Youth Funding Opportunities
FUNDING WITH DEADLINES
INNOVATION FUNDING The first round of the Centre for Social Action’s £14m Innovation Fund has opened for applications.
The fund will support programmes that encourage people to create positive change through social action and is run by the innovation charity Nesta on behalf of the Cabinet Office. The fund is open to charities, social enterprises, public services and for-profit businesses. Applications in the first round are being sought from organisations and projects working in four areas: ageing well, longer-term health, young people and impact volunteering, which means using volunteers to enhance public services. The innovation fund will provide grants of between £50,000 and £500,000 and non-financial support. It is looking to fund sustainable ideas that use social action alongside public services (Posted 26/04/13).
ERNEST COOK TRUST supports
• Registered charities;
• Schools; and
• Not-for-profit organisations
wishing to encourage young people's interest either in:
• the Countryside and the Environment;
• the Arts;
or projects aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy.
Small grants up to £4,000 are available and applications may be made at any time.
Meetings to consider applications to the small grants programme take place bi-monthly throughout the year.
This programme deals mainly, but not exclusively, with requests from state schools and small charitable organisations.
Due to the high number of applications for this programme, the majority of grants awarded are in the range £1,000 to £1,500.
Large grants usually between £4,000 and £10,000 are also available in two funding rounds during 2013. .
The deadline for the next round is Wednesday 31 July 2013.
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BIG ASSIST Infrastructure organisations can now access a programe to receive funded support in strategy, financial sustainability, innovation, marketing and development. We are one of the organisations who has Approved Supplier status from Big Assist and we can help you; please click here to find out more (Updated 11/02/13)
THE HEDLEY FOUNDATION – Grants for Charities working with Young People.
Grants are provided for projects focusing on the Foundation's objectives of supporting young people (70% of all grant awards are made in support of young people) and for the subsidiary objectives of medical equipment for disabled people and the terminally ill.
The scheme aims to assist in providing development and change.
Most grants are one-off, with an average award of £3,000. A limited number of recurring grants are made for up to three years.
It is rare for grants exceeding £5,000 to be awarded.
Applications may be made at any time and will be considered at Trustee meetings held throughout the year.
Applications are only accepted from registered charities.
Grants will only be made for the benefit of organisations and projects in the United Kingdom. Grants are available for projects concerned with the:
• training, and
• the health and welfare of young people.
Grants are also available for the provision of specialised equipment and support for carers, for disabled people or the terminally ill.
The following exclusions apply:
•Very large appeals.
•Core revenue, salary or transport funding.
•Central appeals by national charities.
•Appeals from cathedrals or churches.
Applications from Scouts, Guides and similar organisations will be considered, but not for building or re-building projects.
Application forms are available from the Foundation's website.
Application forms should be typed and sent by post to the Foundation, accompanied by an e-mail address and a copy of the charity’s most recent set of accounts.
All applications will be acknowledged, but in the case of those shortlisted, not until they have been considered by the Trustees.
The Foundation is not able to return application forms, CDs videos or any other enclosed material.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
Mrs Pauline Barker
The Hedley Foundation
1-3 College Hill
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Posted 20/05/13)
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GROWING THE SOCIAL INVESTMENT MARKET The government published a progress update on its activity to grow the social investment market in July 2012. Related documents can be found here. In September, an overview of social investment initiatives was published - Growing the social investment market: HM Government social investment initiatives –This document aims to provide a clear and accessible overview of all social investment initiatives across government, with links to relevant programmes and funds. We will aim to keep the document updated on a regular basis to ensure that it remains a practical tool for understanding and navigating government support for social investment (Posted 19/09/12).
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