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