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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation – Main Fund Grants (UK)

The Foundation funds across five main sectors – Arts, Children and Young People, Environment, Food and Social Change. Across all funding they aim to unlock and enable potential, back the unorthodox and unfashionable, build collective networks and catalyse system change.

Grants last 1-5 years and support organisations’ core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads. They do not fund building or equipment costs, or individuals. They make small grants of up to £60,000 for one-off projects, or for testing out new ideas and collaborations – they do not support general running costs at this scale.

The sectors:

  • Arts
  • Art with a social impact
  • Supporting emerging talent
  • Organisations at a pivotal point
  • Children and Young People
  • Improving support for disadvantaged children and young people
  • The rights of vulnerable children and young people
  • Addressing the root causes of low educational attainment and challenging behaviour
  • Empowering young leaders
  • Young people leaving care
  • Environment
  • Connecting people with nature and environment issues
  • Nature conservation on land and at sea
  • Countering the effects of damaging activity
  • Lesser known plants, animals and organisms
  • Social Change
  • Participation – marginalised and excluded individuals and groups
  • Place – revitalising community life
  • Injustice – systemic change around injustice and inequality
  • Food
  • Innovation in alternative approaches
  • Food and wellbeing
  • Working towards a more coherent food sector

No deadline.

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Shears Foundation (Grant – North East)

The Foundation welcomes applications from charities working in one of the following priority areas:

  • The development of culture and the arts.
  • The development and provision of educational opportunities for adults or children.
  • Protection, preservation or enhancement of the natural environment.
  • Creating stronger / better / more sustainable communities.
  • Promoting health and medicine, with an emphasis on research or education.

The Trustees look more favourably on applications where there is evidence that the organisation has gone out to a wide range of funders. Those who haven’t had a grant from the Shears Foundation before are more likely to be successful if they apply for less than £15,000.

Tyne & Wear and Northumberland will be given priority.

No minimum or maximum specified. Registered charities only.

Next deadline: 24 March

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Advice in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council has recently improved the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities web pages. This follows work with the Parent Carer Forum and professionals to ensure it is fit for purpose and meets the needs of those wanting to access advice, information and support.

The information includes sections on;

  • Wondering if your child has special education needs?
  • Finding your way around the support system.
  • Support for children aged 0-5.
  • Support for children at school.
  • Preparing for adulthood.
  • Additional help and support.
  • Leisure activities and things to do.

Read more here.

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NICE recommends ‘Smartphone therapy’ for children with depression

Children and young people can be offered digital cognitive behavioural therapy (digital CBT, also known as computer CBT) as a first-line treatment for mild depression,according to new advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice). Digital CBT is delivered on mobile phones, tablets or computers, meaning users can access help quickly, avoiding waiting lists.

The guidance, for identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged five to 18, says online therapy and courses in mindfulness should be the first options for treatment of mild cases. Group CBT, group interpersonal psychotherapy and group mindfulness are also recommended as first-line treatments. NICE says that the choice of treatment should be based on clinical need and patient and carer preferences. The child or young person’s history, circumstances and maturity should also be considered. Read more here. 

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Youth Music – Small Grants

Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people (aged 0-25) experiencing challenging circumstances. Their vision is that one day, all children and young people can make music. Funding is focused on supporting projects for children and young people who face barriers to music-making as a result of who they are, where they live, or the circumstances they’re facing. They support around 350 projects across England each year, with grants ranging from £2,000 – £30,000.

Projects should be centred on either or both of the following:

Music-making for children and young people in challenging circumstances.
Strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector.

Youth Music takes an outcomes approach. Projects support the musical, personal and social development of children and young people, and also support positive outcomes for organisations and their workforce. Every Youth Music project measures its impact, helping them build a unique national overview.

Deadline: 5pm 5 April 2019

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Child Health and Wellbeing Survey – North East and North Cumbria

North East and North Cumbria Child Health and Wellbeing Network wants to gather views of those from all sectors involved with children and young people in a short survey, as part of their change programme starting in February 2019.

The Child Health and Wellbeing Steering Group’s key objective is: to achieve meaningful and realistic plans for engagement across the North East and North Cumbria to effectively design and deliver improved outcomes for our children. This work aims to include colleagues from local authorities, education, physical and mental health, voluntary sector organisations, community and faith groups and all other organisations involved with children’s services.

The steering group is part of a small, but growing piece of work in the North East and Cumbria that plans to make a real difference to children’s services.

Read here to find out more and complete the survey.

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Volunteer knitters wanted for new SAINT project

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project are looking to involve individuals, knitting groups and any other interested community groups in a project that helps children to cope with traumatic experiences.

Northumbria Police’s ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme involves police officers giving a teddy to young children they meet during their daily patrols or to children affected by crime, helping them to cope with their often traumatic experiences.

Rebecca Southern, VODA’s Volunteer Coordinatoor, said: “This is a really worthwhile scheme and a great way for people and groups with knitting skills to give a bit of time to help children who need it. We can provide knitting patterns, materials and support, and would love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering in this way.” Contact Rebecca for more information, a knitting pattern or to donate a Trauma Teddy.

Read more about the scheme here.

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Boshier-Hinton Foundation

Objects of the Boshier-Hinton Foundation

1. To provide relief for children and adults with special educational or other needs, and their families, in any part of the country.

2. To make donations to institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs.

3. To make donations to other registered Charitable Trusts.

4. To make donations to local community charities or other agencies in any part of the country whose objects are no wider than the charity’s own, or to any charity for use for particular purposes, which fall within the charity’s objects.

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The Catherine Cookson Trust

 

 

 

 

 

The Catherine Cookson Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine was brought up and resided. In particular the Trust supports work with young or disadvantaged people.

The Trustees funds registered charities and prefer projects and schemes which involve or are directed towards capital expenditure.

They do not generally consider applications for core funding or on-going financing, applications with a foreign element, individuals or applications for Sports Clubs/Associations.

There are no deadlines for applications.

Grant size: Although grants awarded range from between £250 and £10,000, the majority of grants are not above £1,000.

Application process: Catherine Cookson Trust website

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