Landfill Disposal Tax Communities Scheme
We are pleased to announce the seventh round of the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS) is now open to applications. The fund will be open to any organisation for projects focusing on one or more of the following themes:
- Biodiversity – activities that help native wildlife and restore, maintain and enhance natural habitats, create community green space
- Waste Minimisation & Diversion of Waste from Landfill – activities that encourage prevention, re-use and recycling of waste, including food waste and composting initiatives
- Wider Environmental Enhancements – bring wider community benefit through improving quality of place, e.g. create community green spaces, bring neglected and run-down areas back into community use, and maintain or improve community facilities, such as community halls
The LDTCS is a grant funding programme to help communities living within 5 miles of certain waste transfer stations or landfill sites take action for their local environment. Applicants can check eligibility by visiting our website and using the map to see where eligible sites are.
Main grants are between £5,000 – £49,000 and need to meet 1 theme. This round is also open to applications to the Nationally Significant grant, which offers funding for one nationally significant project with a value of between £50,000 – £250,000 which will contribute to two or more of the fund’s themes.
Deadline for applications: 23 January 2022, successful projects will start in March 2022.
Joseph Rank Trust
Registered Charities, and expected or exempted charities can apply for grants towards:
- Projects that demonstrate a Christian approach to the practical, educational and spiritual needs of people of all ages.
- The adaptation or improvement of Church properties (including new build) with a view to providing improved facilities for use by the church and its work in the community in which it is based.
Grants available are up to £75,000 capital grants for (1) property schemes, and (2) core costs for up to three years. Applications can be made at any time, as grants panel meets four times a year to consider applications: in January, April, July and October.
Co-op Foundation – Community Fridge Grants
The Co-op Foundation is working with Hubbub, which co-ordinates the UK’s Community Fridge Network, to establish more community spaces that brings people together to socialise, eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste. Not-for-profit groups across the UK can now apply for start-up grants of £4,000 setting up new Community Fridges. To be eligible, the Community Fridge cannot yet have opened, and there must be the intention for it to be sustained in the long term, beyond the grant.
Grants can cover all costs associated with establishing a new Community Fridge, such as: staffing, buying fridges and freezers, cleaning materials, insurance, utilities, volunteer expenses and relevant training. The Fridge should be open to the whole community and not used for emergency food provision, and ideally not located within a two-mile radius of an existing Community Fridge or similar project. The deadline to apply is 1 February 2022.
The Leche Trust
The Leche Trust is a grant making charity that provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation.
- Performing Arts – supports projects that: promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; new work and on the development of young professionals aged 18 or over; and projects that widen geographical access to the performing arts, e.g. through festivals and touring.
- Conservation – supports projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. In the case of churches, they will consider supporting the conservation of such features as monuments, wall paintings, stained glass, and historic furniture and fittings.
Preference is given to smaller projects, or specific elements of projects, where their contribution can make a greater impact.
Trustees meet three times a year to review applications, normally in February, June and October. The next deadline is 28th January 2022, for applications to be considered at the February panel meeting.
Read more: The Leche Trust – grants | Funding Wales
Rosa – Rise Fund
Throughout the Covid crisis, specialist Black and minoritised-led women’s and girls’ organisations have supported women and girls to deal with long-term and complex issues, with tailored and culturally sensitive support. Many of these organisations have said they are now facing a funding cliff edge. Demand for their services has increased and in the context of responding to the Covid crisis, it has been impossible to find the time to address longer-term strategic planning and sustainability. As we emerge from the pandemic, many of these organisations face uncertain futures.
Rosa’s Rise Fund responds to this need. It will be awarding two year organisational development grants of up to £40,000 to small organisations led by/and for Black and minoritised women. The deadline for applications has been extended to 5pm on Monday 31st January 2022
Planned Care Innovation Programme
Do you have an idea that could make a difference to planned care services in Wales?
The Planned Care Innovation Programme will fund and support innovative projects from across the spectrum of health and social care (incl. the voluntary sector and community groups) in Wales to develop, apply and test new ways of working, which (and/or):
- Have potential to positively transform or impact planned care pathways in Wales.
- Aim to reduce or alleviate the demand on planned care services in Wales.
Apply by 15 February 2022.