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Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme 2020/21

Wed 11 Mar 2020

Large grants are available for established civil society organisations to run short projects that bring different faith and ethnic groups together and tackle racially and religiously motivated hate crime to create integrated communities in England.

The scheme will support organisations that are working to create safe and integrated communities. These are places where people, whatever their background, live, work, learn and socialise together; based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities. The scheme will seek to promote shared values and integration, whilst tackling harmful behaviours.

There is a total budget of £2 million for 2020/21

Grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 are available. The Government's contribution to a project will not exceed £450,000.

The funds must be spent by 31 March 2021.

Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

Visit the Government website for further information https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/faith-race-and-hate-crime-grant-scheme-2020-to-2021

PFCC People Power Fund

Tue 3 Mar 2020

PFCC People Power Fund - Closing date: 14th April 2020      

The aim of the PFCC People Power Fund is to increase community cohesion and public safety through local projects that are looking to support groups assisting victims of crime and early crime intervention related projects.

All applications must be supported by your local Neighbourhood Police Officer or Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) whose details you can find on the Staffordshire Police website.             

Grants between £100 and £2,000 are available

Types of Organisation it Will Fund:

  • Constituted community groups
  • Constituted voluntary groups
  • Registered Charities
  • Community Groups may apply solely or choose to collaborate with others when making an application.

Project Aims

Funding will be provided for activities which support the priorities within the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Safer, Fairer United Communities Strategy 2017-2020.

  • Modern policing
  • Early Intervention
  • Supporting Victims and Witnesses
  • Managing Offenders
  • Public Confidence

For more information and to apply, please click here

For further information on grants or endowments, please speak to a member of the team on 01785 339540.  Alternatively please see the website or visit Facebook and Twitter pages.


The Healthy Communities Together Programme

Mon 2 Mar 2020

Healthy Communities Together is a new programme developed in partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund and The King’s Fund.

The programme aims to support local areas to develop effective and sustainable partnerships between the voluntary and community sector, the NHS and local authorities to improve health and wellbeing, reduce health inequalities and empower communities.

As well as providing grant funding, the programme will support the development of relationships between partners, identifying and agreeing how best to work together, to ensure the involvement of organisations working across communities, and create a plan of activities.

The programme consists of two phases. In phase 1, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and a package of learning and development support from the King’s Fund for up to nine months to develop their partnership and project plans.

Applications for phase 1 are to be submitted by 27 March, and with projects for phase 1 are projected to start in July 2020.

For more information visit the website here.

Small Grant Scheme – Supporting UASC Young People and their communities

Mon 24 Feb 2020

Amity hub is a partnership between Staffordshire County Council and Above n Beyond where mutual understanding and friendship are valued and promoted with young people who are seeking asylum and those who are refugees.  Amity offer support, guidance, counselling, education and fun activities, in a purpose-built hub where young people feel welcomed, involved and included.

Don’t be put off by misrepresentation in the media of what an asylum seeker is.  They are first and foremost, people with feelings who have experienced significant loss and acute stress journeying thousands of miles to be kept safe from further fear and persecution.

Do you offer leisure interests?  Do you have a talent or skill that could benefit young people and support them to feel part of their community?  Maybe you have a dance club, boxing club, football club, to name a few.  There is an opportunity to reach out and offer your services to those young people who are marginalised.  You could benefit from receiving £1k grant for your services.

Applications are now to be considered.  Small grants of up to £1k available to award to support young people who attend Amity hub.

If you enjoy meeting young people, have a business, company, or are part of a community project, you could benefit whilst providing a positive experience to these vulnerable group of young people.

We know you will never look back and you will learn so much from the young people themselves to utilise £1k towards what you do best.

Interested? Want to know more??  Please see link to the Amity Hub website for access to more information about the scheme and the application form. amityhub.co.uk/small-grants.html

Call for a chat (01782 612539) . Call in. You will receive a warm welcome by the team and young people.

TENDER OPPORTUNITY: Courses to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing

Fri 14 Feb 2020

This brief outlines the requirements of the Stafford and South Staffordshire Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Programme for a programme of courses to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our participants. The brief begins with an outline of the project followed by a description of the scope of the courses/services needed.  Finally, the brief includes the quotation submission form which needs to be completed and returned by the submission deadline.

The Big Lottery is using its own resources to match against European Union (EU) funding to create a fund aimed at delivering against the ‘Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty’ part of the current European Social Fund (ESF) programme, launched in 2015.  The funding will be delivered in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area according to local priorities through three relatively small but highly targeted, projects. BES was awarded £2.3m in January 2017 to work with its delivery partners to deliver the programme in the South Staffordshire District Council and Stafford Borough Council areas.  We have just entered the fourth year of delivery having been awarded a further £2.2m to continue delivery to September 2022.

Delivery of the programme involves 7 delivery partners in direct service delivery roles with BES being the lead partner with contract management responsibilities. 

Download the full brief below

The Hilden Charitable Trust

Wed 12 Feb 2020

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).

Although there are no set funding limits, the average grant is £5,000, and Hilden will consider funding projects for more than one year.

Please note that this foundation receives a large volume of applications each year and around one in nine applicants receive funding.

The Hilden Charitable Fund is a grant-making foundation that provides grants to small charities throughout the UK and in developing countries.

The grants programme aims to address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are unlikely to raise funds from public sources, known sometimes as 'unpopular causes.’ The Fund’s policy is directed largely at supporting work at a community level.

Applications are accepted at any time but the closing date for applications to the next meeting is 18 March 2020.

VISIT: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/

Hilden Charitable Fund - Summer Play Schemes Grant

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 are available to voluntary and community groups in the UK to help run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children.

The Hilden Charitable Fund Summer Play Schemes Grant is provided and administered by the Hilden Charitable Fund and is available to voluntary and community organisations throughout the UK.

The scheme aims to fund summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years living in disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

Open for applications with a deadline of 29 May 2020

Visit the website for further details and application guidelines: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/summer%20playcheme%20guidelines.htm

Resource Action Fund

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Grants are available for businesses and not-for-profit organisations in England to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing and better managing waste, in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter.

Value from Food Waste

These grants will fund both revenue and capital expenditure costs with project values between £20,000 and £100,000.  

Citizen Food Waste Behaviour Change Grant

This scheme will award grants between £25,000 and £100,000 for both capital and revenue project expenditure.

For full details visit https://www.wrap.org.uk/content/resource-action-fund


One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Grants up to £500 are available to local non-profit organisations and groups for projects within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain that benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places.

The grants will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project which must meet at least one of the programme's outcomes:

  • Improving the lives of young people.
  • Improving the lives of the elderly.
  • Promoting physical activity.
  • Improving health or well being.
  • Increasing community safety.
  • Protecting or improving the local environment.

This is a rolling programme

Visit: https://www.groundwork.org.uk/national-grants/carriers-for-causes/

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects that relate to the delivery of financial skills to different defined groups.

The MSE Charity, the charitable fund of financial advice website MoneySavingExpert.com, is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups deliver financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave and manage their money.

The charity operates a themed approach for each funding round.

Applications are now open for projects targeting financial education projects for people who live with long term challenges.

Applications will close once the number of accepted applications reaches 40 or the deadline of 28 February 2020, whichever is soonest.

For further details visit https://www.msecharity.com/