New or Updated Funding Initiatives
Department for Communities (DfC): Community Halls Programme
Up to £500,000 is available in 2016/2017 for a pilot programme to support minor capital works in community buildings to maintain and/or enhance their valuable contribution to the local community and wider society. Community buildings include church halls, scout halls, orange halls and other halls and centres which are used for a multitude of activities. Individual awards of up to £25,000 will be made, with no match funding required.
Centre for Social Justice Awards
The CSJ Awards is an annual award event for UK grassroots charities and voluntary organisations from local communities that have developed effective and innovative ways of addressing a variety of entrenched social issues. The 6 award categories are Addiction, Debt, Education, Employment and Skills, Family, Model of Excellence and Social Enterprise, with the winner of each being awarded £10,000.
British & Foreign School Society: Grants to Charities
The British & Foreign School Society gives grants to UK charities for advancing educational opportunity in the UK and developing countries. Grants for education projects are given up to a total of around £600,000 in any one year. The Society no longer makes grants for individuals.
Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary
The Theatres Trust: Spend a Penny
Spend a Penny, launched in 2016, is a new scheme to enhance the theatregoing experience of female audience members by improving their restroom facilities. £125,000 is available UK-wide to bring direct relief to a few, while at the same time indirectly raising the profile of an issue that is of recurring concern to many. Theatres run by charities or not for profits can apply for up to £15,000 each to improve toilets for women (including unisex and gender neutral facilities). No match funding is required.
Closing Date 5pm 31st Oct 2016
Comic Relief: Tech for Good
This programme supports charities using digital technology to create social change by delivering new ideas or more effective services. This will fund 10 digital projects each with up to £46,500, plus £3,500 to enable access to expert support. They are looking to fund teams to make a significant digital step forward within four months.
Deadline for video applications (3pm) 01 Nov 2016
National Energy Action (NEA): Warm Homes Campaign Award Scheme
This is an annual winter initiative, focusing on the need for people to be able to stay warm in their homes. The scheme will provide grants of £500 to enable 40 not-for-profit and statutory organisations based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland with the funds needed to support relevant events and activities taking place during the campaign period.
Closing Date (5pm) 03 Nov 2016