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Schools can apply for £500 of free equipment to deliver outdoor learning

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and up to half a day of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play.

The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own building and more than five staff.

There will be four funding rounds throughout the year which will support a total of 900 schools.

The next closing date for applications is the 17th of June 2022.

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Screwfix grants to repair, maintain and improve community facilities

The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

The next closing date for applications is the 10th August 2022.

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Did You Know That Voluntary and Third Sector Organisations Can Receive Weekly Funding From Supermarkets?

ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose, Ocado, and Iceland will give your organisation monetary donations whenever you and your supporters and volunteers shop online with them. For example, Morrisons will donate £1 to you every time a supporter or volunteers shops with them.

To take advantage of this free funding, create a free ‘easyfundraising’ account for your organisation here:

Proceeds of Crime Act Grants Available

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) have funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending in the community.

The grants are funded using money recovered from convicted loan sharks, under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2022.

For more information and to download an application form, please click here.

Applications close on 30th June 2022.

The Hedley Foundation

The Hedley Foundation is an endowed grant giving charitable foundation which supports small to medium sized UK registered charities operating across the spectrum of social need.

Grants up to £5,000 to registered charities to assist the lives of the elderly, young and disabled.  The Trustees seek to help and improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The closing date for applications is 27 July 2022.

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Funding to help people with Parkinson’s to become and stay active

Community groups and organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to help people with Parkinson’s to become and stay active.

The Funding is for new activities that encourage people affected by Parkinson’s to participate in physical activity and sport, or increased participation in these areas. This could be anything fun and enjoyable that encourages people, particularly those from isolated and ethnic communities, to get moving such as a walking group, joining a Parkinson’s boxing class, or playing ball games.

The funding, which is made available through the Parkinson’s UK Physical Activity Grants Programme, can be used to cover costs such as equipment, facility hire, maintenance of equipment, coaching fees, and training.

The closing date for applications is 12 pm on the 10th of June 2022.

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Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects 

Funding is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK.

Individuals and small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for funding to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or be able to attract funding from other sources for the longer term.

The funding is made available through Laughology’s Happiness Fund, which makes one award of £2,500 per quarter, allowing up to four different projects per year to be supported.

The next deadline for applications is midnight on the 17th of June 2022.

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easyfundraising: The Effective Funding Platform Other Organisations are Using

Birmingham based SIFA Fireside along with thousands of other voluntary organisations, charities and CICs are benefitting from monetary donations when their volunteers, staff and supporters use fundraising platform easyfundraising to shop online.

Your organisation can do the same by setting up an easyfundraising account so your volunteers and can raise money for you when they shop at over 6,000 online retailers including eBay, Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

SIFA Fireside say: “easyfundraising is a great platform and we spread the word about it to our supporters on a regular basis. We would definitely recommend it to any organisation and would encourage them to include a link on their website and in charity marketing and supporter updates.”

Find out more about easyfundraising clicking here.

National Lottery Community Fund begins review on future of Community Support

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has launched an 18-month Strategy Renewal process that will shape how it supports people and communities to prosper and thrive in the future.

The process is starting with a six-week anonymous survey which will enable diverse communities from across the UK to join in conversations about their hopes and ambitions and the challenges they face, as well as sharing their views on the best ways lottery funding might support their communities. The input gained will help shape how the NLCF invests in communities going forward as well as the wider support it offers.

Full details along with the survey can be found on the NLCF website.

The Police and Crime Commissioner Victims Fund 2022-23 now open!

The Police and Crime Commissioner has made £150,000 available for organisations which support victims cope and recover from the effects of crime. Applications, for maximum bids of up to £20,000, are invited from organisations which meet the criteria detailed in the form below.

The services provided must be linked to those prioritised in the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan, such as domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, stalking, harassment, female genital mutilation, hate crime and modern slavery.

Please ensure you read the guidance carefully and send all completed forms to Chelsea Lloyd at by the deadline.

The closing date is 9 am on Monday, 16th May 2022.

Applicants will be notified as to the outcome of their application week commencing 30th May 2022.

Download the application documents here.

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