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

Clara E Burgess Charity: Apply any time, trustees meet in January and July
Size of grant available: £2,000-£10,000, average grant £4,850 in 2015/16
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with children/young people (mainly but not exclusively those aged under 10 who have lost one or both parents) focusing on their education, health and/or physical wellbeing
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
Contact details: Telephone 01245 292492
E-mail: rbscharities@rbs.com
Address: C/O RBS Trust Administration, Eastwood House, Glebe Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1RS


Archer Trust: Apply any time, trustees meet twice a year, usually March and September

Size of grant available: £250-£3,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with people in need who are disadvantaged or disabled (physically/mentally)
Additional information: Only small registered charities in areas of high unemployment/deprivation can apply
Contact details: Mrs. Catherine Archer (Trustee), telephone 01920 462312
Website: www.archertrust.org.uk


Gwyneth Forrester Trust: Apply annually by 15th January for trustee meeting in February/March

Size of grant available: £500,000 available annually with grants averaging £40,000 each
Aims and outcomes of funder: Their theme for 2018 is support for the elderly
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
Contact details: Adrian Hollands (Trustee and Honorary Secretary), telephone 020 8629 0089
Email: ah@forrestertrusts.com
Website: http://bit.ly/2zxUVW9


Donald Forrester Trust: Apply 15th January/July for trustee meetings in February/March and August/September

Size of grant available: In 2015/16 the average grant was £5,500
Aims and outcomes of funder: Mainly poverty relief/advancement of education and religion with an interest in organisations working in a variety of areas such as supporting people who have disabilities (blind, deaf, physical or mental), children/young people, elderly and community care/social welfare
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
Contact details: Adrian Hollands (Trustee and Honorary Secretary), telephone 020 8629 0089
Email: ah@forrestertrusts.com
Website: http://bit.ly/2igZ0uO


R G Hills Charitable Trust: Apply any time

Size of grant available: In 2015/16 average grant £1,950
Aims and outcomes of funder: Whilst they have general charitable aims there is some preference for health, poverty and education projects/work
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply
Contact details: Harvey Barrett (Trustee), telephone 01227 763939
Address: Furley Page, 39-40 St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TX


Rank Foundation: Apply any time for the small grants programme (Pebbles). Currently accepting applications for trustees’ meeting in January 2018

Size of grant available: Most around £1,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Provide funding for capital costs (equipment purchase or building work/refurbishment) or one-off short-term activities such as annual respite breaks/holidays for disadvantaged young people
Additional information: Only registered charities with income below £500,000 a year and that have raised a third of the total costs can apply
Contact details: Mrs. Jan Carter, telephone 020 7834 7731
Email: contactus@rankfoundation.com
Website: http://bit.ly/2BmUvTk


Tesco (Bags of Help): Apply any time, administered by Groundwork

Size of grant available: Three community projects in each Tesco area will receive a grant of either £4,000, £2,000 or £1,000 determined by voting in Tesco stores
Aims and outcomes of funder: This grant scheme is funded by money raised through the Tesco carrier bag charge and projects supported must benefit the local community
Additional information: Before applying use the Tesco store locator to identify the local Tesco store (step 1) and then take the eligibility quiz (step 2)
Contact details: Telephone 0121 237 5780 (Groundwork)
Email: via website
Website: http://bit.ly/2l3zoNW


Pilgrim Trust: Apply any time through a two-stage process; trustees meet 4 times a year

Size of grant available: Most of their grants (90%) are above £5,000 (Main Grant Fund) however they also provide small grants up to £5,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Under Social Welfare they will support work improving life chances of vulnerable women and girls through early interventions that address their needs before these become too deep rooted
Additional information: Only registered charities can apply and they are interested in projects giving women and girls greater opportunities/control over their lives
Contact details: Miss Georgina Nayler (Director), telephone 020 7834 6510
Email: info@thepilgrimtrust.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2iiCLED


Black Country ESF Community Grants: Apply any time via the Black Country Technical Assistance Team at Walsall Council

Size of grant available: Up to £15,000 (increased from £5,000/£10,000)
Aims and outcomes of funder: Move hard to reach/multiple disadvantaged people closer to the labour market targeting unemployed/economically inactive adults (aged 18+) with priority for over 50s, females, disabled, people with health conditions, ethnic minorities and offenders/ex-offenders
Additional information: Organisations in the Black Country with turnover below £300,000 a year (was £150,000) can now apply
Contact details: Inderjit Nijjer (External funding and Community Grants Manager), telephone 01922 654351
Email: Inderjit.nijjer@walsall.gov.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2k9AhJ6


BlueSpark Foundation: Apply any time

Size of grant available: Up to £5,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Improve education/development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting or any other activities enhancing their self-confidence, team working skills and future employability
Additional information: Most of their support is for relatively small-scale projects
Contact details: Tim Davies (Trustee), telephone 020 8661 9997
Email: contact@bluesparkfoundation.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2AfmFCc


Henry Smith Charity

The Henry Smith Charity has recently reviewed their grant programmes and now provides the following funding opportunities:
• Improving Lives is their largest programme through which the majority of their funds are distributed. Grants for running costs, salaries and projects of £20,000-£60,000 per annum are available for 1-3 years to organisations with turnover £50,000-£2M. This fund is aimed at disadvantaged people in the greatest need by helping them at critical times in their lives, giving them positive choices, providing them with accommodation/housing support and employment/training advice, addressing their financial problems and developing improved family support networks. Applications can be made at any time.
• Strengthening Communities is for smaller organisations (annual turnover £20,000-£500,000) in disadvantaged areas that are economically marginalised/affected by poverty. Grants can be used to engage people from all parts of the community who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship in activities improving connectedness, opportunities and wellbeing giving them access to community-based services supporting positive/lasting change. All of this should lead to stronger, active and more engaged communities. Funding of £20,000-£60,000 a year for 1-3 years is available and applications can be made at any time.
• Christian Projects grants are in excess of £10,000 a year (for 1-2 years) and are available to organisations with annual turnover below £1M per annum. They are aimed at the promotion of the Christian faith by meeting spiritual needs of older people and those with learning disabilities or cognitive impairments. They will also support projects that reach out to the "unchurched" particularly amongst young people and in families. Applications can be made at any time and trustees meet 3 times a year.
• Holiday Grants for Children. This programme is currently closed for 2017 but will be re-opening shortly. Grants £500-£2,500 are available to support recreational trips and holidays for disabled/disadvantaged children aged under 13.
For more information contact:
Tel: 020 7264 4970
Website: http://bit.ly/2hZaord

Grow Wild Flowers to the People: Apply by 15th January 2018
Size of grant available: £2,000 or £4,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Support community engagement projects involving native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi, highlighting the importance of these species for the environment and for quality of life
Additional information: All projects must be delivered in a space or location that is accessible to the general public
Contact details: Richard Pollard (Engagement Manager), telephone 020 8332 3844 or 07917 265417
Email: r.pollard@kew.org
Website: www.growwilduk.com/project-funding

 

 

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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