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




MSE Charity: Life Changing Transitions, apply 1st-29th September 2017
Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 (maximum 40 applications considered in each funding round so apply early)
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects focusing on bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders and resettlement
Additional information: Only organisations with income below £500,000 a year can apply
Contact details: Katie Birkett (Operations Manager)
E-mail: info@msecharity.com
Web Site: http://bit.ly/2u1M9Mv


Angela Gallagher Memorial Fund: Apply any time, trustees meet twice a year in the spring and autumn
Size of grant available: 2015 average grant £700
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations helping deprived and disadvantaged children
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
Contact details: Mrs. Alexandra Hilary Hoar (Trustee) telephone 01392 875042
Address: Newstead House, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PP


Kelly Family Charitable Trust: Two application deadlines a year, next 1st September 2017
Size of grant available: £1,000-£5,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support registered charities working with families encouraging cohesiveness in tackling problems they face to reinforce the potential benefit that family members as a unit can give to each other
Additional information: Applications are also welcomed from sports and health-related charities whose activities help to strengthen family bonds
Contact details: Stuart Armstrong
Email: s.armstrong@kfct.org
Website: http://bit.ly/1MGuBKj


Heart Research UK (HRUK): HRUK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Community Grants in the Central Region apply 21st August-13th October 2017
Size of grant available: Up to £10,000 for projects that run 6-12 months
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects promoting heart-healthy lifestyles helping people live healthier, happier and longer lives
Additional information: They are looking to support new, original and innovative work that actively promotes heart health and prevents/reduces the risk of heart disease
Contact details: Telephone 0113 234 7474
Email: info@heartresearch.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2qivcMo


Margaret Westwood Memorial Charity: Apply any time, trustees meet 3 times a year and applications are required at least a month beforehand
Size of grant available: In 2015/16 the average grant to 16 organisations was £800 (there were also 47 grants to individuals averaging £250)
Aims and outcomes of funder: Interested in the physical, educational and moral welfare of children/young people
Additional information: Area of benefit is the old county of Worcestershire including Stourbridge, Halesowen and Dudley
Contact details: Kirsty McEwen, telephone 01384 327322
E-mail: kirsty.mcewen@higgsandsons.co.uk
Address: Higgs and Sons, 3 Waterfront Business Park, Brierley Hill DY5 1LX


Peter Harrison Foundation: Apply any time (2 stage process); trustees meet three times a year in the spring, summer and autumn
Size of grant available: Any amount, in 2016/17 average grant £20,750
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support registered charities providing sporting activities/projects for disabled/disadvantaged people to have opportunities to fulfill their potential/develop other personal and life skills
Additional information: The Opportunities through Sport programme provides mainly “one off” grants for capital projects
Contact details: Telephone 01737 228000
Email: enquiries@peterharrisonfoundation.org
Website: http://bit.ly/2v0LuzK


Walsall Council Black Country ESF Community Grants 2016-2018: Apply any time
Size of grant available: £5,000-£10,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Move hard to reach/multiple disadvantaged people aged over 18 closer to employment targeting unemployed adults prioritising over 50s, females, disabled, people with health conditions, ethnic minorities and offenders/ex-offenders
Additional information: Only organisations with turnover below £150,000 per annum delivering skills/employment support activities can apply
Contact details: Zoey West (External Funding Team Lead)/Oliver Nash (Business Support Officer in Monitoring/Claims), telephone 01922 655998/652603
E-mail: communitygrants@walsall.gov.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2na3mkt


GLL Community Foundation: Apply any time
Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 plus in kind support such as access to GLL Qualified Instructors/Coaches providing specialist expertise to help develop/deliver projects as well as use of their facilities, access to free activities and monthly membership discounts
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects encouraging people to be active, learn and play together adding value/connecting facilities in their local communities increasing participation and enjoyment of healthy lifestyles
Additional information: GLL Community Foundation are active on Spacehive (a Crowdfunding platform) - see website www.spacehive.com
Contact details: Telephone 020 8317 5000
E-mail: communityfoundation@gll.org
Website: http://bit.ly/2w3g7kO


Barchester’s Charitable Foundation: Apply any time
Size of grant available: £100-£5,000 (average £900 in 2016)
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations working with older people (aged 65+) and adults (aged 18+) with physical/learning disabilities or mental health problems
Additional information: 2017 priority is connecting/reconnecting people with others in their local communities combatting loneliness/enabling them to be active and engaged
Contact details: Telephone 0800 328 3328
E-mail: info@bhcfoundation.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2u1yG7q


Heart of England Community Foundation: Positive Futures Fund, apply online 1st August-29th September 2017
Size of grant available: £2,000-£5,000 to be spent within 12 months of receipt
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with disadvantaged young people inspiring/keeping them out of the criminal justice system/creating a positive impact by encouraging sustainability of resources to continue the work taking place with them
Additional information: Only organisations in Birmingham and the Black Country with income below £250,000 a year can apply
Contact details: Telephone the grants team 02476 883262/265
Email: info@heartofenglandcf.co.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2tGmABg


Cole Charitable Trust: Two application deadlines a year, next 29th September for Trustees’ meeting 12th November 2017
Size of grant available: £300-£1,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Amongst their priorities are social welfare, homelessness, community development/empowerment and opportunities for young people
Additional information: Only small registered charities working locally can apply and the Dudley borough is one of their geographical areas of interest
Contact details: Lise Jackson (Administrator)
Email: thecoletrust@gmail.com
Website: http://bit.ly/2h5PitN


Persimmon Healthy Communities: Apply any time during May to December 2017
Size of grant available: 30 monthly donations of £750 each to purchase sports kit/equipment for teams
Aims and outcomes of funder: Provide funding for projects that support amateur sport for young people aged under 21
Additional information: In January 2018 each of the 30 Persimmon Homes businesses will choose one entry to compete for a national prize of £200,000 along with two runners up prizes of £50,000 each and 27 finalist awards of £5,000 each
Contact details: Stephen Cleveley (Director in Charge), telephone 01902 787 989
Website: http://bit.ly/2tN0z81


Schroder Charity Trust: Apply any time
Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 (in 2015/16 average grant £2,250)
Aims and outcomes of funder: Amongst their many areas of interest are the promotion of health, social welfare, community/economic development, children/young people, education/training, arts/culture and heritage/environment
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
Contact details: Sally Yates
Email: charities@schroderfoundation.com
Address: 81 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY


Swan Mountain Trust: Apply any time, trustees meet in February, June and October
Size of grant available: £1,000-£3,000 (in 2015/16 the average grant was £1,700)
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with refugees/asylum seekers (migrants) in particular activities addressing the mental health of young people
Additional information: Only registered charities with income below £500,000 a year can apply
Contact details: Jan Hargreaves, telephone 020 7794 2486
Email: info@swanmountaintrust.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2u1RTWH


Aziz Foundation: Apply by 31st August 2017
Size of grant available: £500-£15,000 (maximum 25% of project cost)
Aims and outcomes of funder: Community empowerment in disadvantaged areas with priority for youth, community and education, arts, culture and sports and the development of community centres into best practice centres
Additional information: Interested in innovative and imaginative projects that can take place 3 months after the application deadline
Contact details: Grants Officer, telephone 020 7432 2444
Email: grants@azizfoundation.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2eQwG02


Comic Relief: Active ageing programme, apply by 29th August 2017
Size of grant available: £40,000-£80,000 (for up to 3 years)
Aims and outcomes of funder: Engage disadvantaged older people (aged 65+) from hard to reach backgrounds to get involved in volunteering/social action using their skills, knowledge and experience, contributing to their communities, removing barriers/promoting inclusion
Additional information: Looking to provide 15/25 grants for proposals involving older people in designing/developing activities or opportunities which meet their needs, interests and priorities
Contact details: Telephone 020 7820 2000
Email: grantsinfo@comicrelief.com
Website: http://bit.ly/2uus99L


BIG Lottery
The Big Lottery has recently announced changes to the guidelines and application procedures in respect of their two main grants programmes Awards for All and Reaching Communities. Both sets of guidelines have been re-written and now have much less content.
As regards the application forms Awards for All now contains just the one main question where applicants will include all details of their project in question 8 on pages 6/7 (in part three where cost details are also required). The remainder of the form is about eligibility (part one), organisation details (part two), beneficiary monitoring (part four), contact details (part five) and the declaration (part six).
The application procedure for Reaching Communities is unchanged comprising, as before, two stages however the stage one application form has been redesigned.
For more information see websites http://bit.ly/2uBpryl and http://bit.ly/Ro7aON


Percy Bilton Charity
Percy Bilton Charity supports registered charities working with the following:
• disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (aged up to 25);
• older people (aged over 60);
• people with disabilities (physical/learning) or mental health problems.
They provide two types of grant as follows:
1) Large £2,000-£5,000 for one off capital expenditure with preference given to specific items of furniture/equipment (excluding office items). Applications can be made at any time.
2) Small up to £500 considered monthly.
For more information contact Tara Smith, Administrator:
Tel: 020 8579 2829
E-mail: percybilton@aol.com
Website: http://bit.ly/2h60PZR


Swire Charitable Trust
The Swire Charitable Trust aims to deliver positive and lasting change by supporting registered charities working in the following programme areas:
• Community/social welfare supporting positive change in communities, fostering long-term benefits in the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities.
• Education/training to nurture potential, helping children and adults from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.
• Heritage work assisting regeneration through restoration of neglected buildings in areas of deprivation with particular emphasis on smaller heritage charities that focus on providing employment/volunteering opportunities for the local community contributing to regeneration of the area.
Whilst there are no maximum or minimum sized grants in 2016 the average awarded was just below £14,000. Most grants are for one year only and can be used for core costs, salaries or capital expenditure.
Applications can be made at any time.
For more information contact:
Tel: 020 7834 7717
E-mail: info@scts.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2uFC8H0


Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation
The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation supports registered charities that work to benefit disadvantaged people by promoting the advancement of the arts and education, improving lives through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre for vulnerable young/elderly people.
Applications can be made at any time
For more information contact Toni Zekaria:
E-mail: info@ernesthechtcharitablefoundation.org
Website: http://bit.ly/2vbsG0Z


Foresters' Fund for Children (FFFC)
The FFFC will provide small grants for work that prevents abuse, deprivation, bullying and neglect of children through community outreach activities or volunteer, self-help and professionally facilitated support groups. In order to be eligible for funding the planned project must engage with at least 10 children. Grants can be spent on educational materials, equipment, public awareness/promotional campaigns and seminars.
Trustees meet quarterly, usually in January, April, July and September.
For more information contact Thomas Ball (Trustee):
Tel: 01873 880 379
E-mail: grants@fffc.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2vaWgUq


Kings Fund GSK IMPACT Awards
GlaxoSmithKline plc, in partnership with the Kings Fund, have launched their 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards for registered charities that are at least three years old and working in a health related field with annual income £80,000-£2.5M. There will be ten winners, all of whom will receive an award of £30,000 with one overall winner receiving £40,000. All of the ten winners will also receive free training/development valued at £6,000. Up to ten runners up will receive awards of £3,000.
Applications must be submitted by 22nd September 2017.
For more information contact:
Tel: 020 7307 2400
E-mail: gskenquiries@kingsfund.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/1gchMFl


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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