Grants News

Postcode Lottery – Dream Fund
Charities in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for funding to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. All applications must come from at least two charitable organisations that have joined forces to deliver an innovative project. The lead partner organisation must be a registered charity. The other partners can be registered charities, voluntary groups, community interest companies, universities or other not-for-profit organisations.

The funding pot for 2019 has been set at £3 million. Grants of between £500,000 and £1 million are available to deliver a project that is 24 months in length between 2019 and 2021.

Projects must address at least one of this year’s priorities, which are:

  • Changing lives through early intervention.
  • Ending loneliness and social isolation.
  • Protecting Britain’s biodiversity.
  • Sustainable systems change.
  • Transforming society through sport.

Applications must be innovative, creative and original, and present projects that are a genuine ‘dream’.
Timescale: Stage 1 applications will be accepted from 16 July to 31 August 2018 (5:30pm).
More information: Find out more here

Small Grants to Support Inter Faith Week 2018
The Inter Faith Youth Trust fund inter faith projects for young people. It was established to promote the education of children and young people about the religions of the world and funds projects that bring together young people of different faiths to improve collaboration and understanding. Once a year, it offers small grants to organisations putting together projects or events arranged by young people in and around Inter Faith Week. This year it takes place from 11 to 18 November 2018.

Grants of up to £500 are available for:

  • Learning by children and young people (11-25 years old) from different faiths about different faiths, through social action.
  • Co-operation and understanding between faiths which preferably involve young people in planning, running, and evaluating; and which promote equal opportunities.
  • Increasing understanding between people of faith and of no faith.

UK based organisations are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to non-statutory organisations.
Timescale: The deadline for applications is 14 September 2018.
More information: Find out more here

Small Grants to Support Capital Improvements for UK Theatres
Charities and not-for-profit groups that own or run theatres in the UK can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to fund capital improvements.

Grants can be used for projects that:

  • Address urgent building repairs.
  • Improve operational viability.
  • Introduce environmental improvements.
  • Enhance physical accessibility.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they run a regular theatre programme of professional, community and/or amateur work, presenting no less than 30 performances a year, and that the funded improvements will add value to the organisation’s work in the local community.
Timescale: The deadline for applications is 8 January 2018.
More information: Find out more here

Government Launches Integrated Communities Innovation Fund
The fund is intended to support ‘trailblazing approaches’ to building more integrated communities in England. It aims to ‘help drive forward’ the proposals to tackle the key causes of poor integration set out in the Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy green paper published in March 2018.

There is no set minimum or maximum grant level. To be eligible, projects must have beneficiaries  based in England and be capable of being delivered to at least 300 participants during the funding period. Sports-based integration projects must not have started yet, be not-for-profit and address a need not met by the non-profit sector.
Timescale: The deadline for applications is 20 August 2018.
More information: Find out more here

Government Invites Water Rescue Charities to Apply for Funding
Applications are now being accepted from UK registered charities as defined by the Charities Act 2006 which already operate an inland/inshore waterway rescue boat/lifeboat within the UK.
Timescale: The deadline for applications is 3 September 2018.
More information: Find out more here

Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Programme Launches 2018 Call
The Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme (DEAR) aims to inform EU citizens about development issues, mobilise greater public support for action against poverty, and give citizens the tools to engage critically with global development issues. There are 3 lots. Under Lot 1 and 2, lead applicants must be non-profit-making and a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) or an association of CSOs.
Timescale: The deadline for applications is 25 September 2018.
More information: Find out more here



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