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Friday, 1 May 2015

Some Current funding opportunities with forthcoming deadlines

Funding to Tackle Fuel Poverty 1 June 2015 
The EAGA Charitable Trust grant making programme has re-opened for applications.The Trust supports projects and research into the causes of fuel poverty. Grants available are between £2,500 and £25,000 and most grants last between two and three years. During 2015 the Trust will fund work that promotes the understanding and combating of fuel poverty. Priority will be given to projects that: Address fuel poverty and health and wellbeing; Fuel poverty and household vulnerability; Fuel poverty and climate change and sustainability; Fuel poverty and rural communities.
Hilden Charitable Fund 10 June 2015 
(This may be of interest to groups in Preston who are enagging with the asylum seekers who have recently been housed in the city)
Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address: Homelessness; Supports asylum seekers and refugees; Supports community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; Penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,000 and preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year. The Trust will consider funding project as well as core running costs of organisations. The Hilden Charitable Fund also runs a Summer Playscheme Grants Programme. The scheme aims to help community groups run Summer Playschemes for the benefit of children from refugee and ethnic minority families. Funding of between £500 and £1,500 is available for Summer Playschemes for children aged 5 - 18 years lasting for 2 - 6 weeks with strong volunteer support. The funding is available to voluntary agencies with an income of less than £150,000. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme 15 June 2015  
Grants of up to £5,000 are available towards capital costs to support projects that help disadvantaged individuals in their return to mainstream society, through residential or training facilities. The grants are available to small and medium sized charities. Grants to larger charities may be considered if the project is suitable innovative and only possible for a larger organisation to develop it. All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.

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