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Quartet Community Foundation

The Quartet Community Foundation serves the areas of Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and a 25 mile radius from Cribbs Causeway.

It manages over 150 local funds that support a diverse range of activities and causes including the disabled and carers. Priority is given to small local charities and groups whose work benefits people in the south west.

The Foundation has previously funded holidays for individuals with learning difficulties, plants for a sensory garden, day trips for young carers and running costs for a elderly support group.

To apply: select your area to identify which schemes are relevant to your local area. Then check each fund's criteria to check application process and funding deadlines.

www.quartetcf.org.uk







South West Foundation

The South West Foundation has two small grant funds for community organisations:

  • Sovereign Make a Difference Fund for Devon, Plymouth and Torbay
  • Sovereign Make a Difference Fund West of England including Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire

These programmes are aimed at small charitable community organisations (you do not have to be registered to apply).

The grant of up to £1,000 can be used to pay for items such as volunteer expenses, running costs and equipment.

The Foundation also administers a small grants programme on behalf of the Esmee Fairbaine Foundation.

This is aimed at charitable organisations with an income of less than £20,000 a year in rural communities, market and coastal towns.

It prioritises the disabled, carers, elderly and people with mental health problems.

www.the-foundation.org.uk







Childrens Chance

Childrens chance provides support for children living in a 30 mile radius of Salisbury Cathedral (this includes parts of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset).

It is able to help with funding towards recreational, cultural and educational activities for children and young people from disadvantaged households.

All applications must be supported by a third party such as a Headteacher, ordained minister, social worker, health visitor or GP.  Details of welfare benefits may be required.

The charity also makes an annual award "The Bobbie Chettleburgh" Grant of £1,000 to a young person aged 16-18 years living in Salisbury (SP1 and SP2 postcodes only) or go to school in Salisbury.

The grant is to enable the young person to undertake an educational, cultural of recreational project.  This might include a good cause, gap year or development work.

In addition, the charity also administer "Hugo's Fund" a £1,000 annual award for 16-18 year olds living or going to school in Pewsey, Devizes, and Marlborough areas.

Applications for all funding should be made using the Childrens Chance application form which can be downloaded from their website.

www.childrenschance.co.uk







The Elmgrant Trust

The Elmgrant Trust provides grants to both individuals and organisations in the South West (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset).

It supports projects that improve the quality of local life and welfare, art projects and individuals who are trying to improve their life chances through education.

Grants for individuals are usually in the region of £150.  It has previously funded books and equipment.

Applications are to made by letter to the charity's Secretary.

www.elmgrant.org.uk







Foundation of St Mathias Trust

The trust provides grants for individuals in the UK to advancement of education and in particular education in line with the doctrines of the Church of England.

It prioritises applications from the Dioceses of Bath and Wells, Bristol and Gloucester.

Funding may be provided towards individuals training in social work youth work or teaching and those who wish to become Church of England ministers.

Applicants do not have to be members of the Church of England.

To apply: download an application form from the website.  Two references will be required.

Applications are considered twice a year with application deadlines of the 31st May and 30th September.

The next deadline for applications will be 31st May 2017.

www.stmathiastrust.org.uk







Bristol


Cerebral Palsy Plus

A grant scheme for adults and children with Cerebral Palsy living in Bristol and the surrounding area (open to anyone with a BS postcode).

The grant criteria is really broad - you just have to have Cerebral Palsy, a BS postcode and be asking for something that health or social care don't have a statutory duty to provide.

The application forms are short and easy to complete. A recommendation from a health professional will be required.

The forms can be downloaded from the website. All grant applications are reviewed within 2 -3 months.

www.cerebralpalsyplus.org.uk







Cornwall


Liskeard Relief in Need/Liskeard Relief in Sickness

Small charities providing support to individuals in need, hardship or distress living in Liskeard.

It is able to make grants to both individuals and charities.

To apply contact: Mr A J Ball, Tremellick, Pengover Road, Liskeard, PL14 3EW.







Lizzie Brooke Charity

The Lizzie Brooke Charity provides small grants to individuals living in West Cornwall with physical and mental difficulties, old age or sickness.

Further information can be obtained from: Miss S Bates, 13 Church Close, Lelant, St Ives TR26 3JX.







Rotary Club of Penzance Trust Fund

The Rotary Club of Penzance supports a number of causes in their local area.

It's Trust fund supports children and young people, the elderly and the disabled.  It awards grants to both individuals and organisations.

For more information contact: Mr. E. Rockey, Greenaches, 4 Higher Lidden Road, Penzance, TR18 4NZ.







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Dorset


Dorset Community Chest

The Dorset Community Chest set up by the brewers Hall and Woodhouse provides help for local communities in around Dorset.

Voluntary and community groups with a local focus to benefit local residents can apply for grants ranging from £300 to £3,000.

This could include funding for:

  • Equipment and Furniture
  • Training
  • Transport
  • Professional assistance
  • Specific project resources

They have previously funded disability and carers groups, Riding for the Disabled and the Bournemouth and Wessex Talking Newspaper.

They also run a similiar fund for West Sussex.

Applications for 2013 are now closed.

www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk







Dorset Community Foundation

The Dorset Community Foundation is responsible for a number of funds:

  • Dorset County Council Fund - provides grants up to £10,000 to fund new or distinct projects that deliver stronger services and support for local communities. 
  • Comic Relief - this is open to resident associations, community groups, social enterprises, community interest companies and credit unions for funding to empower local people to make a lasting change in their community. Grants vary from £1,000 to £10,000.
  • Dorset Education Trust - an endowment fund to support children and young people with their education, training or personal development. The Dorset Bursary Scheme - for individuals aged 16 to 21 years in training, apprenticeships or further education.  
  • The Meggitt Fund -  Grants up to £250 to local community groups.  
  • People's Health Trust - Grants from £5,000 to £25,000 for innovative projects that increase social connections and build networks.

Each fund will have it's own criteria, opening and closing dates for applications. To keep up to date with funding opportunities you can sign up to receive a "Grant Alert" email.

www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org







Gloucestershire


The Barnwood Trust

The Barnwood Trust supports Gloucestershire residents with complex physical and learning disabilities, including dementia.

Grants are awarded to both individuals and organisations in Gloucestershire.

    Individuals - Available to Gloucestershire residents with a long term disability/low income.  There are two funds: The Wellbeing Fund and The Opportunities Award.

    Organisations - Open to Gloucestershire-based charitable and voluntary organisations who seek to improve the quality of life for local people with long term disabilities. This may include local play schemes, social and recreational activities and building work.

    Small Sparks - Grants up to £250 to help small groups get together to do things they enjoy.  At least one of the group must have a disability or an older person.

Application forms may be downloaded from The Barnwood Trust website.

www.barnwoodtrust.org







Carers Gloucestershire

Carers Gloucestershire helps unpaid carers in Gloucestershire with services, support and advice.

It has a caravan at the Retreat Caravan site near Burnham-on-Sea available for carers registered with Carers Gloucestershire at exclusive rates.  It has three bedrooms (1 double and 2 twin).

The caravan may be booked for 3/4/7 nights.

The organisation is also able to help with benefits advice and applying for grants.

www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk







Gloucestershire Disability Fund

The Gloucestershire Disability Fund provides grants to individuals with a physical, sensory or learning disability and to Gloucestershire disability groups.

It provides funding in three categories:

  • Well-being grants for Gloucestershire residents of any age with a physical, sensory or learning disability who are in receipt of DLA or PIP.  These are designed for special or exceptional needs.
  • Organisation and Group grants provide financial help to groups whose aim is to improve the lives of Gloucestershire people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities.
  • Your Future Fund - open to Gloucestershire residents over 18 years with a physical, sensory of learning disability and in receipt of DLA/PIP.  This is designed to improve life chances and opportunities.

To apply: download the relevant application form.

www.glosdisabilityfund.org.uk







Mayfield Home Trust Limited

The Mayfield Home Trust supports individuals with learning difficulties or families with a member with learning difficulties living in Gloucestershire.

The trust will award funding for items which will improve the individuals quality of life, personal development or hobbies and interests.

To apply: download an application form. 

www.mayfieldhometrust.ltd.uk





Stroud District


Eastington Endowment Trust

The Eastington Endowment Trust provides grants for children to support their general education.

The child, or the parents of the child must have attended Eastington Primary either in the past or present. They must also live within the parish of Eastington.

Written applications should be made direct to the Trust c/o The Treasurer, Mr Bob Faraway, 6 Alkerton Road, Eastington, GL10 3BJ.






Kingscourt Educational Trust

The trust provides small awards for the educational needs of people living in the parish of Rodborough or attending Rodborough Tabernacle or St. Mary's Magdalene's Church.

To apply contact the Secretary: Jenny Wills, Rosemount, Queens Road, GL5 3SN  Tel 01453 763984 Email: j_m_wills@hotmail.com







Rodborough Parish Council Grants

The grants for 2015 have been allocated. Grant forms for 2016 are available.

To apply for a grant please contact the Clerk to the Council for an application form or download the form from the parish website

www.rodborough.gov.uk







Rodborough Consolidated Charity

The charitiy provides grants to individual young people for education and sporting activities. Grants are usually £50-£100.

Apply to: Mrs Mavis Buxton, 16 Heather Close, Rodborough, Stroud, Glos GL5 3QY







Stroud and Rodborough Educational Trust

Grants are first made to Archway, Marling and High Schools. The remainder is available for individuals living in the old Stroud Urban District Council area, who are under 25 years old for educational purposes.

Further information and an application form can be obtained from the Clerk to the Trustees, Mrs Shani Baker on 01453 860379.







Stroud United Charities

Funding is available for individuals living in the old Stroud Urban District Council area (not the modern Stroud District Council area).

Applications may be made direct by the individual or by a professional on their behalf.

To apply for grants, please contact : The Clerk to the Trustees, Mr A Johnson, Bodenham, Bussage, Stroud GL6 8BB







Stroud District Council

Stroud District Council provides funding for local charities, voluntary groups and individuals.

  1. Community Planning Grant Scheme - Grants up to £900 are available for local community groups. Further information may be obtained from the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council.
  2. The Youth Initiative Fund - This has been suspended until further notice.
  3. Grants for central heating systems are now available for households in Stroud District who do not have central heating.

Stroud District Council also provides a disability information website,www.disabilityinfo-strouddistrict.org.uk which includes details on local events, community, sport, art and play activities.

www.stroud.gov.uk







Somerset


Combe Down Holiday Trust

The Combe Down Holiday Trust is a small charity providing holidays, short breaks, or days out for disabled people and/or their carers and families living in the Bath & North East Somerset area.

It is able to help those with permanent disabilities or disabled through illness.

To apply: email  ro@cdht.org.uk

www.cdht.org.uk







South Somerset District Council

South Somerset District Council provides Community grants to support local voluntary and charitable organisations and other groups that benefit the community.

It also funds projects for people at risk, people with mental health difficutlies, older people and children and young people up to age 18 years.

The grant can be given for up to 50% of the project costs up to a maximum of £12,500.

To apply: use the online contact form to request an application pack.

www.southsomerset.gov.uk







St John's Hospital

St John's Hospital provides Armshouse accommodation,community and individual grants for residents in the city of Bath.

  • Armshouses - homes for the elderly with 24 hour care 7 days a week which includes welfare visits and emergency response.
  • Community Grants - to help organisations who engage people in community life.
  • Individual Grants - support to individuals and families in financial hardship. Funding will be provided for household items and other payments including rent arrears and utility bills. Applications must be made by a recognised statutory organisation on their behalf.

www.stjohnsbath.org.uk
























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