Funding - August 2016 round up

A new digital publication on arts fundraising, ‘Now, New & Next’ is available which seeks to establish what is happening now, what is new and innovative, and what is coming next in relation to arts and cultural fundraising.  It is aimed at Trustees, leaders of arts and cultural organisations and fundraising practitioners – in fact anyone making decisions about where to invest valuable resources in fundraising.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation aims to promote the arts, culture and heritage for the public benefit. As well as providing Musical Theatre scholarships and supporting projects through The Architectural Heritage Fund, the Trustees welcome applications to support projects in the areas of culture, heritage and the arts. Trustees seek to support projects that make a real and ongoing difference to people's lives. Priority is given to the area of performing arts (music, dance and drama) but other areas will be considered. The next closing date for applications is the 16th September 2016.


St James’s Place Foundation The Small Grants Programme is available to smaller UK Registered Charities with an annual income of up to £750,000. The amount applied for should be up to a maximum of £10,000 in any two-year rolling period. They will fund work: Supporting Young People with Special Needs, Supporting Disadvantaged Young People and Supporting People with Cancer. 

Offering Core Cost support for organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people (aged 14-25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging, and those who are most vulnerable. The Fund supports organisations which work with young people in a way that recognises and builds on their strengths and potential.
UnLtd are looking for young people from across the UK who want to start, grow or build their social enterprise idea. A Test it Award of up to £500 cash or a Build it Award of up to £15,000 cash is available to individuals or small group of up to four people aged 11-30.
Founded by the British Toy and Hobby Association, the Toy Trust distributes the money raised to charities helping disadvantaged and disabled children and their families, in the UK and abroad. Grants are generally up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged children and their families.
Lancashire County Council's Wellbeing, prevention and early help service allocates funding to support local third sector organisations working with young people. They give priority to groups who support and work with vulnerable young people. Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector (VCFS) groups registered with the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service (YPS) can apply. The maximum amount we can give to any registered group is £2,000 in one financial year. To apply your group must register (if not done so already visit: Registration) and must fill in the application form. Please make sure you read the guidance notes before you fill in the form. A panel of young people will assess all completed applications and make recommendations regarding each application. All applications will then be considered at the children, young people and schools cabinet decision making session, which takes place every 3 months.
As well as offering a wide-ranging programme of land-based learning for children and young people, the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, the arts (in the broadest sense), or in science, or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. Each year the ECT Trustees give around £1.8 million to support hundreds of educational projects throughout the UK.
A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.
The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to the Scouting and Guiding movement. The Trust Fund makes available small grants to Groups to help with the cost of making repairs, or purchasing sundry items of equipment. It also gives assistance to groups and individuals when they make trips in the UK or overseas.
Priority will be given to projects focussing on homelessness, domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders, training and education, counselling and support, and activities for those with limited access or opportunities.
The focus of the fund is to enable young people aged 16-24 to flourish, learn and develop business skills or knowledge; continue or expand their enterprising work; build their capacity for the future. Individuals aged 16-24 and community groups or social enterprises supporting them can apply for grants of either £1,000 or £2,000
Grants will generally be in the range of £1000 - £5000 are available to charities whose activities involve all or most family members in initiatives that support and encourage the family 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 that family members as a unit can give to each other.
The Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 for one year only.
The Dulverton Trust Funds the activities of registered charities working in eight major areas of need, with priority given to Youth and Education, specifically aiding disadvantaged youth. Minor grants has a maximum of £5,000, major grants between £5,000 and £25,000.
Provides a helping hand to children across Lancashire. All money is raised locally and spent locally and goes to children and young people under 18 throughout the region; with mental, physical or sensory disabilities, behavioural or psychological disorders, living in poverty or situations of deprivation, suffering through distress, abuse or neglect. 

A member of UK Youth.

Supported by and working in partnership with; Lancashire County Council, Big Assist and One Lancashire.