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Kent In Brief - 30th October


Sample Funding Bulletin

Below is an extract from a funding alert went to our members a few years ago.

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The Church and Community Fund  

Supports projects that:  

  • Significantly expand the Church's engagement with neighbourhood renewal;

  • Seek innovative ways of developing established community projects so that they either a) grow existing or b) evolve into new communities of Christian Faith, and;

  • Replicate models of successful community engagement across the wider church. 

Closing date: 30th September 2014 



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The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme Provides one-off donations of between £500 and £2,500. The funding they give goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit health, sustainability or opportunities for young people in the local community around their stores in the UK 

The closing date for applications is 21 September 2014 



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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

The Foundation funds the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change.  They take pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund.

They aim to encourage enterprising people and projects and always look to support work which is sustainable and responsibly planned.  

The areas they support are:

  • Arts

  • Education and Learning

  • Envionment

  • Social Change

  • Food Strand

  • Merger Fund

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Monica Rabagliati Charitable Trust

The Monica Rabagliati Charitable Trust gives grants primarily in support of organisations that focus on the alleviation of child suffering and deprivation. The trustees have decided to prioritise small/medium sized organisations where possible and grants are usually between £1,000 and £5,000

For further information including details of how to apply click here...

Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications.


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The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund

The object of the fund is to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. This includes:

  • Helping disadvantaged young people  (aged from 5 to 30 years)

  • Offenders and ex-offenders, particularly those under 30 years of age 

They are especially interested in helping smaller organisations which offer direct services. Charities and those in the process of applying for registration are welcome to apply, grants awarded usually have an upper limit of £15,000 per annum.

The next deadlines for applications is:  2 December 2014

For further information including details on how to apply click here…


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Film Festival Fund

The British Film Institute has allocated Lottery funding of £1 million per year, for the four years from 2013-2017, to the Film Festival Fund. As part of the Audience Fund, the Film Festival Fund supports festivals which provide audiences across the UK with a greater film choice, as well as increasing audiences for specialised and independent British film. 

The fund has two priorities: 

  • Strand 1: To support audience development activity within film festivals that offer a strong cultural programme and which serve regional/local audiences, or which may have a particular specialist theme enabling them to reach audiences from further across the UK. These festivals are usually focused on public audiences, rather than the film industry, and do not generally attract an industry delegation. New festivals can be supported under this strand as long as they demonstrate a clear cultural vision which meets a gap in provision, are based on audience analysis and need, and demonstrate financial viability.

  • Strand 2: To support audience development activity at UK film festivals that have an international or UK-wide reach and profile, enhancing opportunities for the UK film industry nationally and internationally, as well as increasing audience choice. New festivals will not be supported under this strand. 

The current round has a closing date of 13 October 2014 



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Seafarers UK 

Funds charitable organisations delivering projects, services or activities to UK and Commonwealth seafarers, ex-seafarers, their spouses and dependants and maritime youth organisations where the promotion of a career at sea is an element of their activities. 

Closing date: 10 October 2014 



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Family Intervention Project Workers Light

Kent County Council, in conjunction with our District, City and Borough Councils wishes to commission Family Intervention Workers - Light (FIP Light) to work with troubled families in Kent. They are using the nationally trialled and successful Family Intervention Project model of working, and envisage commissioning a total of 4 workers split across 4 districts in Kent; namely Dover, Gravesend, Shepway and Swale. 

Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal must be submitted no later than 12 noon on the 18th of September 2014.