Funding opportunities round-up

A round-up of funding opportunities, application deadlines, and events.

The monthly Funding Digest from Reading Borough Council’s Funding Advice team is also a key source of information.

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Link to recent and past funding articles and upcoming events:
  • Webinar – Building Better Opportunities

    Applications for Building Better Opportunities Funding have now opened:    Information here In January 2016 the LEP held a briefing session, alongside the Cabinet Office and the Big Lottery Fund, for organisations in Thames Valley Berkshire who are interested in being a delivery partner for two Building Better Opportunities projects: ‘addressing barriers to work’ and ‘promoting ...

  • National Banks Supporting Local Projects with Small Grants

    The latest issue of Funding Digest features details about two small grants programmes from national banks aimed at helping support local projects. Santander Foundation Changes its Name and Launches New Grant Programmes The Santander Foundation has changed its name to the Discovery Foundation. This is to reflect the importance of its new flagship community programme – the ...

  • Reopened – Building Better Opportunities funding

    Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund for projects across England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion. Local organisations will be able to bid to the Lottery to deliver activity against a specification that is locally defined. Addressing barriers to work in Thames Valley Berkshire Funding available: £1,317,540 for West of ...

  • Funding to support children and young people with eating disorder or self-harm issues – deadline 26 Feb 2016

    As usual the latest issue of Funding Digest features advance details about a wide range of funding programmes opening up over the coming weeks and months. One that’s hot off the press and not included, but circulated by the Funding Digest team separately here due to the fast approaching deadline, involves bids for funding to support ...

  • Capital grants deadline Monday 15 February 2016

    Reading Borough Council are now inviting organisations to apply for a capital grant and the revised deadline for this is Monday 15 February. There is only £10,000 remaining in the Capital Grants budget for 2015/16, and groups will be expected to prioritise their expenditure if applying for more than £1,000. Applications should be accompanied by two ...

  • Berkshire Community Foundation is working with the NHS to deliver grants for carers

    Eligibility The aim of the Fund is to make awards to registered charities and voluntary groups providing respite breaks for carers. Exclusions: Any group/project not meeting the above criteria; those groups whose beneficiaries are outside of Berkshire; groups promoting religious or political causes and/or those excluding beneficiaries from other sectors of society; overseas travel or expeditions for ...

  • Postcode Community Trust funding – closing 29 January and 31 May 2016

    The Postcode Community Trust provides short-term, designated funding to good causes that promote community development and demonstrate positive change through access, engagement and skill development. There are two opportunities to apply in 2016, in January and May. Projects should fall into at least one of the following categories: Supporting marginalised groups to obtain skills and resources to ...

  • Upcoming Community and Capital Grants – closing 29 January 2016

    The Funding Services Team at Reading Borough Council would like to remind voluntary organisations that the next round of Community and Capital Grants is approaching. The deadline for this is the 29 January. If you would like to apply for a grant, please follow the website link and request an application form online. http://www.reading.gov.uk/article/2800/Funding-for-Local-Groups In addition to ...

  • Social Enterprise Café Opportunity in Dee Park – closing 19 February 2016

    What is the opportunity? We are looking for a Social Enterprise (either new or established) to run a Community Café at Unit 1, Montague House, 12 Spey Road, Tilehurst, RG30 4DG. In addition to the provision of a quality service, the key outcomes sought by this expression of interest are to provide a meaningful community benefit – whether through ...

  • New funding opportunities for organisations working with Families and Women and Girls

    The latest issue of Funding Digest features details about two new funding programmes for organisations working with families and women and girls. These are Buttle UK’s Families Grants Programme and the Rosa Voices from the Frontline Grants Scheme around gender equality. Buttle UK – Families Programme This programme provides items for the most basic needs of vulnerable ...

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