Road Safety Trust Funding Opportunity

Funding is available for research of practical intervention projects that fall within the Trust’s 2019 theme ‘Innovative traffic calming and provision for vulnerable road users’. Projects should be focused on engineering, infrastructure and technological measures, while recognising the contribution of education and enforcement to these measures. This could provide an opportunity to work with partners to initiate a project for mutual benefit.

Grants of up to £200,000 are available over of a period of up to three years.  Applications for 100% funding will not be supported, some of the costs must be covered by funding from other sources.

Further details are available on the Road Safety Trust website.

Comic Relief – Bridging the Gaps: Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People

Comic Relief is inviting proposals from organisations providing mental health support to vulnerable and underserved children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop.

Proposals should be working on two or more of the following areas:

  • Tackling stigma and discrimination.
  • Increasing access to quality service provision.
  • Strategic / systemic changes at local and/or national level

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Comic Relief – Ahead of the Game, Sport and Mental Health

Grants are available for new or existing work that combines sports based approaches with quality mental health support to reduce distress and/or improve mental wellbeing.

Grants of between £150,000 and £450,000 are available for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years.

The requested amount must be proportionate to the annual income of the organisation, and this will be looked at as part of the assessment process. Comic Relief aim to fund no more than 40% of the applicant organisation’s total income in any one year.

Capital costs must make up less than 25% of the funding amount being requested.

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Thomas Wall Trust

Grants for smaller charities in the UK that are active in serving the social and/or educational needs of their communities, especially where a grant can make a real impact in improving the lives of local people.

The Trust has a small amount of funding that it awards to charitable organisations. The Trust awards grants to between 20 and 30 organisations each year with the maximum grant available of £1,000.

Applicants can apply for a maximum of three grants over three years totalling £3,000.

Registered charities in the UK with an annual income of less than £100,000 are eligible to apply.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation – Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme

Grants for charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people (up the age of 25 years) to overcome the barriers they face in order to achieve the best possible start in life.

There are two funding levels:

  • Large grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 for up to three years are available to charities with an income exceeding £500,000. The average large grant will range from £20,000 to £80,000. Occasionally, large grants of up to £150,000 are made for outstanding projects.
  • Small grants of between £500 and £15,000 are available to charities with an income of under £500,000.

All grants can be over one, two, or three years. Grant amounts should not exceed 15% of the total income of the applicant charity. Charities can only apply for one grant programme at a time.

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Hilden Charitable Fund Supporting Summer Play Schemes Accepting Applications

Disadvantaged communities around the UK can benefit from small grants to help run short-term activities for local young people.

The Fund allocates a small budget each year to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.

Applications are invited from voluntary agencies in the UK with an income of less than £150,000.

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 are available to support the following:

  • Summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years.
  • Local schemes lasting for two to six weeks.
  • Schemes with strong volunteer support.

Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

The funding is intended to be used to help with the costs related to the provision of the play schemes. Please note, however, the Trustees will not support play schemes with a budget over £12,000; club or family holidays; day care costs, or agencies with an income exceeding £150,000.

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Bupa UK Foundation Offers Funding to Improve Mental Health in Mid-Life

The 2019 funding programme offers grants of up to £20,000 for practical, community focused projects that aim to support and improve people’s mental health in mid-life.

Not-for-profit organisations can apply as long as they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Their project or initiative will support people in mid-life. Suggested age range 30s to 50s.
  • Their project focuses specifically on supporting and improving people’s mental health and wellbeing, rather than on addressing wider social issues.
  • Their application clearly explains how they will reach, engage and directly support individuals in improving their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Their application outlines how they will measure and evaluate the difference their project makes to the mental health and wellbeing of individual participants.

Further details can be found on the Bupa UK Foundation website.

National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust offer grants from £500 to £50,000 towards repair/maintenance/development of church buildings throughout the UK.

  • Cornerstone Programme: offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of major urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT.
  • Gateway Programme:  offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project costs for this phase.
  • Foundation Programme: offers grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report. Also, small investigative works and surveys. Project costs should not exceed £10,000.

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Movement for Good Awards

The Movement for Good awards programme designed to give £1million to charities is now open.

500 charities will receive £1,000, 10 charities will receive £50,000.

Grants must be used:

  • To cover a specific project (rather than funding general ongoing running costs)
  • To take an existing successful project or initiative to a new level or bring a creative and challenging new idea to fruition
  • For one or more of the following charitable objects:
    • The advancement of education and skills
    • The advancement of citizenship or community development; and/or
    • The advancement of arts, culture or heritage.

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Calderdale Council Small Grants Scheme

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in Calderdale for projects that will improve the local area.

The annual funding pot is approximately £70,000 which is divided between the four rounds of funding. The maximum grant available is £3,000.

Higher priority will be given to:

  • Small community groups, defined as those having an income of less than £20,000 per year and no paid staff
  • Groups who have not received a Small Grant from the Council in the past five years

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