Funding Bulletin August 2018
Our August edition of the funding bulletin includes events, featured grants and funds that are closing soon. This month’s bulletin highlights a number of grants that support the development of community spaces and public buildings.
We are also introducing a Featured Fund segment into the bulletin, where we highlight a specific grant that is particularly important or relevant to members. This month’s featured fund is the Lloyds Bank Enable Grants and we encourage anyone who is interested to apply or get in touch for support.
As always, I am available to provide support and would be happy to work with you on a funding application. Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 409 1286 to get in touch.
I also strongly encourage you to have a look at our recently updated members’ resources on the Irish in Britain website. These resources offer valuable guidance and advice on a range of topics and are particularly useful for anyone writing a funding bid or looking to diversify their income.
Member Support Officer
Irish in Britain are running a free workshop for members on funding and intergenerational projects on 6 September in London. The workshop will feature sessions from Trust for London and intergenerational arts charity Magic Me. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn more about a key London funder and to get some practical advice on running an intergenerational project.
Lloyds Bank Enable
With most funders only supporting projects and minimal cost recovery, it is often extremely difficult to find ways to cover core costs, let alone improve an organisation’s core functionality. That is why Irish in Britain encourages all our members to take advantage of the Lloyds Bank Enable fund.
The Enable Grants provide funding of up to £15,000 for charities to develop or trial new approaches to service delivery. This may include business development and planning, monitoring, leadership and governance and communications.This is an excellent opportunity to improve the efficiency of your organisation and can be used to:
- Develop business plans
- Improve monitoring systems
- Expand marketing and communications
- Develop new streams of income
- Reach new audiences or volunteers
- Adopt a quality standard
Funding is available to registered charities with an income of between £25,000 and £1M who work with groups identified as facing one or more complex problems. Applications open 28 August.
Funds Closing Soon
The Biffa Award provides funding to community building and biodiversity projects located within close proximity to a Biffa landfill or waste facility. The projects must be buildings or areas that are open to the public for a significant portion of the year, and the total cost of the project must not exceed £200,000. The deadline to apply is 13 August.
Subway Heart Health Research
Healthy Heart Grants offers funding of up to £10,000 to selected projects that promote heart–healthy lifestyles to help communities to live healthier, happier lives. Areas eligible for grants change on a yearly basis. Check their regional listing to see if your project is eligible.
The Returners Fund supports projects that help people re–entering the workforce. Funding is available for projects that support people who have been out of the workforce for at least a year to find work or to address barriers which may prevent them from finding work. The deadline to apply is 16 August.
Team London Small Grants
The Team London Small Grants awards funding of £5,000 – £10,000 to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run volunteering projects that bring Londoners together and lead to improvements in social integration. The projects can focus on any area of volunteering but should have a strong social integration component. The deadline to apply is 20 August.
Building Connections Fund
The Building Connections Fund provides grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 to support projects that seek to prevent or reduce loneliness. There is a separate strand of funding for organisations that specifically target youth loneliness. This fund provides an excellent opportunity for intergenerational projects and you are encouraged to attend our upcoming workshop if interested.
Enovert Community Trust
The Enovert Community Trust provides funding to community and environmental projects across the UK. Funding must go towards the maintenance of a community space or recreational area or to increase or preserve biodiversity. Projects must be located within close proximity of an Enovert landfill or waste facility. The deadline to apply is 24 August.
The Veolia Trust supports community space and biodiversity projects across the UK. Projects must be located within close proximity of a Veolia landfill or waste facility. The deadline to apply for funding is 30 August.
The Chapman Trust provides grants to organisations that:
- promote physical and mental wellbeing
- conserve our natural environment and promote the sustainable use of resources
- increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people
They prefer to fund charities that address root problems and are happy to fund research. They typically award grants of £1,000 or £2,000. The deadline to apply for the current round of funding is 31 August.
The Fishmongers Company provides grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for a period of up to three years to registered charities. They are currently looking to support projects focussed on education in prisons, mental health, and food & nutrition. Their current round of funding closes 01 September.