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New points based immigration system

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This page on the government website covers:

  • Visa application process
  • Skilled workers
  • Global talent scheme
  • Lower-skilled workers
  • International students and graduates
  • Other visa routes
  • Visiting the UK
  • EU citizens living in the UK by 31 December 2020
  • Crossing the UK border
  • Proving immigration status in the UK

This page will be updated with the latest information about the new points-based immigration system as it becomes available.

More information on the Government website

The Will Charitable Trust

By | Funding Opportunities

Temporarily suspended

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.
  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.
  3. care of and services for people suffering from cancer, and their families. Next 

For more information click here (opens in a new tab)

The Rowing Foundation

By | Funding Opportunities

Deadline 26th October

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 (opens in a new tab)

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 (opens in a new tab)

(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)

Anchor Foundation

By | Funding Opportunities

Next deadline 31st July

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 (opens in a new tab)

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.

Children In Need: Main Grants

By | Funding Opportunities

Deadline 20th May

The Main Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK.

They give grants for:

Children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  1. Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
  2. Any kind of disability.
  3. Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  4. Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Projects they fund make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

For more information go to Children in Need (opens in a new tab)

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