Foundation Derbyshire – New Funds & Funding Events

Foundation Derbyshire
Foundation Derbyshire have some new funding opportunities to
announce, courtesy of some of their partners.   They are helping several fellow funders get their money into the heart of Derbyshire. The time frames are short so if you or a group you know is interested then the time to act is now!

People’s Health Trust Opens for bids on November 8th

Peoples Health TrustFoundation Derbyshire has been asked by the People’s Health Trust to promote and bring in quality applications for their Active Communities Funding programme.  The People’s Health Trust are seeking projects that bring small communities together to regularly share, learn, or play – projects that foster friendships, bring communities closer together and by doing so improve our quality of life and well-being.

If you run a community group (managed & driven by the ideas of local people who live within the community) with an annual income of under £350,000 and would like between £10,000 and £50,000 for a two year project (existing or new) then you will be welcome to call us to ensure you are eligible and to let us help you work up a fantastic stage 1, expression of interest.

Critically, your group will also need to be based in a certain eligible ward, as the programme is geographically specific. The areas selected are areas of high disadvantage and so are limited across the City and County. Visit the People’s Health Trust website to check the map of Derbyshire.

A unique and useful service will be provided of checking through any Derbyshire Active Communities stage 1 expressions before the submission date of 6th December, to ensure you have the best possible chance of acquiring a grant.

The key words for this fund are: Locally Led, Regular, Social Activity

Call the Foundation on 01773 525860  to find out more.

Please note Foundation Derbyshire are simply facilitating the promotion of the fund and ensuring fair access – they have not set the criteria and are not involved in decision making.

Youth Social Action Fund Open Now for Round 2!Foundation Derbyshire Funding Partners,iWill, Department for Culture Media and Sport, Big Lottery Fund

This fund has been developed as part of the #iwill campaign, which aims to increase youth volunteering by 50% by 2020 and is being delivered by many community foundations across England.  The money for this fund has been provided by Step Up to Serve, The Big Lottery and the Government.

Foundation Derbyshire will run this programme here in our County until at least March 2019. The amount available to give out will be dependant on how much ‘Match Funding’ the Foundation can raise from our bank of supporters and local philanthropists. The aim is to  have between £30 – £60K per annum to distribute.

The fund is looking to engage more young people in volunteering opportunities. These volunteer activities should get young people more involved in and understanding their local communities and ultimately make their communities better places to live.

The project should run regularly  for a full year so that the volunteering becomes embedded in their lives (where possible)

To find out more about the fund priorities, examples of projects awarded during the pilot phase and to get a better feel for the fund in general, please click here

Key Points

Grants up to £5,000 are available
The closing date for the second round is Friday 26th January 2018
The panel will meet by the 31st March 2018

If you are still interested after reviewing the criteria then contact Foundation Derbyshire for an application form.

Comic Relief – Core Strength Programme

For a number of years now the Foundation has delivered small local community grants on behalf of Comic Relief.

This year the criteria is slightly different, with a shift towards helping local groups fund their core costs (their bread and butter expenditure, which keeps the group afloat), rather than individual projects

Comic ReliefThere are other elements to the criteria, which can be found be clicking here

These include restrictions on the size of group that can apply, limiting bids from those who have accessed Comic Relief funding before and prioritising bids from areas of high socio-economic disadvantage.

The amount we have to distribute is very limited, and the maximum grant you can apply for is £5,000, so if you are interested please do call the grants team first, as only those with a very strong fit to the programmes aims will be considered.