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Focus on Funding newsletter Wednesday 21 January 2015

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Latest Grants

  Freemasons Fund
The aim of the Freemasons Fund is to support people in Nottingham City and the Nottinghamshire County by making grants to community and voluntary groups who work to improve their communities. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 19th January 2015
  Imagine Foundation
Funding is available for charities and projects in the UK that are particularly focused on building community and on empowering participants to reach their potential. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 19th January 2015
  True Colours Trust
The True Colours Trust provides grants to small, UK-based organisations to carry out projects that provide help for disabled children and their families. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 19th January 2015
  Barchester’s Healthcare Foundation
The Foundation’s priorities for 2014 are helping older people (65 +) in communities to improve mobility, independence and quality of life. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 19th January 2015
  Scottish Power – Energy People Trust
Registered charities can apply for funding to carry out projects to that help tackle fuel poverty in the UK. …read more
Date posted: Friday, 16th January 2015
  Small Grants Gender and Sexual Orientation (Nottingham) deadline extended!
Nottingham Women’s Centre are offering small grants to support organisations working with women or LGBT communities who do not currently receive funding. …read more
Date posted: Friday, 16th January 2015
  The Bramley Fund now taking applications
The Bramley Fund supports communities in Nottingham City and the Nottinghamshire County by making grants available to grow apple trees in gardens, allotments and green spaces. …read more
Date posted: Friday, 16th January 2015
  Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
Grants are available for projects in support of horticultural research, the creation, preservation and maintenance of public gardens, publication of books on horticulture, study visits, plant collecting expeditions and training schemes for gardeners. …read more
Date posted: Friday, 16th January 2015
  Noel Buxton Trust
The Noel Buxton Trust has two grant programmes: family grants (domestic violence) and penal grants. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 12th January 2015
  Ending gang and youth violence grant (Nottingham)
Nottingham City Council, with funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, have launched the second round of their ‘Ending Gang and Youth Violence’ grants scheme. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 12th January 2015
  Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation
If you have a community based project that aims to relieve hardship or poverty, Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation would like to hear from you. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 12th January 2015
  Veolia Trust
Landfill operator Veolia Trust have a grant programme for projects that: install or enhance play areas and skate parks, restore footpaths and green spaces, protect natural habitats, improve community halls and restore churches. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 12th January 2015

Tender Opportunities

  Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Specialist Support Service (Nottinghamshire)
Nottinghamshire County Council is seeking to commission a specialist CSE service which will work across the Nottinghamshire County to support children and young people who are at risk of, or who have experienced sexual exploitation. …read more
Date posted: Wednesday, 21st January 2015

Useful information

  Mansfield CVS launches new website 21 January
If you have a news story, update, activity or any information that would be of interest to the local voluntary sector get in touch with Mansfield CVS. …read more
Date posted: Friday, 16th January 2015
  Community Investment Fund
The Fund invests between £250,000 and £1m in community based, locally led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 12th January 2015
  Compare fundraising websites to get the most from your donations
Money Saving Expert has done a detailed list of the top charity giving websites with information about gift aid and what happens to donations. …read more
Date posted: Monday, 12th January 2015

Forthcoming events

  Group Development/Funding Surgery (Rushcliffe)
Tuesday, January 27th 2015
Focus on Funding is holding a Group Support/Funding Surgery for Nottinghamshire based voluntary and community groups. …read more
  Meet the funder: Near Neighbours
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
The Near Neighbours programme offers small grants of between £250 and £5,000, providing funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities. …read more
  Applying for grants
Monday, February 2nd 2015
Grant funding is getting more competitive, this course will give you hints and tips about what funders are looking for and how to avoid common mistakes. …read more
  How to write a good funding application (Hucknall)
Tuesday, February 17th 2015
In this session we will look at why funders give grants and how they decide which projects to support. We will consider what groups need to do before they decide which funder to approach and how to pitch ideas. We will then go through a sample application form, line by line, providing hints and tips on what should be included in each section.…read more
  Understanding tenders for beginners
Thursday, February 19th 2015
Whether you are new to the whole process of applying for tenders or have some experience, this training event will help you to understand where to find tenders, how to best sell your organisation and how to complete full tender documentation. …read more
  Meet the funder: BBC Children in Need
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
This event allows groups to come along and meet a representative from BBC Children in Need to discuss available funding. …read more

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