Support your local radio station and vote for Phoenix FM!

Phoenix_FM_LogoPhoenix Radio has been given the opportunity to receive funding through the Aviva Community Fund.

 The station has been running now for 10 years, giving a unique opportunity to many people who live and work in Calderdale to be part of the area’s only full time community radio station.

 To be able to receive the award we need your vote and the vote of other people you may know who wish to support us.

 The project link is https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5501

 Many thanks from the volunteers from Phoenix Radio

 

Aviva Community Fund Opens for UK Entries

The Aviva Community Fund offers grant funding to voluntary and community organisations for projects that will make a real difference to local communities.

Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations or groups working for the good of their community, which have been in existence for at least six months and have an income of £1 million or less.

To be eligible, projects must make a positive difference to people’s lives and address at least one of the following categories, which are new for 2017:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Skills for life
  • Inclusivity
  • Community support

The Community Fund operates like a competition, and all projects will be put forward to a public vote. Applicants are, therefore, encouraged to widely promote their projects and gather as much support from their local community as possible.

Projects can be entered under four levels of funding:

  • Up to £1,000
  • Up to £5,000
  • Up to £10,000
  • Up to £25,000

Groups have an increased chance of winning if an insurance broker or financial adviser submits their entry and supports them, as there is an additional set of awards especially for projects submitted by brokers and financial advisers.

The public will be able to vote for their favourite projects from 24 October to 21 November 2017.

The deadline for entries is 10 October 2017 (12noon).

For more information click here

Thriving not just surviving: Young Men and Mental Health.

Comic Relief have launched a £1.75 million fund to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men with mental health problems.comic-relief-640x286

They are seeking proposals to deliver specialised mental health provision which puts the needs of young men at the heart of their work. They are especially interested in funding organisations that test out different approaches to engagement and support to establish what works.

They encourage applicants to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs, interests and priorities are met as well as challenging the barriers they face in accessing mental health provision.

There will be approximately 20 grants of around £100,000-£150,000 available across the UK.

Deadline for applications 13th October

Click here for more information.