Nesta, Rethinking Parks awards

Nesta, Rethinking Parks awards 7 December 2017 Nesta has launched Rethinking Parks a programme with two different awards that will help support "parks innovators". The fund has a total of £2million to allocate. The funder is defining parks as "public open spaces laid out formally for leisure and recreation."

Community Shares Booster programme

Community Shares Booster programme 7 December 2017 "The Community Shares Booster Programme is a funding scheme to support community share offers. It will invest equity up to £100,000 to match community shares in societies that can demonstrate higher than average levels of community impact, innovation and engagement. The programme will also provide development grants of up to £10,000 to help societies get investment ready and meet standards of good practice. Match funding will be in the form of equity held on equal terms with other community shareholders."

Reaching Communities closed to applications 15 Jan to 2 April 2018

Reaching Communities closed to applications from 15 January to 2 April 2018 20 December 2017 News from the Big Lottery Fund: "In England, we are changing the application process for Reaching Communities. This is an important part of our ambition to make it easier for groups and communities to apply for National Lottery funding, and to help improve our ability to make the best funding decisions possible.

Archives Revealed: funding for cataloguing & unlocking archives

Archives Revealed: funding for cataloguing & unlocking archives 21 December 2017 'Archives Revealed' is a partnership programme between The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust. It is the only funding stream available in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives. The fund is comprised of two funding strands: Cataloguing grants Up to £40,000 for archives to create catalogues of important archival collections. The grants will open up access to collections that matter to both researchers and communities and increase public engagement with history.

New contact details for organisation support in Bradford district

New contact details for organisation support in Bradford district 21 December 2017 New contact details for organisation support in Bradford district. For a version to print and save, download our handout - help for groups in Bradford district. What's changing and why: Community Action Bradford & District Voluntary Organisation Support Officers NEW mobile phone numbers - we're out and about so the best way to get in touch is email or mobile: Clive Whittaker clivew@cabad.org.uk 07964 352663 Lincoln Oakley lincolno@cabad.org.uk 07422 575852 Chris Barker chrisb@cabad.org.uk 07422 966140

YHA Breaks Programmes

YHA Breaks Programmes 2 January 2018 The YHA offers breaks for young people and families with the most challenging lives. Registered charities or community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA's criteria. Groups can reapply annually as long as the application is for a different group of young people. There are several programmes targeting specific groups. Family Breaks. Aims to reach young people and families with the most challenging lives and provide them with life changing experiences. Applications open now.

Community Trees & Orchard Windfalls Fund, deadline 31 March 2018

Community Trees & Orchard Windfalls Fund, deadline 31 March 2018 2 January 2018 Applications for the 2018 planting season are now open. "The Tree Council's National Tree Week (24 November to 2 December 2018) is the focus for these projects and successful applicants organise their planting events in conjunction with our annual celebration of the new tree planting season." Community Trees

Weston Anniversary Fund capital grants, deadline 30 June 2018

Weston Anniversary Fund capital grants, deadline 30 June 2018 9 January 2018 Garfield Weston Foundation has announced a one-off grants scheme to celebrate its 60th anniversary.  The Weston Anniversary Fund will support capital projects that will benefit local communities across the UK. What is capital funding? By "capital", the funder means costs for physical equipment or facilities:

BFSS Looked after Children and Young Carers programme

BFSS Looked after Children and Young Carers programme 12 January 2018 The BFSS has created a new grants programme "dedicated to improving approaches to the educational attainment of 'looked after children' and young carers in the UK". What can be funded? The funder wants to support "novel approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers which can be scaled up so that in time they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment."

Well Bradford grants for Toller ward, deadline 2 March 2018

Well Bradford grants for Toller ward, deadline 2 March 2018 (4pm) 23 January 2018 Do you have a health and wellbeing project idea for the Toller ward area? Grants of £350 to £5,000 are available to groups and organisations working in Toller ward for projects that address the Well Bradford priorities: Activities promoting self-care and wellbeing Activities that connect communities together Activities which have a positive impact on local people Activities which can be a seed for local enterprise Activities that develop the skills and confidence of local residents

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