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The Royal Statistical Society

Published date: 
Tuesday, 18th February 2020
funding update

Many third sector organisations use data and statistics for a wide range of purposes, including measuring impact and outcomes. However, some charities lack people with the appropriate skills and resources for statistical analysis, which could help with making better decisions and informing policy.

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) can help charities with this, after the National Lottery Community Fund awarded it almost £400k of funding to support its Statisticians for Society project.

Grants for Community Music Projects

Published date: 
Wednesday, 12th February 2020
funding update

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community.

The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available.

Les Mills Fund for Children

Published date: 
Wednesday, 12th February 2020
funding update

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children.

Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas:

  • Living in Poverty;
  • Physical & Mental Health Problems;
  • Health & Wellbeing;
  • Living With Disability.

The funding is being made available through the Les Mills Fund for Children and the deadlines in 2020 are:

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2020 Applications.

Published date: 
Monday, 27th January 2020

Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects.

Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers.

The types of projects funded will be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could range from:

ON HOLD Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership Grant 2020

Published date: 
Tuesday, 14th January 2020
RSCP logo

Local groups from the voluntary, not for profit and charitable sector are now able to apply for grant funding.

The Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership Board is inviting applications for the Voluntary and Community Grant Scheme which distributes funding to local groups.

Purpose of the fund

Whilst we will continue to make progress on all of our strategic priorities it is our intention to work alongside communities, organisations and projects which support the partnership to achieve communities that are:

Greater Manchester Walking Grants

Published date: 
Monday, 2nd December 2019

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to encourage more people in Greater Manchester to walk more during social distancing restrictions. They are particularly looking for applications that encourage people who are usually less active or inactive to start or increase the amount they walk whilst following social distancing guidelines. The grants are funded by Greater Manchester Moving who have received funding from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to support as many people as possible to walk regularly.

The Community Business Trade Up Programme

Published date: 
Monday, 30th September 2019
The Community Business Trade Up Programme

Do you run an organisation or project that exists to improve your local neighbourhood, village or town? Do you run it like a business, but re-invest profits to benefit your local community?

The School for Social Entrepreneurs know that running organisations and projects like these is different from running other types of business. So it has designed a support programme to help you gain the head-space, support network and funding you need to grow a stronger, more sustainable community business.

Key benefits

Connecting You Seed Fund

Published date: 
Friday, 6th September 2019
Our Rochdale Connecting You logo

What is the purpose of the fund?

With a focus on improving health and wellbeing in the broadest sense, the Connecting You Seed Funding aims to make a difference right down at street level within our communities in the Rochdale Borough.

The funding pot has been termed a ‘seed fund’ because we see this funding as the seed from which activities and communities grow. The term seed suggests that this is a very early investment, meant to support the project until it can become self-sustaining.

What is the fund criteria?

Happy Days Charity

Published date: 
Monday, 2nd September 2019
Happy Days Charity logo

The Happy Days Charity is a national children's charity dedicated to providing holidays, days out, and theatre trips for disadvantaged young people with special needs.

The Charity supports families with children aged 3-17 who have learning difficulties, physical or mental disabilities, acute, chronic or life limiting illnesses, been abused or neglected, witnessed domestic violence, been bereaved or act as carers for a parent or a sibling.

Eligible applicants can apply for the costs of the following activities: