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Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund

Are you looking for funding for a project? Are you based within 3 miles of a RED Industries licensed landfill (ST5 6SB) or treatment & transfer station (ST6 2DZ) ?

Projects considered:

Public Parks and Amenities

Providing, maintaining or improving a public park or amenity which directly benefits the general public, including community centres and village halls, public sporting facilities, and bridleways and cycle paths. 

Tesco Bags of Help Grants

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. This can include:  purchasing items, improvements to a community building, developing an outdoor space, running a community event or activity etc.

Lifeworks Staffordshire - Fundraising Event





A modern comedy set in Restoration Britain; it premiered at the Globe Theatre in 2015 and transferred to the West End in 2016 where it played to sell-out houses.

The play charts the rise of 'witty, pretty Nell' from her unlikely roots in Coalhouse Yard to her success as Britain's most successful actress and eventually to being mistress of King Charles II.

Smallwood Trust Funding opportunity

Women’s groups based in the Midlands are invited to apply for seed funding to trial and test new ideas and imaginative approaches to support women along the employability pathway. The Women First Innovation Fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have ideas or projects that support our mission of enabling women to become financially resilient.

Organisations can apply for grants of £5,000 to £10,000. We expect to award 10-15 grants in this round.

NEW Funding Available

New funding available from The England Illegal Money Lending Team to be used to benefit local communities.

The good news is that for the year 2018-2019 organisations will be able to apply for  up to £5,000 to directly target an area affected by, or believed to be at risk of illegal money lending. Your project idea needs to be delivered by the 31st March 2019.

Blue Spark Foundation

Community groups can apply for grants to Blue Spark Foundation for a wide range of projects. The Foundation values academic, vocational, artistic and sporting endeavour in equal measure but are particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

Screwfix Foundation - Funding Available

The Screwfix Foundation currently offers local registered charities and not for profit organisations funding of up to £5,000. All applications are reviewed individually by their team on a quarterly basis, the review dates are in February, May, August and November.

All successful applications are contacted by post, email or phone to arrange the next step. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted within one month of the review meeting. If on the first instance an application is unsuccessful, charities are welcome to make future applications.

Applications Open For Round Two Of Transform Foundation’s 2018 Charity Website Grant Programme

The Transform Foundation is happy to announce that it is now accepting applications for the second tranche of allocations of its 2018 Charity Website Grant Programme.

The programme offers charities a grant to enable them to redevelop their website to ramp up their online income and increase their charitable impact.  It has so far helped charities raise more than £9.5million in donations.

Lichfield Canal restoration trust boosted by donation

A fundraising Lichfield club has donated a cheque for £600 to the city’s canal restoration trust.

Lichfield Ladies Tangles Tangent Club made the presentation to Peter Buck, engineering director of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust (LHCRT), at their recent meeting at St Johns House.

Thanking Samantha Beech, chairperson of Lichfield Ladies Tangles, for their donation, Peter said the money would be used to buy essential materials for volunteers to continue the restoration of the Heritage Towpath Trail on a number of sites through Lichfield.