Funding Opportunities September 2019

Some information courtesy of Sough CVS, Volunteer Centre West Berkshire, Reading Voluntary Action & Wokingham Involve

Active Mums Community Fund

Grants of up to £750 are available this year only (2019) from Active slough, Slough Borough Council27 September at 5pm. This fund aims to get mums with babies physically active after birth.

Find out more about this fund

The Dream Fund

The Dream Fund is now open for applications. The application form is available to access at the below link and will be open until 15 October at 5:30pm.

The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. They ask charitable organisations across Great Britain to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project.

Find out more about The Dream Fund

Tampon Tax Fund

The Tampon Tax Community Fund aims​ ​to​ ​support​ ​women​ ​who​ ​are​ ​most​ ​marginalised​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​barriers that​ ​prevent​ ​them​ ​from​ ​fulfilling​ ​their​ ​potential. ​ The​ ​women​ ​that​ ​will​ ​benefit​ ​from​ ​this​ ​initiative​ ​will​ ​have​ ​had little/no​ ​access​ ​to​ ​support​ ​or​ ​previous​ ​investment​ ​in​ ​their​ ​personal​ ​or​ ​educational development, and/or their social networks.

​This ​programme aims to fund small​-scale interventions, ​​which​ ​will​ ​make​ ​a​ ​considerable difference to the lives and happiness of women and girls by raising the aspirations of girls and young women and combating the influences that affect their confidence.

How much can I apply for?

  • Between £5,000 and £10,000
  • For a duration of up to 12 months
  • Meet one or more of the Tampon Tax Community Fund objectives

They will fund:

  • Volunteer expenses: Budget for training, travel, telephone calls, travel and meals.
  • Activity costs: Budget for resources to facilitate a project/activity; costs that fall outside capital, volunteer or staffing costs, e.g. catering, insurance.
  • Temporary/sessional staff costs: Budget for external consultants and sessional staff that are employed for the specific project/activity that is being funded.

Find out more about The Tampon Tax Community Fund

National Churches Trust – Foundation Grants Programme 2019-2023

Deadline: 26th September, 2019
Grants are available for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK to support urgent maintenance work and small investigative works.

Cash4 Clubs

Deadline: 27th September, 2019
Awards are available for sports clubs throughout the UK to improve facilities, buy new kit and equipment, and increase sporting opportunities.

Ernest Cook Trust

Deadline: 27th September, 2019
Grants are available to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations in the UK wishing to encourage young people’s interest in the countryside and the environment.

Power to Change – Community Business Fund

Grants are available to help locally based and community-led businesses in England to increase their social impact and make them more viable in the long term. For further information please click here.

The Beatrice Laing Trust

The Beatrice Laing Trust is one of the Laing Family Trusts that are administered jointly, with this Trust supporting projects that are in the areas of relief of poverty or advancement of the Christian faith.

The joint administration means that an application to the Beatrice Laing Trust is considered as an application to all Laing Trusts, with administrators and trustees deciding which Trust is most suitable for any grant offered.

The Beatrice Laing Trust state that they welcome applications from:
• Organisations, in particularly Christian organisations, offering practical action to help those in need, offering direct support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society.
• Charities providing practical services to people with physical, mental and learning difficulties and their families/carers.
• Organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged or ‘at risk’.
• Small-scale overseas development projects aiming to build the capacity of local partners to develop long-term sustainable solutions to local problems in countries in the developing world.

Please click here for more info

Facilitation Fund 2019: Countryside Stewardship

The Facilitation Fund is now open until the 4th October. The funding aims to help groups of farmers, foresters and land managers improve the natural environment.

Find out more by reading their manual on how to apply:

Berkshire Community Foundation

Grants awarded support a variety of community groups across Berkshire working to support a wide range of causes; tackling disadvantage, supporting victims of crime, poverty, homelessness, health and wellbeing, isolation and loneliness, education and skills and strengthening the community in general.

Charity Technology Trust

Co-operative Community Fund

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Foundation makes a large volume of grants every year to community projects, many of which rely on the time and goodwill of volunteers.

Greggs Foundation

Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need

We are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community.

Henry Smith Charity

The Strengthening Communities grant programme is designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level

Heritage Lottery

Wide ranging support for all kinds of projects as long as they make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities.

Lloyds TSB Foundation

Every year we make grants to hundreds of small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales

Pocket Parks Plus

We are inviting applications from community groups interested establishing a new pocket park or refurbishing an existing park

Shanly Foundation

Lending a hand where needed in the community. The Shanly Foundation primarily supports good causes predominantly within Berkshire and other home counties.

Sport England Small Grants £300 – £10,000

Trusthouse Charitable Trust

Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas

Tudor Trust

Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. We particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities

Veolia Environmental Trust

Support community and environmental causes

Heathrow Community Fund: Communities Together
Are you working to boost the community spirit in your neighbourhood? Do you have ideas for creating a community garden, starting an arts festival, tackling loneliness amongst old people, boosting health and fitness or cleaning up the streets where you live? If so, you could qualify for a grant from our Communities Together programme.
Grants up to £2,500 per year for up to two years for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working on in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. To apply, your group must have a constitution and a bank account that needs two signatures.
Grant application – Round 4 deadline: 25 October 2019

Find out more about Heathrow Community Fund: Communities Together

The Good Exchange and Sovereign Housing Community Asset Fund – round one open until 30 September 2019

The Good Exchange has recently partnered with Sovereign, one of the largest housing associations in the UK, to launch a new fund awarding £60,000 in match funding grants for community projects.

Communities and charities in the south of England (Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight) can apply for grants from the organisation’s Community Asset Fund via The Good Exchange’s charity-owned, not-for-profit, on-line grant matching platform. Grants will be awarded to support a wide variety of projects, from community events to upgrading community centres.

The Community Asset Fund supports community facilities (permanent and temporary such as pop ups) with capital and revenue match funding grants. Grants can be awarded towards salary or core funding applications and for equipment to serve community facilities such as laptops, repairs etc. Larger grants will be awarded for projects such as capital refurbishment, extensions of community facilities or revenue towards staffing etc. Community events such carnivals will also be considered.

Further information
  • Applications up to £500 will be awarded as grants with no match funding required.
  • Applications up to £5,000 and above will require 50% match funding.
  • There will be two grant rounds available (£30,000 each) for the Community Assets Fund. The first is open until September 30, 2019 and the second will close at the end of January 2020.
  • Find out more and make an application.

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