Funds are available but you do need to word your work carefully to show that you are doing what these trusts want to fund.
- Some of you are working with under 5s – if you are then your work is helping them to reach their potential and have the best start in life.
- Many of you are supporting children’s whose families arrived here as refugees or were forced to come because of conflict or catastrophe in country of origin = forced migration.
- Your work teaching children who they are, to be confident and proud is absolutely supporting them to tackle stigma and discrimination.
- Most of you have income under £250,000.
Take a look at these funding opportunities below and if you’d like one of us at NRCSE to read over your application and/or provide a reference we are able to do that. Get in touch.
The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.
There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:
- Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life.
- Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and the LBTQI+ community and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender.
- A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.
- Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.
Funding is available to help you develop your organisation through a Capacity Building Grant or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant. This new and exciting programme aims deliver long lasting community driven change and we will work closely with successful projects to gather learning from the programme to share widely.
Administration of the local funding is being managed by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
Magic Little Grants 2019
We are delighted to announce that Magic Little Grants 2019 is now live!
Thanks to an award of £550,000 from Postcode Community Trust, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are able to provide more grants than ever before.
This fund gives local charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain that encourage people to be physically active. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.
- Applicants must either be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000. Preference will be given to projects that encourage social cohesion and help vulnerable people to overcome barriers to participation in physical activities.
- Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.
- The deadline for applications for Magic Little Grants 2019 is midnight on 30th November 2019.
As well as receiving a Magic Little Grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving will also be given a free annual membership with Localgiving worth £96.This membership gives them access to all of Localgiving’s wider online fundraising services, such as regular fundraising campaigns and training.
The Young Camden Foundation in association with John Lyon’s Charity is excited to announce the launch of the Supplementary Schools Network Fund today.
The fund is currently available for one year from January 2020 and is designed to support supplementary schools in Camden to provide high quality educational programmes that are accessible, fun and engaging whilst ensuring the safeguarding of children and young people (6 to 18 years).
Young Camden Foundation invites applications from supplementary schools or out-of-school settings for grants from £1000 to a maximum of £2500 who are able to demonstrate and commit to the below:
- Core thematic learning programme – an emphasis on the provision of core thematic learning to children and young people for example – providing lessons in at least one or more of the following subjects English, Mathematics and Science.
- Following accreditation programmes – subscribing to www.supplementaryeducation.org.uk and either have achieved or in the process of achieving the NRCSE Quality Mark.
- Training – a training plan for staff and volunteers including basic safeguarding and management training.
Young Camden Foundation will be holding an SSNF Information Session on w/c 14 October 2019 (date tbc) when prospective applicants can find out more about the fund. The closing date for applications is 17th November 2019.
There are Young People’s Foundations giving funding very similar to this in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster. Read more here http://jlc.london/jlc-extra/capacity-building/young-peoples-foundations/
Paul Hamlyn Foundation no longer funds supplementary education but they are very keen to support young people through their Youth Fund
The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people (aged 14-25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging. The Fund supports organisations which work with young people experiencing disadvantage in a way that recognises and builds on their strengths and potential – we refer to this as an asset-based approach. Such approaches can include ‘strengths-based’, ‘advantaged thinking’, or ‘asset-based community development’ practices.
Organisations may be planning to grow their impact by:
- Replicating a programme or service
- Widening the reach of an idea or innovation
- Spreading a technology or skill
- Advancing policy or enhancing its implementation
- Influencing attitudes
- The Fund will provide core funding to organisations within the youth sector and outside. This is a direct response to what we heard in our strategy consultation – that, in order to achieve greatest positive impact in the lives of young people, organisations need to achieve a balance of stability, continuity and flexibility. https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/youth-fund/