Comic relief supports projects that work towards a world free of poverty and will aim to achieve seven goals. These are improving the health of women aged 15-49 and children under five; disadvantaged children and adults gain access to and attain a good quality education; women and girls are equal and respected members of society; slum dwellers have an improved quality of life; children and young people at risk are safer with greater opportunities to increase their skills and life prospects; people affected by HIV have an improved quality of life' and poor people can improve their income through trade, enterprise and employment and using sport to bring about positive change.
The International Communities programme helps disadvantaged communities around the world. International Communities has a budget of up to £80 million between 2010 and 2015. BIG will fund projects that tackle the causes of poverty and deprivation and bring about a long-term difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged people in the world.
The Childwick Trust provides funding to registered charities to assist people with disabilities, the promotion of health, the elderly in need and for the welfare of people involved in the horse racing world. The Trust also helps a number of Jewish charities and funds pre-school education projects in South Africa. The overall focus is to �make payments for the benefit of charities within the United Kingdom for the promotion of health particularly for the relief of the disabled and the aged in need. The funding amount is discretionary. The trustees meet twice a year, in July and January to consider applications. Applications can be submitted for these meetings between the months of April - May (for the July meeting) and October - November (for the January meeting).
The Balmore Trust is a recognised charity that works throughout the Uk to benefit local communities with a preference mainly in the Glasgow area and favours families, teenagers, and women's aid groups. The Trust also has close connections with community development programmes in India (Kolkata, Rajasthan and Kerala), Burma and Africa (Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia). The funding amount is discretionary and applications may be submitted at any time.
The Anchor Foundation Grant focuses on Christian Charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of healing and the arts. In any one year the grant range to a project is usually between £500 and £10,000. It is the Trust's normal practice not to give grants to the same project for more than three years. Applications are considered at twice yearly trustees meetings in April and November and need to be received by 31st January and 31st July each year.
The Jephcott Charitable Trust makes grants for charitable purposes in four main areas of funding: population control, the natural environment, education and health. Preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources. This often means that the Trust is funding capital projects, e.g for equipment or materials, rather than running costs. Grants are made to charities in all parts of the world. The Jephcott Charitable Trust does not support projects involving animal welfare or heritage sites or buildings. Projects which require long-term funding are not normally considered. Applications are considered at trustee meetings which are held in April and October. You will hear shortly after these meetings whether your applications have been successful or not.
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 18 grant-making trusts established by three generations of the Sainsbury family. Each trust works autonomously as an independent legal entity with a separate board of trustees, actively led by an individual member of the family with keenly-followed interests. The Monument Trust Grant focuses on Health and Community Care - substantial HIV/AIDS projects in the UK and Africa, social exclusion, the sexual health of young people, and hospices and Arts and Heritage - arts, architectural and environmental projects of national or regional importance, including galleries, museums, and historic houses and gardens. Proposals are particularly welcome for cultural projects which will make a major contribution to improving economically depressed areas and Criminal justice - including prisoners' resettlement, advice and mentoring, and alternatives to custody. The funding amount is discretionary and applications can be submitted at any time.
The main objectives of the Noel Buxton Trust Grants are: The welfare of children in disadvantaged families and of children in care. This will normally cover families with children of primary school age and younger, although work with children in care will be considered up to the age at which they leave care. Penal reform, the welfare of prisoners and their families, rehabilitation of prisoners and work with young people at risk of offending and sustainable development and education in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Trust seldom makes grants of more than £4000, often considerably less. The average grant in 2008 was about £1670. The Trustees welcome appeals from small local groups in England, Scotland and Wales. The emphasis of their giving is on areas outside London, South-east England and Northern Ireland. Applications can be submitted at any time.
The Scurrah Wainright Charity focuses on innovative work in the field of social reform, with a preference for �root-cause' rather than palliative projects. The charity funds projects in England, primarily in Yorkshire and the North of England, as well as Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. It favours causes that are outside the mainstream, and unlikely to be funded by other charities. The Charity does not fund Individuals, Animal welfare, Buildings, Medical research or support for individual medical conditions or substitution for Government funding eg in education and health. Typically, grants are between £1,000 and £5,000, but in cases of exceptional merit larger grants may be awarded.
The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity. They provide money to UK registered charities and to organisations with charitable status. They do not provide support for individuals. The Trust supports a wide range of activities in the following categories: Youth Opportunities, General Welfare, Conservation, Preservation, Peace and Humanitarian Support and Africa. The Trustees meet four times a year to consider Major appeals: in February, May, July and October.
For the next three years, the Trusts Minor grants will only be available for charities working locally in the North East of England (www.communityfoundation.org.uk), Cornwall (www.cornwallfoundation.com), Devon (www.devoncf.com) or Wales (www.cfiw.org.uk) and will be administered through the respective Community Foundations.
The objectives of The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation are to carry out charitable purposes anywhere in the world, primarily in relation to children. Initially the foundation seeks to make grants to other charitable organisations with similar aims, in order to meet its goals. Since it was established in 2001 The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation has reviewed over 500 requests for funding. They have approved more than 100 grants totalling over £2 million. The charities they have supported have helped children in Barbados, Cameroon, England, Kenya, Kosovo, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Russia, Scotland and Wales. The Grants awarded so far have ranged from £35,000 - £312,000. Applications can be submitted at any time.
The Wood Family Trust (WFT) is a grant making Trust that has been established to help develop and support individuals to become independent, healthy, contributing members of their communities. WFT will provide grants to organisations and enterprises which enable individuals to sustain themselves and their families free from poverty, hunger and disease in Developing Countries, and develop and support young people in the UK. The grants making areas of the Trust are Livelihood in Developing Countries; 16-25 year olds in the UK - Volunteering Overseas ; and Developing Young People in Scotland. The open application process is only applicable for the 16-25 year olds in the UK - Volunteering Overseas and the Developing Young People in Scotland investment programme. The Livelihood in Developing Countries investment programme is by invite only.
Administered through Worldwide, bursaries of up to £10,000 are available to spend up to three months researching stories and programme/content ideas in the developing world. Applicants may find new stories while ‘in field’ but are expected to have already identified multiple story ideas that would be of interest to a diverse range of UK media outlets, prior to contacting WorldView. Applicants are expected to demonstrate significant research into the area they are proposing to visit and must also indicate a range of potential story ideas suitable for multimedia outlets in the UK, eg. local newspaper coverage, online, magazine features etc. Where possible, grantees will be expected to network with broadcast professionals in the countries they are visiting.
The scheme is administered by Worldview. Projects should aim to promote better understanding of the developing world and highlight the challenges and importance for both developed and developing countries of reducing poverty through the media of film.
The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Good Practice Scheme seeks to improve the delivery of local authority services through the spread of good practice. The Scheme matches UK councils with an overseas partner supporting both parties through identifying a project of mutual benefit and developing a project plan.
The overarching goal of the scheme is the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, improving the capacity of local government to provide quality basic services to local communities which will contribute to reducing global poverty.
Phase 3 of the Good Practice Scheme (GPS) is now open for applications. Overall there will be up to 32 active individual partnership projects designed to promote good practice policy and practical projects to reduce poverty in the following areas:
■ South Africa: Local economic development
■ India: Governance and service delivery
■ Ghana: Local economic development
■ Jamaica: Strategic planning for service delivery
■ Sierra Leone: Service delivery