Gadget Drive for Schools

Gadget Drive 26 July 2017 Gadget Drive collects items from the school, tests them and pays for them. The service is free. The school gets the full value of donated items. Donated items can include computers, laptops, mobilephones, digital cameras and game consoles.

Craven Trust deadlines to 2018

Craven Trust deadlines to 2018 28 September 2017 Grants of between £100 and £1,500 are available to local voluntary and community groups for projects that improve the quality of life of local people living within the Craven Trust area. The funding is intended to support projects that build better and stronger local communities for the benefit of future generations. Criteria

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."

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:

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."

Weston Charity Awards, deadline 12 January 2018 (5pm)

Weston Charity Awards, deadline 12 January 2018 (5pm) 5 December 2017 The Weston Charity Awards 2018 are open for applications. Mentoring, publicity and financial support will be awarded to 20 charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community. "To be eligible to apply, charities must have the following: A registered charity number Be working in the fields of Welfare, Youth or Community At least one paid full-time member of staff in a leadership position Income less than £5 million Provide direct services to beneficiaries"

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.

Nesta, ShareLab Fund, deadline 5 January 2018

Nesta, ShareLab Fund, deadline 5 January 2018 (9am) 17 November 2017 Nesta is inviting expressions of interest for the ShareLab Fund. Funded projects will use collaborative digital platforms to create new ways of mobilising assets, time, skills, money, resources and people, to address social needs. Grants of £15,000 to £30,000 and mentoring support are available for organisations that want to test an innovative idea, or move from prototype to pilot.  What ideas is the funder looking for? Essential To be considered, ideas/projects must:

MSE Charity, next grant round opens 1 February 2018

MSE Charity, next grant round opens 1 February 2018 12 December 2017 Grants of up to £7,500 are available from the MSE Charity for financial capability projects. Small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution can apply including registered charities, CICs and Credit Unions. Organisations should have an annual income of under £500,000 and less than six months free reserves. The majority of grants given to date have been under £5,000. From 2018 the funder has increased its standard application limit to £7,500.

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