Transform Foundation Website Grants

Transform Foundation are seeking to support organisations that are looking to use their website as a marketing platform in order to achieve their charitable objectives, whether it’s to raise funds, recruit volunteers, carry out online petitions or reach beneficiaries. Therefore, they do not fund organisations who simply want a basic brochure-style website or who have no defined measures of success.

Funding of up to £18,000 is available to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

More information: https://www.transformfoundation.org.uk/website-grants

Biffa Award – Recreation

Recreation is part of Biffa Award’s Main Grants Programme which aims to provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Not-for-profit organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 as long as their projects have a total cost of less than £200,000, inclusive of VAT.

The Recreation theme aims to support projects which will benefit people within their free time. Many projects under this theme also have elements of the other Biffa Award themes within them. Please note that Biffa Award tends to receive more applications under this theme than others. Projects which fall within this description will be registered under the ENTRUST category D.

Examples of projects that fall under this category are green spaces, woodland walks, nature reserves, play areas, community gardens and building works or improvements to clubhouse facilities, that can demonstrate multi-usage within the wider community, and that they are not for the sole use of the sports club or any other organisation.

To be eligible, projects must:

  • Be located within five miles of a significant Biffa Group Limited operation or 10 miles of an active Biffa Landfill site.
  • Be within 10 miles of any landfill site in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Be open for a minimum of 104 days of full public access each year.

The funding is to be used for site-based improvement work, not for movable equipment, storage facilities or staff as core costs. Recreation grants cannot fund sporting related projects, including but not limited to floodlighting.

There is a two-stage application process.

The next deadline for Expression of Interest forms is 5 November 2018 (12 noon) for the February 2019 board meeting.

More information: http://www.biffa-award.org/recreation/

Bruce Wake Trust

The Bruce Wake Trust was established to encourage and assist the provision of leisure activities for the disabled.

The Trustees will consider grant applications related to the provision of leisure activities for the disabled but favour particularly applications whereby the potential beneficiaries meet one or all of the following criteria:

  • The potential beneficiaries are physically disabled wheelchair users
  • Improved access for wheelchair users is proposed
  • A sporting or leisure activity involving disabled wheelchair users is proposed

More information: http://www.brucewaketrust.co.uk/

6C Community Energy Fund

Deadline: 16th July

This fund has been set up by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale as equal funders, to support local environmental projects.

Calderdale Council’s contribution is generated by activities of the 6C Energy Purchasing Club.

The fund has a specific focus on providing support to a wide variety of community groups to make energy savings and carbon reductions.

More information: www.cffc.co.uk/portfolio/6c-community-energy-fund/

Smart Energy GB in Communities

Deadline: 25th June

Administered by the Charities Aid Foundation, this £10 million five-year fund was set up to support community-based organisations that provide information about how to get and use smart meters, especially for those who may face barriers to getting a smart meter. This is the third year of the fund.

Round 2 offers grants of up to £7,500 for projects aimed at assisting people who are severe and profoundly deaf to overcome barriers to engaging with the smart meter rollout. This target group may have barriers to engaging with the smart meter rollout such as concerns about the process of booking and getting a smart meter installed and needing to interact with people who do not understand their needs. They may feel they cannot do this themselves, and are reluctant to ask friends or family to help arrange getting a smart meter. There is particular interest in working with partner organisations that can help overcome these barriers and concerns.

Projects should be ready to start from 16 July and be completed by 7 December 2018.

Applications will be considered from registered charities, other registered organisations as well as unregistered organisations (such as Community Interest Companies, Charitable Industrial and Provident Societies, Housing Associations, Local Authorities etc.) working with Smart Energy GB’s priority groups.

The Round 2 deadline has been extended from 11 June to 25 June 2018.

More information: https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/smart-energy-gb-in-communities

Help the Homeless Funding

Next deadline: 15th June

Help the Homeless provides a grant scheme to support small and medium-sized UK charities that work to help homeless people rebuild their lives, re-enter society and live a normal life.

Funding is targeted at projects to find practical ways to help disadvantaged individuals return to the community through training or residential facility provision, rather than merely providing short term shelter.

Small and medium-sized registered charities with a turnover of under £1 million per annum can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

The scheme will principally fund capital costs, but may consider revenue costs if necessary to the project. It will not fund computers or IT equipment.

Projects must assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offering shelter or other forms of sustenance.

Applications are considered four times a year.

More information: https://www.help-the-homeless.org.uk/applying-for-funding/

Edge Fund Opens for Applications

Deadline: 24th June

Edge Fund supports those taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. They fund work that challenges abuses of power and aims to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice. This could be the economic system, political system or any system that discriminates against people based on their identity or background (e.g. class, ability, gender, race, nationality, religion, sexuality, age or other factors).

Grants of up to £3,000 are available.

More information is available on the Edge Fund website: https://www.edgefund.org.uk/. If you’re unsure about whether you fit the guidelines you might want to take a look at previous grants. You’re also welcome to contact them by email: info@edgefund.org.uk or call 0776 712 6915.

Localgiving Small Charity Week Challenge

Localgiving have announced the Small Charity Week Challenge, to coincide with Small Charity Week 2018.

Launching on Monday 18th June and running throughout the week, local charities and community groups will be entered into a competition with the chance to win one of 25 financial prizes to support their online fundraising efforts.

More information: https://localgiving.org/small-charity-week-challenge/

Remembrance Day Soldier Silhouette Grants Programme

Deadline: 30th June

Funding is now available for a range of local voluntary and community organisations to purchase silhouettes of Tommy figures for community events that will celebrate the centenary of the end of World War 1.

Constituted voluntary and community organisations, charities, schools, places of worship and community interest companies that are considering holding a local community event that brings people together to remember the end of the First World War and to think about the Armed Forces Community today can apply for grants of up to £500 to purchase silhouettes of Tommies as part of their remembrance event.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is making £2 million available in grants for groups across the UK to purchase 10 silhouettes each. The trust will accept applications during the month of June and expects to award between 4,000 and 5,000 small grants.

To be eligible, events should be open to people in the community, promoted ahead of time and bring together people from the Armed Forces community and the civilian community in the local area.

Events can be modest and do not need to cost a lot to run. It might be something like having tea and cake following a remembrance event or arranging a venue for people in the community to come together and share a lunch.

The grants are to be used to purchase up to 10 silhouettes and are to be used for the bench and chair silhouettes only. They do not cover the 6ft or 10″ Tommy figures.

More information: https://www.therebutnotthere.org.uk/taking-part/armed-forces-covenant-fund-trust/