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Stafford Borough Council Small Grants Scheme

Stafford Borough Council, in accordance with their Compact Action Plan 2015 – 2019 for the borough, have made available a small grants fund of £10,000 for the 2016/17 financial year.   This fund will make awards to community and voluntary groups across the borough who meet the criteria below.  Applications should be made through The Community Foundation for Staffordshire.

General Information

Funding available for organisations working with Asylum Seekers or Refugees

A number of funders have come together and pooled resources to create the New Beginnings Fund.  This is to support refugees and their communities. The fund is responding to the recent dramatic increase in refugees and asylums seekers moving across Europe which is placing incredible strain on the network of community based support available within the UK.  The fund is managed in Staffordshire by The Community Foundation.  


Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

Register for the
Bright Ideas Fund

We are very excited to tell you about the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, a new grant programme to help communities develop their budding community business ideas, launching this September.

The £1.85 million Community Business Bright Ideas Fund will offer community groups tailored support and grants of up to £20,000 to develop their ideas for a community business.

Giving World Online

Giving World offers charities access to business surplus for free.

Charities and community groups can register to receive these goods free of charge at the Giving World website.

Giving World redistributes new business end of line and discontnued stock to the most deprived communities in the UK, working through a network of charities.


Heritage Lottery Fund Workshops for New Grants Programme

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will open its new Kick the Dust grants programme which is intended to support ambitious youth-focused projects that transform how heritage organisations engage with young people (aged 11 to 25 years).

Grants of between £500,000 and £1 million for projects that take between three to five years to complete will be available to consortia of three or more organisations, including heritage and youth organisations.

The funding is intended to:

Heritage Endowments Grants

Heritage Endowments grants are available to organisations in the UK who we are currently funding or have funded in the past. This is a match funding scheme –  where the HLF grant matches every pound raised by grant recipients.

You can apply for a Heritage Endowments grant of £250,000, £500,000 or £1million, to be matched £1:£1 by private donations you raise. Payments of the award will be made when evidence of the matched funding can be shown.

Core funding and free training for health charities - 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £25,000 and £2 million.

Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

Closing date: 21 September 2016