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Allied Westminster’s ‘Wonderful Villages’ photo competition

Allied Westminster’s ‘Wonderful Villages’ photo competition to provide funds for winning village/community halls is starting on 15th December.

If your hall would like to take part, an A4 poster for noticeboard display can be downloaded from https://villagehallsurvey.com/survey/photo-competition.

Rules and details are available from https://www.facebook.com/AlliedWestminster.

Greggs Foundation Accepting Applications for Local Community Funding in Spring 2020

Using the money raised from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops across Great Britain, the Foundation provides grants to small not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 for projects that make a difference to local areas.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects and providing equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities.

All projects must support a community of interest, for example people who are:

Veolia Environmental Trust

Grants are available to constituted, not-for-profit groups with environmental and community projects that are located near a qualifying Veolia site in England.

The Veolia Environmental Trust, originally known as the Onyx Environmental Trust, was set up in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund (formerly the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme) and awards monies derived from landfill tax to support a wide range of environmentally focused projects throughout England.

AHF Transforming Places Through Heritage Programme - Transformational Project Grants

Grants are available for charities and social enterprises in England towards the capital costs of work to restore redundant or underused, community-owned historic buildings in town centres and bring them back into use.

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is an independent charity that promotes the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK by providing advice, information and financial assistance in the form of early project grants and loans for projects undertaken by charities and not-for-private profit organisations.

Deadline for Interest Free Loans

Apply by 31 December for interest-free loans to support community spaces

Over the past two years, we’ve awarded more than £2.1 million in interest-free loans and grants to help community spaces all over the UK build their trading activities and become more financially sustainable.  

Spaces supported include a community-run lido in Cornwall, a village hall in the Hebrides and a co-operative farm in Northern Ireland. 

Thomas Wall Trust - Digital Skills 2020 Grants Programme

Grants are available for registered charities to support specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills in order to increase employment prospects within the UK.

This year (2020) marks the Thomas Wall Trust's centenary, and to celebrate it is running a new grants programme throughout 2020 that offers funding to organisations working towards improving basic digital skills for people in need.

The funding is intended to equip adults with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world.

War Memorials Trust Grants

Grants are available to protect and conserve war memorials marking any conflict, in communities in the UK who could not otherwise fund the works required.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for up to 75% of total eligible project costs.

Currently, the Trust considers awarding grants of up to:

Weston Charity Awards

Could you be an Award winner?

Established to celebrate and support ambitious charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community, we are calling for charity leaders in the West Midlands who would benefit from mentoring and coaching support to steer their organisation to the next stage in its development.

This year the Awards will support 20 charities, across the North and Midlands of England, and Wales.

Could you be one of them?

Bowled Over by a Welcome in Tamworth

A new Place of Welcome has opened in Tamworth, taking place every Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 and 3.30pm.  You will be bowled over by its location, for the host venue is Tamworth Castle Bowling Club.  The green itself is closed throughout the winter months, but the doors are still open for people to come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat over a game of dominoes.  Why not pop along and say hello?