Sported’s Monthly Funding Bulletin for the West Midlands

Welcome to Sported’s monthly Funding Bulletin from the West Midlands Region.

image001This section contains local and national information that has been specially selected to help you with fundraising for your organisation and projects. To find out more about sources of funding, writing funding applications, accessing training or other support that Sported can offer check the Members Area of our website or contact me directly.

The funding information contained within this section is provided courtesy of Fit4funding.  We’ve put together a list of current funding opportunities, both nationally and regionally for our members.

Funding opportunities

Allen Lane Foundation 
Funds groups working with Asylum-seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality), Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender people, Gypsies and Travellers, Migrant workers, Offenders and ex-offenders, Older people, People experiencing mental health problems, People experiencing violence or abuse – income <£100,000 rarely in London.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation – Main Fund
Funds the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. Likes to consider work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, appears too risky, requires core funding, or needs a more unusual form of financial help such as a loan. Primary interests are in the UK’s cultural life, education and learning, the natural environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society. Av grant size £50,000.

People’s Postcode Trust 
The People’s Postcode Trust is the grant giving independent charitable trust of People’s Postcode Lottery. They distribute funds to small organisations, community groups and registered charities. Funding is available for 3 month projects ranging from £500 up to £10,000 in Scotland and England, and up to £5,000 in Wales.
West Midlands 7 July – 22 August 2014.

Tudor Trust 
Tudor’s focus is on smaller groups, led by people of vision, which are committed to growth, progression and development.

Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust
The Trust gives grants that allow disadvantaged young people to take up opportunities to experience the great outdoors. They usually support programmes run by schools or youth groups, mostly within the UK.

Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant 
The Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Grant is provided and administered by the Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust and is available for Third Sector Organisations in the UK. The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking charitable projects. In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes: Heritage. Education. Health care. Sports facilities.

Community Right to Build
Community Right to Build is a new way for communities to deliver the development they want be it homes, shops, businesses or facilities where the benefits of the development will be retained by the community for the community. It is an alternative to a traditional application for planning permission.

Sports Council Grants – Newcastle under Lyme – Staffs
Newcastle-under-Lyme Sports Council can make grant offers to Clubs/Organisations, Schools or Individuals.
Deadline: 22 August 2014.

The Sheldon Trust – West Midlands
The Sheldon Trust, which also incorporates funds previously held by the Malcolm Chick Charity and the Pearsons Holiday Fund, aims to alleviate poverty and distress within society. To this end it makes grants to registered charities in four defined focus areas: community projects; special needs groups; youth development; and holidays for the disadvantaged.
Deadline: 29 August 2014.

Roughley Trust – Birmingham
Grants are available for registered charities in Birmingham undertaking projects in the areas of special needs, deprivation and disadvantage, fostering health and well being, and the arts, heritage and environment.
Deadline: 1 September 2014.

Other Funders:

Lloyds Bank Foundation
We believe that people have the remarkable capacity to overcome the barriers of disadvantage if given the right support and opportunities.

So we focus on supporting charities that help people facing multiple disadvantage to move forward with their lives. By providing both financial and practical support, we aim to deliver lasting positive change. For more information go to the Lloyds Bank Foundation website.

Children in Need
BBC Children in Need awards grants each year to organisations supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. For more information go to the children in need website.

Please do get in touch with me if you wish to have support in applying for grants.

Kind regards,

Sophie Tobin
West Midlands Regional Manager