The Law Society Charity, set up in 1974 by the Law Society as a charitable fund, is now accepting applications for grants to fund projects run by VCS organisations in the following areas:
• Human Rights
• Access to Justice
• Legal Education.
To apply, or to find out more, please visit: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/about-us/law-society-charity/apply/
Please note that all applications must be received by 8th March 2013 to be taken into consideration at the April meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Applications to the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants are now being accepted. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to NGOs and private law firms to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people who are significantly disadvantaged by their migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects vulnerable young migrants including: asylum, immigration, human rights, family law, community care, housing, education and mental health. The SLF only funds two kinds of strategic legal action. These are:
• Pre-litigation research
• A 'third party intervention' in an existing case.
To apply, or for further information, visit: http://strategiclegalfund.org.uk/news/test-news-item.php
Applications must be received before the 11th March 2013 to be taken into consideration.
The Lloyds Banking Group has announced that its Social Entrepreneurship programme is nom open for applications. The programme aims to support individuals and organisations with project ideas to improve local communities. The programme provides two levels of support. New organisations or projects at an early stage can apply for funding of up to £4,000 as well as one year of training and development. Established organisations that are looking to scale up their projects can apply for funding of up to £15,000 and one year of training.
Click here to apply and for further information. All applications must be receieved by 3pm on the 2nd April 2013 to be taken into consideration.
The Tesco Charity Trust is currently accepting applications for grants to fund projects that will support the elderly and/or people with disabilities. Voluntary and Community groups are able to apply for grants between £500 and £4000 through the Tesco Charity's Community Awards. The Trust's Board of Trustees also consider grant applications at their tri-annual meetings, which range between £4000 and £25,000. All projects, whether local, national or international, must take place in areas where Tesco operates.
Click here to apply and for further information. Please note that all applications must be received prior to the 31st March 2013 to be taken into consideration.
People who directly employ their care or support staff are now able to apply for grant funding directly from Skills for Care to support the full costs of training and development for themselves and their personal assistants. The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for individual employers is funding from the Department of Health disbursed by Skills for Care. Grant funding will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis between now and 31 March 2013.
Click here for more information or call 0113 241 1275.
Google, in partnership with the Media Trust and Charity Technology Trust, has launched a new resource to help small charities improve their online presence and fundraising potential. “Grow Your Charity Online” offers a learning hub, specialised training and lots of tools for measuring impact, attracting volunteers, gaining donations and understanding social media.
To find out more please visit www.growyourcharityonline.com/uk
If you have any queries please contact Gill Lowing (Fund Manager) on 0191 222 0945 or email email@example.com
The latest edition of the essential guide for all north east organisations wanting to apply for trust funding is now available. It features more than 100 charitable trusts and foundations with a significant grant-making presence in the north east, including over 20 new national and local trusts in this edition.
To order a copy please contact FINE on 0191 477 1253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women’s Fund, administered by the Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation, aims to support work which offers:
• Support for women to achieve their full potential
• Access to information and assistance on social, health or economic issues
• Training and support services
Grants will be for up to £3,000. The fund supports local voluntary and community organisations and the project beneficiaries should be women over the age of 18. While applications for core running costs are welcome they should be for a specific cost or aspect of a project rather than a small contribution to a larger activity or general organisation budget. To apply use the Community Foundation’s online application form, ensuring that you indicate that you wish your application to be considered by the Women’s Fund. Please note that all applications must be received prior to the 27th March to be taken into consideration.
To find out more visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/
Max. Value: Discretionary
Deadline: 20 Mar 2013
The Regional Growth Fund is the government's main financial instrument for investing in private sector and public/private projects that will stimulate sustainable growth and create additional employment.
Max. Value: Discretionary
Deadline: 15 Mar 2013
The Foundation provides funding to projects in the UK that benefit the visually impaired. It funds work to assist and improve the treatment and education of the visually impaired. It also funds medical research and facilities for the treatment or alleviation of visual impairment.