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European Social Fund Community Grants

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Deadline 10th August

Humber Learning Consortium are pleased to announce a further round of funding available, the ESF Community Grants Programme 2016-2018 has now been extended to March 2019. The launch of the 6th round of funding is now published. The fund is commissioned through the Skill Fund Agency (SFA) and is a key investment that supports the delivery of the ESIF strategy.

ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region.  The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities delivered by not for profit organisations in the heart of predominantly disadvantaged communities.

The 6th round of Grants of between £5,000 and up to £15,000 are available. For  further details go to www.hlc-vol.org – contact details Jacquie Newman on 01482 327438 or email jacquie.newman@hlc-vol.org, jade.foster@hlc-vol.org

The Blakemore Foundation

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The Blakemore Foundation is a charitable trust established by the Blakemore family to support good causes across their trading area.

Organisations eligible for donations include:

  • Social Clubs/Community Groups
  • Sports Clubs
  • Schools/Education
  • Medical/Research/Hospitals and Health
  • Family/Support/Housing/Care
  • Hospices
  • Emergency Services/Armed Forces
  • Environmental Causes

The Blakemore Foundation offers four types of grant:

  • Match Fund Donations – Donations for causes supported by employees of A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd up to the value of £200.
  • In Kind Donations – Donations which are given in the form of food, drink or supplies from our Blakemore Retail SPAR stores.
  • Monetary Donations –  Donations given to good causes up to the value of £200 to help towards projects, events, workshops and ongoing charitable work.
  • Independent Retail Donations – Grants which allow SPAR retailers to apply for a donation for a good cause of their choice.

Donations awarded will not exceed £200 and no ongoing commitment to fund the activity or organisation will be given.

To find out more, please visit the website here.

Coastal Experience Grant Programme

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Next deadline 9th November

The CoastalEXPERIENCE Grant Programme is open to organisations who can deliver high quality, professionally-run events that will excite the public’s imagination and offer new experiences in Cleethorpes.

The aim of the grant programme is to support organisations who can offer events that will enhance the current visitor experience in Cleethorpes, attracting more people to visit the resort and ideally extend the tourism season. We want to promote the resort as a destination location hosting a variety of public events that attract a mix of audiences, are easily accessible and encourage the public to get involved. For example, the events could be arts, culture, heritage, sports or music events.

Events must be held in the Cleethorpes area comprising of three wards: Sidney Sussex, Croft Baker and Haverstoe.

Maximum Grant Award: £15,000. Applicants are expected to provide a cash match of at least 10%.

For more information please visit the website here.

Coastal Business Grant Programme

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Next deadline 9th November

The CoastalBUSINESS Grant Programme is available as a one-off funding opportunity to support the business community in organising and delivering a business initiative that will attract the public to visit and spend time in Cleethorpes, increasing footfall and enhancing the existing events and activities programme for the resort.

Applications are invited for an event that can be delivered in 2018 or 2019 that will:

  • Introduce a new event or activity or resurrect a previously successful event;
  • Bring businesses/traders together to deliver the event;
  • Create a vibrant and interesting experience for the visiting public which supports the local economy.

Events and activities must be held in the Cleethorpes area comprising of three wards: Sidney Sussex, Croft Baker and Haverstoe.

Maximum Grant Award: £1,000. Applicants are expected to provide an additional cash match of at least 10% towards the total event costs.

For more information please visit the website here.

Lincolnshire Community Foundation #iwill campaign Press Release

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Press Release from Lincolnshire Community Foundation:

Subject: £30,000 for Youth Volunteering in Greater Lincolnshire

The Lincolnshire Community Foundation still has £30,000.00 to give to projects in Greater Lincolnshire that help young people become active in their communities from the #iwill campaign.  Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available.

We’d like to support activities that encourage young people to get involved in social action (sports coaching, litter picking, debating, organising fun days, financial inclusion, savings schemes) where, above all, they should have fun, make friends, try new things and/or develop new skills that make them want to continue being involved.  Incentives can be offered to young people (reward trips, voucher schemes, etc) to encourage them to get involved. Sports clubs/groups, theatre/drama groups, resident led organisations, or arts projects can apply to deliver sessions in schools or the local community to engage with young people and can be for one off events.  However, the fund will not cover general running costs for existing activity or large capital costs.  Groups that have previously received funding are eligible to re-apply for further support.

Closing dates for receipt of applications are on 1 June and 1 October 2018. The fund is open to registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations, but statutory organisations aren’t eligible to apply.

For further information, or to have a chat about a prospective application or to obtain an application form, please contact Sue Fortune, Grants Director at the Lincolnshire Community Foundation – t. 01529 305825 e. sue.lincolnshire@btconnect.com

High Sheriff’s Fund

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Groups with an income of less than £200,000 can apply for grants of up to £5,000 (average grant circa £1,500).

The broad themes are crime reduction and creating a safer society. Funds can be used for young people (diversionary activities, projects that raise aspirations or reduce isolation), intergenerational activities (reduce fear of crime, promote community cohesion) and older people (resident groups, clubs or societies).

Download the application forms, guidance and notes from the Lincolnshire Community Foundation website

Colin Batt’s Family Fund

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Deadline 1st August

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals and not for profit community groups to provide opportunities for young people. The fund is keen to give a helping hand to families suffering hardship and improve the quality of life for their children.

Grants awarded for travel, competition fees and kit. Help is also given to children with disabilities who cannot participate in mainstream activities.​

Next closing date for receipt of applications is on the 1st August.

For more information and to download an application form go to the Lincolnshire Community Foundation website

Social Justice Fund (Lincolnshire)

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Deadline 1st June

The fund is made up of £667K from the Diocese of Lincoln, and £333K via The Community Foundation as part of a Government match-funded scheme. Grant awards will range between £5,000 and £25,000 with a panel of seven independent trustees sitting four times per year to consider applications.​

Applications for grants are invited from any local group in greater Lincolnshire involved in social justice work. Projects eligible for funding include those based around social cohesion, isolation, poverty, the elderly and children and young people.​

The closing dates for applications are the 1st March, 1st June, 14th September, 1st December every year

If you have any queries about the application process, or would like to meet to discuss your application in more detail, please contact Ian Thompson at Lincolnshire Community Foundation

To download an application form go to the Foundation website

Funding for Youth Volunteering throughout Lincolnshire

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Deadline 1st October

The Lincolnshire Community Foundation is open to receive applications to the #iwill campaign that offers grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to groups working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20 years old (or 25 for young people with learning disabilities) living in Greater Lincolnshire.​

They want to fund activities that encourage young people to get involved locally and that could have a positive impact on the wider community.  Above all, they should have fun, make friends, try new things and develop new skills that make them want to continue being involved.  Projects that incentivise young people will be considered (reward trips/vouchers etc) and they do not necessarily have to be led by a youth group.  Theatre groups, resident led organisations, befriending schemes, arts projects etc can apply to deliver sessions in schools or the local community to engage with young people and can be for one off events.

Closing dates for receipt of applications are on 1 June and 1 October 2018. Applicants will be notified within 4-6 weeks.

For more information go to the Lincolnshire Community Foundation website

Bishop of Lincoln’s Social Justice Fund

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Next Deadline 14th September

Grant funding for small voluntary, community and church groups from across Greater Lincolnshire.

With grants of up to £25,000.00, the Bishop of Lincoln’s Social Justice Fund is open to receive grant applications from groups looking to support local community/church groups.

With the average grants of £10,000.00 available, groups must be working on projects relating to Social Cohesion, Isolation and Poverty.  Projects should be able to demonstrate through their application the need for their project and a commitment to the long-term sustainability for the benefit of the community

Closing dates this year will be 1st March, 1st June, 14th September and the 1st December 2018.

Grants awarded will not cover general building work, but in the right circumstances funding may be available for some small restoration/improvement work for kitchens and projects working with the homeless and or isolated communities.  Projects that have benefitted from the fund have included Befriending Groups, and Lunch Clubs working with the elderly.  Projects across the county working with the homeless and youth projects in areas of deprivation.

Previously funded groups who have developed and expanded their work are eligible to reapply for further support.

For further information and an application form please contact Ian Thompson, Lincolnshire Community Foundation, 01529 305825.

ianthompsonlcf@gmail.com