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:  

Shipley Area Community Chest, deadline 29 December 2017

Shipley Area Community Chest, deadline 29 December 2017 14 November 2017 Grants of up to £350 are available from Shipley Area Committee for community projects that benefit residents of Shipley Constituency. Applications are particularly welcome from new projects, innovative schemes and from previously unfunded groups. Ongoing costs such as venue hire and staffing will only be funded through a start-up grant for new organisations. Grants will not normally be provided for ICT-related equipment or websites. Applications are welcome from groups where other funding/fundraising has been secured.

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.

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:

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):

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.

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.

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.

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