Our strategic objectives

To develop a high quality and pro-active voluntary sector for the benefit of the
residents of the Dudley Borough by positively engaging partners in support of
voluntary activity

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Funding

Variety Children’s Charity: Equipment Grants, apply any time
Size of grant available: £100-£6,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Will provide funding for the purchase of specialist equipment benefitting disabled children/those with special needs aged up to 18
Additional information: Only small registered charities can apply and, in support of an application, a letter from a medical professional is required indicating the type of equipment sought detailing the benefit to the child
Contact details: Julie Thomas (Grants Programme Manager), telephone 020 7428 8120
Email: grants@variety.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2zaPM5p


Variety Children’s Charity:
Youth Club Grants, apply any time

Size of grant available: Average £250-£600
Aims and outcomes of funder: Most grants are for the purchase of items of equipment for youth clubs benefitting young people aged 8-18
Additional information: Only youth organisations affiliated to a national youth organisation (e.g. Ambition, UK Youth or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs) can apply
Contact details: Jean Lowers, telephone 020 7428 8133
Email:  jean.lowers@variety.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2BJgVzt


True Colours Trust: Apply any time, trustees meet quarterly

Size of grant available: Small grants up to £10,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations/projects benefitting disabled children and their families on a daily basis
Additional information: Provide one-off contributions for projects/core costs to organisations with income below £300,000 a year
Contact details: Part of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, telephone 020 7410 0330
Email: truecolours@sfct.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2kVFGAb


Frank Litchfield General Charitable Trust: Apply any time

Size of grant available: In 2015/16 the average grant was £2,650
Aims and outcomes of funder: Mainly provide funding to “bridge the gap” between local authority austerity and charitable organisations focusing on the prevention/relief of poverty
Additional information: Also interested in work around health and disability
Contact details: Michael Womack (trustee), telephone 01223 358 012
Email: womack@btinternet.com
Address: 12 De Freville Avenue, Cambridge CB4 1HR


Weston Charity Awards: Apply by 12th January 2018

Size of grant available: 20 winners will receive revenue funding of £6,500 plus advice and support from Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight
Aims and outcomes of funder: The Awards are aimed at front-line registered charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community
Additional information: Only registered charities with annual income below £5M and most of their activities/beneficiaries in the Midlands, North of England or Wales can apply
Contact details: Georges Lebreton at Pilotlight, telephone 020 7283 7022
Email: glebreton@pilotlight.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2BubyHq


George and Esme Pollitzer Charitable Settlement: Apply any time

Size of grant available: Most grants £2,500
Aims and outcomes of funder: Amongst their many areas of interest are work with families/children, homelessness, disabled/elderly people and community projects
Contact details: Lucy Parrock, telephone 01179 151617
Address: Saffery Champness, St. Catherine's Court, Berkeley Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BQ


Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust: Apply any time, trustees meet quarterly in January, April, July and October

Size of grant available: In 2016/17 the average grant was £1,600
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support registered charities working with children/young people and those active in the environment and the arts
Contact details: Claire Armstrong (Administrator)
Email: enquiries@gfct.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2BsQQrn


Jarman Charitable Trust: Apply by first week in February (for spring meeting) and first week in September (for autumn meeting)

Size of grant available: In 2015/16 the average grant was £250
Aims and outcomes of funder: Amongst their many areas of interest are assisting people with disabilities, education/training and preventing/relieving poverty and distress
Additional information: There is a preference for applications from registered charities located in the West Midlands with the Dudley borough one of their named priority areas
Contact details: Susan Chilton (trustee), telephone 0121 247 2622
Email:  jarmanct@hotmail.com
Address: 52 Lee Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2BJ


Leigh Trust: Apply any time

Size of grant available: In 2015/16 the average grant was £2,100
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work around drug/alcohol rehabilitation, criminal justice for young offenders, asylum seekers/refugees (racial equality) and education
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
Contact details:
Email:  admin@begbiesaccountants.co.uk
Address: Begbies Chartered Accountants, Epworth House, 25 City Road, London EC1Y 1AR


Medlock Charitable Trust: Apply any time

Size of grant available: In 2015/16 the average grant was £8,850
Aims and outcomes of funder: As well as supporting larger organisations in their main areas of interest (Bath/Boston) they will also support work in education, health/medicine, research and social welfare
Additional information: 85% of grants are below £10,000 and are aimed at small UK registered charities
Contact details: David Medlock (trustee), telephone 01225 428221
Address: St. Georges Lodge, 33 Oldfield Road, Bath BA2 3NE


Morrisons Foundation: Apply any time, trustees meet quarterly

Size of grant available: In 2016/17 the average grant was £12,250
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support community projects that help to improve people's lives
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
Contact details: Sam Burden, telephone 0845 611 5364
Email:  foundation.enquiries@morrisonsplc.co.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2DmTr3o


VINCI UK Foundation: Apply 1st January-31st March 2018

Size of grant available: £3,000-£20,000, in 2017 the average grant was £7,900
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects encouraging social cohesion/combating exclusion/isolation by promoting access to the labour market, integration through housing, inclusive mobility and building better communities
Additional information: Only small/medium size community interest/non-profit organisations near VINCI companies involving an employee with the project can apply
Contact details: Ayubb Dedat, telephone 0121 717 1820
Email: contact@vinci-uk-foundation.co.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2kyQLba


DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

The Central grants programme supports registered charities addressing the education/health of disadvantaged children and young people focusing on those with disabilities, are sick in hospital or who have life limited conditions requiring palliative care. They provide grants up to £30,000 per annum for maximum 2 years (average £6,780 in 2016).
In addition a smaller grants programme, the Les Mills Fund for Children, provides funding up to £1,000 for organisations that improve education and the physical/emotional wellbeing of children focusing on those living in poverty, affected by a disability or who have physical/mental health problems addressing their overall health and wellbeing. Applications should be sent to Louise James by e-mail louise.james@dmtfyp.org
Meetings are held quarterly and in 2018 deadlines are 6th February, 8th May, 24th July and 9th October.
For more information contact:
Tel: 020 7605 7733
E-mail: grants@dmtfyp.org
Websites: http://bit.ly/2Dp2fGe and http://bit.ly/2BtB7Zc


Noel Buxton Trust

The Noel Buxton Trust has a long-standing concern for the welfare of both families and prisoners and operate the following grant programmes:
1. Family grants up to £5,000 per annum for maximum three years that can be used to cover “core” running costs supporting work with survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic abuse. They particularly welcome applications from Black/Minority Ethnic community groups. See website www.noelbuxtontrust.org.uk/2012family.htm for more information.
2. Penal grants supporting work with offenders in particular their rehabilitation for the benefit of both the offender and society as a whole. They will fund projects and core costs as follows:
• one off grant up to £3,000 for specific projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community;
• grants up to £4,000 per year over two to three years supporting the sustainability of a programme or activity.
See website http://bit.ly/2Bwupl5 for more information.
Only registered charities can apply and there are no deadlines.


BIG Lottery Reaching Communities

The Big Lottery is making changes to the application process for their large grants programme Reaching Communities. The reason they are doing this is to make it easier for organisations to apply for National Lottery funding.
As a result there will be a temporary pause on the submission of Reaching Communities applications between 15th January and 2nd April 2018. A new set of guidelines/application form will be available after 2nd April and if any organsiation is considering applying and would like support from Dudley CVS then contact Martin Jones (Funding Officer) either by e-mail funding@dudleycvs.org.uk or phone 01384 267412.
For more information contact:
Tel: 0345 4 10 20 30
E-mail:  general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/Ro7aON

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Telephone : 01384 573381 Visit our office at : 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands DY5 3EE

Registered charity No. 517766 incorporated under the 1995 Companies Act No 1998105 DVCS 2010