Funding News: New Fund for Youth Social Action

#iwill Fund for Young People in Kirklees – deadline 12th July

The #iwill Fund is managed by One Community Foundation on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Community Fund. Local fundraising is also a key part of the #iwill Programme.

The #iwill Fund is an England wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, creating a central investment pot. The National Lottery Community Fund believes that when young people are leading social action, communities thrive.

The #iwill Fund in Kirklees will offer grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects and activities raising the level and quality of youth social action in an area. Activities must be for young people between the age of 10 and 20, and up to 25 years for disabled young people.
 
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and helping young people develop the skills and knowledge that employers looks for.

Example projects may include:

  • A drop in where young people teach others new skills such as coding/bike maintenance/nail art
  • Bite-size events for young people to train an organisation’s staff on the latest social media
  • Growing vegetables with a local allotment or food initiative and then selling them
  • Youth volunteering projects where young people support local residents needing help such as shopping, gardening and street cleaning

The Funding deadline for applications is Friday 12 July.

Applications are made online, please follow this link to the fund page, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the blue ‘apply now’ button.

For help and advice, please contact the Foundation Grants Team: (01484) 468397.

Groups must demonstrate that their programme can meet the following quality principles of great youth social action:

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Support and Networking for Community Groups in Your Area

The Next Round of People Helping People Networks is Kicking off in Marsden on July 18th

People Helping People Network meetings are run by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council. They are designed to give information and support to community groups, voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises, and are often combined with another local event such as a Ward Forum, community celebration or workshop. We run them a couple of times a year in each of the 4 areas of Kirklees and try to hold each one in a different community.

Marsden Mechanics, July 18th, 6pm to 9pm

The next round of network meetings will be kicking off in Marsden on July 18th and will be hosted by the ward councillors, Rob Walker, Nell Griffiths and Lesley Warner as part of their Ward Forum. As well as featuring vital community updates on things like neighbourhood policing, household waste and recycling, and Locala baby weigh-in clinics, it will focus on helping you get more funding, find more volunteers, and upskill your team. And there’ll be time for sharing, networking and making connections.

Find out more and book now.

More Dates Coming Soon in North Kirklees

After Marsden, PHP will be heading for North Kirklees and will be joining the celebration event for community groups who’ve been funded by the Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike Ward budgets at Cleckheaton Town Hall on 24th July. This meeting will focus on how to develop ideas, take the next steps and get more funding.

And then we’ll be visiting Dewsbury to look at crowdfunding with Dewsbury Soup and recruiting more volunteers with Volunteering Kirklees.

More details and booking will follow soon.

Growing Great Places Crowdfunding Platform is Live

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Book Now For Workshops in North & South Kirklees to Find Out More

Growing Great Places is a new community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.

You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:

– Learn about the programme and how you can get involved
– Hear about the funding available and the process to apply
– Learn about what makes a great crowdfunding project
– Get tips and advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign

South Kirklees workshop – register now
Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Main Hall, Meltham Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road, Meltham HD9 4AG

North Kirklees workshop – register now
Tuesday 25th June 2019,  6pm to 8pm
Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DG

Kirklees Council Launching New Community Crowdfunding Initiative

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Register Now to Find Out More at the Growing Great Places Launch Event

Thursday 23rd May 2019

The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL

Register to take part in our launch event

You are invited to the launch of Growing Great Places, a new community crowdfunding programme funded by Kirklees Council.

We’ve partnered with crowdfunding platform Spacehive on this exciting new initiative. As part of the programme we’re providing extra support to residents and groups who have ideas to share. There will be a fund of £50,000 available, with projects potentially getting pledges of up to £5,000 to support their campaign, plus workshops to help you pitch your idea.

People make places great: Our towns, villages and communities are the strength of Kirklees. You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

This event will tell you everything you need to know to join in.

Register to take part in our launch event

Learn more about the programme: Growing Great Places

Last Chance to Get up to £15k for Work Addressing Complex Social Issues

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Lloyds Bank Foundation is offering charities up to £15,000 in funding to help them develop or trial new approaches to service delivery through the last round of its Enable grants.

Charities must apply for a share of the £1.9 million available before 31 August when Lloyds Bank Foundation will close the programme. To be eligible, charities must have an income of between £25,000 and £1 million, and work with people aged 17 and over experiencing complex social issues such as domestic abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation, mental health issues, and homelessness.

Find out more…

Grants for Financial Wellbeing Work

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Standard Life Foundation is inviting proposals from organisations seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on its three programme areas: Income (wages, welfare benefits, pensions, and taxation), Spending (cost of living, consumer spending, gambling, borrowing and payment problems), and Assets (general saving, retirement saving, housing and taxation).

This will be the Foundation’s second funding round of 2019 and will be the final call for applications for 2019. Organisations have until 3 June 2019 at 1pm to apply. The Foundation intends to make grants of around £2 million per year.

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however most grants will range between £10,000 and £250,000, with the majority for between £50,000 to £150,000 in total. Few grants will be made for more than £150,000.

Find out more…

 

Find Out More About ESF Community Grants

ESF grantFree Information Events

Groundwork are holding a series of free information events across West Yorkshire where you can find out more about ESF Community Grants, and how to apply for up to £20,000 of funding, and they’ll be in Kirklees on 23rd May.

At these events you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand how an ESF Community Grant could help you to support the people you work with
  • Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process
  • Meet directly with Peter Murphy, Operations Director of Groundwork
  • Ask any questions you may have about the Grant fund
  • Network with other projects

Arrive for the start of the session for a full overview of the grant, or drop in before the end to chat to one of our team.

If you are interested in applying for the European Social Fund, don’t miss this opportunity to find out more! 

Come along to the Kirklees event:

HUDDERSFIELD
9:30-11:30am, 23rd May 2019
Huddersfield Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA
SIGN UP

Events are also being held in Bradford, Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.

Find out more about ESF Community Grants

Apply for a grant