Take some time to look at the new application form and guidance for Awards for All, if you are thinking of applying, and have done so before.
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.
The council are currently considering ways the services could be delivered in the future to meet the needs of residents and visitors effectively. This involves seeking opinions about what is or isn’t working currently.
Residents can have their say about the existing services, alternative delivery options and share any innovative ideas they may have. This information will important in shaping a decision about how these services will be delivered in the future and who is best to ensure these are provided efficiently.
New funding available for local groups in Merseyside.
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in St Helens, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.
The Corporate Volunteer Network (CVN) have put together a survey to allow the third sector to better understand the current corporate volunteering landscape and attitudes towards and the value of it. This is your chance to shape discussion in the sector and be a part of a piece of work that will hopefully provide some practical tips to help to improve corporate volunteering offerings.
The survey can be found here. Responses are due by the 28th of July. It should take 15-20 minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous.
Eaga Charitable Trust provides financial support for work that contributes to understanding and addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty. We aim to promote a sound evidence base to underpin decision-making in relation to the public’s health and wellbeing and combatting fuel poverty. We encourage effective action to ensure fair access to energy services and reduced health inequalities for all groups in society.
The Marc Fitch Fund makes small grants towards the costs of publishing scholarly work in the fields of British and Irish national, regional and local history, archaeology, antiquarian studies, historical geography, the history of art and architecture, heraldry, genealogy and surname studies, archival research, artefact conservation and the broad fields of the heritage, conservation and the historic environment.
First Steps Enterprise Fund (FSEF) is a £300,000 pilot fund to support community organisations. We manage this fund on behalf of the ASDA Foundation. Funding packages of up to £30,000* are available (90% loan and 10% grant). The loan element is charged at 5% (fixed) to be repaid over a period of 4 years with an optional capital holiday for the first year.
The Fund aims to support people aged 60+ and can consider community projects that focus on supporting health and well being, tackle social isolation or help people to learn a new skill/develop an interest.