Small charities with an income of less than £500k can apply for a Pebble Grant to raise money for capital costs or a one-off short-term activity. Applications can be submitted now for review at by trustees at their January meeting. Read more details here.
Grants of £2,000 or £4,000 are available to deliver projects in the community focused on UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi. The closing date for applications is 10 December. Apply here.
Registered charities, community land trusts, and housing co-operatives can apply for up to £50,000 for projects that support the vulnerable with housing needs or find new approaches to increasing the supply of housing. Apply by 7 December. Find out more.
One-off awards of around £1,000 are offered for work or study related to natural history and/or the environment. Apply by 30 November. Find out more.
This trust supports projects that help families in the greatest need. Grants are made of up to £250. Apply by 30 November. Find out more.
Charities with an annual income of under £50,000, who are members of the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), can now join the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) for free. FSI membership is free to charities with a turnover of under £1.5 million. Read more details here.
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College (RHACC) is seeking ‘real life projects’ from local employers for adult students on their advanced business and technology courses. If your organisation could benefit from help with, for example, generic office administration, making micro websites, social media, search engine optimisation or IT support, email Manoj Nanda (Programme Manager).
December is the highest month of giving, so plan a strategy with the help of Blackbaud’s toolkit and make the most of the season’s opportunities. Download the toolkit by clicking here.
There are always local opportunities to increase your funding, if you know where to look. There are retailers and banks that offer support to community groups and who can help you raise your profile, as well as local funding organisations in the borough. Don’t miss what could be on your doorstep. Take a look at all our guides and other useful information on our Briefings and Guides page.
Richmond CVS has introduced a new service for not-for-profit organisations based in or offering services to Richmond residents.
Working in partnership with leading law firm, Russell-Cooke, we have launched a new telephone advice line which offers up to 15 minutes pro bono advice. Through this service, local organisations can access free specialist help with a range of issues such as:
- Legal Structures and Charitable Status
- Contracting and collaboration
- Intellectual Property
- Leases and Property
Support from the helpline is available Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 5pm.
This new development is part of a range of support available through Richmond CVS. If you have a query which you need support or advice on please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need brief details about your organisation and the nature of the issue you need assistance with. All requests will be reviewed and Richmond CVS will either refer you to the helpline or identify other appropriate sources of support for you.
Find out more about Russell-Cooke and their specialist work and services for charities by downloading their brochure below.