This fund is being hosted by Lincolnshire Community Foundation which aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations deliver projects that improve the lives of people living in North East Lincolnshire.
You can apply for grants of up to £2,500.
The current project fund themes, including community cohesion, young people, community facilities & older people. Registered charities, community groups or social enterprises can apply and applications from school PTA’s, Churches and Parish Councils may also be considered, but cannot be used to replace government or other statutory funding, for example, an application to replace the toilets in the church hall to improve community facilities would be considered, however an application to cover the general maintenance costs of a school, church or parish building would not be accepted.
Arts-based Learning Fund aims to support projects that enables pupils in formal education settings, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.
The funders five priorities for the UK are:
Investing in young people
Migration and integration
Arts access and participation
Education and learning through the arts
Nurturing ideas and people
Applicants can apply for £30,000 to £400,000 for up to two or three years. Majority of successful grants have ranged from £150,000 to £250,000 over two to three years.
The UK Fund has come from the new NLCF strategy, ‘It starts with community.’ The aim of this fund is to support organisations that want to do more to help communities come together and help make a better-connected society.
It is suggested that before applying applicants should watch the pre-recorded webinar on the NLCF website.
NLCF want to fund projects that:
Strengthen relationships between people whose experiences of life have not been the same. For example, relationships between people of different ethnic backgrounds, generations, occupations or geographies
Create connections between online and offline worlds
Help make sure people from all backgrounds can shape the future of their communities.
The foundation makes grants to projects which support young people (16 years and under) who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless/without a safe place to call home.
Funding can be up to £2,500.
Applications will be considered from organisations who require funding in the areas of:
Funding is intended to cover the costs of projects which:
Enable young people to have the best start in life and aim high.
Have a direct impact and respond to a need in an immediate manner.
Are hosted in geographical areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage.
Respond to one or more of the funding priorities of the7stars foundation.
Address a lack of provision (due to a lack of funding from alternative sources).
Provide immediate support, not just in the short-term but with long-term benefits too.