Even more national funding deadlines approaching!
25 Oct 2012
Greggs Foundation Grants (England)
Funding: Up to £1,000 (exceptionally £2,000)
Open to: VCSE
Deadline: 11th November 2012
The purpose of the regional grants programme is to tackle social
deprivation. Grants are made to eligible organisations that work in
local areas that have a Greggs presence and that make a difference
to the lives of people in need.
The Foundation wants to receive applications from small local
groups that are directly delivering positive change to people in
need. Organisations with income greater than £500,000 are unlikely
to be considered.
Any group can apply that works within a disadvantaged community,
or with people who are financially excluded, including the priority
beneficiary groups listed below.
Although each application is considered on its merits, the Greggs
Foundation is highly unlikely to fund an application that doesn't
work in a highly disadvantaged area or support the following
• Voluntary carers
• People with disabilities
• Older people
• Homeless people
The fund is unlikely to support ongoing costs, contributions
towards salary costs or contributions towards large capital costs.
Also less likely to be funded are sports, arts, music and theatre
projects unless there is an extremely strong link to
People's Health Trust: Active Communities (England)
Funding: £5,000 - £25,000
Open to: VCSE - income less than £200,000 pa (projected if younger
Deadline: 26th November 2012
Please note: in the North East this is currently open in
Northumberland (through the Trust's local society area HealthAble),
Tees Valley and Durham (HealthImprove). Tyne and Wear organisations
are not currently eligible.
Active Communities aims to close the gap between those communities
which experience the worst health in England, Scotland and Wales
and the majority of the population. People's Health Trust (PHT)
will be working with people living in the poorest neighbourhoods.
They are looking to support projects that encourage community
activism - projects designed by local people that address issues
relevant to them and benefit and improve their local community.
Projects should bring communities together, foster a sense of
belonging and encourage local people to be involved in and take
ownership of activities and services that take place in their
Total project funding must be less than £50,000 and projects must
last no more than 18 months. PHT will only fund capital to the
value of £12,500 and will only support capital costs:
• which directly impact on the target group and
• where the applicant has demonstrated capacity
to manage a capital asset
• where the applicant will own,
run/manage/maintain the capital asset
• where there are revenue costs to support the
capital costs (including any maintenance), either funded by the
Programme /other funders / delivered in other ways
Click here for more information or email
email@example.com or call 020 7697 4021.
Young Person's Volunteering Fund (England)
Funding: Up to £10,000
Deadline: 2nd January 2013
The SITA Trust has announced the next funding round of its new
Young Person's Volunteering Fund. Through this new fund, the SITA
Trust can provide grants to volunteering projects owned by 14-25
This fund has been created to assist young people to volunteer
their time to create or enhance facilities that can be enjoyed by
the wider community. SITA Trust can provide funding towards the
resources required by young volunteers to transform a derelict
piece of land into a community green space or give a local
community centre a much needed make-over.
To be eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate that young
people will be fully involved in the design and development of the
project and projects must be compliant with the rules of the
Landfill Communities Fund.
An application must also demonstrate that it takes into account
the 9 principles of volunteering as set out by the Youth Action
• Youth participation
• Benefiting others
• Fun & rewarding
• Progression & leadership
• Diverse & inclusive
• Skills & personal development
Successful projects must commence within six months of funding
being awarded and finish within a year of this date.
Untold Stories 2012 (UK)
Open to: Registered charity - turnover less than £2m
Deadline: 29th October 2012
Media Trust have joined forces with Sainsbury's and Google for
this national initiative offering small charities the opportunity
to tell their story through film. Successful applicant
organisations will be matched with a volunteer filmmaker who will
research, plan and produce a short, high-quality film at a fraction
of the normal cost. Chosen charities will also receive invaluable
advice from experts at Google on how to achieve maximum online
exposure for the final film, broadcast on Community Channel next
spring. Applicants for Untold Stories must:
• be primarily based in the UK
• be able to put £1,000 towards the production
of the film
• be available between November 2012 and March
2013 for the filming process with a member of staff who can be
identified as the lead contact
http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/untold-stories-2012/ / call
020 7871 5692
The Volant Charitable Trust
Established in 2000 by author of the Harry Potter books, J K
Rowling, to support charities undertaking projects to alleviate
poverty and social deprivation, particularly children's and women's
issues. The Trustees meet twice a year, in March and September, to
consider applications and allocate funds. The next deadline for
applications is 25 January 2013.
The Explore Fund
Outdoor clothing and equipment company The North Face is giving
grants through its Explore Fund, for activities to help children
engage with nature and specifically, projects that break down
barriers to young people enjoying the outdoors. You can apply for
up to €2,500 and projects with match funding will be looked on more
favourably. They are looking to fund projects with specific
outcomes and measurable results rather than general work.
Deadline 28 February 2012.