October 2021 | Newsletter

The weather has certainly turned and it’s starting to look very autumnal as we head into October. If you can’t quite face heading out to work today (we don’t blame you!) why not grab a cup of tea and scroll through our list of funding news and opportunities…

It’s Our Birthday!
Beware of the Bull is 10 years old this month! Over the past decade, we’ve supported over 150 charities and community organisations across the UK with fundraising, development and research, and have delivered training to 468 more. Our fundraising efforts have brought in a confirmed total of £16,711,695 for the charities and not for profit projects we work with. We are proud to say that our ROI is more than 500% better than the industry average for 2020 – for every £1 paid to Beware of the Bull for fundraising, we returned over £68 in grants.

We’d love to work with you – for more information on our services, and to get in touch with our team, visit our website.

Aviva Climate Fund
For the final funding round of 2021, the Aviva Community Fund will be allocating an additional £150,000 towards projects that: Help prevent or reduce the impacts of climate change Help prepare people and places for the impacts of climate change, through education and recovery planning To enter the Climate Fund, projects must first apply for this round of the Aviva Community Fund (deadline: 5th October) and have their application approved. Projects in the Climate Fund will then have any donations matched, up to a total of £50 per donation, between 26 October 2021 and 7 December 2021, or until the entire £150,000 is allocated. ‘All Or Nothing’ projects must reach their target to receive match funding, and a maximum of £50,000 of match funding is available per organisation.

For more information, and to apply, visit the Aviva Community Fund website.

Children in Need – Last Chance!
The deadline for this year’s final round of Children in Need Small Grants is coming up – 11.30am on Wednesday 6th October. This funding stream makes grants of up to £10,000 per year over up to 3 years, for projects working with disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 18. Eligible organisations include: Registered charities. Voluntary organisations with a clear not-for-profit clause in their governing document. Special schools. Churches Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee. Children in Need’s Small Grants Programme is particularly focused on funding projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people. Applications should be able to evidence how they are involving children and young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of the work, and what difference it will make in the lives of the young people. For more information, and to apply, visit the Children in Need website.

Tackling Climate Change
The National Lottery Community Fund has opened a pot of funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. The Together for Our Planet funding stream makes grants of £1,000 – £10,000 to support small-scale community projects tackling climate change in areas including: food transport energy waste and consumption the natural environment. Activities will be prioritised from: people and communities hit hardest by climate change people and communities who are starting to think about taking climate action groups who have not received funding from us before groups who do not have a current award with us smaller organisations with an annual turnover of under £100,000. All projects must be about developing a community-led climate action project. Your project will also need to meet at least two of these criteria: It supports the development of longer-term climate action within communities (that is, taking place after the COP26 event in November). It encourages communities to plan for the climate emergency – to consider what climate action could mean to them and why it matters. It celebrates the importance of community-led climate action and encourages more people to get involved. It builds resilience in communities that are hardest hit by climate change. It provides jobs, skills or training opportunities for communities which support climate action. There is a total of £2.5 million available through this fund. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 18th November – for more information, and to apply, visit the TNLCF website.

The Status of UK Fundraising 2021
Blackbaud’s new analysis into the UK fundraising landscape is set to be published on 4th October. With data gathered from over 1,170 fundraising professionals, the report looks to understand how the UK’s not-for-profit sector adapted its fundraising practices during the pandemic and beyond. For more information, and to sign up to receive a copy of the free eBook, visit the Blackbaud website.

People’s Health Trust Funding Flash!
PHT is now open for a short period in the following areas: Health Lottery South East – open in parts of Portsmouth, Havant, Isle of Wight, Gosport, Eastbourne, Bedford, Arun and Worthing, Cherwell, Wycombe, Vale of White Horse, Oxford and Milton Keynes. This flash funding round will close for applications at 1pm on Wednesday 5th October. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years. Projects should be either: small and local, genuinely designed and run by local people (i.e. just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages), OR ideas from communities of interest (i.e. a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them) For more information, and to apply, visit the People’s Health Trust website.

The Toy Trust
This charitable trust makes grants to UK registered charities for projects working with disadvantaged children aged 13 and under. To be eligible, your charity must: have been operating for at least 12 months demonstrate effective fundraising have overheads & admin costs of less than 30% of total expenditure be requesting funding for equipment and services, rather than salaries, wages and research Grants from the Trust are generally for amounts up to £5,000, although larger amounts may be granted in exceptional circumstances. The next deadline for applications is mid-November, for inclusion in the December trustees’ meeting. For more information, and to apply, visit the Toy Trust website.

British Science Week Community Grants
Community groups working with people who don’t currently engage with science and/or who are traditionally underrepresented in science are able to apply for grants of £500 or £1,000 to deliver science-based activities as part of British Science Week 2022. Communities the fund is particularly keen to reach include: people from ethnic minorities people with low socio-economic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income people with a physical or mental condition or impairment people living in a remote or rural location, defined as a settlement of fewer than 10,000 people girls and women Projects should evidence that they: are embedded in your local community, where community members are involved in some aspect of the planning or delivery of the event.  showcase science’s role in everyday life, challenge the idea that science is separate from culture, and/or break down stereotypes of what it means to be scientist or engage with science. leave a legacy, providing a way for those involved to continue their engagement with science. The deadline for applications is 8th November. For more information, and to apply, visit the British Science Week website.


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