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j4bCommunity Funding Newsletter 15 January 2014

j4bCommunity funding news for 15 January 2014


j4bCommunity funding news for 15 January 2014.
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Constituted non-profit organisations in eligible areas in England can apply now for capital funding for community, biodiversity or heritage projects that benefit their local community.
Viridor Credits Environmental Company is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides funding for local community, heritage and biodiversity projects around the UK through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). Each year it receives about £10 million to distribute to eligible projects. So far, £90 million has been distributed to about 4,500 projects across Britain.

As part of its aim to reduce poverty across Wales, the Government has established a new £10 million capital fund to develop and improve community facilities which provide services for local people most in need.
Starting from 3 February, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups will be able to bid for capital grants of up to £500,000. Project must prevent and help to alleviate the effects of poverty. Schemes that will reintroduce or prevent the loss of community services will also be eligible to apply.

GwirVol has launched the first and only round of its volunteering grants programme for young people aged 14 to 25 years in Wales for the year 2014-15.
Not-for-profit organisations working with young people in Wales have until 28 February 2014 to submit an application to the GwirVol Youth Volunteering Grants programme. The second round which is generally held in September/November will not be held. Groups that are running a current project which closes before or during June 2014 and March 2015 are eligible to apply to this round for projects starting after the current project is due to close.

Funding & Grants News

Not-for-profit organisations in England seeking a loan to install energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies need look no further.
Created by Granted Consultancy, in partnership with the Clean Planet Trust and Big Issue Invest, Third Fund is a new low-interest ethical loan fund.

The Talking Science grants scheme is designed to support public activities and events that ignite a passion for science, technology and engineering or mathematics (STEM).
The programme will explore the impact of these topics have on everyday lives. Funding will be awarded to projects that take science activities to a public audience in rural or remote parts of Scotland, or disadvantaged areas in towns and cities.

Starting this week, charities registered in Scotland can apply for grants of between £10,001 and £25,000 to develop and improve their communities and to help improve financial literacy and financial inclusion.
The Bank of Scotland Foundation has created a Medium Grants programme in addition to its two other funding programmes after funding from Lloyds Banking Group was increased from its annual £1 million donation to £2 million. It is also expected that a Large Grants programme will be launched later in 2014 from the same funding pot of £2 million.

The People’s Postcode Trust has opened the first round of its 2014 Small Grants Programme to applications from not-for-profit organisations in the North of England.
The People’s Postcode Trust awards funding to good causes with the aim of supporting a better world for people and the planet.

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