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Who’s Funding: National Lottery Awards, Power to Change and more

23 May 2022 News

A summary of the latest announcements about grant programmes available to charities

National Lottery Awards

Grants available: £5,000
Deadline to apply: 1 June
Who is the funding for?
There are nine days left to nominate a charitable organisation for the National Lottery Awards, with the prize being a trophy and £5,000 for your organisation.

All nominees must have been funded by the National Lottery or in association with a National Lottery funded project. 

The nomination categories are arts, culture & film, community/charity, environment, heritage, sport or young hero (under 25s). 

When will you hear back?

Find out more here. 

Community Business Trade Up

Grants available: up to £5,000
Deadline to apply: 28 June
Who is the funding for?
School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and Power to Change are delivering grants to community businesses, or CICs. It encourages organisations that exist to improve a local community to apply, especially if the company is less than four years old. 

Now in its sixth round of funding, SSE and Power to Change are keen to support early-stage community businesses that are led by mostly young people (16 – 35 years old), led by a team who are from a racialised or minoritised community, or located in and supporting a deprived community. 

The scheme is delivered in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool. 

Caspar Kennerdale from ClearCommunityWeb, a company that received a place on the programme, said: “Participating in the programme has really helped us define and now shape our business so that we can get on with building upon our impact. We have been able to step back, review and focus. We didn’t realise how powerful this could be.” 

When will you hear back?
Week commencing 11 July

Find out more here. 

Hilden Charitable Fund

Grants available: £5,000 - £7,000 
Deadline to apply: 3 July 
Who is the funding for?
Grantmaking charity the Hilden Charitable Fund has launched two new funding programmes: Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Penal Affairs. 

The first is looking to fund projects which support refugees, while the second is looking to fund projects that support prisoners during or after incarceration. 

The fund is accepting applications from registered charities, CIOs, CICs, charitable companies and excepted charities. 

When will you hear back?

Within 10 -12 weeks 

Find out more here.

The Wolfson Foundation 

Grants available: £15,000 - £125,000
Deadline to apply: 1 July 
Who is the funding for?
Hospices and palliative care organisations are invited to apply to the Wolfson Foundation’s funding programme. 

The grants can go towards funding new building, equipment and refurbishment work. Applicants must be registered charity or statutory authority, be registered with a regulatory authority and have a good rating. 

Funded projects should aim to either increase access to services, improve the quality and range of services available, or improve the organisation's financial stability. 

When will you hear back?

Find out more here. 

Healthy Heart Grants

Grants available: up to £10,000
Deadline to apply: 13 June
Who is the funding for?
The Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart Grant Scheme have joined forces to offer a grant programme for community projects in the UK that focus on heart health and promote healthy living.

Currently, only organisations in the South East of the UK can apply, with funding pools for the rest of the UK to open up soon.

When will you hear back?
Depends on the region 

Find out more here. 

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