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Lloyds Bank Foundation – Invest and Enable

By | Funding Opportunities

Every year the Foundation make grants to hundreds of small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales.

They provide long-term funding for charities with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change. They understand that sometimes the most life-changing charities may not always look perfect on paper, and they’re not afraid to take risks where they see great potential.

Support can be provided through two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact upon the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.

Invest grants provide long-term funding for the day-to-day running of your charity (core costs), and/or the direct delivery of your charity’s work. They can provide a minimum of £30,000 to a maximum of £100,000, delivered across  three years. There is also the opportunity for continuation funding, so your charity could be funded by an Invest grant for up to six years in total. Invest Grants are closed for 2019

Enable Grants are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs, and provide a great opportunity to strengthen charities to deliver more effectively. They can provide up to a total of £15,000 across one or two years. Grants are awarded all year

It is wise to have an informal chat first. If you wish to do so then please contact Gary Beharrell      gbeharrell@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk or Telephone 07734 973060

The Will Charitable Trust

By | Funding Opportunities

The Trust provides financial assistance to UK registered or exempt charities whose activities fall within the following three categories, mainly within the United Kingdom:

  1. care of and services for blind people, and the prevention and/or cure of blindness. currently closed
  2. long-term care of people with learning disabilities either in a residential care or supported living environment in a way that provides a family environment and a wide choice of activities and lifestyle or by providing long-term day/employment activities. currently closed
  3. care of and services for people suffering from cancer, and their families. Next Deadline 31st August

For more information click here

The Rowing Foundation

By | Funding Opportunities

The Rowing Foundation is a registered charity. Its purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages.

The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 (up to 50% of the overall cost of the project) to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds.

Funds are limited and statistically the Foundation favours giving grants for equipment that will be used on the water and exclusively for juniors and the disabled of all ages.

For more information on how to apply for a Rowing Foundation Grant please click here

Hull Aid in Sickness Trust

By | Funding Opportunities, Local Funding

The Hull Aid in Sickness Trust is a small local charity whose objective is the award of grants for items or services which will provide a benefit to the health and wellbeing of people who are in need, and who are sick, convalescent, disabled, handicapped or infirm.

The Trust was established to aid only those who reside in the City and County of Kingston upon Hull (that is the area governed by Hull City Council and does not include any residents of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area whose address bears the HU postcode).

For more information click here

The Joseph and Annie Cattle Trust

By | Funding Opportunities, Local Funding

This Trust is set up to help vulnerable people change their lives in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, by providing financial support. The aged, disabled and underprivileged are assisted wherever possible, as are children suffering from dyslexia.

The Trust only works with charitable bodies or statutory authorities and we do not provide grants to individuals.

There are two main types of application that they are looking to support:

Firstly, there are applications by charitable or statutory bodies on behalf of individuals or families. The application form must be completed by the charitable organisation/statutory body concerned and not the individual/family. Supporting papers should be attached where necessary.

Secondly, there are applications for projects and work with the groups of people who are outlined in their key objective above.

For more information click here

(Please note that if you are applying from the Hull Area, you must first contact the Hull Advice team on 01482 300303 or e-mail welfare.rights@hullcc.gov.uk)

Hedley Foundation

By | Funding Opportunities
The Foundation makes grants to small charities working with young people in the areas of Recreation, Sport, Training, Health and Welfare, Support and outdoor Education of young people.

The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and adventure-type activities and the funding of appropriate kit and equipment.

The Foundation is keen to support small charities which can demonstrate achievement in persuading and deterring at-risk young people from proceeding further down the pathway to custody.

A secondary aim is to assist small charities helping with disabled and terminally ill young people through funding for specialist equipment, organised respite breaks.

The Foundation also supports young carers. The Foundation provides limited bursary type funding to organisations which provide apprenticeships and specialist training for talented young people who, for want of money alone, are unable to develop their talents.

In 2019, the Trustees will meet on the following dates:

  • 30th January
  • 20th March
  • 15th May
  • 17th July
  • 18th September
  • 20th November

It is advisable to submit your application as soon as possible and well before the meeting in which you would like your application to be considered.

Application forms are found on the foundation’s website here.

Anchor Foundation

By | Funding Opportunities

Next deadline 31st July 2019

The Anchor Foundation supports Christian Charities concerned with social inclusion, particularly through ministries of healing and the arts.

In any one year the grant range to a project is between £500 and £10,000.

The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work.

Applications are considered at twice yearly trustees meetings in April and October and need to be received by 31st January and 31st July each year.

More information here

Listed Place of Worship Grant Scheme

By | Funding Opportunities

The funding for the scheme was increased in 2012 up to 42m, this budget has now been confirmed until March 2020.

The Listed Places of Worship (LPW) Grant Scheme gives grants that cover the VAT incurred in making repairs to listed buildings in use as places of worship. The scheme covers repairs to the fabric of the building, along with associated professional fees, plus repairs to turret clocks, pews, bells and pipe organs.

The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme:

  • applies only to repairs, maintenance and alteration works to listed buildings that are used principally as places of worship and listed places of worship owned by or vested in a number of specified organisations which look after redundant places of worship;
  • applies to listed places of worship throughout the UK which are included on the public registers of listed buildings kept for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland;
  • applies to listed places of worship of all religions and faith groups;
  • only accepts applications made in arrears;
  • only accepts claims where invoices are submitted within 12 months of the invoice date, see note 3.2; and
  • only accepts applications where the minimum value of eligible work carried out on any one claim to the scheme is £1,000 (excluding VAT) (see Note 3.1 for an exception to this).

For more information and applications please visit the website here.