November 2018 | Newsletter

Remember, remember, the 5th of November! Here’s your November edition of the Beware of the Bull newsletter, coming to you on Bonfire Night full of red-hot funding opportunities and funding news…

Quick and Easy!
The Santander Foundation makes grants of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, CICs and credit unions for one-year projects. They have three funding strands:

Explorer: Improving people’s knowledge
Transformer: Improving skills and experience
Changemaker: Innovative solutions to social challenges

To be eligible, your organisation must work on a local basis, and must have at least one year’s accounts. Projects must be able to be fully funded by Santander (i.e. total project cost must be £5k or under) as they don’t make contributions. Applications must be made on a hard copy application form (available to pick up at Santander branches) and dropped off at your local branch. There are no deadlines – you can apply at any time, and if you’re successful, you’ll hear from Santander Foundation within 6 weeks. For more information, visit their website.

#GivingTuesday This Month
This year’s Giving Tuesday will be on 27th November. This is a great opportunity to get your supporters involved in fundraising for your charity – whether it’s simply by Tweeting about you using the #GivingTuesday hashtag, organising an event or taking on a sponsored challenge. For more information, and to sign your charity up, visit the Giving Tuesday website.

Get Planning!
The People’s Health Trust has recently published a timetable indicating their upcoming opening dates in different regions for their Active Communities programme over the coming year. This funding programme makes grants to projects that enable people to come together to improve their community or neighbourhood. To be eligible, your organisation must have an annual income of less than £350,000, less than 6 months’ reserves and have been constituted for at least 3 months. Grants are for amounts between £5,000 and £50,000, and can be for up to 2 years.

For more information on the fund, and to see the timetable for opening dates in your area, visit the People’s Health Trust website.

Youth Music Upcoming Deadlines
Youth Music makes grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations in England for projects that provide opportunities for music-making to children and young people (aged 0-25) in challenging circumstances. They currently have two funding streams available to apply for:

Fund A: makes grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 over 6-24 months. You must have at least 10% match funding for your project in order to apply to this fund, although only 5% needs to be cash match
Fund B: makes grants of between £30,001 and £150,000. For grants of £100,000 and under, this is over 18-36 months, with a minimum of 15% match funding. For grants of £100,000 to £150,000, this is over 24-36 months, with a minimum of 25% match funding.

The next deadline for Fund A is 7th December, and for Fund B is 9th November. Fund A applications are a one-stage process, and you will hear within 3 months of the deadline whether you have been successful. Fund B applications are a two-stage process – if you’re invited to make a stage two application, you’ll know the outcome within 6 months of the initial deadline. For more information, and to apply, visit the Youth Music website.

British Science Week Grants
The British Science Week Community Grants Scheme seeks to expand the audiences that engage with science and self-identify as having an interest in science by empowering and supporting community groups to run their own science activities during British Science Week (8-17 March 2019). The Scheme will make grants of between £500 and £1,000 to community organisations that work with the following groups, who are known to be underrepresented in science:
people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)
people with low socioeconomic status (SES), including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income
young people facing adversity, including those not in education, employment or training (NEET)
people with a mental or physical disability
people living in a remote and rural location
girls and women

Grant money can be used for materials, room hire, publicity, speakers, trainers, freelancers, project-specific staff costs, AV hire, reasonable volunteer expenses, transport or other costs of activities or events celebrating British Science Week. The deadline for applications is 12th November – for more information, and to apply, visit the British Science Week website.

Grants For Small Charities
The Yapp Charitable Trust makes grants of up to £3,000 per year, for up to 3 years, to registered charities with an annual expenditure of less than £40,000. To be eligible, your charity must have been established for at least 3 years and must work with one of the Trust’s priority groups:
Elderly people
Children and young people aged 5 – 25
People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

The Trust makes grants to contribute to core costs – they are not interested in funding new projects. There are no deadlines for applications, although the Trust states that it may take up to 5 months to receive a decision. For more information, and to download the application form, visit the Trust’s website.

They’ve Got The Dough
The Warburtons Trust makes grants of up to £250 to not-for-profit organisations in England, Scotland or Wales for projects that support any of their charitable aims:
Health: helping families lead healthier lifestyles
Financial Stability: helping families manage their finances
Worklessness: helping families recognise the economic and social benefits of employment
Health Education: helping educate families about healthy lifestyles
Aspiration: helping raise people’s career aspirations to improve prospects for them and their families
Employability and Skills: helping raise employment prospects for family members seeking employment

The next deadline for applications is 15th November. Applications are quick and easy – it’s just a simple online form. For more information, and to apply, visit the Warburtons website.

Swire Charitable Trust
This charitable trust makes grants to UK registered charities working in the following areas:

Community and social welfare – charities that help to foster long-term positive change in the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities, with a particular focus on those working with young people leaving care, homelessness, ex-Services, and victims of slavery and human trafficking.

Education and training – charities that help children and adults from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents, with a preference for charities that are:
Working to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged and marginalised children
Targeting improvements in essential skills such as literacy and numeracy
Empowering young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), or marginalised adults, to engage with education or training

Heritage – charities working to restore neglected buildings and monuments which can contribute to community regeneration, particularly in areas of deprivation. The trustees would especially like to hear from smaller heritage charities that focus on providing employment, training or volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged members of their local communities.

There are no minimum or maximum grants – the majority of grants are for one year only and the amount is decided by the Trust. Applications are through the Trust’s online process and can be done at any time. For more information, and to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

Funding For York-Based Groups
The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) has a deadline coming up for their York Committee grants. For this fund, JRHT is looking for projects that:
could help to solve poverty and disadvantage in York,
could help to increase and better co-ordinate access to benefits advice, debt advice, support with developing financial capability, and information and advocacy for those in or at risk of poverty, or
offer a local community-based activity to prevent and reduce isolation where poverty is a contributing factor or barrier.

If your York-based project fits into one of these categories, why not apply to the fund? JRHT will make grants of up to £10,000 over one year. The next deadline for applications is 2pm on Wednesday 5th December. For more information, and to apply, visit the JRHT website.

WG Edwards Charitable Foundation
This charitable foundation makes grants to UK registered charities for innovative projects that benefit people aged over 65. To be eligible, your charity must have been registered with the Charity Commission for at least 2 years. The Foundation makes grants under two categories:

Health and welfare: grants for refurbishment of residential care housing for the elderly and for building projects which are nearing completion. Trustees also consider the provision of equipment and furniture to enhance care and improve quality of life.

Community and innovation: grants for community initiatives such as exercise classes for the over-65s, lunch clubs, horticultural therapy and day trips. They will also consider grants for technology projects aimed at benefiting the over-65s, but will not fund IT equipment for staff/volunteers.

The Foundation will fund capital costs (e.g. equipment, building costs, refurbishment costs) and will not contribute to salaries. The average grant is for £1,700. The next deadline for applications is 10th December. For more information on how and when to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.