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Funding Opportunities

Community Radio Fund

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Deadline 10th May

Community radio stations can apply to the Fund’s first of two funding rounds, from 12th  April.

Funding supports the core costs of running a community radio station

Core functions include: Fundraising, Management, Administration, Financial management and reporting, Community outreach, Volunteer organisation and support. Average grant awarded is about £15,000.

For  more information go to the Ofcom website

Lloyds Bank Foundation is coming to N.E Lincolnshire

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Lloyds Bank Foundation is joining us for a funding surgery:

Gary Beharrell, Regional Grant Manager for Lloyds Bank Foundation will be joining us on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. Registered charities based in North East Lincolnshire have the opportunity to attend a one-to-one appointment, places are limited, so it is a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  We will be hosting the funding surgery at The Enterprise Village, Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN31 3AT.

Gary will be able to talk to you about your project ideas and give advice on the various funds they manage; including tips for a good application and common failure reasons.

A little bit about Lloyds Bank Foundation and the grants they manage:

Lloyds Bank Foundation grants programme is designed to support registered charities that help people experiencing multiple disadvantage make positive and lasting changes to their lives at critical points.

Lloyds Bank Foundation has a strict eligibility criteria, some of which are listed below:

  • You must be a Charity or Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission.
  • Your charity must have an income between £25,000 and £1 million.
  • Your charity must work with people facing multiple disadvantage aged 17 and over.
  • The only exception to this is support to people aged under 17 that are young parents, or looked after children and learning disabled young people moving into independent living.

BEFORE booking a one-to-one, PLEASE CHECK your organisation and the work you are undertaking is eligible to apply to Lloyds Bank Foundation – you can do this by reading their eligibility document, available through this link https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/2016-04-20%20Printable%20Eligibility%20Criteria.pdf .  If you are unsure ask SSNEL for help.

Funding Programmes include:

Invest – Invest grants provide longer term core or direct delivery funding for eligible charities that are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work.  Invest grants are from £10,000 up to maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period – up to six years in total.

This fund opens 9th April and closes for initial applications 18th May 2018.  If you think this fund fits your project, due to the tight timeframe please undertake some preparation – think about the questions you want to ask and put together an idea of what you think your charities needs are.

Enable – Enable grants are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs, and provide a great opportunity to strengthen charities to deliver more effectively.

Enable grants are up to a total of £15,000 over one or two years, and can reinvigorate charities through funding organisational improvements, development of areas such as leadership and governance, improved systems and demonstrating outcomes. These developments put charities in a stronger position to better deliver services and attract funding.  Applications for Enable grants are accepted on an ongoing basis.  Again please come prepared with questions and your charity’s needs.

Remember places are limited, so it is a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

We have allocated 45 minutes per appointment, booking is through Sector Support North East Lincolnshire only, please contact:

When you book you will be asked to provide:

  • Charity Name
  • Charity Registration Number
  • The charities annual income
  • Name of individual attending the one-to-one and their key contact details

For more information about Lloyds Bank Foundation go to – https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/

Government Equalities Office Returners Fund

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Deadline 30th March

Second Deadline 16th August

A grant programme of £1.5million is available for organisations to run projects aimed at returners that:

  • create new job opportunities within the private sector and targeted employment sectors, including retail; law; tech and telecoms; science, technology, engineering and maths industries; creative industries;
  • could not otherwise be established by the market;
  • address specific barriers for returners and can be replicated at scale;
  • can demonstrate self-sustainability beyond the initial funding period of the grant;
  • increase understanding of how best to support a) returners to gain paid employment and b) employers to recruit and support returners.

The Government Equalities Office defines a ‘returner’ as a person who left paid employment for at least a year to take on a caring responsibility and would like to return to paid work at a level commensurate with their skills and experience.

Expressions of interest for the first round of bidding must be submitted by March 30th and for the second round, by the 16th August

For more information go to the website

Good Help Awards

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Deadline extended to 18th May

The Good Help Award will reward an organisation or team that demonstrates they are helping people transform their lives  by helping them develop their sense of purpose and confidence to take action.

There are three awards available – one £15,000 winner, and two £5,000 runners up. The winners of these awards will be asked to spend the money on activities that support their ‘good help’ work.

For more information, and to apply go to the Good Help website

The Road Safety Trust

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Deadline 31st March

The Road Safety Trust has been created to contribute to improvements in safety on the roads of the United Kingdom through support for research into road safety and for the development of practical measures and trial or demonstration projects, whether through education, engineering or enforcement, aimed to reduce death and injury to all road users.

This grant programme has the following objectives in order to meet the overall charitable objectives of the Trust:

  • Raising Road Safety awareness and sharing knowledge and learning
  • Supporting the development of evidence based approaches to Road Safety
  • Improving Road Safety policy and practice
  • Encouraging partnership working, as a way to achieve these objectives

For more information go to the Trust

Pink Ribbon Foundation

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Deadline 31st May

Who can apply for a grant?

Any charity working in the field of breast cancer can apply for a grant.

If you have not registered and are considering applying for a grant, please send us an email at any time of the year and we will add you to our register. To be considered for a grant in 2018, please submit your grant application to the Foundation by Thursday 31 May 2018.   Grants are awarded annually in late July and those organisations on our register will receive an email in March to remind them to submit their application.

Please note the following:

  • All applicants must be prepared to inform the Foundation of their projects progress at least twice in the year of the grant, unless it is to be used for a specific event.
  • A set of your most current accounts must accompany any grant application.
  • All organisations awarded a grant must send a letter of grant award recognition to the Foundation as soon as they are in receipt of the grant.

For more information go to the Foundation’s website

Triangle Trust Carer Development Grants

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Deadline 3rd May

The Triangle Trust is currently inviting applications for Development Grants from not for profit organisations whose sole purpose is to support unpaid Carers.

The grants provide funds towards core costs to allow your organisation to make a step change development towards increasing its long-term sustainability.

The Triangle Trust would like to see applicants use these grants as part of a programme of work to develop sustainable income sources, so that when the grant comes to end your organisation’s income will not be reduced. Funding is available for up to £80,000 over 3 years.

The closing date for submissions is noon on 3 May 2018.  Previously unsuccessful applicants must wait two years before re-applying.

Please visit www.triangletrust.org.uk for full details.