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Funding Extra newsletter - 11th August 2015
 

an Equality Updates newsletter, produced on behalf of Glasgow Equality Forum

 

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Contents

+1 Action Earth: Grab a Grant!

+2 GC Gibson Charitable Trust Open for 2015

+3 Bupa Foundation Launches its First Funding Round

+4 The Ironmongers’ Company: funding to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

+5 DM Thomas Foundation for Young People: Funding for Project that Support Children and Young People

+6 vInspired: Funding for Volunteers to Improve their Community

+7 Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation: Funding for Individuals, Organisations & Groups

+8 See Me: 2015 - 2016 Grant Applications are now open

+9 John Watson's Trust




+1

Action Earth: Grab a Grant!


Action Earth is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors.  The campaign has grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland. 

Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses.

If your group is volunteering on a Local Nature Reserve we can give you up to £500 for practical work, wildlife recording or educational activities that encourage more people onto the reserve.

The campaign is run by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV) from April to December each year and is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

If you have any questions contact Robert Henderson on T: 0131 622 7766 or robert.henderson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

For more information and to apply online go to:
www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth


+2

GC Gibson Charitable Trust Open for 2015


Grants are available to small UK registered charities to provide benefit to the aged or the disadvantaged or disabled.

The GC Gibson Charity offers grants to a wide range of charities. Priority for support is given to charities that the trustees have previously worked with; however, the trust adds few new charities each year. For these new applications, the charity focuses on a particular theme for projects that changes from year to year.

In 2015, the Trust will provide eight grants of £4,000 to support capital equipment purchases or building refurbishment which provide benefit to the aged or the disadvantaged or disabled.

UK registered charities are eligible to apply. Priority is given to smaller charities.

The Trust is open to applications until a date in September when enough applications have been received.

http://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/glasgow/News/View/GC-Gibson-Charitable-Trust-Open-for-2015-UK-GRUKBP3!N55609?bcr=MTI0Mw  / www.gcgct.org/


+3

Bupa Foundation Launches its First Funding Round


Bupa UK, which launched its Foundation earlier in the year, has announced its first funding round. A total of £1 million will be available in grants during 2015 and the theme of the first funding programme is Mid-Life Mental Health. In particular, the Foundation is looking for applications that focus on the priority areas of prevention, early intervention and integration between physical and mental health. The Bupa UK Foundation expects to make around 20 grants split across the following levels. Larger grants - over £50,000 for projects that have a broad reach and the potential to deliver a sustained impact; Medium grants - up to £50,000 for distinct one-off projects, which might include pilots of new models of care or initiatives designed to benefit clearly defined groups; and Small grants - up to £10,000 for smaller projects delivered at local level to directly benefit a specific group. The funding is available to not-for profit organisations, for profit organisations and individuals. However, projects need to be for the public benefit. The closing date for applications is the 4th September 2015.

http://www.bupaukfoundation.org/page/Funding_Programmes/


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The Ironmongers’ Company
: funding to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

Grants are only given to registered charities. Projects must meet all of the following criteria:
- 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
- Are within the UK

The Company is looking for projects that deliver clearly defined educational benefits to a specific group of children or young people. Items of equipment will be considered only where a full explanation is given of how they will support this activity.

The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs, address behavioural problems or promote citizenship, parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.

http://www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm


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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People: Funding for Project that Support Children and Young People


Registered Charities that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants through the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (formerly the Hilton Foundation) Central Grants Programme. Registered Charities can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £30,000 per year for up to 2 years that are working in the areas of education or health with one of the Foundation' four chosen focus groups. These are children and young people with disabilities; children and young people who are sick in hospital; children and young people who are homeless; and children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). There is approximately £150,000 available to distribute each quarter. Grant applications for up to £10,000 can be approved by the Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval. There is no limit on the amount of money that a charity can request. However, the Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for up to 2 years for any particular project. The next closing date for applications is 5.30 pm on the 13th October 2015.

https://dmthomasfoundation.org/


+6

vInspired: Funding for Volunteers to Improve their Community


vInspired, the Volunteering Charity, has announced that its Cashpoint grants scheme will re-open for applications in September 2015.

The Cashpoint grants scheme offers grants of up to £500 to give young people (aged 14-25 ) the opportunity to bring their ideas to improve their local community to life.  The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves.  Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and in previous funding rounds the grants have been available throughout England as well as the Scottish Cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.  There are no closing dates for applications and grants will be awarded on a continuous basis until all available monies are exhausted.

https://vinspired.com/cashpoint-summer


+7

Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation: Funding for Individuals, Organisations & Groups


The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that its funding programme for individuals, organisations and groups is open for applications. Funding is available to any individual or not-for-profit organisation that support the creation and performance of outstanding new music in any genre; develop artists to their full potential; and inspire audiences UK-wide. Through this programme individuals as well as bands; ensembles; collectives; charities; local authority and schools; etc can apply for grants of up to £5,000. For example, AudioActive, a registered charity working to challenge disadvantage and enhance the development of children and young people by providing high quality creative and musical experiences throughout the South East, received funding. Funding was used to deliver music workshops to children and young people, with the aim of helping to nurture talented young musicians. The application is a 2 stage process, with the next deadline for the 1st stage on 6pm 28th September 2015. Successful 1st stage applications will be asked to continue on to the 2nd stage.

http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Funding/Open-Funding


+8

See Me: 2015 - 2016 Grant Applications are now open


Community Innovation Fund

See Me will award up to £20,000 for larger pieces of work to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.  The funding will be open to Change Networks (see Change Network criteria) with more formed and longer term project ideas.  This funding stream will be subject to the terms of the CIF criteria as outlined in the CIF guidelines and will be awarded to Change Networks which are already established or will be established by the start of the project.  Funding will be made available for year-long pieces of work focused on behaviour change within communities that adhere to See Me values and contribute to our national aim and objectives.


Local Community Innovation Fund

See Me will award up to £4,000 to support the development of specific ideas into local small projects that challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. This funding stream will be subject to the terms of the CIF criteria and will be awarded to community organisations/groups that can demonstrate strong lived experience participation and leadership or Change Networks which are already established (See Change Network Criteria).  We would expect these projects to last between 2 to 6 months in duration. 


Change Network Fund

See Me will award up to £2,000 to support the development of strong partnerships that will create and deliver projects to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.  We would anticipate that the Change Networks will be organised around a specific theme or geographical area and would be operational within 6 months of receiving funding.  This will be a rolling fund with applications being accepted between April 2015 and April 2016. (See Change Network Fund guidelines ).

https://www.seemescotland.org/our-movement-for-change/funding-and-grants/2015-2016-community-innovation-fund/


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John Watson's Trust


John Watson's Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability, or who are socially disadvantaged. Grants are available to individuals or organisations working with eligible children and young people. Although the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, grants may be awarded Scotland wide depending on each individual case. John Watson’s Trust is a charity registered in Scotland under charity number SC014004.

Our committee meets five times each year and distributes approximately £150,000 annually in grants ranging from £30 to £2,000.

http://www.thewssociety.co.uk/index.asp?tm=35







 
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