Funding Update – November 2017

BlueSpark Foundation 

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.

They are particularly keen to support projects which will help  the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. They will fund schools, voluntary groups, and individuals.
Many grants will be under £2,000, most will be under £5,000 and only in a few cases will grants exceed £10,000.

Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to registered charities which help people to live happy, fulfilling lives and to participate actively in society. Issues they support are:

  • financial hardship
  • health and disability
  • education and employability
  • social exclusion and disadvantage

Small Grants

Between £500 – £5,000 can be awarded to smaller charities with an annual income that does not exceed approximately £500,000. Small Grants can be used for core expenditure such as general running or overhead costs of the charity.Large Grants. Over £5,000 can include funding salary costs, specific project costs and refurbishment costs. These are available only to charities with an income above £500,000. The next deadline for applications is 2nd February 2018.

Segro Thames Valley Community Fund

The SEGRO Thames Valley Community Fund is part of a three year partnership between SEGRO and Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) to help tackle barriers to work and education and help local people into employment.

The SEGRO Thames Valley Community Fund will tackle barriers to work and support those suffering from disadvantage who require help to get into, or return to, the workplace through skills training,apprenticeships and educational activity to boost their chances of employment. The funding will focus on supporting, but not be exclusive to, young people and those suffering from mental health difficulties, physical disabilities, language barriers or a criminal background.

This Fund will award at least five grants of up to £5,000 and local groups from the Slough, Reading or Bracknell areas are eligible to apply.

Grow Wild
Grow Wild is awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and projects that:

  • Stand out from the crowd – think something creative, or even better something that hasn’t been done before!
  • Focus on UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi, highlighting the importance of these species for the environment, and for quality of life.
  • Will engage one or more of these groups:
    • Young people aged 12-18
    • Students and young people aged 18-25
    • People living in urban areas
    • People experiencing hardship and reduced access to services
    • Adults that are less engaged with their community and environmental activities
  •  Will encourage large scale community involvement, ideally in the hundreds!
  • Will deliver the project in a space or location that is accessible to the general public i.e. is not in a restricted or controlled area

Information courtesy of Slough CVS

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