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Greenhall Community Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)

The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund has re-opened for applications.

The objectives of the fund is to improve the lives of the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK.

The grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are only available to UK registered charities. Preference will be given to applications for specific projects rather than to supplement funds used for general purposes. In this funding round grants will be awarded to charities with an annual income of £250,000 or less.

The funding round will close when 200 applications have been received.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Local Action on Food & Climate Change (UK)

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support communities to campaign and advocate local action on food and climate change.

Sustain’s Food for the Planet Campaign Grants are open to any local food partnership, local authority or community group in the UK to make food in their area better for people and the planet. Ideas should focus on areas that have a big impact locally, for example:

  • Encouraging and celebrating climate-friendly food in public institutions and council settings
  • Growing more sustainable and healthy food, especially in urban fringes
  • Tackling unfair and unhelpful pricing and advertising of the most climate-damaging foods
  • Divesting from industrial agriculture

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 15th April 2022.

Partnerships and local groups interested in applying can learn more about the grants, discuss ideas and get feedback from Sustain at an online introductory workshop: 11am, 14 March 2022 – register here.

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Community and Education Projects (UK)

Registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, and schools/PTAs can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 for projects which benefit local communities.

The funding is made available by the Ford Britain Trust Large Grants programme to support a range of projects focusing on the advancement of education, the environment, children, those with disabilities, youth activities and local communities.

Applications will be considered from all UK locations. However, organisations based in Essex (including East London), Bridgend, Southampton, Daventry, Manchester and Liverpool – areas close to Ford locations – will be given priority.

Funding will support capital projects such as refurbishments, or expenditure on items such as furniture, equipment or computers.

Applications will be accepted until the 31st July 2022 for consideration at the September Trustees meeting.

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https://www.ford.co.uk/experience-ford/about-ford/ford-britain-trust

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales will soon be able to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and up to half a day of professional outdoor training.

Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play.

The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own building and more than five staff.

There will be four funding rounds throughout the year which will support a total of 900 schools.

Applications for round one will be accepted between the 22nd March 2022 and the 29th April 2022.

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Financial Support for Social Enterprises Impacted by Covid-19 (England)

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of the Social Enterprise Support Fund is now open for applications.  The aim of the fund is to support social enterprises across England impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Social Enterprise Support Fund, delivered in partnership with five social enterprise support agencies, will award grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to help organisations rebuild and grow their income from trading, and help them to continue to support people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of the crisis.

For example, the grants may be available to:

  • fund the costs of a community outreach worker to support people to return to your community centre
  • help pilot the provision of additional educational support for children and young people who need help to catch up.
  • help fund a community supermarket to provide affordable food for the local community
  • help build local partnerships to provide skills training and employment for communities particularly hit by COVID-19

Priority will be given to applications from groups/organisations

  • working with the most marginalised communities in England
  • led by and/or working with disabled people and/or from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and/or LGBTQIA+ communities
  • led by people with direct lived experience of the issues they are seeking to support

The closing date for applications is1pm on the 24th March 2022.

Useful Links:

Application guidance and FAQs

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https://socialenterprisesupportfund.org.uk/

Grants Available for Tree Planting Projects in Urban Areas (England)

The Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened to applications from community and volunteer groups as well as Town Councils and individuals for tree planting projects in urban and peri-urban areas in England.

This fourth round of funding is open to applications from:

  • small organisations or community groups for between £10,000 and £30,000 for smaller, focused areas of planting;
  • block bids of over £125,000 with no upper limit to enable multiple projects that are either geographically dispersed or focused in one area to be submitted under one application.

The fund provides 50% of standard costs for planting and establishment. The remaining 50% must be met through match funding.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on the 31st May 2022.

Useful Links:

Round 4 Terms and Conditions

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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urban-tree-challenge-fund

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK)

The Hedley Foundation are inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

The Foundation typically makes around 250 awards of up to £5,000 each year for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved.

Applications should be received at least 6 weeks before the next review meeting on the 27th April 2022.

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http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/apply-now

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK)

UK charities and charitable organisations, including school Parent Teacher Associations, are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.

The Finnis Scott Foundation will award funding to cover capital or revenue expenditure, with preference given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact.

The Foundation also makes grants to individuals using bursaries, traineeships or apprenticeships, but only through a sponsoring educational establishment or registered charity.

The next closing date for applications is 4pm on the 25th March 2022.

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Guidelines

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Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK)

Aviva has launched the next round of its Community Fund. Aviva has teamed up with the fundraising platform Crowdfunder to offer funding of up to £50,000 to small charities, schools and community interest groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community.  Every three months from January 2020 onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most. 

Aviva wants to support projects that boost the resilience of communities in the face of uncertainty and will be supporting projects in two key areas:

  • Climate Action: Promoting healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change.
  • Financial Wellbeing: Helping people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent.

To take part the project must also be raising funds to develop a new approach, product or technology, pilot a new scheme, implement a new initiative, or expand existing services to a new area or beneficiary group. All beneficiaries must be in the UK.

Once applications have been submitted, applicants will need to create a fundraising page on Crowdfunder that Aviva employees can browse and donate funds to.  Applicants can also showcase their projects to raise additional public donations.

The next closing date for applications is the 20th April 2022.

Useful Links:

Apply to the Aviva Community Fund

Eligibility Criteria

Explore Projects

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https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Local Action on Food & Climate Change (UK)

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support communities to campaign and advocate local action on food and climate change. Sustain’s Food for the Planet Campaign Grants are open to any local food partnership, local authority or community group in the UK to make food in their area better for people and the planet. Ideas should focus on areas that have a big impact locally, for example encouraging climate-friendly food in public institutions and council settings; growing more sustainable and healthy food; tackling unfair and unhelpful pricing and advertising of the most climate-damaging foods; and divesting from industrial agriculture. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 15th April 2022.

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