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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/

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Engaging Libraries Programme Deadline: August 2017

The Carnegie UK Trust has announced that its Engaging Libraries Programme is now open for applications. The programme offers grants of £5,000 – £15,000 to libraries to deliver creative and imaginative public engagement projects on health and wellbeing. Applicants must be public library services, but the programme has a strong emphasis on collaboration and encourages libraries to think about a broad range of potential partnership opportunities in the delivery of their projects.

The Carnegie UK Trust is aiming to support between 8 – 10 libraries and activities must be completed between October 2017 and October 2018. The closing date for applications is August 2017.

Find out more here.

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MIF Creative 50

Creative50 is a great new opportunity for emerging writers, bloggers, artists, musicians, performers, gamers (anyone creative!) to join the Manchester International Festival to experiment, explore and play with new digital technology.
We’re offering 50 creative individuals a £400 bursary, training and exclusive access to the Festival this Summer and the opportunity is open to everyone aged over 18 and living in Greater Manchester.
More info can be found here…  mif.co.uk/my-festival/creative-development/   and the deadline for applications is 3rd May.
There are lots of other ways to get involved in this year’s Festival – from volunteering to skills development and opportunities to be part of MIF shows – all of which can be found at  mif.co.uk/my-festival/

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Prosper business support – applications are now open

Deadline: 31st May
Funded by Arts Council England, Prosper is a new business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries.  Prosper will offer organisations and individual entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate in nine months of free, dynamic and impactful business support activities. To be eligible organisations must be based in England and operate in the creative or cultural sectors; furthermore museums must be fully accredited and libraries must be publicly funded.

To apply, you need to complete an online application form and a diagnostic report.

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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