community and voluntary

Funding

Rosa Launches ‘Now’s the Time’ Large Grant Programme

Now’s the Time programme will award up to £1 million through a Challenge Fund which asks: “What would you do toward ending sexual harassment?”

Large grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 for over one to three years are being made available to women’s organisations applying in partnership with at least one other organisation. Partnerships across sectors is encouraged, supporting specialist organisations to reach out to colleagues in businesses, unions, local councils, schools and colleges and other contexts, and work with them to drive long-term culture change.

The outcomes being working towards through the Now’s the Time programme include:

  • Increased opportunities to understand what works in changing the culture around sexual harassment and abuse.
  • Increased opportunities to share learning between specialist organisations and colleagues in a wide range of other organisations and identify approaches that can be scaled up or replicated.

The Fund is looking for ideas, solutions, the best next steps to support the following:

  • Prevention work (including education and other initiatives)
  • Awareness-raising activities
  • Grass-roots activism
  • Influencing
  • Work with groups and communities who might face additional barriers to getting their voices heard, or might be at higher risk of sexual harassment and abuse, to amplify those voices
  • Work that tries out new ideas
  • Innovative uses of tech/arts/sports/etc
  • Work that replicates tried and tested approaches in new settings
  • Work that others can learn from

The funding is to be used for mainly revenue costs or for new work or an extension or continuation, of existing work.

Before applying, organisations are ‘strongly advised’ to participate in one of two webinars: Monday 15 October (10.30am – 11.30am) and Wednesday 14 November (2pm – 3pm).

The closing date for large grant applications is 14 December 2018 (5pm)

For more information:

Now’s the Time

Source:  Grantfinder

Community Arts, Funding

Project Brief for Bolton Light Festival

Background

Bolton Light Festival is a new event for the town and has developed from the Bolton Christmas Lights Switch-On Lantern Parade held last year. This year Bolton Light Festival will run for a whole month from the 18th October to 22nd November 2018 and include various events and activities across the town centre and districts. The Light Festival will culminate in an extended Lantern Parade as part of the Christmas Light Switch-On on the evening of Thursday 22nd November.

 

The Brief

The Bolton Light Festival Team are inviting applications from up to ten community groups or not-for-profit organisations for between £500 and £750 to create your own contribution to the Light Festival. This can take any form but must celebrate the theme of ‘Light’ and be able to be included as part of the Bolton Light Festival Programme or Christmas Light Switch- On evening.  

 

Some examples of possible light-themed contributions are listed below:

  • A drama performance
  • A dance piece
  • An artwork or installation
  • Costumes or ‘props’
  • A musical or choral piece
  • A short film or digital artwork

 

There will be various venues for these events to take place in the town centre on the night of the Switch-On as well as the opportunity to join in with the celebrations, which culminate in a spectacular firework display.

 

Town centre venues and locations include:

  • Switch-On Main Stage
  • Market Place Shopping Centre
  • Crompton Place Shopping Centre
  • Bolton Interchange
  • Newport Street
  • Bolton Central Library & Museum
  • Digital screens across Bolton town centre

 

The Panel will also consider proposals for Light Festival activities, taking place during the Light Festival period, in your neighbourhood.

 

Applications

Your group must be constituted and have its own bank account.

If you would like to make an application for your group to be considered to receive funding, please complete the application form and send it to Gaynor.Cox@boltonathome.org.uk

 

Timescales

The deadline for completed applications to be returned is 11.59 pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

You will be notified of the Panel’s decision by Friday 5th October 2018.

Activities must be delivered between Thursday 18th October and Thursday 22nd November 2018

Groups whose applications are unsuccessful will be offered other opportunities to get involved in the Bolton Light Festival.

 

Further information and support

The Bolton Light Festival Group can offer support to develop your proposal and deliver your activity.

If you have an idea but would like some assistance to get it ready for the application form please contact:

 

Gaynor Cox

Housing Arts Officer, Bolton at Home

gaynor.cox@boltonathome.org.uk

01204 329706 / 07979 705123

Events

Bolton International Film Festival Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th October

Bolton International Film Festival

Bolton Film Festival returns to the Light Cinema on 2nd/3rd/4th October 2018  – a nine screen cinema housed within an amazing listed Victorian market building in the centre of the town which has recently undergone a twenty seven million pound refurbishment.

Screening innovative and ground-breaking short films from independent film-makers. Whether it’s drama, documentary, animation, comedy, VR or experimental film the aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individuals and industry experts.

Supported by partner venues The Light Cinema, The Albert Halls, Neo Arts Gallery, Bolton Library & Museums and The Holiday Inn the festival will screen over 100 short films from both home and abroad over the three days; covering drama, documentary, animation, women in film, diversity in film, student film and community film as well as hosting industry talks, masterclasses, networking sessions and after parties.

https://www.boltonfilmfestival.com/screenings

https://www.boltonfilmfestival.com/talks-biff-2018

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Arts & Health, Community Arts, Funding, Health, National

Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Grants Programme

A new fund invites applications from not-for-profit organisations for community-based, mental-health peer support activities that will benefit women experiencing multiple disadvantage in England and Wales.

With funding from the Government, the Women’s Mental Health Peer Support grants programme is administered by Mind, the mental health charity, in partnership with Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk.

The programme responds to the needs of women experiencing disadvantage, particularly multiple disadvantage, who are frequently under-represented in services.

Work will be supported for a maximum of one year, and the funders expect to make between 80 and 90 awards ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 through the following two funding strands:

  • Women’s peer support hubs to support five women’s organisations in creating ‘hubs’, four in England and one in Wales, to improve the capacity of individuals and community-based organisations to lead effective peer-support activity delivered for and by women.
  • Peer support delivery initiatives based in the community, which will be facilitated by applying organisations and led by and for women with experience of multiple disadvantage.

Applications are invited from registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CIC), Charitable Incorporate Organisations (CIO), or companies limited by guarantee in England or Wales and with a track record of engaging with women who have experience of multiple disadvantage. Applicants for ‘hubs’ grants should be women’s organisations with specialist expertise of women with, or at risk of developing, mental-health problems and experiencing multiple disadvantage.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2018 (5pm)

Document type icon Mind’s Online Application Portal

Document type icon Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme

 

Source: Grantfinder

Funding

Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving 2017

Community groups in the UK have until 31st July 2017 to apply to Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving programme.

There are 164 pots of £500 to be given away in 2017.  To be in with a chance of receiving an award, groups must show a real commitment to their local community and demonstrate how they will make a difference and enhance lives in the neighbourhood.  Preference will be given to volunteer orientated groups, who are used to relying on minimal funds and the good will and generosity of members.

The judges are looking for projects with ‘the greatest chance to progress ideas and activities with a lasting impact’.  The application process includes a public vote. Please note that this scheme is not open to registered charities.  To give you some ideas, click the link for a list of last year’s award winners.

Read more at: http://www.bfunded.org.uk/community-news/news/skipton-building-society-grassroots-giving-2017/