November’s funding news

November 23, 2023
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Published by Dudley CVS
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Welcome to November’s funding update.

This update is split into two parts. Section A features funders with a local or regional focus. Section B features funders who work across England. In both sections, funders are listed in order of deadline date, soonest first. Funders without a deadline date appear after this.

Many grants to support groups and individuals with the cost-of-living crisis have now closed. You will find those that are still open in our April funding update.

This update can only provide a snapshot of these funders so we recommend visiting the funders’ websites for full details before you apply. Most funders in this list have a website, which you can access by clicking on the name of the funder. Full contact details have been provided for funders that do not have a website.

A. Funders with a local / regional interest

Inclusive Communities Fund

Deadline: 4th January 2024
Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations based in and delivering projects, activities and services in the specified areas of the West Midlands may apply.

This includes:

  • Registered charities
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)
  • Charitable companies
  • Companies limited by guarantee
  • Constituted community organisations
  • Local Authorities where activity is for community benefit and would not have been able to access the funding through community partners, (for example in small rural parishes).
  • Schools and other educational establishments – where a grant would be used for extra-curricular activities and activities which engage the wider community (cannot apply for grants for Small Works, Refurbishment, Renovation)
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) limited by guarantee
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) limited by shares (but see additional eligibility requirements listed in the FAQs section)
  • Sports Clubs that address disadvantage
  • Co-operatives – registered Community Benefit Societies and registered Industrial and Provident Societies
  • Social enterprises.

There is an income limit of £500,000 for the Small Grants Fund as it is intended for smaller community and grassroots organisations.

There is no income limit for the other grants.

New organisations that are less than two years old must demonstrate capacity to manage a grant.

All applicants must ensure they are within the UK subsidy threshold of £315,000.

Size of grant available: up to £100,000
Priorities: The Fund shares the four original core mission principles of the Commonwealth Games:

  • Bringing people together
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Helping the region to grow
  • Putting the region on the map

The funding is for works, activities and services that will contribute to the four core missions, and which fall within one or more of the following three themes:

  • Physical activity and sport
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Arts, culture and creativity

How to Apply: The deadline for applications are as follows:

  • 4 January 2024 – Small Works, Refurbishment and Renovation Grants
  • 4 January 2024 – Large Grants

There will be varying deadlines throughout 2023-2024 for:

  • Small Grants (up to £15,000)
  • Medium Grants (£15,000 to £75,000)

The application guidance pack and FAQs can be found on the Heart of England Community Foundation website.

All applications must be made via the link on the Heart of England Community Foundation website.

Contact either Heart of England Community Foundation or United By 2022 Legacy Charity by email for further information.

Community Environment Fund

How to apply: Applications will be accepted from:

  • Registered charities.
  • Charitable incorporated organisations.
  • Constituted community groups.
  • Companies limited by guarantee with charitable aims.
  • Community interest companies.
  • Co-operatives – registered community benefit societies and registered industrial and provident societies.
  • Social enterprises.

Size of grant available: up to £100,000
Priorities:
The funding is for projects in the West Midlands that address the following project themes:

  •  Natural environment – to protect, restore and enhance nature and wildlife.​
  • Access to green and blue space – to provide better access to and community use of green and blue space for health and wellbeing.
  • Climate adaptation – to make communities more resilient and prepared for the impacts of climate change.
  • Circular economy – to reduce waste and keep resources and materials in use for as long as possible​.
  • Environment awareness – to improve knowledge of environment issues and support behaviour change.

How to apply: There is a two-stage application process. The first stage is to submit an Expression of Interest.

The Environment Guidance Pack, Application Guidance Pack, and Expression of Interest can be found on the Heart of England Community Foundation website.

Although there are currently no set closing dates for applications, it is unlikely that applications for:

  • Larger projects will be accepted after June 2024 due to delivery timescales (large projects must be delivered by 31 December 2024.
  • Small projects will be accepted after October 2024 due to delivery timescales (small projects must be delivered by February 2025).

Contact the Heart of England Community Foundation for further information.

 IM Properties Community Fund – Heart of England

Who can apply: Applications are accepted from:

  •  Registered charities.
  • Constituted community groups.
  • Companies limited by guarantee with charitable aims.
  • Community interest companies.
  • Co-operatives – registered community benefit societies and registered industrial and provident societies.
  • Social enterprises.

Applicants must have an annual income of less than £500,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be able to provide proof of:

  • A management committee/board of trustees/board of directors with at least three unrelated people as members (a list of those directors will be required showing who has bank authorisation).
  • A written constitution/articles/set of rules.
  • Their most recent annual accounts or financial records showing the organisation’s balance of funds, income and reserves.
  • A bank account in the name of the organisation with at least two unrelated signatories, and bank statement from the last three months.
  • Their safeguarding and equal opportunities policies.

Size of grant available: up to £2,500
Priorities:
The aim of the fund is to support organisations with projects that will benefit communities in the midlands region including Birmingham, Black Country, Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire.
How to apply: Applications can be made at any time. The panel meets during the months of June, September and November 2023.

The application form is available to complete on the Heart of England Community Foundation website.

Contact the Heart of England Community Foundation for more information.

 

 Pedmore Sporting Club Trust Fund
Who can apply: Voluntary and community organisations that are based and working in Birmingham City, Coventry City, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihill, Walsall and Wolverhampton are eligible to apply. Applicants should be undertaking charitable activities.
Size of grant available: up to £5,000
Priorities: The funding is for local organisations undertaking charitable activities to help disadvantaged people.
How to apply:  Applications can be made at any time and are considered at quarterly Trustee meetings.Applications should be made in writing and should include:

  • Details of the organisation.
  • Details of the amount of funding being sought and the cost of the project.

Applications cannot be discussed by telephone.

The Secretary
Pedmore Sporting Club Trust Fund
Nicklin LLP
Church Court
Stourbridge Road
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3TT
Email: psclub@pedmorehouse.co.uk

 

B. National funders 

 The Fore 
Deadline: 13th December 2023
Who can apply: Applications are accepted from the following types of organisation with an annual revenue of less than £500,000 in the previous completed financial year:

  • Registered charities (including those constituted as charitable trusts, charitable unincorporated associations, charitable incorporated organisations and charitable companies limited by guarantee).
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations.
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) limited by guarantee.
  • Community Benefit Societies.
  • Social enterprises that are charitable companies limited by guarantee

Size of grant available: Up to £30,000
Priorities: The Fore provides unrestricted grants to small charities and social enterprises based in the UK.The funding is intended to have a transformational impact on the organisations being supported by unlocking exponential growth, sustainability, efficiency or some other major step forward.

The grants are viewed by the Fore as investments in the organisations it supports.

The Fore funds work across the following charitable sectors:

  • Arts and culture
  • Disability
  • Economic development and employability
  • Environment
  • Health and well being
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights, law and justice
  • Poverty and disadvantage
  • Sport
  • Women and girls
  • Youth and education.

How to apply: There are three funding rounds each year (Spring, Summer, Autumn).

The Spring 2024 funding round will open for registration at noon on 6 December 2023 and close at noon on 13 December 2023.

Once open for registration, the application process is as follows:

  • The first step is to register an interest on the Applying for Funding page which takes about two to three minutes.
  • Registered applicants will receive confirmation that they have been allocated a place on the funding round. Details of how to apply will be included.
  • If there are more applicants registered than places available, places will be allocated at random.
  • There follows a three-stage application
    • Stage 1 – confirmed applicants have around three weeks to complete their application.
    • Stage 2 – online meeting for long listed applicants who are invited via email for a meeting with one of the Fore’s Strategic Applicant Consultants.
    • Stage 3 – shortlisted applications go to the funding panels.
  • Announcement of successful applicants is typically within 12 weeks of the application deadline.
  • Unsuccessful applicants are offered feedback and can apply for future rounds.

The eligibility quiz, guidelines, frequently asked questions and case studies can all be found on The Fore’s website.

 

Woodward Charitable Trust – General Grants
Deadline: 15th December 2023
Who can apply: UK registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and exempt charities can apply. Organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £200,000.
Size of grant available: Awards up to £3,000
Priorities: The funding is for charitable organisations in the UK, to support core costs in the following areas:

  • Children and young people (up to 25 years) who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour. This covers gang violence and knife crime, education and mentoring, as well as projects that work to raise self-esteem and employment opportunities and encourage an active involvement in and contribution towards the local community.
  • Disadvantaged families. This covers parenting support and guidance, mental health, food poverty, refuges and domestic violence projects.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that maintain and develop contact with prisoners’ families and help with the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders after their release.

The majority of an applicant’s beneficiaries (more than 50%) must be within at least one of these areas to be eligible.

How to apply: Applications are open from 6 November 2023 to 15 December 2023 (noon).

There are two application windows each year with applications usually considered in March and November.

An online application form is available to complete on the Trust’s website.

 

 Help the Homeless Grant Scheme

Deadline: 15th December 2023
Who can apply: UK registered charities can apply. Charities must be registered with the Charity Commission in England, Wales or Northern Ireland or with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

This fund is aimed at supporting small and medium-sized registered charities with an annual turnover of under £500,000.
Size of grant available: up to £5,000
Priorities: Help the Homeless is a small grant maker with limited funds available for giving.

It provides funding for charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enabling them to rebuild their lives.

Funding is targeted at projects to find practical ways to help disadvantaged individuals return to the community through training or residential facility provision, rather than merely providing short term shelter.

The reasons for being homeless vary enormously, but may include ill-health, those who are discharged offenders, addictions, family breakdown or other adverse circumstances.  Homelessness is not just about the people that the public sees and thinks about – principally “rough sleepers” living on the streets – but a whole range of people who lack a stable home.
How to apply: Applications are considered quarterly. The deadlines each year are 5pm on: 15 March, 15 June, 15 September, and 15 December.

Notification of decision within eight weeks of each deadline.

Application forms are available to download from the Help the Homeless website and should be submitted by email with a copy of the organisation’s most recent audited annual accounts.

There should be a minimum period of two years between the receipt of a grant and a further application.

Contact Help the Homeless for further information.

 

 Windrush Day Grant Scheme 2024
Deadline: 17th December 2023
Who can apply: Organisations are eligible to apply if they fit into one of the following three categories:

  • They are registered
    • Charities
    • Exempt charities
    • Community interest companies/Community Interest Organisation
    • Social enterprises
    • Community benefit societies
  • They meet all the following criteria as demonstrated by submitting additional supporting documents:
    • They are established for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes
    • They have a governing body with at least three members
    • They have a governing document which they can produce
    • They can provide accounts demonstrating good financial health across both of the last two financial years
  • They are a local authority

Local authorities may include a county council; a district council; a parish council; a combined authority; a London borough council; or another organisation set out in Section 33(1) of the Local Government Act 2003. Schools, libraries and other local authority organisations are encouraged to submit bids in conjunction with their local authority.

Organisations must also have a proven track record of working directly with communities and the project proposal must be significantly influenced by the community itself.

A group of bidders can also apply.

Organisations that do not work with groups of Caribbean heritage may apply.

Size of grant available: Up to £25,000
Priorities: 22 June each year marks National Windrush Day and projects must include a lead event or activity on this date.

All further events and activities must take place within the 10-week period of 8 June 2024 to 31 August 2024.

The funding is to be used for innovative activities. Proposals should clearly show how their project will work with local partners.

Projects need to focus primarily on at least one of the following overarching aims of the scheme:

  • To educate people about the Windrush story.
  • To foster a greater sense of national pride and recognition of the historic and ongoing contributions made by the Windrush generation and their descendants to UK society.
  • To develop the skills and entrepreneurial ambitions of young people.
  • To celebrate and commemorate the continued contributions of the Windrush generation to the UK.

How to apply: The FAQs, guidance notes for applicants, application questions and two online application forms (one for charities, CICs, and community groups and the other for local authorities) can be found on the Near Neighbours website.

 

Deadline: 18th December 2023
Who can apply: Registered charities or organisations currently going through the registration process can apply. Charities working locally should have income under £100,000
Size of grant available: discretionary
Priorities: The grants programme aims to give a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that are seeking to bring music to their communities. The funding is for groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.
How to apply: For further information on how to obtain this fund, please contact the following:

Enquiries
Music for All
7 Bell Yard
Lower Ground Floor
London
WC2A 2JR
Tel: 01403 628892
Email: help@musicforall.org.uk

 

 Young Gamechangers Fund

Deadline: 19th December 2023
Who can apply: Groups or organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 that wish to deliver youth-led projects and activities can apply.

To apply, groups must be:

  • Committed to engaging in long-term projects as part of a network of young gamechangers.
  • Focused on creating sustainable positive social change that aims to have a lasting impact on individuals and the wider community.
  • Proposing or leading social action work that has a clear purpose.
  • Rooted in the Young Gamechangers Fund priorities.

Preference will be given to applications from organisations that:

  • Traditionally have not had access to funding.
  • Have previously experienced additional barriers to funding.
  • Are led by and for marginalised groups and communities, such as:
    • Communities that have experienced racialised discrimination.
    • LGBTQIA+ communities.
    • Disabled people.
    • Care experienced, including those who are currently in care.
    • Working class communities.
    • Young parents.

Partnership applications are welcomed.

Size of grant available: up to £20,000
Priorities: This fund aims to support young activists, campaigners, disrupters, co-operates, and social entrepreneurs to lead social action to improve their communities and deliver on Co-op’s vision of ‘Co-operating for a Fairer World’ to create safer, more sustainable, and more inclusive places to live.
How to apply: There is a two-stage application process:

  • Groups should first take an online eligibility test available from the Co-op Foundation website. The deadline to complete the eligibility checker is 14 December 2023.
  • Successful applicants will then be invited to complete a full application. The deadline for applications is 19 December 2023 (noon). 

A steering group will review applications throughout December and January, and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 1 March 2024.

Guidance notes are available from the Co-op Foundation website.

 

 Bentley Advancing Life Chances Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 22nd December 2023
Who can apply: Applications are accepted from charities and not-for-profit organisations including:

  • Registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs).
  • Constituted organisations and non-registered charities.
  • Community interest companies (CICs) and community benefit organisations (where there is a minimum of three unrelated directors).
  • Churches and other religious organisations (if the funded activity is not deemed to be proselytising).

To be eligible, organisations must have:

  • An annual income of less than £1 million.
  • Been running community activities for a minimum of 12 months in the local area.
  • Appropriate insurance in place for activities, staff and volunteers.
  • Appropriate information, governance, policies, and procedures (such as Data Protection, Confidentiality and Information Security) that are appropriate for the organisation/activity and comply with all current legislation.
  • Safeguarding policies and procedures (including DBS checks for staff, volunteers and trustees) that are appropriate for the organisation/activity and comply with all current legislation.
  • Health and safety policies, risk assessments and procedures that are appropriate for the organisation/group/activity and comply with all current legislation.
  • Equal opportunities policies and procedures that are appropriate for the organisation/group/activity and comply with all current legislation.

Eligible organisations must be based within a 20-mile radius of the nineteen specified Bentley locations across the UK (Birmingham is the nearest site to Dudley).

Size of grant available: up to £500
Priorities: The fund aims to support vulnerable, disadvantaged or under-represented communities in areas where Bentley has a corporate presence by providing small grants to charities working with local people.
How to apply:  Applications are reviewed quarterly. The remaining 2023 application round is:

6 October to 22 December 2023.

An online application form is available to complete on the Charities Aid Foundation website.

The funders aim to make decisions within three weeks of the deadline and applicants will be informed thereafter.

 

 Pets Foundation – Rescue Centre Grants

Deadline: 22nd December 2023
Who can apply: Rescue organisations that are charities or non-profit organisations can apply. This includes:

  • National pet rescue charities and their branches.
  • Independent pet rescue and rehoming centres, either centre or foster based.

To be eligible, applicant organisations must:

  • Be based and operating in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, with a significant majority of the pets it rescues being from within these geographical areas.
  • Have been operating for at least two years and be able to provide rehoming figures and financial information for a 12-month period.
  • Be rescuing and rehoming domestic pets as their main charitable activity.
  • be a member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes if the charity has an income of over £1 million.
  • Be a registered charity.
  • Have a bank account set up in the organisation’s name.

Priority is given to the funding of medium and small charitable organisations. Any large charity or grant-giving charity should contact the foundation before making an application.

Size of grant available: Discretionary
Priorities: Rescue Centre Grants are aimed at projects that have a direct impact on the welfare of domestic animals in rescue in the UK and funding is available for purposes that:

  • Make a real difference to the welfare of UK domestic pets in rescue.
  • Aim to reduce the number of domestic pets in rescue.

How to apply: The current grant programme is closing 22 December 2023. All applications should be submitted by this date.

An online application form is available on the Pets Foundation website.

The Foundation may also ask to conduct a visit (virtual or otherwise) to learn more about the applicant organisation’s work and the way they operate.

 

 Cash4Clubs

Deadline: 31st December 2023
Who can apply: Applications are accepted from not-for-profit organisations, including charities, community groups and traditional sports clubs.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must:

  • Be either registered charities, community interest companies or clubs with a structured governance and constitution.
  • Demonstrate that they are using sport for social purposes, eg, targeting communities facing disadvantage, engaging people from under-represented groups, or addressing local issues such as crime and anti-social behaviour.

Clubs that are targeting communities from deprived areas are encouraged to apply.

Size of grant available: up to £2,000
Priorities:  The funding aims to support the sustainability of local sports clubs, thereby ensuring more people have access to local sports.

This year’s focus is on community sports clubs and organisations who are in need due to the impact of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis and may be threatened with closure.

Priority will be given to applications which clearly demonstrate:

  • Access to sport for one or more underrepresented groups, including women and girls, people with disabilities, from racially diverse communities, from the LGBTQ+ community or from lower socio-economic groups.
  • Sustainability of activities to keep people playing.
  • An increase in reach to engage with even more people.
  • Expansion of activities to engage with new audiences that groups have not worked with before.
  • Broader social impact on the local community, e.g. tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, reducing loneliness, supporting mental health and well being.

How to apply: The deadline for applications is 31 December 2023, but may close earlier if a large number of applications are received.

Applicants should hear by 17 January 2024 whether they have been successful or need to provide more information.

The guidelines and information on the application process are available on the Cash4Clubs website.

Contact the Sported team for further information.

 

 Didymus Fund

Deadline: 31st December 2023
Who can apply: Applications will be accepted from UK registered charities.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an annual income between £20,000 and £1 million.
  • Have lodged two sets of accounts with the Charity Commission.
  • Be seeking funding for work based in England and Wales.

The Trustees ‘strongly encourage’ applicants whose work falls outside of the London area.

Size of grant available: up to £30,000
Priorities: The aim of this fund is to support smaller charities who are working to promote social inclusion through the arts and education, with an emphasis on planning for the future, capacity building and supporting specific projects.
How to apply: The next deadlines for applications are:

  • 31 December 2023 (noon) to be considered in February 2024.
  • 30 April 2024 (noon) to be considered in June 2024.

Applications received within six weeks of a trustee meeting will be considered at the following meeting.

All applications must be made through the Didymus website. Applications made via email or post will not be accepted.

Guidance and the online application form are available on the Didymus website.

 

 Greene King IPA – Proud to Pitch In

Deadline: 31st December 2023
Who can apply: The following types of organisations can be nominated:

  • Community groups and other informal groups.
  • Registered charities.
  • Social enterprises.
  • Community amateur sports clubs (CASCs).
  • Community interest companies (CICs).
  • Co-operative societies.

Other organisations may be considered if they can demonstrate that any funding awarded will be used exclusively for charitable purposes for the public benefit.

Priority will be given to organisations that can demonstrate how their sports club or project benefits members of the local community.

Nominations are restricted to one per person.

Size of grant available: up to £4,000
Priorities: This fund aims to support and promote grassroots sport within local communities by supporting people and projects that run sports activities that positively impact the local community and would tangibly benefit from funding in the short-term.

Individuals may nominate a sports club or organisation to receive a cash grant to continue delivering sports activities.

How to apply: The deadline for applications is 31 December 2023.

Guidance notes and the online nomination form are available from the Greene King website.

Successful projects will be announced within one month of the closing date.

 

 Hinrichsen Foundation

Deadline: 31st December 2023
Who can apply: Individuals, organisations and charities in the UK are eligible to apply.
Size of grant available: up to £1,500
Priorities: The Hinrichsen Foundation offers grants to support organisations and individuals undertaking projects to promote music.
How to apply: The 2023/24 application deadlines are as follows:

  • 31 December 2023.
  • 31 March 2024.
  • 30 June 2024.
  • 30 September 2024.

Applications are considered three times each year.

Application forms are available to complete online at the Foundation’s website.

 Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation – Small Change Big Difference Fund

Deadline: 31st December 2023
Who can apply: The Foundation makes grants to registered charities or good causes operating in the UK.

The Foundation only accepts recommendations of UK registered charities from members and colleagues, rather than directly from the charities.

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • Organisations must be registered with the Charity Commission, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland or the Scottish Charity Regulator.
  • Funding will either help alleviate poverty, improve health or save lives.
  • Applicants must be nominated by a Yorkshire Building Society member or colleague.
  • Beneficiaries must be resident in the UK.
  • Annual returns must be submitted to the Charity Commission, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland or the Scottish Charity Regulator

Size of grant available: up to £2,000
Priorities: The Charitable Foundation makes donations to registered charities, recommended by members and colleagues, who support beneficiaries such as children, those seriously ill, the elderly, homeless and disabled people in the UK.
How to apply: The next closing date for applications is 31 December 2023.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The deadlines for application each year are: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

The online Charitable Foundation Member Nomination form can be found on the Foundation’s website.

 

 Weston Charity Awards

Deadline: 10th January 2024
Who can apply: Registered charities in Wales and the North and Midlands of England that are ambitious and working to alleviate disadvantage in one or more of the following fields can apply:

  • Youth – the provision of services to children and young people up to age 25, including advice and guidance, work experience, training and coaching.
  • Welfare – helping vulnerable individuals, including adults experiencing exclusion, social or economic hardship or homelessness, offenders, providing support for older people and disabled.
  • Environment – practical action around sustainable land use and fishing, renewable energy, recycling schemes, biodiversity, species preservation, marine life, education, climate change science and conservation.
  • Community – including volunteering work, practical projects to improve an area, running community centres and providing a range of services for their local community.

To be eligible, charities must:

  • Have a registered charity number.
  • Be working in the fields of welfare, youth or community.
  • Have delivered a service for at least two years.
  • Have at least one paid full-time member of staff in a leadership position.
  • Have an annual income of less than £5 million per year.
  • Provide direct services to beneficiaries (not umbrella groups) or take practical action on the environment.
  • Have the majority of activity or beneficiaries in the Midlands, North of England or Wales. A full list of eligible areas can be found on the Weston Charity Awards website.

Organisations that have applied previously are eligible to apply again as long as there have been significant changes since applying.

Size of grant available: Discretionary
Priorities: The Awards aim to celebrate and support charities working in the fields of youth, welfare, community, and the environment, and to enable charities to develop, raise their profiles, become more sustainable and face the future with greater confidence.
How to apply: The deadline for applications is 10 January 2024 (5pm).

Full entry criteria and the online application form can be found on the Pilotlight website.

 

 Youth Music Trailblazer Fund

Deadline: 12th January 2024
Who can apply: Constituted UK based organisations may apply.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be committed to improving equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in their organisation, including youth voice and participation.
  • Be keen to develop their organisation.
  • Be legally constituted before submitting an application.
  • Have a bank account in the name of the organisation.
  • Have the correct insurance in place and comply with all relevant statutory legislation.
  • Have a safeguarding policy that is reflected on and updated regularly.

There is particular interest in:

  • Small organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 per annum, have a small staff team and limited fundraising capacity.
  • Those who work with children and young people facing barriers who want to trial a new music offer.
  • Established organisations that want to test a new way of working or disrupt the status quo.

Size of grant available: up to £30,000
Priorities: The funding aims to support young people who want to change their lives through music but cannot because of who they are, where they are from or what they are going through.

The grants are for organisations who want to trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo.

How to apply: Applications should be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • Funding Round 6 (for projects starting between May and July 2024) – deadline of 12 January 2024 (5pm).
  • Funding Round 7 (for projects starting between January and March 2025) – deadline of 30 August 2024 (5pm).
  • Funding Round 8 (for projects starting between: April and June 2025) – deadline of 22 November 2024 (5pm).

Guidance and the online application portal can be found on the Youth Music website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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