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Amy Hallett

Tampon Tax Fund application form: 2019-2020 funding round

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Deadline: Sunday 20 January 2019

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

Eligibility

  • the fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom
  • applications should be for £1 million or more
  • the value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income
  • applications should focus on 1 of 4 categories: homelessness and rough sleeping, violence against women and girls, music, or the general programme
  • grants may be for 1 or 2 year projects
  • all project activities must be concluded and funds must be spent by 31 March 2021
  • applicants must include a copy of their safeguarding policy, along with a statement that confirms the applicant has effective and appropriate safeguarding procedures that protect employees, beneficiaries or volunteers from harm, and that explains how any concerns and incidents are managed

Application details

  • the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 20 January 2019
  • applicants should answer all questions on the application form
  • applications received before the closing date will be assessed after the closing date
  • applications received after the closing date will not be assessed
  • available information and guidance relating to this round of funding is contained in the documents above
  • we are not able to respond to requests for support in completing this application as this is a competitive process

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

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Currently closed

Nationwide Building Society was founded to help people into homes of their own and its ambition that everyone should have a place fit to call home stands firm today. The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.

Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in your local area. The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional Community Board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.

This fund is open to registered UK charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives.

For further information please visit the Nationwide Community website here

Woodland Trust – Free trees for schools and communities

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The window for November 2019 is now open

Woodland Trust are giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities. They want to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree.

They have two delivery periods per year, November and March, when the trees are dormant and perfect for planting.

You can choose your pack(s) from the list below and fill out our application form. If  your application is unsuccessful, you can buy packs in their shop all year round.

  • Hedge
  • Copse
  • Wild Harvest
  • Year Round Colour
  • Working Wood
  • Wildwood
  • Wildlife
  • Urban Trees

For more information please visit the Woodland Trust website here.

NAVCA – Collaboration in Practice

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Collaboration sits at the very core of local social action and the NAVCA membership. Across England NAVCA members are bring people and organisations together to help support communities for good. “Collaboration in Practice” is about the good things that can happen when we work together, and highlights just some of the amazing work happening within the NAVCA membership every single day.

NAVCA believes that by working together great things are possible. So they’re  committed to working with partners for the benefit of people, communities and the whole civil society.

To read the Collaboration in Practice click here.

Young People’s Holiday Respite Fund

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Deadline 28th February 2019

Young People’s Holiday Respite Fund, It is a Local grant fund for Young People experiencing hardship in North East Lincolnshire’s most disadvantages areas.

The Fund aims to reduce hardship by providing activities that help young people (aged 8 and 18 years) benefit from rest and relaxation whilst experiencing a short break.

Voluntary or community organisations in North East Lincolnshire or young people or their carers can apply. Groups can apply for up to £2500 and individuals up to £500.

There will be two funding rounds – closing 30th November 2018 and 28th February 2019.

For more information please visit the VANEL website here.

Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme: Energy Saving Trust

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Energy Saving Trust has been appointed by Ofgem to distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules. The funds can pay for anything from making a home more energy efficient, to providing advice that helps consumers keep on top of their bills. Projects should be of benefit to people in England, Scotland and Wales.

Energy Saving Trust has developed an open application process for charities seeking funding from the Energy Redress Scheme. Successful projects will be selected with input from an independent panel of experts and could cover a range of locations across England, Scotland and Wales. They will be administering the scheme until 2021.

The amount of funding available through the scheme varies throughout the year and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis in October, January, April and July. Eligible charities that have registered interest in the scheme will be notified when funds become available. The minimum grant that can be requested is £20,000 and the maximum amount is the lesser of £2 million or the total value of the current fund.

The funds can pay for anything from making a home more energy efficient, to providing advice that helps consumers keep on top of their bills. Projects should be of benefit to people in England, Scotland and Wales.

Organisations wishing to access the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme must complete a simple online information form so that Energy Saving Trust can check whether they are eligible to apply. Charities that meet the initial criteria will be notified and will be emailed a link to create an account, through which they can apply for all subsequent rounds.

Make Digital Marketing work for your English business

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Build your presence online and create professional quality videos with the free online courses tailored to businesses in England.

For a limited time Digital Skills England are able to offer fully funded training to businesses throughout England. Employees can gain a nationally recognised qualification in Digital Marketing and get to grips with Smartphone Videography.

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Your team will discover the industry secrets of getting found online, social media marketing, and how to boost your digital presence.

Our state-of-the-art online course couldn’t be easier to navigate and has a proven record of getting results

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We are offering organisations who sign up three or more of their team to our Digital Marketing course the chance to take our brand new course in Smartphone Videography.

Statistics have proven that video is a must for businesses!

If you’re not using video, your competitors surely will and your business will lose out

To find out more please visit the Digital Skills England website here.

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

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Next deadline 31st May

The Trust focuses on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas.

When making an application, details should be included of:

  • The project, initiative or organisation for which funding is sought
  • An indication of the amount of the donation requested
  • Any business plans
  • Details of any other funding sought and or obtained
  • Any recognition which would be given to the Trust in recognition of its support
  • Confirmation of whether or not the applicant is a registered charity

The Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications received. These meetings are currently held in June and November. Applications for the June meeting must be submitted by 31st May 2019 and for the November meeting they must be submitted by 1st November 2019.

For more information please visit the website here.

Lincolnshire Churches Trust

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Lincolnshire Churches Trust exists to help congregations with the essential task of keeping their building wind, watertight and safe for use. This means that the cost of re-roofing, replacing gutters, repairing windows and defective stonework, may all be eligible for grant aid. We are also prepared to assist, in certain circumstances, with the funding towards the provision of new facilities such as toilets and serveries.

Any Christian church within the historic boundary of Lincolnshire. Current rules require the building to be at least 100 years old.

By telephoning, emailing, writing to the secretary, or downloading the application from the website.

For more information please visit the Lincolnshire Churches Trust website here.

Neighbourly calls for charities to join its food surplus scheme

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PRESS RELEASE, 19 September 2018

Giving platform Neighbourly has today put out a call inviting charities, food projects, schools and community groups to join its free food surplus redistribution scheme. Neighbourly is the redistribution partner to retailers and manufacturers including Marks & Spencer, Lidl and Danone.

Through the Neighbourly platform, the equivalent of more than 7 million meals has been distributed to over 1,500 charities and community projects in local communities across the UK and Ireland.

Now Neighbourly is extending the scheme to more communities whose residents and families are suffering from food poverty and insecurity. The latest research from WRAP shows that food redistribution from commercial sources (retailers, manufacturers and hospitality and food services businesses) has increased by 50% in just two years but that there is potential for increased redistribution. One of the things that is needed for this to happen is for more charities to be aware that this resource is available to them and join up to benefit from the scheme.

Neighbourly’s own research – from surveying its food surplus recipients – shows just how important receiving surplus is to them. On average, charities reported that they save an estimated average of £161 a month through these food donations and 90% find the Neighbourly food surplus schemes beneficial or extremely beneficial.

Food surplus available for daily collection includes fruit and veg, bakery products and ambient food (food which can be safely stored at room temperature in a sealed container). It is also possible for charities to collect chilled items from some stores – dairy, meat, fish, chilled drinks and packaged ready meals, as long as they can meet certain criteria for safe collection, transportation and storage of chilled goods.

For the the full article please visit the Neighbourly website here.