GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund
re-opens on 7 November 2016. Every week, until 26 February 2017,
the Fund will be awarding five £300 cash awards a week from online applications made by local community groups and schools. Each organisation can only enter once. Four of these will be awarded by a judges’ panel. There will also be a People’s Choice Award every week which will be awarded to the entry with the most votes in any given week.
National Churches Trust Community Grants Programme
provides grants between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. Churches, chapels and meeting houses that are open for worship and which are part of a denomination belonging to Churches Together can apply. Eligible projects must have an estimated project cost of at least £25,000 (including VAT and fees). Community applicants can also be considered for additional ‘micro grants’ up to £2,000 to set up social action projects that become a Cinnamon Network Recognised Project
. Deadline 29 November 2016.
in inviting registered charities to apply to two newly-launched open funding streams under its Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
programme which aims to support the effective use of the law and human rights based approaches by the voluntary sector. Grants up to £30,000 are available for capacity building, training and education, and grants up to £150,000 to create new capacity for specific types of activity. Deadline 23 January 2017
awards discretionary grants in the following areas: historic buildings of the Georgian period or earlier; church furnishings of the Georgian period or earlier; conservation of historic collections in museums and other institutions; professional performance in theatre, music and dance. Next deadline 20 December 2016.
National Manuscript Conservation Trust
provides grants between £2,000 and £10,000 for the conservation and preservation of important manuscript and archive collections to libraries, record offices, local authorities and specialist record repositories. Private owners can also qualify if they meet a range of criteria. Next deadline 1 April 2017.
Locality Community-led Buildings revenue grants, Pre-Feasibility
between £1,000 to £10,000, and Project Support between
£5,000 to £40,000, are available to Town and Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Forums to help develop a community-led building or housing project to the point at which a Community Right to Build Order
, or (in the case of community led housing projects only) a traditional planning permission application, can be submitted. Apply anytime
Locality, Community Business Bright Ideas Fund
offers grants up to £20,000 as early-stage finance to community groups to
carry out consultation with local people and feasibility studies to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs. The grant is just part of the support and tools available to start setting up a community business. Application cycles; next deadline 30 November 2016.
aim to showcase voluntary and amateur arts projects in recognition of the incredible skills, innovation and hardwork that goes into their activities. Applications are now sought from groups or projects that embody the EPIC characteristics: Engagement, Partnerships, Innovation and Creative development. The entry process is intended to be simple and straightforward. Deadline 12 January 2017.