The Gregg’s Foundation’s Environmental Grants programme is now inviting applications for grants of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales or Scotland that deliver a real benefit to the environment.
Projects must address one or more of the following:
- Improving the local environment.
- Insuring involvement of local communities.
- Delivering a sustainable and measurable difference.
- Supporting people in need.
The funding can be used to cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.
Not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less as well as schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply. Organisations that are based near Greggs shops will be given priority.
To apply click here
The next deadline for applications is 22 June 2018 (midnight).
The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.
The Community Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in or visit.
The Community Festivals and Events Fund supports groups that are organising cultural events and festivals across Calderdale, with the aim to get more local people involved in the arts, and attract visitors to our towns and villages. A maximum award of £5,000 will be made to any individual Festival or Event.
There is also a specific pot of money within this fund for organisations that are proposing Festivals and Events following the Boxing Day floods. The aim is to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale, sending out a clear message that it’s open for business. It is part of the Council’s continued work to help residents and businesses get back on their feet by boosting tourism, trade and morale
To be eligible to apply for any of these grants your organisation must:
• Be a voluntary, community or faith group
• Be properly constituted
• Have a bank account in the name of the organisation
• Be open and accessible to the community you serve
• Have a planned approach to safeguarding issues, if you are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults
The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Thursday 1st February 2018. For further details visit the Grants pages on Festivals and Events and the Small Grants Scheme or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caklderdale Council’s small grants scheme has awarded the popular Spring Hall Bowling Club with a grant of £3000. Neighbourhood officer, Janice Dawson from Halifax Central Initiative has been working with the group, who have been suffering from anti social behaviour resulting in damage to the pitch and club house.
ASB trouble at the bowling club
Damage caused to the pitch
Janice helped the group complete the funding form along with letter of support from the ASB team, Safer Greener Cleaner team and neighbourhood Police team. The money will be used to erect railings around the pavilion. Work has commenced this week to secure the site.
The Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in and visit. For more information on how to apply click here
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
- 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