community and voluntary

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/

Community Arts

Become an ADUK Member for 2017-18

We would like to invite you to join ADUK – the only UK organisation representing professional arts development at a local, regional and national level.  ADUK membership offers significant benefits, including the chance to network with colleagues, share learning, experience and issues, appeal for help and keep your finger on the pulse of the changes and developments in the sector. In 2016-17, our membership included nearly 400 cultural organisations and those engaged in the arts development sector (including over 85% of local authorities in England and Wales with an arts and cultural service). We hope that you will take advantage of the current valuable services and new developments for this coming year by becoming a member.

  Member Benefits   We offer you a range of services for your membership, including:

  • Advocacy, networking and supporting the interests of professionals involved in the arts development sector and those working in creative industries on a local, regional and national bases
  • Research and development programmes into the state of arts development
  • A professional development programme to support you in your career development
  • A weekly electronic e-zine (the ADUK e-zine)
  • A strong regional voice with regional meetings in each area on a regular basis
  • An informative ADUK website, regularly updated, which also includes good practice case studies in our exclusive members-only area
  • A national seminar and conference programme

  Membership Rates  

We have also listened to our members in 2016-17 and we are pleased to report that we have frozen our membership fees for the coming year (and in some cases there has been no membership increase since 2012).  Our membership rates for 2017-18 include:

  • Large organisations (trading above £75,000 p.a.) – £180 +VAT (£216)
  • Small organisations (trading below £75,000 p.a.) – £100 +VAT (£120)
  • Personal Membership – £80 +VAT (£96)ADUK
  • Unemployed/Student/Retired Membership – £42 +VAT (£50.40)
  • Group Membership for up to 5 members – £285 +VAT (£342)
  • Large Group Membership (for up to 10 members) – £325+VAT (£390)

  How to Join   If you would like to join as a new member in 2017-18, please complete and return to us one of the forms below:

For Organisational Membership:  Organisational membership application form

For Group Organisational Membership:  Group Organisational membership application form

For Personal Membership:  Personal membership application form

If you would like to find out more information about ADUK Membership, please contact Pete Bryan at pete@artsdevelopmentuk.org or 01269 824728.

Funding

Crowdfunder launches Just Act Community Fund

Following the closure of Community Development Foundation, who created social giving website Just Act, ownership has been transferred to Crowdfunder. Crowdfunder, is one of the UK’s leading crowdfunding website. As a result, Crowdfunder has launched the £50,000 Just Act Community Fund. Through the fund Volunteer-led community projects in England and Wales that are seeking to raise funds through the “Crowdfunder” website can apply for top-up funding of up to £1,000.

To be eligible, projects must benefit at least 20 people; clearly demonstrate it has a positive impact on the community; be led and/or delivered by volunteers; and be delivered by an organisation with an annual income of less than £50,000; etc. Crowdfunder will fund up to 50% of the Crowdfunder project target to a maximum of £1,000 for projects that achieve 100% of their project target.

Read more at: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/plus/just-act/community-fund

News

Bolton Film Festival at Light Cinema Bolton: Call for Submissions

BFF Final Poster_small (2)Bolton Film Festival launches on 20th and 21st September at The Light Cinema Experience within the Market Place, Bolton – a listed Victorian building that has undergone a twenty seven million pound refurbishment.

We’re seeking out innovative and ground-breaking short films (under 20 mins) from independent film-makers and students. Whether it’s feature, documentary, animation, comedy or experimental our aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individuals and industry experts. Free entry for Community Groups / Charities / Schools. 

We’ve already received our first few entries and we’re delighted with the high standard of films we received for consideration so early on.

The submissions will be critiqued and selected by a jury of experts from the industry and showcased throughout a two day festival.

Mid Term Deadline 1st May

Regular Deadline 1st June

Late Entry Deadline 1st July

Please check out our website at http://www.boltonfilmfestival.com/

 

Funding

Comic Relief Community Cash Fund re-opens for applications

Comic Relief, together with local Community Foundations have announced that the Community Cash Fund has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for community groups across the UK with an income of under £100,000 for projects that make a positive impact in their communities. Priority will be given to applicants that are:

  • New to Comic Relief and/or Community Foundation funding
  • In areas of high deprivation; in geographically underfunded areas
  • With lived experience, where people directly affected by the issues are involved in all levels of the organisation
  • With innovative approaches, to respond to clearly defined need
  • Those demonstrating effective practice, with evidence that the methodology being used will be successful.

The type of activities that could be supported through the Community Cash Fund include (this is an example but not a definitive list):

  • Foodbanks
  • Counselling and advice services
  • Disability sports clubs/activities
  • Training, skill building and volunteering projects
  • Community groups and set up costs for new groups
  • Support groups

The applications deadlines are different for each of the local Community Foundation.
For more information, click on the link below and then select the Community Foundation for your area. Read more at: http://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/our-network