Funding News- April 2017

£2 billion boost set to transform charity and voluntary sector funding- DCMS, 3rd March 2017

Experts find vast sums lying unclaimed in dormant assets such as stocks and shares, Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson announced. The huge sum has the potential to further transform the charity sector, helping to improve communities and change lives. It was identified by the independent Dormant Assets Commission, which found untapped assets in products such as unclaimed insurance policies and pensions.

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Apply for community athletics funding, GLA March 2017

This summer, London will host the IPC World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships, set to be the biggest sporting events of 2017.

The Mayor is inviting organisations to apply for a share of £400,000 - to inspire Londoners to try athletics and celebrate the Championships with their local community.

There are three tiers of funding that you may apply for:

  • Tier 1 - Small Grants (up to £4,000) - to run athletics-based activity
  • Tier 2 - Large Grants (up to £20,000) - to use athletics-based activity as a tool to tackle a specific social issue
  • Tier 3 - Disability-focused Grants (up to £10,000) - to run disability-focused athletics-based activity.

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Barnet Giving: First Grants Given to Good Causes- Barnet Giving, March 2017

Barnet Giving is delighted to announce the five local organisations that will receive funding in its first round of grant-making: Aidexcel Support Services, Friends of Barnet Environment Centre, Granville Residents’ Association, Whetstone Stray Allottees Association and The Hope of Childs Hill were all successful this week in securing grants between £2,500 – £4,300 for projects that will help hundreds of people across the borough.

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Camden Giving launches Kings Cross Fund

Applications are welcome from projects/activities that mitigate the effects of the Kings Cross Central development and/or enhance its benefits. Camden Giving’s Kings Cross Fund is supported by the Kings Cross Development Partnership and the London Borough of Camden. This fund is currently administered by Voluntary Action Camden on behalf of Camden Giving.

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Charities across the UK benefit from Tampon Tax Fund- DCMS, March 2017

Seventy organisations across the country will share £12 million from the Tampon Tax Fund, helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls across the country.

Visiting the Suzy Lamplugh Trust in South London that is to receive £200,000, Rob Wilson announced the full list of funding for charities from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund designed to benefit charities that support women and girls, particularly those affected by violence and domestic abuse.

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New grant for council homelessness services- DCLG, March 2017

The government is transforming the way councils fund homelessness services, giving them greater flexibility to prioritise homelessness prevention, Communities Minister Marcus Jones has confirmed.

The new ‘flexible homelessness support grant’ is a radical replacement of the tightly controlled funding currently given to source and manage temporary accommodation for homeless individuals and their families.

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Systems Grantmaking- Geofunders, February 2017

Philanthropy is ever on a quest to increase effectiveness. Over the last few decades, there have been efforts to be more proactive, strategic, outcomes focused, learning oriented and inclusive. Along this journey, grantmakers have increasingly recognized that impact does not happen in isolation. The daunting problems facing society today are deeply embedded in a web of intractable issues, fragmented relationships and unpredictable events. As a result, philanthropy cannot focus on one issue or set of grantees and achieve long-term change. Instead, grantmakers are trying to influence the bigger picture in all its complexity.

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What keeps you awake at night and how can this funding help you sleep better?- Comic Relief, March 2017

Gilly Green, Comic Relief’s Head of UK Grants at Comic Relief, writes about their new Core Strength funding initiative.

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