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October Roundup of Current Funding Opportunities

Below is a selection of current funding opportunities available to charitable organisations across BaNES.

The 18 opportunities below are listed in order of closing date, and separated into two sections; Local and National.

Local Opportunities

🪙 Up to, and between, £1,000 - £7,000

This new £115,000 fund is opening on September 18th to support individuals, community groups and organisations to provide free active travel, creative, sustainable and cultural projects in the Somer Valley.

Deadline: 12pm on Monday 16th October 2023 - Find Out More

🪙Up to £4,000

Funding charitable and community-based activities or projects that meet a local need in the West of England, and seek to improve the lives of local people who are most in need of support. These activities or projects should be informed by the people or community they serve and have considerable reach.

Deadline: 11am on Monday 23rd October 2023 - Find Out More

National Opportunities

Supporting Rural Communities - The Royal Countryside Fund

🪙Up to £25,000 over two years

This flagship grant programme of the Royal Countryside Fund supports organisations addressing the challenges faced by those who live and work in rural areas. Organisations be properly constituted, not-for-profit, and must have an income under £500,000 to be eligible.

Deadline: Midday on Friday 20th October 2023 - Find Out More

🪙 £25,000 - £100,000

Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 have launched a £500,000 fund to support digital inclusion and tackle e-waste. They are looking to fund 6 - 8 projects that can help close the growing digital divide. Applications are welcome from registered charities, CIC's, social enterprises, and can be partnership applications too.

Deadline: Submit expressions of interest by Friday 20th October. The deadline for the full application is Friday 15th December - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £80,000 over 2 years

This funding is open to registered charities, not-for-profit organisations and Community Interest Companies working with young people aged 11-25 years old with a high risk of offending for the first time. Projects should use a Sport-4-Development approach - the use of sport and physical activity to reduce reoffending rates.

Deadline: Sunday 29th October 2023 - Find Out More

🪙 £500

Small grants of £500 are available via a simple, 20-minute application, for grassroots organisations either in their first year of operation, or with an annual income under £250K. The funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core ongoing costs of work in one of the chosen themes.

Deadline: Tuesday 31st October - Find Out More

🪙Grants of up to £25,000 (but likely to average £4,000)

Available for U.K. clubs and organisations to provide sporting and/or recreational activities for people who are blind or visually impaired/partially sighted.

Deadline: Tuesday 31st October - Find Out More

🪙Between £500 and £5,000

Available to UK community organisations who are working to raise awareness about the environmental impact of the clothing industry.

Deadline: Tuesday 31st October - Find Out More

🪙Between £500 and £3,000

Available to activity providers helping people with Parkinson's to stay active. This could be to help the provision of new opportunities, or increased participation in existing opportunities. The project must last for a minimum of 3 months

Deadline: Tuesday 31st October - Find Out More

🪙Between £10,000 - £300,000

This fund aims to support young people in England on pathways from Ukraine, Hong Kong and Afghanistan, by funding projects that make progress in addressing their specific needs and having a positive impact on their lives.

Deadline: 11:59pm on Wednesday 1st November - Find Out More

🪙Up to £1,000

Grants available to community-based groups and organisations to run their own science activities during British Science Week, (Friday 8 March - Sunday 17 March 2024). Eligible organisations should work directly with audiences that are traditionally underrepresented and not engaged in science activity.

Deadline: Monday 6th November - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £25,000

Available to community and/or heritage organisations and individuals in England for projects that recognise and celebrate working class history. All organisations and individuals are eligible to apply including community interest groups, charities and local authorities. Heritage England are particularly interested in funding community-led projects.

Deadline: 11:59PM on Tuesday 7th November - Find Out More

🪙Up to £1,000

Available to registered charities, community groups and Community Interest Companies with an annual income of less than £250,000 to provide activities for people aged 65 and over during the festive season 2023.

Deadline: Unspecified, but advised before mid-November - Find Out More

🪙 £30,000 - £100,000

This funding is for organisations supporting young people in areas where they may be at risk of anti-social behaviour. If successful, funding must be spent by March 2026. The only area of Bath and North East Somerset eligible for this funding is Kingsmead Ward in Bath.

Deadline: Midday on Friday 24th November 2023 - Find Out More

🪙Between £5,000 and £8,000

Available to members of Hospice UK working in partnership with grassroots community organisations and individuals in the creative sector to deliver arts and cultural projects that have the ability to unlock conversations about dying, death and grief in new and creative ways.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 24th November 2023 - Find Out More

🪙 Small grants up to £15,000, and large grants over £15,000

This new fund from the Clothworkers Foundation is currently accepting applications for funding one-off costs for some types of digital software and products. In doing so, the Foundation hopes to support organisations to work more sustainably, increase engagement, and better support staff and volunteers to work efficiently. Open to U.K. registered charities and non-profits whose work fits within one or more of the Clothworker Foundation's programme areas - more information here.

🪙Up to £4,000,000

Fixed rate loans of £1M - £4M are available to charities and other non-profit organisations, in the care, housing and social infrastructure sectors. Loans can be used for the expansion of services, property refurbishment and acquisition, purchase of capital equipment, or more.

Deadline: Rolling - Find Out More

🪙Generally between £500 and £10,000

This fund supports a broad range of arts, community and social welfare projects in England and Wales. Applications from organisations with an annual income under £2 million, who are seeking to fund rural projects, are favoured. Registered charities and CIC's are eligible, however applications from unregistered organisations supported by a registered charity or company are also considered.

Deadline: Friday 22nd December - Find Out More

More funding opportunities can be found via the BaNES Funding Journal - Click Here

3SG member organisations also benefit from free access to our Funds Online account, allowing you to search a library of over 8,000 funders giving a combined total of £8 billion.

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