Funding Round-up, February 202018-Feb-2020
Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations.
Biffa Award - Community Buildings and Recreation
The Biffa Award provides grants of up to £75,000 to projects that benefit communities living near landfill sites. The funding can be for:
- Community Buildings; this can include building refurbishment, internal fit-out/central heating systems, internal furniture, window and door replacement, etc.
- Recreation ; this can include play equipment, landscaping (boardwalks, trees and shrubs, etc.), skateparks, woodland & nature trails, etc. This can also include outdoor gym and building work within wider community areas of sporting clubhouses (such as communal space, kitchen and toilets)
Biffa says their scheme is a continuous rolling programme; there is no deadline and so project applications can be accepted at any time.
The Screwfix Foundation continues their call for applications providing funds for projects which help community facilities for those in need in the UK.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need across the UK.
Because the scheme can be seen as a continuous rolling programme; there is no deadline and so applications can be accepted at any time.
The Trust are offering grants of up to £2,500 to registered charities, community and voluntary groups in the UK to support small-scale projects with a community emphasis. They are especially interested in hearing from projects that would find it hard to obtain funding elsewhere.
At the time of writing, there was no specified application deadline.
Thomas Wall Trust - Grants for Registered Charities
The Thomas Wall Trust recognises that the future of the labour market will become increasingly competitive, with employers placing greater emphasis on transferable skills.
The Trust is offering grants of up to £5,000 towards specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.
The deadline for applications is 25th March 2020, with further dates possibly announced later.
Friends of Kent Churches
Working to preserving Kent’s churches and helping maintain them in good condition, Friends of Kent Churches offer grants to churches and chapels of architectural merit or historic importance in Kent (pre-1965 boundaries) to maintain their fabric and fixtures of special importance.
Example uses for the funding can include:
- Fabric repair and restoration
- Window and floor maintenance
- Work done to monuments
- Fixed facilities (heating, rewiring, disabled access, security, kitchens and bathrooms, etc.)
The deadline for applications is 1st May 2020, with further dates to be announced later this year.
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Heritage can mean different things to different people. It can be anything from the past that is valued with the wish to pass it on to future generations.
The Heritage Fund from the National Lottery is offering grants to non-profits, private and commercial organisations for projects that connect people and communities to either national, regional and local heritage of the UK.
With three levels of funding, the grants can be used be used for repair and conservation, digital outputs, new staff, paid training placements and professional fees.
Depending on the level of grant being applied for, some of the scheme can be seen as a Continuous Rolling Programme, however it is advised that applicants check the HF website for specific details.
Help The Homeless
With the intention of helping homeless people return to the community and to resume a normal life, Help The Homeless are offering grants of up to £5,000 for small and medium-sized charitable organisations to fund the capital costs of projects.
The deadline for this season is 15th March 2020 with further dates to be announced later in the year.
St. James's Place Charitable Foundation
The Foundation is offering grants of up to £10,000 to registered charities and special needs schools to support work to improve the quality of life for those people in need as a result of disability or disadvantage.
The Foundation will support projects that provide directly for young people (under the age of 25 years) within the UK who suffer from physical or mental health difficulties or conditions, or a life threatening or degenerative illness, or are disadvantaged.
At the time of writing there was no specified deadline, suggesting the programme can be seen as a continuous Rolling Programme where applications will be considered at any time.
The Turn2us Grants Search is a free to use database containing details of over 3,000 charitable funds that give grants and other support to individuals who may either:
- Be in financial need and have welfare needs, or
- Require help with the costs associated with education and training courses.
If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your project, your community group or your enterprise, let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also contact MVA via the website.