The Music in the Community grants programme is administered by Music for All, which is the charity of the UK musical instrument industry, and is also supported by the NAMM Foundation in the US and endorsed by a number of musical celebrities.
Funding is available for general charitable purposes. Previously the Trust has supported a wide range of different local, national and international causes, including charities working for human medical research, the relief of suffering and respite, and religious and heritage charities.
Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.
Funding for projects that enable disabled people and/or older people who are disadvantaged and live in London Boroughs to actively participate in the arts, sports and health and well-being opportunities.
We are interested in funding charitable causes which we believe to be unpopular both in society, and with other funders. Our focus is currently on adults within eight beneficiary groups:
• Asylum seekers and refugees*
• Gypsies and Travellers
• LGBTQ communities
• Migrant communities*
• Offenders and ex-offenders
• Older people
• People experiencing mental health problems
• People experiencing violence or abuse
* We do not fund organisations working with single nationalities
The Trust has a preference for supporting organisations in the North Tyneside, South East Northumberland and in the East Newcastle areas. In certain circumstances we may assist those operating in the wider Tyne, Wear, Durham and Northumberland areas if we consider that they offer exceptional added value to their communities or are particularly innovative. Support to national organisations will only be given where there is a specific project in the area in which we operate.
The Charity's origins go directly back to Bishop Vesey, a native of Sutton Coldfield who persuaded Henry VIII to grant a Charter in 1528 establishing a Warden and Society (Corporation) to govern the town. In 1886, the town became a Borough and Sutton Coldfield Charities was set up, taking over the various Corporation Charities within one body. This operated alongside the Council.
Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups and organisations for arts, crafts and design projects within Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
The Leisure Fund Grant scheme is provided and administered by Eden District Council. Funding is intended for local not-for-profit clubs, groups and organisations and can be used for a wide variety of leisure projects.
Small grants are available to local community groups for capital and revenue costs associated with projects that support and improve sports, arts and other leisure activities in the district.
Grants are available to support community projects and not-for-profit organisations within a 10 mile radius of the landfill site at Kings Cliffe in East Northamptonshire.