Writing successful funding bids isn’t about being good at spelling, it’s about being good at telling a clear and compelling story. There are lots of simple ways you can help this happen, and get organised to deal with bidwriting stress! This workshop is for anyone who is new to writing funding bids, or who would like an update or refresher for skills they haven’t used in a while.

We’ll concentrate on looking at smaller, less complex bids. The workshop will cover;

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Not sure where to go next with fundraising or feeling like it is a lot of work for little gain? If so, this course is for you. It introduces fundraising strategies and explains why they are useful, looks at external challenges and opportunities and starts to think about a variety of funding sources.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00
19 July, 2018

Bristol City Council has set up the Youth Sector Support Fund (SSF) to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people. The fund, which launches on Monday 23 July, will support projects and collaborations that result in a diverse range of services for children and young people 8-19 years old and a stronger youth and play sector. This fund aims to complement Targeted Youth Services (TYS) contracts by filling gaps in services across the city.

Prayers in mosque place of worship grant
24 April, 2019

 

The Home Office's Places of Worship Protective Security Scheme will open for the latest round of applications in July. This will provide grants to places of worship for increased security measures and protection against hate crimes - for example, installing lights, CCTV and alarms.

A £1.6 million investment into the scheme was announced in light of the horrific terrorist attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since the scheme began in 2016, 134 religious sites have received grants, totalling £1.5 million. 

11 April, 2019

 

Grants are available from the Inspire Fund for projects that engage the public in dementia awareness, research and challenging misconceptions about dementia. Three tiers of funding are on offer: bronze (up to £5,000), silver (up to £15,000) and gold (up to £30,000). Silver and gold tiered grants require more evidence from organisations. 

Projects can be imaginative and varied, such as:

Allen Lane Foundation grants logo
9 April, 2019

 

Allen Lane Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in communities that occurred around the 2016 Referendum and subsequently. The Social Cohesion programme will look to support grassroots organisations at a very local level where there are issues which identify marginalised groups of people (especially those from within the Foundation’s priorities, but not exclusively) who are excluded. Project applications should seek to propose ways to make communities more inclusive for the betterment of all.

1 April, 2019

 

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has launched a report outlining five things which it has learned about capacity building.

The report, 5 Years of Funder Plus, 5 Things We’ve Learned, is aimed at funders, infrastructure bodies and a range of providers of infrastructure support.

27 March, 2019

 

The Stephen Lloyd Awards welcome applications from charities, social enterprises, non-profits and organisations with innovative problem-solving ideas for a charitable project. Up to £20,000 will be awarded to winning applicants; preference will be given to new and emerging groups, rather than large organisations. 

Your idea should involve solving a problem systematically, and the money must only be designed for charitable purposes. Examples include:

18 February, 2019

 

Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership (HWCP) and City Funds are amongst those that have benefitted from the government’s Social Action Fund.

Ten organisations will receive a share of £2.3 million – through the Place Based Social Action programme funded jointly via the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund – to devise programmes that enable people to take action on the issues they care about.

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