Community Project Funding

Funding Central is a web site that helps keep community groups up to date with the latest trends, news and issues regarding funding and finance opportunities. Note particularly the deadlines below for Comic Relief and other project funding.

If your society or campaign could benefit from additional funding….

Why not visit Funding Central http://www.fundingcentral.org.uk and see what the site has to offer; including a database of thousands of funding opportunites and a wide range of support and advice.

You can register for free here and receive full access to the site as well as your own weekly funding newsletter.

Here are just some of the issues they have covered…

How to Get The Best From Funding

To make sure you are getting the most out of Funding Central read their checklist.
http://www.fundingcentral.org.uk/page.aspx?SP=SA_Infrastructure_Support_Intro

New & Updated Funds

Tesco Bag Levy Partnership in Scotland and Wales (added 20 Jun 2014)

Max. Value: Discretionary

Charities in Wales and Scotland are invited to submit a proposal outlining ideas on how they could work together with Tesco to make a difference for the environment and communities across the UK.

Reminders of Approaching Deadlines

The following funding opportunities have deadlines in the next two weeks. The most urgent reminders are at the top of the list.

You can view more upcoming deadlines on the website – browse by month to help plan your funding application schedules.

Urgent Deadlines

Church and Community Fund
Max. Value: £ 20,000

Deadline: 30 Jun 2014

Funding is available to support community projects run by bodies associated with the Church of England.

Upcoming Deadlines

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme – Northamptonshire
Max. Value: £ 10,000

Deadline: 04 Jul 2014

Grants for sports projects and community projects in Northamptonshire that empower local people and enable them to create lasting change in their communities.

Northampton Borough Council Small Grants Fund

Max. Value: £ 2,000

Deadline: 04 Jul 2014

Grants are available to groups in Northampton for new project activity, start up costs for a new group or service that benefits local people.

Comic Relief – Nottinghamshire

Max. Value: £ 10,000

Deadline: 10 Jul 2014

Grants for sports projects and community projects in Nottinghamshire that empower local people and enable them to create lasting change in their communities.

Advanced Notification of Future deadlines

This section gives the upcoming deadlines of funds that have been added to Funding Central in the past week, or have deadlines of 4-5 weeks in the future.

Note: some funders publish information on their grants/contracts at very short notice. In this case, the fund will first appear in the newsletter as an “Imminent deadline”.

You can view more upcoming deadlines on the website – browse by month to help plan your applications.
Future deadlines

 

Tesco Bag Levy Partnership in Scotland and Wales

Max. Value: Discretionary

Deadline: 11 Jul 2014

Charities in Wales and Scotland are invited to submit a proposal outlining ideas on how they could work together with Tesco to make a difference for the environment and communities across the UK.

Ford Britain Trust

Max. Value: £ 3,000

Deadline: 18 Jul 2014

Small and large grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and schools in areas near Ford Motor Company UK operations (Essex, Bridgend, Southampton, Daventry) for projects that benefit the local community.

 

SITA Trust Enhancing Communities Programme – Core Fund

Max. Value: £ 60,000

Deadline: 21 Jul 2014

Support is provided for community projects in qualifying areas of England, Scotland and Wales. The type of projects supported include improvements to community amenities such as village halls, public parks and sports facilities, and improvements to historic buildings and structures.
Skipton Building Society – Grassroots Giving

Max. Value: £ 500

Deadline: 31 Jul 2014

Financial awards are available for local community groups in the UK who are passionate about making life better for others and who need a bit of help in getting their projects off the ground.

Funding news

20 Jun 2014: Tesco Seeks Charity Partners to Benefit from Carrier Bag Levies

Tesco is looking for charities to benefit from the money that it expects to raise from plastic carrier bag levies in Wales and Scotland over the next year.

18 Jun 2014: Successful Community Arts Projects Announced

Arts Council England has announced three new successful applications to their Creative People and Places Programme.

17 Jun 2014: Charity Commission Seeks Views on Changes to Annual Return 2015

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on proposals for changes to its Annual Return for 2015.

For more news go to www.fundingcentral.org.uk.

 

Upcoming Funding Events

The following events are taking place in the areas that you have expressed an interest in.

Full events listings can be found on our website www.fundingcentral.org.uk, where you can also make an enquiry or express interest in an event.

30 Jul 2014: Budgeting Management Course Online (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Gain immediate access to our online budget management training course in which you learn how to produce, manage and control budgets. The course is delivered online and with live webinar for you to attend. You will gain access the course within two business days after payment is cleared and you can preview the course video on our sit.
You access templates, ebooks and video as part of this training.

27 Aug 2014: How To Write A Business Plan For Funding & Growth – online (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Gain immediate access to our online training course in which you will learn tools, techniques and strategies for writing a business plan for funding
You will be able to access a preview of the course course video available for you within two business days after payment is cleared and you can attend our next live webinar to learn more from the tutor

Looking for Partner Organisations to Collaborate With?

Funding Central’s Partner Zone enables you to search hundreds of potential partners – by location, focus of activity or with a particular area of experience or expertise. The Partner Zone enables you to search partners and others to contact you to discuss how collaboration could help you deliver complimentary or enhanced services, or jointly apply or bid for funding opportunities.

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