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SHIRE Community Grants – Final Round Deadline: Monday 26th February 2018

Posted: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:00

An additional deadline for Leicestershire County Council's SHIRE Community Grant has been set for the 26th of February 2018.

Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 or smaller grants of up to £3,000 for community based projects and activities that achieve the following:

  • support the most vulnerable individuals and communities in Leicestershire
  • provide early intervention and prevention based solutions
  • complement existing services already being delivered

Please note, for this additional final grant round for 2017-18, applications for funding will only be accepted for capital projects which closely align to the existing grant criteria.

Capital projects could include; the purchase of equipment, tools, machinery, vehicles or improvements to a building, which are essential to the delivery of your project or activity.

Decisions on applications will be made in March 2018.

The amount of funding remaining in the grant budget is limited. Therefore we will only be able to award capital funding to those projects which most closely meet the grant eligibility criteria.

Where appropriate, any applications not approved for capital funding in this final round for 2017-18 will be considered in Round 1 of the 2018-19 SHIRE Grants programme, which is due to open in April 2018.

If you have a project idea you think may be eligible for capital funding, please contact: shiregrants@leics.gov.uk, before completing an online application form.

For more details about the SHIRE Community Grant, go to: www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/grants, or contact the Grant Officers:

Email: shiregrants@leics.gov.uk

Tel: (0116) 305 7269 or (0116) 305 7020

Tags: Grants, Funding, SHIRE Grants

The Building a Stronger Britain programme is now open

Posted: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:38

The Building a Stronger Britain programme is now open to applications.

Grants are available for project costs of up to £50,000.

The programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender.

The BSBT programme is a strand of the Government's Counter Extremism Strategy (October 2015) and they are looking for local projects that ultimately counter extremism and build stronger communities.

For further information on the BSBT application process please use the following web link, this also contains the online portal for application submissions to be made.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/building-a-stronger-britain-together

It is strongly recommended that groups who want to apply for this funding contact their local Counter Extremism Community Coordinator first.

Groups in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland with any queries about this programme should contact:

Ben Smith

Counter Extremism Community Coordinator

Email: ben.smith3@leicester.gov.uk

Tel: 07710 148722

This information is also held on the LLR Community Foundation website here: https://www.llrcommunityfoundation.org.uk/apply-for-funds/building-a-stronger-britain-together/

Tags: Funding, Grants, BSBT programme, Community Foundation

SHIRE Funding for Carers Projects Application Deadline Approaching

Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:13

SHIRE Funding for Carers Projects 2017-18

A maximum one-off grant of up to £5,000 is available for community projects in the 2017-18 financial year, which can deliver activities to support carers with the following:

  • to feel less isolated and better supported
  • to enable them to continue to undertake caring responsibilities
  • to have a life outside of caring
  • to reduce incidences of carer breakdown
  • to enable carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities

The deadline for applications in the 2017-18 financial year is Wednesday 31st January 2018.

Tags: Funding, Grants, Carers, SHIRE Grant

SHIRE Grant Funding for Carers Projects

Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:03

An opportunity has presented itself through Leicestershire County Council's Adults & Communities Department, to help community organisations in Leicestershire to provide support to carers.

Additional funding will be administered through the Council's existing SHIRE Community Grants programme, to enable more community-based support to be provided to carers.

A maximum one-off grant of up to £5,000 is available for community projects in the 2017-18 financial year

Tags: Funding, Grants, Carers

East Midlands Funders Forum Bulletin

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:20

The June E Bulletin from East Midlands Funders Forum (EMFF) contains funding updates and other relevant information for the East Midlands

Tags: East midlands Funders Forum, EMFF, Funding, Grants

SHIRE Climate Change Grant Launch

Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 13:29

Leicestershire County Council's SHIRE Community Climate Change grants scheme has been re-launched for 2017-18.

Groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply to help them to reduce their carbon emissions by improving their community buildings.

The grant fund is for community projects in Leicestershire (not Leicester City or Rutland) that help to improve the energy efficiency of community buildings and make local environmental changes to help reduce carbon emissions.

Tags: Funding, Grants, Community Buildings, SHIRE Climate Change Grant

The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund 2017/2018

Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 08:54

The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund recognises the important role local groups and third sector organisations play in reducing harm and helping vulnerable people to overcome their problems before they escalate into crime.

Lord Willy Bach has agreed to set aside £250,000 for 2017/2018 to support grassroots groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which address the community safety goals outlined in his Police and Crime Plan. A further £250,000 will be available in 2018/2019.

Tags: Funding, Grants, Police and Crime Commissioner Fund

East Midlands Funders Forum News Bulletin

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:14

The April E Bulletin from East Midlands Funders Forum (EMFF) contains funding updates and other relevant information for the East Midlands

Tags: East Midlands Funders Forum, EMFF, Funding, Grants

East Midlands Funders Forum News Bulletin

Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:02

The March E Bulletin from East Midlands Funders Forum (EMFF) contains funding updates and other relevant information for the East Midlands

Tags: Funding, EMFF, East Midlands Funders Forum, Grants

Rural Opportunities Bulletin

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:56

A monthly bulletin facilitated by your membership of the Rural Services Network highlighting a selection of current funding, consultation and other opportunities.

Tags: Funding, Rural, Rural Services Network, Rural Opportunities Bulletin, Grants