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Lloyds Bank Foundation – Invest and Enable

By | Funding Opportunities

Deadline 5th October

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.

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.

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

2020 Dementia Challenge – Phase 1 Survey

By | Consultations | No Comments

The first survey of the 2020 Dementia Challenge Citizen’s Engagement research has gone live

This survey is for people to complete who have had a diagnosis of dementia and for their carers. They must also be living in England. This first survey gives people affected directly by dementia the opportunity to share their experiences of diagnosis, care and support and the results will inform the Department of Health in England during the implementation stages of the 2020 Challenge Plan. Four further surveys will be available over the next 18 months.

To take part in the survey click here

They are still recruiting people with dementia and their carers to the Dementia 2020 Citizens’ Engagement Panel. Taking part in research can be interesting and rewarding and participation in this panel and associated research activities will play an important role in shaping dementia services in England.

For more information and to join the panel and help with this important research, please sign up here

Local Pharmacies – Meeting the needs of residents

By | Consultations

Deadline 30th October

North East Lincolnshire Council are asking about pharmacy services in North East Lincolnshire to see if they meet the needs of the local residents.

These results will be used to review their ‘pharmaceutical needs assessment’ which in turn will have a 60 day consultation in the coming months.

Pharmacies have an important role in providing quality healthcare.  For the purposes of this survey, community pharmacies (also known as a chemist) mean places you would use to get a prescription or buy medicines which you can only get from a pharmacy (this could be for yourself or for someone else, and includes online pharmacies).  It doesn’t mean hospital pharmacies or the part of a pharmacy where you buy beauty or general products.

The council are in the process of refreshing their pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA) which assesses how the provision of pharmaceutical services meets the health needs of local residents, and would like residents to fill in this survey for them by 30th October  

Paper copies are available in Lincs Inspire libraries and the Council’s customer access points.

Mental Health dormitory survey

By | Consultations

Deadline 26th November

The CQC’s  State of Care in Mental Health Services Report 2014/2017 found that a number of mental health wards had dormitory accommodation. This arrangement is unsupportive of people’s privacy or dignity and can make protecting these particularly challenging for staff and patients.

They are running a survey to gain insight into people’s personal experience of dormitories, as well as people who have been in non-dormitory mental health wards and the family/carers of those who have been in mental health ward dormitories.

The information shared will be used by CQC to help develop the way it inspects and rates mental health services. They will not share these experiences with any other organisations. If you already have data/ information regarding this issue please email Nisha.DeSouza@cqc.org.uk.

Please click here to take part

The Will Charitable Trust.

By | Funding Opportunities

Deadline for Cancer care 31st August

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. Next Deadline 31st January 2019
  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. Next Deadline 31st January 2019
  3. care of and services for people suffering from cancer, and their families. Next Deadline 31st August 2018

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

Barrow Cadbury Trust – The Connect Fund

By | Funding Opportunities

The Connect Fund, previously known as the “Social Investment Infrastructure Fund” is a £1.5 million fund for grants and investments that the Barrow Cadbury Trust manages in partnership with Access – the Foundation for Social Investment. The fund supports intermediaries and infrastructure organisations to make social investment work better for a wider range of charities and social enterprises.

The Connect Fund seeks to build a better social investment market by:

  • Improving the connection of social investment to charities and social enterprises
  • Connecting existing voluntary sector infrastructure organisations to the social investment market
  • Better connecting social investment intermediaries through shared data and resources

Click here for more information

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 we are looking to support:

Firstly, there are applications by charitable or statutory bodies on behalf of individuals or families. The application form available through this web page 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 our 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)

Internet Safety Strategy green paper

By | Consultations

Deadline 7th December

The Internet Safety Strategy looks at how we can ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online. The Strategy considers the responsibilities of companies to their users, the use of technical solutions to prevent online harms and government’s role in supporting users.

The consultation covers various aspects of online safety including:

  • the introduction of a social media code of practice, transparency reporting and a social media levy,
  • technological solutions to online harms,
  • developing children’s digital literacy,
  • support for parents and carers,
  • adults’ experience of online abuse, and
  • young people’s use of online dating websites/ applications. 

For more information click here