Below we have provided a list of organisations that may be able to fund projects in your community. The criteria for each fund can be found via the web links provided, if you would like any support in making funding applications please contact our office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARMED FORCES DAY – Saturday 27 June 2020
Is your community planning to mark Armed Forces Day, if so, you could apply for funds to help support an event.
The Ministry of Defence offers a grant for Armed Forces Day (27 June 2020) events up to the value of £10,000, depending on the size and format of the event. This grant is match-funded and can cover up to half the total cost of the event. For example, If the total cost of the event is £10,000 and you raise £5,000, the grant could cover up to £5,000.
To apply for this grant, you must first register your event on the Armed Forces Day website.
Ministry of Defence funding can be used to pay for:
- Road closures required to hold an event, including to allow for parades and marches
- Decorations, flags and banners
- Newspaper and radio advertisements to promote the event
- Marshalling, security and first aid arrangements for the event
- PA and communications systems
For more information and to register and event click the link: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved/organise-your-own-event/apply-forfunding/
Places to Ride Programme – British Cycling
The Places to Ride programme will fund the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England.
The programme has been made possible through a new £15 million commitment from Government and will be delivered over the next three years through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).
The aims of the programme are as follows:
- Encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds regardless of gender, age, ability or ethnicity to engage with cycling in all its forms. To provide more opportunities for people to enjoy riding in an accessible and inclusive environment; focusing especially on provision that responds to the needs of women and girls and people with a disability.
- Invest in opportunities that connect local communities and address barriers to engaging with cycling. Recognise the wider benefits of riding a bike to enable societal benefits such as community cohesion, reducing social isolation and promoting health and well-being through prevention.
- Ensure the delivery of a lasting legacy of active environments that provide high quality and affordable opportunities to engage with cycling now, that will continue to be deliverable in the future.
Applications can be made at any time and the closing date is 15 January 2021. For more information click the link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/placestoride
More than a Pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme – Plunkett Foundation
Does your community want to take ownership of your local pub and run it for the benefit of the community? Need help getting it into community hands?
The More than a Pub programme provides business development support to enable the community ownership of pubs in both rural and urban communities across England. Funded by Power to Change and delivered by Plunkett Foundation, the second round of the programme builds upon the success of the first, which saw over 450 enquiries received from communities across England and saw 28 pubs open under community ownership.
Support and funding is available to the community pub sector until September 2020. https://plunkett.co.uk/more-than-a-pub/
Church Conservation Grants – William and Jane Morris Fund
Grants between £500 and £5000 are awarded to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the United Kingdom for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not for structural repairs.
Grants will be awarded to support smaller programmes of work concerned with the conservation of decorative or non-structural features such as:
- stained glass windows
- internal monuments and tombs
- wall paintings
The decorative feature, monument, etc must date from no later than 1896 (the year of William Morris’s death). The next deadline for applications is 31 March 2020.
Community Asset Fund – Sport England
Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s experience – and likelihood of coming back.
As part of this, Sport England have produced a guide and accompanying document to explain more about the new Community Asset Fund, how and why they’re doing things differently, when they will make decisions plus tips and advice for developing your project or idea.
Sports clubs and community organisations can now apply for investment from the Community Asset Fund – Sport England’s new capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in local communities that give people the opportunity to be active. This fund will have a value of £15 million per annum with the anticipated size of bids between £1000 and £150,000.
There is no deadline to apply. https://www.sportengland.org/funding/community-asset-fund/
Tesco Community Grants
Tesco have three local community grant schemes, where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.
Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers, and hosting community events.
There are currently three grant schemes covering different sizes of projects and parts of the country:
- Tesco Bags of Help, which provides grants of up to £2,000 to projects in the UK
- Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants, which provides funding of up to £25,000 to projects that have a significant regional impact in the UK
- The Tesco Centenary Fund which provides grants of up to £50,000 to projects that have a significant regional impact in Northern Ireland
For more information please click the link: https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/
Grants for War Memorials
War Memorials Trust administers a number of grants schemes which between them cover the whole of the UK. Currently programme funders include the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Historic England, Historic Scotland and War Memorials Trust.
Grants are currently available up to 75% of eligible costs with a normal maximum grant of £30,000. War Memorials Trust seeks to help all war memorial custodians, whatever the nature and size of their war memorial by facilitating repair and conservation projects.
Annual deadlines are 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December. For more information please click the link: http://www.warmemorials.org/grants/
Football Foundation grants
The Football Foundation provides grants for building or refurbishing grassroots facilities, such as changing rooms, 3G pitches, fencing, portable floodlights, pitch improvements and clubhouse refurbishment.
The Fund is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations and gives grants for projects that:
- Improve facilities for football and other sport in local communities.
- Sustain or increase participation amongst children and adults, regardless of background age, or ability.
- Help children and adults to develop their physical, mental, social and moral capacities through regular participation in sport.
Grants are available for between £10,000 and £500,000. http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/premier-league-the-fafacilities-fund/