Who’s Funding: Youth Music, TalkTalk and more

04 Jul 2022 News

Youth Music

Grants available: Between £2,000 and £30,000
Deadline to apply: 29 July for round two and 25 November for round three
Who is the funding for? 
Youth Music is funding organisations in England to run schemes for the under-25s to make, learn and earn in music.

Projects must last between six and 24 months and align with one of the following themes: early years, disabled, d/Deaf and neurodivergent young people, youth justice system, young people facing barriers, young adults and organisations and the workforce.

When will you hear back?
Within three months of the application deadline

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Grants available: Up to £1,500
Deadline to apply: 11 July
Who is the funding for?
The Future Fibre Fund offers one-off donations of up to £1,500 to sports clubs, schools, charities and community groups across Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. The money may be used to support a helpline, buy new kit or invest in new facilities. 

TalkTalk is encouraging applications from groups that are involved in supporting and assisting the LGBTQIA+ community. 

When will you hear back?
From 8 August

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Changing Ideas and Social Change Nest

Grants available: Up to £5,000
Deadline to apply: 22 July
Who is the funding for? 
Changing Ideas has partnered with Social Change Nest to help mutual aid groups that are in the process of transitioning and faced with specific challenges as the Covid-19 pandemic recedes. 

Funding will go towards projects and activities that intend to help these groups prepare in a post-pandemic world. These include: 
•    Upskilling group members in their technological capacity.
•    Piloting a programme that would help secure more sustainable sources of funding.
•    Creating the capacity to design and implement a strategy/programme that would contribute to the sustainability of the group – this might involve paying an existing group member or hiring a consultant.
•    Buying equipment necessary for the sustainability of the group, such as fridges for a food bank.

When will you hear back?
Beginning of August

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Grants available: Up to a £1,000
Deadline to apply: 31 July
Who is the funding for?
This year, the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust’s grants focus on supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities working in the arts, with the aim to redress the balance of the under-representation of these groups.

Grants are available for BAME performers and outreach projects and initiatives aimed to increase participation within BAME communities. To be eligible, charities must have an operating income and expenditure of £1m.

When will you hear back?
Not specified

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Leeds Community Foundation

Grants available: Up to £20,000
Deadline to apply: 2 August
Who is the funding for?
Leeds Community Foundation is inviting community groups to apply for funding pots of between £1,000 and £10,000 for a year and up to £20,000 for two years.

Applicants must have sustainable initiatives that educate and support communities and individuals and meet at least one of the following criteria:
•    Alleviating hardship associated with fuel poverty and promoting innovative energy-related environmental impact and energy efficiency.
•    Supporting community hubs with crisis planning.
•    Developing learning pathways/support in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects and related career opportunities.
•    Supporting communities to lower their carbon footprint.

When will you hear back?

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The Architectural Heritage Fund

Grants available: Up to £100,000
Deadline to apply: Quarterly deadlines, with final deadline in January 2023
Who is the funding for?
The Transforming Places through Heritage programme supports projects that have the potential to help transform and revitalise England’s high streets and make them fit for the future.

Projects should involve a heritage building located in a high street or town centre. Applicants must have, or intend to obtain, the freehold or a long lease on the building. 

When will you hear back?
Within eight to 10 weeks

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Grants available: Up to £350,000
Deadline to apply: 28 July and 15 August
Who is the funding for?
The Community Resilience Fund (CRF) and Aftercare Funding Programme (AFP) are making £3m available for charities and organisations that support people most at risk of gambling harms and reduce health inequalities in the most deprived areas. 

CRF is designed to provide short-term funding to help organisations respond quickly to the cost-of-living crisis and its impact on gamblers. GambleAware’s new partners and charities can apply for up to £100,000 for 12 months.

AFP aims to support schemes destined to get more people treated for gambling issues so that they can begin rebuilding their lives. Smaller organisations or new projects can be awarded up to £150,000, with larger organisations eligible for up to £350,000.

When will you hear back?
From early September

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