August 2021 | Newsletter

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Movement for Good Phase 2
The second phase of Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good funding awards is now open for applications. In Phase 1 earlier this year, the scheme awarded 500 grants of £1,000 each. This phase aims to support charities with longer-term funding, with 30 charities to receive a grant of £10,000 – and of these 30, 2 winners will receive an additional £50,000 and one an additional £100,000.

With this phase, Ecclesiastical is actively championing innovation, giving charities the backing they need to propel their plans forward and turn creative ideas into practical solutions that benefit society. Applications should be for projects working in any of the following areas:

Education/skills: Enabling learning and development, in particular among young people
Rural/community development: Supporting and building our communities, in particular in rural areas
Heritage/arts/culture: Helping celebrate, preserve or protect our heritage and culture
Climate/environment: Contributing to our collective challenge to tackle impact on the climate and environment
Human rights/equality: Furthering a more inclusive and equal world for everyone

Applications are open now with a deadline of Friday 6th August – for more information, and to apply, visit the Ecclesiastical website.
The Hedley Foundation
This charitable foundation makes grants to UK registered charities for projects in the following areas:

Youth Support: Projects which raise aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people
Disabled Support: Projects to improve the quality of life of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities, sensory impairment and learning difficulties
Supporting the Elderly and Terminally Ill: Projects to help elderly people to maintain a level of independence and projects to support those in the closing stage of life, in hospices or hospitals
Miscellaneous Support: Projects to support carers, homeless people, ex-offenders and those about to leave custody

Most grants are for amounts between £250 and £5,000. The Foundation will not consider funding:

salaries
building construction
general running costs
transport
financial deficits
overseas projects
churches
museums

The next Trustee meeting will take place at the end of October – to ensure your application is considered at that meeting, the deadline will be 15th September. For more information, and to download the application form, visit the Hedley Foundation website.
Frugi Happy Childhood Fund
This month Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund is looking to support UK registered charities who are helping prevent children being hungry: projects they would like to fund include:

Food banks
Community kitchens
Holiday hunger

They will make grants of up to £5,000 and would like to support the entirety of a project, rather than contributing to organisational running costs. To be eligible, you will be a small, grassroots charity which is working directly with children in poverty. The deadline for applications to this round is 12pm on 6th August – for more information, and to apply, visit the Frugi website.
Local Connections Fund – Deadline Extended
The deadline for the second round of this funding stream from the National Lottery Community Fund has been extended – new deadline is 20th August. The fund makes grants of between £300 and £2,500 to charities and community groups with an annual income of under £50,000, towards projects that will reduce loneliness and bring people together within a community. For more information, and to apply, visit the National Lottery Community Fund website.
Clothworkers Foundation Grants Scheme Reopens
The Clothworkers’ Foundation has reopened its Open Grants Scheme, which makes grants towards capital projects (i.e. purchase of fittings, fixtures, equipment, vehicles, buildings, and construction/renovation/refurbishment of buildings). Open Grants will be made for capital projects supporting the following priority areas:

Alcohol & Substance Misuse
Disadvantaged Minority Communities
Disadvantaged Young People
Domestic & Sexual Abuse
Homelessness
Older People People With Disabilities
Prisoners & Ex-Offenders
Visual Impairment

For more information, and to apply, visit the Clothworkers’ Foundation website.
Support With Evaluation
Did you know that Beware of the Bull can support your organisation with monitoring & evaluation? From design to delivery, our expert staff can help you with:

Outcomes framework: mapping your Theory of Change, from organisational aims, through to service user outcomes and the indicators needed to measure them
Research design: developing a clear plan for when, where & how to record data for monitoring & evaluation
Data capture and analysis: visiting your organisation to undertake interviews & focus groups with service users, staff & volunteers – expertly teasing out the information funders want to know
Report writing: collating, analysing and presenting evaluation data – showcasing your hard work and giving funders a clear picture of your successes

Visit our website for more information and to contact us for a free, no obligation quote.
CSJ Awards
The Centre for Social Justice Awards 2022 are now open for applications. These annual awards celebrate exceptional charities and social enterprises who are making a real difference to tackle poverty and its causes. To be eligible, your organisation must evidence working innovatively and collaboratively with communities in the most deprived areas nationally, have an income of under £2 million and be working in one of the CSJ priority areas:

Work & welfare
Addiction
Education
Family Debt, Housing & Financial Inclusion
Criminal Justice
Modern slavery

This year, 4 awards will be made in 4 income categories:

Under £100k
Between £100k and £500k
Between £500k and £1million
Between £1 million and £2 million

Each chosen organisation will receive a grant of £10,000 and will have a film made promoting their work. The deadline for the first stage of the application process is 31st August – for more information, and to apply, visit the CSJ website.
 
Theatres Trust – Small Grants
The second round of this new scheme is now open, providing grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future. Eligible projects include small capital works, the installation of key plant and machinery and works which make theatre buildings digital-ready. Applications are also welcome for projects that help theatres reopen as Covid-secure.

This scheme will prioritise improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. Revenue and survey costs will not be funded. To be eligible for the scheme, your organisation must:

own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 5 years (on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
run a year-round programme of live performance, of no less than 30 performances a year 
have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structure and be able to provide certified or audited accounts for at least two years

The deadline for applications to this round is 8th November – for more information, and to apply, visit the Theatres Trust website.
 
Sport England Return to Play
The small grants part of Sport England’s Return to Play funding stream is still open for applications, for new projects that will help participants to return to sport and physical activity following the COVID-19 pandemic. To be eligible, your project must:

be a new activity – you can’t ask for funding for something you’re already delivering
be for between £300 and £10,000
directly focus on responding to the pandemic
take place over a 6-month period (applications for funding for up to a year will be considered under exceptional circumstances

Priority will be given to projects taking place in areas within the 30% most deprived in England (as outlined in the Indices of Multiple Deprivation), and those working with girls and women, young people aged 16-24 and older people aged 70+. The fund will be open for applications until the end of the year – for more information, and to apply, visit the Sport England website.
TNLCF Data Breach – Are You Affected?
The National Lottery Community Fund (previously known as Big Lottery Fund) has reported a data breach relating to applications made between September 2013 and December 2019 for UK Portfolio, England funding and Building Better Opportunities funding. The data includes contact details (name, address, email and land and mobile numbers), date of birth, bank details (name of bank account, sort code and account number) and the applicant organisation’s address and website.

If you think you might be affected by this breach, make sure to update your passwords (ensuring you use strong, unique passwords), look out for phishing emails or fraudulent activity on your bank account and consider running a credit check against your name and address to enable you to spot any fraudulent applications being made in your name.

For more information, visit the TNLCF website.
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