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Building Connections Fund – to tackle loneliness is now open

13 Aug

Building Connections Fund

New fund to tackle loneliness opens to applications on the Big Lottery Fund webpage.

Charities and community groups in England can now apply for a share of close to £9 million aimed at tackling loneliness by building strong social connections and welcoming communities.

The money is from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund announced on 19 June by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and lead Minister for Tackling Loneliness, Tracey Crouch, in response to the Jo Cox Commission’s recommendations on Loneliness.  Almost £9 million will be distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, and will support projects already working to prevent or reduce loneliness to increase their impact.  Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 will be available for projects which reach out to people of all ages who feel lonely or isolated, and encourage them to take part in activities, helping them to feel more connected. This could include making the most of community spaces, improving access to transport, using digital technology, or joining up local services to have a bigger reach. The money will also support the collecting and sharing of evidence and learning to increase understanding about what works to tackle loneliness.

Applications open Monday 16 July and will close on Friday 24 August. Guidance and criteria are available on the Big Lottery Fund website.

Youth Strand  There will be a separate Youth Strand of funding is made up of £2 million, which will be distributed by the Co-op Foundation, making grants of up to £80,000. It will open for applications in August 2018 – find out more on the Co-op Foundation blog. The Youth Strand will be open to organisations with existing youth-focused activities that could be effective at helping young people avoid long-term loneliness. Successful applicants will receive funding to explore youth loneliness in greater depth, test youth-led innovations within their existing provision, and share their learning as part of a national network.

 

All grants will be announced in December 2018, with funding available to support projects until March 2021.

 

If you have any  queries around the fund please contact the Big Lottery Fund  directly on tel: 0345 410 2030

 

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SCC Grant Aid and Lunch Club Funding 2017/18 – How it was Spent

13 Aug

In 2017/2018 Sheffield City Council awarded grants to support the voluntary sector across the city.

64 organisations received part of the grant pot, worth £1,598,087.

To see how it was spent, we have produced an annual report which also provides an overview of the positive impact this grant investment has made in the city. Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/grants to read more about the fund, download our report and access individual reports from our grant beneficiaries.

There is a separate report which looks specifically at the contribution to lunch clubs for older people which can be found at www.sheffield.gov.uk/lunchclubs

East Ecclesfield Ward Pot 2018/19 – Apply Now

4 Jun

East Ecclesfield Ward Pot 2018/19

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 East Ecclesfield Ward for 2018/19 is £5,591 

East Ecclesfield 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 East Ecclesfield Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

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

Ward Councillors would especially like to encourage applications supporting projects that aim to combat social isolation 

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to wardpots@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.

Following the introduction of GDPR please find attached an update to our privacy notice which states how we will handle any personal information applicants share with us in their Ward Pot Grant Application: 005 – Privacy notice Ward Pot

East Ecclesfield ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Ward Pot Grants 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

West Ecclesfield Ward Pot 2018/19 – Apply Now

25 May

West Ecclesfield Ward Pot 2018/19

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

West Ecclesfield Ward Priorities 2018~19

The ward budget for the West Ecclesfield Ward for 2018/19 is £5,349 

West Ecclesfield 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 West Ecclesfield Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

Funding of up to £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 wardpots@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.

Following the introduction of GDPR please find attached an update to our privacy notice which states how we will handle any personal information applicants share with us in their Ward Pot Grant Application: 005 – Privacy notice Ward Pot

West Ecclesfield ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Ward Pot Grants 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

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Pot 2018/19 – Apply Now

25 May

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Pot 2018/19

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 2018/19 is £5,794

 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 wardpots@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.

Following the introduction of GDPR please find attached an update to our privacy notice which states how we will handle any personal information applicants share with us in their Ward Pot Grant Application: 005 – Privacy notice Ward Pot

Stocksbridge & Upper Don ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Ward Pot Grants 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

Stannington Ward Pot 2018/19 – Apply Now

25 May

Stannington Ward Pot 2018/19

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 £5,602 

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 up to £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 wardpots@sheffield.gov.uk

Please read the grants guidance and 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.

Following the introduction of GDPR please find attached an update to our privacy notice which states how we will handle any personal information applicants share with us in their Ward Pot Grant Application: 005 – Privacy notice Ward Pot

Stannington Ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Ward Pot Grants 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

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund – Apply Now – Open to local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies

8 May

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The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The money available has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders.  The aim of this funding is to give groups the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue, in their community in a different way.

If you have any questions regarding applying for funding please contact:

Mike McAughtrie

Lead in Awareness, Intelligence, Support & Education (LIAISE)

Email: mike.mcaughtrie@birmingham.gov.uk

Attached: Information on Proceeds of Crime funding that is open to all organisations. Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund application form – 2018.-2019 V2

Free funding advice sessions in Stannington and Ecclesfield

11 Apr

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Slots must be booked in advance. Information can also be found on the News website here and the Events page here.

Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme – Government Equalities Office

12 Mar

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

The grant scheme has 2 types of funds – small grants (£300 to £2,000) and large grants (£2,000 to £125,000).

Visit www.womensvotecentenaryfund.co.uk for more information.

Support for community groups – South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau/Voluntary Action Sheffield

12 Mar

South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau/Voluntary Action Sheffield are offering free workshops to communities or communities of interest, to give advice for people involved in community groups. They will talk about finding funding, running your group, and using volunteers, and are particularly keen to talk to people who may not know what support is currently available. If you are interested, please contact SYFAB on enquiries@syfab.org.uk or 0114 2615141.