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Macmillan Cancer Support Grants

The next closing date for the Macmillan Cancer Support Grants scheme is the 10th November 2017.  The grants scheme aims to fund individuals and groups that support people affected by cancer or campaign to improve cancer care. The grants available include:

  • Start-up funds of up to £500 to support new self-help and support project for people affected by cancer
  • Development funds of up to £3,000 to support the ongoing activities and development of self-help and support projects for people affected by cancer
  • User involvement grants of up to £3,000 to encourage the involvement of people affected by cancer in the design and improvement of cancer services
  • Individual development grants of up to £500 to enable people affected by cancer to develop their skills and use their cancer experience to help support others affected by cancer. Applications will be accepted from individuals or groups of people affected by cancer and organisations and professionals working in partnership with people affected by cancer.

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Transform Foundation

The Transform Foundation has announced that its Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is open for applications.  Any type of non-profit organisation may apply.

Grants of up to £18,000 are available to not for profit organisations to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to:
Increase their ability to raise funds
More effectively serve their beneficiaries
Raise broader awareness of their cause.

A successful applicant will typically have an income of between £350,000 and £30 million (although smaller charities with ambitious plans can apply and larger charities can apply for specific campaigns). The £18,000 grant covers the bespoke strategy, design, build, training and launch of a new site and successful applicants must cover ongoing fees for the first year.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There are no application deadlines.

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Feminist Review Trust

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally that support and transform the lives of women.

Priority is given to projects that promote lesbian and transgender rights,  tackle violence against women and girls and support disabled women and girls.

The funding is being made available through the Feminist Review Trust who are particularly interested in applications for hard to fund projects.

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2018.

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O2 / GoThinkBig.co.uk

GoThinkBig.co.uk, which is an online digital hub from O2 (O2 Think Big), is inviting applications from individuals to apply for funding of £500 to support social action projects that inspire others to unlock their potential and benefit the local community.

Projects should make use of digital technology and can be based around anything from skills workshops, podcasts, journalism pieces to live events, community initiatives or apps.  To be eligible to apply, applicants should be aged 15-24 live in the UK and have a creative and unique project idea.

Projects need to be completed within 6 months.

The closing date for applications is the 28th October 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.

To apply, download an application form and post to the Trust before 1st November 2017.

To see examples of the types of projects funded by the Wessex Trust please click here.

 


Ironmongers Company

Registered charities (including Schools registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25, can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme.

In particular, the company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills.

Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience. Although the grants are available within the UK preference is given to projects in inner London.

The next deadline for applications is the 15th December 2017.

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Weavers’ Company

The Weavers’ Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is the 30th November 2017.

The Fund aims to help young people (aged 15 – 30) at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders, particularly young offenders both in prison and after release. Grants are usually no more than £15,000 per annum, and to make sure grants of this size have an impact, the Weaver’s Company will not fund large organisations. Grants are normally awarded to registered charities or organisations in the process of applying for registration.

To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given for one year.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

The next closing date for the Macmillan Supporting You to Help Others, Grant Programme scheme is the 10th November 2017. The grants scheme aims to fund individuals and groups that support people affected by cancer or campaign to improve cancer care.

The grants available include:

• Start-up funds of up to £500 to support new self-help and support project for people affected by cancer;

• Development funds of up to £3,000 to support the ongoing activities and development of self-help and support projects for people affected by cancer;

• User involvement grants of up to £3,000 to encourage the involvement of people affected by cancer in the design and improvement of cancer services;

• Individual development grants of up to £500 to enable people affected by cancer to develop their skills and use their cancer experience to help support others affected by cancer.

Applications will be accepted from individuals or groups of people affected by cancer and organisations and professionals working in partnership with people affected by cancer.

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Royal British Legion

The next application deadline for Stage 1 applications to the Royal British Legion’s external grants scheme is Friday 10 November 2017.

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to any not-for-profit or non-statutory organisation running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes:

Employment and training
Family support
Homelessness and outreach
Supporting the elderly.

Organisations successful at Stage 1 of the application process will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application. The deadline for Stage 2 applications is the 19th January 2018 with decisions to be confirmed in March 2018.

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A B Charitable Trust

The A B Charitable Trust (ABCT) has announced that the next deadline for applications in the 1st December 2017. ABCT awards grants to UK-registered charities that seek to promote and defend human dignity and human rights.

The Trust is particularly focussed on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society, for example, prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; human rights, particularly access to justice. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to charities registered and working in the UK with annual incomes of between £150,000 and £1.5m that do not have substantial investments or surpluses. Grants range in size, with most grants awarded being in the range £10,000 to £20,000.

ABCT does not normally fund charities with large national or international links.

Apply online following the guidelines supplied on the website.

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