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Small grants for local groups
If you want to apply to a funder, there are things you will need to have in place first. These include:
- bank account in the name of your group
- a clear understanding of what you are asking for money for and how much it is going to cost
- in most cases, a constitution.
You need to read the funders guidelines carefully to ensure you have everything you need in place first and are eligible to apply. You can learn more about what you need to apply to a funder in New Groups' Guide to Starting Up This toolkit is published by Voluntary Action Wakefield District (VAWD) and was produced as part of the Basis programme which was funded by the Big Lottery.
Below are details of a selection of key funders and their small grant opportunities of up to £10,000 for local groups. You can also gain access to GRANTnet to help find funding for projects online via fit4funding's website at www.fit4funding.org.uk
Other funding opportunities and news are found in the funding news and opportunities section of this website.
For information or advice about small grants for local groups, contact VAWD
Awards for All, England
Awards for All, England offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them. It is for voluntary and community groups, schools and health organisations, parish and town councils.
- Telephone: 0845 4 10 20 30
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit: www.awardsforall.org.uk/england/index.html
BBC Children in Need
Small Grants of up to £10,000 are available for one year to not-for-profit organisations in the United Kingdom that are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through: illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.
The 2013 deadlines for Small Grants applications are:
- 1 April 2013
- 1 June 2013
- 1 September 2013
- 1 December 2013
Further details can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008dk4b/features/cin-grants-applyforagrant
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust – Coalfields Community Grant Level 1
Grants are available between £500 and £5,000 for not-for-profit groups and charitable organisations to apply for. The Level 1 grant can be used to fund a whole variety of different projects that, for example, help people back into work, improve their skills through training, improve their health, promote volunteering in a positive way or develop grass roots community activity.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) also fund the development of new groups and social enterprises.
In order to apply applicants need to have a constitution/governing documents, a bank account in the same name as the constitution and have an income of less than £100,000 in their last financial year. Previous successful applicants can apply for another grant as long as it is 12 months since the start date of their last grant.
- For further information or to discuss a project idea please call Steve Abson on 01226 272818. Support can be given to groups throughout the application process.
- More detailed information can also be found on the CRT website www.coalfields-regen.org.uk
Community Foundation for Wakefield District
The Community Foundation for Wakefield District was established in early 2007. It is part of a growing network of grant-giving organisations in the UK and worldwide. The Foundation relies on donations from individual and corporate donors, whose generosity supports its grant-making programme.
Get Started grants - support for groups to be inclusive of disabled young people
The Barnardo's Get Started Inclusion Team has grants available to voluntary mainstream leisure providers, such as dance clubs, scouts or guides and art clubs. The grants aim to support groups to be more inclusive of disabled young people. The grants are for up to £500 and could be spent on equipment or training. They are for voluntary groups in the Wakefield District. The grant criteria, application form and guidance notes can be downloaded below.
- Inclusion Grants for mainstream activity/leisure groups - Criteria for Application
- Inclusion Grants Application Form
Inclusion Grant Guidance Notes
- Contact: 'Get Started' team on 0800 111 4565 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Heart Grants
Heart Research UK has grants for community and voluntary organisations available under its Healthy Hearts Grants programme. Grants up to £10,000 are available to support innovative projects that promote heart health and lower the risks of heart disease. Salaries of permanent staff members or general running costs will not be covered, only the extra costs specifically for the project. Capital costs of up 50 per cent of the total grant application will be covered, up to a £2,000 limit. There are two rounds each year, one in May and one in November. Applications for the May round can be submitted during January and February with a closing date of 28 February. Applications for the November round can be submitted during July and August with a closing date of 31 August. Applications will not be accepted outside of these dates.
NHS Wakefield District: Health and Community Development Grants Fund
Grants up to £500 for voluntary and community groups for small projects or development opportunities.
- Contact: Linda Johnson, Communities and Partnerships, Wakefield Council, Wakefield One, PO Box 700, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB
- Email: email@example.com
Normanton Town Council grants
Normanton Town Council considers small grant applications of up to £500 once per year. It is normally advertised locally in October, and applications need to be submitted by 31 December. Forms can be obtained from Normanton Town Council offices at any time.
- Contact: Town Council Office on 01924 893794.
Sported offers two types of grants to its Members, as well as help to get them external funding. Its small grants programme offers up to £2000 for specific projects. This programme is targeted at smaller groups with an income of less than £50k who can demonstrate they use physical activity to change the lives of young people and develop communities. The charity offers additional support and funding programmes, including awards of up to £10,000.
The panels for the funding and support meet every quarter. The deadline for the panels in 2013 are:
- 7 January 2013
- 31 March 2013
- 30 June 2013
- 30 September 2013
Find out more and see if you are eligible:
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (WMDC) Communities Team: Community Chest
This fund provides access to small grants for community and voluntary groups active in Wakefield District. Eligible organisations can apply for grants to cover the cost of equipment, training, improvements to community buildings, publicity and stationery etc.
- WMDC Communities Team, Community Chest, Wakefield One, PO Box 700, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB
- Telephone: 01924 306769
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/communitychest
Wakefield North Community Panel
Community First grants of up to £2,500 are available to voluntary and community groups active in the Wakefield North area. This area includes, Peacock, Flanshaw, Darnley and Plumpton. It also includes the parts of Wakefield city centre, Saint Johns and Alverthorpe that are part of Ward 17.
- Visit: http://wakefieldnorthcfp.posterous.com
- Email: Wakefieldnorthcfp@hotmail.co.uk
- Call into: Balne Lane Community Centre, Balne Lane, Wakefield, WF2 0DP