Village Hall Funders

Before embarking on the time consuming business of raising money to refurbish or rebuild your hall read the leaflet ‘Steps for Funding the fabric of community buildings, VH1S 23.
 

Community Fund

The Community Fund is the Co-operative Group's main grant making programme. Charitable organisations and community groups can apply for grants of between £100 and £2,000 (£500 if the applicant is a newly formed group) to help them find co-operative solutions to community challenges. The Co-operative Group is particularly interested in supporting locally led and run groups that can demonstrate co-operative values and principles, such as self-help, equality, democracy and concern for the community. Last year the total funding available was over £1 million. Applications can be submitted at any time. http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/local-communities/community-fund/


Garfield Weston Foundation

Will consider applications for capital for community buildings including churches. They look for evidence of existing fundraising success.
http://www.garfieldweston.org/

 

People's Postcode Lottery

Applications accepted through their website Grants ranging from £500 up to £10,000. See site for application deadline dates.
http://www.postcodelottery.com/Charities/PeoplesPostcodeTrust.htm
 

Awards for All

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community
www.awardsforall.org.uk

Landfill Entrust Schemes

To be eligible for the following schemes, organisations must first be an Enrolled Environmental Body with ENTRUST

 

Landfill Tax Credit

Funds projects which provide or maintain public amenities or parks within 10 miles of a landfill site. Have particular interest in funding projects which reduce or prevent pollution or involve reclaiming of land
http://www.ltcs.org.uk/objects/objects.asp
 

Biffaward

To support projects that provide support for Community Projects located within the 10 mile vicinity of a Biffa operation
www.biffaward.org
 

WTOF

Responsible for the management of the Severn Waste Environmental Fund (SWEF) in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The fund, designed to help mitigate the effects of landfill, uses the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme to help local communities.
http://www.wtof.org.uk/core_activities.asp?section=1
 

Herefordshire Only

Copies of the Herefordshire Funding Directory which has information about a broad range of grants, Council and otherwise, can be downloaded from http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/docs/20th_Edition_Funding_Directory.pdf
 

Community Buildings Feasibility Grant

Max Value £500. Financial assistance is available to groups in the Herefordshire Council area for feasibility studies to determine the creation, improvement or refurbishment needs of a community building
http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk
 

Hereford Diocesan Partnership Fund

Financial assistance is available to Parochial Church Councils (PCC) in the Hereford Diocese to support community activity between church congregations and the wider community. Max Value £2,000
http://www.hereford.anglican.org/resource/uploads/Issue_6_funding_news.pdf
 

Community Buildings Capital Grants

Max Value £15,000. The Community Buildings Grant Scheme is designed to assist in the development and improvement of community buildings throughout the county, in order to encourage maximum usage of these facilities
http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/community_and_living/neighbourhood/1653.asp
 

Small projects fund

The Small Projects Fund seeks to offer as wide a distribution throughout Herefordshire as possible
http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/docs/Community
 

Community Regeneration Grant

This grant fund aims to help establish, improve and develop new activities, facilities and services across Herefordshire. The fund can be used for a wide variety of projects providing they support community and economic activities in Herefordshire.
e-mail: delegatedgrants@herefordshire.gov.uk
 

Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Community Dividend

Max Value £5,000 . Financial assistance is available to voluntary, self-help, co-operative and not-for-profit organisations for projects that fulfil a community need. Must show proximity to Midlands Coop Soc. outlet
http://www.midlandsco-op.com/dividend/

 

Central Networks

Safer Environment Fund Building a better and safer environment for your community
Central Networks, which distributes electricity across Central England, is committed to working with the communities it serves and to building better and safer environments across the region. To help to do this, the company has launched a new fund to support community projects that will have a positive and lasting impact on the local environment.
saferenvironment@central-networks.co.uk
For further information please download the application pack from the website: http://www.central-networks.co.uk/sef
 

 

National Schemes

Rank Foundation

The promotion of Christian principles through film and other media. encouraging and developing leadership amongst young people, supporting disadvantaged young people and those frail or lonely through old age or disability. www.rankfoundation.com
 

Charles Hayward Foundation

Part funds a very limited number of capital projects to accommodate community activities, where the project is a capital build or extension costing less than £250,000. The new facilities must accommodate new activities, which are at a demonstrably advanced stage in their planning. The activities must be designed to meet basic needs of new clients and users.
www.charleshaywardfoundation.org.uk
 

HBOS plc

Invests in local communities across the UK, with particular focus on Scotland and Yorkshire- the groups two main heartlands, through charitable donations, championing colleague fundraising, charitable giving and volunteering. www.hbosplc.com/community/Communityrelations.asp
 

Lloyds TSB Foundation

Invests in community based projects which are designed to make a real and positive impact on within communities
www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk
 

Age Concern

There are 3 types of grant available from Age Concern including; Small service development grant, Small grants to clubs, Opportunities for volunteering scheme,
http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/.....
 

B&Q ‘You Can Do It’ Max Value £5,000

Offers awards to community groups that play a key part in the helping local communities to create inclusive and sustainable facilities to be proud of.
http://www.diy......
 

Nationwide Foundation – Small Grants Programme

The Nationwide Foundation works towards a just and caring society by encouraging people to take part in building better futures in their communities.
http://www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk/funding2.asp
 

LankellyChase Foundation

Fund smaller charitable organisation that provide resources that would not otherwise exist or sustain a project which would otherwise fail.
www.lankellychase.org.uk
 

WREN One Million Pound WRG Communities Challenge

MAX Value £250,000. Building on the success of last years Village Hall and Community Centre Challenge, where Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN) awarded £1 million pounds worth of grants to five winning Village Halls and Community Centres across the UK, it has just been announced that WREN will be running an exciting new Challenge throughout 2006/07. Applicants must be within 10 miles of;
Edwin Richards Landfill Site
Portway Road
Rowley Regis
Warley
West Midlands
B65 9DW
http://www.wren.org.uk/news/archive/one-million-pound-wrg-communities-challenge
 

O2, Its Your Community Award.

How does it work? Awards of up to £1,000 are available to local groups and individuals, for anything that you can show will benefit your community. Whatever your idea, simply click onto our website and do your best to persuade us.
See what you can do.
www.o2.com/cr/community_fund.asp