FUNDING

MERTON GIVING FUND The Merton Giving Fund will fund not-for-profit, voluntary, community and faith organisations, based in or delivering services in Merton. We will not fund individuals, sole traders or organisations established to make a profit. It is a grants programme. This round of the Fund will support the delivery of projects that address one or more of the priorities outlined below. The fund will not support day-to-day organisational running costs. Priority will be given to small organisations (with an income of under £75,000 per annum) and not currently receiving other funding from the Merton Giving Fund. Organisations must:  Be delivering services that generate a quantifiable benefit to Merton residents  Operate in accordance with the principles of the Merton Compact to provide quality services to the people of Merton and recognising that there is added value in working in partnership towards common aims and objectives. Deadline: 1st July 2019 Visit website

Micro-fund Grants for Summer & Autumn 2019 Do you:  Have a good idea for an activity that will benefit Clarion Housing residents and the communities in which they live? i.e. Clarion Futures London South Region: Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton  Need funding for up to £500?  Have a bank account? Next steps- You can email your completed application to: LivingWellTogether@myclarionhousing.com If you need further information or assistance, feel free to contact: John Horwood, Neighbourhood Investment Officer (London South) Email: LivingWellTogether@myclarionhousing.com Tel: 07810 181 323 Deadline: 5pm, Friday 5th July 2019 Successful organisations will be notified by Friday 12th July 2019.  Please click here to download more information and to apply.

June

Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People Grants of between £90,000 and £1,500,000 are available for a minimum of three years for organisations providing mental health support to vulnerable and underserved children and young people aged 5 to 24 years. Comic Relief aim to fund no more than 40% of the applicant organisation's total income in any one year. Applications will be considered from organisations with a maximum annual income of £10 million, and a minimum annual income of £250,000 in the UK. Deadline: Friday, 28 June 2019 - 12:00pm Visit website

July

SKILLS FOR POSITIVE FUTURES Grants are available for local voluntary organisations to support vulnerable children and young people develop the life skills they need to thrive and make positive choices. The Berkeley Foundation is seeking proposals from community-led organisations working to deliver targeted early-intervention support for children at risk of school exclusion. There is £350,000 of funding available through this programme, split across two funding pots:  Small grants - £90,000 is reserved for smaller community-led organisations with a turnover of less than £1 million. Applications should be for three-year projects with a maximum grant value of £30,000.  Medium-sized grants - £270,000 is reserved for small to medium-sized voluntary sector organisations with a turnover of less than £2 million (including those with a turnover of less than £1 million). Applications will be considered for three-year projects with a maximum grant value of £90,000. Deadline: Wednesday, 3 July 2019 - 5pm Visit website

LONDON MARATHON CHARITABLE TRUST: FACILITIES GRANTS The London Marathon Charitable Trust has announced that it will make £5m available for charities to buy, build or renovate facilities for physical activity in London and Surrey. The trust will give grants of anything between £5,000-£20,000 under their Small Grants Programme and £20,001-£150,000 for the Major Grants Programme. Deadline 9th July 2019. Visit website

YOUNG LONDONERS FUND ROUND TWO The Mayor of London has announced that round two of the Young Londoners Fund is now open. An additional £15 million will be available for projects and programmes to support young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. Based on your feedback from round one, we have amended the application form to be shorter for small and medium grants. However, the aims and eligibility requirements of the fund will remain the same. The Young Londoners Fund aims to:  provide aspirational and positive activities to help support young people to make positive choices and reach their potential  give new options to children and young people most at risk of taking the wrong path and stop them getting involved in violence and criminal activity  improve coordination and capacity of London’s youth offer so more children and young people can access services Deadline: Friday 12 July (noon) Visit website

DM THOMAS FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE The central grants programme supports projects that are aimed at children and young people in need, in particular those that involve disabled children, children in hospitals, homelessness and life limited children. There is no limit to the amount you can request, although they will generally not award more than £30,000 a year. You can apply for up to 2 years of funding. Please ensure your completed application is received both electronically and hard copy by 5.30pm Deadline 2019 (by 5.30pm): Tuesday, 23 July 2019 Visit website

YOUTH ENDOWMENT FUND The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has been launched as part of the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy. The Home Office has made £200 million available over the next ten years to fund and test interventions aiming to prevent young people from being drawn into crime and violence, to build up knowledge of what works to prevent this. Grants for up to £200,000 per year over two years are available In its initial year, the Youth Endowment Fund will dispense funds in three ways:  Running a one-off open call round to fund and evaluate promising approaches to preventing youth offending, which have not yet gathered strong evidence of their impact. In this round, grantees will need to spend £100,000 or more by March 2020.  Funding a smaller number of programmes with good evidence of impact and which are ready for large scale evaluation.  Supporting two local partnerships in areas with high levels of youth crime to develop a multi-stakeholder response to preventing youth offending; evaluate and learn to inform its approach to place-based work Deadline: Tuesday, 23 July 2019 - 12pm Visit website

THE AUSTIN AND HOPE PILKINGTON TRUST The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust awards grants to charitable organisations in the United Kingdom. In 2019 the trustees will welcome applications for projects within the theme Children and Young People. This round, organisations can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that support children aged between 11 and 25. The Trust will be funding projects focussing on:  child exploitation  mentoring and support  clubs and activities Within these categories, we will prioritise projects that address Mental Health needs. Deadline: 31 July 2019 Visit website