July Issue of Funding E-Bulletin From Voluntary & Community Action

Funding E-Bulletin


July 2015

Voluntary and Community Action

Welcome to the July 2015 issue of the Funding E-Bulletin from Voluntary and Community Action.
Allchurches Trust Limited
The provision of funding in support of churches, church establishments and Christian organisations.

The Relationship & Grants Manager, Allchurches Trust Limited, Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ, Tel: 01452 873189, Email: atl@ecclesiastical.com
Website: http://www.allchurches.co.uk/index.aspx
Allen Lane Foundation
The Foundation makes grants to voluntary not-for-profit-organisations supporting work to make a difference to people's lives as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems and should aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination. Start-up, project or core costs (including venue hire, volunteers' or participants' expenses) with one-off grants of between £500 and £15,000 are available.
Gill Aconley, Grants Officer, Allen Lane Foundation, 90 The Mount, York, YO24 1AR, Tel: 01904 613223, Email: info@allenlane.org.uk Website: http://www.allenlane.org.uk/index.html
The Anchor Foundation
Grants are available to Christian charities for projects that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Applications are considered at twice yearly meetings in April and November.  The annual deadlines for applications are 31 January and 31 July.

Secretary, The Anchor Foundation, PO Box 21107, Alloa, FK12 5WA
Email: secretary@theanchorfoundation.org.uk Website: http://theanchorfoundation.org.uk

British Toy and Hobby Association
Grant for registered charities undertaking projects to support disadvantaged children aged 0-13 years. Grants usually range up to £5,000 and funding can be used for equipment and services, applications may be submitted at any time.
Tracey Butcher, Charity Co-ordinator, British Toy and Hobby Association, 80 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EG, Tel: 020 7701 7271, Email: tracey@btha.co.uk
Website: http://www.btha.co.uk/index.php

Church Urban Fund
Funding is available to enable churches and Christian organisations in England that are working in deprived communities, in partnership with others, to undertake new or expanding initiatives which directly tackle the effects of poverty. Applications may be submitted at any time, grants of up to £5,000 are available for project costs.
Enquiries, Church Urban Fund, Church House, 27 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3AZ
Tel: 020 7898 1647, Email:
enquiries@cuf.org.uk Website: http://www.cuf.org.uk 

Esfandi Charitable Foundation
The Esfandi Charitable Foundation Grant is provided and administered by the Esfandi Charitable Foundation and is available for voluntary and community organisations.

Mr J Esfandi, Esfandi Charitable Foundation, 36 Park Street, London, W1K 2JE, Tel: 0207 629 6666

The Ironmongers' Company
Grant for projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 years to fulfil their potential. Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000 for project costs. A reasonable proportion of overheads will be accepted as part of project costs. Applications are assessed twice annually, in March and October. The deadlines for submissions are 31 December and 31 July.
Charities Administrator, The Ironmongers' Company, Ironmongers' Hall, Shaftesbury Place, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8AA, Tel: 020 7776 2311, Website: http://www.ironmongers.org/index.htm

Kathleen Laurence Trust
Grants are available for registered charities carrying out health or social welfare activities. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. There is no minimum or maximum level of grant and there is no minimum or maximum level of grant for costs associated with eligible projects.
Enquiries, Kathleen Laurence Trust, c/o Trustee Department, Coutts & Co., 440 The Strand, London, WC2R OQS, Tel: 020 7663 6825

Lionel Wigram Memorial Trust
Funding is available for charities that are providing services for blind, deaf and disabled people. Grants are usually made for between £400 and £3,000 for project costs and core funding. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Enquiries, Lionel Wigram Memorial Trust, Highfield House, 4 Woodfall Street, London, SW3 4DJ, Tel: 020 7730 6820 Website: http://www.lionelwigrammemorialtrust.org/1/Home.html

Margaret Foundation
The Margaret Foundation provides grants for registered charities supporting general charitable purposes and its preferred funding areas are medical research, older people and deprived children.
Applications should be made by sending a covering letter and the latest set of report and accounts to the Foundation.

Miss Anita J Carter, Margaret Foundation, Royal Bank of Canada Trust Corporation Limited, Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3BF, Tel: 020 7653 4756, Email: anita.carter@rbc.com

Peter Beckwith Charitable Trust
The Peter Beckwith Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations and the scheme is intended to support general charitable purposes. Most grants are for less than £1,000 for Costs associated with eligible projects, applications must be made in writing.

The Trustees, Peter Beckwith Charitable Trust, Hill Place House, 55a High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5BA, Tel: 020 8944 1288

Phillips and Rubens Charitable Trust
The Phillips and Rubens Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations.
The funding is intended to support organisations undertaking charitable projects, including the following areas:
·         Medical purposes.
·         Education.
·         The disabled.
·         The elderly.
·         Relieving poverty.
·         Sheltered accommodation.
·         The arts.
Mr Michael Phillips, Phillips and Rubens Charitable Trust, 67-69 George Street, London, W1U 8L, Email: psphillips@aol.com

Portrack Charitable Trust
The Portrack Charitable Trust offers funding to charitable organisations who are undertaking charitable activities. Grants are generally made for up to £2,000.

Administrator, Portrack Charitable Trust, Email: portrackcharitabletrust@gmail.com

Sir Cliff Richard Charitable Trust
The Sir Cliff Richard Charitable Trust offers grants to registered charities active in the UK. In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes:
·         Medical research.
·         Children.
·         The elderly.
·         The physically and/or mentally disabled.
The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time for costs associated with eligible projects.

Enquiries, Sir Cliff Richard Charitable Trust, c/o PO Box 46C, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0RB http://www.cliffrichard.org/fanzone/links.cfm

The charity provides grant funding to charitable organisations which deliver projects aimed at helping the homeless make a better life for themselves, focusing on mental and physical health, employability and sustainable independent living. Grants of between £500 and £20,000 are available for project costs.
Glenn Pougnet, Director, Streetsmart, The Griffin Building, 83 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5AR, Tel: 020 7292 5615, Email: glenn.pougnet@streetsmart.org.uk
Website: http://www.streetsmart.org.uk/

The Thompson Family Charitable Trust
The Thompson Family Charitable Trust provides grants to registered charities for general charitable purposes. Previous grants have been given in the following areas:
·         Health and social welfare.
·         Medical research.
·         Animal welfare.
·         The Arts.
·         Sports.
·         Education.
The Trust provides a range of grants from £250 up to an exceptional amount of £500,000. Most grants tend to be between £1,000 and £50,000 with a few grants of £100,000 and £200,000. Applications should be made in writing.

Katie Woodward, The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, Hillsdown Court, 15 Totteridge Common, London, N20 8LR, Tel: 01608 676789, Email: roy.copus@btinternet.com

W.G. Edwards Charitable Foundation
Grants are available to registered charities providing care for older people. The average grant size is £5,000 and funding is mainly available for capital projects, although innovative schemes for ongoing care are also considered. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. The Trustees meet in January, April, July and November each year.
Mrs Janet Brown, Clerk to the Trustees, W.G. Edwards Charitable Foundation, c/o 123A Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0QE, Tel: 01883 714412, Email: janetbrown@wgedwardscharitablefoundation.org.uk
Website: http://www.wgedwardscharitablefoundation.org.uk/

Wooden Spoon
Wooden Spoon's objective is to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people through its commitment to quality charitable work. Grants are generally in the range of £10,000 to £100,000. Projects must normally be of a capital nature and applications may be submitted at any time.
Brian Hodges, Development Director, Capital Projects, Wooden Spoon, 115-117 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PD, Tel: 01252 773720, Email: charity@woodenspoon.com
Website: http://www.woodenspoon.com/home.php

W W Spooner Charitable Trust
Grant for individuals and voluntary and community organisations in the UK carrying out charitable projects.
The scheme aims to fund charitable projects, particularly:

·         Projects and welfare within the community.
·         Youth and education.
·         Assistance in the purchase of works of art for the benefit of the public.
Mr M H Broughton, W W Spooner Charitable Trust, 2 Elliot Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 4DF, Email: jo@eisenerz.co.uk  

Variety Club – Youth Clubs Grant
Grant for youth club organisations that work with young children between the ages of 8 and 18. Grants are made between the values of £800 and £1,000; however, grants of higher and lower values are also made, applications can be submitted at any time.
Julie Thomas, Variety Grants Manager, Variety Club, Variety House, 93 Bayham Street, London, NW1 0AG, Tel: 020 7428 8120, Email: grants@variety.org.uk  

The Xerox (UK) Trust Grant
The Xerox (UK) Trust offers grants to voluntary and community organisations.
Funding is intended to support medium sized charitable organisations undertaking charitable projects, including those in the following areas:

·         Education and training.
·         Medical, health and sickness.
·         Disability.
·         Arts and culture.
·         Sport and recreation.
·         Animals.
·         Economic, community, development and employment.
Priority is given to charities with strong links to Xerox (UK) Limited employees. Applications are to be made by sending a letter to the Trust providing details of the charity that is applying and the project for which it is seeking funding.

Cheryl Walsh, The Xerox (UK) Trust Grant, Bridge House, Oxford Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1HS, Tel: 01895 251133

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