A new £7 million partnership social investment loan fund. The Heritage Impact Fund (HIF) offers tailored finance for charities, social enterprises and community businesses across the UK to develop sustainable heritage at the very heart of vibrant local economies.
Are you committed to helping people in need or improving the environment? This programme has helped almost 2,000 people like you to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations.
This year, the programme will support a further 260 people across the UK with:
• A learning programme
• A grant (£1,000 – £7,000)
• A supportive community
There is no cost to you at any point.
The Manchester Relief in Need, Children's Relief in Need and Manchester District Nursing Institution funds are to help Manchester-based third sector groups who are working with individuals and families in need.
Grow Wild are offering anyone aged 14-25 the chance to apply for £500 to lead a project that celebrates UK native wildflowers and fungi in exciting and engaging ways.
The Waitrose and Partners Plan Plastic: The Million Pound Challenge aims to cut plastic pollution in the UK, reducing the amount of unnecessary plastic used and by tackling littered plastic. The fund will give grants between £150,000 to £300,000 to innovative projects that rethink how we all use and dispose of plastic.
Local charities and good causes can apply for a share of over £3 million, raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Applications are close on 20 February, and can be for any sum between £500 and £20,000.
The money is available through People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, and Postcode Local Trust. Each one supports projects focused on specific themes:
Information for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations.
This bulletin is produced by a partnership of local support and development agencies across Greater Manchester.
The Smallwood Trust are inviting applications for projects that demonstrate good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations to enable them to enter into employment.
The 247 People Fund aims to encourage small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like.
The Fund welcomes applications from organisations throughout Greater Manchester with an annual income of less than £50,000.
The two largest organisations that distribute money raised for ‘good causes’ through the sale of National Lottery tickets have unveiled refreshed brands that make a clearer link between playing the National Lottery and the good causes that benefit.
The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest community funder, changes its name today to The National Lottery Community Fund – a move announced in September last year. They are joined by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will be known as The National Lottery Heritage Fund.