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Funding Advice

Biffa Award

Over the years, Biffa Award has supported hundreds of projects under the Small Grants Scheme. A continuously high number of applications are received, resulting in strong competition when awarding funding. You can apply for between £250 and £10,000. Your project must not cost more than £30,000 in total. You will need to find a third party contributor(s) to provide 5% of the grant you are applying for.

www.biffa-award.org

Funding Central

Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. We list thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy.

www.fundingcentral.org.uk

GRANTnet

GRANTnet enables you to identify and select only funding schemes and awards that are appropriate for your project. The information on GRANTnet comprises in excess of 5,000 funding schemes that are available in the UK from European and national sources, directed at the public, private, charitable, and voluntary and community sectors.

www.grantnet.com

Growing Schools

This website provides a handy list of funding sources for schools (as well as a range of educational resources) which are updated regularly.

www.growingschools.org.uk

Fields In Trust QE11 Challenge

The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge is the FIT flagship UK-wide programme to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the 2014 Commonwealth Games by permanently protecting 2012 outdoor recreational spaces throughout 2012. All kinds of sites are eligible to become Queen Elizabeth II Fields, including playing fields, playgrounds, sports pitches and MUGA's

www.qe2fields.com

Community Construction Fund (Norfolk) 

Norfolk County Council has created a brand new £3.5m investment fund to enable communities across Norfolk to bring to life building projects that will make a real difference to local life. 

www.norfolk.gov.uk/Community_and_living/Grants_and_funding

Lottery Funding

Lottery Funding

Lottery Funding is a joint website run by all Lottery funders in the UK. Find out about Lottery funders in the UK. including who they are and what they fund.

www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk

Awards for All

A grants programme set up to help small groups. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Arts Council of England, Sport England, the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund.

www.awardsforall.org.uk

Reaching Communities

Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities most in need. Projects can be new or existing, or be the core work of your organisation.

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

WREN

WREN is a not-for-profit business that helps benefit the lives of people who live close to landfill sites by awarding grants for community, conservation and  heritage projects.

www.wren.org.uk

Cambs Acre

Although ACRE does not give grants itself it can provide advice on funding from other agencies. They offer a wide variety of support, advice and training to local communities and voluntary organisations in rural areas.

www.cambsacre.org.uk

Grants 4 Schools

Grants 4 Schools is the most comprehensive and up to date funding information service available to UK Primary and Secondary schools.

www.grants4schools.info

National Playing Fields Association (NPFA)

National Playing Fields Association (NPFA)

National organisation with specific responsibility for acquiring, protecting and improving playing fields, playgrounds and playspace.

www.npfa.co.uk

The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust, a government-funded independent company, helps businesses and the public sector to cut carbon.

www.thecarbontrust.co.uk

For information on funding opportunities that can help your project, please give us a call today. We also suggest the following tips to help with your grant applications:

  • Projects take time to develop and progress therefore take time to plan your project carefully.
  • Get people involved - contact those who are willing to support the project and also those who may be against to eliminate any problems, public consultations are a great way of doing this!
  • Get children involved - these will be the people benefitting from the project so why not get them involved? 
  • What makes your project different to others in the grant process?
  • Demonstrate a need!
  • Look at the insurance involved and make sure you are covered.
  • Where can you get funding from - take a look at just some of links featured on this page to get you started!