June 2019 | Newsletter

Here we are in June – the month with the shortest nights and the longest days of the year – what better time to write a few funding bids and painlessly increase your organisation’s income in the coming year?

Invigorating Community Spaces
Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas looking to improve community spaces. If your community organisation is thinking about growing its trading activities to generate more sustainable income, you may be eligible. 
 The Foundation can offer:Interest-free loans of up to £50,000 towards viable business ideas that will benefit the whole community – particularly those facing greater challengesNo repayments for the first year, while your trading activities are developingPossible grant funding in addition to the loan, for organisations based in more deprived areas, or whose work mainly benefits more disadvantaged members of the communityRead more here.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Outcomes (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)This brand new training course takes place in York on Friday 5th July, 2.30 – 5pm.

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 meaningful- you can explain why it is meaningful- you know what success will look like- you 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 avoid disappointment!
Adventure, Recreation and Welfare for Young People
The Hedley Foundation makes grants to small, UK charities working with young people in the areas of recreation, sport, training, health and welfare, support and outdoor education. Grants average £3000. The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and adventure-type activities and the funding ofappropriate kit and equipment. 

Read more here

Trustees meet on 16th July, so you should submit your application as soon as possible in June in order for it to be considered by the board. Download the application form (available here) and submit via post to: Miss Lucy Janes
Appeals Secretary
The Hedley Foundation
1-3 College Hill
London EC4R 2RA
Persimmon Building Futures
Throughout 2019 the Building Futures campaign is offering donations to organisations supporting children in health, sport, education and the arts.

This year the campaign is bigger than in previous rounds, with
monthly cash donations of £1000 for 128 groups, and in the final stages, prizes from £5000 – £100,000!

Find out more and apply online here.
Reaching Communities Grants
The National Lottery Community Fund offers grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting voluntary and community organisations with ideas designed to help communities thrive. You may be eligible if your project will:bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities improve the places and spaces that matter to communities enable more people to fulfill their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stageWhat’s funded?
Staff salaries; project activities; running costs; small-scale refurbishment; equipment; organisational development.

For more information, and to apply online, please click here.
Under-represented Community Causes
The Hilden Charitable Trust awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. Grants average around £5,000, and aim to fund more ‘unpopular causes’, particularly those seeking to benefit their local community. In the UK, the charity’s grant making priorities are:HomelessnessPenal AffairsAsylum Seekers and RefugeesCommunity-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25For more information, visit their website. You can also see the application form here.
Grants for Sports Projects 
The Sirius Minerals Foundation are offering:Capital grants of between £20,000 – £50,000 to create or improve sports facilitiesSmall grants of up to £1,000 to purchase kit, equipment or improve trainingTrustees will prioritise organisations aiming to increase the participation of local people in amateur sport. The initiatives will need to serve communities in Redcar and Cleveland, Scarborough Borough or the North York Moors National Park.

See more here.
Promoting New Music 
The Hinrichsen Foundation offers grants from £1,000 to support theperformance of contemporary music and musicological research. Grants are offered to both individuals and organisations for:the commissioning of new worknon-commercial recordings or publicationssupporting performers and promotersTrustees are looking to support performers and promoters who are both innovative in the music they are bringing to the public and are also innovative in how they seek to engage with the community and audiences.

Hinrichsen are keen to look at applications from across the UK – not just themain urban centres.

Applicants should demonstrate that funding would have a significant bearing on the viability of the project in question. 

Read more and apply online here.
Berkeley Foundation Skills For Positive Futures Grants

Funding is offered by Berkley Foundation to community-led organisations in London, the City of Birmingham and the South of England working to develop life skills and resilience among children who are vulnerable to involvement in violence. 

Young people at risk of permanent exclusion from school are exceptionally vulnerable to becoming involved in criminal activity and youth violence. Berkeley are supporting organisations whose aim is to improve young people’s social and emotional skills, which research demonstrates are related to their likelihood of facing exclusion. 

Trustees are offering grants to community-based groups offering targeted early-intervention support for children at risk of exclusion, equipping them with the skills to make positive life choices.

You are able to apply for up to £70,000 in funding, for up to two years. 

The programme is open for applications between 3 June – 3 July 2019.
Apply online here.
Awards for All England – National LotteryGrants of between  £300 and £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations in England. Funding is offered for:equipmentone-off eventssmall capital projectsstaff coststraining coststransportutilities/running costsvolunteer expenses.Focus should be upon bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities, improving the places and spaces that matter to communities, and enabling more people to fulfill their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. Read more and apply online at the National Lottery website.
Tudor Trust Community Grants
Tudor Trust funds a wide range of organisations working to support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities around the UK. Tudor supports work which tries to meet the many different needs of people at themargins of our society in a wide variety of ways. Applications which detail how they plan to  tackle these needs, their root causes, and which communicate a clear sense of how their work will make a difference. are looked on favourably. 

There is no maximum or minimum grant, though in practice grants are usually a minimum of of £10,000.
Around 1 in 10 applications receive a grant. Usually grants are made over one, two or three years. Trustees understand that tackling deep-rooted problems takes time so sometimes fund over a longer period, usually by making a further grant following on from the original one.

To explore whether Tudor could be right for your project, look at the Tudor Trust website.
Co-op Local Community Fund
The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects that make a difference to local communities near Co-op stores and funeral homes. 

Applications close 16 June!

Funds are available to projects which: help a local community come together to save, build, fix or improve indoor or outdoor local spacessupport the mental or physical health of a community through well-being activities help people reach their full potential by developing their skills (See full inclusion criteria here). 

Most communities are awarded between £4,000 and £6,000. Successful applicants will be part of the Local Community Fund for 12 months – from 27 October 2019 to 24 October 2020. You’ll receive your share of the funding in 2 payments – one in April 2020 and one in November 2020.

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 EventsFri, 21 June 2019, 1.30 – 3.30pm at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road. Sign up FREE here

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

Come along to either or both 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 theFacebook group.