Sported’s October Funding Bulletin

Carrying out refurbishments – October 2015
Welcome to Sported’s October Funding Bulletin. This month’s newsletter focuses oncarrying out refurbishments.

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The funding information contained within this bulletin is provided courtesy of Grant Advisor.  To find out more about a particular funding source please go directly to the funder’s website. The information contained with this bulletin was correct at the time of publishing.


National

Power to Change – Initial Grants Programme

Funding Body: Power to Change
Description:
Funding to help existing community businesses in England that are in a position to significantly improve their long term sustainability within the next six months.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 22/10/2015
Maximum Value: £ 500,000 Minimum Value: £ 50,000

Grants of between £50,000 and £500,000 are available.

Power to Change will support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England to help more people respond to local need and opportunity, and change the places in which they live for the better.

The Initial Grants Programme has been specifically designed to help existing community businesses that are in a position to significantly improve their long term sustainability within the next six months.
Final deadline for applications: 22 October 2015 (midday).

Useful Contacts:
Initial Grants Programme Enquiries
Social Investment Business
Tel: 020 7842 7788
E-Mail: enquiries@sibgroup.org.uk

Places People Play – Protecting Playing Fields

Funding Body: Sport England
Description:
Grants are available to organisations for capital projects which develop, improve and sustain playing fields for communities.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 09/11/2015
Maximum Value: £ 100,000 Minimum Value: £ 10,000

Grants of £10,000 to £65,000 are available for voluntary and education sector applicants.

Grants of up to £100,000 are available for local authorities.

Around £4 million is available for each round of funding.

Sport England’s Places People Play programme was launched to create a legacy of participation for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, investing £33 million of National Lottery funding in community sports projects over six years from 2011-2016.

The Protecting Playing Fields (PFF) scheme will fund capital projects to establish, develop and improve playing fields for community and sporting use.

Successful projects will evidence the future management, maintenance and sporting use of the site with protection of the site for at least 25 years.

The deadline for Round 8 applications is 9 November 2015 (5pm).

Useful Contacts:
Funding Hotline
Sport England
Tel: 03458 508 508
E-Mail: funding@sportengland.org

Awards for All – England

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Description:
Financial assistance is available for voluntary groups, schools, local authorities and health bodies in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 10,000 Minimum Value: £ 300

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.

The Awards for All programme will not give more than £10,000 (in one or more grants) to an organisation in any one year period.

Awards for All is a small grants programme provided by the Big Lottery Fund with the aim of funding projects that will improve the quality of life for local communities.

Grants are available for voluntary and community groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations, and statutory bodies, including schools and town councils, to carry out projects.
Applications may be submitted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Awards for All Enquiries
BIG Lottery Fund
Tel: 08454 10 20 30
E-Mail: general.enquiries@awardsforall.org.uk

England – Reaching Communities Buildings

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Description:
Funding is available to replace or improve existing community buildings that will help people and communities most in need in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: £ 100,000

Funding is available for land and buildings projects costing more than £100,000. Applicants seeking less than £100,000 can apply for funding under the Reaching Communities Programme.

The project can receive funding for a total of five years, and the building element of the project should take a maximum of two years to complete.

The Reaching Communities Buildings programme is provided by the Big Lottery Fund.

Funding is available to replace or improve existing community buildings that will help people and communities most in need in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England. Funding is also available to support activities run from the building when it is complete.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Useful Contacts:
Enquiries
BIG Lottery Fund
Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30
E-Mail: general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk

England – Reaching Communities

Funding Body: BIG Lottery Fund
Description:
Grants available for projects which encourage voluntary and community organisations to identify their own local ideas for funding. It will support projects that improve the quality of life in communities across England, offering help where it is most needed.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: £ 10,000

The Reaching Communities programme has two strands:

  • Reaching Communities: grants of more than £10,000 are available for revenue funding and equipment. However, applicants that are applying for over £500,000 must contact BIG first.
  • Reaching Communities buildings: for projects involving land or buildings, grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available. Applicants seeking grants of more than £100,000 can apply under the Reaching Communities Buildings Programme.

Funding is available for projects lasting up to five years.

The Reaching Communities programme is provided by the Big Lottery Fund.

Reaching Communities supports projects that improve the quality of life of communities across England, offering help where it is most needed.

The programme is part of the Fund’s demand-led strand, which encourages voluntary and community organisations to identify their own local ideas and solutions for the Big Lottery Fund to provide financial support towards.

Applications may be made at any time.

Useful Contacts:
General Enquiries
BIG Lottery Fund
Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30
E-Mail: general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk

Regional

South Staffordshire – Large Grants

Funding Body: South Staffordshire District Council
Description:
Grants are available for community groups or parish councils based in South Staffordshire for larger scale projects which have a sustainable project plan in place.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 22/10/2015
Maximum Value: £ 3,600 Minimum Value: £ 500

Grants of between £501 and £3,600 are available.

South Staffordshire Council provides this funding for community groups or parish councils based in the district wishing to deliver large scale projects, activities, and events that have a sustainable project plan in place and are important to the local community.

Round 14 deadline: 22 October 2015.

Useful Contacts:
Policy and Partnership Services
South Staffordshire District Council
Tel: 01902 696410
E-Mail: localities@sstaffs.gov.uk

South Staffordshire – Small Grants

Funding Body: South Staffordshire District Council
Description:
Grants are available for local community groups or parish councils either to part fund a larger project or for a small project that benefits the community.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 22/10/2015
Maximum Value: £ 500 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Grants of up to £500 are available.

South Staffordshire Council provides funding through its Community Budget to local community groups and parish councils based and working within the district.

The Small Grants scheme is intended to help with the costs of a small project that will directly benefit the community or as part funding for a larger project for the community.

Any activity, project or event, including building works, which is for the benefit of the community can be funded.

Round 14 deadline: 22 October 2015. Round 15 deadline: 21 January 2016.

Useful Contacts:
Maggie Quinn
South Staffordshire District Council
Tel: 01902 696530
E-Mail: m.quinn@sstaffs.gov.uk

Staffordshire Local Community Fund

Funding Body: Staffordshire County Council
Description:
Grants are available for community projects in Staffordshire that benefit local residents.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 30/11/2015
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Grants can range from a few hundred pounds to a £1,000 or more depending on the project.

Staffordshire County Council provides the Local Community Fund each year to support local community groups who are working to support one or more of the Council’s corporate or service priorities.

The fund is evenly divided across the county with £10,000 available for each county councillor to spend on community projects that promote the well-being of the residents of their area. The purpose of the scheme is to improve the ability of the county council to respond to local needs in a flexible way.

This is an annual scheme that opens in April each year and closes at the end of November or when all funding has been allocated

Useful Contacts:
Heather Collingwood
Staffordshire County Council
Tel: 01785 276019
E-Mail: heather.collingwood@staffordshire.gov.uk

Staffordshire – Capital Grants Scheme for Village Halls and Community Centres

Funding Body: Staffordshire County Council
Description:
Grants are available to registered recreational charities in Staffordshire to fund capital projects that improve an existing facility or its surroundings.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline 31/12/2015
Maximum Value: £ 30,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

There is £85,000 each year for allocation to eligible projects.

Grant assistance is available of up to 50% of total project costs, up to a maximum of £30,000 or whichever is the lower .A grant of £30,000, however, is rare. The average grant awarded ranges between £500 and £15,000.

The Staffordshire County Council Capital Grants Scheme for Village Halls and Community Centre is provided by the County Council and administered by the Community Council of Staffordshire.
This scheme has been designed to help village hall and community centre committees to fund capital projects on the building or its surroundings.
Applications can be submitted at any time until the deadline of 31 December.

Useful Contacts:
Cathy Russell
Community Council of Staffordshire
Tel: 01785 242 525
E-Mail: cathy@staffs.org.uk

Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust

Funding Body: Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust
Description:
One-off grants are available to local non-profit making groups and organisations for major projects that benefit the residents of the civil parishes of Barton and Dunstall, Staffordshire.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 10,000 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Grants of up £10,000 are available for organisations. One grant per organisation per calendar year.

The funding is aimed at local organisations which have charitable status or are non-profit making and in need of financial assistance to support major projects that benefit local residents. This could be providing or maintaining recreation grounds, open spaces, public facilities or clubs as well as to support museums, exhibitions, activities and events.

Applications may be sent at any time throughout the year and will be considered three times.

Useful Contacts:
Mrs Miriam Firth (part-time clerk)
Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust
Tel: 01283 712851
E-Mail: info@bartondunstallkeytrust.co.uk

Connie and Albert Taylor Charitable Trust

Funding Body: Connie and Albert Taylor Charitable Trust
Description:
Grants are available for local charitable organisations undertaking social welfare projects in the West Midlands.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Connie and Albert Taylor Charitable Trust offers grants to charities that are active in the West Midlands.

The funding is intended to support a variety of charitable causes.
Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed quarterly by the Trustees.

Useful Contacts:
Jennifer Grundy
Connie and Albert Taylor Charitable Trust
E-Mail: applications@taylortrust.co.uk

Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust

Funding Body: Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust
Description:
Small grants for organisations working in the City of Lichfield to provide or maintain public halls, meeting places, playing fields, sports facilities, public gardens and public open spaces.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: Unknown Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. This is a small trust and a small amount of funding is awarded in grants each year.

The Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust is a charity dedicated to assisting organisations within Lichfield City who qualify for help under the terms of its 1973 Trust Deed. The Trust has a limited amount of funding which it offers in support of the aims of the Trust Deed.

The aims of the Trust Fund as taken from the Trust Deed are to:

  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of public halls, meeting places, playing fields, sports facilities for the public at large in the interests of social welfare, with the object of improving their condition of life, places for housing the arts, libraries, museums or other educational institutions to which the public have access.
  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of public gardens or public open spaces.
  • Provide or maintain or assist in the provision or maintenance of equipment or items for use in or with any of the objects mentioned in the above.

Applications are accepted throughout the year for consideration at one of the Trustees’ meetings.

Useful Contacts:Clerk
Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust
Tel: 01543 263456
E-Mail: clerk@swinfenbroun.org.uk

Warwick – Rural and Urban Capital Improvements Grant Scheme

Funding Body: Warwick District Council
Description:
Grants are available for local non-profit-making organisations to help with the costs of providing or improving local facilities in rural and urban communities throughout Warwick. Suitable projects include improving hall facilities, play areas and youth and sports clubs.

Status Open for Applications
Application Deadline None specified
Maximum Value: £ 30,000 Minimum Value: £ 1,000

Grants of between £1,000 and £30,000 are available.

Grants are awarded only once in a two-year period.

The Rural and Urban Capital Improvements Grant Scheme is provided and administered by Warwick District Council. Funding is intended to assist local not-profit-making organisations with the capital costs of improving or enhancing facilities within Warwick District.

This scheme has replaced the Council’s Rural Initiatives Scheme which provided grants for capital projects in the parish areas of Warwick District.

This scheme is now open for 2015/16.

Useful Contacts:
Jon Dawson
Warwick District Council
Tel: 01926 456204
E-Mail: fsteam@warwickdc.gov.uk

BBC Children in Need Grant Programme – Winter Deadlines

BBC Children in Need is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK who are 18 years old and younger.

Registered charities, voluntary organisations, schools, churches and community interest groups can apply for either a Small Grant of up to £10,000 (for projects of one year) or a Main Grant exceeding £10,000 (for projects of up to three years).
More information on the BBC Children in Need website.

Starbucks Youth Action Invites Applications

UK Youth and Starbucks are inviting groups in England, Scotland and Wales who are working with young people not in education or employment to apply for grants of up to £1,000. Young people in England, Scotland and Wales aged between 16 and 24 years who are not in full time education or employment can apply. For more detail go onto:
More information on the Starbucks website.


Thank you for reading. I hope you find the information useful.

Terry from the Sported team.

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