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Funding

– At CWVA, we manage different funding pots to help distribute grants to community sector organisations.

We also signpost organisations to the funding opportunities available locally and nationally. Below is a list of funding pots that are currently open for applications.

Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme

Closing Date: 05/08/2024

Amount: Up to £400

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The principle aim of this funding is to focus on supporting families that need help the most, in a way which adheres to their principles of transparency, trust and transformation. The aim of these small community grants is to support projects, activities and organisations that will be of real direct benefit to families and have a direct and tangible social impact on people’s lives.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations

Closing Date: 28/08/2024

Amount: £75,000

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This programme is for small and local charities and CICs with an income between £25,000 to £500,000 that are led by and working with Deaf and Disabled people who are experiencing poverty. Organisations can apply for a three-year unrestricted grant of £75,000.

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The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Closing Date: 24/09/2024

Amount: £500 - £6,000

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The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds United Kingdom Registered Charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.

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Will Charitable Trust

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £3,000 to £30,000

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Grants are available to UK registered charities whose work is within the field of care of and services for blind people; long-term care of people with learning disabilities; and care of and services for people suffering from cancer.

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Sanctuary Partnerships Funding

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £2,000

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Charities, community groups, residents’ associations and voluntary organisations can apply for funding. Average grant is £2000 Match funding is required Funding must be spent by 31 March 2025. Projects will fit within one of Sanctuary's five priority themes, which are: - Employment, education, skills and training - Health and Well Being - Community safety and Infrastructure - Environment - ‎Financial inclusion

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2024 Platinum Jubilee Village Halls Fund (Main Grants)

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £75,000

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The funding aims to support the modernisation and improvement of village halls, so that they are fit for purpose and can provide activities which seek to achieve one or more of the following outcomes for their communities: · Improved health and/or wellbeing and/or reduction in rural loneliness. · Positive impact on the local environment, contributes towards net zero. · Support for the local rural economy. · Promotion of community cohesion.

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The February Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Usually around £5,000

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The February Foundation is an independent grant-making charity that supports a broad range of charities involved in any charitable activities in the UK that help people in need, as well as supporting the advancement of education, the arts, culture and heritage. The Foundation maintains its strategy of funding grants and operations through income generated from the endowment alone.

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Cheshire West and Chester Community Chest 2024

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £500

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The initiative aims to deliver positive outcomes for individuals and communities across Cheshire West and Chester. This small grants scheme is being managed by Cheshire Community Action (CCA). The funding criteria for the 2024 Community Chest grant scheme are aligned with the overarching goals of promoting well-being, supporting carers and fostering physical health improvements among local residents. Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review these criteria to ensure eligibility. The scheme is light-touch, with a quick turnaround and is aimed at smaller organisations or activities.

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London Hearts Internal Defibrillator Scheme

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £660

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Applications are now open for London Hearts new UK Exclusive Internal Defibrillator Scheme. London Hearts has launched this scheme with the aim of increasing the number of AEDs to help save lives. As a charity they understand it is not always possible to install a public access Defibrillator and people’s needs differ within communities. The fund is moving far quicker than initially anticipated given the limited funding requirement, so they are allocating on a first come first basis as to avoid any disappointment. Anyone can apply.

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Parkinson’s UK Physical Activity Grants

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £500 - £3,000

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The funding is for projects that can demonstrate the following desired impact: - People with Parkinson's become and stay active, and/or significantly increase their levels of activity if they are already active. - More physical activity provision for everyone with Parkinson’s across the UK. - Improved social wellbeing in people with Parkinson’s as a result of attending the project. Priority will be given to innovative and new project that will help people with Parkinson's: - Become and stay active, or - Who are already active to significantly increase their levels of physical activity.

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Alpkit Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £50 to £500

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Grants are available to community groups, schools and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that tackle issues such as diversity and inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of the natural environment and health and well-being.

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The Albert Van Den Bergh Charitable Trust

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Discretionary

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Small grants are available for UK registered charities that are concerned with health research and care for patients who have cancer, multiple sclerosis or other diseases and disabilities; as well as institutions that care for older people; and children's charities in the UK.

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Steve Morgan Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Various amounts

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The Steve Morgan Foundation provide a range of grants for organisations that make a positive difference to those in need. Areas of support include poverty, homelessness, health and wellbeing, education and training. They also provide smaller grants to individuals requiring specialised disability equipment.

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Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Discretionary

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The funding is for charitable work that supports the Foundation's current priorities.

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The Morrisons Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £10,000

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The funding is for specific projects which make a difference to people’s lives, with special consideration for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. Morrisons colleagues act as ambassadors for the Foundation and help to raise awareness at a local level, encourage charities to apply for funding and organise presentations.

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Macmillan Grants

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £300

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The charity's aim is to help people from the moment they first hear they have cancer, to ensure they get the best information, treatment and care at any stage of their illness and in any setting. The scheme offers small, one-off grants to help people with the extra costs that cancer can cause. It is aimed at those who have a low level of income or savings. One-off grants of £300 are available. Applications can be made through a healthcare professional, a social worker, a benefits adviser or someone acting in any other professional capacity with a person affected by cancer.

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Happy Days Children’s Charity Fund

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Variable

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Their aim is to help as many people as we can by funding trips, experiences, respite breaks and group activity holidays for those who need them most.

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Marks Family Charitable Trust

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Variable

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The Trust seeks to support young people, with an emphasis on education and health, refugees, and the promotion of the Arts. Their Charity Commission entry states England, but looking at their projects, they have funded UK wide and also environmental work. They support some 10-20 charitable organisations per year.

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Department of Health and Social Care – Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £750

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Grants are available for community organisations across England to buy an automated external defibrillators (AED) to install in a public place.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £1,000,000

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The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of charities that make a positive difference, working in different sectors in the UK. These include welfare, youth, community, environment, education, health, arts, heritage and faith.

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Seven Friends Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £300 - £3,000

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The Seven Friends Foundation offers small grants to organisations championing overlooked, unpopular, or stigmatised causes. Their mission includes fostering inclusive local communities by empowering marginalised individuals, enhancing skills, infrastructure, sustainability, and fostering collaboration within the third sector.

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