Harrogate Borough Council Small Grants Scheme
is now open for applications with £30,000
available to allocate in small grants for 2016 - 17. Grants of up to £3,000 per project are available for activities commencing mid-September onwards.
This is the only
annual small grants scheme available from HBC, the previous Community Chest and Arts and Heritage grant funds have been incorporated into the one small grants scheme.
This small grant scheme will be accepting applications until 15 July 2016
, 12 noon.
A Guidance document and application form is available on the HBC website
What is the purpose of the funds?
The fund is to support and strengthen voluntary and community sector organisations based in and serving the Harrogate district that are providing activities/projects that benefit the local communities and residents. The funds are available to provide and increase participation and engagement and to support new and innovative ideas.
Ripon City Council Small Grants Scheme
As part of its 2016/17 budget the Council has £12,000 to allocate to Ripon based, not-for-profit, community organisations. It’s looking to fund as many different activities in the City as possible and projects must clearly benefit the people of Ripon.
The Small Grants Scheme is designed to be an easy to access source of funding for local organisations. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to be used for either capital or revenue expenses.
The closing date for applications is 30 June 2016
, with grants expected to be awarded in September 2016.
MSE Charity Innovation
is a unique grant round offering between £2,000 and £15,000 for projects that deliver financial capability. This means improving people's ability to manage their financial situation and developing their financial skills and knowledge. Applications must be innovative, testing out ideas that are genuinely new and that, as far as possible, do not overlap with projects funded by other funders. Not-for-profit constituted groups/organisations within the UK that are previous applicants, existing grant holders or never applied for an MSE Charity grant before are eligible to apply. Deadline 10 June 2016.
Tesco Bags of Help
offers grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 for capital improvements to local community green spaces such as parks, play areas, church grounds and community gardens. The programme, which is managed by Groundwork, is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags. Voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish councils, etc. are eligible to apply. Once all the bids are in and have been shortlisted to a final three, Tesco customers will get the chance to vote for which of the finalists they’d like to see win the prize money. Deadline 3 June 2016.
Big Lottery Fund Awards for All
grants between £300 and £10,000 to community groups, not-for-profit groups, parish or town councils or schools for a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens. Apply anytime.
Laing Family Trusts
support a wide range of charitable activities engaged in promoting Christian faith and values and in the relief of poverty ‘interpreted in its broadest sense’. Discretionary grants are made for mainly capital projects. Each of the Trusts specifies a list of exclusions. Apply anytime.
Bruce Wake Charitable Trust
offers grants at the discretion of the Trustees for the provision of leisure activities for disabled people but favour applications where one or all of the following criteria are met: potential beneficiaries are physically disabled wheelchair users; improved access for wheelchair users is proposed; a sporting or leisure activity involving disabled wheelchair users is proposed. Apply anytime.
offers grants up to £2,000 to improve quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and their families, in any part of the country, by making grants to individuals or their families; or by making donations to institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs. Apply anytime.
Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation
offers grants up to £5,000 to registered charities based near one of its branches. The Foundation gives support to enable specific tangible items or activities to be purchased rather than donating to general funds. The Foundation requests that the items are to be used directly by beneficiaries and anticipate that the charity becomes the owner of that equipment with responsibility for the ongoing upkeep and maintenance. Trustees meet quarterly in June, September, December and March. Apply anytime.