September Funding Update

With thanks to Slough CVS , Wokingham Involve for information included

BCF funds for the elderly

BCF manages a number of funds which aim to support projects tackling issues of isolation, disability and/or disadvantage affecting the elderly.

Grants awarded will aim to improve health and well-being, improve access to facilities, advice and training, and to overcome problems such as illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty.
Grants are available of up to £5,000.


  • Application forms must be completed on-line and submitted along with governing documents – Constitution, latest Annual Accounts and Safeguarding Policy by 9.00 am on the morning of Friday 5th October 2018 in order to be considered by the Grants Panel in November 2018. The form and all requested documentation must be received by this date; if not, your application will not be considered further.
  • Berkshire Community Foundation receives many more applications than there is funding available, and there is no guarantee that any application made will be successful.
  • Applicants will be informed of the Grants Panel decisions as soon as possible after the meeting in November 2018.

Find out more about this fund

Litter Innovation Fund

The overall aim of the programme is to find new ways of reducing and preventing litter/littering through new methods and interventions, that have not been tried and tested before. The programme will award small grants of up to £10,000 to support innovative research projects (located in England only) that have the potential to be scaled up or replicated more widely. Applicants are required to contribute a minimum of 10% match funding, either in-kind or monetary.

It is a two-stage process.

Please submit your completed Expression of Interest form by email to by no later than 17:00 on Friday 5th October 2018.

Find out more about the Litter Innovation Fund

Berkshire Community Foundation

Grants up to £10k are available to support Berkshire. Charities and groups are being invited to apply for funds by local granting charity Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF).

Seven fund are now receiving applications which cover a huge scoop of issues and projects in Berkshire. The money will support people of all ages struggling with disadvantage.

The BCF campaign fund Vital for Berkshire is one of those included. this fund is raising money to support those with issues that prevent them from having a safe home, good health and secure employment.

Another, Give a Child a Chance, funds children living in Berkshire facing disadvantage and those living with disabilities.

Groups working to fight disadvantage in Slough can additionally apply to a specific fund to support the town.

Applications are open now until October. To apply go to

The Childwick Trust
The Childwick Trust has a strong emphasis on helping charities which offer care and support for people who are terminally ill, or have a serious illness, the elderly, adults & children who have mental health problems or a learning disability. Only charities registered with the Charity Commission are considered.
Typically grants range from £5,000 – £30,000.
Their Directors meet twice a year to determine which charities are granted funds. The Application Form is available from 1st October 2018 closing at midnight on 31 October 2018 (for their January 2019 meeting). For more information & to apply please visit:

The Michael Tippett Foundation

For an application to be successful the Trustees will pay particular attention to:

  • Projects involving young people: Trustees hope to see applications which aim to open young people’s ears, to stimulate creativity in sound and provide a springboard for young composers to move forward with aspiration.
  • The project’s musical aspirations: Trustees want to see that the project is aiming for music making of high quality within the project context. We recognise that creative projects may take many different styles and forms.
  • Projects taking place in or out of school, college or university, or in community settings will be considered. Projects involving young composers should indicate how the project will assist their professional development.
  • The artistic leadership of the project: Trustees believe strongly in the importance of a project’s artistic leadership. The artistic leader/s involved in the project (i.e. composer, musician, conductor, director, workshop leader etc.) should be clearly identified and named in the application.
  • How the project will be planned, managed and evaluated: Trustees want to know who is responsible for the management of the schedule, the participants, appointment of the leaders, evaluation and the budget. If your application is successful we will ask for a report on the project when it is completed, so plans for evaluation should be made from the start.

Grants may be between £500 – £4,000. The average grant is around £2,000.
The deadline for applications is 28th September 2018.

Find out more about The Michael Tippett Foundation

The Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for causes important to your community.

It’s open to everyone, whether you have a connection with Aviva or not. We want you to enter a project for your community and tell us what a difference these funds could make.

Get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and your project could make it to the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

Your project is right for the Aviva Community Fund if it:

  • will make a positive difference in your community
  • is associated with a community organisation or charity, and will take place in the UK
  • will be completed or well underway before 31 December 2019
  • can ideally be completed with the requested funding alone.

Find out more about the Aviva Community Fund

HRUK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant

Funding of up to £10,000 is available for communities in the Carlton region for projects that promote a heart healthy lifestyle.

The application period closes on 5th October 2018 – so don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

Funding is awarded for original, innovative projects that promote heart health and help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

Projects should aim to promote activities such as cooking skills, healthy eating, improving physical activity levels and mental wellbeing, all with a focus on a heart healthy lifestyle.

Grants are only available to not-for-profit organisations, including:

  • Charities
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Sports groups


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