Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Funds for groups

The Dulverton Trust:
awards grant funding to charitable organisations in the UK working in the following
areas: youth and education; general welfare; conservation; preservation; peace and
humanitarian support; Africa. The Trust offers two types of grant:
Major Grants with no fixed limit are available to charities with an annual income
below £50 million and that operate nationally or across the geographical regions of
the UK. Minor Grants up to a maximum of £3,500 are available to smaller charities with an annual income below £400,000 that are usually working at a local or county level.

The Fidelio Charitable Trust:

awards funding in support of the arts in the United Kingdom, particularly the
dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance. Grants of up to £5,000 are
available to institutions, colleges, arts festivals and other arts organisations
that would not otherwise be able to carry out a project or activity without
financial support. Applications are accepted from nominating individuals or
institutions who can vouch for the exceptional ability of the proposed grantee and
accurately describe the project or activity for which funding is required. The
closing dates for receipt of applications are 1 February, 1 June and 1 October each

Healthy Heart Grants

support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or
reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. They are open
to community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers in the UK. Grants of
up to £10,000 are available and are for heart health projects only, and not for
general healthy lifestyle projects. Projects must focus on, and actively promote,
heart health for the duration of the project. Applications are accepted in two
funding rounds a year: during January and February for the May round of grants; and
during July and August for the November round of grants.

Keen to start fighting climate change? Here's an added boost.

Climate change affects us all, and more and more third sector groups are fighting
against it. But if that doesn't yet include your organisation, WCVA can offer you an
incentive to join the battle.

Our Climate Change Fund scheme can offer grants, ranging from £200 to £2000, to
third sector groups yet to engage with climate change. You can use this to raise
awareness of global warming, explore the impact of climate change on your
activities, set up recycling facilities, link up with groups that already have an
environmental remit. it's your call.

The third sector has huge impact when it comes to tackling the causes and
consequences of climate change. It can communicate the dangers of global warming,
address the issue in innovative ways and alter public behaviour by demonstrating the
huge impact of minor lifestyle alterations. Your group could play a key role in
combating the crisis.
So why not get involved in the fight? Simply call WCVA's helpdesk on 0800 2888 329
or email climatechangefund@environment-wales.org:


At present the focus of our funding is UK-based charities working throughout the UK and/or internationally in at least one of the following areas:
• Protection of threatened animals, plants and habitats
• Promotion of better understanding of and solutions to major environmental issues like climate change and biodiversity
• Development and extension of conservation facilities/sites
• Promotion of sustainable ways of living, including renewable energy technologies