Cambridge City Council - Safer City Grant Scheme
This scheme provides start-up funding up to a maximum of £5,000 to new, on-going community project or one-off grants to new time-limited community projects that will help tackle crime, the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour in Cambridge. For deadline see website. Full application details here.
Buttle UK - Access to the Future
Access to the Future offers flexible funding to help improve the employability of disadvantaged young people. Each bespoke package of support, of up to £3,000, could include the costs of training, equipment, clothing, personal development opportunities, licenses, identification, travel or even starting a business. Applications can be made at any time. For full details click here.
Canoeing for Young People
The Canoe Foundation makes awards to groups to promote canoeing ventures for young and/or disabled people. They will fund equipment which can be used by a range of individuals, but won't fund revenue cost such as salaries, transport, or pool hire. The maximum grant awarded by them is usually £2,000. The next deadline for applications is 6 June. Full details can be found here.
Tilley Awards 2012 - Crime fighting projects
The Home Office Tilley Awards recognise innovative crime fighting projects where police, community groups and the public successfully work together to identify and tackle local crime problems. Awards range from £500 to £2,000. Applications are invited under 10 broad themes. The deadline for applications is 1pm, 27 June. Full details can be found here.
vInpired Cashpoint is open for business once again, offering grants to young people aged 14/25 of up to £500 to turn their ideas into reality and get their projects off the ground. Full application details here.
Inter Faith Youth Trust Grant
Applications can be made for funding between £300 and £500 for inter faith projects for young people aged 11-25 that take place in the UK during Inter Faith Week (18-27 Nov). Full application details here. Closing date is 14 Sep.
Cambridge City Council Area Committee Grants
Does your group want to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee or the 2012 Olympics? Or organise a local event or festival? Or prepare a newsletter for the local area? Cambridge City Council Area Committee grants between £200 - £5'000 for groups based in or working in Cambridge City can be used to support the development of local projects, activities and community initiatives.
The deadline for the second round of applications is 30 September. Full details click here
If you know anyone who works for WHSmith, ask them about their grant scheme. They aim to support the local communities in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work. WHSmith employees must have direct involvement with the project. Maximum value is £1,000 and applications can be made any time. For more details click here
The Wakeham Trust
The Wakeham Trust gives preference to organisations that do not employ staff. Grants are provided to help people reguild their communities, in particular neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, projects set up by those who are socially excluded, and innovative projects to promote excellence in teaching. Full application details can be found here
Hilden Charitable Trust - Summer Play Schemes 2012
The Hilden Charitable Trust had allocated a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to project which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME (Black and Minority Ethic) involvement. Full application details can be found here
Tesco Charity Trust
The Tesco Charity Trust provdes one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and aduls and children with disabilities. There are 2 rounds of funding every year for each catgory and the next apllications for projects that support children and their education and welfare should be made between 1 May and 30 June. For full application details click here
If you are 13 to 25 and there is something you want to create or change, Think Big can help you to make things better in your local community. To begin with you can apply for £300 and if it is working out up to £2500.
More details can be found on the Think Big website
The Comic Relief Local Communities Programme
This Fund aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community. The Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £10,000, and the deadlines for applications are 31 October 2012 and 30 April 2013.
Full details here. (Please note that statutory organisations are not eligible but Social Enterprise / Community Interest Companies are.)
Grants for Young People
The Live UnLtd programme has grants of up to £5,000 to help young people aged 11-21 turn an idea to make the world a better place into a reality. Non-financial support is also available and can include budgeting advice, networking opportunities, governance issues and working with volunteers.
For full details go to Live UnLtd website
IYSS Transformation Fund
This Fund is to create access for positive activities for young people aged 10 - 19 in their area. Cambridgeshire County Council have created this Fund to help organisations to set up or change provision across the county that can stand on its own feet without County Council help beyond 2013.
For more information check out the Young Lives website
The High Sheriff's Award
The High Sheriff's Award Scheme aims to encourage youth groups throughout Cambridgeshire to set up projects in their communities. The project should promote a safer, crime-free society and in doing so help to improve the confidence and self-esteem of young people.
Further information, application forms and guidelines for applying can be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website
The Princes Trust
The Princes Trust offers awards of up to £5,000 for projects run and managed by 14-25 year olds that benefit their community. They can also provide advice and support to give these projects the maximum chance of success. For more information call free on 0800 842 842 or or text "Call me" to 07983 385418 or take a look at the Princes Trust website.
Lloyds TSB Foundation - Community Programme
The Community programme focuses on funding core work that helps disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community. Applications can be made at any time. Full details are available on the Lloyds TSB Foundation website
The Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller UK charities particularly those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Applications can be made at any time for grants between £1,000 and £10,000, and you need to be able to demonstrate that such a grant would make a significant difference to your work. Full details are available on the Foyle Foundation website.
The Percy Bilton Foundation
Charities assisting disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities may apply for grants of either; £2,000 or more for capital expenditure, or smaller donations of up to £500 towards furnishing and equipment. Applications can be made at any time. Full details are available on the Percy Bilton Foundation website.
Funds for celebrating the London 2012 Olympics
With the Olympics set to make 2012 a year to remember, communities in Cambridgeshire are being invited to apply for money to help them organise events to celebrate the Games or Paralympic Games.
Cambridgeshire County Council has set up a special fund to help local groups and communities create activities and events to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in their local community, throughout the Summer of 2012.
Any bid should show how an event would involve and encourage young people as well as create a lasting and positive legacy for the community.
Grants of up to £500 will be available with applicants expected to agree to contribute additional funding or support in kind and ensure the event is linked to London 2012.
Councillor Martin Curtis, who leads on the Olympics at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: said: “The excitement is building ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as in these difficult times it is something which we can all look forward to. London 2012 will be a celebration not just of sporting excellence but of our cultural heritage and the ability of our communities to come together and celebrate the power of sport. Our new fund is there to help local groups and organisations make the most of 2012 and I can’t wait to see the ideas come in and develop into reality.”
For further information please contact Alastair Haines, Coordinator for the 2012 Olympiad on 01223 715479, go to http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/olympics2012/Small+Grants+2012.htm or email email@example.com