Big Lottery Fund - Awards For All: NEW GUIDANCE

Big Lottery Fund - Awards For All: NEW GUIDANCE 17 August 2017   The Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All programme has recently revised its application form and guidance. There are several significant changes - but the one that will make a difference to most organisations is that Awards for All applications can now include costs for salaried staff. Focus on outcomes Another big change is to the outcomes that they expect your project to achieve - you now have to demonstrate that your project will achieve at least one of the following:  

Aviva Community Fund opens for applications on 12 September 2017

Aviva Community Fund opens for applications on 12 September 2017 17 August 2017   The Aviva Community Fund opens for applications for the 2017 round on 12 September 2017. This funding competition will fund over 800 projects across the UK, with prizes ranging from £25,000 to under £1,000. There are 6 categories under which grants can be awarded:   Health, disability and well-being Supporting the younger generation Supporting the older generation Sport in the community Environment Community support   What makes a good entry? Your project is right for the Aviva Community Fund if:

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

Anchor funds social inclusion work by Christian Charities, 31 Jan

Anchor funds social inclusion work by Christian Charities, deadline 31 Jan 2018 24 August 2017 The Anchor Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. Previously funded projects include:  

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):

Northern Gas Community Promises Fund, deadline 19 October

Northern Gas Community Promises Fund, deadline 19 October 2017 (12 noon) 7 September 2017 Leeds Community Foundation is working with Northern Gas Networks to run the Community Promises Fund. Grants are available for organisations working in any of Northern Gas Network's Local Authority areas (which includes the Bradford District). The Fund seeks to support innovative projects working with vulnerable people to address any of the following: fuel poverty and energy efficiency carbon monoxide poisoning

VCSE Health & Wellbeing Fund, Social Prescribing, 21-Nov-17

VCSE Health & Wellbeing Fund, Social Prescribing, deadline 21 November 2017 13 September 2017 The Department of Health and Public Health England are inviting applications to the Health and Wellbeing Fund to set up a new social prescribing scheme or to support the expansion of an existing scheme. How much and what for? Up to £300,000 is available (tapering over up to 3 years).

Raise funds and awareness on Facebook

Raise funds and awareness on Facebook 13 September 2017 Facebook has announced the launch of its nonprofit fundraising tools in the UK (and 15 other countries across Europe). Charitable organisations based in one of these 16 countries are invited to sign up to be one of the first nonprofits to use Facebook's charitable giving tools to achieve their fundraising objectives through these tools: Collect donations on Facebook with the donate button.

Skills for Work apprenticeship funding to end Dec/while funds last

Skills for Work apprenticeship funding (while funds last) 18 September 2017 Skills for Work is part of Bradford Council and is a training provider that delivers apprenticeship programmes and assists employers with apprenticeship recruitment. You may be aware that the way apprenticeships are funded has recently changed and availability of funded courses is due to change from 01/01/2018. Skills for Work currently still has funding and this will be available on a 'first come first served' basis until the end of December 2017.

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