July 2019 | Newsletter

Happy International Joke Day! We’re very happy to deliver you all the fantastic funding news that July has to offer on the sunny morning – and we promise it’s no joke.

Last Chance to Book Your Outcomes Training! Friday 5th July, 2.30 – 5pm: a brand new training course on everything you always wanted to know about outcomes.  

If you have ever had a grant application turned down, funders consistently report that problems about how you describe your outcomes are the most likely culprit!This lively, interactive workshop will give you the tools you need to be confident that:your project is meaningfulyou can explain why it is meaningfulyou know what success will look likeyou can clearly link the need for the project to the activities you propose, through to project outcomes.Bring all the questions about outcomes that you’ve never dared to ask!All course resources and refreshments will be provided.The course costs £50, but there is a limited number of tickets available at thebargain price of just £7.50 for groups or projects based in York.

Book now to save your place!

Skipton Charitable Foundation 

The Skipton Charitable Foundation supports registered charities with donations of up to £3,000, for the provision of improved community welfare. Eligible projects should:
 provide a clear and immediate benefit to recipients in the UKbenefit children, through education and/or welfare, youth schemes and projects, or the elderly and their carerequire funding for ‘tangible’ purposes such as the purchase ofspecific items or financing of activities, rather than general or core costsApplications must include your latest two years’ financial accounts and should be sent to:

Secretary to the Charitable Foundation
Skipton Building Society
The Bailey
North Yorkshire
BD23 1DN

Find out more and download your application form here.
Support for Unpaid Carers

A £5m fund has been launched by The Carers Innovation Fund to invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers. The scheme aims to ensure carers are not taken for granted and their well-being is protected such that they can enjoy full lives. Funds are available to:the voluntary sectorcharitiesSMEscommercial organisations
Projects will be expected to show a positive effect on:carers’ health and wellbeingcarers’ ability to manage work alongside caring responsibilitiescarers’ ability to take a break from their caring rolereducing loneliness and social isolationExample projects the fund would invest in include technology platforms that help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities, and support groups such as carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds.

Funding requests of up to £500,000 will be considered.Apply online here.
Young Peoples’ Holiday Grants 

The Henry Smith Charity offer funding to recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under in the UK who are disabled for disadvantaged. 

Grants are one-off donations and range in size between £500 – £2,500. Eligible applicants should be either a school, a small charity or a not-for-profit organisation. 

Applications for the next funding period open 3 July 2019. Overseas trips will not be considered. 

For more more information and full funding guidelines, please visit The Henry Smith Charity website.
Weavers’ Company Benevolent FundWearers support work in the following areas of interest:Young Offenders Prisoners and Ex-prisonersYoung disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvementTrustees are especially interested in helping smaller organisations which offer direct services. Organisations must normally be registered charities or in theprocess of applying for registration. Applications for funding up to £15,000 per annum will be considered. Grands are normally awarded for one year only. To make sure grants of this size have an impact, we will not normally fund large organisations.Applicants should also show that they have investigated other sources offunding and made plans for the future, which should include replacement funding if appropriate.

Application deadline: 31st July 2019.
See more on the Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund website.
The Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust 
This small trust gives grants of up to £5,000 to registered charities based in Yorkshire or benefiting Yorkshire directly, delivering work that supports:relief of hardship amongst childrenolder people and people with disabilities, ormedical research projects.The next deadline is Friday 26 July. To request funding you should download and fill in the application form available here. Send your completed form by post to the Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust along with any other relevant information, particularly enclosing a copy of your latest audited or examined accounts to the present year, together with the Annual Report.  

For more information, click here to visit the website. 
The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

The foundation makes grants to UK registered charities working in the areas ofeducation or health, with one or more of their three priority groups:Children and young people with disabilitiesChildren and young people who are sick in hospitalChildren and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)Funding can be for up to two years, with a maximum grant limit of £30,000 per year – although most grants are much smaller.

Applications should be submitted by 5.30pm on Tuesday 23rd July 2019. Theapplication form is available on the Foundation’s website, and should be submitted both electronically and in hard copy. For more information, and to access the application form, visit the DM Thomas Foundation website here.
Making Music 

If your organisation works with children and young people in England, delivering musical activities or projects, you may be eligible for Youth Music funding. 

Youth Music has 5 priority areas – eligible projects should fit into at least one ofthese:Early Years: children aged 0-5 who face barriers to accessing music-making due to their circumstances or where they liveSpecial Educational Needs/Disabilities: children and young people who have moderate to profound/multiple learning difficulties, have sensory impairments, or have disabilitiesYoung people (aged 16-24) who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), or are at risk of becoming NEETYouth Justice: children and young people who are, have been, or are at risk of being in contact with the youth justice systemColdspots: children and young people who face barriers to accessing music-making opportunities as a direct result of where or who they are
The project must also benefit children and young people in England only – other UK countries are not considered under this scheme.

The next round of their Fund A scheme will be opening soon, with a deadline date of 24th August. For more information, and to apply, visit the Youth Music website.
Support for Scottish Charities

The Cray Trust support general charitable purposes in Scotland with grants ofup to £5,000. Supported causes include: The prevention or relief of povertyThe advancement of educationThe advancement of healthThe advancement of citizenship or community developmentThe advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or scienceThe advancement of public participation in sportThe advancement of environmental protection or improvementThe relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantageThe advancement of animal welfareTrustees prefer to support smaller charities for whom grants will make a significant difference. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis, and there are no application deadlines. Please apple in writing to the Trust at Springfords:

c/o Springfords
Dundas House
Westfield Park
EH22 3FB
Social Enterprise Awards 2019

Have you helped a social enterprise grow through social investment? You could be in the running to win at the 2019 Social Enterprise Awards. Help recognise the hard work of yours, or another worthy team by nominating them online now – nominations close 7th July.
Award categories: UK Social Enterprise of the Year One to WatchProve It: Social Impact‘Buy Social’ – Market BuilderSocial Investment Deal of the YearHealth & Social Care Social EnterpriseConsumer Facing Social EnterpriseEducation & Training Social EnterpriseEnvironmental Social EnterpriseTech for GoodWomen in Social EnterpriseInternational ImpactTransformative Community Business (Sponsored by Power to Change)Employee EngagementApply online on the Social Enterprise Awards website
Creative Arts in Scotland 

Creative Scotland is a public body supporting the arts, screen and creative industries across the whole of Scotland, on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits there. It redistributes income from two primary sources – the Scottish Government and the UK National Lottery
Open Project FundingThe Open Project Funding scheme supports an activity or a set of activities in the arts, screen and creative industries. These activities should take place within a specified period of up to 2 years, with an agreed start and end date, and specific objectives to be achieved in that time. Projects should benefit artists and creative people, and/or arts, screen and creative organisations from Scotland. Preferred projects will help organisations to sustain themselves and their work, help them thrive, and will benefit the people in Scotland. 

You can apply for any amount between £1000 and £150,000, and there are no application deadlines for the Open Project Funding. Find out more and apply online here
Joined up York
Joined up York is a new initiative seeking to connect local innovators, activists and community groups in York. Throughout 2019, monthly events are being held across the city, offering peer support, advice and networking opportunities. From football clubs to choirs, from community allotments to support for homeless people, everybody is welcome and has something to contribute. 

Upcoming EventFri, 5 July 2019, 12.00 – 2.00pm at York Cocoa Works, Castlegate. Sign up FREE here

Come along and meet informally with other local organisations as well as charity funding experts.For updates and future events, follow Joined up York on Twitter and join the Facebook group.