October has flown by and November is nearly upon us! If you are thinking of applying for any of these programmes, you might want to get your skates on – they all have upcoming November deadlines!
BBC Children in Need Grants – BBC Children in Need – 30/11/08
Calor Village of the Year Awards, England – Calor Gas Ltd. – 30/11/08
Road Safety Partnership Grant Scheme – Department for Transport – 30/11/08
Digital Mentors Pilot Funding – Department for Communities and Local Government – 24/11/08
Wales: Millennium Volunteers – Wales Council for Voluntary Action – 5/11/08
Scotland: INCREASE III Enterprise, Prevention and Small Grants – Community Recycling Network for Scotland – 3/11/08
Northern Ireland: Core Funding Grant Scheme – Community Relations Council – 28/11/2008
For more detailed information, consult the j4bCommunity website:
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Sport England announce new funding programme!
Sport England this week announced major changes to the way they will distribute their share of National Lottery funding.
Following an in-depth consultation process involving over 500 individuals and organisations from across England, four new funding streams have been introduced which will enable Sport England to allocate around £45 million a year.
The new streams will include regular themed funding rounds designed to meet the very specific needs of community sport, a programme of sustainable investment in facilities, a small grants scheme and an innovation fund to work towards best practice in community sport.
The new suite of funding programmes is intended to sustain participation in sport at a grassroots level and encourage the development of a modern network of sports clubs, coaches and volunteers.
It is anticipated that details about eligibility criteria and the application process will be made available in early 2009, with the new programmes in place by April.
These big changes will also mean an end to Sport England’s Community Investment Fund (CIF), first introduced in 2004. CIF applications will be accepted up until 6 January 2009. If you have recently submitted an application for CIF funding, your application will be processed as normal and all decisions will be based on the already published CIF criteria.
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Source: Sport England
The Fund-it Pundit needs you!
Here at the Fund-it Pundit blog we are keen to engage with you lot out there – the Voluntary and Community sector – and want to open up a forum in which to share stories and experiences about funding…
Recently we have been hearing from a range of organisations and groups that want to discuss application windows and timescales.
•Do you often find that the amount of time you have to submit an application is not enough?
•How do you feel about the applications themselves – are they too complicated and time consuming?
•Are you unhappy with announcements regarding schemes – either via email or in the press – not being timely enough for you to respond?
•Are you and your organisation always the last to find out about a particular funding stream because of poorly organised distribution lists?
•Have you found that this is the case for both local and national funding programmes?
Well, we want to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment on the Bulletin Board or send an email to the Fund-it Pundit and we will share your experiences on these pages with the rest of the funding world!