Community groups in the UK have until 31st July 2017 to apply to Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving programme. There are 164 pots of £500 to be given away in 2017. To be in with a chance of receiving an award, groups must show a real commitment to their local community and demonstrate how they will make a difference and enhance lives in the neighbourhood. Preference will be given to volunteer orientated groups, who are used to relying on minimal funds and the good will and generosity of members. The judges are looking for projects with ‘the greatest chance to progress ideas and activities with a lasting impact’. The application process includes a public vote.
Please note that this scheme is not open to registered charities. To give you some ideas, click the link for a list of last year’s award winners. Read more at: http://www.bfunded.org.uk/community-news/news/skipton-building-society-grassroots-giving-2017/
The M&S Community Energy Fund is back. Big, bold and brilliant – and ready to deliver £300,000 to community projects across the UK in £12,000 chunks to switch on bright ideas for renewable energy initiatives.
This year will see a public vote, crowdfunding and judges prizes for the winners. Could it be for your idea?
Applications for funding open on Monday 22 May, but you can get ahead with yours now.
The Safer Communities Fund has been launched to help voluntary, community groups, charities and partners keep their communities safe and feeling safe. Grants will be awarded in line with the outcomes and priorities set out in the Police and Crime plan. To find out more about the plan, its outcomes and priorities and how they were decided please click here.
To apply click here
The Bright Ideas Fund is OPEN!
Round two of the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is now open!
The Bright Ideas Fund aims to give your community group the support and tools you need to set up a community business.
The £1.85 million, two-year programme is already helping groups get their bright NEW ideas for a community business up and running, through a programme of tailored community business development support and early stage finance of up to £20,000.
Community business are businesses that are locally rooted, accountable to the local community, will benefit the local community and have a broad community impact. If your business idea sounds like it could be a community business, then this fund is for you!
Round two applications will be accepted until the 31 May 2017 from organisations in England only.
There will be additional funding rounds in September 2017 and February 2018.
For more information click here