Online Centres Funding Newsletter - January 2019
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Online Centres Funding Newsletter. January 2019
Hello <<First name>> and happy new year,

I hope you managed to have some rest over the new year and are enjoying getting back into the swing of things. When planning for the year ahead one of the first things many people consider is their Online Centres budget. I know how difficult it can be for community organisations to apply for and secure funding, with opportunities becoming increasingly harder to find. There seems to be less funding to apply for locally but the demand for services is rising.

I’m passionate about helping you in every way we can to find and apply for funding and help your organisation prosper. This is why Good Things Foundation is currently exploring more tailored bid writing support. We’ll be delving deeper and looking at the process as a whole rather than looking specifically at the funding application itself in isolation - eg. identifying suitable opportunities and writing strong bids based on the context of your business model.

You’re the first to hear about our plans so we hope you’ll find this support useful and keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon. In the meantime, you can get a head start by registering for our Writing Better Bids webinar taking place Tuesday 29 January.

Best wishes, 
Gabi Woodhams (Head of Network) 
Good Things Foundation - Online Centres Network
National Funding Opportunities.
Local Community Projects Fund

This fund provided by Greggs Foundation helps local community organisations in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need.

Who can apply? Not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000
Deadline: Thursday 28 February
Value: up to £2,000
Find out more
Reducing parental conflict challenge fund

The Department for Education (DfE) is exploring how digital can help to support and maintain engagement with disadvantaged families to reduce parental conflict.

Who can apply? Private, public and third sector organisation
Deadline: Friday 15 February
Value: up to £1 million
Find out more
The Innocent Foundation

Have you got a brave or bold idea that could help world hunger? This fund is looking for ideas which address the root causes of hunger, and to help the hungriest families in countries rated alarming or serious on the Global Hunger Index.

Who can apply? Charities, community-organisations, social enterprises, universities
Deadline: Friday 22 February
Value: Between £30,000 - £50,000 per year for up to three years
Find out more
The Woodward Charitable Trust

Grants are available for small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK for work in the following areas: supporting isolated children and young people: prisoners and ex-offenders; disadvantaged women; disability; arts outreach and community cohesion among minority groups.

Who can apply? UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £300,000 can apply
Deadline: Thursday 31 January
Value: Up to £5,000
Find out more
Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust

Funding is available to support young people who have learning disabilities, with a focus on those who have left formal education. 

Who can apply? Registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations or community interest companies
Deadline: Saturday 31 March
Value: Between £3,000 - £10,000
Find out more
Have you come across a funding opportunity you’d like to share with the network?

Let us know by calling 0114 349 1666 or sending the details to
Local Funding Opportunities.
London: Merchants Taylors’ Consolidated Charities for the Infirm

Funding available for work that helps either the elderly or people going through financial hardship (specific eligibility criteria applies).

Who can apply? Registered charities based in London. 
Deadline: N/A
Value: Between £5,000 - £20,000
Find out more
London: Goldsmith company general charitable support

Grant support for general charitable needs, ranging from disadvantaged in society and general welfare to culture and the arts.

Who can apply? London based or national charities
Deadline: N/A
Value: Up to £5,000
Find out more
North Derbyshire small grants

The Small Grants Scheme is provided by North Derbyshire Voluntary Action (NDVA) and provides grants to help local health-related voluntary groups in North Derbyshire to pay for their running costs.

Who can apply? Voluntary groups, priority given to groups that have limited sources of other funding
Deadline: Friday 22 February
Value: Up to £1,000
Find out more
Birmingham: John Feeney Charitable Trust

The John Feeney Charitable Trust offers grants to organisations encouraging Birmingham heritage and arts, and supporting projects working with open spaces. 

Who can apply? Registered charities operating in the fields of arts, heritages open spaces.
Deadline: Saturday 31 March 
Value: Up to £500 - £2,000​
Find out more
Course of the Week. Using Search Engines. This interactive Learn My Way course will help learners to: Find reliable information online using search engines. Bookmark their favourite websites and access them later. Visit Learn My Way.

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