Lifetimes – Chances grant funding

 

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New grant funding for a new year

Lifetimes Chances is pleased to announce its new grant funding stream from the Charity’s self-generated funds.
Our latest partnership with Achieving for Children will be able to assist families with grants for services, necessitous items, one off experiences that would not be achievable in their present circumstances.

During 2019 we will be announcing our other partners under this exciting new funding stream.

Lifetimes Chief Executive, Tina Champion said “As an organisation, we have for decades assisted other funders. Government departments, statutory bodies and the local authority to cascade their information to the voluntary sector via newsletters, meet the Funders events, 1:1 funding meetings, capacity building training etc. and provided successful assistance to many voluntary organisations on obtaining funding. Lifetimes is well placed to be able to design and administer grant funding schemes and also to provide meaningful impact reports”.

“Lifetimes is extremely proud that this grant funding comes from our own self-generated funds and as an independent Charity we continually strive to meet our group’s mission statement “Enabling people to achieve”.

 

Achieve

 


 Develop your leadership and coaching skills - new bursaries available for charity leaders

Closing date the 7th April 2019



Pilotlight
is offering 12 charity leaders the chance to develop their leadership and coaching skills. The bursaries provide the opportunity to take part in the Pilotlight programme at no cost, other than a time commitment of three hours a month. If selected you will join a team of three other senior professionals (called "Pilotlighters") from different private and public sector organisations, to coach another charity leader through their strategic planning process for 10 months.

To read more and apply please click here.


 Greater London Fund for the Blind


One-off grants of up to £20,000 are available for registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), educational establishments and social enterprises who are working with blind and partially sighted people in London. Next deadline 6th February 2019.

Deadlines: We run a rolling programme, but if you are able to send applications in before our quarterly Board meeting deadlines we are more likely to be able to respond quickly. Our quarterly deadlines are: 6th February 2019, 8th May 2019

To read more and to apply please click here.


 Small Capital Project Grants

 


The Small Capital Project Grants Programme provides awards of between £5,000 and £20,000 to small projects which aim to help improve existing amenities or to build new facilities that will enable organisations to encourage and support more people to become involved in physical activity, sport and/or play, particularly those who are currently physically inactive.

We have a simple Expression of Interest form which you must submit to us so that we can confirm that your organisation and project are eligible for funding.

Those applicants who are eligible will then be invited to complete a simple, one-stage online application form for our Small Capital Project Grants. This is a rolling grant programme and applications are considered on a quarterly basis. (Confirmation of eligibility does not imply funding will be provided.)
 

The deadlines for submission of a Small Grants application are listed below:

  • 16 January 2019 - Notification of Decision date by the beginning of April 2019
  • 16 April 2019 -  Notification of Decision date by the beginning of July 2019
  • 9 July 2019  -  Notification of Decision date by the beginning of October 2019

To complete an expression of interest form and to read more please click here.

  


 

Henry Smith Charity revised funding programme now open

  Their grants programme is now open after a review.  Their new strategy is funding for groups aiming to  work  directly with people for whom other sources of support have failed, been inappropriate or are simply not available. There are several programmes and no deadlines. They have six funding priorities that describe the work they support and how they want to bring about change for the most disadvantaged people in the greatest need.

Further guidance and applications: click here

 

 


 Grants to improve the education and development of children and young people

 BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Available for schools, community groups, clubs, societies or other organisations in England, grants are relatively small, ranging from under £2,000, to, in just a few cases over £10,000. Applications can be made any time.
To read more please click here
 

 


 

The Ragdoll Foundation



The Ragdoll Foundation is dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative content that reflects the world from a child’s point of view.

Ragdoll direct their resources and funding through three strands:

Open Grants – supporting organisations working with children and young people using the arts and creative media.

Legacy – supporting projects that continue the work and vision of Anne Wood, founder of the Foundation.

Advocacy – supporting initiatives that support the voice of and rights of children and young people.

For more information, click here.


Awards for All England

Area:
England

Funding size: £300 - £10,000
Application deadline: Ongoing

All

A quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000

Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. It doesn’t have a deadline and you can apply at any time.

It is our most popular grants programme so we will prioritise groups with smaller incomes. Due to high demand on the programme, organisations that have a large annual income may not be able to get funding through Awards for All.

We recommend you send us your application at least four months before you want your project to start.

For more information, click here

 



Small project grants



Small project grants are for initiatives (including research) that would not otherwise be funded by the NHS. We use them to fund projects that:

-  Will provide a better service for patients
-  Can help you do your job more effectively
-  Are new initiatives and not top-ups for existing projects

If you are an employee of Barts Health NHS Trust, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at QMUL or the School of Health Sciences at City University, you can apply for a small project grant of up to £50,000.

The first step is to contact us with a short summary of your proposal.  If we agree it is viable, then you will need to discuss your intention to submit an application with your endorsers, to ensure they’re on board. Then you can apply online.

To read more please click here.



BBC Children in Need's Small Grants programme

Applications deadline 

11:59pm 2 December 2018  decision due March 2019
11:59pm 3 March 2019  decision due May 2019
11:59pm 2 June 2019  decision due Aug 2019

 



The Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect. Any kind of disability. Behavioural or psychological difficulties. Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

For more information, click here


National Lottery Awards for All

Application deadline:Ongoing



A quick and simple way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000. You can apply if your organisation is:

• a voluntary or community organisation (registered charities, constituted groups or clubs, not-for-profit companies, community interest companies and social enterprises);
• a school;
• a statutory body (including town, parish and community councils).

You can apply at any time and will hear a decision within about 10 weeks.

Find out about the three funding priorities, what you can spend the money on and how to apply: click here

 


 Family Fund



Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 89,423 grants or services worth over £36 million to families across the UK. They believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same opportunities as others.
For more information, click here.


Website grants


The Transform Foundation is a registered charity, that has been set up to provide grants to other charities to support investment in digital technologies that help increase their ability to raise funds.  
This year, Transform Foundation have launched their first grant programme, which is providing £18,000 grants to a select number of non-profits to fund the design and build of a new website for them.

Headlines
• Funding of up to £18,000 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
• The grant covers 100% of the website design and build costs. Your organisation will need to cover ongoing costs.

For more information on Transform Foundation and to apply for a grant, click here


Youth Social Action



A definition of youth social action:

‘Young people taking practical action in the service of others in order to create positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community as well as to the young person themselves.’ Young Foundation

Youth Social Action includes volunteering, fundraising and campaigning.

INTRODUCTION

Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefitting local people and places.

The aim of this grant is to raise the level and quality of youth social action. The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%.

Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their
communities.

Social action develops the skills and knowledge of young people that employers look for.

The definition of young people is between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people.

Step Up To Serve, Big Lottery Fund and the government Office for Civil Society have invested £2million this year to fund groups delivering youth social action opportunities. Local fundraising is also a key part of the Youth Social Action programme.  

The London Community Foundation is one of the delivery partners and will be delivering the programme across 29 London boroughs. We cannot accept applications from the following Boroughs: City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

To read more and to apply, please click here.


 


 £18,000 Grants To Fund New Websites For Charities

The Transform Foundation has recently launched a new grant programme, which will be providing £18,000 grants to a select number of non-profits, to fund the design and build of a new website for them.  The grant will include a range of cutting edge tools for engaging with supporters and service users as well as the costs of the strategy, design and training required to get the website up and running.  The grant programme is mostly focused on non-profits with between £0.5m - £20m annual income, although organisations outside of this range are welcome to apply.

You can apply for the grant here.

Or discover more information about it on the Transform Foundation website here.


 

FreeSport Funding 


A key part of the Mayor's Sports Legacy Programme, FreeSport in Association with Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives allows sports clubs, youth groups and community organisations to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to run free sport activities for Londoners.  



FreeSport grants of up to £1,500 are awarded to approximately 150 different organisations across London, twice a year, for projects to run during the summer (July to October) and the winter (January to April). Application rounds open in April and September for four weeks and interested organisations are required to submit their proposals online via this site.

• encourage and offer ways for people to take part in sport and physical activity
• provide participants with over six hours of free sports coaching
• encourage ongoing participation beyond the FreeSport sessions
• target groups who traditionally have not taken part in sport regularly (women; people with disabilities; black, Asian and minority ethnic groups; and inactive people)
• fund organisations that do not traditionally engage with sporting activities so they can trial sporting programmes (eg Age UK, refugee organisations etc.)
• fund a range of activities, from the traditional (e.g. football) to more modern (eg dance), across every London borough

Future FreeSport funding
The next round of FreeSport funding
to be confirmed,and  to read more please click here.


 

 

                Find new donors!

 

 
Sign up to Localgiving.com and promote your charity to new donors

Localgiving.com is a fantastic new online fundraising tool for both charities and community groups. It helps support smaller charities, community groups and unregistered charities by giving them a user-friendly online platform and presence as well as a means for them to accept online donations, easily.

Through the use of a
Localgiving.com webpage, users can promote the excellent work they do in their local community, engage with supporters and raise donations. Groups signed up will also have the opportunity to benefit from Match challenges and fundraising training from The London Community Foundation. £1.7 million has been raised through the site so far!

For further information and to sign up, please e-mail richard@londoncf.org.uk  

 


 

ESF funding news

Funding of around £500 million from the European Social Fund (ESF) will be available to charities in England between 2014 and 2020, according to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). In previous ESF funding rounds, charities faced barriers when trying to raise match funding, which is required before an application for ESF can be made. In this funding round, volunteer time and social investment can now be treated as match funding and the Big Lottery Fund has offered to provide match funding for local social inclusion projects in future.

It is a return to the 1991-1998 model when Labour got in they changed the rules but this has opened up the access to funding streams in the EU again.


 


The Henry Smith Charity

This Charity offers a range of grant programmes. Each has its own criteria and guidelines to help you apply.

The Main Grants Programme is for grants of £10,000 p.a. or over.  There are two types of Main Grant:

•  Capital Grants - One off grants for purchase or refurbishment of a building or purchase of specialist equipment.

•  Revenue Grants - Grants of up to three years for things like core costs (including salaries and overheads), or the running costs of a specific project (including staffing costs).

Full details of all funding from the Henry Smith Charity can be found here: http://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk

 


 


 

 

 

 

Fundraising Tips:

If you are successful in your funding application, always remember to send a letter of appreciation to your funder. This will start your relationship off on a good footing and may be used by your funder to introduce your organisation to other funding organisations or individual donors.

 



The Guide to Major Trusts 2019/20 – New edition!



 

The Guide to Major Trusts 2019/20 is the UK’s definitive detailed guide to grant funding. It provides thorough backgrounds on grant sources, as well as commentary and advice on how to apply and what grant-makers are looking for.

 

This sixteenth edition offers information on 1,004 of largest grant-makers which award a combined annual total of over £5.5 billion.

 


Click here  for more information .

 

Online Funding Resources

 
Contract opportunities from Wandsworth Council
 


Funding Central
A free website providing access to funding and finance opportunities, plus tools and resources for organisations.
www.fundingcentral.org.uk/

 

European Social Fund in the UK

Information about ESF funding and how to apply. www.esf.gov.uk/

 

A Guide to Sustainable Fundraising
From Voluntary Norfolk

 

NCVO

A national umbrella organisation for England. Visit the funding and finance resources.
www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

 

Fit4funding

General information and resources on fundraising.
www.fit4funding.org.uk 

 

The Finance Hub
Free resources to create a financially sustainable community and voluntary sector.

www.financehub.org.uk 

 

Fundraising techniques and methods
Find suggestions, guides and templates to help you fundraise
www.how2fundraise.org 

 

On-line Fundraising

Websites that enable you to seek donations on-line
www.thebiggive.org.uk
www.justgiving.com/charities

 

Tax Effective Donations

Find out how to use gift aid and other mechanisms to make donations tax effective.
www.tax-effective-giving.org.uk; www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/charities.

 

Where to find tenders
Small tenders are advertised at
www.supply2.gov.uk

Large tenders are usually advertised at www.ted.europa.eu, www.government-online.net
Public sector contracting opportunities over £10,000 at http://contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk