#iwill Fund Grants to Help Bereaved Young People

Deadline 3rd April 2020

#iwill fund is offering grants of up to £10,000 for organisations across the UK for projects that help young people support each other through bereavement.  

They’re looking to make up to five grants of up to £10,000, available for one year with applicants having the opportunity to re-apply for up to two years’ further funding, to build on their learning and focus on sustaining their impact.

to find out more, visit the co-op website here.

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The School for Social Entrepreneurs – Transforming leadership

Deadline 4th March 2020

The School for Social Entrepreneurs are funded to support arts and cultural sectors with Creative Leadership, a new free programme funded by Arts Council England’s Transforming Leadership programme.

They will support you for two years with a part-time learning programme, and grant of up to £2,000. (There is additional funding available to support any access needs you may have.)

To find out more, click here for the website.

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The Spirit of 2012 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) Challange Fund

Deadline 20th March 2020

The Spirit of 2012 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) launches a new Challenge Fund, calling for applications from organisations working in coastal communities to improve wellbeing, reduce loneliness and create intergenerational connections through arts activities.

They believe that encouraging equal participation between different generations can positively impact wellbeing, loneliness and perceptions of different age groups. 

They want to invest £75,000 to £100,000 over two to three years to a project that can create meaningful connections between generations, with lasting results.

To find out more, click here for the website.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund opens Digital Confidence Fund

Deadline 6th April 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched a new initiative to support heritage organisations across the UK to develop their digital skills. They have 13 areas of focus with North East Lincolnshire being one.

The Fund will offer each grant recipient  £2,500 worth of free mentoring from a digital expert. 

It will invest nearly £500,000 in the provision of advice and support on how to integrate digital tools into heritage work more effectively.   

This fund is aimed at helping organisations to explore different digital technologies, to have a better understand which ones are most important to them.  

Examples of digital technologies applicants may explore include:  

  • building and maintaining websites  
  • using technology to keep in touch with your community 
  • using websites to sell goods, services or tickets 
  • using social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter 
  • digitising and electronically cataloguing books, papers, audio or objects 

To find out more, please visit the Heritage fund website here.

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Support for third sector organisations to use data and statistics

Many third sector organisations use data and statistics for a wide range of purposes, including measuring impact and outcomes. However, some charities lack people with the appropriate skills and resources for statistical analysis, which could help with making better decisions and informing policy.

Statisticians for Society was introduced for this purpose; to offer the time and skills of statisticians at no cost. Royal Statistics Society are inviting charities to approach them and they will match their needs with their volunteer statisticians.

To be eligible for the scheme, an organisation

  • Must be a third sector organisation 
  • Must be based in the UK 
  • Must have an annual turnover no more than £500,000

To find out more, visit their website here.

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Enterprise Development Programme – Mental Health

Deadline 3rd March 2020

The Association of Mental Health Providers (The Association) Support is available to charities and social enterprises working in the mental health sector in England to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones. Organisation services need to be at least 80% supporting people with Mental Health needs.

Individual packages of financial and business support are available for successful applicants. These could include any or all of the following:

  • Grants of up to £30,000 to research or test out new ideas, to launch new enterprises or grow existing ones (grants are likely to be conditional on evidence of growing income streams, using methods such as MatchTrading).
  • Joining a peer cohort to share enterprise journeys.
  • Training and learning opportunities tailored to needs.
  • Direct advice and support.

To find out more, please click here.

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Pearls of Wisdom are giving away £100,00 consultancy

This £100,000 Consultancy Giveaway is run by Action Planning. Action Planning has provided consultancy services to the not-for-profit sector for the last 30 years, the giveaway in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

Through the £100,000 Consultancy Giveaway, Action Planning plans to offer around 50 discrete pro bono consultancy packages, valued at or around £2,000 each at charge-out rates, to non-profit clients. These packages will be spread across Action Planning’s three core areas of Strategy and Governance, Fundraising and Marketing, People and Practice.

Eligible criteria are:

  • Be a not-for-profit organisation (such as a charity, CIC/social enterprise, or non-profit Trust) registered and based in the UK.
  • Have an annual income of at least £200,000 in the last financial year, and/or have at least two full-time equivalent paid staff members in post.
  • Be able to provide a written statement confirming that they have the full and genuine support of their CEO and Chair for the work to be carried out.
  • Be able to host the delivery of this work within 6 months of the notification of the award of the project, or by the end of 2020, whichever is the later.
  • Meet the cost of any prior agreed out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Associate Consultant in delivering the project.
  • Agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the £100,000 Consultancy Giveaway as set out in this policy.

To find out more, click here.

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This Girl Can Community Fund

Deadline 25th February 2020

This fund is to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active: from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to cost and availability of childcare.

They are looking to fund not-for-profit organisations, voluntary or community clubs, registered charities or community interest companies of up to £10,000.

They will fund active activities such as Bollywood dance, walking, boxing,yoga etc.

to find out more, please visit the website here.

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Craft Council

Deadline 14th February 2020

The Crafts Council champions everyday making – supporting craft activity across all ages and abilities and celebrating communities who craft together.

2021 is the 50th anniversary year for Craft Council. They would like to use this celebration to share craft opportunities. They’re inviting organisations and groups to partner with them to deliver craft workshops, events and talks for their communities during 2021. They want to know what kind of craft and making is important to the community and provide some funding to make this happen.

The funds will be £500 for a public event or £2,500 for an in-depth project.

To find out more visit the Craft Council website here.

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The Aviva Community Fund

Deadline 11th February 2020

The Aviva Community Fund will fund £250,000 per quarter to a range of small charity projects, with a total of £1million over the year.

Aviva look to support forward-thinking causes that are helping push communities forward. The project must fall within one of the two key funding areas:

  • Community resilience: tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities
  • Financial capability and inclusion: giving people the tools to become more financially independent
  1. be raising funds to develop a new approach, product or technology, pilot a new scheme, implement a new initiative, or expand existing services to a new area or beneficiary group within the UK.
  2. if submitted in connection with a religious organisation, have an outcome that is accessible to persons of any religious beliefs.

For more information, please visit the Aviva website here.

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