April’s funding bulletin

Welcome to the April newsletter

After starting last month’s newsletter by saying it felt like spring is on the way, only for it go out just before we got hit by the ‘Beast from the East’ I’ve decided to give weather forecasting a pass and stick to grant funding this month. The April funding bulletin is now available on our website, along with the updated funding database. This month has also seen the return of our own Community Chest small grant scheme for local groups in the city of Southampton (more details below).

Visit our website to download the full bulletin


Community Chest is back!

Deadline: Monday 30 April, at midday

Our small grant scheme for community groups and small voluntary groups in Southampton is back for 2018. We have £100,000 to give out this year in grants up to £2,500 for a wide range of community activities and projects that benefit residents in the city of Southampton (approx. postcodes SO14 –SO19). If your group has a project or activity for children or adults in your community, it will probably meet our criteria.

Find out more…

Shout out about your successes         

Just this week I had some more feedback, via a colleague, about how great you think the funding bulletins are for finding potential finders to apply to, but have you been successful? If you’ve received a grant from a fund you heard about via our funding bulletins, newsletter or database we’d love to hear about it.

Complete the short survey…


Apply to be a Co-op cause    

  Deadline: 8 April 2018

The Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference. To apply to be a Co-op cause you must have a project or event in mind that:

  • takes place in the UK or Isle of Man
  • doesn’t have religious or political aims (although you can still apply if you’re a religious organisation)
  • meets the Co-op’s values
  • takes place or will still be running after October 2019
  • benefits your local community

The Fund gives preference to projects run by small, local organisations that make a real difference to people in their community.

Find out more…



Spotlight on… Awards for All       

Deadline: apply anytime


Awards for All is the Big Lottery Fund’s small grants programme. It offers grants up to £10,000 for community led projects that support at least one of its priorities.

  • bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities
  • improving the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • enabling more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

BLF are particularly keen to support small organisations and take your annual income into account when making decisions. Applications can be made at any time, but you need to apply at least 12 weeks before your project starts.

Find out more…



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