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European Social Funding November Round - Deadline 7th November 2019

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. A full criteria can be found below along with a breakdown of the grants application process, which must be read and fully understood before making your application.

Grant Alert: Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Fund Closing date: 30th November 2019

Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Limited (SSCE) is a social enterprise, which was founded in 2011 and run by volunteers. As a type of co-operative known as a community benefit society, it owns two solar photovoltaic panel installations on community buildings in Whittington, and an installation on roofs owned by University Hospital of North Midlands Trust (UHNM).

You can apply for a grant of up to £2,000.

Road Safety Trust grant funding

Grants are available to public and professional UK-based organisations for activities that will reduce the risk of death and injury for all road users.

There are two levels of grants available:

  • Major themed grants of up to £200,000 are available over a period of up to three years
  • Small grants programme offers funding of between £10,000 to £30,000 over a two-year period.

The application deadline for the small grants programme is 20 December 2019.

Applications for the major themed grants open between February and May 2020.

National Churches Trust - Gateway Grants Programme 2019-2023

Grants are available for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK to support developing a church building project.

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available.

The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism.

Coalfields Community Investment Programme for England

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects taking place in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England and will make a positive difference in addressing the areas of skills, employment, health and wellbeing.

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available.

The Trust will now fund Core Costs up to 50% of the total costs requested from the Trust. This can include Operational Costs and Administration and Management.

Small Projects Fund

The Small Projects Fund is a small grants scheme offered by the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

Grants of up to £500 are available which help support the priorities of the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership. 

The priorities

The project must meet at least one of Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership’s priorities. These are:

Calling all digital entrepreneurs

£10,000 fully funded grants available to Staffordshire SME’s looking to develop new digital products and solutions to social challenges across the region.

As part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, Staffordshire University are looking for local digital entrepreneurs to develop prototype solutions to a series of social challenges identified by Staffordshire County Council.

These challenges include:

European Social Fund (ESF)

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. 

Grants of up to £20,000 are available here