Friday, 10 July 2020

Job Opportunity - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness I.T. Project Worker



Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness I.T. Project Worker

To work on a new project to raise mental health awareness with a range of sports organisations and workplaces across Derby and Derbyshire.
20  hours per week over five days, may include some weekend and evening work
Salary: £13,000 (Actual)  one year contract

Are you enthusiastic about empowering people to promote good mental health and suicide prevention awareness within sports settings and workplaces? 

We need a new I.T. Project Worker who will engage with a range of identified organisations and enable their workers and volunteers to:

  • Develop publicity materials to promote the project
  • Establish I.T. support systems
  • Support the project team by providing a database of available support
A commitment to the promotion of good mental health and an interest in local sport and community activity is essential. Our target groups will be local football clubs, gyms and boxing clubs and identified workplaces.

You will need excellent communication skills, and an aptitude for learning. You must be self motivated and able to work independently within an agreed framework. You will be self-supporting so must be fully computer literate. You will need to be able to work flexible hours and to travel across Derby and Derbyshire. Posts will be based at our office in Long Eaton with the possibility of hot-desking with a partner organisation in the north of the county.
The post is initially for a one-year contract.  

For an application pack email: stella@erewashcvs.org.uk
or send an A4 SAE (Large letter stamp) to
Stella Scott, Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY 3rd August 2020 4PM.
INTERVIEW DATE: TUESDAY 11th August  2020.

This post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job Opportunity - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness Project Officer



Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness Project Officer

To work on a new project to raise mental health awareness with a range of sports organisations and workplaces across Derby and Derbyshire.
37 hours, including some weekend and evening working
Salary: £24,050 one year contract

Are you enthusiastic about empowering people to promote good mental health and suicide prevention awareness within sports settings and workplaces? 

We need a new Project Officer  who will engage with a range of identified organisations and enable their workers and volunteers to:

  • Understand the need to promote mental health across their contacts
  • Access training, develop mental health policies and action plans
  • Signpost to ongoing advice and support

A commitment to the promotion of good mental health and an interest in local sport and community activity is essential. Our target groups will be local football clubs, gyms and boxing clubs and identified workplaces.

You will need excellent communication skills, and an aptitude for learning. You must be self motivated and able to work independently within an agreed framework. You will be self-supporting so must be fully computer literate. You will need to be able to work flexible hours and to travel across Derby and Derbyshire. Posts will be based at our office in Long Eaton with the possibility of hot-desking with a partner organisation in the north of the county.

The post is initially for a one-year contract.  

For an application pack email: stella@erewashcvs.org.uk
or send an A4 SAE (Large letter stamp) to
Stella Scott, Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY 3rd August 2020 4PM.
INTERVIEW DATE: TUESDAY 11th August  2020.

This post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check.




Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Job Opportunity - Mental Health Policy Officer





Are you looking for an exciting new challenge where you can make a genuine difference to people’s lives? How about joining a team at Erewash Voluntary Action (EVA) as a Mental Health Policy Officer?

 

The Derbyshire Mental Health Forum joined EVA in October 2019 this enhances the 4 year project we ran in Erewash developing the mental health offer. The post holder will be responsible for the running of the Mental Health Forum and representing the voluntary sector at meetings across Southern Derbyshire.

 

If you are a self-motivated, dedicated ‘people-person’ whose passion is to support and empower the voluntary sector to enable them to play a key role in the development of mental health services,  you could be just what we are looking for.

 

Working alongside Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group the post holder will be responsible for sharing information both with and from the key meetings to enable the sector to better understand the local offer and for supporting organisations to develop their roles in mental health service delivery.


The post will be part of EVA’s core business.

 

Ideally you will have worked in a similar role before, but this position would also be suited to someone with good local knowledge, appropriate experience and enthusiasm. If you are proactive, enthusiastic, person-centred and hold a clean driving licence with unlimited access to a car, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd August 2020 4pm

Interview date: 12th August 2020                       

 

For an application pack email: stella@erewashcvs.org.uk

Or send an A4 SAE (Large letter stamp) to Stella Scott, Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Ave, Long Eaton

NG10 4HD.  For an informal discussion call Stella Scott Chief Executive Officer,  0115 946 6740

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Job Vacancy - GP Link Worker



Are you looking for an exciting new challenge where you can make a genuine difference to people’s lives? How about joining a team at Erewash Voluntary Action as a GP Link Worker for Erewash.

The Erewash Primary Care Network (PCN) is a collaboration of the 13 GP practices in Erewash working together and is committed to improving the care of patients in Erewash.

The Erewash Primary Care Network is working with Erewash Voluntary Action to take forward Social Prescribing in the area. Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

If you are a self-motivated, dedicated ‘people-person’ whose passion is to support and empower individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing, you could be just what we are looking for.

If you are a creative, innovative thinker, who would love the challenge of working across exciting new partnerships within the Primary Care Network and working collaboratively with NHS and Voluntary Sector colleagues in Erewash, this could be the job for you.

The post will be hosted by Erewash Voluntary Action.

You will adopt an holistic, non-medical, person-centred approach to your caseload, co-designing action plans to improve health and wellbeing based on ‘what matters’ to the person and their individual strengths and needs – and supporting them to achieve their goals.

Ideally you will have worked in a similar role before, but this position would also be suited to someone with good local knowledge, appropriate experience and enthusiasm. If you are proactive, enthusiastic, person-centred and hold a clean driving licence with unlimited access to a car, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd August 2020 at 4pm

Interview date: 10th August 2020                       

For an application pack email: stella@erewashcvs.org.uk

Or send an A4 SAE (Large letter stamp) to Stella Scott, Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Ave, Long Eaton
NG10 4HD  
 

For an informal discussion call Stella Scott Chief Executive Officer, 0115 9466740 or email stella@erewashcvs.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 28 May 2020

VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK 1-7 JUNE 2020


VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK 1-7 JUNE 2020

 

This year is very different to others due to the current situation and lots of events to celebrate Volunteers’ Week around the country have had to be cancelled unfortunately.

 

However, here at the Erewash Voluntary Action we are open 9am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday and the team are concentrating on helping those housebound vulnerable members of the Erewash community who have no-one to assist them with essential shopping and medication collections.

 

Volunteers already registered and those who want to help during this time have been carrying out vital tasks as above and telephone befriending calls as home visits are on hold.

 

Hot meals are being prepared in our kitchen and volunteers are helping to deliver these to clients around the borough on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Referrals are being received from Derbyshire County Council, Covid Response Unit, Social Services, Health Workers, other groups, families and friends who are not near as well as self referrals.

 

A huge thank you to all those volunteers without whom we could not provide such a fantastic service, the support is much appreciated.

 

Anyone wishing to find out more about volunteering with us can call the team on 0115 9466740 or apply via the national volunteering website: www.do-it.org.uk

 

Our volunteering opportunities include shopping project (photos below of shopper Cassie with Linda volunteer manager) transport scheme, home from hospital support service and befriending/sitting service, the latter currently being on hold. Our monthly Tea Dance will hopefully resume when safe to do so.


 

From everyone at Erewash Voluntary Action we thank you and hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Office Space to Rent


OFFICE

SPACE TO RENT

Small office which can accommodate up to 5 members of staff

 

· Wheelchair friendly

· Ground floor accommodation

· Own Kitchen facilities

· Secure keypad to office
 
Short term or long term rent available
 

Available from 1st April 2020

 

Erewash Voluntary Action,

Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD

Please contact Stella Scott or Lee Tivey 0115 9466740


 

 

 

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Funding opportunities March 2020



 

 
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

MARCH 2020


Erewash Voluntary Action Small Grants Scheme
Small grants are available through the Erewash Small Grants Scheme for local Erewash community and voluntary groups. Groups can apply for up to £1,500 as long as projects meet at least one of the health priorities of the scheme.
The aim of the grant is to help improve services and opportunities for local people. Funding can help support things like equipment, events, activities and guest speakers.

The Erewash Small Grants Scheme is funded by Derbyshire Council Adult Care Services, Erewash Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council Public Health.

Applicants must meet as a minimum one of the grant scheme health priorities which includes the Erewash Public Health locality priorities – reduce alcohol and drug related harm, increase uptake of healthy lifestyles, raise aspirations of young people and the community, improve emotional health and wellbeing and older people and dementia.

It is advised to read the application guidance and contact the Development Worker for help or further information.




Applications can be made at any time using the grant application form


For further details contact Catriona Paterson Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action catriona@erewashcvs.org.uk or telephone 0115 9466740.

Erewash Voluntary Action manages the small grants scheme in partnership with Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council Adult Care and Derbyshire County Council Public Health.

Further information – www.erewashvoluntaryaction.org.uk





Erewash Borough Council – Community Grant Scheme



Erewash Borough Council's Community Grant Scheme gives both large and small voluntary organisations the chance to apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects and services that benefit Erewash residents. The Council has continued its support for voluntary organisations and has again made funding available to help as many groups as possible.

The Community Grants programme offers the chance for organisations and groups to apply for a grant of up to £2,000, subject to eligibility, for innovative projects that help and support residents in the borough and the council is particularly keen to hear about new or ground-breaking projects that could be helped by the money.

The grant scheme is currently closed at the moment for applications.


For further information contact Colin Handley Community Engagement Officer Telephone 0115 9072244 ext. 3575 or email EBCsmallgrants@erewash.gov.uk

Further information - www.erewash.gov.uk/community-grants

Erewash Borough Council – Members Scheme



For the 2019-2020 financial year each Erewash councillor has £500.00 to award to organisations within their ward. It is for each councillor to determine which project(s) or organisation(s) they wish to support. The scheme allows a wide degree of flexibility in the type of project a councillor may support and the amount (minimum £50) they wish to allocate, subject to approval.

For more information about the scheme contact Colin Handley - colin.handley@erewash.gov.uk.





Foundation Derbyshire



Foundation Derbyshire offers a wide range of funding programmes with most grants up to £2,000. Grants are available for voluntary and community groups, not for profit organisations and charities usually for a 12 month period.

For further information: www.foundationderbyshire.org

Contact the grants team 01773 525860 or email: hello@foundationderbyshire.org

The Fund offers small grants of a minimum £50 up to £5,000. The award period is one year and groups are welcome to reapply to the fund after that time.

Applications are made on-line



For further information: www.foundationderbyshire.org

Contact the grants team 01773 525860 or email: hello@foundationderbyshire.org

Jefford Weller Fund to Prevent Homelessness



Foundation Derbyshire the fund works to help prevent homelessness in Derby City and Derbyshire tackling the root causes and stopping vulnerable individuals spiralling into a situation where they may become homeless. This could include supporting individuals with mental health problems, addictions, debt problems, dealing with domestic abuse and a range of other issues.

The fund also recognises the need for reactionary work providing support for people who are currently homeless whether this is the basic provision of shelter and food or more long-term support to re-gain tenancies and education.

The type of project costs funded includes capital (equipment) for refurbishment or building work and revenue (non-equipment) including running costs for a project or group.

The maximum grant is £2,000

There are no fixed deadlines but the decision-making panel meets quarterly.


For further information: www.foundationderbyshire.org/funds/jefford-weller-fund

The Derbyshire High Sheriff Fund – Derby City and County



The Fund has 3 strands:

1. Improving people’s understanding of crime, alcohol, drug and solvent abuse. Addressing these social problems through educating communities and offering projects reducing the risks. The panel will prioritise projects targeting children and young people affected by these issues or at risk.

2. Projects that help create safer communities and help prevent crimes in neighbourhoods. There will be a focus on supporting young people to keep safe and providing solutions to anti-social behaviour.

3. Consideration will also be given to projects and organisations, which the High Sheriff Fund panel, at their discretion, believes to be worthwhile.

Maximum grant is £1,000

Closing dates – the panel meets twice a year



For further information www.foundationderbyshire.org

Contact the grants team 01773 525860 or email: hello@foundationderbyshire.org

The Derbyshire Volunteer Fund – Derby City and County



The Fund has 3 main strands:

1. Volunteer recruitment, training and retention

2. Training for staff and committee members to enhance the community group / charities efficiency or quality of service

3. Projects working to increase communication and networking opportunities

The fund will support capital (but no building works), revenue including running costs, one off events or projects.

The maximum grant is £2000, and the fund is unlikely to contribute to large projects over £20,000.

Closing dates – decision panels meet on a rolling 12-week programme.


For further information: www.foundationderbyshire.org

Contact the grants team 01773 525860 or email: hello@foundationderbyshire.org

Severn Trent Community Fund



From 2020 Severn Trent will be giving away more than £10 million over the next 5 years to help local projects, charities and groups to improve community wellbeing. The fund will be looking to support projects that can demonstrate a clear link to one or more of the three elements of community wellbeing:

  • People – projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills
  • Place – ideas that create better places to live in and use
  • Environment – schemes that will help look after the natural environment to help give people greater access to the environment or help look after water.



Severn Trent will also be encouraging projects that have a link to water in some way, such as river restoration, flood alleviation or sustainable drainage.

There are three sizes of grant available:

  • • £2,000 - £10,000



 

  • £10,001 - £75,000
  • £75,001 - £250,000



Check the information on the web site to determine what you can apply for and any match funding required. Organisations applying for more than £10,000 must be registered and supply a charity/company number.

Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and the panel will meet for the first time in March and from April 2020 the first grants will be given out.

Applications open in January 2020 the next panel meeting will be in June.


For further information: www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/severn-trent-community-fund

East Midlands Airport Community Fund



The East Midlands Airport Community Fund aims to bring lasing benefit to the communities around the airport. The Community Fund is managed independently by a Community Fund Management Committee that meets six times a year and is open to community groups within a defined ‘are of benefit’ that meet certain criteria.

The Community Fund awards grants to support eligible projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit and can award a maximum of £2,000 per application.

Applications must meet at least one of the following objectives:

Bring the community closer together through facilities for sport, recreation and other leisure time activities

• Supporting young people to prepare for work
• Offer environmental improvement and/or heritage conservation
• Improve awareness of environmental issues through environmental education
Encourage and/or protect wildlife

The next deadline for applications is 13 May (the March panel meeting has been deferred due to Covid 19).

For further information: www.eastmidlandsairport.com/community/supporting-the-local-community/charitable-giving





Derbyshire County Council – Action Grants



Derbyshire County Council have launched a new grant scheme called Action Grants for groups, clubs, local authorities, local charities and other non-profit organisations working in communities. There are grants themes and these include:

  • • Youth activity
  • • Community Safety
  • • Community Activity
  • • Physical Activity and Sport



The Action Grants programme will run for a period of two years from May 2018 until the end of May 2020.

There are three levels of funding across the four themes:

  • • Small Grants up to £500
  • • Medium Grants up to £5,000
  • • Large Grants up to £10,000



There is an application form which needs to be completed. Applications for small grants will be sorted quarterly, medium and large grants can be applied for annually.

For further information: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/lottery-funding/action-grants/action-grants-programme/action-grants-programme.aspx

The next date for small applications (up to £500) is 31 May 2020 (there will be no round for community activities as this is over-subscribed)

The deadline for medium grants up to £5,000 and large grants up to £10,000 is 31 May 2020

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years and Later Life Grants



The Foundation’s grant-making programmes aim to tackle some of society’s most important issues through grants to local and national charities through a couple of key funding streams:

• Early Years Grants for children, young people and vulnerable families

• Later Life Grants which help to reduce isolation in older people

The following applies to both grant programmes:

Charities with incomes of under £500,000 can apply for a small grant of between £500 and £15,000 over 1-3 years.

Charities with incomes of over £500,000 can seek a large grant for up to 3 years.



Grants are between £10,000 and £80,000 however the average grant ranges from £20,000 to £60,000. Large grants must be used to fund a specific project.

Applications go into two stages and are reviewed on a first come first serve basis.

Small grants - Applications accepted between 3rd February and 17th April 2020 OR 8th June and 14th August 2020

Large Grants – Application accepted between 2nd December – 17th February OR 30th March and 15th June 2020


For further information: www.mcf.org.uk/apply-early-years/ and www.mcf.org.uk/apply-later-life

National Lottery Awards for All – UK Wide



National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. They will fund organisations with great project ideas that:



• bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

• improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

• help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Your project also must involve the community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you are planning.

You can apply if you are one of the following categories:

• • a charity, voluntary or community organisations

• • constituted group or club

• • Not-for-profit company or CIC

• • School (if the project benefits and involves the community)

• • Statutory body (including. town, parish and community council)





There are no deadlines –the programme is on-going


For further information: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-england

Falls Prevention Awareness Small Grants



Grants of up to £200 are available to help raise awareness of falls prevention. Grants of up to £400 are available for more ambitious projects.



The fund is open to voluntary and community groups, businesses and public sector teams across Derbyshire. The aim is to help people plan and run activities to raise awareness about the risks of falls and how to prevent them.

This is Round 1 there will be a second round later in the year.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 12 April 2020


For further information: www.uniqueimprovements.com/commissioning-blog/derbyshire-county-council-falls-prevention-social-marketing-campaign-summary/

Magic Little Grants



Small one-off grants are available to small local charities and community groups for projects in Great Britain that support and inspire people in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving physical health.

Grants can be used to support the general running costs of new and existing sports and physical activities.

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2020

For further information: www.localgiving.org/magic-little-grants

Bright Ideas Fund



The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start up and planning stages with tailored business support to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.

The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change.

Prospective applicants must complete an eligibility checker to determine if you are eligible to apply for funding.

The eligibility checker will close on 6 April at 5.00pm


If you have successfully completed the eligibility checker you will receive an email that opens up the application form. You will have until midnight on 7 April 2020 to submit your application.

For further information: www.mycommunity.org.uk/funding-options/bright-ideas-fund/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoL2x_MWm6AIVh7PtCh1hoAdLEAAYASAAEgIFB_D_BwE 





Healthy Communities Together – England Wide



The Kings Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) are joining forces to support genuine partnership working in local areas between the voluntary and community sector, the NHS and local authorities to improve health and wellbeing of local communities.

The Healthy Communities together programme will offer up to £3 million of grant funding.

Phase One – a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding from the TNLCF and a package of learning and development support from the King’s Fund for up to nine months to develop their partnership and a project plan to improve health and wellbeing.

At the end of this phase each site will be invited to apply for phase two of the programme including funding of up to £450,000 and ongoing learning and development support for a maximum of three years.

The deadline for applications for phase 1 is Friday 27 March 2020


For further information: www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/healthy-communities-together

Grow Wild – Creative Nature Projects



Grow Wild is looking for young people aged 14 – 25 years with creative ideas to celebrate and share with the UK why native plants and fungi are so special.

Fifty grants of £500 are on offer for creative projects anywhere in the UK where people study, work and relax.

Applicants will need a supporting organisation such as a school or college or youth club or local community group to help them deliver the project they receive the grant on their behalf.

The deadline for applications is 30 March 2020


For further information: www.growwilduk.com/visit-volunteer/youth-projects/are-you-aged-14-25-and-buzzing-project-ideas





Grow the Game



Grants are available for not for profit organisations in England for the creation of new affiliated female or disability football teams.

The Grow the Game grant scheme is administered by the Football Foundation to support the involvement of traditionally underrepresented groups in community football.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2020


For further information: www.footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/grow-the-game

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Work Grant



The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has a grant fund of £25 million per year until 2021 and £4 million has been set aside for projects focusing on helping marginalised young people.

Youth work organisations can apply to tow new funds – Youth Fund and Growth Fund. The Youth Fund will provide grants of between £10,000 and £60,000

Rolling application cycle – no deadlines


For further information: www.phf.org.uk/funds/youth-fund/

The Health Foundation – Common Ambition Programme



The Health Foundation has announced a new £2.1 million programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.

The Common Ambition programme will support up to five ambitious teams across the UK working towards a shared aim.

Successful partnerships will receive funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for two to three years.



Funding is available for collaborations between providers of NHS services and voluntary and community sector organisations.

The programme opens for expressions of interest on Tuesday 18 February 2020 and closes at 13.00 on Wednesday 1 April 2020.


For further information: www.health.org.uk/funding-and-partnerships/programmes/common-ambition

Family Action Grants UK



Family Actions Welfare grants aim to help prevent an immediate crisis from spiralling and threatening the stability of families and individuals.

Apply at anytime


For further information: www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/grants/ 12




FUNDING REMINDERS

Lloyds Bank Foundation Grants



Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has reopened its grants programme with a simpler and more flexible transparent approach.

Support is available for registered charities with an annual income of between £24,000 and £1 million that are working to tackle complex social issues and who have a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change in their local communities.

The new funding process considers local need, the prevalence of eligible small and medium sized charities and the nature of the region.

There are several priority areas where charities are working in and there is an expression of interest for each priority area.

For further information: www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

Sport England Major Event Volunteer Fund



Grants are available to national governing bodies or organisations hosting major sports events for projects that help individuals who are serving as volunteers at major events to make the transition to supporting sport in their local community.

Grants are between £10,000 and £100,000 are available.

The fund will be open to new applicants until January 2021 and it will cease once all the funding has been committed.


For further information: www.sportengland.org/funding/major-event-volunteer-fund

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme



After a short break voluntary and community organisations can apply once again for funding to support local projects which benefit their community.

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community awards programme, a public vote determines which groups will receive a grant. In 2020 projects that receive the most



votes will receive a maximum grant of £2,000, second place will receive £1,000 and third place a grant up to £500.

Not for profit organisations can apply including voluntary and community organisations. Grants must be used for projects which develop local communities.

There is a two-step application process.

For further information: www.tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/tesco-community-grants

Daytrippers Foundation – Day Trip Grant



Daytrippers Foundation offers grants to SEND schools and units, children’s hospices and not-for profit organisations based in the UK. The funding is to enable groups of children and young people aged 5-25 who have disabilities and life limiting conditions to go on recreational and educational trips.

They will fund costs of up to £30 per child for groups of at least eight. Day trips can be for any destination but must take place in the UK.

Applications are being taken for day trips taking place between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020. Applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the date of the trip.



Further information: www.daytrippers.org.uk/day-trip-grant

National Churches Trust’s Foundation Grants Programme 2020



Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK are invited to apply for grants towards urgent maintenance works, small repairs and small investigative works and surveys.

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for repair projects on buildings that were originally built as churches and are open to the public on a regular basis. The funding aims to support interventions to investigate or address small problems before they turn into large repairs.

The Trust provides funding for:

• Urgent maintenance work.

• Items identified as high priority within a Quinquennial Inspection report/survey reports/other sort of report.

• Small investigative works/surveys.



Total projects costs can be up to £10,000 (excl. VAT) but grants must not exceed 50% of project costs.

The programme is open to applications from across the UK.

Applications can be made at any time between now and 30 October 2020.


For further information: www.nationalchurchestrust.org/node/15200

Comic Relief Community Fund (England)



The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.

There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life.

Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and the LBTQI+ community and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender.

A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.

Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.



Funding is available to help develop your organisation through a Capacity Building Grant (up to £500) or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant (up to £4,000).

Administration of the local funding is being managed by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.

The grant programme is open now.


For further information: www.groundwork.org.uk/national-grants/comic-relief-community-grants





For any further details please contact:



Catriona Paterson – Development Worker

Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Centre

Granville Avenue

Long Eaton

Derbyshire

NG10 4HD

Tel: 0115 9466740

Email: catriona@erewashcvs.org.uk

www.erewashvoluntaryaction.org.uk