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The MSE Charity

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st September 2017.  The Charity provides grants to constituted community based groups for projects to help fight financial and consumer illiteracy and to educate and inform adults and children about consumer and debt issues. Under the programme, grants of up to £5,000 (in exceptional circumstances £10,000) are available.

Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £500,000. Each funding round is based on a teaching financial life skills within the context of different themes.

The themes for the next funding round will be:
Relationship breakdown

The closing date for applications will be the 29th September 2017, however, each grant round is limited to the first 40 applications, so please apply early.

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Hilden Charitable Fund

The next closing date for applications to the Hilden Charitable Fund is the 15th September 2017.  Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage and by supporting causes which are less popular.

In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address:

• Homelessness
• Supports asylum seekers and refugees
• Supports community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people
• Penal affairs.

The average grant awarded is £5,000 and preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year. The Trust will consider funding project as well as core running costs of organisations.

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Interfaith Youth Trust

The Interfaith Youth Trust has announced that it is making grants of up to £500 available for events organised by and for young people focussed around Inter Faith Week 2017.

Grants are awarded for proposals for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years.

Priority will be given to projects which:
• Actively involve young people in planning, running, and evaluation of the project and projects.
• Promotes positive action i.e. young people from different backgrounds coming together to address shared problems like improving green spaces.
• Are run by non-statutory organisations, such as youth clubs, scout/guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations.

The closing date for applications is the 15th September 2017.

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Landaid: The Property Industry Charity

From the 14 August 2017 organisations can apply for grants for building work for the refurbishment or the creation of bed spaces for young people who are homeless, or at severe risk of homelessness.

Funding of up to £75,000 will be available for full or part funding for the following types of building work:

• Refurbishment, conversion and extension of existing buildings – of empty properties and not-previously-empty properties
• New building – using traditional methods built on site or using precision construction built off site in factories.

Applicants must either own or be able to secure a minimum 8-year lease on the property or site and have a strong track record in supporting vulnerable young people.

For refurbishment projects grants of up to £15,000 per bed space will be considered.

The closing date for applications will be 5 pm on the 15th September 2017.

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Wessex Youth Trust

The next deadline for applications to the Wessex Youth Trust is the 1st November 2017. The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years.

Applications from self-help organisations and charities requiring seed corn funding or pump priming for the development of more extensive fund-raising initiatives are preferred, as are specific project funding requests rather than contributions to broader appeals.

Click here to see examples of the types of projects funded by the Wessex Trust.

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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust was set up in 1982, by Mrs Jean Beryl Lilian Sainsbury, and is a registered charity (No. 326358). Since then, the Trust has given over £8.6 million to animal welfare charities.

The Trust has seven Trustees including two practising veterinary surgeons, one of whom is a partner in a mixed small animal, farm animal and equine practice and the other specialises in birds and wildlife.

The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one or more of the following:

• to benefit or protect animals
• to relieve animals from suffering
• to conserve wild life
• to encourage the understanding of animals

The Trust invites applications for funding, which are then reviewed against specific criteria, as set by the Trustees in accordance with the objectives of the Trust. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2017.

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The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is not in any way connected to the Sainsbury family or retail group.


Fidelio Charitable Trust

Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts particularly for Music, including opera, lieder, composition and dance. Fidelio looks to provide support for individuals or groups of exceptional ability, to enable them for example:

To receive special tuition or coaching (e.g. in the case of musicians to attend Master Classes)
To participate in external competitions
To be supported for a specially arranged performance
To receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art

Applications need to be supported by institutions, colleges, arts festivals and other arts organisations in the United Kingdom, or by persons with recognised relevant expertise. Applications from individuals or groups seeking funding for themselves without such support will not be accepted.

The deadline for applications is for 1 October 2017.

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BBC Children in Need: Curiosity Fund

The £2.5 million Curiosity Fund is provided in partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust in order to use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.

To be eligible for grants of up to £10,000, projects should use exciting and engaging science activities to encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons.

For the purpose of this grant beneficiaries are deemed to be disadvantage if they have:

An illness, experience distress, abuse or neglect.
Any kind of disability.
Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
Lived or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

To be eligible for funding applicants should have a track record of working with disadvantaged children and young people aged up to 18. Applicants do not have to be experts in science or even have delivered science activities before to participate.
Organisations that already hold grant funding from Children in Need or the Wellcome Trust are eligible for funding.

The deadline for applications is 22 September 2017.

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Inman Charity

The Inman Charity’s grant giving policy sees them supporting charitable work across a range of areas and giving grants in total of around £300,000 each year. Whilst there is no minimum or maximum grant given, the Charity generally offers grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000, however grants at times can be awarded at a higher amount than this.

The areas of interests where grants are offered to are:

• Medical research
• Care of the elderly
• General welfare
• Hospices
• The Deaf and Blind
• Care of the physically & mentally disabled
• The Armed Forces

The Charity currently only offers grants to registered charities, therefore no other organisation types are eligible.

The Inman Charity has two annual deadlines, the end of February or the end of August, to ensure attendance at Spring and Autumn Meetings.  Details of recent grants can be viewed on the website.

Applications can only be made via the post, with electronic applications not considered.

The Trust does not have an application form, however, applications must state their desired amount, any contributions received previously and a designated time for completion of the funded project.  In order for an appeal to be considered, the applicant must provide a copy of their latest annual report and a set of the most recent audited accounts.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2017.

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Eranda Rothschild Foundation

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation is a UK registered charitable trust which makes donations to registered charities working in the fields of medical research, education and the arts.

Medical Research
The Foundation supports original research and the continuation of existing research. Welfare is also considered under the medical theme and here the priority is to support work well known to the Trustees.

The Foundation considers applications from universities and other charities to support young professionals in fields including medicine, science and business. We support disadvantaged young people and apprenticeships.

The Arts
The Foundation supports the education and outreach work of arts charities and prioritise work which is well known to the Foundation.

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2017.

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