Sporting Capital - new loans programme

Sporting Capital - new loans programme 2 August 2018 "The £3m Sporting Capital Fund offers loan funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 to eligible organisations. The investment is a simple, repayable, unsecured loan." The funder expects to make loans to around 30 projects from now until June 2020. Annual interest and a one-off lending fee apply. Investment will be focused on helping organisations to become more sustainable through developing new, and scaling existing, revenue streams.

Free trees for communities from the Woodland Trust

Free trees for communities from the Woodland Trust 13 August 2018 Community organisations can apply now for free tree packs from the Woodland Trust to plant in November. Resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides and other not-for-profit organisations are eligible. Informal groups can also apply: "You don't need to belong to an official organisation. You could even set up a group for the purpose of planting, but you must be not-for-profit. The most important thing is that your group is willing to take on the planning, planting and care of the saplings."

Building Connections Fund Youth Strand, deadline 26 September 2018

Building Connections Fund Youth Strand, deadline 26 September 2018 (5pm) 15 August 2018 The Youth Strand of the Building Connections Fund is open for applications. Grants of up to £80,000 are available to expand or enhance projects tackling youth loneliness with young people within the most deprived 30% areas of England. Charities, voluntary and community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply. "The fund can also support projects from any location in England that mainly benefit young people with any one or more of the following circumstances: Being a carer

Power to Change Community Business Fund opens 11 September 2018

Power to Change Community Business Fund opens 11 September 2018 16 August 2018 The Community Business Fund from independent trust, Power to Change, will open on Tuesday 11 September, offering grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to community businesses in England trading for the benefit of and accountable to their local communities. Organisations are encouraged to read the guidance for the fund before making an application. The deadline for applications will be 9 October 2018.

Comic Relief, Safe Place to Be, deadline 1 October 2018

Comic Relief, Safe Place to Be, deadline 1 October 2018 20 August 2018 Comic Relief has opened a new fund "Safe Place to Be" aimed at preventing homelessness and insecure shelter in the UK as well as India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria. What can be funded? Funding is available for 3 to 5 years. Organisations can apply for £150,000 to £300,000. Consortiums can apply for up to £750,000. Funding can be used to cover the core costs/ overheads of an organisation/ partnerships, or specific projects and activities, or a mixture of the two. The funder is interested in work that:

WaveLength technology donations to allievate loneliness

WaveLength technology donations to alleviate loneliness 23 August 2018 WaveLength is a charity that partners with organisations that help isolated people living in poverty. It can provide free TVs and radios for individuals or technology for clients to use in communal spaces, or as part of specific projects. Organisations that have benefited include hostels, women's refuges, art groups and Storybook Dads, which helps prisoners record bedtime stories for their children. Want to apply for your organisation?

Pioneer and Prosper, repayable finance and support

New repayable finance, Pioneer and Prosper 30 August 2018 "Pioneer and Prosper is a two-year pilot programme that will support a small number of ambitious charities and social enterprises with a repayable grant and support to help them to increase their social impact, raise investment, grow their business and become more financially resilient." "The programme is for charities and social enterprises tackling social problems amongst disadvantaged communities: To enable them to break through the barriers to growth and deliver social impact

Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme grants

Women's Mental Health Peer Support Programme grants 31 August 2018 New grant fund for women's mental health peer support delivered for and by women experiencing multiple disadvantage. Funds are managed by the organisations "Mind", and "Agenda". The programme will seek to fund and enable community-based peer support that reaches around 4,500 women in England and Wales. What can be funded? Work will be funded for a maximum of one year. Women's Peer Support Hubs: Five capacity building 'Hub' grants of up to £50,000; four in England and one in Wales.

Focus on Funding Event for Yorkshire & Humber, 3 October 2018

Focus on Funding Event for Yorkshire & Humber, 3 October 2018 31 August 2018 The Focus on Funding event is for voluntary and community sector groups in Yorkshire & Humber and will return this year in Hull. Prior year's events have been held in Selby and Wakefield. This event is supported by the Yorkshire and Humber Funders Forum, and organised by East Riding Voluntary Action Services Ltd in collaboration with a steering group made up of local voluntary and community sector support organisations.

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