Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Community Support Large Grants
The Community Support scheme offers large and small grants to charities registered in England and Wales that are working in the areas of financial hardship, health and disability, education and employability, and social exclusion and disadvantage. Large Grants of more than £5,000 are awarded to charities with an annual turnover of more than £500,000 for a specific purpose only. Small grants of up to £5,000 are also available and can be used for core expenditure such as general running or overhead costs of the charity. Small Grants applications can be submitted at any time but should reach the Foundation by the third Friday of each month for consideration.
Charles Haywood Foundation: Main Grants Programme, Heritage & Conservation
The Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable trust making awards to charities that are registered in the U.K. Under their main grants programme, funding for heritage and conservation is available for the following projects: Purchase of land or reclamation of recently purchased land to be used for nature reserves where these will be maintained in perpetuity; Conservation and preservation of pictures, manuscripts, books and objects for public display, use and interest; Development of libraries, museums and galleries; Adaptation of former Industrial Heritage sites to creative and educational spaces. The next closing date is 28 April. Please visit the Foundation’s website for eligibility and application information: Charles Haywood Foundation: Main Grants Programme, Heritage & Conservation
Creative Europe Desk UK is reminding UK Cultural organisations that they are still fully eligible to apply for Creative Europe funding opportunities whilst the UK is still a member of the European Union. Non-EU countries can sometimes participate, but it yet to be determined whether the UK can and will be one of them when it leaves the EU. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in the European Commission have reassured Creative Europe Desk UK that there is no bias towards UK applicants since the outcome of the EU referendum.
The UK Treasury has provided further reassurance that it will underwrite the payments of multi-annual projects selected for support while the UK is still a member of the EU even if the projects continue beyond the UK’s exit from the EU.
Stephanie Grant, Culture Manager for Creative Europe Desk UK in England, says ‘So far, many museums and heritage organisations have benefited from participating in transnational Creative Europe projects, and we expect their involvement to grow even further. We strongly encourage organisations from all parts of the sector who are interested in partnership working in Europe and beyond to come and talk to us about the funding and opportunities it provides. We offer free support and advice to those wishing to apply. We’re always looking for opportunities to present information about Creative Europe at sector-led events, as well as regularly delivering our own seminars and workshops across the country.’
If you’d like to know more about Creative Europe, you can visit the Creative Europe Desk UK website at www.creativeeuropeuk.eu, follow it on Twitter @CEDUK_Culture or contact email@example.com
The Education Endowment Foundation are partnering with the Royal Society of Arts to evaluate cultural learning approaches. Cultural learning activities involve learning about culture and through culture. Usually involving collaboration between schools and arts and cultural organisations, they cover a wide range of artistic practice and offer opportunities to visit venues, see performances and exhibitions as well as learn through practical activity. Applications close 15 February Cultural Learning Fund 2017
Deadline: Apply anytime
Resilient Heritage grants of £3,000-£250,000 can help you to strengthen your organisation, and build the capacity of your staff and volunteers to better manage heritage in the long term.
This programme is available to organisations in the UK who want to build their capacity or achieve strategic change to improve the management of heritage. Grants can fund activities to help you acquire new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership and business to put your organisation in a better position for the future. Organisations in the early stages of planning their activities may also apply.
Whether you’re facing challenges around income and fundraising, or preparing to take on new forms of investment, such as social investment, Resilient Heritage can support these processes.
Second Round of programme launched
The Baring Foundation have announce the launch of a second round of funding in two open funds under the Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme, launched in 2015. This programme supports effective use of the law and human rights based approaches by the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom to tackle discrimination and disadvantage. It is a collaboration with The Legal Education Foundation and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
It focuses on activity in all countries of the United Kingdom. It does not support international work. The deadline for applications is 23 January. For more information, please visit their website.