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Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 - Invites nominations

4 Apr 2014 - 11:24 by michelle.foster

Lloyds Bank is running its annual community fund promotion as part of its responsible business programme and inviting nominations for local good causes in the UK.

Anyone over the age of 18 years and who is resident in the UK can nominate a project or a service that makes a positive difference to the local community for a cash prize. Awards range from £3,000 for a first place to £2,000 for a second place, £1,000 for a third place, and £500 for a fourth place.

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Equity Foundation Grants 2014

4 Apr 2014 - 11:22 by michelle.foster

The Equity Foundation grants exist to ensure that grassroots community groups are able to access the resources they need to deliver in their communities.

There are currently three funding streams:
Equity Green Shoots Fund – grants of up to £2,500 for projects with a clear focus on supporting people in to work and promoting financial inclusion

Equity Healthy Communities Fund – grants of up to £2,500 to support projects and groups whose primary aim is to improve or promote healthy living

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Thomas Wall Trust 2014

4 Apr 2014 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

The Thomas Wall Trust consider applications for grants of up to £1,000 for small charities, running specific projects that address the educational and social needs of their communities.

What can be funded?
Specific projects or activities serving the educational and social needs of the community.

Grants do not normally exceed £1,000 and it must be clear how a grant of this size will make a significant contribution to the project or activity.

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Active Communities funding programme opens in Manchester, Stockport, Trafford and Salford

2 Apr 2014 - 15:06 by michelle.foster


Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year, that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The projects should take place within a small area for a small group of people such as 20 or 30 streets or a couple of villages.

Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust has opened Active Communities in HealthForm - Manchester, Stockport, Trafford and Salford.

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Adactus Housing Association have relauched their Neighbourhood Fund

28 Mar 2014 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

A quarter of a million pounds is available for community and neighbourhood projects across the North West in areas where Adactus Housing Group have properties.

The Neighbourhood Fund has now been running since 2010 and at least £200,000 has been available every year for community projects. In 2013 the Adactus Housing Group supported over 200 projects across the North West.

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The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust

28 Mar 2014 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust are offering grants of over £5,000 to registered charities with the emphasis on helping: medical charities and research; older people; and those who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.

Preference is given to smaller to medium sized charities where grants will make a difference. Applications for general grants from large well-funded charities (income in excess of £2.5million per annum) will be rejected.

The Trustees aim to support fewer charities with larger average grants.

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The Golden Bottle Trust and the Bulldog Trust Funding

28 Mar 2014 - 10:48 by michelle.foster

The Golden Bottle Trust and the Bulldog Trust are seeking to make small to medium sized grants (£1,000 - £30,000 over a maximum of 3 years) to new and existing organisations to enable them to get closer to achieving their goals.

For many organisations looking to finance new projects, seeking funding can be extremely difficult and in some cases, impossible. Common problems include time consuming application processes, minimum grant levels being too high, the project not fitting into a specific funding category or the organisation not meeting the strict criteria often required.

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The Shackleton Foundation

28 Mar 2014 - 10:47 by michelle.foster

The Shackleton Foundation invest in inspirational leaders and early-stage social enterprises with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people.

The Foundation provides up to £10,000 of seed funding and support to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures to help young people in challenging circumstances.

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Inspire, Motivate and Engage are offering 200 charities a grant of over £5,000 of gift-in kind training

27 Mar 2014 - 12:55 by michelle.foster

At the end of last year, online training provider Inspire, Motivate & Engage (IME) conducted research with to explore the challenges facing them in 2014. This research highlighted that 92% of charities believe that creating career development opportunities is crucial to engage staff in 2014. However 85% explained that reduced budgets for training would make this difficult, negatively impacting staff recognition efforts, skills development and general professional performance.

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