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Funding Opportunities for May 2019

Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund

Marsh Christian Trust

Charity of Stella Symons

True Colours Trust

Heart of England Community Foundation

Clara E Burgess Charity

Comic Relief

Access Sport

John Lewis Foundation

Quaker Housing Trust

National Heritage Memorial Fund

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Noel Buxton Trust

To view these opportunities, visit Dudley CVS's funding page

May's Funding News

Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund: Apply any time, three deadlines a year, 31st March/July and 30th November for Charitable Grants Committee meetings in June, October and February of the following year

Size of grant available: Up to £15,000 per annum (most grants for one year only)

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with disadvantaged young people (aged 5-30) at risk of criminal involvement and young offenders/ex-offenders and prisoners/ex-prisoners addressing their complex problems

Additional information: Only small registered charities with income below £100,000 a year can apply

Contact details: Mrs. Anne Howe (Charities Officer), telephone 020 7606 1155

Email: charity@weavers.org.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/2blfatH

Marsh Christian Trust: Apply any time

Size of grant available: £300-£2,000 for long term core funding only

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work/projects in literature, arts, heritage, social welfare, environmental causes, animal welfare, education, training and healthcare

Additional information: Only small registered charities can apply

Contact details: Telephone 020 7233 3112

Email: McCarthy@bpmarsh.co.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/2YDwsee

Charity of Stella Symons: Apply any time

Size of grant available: In 2017//18 the average grant was £315 with most (96%) £250

Aims and outcomes of funder: They have many areas of interest including work addressing poverty, health and welfare for children/young people and the elderly

Additional information: Whilst they support projects worldwide there is some preference for registered charities in the Midlands

Contact details: Jonathan Bosley (Trustee), telephone 01243 788122

Email: stellasymonscharitabletrust@gmail.com

Address: 20 Mill Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4AW

True Colours Trust: Small Grants, apply any time, trustees meet quarterly

Size of grant available: Up to £10,000 as "one-off" grants for projects or core costs

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support small local organisations/projects that work with disabled children and their families on a daily basis developing and delivering programmes for children, their siblings and families

Additional information: Only organisations with income below £300,000 a year can apply

Contact details: Telephone 020 7410 0330

Email: truecolours@sfct.org.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/2kVFGAb

Heart of England Community Foundation: Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund, apply any time

Size of grant available: Up to £2,000 to be spent within 12 months

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support disadvantaged/socially excluded people by promoting health/wellbeing and community cohesion, tackling disadvantage, supporting local solutions to meet local needs and/or developing sustainable/supportive communities

Additional information: Only organisations with income below £250,000 a year can apply

Contact details: Telephone 024 7688 3297

Email: info@heartofenglandcf.co.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/2WgQJcb

Clara E Burgess Charity: Apply any time, trustees meet in January and July

Size of grant available: 2017/18 average grant £4,300

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with children and young people (mainly but not exclusively children under 10 who have lost one or both parents) focusing on their education, health and physical wellbeing

Additional information: Only registered charities can apply

Contact details: Telephone 0345 304 2424

Email: rbscharities@rbs.com

Address: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Trust Services, 6th Floor, Trinity Quay 2, Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PT

Comic Relief: Bridging the Gaps, two-stage application process, apply 1st May-28th June 2019 (stage one) and, if invited, 13th September (stage two) with outcome notified by the end of January 2020

Size of grant available: £150,000-£700,000 for 3-5 years

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations working with vulnerable or marginalised children/young people aged 5-24 providing them with mental health support at an early stage helping them build resilience as they grow and develop

Additional information: Whilst applications from single organisations (income £250,000-£10M per annum) are welcome partnership proposals will be prioritised

Contact details: Telephone 020 7820 2000

Email: grantsinfo@comicrelief.com

Website: https://bit.ly/2HqKd96

Access Sport: Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund, apply by 31st July 2019

Size of grant available: £2,500-£5,000

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations providing increased opportunities for disadvantaged young people in deprived areas to play outdoor sport

Additional information: Projects should increase capacity to reach more young people

Contact details: Telephone 020 7993 9883

Email: AIPFF@accessport.co.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/2QlezhC

John Lewis Foundation

The John Lewis Foundation support work that help people acquire relevant skills required for meaningful employment in disadvantaged communities through projects focusing on improving the local environment, employability or social inclusion. Amount of grants vary and can be made for up to three years. Applications can be made at any time and trustees meet quarterly.

For more information contact:

Tel: 020 7592 5658

E-mail: johnlewisfoundation@johnlewis.co.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/2sEZj3R

Quaker Housing Trust

The Quaker Housing Trust support social housing projects by providing advice and one-off grants/interest free loans for capital purposes towards the purchase, build, conversion, renovation or refurbishment of property. They will also support the expansion/energy efficiency of an existing housing project.

They are interested in housing projects for vulnerable people affected by mental/physical health problems, learning difficulties, homelessness, addiction, domestic violence and institutional care supporting single parents, young families, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Only small registered charities with turnover below £1M a year can apply and the remaining 2019 deadlines are 14th June, 16th August and 18th October.

For more information contact: Paula Harvey (Secretary), telephone 020 7663 1036

E-mail: involveme@qht.org.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/1jEkFF8

National Heritage Memorial Fund

Applications to the National Heritage Memorial Fund can be made for the purchase of items of outstanding importance to national heritage at risk/of memorial character such as works of fine/decorative art, museum collections, archives, manuscripts, items of transport or industrial history and historic buildings/land. There are no set grant amounts as they will fund heritage projects of all sizes provided they are concerned with buying, maintaining or preserving objects, collections, buildings or land of particular importance to national heritage.

Apply at any time, trustees meet monthly excluding July/August.

For more information contact Fiona Talbott (Head of Museums, Libraries and Archives):

Tel: 020 7591 6008

E-mail: fionat@hlf.org.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/2VVxmpw

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

In 2017 the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation provided grants £2,000-£1.5M (averaging £141,587) for 1-5 years (47% for 3 years) funding core/project costs including salaries and overheads. There are five areas of interest through their Main Fund:

1. art with social impact;

2. vulnerable/disadvantaged children/young people addressing low educational attainment and challenging behaviour;

3. environment;

4. social change for marginalised/excluded people revitalising community life and addressing injustice;

5. food.

Only organisations with annual turnover above £50,000 can apply and applications can be made at any time through a two-stage process. Grants success rate 10%.

For more information contact:

Tel: 020 7812 3700

E-mail: info@esmeefairbairn.org.uk

Website: https://bit.ly/2BQEWqd

Noel Buxton Trust

The Noel Buxton Trust offer two funding programmes as follows:

• Family Grants up to £5,000 per annum (maximum 3 years) supporting projects that address domestic abuse in families working with survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic abuse. See website https://bit.ly/1DBVCrS for more information. They have a preference for small grassroots registered charities and welcome applications from Black/Minority Ethnic community groups.

• Penal Grants for either up to £4,000 per annum (2/3 years) or one off up to £3,000 that can be used to support the rehabilitation of offenders for the benefit of both the offender and society. See website https://bit.ly/2Bwupl5 for more information. They have a preference for small grassroots registered charities.

Applications can be made at any time.

National Lottery Funding Officer availability to meet potential applicants

John Goodman, Funding Officer at the Lottery with responsibility for Dudley borough, is available to meet voluntary and community sector organisations at our office on Wednesdays weekly. He will discuss projects with potential applicants and advise whether the Lottery may be interested in supporting these projects through one of their grant programmes.

If you would like to meet John his contact details are as follows so appointments at Albion Street can be arranged directly with him:

Telephone number (office): 0121 345 7617

Mobile number: 07837 248200

E-mail: John.Goodman@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

Website addresses for various funding programmes:

Reaching Communities – https://bit.ly/2D0LSjM

Partnerships – https://bit.ly/2Gd58xC

Awards for All - https://bit.ly/2sWFaq2

DCVS address - 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 3EE

New Early Help Enabler wishes to build connections with voluntary, community and faith sector groups who support children and young people

Sam Pryor is the recently appointed Early Help Enabler for the voluntary/community/faith/charitable sector and covers the whole of Dudley borough. He is keen to engage with as many local groups who support children, young people and their families as possible.

Early help is takingaction as early as possible to provide support for young people and familieswhere risks or problems are emerging. The role of the Early help Enabler is tosupport organisations across the partnership (Schools, health, visitors,colleges, volunteer groups etc..) to ensure practitioners are confident withthe Early help process. We can go through the full process with professionalsso they are fully supported in order to get the best outcomes for the familiesand children:

· Support/guidancewith Early help assessments

· Helpto understand the threshold document

· Helppartners to engage parents in Early help by having the right conversations

· Supportingagencies to collate a Family plan

· Helpagencies feel empowered and confident with early help

· Offergeneral advice and guidance

Please don’t hesitateto get in touch with one of our Enablers.

Sam Pryor (Dudley Central Family Centre) – Sam.Pryor@dudley.gov.uk Tel: 01384812440 VOLUNTARY SECTOR EARLY HELP ENABLER

Rachel Foley (Senior early help enabler) –Rachel.Foley@dudley.gov.uk Tel:01384812440

Kaye Pedley (Brierly Hill Family Centre) – Kaye.Pedley@dudley.gov.uk Tel:01384813322

Linda Hartland (Halesowen and Stourbridge FamilyCentre) – Linda.Hartland@dudley.gov.uk Tel: 01384818780 or 01384813954

Kulvir Toor (Dudley North Family Centre) – Kulvier.Toor@dudley.gov.uk Tel:01384813096

Job opportunity with Dudley Voices for Choice

Job Description


The Regional Project Worker is expected to be a self-starter capable of both taking the initiative and working closely with colleagues. The post-holder will need to display a ‘can do’ approach in line with the organisation values. Dudley Voices for Choice emphasises a team approach to work.

Overall Job Purpose

To support people with a learning disability and autism to be involved in the work and plans of the West Midlands self-advocacy network, agreed Self Advocates forums and community groups, and other agreed Task Groups and consultations. Priority will be given to regional work and regional plans.

Line Management

The Regional Project Worker reports to the Project Manager.

Final responsibility for DVC’s activities rests with a voluntary Board of Trustees who delegates day to day operational management responsibility to the Project Manager.


The Regional Project Worker post works flexible hours, totalling 25 hours.

Dudley Voices for Choice operates flexible working hours and the post will involve some unsocial hours working. The appointment will be subject to a probationary period.


The post is based at Dudley Voices for Choice, as this is a community post travel across the West Midlands region will be necessary. A clean driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential part of the job.


Appropriate training to facilitate development in the post will be available.

To apply please email a cover letter and CV to dudleyvoicesforchoice@gmail.com.

Closing date Friday 31st May.

Voluntary Sector Information Session on progress with Dudley’s Multispeciality Community Provider

Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 2 – 4pm at DY1 building, Stafford Street, Dudley, DY1 1RT

Dudley CVS is hosting an information session for the voluntary sector on progress with Dudley’s Multispeciality Community provider (MCP).

The session will be led by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (Dudley CCG). The session will provide voluntary organisations and community groups the opportunity to:

· Have an update on progress with the MCP

· Have an overview about NHS England's Long Term Plan

Who can attend:

· Trustees, staff and/or volunteers from voluntary organisations and community groups

Refreshments will be available from 2pm.

To book a place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voluntary-sector-information-session-on-progress-with-dudleys-multispeciality-community-provider-tickets-62052040323

For more information about the MCP visit: http://www.dudleyccg.nhs.uk/dudleymcp/
03 Jul 2019 at 2:00pm
until 03 Jul 2019 at 4:00pm
DY1 Building
Stafford Street

Black Country Transforming Care Partnership: Workshops to shape services for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism

Posted on behalf of Dudley CCG
Dudley CCG would like to invite you to a workshop to help shape services for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism – this includes challenging behaviour.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 5th June, 1pm until 4pm at The Quality Hotel, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4RN. They are keen to hear about your experiences and find out your views on what works well, what could be better and what support is needed to help children and young people to lead a good life within their home and community.

In the workshops participants will work in small groups with a facilitator who will take you through a series of questions that aim to help you tell them what things should make up care services at different points of a child’s or young person’s life.

Outputs from the workshop will be used to shape a framework for what services should look like and will guide development of services for the future.

Refreshments will be available and they are happy to reimburse travel expenses.

If you would like to join them please book your place with molly.halford@nhs.net or ring Molly on 01384 321669.

If this date and time does not work for some of you – Helen Codd can attend one of your regular groups or chat over the phone and she will be more than happy to listen and feedback into the team so that views can be taken forward. There is also an event in Walsall.

Please contact Helen Codd, Engagement Manager Dudley CCG, if you have any questions on: h.codd@nhs.net / 01384 321719
05 Jun 2019 at 1:00pm
until 05 Jun 2019 at 4:00pm
The Quality Hotel
Birmingham Road

New luncheon club coming to Netherton - starting on 2 July!

Posted on behalf of Mount Moriah Apostolic Church
A new weekly luncheon club will be launched in Netherton for people that would like to get out, make new friends and take part in activities. all over a meal.

Starting on 2nd July and running every Tuesday from 10am-2pm, the luncheon club will be held at St Peter's Church Hall, Netherton and will be run by Mount Moriah Apostolic Church.

It will cost £4 per person per week, with a meal, snacks, drinks and activities / entertainment provided for that price.
02 Jul 2019 at 10:00am
until 02 Jul 2019 at 1:00pm
St Peter's Church Hall

Are you age 50-100 years old? Would you like to make things better for older people in Dudley borough?

Posted on behalf of Dudley Council, Age UK Dudley and Dudley Borough Older People’s Forum
Would you like to take part in a conversation about how to make things better for older people in the borough? Last year Dudley Council, Age UK Dudley and the Dudley Borough Older People’s Forum worked with people in Dudley to collect their stories about what is important to them and what they value. They would like to continue that conversation with you to find out how best to make these things happen and invite you to come and join them for tea, cakes and a chat on Monday 3rd June 2019, 1pm Brierley Hill Methodist Church Hall, Bank Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DB

Please confirm if you plan to attend by calling Age UK on 01384 354 508 or email mail@ageukdudley.org.uk
03 Jun 2019 at 1:00pm
until 03 Jun 2019 at 3:00pm
Brierley Hill Methodist Church Hall
Bank Street
Brierley Hill

Netherton Park Fun Day

Posted on behalf of Friends of Netherton Park
(FREE ENTRY) (11 Hours of Fun for the whole Family)

On Saturday 6th July 2019 we will be holding our annual Festival on Netherton Park in Dudley. It starts at 10am with stalls running till 5pm. The day regularly sees over 7000 visitors attending each year. There is no entry fee its free to attend the event.

Would you like to have a stall at the event. Send us an email saying what you would like to do

We are looking for Corporate sponsorship for this event. Intrested then get in touch.

email: friends@nethertonpark.com
Website: www.NethertonPark.com

Come along and be part of the fun!
Richard Johnson
Event Organiser
06 Jul 2019 at 10:00am
until 06 Jul 2019 at 9:00pm

Near Neighbours Small Grants now open

NearNeighbours’ Small Grants is an easy-to-access funding scheme supporting localprojects that bring people together from different communities and promotesocial action and transformation.

In the lastround of funding, in March 2019, the Small Grants have supported 72 newprojects and given additional funding to 61 existing projects, mainly focusingon the three priority areas: empower marginalised women, support new migrantsand refugees, and promote meaningful social mixing.

Near Neighboursscheme awards small grants between £250 and £5,000 to projects that enablepeople of different faiths (or none) to work together to the benefit of thecommunity.

For further information email Ruth.Burgess@tctogether.org.uk

Near Neighbours Small Grant application form andcriteria and guidance can be found on the website www.near-neighbours.org.uk/small-grants