The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is back with £300,000 to support renewable energy projects and technologies across the UK. Last time around we distributed the money to inspiring organisations, shortlisted from hundreds of entries, that brought the benefits of energy initiatives to their communities. In the end almost 80,000 votes were cast and 25 projects received funding, including the seven judges’ prize winners. Could it be you this year?
The ICO grants programme invites organisations to bid for funding to support independent research into privacy and data protection issues and develop privacy enhancing solutions.
A webinar discussing the programme in more detail will also take place from 2pm-3pm on Thursday 15 June. You can register to take part here.
What is the grants programme
We have introduced this Grants Programme to promote good practice – to support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection issues. The Grants Programme supports the delivery of the ICO Information Rights Strategic Plan 2017-2021. Eligible organisations are invited to bid for grants to facilitate independent research and projects.
Active Spaces is a new national programme which will create activity programmes to inspire the most inactive communities to get active and use their local outdoor spaces. The programme will secure 50 new Fields in Trust protected sites across the UK and help increase participation in many different physical activities on local parks, playing fields and green spaces which will be protected for future generations to use and enjoy.
Parks and informal green spaces have an important role to play in helping deliver this activity agenda being the settings for entry-level activity. Inactive people don’t suddenly start playing sport in a formal setting, they walk, jog, cycle or play – and they need safe local green spaces to do this.
UK Youth’s Change Squad programme inspires young people to give back to their local communities.
The programme provides 150 Change Squad teams with up to £400 of funding to enable them to start their social action journey. Through the programme, young people are empowered to create, develop and deliver inspiring projects that they believe address local issues – helping them to grow, learn and practice vital life skills and have a voice in their community.
These social action ideas and projects take many shapes from turning junk into musical instruments and hosting local sports days to organising litter picks and facilitating language swaps. All Change Squad projects help support the development of young people while also providing dual benefits to the local community.
Do you have a health care intervention or approach that has been proven to deliver better care?
Are you ready to deliver your intervention or approach at scale?
We’re looking for teams with approaches or interventions that have been successfully tested at a small scale, shown to improve care and are now ready to be implemented more widely.
Apply now to receive up to £500,000 funding to support the implementation and evaluation of your project.
Charity Escapes is a holiday website with a difference. Not only do we offer a wide range of really special properties but when you book with us, some (if not all) of the money you pay goes to a good cause. So, just by booking a holiday you are helping a charitable cause!
Charity Escapes is delighted to be working with a small number of charities who are doing some amazing things. We’ve listed some of our charity partners below with some more details about what they do and how they spend money raised from selling Charity Escapes. If you are a charity and would like to work with us, please click here to find out how we can work with you to help raise money and your profile.
Support Adoption For Pets is proud to be the biggest funder of pet rescues in the UK. Every year we support hundreds of rehoming organisations across the country by awarding financial grants to help with the costs of care, improve rescue pet welfare and to invest in development projects.
For more information on the financial support available, and how to apply, please have a look at the website by clicking here.
Funding updates from the Community Foundation for Merseyside and John Moores Foundation reported to the Greater Merseyside Funding Advisors Group.
NEA and British Gas have now launched this year’s Energy Impact Award scheme with a first prize of £10,000, and two runner-up prizes of £5,000 and £2,500 recognising and rewarding innovation and best practice.
The Energy Impact Award Scheme will recognise innovation and best practice amongst agencies running projects that focus on energy and tackling fuel poverty by benefiting vulnerable people in the local area. This could be, for example, projects that make links between health and fuel poverty, distributed and renewable energy projects, projects improving the lives of those living in fuel poverty, or other innovative initiatives in England, Scotland and Wales (please note that the award scheme is not operating in Northern Ireland).