Potential Funding Sources (DEC 09)

10 12 2009

Potential funding sources circulated by Susannah Podmore (FEI England Coordinator) Please let Susannah know if you are successful! Susannah.podmore@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Bovril Offers £100,000 to repair the great outdoors
Bovril, the drinks manufacturer, has announced that it has £100,000 available to small projects that repair outdoor facilities. This could be for example a dishevelled stone wall, a broken stile on a nature trail, a rickety old fishing hut, or a campsite in need of repair. To nominate project nominees will need to buy a promotional jar of Bovril. Projects can then be submitted online and the public is then encouraged to vote for them. Nominations will only be accepted for existing facilities and structures that are in need of a makeover. Bovril will not accept nominations for new builds. Five winning projects will each receive £20,000 to be spent on the repair of  refurbishment. Projects can be nominated at any time up to the 28th February 2010. However, three of projects will be selected from the Shortlist at midnight on the 28th December 2009.

Hilton Foundation
Funding a wide variety of community projects organisations that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £50,000 per year through the Hilton Foundation. During 2006, the Foundation made grants totalling over £1.3m to numerous organisations including registered charities and schools for activities and projects that meet one of the Foundation’s three chosen areas of focus;
Young People – Education;
Young People – Health;
Disaster Relief and International Fund.
Previously supported projects by the Foundation have included the Palmer Junior School, which received a grant of £2,740 to help send 11 young people on a school field trip, who could otherwise not afford it and the Red Gates School, which received a grant of £750 for specialist equipment at the school. The next closing date for applications is the 16th February 2010.
Frank Buttle Trust
Funding to support needy young people in the community Social workers, health visitors and support workers working for a statutory agency or
voluntary organisation can apply for funding through the Frank Buttle Trust to help children and young people in desperate need. Grants are intended to make a positive contribution to their lives when their safety, health or development is at risk. The item (or service) to be funded should be critical to the well-being of the child/young person, and items that are merely desirable, rather than essential, will not be eligible for support. The grants available provide necessities such as beds, bedding and essential items of furniture and household equipment. The Trust also has an arrangement with Comet for washing machines, cookers, fridges and other white goods that can be delivered directly to applicants. Applications must be made through a statutory agency or voluntary organisation that is capable of assessing the
needs of the child/young person, and that can also administer a grant on behalf of the Trust. In the financial year to 31st March 2008 the Trust made 9,481 Child Support grants, totalling £1.94 million. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Wakeham Trust

Funding for individual and small groups to improve their local communities
Groups of individuals as well as small community and voluntary groups within the UK that want to improve their communities can apply for funding through the Wakeham Trust. The Trust are particularly interested in supporting neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded. The Trust also support innovative projects to promote excellence in teaching (at any level, from primary schools to
universities), though we never support individuals. The Trust normally give grants to projects where an initial £75 to £750 can make a real difference to getting the project up and running. To be eligible, applicants need to be registered charities or have access to a registered charity that will be willing to accept funds on their behalf. The type of activities supported in the past include; a grant of £250 to three young people in Leamington Spa who were trying to set up a youth club. The Trust gave them £250 to help set up the club in an old Scout hut; and a grant of £50 to an unemployed exprofessional
footballer in Yorkshire to buy footballs and equipment for a group of 100
or so tough kids to play football. Applications can be made at any time.

It’s Your Community Initiative
O2 have committed £1 million to the “Its Your Community” initiative. Its Your Community, which is managed by the Conservation Foundation, provides grants of £100 to £1,000 to individuals and groups to improve their local environment. The type of projects supported in the past included environmental projects such as turning derelict land into an amenity park or wildlife area, tree planting, creating a wildlife pond, renovating neglected river and canal footpaths, providing water butts and recycling facilities in village halls, etc. The commitment by O2 means that the initiative will now be able to support up to 60 projects per month.
Applications can be made at any time and are judged on the 20th of everymonth .

Mark Leonard Trust
Funding for community groups Not for profit organisations and organisation with a charitable purpose can apply for funding through the Mark Leonard Trust. The Mark Leonard Trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and focuses on environmental education in the UK. In particular the Trust seeks to support projects that focus on:
Finding practical ways of involving children and young adults; sustainable agriculture and bio-diversity. Sustainable transport, energy efficiency and renewable energy and youth work that support the rehabilitation of young people involved in anti-social or criminal activities.
Projects supported in the past have included:
• A grant of £10,000 to the Federation of City Farms and Community gardens
towards a pilot project in Coventry to develop food growing activities in
• A grant of £10,000 to Plumpton College to complete the construction of an
environmentally friendly classroom.
Applications to the Trust can be submitted at any time.

Cash 4 Clubs
Sports club that are registered with their sport’s National Governing Body or local authority can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the grants
scheme. Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique
chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club. In 2008 over £30,000 was given out in grants to 30 community sports clubs across the UK. There are three tiers of grants at £250, £500 and £1,000.  Previous grants have been awarded to:
The Southampton Canoe club which received a grant of £1,000 towards purchasing junior paddles and safety equipment.
The Rugby Sea Cadets which received a grant of £1,000 to maintain and replace safety equipment.
Ipswich Basketball which received a grant of £1,000 to initiate a new women’s team aimed at the 16+ league.
Applications can be submitted at any time.



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