We would like to help you look at different ways to increase your funding. It can be helpful to think about making an application for funding to do something new or trying something different. Most groups are now expected to raise their own funds to run their day to day activities. This could include:
- Charging for the things you do
- Local fundraising activities and events
- Making and selling things through social enterprise
We are always here to help, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We can talk over the phone or we can come along to your group and chat to you or your group about funding.
We can help with:
- Developing funding strategies
- Identifying funders and searching for relevant funding
- Helping you with ideas to generate your own funding
- Making funding applications
- Selling and trading through social enterprise
- Applying for tenders
- Developing the fundraising skills of volunteers, board members, trustees and staff
Open4Community Funding Search
Developed exclusively for local community groups in the RCT area, Interlink’s new and free-to-use funding portal aims to help organisations source funding to support an array of activities and projects. www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/interlink
- Free online registration
- 60-second funding search or category browse for easy and quick access
- Search thousands of funding schemes in just a few simple steps
- 24-hour updates for comprehensive funding information
- Full scheme and contact details linking you directly to funding providers
- Local information, support and contact details to help your organisation meet is potential
- Local news bulletins on relevant issues in your area
A user guide is available here O4CUK_User_Guide_819
If you’d like to know more about using Social Media to rasie funds then The Funding World and Social Media is a free GRANTfinder guide offering information that can support your funding search, help you develop a web presence and improve your chances of winning funding through Social Media.
Funding to run a social prescribing pilot for mental health and wellbeing: Applications from national Third Sector organisations to run a mental health focused social prescribing pilot scheme that links people to wellbeing services. Welsh Government expect to fund 2-3 projects across Wales out of a total fund of £500,000 (so approx. £50k per organisation per year) covering project revenue costs between 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2021 Deadline Fri 9 Feb
BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme 2018 applications requesting grants of up to £10,000 to support projects for up to three years. There are four deadlines in 2018: 1 March 2018, 13 May 2018, 2 September 2018 and 2 December 2018 (midnight).
The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution. 1 March 2018 for projects between 26 June 2018 and 23 September 2018
The National Churches Trust funding for projects that are in line with its Aims. Applications are currently being accepted to the following grants programmes: Community Grantsof between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship & Repair Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 to help with the cost of urgent and essential structural repairs Deadlines 5 March 2018 and 2 July 2018.
Greggs Foundation’s Schemes: 9th March 2018 Environmental Grants scheme aims to improve people’s lives in Great Britain. Applications for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that deliver a real benefit to the environment. Community Projects Fund applications up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations for projects or equipment for those in need at the heart of local communities.
Comic Relief Core Strength Programme Deadline: 30 March 2018The Grant shall be used to support groups that can evidence a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged this may be through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be available.
Community Trees Fund to Open Soon: Groups may apply for the costs up to four fruit trees on semi-vigorous, vigorous and very vigorous rootstocks. Applications must be made on behalf of a community group involving children which must be a charity/not for profit organisation. Applications accepted 4 Dec to 31 March 2018.
Welsh Government’s Community Facilities Programme Deadline: 31 March 2018 Capital grants are available to community-led voluntary groups, social enterprises and community organisations to tackle poverty and its effects, increase opportunity, create prosperity for all and develop resilient communities where people are engaged and empowered – through the development of community facilities. Small Grants – £5,000-£25,000. Large Grants – £25,001-£250,000
One-off Grants Available For Disadvantaged Youth Projects in Wales Grants of up to £5,000 will support projects costs, volunteer costs, the purchase of equipment and training costs that enable the delivery of projects working with people age 14 to 19. The one-off Youth Grants will open from 1 January 2018. The deadline for applications is 1 April 2018.
Co-operative Forest Planning Scheme Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Co-operative Forest Planning Scheme aims to support proposals seeking to facilitate, develop or establish new collaborations and activities and to help potential new collaborations develop project proposals encouraging planning for the creation of broadleaved and conifer woodland.
Arts Council of Wales Announces 2018/2019 Programme for Organisations: A wide range of not-for-profit organisations can apply for Arts Council grants of between £5,001 and £30,000 to support larger scale arts projects, or contribute to a very large project with several other funding partners. Deadlines 9 May 2018, 15 August 2018, 10 October 2018 and 16 January 2019.
Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Extended Until 2020 The Government has confirmed its commitment to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme which will continue until 2020 with no changes to the funding criteria or the general application process. Between £500 and £1,000 (excluding the VAT paid) in any 12 month period. In addition, any number of claims for eligible work to the value of £1,000 or more (excluding VAT) may be made. Applications until March 2020
Applications Open For Transform Foundation’s Charity Website Grant Programme providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites Transform Foundation has also been awarding Facebook Advertising Grants, which provides £5k grants to charities to fund Facebook Advertising campaigns whilst the Charity Incubator programme, which will create scalable registered charities or social enterprises and Transform Foundation scale up grants.
The Yapp Charitable Trust has grants of up to £3,000 per year, for up to three years, to support the core running costs of very small registered charities in England and Wales working with a range of beneficiary groups. No deadlines Gan Ymddiriedolaeth Elusennol Yapp grantiau o hyd at £3,000 y flwyddyn, am hyd at dair blynedd, i gefnogi costau craidd elusennau cofrestredig bach iawn yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Bydd yr elusennau yn gweithio gyda buddiolwyr ar draws ystod o grwpiau. Does dim dyddiad cau.
The Henry Smith Charity Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 available to charities and social enterprises. The new main grant strategy focus is now divided between Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities. No deadline. Elusen Henry Smith Grantiau rhwng £20,000 a £60,000 ar gael i elusennau a mentrau cymdeithasol. Rhennir prif ffocws strategol y grantiau nawr rhwng Gwella Bywydau ac Ymgrymuso Cymunedau. Does dim dyddiad cau.
Ragdoll Foundation Open Grant Scheme: The scheme supports non profit organisations working with children and young people using arts and creative media. Grants of up to £50,000 area available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Cynllun Grant Agored Sefydliad Ragdoll Mae’r cynllun yn cefnogi sefydliadau nid-er-mwyn-elw sydd yn gweithio gyda phlant a phobl ifanc trwy gyfryngau creadigol ac artistig. Grantiau hyd at £50,000 ar gael fesul ardal. Derbynnir ceisiadau yn feunyddiol.DFID Small Charities Challenge Fund: Small UK registered not-for-profit organisations working in priority countries can apply now to this new Department for International Development grants of up to £50,000 are available for up to two years. Applications will be reviewed on a six-monthly basis.
Digital agency White Fuse is giving away a £5,000 grant each month to help a charity transform its website or get online for the first time. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis Asiantaeth ddigidol White Fuse yn cynnig grant o £5,000 bob mis i helpu elusen i drawsnewid ei gwefan neu i fyned arlein am y tro cyntaf. Yn derbyn ceisiadau ar sail barhaus
Growing a Greener Britain Small Grants Programme Opens to Applications: Growing a Greener Britain, a registered charity, is providing grants to constituted community groups for projects which help transform green spaces in Great Britain. Constituted community groups in Great Britain can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which transform green spaces in Great Britain. Applications are accepted at any time.
Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants Scheme: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20,000 for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet MoD priorities. The grants will pay for most of the things needed for the project whether it is people’s time, buying or hiring equipment, or minor improvements to land or buildings. There are no application deadlines.
The First Give Programme works in partnership with secondary schools to help young people to give their time, tenacity and talents to improve their local communities. The students have the opportunity to compete for £1,500 of grant money. Teams will do this by advocating for their charity in a school competition. No deadline.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people and has a specific fund for Wales. Grants are discretionary and subject to available funding, so applications may be declined where a family has a significant level of capital or household income. No Deadline.
The Work and Health Programme in Wales: Replaces the Work Programme and Work Choice and aims to specifically target people with disabilities or health conditions, and those who have been out of work for over two years. To find out more about the programme contact 3SET@WCVA.org.uk
- Tourism Amenity Investment Support The Tourism Amenity Investment Support scheme (TAIS) is available for public, third sector and not for profit organisations.There is no deadline. Cymorth Buddsoddi Amwynderau Twristiaeth Mae cymorth ar gael i sefydliadau cyhoeddus, y trydydd sector a dielw fuddsoddi mewn amwynderau twristiaeth. Nid oes terfyn amser ar hyn o bryd
- Micro Small Business Fund The MSBF is available for micro to small size businesses, targeting eligible capital investment projects in the tourism sector. Support of between £50,000 and £500,000 will be considered. There is no deadline. Cronfa Ficro Busnesau Bach Ystyrir cymorth o rhwng £50,000 a £500,000 i fusnesau o faint micro i fusnesau bach gan gronfa MSBF sy’n targedu prosiectau buddsoddi cyfalaf cymwys yn y sector twristiaeth. Nid oes terfyn amser ar hyn o bryd
Charity Commission: new guidance on fundraising: The Charity Commission has issued an update to its recent new guidance for trustees on fundraising from members of the public, CC20. The guidance focuses on the important role of Trustees in managing their charity’s fundraising and ensuring that it is in keeping with the values of the Charity.
Active Inclusion Fund: East Wales (Youth) – Wales’ Skills and Science Minister, Julie James, is pleased to announce that a project to improve the skills and job prospects of young people is being extended into East Wales thanks to an additional £1million EU funding boost. The funding will support organisations who can provide skills programmes and paid work placements to out-of-work 18-24 year olds.
The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to: increase their ability to raise funds, more effectively serve their beneficiaries & raise broader awareness of their cause. If you’re a charity interested in redeveloping your website then click here
Social Business & Social Investment
The Social Business Growth Fund will support social businesses in Wales financially to enable them to grow and create job opportunities. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government and is added to the suite of investments administered by Social Investment Cymru. Contact SIC to register your interest and discuss your idea. email@example.com or 0800 2888 329
Looking for an Investment of £50,000 to £3M?: Big Issue Invest helps to scale up social enterprises and charities by providing finance from unsecured loans to equity investments.
Third Sector Loan Fund: This Fund invests between £150,000 and £3M in social enterprises and charities across the UK through secured and unsecured loans. The Fund’s investors are Santander, Big Society Capital and the Social Investment Business Foundation.
- High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Awards Competition to find a young person between the ages of 11 and 21, and a group of young people between the ages of 11 and 21, who have helped their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or organisation. The first prize is £1000 Deadline 26th Jan Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0771 858 4764
- The Annual Museums and Heritage Awards are now open for entries to a total of eleven categories, covering all major aspects of the museums, galleries and heritage attractions sector in the UK. Deadline 1 Feb 2018.
PQASSO Essentials – Quality Assurance Pilot for Small Organisations now available: PQASSO Essentials is intended to help smaller, third sector groups and organisations that want to start to introduce and embed quality and continuous improvement in their work.
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