Community Payback Across Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire

Community Payback are keen to undertake works within the local community in NEL.    They are already doing some work with projects in Immingham and on the East Marsh, but would like the opportunity of widening the Community Payback scheme further afield. They predominantly undertake ground works, clearances, gardening and some painting work.

For more information about Community Feedback or to apply for assistance,  go to or go directly to the nomination form via this link:

Life-saving fund gets £1 million boost

Additional funding to extend the Rescue Boat Grant Fund into its sixth year.

Rescue charities have been given a £1 million lifeline after a fund to provide life-saving equipment was extended today (16 May 2019).

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has secured additional funding to extend the Rescue Boat Grant Fund into its sixth year – with investment now totalling £6 million.

So far, the fund has paid for 82 new boats, more than 1,800 items of equipment for rescue operations and in excess of 5,000 items of crew kit to keep volunteers safe on missions.

The Maritime Minister visited Bolton Mountain Rescue Team to announce the scheme’s extension and to see the positive impact of the fund on charities’ ability to save lives.

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani said:

“We want everyone to be safe in and around water, but sometimes people get into difficulty.”

“This fund has helped more than 100 charities across the UK buy new boats and equipment to help save people’s lives.”

“I am proud to have secured additional funds to extend the scheme so it can have an even bigger impact on keeping people safe.”

For the full information please visit the GOV.UK website here.

The Froebel Trust – Froebelian Innovation Grants

Deadline 24th June 2019

As part of meeting its charitable objectives, the Froebel Trust offers Innovation Grants to enable the application of Froebelian principles in new areas and environments in order to support children to play expressively and creatively. Projects funded under the Innovation Grants programme should achieve the following outcomes:

  • Children are supported to play expressively and creatively.
  • Organisations develop or improve their understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles.

The Trust is making a total of £40,000 available in 2019 for this fund. Although in theory a group could apply for £40,000, the funder wants ‘people to apply for an amount that makes a meaningful project’. Projects may be spread over one or two years.

The Froebel Trust promotes the principles developed by Froebel and its vision is a world in which childhood is valued in its own right and each child’s capacity and potential are recognised. To achieve this, the Trust advances the following Froebelian principles for the education and care of children up to the age of eight:

  • The integrity of childhood in its own right.
  • The relationship of every child to family, community, nature, culture and society.
  • The uniqueness of every child’s capacity and potential.
  • The holistic nature of the development of every child.
  • The role of play and creativity as central integrating elements in development and learning.
  • The right of children to protection from harm or abuse and to the promotion of their overall well-being.

As part of meeting its charitable objectives, the Trust offers Innovation Grants to enable the application of Froebelian principles in new areas and environments in order to support children to play expressively and creatively.

For further information please visit The Froebel Trust website here.

Resource Action Fund: Food Waste Prevention grant

Deadline 1st July 2019

Grants are available for businesses and not-for-profit organisations in England to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing and better managing waste, in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter.

The Large Scale Food Waste Prevention grant has a finite budget of £5 million and will award capital grants between £200,000 and £1 million for new capital infrastructure.

The Small Scale Food Waste Prevention grant has a finite budget of £1 million has been allocated to fund small scale grant projects, ranging in value from £20,000 to £170,000.

The following strands make up the Large Scale grants.

  • Food Waste Prevention 
    This strand will provide capital infrastructure to help address a current capacity gap for redistributing food produced by businesses that is currently being wasted, diverting this to people in need. The grants will support redistributing a significant volume of food to end beneficiaries through not-for-profit organisations / non-commercial activity.
  • Plastics Packaging & Textiles Competition – opens TBC 
    This scheme will provide funding support for new capital infrastructure projects that will help to recycle difficult plastic packaging and textile materials. This grant will support economic / commercial activity. The competition is separated into two lots: Lot 1: Plastic packaging 
    Lot 2: Textiles 

For the Food Waste Prevention – large scale grant Click here.

The following strands make up the Small Scale grants:

  • Wave 1: Food Waste Prevention 
    A programme of grants to provide new small-scale capital infrastructure and revenue support to organisations redistributing surplus food from the likes of retailers and food manufacturers.  This programme will continue the success of the previous small-scale redistribution programme delivered by WRAP in addressing barriers to food redistribution.
  • Wave 2: Food biochemical processing / food valorisation – opens 19 August 2019 
    A programme of grants to support pilot projects to provide new biochemical processing or valorisation for food that would otherwise become waste. WRAP is encouraging industry to propose new processes and technologies that can be implemented and tested, with the project results being reported by the recipient back to Defra / WRAP. The grants will fund both revenue and capital costs.
  • Wave 3: Citizens food waste prevention interventions – opens 21 October 2019 
    A programme of grants to provide new and proven citizen interventions that will encourage and influence citizens to reduce food waste.
  • Recycling infrastructure – opening date TBC 
    A programme of grants to provide capital infrastructure to increase recycling capacity of non-household municipal waste. 
  • Litter Bin infrastructure – opening date TBC 
    A programme of grants that will provide support for improved litter bin infrastructure.

For the Food Waste Prevention – small scale grant click here.

Co-op Local Community Fund

Deadline 16th June 2019

Grants are available for small, locally based voluntary and community groups to support projects which benefit local communities around Co-op food stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man.

No minimum or maximum amount of funding is specified. Most communities get £4,000 to £6,000 to share between three causes.

The funding will be made in two payments: April 2020 and November 2020.

To be eligible for funding, the main activities of the project must:

  • Take place in the UK or Isle of Man.
  • Benefit the local community.
  • Take place or will still be running after November 2020.
  • Meet the Co-operatives values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. (In the tradition of their founders, Co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.)

For further information please visit the Co-op website here.

A B Charitable Trust

Deadline 28th July 2019

Grants are available for small to medium-sized charities registered and working in the UK that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals in the UK.

You can apply for £10,000 to £20,000 and the charities should have an annual income of between £150,000 and £1.5 million and no substantial investments or surpluses.

To be eligible, projects should address at least one of the following categories:

  • Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Criminal justice and penal reform.
  • Human rights, particularly access to justice.

For further information please visit the A B Charitable Trust website here.

Investing in quality: The contribution of large charities to shaping future health and care

The King Fund have released a report which is commissioned by the National Garden Scheme. This report explores how the work of the National Garden Scheme and its beneficiaries fits within the context of the future of policy development in health and care.

The National Garden Scheme is an independent charity that provides annual donations to a range of nursing and caring charities. The report captures its contribution to six of its main beneficiaries:

  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Marie Curie
  • Hospice UK
  • The Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Parkinson’s UK
  • MS Society.

To access this report please click here.

Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), UK: May 2019

The Office for National Statistics has released an article on the
estimation of young people (aged 16 to 24 years) who are not in education, employment or training, by age and sex.

For January to March 2019:

  • There were 764,000 young people (aged 16 to 24 years) in the UK who were not in education, employment or training (NEET); this number decreased by 24,000 from October to December 2018 and was down 34,000 when compared with January to March 2018.
  • The percentage of all young people in the UK who were NEET was 11.0%; the proportion was down 0.3 percentage points from October to December 2018 and down 0.3 percentage points from January to March 2018.

for the full article please click here.

Empowering Places – Nunsthorpe & Bradley Park Seed Grant

Deadline 12th June 2019

Empowering Places are running a new Grant called Nunsthorpe & Bradley Park See. If you are a community business, or have an idea that might lead to the setting up of a community business in the Nunsthorpe and Bradley Park area then this fund is for you.

You can apply for between £250 and £1000

You must either be:

  • a community business,
  • intend to become a community business
  • or intend to deliver the project in support of an existing community business

The application process is straightforward. You need to be able demonstrate:

  • how your proposed project or activity will help to address a local issue,
  • how you know this is needed,
  • how the community will be involved,
  • what you will spend the money on.

Please email your application to by midday on June 12 2019

You will hear from them by July 17 and money will be available for you start your project from August 1.

The Yapp Charitable Trust

The Yapp Charitable Trust have grants available to support the running costs of very small registered charities in England and Wales working with elderly people, children and young people aged five to 25 years, people with disabilities or mental health problems, people with a history of offending, addiction or abuse, and education and learning. 

Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year for up to three years. Most of the grants are for more than one year because the Trust likes to fund ongoing needs.

The Trust offers grants to support the core funding of smaller registered charities that are tackling difficult or less popular work throughout England and Wales. The charities’ work must focus on one of the Trust’s priority funding groups:

  • Elderly people.
  • Children and young people aged five to 25.
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges.
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending.
  • Education and learning, with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children.

For further information please visit the Yapp Charity website here.