Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Funds for groups

HBOS Foundation - Community Action Programme (UK)
Through its Community Action programme, the HBOS Foundation makes grants
of up to £10,000 to support a diverse range of local activities. The
programme which is available in those communities where the HBOS bank
operates, is open to registered charities and has two key themes: Money
advice and financial literacy, and developing and improving local
communities. Applications can be made at any time. For more information
visit: http://www.hbosfoundation.org/index-community.html


Philip Lawrence Awards (UK)

Local groups that are making a real contribution to their local
community and the lives of others; and groups that promote respect and
understanding of faiths, culture and communities internationally are
being invited to enter the Philip Lawrence Awards. Established in memory
of Philip Lawrence, the head teacher who was murdered outside the gates
of his school in London, these Awards recognise and reward outstanding
achievements in good citizenship by young people.

Winning groups receive cash awards of up to £1,000 to invest in
sustaining or developing the award-winning activity. Groups made up of
any number of nominees aged 11 to 20 years are eligible to enter.

Nominations may be made by, for example school teachers; governors;
youth and community workers; police officers; local authority members;
staff in Racial Equality Councils; people in voluntary and community
sector bodies. Since1997, over 95 groups have received a Philip Lawrence
Award. The first stage of judging is to whittle down all the nominations
and choose a shortlist of up to 30 regional finalists. These finalists
are recognised and celebrated in their local area, as well as going
through to the judging panel for the national awards.
The closing date for nominations is the 15th September 2010. For more
information visit: http://www.philiplawrenceawards.net/home