11.04.2017 0 Comments
Funding to support charities and social enterprises
Read all about funding for small charities, grants that can help you cut your energy bills and funding aimed at supporting rural and tourism projects.
The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies will open for registrations on the 24th July 2017.
The Trust is offering development funding of up to £30,000 and business support to expand the capacity of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £1 million per year). The Fore runs three twelve-week funding rounds to coincide with the academic calendar each year. To apply for funding, organisations must register at the start of each funding round. Numbers for each round are capped and registration are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed. Once successfully registered, organisations are invited to submit a simple application.
Grants to help you cut your energy bills
Low Carbon Workspaces helps businesses and charities identify energy efficiency savings they could make and provides up to £5,000 to help implement the measures that will produce those savings.
These measures could include an energy efficient boiler, wall or roof insulation, double glazed windows or LED lighting.
The grant programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Express an interest in a Low Carbon Workspaces grant here >
Funding to help rural & tourism businesses grow
The LEADER Programme
The LEADER programme is designed to promote growth and stimulate job creation, particularly amongst micro and small businesses and charities. Rural and tourism businesses across the Chilterns and Clay Vales can apply for grants worth up to £50,000 to help support their growth and sustainability. LEADER is focused on supporting farm diversification projects, forestry projects, tourism projects, rural services, and cultural and heritage projects. LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).
Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme
The RDPE Growth Programme supports projects that create new jobs and grow the economy in rural areas. Grants of £35,000 or more are available to support food processing and tourism infrastructure projects across the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Second round of Bright Ideas Fund
The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced a second round of the Bright Ideas Fund, which will be open to community groups that need investment to support their ideas for a community business. Successful applicants will receive up to £20,000 each, and £900,000 will be awarded overall. The application window will open on 19 April 2017 and close on 31 May 2017. A third round of the Bright Ideas Fund is scheduled to open in September 2017 and a fourth round is expected in February 2018.