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Princes Trust Youth Opportunities Fund Grant

Community Grants are available to help young people work with their community to overcome youth violence and crime in Birmingham, Black Country and Coventry.

Grants are available from between £500 – £4,000.  Projects should be led by young people in partnership with community organisations.  The application process is simple.

Grants are administered by The Prince’s Trust in partnership with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and West Midlands Police.  Grants can be be used to fund new projects or to enhance projects that are already running.

Who Can Apply?

  • Young People aged 11 – 25
  • Based in Birmingham, Black Country or Coventry
  • Young people must be supported by a sponsoring organisation such as faith groups, schools, colleges, youth clubs, sports clubs and interest clubs or special interest clubs.

How to apply?

Deadlines for applications from the Black Country are:-

Friday 10th January 2020
Monday 10th February 2020

Monday 2nd March 2020

The Wolfson Foundation – Funding for Places

Our main grants programme provides support for places. These grants are for capital initiatives, i.e. buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. We fund a broad range of organisations working across the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability and arts & humanities.

Who can apply?
We have a rigorous process for giving grants to outstanding places. Before you apply for funding please ensure you review the types of places we fund and their specific funding criteria.

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Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes

The Warm Homes Fund has re-opened for applications. The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million grant scheme funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS).

The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Fund provides capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel.

This funding round is open to private sector bids and is split in to three categories: Urban homes and communities; Rural homes and communities; and specific energy efficient/health related solutions (including Park Homes). The closing date for applications is the 24th January 2020.

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Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme

Grants of up to £250 are now available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment.

Funding is focused on education, the environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to Ford locations in the UK.

The Small Grants programme has been made available through the Ford Britain Trust, there are three application rounds a year and the next closing date is the 28th February 2020.

The Trust also provides grants through its large grants programme (grants of up to £3,000). The large grants programme is also currently accepting applications and will close on the 31st January 2020.

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Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

The funding is made available through the Iman Charity and the closing date for applications is the end of February 2020.

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Neighbourhood Planning Grants

Groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for grants through the Neighbourhood Planning grant scheme.

The scheme provides three types of grants. Basic grant funding of up to £9,000 to undertake a neighbourhood plan; additional grant funding of up to £8,000 for those groups meeting specific criteria and grants of up to £10,000 for groups that wish to evaluate the case for bringing forward affordable housing for sale by undertaking housing needs assessments and other relevant studies.

In addition, the scheme includes professional support and advice on technical or process issues. Applications for grant for 2019-2020 can be submitted until 5pm on 31 January 2020. This means the last date for completing an Expression of Interest form for a grant application is 5pm on 30 January 2020 (applicants will still need to complete their application form by 5pm on the 31 January 2020). Expenditure through a grant must be completed on or before 31 March 2020.

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Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK)

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services.

This can include (but is not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by health or social care professionals on be

half of the family and are considered at monthly meetings.

The funding is being made available through the Roald Dahl Marvellous Family Grants scheme and the next application deadline is 12pm on the 31st December 2019.

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The Sun to give favourite charities £1M

The Sun newspaper is celebrating its 50th birthday and donating £1 million to small, local registered charities that are nominated by individuals.

Donations will range from £2,000 – £20,000 in six categories:
Children and Young People
Health and Wellbeing
Animals and the Environment
Emergency Heroes
International Aid

The closing date for nominations is 18th December 2019.

More information

Project Development Funding for Churches

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project.

This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme.

The closing date for applications is the 9th January 2020.

The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational development, increase their capacity to churches in their area or that deliver new ways of supporting churches in their area.

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Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces.

Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans of up to £50,000 to grow their trading activities to generate more sustainable income.

Organisations based in a more deprived area, or whose work mainly benefits more disadvantaged members of the community may also be able to apply for grant funding alongside a loan.

Applications can be submitted at any time. For further information please view –

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