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#iwill Take Action Fund: Deadline 3 December 2018

 

 

 

 

Part of the wider #iwill campaign, which aims to increase the numbers of young people taking part in social action, the #iwill Take Action Fund provides grants under three themes:

  • Our Physical Environment: to empower young people to make the communities they live in a better place
  • Our Health: to encourage young people to tackle health issues that affect their community
  • Our Culture: to encourage young people to use art and media as a tool to raise awareness of the issues that matter to them and their communities

Applications will be assessed on how well they reflect the #iwill 6 principles of great social action. There is further information on the 6 principles here: http://www.iwill.org.uk/about-us/principles/

All applicants need to be working in communities within the top 20% deprived areas of the North East.

Applications can be from £10,000 to £60,000.

Deadline: 3 December 2018

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Santander Foundation: Discovery Grants

 

 

 

 

 

Santander Foundation awards Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 to registered charities and CICs to help disadvantaged people make the most of their future. Grants will support projects that improve people’s knowledge, skills or which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges and that fall into one or more of three priorities:

  • Explorer: to improve people’s knowledge, for example, Money Management workshops helping disadvantaged people learn how to budget.
  • Transformer: improving skills and experience, for example, training to help socially isolated people develop skills to get back into work or volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged young people.
  • Changemaker: innovative solutions to social challenges, for example, a new social networking program for visually impaired young people to access the internet.

Examples of project beneficiaries may be people on restricted income or who are rurally isolated or disabled and can include people anywhere in the UK, not just in areas of high deprivation, who are excluded or who face barriers to taking part in day-to-day activities.

Funding is available for small complete local projects lasting up to 12 months and can cover part-time salaries, equipment or materials specific to the project.

There are no deadlines for applications.

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Grow Wild Funding Opportunities

 

 

 

 

Grow Wild, the outreach project of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, currently has two grant funds open for application: community projects and for youth-led projects. They are interested in projects inspired by UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi, that help people connect to each other and nature.

Community Project Fund

Deadline 10 December

Award £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and organisations trying something new or different to engage hundreds of people in their community about UK native wildflowers/plants/fungi, where there are opportunities to help people connect with, learn about and give to each other and nature.

Read more and apply here

Youth-led Project Fund

Rolling deadlines throughout 2019

Awards £500 to young people aged 14-25 for projects that are creative, actively engage other people in their delivery, and be inspired by UK native wildflowers or fungi. Beyond that, anything is up for grabs!

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Aviva Community Fund 2018

 

 

 

 

The Aviva Community Fund is now open for applications, offering community groups and organisations the chance to be awarded funding of between £1,000 and £25,000 for project or equipment costs in one of three categories:

  • environment
  • health and wellbeing
  • skills for life

Please note, shortlisted projects are put to a public vote – there are participating branches in Whitley Bay and North Shields. There are four funding levels:

  • Up to £1,000 (400 awards)
  • Up to £5,000 (78 awards)
  • Up to £10,000 (44 awards)
  • Up to £25,000 (16 awards)

Applicants will need support from their community for their application in the form of votes and the most voted for applications will go through to the final to be judged. Every finalist in the £5,000, £10,000 or £25,000 funding levels that does not win an award will receive £500. All projects also have the chance to raise more money for their project through a crowdfunding campaign that will run in parallel with their Aviva Community Fund campaign.

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Hilden Charitable Fund: Next deadline 19 December

Makes grants to projects that address disadvantage and by supporting causes which are less popular, in particular projects that:

  • address homelessness
  • support asylum seekers and refugees
  • support community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 to 25
  • deal with penal affairs

The Fund will consider supporting project costs as well as core running costs of organisations, with a preference for smaller community organisations with an income of less than £500k.

The average grant size is £5,000.

Next deadline: 19 December 2018

Application process: Online at the Hilden Charitable Fund website

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Big Lottery Fund launches Building Connection funds

 

 

 

 

Funding of between £30,000 and £100,000 is available to support projects that prevent or reduce loneliness and help people, communities and local services connect in a variety of different ways.

The fund is split into two strands

All grants will be made by December 2018 and can run until March 2021, by which time all money must be spent. You can apply to both strands, however you cannot receive funding for the same project.

Main Fund Strand

The main fund is made up of close to £9 million, which will be distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, making grants of between £30,000 and £100,000. It is open for applications now.

Big are offering funding to organisations with existing projects that are already helping to build connections to prevent or reduce loneliness and want to do more to build on this work. We are interested in funding projects that could reach more people and join up with others and include ways of utilising existing expertise in the sector, increasing geographical reach and improving impact.

Funding must be spent on activities that will directly prevent or reduce loneliness and help to build connections between individuals and communities. This includes revenue costs such as staff salaries, marketing, training, equipment, project activities, and venue hire. You can also apply for up to 30% of your funding for capital costs to buy, maintain or improve fixed assets that are linked to travel and transport.

Youth Strand

The Youth Strand is made up of £2 million, which will be distributed by the Co-op Foundation, making grants of up to £80,000. It will open for applications in August 2018 – find out more on the Co-op Foundation blog.

The Youth Strand will be open to organisations with existing youth-focussed activities that could be effective at helping young people avoid long-term loneliness. Successful applicants will receive funding to explore youth loneliness in greater depth, test youth-led innovations within their existing provision, and share their learning as part of a national network. You will be supported to evaluate your activities and capture your impact, which will add to the evidence base.

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Good Neighbours volunteers visit Tynemouth Lifeboat Station

Volunteers from our Good Neighbours project recently enjoyed a visit to Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Station, to learn all about the local rescue service and its fascinating history.

The volunteers, who give up their time to support people in the North Tyneside community with small household jobs, basic DIY, shopping and running errands, usually meet monthly at VODA’s offices to discuss their roles, share experiences and receive training and support. But Ian Brigstock, who coordinates the Good Neighbours project, wanted to give something back to the volunteers themselves and get them out and about in the community. “Our volunteers really deserve some recognition and reward for what they do – they support some of the borough’s most vulnerable people with day-to-day tasks and that makes such a difference. Arranging this visit was just our way of saying ‘thank you.’  We’re really grateful to Tynemouth RNLI too for what was a fascinating visit and we’re looking forward to arranging similar visits over the coming months.”

Volunteer Debbie Wood said: “I really enjoyed going down to Tynemouth RNLI with a really nice group of people. We had a talk from one of the lifeboat volunteers about the work they do and the lives they safe. We also got to see the inshore and all-weather boat and try on the life jackets – there’s a picture of me wearing one!”

The Good Neighbours project is looking for more volunteers – this is a great, flexible volunteering opportunity to help people in your local community. Training and support are provided. Read more about the project here.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation: Village Hall

 

 

 

 

 

The Foundation is offering community centres in deprived urban communities and village halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas the opportunity to apply for capital grants of between £10,000 and £45,000.

Grants can be used to fund new buildings (upgrading, renovating) or extending buildings (improving or creating outside space – but not car parks). All applicants must have secured 50% of the total cost of the work and have local community fundraising underway.

Grants will be made to projects centred on ‘community centres’ in the broad sense, this may include a church, sports facility or other building which offers a range of activities throughout the week which all the community can access.

It is expected that the completed venue will provide a range of activities for all ages and abilities which help to promote community cohesion and address local problems of isolation, poverty, lack of local facilities, transport and other issues of relevance to the area in which the centre is located.

The Foundation is particularly interested in innovative schemes to bring back disused buildings into full community use i.e. as community hubs, shops and activity venues. Traditional village halls are also supported. There are no deadlines for applications.

Grant size: £10,000 to £45,000

Application process: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

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Get clued up on cancer

North Tyneside Council’s public health team is working with the voluntary and community sector to help spread the word about cancer. 

A brand new service, focused on the North Shields and Wallsend areas, will see the team reaching the community via local groups and organisations.

The team want to support people in those areas to reduce their risk of getting cancer, recognise the symptoms early and know when to see a doctor.

It is aiming to raise awareness of cancer screening programmes and provide information and support to those looking to improve their health – including by stopping smoking, reducing their alcohol intake or reducing their weight.  The service is free and can provide:

 

  • Workshops to train your staff and volunteers
  • One-to-one advice on healthier lifestyles
  • A Stop Smoking Service
  • Leaflets and display materials for venues
  • Staffed information stalls at events

See the leaflet above or contact the public health team to find out more on:

Telephone: 07792 255029 or 07813 811490

Email: clueduponcancer@northtyneside.gov.uk

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Tudor Trust

 

 

 

Makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. They are particularly looking to fund organisations that:

  • display positive organisational characteristics
  • address marginalisation
  • make a difference

Priority is given to helping 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. The Trust will consider applications for core funding for running costs, as well as project grants, capital grants for buildings or equipment and grants to help strengthen organisations. Please see funding guidelines for 2018/2019 before applying.

There is no maximum or minimum grant, though it is unusual for grants to be less than £10,000.

There is a two-stage application process – successful first stage proposals will then be invited to submit a full application.

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