Food for the Planet Small Grants

Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to support communities to campaign and advocate to make food in their area better for people and the planet.

Who can apply? Sustainable Food Partnerships, local authorities and community or campaign groups in the UK may apply.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Application process: Full guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Sustain website

Speaking Volumes - Grants for Christian Books in the Community

Aims/priorities: the advancement of the Christian religion and of the Christian injunctions by the issue of literature, including books and the promotion of existing books.

Who can apply? Any local group or organisation that wishes to place Christian books and DVDs in community places such as public libraries, schools, hospitals, hospices, prisons or churches in the UK or abroad (as long as the applicant pays the postage). Individuals may also apply.

Applicants may apply for more than one library at a time

Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF)

Aims/priorities: Funding for public bodies, non-government organisations, community groups, charities, individuals and private companies, to support the planting and establishment of large and small trees in urban and peri-urban areas of England.

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from public bodies, community groups, charities and non-government organisations, individuals and private companies in England.

Community Matters E-Learning

Published date: 
Friday, 11th March 2022
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Fire Safety in the Workplace Short Course is designed to help you and your business understand the risks of fire and the steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of fire. It will provide the knowledge required to prevent fire and protect people from harm.

The course outlines from the very basics of how fire starts and spreads, through to risk assessments and managing risk, as well as outlining the legal obligations of different people in the workplace and their roles and responsibilities relating to fire safety. 

Areas Covered:

Paediatric First Aid Courses

Published date: 
Friday, 11th March 2022
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Fully funded x 50 Millie’s Trust Family First Aid Courses free to community groups with the aim of supporting parents of children up to learn first aid techniques for children (up to 16) and adults. The courses will last all day from 9.30am-3.30pm each course up to 15 participants.

If you have space and would like to host a first aid course, or if you would like to host a course but don't currently have a space, please contact for an initial discussion by Friday 18 March.

New podcast sharing Stories of Strength from women across Rochdale

Published date: 
Tuesday, 8th March 2022

Stories of Strength is a podcast sharing 100 stories told by women from across Rochdale Borough. These tales of overcoming adversity will include stories about friends and family, migration, motherhood, relationships, work and women’s health and wellbeing.

Each episode is designed around the important notion that ‘you are not alone’. Like sitting down for a brew with a friend, the aim is for listeners to feel more confident, inspired, empowered, and find strength after each listen.

Social Enterprise Support Fund

Aims/priorities: The programme is focused on social enterprises supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of the pandemic. Funding is intended to support them in evolving and growing sustainable community services, in the face of ongoing disruption.

Priorities of the fund include:

Theatres Trust Small Grants Scheme

Aims/priorities: The scheme aims to fund small capital improvements to theatres run by charities and not-for-profit groups that will make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or accessibility. This can include works to make theatres COVID-secure and ready to reopen. 

Grants are available for small capital projects that will make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or accessibility.

Eligible projects include: