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Help for community groups to find funding and write bids

8 Feb

South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau helps groups find funding for their activities. We’re offering  particular help to Sheffield groups that are volunteer run, or working with disadvantaged people. For small community groups, it’s not too hard to find funding for activities; this is what we can do to help you through the process:

  • Meet with you explain how to go about looking for funding. We can discuss what funding you need, and identify the best funders to approach
  • Help you put bids together. We won’t write them (it’s better for you to learn how to do that), but will give you comments and feedback on draft bids, to help you improve them.

Also, any group can also register for free on our website www.syfab.org.uk. You’ll receive a weekly ebulletin on new funds, upcoming deadlines, or events; you can do a funding search to identify possible funders, or access resources to help you.

The website also has details of training courses we run on various aspects of funding – these have a cost, but several are subsidised for Sheffield groups (charging £10 for half day or £20 for a full day).

It’s important for us to get out into communities where we can, to promote our services. If you know of events or meetings where a number of groups will be attending, please let us know.

We’re happy to have informal chats about your group – you can call us on 0114 261 5141 or email enquiries@syfab.org.uk

Information on fundraising and getting started: Getting Started

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A little smiler SID on Rodney Hill !!

1 Feb

Stannington Ward Councillors funded the installation of a Smiley SID on Rodney Hill from the Stannington Ward pot.

Picture from left to right: James Connolly, Cllr Vickie Priestley, Cllr Penny Baker, Cllr David Baker

Councillor David Baker – Traffic speeds down Rodney Hill have been a concern for a long time.  Parents and teachers are very worried particularly about the safety of children crossing the road near the school.    In the past we local ward Councillors have  supported the school in their request for traffic calming measures and for funding of a school crossing warden, unfortunately all attempts were unsuccessful.  Our recent request for a Traffic Speed Indicator ( Smiley Sid ) was again turned down by the Council due to lack of available funding.  As all local Councillors have an annual ward pot for small community projects we decided traffic calming was important and we should use some of our budget to provide a Smiley Sid.
James Connolly the Loxley Primary Headmaster – I (and the school community) have been very concerned about children’s safety since the removal of our crossing patrol service last year and this is a positive step.

Building a Stronger Britain Together fund now open – apply now (closes 16th Feb 2018)

17 Jan

Building a Stronger Britain Together

The next round of the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme is now open.

The programme supports groups who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. Grants up to £50,000 are available.

Grants are available across the country; locally they will be processed by South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation. An information event for Sheffield groups is being held in the Town Hall on Friday 26th January at 11am. If you’d like to come, contact Andrew Male on Andrew.Male@sheffield.gov.uk or 07884252150 to book a place.

Guidance and link to the application form here . The deadline is 5pm on 16th February 2018

Apply Now! Funding available for Community Groups to plant wild flowers (closing date 15th Jan 2018)

18 Dec

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have teamed up with Lemos&Crane to help community groups around the country transform their local spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wild flower havens.

You are eligible to apply if you are a voluntary, youth or community group, which is constituted, not-for-profit or charitable. In particular youth groups, secondary schools, parish, town and community councils, health authorities, health boards and prisons.

Apply for £2000-£4000 funding before January 15th 2018

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The Lord Mayors Charity Style Party at Fox Valley 22nd Nov 2017

21 Nov

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The Style Show is in aid of the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities which are:

 

SRSB, Sheffield Young Carers, Sheffield Hospitals’ Charity, Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance and Art Works.

Irwin Mitchell Festive Market – Charity Fundraising Event 1st December 2017

21 Nov

Irwin Mitchell Invitation Festive Market

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Funding available for businesses and community groups in the North of Sheffield

9 Nov

Grants of up to £60k are available for businesses and community groups in the EPIP area for projects which create employment and/or contribute to economic growth.  A series of leaflets summarising the criteria for each priority are available to download here.  Further details on our local priorities can be found here and the latest applicant handbook detailing eligible/ineligible costs can be downloaded here

The application process is two stages; Expression of Interest then a full application form and supporting information.  Further details regarding the process can be found here

Grants are also available for projects under the following priorities (information leaflets are available to download here):

  • Support for micro & small businesses including farm diversification
  • Support to increase farm productivity
  • Support for rural tourism
  • Support for culture & heritage activities
  • Support for rural services
  • Support for increasing forestry productivity

I would appreciate it you could please circulate this information to any relevant contacts.  Funding is only guaranteed until BREXIT, any project activity contracted by then will be honoured. USE IT OR LOSE IT!

If you would like to discuss any potential project ideas or need to check that you fall within the EPIP area please contact the office – email: info@epip.org.uk or tel: 01226 763201.

 

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward pot 2017/18 – Funding available for community groups and organisations

6 Nov

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Pot 2017/18

Councillors in each ward have a budget they can allocate to activities and projects that contribute to tackling their ward priorities

The ward budget for the Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward for 2017/18 is £6,339 

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Councillors are looking to fund sustainable projects / activities within their ward that will benefit the local community. The projects / activities will also need to fit in with the Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

Funding of between £250 and £500 is available to apply for, although Councillors may consider higher bids for larger or joint working projects. 

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to north@sheffield.gov.uk

Please read the signature and conditions form carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. Please note that a hand signed signature is required on this form for your application to be eligible for consideration.

Stocksbridge & Upper Don ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Locality Officer will notify you of the decisions made following these meetings.

If you are unsure about your project and would like to discuss it further please contact the Locality Officer on 0114 2053598 or email north@sheffield.gov.uk

Stannington Ward pot 2017/18 – Funding available for community groups and organisations

6 Nov

Stannington Ward Pot 2017/18 – NOW CLOSED TO APPLICANTS (22.11.17)

Councillors in each ward have a budget they can allocate to activities and projects that contribute to tackling their ward priorities

The ward budget for the Stannington Ward for 2017/18 is £6,119 of which has been FULLY allocated 

Stannington Ward Councillors are looking to fund sustainable projects / activities within their ward that will benefit the local communities. The projects / activities will also need to fit in with the Stannington Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

Funding of between £250 and £500 is available to apply for, although Councillors may consider higher bids for larger or joint working projects. 

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to north@sheffield.gov.uk

Please read the signature and conditions form carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. Please note that a hand signed signature is required on this form for your application to be eligible for consideration.

Stannington Ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Community Services Officer will notify you of the decisions made following these meetings.

If you are unsure about your project and would like to discuss it further please contact the Community Services Officer on 0114 2053598 or email north@sheffield.gov.uk

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SFSY Charity and Social Enterprise Funding

6 Nov

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