Grow Wild – Community Project Funding

Do you have a fantastic idea for a project that will excite and enthuse people in your community, engaging them in fun and interesting activities? If so, Grow Wild want to hear from you!

Grow Wild is awarding grants of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups across Scotland to deliver projects in their community focused on UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi.

Next deadline: 10 December 2018.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Grow Wild – Youth Project Funding

Get ready for an experience like no other and join Grow Wilds mission to empower young people aged 14-25 to develop a creative idea into a project that helps raise awareness about UK native wildflowers and fungi! This could include transforming a space, holding an event or giving a performance. They’re looking for project ideas that will excite other people to get involved and make an impact in the community.

Successful projects will receive £500 to turn their idea into a reality. You can use photography, music, drama, dance, film, visual arts or more to celebrate UK native wild flowers and fungi in fun and inventive ways.

Next deadline: 30 November 2018.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation – Instrument and Equipment Awards

The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £1,500 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education, and schools who require the equipment to improve their music department. They also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.

Next deadline: 08 February 2019

For more information, click here.

 

 

Scottish Government – National Development Project Fund

This investment by the Scottish Government is to support the delivery of services to reduce problem drug and alcohol use.

The National Development Project Fund provides opportunities at both a national and local level through projects of national significance. It allows the Scottish Government in 2018-19 to address gaps in:

  • advocacy services (2 year funding with an optional 1 year extension);
  • family inclusive services and support (2 year funding with an optional 1 year extension);
  • start-up investment for new approaches to treatment, support and recovery (2 years only).

Next deadline: 06 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

National Churches Trust – Cornerstone Grants

The National Churches Trust is the national, independent charity dedicated to promoting and supporting church buildings of historic, architectural and community value across the UK.

The Cornerstone Grant Programme can award grants towards urgent structural repair projects, or the introduction of kitchens and accessible toilets. Priority is given to projects that demonstrate well-developed plans for the building that are supported beyond the congregation and into the future.

Next deadline: 04 March 2019

For more information, click here.

 

 

Creative Scotland – Youth Talent Fund

This fund, developed in partnership with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, is aimed at nurturing the ambition, enthusiasm and talent of exceptional young artists (aged 5-26) engaged in traditional music and dance – with a priority focus on piping, drumming, Highland dance and traditional fiddle playing. It will support a small but ambitious programme of inspiring projects with exceptional young traditional music and dance artists from across Scotland.

Next deadline: 10 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Launch of Scottish Government’s Challenge Fund and National Development Project Fund

Scottish Government’s Challenge Fund and National Development Project Fund supporting the delivery of services to reduce problem drug and alcohol use.  These funding streams have been developed from the £20 million investment through our 2017 Programme for Government (PfG) to support activities around seeking and supporting new innovative approaches, as well as responding to the needs of patients in a more joined up person centred way to tackle problem alcohol and drug use:

  • A Challenge Fund: £2 million has been allocated to this fund for 2018-19, which includes £750,000 for Homelessness/Housing First.  This fund provides an opportunity for Integrated Authorities(IAs)/Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) and their partners to bid for money to deliver long term system change.   The Corra Foundation have agreed to manage this fund on behalf of the Scottish Government.  For information and how to apply contact Rowan Anderson on 0131 444 4020 or rowan@corra.scot
  • National Development Projects Fund:  £1 million has been allocated and is open to the Third Sector. The closing date for this round of applications is 06 December 2018.   For more information please click here. 

 

 

SCVO – Cyber Resilience and Cyber Essentials Grants

A new fund has been announced that will allow charities and small/medium-sized business to protect their systems against cyber attacks.

The Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme, administered by SCVO on behalf of the Scottish Government, is open for applications from today. Organisations can apply for up to £1,000 of funding to support them in achieving the National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. This scheme enables organisations to build, and demonstrate their understanding of, internet security risks.

All third sector organisations should be extremely mindful of their cybersecurity. An attack on systems can result in a loss of data (including personal data, prompting Data Protection issues), can cause damage to systems and equipment, and can serve to seriously undermine the reputation of that organisation. Cyber Essentials won’t prevent all cyber attacks, but it will give organisations the knowledge and skills they need to protect against the most common attacks.

The Scottish Government is considering making accreditation of this sort a condition of any procurement in future, therefore organisations intending to procure work should take the time now to ensure that they remain eligible.

For more information, click here.

Next deadline: 18 December.

 

 

The King’s Fund – Cascading Leadership

Cascading Leadership provides a free opportunity for leaders working in health and care organisations of any size in the voluntary and community sector in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support. The programme offers free support, advice and training based on a model of peer-to-peer support. To date, it has supported 120 voluntary and community sector (VCS) leaders and is now offering a further 64 places on this year’s programme.

Successful applicants will be matched into pairs, with a consultant (an established charity leader), working with a partner (a leader who is seeking support).

Next deadline: 30 November 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

YouthLink Scotland – CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund

The CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund aims build the capacity of young people and the youth work organisations who work to support them.

For 2019/20, the fund will support the Scottish Government’s aim to tackle inequalities by having a greater focus on young people from areas of deprivation. They welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes which provide diversionary youth work activities for young people aged 10 to 24, who face one or more forms of disadvantage:

  • living in areas of deprivation (priority will be given to projects working in communities within the top 20% SIMD);
  • being unemployed, not in education or training;
  • being excluded, or at risk of exclusion from school;
  • being at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, or offending/re-offending.

Next deadline: 7 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

SCVO – Carers Act Transformation Support (Fund)

The Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund, funded by the Scottish Government, will give third sector organisations the opportunity to apply for small grants to improve their capacity to implement the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. Round 2 of this fund will focus on supporting third sector organisations who have a role in local implementation of the Act the opportunity to apply for small grants to purchase hardware/software to improve their capacity to do so. The fund will also consider applications for refreshing website functionality.

Next deadline: 30 November 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Big Lottery Fund – Digital Fund

The Digital Fund is a new UK wide £15 million funding programme to support charities and community organisations. It is about helping the charity and voluntary sector to use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities to thrive.

It is currently offering two strands of funding:

  • Digital Fund Strand 1 (Digital Pioneers) offers grants and a tailored support package. The aim is to help established charities use digital to take a major leap forward.
  • Digital Fund Strand 2 (Digital Natives) offers grants for newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to achieve scale or impact.

They expect grants to last from 1 to 4 years.This first phase is specifically about accelerating and upscaling existing digital services. However, in the New Year, they will be announce how the Digital Fund will help build digital skills within smaller organisations.

Next deadline: 03 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Comic Relief – Power Up: Resourcing Women’s and Girls’ Movements for Change

This funding opportunity is focussed on strengthening women’s and girls’ movements.

The aim of this programme is to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. They are interested in supporting the development of specific work (such as campaigns, advocacy and/or services) when it is part of this long-term change.

They are also interested in supporting work which helps movement constituents develop a common agenda for change, such as developing and sharing analytic frameworks, learnings and research, and work that is focussed on base building, such as growing membership and leadership, building/growing/supporting alliances, and solidarity both between and within movements.

Next deadline: 07 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Hospice UK – Rank Foundation Grant Programme 2018

The Rank Foundation grant programme is to support projects that have a direct impact to patients in adult member hospices.

In 2018 the theme is Enhancing Wellbeing. Grants are available for projects that improve the physical space to encourage and enable hospices to improve the environment in which they deliver care. Types of project could include converting underused space, renovating existing space, or increasing the therapeutic value of outside areas

Next deadline: 06 December 2018.

For more information, click here.

 

 

WRAP – UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition

The overall aim of this programme is to support the delivery of the Government’s target of achieving zero avoidable plastic waste by end of 2042 and the objectives of The UK Plastics Pact.

The grant funds will support new, pioneering, industry-led collaborative projects focused on unlocking the most critical, short-term barriers to improving plastics circularity, finding new innovative solutions and interventions that will remove or overcome these barriers.

All applications must be industry-led and should include collaboration with other organisations.

Next deadline: 30 November 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Transport Scotland eBike Grants – Community Fund

A total of £500,000 has been made available for Round 2 of the eBike Grant Fund.

The Community Fund is available to community groups and third sector organisations looking for up to £15,000 (per application) towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial ebikes.

Higher bids will be considered on a case by case basis. The fund supports the uptake of ebikes for functional journeys, therefore this should be the focus for both funds.

Next deadline: 30 November 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Transport Scotland eBike Grants – Community Fund

A total of £500,000 has been made available for Round 2 of the eBike Grant Fund.

The Community Fund is available to community groups and third sector organisations looking for up to £15,000 (per application) towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial ebikes.

Higher bids will be considered on a case by case basis. The fund supports the uptake of ebikes for functional journeys, therefore this should be the focus for both funds.

Next deadline: 30 November 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Life Changes Trust – Dementia Friendly Communities Development Funding

Dementia Friendly Communities aims to improve quality of life and well-being of people whose lives are affected by dementia – both people with dementia and unpaid carers.

This round of funding is an open call for one year of development funding. Through this funding, the Trust is looking to support those who are at the very earliest stages of starting a community that is Dementia Friendly. They are looking to fund both geographical Dementia Friendly communities and communities of interest, large and small.

For geographical communities, they are looking for community-led, grassroots initiatives that have included people living with dementia and unpaid carers in the planning (not just as a member on a steering group).

For communities of interest, they are looking for projects that act as exemplars for others and which will also integrate with the wider community.

Next deadline: 14 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme – Annual Guest Charity Grant

These grants will provide funding for projects that are concerned with the physical, mental and emotional well-being of adults and/or children across Scotland.

These projects should be associated with gardens and gardening and the positive impact that they bring to health and wellbeing.

Next deadline: 31 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Greenspace Scotland – Young Placechangers Ideas Funds

The Young Placechangers Ideas Fund supports youth groups to engage with others in their communities to take action to improve the environmental quality, biodiversity, playability and vibrancy of neighbourhoods.

Young Placechangers are young people between the ages of 12-25 who want to change their local environment for the better- this could be their local greenspace, street, community centre garden, whole village, neighbourhood or town. The Young Placechangers will lead community placemaking projects in their local communities. Up to £3,000 is available to each project.

Groups can apply for:

  • Seed corn funding – to engage with the wider community and develop their ideas; or
  • Ideas funding- to involve their local community to further develop their idea and deliver changes on the ground such as the physical improvement of spaces, event programmes and sessional staff/youth worker costs.

Next deadline: 27 November 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families Programme

This programme will support organisations helping veterans with severe mental health needs who do not meet the usual criteria for hospitalisation and inpatient treatment, and are encountering severe or substantial stress.

It is looking to fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families. The programme will support projects where there is good evidence to suggest that the idea might produce outcomes for veterans and their carers and families that are better than current sources of support on offer.

Next deadline: 31 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Action Earth grants 2018

Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of £250 are available to any group of volunteers who are carrying out practical conservation, biodiversity work and habitat creation.

They also have a very limited number of Enhanced Health Grants of £500 for projects providing substantial health benefits.

Any group of volunteers can apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands.

For more information click here

All Projects must complete by December  1st 2018.

 

 

Petplan Charitable Trust – Welfare Grants

Welfare grants are awarded once a year. Applicants must be charities and grants must provide a direct benefit to the species supported by Petplan ie. dogs, cats, rabbits and horses.

Grants to human charities may be considered when it can be clearly demonstrated that the grant will enhance/give support to the animals’ best interest.

Requests for funding for education in animal welfare will be considered.

Next deadline: 05 December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Big Lottery Fund – Young Start

Groups across Scotland can apply for Young Start funding to help young people realise their potential. Following a brief pause to refresh the programme, Young Start is back with a life-changing £18 million pounds of dormant banks account funding available for projects that involve young people in their design, running and evaluation.

The Young Start fund previously awarded £29.5 million to 693 projects that have had an incredible impact on the lives of young people, helping them to become more confident, healthy, enterprising and connected to their peers and communities.

For more information please click here.

 

 

Paths for All – Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open Fund

The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund aims to encourage people to change their behaviours to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys. The fund will also encourage people to use sustainable travel choices for longer journeys.

The Open Fund is available to support public, third and community sector organisations that want to changes people’s everyday travel behaviour. The fund aims to help cut Scotland’s carbon emissions and improve our air quality. It will also help reverse the trend towards sedentary lifestyles and will tackle health inequalities.

Grants available are between £5000 and £50,000 and will require to be match funded.

For more information please click here.

 

 

The John Ellerman Foundation – Regional Museums and Galleries Fund

Funding is available to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK by helping organisations to enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public.

The funder is keen to fund work which has a legacy within and beyond the organisation, particularly applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out, or ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change.

Next deadline: 3rd December 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme

The Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020 forms a cooperation between 9 programme partner countries; the Member States of Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Scotland and Northern Ireland) in cooperation with the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Norway.

The programme’s vision is to assist in the generation of vibrant, competitive and sustainable communities, by harnessing innovation, expanding the capacity for entrepreneurship and seizing the unique growth initiatives and opportunities of the Northern and Arctic regions in a resource efficient way.

The four priority axes, to achieve this vision are:

  • using innovation to maintain and develop robust and competitive communities;
  • promoting entrepreneurship to realise the potential of the programme area’s competitive advantage;
  • fostering energy-secure communities through promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency;
  • protecting, promoting and developing cultural and natural heritage.

Next deadline: 30 November 2018

For more information, click here.

 

 

Sustrans Scotland – Safer Routes to School

Safer Routes to School is funded by Scottish Government and delivered by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with local authorities and schools for the creation of safer cycling and walking infrastructure around schools – enabling more young people to travel actively to school every day. They will prioritise projects that create friendlier places for children to walk, cycle or scoot to school, incorporating behaviour change interventions that equip them with the skills and confidence to do so.

Next deadline: 01 March 2019

For more information, click here.

 

 

SCVO – Community Jobs Scotland

Community Jobs Scotland is a Scottish Government-funded programme which offers an exciting introduction to the third sector by creating a wide range of jobs for young people, aged 16 to 29, with a focus on:

  • disabled people;
  • care-experienced young people;
  • carers;
  • Armed Forces early service-leavers;
  • young people with convictions; and
  • young people on an Activity Agreement.

All jobs created must offer at least 25 hours per week for 52 weeks.

Applications are currently being accepted from Scottish charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises interested in creating new funded job opportunities.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Creative Scotland – Film Festival Fund

This fund aims to increase access to film in communities across Scotland and encourage film festivals to grow.

Projects supported through this fund should help to promote cinema-going and cinemas in Scotland, and to raise the profile of film, especially specialised film. They will prioritise support for festivals that improve the diversity of film programmes and audiences, including socio-economic and geographic diversity as well as protected characteristics; and will also prioritise support for projects that offer engagement with film in locations that have limited access to cinema.

For more information, click here.

 

 

The John Ellerman Foundation

The Foundation aims to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world by focusing on the arts, environment and social action. Grants are made in three categories:

  • Arts (supporting the potential of arts to enrich and transform lives);
  • Environment (contributing to greater harmony between people and the planet);
  • Social Action (supporting organisations which work to create positive changes in practice, systems and institutions.)

It will only support organisations whose work has impact across the whole of the UK.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Fields in Trust – Active Spaces

The Active Spaces programme will secure 50 new Fields in Trust-protected sites across the UK and help increase participation in many different physical activities on local parks and green spaces which will be protected for future generations to use and enjoy.

It focuses on creating activity projects to inspire the most inactive communities to get active and use their local parks and other green spaces.

If a space is already protected with Fields in Trust it is not eligible for this programme. After each site is protected as an Active Space it will be offered delivery of a physical activity project on-site to the value of £5,000 to serve local needs and target identified groups of inactive people.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation – Community Centres and Village Halls

Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas. They interpret ‘community centres’ in the broad sense, so you might be a church, sports facility or other building which offers a range of activities throughout the week which all the community can access.

They expect that you will be providing a range of activities for all ages and abilities which help to promote community cohesion and address local problems of isolation, poverty, lack of local facilities, transport and other issues of relevance to your area.

They will consider applications for

  • new buildings;
  • upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; or
  • improving or creating outside space (but not car parks).

You will need to have secured a minimum of 50% of the costs of the project before you start an application.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Youth Music Initiative – Training and Continuing Professional Development Fund

This fund supports individuals, organisations and networks who work outwith school settings to undertake training and continuing professional development that will strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people.

It is open to music freelancers and organisations working with young people both in and out of school settings.

The types of activity that can be considered are:

  • short-term or one-off training courses;
  • conferences;
  • masterclasses;
  • mentoring and any other relevant experiences which develop skills and confidence;
  • private tuition that will lead to improved skills;
  • new and innovative approaches that improve engagement in high-quality music-making activities.

Next deadline: 31 March 2019

For more information, click here.

 

 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation – Small Grants (deprived urban and remote rural communities)

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation launched their new grants programme on 1st June 2018: the first grants will be made in July 2018. The focus is on supporting small charitable and not-for-profit organisations in deprived urban and rural areas of the UK.

Summary
The funder provides grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.

They will fund projects which fall roughly into three categories:

  • Community Support;
  • Arts, Education & Heritage;
  • Disability & Healthcare.

Your application must also clearly show that your project fits in with one or both of their overarching themes which are Rural Issues (population under 10,000 with postcodes ranked within the bottom 50% of the latest Indices of Multiple Deprivation.) and Urban Deprivation (a population of more than 10,000 where local postcodes are ranked within the bottom 20% of the latest Indices of Multiple Deprivation). They will fund revenue or capital costs.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation – Large Grants (deprived urban and remote rural communities)

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation launched their new grants programme on 1st June 2018: the first grants will be made in July 2018. The focus is on supporting small charitable and not-for-profit organisations in deprived urban and rural areas of the UK.

Summary

The programme gives grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. Within these themes the funder is interested in:

  • Community support, including
    • work with young people;
    • community centres;
    • support for carers;
    • older people’s projects;
    • refugees;
    • family support;
    • community transport;
    • sports;
    • rehabilitation of ex-offenders;
    • alcohol and drug misuse; and
    • domestic violence.
  • Disability and Healthcare, including:
    • physical and/or sensory disabilities;
    • mental health; and
    • hospices.
  • Arts, Education and Heritage, including:
    • arts projects for people with disabilities;
    • performance or visual arts;
    • supplementary teaching; and
    • heritage projects in marine or industrial areas.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Paths for All – Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Fund

The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund aims to encourage people to change their behaviours to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys. The Fund will also encourage people to use other sustainable travel choices for longer journeys. It is available to support public, third and community sector organisations that want to change people’s everyday travel behaviour and help create a happier, healthier Scotland.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Gannochy Trust – Inspiring Young People

News

The Trust has recently carried out an evaluation of its grant strategy and has decided to extend the current programme to 31 December 2018. They have 3 grant-making meetings planned during that period, 28th June, 4th October and 13th December 2018

Summary

This strand of the Trust’s 2015 to 2018 strategy supports children and young people (under 25 years of age) to make positive change in the lives of young people, focusing on:

  • raising aspirations and realising full potential;
  • developing talent;
  • enhancing social, personal and leadership skills;
  • developing training, skills and knowledge to increase employability;
  • developing young leaders and increasing participation as active citizens.

For more information, click here.

 

 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation – Standard Grants

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation launched their new grants programme on 1st June 2018: the first grants will be made in July 2018. The focus is on supporting small charitable and not-for-profit organisations in deprived urban and rural areas of the UK.

They will fund projects which fall roughly into three categories:

  • Community Support;
  • Arts, Education & Heritage;
  • Disability & Healthcare.

Your application must also clearly show that your project fits in with one or both of their overarching themes, which are Rural Issues (population under 10,000 with postcodes ranked within the bottom 50% of the latest Indices of Multiple Deprivation) and Urban Deprivation (a population of more than 10,000 where local postcodes are ranked within the bottom 20% of the latest Indices of Multiple Deprivation). They will fund revenue or capital costs.

For more information, click here.

 

 

The Bromley Trust

The key focus areas of the trust are Human Rights, and Prison Reform.

Under Human Rights they support organisations that:

  • combat violations of human rights and help victims of torture, refugees from oppression and those who have been falsely imprisoned;
  • help those who have suffered severe bodily or mental hurt through no fault of their own and if need be help their dependents;
  • try in some small way to offset man’s inhumanity to man.

Under Prison Reform within the United Kingdom they have a particular emphasis on the reduction of re-offending.

For more information, click here.

 

Foundation Scotland – Wesleyan Foundation

Foundation Scotland – Wesleyan Foundation

The fund aims to support registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups.

This is a rolling programme.

Grants focus on projects that:

  • improve people’s life skills, education, employability and enterprise;
  • maximise ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity; and
  • advance people’s physical, mental health and wellbeing.

For more information click here.

 

 

The National Archives – Scoping Grants

The National Archives – Scoping Grants

A Scoping Grant funds a structured report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of your collection. The report will provide an overview of the current status of the collection and analysis of overall condition, significance, existing and potential use, levels of access, and existing documentation. It will give a conclusion with recommendations about next steps and development goals for the service.

The assessment panel will meet in July 2018, October 2018, January 2019 and April 2019. Once the panel has met you will be informed of the outcome of your application within seven working days.

 

 

Charities urged to apply for water rates exemption annually

The Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme is open for applications.

Charities and amateur sports clubs are being encouraged to annually.

The scheme, set up and regulated by Scottish Water on behalf of the Scottish Government, supports charities with the cost of their water and waste water bills. To be eligible for exemption the charity cannot:

  • Have a gross annual income of over £300,000;
  • Hold a permanent alcohol licence to sell alcohol at the premises;
  • Be a charity shop, or other retailing premises, including a café or canteen which are open to the public;
  • Be a Local Authority or an Arms-Length External Organisation (ALEO) which are organisations that can be used by councils to deliver services.

How to apply

Remember, you need to apply annually for your exemption before 31 March to ensure you avoid any water and waste water charges from 01 April.

Find out how to apply and read our helpful guidance notes here.

Not eligible?

Find out if you could make a saving on your water bills here.

 

 

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme

The Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. You can now apply for up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years – a total request of £30,000.

Grants are given for:

  • Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through;
  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect;
  • Any kind of disability;
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties;
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

There are several deadlines throughout the year. The next deadline is 1st March 2018.

For more information please visit their website.

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