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Crewe Town Council Small Grants Scheme

Apply for up to £1000 for community activity that is in line with 'A vision for Crewe'. This source of funding has been undersubscribed in the past - and so is a very good opportunity. Click on the above link and the application form and guidance are downlaodable at the end of the page. 
Deadline: Sunday 18th Feb 2018 

Latest Funds:

The Gregg's Foundation

The Gregg's Foundation are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. They are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your community. They do not fund running costs or continuation of existing and ongoing work.
R1 is now open and closes on 9th March with decisions being announced by 27th April 2018

The Henry Smith charity Re-launches Grants Programmes
Following a review of its grant procedures, the Funder has refined its Main Grant programmes, separating it into two defined funds under the same new strategy that aims to work with people for whom other sources of support have failed, been inappropriate or are simply not available.
This will be achieved through the following priorities:
  • Increasing resilience - empowering people, encouraging integration and personal independence, helping people to recover and move on.
  • Creating opportunities and life chances - Raising aspiration, equpping people with new skills, unlocking and eabling potential, and providing the meansto improve life circumstances.
  • Empowering communities - Strengthening and connecting communities and making people feel valued, providing opportunities for social connections and relationships, encouraging participation and inclusion.
The Charity’s grants programmes now stand as follows:
  • The Main Grants: Improving Lives Fund is the largest of the Charity’s funds, and will support the work of established charitable organisations with incomes of up to £2 million. Funding is available for projects that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
  • The Main Grants: Strengthening Communities Fund is designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.
  • The County Grants programme provides grants for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in one of eight English counties. Groups should note that funding for Surrey is not available until early 2018.
  • The Holiday Grants for Children programme provides grants for recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under in the UK who are disabled or disadvantaged. These are one-off short grants.
  • The Christian Projects grant programme awards grants to projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK.
Grant sizes are generally between £10,000 and £60,000 and are for charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises that are based and working in the UK.

There are no deadlines. Applications are considered on a regular basis, depending on the fund applied to.

Global's Make Some Noise
Grants are available to small, UK-registered charity's which support young people aged 0-25 living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity?
Expression of interest for funding in 2018 is now open.  Please click here for more information.

SUEZ Community Trust - Primary Fund and Smaller Projects Fund
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations in qualifying areas of England for physical improvement to community facilities, such as village halls, public parks, sports facilities, historic buildings and structures.
The funder has now removed all deadlines, so applications can be made at any time. To find out more please click here.

Cheshire East Council Community Grants Scheme

Cheshire East Council offer grants are available to community groups ranging from up to £5,000 for facilities and up to £1,000 for activities/ events. The next deadline for applications is 30th March 2018. To find out more please click here.

Comic Relief launches 3 NEW funding initiatives

This week Comic Relief is excited to launch three new funding initiatives. The funding initiatives now open for applications are:
Safety From: Spaces To: Try for Change Thriving, Not just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health, To find out more click here.

Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. They 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. They want to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards. For more information click hereFor Tudor Trust guidelines for 2017-18 click here

If you are thinking of applying for any funding let us help you!

Please don't forget our Grant Read Through Service
Remember that for Members, our Development Officers can read any bids prior to submission.
It can be so useful for someone outside your organisation to read through grant applications. Something may make sense to you, but not to a potential funder and could jeopardize your chances of a successful grant application.

Get in touch with us and we will be delighted to help you with your bids: email or call 01270 763100.