30 August, 2018

UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies and credit unions can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people realise their potential.

Projects supported will be small, complete local projects lasting up to 12 months which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges for any group of people who cannot participate fully in society. Beneficiaries may be, for example, people on restricted income or who are rurally isolated or disabled.

30 August, 2018

A grant programme that supports inspiring, locally-based, existing community-led businesses is due to re-open on Tuesday 11th September 2018.

28 August, 2018

The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million fund funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. Running over 3-years and providing capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This can include:

28 August, 2018

The Audience Fund offered by the British Film Institute (BFI) is designed to support a range of audience orientated activities such as film festivals, distribution releases, multiplatform distribution proposals, touring film programmes, large scale and ambitious film programmes. The objectives of the Fund are to:

28 August, 2018

The Ernest Cook Trust has announced that from 2019, its grant making will be concentrated on inspiring young people to achieve better educational and life outcomes by learning from the land. Projects that fall within the categories of arts, literacy and STEM remain welcome, but must demonstrate a clear link to learning from the land in their application.

28 August, 2018

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. 

The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses.  The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. 

28 August, 2018

The UK Government has announced a new £22 million fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage. The Construction Skills Fund will bring training to construction sites thus allowing learners to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment. The aim of the fund is to help meet the needs of employers while also supporting those who want to join the industry, particularly adult learners.

28 August, 2018

Marvellous Family Grants are awarded to families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness. Grants of up to £1,000 can fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships.

8 August, 2018

 

The Arts Council is expected to focus on diversity and localism in its strategy for 2020–2030, following release of the results of its recent consultation.

According to the consultation, two thirds of those surveyed believe that diversity presents one of the greatest opportunities for the sector over the next ten years. Yet the sector does not currently reflect society well enough – in its workforce, leadership, participants and audiences.

There are funders out there who want to support you to develop new income streams and become more sustainable. This briefing will look at where and how you can attract grant funding to help you make those changes that will ensure sustainability, what you can ask for and how to make the best possible case.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 -
12:00 to 14:00

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