Monday, June 02, 2008

Funds for social change

The David Canter Memorial Fund
The David Canter Memorial Fund offers financial assistance to those working in the
crafts - for special projects, travel for specific research and for educational
work. Awards are made every other year, each time focusing on a specific craft
discipline. For 2008 this will be wood. Grants, which usually range between £500 and
£1,000, are available to those who have finished their formal training, and are
working full- or part-time, but need funds for special projects such as setting up a
workshop, buying equipment, or for research and travel. The deadline date is 19
September 2008. For full details and an application form please write, enclosing a
SAE, to Rachel Mackie, The David Canter Memorial Fund, c/o The Devon Guild of
Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF. Email

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched three new funding programmes to add to
those it has been running under its current guidelines, which have been operable
since January 2008. The topics cover Food, a pilot programme of work in Northern
Ireland, and a Finance Fund. The new Food Strand aims to promote an understanding of
the role of food in enhancing the quality of life. The Foundation is interested in
work that influences policy and practice across a range of food-related areas,
enabling as many people in the UK as possible to access, prepare and eat nutritious,
sustainable food. The budget is £3 million over the next three years. The Trustees
expect to support a mix of practical projects that have wide significance, and some
research and policy based work. Details of the new funding programmes are available
A breakdown of the existing funding options from Main Grants and Strands is
available via
You can also e-mail

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The Joanies Trust
The Joanies Trust is seeking applications for grants in 2008. Grants can support
projects working with young people, aged 11-25, within the UK. They average £1000
and applicants must be registered charities. Applications must show strong evidence
of how closely applicants consult young people in developing their service, and for
any community involvement or local financial support. The Trust will support about
30 charities with average grants of £1000. The Trustees receive ten times the
applications they can support, so they underline that applications that are succinct
and that give direct answers to the questions in the application form stand a
greater chance of success. There is an application form available from
The closing date for applications is 31 August 2008.
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Kelloggs Active Living Fund

Kelloggs Active Living Fund:
provides grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations and schools
for activities that lead to people taking part in sustained physical activity.
Applications can be made at any time. The fund will give small grants to fund
projects and activities that directly lead to people taking part in sustained
physical activity. The aim of the fund is to help remove the 'barriers' which stop
people being active.

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Heritage Lottery Fund - important grant programme information
'Young Roots' and 'Your Heritage' programmes
Due to the high number of applications received and strong competition for funding,
HLF Wales are currently unable to accept any more applications to these programmes.
They are however accepting applications under the revised 'Your Heritage' and 'Young
Roots' programmes, both of which have a simpler application process and a 10-week
assessment period. They will begin processing these applications from September 2008
and decisions will be taken in competitive batches. The revised 'Young Roots' and
'Your Heritage' application materials and extensive guidance are now available
on-line. HLF still encourage all applicants to seek pre-application advice at the
earliest stages of developing a project. Please contact the Development Team for
more information on 029 20 343413 or email

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Inquiry calls for more self-sufficiency
The National Assembly for Wales should improve its voluntary sector funding by
reviewing its funding criteria, simplifying applications and developing an online
information service, according to an inquiry report released. The report recommends
that the Assembly Government should fund four pilot projects in rural and urban
areas to provide training and support to help small voluntary sector organisations
become more self-sufficient.

Other recommendations:
· The private sector should be encouraged to help voluntary groups to become more
sustainable, either by providing sponsorship or by lending staff with specific
skills for short-term secondments.
· The Government, local authorities and other public bodies should treat the third
sector as a strategic partner when planning, commissioning and delivering public
services. (Source: Third sector)

To view full report click here:

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Top 2,000 rich available for first time
This year's Sunday Times Rich List provides a goldmine of information for
fundraisers, particularly with the addition of an expanded list of the
UK's top 2,000 richest people:
, worth £40m and above. It sees the 100 richest people share £223.5bn, or 54 per
cent of the top 1,000's wealth. There are now 75 billionaires living in the UK, up
from 68 in 2007, but 40 of these were born outside of the UK.

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Youth In Action Programme
This programme seeks to support projects that draw the attention of young people and
youth workers to information and communication actions. Preference will be given to
innovative and wide-ranging projects focusing on subjects that are topical or of
interest to young people or youth workers, and which reflect the priorities of the
programme, namely:

· Participation of young people
· Cultural diversity
· European citizenship
· Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

Budget: 0.9m Euros / Deadline: 30 June 2008

WEFO Guidance on Procurement
New guidance on Sponsorship, Partnership, Procurement and Grants is now available.
The guidance offers advice to prospective sponsors, match-funders and interested
stakeholders so that they have a clear understanding of the role of the project
sponsor in the 2007-2013 programmes. It also describes the role of joint sponsor,
the importance of procurement, the distribution of grants to other organisations and
an overview of state aid implications.

WEFO Online Goes Live
The Welsh European Funding Office has introduced a new online service which will
allow projects to apply for European funding via their website. Once registered,
organisations will be able to use WEFO Online, to apply, view and manage their
grants securely. For further details, please visit:

European Union Grants Directory
The annual European Union Grants Directory is available on CD-Rom or online and
contains details of over 400 grants available from the European Commission. Grants
cover a range of activities: racism, women's issues, the environment, child
protection, education, training, the disabled, human rights, energy, transport and
more. Details on how to purchase the guide available at
(Source: NCVO)

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The Beacon Prize
Nominations for the 2008
Beacon Prize:
are now open. This has five categories plus regional awards recognising people who
have made a significant charitable contribution in giving time, money or skills to
a specific cause. Deadline 1 July.

Firebrake Wales achievement awards
Firebrake Wales Achievement Awards recognise and reward fire safety projects
throughout Wales. Applications are called for in the following areas: community,
education, business and arson reduction. Visit
to download an application form, or call 01633 654000. Closing date for
applications is 6 June 2008.
(Source: Public Health News, May 08)

The Guardian Charity Awards
The Guardian Charity Awards 2008 are open to charities with income of less than
£1million, closing date Friday, 1 August 2008. For further information visit
or telephone 01727 898146.

National Recycling Awards

The National Recycling Awards:
are considered the only awards event rewarding and recognising excellence within
the recycling and waste community. Now in their 10th year the awards provide an
opportunity to get together with peers from across the recycling sector to honour
this years' achievements in the industry. Entries to all categories must cover the
period 1 January 2008 to 22 August 2008. Deadline for entry is 22 August.

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