UK Villages Community Kitty provides grants of between £50-500
to support a wide range of community-based projects. In the past,
these have included a knitting circle, an infants' playgroup,
sports equipment for cub scouts, support for village halls and
playing field committees - as well as a number of Heritage projects.
Don't worry if your project isn't in a village. The grants
are for community projects in urban and suburban areas as well.
The next closing date for applications is the 10th October
2005. See www.ukvillages.co.uk/articles.nsf/content/ukvkitty
for more details.
The People's Millions
The Big Lottery Fund has teamed up with ITV to give out Lottery
funding to projects that will benefit local communities. The
People's Millions will give viewers the chance to vote by phone,
text and online to decide which local groups receive Lottery
grants up to £50,000. For more information see www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Now, they are looking to recruit members of the public in
every ITV region to join their People's Millions Committees.
For instance, there will be three committees in the South East
that will meet in August to consider which applications to put
forward for the public vote in October.
To find out more about The People's Millions, you can read
or download their programme
brochure (977Kb) (PDF).
DEFRA Announces New Parish Plans Grant Scheme
- Who is it for?
- The scheme applies to England only. The funds are primarily
intended to support the development of a Parish Plan by those
Parishes that do not currently have one. In most cases a Parish
Council will apply for the funds, and a Parish Plan Steering
Group (involving a wider range of local people) will be set
up to produce the Parish Plan.
- When can people apply?
- The Rural Community Councils may set deadlines that enable
them to approve applications before 31 March 2006. Funds are
limited, so it is recommended that you apply early.
- How much money is available?
- Defra has made available a total of £1 million to
support the development of Parish Plans this year. Defra has
not specified the maximum grant available per application
- this decision will be taken by Rural Community Councils
who deliver the scheme. Previous Parish Plan grant offers
could be up to £5,000, which could cover a maximum of
75% of the total cost of producing the Parish Plan.
This grant scheme will be managed by Vale Royal CVS over the
next 6 months (having previously been managed by Crewe &
Grants can support small scale community inspired projects
across Cheshire and Warrington.
The fund is flexible & can be used to help with training,
help establish a new group, organise local workshops –
there are plenty of possibilities.
If you have an idea and would like to apply to the Community
Champions scheme OR maybe you want to check out what can be
funded contact David Hennessey on 01606 723180 or
email on email@example.com
Grants are available to assist charities to connect to broadband.
The broadband CONNECT project aims to provide comprehensive
broadband coverage in Cheshire and Warrington over the next
2 years. As part of the project under the Broadband Connect
Community Chest there is provision for a number of businesses
& community groups to receive a broadband grant for a year.
For further details look on the website:
The Edge Employer Awards …
…. are giving a massive 460,000
to organisations that provide great learning opportunities for
young people (14-25 years), including, work experience, apprenticeships,
giving learning opportunities to young people in the community
- any opportunities that allows young people to build skills through
New practical learning charity, Edge, has launched the first
year of the
Edge Employer Awards which will recognise and reward organisations
across England of any size and from any sector that provide
excellent practical learning for young people. Edge has offered
a total prize fund of £460,000 for organisations to reinvest
in practical learning.
An online entry form can be completed electronically on the
Crewe and Nantwich Community & Voluntary Sector Forum
“GRANTS FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING”
Small Grants Fund 2005 – 2006 (up to £500)
The Criteria: Crewe & Nantwich Borough’s
Community Strategy aims to improve the health and well-being
of our communities. It will help your application if you show
how the grant will be used to improve the health and well-being
of local people.
Improving health is about increasing the quality of people’s
lives to promote healthier and longer lives. This includes encouraging
people to eat a healthy diet, taking part in social activities
and being more physically active. Examples of previous grants
- Funding a craft skills programme for a residents association.
This helped improve self-esteem through learning a new skill
and improved social inclusion for elderly members.
- Contributing to the transport costs of a retired persons
group. This enabled elderly members without transport to participate
in activities, ensuring no member was excluded and lonely.
Applications from organisations which have not previously received
funding may be looked upon more favourably. Help and advice
with completing your application form is available at the CVS.
Please do not hesitate to contact the CVS if you have any worries
or queries about the application process. Application forms
are available from:
Crewe & Nantwich Council for Voluntary
1A Gatefield Street
Tel: 01270 211545Email: