Funding News from Community Action Norfolk (CAN)

Welcome to our new-look Funding Newsletter

Members have asked us to broaden the time limit on the funds we include in our Funding Newsletter, to have more time to prepare applications as their work develops, so we have changed our Funding News to include: short deadline funds (with deadlines before the end of the month), funds that have deadlines in the next three months, and funds without deadlines.  We will also include funding events when appropriate.  We hope this makes the Funding News even more useful to you.

If you would like help to find funding for your project, or would like support to develop your project, please give our Development Team a call on 01362 698216

Funding Event

Funding – Ask the Expert!

Momentum (Norfolk), in partnership with Community Action Norfolk, is holding a series of events with David Jessup of Big Lottery Fund.  As part of Momentum’s Best Practice Events, David Jessup will give a presentation about writing a successful Big Lottery Fund application, followed by a Q&A session.  The events also provide an opportunity to network and to find out about other opportunities and support.  The events take place as follows:

  • Tues 13th June from 5pm – 7pm in Norwich
  • Thurs 15th June from 10am – 12noon in Great Yarmouth
  • Tues 20th June from 4pm – 6pm in Thetford
  • Tues 18th July from 4pm – 6pm in Fakenham

The events are free to attend but booking is essential.  For more information or to book a place please contact Aimee by emailing aimee@nullmomentumnorfolk.org.uk or calling 01603 672333.

Short Deadlines (Before the end of the Month)

Sport England Core Market Fund

Applications are welcomed from organisations who are working with people who already participate in sports to encourage them to remain active.  Awards are anticipated to be £50,000 – £500,000.  Projects will focus on:

  • Keeping active people active.
  • Supporting people to stay active through life changes.
  • Helping those who are more likely to drop out to continue to be active.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Mon 22nd May by 5pm.  For more information please click here.

Erasmus+ Programmes Social Inclusion through Education, Training and Youth Call

Proposals are invited from transnational co-operation projects that focus on education, training and youth.  Grants of up to £500,000 per project are available, which can make up to 80% of the total eligible project costs.  Projects will last between 24 and 36months.  The deadline for applications is Mon 22nd May.  For more information please click here.

ChurchCare Grants

The following grants are available to Anglican churches:

  • Grants for Books and Manuscripts – Grants of up to £8,000 are available to conserve books and manuscripts.  Historical books and manuscripts are eligible for grant aid, when in the care of the parish.
  • Grants for Church Plate – Grants are available to repair church plate and ensure its regular use by congregations.  There is no minimum or maximum grant amount.
  • Grants for Churchyard Structures – Grants of up to £8,000 are available to conserve churchyard structures.
  • Grants for Metalwork – Grants of up to £8,000 are available to conserve decorative metalwork of artistic and or historical significance.  The conservation and remounting of monumental brasses (when the original slab is missing) are also eligible.
  • Grants for Monuments – Grants of up to£8,000 are available to conserve monuments of artistic and or historical significance.  Monuments that are socially significant to a parish will also be considered.
  • Grants for Textiles – Grants of up to £8,000 are available to conserve textiles of artistic or historical significance, their storage and or display.  Victorian and post-Victorian textiles will be considered where the provenance is established.
  • Grants for Timberwork – Grants of up to£8,000 are available to conserve timberwork in buildings of artistic and or historical significance.

The deadline for these grants is Mon 22nd May.  For more information please click here.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Grants are available for projects which strengthen rural areas, especially those that educate young people and relieve poverty.  There are no set amounts for the grants, but they usually range from £1,000 – £30,000.  Applicants do not need to be registered charities to apply.  The deadline for applications is Fri 26th May.  For more information please click here.

Road Safety Trust Grants

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to projects which enhance knowledge of road safety in an innovative way.  Applications with an element of education, enforcement and or engineering will be favoured.  The deadline for applications is Fri 26th May.  For more information please click here.

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 for revenue, capital or project costs for projects that meet the following objectives:

  • Supporting those suffering from, or affected by breast cancer with information, care or emotional, practical and financial support.
  • Improve awareness of breast cancer, its detection and treatment.

Applications are also welcomed from general cancer charities if at least 50% of the beneficiaries are affected by or suffer from breast cancer.  The deadline for applications is Fri 26th May.  For more information please click here.

Norfolk Community Foundation

The following funds are available through Norfolk Community Foundation:

  • New Endeavour Rangers Community Fund (Great Yarmouth and Gorleston) – Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support charitable organisations offering opportunities and positive activities for young people in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.  The deadline for applications is Fri 26th May.  For more information please click here.
  • Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Small Grants Scheme (West Norfolk) – A range of activities which meet the council’s outcomes can be funded through revenue and capital grants. Revenue grants of up to a maximum of £2,500, and Capital grants up to 1/3 of costs to a maximum grant of £10,000 are available.  The deadline for applications is Fri 26th May.  For more information please click here.
  • Flux Family Fund (Countywide) – Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support a wide range of charitable, voluntary and community activity across Norfolk, with a particular interest in West Norfolk.  The deadline for applications is Fri 26th May.  For more information please click here.
  • Freebridge Community Housing Fund (West Norfolk) – Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support community and voluntary activity addressing the needs of communities in West Norfolk, and supporting community self-help.  Priority will be given to projects that impact on the Association’s tenants.  The deadline for applications is Weds 31st May.  For more information please click here.

For more information about the other funds available through Norfolk Community Foundation please click here.

Places of Worship: Security Funding Scheme

Funding is available for places of worship to tackle hate crime against them through the installation of security equipment.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate that a crime motivated by hostility or prejudice based on religion or belief has happened either at their place of worship or another within a two mile radius (including those of other faiths) within the last two years.  Match funding of 20% is required.  There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on Mon 29th May.  For more information please click here.

Sevenhills Wholefoods Health and Education in the Developing World Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that focus on health and education in the developing world.  There is no restriction on how the funding can be spent.  There is no standard application form, but proposals are accepted UK registered charities including voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and registered societies which are based in the UK but work in the developing world.  The dealing for proposals is 31st May. For more information please click here.

Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

The Bright Ideas programme aims to help community business to progress from ideas to ventures, and provides successful applicants with tailored community business development support, peer-to-peer networking and up to £20,000 of early stage finance.  Applicants must be locally based and accountable to their local community, with a broad community impact.  The deadline for applications is 10am on Weds 31st May.  For more information please click here.

Coming Up (in the next 3 months)

 

BBC Children in Need Grants

The following grants are available from BBC Children in Need Grants Programme:

  • Small Grants – Up to £10,000 (per year, for up to three years) for not for profit organisations working to support children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage.
  • Main Grants – Over £10,000 (for up to three years) are available to not for profit organisations supporting children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage.

The deadline for applications for both these funds is Thurs 1st June.  For more information please click here.

EU Aid Volunteers Funds

The following funds are available in connection to the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative:

  • Deployment – Grants of €100,000 – €1.4million are available to projects that prepare and deploy volunteers (senior and junior) to help increase the amount of humanitarian aid the EU can provide, and to increase the capacity for organisations intending to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.  The deadline for proposals is Tues 6th June.  For more information please click here.
  • Technical Assistance and Capacity Building – Grants of €100,000 – €700,000 are available to projects that are intending to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, to help them comply with the standards and procedures for candidate volunteers and EU Aid Volunteers. The deadline for application is Mon 3rd July.  For more information please click here.

To find out more about the EU Aid Volunteers initiative please click here.

National Churches Trust Partnership Grants

Grants of £2,500 – £10,000 are available to churches and chapels with urgent repair projects costing £10,000 – £100,000.  The funding is available only in parts of England, including Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  The deadline for applications is Weds 7th June.  For more information please click here.

Norfolk Community Foundation

The following funds are available through Norfolk Community Foundation:

  • Shelroy Charitable Trust Fund (Countywide) – Grants of up to £5,000 will be considered to support projects that benefit disabled, vulnerable or disadvantaged people in Norfolk. Priority is given to capital projects to improve community buildings or facilities where there is clear evidence that the site serves a wide community purpose.  The deadline for applications is Fri 9th June.  For more information please click here.
  • Love Norfolk / N100 Fund (Countywide) – Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charitable groups in Norfolk with an average income of less than £100,000 (taken over two years).  A range of activities can be supported – priority will be given to projects in Breckland and Great Yarmouth.  The deadline for applications is Fri 16th June.  For more information please click here.

For more information about the other funds available through Norfolk Community Foundation please click here.

Department for Transport’s Innovation in Cycling and Walking Fund

Funding is available for projects that increase the amount of walking and cycling people do.  Applications can be made by individuals, groups and organisations. There are two phases of funding:

  • Proof of concept – Up to £25,000 is available for projects lasting up to 15 weeks.
  • Demonstrator projects – Up to £100,000 is available for projects lasting up to nine months.

Applicants are required to register by Weds 7th June, with a deadline for applications of Weds 14th June.  For more information please click here.

Help the Homeless

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small and medium sized charities that help homeless people to return to the community.  These funds can be used for capital costs.  The deadline for applications is Thurs 15th June.  For more information please click here.

Rosa’s Voices from the Front Line Grants

One off grants of £500 – £2,000 is available to voluntary and community women’s organisations which fight for gender equality.  Successful projects will:

  • Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices.
  • Raise awareness of at least one of Rosa’s Four Pillars (For more information about the Four Pillars please click here.).
  • Influence the public, media, policy makers and /or government.
  • Change behaviours, attitudes or policies.

Applicants do not need to be registered charities, but their activities must be charitable and for the benefit of women.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thurs 15th June.  For more information please click here.

Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Community Support Grants

Grants are available to charities which help those experiencing poverty, disadvantage, sickness, disability and/or barriers to education and employment.  There are two types of grant:

  • Small Grants – up to £5,000 are available to charities. The deadline for applications is Fri 16th June.
  • Large Grants – over £5,000 are available to charities with an annual income of over £500,000 or who deliver community support or research.  The deadline for applications is Mon 3rd July.

For more information please click here.

Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to schools and not for profit organisations with an annual turnover of less than £300,000 for projects that benefit the local environment.  Priority will be given to projects that do one or more of the following:

  • Involve the local community.
  • Make a sustainable and measurable improvement.
  • Support people in need.

The deadline for application is Sat 24th June.  For more information please click here.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Families in Distress

Grants of £20,000 – £300,000 are available for projects that last between two to three years and support the families of servicing personnel experiencing significant stress.  The project will:

  • Provide an intervention that is specialised, local (or easily accessible) and offers immediate support.
  • Be aimed at the families of serving personnel based in the UK and overseas.
  • Be a new project, or an enhancement to an existing project with a focus on sustainability.
  • Fill a gap in provision.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Mon 26th June.  For more information please click here.

Law Society Charity

Grants of £5,000 – £15,000 are available to registered charities whose work relates to the Law and legal profession including projects that promote human rights, access to justice and legal education.  Priority will be given to projects promoting the needs of the under-represented, disadvantaged and excluded.  The deadline for applications is Fri 30th June.  For more information please click here.

Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving

Grants of £500 are available to small community groups (with an annual turnover of less than £10,000) that enhance the lives of people in their local community and have a lasting impact.  The winning 164 applications will be chosen by a public vote after being shortlisted.  The deadline for applications is Mon 31st July.  For more information please click here.

Macmillan’s Supporting You to Help Others

Funding is available for groups and individuals that support those who have/are affected by cancer.  There are four types of grant available:

  • Start-up Grants – Up to £500 to help establish a new self-help and support project for people affected by cancer.
  • Development Grants – Up to £3,000 to improve the sustainability or increase the reach of existing projects that have been established for 12months or more.
  • User Involvement Grants – up to £3,000 to encourage the involvement of those affected by cancer in the design and improvement of services.
  • Individual Development Grants – up to £500 to enable those affected by cancer to develop their skills to use experience to support others affected by cancer.

The deadline for applications is Fri 4th August.  For more information please click here.

Art Council England Catalyst Small Grants

Grants of £10,000 – £30,000 are available to not for profit arts and culture organisations, museums and libraries to develop their fundraising capacity so that they are able to attract more private giving.  Applicants will have received an Arts Council England grant within the last two years, and will have an annual income of£100,000 – £750,000.  The fund opens at 12pm on Thurs 13th July and closes Thurs 10th August.  For more information please click here.

No Deadline

Support Adoption for Pets Grant Funding

Funding is available to charities and not for profit organisations whose main objective is to find homes for pets.  Grants are usually £50,000 and are aimed towards projects that have a real and direct impact on animal welfare and the lives of domestic pets in rescue.  Applications are welcomed at any time.  For more information please click here.

Childcare Business Grants

Grants are available to reimburse the costs of establishing a childcare business.  Childcare businesses that have been registered in the last three months with Ofsted or a CMA (Childminder Agency) can apply for one of the following:

  • £500 for early years childminder or childcare providers working from domestic premises.
  • £1,000 for early years childminder or care providers working from domestic premises of children with special educational needs and disability.
  • £1,000 for a CMA.

The scheme is due to end by 31st March 2018 or when funds have been exhausted.  For more information please click here.

Norfolk Community Foundation

The following funds are available through Norfolk Community Foundation:

  • Norfolk Village Halls Fund (Countywide) – Grants of up to £500 are available to support the maintenance, equipment and activity costs of Village Halls and Community Centres.  For more information please click here.
  • Villages Community Fund (Westhall, Holton and Sotherton) – Grants are available to the three communities close to the Bernard Matthews Green Energy Windfarm.  Grants are allocated twice a year.   For more information please click here.

For more information about the other funds available through Norfolk Community Foundation please click here.

The Premier League Fans’ Fund Small Grants

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that improve one or more of the following:

  • The relationship between football fans and their clubs.
  • How fans engage with each other.
  • Fans’ experience of the game.

There are no deadlines for this fund.  For more information please click here.

The Santander Foundation’s Discovery Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 are available from charities working directly disadvantaged people who have a project that falls into one of the following:

  • Explorer – improving knowledge and insight.
  • Transformer – developing skills and experience.
  • Changemaker – innovative solutions to social challenges.

The Foundation supports health, research and palliative care through another scheme, so these organisations are not eligible to apply for a Discovery Grant.  There is no deadline for applications.  For more information please click here.

Barchester Healthcare Foundation

Grants of £100 – £5,000 are available to small groups that help adults with mental and physical disabilities and people aged over 65.  Applications that helps to combat loneliness and enable be to be active and engaged within the community will be prioritised.  Applications are welcomed at any time.  For more information please click here.

Big Issue Invests’ Impact Loans England

Loans of £20,000 – £150,000 are available to registered charities and social enterprises to continue their work and develop their organisation.  The loans can be used to:

  • Purchase equipment.
  • Hire staff.
  • Carry out business development plans.

Applications can be made at any time.  For more information please click here.


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