Dataset Documents

Do you need help sourcing data for your reports?  Greater London Volunteering (GLV) and Greater London Authority (GLA) have created a handy new document that could be just the tool to help.  Download their Dataset document here.

Legal Toolkit for Charities

Download a free toolkit from Slaughter and May.  The new resource is intended as a reference tool to help charities better understand some of the legal challenges they may face. Find out more and download the toolkit here.

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Households at risk of fuel poverty may be eligible for a one-off £140 discount on their Winter electricity or gas bill through this Government scheme. Anyone wishing to apply should get in touch with their fuel supplier.

De Byre Charitable Trust – Grants for Children

The de Byre Charitable Trust makes awards of between £1k to 10k, with an average award of up to £2k.  They support disadvantaged children, including those who are orphans, neglected, physically disabled and blind. Applications are invited in writing after an initial discussion.  Get in touch with George Georghiou at Mercer and Hole Trustees on 01727 869 141.

Rank Foundation – Grants for Capital Costs or One-Off Short Breaks

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.

Grow Wild Community Project Grants

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.

Nationwide Community Grants – Local Housing Projects

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.

Alice McCosh Trust – Natural History/Environment Study Grants

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.

Warburtons Trust – Supporting Families

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.

Free NCVO Membership for Small Charities

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.