March 2019 | Newsletter

Spring has officially sprung – here in York we always love the sight of the daffodils blooming on the city walls at this time of year! We’d love to know what sights bring Spring to life for you – tweet us your photos at @BewareBull.

Your Chance To Win!
This year is the 25th anniversary of the National Lottery Awards. This initiative takes place every year, aiming to find the UK’s best-loved Lottery-funded projects and athletes. Awards are made in the following categories:
Athlete of the Year
Special Achievement

Awards winners receive a cash prize of £5,000 and will be invited to attend an awards ceremony which is usually broadcast on BBC One.

Dates for this year’s nominations haven’t yet been announced but are expected within the next month – if your project has been funded by a Lottery grant this year (including Awards for All, Reaching Communities, Heritage Lottery Fund, Sport England and more), keep an eye on the National Lottery Awards page for your chance to enter.

Lady Neville Charity
This charitable trust makes capital grants to registered charities and not-for-profits in three priority areas:
Local Heritage projects which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture
Performing and Visual Arts Groups involved in undertaking a particular activity in any field in this area
Any charitable activity taking place in communities where the Skinners’ Company has existing work or historical links (this includes The City of London, ‘The Square Mile’; London Boroughs of Camden, particularly Kings Cross, Enfield, Hackney, and Hounslow; West Kent, particularly Tonbridge & Malling, and Tunbridge Wells; Romney Marsh (excluding East Sussex))

To be eligible, your organisational income must be under £100,000 annually, and the total project cost must be under £10,000. Running costs are not supported. The next deadline for applications is Friday 22nd March – for more information, and to download the application form, visit the Lady Neville Charitywebsite.

The Goodman Foundation 
This charitable foundation focuses on social change and improving the lives of those less privileged in the community. They make grants to charities working with people on low incomes, older people and those with disabilities or ill health. Their average grant is around £12,000, and they are known to give grants for:
Project costs
Warehousing or office space

The foundation also offers fundraising and volunteer support as well as regular payroll donations to their chosen community partners. 

There are no deadlines and no application form – simply apply in writing to the Foundation’s registered office: 

The Goodman Foundation
c/o ABP 
Unit 6290
Bishops Court 
Solihull Parkway 
Birmingham Business Park 
B37 7YB

Hull’s On The Money
If your project is based in Hull of the East Riding of Yorkshire, you could be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £4,000. The Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust makes grants for revenue or capital costs, with a particular interest in projects involving young people.

The next deadline for applications is 20th April. Applying is quick and easy – just send a letter and proposal – and the Trust provides a list of the information they require here on their website.

Allchurches Trust
The Allchurches Trust funds projects that demonstrate a focus on the impact on people and communities, offering small grants of between £1,000 – £15,000 (larger grants are also available for projects costing over £1 million).

Grants are offered to churches, charities, schools and other organisations with a Christian focus. Churches may apply for repairs and structural work as well as ministry, outreach and community projects. Charities are eligible if you have a Christian ethos and the project tackles issues including:
Homelessness and poverty
Mental health and counselling
Social exclusion and loneliness
Ex-offender support
Community health and well-being
Substance misuse

All projects should meet at least one of the Trust’s funding priorities:
Building communities, especially where they are hurting or broken
Helping people, especially those in particular need, to flourish
Growing churches, spiritually and numerically

Applications for smaller projects are generally considered on a monthly basis. For more information, and to apply, visit the trust’s website.

Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants
If you’re looking for capital funding, you may be eligible to apply for one of these small grants from the Rank Foundation. To be eligible your organisation should: 
Be a UK registered charity
Have an annual income of less than £500,000
Have already raised 1/3 of the total cost of your project
Be based in the UK and the project be taking place in the UK
Demonstrate inclusive use by the wider community 

There are no deadlines or maximum grant amounts. The Foundation is currently accepting applications for their May 2019 meeting, and the average grant is £1,000. For more information, please visit The Rank Foundation’swebsite

Are You Missing Out?
There’s more out there for your charity than JustGiving and VirginMoneyGiving! Charity Digital News have written up an informative report on some of the lesser known funding platforms, which offer slightly different structures to online fundraising and may benefit your organisation more than the big names do. Take a look at the report here.

The Sobell Foundation 
This charitable foundation provide grants of up to UK registered charities working in the following areas: 
Medical care and treatment, including respite care and hospices
Care for physically and mentally disabled adults and children
Education and training for adults and children with physical and learning disabilities
Care and support of the elderly
Care and support for children

The majority of UK grants go towards their Medical priority. Most grants are for amounts under £50,000. There are no deadlines – for more information, and to access the Foundation’s application form, visit their website.

The Foyle Foundation
The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme supports smaller, UK based, registered charities working at grassroots and local community level. Trustees will consider projects in ‘any field, across a wide range of activities’, provided your organisation has an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. 

One-year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to cover core costs, equipment or project funding. Your application should show that such a grant will make a significant difference to your work.

There are no deadlines for submission. Applications will be received at all times but it may take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees. Please apply well in advance of your requirements.

The small grants application form can be found here. Applications, along with the additional information detailed on the website, should be sent to:

The Foyle Foundation
Rugby Chambers
2 Rugby Street
London WC1N 3QU

Souter Charitable Trust
This charitable Trust supports projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. Grants are restricted to UK registered charities only. The trustees generally meet once a month and acknowledge all applications. Whilst there are no minimum or maximum amounts given, an average grant would be a small one off in the region of£1,000 – £3,000.

The next meeting of the trustees will be on Thursday 28th March 2019. Grant applications for consideration at the meeting should be with the secretary no later than Friday 22nd March 2019. There is no application form – the Trust prefers an application in writing. For more information on how to apply, visit the Souter Charitable Trust website.

Make Sure You Don’t Miss Out
JustTextGiving, the text donation service launched by JustGiving and Vodafone seven years ago, is to shut down on 31st March. This is due to reported change in consumer behaviour and new technologies; the rapid development of smartphone technology has meant JustGiving has had to keep innovating ahead of these trends to support the changing needs of causes and consumers who want to give.

If your charity uses JustTextGiving, make sure your supporters are aware that your code is no longer active after this point. If you know text donations are a big hit with your supporters, you can set up a similar service with DONATE – more information can be found on their website.