FaithAction Funding Roundup

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme: London

Comic Relief’s Local Communities Progranme are currently offering grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to community projects across London. Projects should be aimed at benefiting the community, such as providing services, improving community cohesion, or meeting local needs. Priority will be given to smaller local groups with knowledge of local issues, though all groups are welcome to apply. Applications are handled via local Community Foundations.

Similar schemes operate across the country. Contact your local Community Foundation for more information.

Lloyds Bank Foundation Grants: Invest & Enable

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has opened two grant programmes aimed at charities and charitable incorporated organisations that have experience in working directly with disadvantaged people and have an income of between £25,000 and £1,000,000.

Invest grants are for up to £25,000 for 2-3 years initially, with possible extension of up to 6 years total, for charities already delivering outcomes. Grants will be used to help meet core and delivery costs for the charity’s services.

Enable grants are for up to £15,000 over 2 years designed to help charities meet their developmental needs, such as staff training and business development. These needs must be clearly identified and a development plan must be prepared.

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People’s Postcode Trust Small Grants: South England, Scotland, Wales

The People’s Postcode Trust are offering grants of £500 to £20,000 to voluntary organisations running projects that last for up to six months involving one of the following themes: poverty, illness or distress; health; sports participation; community development; human rights; or environmental protection. Applications over £2,000 are only available to registered charities.

Each funding period covers a different area of England, but applications involving Scotland and Wales are always eligible. The current funding period covers the South of England (excl. Greater London) and runs until 23rd May 2014. Details of future funding periods are available at the link below.

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