Grants and Funding - October

Every month I try to provide a list of grants and funding opportunities which may benefit people and groups in Tamworth.  Here's this month's fundraising list.


Brexit Readiness Fund – DBEIS has launched a new £10 million Brexit readiness fund to support trade associations and other business organisations with support events, training and production of advice packs to assist businesses in making sure that they are fully prepared for Brexit on the 31 October 2019.  Grants are for £25k and over.  Activities funded by the grants must be open to both members and non members.


Innovate UK older people active lives funding – Businesses and public sector organisations can apply for a share of £40 million to develop ideas that could help people enjoy healthier and more active lives in their older years.  Themes including sustaining physical activities, health at work, age friendly home design, living with impairments, supporting social connections and creating health places are all accepted.


Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – Grants of up to £20 million are being provided to businesses to develop new and more efficient ways to produce the United Kingdom’s food.  Areas of work can include new growing systems, aquaculture, new food sources.  The project’s must start by July 2020.


Collective Intelligence Grant – Launched by Nesta, making grants of up to £30k for non profits, charities, companies and academic institutions to help grow the field of collective intelligence design.  The funding is aimed at supporting experiments that help generate new insight and knowledge on how to design and apply collective intelligence to solve social challenges.


Marvellous Family Grants – award grants to families facing financial hardship while caring for a child with a serious illness.  Grants of up to £1k per child can fund essential items, specialist equipment, creative therapies and hospital travel expenses.


People’s Trust for Endangered Species Grant – Scientific researchers and people working in conservation can apply for a grant of between £3-10K per year for two years of conservation or research work.  Funds will be granted for finding critical scientific evidence that facilitates the conservation of a species, provides answers to key conservation questions, undertakes action that results in positive outputs for endangered species.


Breathing Spaces Funding – aimed at improving and creating patient/carer rooms (non clinical spaces) within hospitals.  It can create a home from home environment but not an overnight accommodation space.  Hospital charities with a PICU can apply for grants of up to £20k


British Science Week Grants – Funding of between £500 to £1000 available to community groups which hope to run science activities during British Science Week (6th-15th March 2020).  Particular attention to audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activities normally.


Foyle School Library Programme – State funded and dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding.  Priority will be given to primary schools but secondary schools are eligible.  In addition to books and furniture the foundation will also consider contributions for software and IT equipment, e-readers and specialist seating.


Rees Jeffries Road Fund – Grants for improving road safety, £5-25k available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics.  Funded activities can include courses leading to qualifications.


As always if you are applying for anything and need a letter of support, let me know and I'll do my best to help.