Here's details of some of the national funding bodies mentioned in the project stories:
was set up in 2001 as the Churches’ response to Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), when it distributed grants totalling £10.3 million to over 22,000 applicants. Now in its 10th year, the Fund continues to support viable farming families experiencing financial hardship due to circumstances affecting the business which are completely out of their control. The Fund’s Trustees Discretionary Fund (TDF) distributes grants of up to £2,000. In recent years the charity set up a fodder bank in the floods of 2007, and assisted the many businesses affected by the demise of dairy farmers of Britain. It has also helped where animal disease restrictions have a negative effect on the business and in times of personal tragedy. The Charity also run a Strategic Rural Housing Scheme (SRHS) providing homes for families needing to exit or retire from the industry with no other option available to them. To date the Scheme has supported 209 families, and currently owns 41 houses nationally. http://www.addingtonfund.org.uk/
Acts 435 is an online giving charity which forms an innovative resource for churches across the country.
It links the people who can give with the people in need using the Church as the physical, face-to-face forum to enable virtual, online giving. Participation in Acts 435 allows you to reach out in a very practical way to those in need in your local community, to provide that school uniform for the children or replacement washing machine – genuine needs that cannot be met by many individuals in the UK today. Visit the Acts 435 website http://www.acts435.org.uk/ and see how you can help.
provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. It is local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices. The grant programmes are open all year round for applications, with a focus on allocating the money to deserving projects 4 times a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants/
offers financial support to UK registered charities working to advance the Christian faith and relieve poverty in its broadest sense. The Trust favours capiatl or project funding over revenue funding. 33 Bunns Lane, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2DX 0208 238 8890
helps people make a difference. It provides a bridge between those who want to give time, money, things or skills and those who are in need. It ensures what is given is used effectively. The service it provides is free. http://www.besom.com/
(BIG) is responsible for delivering 46 per cent of all funds raised for good causes (about 13 pence of every pound spent on a Lottery Ticket) by The National Lottery. Since June 2004, BIG has awarded over £3.6bn to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Most of the funding is awarded to voluntary and community sector organisations. Most programmes are tailored specifically to the needs of communities in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland though some programmes that cover the whole UK. BIG is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Cabinet Office. http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/http://www.wa-cadbury.org.uk/
(CCF) encourages the church to engage with their local communities by funding effective and innovative community outreach projects. The CCF awards grants to community projects run by local Anglican Churches in England or other organisations who are working in close partnership with the Church of England on the ground. The CCF was established in 1915. Formerly known as the ‘Central Church Fund’, it changed its name to 'The Church and Community Fund' in June 2006 and is now under the trusteeship of the Archbishops' Council (registered charity number 1074857). In 2010 the CCF gave away around £500,000 to projects that sought to equip the church better to connect with their neighbourhood and beyond. Types of projects supported included the salary costs for youth, children’s and community workers, the running costs for homeless centres, conversion of church buildings to enable use by the wider community, funding towards street outreach and many more socially engaging initiatives. http://www.ccfund.org.uk/
targets the poorest 10% of communities in England and support projects at an early stage, funding 'core costs' like salaries. The Mustard Seed Grant programme aims to provide grants of up to £5,000 to enable churches and faith-based organisations to engage in social action, by supporting them to initiate or develop community work. email@example.com http://www.cuf.org.uk/
Some parts of the UK missed out on Lottery funding in the past. The Fair Share programme has been helping to change that. Targeted at 77 areas, Fair Share was the first joint programme from the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund - now merged as the Big Lottery Fund. The Fair Share Trust is a £50 million trust providing sustained funding in Fair Share Areas until 2013 (2009 in Scotland). The Community Foundation Network (CFN) is the sole UK trustee and has appointed delivery agents in each of the Fair Share areas. The Fair Share Trust programme aims to:
- Build Capacity and Sustainability – by involving local communities in decision-making about lottery funding.
assists in creating opportunities for people who are disadvantaged as a result of environmental, educational or economic circumstances or physical or other handicap to improve their situation either by direct financial assistance, involvement in project and support work or research into the causes of and means to alleviate hardship. http://www.socialfirms.co.uk/funders/hadley-trust
makes grants to individuals and to projects seeking the creation of a peaceful world, political equality and social justice. http://www.jrct.org.uk/http://www.lankellychase.org.uk
funds local, regional and national charities working to tackle disadvantage across England and Wales. Seventy percent of the funding is for core costs, and the focus is on supporting underfunded charities that can make a significant difference to the lives of disadvantaged people by helping them to play a fuller role in the community. A strong local presence enables the Foundation to respond directly and promptly to local needs. http://www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk/Pages/Welcome.aspx
now has small grants programme open to charities which offer financial and / or housing related support to survivors of domestic abuse and older people (over 50). Projects should tackle one or both of the following issues: Financial exclusion; Housing issues and homelessness. Grants of £500 - £5,000 are available and applications are assessed every two months. Full details are on the website. http://www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk/grants.asp#a2
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makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. It particularly wants to help smaller, community-led organisations which work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations which support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. http://tudortrust.org.uk/