Grants and Community News April 1, 2022

The Community Advisor Grant Program is open for applications!

If you are a North Devon community group or club, charity, CIC or voluntary group, you can apply now for funding to support your work.

The Council’s Community Councilor Grant Scheme provides each North Devon District Councilor with £1,000 a year to allocate to local groups. Grants are available for local voluntary or community groups, clubs or non-profit organizations that benefit the residents or environment of North Devon.

Grants can be used to help with equipment costs, activities, or simply to help with day-to-day running and operating costs.

For more information about the program or to apply online, visit NDC Community Advisor Grants. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay in submitting your application.

If you would like any advice before submitting an application, please call the team on 01271 388253.

Little Magical Grants – Localgiving

After successfully distributing 2,000 grants to Localgiving members in 2021, the 2022 program was announced, backed by the People’s Postcode Lottery.

They will award £500 grants to 2,650 charities on Localgiving. This year, funding can go to one of the following projects:

  • Improve mental well-being
  • Enabling Community Participation in the Arts
  • Prevent or reduce the impact of poverty
  • Support marginalized groups and promote equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Allow participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increase community access to outdoor space

If your organization is running a project in these themes, be sure to apply once the program launches on March 16, 2022. The application process is short and simple and only takes ten minutes. Each organization can only apply once in 2022. Apply on the Magic Little Grants website

The RJ and AH Daniels Charitable Trust

Grants are available to registered charities for a wide range of charitable causes, particularly in the following areas: Childhood and youth, Health and well-being, Hospice, and People with Disabilities. Awards are between £1,000 and £4,000 with an average grant of £3,000. There is no counterpart funding requirement.

Requests can be made at any time in writing. The Trust will consider all written requests, but will only notify successful applicants.

Contact details for the Trust are Bradley Walden, RJ and AH Daniels Charitable Trust, 5th Floor, 8 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4JU. Phone : 020 320 77041
Email: [email protected]

Morrison Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation provides grants for charitable projects that make a positive difference in local communities.

From support groups to children’s hospitals and homeless shelters to hospices, the grants aim to provide vital funding for good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. They provide grants for charitable projects and fund the money that fellow Morrisons raise for their chosen charities. Overall, grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000.

For the full list of eligible costs and to apply online, visit: The Morrisons Foundation

Charles Hayward Foundation – Small Grants Program – Seniors

The Foundation wishes to fund prevention and early intervention programs offered at the community level that allow older people to stay in their homes and remain independent.

They are particularly interested in researching programs:

  • Who demonstrate a certain creativity in improving the quality of life of the elderly.
  • Aim to alleviate isolation and depression in older adults, including informal day care or social, physical and recreational activities.
  • Which offer practical help, assistance and support to older people living at home.
  • Meeting the emotional and practical needs of older carers.
  • Designed to meet the specific needs of people with dementia.

Grants of up to £7,000 are available.

Application is made via an application form which can be downloaded from the Charles Hay Foundation website.

Fund of local authorities with trees

Funding of up to £300,000 is available for local authorities in England to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities.

This fund is managed by Defra to contribute directly to the objectives of planting trees in non-wooded areas. These can include parks, riparian areas, shelterbelts, as well as greenways, small linear woodlots along roads and trails, and vacant and disused community spaces. £5.4m will be available this year (2022/23).

The fund expects up to 100 grants worth £50,000 to £300,000 to be available.

Applications will be accepted from unitary and first-tier local authorities in England.

The fund will help the nation build back greener from the pandemic and will target landscapes that have been neglected in the past, ecologically damaged or affected by tree diseases.

Apply via Gov.uk

ASDA Foundation Better Start Grants for Under 18s

Grants ranging from £500 to £1,500 are available for local community organizations across the UK to support activities for children under 18 that will improve their lives and communities.

Grants are available in the following 4 thematic areas:

1. Be active
2. Celebrate and bring children together
3. Improving Well-Being: Activities to support a child’s mental health and encourage creativity.
4. Supporting Essentials: to ensure there is no hungry child and basic essentials are provided.

Grants are available with no matching funding requirement. Eligible organizations can apply for one scholarship per year from the Foundation’s U18 programme. Projects should start at least 6 weeks after an organization’s application is submitted to allow sufficient time for processing.

To apply, applicants should contact the Community champion within their local ASDA supermarket.

Applications must be submitted to the local Community Champion by Friday, April 15, 2022 and activities must begin or take place by Sunday, June 5, 2022 (the weekend of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations).

Further information on the U18 scholarship program can be found on the ASDA Foundation website.

That piece at the end….

Comic Relief Community Fund Free Zoom Event

There has never been more need for fundraisers to come together and share their knowledge and experience. Get FREE grants Virtual events bring together fundraisers across the UK to share experiences and connect with other fundraisers.

In their popular virtual Meet the Funder events, funding experts Get Grants are joined by funders to talk about their funding programs. These events give attendees the opportunity to speak directly to funders, participate in discussions, gain unique insights, and ask questions specific to their project or organization.

These events are suitable for fundraisers working for a wide range of nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

The next event is for “Groundwork – The Comic Relief Community Fund”

  • Meet the funder: Groundwork – Comic Relief Community Fund
  • When– Tuesday, April 5, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Where – Zoom – a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event
  • Book a free spot through their Eventbrite page.

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