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New grant making programmes for November


Whilst we tend to specialise at looking into new grant makers, there are thousands of established trusts operating in the UK. Here are some of the programmes these established funders have recently launched: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation are embarking on Kinship Discovery, a programme of exploration, research, thinking and insight-generation to inform a major new funding initiative focused on young people and hope for the future. Learn more about Kinship Discovery. You can also sign up for updates here. The Baring Foundation are looking for a Learning Partner to support a new, five-year programme which will increase the use of Human Rights Based Approaches to achieve positive change for London's communities. The learning partner will provide support throughout the lifecycle of the project to reflect on progress, identify areas for improvement, and support dissemination of learning. Duration: roughly February 2024 to February 2029 Budget: £35,000 over five years, inclusive of all time, expenses, taxes, and any other associated costs. Deadline: Monday 4 December 2023 Big Issue Invest have launched Power Up London, a four-month accelerator programme for early-stage, impact-focused initiatives & organisations in Greater London. Benefits of participating include a non-financial package of support valued at £10,000, which includes workshops & other learning opportunities, mentorship, specialist business support & access to peer networks, as well as the opportunity to apply for up to £22,000 in grant funding on successful completion of the programme. Wolfson Foundation have just released a report in partnership with nfpresearch outlining what people think of their application process (spoiler alert, people think they’re great). The Art Fund is currently seeking applications from individual museums or networks (including two or more museums) to participate in the development phase, ahead of Art Fund making an application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the delivery phase in late 2024. Applications close on Friday 24 November. The National Grid Community Matters Fund have increased their current fund total to £5 million. The deadline has also been extended to 10 November, and charities and community organisations across the Midlands, South West England, and South Wales are invited to apply for a share of the fund. Charities, councils and community groups of all sizes can apply for fuel poverty support grants of up to £10,000. Grants will support grassroots organisations to tackle fuel poverty in their communities by helping people to save energy, keep their homes warm and access warm community spaces this winter. The Peter Sowerby Foundation has announced a £2.5million open call for charities across the health sector to tackle the most critical health issues in the UK. The Foundation will grant five organisations up to £500,000 each to launch or expand existing initiatives that pioneer inventive approaches. This includes initiatives that seek innovations in process, patient care, as well as structural and systemic changes within primary healthcare. This strand of funding will prioritise active delivery and will not fund research and development projects. Initiatives that are ready to launch or scale will be given preference. Lloyds Bank Foundation Specialist programme will be providing grants of £75,000 for small, local, specialist charities supporting people facing complex issues. The programme opens for applications from today, 1 November at 10am, and in total, the foundation will make 84 grants under this programme in 2024. DataKind is launching an AI capacity building programme for social sector professionals, with a January start date for the first cohort. Social sector data leaders can find out more and apply here. Earlier last month, DataKind UK opened applications for a free, three-month ‘DataDive’ project that will match organisations with skilled, volunteer data scientists, and has a pro bono value of around £30,000. And finally, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has put out a call for people who would like to speak at next year’s Fundraising Convention, including on Trusts, Philanthropy & Partnerships. All sessions will be 45 minutes in length, and submissions should focus on the following: · What is your session idea? · Who is it for? · What will they get from it? The deadline to submit ideas is 5pm on Friday 8 December 2023. More information, plus the application portal can be found here. If you’re aware of any other large grant programmes opening, do let us know and we’ll include details in the next newsletter. If you'd like to receive this info straight into your inbox sign up for our monthly newsletter at the bottom of this page. That’s it for now, as always, good luck with the fundraising. Stuart, Finbar Chai & Dan

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