We are looking for an experienced Fundraiser to join our small team. Fundraising is a new area of development for the charity so we need a self-starter who will thrive in establishing new relationships with funders.
Phil Godfrey – Grant Administrator for the John Moores Foundation recently came to Wirral to deliver a presentation on their funding as well as take part in a Q & A.
Phil covered the background, and context to the fund, and also mentioned the 50th Anniversary celebrations. He told us that the fund is in constant review, and showed us the new grant application guidance booklets.
The Dream Fund is now open for applications. Charities can apply through our online application form at the link below. Please read the guidance notes thoroughly before applying. The deadline for stage one applications is August 22nd.
The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. We are asking charitable organisations across Great Britain to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project.
The Dream Fund allows charities to apply for up to £1,000,000 to deliver their ‘dream’ project in Great Britain (Scotland, England or Wales) in 2018-2020. There is a total award fund of £3,000,000.
The Celebrating Age programme is jointly funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation and supports the shared objectives of both organisations.
The programme will support cultural spaces and other organisations working collaboratively, in a partnership or as a consortium, to do one or more of the following:
Support arts and cultural spaces to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people
This could involve:
empowering older people to help shape what’s on offer or lead quality activities
embedding proven approaches to engaging older people as visitors, audiences, or participants in creative processes (e.g. ambassadors or buddying schemes)
testing and applying new ways to engage older people
commissioning older artists or art that has particular relevance for older people
showcasing or curating and celebrating art created by and with older people
The Catalyst Small Grants programme supports organisations to build fundraising capacity to enable them to attract more private giving to arts and culture. It does this by supporting organisations to invest in systems training and developments for staff, volunteers and boards or to cover the costs of external expertise to support their fundraising.
The programme offers one off investment of between £10,000 and £30,000.
Donations and philanthropy will never replace public-funding shortfalls. However, they are an important source of support for organisations to explore to reduce their financial risk and help them become more resilient.
To apply to be a Co-op cause you must have a project or event in mind that:
takes place in the UK or Isle of Man
doesn’t have religious or political aims (although you can still apply if you’re a religious organisation)
meets the Co-op’s values
takes place or will still be running after October 2018
benefits your local community
We’ll give preference to projects run by small, local organisations.
You can’t use money from the fund solely to pay for staff salaries or general running costs, or to make a donation to another organisation.