Brighton and Hove Community Works’ “read a funding bid” service for organisations gives constructive critique on funding bids that are 90% bid ready.
Your bid will benefit from a fresh and neutral pair of eyes from someone who understands funder expectations and the key elements of a strong funding bid. They will give you written feedback on your bid which will highlight its strengths, any glaring mistakes or omissions, and provide top level suggestions for change that would improve the chances of success.
For more information, visit Brighton and Hove Community Works website.
A series of 3 webinars, which aim to help you hone, refresh or kick-start your fundraising efforts.
Sessions will consist of a 40 minute presentation, 20 minutes Q&A and then the option of a half hour extension if people would like to stay on the call to ask follow-up questions to the facilitators.
Case for Support Bootcamp, Wednesday 13 January 2021, 1:00-2:00pm
This session will give you what you need to ensure that your Case for Support works well for you. For example, what do funders expect to see in a case for support and how can you make yours stand out.
Prospecting and Research, Thursday 11 February 2021, 9:30-10:30am
How can you do great research about Trusts, Foundations and Grants before you make an application? Where do you look for information and vitally – what is that information telling you?
Income Diversification, Tuesday 16 March 2021, 11:00-12:00pm
What are the different incomes available to you? How might you start to explore new revenue streams for your organisation? When you are focused on Trusts, Foundations and Grants – how do you get started in developing individual giving, major donor or corporate fundraising?
Who should attend? These sessions are aimed at smaller organisations who might have limited capacity for fundraising. You might be the only person responsible for fundraising within your organisation or you might not have much fundraising experience.
There is a small charge per webinar of £10 – £35, with bursaries available to very small groups.
Grants of between £100 to £5,000 (the average grant is £2,000) are available to employees and members of Central England Co-operative for projects which help local communities deal with the impact of Covid-19. The aim of the fund will be to reduce the potential for loneliness and feeling of isolation of vulnerable people, ensuring their mental health and wellbeing is maintained. Funding will also provide emergency support such as foodbanks.
The Society will consider funding a defined part of a larger project, such as the refurbishment of premises.
The deadline for applications is the 30th November 2020.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant Scheme to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas. Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs. Funding could be used to provide food parcels, Christmas meal delivery or collection, and Christmas hampers, or provide support for soup kitchens/homeless centres, and local community centres providing meal deliveries. Applications should be made through each local Asda store’s Community Champion whose role is to support projects. The deadline for applications is the 6th December 2020.
A £1.5 million fund has opened for applications from local charities and community organisations across the UK that are working to support vulnerable communities affected by food poverty and connect them with the support they need.
The funding is for sustainable food poverty programmes which address any of the following issues:
Redistributing surplus food to the people who need it most in local communities.
Providing easy access to nutritious food and balanced meals for customers with a limited budget.
Educating and upskilling customers on low cost meal solutions, limiting food waste and shopping smartly.
Supporting future generations by prioritising the wellbeing of children and young people struggling with food insecurity.
Food programmes for vulnerable communities, delivered in those communities.
The types of programmes that can be supported include
Programmes that tackle food waste.
Programmes that encourage healthy eating.
Holiday hunger schemes.
The grant amount that organisations can apply for depends on the local area where the applicant organisation operates but most grants will be in the £2,000 to £10,000 range.
Larger grants may be made available for organisations that are covering a larger geographic area or are leading on a coordinated partnership response.
Thanks to a donation from the SCOPE Local People Programme, we now have two lightweight, folding, portable ramps available to hire.
These are great for events where there is a single step at the entrance or somewhere within the venue. Having a ramp instead of a step can be helpful for people with buggies, people who use walking frames and people with sight impairments, as well as wheelchair users.
Both our ramps can be transported easily in the boot of a car. One is 2ft long, and the other is 4ft long.
We will be working with SCOPE now to produce some guidance on how to make your activities and events more accessible in all sorts of ways. Watch this space…
How do we make change for good through collective action?
Organised by Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust
Three interactive one-day courses teaching skills that will help you with your campaigning, activism, or simply at work or in your neighbourhood. The training gives you a framework to use and practical tools to try, and is great for housing groups, co-ops, community organisations of all shapes and sizes and interested individuals.
These three courses are designed to be attended together for maximum learning and benefit, but courses can be attended individually.
Have you got an idea or are you starting up a new group, business or activity that’s good for the community or environment but you aren’t sure whether it’s charitable or commercial?
Join The Good Business Club and Community Works on Thursday 30th January for an introduction to the world of charities, community groups, and social enterprise to get clarity and confidence to start up your social impact venture.
You’ll leave this event with:
Clarity on the difference between a charity, community group and social enterprise
Clarity on legal structures and which would be most suitable for your venture
Information about funding opportunities you can access
Information about the support you can access to help you get started
New connections to purpose-driven individuals
Guidance on what steps you can take to get started straight away
All sessions and activities throughout the event will be hosted by experienced specialists in these areas, including legal experts, who are all on hand to answer any questions you might have throughout the event.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 234023.
For the next round of the Brighton and Hove Legacy Fund, Sussex Community Foundation are particularly keen to receive applications from smaller groups who might not have benefitted from a grant previously.
Deadline: Friday 10th January 2020 (Decisions in Spring 2020)
About the Brighton & Hove Legacy Fund
B&H Legacy Fund – Children & Young People makes grants to not-for-profit organisations which support the educational and personal development of children and young people of Brighton & Hove.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available.
Applications should be made on the standard Sussex Community Foundation application form.
Beneficiary age range – up to 25 years
Grants are to support community and voluntary organisations that deliver one or more of the following outcomes:
Support children and young people to improve their educational attainment
Support young people to maximise their employability including developing entrepreneurship
Encourage participation by children and young people in positive activities that support physical and emotional health, social, learning or personal development
Support young people to volunteer & engage in community and social action
Support for children and young people who face barriers to achieving their full potential
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