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Funding Update June 2021

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Funding Workshops
The Bingham Trust
Always / Sported
Boshier – Hinton Foundation
East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
theBigGive Christmas Challenge
Hilden Charitable Fund
Pets at Home Foundation
BBC Children In Need

Funding Workshops

We still have places available for the Funding Workshop focused on the Police and Crime Commissioners Vulnerability Fund – Small Grants.  Sarah Greensmith from the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office has agreed to lead a further workshop showcasing the Vulnerability fund. The fund aims to help groups and communities address the effects of crime or anti-social behaviour in their community. 

The workshop will be held via Zoom on Thursday 17 June from 1.30pm and will be hosted by High Peak CVS. Please join us to find out how your organisation can apply.   To book your place please use the ink below.

We also have a Funding Workshop scheduled for Tuesday 13th July at 1.30pm  which will focus on Easyfundraising – this will be led by Becky Coleman from Easyfundraising and will provide you with an opportunity to see if Easyfundraising is right for your group.  To book your place please use the ink below.

The Bingham Trust

The Bingham Trust’s primary area of benefit is the SK17 postcode area around Buxton in Derbyshire. There are five trustees who decide how much to give away, and to whom, based on the information received, the merits of the application and the funds available. All applications are considered as ‘one off’, they cannot guarantee to fund long term projects.

They will look at any application for charitable purposes within the SK17 area. Charitable purposes include the relief of poverty, the provision of educational services, the assistance of religious activity and the benefit of the community. There is a preference for capital projects rather than revenue expenses. NB, they are not able to provide continuous funding.

The average grant is about £1,000 but they also make a few larger ones and many smaller ones. They give away about £170,000 per year.

Applications for a grant can only be made using the Application Forms available from their website. 

Deadline: Applications are usually considered in January, April, July and October each year.  The next meeting is July 2021. In order for applications to be considered at that meeting, they must be received by the closing date of Monday 5 July 2021.  

Always / Sported

Sported has joined forces with Always to highlight the long-term benefits that girls get from participating in sport and to provide grants of upto £200 for sports equipment for women and girls. 

To help keep girls playing sport, Always is donating to Sported as part of its new Fuel Her Future campaign. For every pack of Always Ultra, Always Platinum or Tampax Compak Pearl purchased from participating retailers and for every share using  #FuelHerFuture on Twitter during the campaign period, Always will donate to help Sported deliver programmes across the country.  

The funds donated will be used to provide small grants and equipment to Sported members, delivering vital services for young women and girls in their community.

Deadline – none given 

Boshier – Hinton Foundation

The Boshier-Hinton Foundation exists to improve quality of life for people with disabilities, learning difficulties or sensory impairment and their families, by the awarding of grants. Average grants are around £2K.  Please read the guidance available on their website before applying. The Foundation offers funding to support its objectives, which are to: 

  • Provide relief for children and adults with special educational or other needs, and their families, in any part of the country.
  • Make donations to institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs.
  • Make donations to other registered Charitable Trusts.
  • Make donations to local community charities or other agencies in any part of the country whose objects are no wider than the charity’s own, or to any charity for use for particular purposes, which fall within the charity’s objects.

Deadline: none – you can apply at any time.

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) has a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Fund and is looking to make up to 15 awards of £1,000 to groups in the East Midlands region.

This funding is aimed at health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. 

They particularly welcome applications that demonstrate the involvement of seldom heard and underserved communities as their voices and feedback would be invaluable to the local health and care system.  

Applications for the funding will be considered by a panel including representatives from the East Midlands Patient Public Involvement Senate, an independent group of patients and carers with varied health and service user experience.For more information, for terms and conditions and to apply you can visit 

Applications to the scheme are now open and the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 27 June 2021.

theBigGive Christmas Challenge

Applications for the Christmas Challenge 2021 are now open. The Christmas Challenge is a week-long match funding campaign which launches on #GivingTuesday, 30 November. Last year, the Christmas Challenge raised a record breaking £20.1m for 764 charities!

Up to £25,000 of match funding is available per charity. There are millions of pounds of match funding available for a wide range of charities.

As well as accessing Champion funds, evidence shows that donors are more likely to give, and to give more in match funding campaigns. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, the Christmas Challenge has raised millions of pounds for thousands of charity projects since it launched on the Big Give in 2008.

The Big Give also offers a free suite of resources, training and guidance for all participating charities. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 2 July (although the Big Give may be able to accept late applications). For more information and how to apply visit:
If charities would like to find out further information about the Christmas Challenge, The Small Charities Coalition are running a funding talk on Wednesday 16 June from 12-1pm. 

Hilden Charitable Fund

Grants for UK charities working in the areas of asylum seekers and refugees, penal affairs, homelessness and community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25). 

The average grant size is £5K and Hilden will consider funding projects for more than one year. 

Deadline: 31 August 2021. 

Pets at Home Foundation

Grants are available for charities that provide temporary or ongoing assistance to ensure pets can remain with their owners or change the lives of adults and children through the provision of animal-based activities. The Pets through People grants aim to support charities in the UK that provide:

  • Temporary (‘foster’) care to pets for reasons including, but not limited to, their owner entering sheltered accommodation, needing hospitalisation or escaping domestic abuse.
  • Practical assistance to pet owners struggling to care for their pet due to their own ill-health, physical disability, or because they are homeless or vulnerably housed.
  • Trained assistance animals to assist adults and children with disabilities to lead more independent lives.
  • Animal-based therapy for vulnerable adults and children.
  • Grants of £250 to £50,000 are available. Larger grants may also be considered depending on the project.  Multi-year funding applications, up to a three-year period, will be considered.  The Foundation prioritises the funding of medium and small charitable organisations.

Deadline: Ongoing

BBC Children In Need
The Main and small grants programmes will reopen 28 June 2021, so keep an eye on their website. 


I recently attended some excellent training provided by The Fore which explained Crowdfunding.  The link below will take you to the workshop I attended so you can judge for yourself if Crowdfunding is right for your group.  Link to the webinar –

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