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.
Applications can be made at any time using the grant application form. Applicants are encouraged to apply as there is funding in this grant aid scheme.  It is advised to read the application guidance and contact the Development Worker for help or further information.
For further details contact Catriona Paterson Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action or telephone 0115 9466740.
Erewash Voluntary Action manages the small grants scheme in partnership with Erewash Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council Adult Care.
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.  Applications can be made subject to eligibility for innovative projects.  Applicants are encouraged to read the scheme help notes.
The application deadline is Monday 17 December 2018 before 9.00 am
For further information contact Colin Handley Community Engagement Officer Telephone 0115 9072244 ext. 3575 or email
Erewash Borough Council – Members Scheme
For the 2017-18 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 -
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:
Contact the grants team 01773 525860 or email:
Tampon Tax Community Fund
The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is working with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in Derby and Derbyshire.

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.  The Community Foundation will be awarding grants of £5,000 - £10,000 to charities and community groups delivering projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence improve their health and wellbeing and build social networks.
Applications need to meet one or more of the Tampon Tax Community Fund objectives:
·       Building skills and confidence
·       Improving health and wellbeing
·       Building social networks
Applications are open and will close on 5 November 2018.
Mind – Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme
Deadline Closing 15 October 2018
The programme will seek to fund and enable community based peer support that reaches 4,500 women.  Work will be funded for a maximum of one year and it is expected to make between 80 and 90 awards through two strands:
·       Women’s peer support hubs
·       Peer support delivery
Social Tech Trust partnering with Vodafone on a Social Innovation Fund
Do you have a brilliant tech venture with a social purpose?

Apply to be a #VodafoneTechstarter and you could take your project from prototype to development
 Vodafone Techstarter offers UK-based social tech ventures and charities the chance to secure funding and gain access to expertise to help take transformational ideas from start-up to scale-up.
 The award comes with a prize fund of £300,000 and the potential for winners to receive guidance from expert teams and partners. This could be around key technologies such as Internet of Things, 5G, digital services and infrastructure or in areas such as commercial development.
Vodafone Techstarter is launched in partnership with Social Tech Trust, one of the UK’s leading dedicated drivers of social tech and our charitable body, Vodafone Foundation (registered charity number: 1089625). They are looking to support tech ventures on a mission to make a difference in the areas of health and well-being, education, environment, social mobility and inequality.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 23 October 2018

East Midlands Airport Community Fund
The East Midlands Airport 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.
Groups and organisations must be within the right postcode in order to be eligible to apply.
The fund will support a range of ideas including:
·        To bring the community closer together through facilities for sport, recreation and other leisure time activities.
·        Supporting young people to prepare for the world of work and make work an inspiring choice.
·        Offer environmental improvement and/or heritage conservation.
·        Improve awareness of environmental issues through environmental education.
·        Encourage and/or protect wildlife.
Applications must be made using the fund application form.
The next deadline for applications is 7 November 2018
Funding for Community Buildings and Revenue Grants through the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
After a review of its grants strategy, the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is replacing its currents grants programmes with two new programmes.
The Foundation's updated grants programme, which opened to applications in June, focuses on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations that work to improve the lives of communities in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas of the UK.
Grants are available to established groups, with a total annual income of under £500,000, to fund community-support, arts, education and heritage projects addressing local issues within the Foundation's priority areas.
These are:
Rural Issues - postcode areas that are ranked within the most deprived 50% of the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation, within rural towns/villages/communities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants.
  • Urban Deprivation - postcode areas that are ranked within the most deprived 20% of the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation, within cities/towns with a population of more than 10,000 people.
Funding can be used towards general running costs including core costs, salaries and projects costs or capital expenditure on buildings or essential equipment.
The following levels of support are available:
  • Small grants of £2,000 to £7,500 (open to charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisations with a total annual income under £250,000).
  • Major revenue grants of £7,500 to £20,000 for one to three years (open to any charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisation in the UK with a total annual income under £500,000).
  • Major capital grants of £7,500 to £60,000 for projects with a total cost of up to £2 million (open to any charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisation in the UK with a total annual income under £500,000).
The Foundation now operates a rolling programme, and applications can be made at any time.
Big Lottery Fund – Partnerships
The Big Lottery Fund’s Partnerships programme provides grants for organisations who share responsibility and influence with others.  Partnership funding is specifically designed to support increased collaborative working which starts with shared goals and values between different organisations.
Applications will be accepted from voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises, schools, statutory and community interest companies.
Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to 5 years.
There are no application deadlines
Big Kirk Hallam – Community Chest
Big Kirk Hallam is a £1m ten year resident led programme to make Kirk Hallam an even better place to live.  The Community Chest is a small pot of money for local groups to apply to.  Grants of up to £1,000 are available.  The funding can be used in any way to support the work of groups but there must be a link to one of the four priorities and bring about a direct benefit to the Big Local Trust area.  Applicants must be from the Kirk Hallam area only.
The Community Chest opens in October.
Contact or contact 07952 314622 for details and information. 
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.

The next date for small applications is 31 December 2018
The Morrison’s Foundation supports charities making a positive difference in local communities.  Morrison’s will award grants for charity projects and match the money that Morrison’s colleagues raise for their chosen charities.  Funding will support projects that help improve people’s lives.
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Santander Foundation – Discovery Grants
The Santander Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people make the most of their future.  Discovery grants support projects that improve knowledge, skills or which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges.  Projects can only be supported that fulfil the three priority areas:
·       Explorer – knowledge
·       Transformer – skills and experience
·       Change maker – innovative solutions for social change
Projects that are wholly charitable will be supported and include charities and Community Interest Companies.
Applications are made using the application form only.
Apply at any time.
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Masonic Charitable Foundation
There are two opportunities to apply for funding to the Masonic Charitable Foundation:
·       Early Years Opportunities Grants – open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 25 overcome barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life
·       Later Life Grant – open to charities to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged aged over 50.
Deadline for applications – 26 October 2018
Further information -
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Large grants of between £2,501 and £25,000 will be available once during the year and smaller grants up to £2,500 will be allocated three times a year.  Successful grants will run for a maximum 12 month period.  There are a number of priorities for grant aid applications.
The large grants round 3 opens on 1 October and closes on 30 November 2018
The small grants round 7 opens on 1 November and closes on 31 November 2018
For any further details please contact:

Catriona Paterson – Development Worker
Erewash Voluntary Action
Granville Centre
Granville Avenue
Long Eaton
NG10 4HD
Tel: 0115 9466740