Funding Snippets

Crème of Nature
The Crème of Nature Community Action Award is now open for a grant prize of up to £10,000. The scheme closes in 6 weeks.

People's Postcode Trust Grants
A small grants scheme is now available from the People's Postcode Lottery. Grants from £500 up to £10,000 are available for registered charities, other voluntary and community organisations can apply for a maximum of £2,000. The next funding round for projects in the North of England will take place in April. For details of all grants available go to:

Managing Money Better
Comic Relief's New Older People's Programme is part of Comic Relief's long standing commitment to working with older people, ensuring their needs are met, their rights upheld and their skills and experience used and valued. There is no overall maximum grant, awards will be of varying sizes. This programme will not make grants under £10,000. Grants of this size are managed through the Local Communities' Programme, run by the Community Foundation Network.

The Steven Gerrard Foundation
The Steven Gerrard Foundation was set up as a registered charity in February 2011 by Steven Gerrard with the Consortium for Street Children. It will award grants to charitable organisations throughout the UK that work with disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 18 years. (but not sure how well it would work alongside a Frank Lampard foundation).

Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme
Community Covenant Grant scheme is administered by the Ministry of Defence. The scheme is intended to help members of the Armed Forces to integrate more effectively into their local communities, in areas with an existing Community Covenant.

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Time to Change grants fund
The Time to Change grants fund will distribute £2.7 million to approximately 75 projects across England from April 2012 to March 2015. This is the first time that Time to Change has awarded grants of this scale and they are looking forward to supporting local communities to actively challenge stigma and discrimination in innovative ways.

National Citizen Service: Do you want to be involved?
If you think you might be interested in delivering the National Citizen Service in the future, you may want to participate in the Office for Civil Society's pre-procurement market engagement". This is an exercise to see the type of organisations that are interested in being involved and will help OCS decide what services will go out to tender and how they do this.

There is a questionnaire and an event (5 March). More information is on the Cabinet Office website

Young People's Advocates
The Home Office is inviting organisations to bid for funding to recruit up to 13 new Young People's Advocates. These advocates will provide direct and dedicated support to young people who are victims or at risk of sexual violence and exploitation. Deadline 12 March.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
This charity provides assistance for children living with specific haematological and neurological conditions. For more information visit the Roald Dahl Foundation website or call 02494 890465.

£1m fund to tackle problem drinking launched
A new fund has been set up, by the Government's Champion for Active Safer Communities, Baroness Newlove, to give local communities tools to tackle binge and underage drinking. There's also a report to go with it.