Co-op Launches Local Community Fund

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The Co-op has launched a new Local Community Fund. A total of £8 million is available to support three community projects for each of the Co-op’s 1,500 food stores and funeral homes in the UK. In particular, the C-op is looking to support projects led by small, locally based organisations that benefit the local community […]

Funding for Project that Support Children and Young People

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Registered Charities that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants through the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (formerly the Hilton Foundation) Central Grants Programme. Registered Charities can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £30,000 per year for up to 2 years that are working in […]

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

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The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund returns next month for 2016/17 The awards, now in their sixth year, will be donated over a 17-week period. Applications to the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund from local charities, organisations and people are now open. The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund re-launches on November 7 2016. Through the Fund, seventy awards […]

Veolia Environmental Trust

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The Veolia Environmental Trust award grants under the Landfill Communities Fund to community and environmental projects in the UK that are near landfills andfacilities operated by Veolia Environmental Services UK plc. The Trust supports community and environmental projects that fall under one of the following categories: -Community buildings and rooms, including community centres, village halls,community […]

Help the homeless

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Help the Homeless is a national Charity which aims to help homeless people throughout the United Kingdom to resume a normal life. Funding of up to £5,000 is available to small and medium sized charities and voluntary organisations towards capital costs to support projects that assist disadvantaged individuals in their return to mainstream society, through […]

Hate Crime Community Project Fund

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The Home Office has launched the £300,000 Hate Crime Community Project Fund for England and Wales. The Home Office is making £300,000 in grants available to community-led organisations or consortia that work with groups who are vulnerable to hate crime for innovative community projects that prevent hate crime in England and Wales. Contact details   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/preventing-hate-crime-funding-for-community-projects#about-the-fund

Aviva funds

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Aviva Community Fund Voluntary and community groups from across the UK are invited to apply to Aviva’s Community Fund competition which is now open for application. Aviva is the UK’s largest general insurer and one of Europe’s leading life and pensions providers. As a business  Aviva wants to be recognised for making a positive contribution […]

The National Churches Trust – Community Grants Programme

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The Community Grants Programme is for grants of £10,000 and above for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. Projects must have an estimated cost of at least £25,000 (including VAT and fees) to qualify. For example, St Michael’s church in the centre of West Bromwich received a grant […]

World Health

Sign up for Stoptober and quit smoking for good

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An estimated 200,000 people in Essex smoke, that’s around 17.6% of the county. This October, we are urging Essex smokers to sign up to Stoptober – a Public Health England campaign encouraging people to stop smoking for 28 days, offering support and encouragement every step of the way. Research shows that if you can stop smoking […]

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

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The Queens Award for Voluntary Service – Closing Date 16th Sept What is the Queens Award for Voluntary Service? It is the highest accolade that is given to local volunteer groups in recognition of all the hard work that they participate in. The award covers the whole of the UK. It recognises the outstanding work […]

Author Sir Terry Pratchett Dies

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The prolific author Sir Terry Pratchett, who wrote over 50 novels for adults, teenagers and children, has died at the age of 66. He leaves behind a literary legacy of 80 million copies of his books sold worldwide, and translated into 37 languages. With his Discworld novels he created an alternate world that both parodied […]