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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools

The Woodland Trust has announced that it has thousands of free tree packs available to community groups and schools. The trees are available for planting on an area that is accessible to the public so that it can be used and enjoyed by others. If applying as a school, trees should be planted on either

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants

The Veolia Environmental Trust awards grants as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

Constituted, not-for-profit groups within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site, can apply for grants for projects that support the natural, social and built environment.  The type of activities that can be supported include:

Community buildings and rooms: such as community centres, village halls, community

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Grants for tackling health issues among vulnerable people – A & H Pilkington Trust

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust offers grants to registered charities; their focus for 2018 is on projects that are medical based (but not research). This round is for grants of £1,000.

Priority will be given to projects focusing on:

The elderly that focus on homelessness
Domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders
Training/education
Counselling/support
Refugees and asylum seekers
Activities for those with limited access or opportunities.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

BBC Children In Need Small Grants

Through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme, funding up to £10,000 is available for projects that combat disadvantage and improve the lives of children and young people.

The grants are available for projects that help children and young people experiencing disadvantage through:

Illness, distress, abuse or neglect;
Any kind disability;
Behavioural or psychological difficulties;
And/or living in situations of

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Grants to promote human dignity and human rights – A B Charitable Trust

The A B Charitable Trust (ABCT) supports UK-based charities who are working to combat abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged.

In particular, the Trust is seeking applications from charities working to support:

Refugees and asylum seekers
Prisoners and penal reform
Those addressing the needs of the most marginalised and neglected groups in society.

Grants range

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Supporting older carers – Bupa UK Foundation

The BUPA Foundation is inviting applications for projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers. The Bupa UK Foundation’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund’s practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people’s

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Grants to support armed forces community – British Legion

Through the Royal British Legion’s external grants scheme, grants of up to £50,000 are available to any not-for-profit or non-statutory organisation running or planning charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community.

Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes:

Employment and training
Family support
Homelessness and outreach
Supporting the elderly

The next application deadline

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund makes grants of up to £3,000 to community groups in areas most affected by the Airport’s operations. Since the Trust’s inception in 1998 nearly £1.4 million pounds has been invested in over 600 local projects.

The Trust will support projects relating to:

Heritage conservation
Environmental improvements
Bringing communities together through facilities for sport,

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Funding for charities to become more enterprising – Access

This five-year Enterprise Development Programme worth a total of £40million is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. The initiative will provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England helping them make a transition to new enterprise models or grow existing

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Disadvantaged and disengaged young people – Peter Cruddas Foundation

The Peter Cruddas Foundation offers grants to projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the UK.

Priority is given to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially

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