Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

Funding Opportunities

Are you always applying but never succeeding? Be sure to check out our upcoming Faith and Health conference, where we’ll be running a number of expert-led workshops, including how you can best show off the impact of your work to the funders!

The Hilden Charitable Fund

The Hilden Charitable Fund awards average grants of £5,000 to projects that address disadvantage. Their website states that they support causes that are less likely to receive public funding, and that smaller organisations with an income of under £500k, working on “Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25” are its priorities. Applications may be submitted at any time.

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Postcode Local Trust

The Postcode Local Trust (funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery), is offering grants of £500 – £20,000 to charities working to improve the environment of local communities. Applications should “encourage lasting benefits by bringing people together to improve local ecology and habitats, encourage bio-diversity and benefit the wider environment.” Application period ends 29th January.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation

Lloyds Bank Foundation is currently accepting applications to its two main funding programmes until 5pm on the 4th of March.

Invest is a long-term funding programme covering core/delivery costs for organisations working with disadvantaged people. Grants are for between £10k and £25k per year for 2-3 years with a possible extension of up to 6 years total.

Enable is a programme to help organisations become more effective in delivering their services, and would cover areas such as developmental cost and development of monitoring systems. Grants are for up to £15k over up to 2 years.

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Football Foundation: Grow the Game

The Football Foundation’s Grow the Game grant programme will open on 1st February, to support non-profit organisations in the creation of football teams, and “use football to increase participation by both players and volunteers”. Grants will be for £1,500 over 2-3 years per team created.

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Gatwick Airport Community Trust

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust is offering grants of around £1k – £5k to community projects in the areas of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Priority areas of grant applications are “Development of young people; Art projects including amateur drama, music, art; Sporting facilities; Environmental improvement and conservation; Improvements to community facilities such as village halls; Support for the disabled; Support for the elderly; Encouragement of additional volunteering or giving in the area.” The deadline for application is 11th March.

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