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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.

Active Futures Programme

Closing Date: 21/07/2024

Amount: Up to £25,000

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Cheshire Community Foundation raises funds to support hundreds of amazing small charities and voluntary groups across the whole of Cheshire and Warrington. This programme will fund projects delivering early intervention and diversionary activities for young people at risk of involvement in Child Criminal Exploitation and Serious Youth Violence. Applicants can apply for up to £25,000 for costs delivering work with Children and Young People aged 0-18. All grants must engage Children and Young People through physical activity or sport in the Cheshire, Warrington, and Halton areas.

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A B Charitable Trust

Closing Date: 26/07/2024

Amount: Up to £30,000

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The Trust aims to support charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances. Grants are available for small to medium-sized charities registered and working in the UK that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals. The values that underpin its work are: · Justice - it seeks to support disenfranchised and forgotten groups. · Collaboration – it aims to build mutually beneficial relationships with the people it works with. · Efficiency – it maintains high standards of administrative efficiency and cost effectiveness. · Learning – it is committed to learn from its grant making to inform future practice.

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One Stop – Community Partnership

Closing Date: 26/07/2024

Amount: Up to £1,000

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Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store.

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The Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation

Closing Date: 31/07/2024

Amount: Up to £6,000

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Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation aims to improve the wellbeing, welfare and education of children and adults in communities throughout the UK by making donations of up to £6,000 to registered charities.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

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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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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CLA Charitable Trust

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £5,000

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Grants are available for charitable organisations in England and Wales that access the benefits of the countryside to support projects designed to improve health and wellbeing, and to provide opportunities for education about the countryside. Priority is given to projects supporting children and young people who may be disadvantaged financially, physically or mentally, or from areas of deprivation.

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The Albert Hunt Trust

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £20,000-£40,000/£5,000-£10,000/£1,000-£5,000

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Supports UK registered charities (not CICs) that: Provide Hospice Care – core funding of hospices is a priority. Typical grant sizes range from £20,000-£40,000. Currently closed to capital funding. Provide support for the Homeless – typical core funding grant sizes range from £5,000-£10,000. They look to support organisations in this category with an annual fundraised income (non-statutory) of below £500,000. Currently closed to capital funding. Promote Health and Well-Being – core funding for areas such as family support e.g. Home Start, counselling services, suicide prevention, specific carers support, cancer support, prisoner support and rehabilitation, community centres, food banks and debt advice. Typical grant sizes range from £1000-£5,000. They look to support organisations in this category with a total annual income of below £250,000. As this is a broad area, potential applicants are encouraged to contact them prior to applying for further guidance.

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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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Sport England – Movement Fund

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £15,000

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The funding aims to get more people active and increase sports participation across England. Priority will be given to projects where there is the most need.

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The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) – Awards for All England

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £300 to £20,000

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TNLCF offer funding from £300 to £20,000 and can support your project for up to two years. You can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support your organisation to change and adapt to new and future challenges. They can fund projects that’ll do at least one of these things: - bring people together to build strong relationships in and across communities - improve the places and spaces that matter to communities - help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage - support people, communities and organisations facing more demands and challenges because of the cost-of-living crisis.

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Arnold Clark Community Fund

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £2,500

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The objectives of the fund are: - Cost of Living Support – funding to any registered UK charity or community group whose work directly supports those most affected by the cost-of-living crisis, such as foodbanks, accommodation, poverty relief and where people/communities in the UK are the primary and immediate focus of investment. - Our Communities Support – funding to projects embedded in the communities in which Arnold Clark operates and is available to organisations who provide services widely accessible to those within Arnold Clark local communities, addressing the needs of those living within them. - Gear Up for Sport – 150 sports kits given away each month to support youth sports teams across the UK. Any youth team with up to 30 members aged 4 to 15 years can apply.

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The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) – Reaching Communities

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £20,001 or more

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TNLCF fund projects and organisations that work to make positive changes in their community. By community they mean people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences. They offer funding that starts at £20,001.

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Cost of Living Resilience Fund

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £50,000

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The Cost of Living Resilience Fund provides match funding for social sector organisations running services to help people struggling with the rising cost of living. The fund aims to increase sustainability in these organisations by supporting them to deliver projects which increase enterprise activity to build organisational stability and resilience. The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment who focus on ensuring charities and social enterprises can access the finance they need.

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