Latest Funding Update

POSTCODE COMMUNITY TRUST
Deadline: 15 August 2018.
Postcode Community Trust funds new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain that improve health and wellbeing through: 

  • Grassroots sports arts and recreation projects that improve health and wellbeing
  • Projects that improve the health of communities through, for example, first aid courses, befriending, counselling or reducing isolation

Voluntary organisations can apply for grants up to £2,000 while registered charities for grants up to £20,000.
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POSTCODE LOCAL TRUST
Deadline: 15 August 2018.
Postcode Local Trust funds new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects that improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces such as:

  • Community gardens and play areas using sustainable materials
  • Outdoor education and heritage
  • Green Energy projects and flood prevention

Voluntary organisations can apply for grants up to £2,000 while registered charities for grants up to £20,000.
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PEOPLE'S POSTCODE TRUST
Deadline: 15 August 2018
People’s Postcode Trust funds new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain that focus on:

  • Employability and skills development programmes
  • The promotion of human rights through combatting discrimination
  • Poverty prevention

Voluntary organisations can apply for grants up to £2,000 while registered charities for grants up to £20,000.
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TEAM LONDON SMALL GRANTS
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Team London are offering grants of £5,000 - £10,000 to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run volunteering projects that bring Londoners together and lead to improvements in social integration.
The projects can focus on any area of volunteering or social action but should help people from different groups of society (differentiated by communities, identities or interests) to have more opportunities to connect with each other positively and meaningfully.
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Great British High Street Awards
Deadline: 22 August 2018 Communities across are being urged to back their local high streets by entering them into the above awards. The competition celebrates the work being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets and is an opportunity for councils, businesses and local groups to come together and share knowledge and expertise
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BUILDING CONNECTIONS FUND
Deadline: Friday 24 August 2018
The £11.5 million Building Connections Fund is a partnership between Government, Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation which was set up in response to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness to support projects that prevent or reduce loneliness. The fund is split into two strands.
The main fund (currently open) is made up of close to £9 million, which will be distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, making grants of between £30,000 and £100,000. The value of the grant requested in each financial year is not more than 50% of your annual income.
They’re offering funding to organisations with existing projects that are already helping to build connections to prevent or reduce loneliness and want to do more to build on this work. They are interested in funding projects that could reach more people and / or join up with others and include ways of utilising existing expertise in the sector, increasing geographical reach and improving impact.

 Awards will be made by December 2018 and projects can be funded until March 2021.
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THE INMAN CHARITY
Deadline: 31st August 2018
Grants tend to range in value from £1,500 to £5,000. The directors are particularly interested in supporting the following areas of charitable work:-
Medical research

  • Care of the elderly
  • General welfare
  • Hospices
  • The Deaf and Blind
  • Care of the physically & mentally disabled
  • The Armed Forces

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DUDLEY AND GEOFFREY COX CHARITABLE TRUST
Deadline: 31 August 2018
The Trust only funds registered charities delivering projects in the following categories:

  • Category 1 – medical research projects; or
  • Category 2 – things of benefit to young people; or
  • Category 3 – ‘welfare’ in the sense of improving the well-being, living conditions, comfort or general flourishing of particular groups of people who are burdened in some way. In principle this category is very broad, but obvious examples would be homelessness, being in prison, isolated elderly people, people in financial hardship, etc; or

In Category 1 (medical research), the Trust rarely makes grants exceeding £5,000. In Categories 2 (Youth) and 3 (Welfare), grants are often in the range £5,000 – £20,000 in a single year.
The Trust’s strongest preference as to geography is for work which mainly or exclusively benefits London boroughs with a postcode starting with W, SW, or NW. Preference is also to fund charities with an annual income of less than £100,000.
Charities should apply during February – August 2018. Applications will be shortlisted during September and decided by Trustees during October or early November. Decisions are notified on 15 November.
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SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

THE AUSTIN AND HOPE PILKINGTON TRUST
Deadline: 7 September 2018
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust awards grants to charitable organisations in the United Kingdom. This year the trustees welcome applications for projects within the theme of Community.
Priority is given to projects focussing on:

  • domestic abuse and child exploitation
  • homelessness
  • prisoners/offenders
  • refugees and asylum seekers

Within these categories, priority will be given to projects that address Rehabilitation and Mental Health needs.
£5,000 grant round:
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PETER CRUDDAS FOUNDATION
Deadline: 1 September 2018
The Foundation gives grants to registered charities for projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales towards pathways into education, training and employment.
There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. However, the Peter Cruddas Foundation will be looking to the applicant to demonstrate that they can manage the amount they have applied for and how they intend to continue (if appropriate) after the funding has been spent.
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KELLY FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST
Deadline: 1 September 2018.
The Trust has decided to prioritise its funding in favour of registered local 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 three areas that the charity wishes to support are:

  • Interventions and support that help families to manage better and prevent the fracture of the family unit, e.g. relationship counselling, mediation
  • Families where sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drugs abuse threaten the integrity of the family unit
  • Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment

The Trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000. However, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered.
The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is happy to support requests for core funding as well as project-based grants, and actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established.
Grants are awarded twice a year to charities whose aims fall within the criteria of the Trust. Grants will generally be in the range of £1000 - £5000, but Trustees will consider requests for higher amounts.
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