Ernest Cook, large grant deadline 31 Jan 18 (small grants anytime)

Ernest Cook Trust, large grant deadline 31 Jan 18 (small grants anytime) 30 August 2017 Schools, charities and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest in the countryside; and literacy, numeracy and science can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT). Small or large? The Trust operates two grant making programmes: » The small grants programme (under £4,000) » The large grants programme (grants in excess of £4,000). Previous projects supported (examples only):

Paul Hamlyn Foundation shares review of its UK grant-making

Paul Hamlyn Foundation shares review of its UK grant-making 24 August 2017 Almost a quarter of applicants are successfully applying to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation - we like those odds! This report might help you to improve your chances even further. PHF has a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts. PHF has six priorities for its work in the UK:    Supporting imaginative people to nurture exciting ideas Widening access and participation in the arts Improving people's education and learning through the arts

Henry Smith Charity re-launches grants programmes

Henry Smith Charity re-launches grants programmes 1 November 2017 Henry Smith Charity has announced a new grants strategy. The main grants programme now has two strands; Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities. Other grants including holiday grants for children remain unchanged. Applications can be made at any time. Improving Lives This is the funder's largest grants programme, through which the majority of its funds are distributed. Charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises can apply if their annual income is £50,000 to £2million. 

CityConnect Community Grants, deadline 31 December 2017

CityConnect Community Grants, deadline 31 December 2017 1 December 2017 Are you part of a community club or another type of not-for-profit organisation? Are you good at inspiring people within your community to try new things? Can you see the benefits of having more people across West Yorkshire getting out of their cars and walking and cycling instead? Can you see how cycling and walking could help unemployed people access more training and employment opportunities?

Sport England - Community Asset Fund, no deadlines

Sport England - Community Asset Fund, no deadlines 6 February 2017 Sport England's new Community Asset Fund is open for applications. The funder's aims are to: Improve and protect existing sports facilities that support the needs of local communities. Invest in new and different places that meet the needs of local communities, which include Sport England's target audiences. Ensure capital investment reaches organisations that have not been funded by Sport England before. Create a more resilient, sustainable, less grant dependent sport sector.

Protect your charity from fraud - advice from Charity Commission

Protect your charity from fraud - advice from Charity Commission 15 November 2017 The Charity Commission has updated guidance on preventing fraud. This includes several e-learning videos that trustees, staff and volunteers may find useful.  It can be easy to think that fraud is only an issue that happens at large national organisations but it is a significant potential issue for any group. Take a look at some examples of fraud news stories in Bradford district. Details from the Charity Commission:

Sport England - Small grants, no deadlines

Sport England - Small grants, no deadlines 3 May 2017 Sport England's small grants programme offers grants of £300 to £10,000 to get more people in England engaged in sport. Projects also need to meet one or more of the "Towards an Active Nation" strategy aims: Get inactive people to become more active Develop more resilient sporting habits Lead to more positive attitudes among young people Develop more diverse volunteers Improve progression and inclusion in talent development What can be funded?

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