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The North East Endowment for Musical Traditions




The North East Endowment for Musical Traditions can support community groups that are seeking to increase participation for people of all ages in the traditions of the North East with grants of £750 to £1000.

By way of illustration, projects might include:

  1. Engagement of young people – for example, setting up a youth folk band, a singing group or a rapper dance team
  2. An introduction to opportunities for involvement in folk arts
  3. Development of those already involved, improving their skills and deepening their understanding of the underlying aspects of the tradition
  4. Provision of bursaries; with priority given to those under 25

Deadline: 10 April

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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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National Vegetarian Week – Event Grants

Grants are available for local groups and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to hold community events and activities that take place during National Vegetarian Week 2019 (13-19 May) – or at any time in May 2019 – and will attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.

There are two levels of funding in 2019:

  • Small grants of up to £200.
  • Large grants of up to £2,000.

Applications for large grants will need to demonstrate how their activity will have a bigger impact.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Not for profit organisations in the UK.
  • Informal groups of friends, parents or students.
  • Student vegetarian and vegan societies and other vegetarian and vegan groups.

Deadlines: 3 March (large), 17 March & 14 April (small)

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Bill Brown 1989 Charitable Trust

The trust is particularly interested in supporting the following areas:-

  • Research into blindness
  • Other medical research
  • The deaf and blind
  • Care of the elderly
  • Care of the disabled
  • General welfare
  • Hospices

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ACT Foundation

Grants are available for work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising.

The Foundation’s grants are awarded to projects that have a significant impact across one or more of four life themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing – providing access to community facilities offering support services that maintain, improve and advance the health and welfare of people living with disabilities and/or long-term illnesses.
  • Independent Living at Home – funding to support people who wish to remain living in their own home for as long as is practically possible.
  • Respite – providing facilities in the UK where either the person living with a disability and/or long-term illnesses or the individual caring for them can go to access sports and leisure activities or simply the opportunity to socialise and share with others who may be in a similar situation.
  • Transition – providing the fundamental life skills and infrastructure necessary to allow people to reach their full potential in all areas of life and to become a valued member of their local community.

Grants are awarded to Registered charities through two programmes a fast-track Small Grants Programme for applications under £10,000 and a Large Grants Programme for applications of £10,000 or over.

No deadline (Trustees meet six times a year)

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust – Round 1 (Grant – UK)

Grants of £1000 will be available for projects relating to children and young people. For Round 1, projects must relate to children aged between 0 and 11.

In 2019, priority is given to projects focusing on

  • child exploitation.
  • mentoring and support.
  • clubs and activities.

They will further prioritise awarding grants to projects that address mental health.

Registered charities (income £100k – £1m).

Deadline: 28 February (opens 1 February)

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The Lady Neville Charity

Provides grants that will make a clear and significant contribution to grass-roots charitable organisations working in designated priority areas.  If you are a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation, you may be able to apply for a one-off capital grant of up to £1,000.

Organisations applying must be working in at least one of the following three priority areas:

  • Local Heritage projects which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture.
  • Performing and Visual Arts Groups involved in undertaking a particular activity in any field in this area.
  • Any charitable activity taking place in communities where the Skinners’ Company has existing work or historical links (London area).

The applicant success rate is currently standing at 75% of all eligible applications received.

Deadline: 5pm Friday 22 March 2019

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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 Joicey Trust

Grants are made across a wide spectrum for either revenue (including ‘core funding’) or capital expenditure. Applications for research (and research costs within core funding applications) will not normally be supported. The Trustees also generally exclude applications from charities that are not registered within the beneficiary area and where gross incoming resources exceed £1 million as any award would be a very small addition to these resources.

Trustees’ meetings take place twice a year: usually late January/early February and late June/ July.

Next Deadline: 31 May 2019 (early applications are recommended)

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The Adint Charitable Trust

Makes grants of between £250 and £15,000 to registered charities for general charitable purposes, but has a preference for charities working in the fields of education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Applications should be in writing to the address below and include full details of the charity for which funding is requested.

Mr. Douglas Oram FIH MCIPS, The Adint Charitable Trust, Suite 512, 517, Finchley Road, London NW3 7BN

Email: adintct@gmail.com

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