August's Funding News

August's Funding News

Heart of England Community Foundation: Harry Payne Fund, apply any time, trustees meet four times a year

Size of grant available: £250-£1,000 for up to 12 months funding specific projects or general running costs

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations in Birmingham and within a 25 mile radius of the city centre (including the Black Country) running small social welfare projects for disadvantaged people

Additional information: Only registered charities and CIOs/CICs with income below £500,000 a year can apply

Contact details: Telephone 024 7688 3297



Cole Charitable Trust: Apply March or September annually for trustees' meetings in April/May and October/November

Size of grant available: £300-£1,000

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work addressing social welfare, housing and homelessness, community/environmental development, opportunities for young people, community empowerment and improved quality of life

Additional information: Only small/local registered charities can apply and one of their priority areas is Greater Birmingham including Dudley borough

Contact details: Lise Jackson (Administrator), telephone 01223 871676



Yapp Charitable Trust: Apply any time, trustees meet three times a year

Size of grant available: Most grants are maximum £3,000 per annum (up to 3 years) for core/running costs and salaries

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work benefitting elderly people, children/young people aged 5-25 and individuals with physical disabilities, learning difficulties or mental health problems as well as education/learning for educationally disadvantaged adults or children and social welfare

Additional information: Only registered charities at least three years old and with annual expenditure up to £40,000 can apply

Contact details: Joanne Anderson (Trust Secretary), telephone 0191 389 3300



British Cycling: Places to Ride Programme, apply any time through a two-stage process (NB programme closes 15th January 2021)

Size of grant available: £1,000-£500,000 for small/medium scale facility improvements and equipment or large scale new build facilities

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support development of new/improved cycling facilities in communities encouraging people to engage with cycling and removal of barriers so that they enjoy riding in an accessible/inclusive environment focusing on women/girls and disabled people

Additional information: Prior to making an application potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their project idea with the local Cycling Delivery Manager

Contact details: Amy Gardner (Cycling Delivery Manager), telephone 07940 738319



Man Charitable Trust: Apply any time, trustees meet twice a year

Size of grant available: Up to £50,000 for one year

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work promoting/raising levels of literacy and/or numeracy providing evidence of increased attainment in one or both of these areas focusing on activities offering assistance/increasing capacity of individuals, families and communities

Additional information: Only small/medium-size registered charities with annual income £1M-£10M can apply

Contact details: Telephone 020 7144 1000



Music for All: There are three application deadlines a year, next is 1st November 2019 for funding in January 2020

Size of grant available: Up to £2,500 for purchase of instruments, associated equipment or teaching costs

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work bringing music to communities helping them become sustainable music programmes

Additional information: Also provide grants up to £500 to individuals giving them access to musical instruments and lessons

Contact details: Telephone 01403 800500



Triangle Trust 1949 Fund: Development Grants, apply via two-stage application process, next window 9th September-22nd October 2019

Size of grant available: £10,000-£80,000 towards core costs helping to build increased resilience in the future. Grants available for 6 months-3 years with maximum amount of £30,000 per annum/£2,500 per month for smaller applications

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work around the rehabilitation of offenders/ex-offenders

Additional information: Only registered charities, social enterprises or CICs with annual income below £1M can apply (priority will be given to smaller organisations)

Contact details: Telephone 01707 707078



Grace Trust: Apply any time

Size of grant available: In 2017 the average small grant was £2,650

Aims and outcomes of funder: Amongst their areas of interest are support of education (based on the Christian Ethos), alleviation of poverty and care of elderly, ill and disabled people

Additional information: Only registered charities can apply

Contact details: Telephone 020 3301 3806



PF Charitable Trust: Apply any time, trustees meet monthly

Size of grant available: In 2017/18 the average grant was £5,600

Aims and outcomes of funder: Amongst their many areas of interest is the advancement of health and the saving of lives as well as the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage, science, education and citizenship/community development

Additional information: Only registered charities can apply

Contact details: Telephone 020 3696 6721


Address: c/o RF Trustee Co. Limited, 15 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

National Lottery Community Fund: Climate Action Fund, application period will open in Autumn 2019 with first awards to be announced in the first half of 2020

Size of grant available: £100M fund providing initial grants up to £200,000 (over 18 months) followed by awards of up to £2.5M (over 5 years)

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support communities taking local action on climate change by driving change within and beyond their community reducing carbon footprint sustainably and increasing participation in community-led climate action

Additional information: Only community-led local partnerships (comprising voluntary, private and public sector organisations) can apply and 10-15 awards will be made initially

Contact details: Telephone 0345 4 10 20 30



Co-op Foundation: #iwill Fund, apply by 20th September 2019

Size of grant available: Up to £35,000

Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work that helps young people advocate to improve community spaces

Additional information: Expect to make up to eight grants for one year

Contact details: Telephone 0161 692 2332



Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation support work in areas affected by urban deprivation offering the following grant programmes:

1. Major grants for organisations with income below £500,000 a year:

• Single-year revenue funding £7,500-£20,000.

• Multi-year (maximum 3 years) revenue funding £7,500-£20,000 per annum.

• One off capital funding £7,500-£60,000 for work with a total project cost below £2M.

For all of these grant programmes the maximum amount available is 50% of the total cost and applications can be made at any time. Grants Committee meet mid/late January, April, July and October (applications required by the beginning of the month prior to the meeting).

2. Small single year grants £2,000-£7,500 (maximum 50% cost of project) for organisations with income below £250,000 a year. Apply at any time.

Organisations applying in urban areas must be located in the top 20% deprived areas as measured in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation and all projects must address either:

a) community support (such as work with community centres, young people, carers and elderly/disabled people) or

b) arts, education and heritage.

For more information contact either Miss Judith Leigh (Grants Director) for Major grants or Ms Sandra Collazo (Grants Manager) for Small grants:

Tel: 020 7264 4990


Plunkett Foundation

The Plunkett Foundation are delivering the More than a Pub initiative that is designed to be a community pub business support programme aimed at supporting community groups take ownership of their local pub and run it for the benefit of their local community.

They offer a combined finance package up to £100,000 comprising loans (repayable over 1-7 years with a fixed interest rate of 8%) and grants (up to £50,000) for capital costs alongside business development advice. NB loans and grants are always made up of equal amounts. In addition bursaries of up to £2,500 are also available for pre-feasibility costs (e.g. public consultation and valuations).

Applications can be made at any time until September 2020.

For more information contact:

Tel: 01993 810730



Dudley Urgent Care Social Prescribing Voluntary Sector Fund

As part of their Urgent Care Social Prescribing programme the Department of Health has provided Dudley CVS with £100,000 over the next two years (£50,000 per annum) to distribute as grants to voluntary organisations, community groups, faith based organisations or social enterprises operating in the Dudley borough. In any one year period applications will be accepted for funding up to £5,000.

Grants can be used to help develop and provide creative/person-centred care and support for people aged over 18 who frequently use unplanned emergency care services addressing the following programme aims:

• Help improve health and wellbeing.

• Develop and provide new creative activities with people.

• Help achieve longer term recovery once people have been helped to resolve crisis situations such as housing, financial issues etc.

• Help unlock people’s passions, gifts and talents.

• Help nurture connections between people and increase social connections.

A guidance pack and proposal form can be obtained through the following links:

1. Guidance pack:

2. Proposal form:

Applications can be made at any time.

For more information contact Kate Green (Integrated Plus Manager), Danielle Giles (07984 606024) or Kelly Rea (07984 605997):

Tel: 01384 573381


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


Website addresses for various funding programmes:

Reaching Communities –

Partnerships –

Awards for All -

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

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