Grants and Funding List - February

Here's some details of funding available from local and national bodies which may help you or your community project.

Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership – Funding and grants for projects with improve road safety in and around Staffordshire.  Varying money available, for schemes which increase public confidence, support communities to take local responsibility and improve road safety.

Childcare Business Grant Scheme from the Dept of Education.  Reimburses people the costs of setting up a childcare business.  For new businesses only and must be registered with Ofsted.

HS2 Community & Environment Fund and HS2 Local Economy Fund – Two different funds available to help communities which are expected to be disrupted by HS2.  Administered by Groundwork to avoid any conflicts of interest

BID Loan Fund from the Ministry of Housing – Communities can bid for up to £50k to help make local areas more attractive for businesses. Be it events, structures, changes to layouts or other ideas put them forward, see what can be funded.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has grants of up to £50,000 available for projects that will provide a long-term positive impact to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust – Set up in 1998 to promote charities working in agriculture and rural development. Funds initiatives which benefit the rural community, particular interest in youth education and relieving poverty.

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme – Allows individuals working in schools, colleges and higher education institutions apply for grants of up to £600 to run or attend educational activities related to math.  This includes competitions and trips, conferences, workshops, travel expenses and finding for supply cover teachers.

Association for Industrial Archaeology Restoration Grants – Grants of up to £20k for historic and industrial archaeological purposes.  To help restore buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels.

Sport England Community Asset Fund – Sports clubs and organisations can apply for investment from a capital fund aimed at enhancing the spaces in communities that give people the opportunity to achieve.

Heritage Project Grants – Heritage Lottery Fund supports projects which focus on heritage. HLF state that heritage can mean different things to different people. It can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations.

The Premier League Fans Fund is a three-year commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations which improve the relationship between fans and their clubs, the way football supporters engage with each other and fans’ experience of the game.
Grants of up to £20k are available

Collection Care Grant Scheme from the Association of Independent Museums – Funds projects which enable a change in the quality of collection care that a museum can provide in the knowledge that better collections care makes the museum more sustainable.  Grants can be awarded for all kinds of projects including environmental surveys, UV filters, pest management, display cases, developing emergency plans or training volunteers and staff.

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation – Supporting projects which promote Jewish life and learning, performing arts and music.  Applications from small groups and charities only. Money can vary depending on the project.

Field Studies Bursary Fund from the Field Studies Council – Provides individuals with support to enable them to take part in field studies and courses.  Aimed at children aged between 4-19 years old from low income backgrounds. Schools can apply.

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust – helps disabled people play tennis, groups can apply for wheelchairs, court hire, coaching fees and equipment packages as well as specialist aids.