipients have less than £500,000 per year.
One of the crucial things Tudor looks for in applications is a strong focus on support for the most marginalised – on those individuals and communities who have limited access to resources and opportunities.

 

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2019 GSK IMPACT Awards – Core funding and free training for health charities

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to: www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards

Closing date: 20 September 2018

£8m Fund for Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund

As part of the Government’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse, the Home Office have launched a new £8 million fund which will support interventions designed to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse.
Applicants must be able to provide evidence of their ability to deliver suitable interventions to support children who are or have been exposed to domestic abuse. A child is defined as anyone under the age of 18.
Project must be based in England or Wales.
Bids will be accepted from local commissioners, such as:
  • PCCs
  • Local authorities
  • Health commissioners
  • Or from any other suitable organisations across England and Wales.
Consortium bids incorporating larger and smaller organisations are particularly encouraged but must have a Legal lead, to enter into the Grant Agreement.
A total of £8 million over the next two financial years (2018 – 2020) is available.
Organisations must bid for a minimum amount of £500,000. While there will not be a formal cap placed on the amount an organisation can bid for, it is expected all bids to be scalable.
The deadline for applications is 19 September 2018.

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Update from Funding Central

If your organisation works to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the UK then check out the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards. The awards provide funding and training and development for charities doing excellent work in a health related field.

Administered by the King’s fund – ten award winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding with one overall winner receiving £40,000. There’s also awards for runners up of up to £3000. So it’s well worth a look if you are working in this area.

If you are not a charity working in a health related field there is still loads of info on funding available to you on Funding Central. Among the thousands of funding opportunities is theTrusthouse Charitable Foundation offering grants for organisations working in community support, arts, education and heritage projects in areas of urban deprivation or remote, deprived rural areas.

To find out more about these funds or to search for thousands of other funding opportunities visit Funding Central

https://www.fundingcentral.org.uk/Page.aspx?SP=6625+

 

£20 million investment to help tackle loneliness

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/20-million-investment-to-help-tackle-loneliness

Charities and community groups will get £20 million of new funding to help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness

  • Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together
  • The money will go to support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society
  • Thousands of people will be helped to make connections in their communities

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Are you looking for funding for your charity? If so then read on…

Applications for the #ChristmasChallenge18 will open later this month and after a record breaking campaign in 2017, we are looking for more charities to take part than ever before.

What is the #ChristmasChallenge18?
The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. It launches on #GivingTuesday and brings together hundreds of #charities in one high profile campaign to raise millions of pounds for charity.

The Christmas Challenge gives you the chance for your donors to double their donations to help you raise vital funds for your work. It takes place from midday Tuesday 27th November – midday Tuesday 4th December. Applications will open on Monday 21st May. For more information, please see here.

REGISTER INTEREST

How does it work? Watch this quick video to find out more.

 

 

Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking ideas for projects that will improve communities across England and will make grants of more than £10,000 available to support organisations that want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

The funding can support project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs and can support work for up to five years.

To be eligible, groups need to show how their ideas meet the following three priorities:

* Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities.
* Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.
* Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Organisations that are interested in applying will need to have an initial discussion with the Big Lottery Fund about their proposed idea. If the idea is accepted, the Big Lottery Fund panel of staff will then invite a full proposal.

This is a rolling programme with no deadlines.

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https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-fund/

 

Funding from Surrey County Council Members’ Local Allocations

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/130961/Financial-Framework-Oct-2017.pdf

 

‘Bags of Help’ for local projects

‘Bags of Help’ is Tesco’s local community grant scheme, raising money from the sale of carrier bags, to fund local projects in communities across the UK.  Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

www.groundwork.org.uk/sites/tescocommunityscheme

 

 

Fund Supporting Summer Play Schemes is Open for Applications

Each year the Hilden Charitable Fund allocates a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 to support the following:

*   Summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years.

*   Local schemes lasting for two to six weeks.

*   Schemes with strong volunteer support.

Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

Applications are invited from voluntary agencies in the UK with an income of less than £150,000.

The next deadline for applications is 1 June 2018.

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