Health, Justice and Welfare

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland) 5th April 2019

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 2nd September 2019. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tacklin...

Funding Available for Faith Based Projects Tackling Poverty (Scotland) 4th April 2019

Locally based faith groups in Scotland have until the 26th July 2019 to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to tackle poverty in urban and rural communities. To be eligible projects will need to be rooted in faith. Examples of work previously funded include weekly support classes for teenage mums, a community café for local people to access healthy food and a space to alleviate loneliness and family breakdown support programmes. The funding i...

Grants to Tackle Women’s Homelessness (England) 4th April 2019

Homeless Link has been awarded £2 million from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s “Tampon Tax Fund” to deliver an onward grants programme enabling increased investment in direct support to women who are, or are at risk of, homelessness across England. The funding will be distributed to front-line organisations of all sizes to enable them to develop and deliver effective, gender and trauma informed services for women experienci...

Funding for Work with Disadvantaged Young People (Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 28th March 2019

Organisations with charitable aims based and working with children and young people in Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for work responding to sudden, new, emerging, or unmet needs and emergency situations. Work funded may, for example, include funding for a project in danger of closure; a response to a particular need that has recently emerged within a com...

Places of Worship Security Funding Boost (England & Wales) 28th March 2019

The Home Secretary has announced a boost in funding for the Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme. A total of £1.6 million will be available to reassure communities and safeguard places of worship, this represents a doubling of the amount awarded for 2018/19. The scheme currently provides grants of up to £56,000 for protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject, or may be vulnerable to a hate crime attack inclu...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 26th March 2019

Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them to implement a step change in their development. The aim is to provide core funding to support organisations to build increased sustainability for the future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community inter...

£200 Million Youth Endowment Fund to Tackle Violent Crime Will Open for Applications Later this Year (England & Wales) 26th March 2019

A charitable foundation has been chosen to help deliver a £200m fund that will focus on early intervention to reduce knife crime. Part of the government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, delivery will focus on partnership working with a range of organisations supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Charitable foundation Impetus will manage the programme working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation...

Funding for Personal and Social Development Projects for Young People (London) 22nd March 2019

A further round of funding targeted at experienced youth organisations in London will open in May 2019. Funding will be available to support the delivery of aspirational and positive activities to help support young people aged 10 to 21 to make positive choices and reach their potential. Grants of up to £40,000 per project are on offer to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to deliver the programme in their ar...

Funding for Hospital Parent and Carer Rooms (UK) 21st March 2019

All UK hospitals with a PICU (a ward specialising in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of children with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs) are invited to apply via their hospital charity for grants of up to £20,000 to renovate or create parent and carer rooms. Up to £1,500 (which will be deducted from the total grant amount) may be available in advance towards the costs of designing a room. Offered by the Tr...

Paul Hamlyn Foundation ‘More and Better’ Grants (UK) 20th March 2019

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration. Each year, up to 20 ‘More and Better’ grants of £100,000 – £300,000 for up to four years work are offered to organisations with a strong track record of achievement and represent longer-term support to help develop and embed established activities and to develop the capacity of organisations that w...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 14th March 2019

Grants of £300 to £1,500 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 5th March 2019

Limited funds for new applications are still available for projects concerned with alleviating the social effects of alcohol abuse/misuse within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. Applications are accepted for specific projects from registered charities. National Charities may apply where the funds will be ring-fenced for work within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. General running costs are not normally supported. Apply...

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 1st March 2019

Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be eligible for a grant. Projects invited to apply could benefit from grants that have previously ranged from £2,600 - £32,000. Projects supported will tackle the underlying problems in the local area and make a real long-term difference by transformi...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 28th February 2019

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community. This could include a grant towards providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section of society; a grant towards equipment or improvements at a pool which will encourage either increased participation; a g...

Funding of up to £25,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland & Wales) 28th February 2019

Not for profit organisations including registered charities, community interest companies, health bodies can apply for funding for projects that are of benefit to the community. This could include improvements to community spaces and building; delivering charitable services such as foodbanks; sporting activities; festivals or events; etc, as well as equipment that can be used by the community. The funding is being made available through the...

European Democracy Action Grants (UK & Europe) 15th February 2019

Individuals over the age of 18 can apply for grant funding to support innovative and provocative ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. The aim is to tackle the new divisions and polarisation facing Europe. Priority is given to proposals related to, and taking place before or during the European elections (May 23-26). Grants of up to 50,000 euro (for individuals up to 30,000 euro) can be used to cover a...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 13th February 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds b...

Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK) 11th February 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organi...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 8th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched to provide support to local communities in breaking down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and helping to build a more cohesive and inclusive community for all. Applications are invited from community-led grassroots groups and organisations working at a very local/community level. This could be a housing estate or distinct community. Applications will be particularly encouraged...

Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 7th February 2019

Phase One of a new fund aiming to improve mental and physical health by enabling the adoption of healthy and active lifestyles across Wales has been announced. A total of £5million has been allocated between 2019 and 2022 to projects which improve physical activity levels and encourage collaboration between existing community assets, such as clubs, schools and workplaces. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund will be available through...

New Grant Scheme to Give Disadvantaged Children a "Fair Start" (Scotland) 1st February 2019

A new grant scheme which will help families with the costs associated with the transition to school will open for applications on 3rd June 2019. Delivered by Social Security Scotland, the Best Start Grant School Age payment will offer £250 to help with things such as educational toys and after school activities. The aim is to bring equality to children across Scotland by giving them a help towards a fairer start. Parents or carers will be eli...

The Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire) 31st January 2019

The Steve Morgan Foundation supports projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly, or those that are socially disadvantaged. Project and capital grants, funding for accessible minibuses, and enable funding for specialist equipment are available to charities based within the remit area. Previous projects supported include Ysgol Heulfan, Wrexham, a mainstream primary school with an addition...

£300 Million Fund Announced to Secure Peace Funding for Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland) 21st January 2019

The UK Government has announced that after Brexit, it will be contributing around £300 million of funding to PEACE Plus until 2027. This is part of the government’s commitment to uphold the peace in Northern Ireland. The new scheme will succeed and build on the achievements of the PEACE programme which ends in 2020. The funding will be committed to projects that support peace in Northern Ireland, for example Youth Action NI in Belfast, an o...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 8th January 2019

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for community projects that focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. This programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is now open to applications from organisations and groups that have a proven track record of community partnership working. Projects should aim to reinvigorate community networks by assisting with rebu...

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