Funding Opportunities

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Monday 27 April 2009 3.04pm
Hi Everyone,

A number of funding streams have come to my attention in recent weeks. I haven't put much information about each one down but the website's should have everything you need.


Greenprints UK (The SITA Trust) - grants of up to 10,000 and practical support available for greenspace improvement projects carried out by young people aged 16-25.

Arts Awards UK (Wellcome Trust) - applications invited for up to 30,000 for projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts including dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media.

Digital Film Archive Fund - South East (Screen South)-
Grants of between 500 and 30,000 for projects that increase public access to regional screen heritage.

Young Roots, UK (Heritage Lottery Fund) - grants of between 3,000 and 25,000. The scheme aims to involve 13-20 year-olds (up to 25 for those with special needs) in finding out about:
o their heritage
o developing skills
o building confidence
o promoting community involvement

Hilton in The Community Foundation (UK) - Grants of up to 50,000 for organisations that work in the following areas: Young People - Education; Young People - Health; and Disaster Relief and International Fund

Nationwide Foundation Grants Programme (UK) - grants of up to 300,000 over three years are available to charities with an income not exceeding 10 million a year. The type of issues that the Foundation seeks to address include:
o Financial exclusion
o Housing issues and homelessness amongst vulnerable groups
o Supporting families and helping prevent family breakdowns
They also have a small grants fund for grants of up to 5,000

Support for Community Projects Tackling Poverty Related Health Inequalities (London) (Church Urban Fund) - grants of up to 10,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than 150,000 that are based in London. Successful projects will need to demonstrate:
o A link with a faith or belief group and/or a church or other place of worship
o Plans to consult/work with a relevant health agency
o That they are tackling the effects of poverty and addressing health inequalities
o And either a new approach to a new situation or a thoughtful development in response to ongoing needs.

1 Million Available to Support Youth Projects (UK) (Princes Trust)- The Awards, worth 250 to 5,000, are available to disadvantaged 14 to 25-year-olds who want to transform their area and learn practical skills.
Projects must:
o be run and managed by people between the ages of 14 and 25
o clearly benefit the local community
o benefit the people running the project
o be a new or developing project

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