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Competition Time! You Could Win A £500 Donation from easyfundraising

This month, your organisation could win a £500 donation from easyfundraising.

All you have to do to enter this free prize draw is visit the Father’s Day competition page on the easyfundraising website and click any of the listed retailers.

If your organisation isn’t registered with easyfundraising yet, just create your free account here first so you can enter:

The Plunkett Foundation – Helping Communities to Save Their Pubs

The Plunkett Foundation has been commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority to deliver a package of funded support to help community groups of residents take control of their local pubs, where they have closed or are at risk of being lost.

Plunkett, a UK-wide charity, has run its More Than a Pub Programme over the last three years, working with hundreds of communities to achieve community ownership or leasehold of their local pub when it was in danger of being lost.

Community ownership means pubs (where residents buy shares to collectively own the Freehold or leasehold) can put all sorts of activities and services into their buildings as well as being the local place to have a drink. There are community pubs hosting shops, post offices, health services, dementia groups, knitting circles and all sorts! Pubs combat poor mental health and isolation, and provide work experience, volunteering opportunities and employment locally to all ages.

The Plunkett Foundation would like to hear from any community groups or residents that may benefit from their support in saving a local pub. The charity want to help to put the pub in the best possible position, ahead of the forthcoming Government Community Ownership Fund to be able to make an offer for the pub Freehold or taking a Leasehold out as a community.

If you have questions about this support, please contact Diane Cameron, Project Support Officer, on 01993 630239.

National Lottery Community Fund – Emergency Grants

The National Lottery Community Fund is distributing emergency grants of up to £10,000 to support organisations in England to continue to deliver services to communities affected by Covid-19.

Funding can also be used to help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they face as a result of the pandemic. Applications are invited from voluntary or community organisations; registered charities; constituted groups or clubs and not-for-profit or Community Interest Companies.

Applications are ongoing; however, eligibility will change after Tuesday 17 August 2021.

For more information on eligibility and to apply, visit their website by clicking here.

Funding to Promote Covid-19 Vaccinations

If you are currently informing, promoting and supporting people to have Covid-19 vaccination have you thought of applying for funding?

To find out more, see Guidance Notes.  Alternatively, speak to either Liz Webster on 07923 259821 or Barbara Murphy on 07859 913363.

Click here for Guidance Notes


Funding for grassroots sports clubs in need

pound-850369_1280Cash 4 Clubs have teamed with Made by Sport to offer community sport clubs and organisations funds through the ‘Clubs in Crisis Fund’.

Funding will be made available for eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations through local Community Foundations. In order to be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues.

For more details, click here.

Active Black Country Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF)

Active Black Country (ABC) is a small committed partnership, operating as the strategic lead for Sport and Physical Activity across the Black Country region. Active Black Country has been successful in securing funding for Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund (phase 3), and has split their element of TIF in to four sub funds.

The four sub funds are:
• Local Fund
• Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME) Themed Fund
• Disabled People / People with Long Term-Health Conditions (LTHC) Themed Fund
• Mental Health Themed Fund

Organisations are advised to consider what funding they need in order to deliver their project, rather than applying for the maximum available. Active Black Country expect demand to be high and want to help as many applicants as possible.

The maximum amount of funding for a community body in any single phase of TIF is £10,000. Where a community body is being supported over more than one phase of the funding, ABC will consider a £20,000 total award cap across the full TIF programme

The application process is different to a number of other funds in the sense that it is very conversational. Where ABC are unclear on an element of an organisation’s application or where they have questions about the process, ABC can resolve these on an individual basis. Applicants looking to discuss their ideas prior to applying can arrange a conversation by emailing

For further information on the Tackling Inequalities Fund, see here.

Application Form.

Pink Ribbon Foundation Breast Cancer Grants

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. Any charity working in the field of breast cancer can apply for a grant. Applications from general cancer charities must demonstrate that the grants requested will be applied to benefit those affected by breast cancer.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK charities:

  • To relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or have been affected by, breast cancer by providing, or assisting in the provision of, information, care or emotional, practical and financial support.
  • To advance public education in the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment, in particular but not exclusively by commissioning, or conducting, research into the causes, detection and treatment of breast cancer and by disseminating the results of such research.

If you have not registered and are considering applying for a grant, please send Pink Ribbon an email and your charity will be added to their register.

To be considered for a grant in 2021, please submit your grant application to the Foundation by 28th of May 2021.

Grants are awarded annually in late July

More details

Grants available for Community Facilities

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. The funding is being made available through the FCC Community Action Fund and is available to projects located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment site.

This can include:
Village halls and community centres
Public play areas
Publicly available multi-use games areas
Skate parks and BMX tracks
Sport and recreation grounds, including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access
Churches – community spaces only
Nature Reserves
Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on the 2nd June 2021.

Further details


Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features

The William and Jane Morris Fund accept applications for grants of between £500 and £5,000, to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. Churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 may apply.

All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).

Eligible work could include, but is not limited to:

Stained glass windows
Internal monuments
Wall paintings.

The next closing date for applications is the 31st August 2021.

Further information





South Staffs Water Pebble (Biodiversity) Fund

South Staffs Water Pebble Fund, for ‘Projects that Explore Biodiversity Benefits in the Local Environment’, is now open to applications from community groups or charities that want to encourage and enhance biodiversity.

Applications are invited for funding up to £10,000, from schools, youth groups, wildlife groups, charities or community organisations for any projects designed to improve, restore or create new habitats, and which benefit biodiversity, the environment and have a positive impact on the local community.

Applications can be submitted until 30 June 2021.

For more information and to apply, see here.

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