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:  

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

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."

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.

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."

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