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A collection of third sector news articles, funders and events from across Wirral.

07 December 2018
In this issue:

£1m funding available for community groups’ ‘pocket parks’

The government is making £1 million available to community groups seeking funding to create or develop ‘pocket parks’. Pocket parks, it says, are ‘small plots of land, often about the size of a tennis court, and mostly seen in urban spaces. They provide a green oasis, which can help improve the physical and mental health of the ...

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Outreach Grants – British Ecological Society

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme will re-open in January 2019 when the closing date will also be announced. Through the programme, individuals and organisations such as schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. The funding ...

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Smallwood Trust – Women First Fund – Deadline 5pm on Monday 4th March 2019.

We are inviting applications for projects that are demonstrating good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations to enable them to enter into employment. The fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have projects that support our mission of enabling women to ...

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Masonic Charitable Foundation – Small Grants – Later Life – Deadline 25th January 2019 (4pm)

Age Range Grants can be offered to charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years. Key Areas of Focus Grants can be offered to charities that provide: Mental and physical health support Gateway and access to service, e.g. transport and technology Community based approaches, i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support Advocacy, ...

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Greggs Foundation – Local Community Projects Fund – Now open for applications.

The Local Community Projects Fund helps organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of our local communities. The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Please carefully read the following guidelines before starting an application. Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply, however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful. We are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community of interest. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. We are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your community of interest. We do not fund running costs or continuation of existing and ongoing work.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation – Small Grants – Early Years – Deadline 25th January 2019 (4pm)

Age Range Grants can be offered to charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 25 years. Key Areas of Focus Grants can be offered to charities that provide: Mental and physical health support Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc. Parental Support, ...

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The Alec Dickson Trust – Deadline 31st December 2018

The Alec Dickson Trust supports volunteering or community service projects in the UK only that are organised and run by people under 30 years old. If you’re aged under 30 and want to run a volunteering project in the community that meets the criteria we set out here, please fill in an application form to tell us more about your ...

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The Hospital Saturday Fund – Next deadline 4th January 2019

The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity whose aims are to provide assistance through its charitable funds for: Individuals with a medical condition or disability who would benefit from assistance with the purchase of specialised equipment or from practical forms of treatment Registered health charities such as hospitals, hospices, medical organisations who are in need of grants for medical projects, care, research or support of medical training within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

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BBC Children in Need – Small Grants – Next Deadline 3rd March 2019

Our Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK?

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Funding: Ray Messer Foundation – Community Foundation for Merseyside

What is the focus of the fund:  The Foundation has two primary aims: To support children and young people aged 11-25 and can consider community projects that focus on mental health and wellbeing -          Priority will be given to projects that support young people in crisis and prevention of suicide. To support older people and consider projects that help to reduce isolation, improve health, build friendships and help people to learn a new skill or develop a new interest. How much is available: Grants of up to £1,000

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