Welcome to our round-up of funding opportunities for charities and community groups in Milton Keynes. If you would like some free help to develop or find funding for your project, email us or call 01908 661623 to arrange an appointment.
Voting has opened for the Aviva Community Fund and several projects in Milton Keynes are seeking votes. The Community Fund offers support and funding to inspirational local projects and voting opened on May 1 and closes on May 30.
Among the organisations in Milton Keynes seeking funding are the Joint Civil Aid Corps, which helps build skills in young people, Age UK Milton Keynes for its Keeping Me Connected programme and The Harry’s Rainbow Charitable Trust, to pay for maintenance on a static caravan used for short breaks for bereaved children and their families
Also nominated are Kingdom Power, The East of England Peer Support Service for the Spinal Injuries Association, Dwarf Sports Association south east region, Young Photographers at Slated Row School, Secklow Sounds CIC, Inter-Action MK, Shenley Christian Fellowship Oak Tree Centre and Salford School of Gymnastics trip to Canada.
Organisations securing enough votes will go through to the finals on June 29.
For more information or to vote, visit https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/cms/
AB Charitable Trust
The trust supports charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances. The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society, with a focus on:
- refugees and asylum seekers
- prisoners and penal reform
- human rights
Amount: £7,500 – £10,000
Deadline: 22nd May 2015
Royal British Legion External Grants
The Legion’s External Grants programme is open to applications. It is for groups supporting serving and ex-service people and their dependants who are suffering financially.
Applications for the following three themes will be prioritised:
- employment and training
- family support
- homelessness and outreach
The typical award is below £20,000 – smaller applications are encouraged. It is a two stage application process.
Amount: up to £20,000 or up to £35,000 for salary for ‘homelessness and outreach’ projects.
Deadline: 25th May 2015.
Vocational Learning Technology Fund
This is run by Ufi Trust for projects that demonstrate the potential for using digital technology imaginative ways to develop new services or improve access or delivery of adult vocational learning.
Amount: Grants up to £50,000 are available.
Deadline: 9am on 15th May 2015
Feminist Review Trust
Supports projects that transform the lives of women. The Trust gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women. In 2015 international applications will be particularly welcome in the following areas:
- violence against women
- disabled women and girls
- women, sustainability and climate change
Amount: up to £15,000
Deadline: 31st May
Funds for Square Dancing
There’s a fund out there for everyone, if you are interested in square dancing.They are American, but will fund organisations world wide. The Callerlab Foundation supports and trains callers and the All Join Hands Foundation supports square dancing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.