BBC Children in Need
The next closing date for applications for BBC’s Children in need is the 15th July 2012. Children in need provides grants for up to three years to organisations (including schools) working with disadvantaged young people aged 18 or under. More information can be found on the BBC website
Big Lottery Village SOS fund
The Big Lottery Fund has announced a new round of Village SOS funding
- totalling £4million - to support rural community enterprises across the UK. Through Village SOS grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 will be available for projects in rural villages or small rural towns with fewer than 3,000 people. Organisations that can apply for funding include Voluntary and community groups or organisations as well as parish, town or community councils, provided local residents have clearly shaped the project.
People's Postcode Trust
The People's Postcode Trust,, set up by the People's Postcode Lottery in April 2009, is open again, offering grants of between £500 and £10,000 to small organisations and community groups for projects lasting up to 3 months in the areas of:
- Poverty Prevention
- Advancement of Health
- Community Development
- Public Sports; Human Rights
- Environmental Protection.
The deadline for all applications is 5pm on Friday 25 May 2012. Visit www.postcodetrust.org.uk/
. for more information
Volunteering Development Grant
The Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) has announced the launch of a new Volunteering Development Grant. The Volunteering Development Grant offers a small grant of up to £10,000 to charities that want to improve and develop their capacity to involve volunteers. This grant is available to registered charities working in Scotland who do not currently involve volunteers to any significant extent, or already involve volunteers but want improve and develop their capacity to deploy and support volunteers. Applications must be made by the 8th June and you can find out more here