HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Grants Programme 2020-22

Deadline 1st November 2019

One-off grants are available for voluntary sector organisations for the piloting of new services and approaches or the extension of current programmes that support offender rehabilitation.

Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available over two years (between April 2020 and March 2022)

The Grants Programme will have four themes which organisations can apply for. The four themes will be advertised as different bids on the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Sourcing Portal. On the Portal the project number for the HMPPS Grants Programme is: Prj_1662.

Organisations may choose to bid for one or more of the following themes:

  • Improving support for families and significant others (ITT 3674)
  • Improving outcomes for those with protected characteristics (£250,000 of the Grants Programme has been ringfenced for an organisation to identify and manage other VCSE organisations to deliver a programme addressing this theme across multiple sites and settings. Other lower value bids for this theme will also be considered.) (ITT 3675)
  • Improving health and well-being (ITT 3677)
  • Improving safer custody across the prison estate (ITT 3676)

To find out more, please click here.

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Historic England: National Capacity Building

The National Capacity Building (NCB) Programme is aimed at the not-for-profit sector and voluntary organisations based in England to support projects that are national in coverage and promote the conservation, understanding and sustainable management and development of the historic environment.

Funding will begin from 1 April 2020, for projects that run for a maximum of one year.

Targets for support:

  • National-level projects and activities that champion, support and enable third-sector organisations and voluntary groups, to reduce heritage at risk and sustainably manage heritage assets by engaging more effectively in the historic environment;
  • Support for statutory consultees to provide advice to local authorities to achieve the sustainable management of change in the historic environment;
  • Projects which enable national third-sector organisations to reduce their reliance on public funding and to increase their effectiveness in their work with the historic environment.

To find out more, please visit the Historic England website here.

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Music For All – Community Project Funding

Music for All aims to provide a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that are seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is for groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.

You can apply for up to £2,500.

UK-based groups, schools and organisations that are bringing music to their communities can apply.

The deadline for applications to the:

  • Spring period is 1 November for funding requirement in the following January.
  • Summer period is 1 February for funding requirement in April.
  • Autumn period is 1 July for funding requirement in September.

To find out more, please visit the Music For All website here.

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Social Tech Trust – AI for Good

Deadline 15th November 2019

The AI for Good 2020 accelerator programme helps purpose-driven ventures in the UK advance their AI solutions to create positive social transformation.

For the second year running, Microsoft for Startups UK and the Social Tech Trust will be selecting 12 organisations with a commitment to a social mission to join this 4-month programme.

The programme supports inspiring and innovative businesses that want to create positive social transformation through AI in four key areas: Earth, Accessibility, Humanitarian Action and Cultural Heritage.

To be eligible your company must be less than 5 years old, with under £20M investment received and under £10M ARR.

To find out more, please click here.

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Supporting healthy and active later life: apply for funding

Deadline 27th November 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of £40 million to develop ideas that could help people to enjoy healthier and more active lives in older age.

The number of people in the UK aged over 75 will rise from 1 in 12 today to 1 in 7 by 2040. A third of children born today can expect to live to 100.

This rising life expectancy poses a significant challenge for health services. It is also an opportunity for businesses to develop new products and services that will help us all to lead healthy and active lives in older age.

The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Healthy Ageing Challenge is a £98 million investment to support businesses and researchers to develop these new products and services.

It will fund projects across 7 themes of the Healthy Ageing Challenge Framework drawn up by the Centre for Ageing Better:

  • sustaining physical activity
  • maintaining health at work
  • designing for age-friendly homes
  • managing common complaints of ageing
  • living well with cognitive impairment
  • supporting social connections
  • creating healthy and active places

To find out more, please visit the GOV.UK website here.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Review of UK Grant-making 2019 and Annual Report

This report analyses learning from around 650 grants awarded by the Foundation since 2015. A rich data source for grantees and funders, the review reveals what we are learning about the challenges and opportunities emerging through our growing portfolio of grants across the UK. It shares analysis about the types of grantees being funded, common approaches and methods being used and the major outcomes that charities are focusing on. Alongside the review, we are publishing our latest Annual Report. Read the Review of UK Grant-making 2019 and the Annual Report

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European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

Deadline 15th January 2020.

The EMFF is the fund for the EU’s maritime and fisheries policies for 2014-2020. It is one of the five European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds which complement each other and seek to promote a growth and job based recovery in Europe. It operates through programmes administered through the Member States of the EU.

The fund

  • helps fishermen in the transition to sustainable fishing
  • supports coastal communities in diversifying their economies
  • finances projects that create new jobs and improve quality of life along European coasts
  • supports sustainable aquaculture developments
  • makes it easier for applicants to access financing.

The overall objectives of the EMFF are to:

  • Promote competitive, environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially responsible fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Foster the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
  • Promote a balanced and inclusive territorial development of fisheries and aquaculture areas.
  • Foster the development and implementation of the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) in a manner complementary to cohesion policy and to the CFP.

An overall budget of €6.5 billion.

The financial allocation for the UK is €243.1 million.

To find out more, please visit the website here.

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Biffa Award – Rebuilding Biodiversity

This fund is intended to support not-for-profit organisations for community projects that deliver a direct improvement to biodiversity near landfill sites in England and Northern Ireland.

Grants are available from £10,000 to £75,000.

Rebuilding Biodiversity grants are available for conservation projects, which aim to protect and enhance the environment so that it can adapt to threats such as climate change, and are located near to Biffa Group Ltd operations or landfill sites in England or Northern Ireland. The scheme supports a variety of living things and includes all species of plants and animals and the natural systems (or habitats) that support them.

Projects should:

  • Be working to Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England’s Wildlife and Ecosystem Services Section 3; its successor, as agreed in the 25 year plan; or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target.
  • Lead to a direct improvement to a habitat or species.

Preference will be given to projects that have a strong element of public access or inclusion, such as volunteer involvement.

Eligible costs include:

  • Habitat improvement works.
  • Tree surgery.
  • Scrub removal.
  • The purchase of plants, seed and trees.
  • Reasonable salary costs for staff directly involved in project delivery and/or supervising volunteers in delivery.

To find out more, please visit the Biffa Awards website here.

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Biffa Award – Recreation

This fund is intended to support not-for-profit organisations to improve the quality of life and foster vibrancy in communities located within the vicinity of a Biffa operation.

Grants are available from £10,000 to £75,000.

Recreation grants are available to fund site-based improvement work on projects that will benefit people within their free time who live in the vicinity of Biffa operations. Many projects under this theme also have elements of the other Biffa Award themes within them (Community Buildings, Rebuilding Biodiversity).

Projects might include:

  • Green spaces.
  • Woodland walks.
  • Nature reserves.
  • Play areas.
  • Community gardens.
  • Building works or improvements to clubhouse facilities that can demonstrate multi-usage within the wider community and are not for the sole use of a sports club or any other organisation.

Biffa Award tends to receive more applications under this theme than others.

To find out more, please visit the Biffa Awards website here.

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Biffa Award – Community Buildings

This fund intends to support not-for-profit organisations to provide and improve community buildings that are located within the vicinity of a Biffa operation in order to ‘act as mechanisms’ for community involvement.

Grants value between £10,000 and £75,000.

The grants can be used for site-based improvement work (not for equipment or running costs) on community buildings such as village halls, community centres and church halls located near Biffa Landfill sites and Biffa Group Ltd operations.

Eligible costs include:

  • Building refurbishment and internal fit-out costs.
  • Kitchen replacement (including white goods).
  • Internal furniture.
  • Window and door replacement.
  • Central heating systems.
  • Roof replacement.

To find out more, please visit the Biffa Awards website here.


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