Funding Organisations

Below are a few of the grants on file at RRAVS. These are just a taster as there are many more on the Grantfinder system.

1. Grants for Counselling and Welfare
2. Grants for Arts
3. Grants for Youth Groups
4. Grants for the Elderly
5. Grants for all Groups
6. Grants for Sports
7. Funders links

1. Grants for Counselling and Welfare

Comic Relief is committed to bringing about a just world, free from poverty. Comic Reliefs grant making strategy is based on the following themes -: Better Futures, Healthier Finances, Safer Lives and Fairer Society. Grants of over £10,000 are available.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Grants are available to charitable and not-for-profit organisations in the UK. Funding is directed towards projects that fall within the Foundation’s priority areas: Health and Disability; Community Support; and Arts, Education and Heritage. Funding is available for revenue or capital costs.

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2. Grants for Arts

Arts Council England: Grants for the Arts Support for arts activities that benefit people in England or that help artists and arts organisations to carry out their work. Supported aims of the programme include helping more people to take part in the arts and helping the development of artists, arts organisations and the creative economy.

Heritage Lottery Fund – Heritage Grants Funding for projects relating to the national, regional or local heritage of the UK which aim to conserve and enhance diverse heritage and/or encourage more people to be involved in their heritage. Projects should also ensure individuals can learn about, have access to and enjoy heritage.

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3. Grants for Youth Groups

The Princes Trust – Development Awards are cash grants of up to £500 to help young people get into education, training or employment.

You have to be either aged between 14-16 and not expecting to achieve five GCSE’s (or equivalent) grades A-C of aged between 16-25 and not in education, training or employment.
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust – Priority to be given to projects working with disadvantaged families, young offenders/potential offenders, homeless, sexual and domestic
abuse, child exploitation and mental health.

Abuse, child exploitation and mental health.  Applications are considered in June and November 2014 (deadlines 1st June and 1st November 2014).

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4. Grants for the Elderly

Tesco Charity Trust – Community Award Scheme Support is available to local community projects which support the welfare of children and children’s education projects, including special needs schools or for projects related to elderly people and people with disabilities. Support is available in the UK in areas where Tesco has stores.

Yapp Charitable Trust Grants are given to small registered charities in England and Wales for work with elderly people, children and young people aged 5-25 years, people with disabilities or mental health problems, people with a history of offending, addiction or abuse, and education and learning. The Trust also makes grants to sustain small charities’ work in the fields of education and learning.

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5. Grants for all Groups

Awards For All (England) Funding for projects in England which aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

Reaching Communities (England) This demand-led programme encourages voluntary and community organisations to identify their own local ideas for funding. It will support projects that improve the quality of life of communities across England, offering help where it is most needed.

Essex Community Foundation – General Grants The Foundation awards grants to voluntary or community groups and charitable organisations that are working for the benefit of people in Essex, Southend or Thurrock.

Essex Environment Trust Support for environmental projects in Essex that fall under the following categories: restoration of derelict land; prevention of pollution; maintenance of public amenities; conservation or promotion of biological diversity; or the restoration of buildings for worship or of historic/architectural interest.

Ford Britain Trust – Funding is intended to support projects which benefit the local community and environment, children and young people, mainstream schools and education, special needs education and people with disabilities. Small grants of £250 are available four times a year and twice a year there is a larger pot of up to £3000. Mainly capital items are funded rather than core funds.

Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales Grants are available to support underfunded charitable organisations in England and Wales that help disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community of their choice.

Gannett Foundation Fund The Foundation provides funding to support registered charities in areas in which Newsquest publications are circulated. Grants are available for a range of community projects that take a creative approach to local fundamental issues.

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5. Grants for Sports

Sport England – Small Grants Programme – The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects that seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. Awards are for amounts from £300 to £10,000 and the total project cost should not exceed £50,000.

Sport England – Improvement Fund – The new Improvement Fund forms part of Sport England’s strategy which is focused on helping more people acquire lifelong sporting habits. The aim is to bridge the gap between the Iconic Facilities fund, which invests in large-scale multi-sport facilities, and the Inspired Fund, which supports small-scale community clubs, by providing funding for medium-sized projects that will improve the quality and experience of sport.

The Sport England Strategy 2012-2017 is focused on people aged 14+ playing regular sport, and on developing opportunities for those that want to progress in their chosen sport. A further focus is on developing opportunities for disabled people to play more sport.

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