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Small Grants for Summer Play Schemes

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities to fund summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.

To be eligible for funding, the charity will have to have an annual income of less than £100,000 and the playscheme must run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days during the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Projects supported will also be expected to make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate and ensure that funds awarded are being well used. If the applicant is not a registered charity then a registered charity may apply on the scheme’s behalf.

The funding is being made available by the Woodward Charitable Trust.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 3rd April 2020.

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Funding for Summer Play Schemes

Community and voluntary groups in the UK can apply for grants to run summer play schemes for children aged 5 – 18.

To be eligible for funding, summer play schemes should be locally based, last between two and six weeks and have strong volunteer support. Priority will be given to projects which show that they are inclusive of children from refugee families and have BME involvement.

The funding is being made available through the Hilden Charitable Fund.

The closing date for applications is the 29th May 2020.

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T Level Capital Fund Opens for Applications

The Government has announced that it is inviting existing T Level providers to apply to the T Level Capital Fund. The fund will be delivered in two parts.

Eligible providers can bid for funding to refurbish existing buildings or create new spaces, while funding for specialist equipment such as digital and audio-visual kit, will be allocated to all providers in Spring next year. A total of £95 million will be available.

The funding is available to organisations that are on the list of providers selected to deliver T Levels and are an Academy, Further Education College, Higher Education Institution, School, Sixth Form College or University Technical College; and they have not previously been awarded a grant for the T Level route for which they are applying.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 30th April 2020.

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Awards for Young Musicians

Awards for Young Musicians (AYM), which support the UK’s most talented young musicians (aged 5 to 17) who, because of financial need, may be prevented from fulfilling their creative potential, has announced that it is seeking applications for its Awards Scheme.

AYM supports young musicians, who make music in any genre, who can clearly show that they are really talented and committed and that they need financial help with their music expenses.

Each year AYM make awards of up to £2000 based on evidence of musical talent and financial need. The Awards cover the purchase or hire of musical instruments and accessories; music lessons; weekend music schools; music courses; orchestra fees; and travel.

The deadline for applications is the 27th April 2020.

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Architectural Heritage Fund – Project Viability Fund

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building.

The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable.

The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At the end of the process, the organisation should be able to make an informed decision on whether it should commit to further cost, risk and effort in developing the project.

The closing date for applications in this round is the 30th April 2020.

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Warburtons Community Grants Scheme

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for small grants up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues.

Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills.

The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. The next closing date for applications in this round is the 11th May 2020.

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SERVES Community Tennis

SERVES is the Lawn Tennis Association’s leading sport for development programme, helping bring tennis into local communities. It takes tennis and its benefits to places it has never been played before and to people who may never have picked up a racket or thought tennis was for them.

This offer comes at no cost, and can include some funding to help develop your workforce and link with the wider tennis community.

The LTA work with a range of national partners, including Sporting Equals, to take tennis out of its traditional areas and right to the heart of disadvantaged communities – specifically, into those facilities that younger people in those communities already access: youth clubs, community centres, church halls, mosques and temples.

If you’d like to know more about how to join the SERVES programme contact the Community Development Partner,

Funding available to Get Girls and Women Active

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations, schools, voluntary or community clubs, registered charities or community interest companies for projects that get girls and women active.

The funding is being made available through the This Girl Can Community Fund who are looking to support a wide range of different projects that could include Bollywood dance, walking, boxing and yoga, etc.

For exceptional projects the grant figure could exceed £10,000.

The deadline for submissions is 25 February 2020.

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Funding to Change Food Waste Behaviour

Grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 are available to small and medium sized enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and public funded authorities, for projects that change people’s behaviours with regards to food waste.

The funding is being made available by the waste prevention charity WRAP and the type of projects that could be funded include promoting a better understanding of Best Before Date vs Use-By Date; promoting and encouraging consumers to buy/shop better – buying the ‘right’ quantity for what is required; and educating citizens on how to store or freeze food correctly.

Applications for Stage 1 are open for registration from Thursday, 30 January, until Wednesday, 25 March, at 13.00 pm. Please email your application to

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Grants to help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 23rd March 2020.

The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds.

The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions.

The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered.

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