Funding round up - November 2016

To find out about the latest funding opportunities, please see summary details below and visit the links within for full details.


From October 2016 Comic Relief, with Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is launching another UK Tech for Good funding programme. This will fund 10 digital projects each with up to £46,500, plus £3,500 to enable access to expert support. We know that digital development requires distinct working practices and for this reason we have adapted our model of funding to provide an intensive package of support for grantees. The projects will last for four months (April – July 2017) and will address any of our four programme areas: Empowering Women and Girls, Investing in Children and Young People, Building Stronger Communities, Improving Health and Wellbeing. For further info see
Improving People's lives by improving their environment
We are interested in projects that improve the physical environment in a way that will improve people's lives. This can include purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities. We are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your local environment. Any not for profit organisation can apply, preference will be given to small, locally based and community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000 per annum. Schools are also encouraged to apply and are given the same level of priority as small locally based organisations. The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Organisations may only apply once per calendar year for this grant.
Sir Jules Thorn was a great humanitarian and whilst his endowment was provided primarily for medicine and medical research, he was content for some funds to be allocated to charities in response to appeals of a humanitarian nature. Accordingly, the Trustees earmark some resources each year for such purposes. The Trust receives many more appeals than it can support with a grant. Each case is treated on its merits and the Trustees' policy is to spread the funds as widely as possible. This is done through the Trust's Small Grants Programme. Successful applicants are awarded grants of up to £1,500. Many charities have received grants over a number of years. Requests are considered for contributions to core funding or for specific projects, but this programme does not provide substantial sums for capital appeals.
The CSJ Awards is an annual high-profile, high-impact event in the Westminster calendar at which the CSJ showcases and rewards grassroots charities and voluntary organisations from local communities throughout the UK that have developed effective and innovative ways of addressing a variety of entrenched social issues. These charities often work with some of the hardest to reach people in the country. Previous winners include those who have helped to tackle modern slavery, rehabilitate ex-offenders and perpetrators of domestic violence, improve educational outcomes in deprived areas and bring isolated older people back into the community. Each winning organisation receives a prize of £10,000 and the rare chance to have their work profiled at the Awards ceremony in London to a large audience of high-ranking politicians, celebrities, major philanthropists, leaders from the private and voluntary sector, and the media. It also provides the chance for these key influencers to witness the most effective grassroots methods for turning lives around in disadvantaged communities throughout the UK.
We offer funding for specialist community and voluntary organisations working with carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK
Development Grants. The Triangle Trust recognises in the current economic climate, building a solid foundation for long-term sustainability for your organisation can be of higher importance than starting a new project.   We therefore offer Development Grants to provide funds towards your organisation’s core costs.  We would like to see applicants use these grants to develop sustainable income sources, so that when our grant comes to end your organisation’s income will not be reduced. Grants are available for up to £80,000 over three years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one. We would expect to see the amount requested each year tapering down as applicants develop other income streams to replace the grant income.  
The Jill Franklin Trust was set up in memory of Jill Franklin, 1928-1988, and has about £70,000 a year to spend.  Some this is already committed as a block grant for prisoners’ education that would not be funded by the government and to organisations we have promised grants over a number of years. The Trust has decided to focus its funding on deprived areas of Great Britain and, looks with particular favour at applications from the North or England and from Wales. Small charities are preferred, and simply prepared proposals are more likely to be accepted. Areas the Trust funds: Grants are typically £1,000 for one to three years (except for church restoration which is normally £500), and the trust has five areas for which it is soliciting grant applications:
Self-Help groups, advice, training, and employment; to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, and their carers (parents etc.), Organisations helping and supporting refugees and asylum-seekers coming to or in the UK, The restoration (not “improvement”) of churches of architectural importance (half a page in Pevsner’s Buildings).  The church should be open to visitors every day, Local schemes to help prisoners to resettle, or to inhibit delinquency, Bereavement counselling.
The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities. The Foundation does not support applications from individuals. Since it became operational in November 2001, The Foundation has disbursed £73.5M in grants (up to 31st December 2015). Following a strategic review, the Foundation merged with its sister charity The Batty Charitable Trust in 2009 and revised its objectives. The Foundation now supports charities in three main areas: Main Grants Scheme, supporting charities whose core work covers Arts and Learning; The Foyle School Library Scheme, and the Small Grants Scheme, supporting charities in all fields with a turnover of less than £100,000 per annum.
Djanogly Foundation
Funding grants are available for registered charities undertaking education, arts or social welfare projects in the UK and/or Israel. The funding is intended to support organisations undertaking projects in the following areas: Medicine. Education. Social welfare. The arts. The Foundation does not maintain a website or an email account or publish an application form. Applications should be made in writing to the Foundation. The Foundation does not reply to applications which are unsuccessful. Contact the Djanogly Foundation for further information. Write to Mr Christopher Sills, Secretary, The Djanogly Foundation, 3 Angel Court, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 6QF.
Funding is available to UK registered charities with primary objectives to assist one or more of the following groups: disadvantaged/ underprivileged young people (persons under 25); people with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems); older people.
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 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.
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. 



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