This month sees a whole range of special events across the UK, from Deaf Awareness Week to our own favourite: National Doughnut Week (11th – 18th May, in aid of The Children’s Trust). Here at Beware of the Bull we are preparing to celebrate Limerick Day, held each year on the birthday of Edward Lear (1812 – 1888), famous for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks. Ahem…
Your monthly newsletter from York
Is packed full of fundraising talk
And on 12th May
Which is Limerick Day
Also rhymes… er…fork, walk and stork…
|Thomas Wall Trust |
Grants of up to £1,000 are on offer for small charities running specific projects or activities that serve the educational and social needs of their community.It must be clear from your application how a grant of this size will make a significant contribution to the project or activity.
To be eligible, charities should have been established for 2 or more years, and should have an income of less than £100,000 per annum
The next application deadline is 31st May.
|BBC Children in Need|
Children in Need has two grants programmes, both of which are open to charities and not-for-profit organisations of any size working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:Illness, distress, abuse or neglectAny kind of disabilityBehavioural or psychological difficultiesLiving in poverty or situations of deprivation.
The Main Grants programme offers grants of over £10,000 per year for up to three years. The next deadline is 19th May.
The Small Grants programme is for applications for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years – a total maximum request of£30,000. For this programme, the next deadline is 2nd June.
To find out more and apply online, click here.
|Work in the North East?|
Ballinger Charitable Trust gives out grants and funding to registered charities, with a current focus on supporting organisations in North East England. Grants can be for revenue or capital, core or project costs.The funder’s key priorities are:activities that deliver health, development and well-being to children and young people, andactivities that deliver health and well-being to older people, particularly to people living with dementia and their carersThe guidance suggests that the online form should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Why not take a look?https://www.ballingercharitabletrust.org.uk/
|Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Outcomes (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)|
A brand new workshop style learning session launches on Friday 5th July in York. Super value at just £50 – and for groups based in York, there is a limited number of tickets available at just £7.50. Book now to avoid disappointment!Outcomes are the core of any successful funding bid – and any successful project. 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 are provided.
Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £50,000 under this trust’s theme of Children and Health, for work which supports the health, welfare and well-being of young people, particularly concerning issues of addiction, crime, homelessness, disability and disadvantage. Support is also given for work with young carers, ex-offenders, and on initiatives designed to prevent re-offending.
Applications for up to £10,000 are considered every two months, while those between £10,000 and £50,000 must be received by 31st May for the autumn assessment meeting, or by 31st December for the spring meeting.
Full information is available at: http://www.themacroberttrust.org.uk/
|Mental Health Support for Children and Young People|
A new scheme from Comic Relief will fund work focusing on vulnerable children and young people (aged 5 – 24 years) from groups under-served by current services. It will prioritise proposals that place partnership working at theheart of the bid. Applications are invited from organisations that have a minimum annual income of £250,000, and grants will be between £150,000 – £700,000, for 3 – 5 years. Projects should be working on two or more of the following areas: tackling stigma and discriminationincreasing access to quality service provisionstrategic / systemic changes at local and/or national levelExamples of the groups the fund is seeking to support include:Socio-economically disadvantaged people Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groupsChildren and young people who have a parent with mental health problemsLesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ+)Children and young people living with HIV or other long term and life limiting illnessesChildren and young people with disabilities, including learning disabilitiesRefugees and asylum-seeking children and young peopleChildren and young people affected by traumatic experiences such as violence, abuse and neglectYoung offenders and young people who are not in education, employment or training. The fund opens on 1st May, and applications must be received by midday on 28th June. For more information visit Comic Relief website.
|Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Sending our Heads Spinning!|
‘Bike Libraries’ are a scheme whereby a site (e.g. leisure centre, community centre, library etc.) has a fleet of bikes which are available to borrow for free, ideally located in areas within walking-distance of disadvantaged neighbourhoods. These bikes can be used to partake in a range of activities to promote healthy living, social inclusion and to have fun!
Yorkshire bank wants to help expand this scheme in Yorkshire. In association with Welcome to Yorkshire, Yorkshire Bank is offering funding of up to £5,000to organisations wishing to set-up a Bike Library in their community.
Existing social enterprises which already do invaluable work providing cycling activities, training and bikes to local communities are eligible. Funds will be available to support the expansion of their existing work to provide free bike loans e.g. funding to purchase a storage container to store bikes and/or funding to upskill a volunteer in bike maintenance (e.g. Cytech).
Click here to find out more!
|Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants|
Grants are available to individual artists, community and cultural organisations for projects which focus on dance, literature, museums, music, theatre, visual arts, combined arts, and libraries (for arts activity).Typically awards are for amounts of between £1,000 and £100,000. They can fund up to a maximum of90% of the cost of a project, so you need to have at least 10% of the cost covered by other sources.
To apply, you need to register on their Grantium portal.
The Arts Council website has full details, and plenty of useful guidance.
|Free Resource to Help Find Funding|
NCVO, the national infrastructure organisation for the voluntary sector and volunteering, hosts the free funding search tool Funding Central.
The site includes access to a database of grants and loan finance opportunities, as well as some useful information and guidance about fundraising and related topics. You need to register on the site, but it is free, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
|Joined up York – Diary Dates|
The first two Joined up York networking events, and linked training workshops, got off to a flying start last month, with 42 people from a range of different projects getting involved. Please join the conversation by coming along to one of the next sessions – they’re free to attend, but please register by clicking on the date you require below:
Friday 17th May: 13:30 – 15:30 at Tang Hall Community Centre, Fifth Avenue York YO31 0UG
Friday 21st June: 13:30 – 15:30 at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd YO23 1BW
York is full of great people doing great stuff. From football clubs to choirs, from community allotments to support for homeless people, our city really knows how to make things happen. But recent research showed that smaller groups feel isolated; they said that it is hard to access support/advice or to be heard. Many people said that a gap is emerging between established groups and a new generation of activists. Skills and knowledge (eg traditional charities’ knowledge of governance and new groups’ understanding of social media) are not shared – missing opportunities for everyone. So we’re offering some space to create more connectionsso that more good stuff can happen in York.Who is it for? local groups/projects, social & environmental activists, anyone with ideas that can make life better for people in York.What to expect?discussions, information, skills and resource sharing,peer support, and a forum for groups to develop a collective voice on thereally important issues. Free refreshments
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