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Wellcome Trust – Arts Awards (UK)

The Wellcome Trust is inviting organisations and individuals to apply for funding through its Arts Awards.
The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts including:
• Dance
• Drama
• Performance arts
• Visual arts
• Music
• Film
• Craft
• Photography
• Creative writing
• Digital media.
Applications are invited for projects of up to £30,000 through their small grants programme, and for projects above £30,000 through their large grant programme. The aim of the awards is to support arts projects that reach new audiences which may not traditionally be interested in science and provide new ways of thinking about the social, cultural and ethical issues around contemporary science. The scheme is open to a wide range of people including, among others, artists, scientists, curators, filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, academics, science communicators, teachers, arts workers and education officers.
The next application deadline for small projects is the 27th June 2014, the deadline for large projects has now passed.

Funding to Enhance Community Facilities (England, Scotland and Wales)

Under the Sita Trust's Enhancing Communities Programme Core Fund, grants of up to £60,000 are available to not for profit organisations, community groups, schools, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures. SITA will accept applications from projects which are within 3 miles of qualifying SITA UK waste processing sites. Grants of up to £20,000 are also available through their Fast Track Fund for projects with an overall cost of no more than £40,000. Projects on school or pre-school sites where the facilities will primarily benefit the school are not eligible. However, an application may be considered from a school if it can be clearly demonstrated that the wider community has significant opportunities to use the facility and the facility is run by an organisation that is separate from the school (although the school may be represented); and access to the facility for community use must be via an entrance that is separate from the school.
The next closing date for applications is 10 am on the 14th April 2014 for the Fast Track Fund and 5 pm on the 21st July 2014 for the Core Fund.


Carnegie Challenge (UK)

The Carnegie UK Trust has announced that it is offering up to ten not-for-profit organisations from the UK and Ireland the opportunity to win grants worth £3,000 to hold inspiring debates on how to improve people's wellbeing.
The Carnegie Challenge aims to support events around the UK and Ireland that will deepen understanding of what influences individual and societal wellbeing; explore how best to measure wellbeing and how this can be used to shape policy and practice; or examine what practical steps can be taken by third sector organisations and governments to improve wellbeing.
There will be three funding rounds in 2014 and the next closing date for applications is the 14th July 2014.


Northumberland High Sheriff Award

The Northumberland High Sheriff's Award Scheme makes awards in recognition of groups in the community who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for young people, supporting them to be upstanding citizens and deterred from criminal activities and/or to positively turn their lives around.
Awards are made to voluntary and community groups and registered charities based and working in Northumberland. The project must focus its work with children and young people aged 10 to 25 years old
Click on the links to apply online: Click here and to view Guidelines: Northumberland High Sheriff Award guidelines
Closing Date: Rolling grant programmes
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Henry Smith Charity North East Grants Fund

Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has been awarded £450,000 over a three year period to operate a local grants fund in the North East of England for the Henry Smith Charity.
The fund will support projects that benefit communities experiencing disadvantage and deprivation in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and Tees Valley.

Applicants must be registered charities and have been operating for a minimum of two years. Their average annual income over the past 2 years must not have exceeded £250,000.

Grants of £3,000 to £10,000 are available for projects of up to one year's duration. There will be approximately £75,000 available in this round, and there will be one further round in 2014.

Applications should be made online using the Henry Smith Charity North East Grants Fund application form.
To apply and view guidelines click on the links Henry Smith Charity North East Grants Fund guidelines
Apply online: Click here Closing Date: 28 April 2014
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Chrysalis Trust Deadline: 15 May

The Trust aims to prioritise harder to fund causes, to spread funding between local (North East England), national and international causes, to support both capital projects and core funding with 'one-off' donations and to act without discrimination. It makes grants to registered charities and other organisations that carry out charitable activities providing public benefit.

Find out more here: Chrysalis Trust

Women's Fund at the Community Foundation

The Women's Fund's aim is to support work in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear which offers:

• Support for women to achieve their full potential
• Access to information and assistance on social, health or economic issues
• Training and support services

Grants will be for up to £3,000. The fund supports local voluntary and community organisations and the project beneficiaries should be women over the age of 18. While applications for core running costs are welcome they should be for a specific cost or aspect of a project rather than a small contribution to a larger activity or general organisation budget.

Deadline: 20 March - Find out more here: Women's Fund

Barchester Healthcare Foundation

£100-£5,000 to individuals and small VCSE for projects aiming to make a difference to the lives of older people and other adults with a physical or mental disability, supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity. This year their focus is helping older people (65+) in the community, to improve mobility, independence and quality of life. There is no deadline for applications

Find out more here: Barchester Healthcare Foundation

Yapp Charitable Trust

This trust will fund running costs (normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year) for up to three years. They fund registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 who are undertaking work that focuses on one of the following:

• Elderly people
• Children and young people aged 5-25 years
• People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
• Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
• Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

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