We are now taking bookings for our small group Finding Funding course in central London on Tuesday 10th September 2013.
The course is an introduction to fundraising; learners are invited to complete a workbook which serves as part of their record of the workshop.
Here’s a summary of some upcoming grant funding deadlines:
- 13th August 2013 – Scottish Power Green Energy Trust
- 20th August 2013 – BIFFA Award
- 31st August 2013 – EDF Energy’s Green Fund
- 2nd September 2013 – Health Innovation Challenge Fund
- 10th September 2013 – The Scottish Power Energy People Trust
- 12th September 2013 – The Mercers Company
- 12th September 2013 – Community Plus London
- 13th September 2013 – Esmee Fairbairn Collections fund
- 30th September 2013 – Help the Homeless
Following on from the successful pilot in twelve geographical areas, an additional £4.2 million is to be awarded by the Department for Communities and Local Government so neighbourhood and community budget pilots can be introduced to 100 new areas. This will enable local people to have more say in how public services are designed and delivered – improving those services and saving money.
For further information please visit the My Community Rights website.
BIG has launched a £40 million Social Impact Bond Fund which will complement the Cabinet Offices £20 million Social Outcomes Fund. The aim is to help develop more Social Impact Bonds (SIBS) by paying for a proportion of outcomes payments in complex policy areas as well as support to develop robust proposals.
We are delighted to hear news of a Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities success of £271,888, having supported Reading YMCA in the development of their project and funding application.
Project activities include a community cafe (with service users encouraged to help run it), arts and crafts, woodwork, sports and leisure sessions and a summer youth activity programme. As well as personal development and vocational skills sessions, the project aims to improve intergenerational cohesion, targeting young people, older people and single mothers simultaneously.