Grants of up to £10,000 per year for 2 years (up to £20,000 in total) are available for projects working to tackle violence affecting young people.


For the third year, Peabody Community Foundation is offering The Young People’s Fund to support grassroots community groups who are putting youth voice at the centre of their work to tackle violence affecting young people.


Organisations working with young people aged 11-25 in the boroughs of Westminster, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and Hackney can apply for funding. 


Applications close at 12pm (midday) on Friday 18th November 2022. For more details, see our website below


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Bid Writing – Mon 03 October 2022 – Mon 17 October 2022 – Mon 31 October 2022 Mon 14 November 2022 – Mon 28 November 2022 – Mon 12 December 2022

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections? Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?


Trust Fundraising – Tue 18 October 2022 – Tue 15 November 2022 – Tue 13 December 2022

Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you asking for the right amount of money? Are you applying in the right ways? Are your projects the most fundable projects? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way? Are you delegating enough work? Are you highly productive or just very busy? Are you looking for trusts in all the right places? How do you compare with your competitors for funding? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for?


Introduction to Fundraising – Wed 02 November 2022

The workshop is for people who wish to move into fundraising, have just started in fundraising or have responsibilities for fundraisers. We examine each of the different areas of fundraising – public donors, major donors, legacies, trusts and corporates. We explain how the different areas fit together and support each other to create a balanced fundraising effort. We look at how much investment each area of fundraising requires, what returns to expect and how long it is likely to take to achieve those returns. We examine what the rest of your organisation could be doing to help make your fundraising more successful.


Legacy Fundraising – Wed 16 November 2022

Why do people make legacy gifts? What are the ethical issues? What are the regulations? What are the tax issues? What are the statistics? What are the trends? How can we integrate legacy fundraising into our other fundraising? What are the sources for research? How should we set a budget? How should we evaluate our results? How should we forecast likely income? Should we use consultants? How should we build a case for support? What media and marketing channels should we use? What about in memory giving? How should we setup our admin systems? What are the common problems & pitfalls?


Major Donor Fundraising – Wed 05 October 2022 – Wed 30 November 2022

Major Donor Characteristics, Motivations and Requirements. Researching and Screening Major Donors.

Encouraging, Involving and Retaining Major Donors. Building Relationships with Major Donors. Major Donor Events and Activities. Setting Up Major Donor Clubs. Asking For Major Gifts. Looking After and Reporting Back to Major Donors. Delivering on Major Donor Expectations. Showing Your Appreciation to Major Donors.

Fundraising Budgets and Committees.  


Corporate Fundraising – Wed 19 October 2022 – Wed 14 December 2022

Who are these companies? Why do they get involved? What do they like? What can you get from them? What can you offer them? What are the differences between donations, sponsorship, advertising and cause related marketing? Are companies just like trusts? How do you find these companies? How do you research them?

How do you contact them? How do you pitch to them? How do you negotiate with them? When should you say no? How do you draft contracts? How do you manage the relationships? What could go wrong? What are the tax issues? What are the other considerations?

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Grass roots, community led organisations in England will be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the Comic Relief Community Fund. The Fund is supporting organisations to deliver projects within four strategic themes; A Safe Place to Be, Children Survive & Thrive, Gender Justice, and Mental Health Matters. Funding is available for both project delivery and organisational development. To be eligible, organisations need to have an annual income of less than £250,000 and must be able to demonstrate how people with lived experience of the issues being tackled are involved in the organisation and the project. The fund is being managed by the environmental charity Groundwork. The fund is being managed by the environmental charity Groundwork. The next funding round will be open to applications from the 31st October 2022 until the 30th November 2022. Comic Relief Community Fund to Re-Open for Applications (England)

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Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to rebuild their lives.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funded projects include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, which received a grant of £1,500 to transform the centre with new lighting, a new water heater and new decoration; and a grant of £3,000 to the Amber Foundation to enable the Foundation to buy new bedroom furniture for their residential centre in Devon, where every year over 60 unemployed, homeless young people are able to rebuild their lives and gain the motivation, confidence, self-esteem and skills for independent living.  The closing date for applications is the 15th December 2022. Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK)

There are a number of changes being introduced by the Charities Act 2022, which will amend the Charities Act 2011. The first changes are expected to come into force in autumn 2022.

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week (17 – 21 October 2022) is a campaign run by a partnership of charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative and umbrella bodies, and other not-for-profit stakeholders from across the world. You can find more information on how to get involved here.

Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders. Whilst priority will be given to funding essential items including clothing, food, medicines, and books, the funding can also be used to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations; help older people get online; and to help with unexpected bills. Applications must be made via a third-party Referral Agent such as a charity, local authority, housing association, Information, Advice and Guidance provider or social services representative. Applications can be made at any time. Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales)

Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises, and community interest companies in the UK can apply for funding for projects which support young people with criminal convictions (up to the age of 25) to find meaningful and secure employment. The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund will award grants of up to £60,000 over two years for projects which improve employment opportunities and reduce the risk of re-offending. Priority will be given to proposals supporting young people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, young women and girls, and young people who have been looked after. The deadline for applications is noon on the 28th October 2022. Funding to Support Young Offender Employment Projects (UK)