Programmes Funding Newsletter – October 2022 (Doncaster Council)

Newsletter produced by Policy, Insight and Change Team, Doncaster Council (Reposted)

Hello and welcome to the latest 2022  edition of the Programmes Funding Newsletter

For further information on anything in this newsletter or to receive further advice and guidance for your specific project or application, please contact the team  by email –

Many thanks     

Policy, Insight & Change Team

Energy Redress Scheme Opens for Main and Small Grants

Energy Saving Trust has launched the next phase of its Energy Redress Scheme, offering £22 million across four streams.

The Main Grants and Small Projects streams are open to registered charities that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process.

Grants can be used for capital or revenue funding and can provide up to 100% of the project cost.

The deadline to apply is 6th October, 2022 (5pm)

Energy Redress Scheme Details

Carbon Emissions Reduction and Innovation Fund Accepting Applications

Energy Saving Trust has launched the next round of its Carbon Reduction Fund and Innovation Fund to benefit domestic energy consumers.

Applications are accepted from registered charities, Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies and Cooperative Societies that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process.

Both funds offer grants of £50,000 to £1 million for projects lasting up to two years.

The deadline to apply is 6th October, 2022 (5pm).

CERF and Innovation Fund Details


Funding for Cycling Events for Beginner and Returning Cyclists

Cycling UK is offering grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary, community, and not-for-profit organisations to deliver cycling events for beginners, people returning to cycling after a period of inactivity, and other people who do not cycle regularly or are experiencing challenges and perceived barriers to access.

Grants can be used for costs associated with project delivery, such as cycling equipment, costs associated with repairing and maintaining bikes, promotional materials, PPE equipment, or refreshments and transport for volunteers and participants.

The deadline for application is 10th October, 2022.

Big Bike Revival 2022 Details 

Launch of £9.2 Million Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition  

The Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition has been created to fund training for people working, or who want to work, in the energy efficiency, building retrofit and low carbon heating sectors.

Up to £9.2 million will be available as grant funding for a range of suppliers to deliver accredited training.

This competition is open to training providers including Further Education colleges, training academies, and manufacturer training centres. Applications from consortia are welcome.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 17th October, 2022.

Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition Details

Road Safety Trust Invites Applications for Main Grants

The Road Safety Trust is now offering grants of £25,000 to £300,000 for vital research and practical interventions into new approaches to road safety under its Main Grants programme.

The 2022 Theme is “Fitness to Drive”, focusing on applications which relate to the Diabetes, Dementia, Sleep and fatigue and Illegal and prescription drug use.

UK-based organisations, public and professional associations, registered charities, and university departments may apply.

Examples of eligible costs for all projects include staffing, consumables, travel and some equipment costs.

The deadline to apply is 19th October, 2022 (5pm).

Road Safety Trust Main Grant Details


Funding for Innovators Developing Products or Services to Benefit People Living with Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society Accelerator Programme is open to engineers, designers, developers, innovators and entrepreneurs with an idea for a product or service that will change the lives of people affected by dementia.

The idea could be a simple product that makes an ordinary task easier for a person living with dementia. For example, applicants may have an innovative idea for a new service or way of working for care home staff.

The deadline for applications is 25th October, 2022.

Alzheimer Society Accelerator Programme Details

Triangle Trust 1949 Opens for Young Offender Employment Project Applications

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund is currently accepting applications from across the UK for projects that work with young people with criminal convictions (up to the age of 25 years) to find meaningful and secure employment.

Grants of up to £60,000 over two years are available to groups.

The deadline for applications is 28th October, 2022 (noon).

Young Offender Employment Fund Details

Hubbub Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Fridges

A partnership between Hubbub and the Co-operative, the Community Fridge programme has reopened for autumn 2022 applications.

Each successful applicant will receive £3,000 to cover the initial costs of setting up the fridge, and a further £1,000 one year after opening.

The deadline to apply is 30th October, 2022.

Community Fridge Details

Friends Provident Foundation Launches Fund to Support a 4-D Economy

Friends Provident Foundation is offering grants of up to £100,000 for charities, social enterprises, and private companies, to deliver projects that help to create a more fair and sustainable economy based on the four D’s (Diversified, Decarbonised, Democratised, and Decentralised). 

There is a two-stage application process for the main grants programme, wherein groups must submit an online application form before being invited to submit a full application. There is a separate application form and quicker assessment and decision-making process for small grants of up to £10,000 that can be submitted at any time. 

The next deadline for main grant applications is  31st October, 2022 (noon).

Friends Provident Foundation Fund Details

Rosa Inviting Applications for Campaigning and Influencing Work

The Voices from the Frontline fund is a one-year programme supporting grassroots activism and awareness-raising of issues facing women and girls.

Grants of £500 to £7,000 are on offer. Women’s sector voluntary and community organisations are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply is 4pm on 3rd November, 2022..

Voices from the Frontline Fund Details

Hubbub Foundation Offering Grants to Develop Community Food Hubs

As part of its partnership with the Co-op, Starbucks Foundation and Rothschild Foundation, Hubbub will be launching a new Community Fridge Food Hub Fund to expand community-based food activity provision.

50 grants of £6,000 will be available to cover activities which fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • Skills.
  • Affordable food.
  • Community Connection.
  • Growing.

There will be a Q&A webinar on 20th October, 2022, 1pm to 2pm.

The fund will close at 11.59 pm  on 7th November, 2022.

Community Fridge Food Hub Fund Details

Wave 2 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Now Open

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) has been established to upgrade a significant amount of the social housing stock currently below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C up to that standard. The Fund aims to support the installation of energy performance measures in social homes.

The Wave 2.1 competition will allocate up to £800 million of funding.

Local authorities, combined authorities and registered providers of social housing (including housing associations and ALMOs that are registered providers) in England can apply directly to Wave 2.1, either as single bidders or as the lead of a consortium.

The Wave 2.1 competition closes on 18th November, 2022.

SHDF Fund Details

Teacher Development Fund Reopens for 2022

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) is now inviting applications for the next round of its Teacher Development Fund to promote partnerships between schools and arts-based organisations in the UK.

Grants of up to £150,000 per partnership for two academic years are on offer, with around six grants expected to be made this round.

Lead applicants may be:

  • Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profits companies active in the arts.

Grants will support both activity costs and core organisational costs which relate directly to the project.

The deadline to apply is 22nd November, 2022 (noon).

Teacher Development Fund Details

Comic Relief Community Fund Announces Next Round

Non-profit groups will soon be able to apply for the second round of Comic Relief’s Community Fund, administered by Groundwork.

Grants of up to a maximum of £10,000 are available with:

  • Capacity Building grants of up to £1,000 to be spent on activities to strengthen operations and governance.
  • Project Delivery grants of up to £9,000 to deliver projects that fit with the strategic themes.

The application window will open on 31st October, 2022 and close on 30th November, 2022.

Comic Relief Community Fund Details

IUK Announces Circular Economy for SME’s Innovating with NICER – Round 2 Competition

Through this Innovate UK (IUK) competition, businesses and their partners can access funding to support feasibility studies, industrial research and experimental development projects that address the challenges of transitioning to a circular economy.

The broad spectrum of circular economy approaches is within scope, including:

  • Repair
  • Reuse
  • Remanufacture
  • Recycle
  • Regeneration

The competition opens on 13th October, 2022 and closes on 7th December, 2022 (noon).

IUK Circular Economy for SME’s Details

Next Application Window for Community Gardens Award

National Garden Scheme will soon be welcoming applications for the 2023 Community Gardens Award with grants of £500 to £5,000 available to established community groups.

The funding is for the creation of a garden or a similar project (such as an allotment) with horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community.

Applications will open on 17th October, 2022 and close on 31st January, 2023.

Community Gardens Award Details

British Gas Energy Trust Offering Fuel Poverty Grants

In response to the cost-of-living crisis and energy price cap increase, the independent charitable trust is currently providing two funds:

  • Individuals and Families Fund
  • British Gas Energy Support Fund

The funds will cover debt arrears of up to £1,500. The Trust does not award cash payments and will instead credit the householder account.

Applicants to either fund must have received support from a money advice organisation and are required to provide the details of the group in question.

Those applying to the Individuals and Families Fund do not need to be customers of British Gas, though the majority of the funding pot is reserved for customers.

Applications can be submitted at any time until the funding runs out.

British Gas Energy Support Fund Details

Asda Foundation Offers Cost of Living Grant to Local Groups

Asda Foundation’s new Cost of Living Grant will provide grants of between £500 and £2,000 for local not-for-profit community groups who are facing an

  • Increase in rent/utility bills
  • Increase in food costs.

Groups must contact their local Asda Community Champion to discuss their proposed project. If the group and the project are eligible, the Community Champion will provide an application form.

Applications will be accepted by Asda Community Champions until the budget cap is reached (estimated to be February 2023).

Asda Cost of Living Grant Details

National Deaf Children’s Society Offering Grants to Support Young Deaf People

The National Deaf Children’s Society is offering grants of up to £1,000 to support young deaf people that wish to deliver projects and activities that benefit their lives.

Through the Make a Change Fund, young deaf people aged between 8 and 25 can bring their own ideas to life, such as improving their local area, addressing an issue they and other young deaf people may face, or pushing for greater inclusion.

Creative projects involving art, drama, music, film etc, and projects that tie their ideas in with school projects or youth group activities will also be considered. 

Applications can be submitted at any time. 

Make a Change Fund Details

Kellogg’s School Breakfast Club Reopens for Applications

Kellogg’s, in partnership with Forever Manchester, is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools to help fund breakfast clubs across the UK and ensure that children who need it most receive a morning meal.

A limited number of grants are available with priority being given to schools that either:

  • Have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding
  • Are based in an area which is classified as falling in the 10% of most deprived areas according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Applications can be submitted at any time

Kellogg’s School Breakfast Club Details

Government Expands Start Up Loans for New Businesses

The Government has announced enhancements to the eligibility criteria of the Start Up Loans initiative. The £884 million scheme is designed to help innovative new businesses starting up across the UK.

Start Up Loans provide a fixed interest rate of 6%, as well as mentoring, support and funding to aspiring business owners, providing support to those who might find it difficult to secure loans from traditional lenders. The average loan is around £7,200, although loans of up to £25,000 are available.

This is an ongoing programme. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Start Up Loans Details

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Newsletter produced by Policy, Insight and Change Team, Doncaster Council.