Time Limited Funding Opportunities in Bath & North East Somerset
Free business support for charities
Cranfield Trust is a national charity providing pro bono capacity building support to charities, using a bank of volunteer consultants from the business community. Now celebrating its 30th year, the Trust is keen to reach more charities in Bath and the South West and offer them access to their valuable free business advice.
Whether you need some guidance writing your strategy plan, help with financial forecasting, advice on developing a realistic and effective marketing plan or help reviewing your organisational structure, Cranfield Trust can offer local support. In addition, charities can join HRNet, which offers access to free, online, impartial HR advice, and topical masterclasses, which are also free to attend. Marie Langan, Project Manager for the South West, is on hand to help you every step of the way, so get in touch today to find out more about how Cranfield Trust can help your charity.
The West of England Academic Health Science Network invite organisations from the VCSE sector to submit proposals for funding between £500 and £10,000 to strengthen links with public contributors and encourage innovation using hyvr - the online social media platform for healthcare.
hyvr has been developed by the West of England AHSN as a platform where users can discuss innovations and health related issues with like-minded people in groups called 'hives'. Ongoing dialogue on hyvr between the public and other collaborators will seek to accelerate the development of new and relevant healthcare initiatives including products, gadgets and new ways of working, as well as a forum for any health or care topic discussion. Successful proposals will achieve four objectives:
1. Benefit the applying organisation(s) in supporting a strategic aim(s).
2. Provide sufficient numbers of users on the hyvr platform to determine its efficacy as a networking tool.
3. Strengthen links with public contributors putting them at the heart of the innovation process.
4. Support innovators to engage directly with public contributors.
Applications are invited until 5pm on 21st February 2019.
Full details including application guidance and schedule are available to download here
Year Round Support in B&NES
Bath Womens Fund
The Bath Women’s Fund is a new approach to philanthropy in Bath and the surrounding area. Members help to determine where the Bath Women’s Fund grants will be made and how the funds will be spent to achieve the most impact. They also get:
opportunities to learn, network and meet women from all walks of life
exclusive invitations to events and visits to local organisations
regular updates on local philanthropy news and opportunities to get involved
a community of like-minded women to inspire and encourage you
close connection with the impact that we are achieving collectively
Membership is open to all women, of any age, interest or background - and men are welcome to join too. Please download the Bath Women's Fund flyer and membership form for further information.
Funding opportunities in Bath and North East Somerset - updated October 2018
Every month Bath and North East Somerset Councilpublish a funding bulletin which highlights new funding opportunities available for charities in Bath and voluntary, community and social enterprise groups and individuals across Bath and North East Somerset. The October 2018 funding bulletin can be downloaded here.
Localgiving Online Fundraising Support
Since 2016 Localgiving have been providing 1-1 support with online fundraising to not for profit organisations in Bath and North East Somerset. Find out more and apply here
Quartet Community Foundation
Quartet Community Foundation awards grants to support community based work that has a charitable purpose. Primarily grants are awarded to organisations based and working in the West of England to benefit local people and where a relatively small amount of funding can make a significant difference. They award grants covering a broad range of issues and welcome applications from both new and established groups.
St John's Foundation Bath
St John's dynamic Funding Support Programme provides financial assistance and practical support to individuals and registered charities across Bath and the surrounding area (Bath and North East Somerset). You can find out more about current funding opportunities and apply by visiting their website.
They are now accepting funding applications from Community Interest Companies (CICs) in BaNES. Applicants will be seeking one-off awards of up to £20,000 for start-up or expansion costs.
Trusts & Foundation Funding Opportunities - last updated 2018
3SG have collated a list of various trust and foundation funds which may be relevant to fundraisers working for charities in Bath and the surrounding areas. If you have any success please let us know!
Testimonial from GlobalAARK: "Huge thanks to 3SG for creating this spreadsheet, it really helped our small charity find local Trusts! We happened upon it quite accidentally: we contacted Banes Volunteer Service to ask if she knew of any lists of Trusts that were available at an affordable price. She sent this spreadsheet and we were able to work through it and highlight Trusts that were relevant to our charity. Since we then have added to this list and sent off quite a few applications, so crossed fingers! It’s saved us heaps of time"