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One Stop – Carriers For Causes

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Groundwork is working with One Stop stores to administer the Carriers for Causes grants initiative, to fund good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop.

The types of projects funded will be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community cleanup days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group or the materials needed to paint a room at the local hospice.

Grants of up to £1000 are available to support projects that benefit local communities through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

For more information go to Groundwork

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme 2018-2022

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Deadline 30th January 2020

Town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums preparing a neighbourhood development plan or neighbourhood development order in England may apply for the following:

  • A basic grant of between £1,000 and £9,000 for groups writing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order.
  • An additional grant of £8,000 is available for groups facing more complex issues, giving a maximum total amount of £17,000.
  • Specific packages of technical support where needed.

The pilot schemes for 2019-2020 provides the following:

  • Groups wishing to bring forward Affordable Housing for Sale may be eligible for further grant funding of up to £10,000 to help develop these ideas.
  • In addition, groups wishing to develop a Neighbourhood Development Order for housing may apply for technical support and a project support grant of up to £50,000.

You can find more information here 


British and Foreign School Society

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Deadline 7th January 2020

The British & Foreign School Society (BFSS) provides grants to organisations with UK charitable status for educational activities.

The funding is intended to support charitable organisations with new projects, pilot projects, or projects which are planning a distinct new phase of development and that support the education or training for young people up to the age of 25.

The Society currently has three priority areas for which it particularly welcomes applications:

  • Conflict or natural disaster: Projects designed to address the need for re-establishing and renewing education where the provision of education has suffered from conflict or natural disaster.
  • Girls’ education: Projects that focus on enhancing the opportunities and reducing barriers for girls to access education.
  • Looked-after children: Looked-after children have significantly poorer educational outcomes than children not in care. BFSS welcomes projects that pilot approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked-after children so that in time they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment.

There are three funding rounds per year. The 2020 deadlines for applications are 7 January, 10 April and 19 August 2020.

For more information go to the Society website

Truemark Trust

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The Truemark Trust provides grants for charitable organisations throughout the UK. The Trust prefers funding small, local organisations undertaking innovative projects in the community for the relief of all kinds of social distress and disadvantage.

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. Applications are considered at Trustee meetings which are held quarterly.

The Trust does not maintain a website. Applications should be made in writing.

Contact details:


Truemark Trust
PO Box 2
GU33 6YP

Telephone: 07970 540015      Email: truemark.trust01@ntlworld.com

Variety Club – Equipment Grants

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The funding is intended to support organisations which work with sick, disabled or disadvantaged children up to and including the age of 18 years. In particular, the scheme wishes to provide funding for specialist equipment for direct use by children.

Applications can be made from non-profit making groups and organisations working with children up to, and including, the physical age of 18 years. These include statutory bodies (schools and hospitals), hospices and small registered charities. These applications must also be supported by a letter from medical professional.

Applications can be made on behalf of individual children. These must be supported by a letter from an appropriately qualified medical professional, such as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or paediatrician

There is no lower or upper limit on the level of grant which may be awarded, but typically grants will be between £100 and £6,000. Most grants will be for less than £5,000

For more information go to the Variety Club website

The Lloyds Bank Foundation

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Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities. Those eligible are charities with an income between £25,000 and £1m across England and Wales that are tackling “complex social issues”.

The areas they are particularly looking to fund are:

  • Addiction and Dependency
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Care Leavers
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Homeless and Vulnerably Housed
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Offending, Prison or Community Service
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Young Parents

Charities can check eligibility and apply for grants online through the Foundation’s website

Peer Support Champions (Leeds Mind)

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Deadline 19th December

Leeds Mind has been awarded funding by WY&H Local Workforce Action Board to review and evaluate models of peer support that are being delivered within Statutory Services across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Brief Description of role

You will contribute to the ongoing scoping and mapping of peer support activity across the WY&H ICS.

You will shadow peer support activity across the WY&H ICS (primarily within Trusts) and gather information about peer support delivery including details of best practice, barriers/challenges and stakeholder attitudes.

You will work with your team to create a training workshop about peer support and deliver this within Trusts.

Hours – Part time (30 hours) or Part time (15 hours)

Scale – NJC Scale 5 points 12-17

Salary – £21,589 per annum (pro rata as applicable)

Contract –  5 Month Fixed Term until May 2020

Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 19th December

The post holders will work remotely across West Yorkshire and Harrogate with occasional working at Clarence House, Clarence Road, LS18 4LB.

Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to the Leeds Mind website

For an informal discussion about these posts prior to applying please Tel: 0113 305 5800 and speak to Carley Stubbs or Julia Stimpson

Team Leader – Outreach  with Emmaus

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Deadline 13th December

This role is responsible for

  • Leading the Outreach service and team members.
  • Supporting companions included within the service with development learning.
  • Ensuring that the rough sleeper outreach service  in Hull is delivered as per their contract, targeting new and entrenched rough sleepers and focusing on proactive signposting, assisting direct access accommodation options, health interventions, and liaising with agencies that support welfare needs.

Working alongside the vital homelessness network across Hull this role is pivotal in linking the most marginalised rough sleepers into short term accommodation and for progressing companions within the community.

This role involves including Emmaus companions and volunteers to become effective outreach workers, ensuring collectively that Hull and East riding is well covered, teams are visible and proactive in all activities.

For more information and an application form go to the Emmaus Hull website

Social Worker – Substance Misuse, Hull Primary Care

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Deadline 20th December

ADS currently have an exciting opportunity based in Hull to influence and develop substance misuse services in Primary Care.

The successful candidate will demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing levels of risk. They will manage a complex caseload and offer an expert social work opinion and advice to others.

The successful candidate will be a qualified and registered Social Worker who has evidenced experience of working with substance misusers or substance misuse treatment approaches.

The ASYE programme is provided to newly qualified social workers.

Salary £21914 – £26740

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Go to the ADS website for more information or contact The Alcohol & Drug Service: E: jobs@ads-uk.org  T:01482 32060

Please note: they do not accept CV’s

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