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Lichfield City Council Grants

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Applications for grants to be funded from the City Council's 2020/21 budget are now being invited.

The closing date for applications from Clubs, societies and other voluntary groups in the City of Lichfield to apply for a grant is 6 January 2020

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New facilties at The Space Station

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Staffords newest cultural venture, the Space Station, aims to bring together creatives of all kind as a venue for activities, performances and exhibitions. 

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Housing in later life project - Lichfield District Council

Fri 1 Nov 2019

You may be aware that the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) has been commissioned to undertake a research project for Lichfield District Council to identify the housing needs and aspirations of people over the age of 60 across the Lichfield District. This piece of work will feed into the Council's wider Housing Strategy.

This project involves engaging with older citizens to explore their views and aspirations about housing in later life through a series of focus groups next week and a survey.

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Windrush Day Grant Scheme

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Grants are available for local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.

Windrush Day (22 June) was established to celebrate the large contribution of the Windrush Generation to Britain's cultural, social and economic.

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available.

Organisations are eligible if:

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Community Housing Fund

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Grants are available for a wide range of community-led organisations to support delivery of new affordable homes across England (excluding London) up to March 2020.

The Community Housing Fund is provided and administered by Homes England.

The objectives of the Fund are to:

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The Hilden Charitable Trust

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women).

Applications are accepted at any time, but the next closing date is 11 December 2019 for applications to be considered at the Main Grants meeting in January/February 2020.

Grants are usually in the region of £5000

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Pocket parks funding opportunities

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Pocket parks: helping communities transform unloved, neglected or derelict areas into new green spaces

One-off grants are available for community-led organisations working in partnership with their local authority to create new pocket parks or bringing existing green spaces up to a safe, usable and inviting standard.

£15,000 for new pocket parks.

£25,000 for refurbishment of existing parks split between capital and revenue.

The funding should be spent by 31 March 2020.

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Cold weather fund for frontline organisations

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Grants are available to support local frontline providers in helping people sleeping rough off the streets this winter

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available.

Larger grants of up to £50,000 may be considered for projects working across multiple authorities

Application Deadline: 6 December 2019

For the guidance, criteria and application visit the website.

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National Garden Scheme Community Gardening Funding

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Grants of up to £5000 are available to amateur gardeners from community groups to create a garden or similar project with horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community.

The funding is for the creation of a garden or a similar project (such as an allotment) with horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community.

The project should aim to bring a community together by creating a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening.

Funding could cover expenses such as:

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Wonderful Villages Photo Competition

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Allied Westminster Insurance are soon to launch a 'Wonderful Villages' photograph competition to celebrate 100 years of village halls.

Free entry is open to all village halls in the UK, and there are cash prizes to be won.

If you would like to find out more details about the launch please 'like' or 'follow' their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/AlliedWestminster

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