March 2022 | Newsletter

2022 is speeding along at a rate of knots – we can hardly believe it’s March already! However, a new month means new funding opportunities – here’s a few of the best that we’ve rounded up just for you.

Masonic Charitable Foundation
This charitable foundation has changed the way it operates and now accepts applications for its Children and Young People and Later Life grants on a rolling basis.Both programmes make grants as follows: Small Grants: unrestricted grants of up to £5,000 per year for up to 3 years. To be eligible, charities must have an annual income of under £500,000 Large Grants: project-restricted grants of £10,000 – £60,000 over up to 3 years. To be eligible, charities must have an annual income of over £500,000 The Later Life programme makes grants to local and national charities that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life, while the Children and Young People programme makes grants to charities helping disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the challenges they face. The Masonic Charitable Foundation also has occasional funding rounds open for grants to hospices. For more information, and to apply for a grant, visit the Masonic Charitable Foundation website.

Magic Little Grants 2022
This grant scheme is opening again this year from Wednesday 16th March. Grants of £500 are available and the application takes just 10 minutes to complete. This year the scheme will make grants to 2,650 organisations, compared with 2,000 last year. For more information, visit the Magic Little Grants website.

Ironmongers’ Company
The Ironmongers’ Company foundation makes grants to UK registered charities for projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. Grants can be for up to £10,000, although the average grant is around £4,000. To be eligible, your project must: be for children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale take place within the UK Projects where a grant from the Ironmongers’ Company will make a big difference (i.e. those with low overall project costs and/or from organisations with a low annual income) will be prioritised. The next deadline for applications is 31st July – for more information on how to apply, visit the Ironmongers’ Company website.

Tudor Trust Announces Temporary Closure
The Tudor Trust has announced it will be closing to new applications (i.e. applications from organisations that are not currently funded by the Trust) for a year from 1st April. If your charity is planning to make an application to the Tudor Trust you can still do this up until 31st March – more information here.

Funding For Yorkshire-Based Groups
The Bettys & Taylors Group Coronavirus Community Fund makes grants to charities and community groups based in Yorkshire, whose activities work to: promote good health and wellbeing reduce inequalities reduce loneliness and social isolation To be eligible, you must: be a registered charity, CIC, co-operative, social enterprise or constituted community group have an annual income of under £200,000 be based in and work with Yorkshire communities Priority will be given to applications from organisations in the areas surrounding a Bettys Café Tea Rooms (York, Harrogate, Northallerton and Ilkley) or who work in areas of disadvantage or with a particular community that faces disadvantage.

Two levels of grant are available: small grants (£500 – £1,000) or large grants (£1,000 – £5,000). The deadline for applications is 14th March – for more information, and to apply, visit the website.

Kit 4 Kids
The Poundland Foundation’s Kit 4 Kids grants scheme is now open for another round. Grants of up to £750 for new kit are available for grassroots sports clubs supporting children under 18 across the UK. To be eligible, your organisation must: Be a registered charity, CIC or unregistered community group Work with under 18s only Have an annual income of under £10,000 and hold reserves of under £5,000 Have an up-to-date safeguarding/child protection policy Have your own bank account Not have received support from the Poundland Foundation before Applications are open to clubs from across the UK, but those from the most deprived areas will be prioritised. The deadline for applications is 13th March – for more information, and to apply, visit the Poundland Foundation website.

Free Digital Skills Development
Digital Boost is a non-profit, free-of-charge online platform that helps people who work for and lead small businesses and charities to learn digital skills. Employees of SMEs and charities can receive a personalised digital education journey that includes one-to-one mentoring calls, webinars and workshops and a resource library. If this sounds like it’d be useful for your organisation, you can find out more here.

Windrush Day Grant Scheme 2022
This year’s Windrush Day grants programme is open for applications. The fund looks for organisations to develop and run creative projects to celebrate, commemorate and educate about the Windrush Generation and their contribution to British economic, social, and cultural life. All projects must include an event that takes place on Windrush Day (22nd June) but activities can take place over a longer period.

The scheme will make grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects such as: Public celebrations and community activities Education through culturally relevant activities and events Exchange visits and programmes Religious services Arts projects Cultural programmes The deadline for applications is 18th March – for more information, and to apply, visit the Windrush Day Grants Scheme webpage.

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