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
Funding Search Engines
Interlink has invested in a multi-user subscription for www.trustfunding.org.uk so we can run funding searches again!
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.
The Hilden Charitable Fund Summer Play Schemes Application for disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement. Grants from £500 to £1,500. Deadline June 1st
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Older Persons Grant: The £20,000 Older Persons Grant managed by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is available to community organisations and groups working with people aged 50 and over Please return completed application forms to the address below no later than: 06/06/18 contact Hannah on 07799 132179 / 01443 744847 / Hannah.L.Watson@rctcbc.gov.uk for application forms and guidance docs.
Comic Relief – Safe, Secure and Settled Fund Grants are available for projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil and Kenya that are using sport to improve the lives of children and young people (up to 25 years) who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives. Maximum value: £ 500,000 Proposals accepted 22 March – 14 June
Prince’s Countryside Fund. Grants of up to £50,000 to support activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities by helping the people that live and work in the countryside. Deadline 14 June
Home Office £1million Anti-Knife Community Fund to support community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people at risk of carrying a knife and committing crime. Bids for funding for projects of up to £30,000 – more for collaboration between partners. Deadline 15th June
60th Anniversary one off Charitable Fund: The Garfield Weston Foundation have chosen to celebrate their 60th anniversary with a one off grant of between £50,000 and £150,000 to support various capital items. Deadline 30 June. Cronfa Elusennol untro Sefydliad Garfield Weston yn 60 Mae Sefydliad Garfield Weston wedi dewis dathlu eu penblwydd yn 60 oed trwy gefnogi amryw o eitemau cyfalaf gyda grant unwaith ac am byth o rhwng £50,000 a £150,000.
Dyddiad cau 30 Mehefin
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 2 July 2018.
The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust REGIONAL Funding: Applicants may apply for up to £7,500.00 for grants where the beneficiaries come from across one local authority area or more than one local authority. Deadline 20.07.2018
Funding to support the development of small charities and social enterprises The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies will open for registrations 23 July
Grants to support children’s health and education: Up to £30,000 available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for children and young people with disabilities, who are sick in hospital or who are life limited (palliative care). Deadline 24 July 2018
Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Scheme: This year we are giving 165 organisations the chance to receive a £500 pot to help build a brighter future in their local communities. Deadline: 31 July
Other Sources of Funding
(contact Interlink for funding sheets on small grants, environment & facilities)
A B Charitable Trust is an independent, UK based grant-making organisation founded in 1990 that is concerned with promoting and defending human dignity.The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society, with a focus on: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, prisoners and penal reform, human rights, particularly access to justice.
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.
Website Grants Funding for charities and not for profit organisations of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools. No deadline.
Grantiau Gwefan Ariannu o hyd at £18,000 ar gael i elusennau a sefydliadau di-elw ar gyfer strategaeth, dyluniad, adeiladwaith, strategaeth cynnwys, hyfforddiant, sicrhau ansawdd a lansiad gwefan hygyrch i ffonau symudol gyda marchnata soffistigedig, cyfryngau cymdeithasol, e-fasnach, adnoddau i reoli’r wefan a’r gallu i greu apêl codi arian. 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2888 329
- 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
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.
- UnLtd Do It Award (up to £5,000 Cash Award & Support) Expression of Interest deadline: 1 Aug 2018 Do you have an idea to address a social issue?. EOI’s can be submitted all year round.
- UnLtd Grow It Award (£15,000 Cash Award & Support) Expression of Interest deadline: 1 Aug 2018 You’re a social entrepreneur creating compelling impact and you want to scale. The Grow It Award is for social entrepreneurs looking to scale their venture providing tailored support, access to workshops and networks, and up to £15,000 cash.