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Upcoming Deadlines

Arts Council England - Let's Create Jubilee Fund

Opens: 4th January 2022

Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups in England delivering creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in June 2022. Grants of between £750 and £10,000 are available. Projects must engage with at least one of the artforms which ACE supports through its funding:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Visual arts
  • Literature
  • Combined arts - including festivals and carnivals
  • Museum and library activities

Your Best Friend Fund

Grants are available to not-for-profit groups across England and Wales to deliver projects which give women, girls and non-binary people the knowledge, confidence and tools to keep themselves and their friends safe in their dating relationships.

Funds available:

Total funding pot of £300,000 split into:

  • 30 to 40 small grants of £1,000 to £10,000.
  • 6 to 8 large grants of £10,000 to £25,000.

Deadlines:

Large Grants:

20 May 2022 (assessed at panel meeting the week commencing 6 June 2022).

Small Grants

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be assessed at the next available panel meeting.
  • Notifications are expected within 10 days of the relevant panel meeting.

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Nationwide Community Grant

Opens: 25th April 2022

UK registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to support their work in tackling housing issues affecting vulnerable people.

The grants are being made available across 11 UK regions through the £4 million Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme. The program will fund between 50% to 100% of the total cost of projects lasting up to two years to help prevent people from losing their home, help people into a home or support people to thrive within the home environment.

Up to 20% of the amount requested can be used to cover core costs. Funding can also cover costs such as staff and volunteer costs, small-scale capital costs, and building works.


Veterans' Foundation

Deadline: 20th May 2022

Grants are available to support charities and not-for-profit organisations that provide lifetime support to those in need among serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their immediate families.

The funding can be used for projects covering a range of aspects of social care for the Armed Forces community, including but not limited to:

  • Reducing homelessness
  • Increasing employment
  • Providing welfare and medical support
  • Increasing confidence and social interaction
  • Reducing dependence on alcohol and drugs
  • Reducing poverty
  • Disability
  • Mental health
  • Marriage guidance
  • Care during old age

The grants can be used to cover a range of project costs. The Foundation will also consider funding running costs of eligible organisations, provided sustainability is being considered.

The maximum grant available is £30,000.


Historic England - Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Heritage

Deadline: 23rd May 2022

Funding to improve understanding and awareness of overlooked historic places and stories across England. Community and heritage organisations will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects which engage with a wide range of heritage and enable people to creatively share overlooked or untold stories of their communities.

Historic England is delivering the Everyday Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories programme as part of its Diversity and Inclusion strategy, published in 2020, which outlines its commitment to helping the heritage sector become more inclusive. Grants could be used to celebrate aspects of diverse heritage including:

  • Local industry such as railways, mines and factories
  • The working-class history of coastal and rural towns
  • Local architecture

Activities should provide innovative volunteering opportunities for young people or people facing loneliness or isolation, as well as contribute positively to participants' wellbeing.


Everyday Heritage: Celebrating Working Class Heritage

Deadline: 23rd May 2022

Not-for-profit groups and local authorities in England have two weeks left to apply for Historic England’s Celebrating Working Class Heritage programme.

The funding is intended to support diverse projects, heritage and stories which may have been previously overlooked, with a particular focus on the everyday lives of working people and communities.

Grants of up to £25,000 are available, with smaller grassroots projects of less than £10,000 given priority.

The funders are especially interested in hearing from organisations which represent:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities
  • LGBTQ+ communities
  • Disabled or neurodiverse people
  • Working class communities
  • Women
  • Young people

Projects should engage with a wide range of heritage and enable people to creatively share overlooked or untold stories of their communities.


NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Deadline: 27th May 2022

Charitable organisations working in the UK can apply for funding for projects and activities that benefit rural communities in the areas of education, research, social welfare, and poverty relief.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is offering grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 to charities and other not-for-profit organisations to deliver activities that support rural communities across the United Kingdom and deliver on one or more of the Trust’s main objectives:

  • To advance the education of the public using research and dissemination of information concerning agriculture.
  • To advance the education of young people within rural areas.
  • To relieve poverty within rural areas.
  • To promote the benefit and social welfare of inhabitants of rural communities by associating together with the inhabitants and local authorities, voluntary and other organisations to advance education and leisure.
  • To promote research into agricultural associated activities.
  • To advance the education of the public using research and dissemination of information concerning insurance.

Priority will be given to larger initiatives that would have a significant impact on rural communities, as well as initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas.


Co-op Local Community Fund

Deadline: 29th May 2022

Grants are available for small, locally based voluntary and community groups to support projects which benefit local communities around Co-op food stores and funeral homes across the UK. The funding aims to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually.

Grants are determined by Co-op community members who vote on the project they wish to support in their local community. You can apply if your project:

brings people together to access food

helps improve people’s mental wellbeing

creates opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference

helps people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions

The more members that select a project and shop with Co-op, the more funding the project will receive. Applicants are encouraged to promote their project online, on social media and in their community. In most areas, this is between £1,000 and £3,000 on average. Successful groups will receive a minimum of £1,000 to support their projects.

Up to 3 projects in each community will be chosen.


Strategic Legal Fund

Deadline: 31st May 2022

Grants are available to not-for-profit frontline organisations and community groups to support strategic legal work in the UK which benefits asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants who are experiencing disadvantage or discrimination as a result of their migration status. Applications are accepted from:

Not-for-profit organisations that provide specialist level legal advice to people discriminated or disadvantaged by their migration status.

Firms of solicitors that provide specialist level legal advice to people discriminated or disadvantaged by their migration status. Firms need to demonstrate that the funded work does not include any element of profit and there is a pro bono element included.

The funding is for strategic legal work which is defined here as work where the impact is likely to go beyond an individual case, and to result in changes to law, policy and practice that will benefit a wider group of people.

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Alpkit

Alpkit is taking grant applications from individuals or organisations that support those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, across the country. Grants of £500 are available. Examples include:

  • Being active in your local community to help elderly or vulnerable people
  • Minimising the impact of self-isolation for those in quarantine and need access to food, medicines or social care
  • Supporting food banks and increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries to support the elderly

CISWO - Fuel Grants for Former Miners

CISWO has launched a new £200 grant to support vulnerable former coal miners with the rise in fuel costs in 2022. 

ELIGIBILITY

The one-off grant is now available for people on a low income who meet certain eligibility criteria. One grant is available per household. 

With former miners often suffering from health issues, mobility problems, and managing on low incomes, they may be disproportionately impacted by the price rises.  

We are very aware that many of our beneficiaries are vulnerable and susceptible to the cold, especially those on low incomes and trying to cope with ill-health, mobility issues and older properties to maintain. 

We want to ensure that those individuals are identified and supported to keep warm and healthy, particularly during the colder months as the energy price rise begins to impact those most affected. 

HOW TO CLAIM

CISWO’s Personal Welfare team will be identifying people in need and supporting them to get the help they are entitled to. As well as the CISWO grant, they will help people to obtain other financial aid and subsidies from the government. 

The team will also be on hand to offer wider support services to former coal miners and their dependants, through our personal welfare service. 


Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity to Bring Forward its September 2022 Round

Non-profit groups will now be able to apply in June 2022 for projects which help to build financial resilience.

In response to the current cost-of-living crisis, MSE will bring forward its next planned funding round, which was originally due to open in September this year.

The theme for the round is Building and Developing Resilience, and projects should focus on providing urgent money guidance and emergency debt help to those of in need of support through the cost-of-living crisis in the UK.

There is particular interest in applications which use memorable, innovative, and or creative ways of delivering financial life skills which will make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave and manage their money.

Small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution can apply, including UK registered charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and credit unions.

The Charity has updated its eligibility requirements, and will now accept organisations with an annual income of up to £750,000. Groups must also have unrestricted reserves that are less than six months of their running costs. Applications will open on 20 June 2022 and close on 22 July 2022 (or when 40 applications have been accepted).


Thomas Wall Trust - Grants for Registered Charities

Grants are available for UK registered charities for specific projects or core activities that equip disadvantaged people aged 18 and over with the necessary communication skills for employment. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Priority will be given to:

Match funded projects.

Charities that can provide compelling evidence of impact.

Charities working with collaborative networks.

Self-sustainable projects, with a view to becoming less reliant on grants in the future.

There is particular interest in hearing from groups supporting people experiencing multiple deprivation or major hurdles to employment including women, people with disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.


Arts Council England Project Grants - Supporting Grassroots Live Music

Groups across England have until the end of the 2022/23 financial year on 31 March 2023 to apply for this Time Limited Priority. The National Lottery Project Grants programme is Arts Council England’s open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects.

Supporting Grassroots Live Music forms part of the wider Project Grants programme with its own ring-fenced budget of £1.5 million in 2022/23. Grants of £1,000 to £40,000 are on offer for projects lasting up to three years, providing applicants can provide at least 10% of the total costs in match funding.

The funding is intended to help grassroots music venues across England deliver and develop their work. Examples of eligible projects include:

Artistic programming and audience development.

Developing a venue’s resilience and sustainability.

Equipment purchases and small capital works.

Applications will be accepted from organisations whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues. Usually, this will be venues and promoters (or groups of venues and/or promoters). The fund will support venues providing live music across the full spectrum of contemporary popular music genres.


Scops Arts Trust

Charities across the United Kingdom can apply for funding for new high-quality projects that provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to access, enjoy, and participate in the arts.

Scops Art Trust is offering grants of up to £30,000 to registered charities, and other constituted, not-for-profit organisations, to deliver projects and activities that give people of all ages a better quality of life by enabling them to understand, participate in, and enjoy the arts, particularly the performing arts (music, drama, opera, and dance).

In 2022, the Trust will continue to consider applications for music education projects for children and young people but is especially interested in supporting performing arts projects aimed at adults and projects which will benefit all ages across the generations. It is also keen to hear from organisations planning smaller regional festivals in areas where there is little arts provision, due to socio-economic circumstances or geographically remote locations.

Most grants will be awarded for specific projects, but the Trust will also contribute towards the core costs of smaller organisations where a grant could make an impact. Priority will be given to small-to-medium-sized organisations.


UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Communities across the UK are set to benefit from £2.6 billion of funding being allocated to help spread opportunity and ‘level up’ the country.

Central to the UK Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is expected to support places across the UK, providing new funding for local investment by March 2025. It is intended to help local areas deliver enhanced outcomes and recognises that even the most affluent parts of the UK contain pockets of deprivation and need support.

The Fund’s investment priorities are:

  • Community and Place
  • Supporting Local Business
  • People and Skills

The National Lottery Community Fund

Awards for All

National Lottery Awards for All is a small grants programme provided by the National Lottery Community Fund.

The funding is intended for projects that support communities to thrive by:

  • Building strong relationships in and across communities.
  • Improving the places and spaces that matter to communities.
  • Helping more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available for up to one year.

Reaching Communities

Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England for projects that make positive changes in their communities. Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years. To be eligible for funding projects should:

  • Involve people and communities from the start.
  • Build on people’s strengths.
  • Be connected in their community.

Bringing People Together

The programme seeks to fund ideas that enable communities to thrive by creating the conditions, infrastructure and social fabric that enable better and longer lasting ways of bringing people and communities together. This will be achieved by supporting:

  • Bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches.
  • New projects or projects that build on existing work.
  • A range of projects reflecting a mix of communities and places from across the UK.

Partnerships

The funding is intended for new or existing partnerships of community and voluntary organisations where everyone takes responsibility to work toward their shared goals together, while offering their own insights and perspectives. The National Lottery Community Fund calls this “generous leadership”.

The aim of the programme is to encourage organisations to work in partnership to help their communities thrive by focusing on the bigger picture, rather than just what their organisation can do on its own. “Communities” can be people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

The funding can support different types of partnership, including:

  • Cross-sector partnerships.
  • Local place-based collaboration.
  • Local and national organisations working together around a particular theme.

BA Better World Community Fund

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises in the UK who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign to support projects that deliver benefits for climate, communities and nature. Please note this is a match-funding initiative delivered in partnership with Crowdfunder and thus not a traditional grant scheme (funds awarded are conditional upon applicants first securing crowdfunding via Crowdfunder’s platform).

The funding is intended to support charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises in the UK with projects that creative positive impact across several categories:

  • Environment
  • Diversity, inclusion and wellbeing
  • Education and employability
  • Thriving communities

To be eligible to apply, organisations must be:

  • Registered UK charities
  • Registered community benefit organisations
  • Registered social enterprises and charity companies

Fat Beehive Foundation - Digital funding for small charities

The Foundations is to support organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way through improving their digital presence. Grants of up to £2,500 are available for charities with a turnover less than £1 million. Your project must support one of the priorities for this year, which are:

Environmental protection or climate change mitigation

  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Social justice / Refugees / Housing
  • Education
  • Art & culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Prisoner rehabilitation

To be eligible, amongst other things, you must be able to:

  • Have a clearly defined goal
  • Be able to commit staff or volunteers and resources
  • Commence work within 3 months of being awarded

Buttle UK – Chances for Children Grants

Chances for Children grants are individually tailored grants of up to £2,000 for children and young people who have experienced a crisis that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and educational engagement.  Frontline professionals (from a registered charity, housing association or public sector organisation):

  • who are working directly with the children/young person
  • ideally, have carried out at least one home visit
  • and have made a full assessment of the children’s or young person’s needs

Children and young people must meet ALL criteria:

  • Be children or a young person aged 18 and under, if living with parent/carer, OR 20 and under if living independently, with little or no support from their family
  • Be living on a low income and experiencing financial hardship
  • The children and young people have experienced a crisis that has recently had a significant and enduring impact on all three of the following: their social wellbeing; their emotional wellbeing; and their educational engagement
  • The family or young person has recently taken action to improve their situation, are actively engaging with support and are moving on from the crisis.

National Allotment Gardens Trust

Grants are available for registered allotment associations and committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. Grants of £250 to £2,000 are available. The Trust's objectives are to:

  • Advance and improve the allotments or gardens movement by education, training, workshops and support
  • Provide training for allotment committee members and for people who wish to become involved in the management of allotments
  • Support committees who wish to take a lease of their site from either local authority or private landlord
  • Improve the facilities for those who have need for such facilities because of youth, infirmity or disability
  • Provide funding and experience in allotment gardening
  • Arrange local training courses

Next Door Nature

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is partnering with The Wildlife Trusts to deliver a Platinum Jubilee legacy investment, which will support around 200 new groups across the UK to identify and implement local action in their communities.

The joint initiative, Next Door Nature, aims to give access to the natural environment to thousands of people who may not have fully appreciated it before, while raising awareness of climate change and restoring natural heritage.

Projects supported by the initiative could include:

  • Establishing wild habitats and green corridors
  • Rewilding school grounds
  • Transforming urbanised and unused areas into green spaces

This £5 million grant pot sits alongside a £2 million Jubilee investment to support paid placements for young people from under-served communities in the nature workforce.


The North Derbyshire Miners Welfare Trust Fund

The Trust funds community and recreation projects within North Derbyshire that directly benefit former miners, their families and/or their local mining community. Applications must be from a registered charity, or from a formally constituted organisation (who are not for profit).

For enquiries about making an application please contact:

Secretary to the North Derbyshire Miners’ Welfare Trust Fund

CISWO Welfare Offices

Berry Hill Lane

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 4JR

Email : [email protected] Tel: 01623 625767


MORE THAN ONE DAY Fund

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is almost here and people across the country are planning local celebrations to mark this momentous occasion. The Feeling Connected project wants to support the great work that communities across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire will put into making the Jubilee a weekend to remember.

More than that though, we want to support work whose impact will be felt long after the bunting has been put away. We want the connections and shared experiences of the Jubilee to be long-lasting, deeper, and more meaningful than JUST ONE DAY.

Our fund will support projects which:

  • Are inclusive and make the most of opportunities to involve people in the ideas, planning and organising stage of your celebration;
  • Welcome everyone to join in and celebrate together;
  • Keep connections alive after weekend of celebrations has passed.

You can apply for up £500.00.


Foundation Derbyshire - The Police & Crime Commissioner Community Investment Fund

The fund has four main themes if your group submits an application to this fund it must be able to fit at least one of the themes:

  • Activities that help to reduce anti-social behaviour and other causes of crime within your community
  • Activities that support vulnerable young people who are either at risk of committing a crime or becoming the victims of crime
  • Projects that promote personal and/or community safety
  • Projects that help to improve your local community either through an activity that bring everybody in the community together or through improving the community physically (renovating a building or creating a new community space).

The maximum grant is currently £2,000.


The Card Factory Foundation - Community Grant

This fund aims to support community projects and activities that improve lives, provide support for people undergoing life-changing events, and provide benefit for both past and present Card Factory colleagues and communities where Card Factory stores operate.  Grants are typically awarded up to £2,500. Grants of more than £2,500 will be made at the discretion of the Trustees. Funding is for projects and activities that meet one or more of the following priorities:

  • Provide support, financial or otherwise, towards hardship caused by life-changing events
  • Provide support, financial or otherwise, to projects that improve lives
  • Projects that take place for Card Factory colleagues and/or communities where Card Factory stores operate

Tender: Derbyshire Time Swap Scheme

Derbyshire County Council is seeking a Sole Provider or Consortium (working as one entity) to deliver and coordinate the Time Swap scheme across Derbyshire, ensuring all localities/areas are equitable and consistent (excluding Derby City & Chesterfield Locality).

The Council is procuring the scheme as detailed in the specification Under the Light Touch Regime, using a bespoke procedure with negotiations. It is intended that the top scoring 3 bidders will be taken through to the negotiation stage following the initial evaluation. However, the Council reserves the right to award the contract following the initial evaluation where a suitable solution is identified which meets the Councils requirements without negotiation.

The aim of the Time Swap scheme is to develop a social network of people, sharing their time, skills and talents to help each other to stay healthy, well and connected in their communities across Derbyshire.


Magic Little Grants Fund 2022

Small local charities and community groups can apply now for small grants to support community projects in Great Britain that address a number of different themes.

LocalGiving has launched its annual Magic Little Grants scheme for the fifth year in a row with more money than last year. With support from the six funding trusts from the People’s Postcode Lottery, it is expected that 2,650 charitable organisations will receive a grant of £500 each.

To be eligible, organisations must have an annual income under £250,000 or be in their first year of operation and operate within England, Scotland or Wales.

This year's funding aims to support projects that address the following themes:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.


FCC Community Action Fund - England

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for amenity projects eligible under Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) and located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility. The nearest facility is based at Thurcroft, Rotherham. Some areas of Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire are eligible to apply.  Grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 are available for projects with a maximum total cost of £500,000. Third Party Funding of 10.75% is a requirement.


Covid Reflections

Covid Reflections is a newly registered charity that supports those who have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by awarding grants to individuals and organisations that are trying to lower its impact. They currently have an open grant programme. Please make sure you have read through their grant making policy which sets out what they will expect from you should you be successful in applying for a grant.


Rosa - Stand With Us Fund

Funding is intended to support women-led organisations who are helping victims of male violence to recover and rebuild their lives, and working to improve the safety of women in the UK. Specialist women's and girls' organisations across the UK may apply. The fund is expected to open in spring 2022, with more details published in due course.


Foundation Derbyshire

Grants are available to local voluntary and community groups supporting the most vulnerable in Derby and Derbyshire communities. The Foundation supports society's most vulnerable people and helps to enrich the lives of residents by funding a wide range of groups, including those involved in supporting the homeless, children, young people and isolated elderly residents. The size of the grant depends on the specific funding programme but usually grants of up to £2,000 are available.  The funding can be used for a number of different costs, depending on the grants programme. Applicants should check the specific grants programme for how the grant can be used. Equipment (capital) and general running costs such as rent and transport (revenue) are eligible.