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The Nottingham’s Doing Good Together Grant

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Deadline: 5.00pm on Thursday 31st May 2018

Nottingham Building Society’s Doing Good Together Grants scheme’s aim in 2018 is to offer a number of grants, to aid projects supporting education, financial security, housing and employability for local people to help our local communities to prosper.

The focus is on supporting grass-root causes and the organisations providing services, volunteers and information to the people who need it most.

The grants are open to applications from charities or community groups operating or providing services within 10 miles of the branch network in the following areas;

  • Projects that provide proper job training and skills, access to relevant qualifications and help in finding jobs.
  • Projects that help people to develop solid financial skills, manage their money effectively and avoid debt.  We also support projects that improve education prospects for both children and  adults, specifically in numeracy, giving them hope for the future.
  • Projects that reduce homelessness, support homeless people and help provide affordable, quality housing to vulnerable people.

For more information on the grant please visit the website here.


Hull Social Prescribing Grants Round 2: Support for Carers

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The deadline for the second round is 5pm on the 29th of May 2018.

Carers are people who support other people, often a family member, and often in their own home, who need support and assistance due to illness, disability, advancing age or life-limiting conditions. Carers themselves need support, ranging from information and advice on their rights, to practical help and support for their own wellbeing.

In this round, applications are sought for activities and services that focus on supporting carers, and that meet the following outcomes:

  • maintenance of independence through access to advice, information and resources to help them in their caring role.
  • avoiding the breakdown of care resulting in hospital or residential admissions
  • maintaining carers’ wellbeing such as access to social and healthy activities, support for their mental health, and to reduce isolation.

Applications are welcome for projects focused on carers supporting people with specific conditions or disabilities, or more general projects addressing issues faced by carers, as well as projects focused on carers’ own physical, emotional or other welfare needs. Projects may provide support to carers, or may be peer led or focus on developing peer led support by and for carers.


Connect Well Hull is the new ‘social prescribing’ service for people who live in Hull or are registered with a GP (doctor) in Hull. The service is delivered in partnership by Citizens Advice Hull & East Riding and North Bank Forum. It helps people to access support and guidance on a range of issues, including linking people with community services and advice on money, benefits or housing problems.

The programme was commissioned by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull City Council. In addition to providing advice and support, the service will help to identify gaps in services across the city.

To help address these gaps, commissioners are making a further investment in health and wellbeing outcomes through a targeted grant fund over the next three years.

Support and Information

For further information, please see the accompanying application form and guidance which contains information about who is eligible to apply.

Social Prescribing Grants guidance notes

How to answer our questions


A briefing and networking session will take place in early May, providing potential applicants with an opportunity to find out more about the fund, the Connect Well service and how to apply as well as a chance to network with other potential applicants to discuss gaps and ideas. Please email Jane Thompson to express your interest in attending.

Details will be confirmed subject to numbers.

Applications will be assessed by a panel that includes representatives from NHS Hull CCG and Hull City Council.

Jane Thompson, Grants Officer

Tel: 01482 499035

Email: jane.thompson@nbforum.org.uk

Coastal Communities Fund: Round 5

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Deadline 5th April 2018

In 2012 the Government introduced the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) to support economic development projects in coastal areas across the UK:

‘Coastal communities will experience regeneration and economic growth through projects that directly or indirectly create sustainable jobs and safeguard existing jobs.’

There have been four previous funding rounds and Round 5 has just been announced on March 5 2018

CoastNEL now plan to submit a new funding application for projects in Grimsby and Immingham and would like to invite the community of NE Lincolnshire to register their projects, by 5th April for consideration as part of this application. the EOI form is located: www.discovernel.co.uk/ccf5

Key Fund is coming to N.E Lincolnshire

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Key Fund is coming to N.E Lincolnshire

Key Fund is joining us to undertake a workshop and one-to-ones:

Dave Thornett, Key Funds Business Development Manager will be joining us on Tuesday 10th April 2018; community and social enterprises based in North East Lincolnshire have the opportunity to attend a workshop and one-to-one appointment. 

Places for the ones-to-ones are very limited, so it is a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

We will be hosting the workshop and one-to-ones at The Enterprise Village, Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN31 3AT.

The workshop will include; the role of community shares, grant and finance in your organisation and investment readiness.

Dave will also advise on the various funds they manage.  If you book a one-to-one Dave will be able to discuss your individual projects/organisation in more detail.  If this workshop and the one-to-ones are well received Dave will return to undertake a Business Planning workshop.

A little bit about Key Fund:

​Key Funds central mission is to provide finance – flexible loans and grant/loan packages – to help community and social enterprises to start-up, become sustainable, or grow. It’s not just about the money. It’s also about providing the right kind of support to help their investees have the best possible chance of success.

They invest in community and social enterprises who have traditionally been excluded; turned down by mainstream banks and building societies. Particularly those in disadvantaged areas.

Who they fund:

Organisations that share their values. They reinvest their profits back into helping other community and social businesses, your enterprise should have a positive social  impact at its heart.

What they fund:

Key Fund can support a range of activities, from restoring a derelict building to buying equipment or meeting start-up costs. If you’re an existing enterprise that needs to adapt and shift its focus or create a new service, they can help with immediate cash-flow problems or working capital until you’re on your feet.

How might Key Fund invest:

They can provide investment of between £5,000 and £150,000 to support:

  • Working capital to pay for staff or overheads
  • Growth and development
  • Contributing to the purchase and renovation of buildings

Investment can in some cases include a grant of up to 30%

The workshop will take place: 9.30am to 1:00pm.  We have plenty of places available on the workshop and you can attend the workshop and not a one-to-one.

One-to-ones will take place from 1:30pm, places for the ones-to-ones are very limited, so it is a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Please advise us at the time of booking onto the workshop if you require a one-to-one: ones-to-ones must be pre-booked.

To book on the workshop and one-to-one:

Booking is through Sector Support North East Lincolnshire only, contact:

For more information about Key Fund go to – https://thekeyfund.co.uk/

Lloyds Bank Foundation – Invest Grants Fund

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Deadline 18th May 2018

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change. To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.

Support can be provided through our two grants programmes Enable and Invest, along with an optional support programme (Enhance) for successful applicants. These programmes demonstrate the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support charities that have the greatest impact upon the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.

For more information and application click here.

wise to have an informal chat first. If you wish to do so then please contact Gary Beharrell at

Email               gbeharrell@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

Telephone       07734 973060

Spaldington Wind Farm Community Fund

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Next deadline 31st May

The fund can be spent on activities that promote educational, environment, energy efficiency and amenity initiatives for the benefit of the community.

Applications are accepted from community groups, community organisations, charities, parish councils, schools and churches. Applicants must have a bank account in the name of the group/organisation.

Applications cannot be accepted from individuals

New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered

For further information please contact the fund administrator by email: ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk

The fund will reopen to receive larger applications on Tuesday 3 April 2018 and will close at 5pm on Thursday 31 May 2018. The fund panel will meet to consider these applications during week commencing 25 June 2018.

Community Chest Applications can be made at any time and applicants will be informed of the outcome 14 days after submission.

Go to the East Riding Council website for more information

Lissett Community Wind Farm Fund

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Next deadline 30th June

The Fund supports initiatives for the benefit of the community within the East Wolds and Coastal Ward in the East Riding of Yorkshire (with a preference for appropriate initiatives within the proximity of the development).

Applications are welcomed from community groups, community organisations, societies, charities, parish councils, schools and churches.  New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.

Go to the East Riding Council website for more information

Routh Wind Farm Community Fund

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Deadline 30th March

The establishment of Routh Wind Farm Community Fund formed part of the planning agreement when permission for the Hall Farm Wind Farm was granted in 2011. The Fund received its first donation in March 2014.

The wind farm is now owned by John Laing plc who is obliged to continue with the original commitment to the Community Fund and provides an annual donation of £36,000 to the Fund.

The Fund is designed to promote initiatives for public benefit within a defined area (the area of benefit). The following types of projects are eligible for help from the Fund:

  • Charitable activities
  • Educational activities
  • Community activities
  • Energy efficiency activities
  • Environmental activities
  • Community amenities.

The area of benefit of the fund is the East Riding of Yorkshire with a preference for applications for projects within the proximity of the wind farm.

Go to the East Riding Council website for more information

The Hull Crime Reduction Fund. Next deadline 31st May

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Administered by the Hull Community Safety Partnership (CSP), with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner , this fund is currently open for bids from community and voluntary sector groups.

Groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000

The funding panel are looking for bids that focus on CSP priorities and/or the Police and Crime plan aims.
CSP Priorities:

  • Reducing Domestic Abuse and Violent Behaviour
  • Reducing Offending and Re-offending
  • Reducing Substance Misuse
  • Supporting Victims, Vulnerable People and Communities

The PCC Police and Crime Plan aims are:

  • To develop increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities in the Humber area;
  • To build confidence in the agencies involved in creating safer communities; and
  • To provide services to victims and the most vulnerable that meets their needs

For full details of the Crime Reduction Fund and how to apply go to the PCC website