Monthly Archives: December 2012

Parks for People – National Lottery Heritage Fund

An additional £100m has been earmarked for funding public parks over the next three years in response to the increased threat and challenges they face. The Heritage Lottery  fund and Big Lottery Fund have pooled funds together for the new tranche of … Continue reading

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Santander Foundation – Launch Community Plus

The Santander Foundation has launched a new grants fund worth £1.23 million. Designed to be quick and easy to use, nominations can be made by charities as well as Santander customers and staff. Just visit any Santander branch and complete a … Continue reading

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Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund

Defra will be launching a Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund to provide loans to rural communities to help them undertake the initial development work for renewable energy schemes. The Government recognises the growing interest in developing local renewable energy projects, and … Continue reading

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Biffa Award Small Grants Scheme to allow faster access to funds for small-scale projects

Community and environmental projects across the UK will now have the opportunity to access grants of up to £10,000 more quickly, thanks to changes to Biffa Award’s Small Grants Scheme. The new-look scheme will streamline the application process for those … Continue reading

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Gift Aid Help for Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs

At Budget 2011 the Chancellor announced that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will introduce a new online service which will enable Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to submit repayment claims electronically. HMRC are planning to launch the new … Continue reading

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Guardian Christmas Appeal 2012 to Benefit Disability Charities

This year the Guardian and Observer have selected eight charities working with people who are experiencing disability or long-term illness to be their featured charities for this year’s Christmas appeal. The eight winners are charities that work to help people … Continue reading

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New support launched to revive rural areas through enterprise.

Rural communities across the UK are set to benefit from a new injection of funding, launched on Monday 3 December, to help them revive their villages through community enterprise. The Plunkett Foundation has teamed up with long-term supporters the Esmée … Continue reading

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Capital grants for community assets open for expressions of interest

From 4 December 2012 until 8 February 2013 The Social Investment Business will be accepting Expressions of Interest for the capital element of the Community Assets and Services Grants. These grants are available for the purchase of assets identified either … Continue reading

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Awards for All

Awards for All For the last six months, the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has been running a pilot in the West Midlands region giving groups the opportunity to apply for repeat and on-going activities under Awards for All, which was … Continue reading

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