Berkshire Community Foundation

Berkshire Community Foundation was established in 1985 and manages funds on behalf of a range of different donors and funding bodies to provide grants to tackle need at the grassroots of the Berkshire community. The Foundation will allocate applications to the most appropriate fund.

The Foundation aims to build stronger communities through giving grants to support the smaller groups which are doing vital work but have difficulties raising funds.

Aspire Grants

The Gentoo Housing Group, formerly known as the Sunderland Housing Group, offers the Aspire Grant scheme to anyone living or working with local people in the City of Sunderland.

The funding is intended to help local people improve their community.

The Alfred Williams Charitable Trust

The Alfred Williams Charitable Trust offers grants to local voluntary and community groups in Suffolk only.

Preference is given to projects that preserve or regenerate the built heritage, amenity and landscape of the county. Funding will also be given to social causes either for start-up projects, or for modest on-going support to groups involved in voluntary care, education, theatre, music and youth and community projects.

The R. W. Mann Trust

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.

Awards for All England

Awards for All England is a Big Lottery Fund grant scheme for local communities. There are different schemes in each of the four countries.

Awards for All England makes grants of between £300 and £10,000 to organisations wanting to run projects that aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

PRS for Music Foundation - Funding for Organisations and Groups

The scheme is intended to help support, sustain and promote the growth of the new music infrastructure in the UK. The Foundation's funding priorities are: • To support the creation and performance of outstanding new music in any genre. • To develop artists to their full potential. • To inspire audiences UK-wide.

Grants are available to organisations and groups in the UK working in any genre of new music.

Old Possum’s Practical Trust

The Trust‘s mission is to manage the funds at its disposal to support literary, artistic, musical and theatrical projects and organisations.

The amount of each grant usually falls within the range of £500 to £5,000. However, the Trustees retain the right to give discretionary grants, and development grants, outside this amount, but do so only in exceptional circumstances.

Britten-Pears Foundation Awards

Support is available to individuals and organisations for performances and recordings of Benjamin Britten’s music, particularly involving less familiar work or new venues. The scheme also wishes to support young musicians at the start of their career to perform the work of Britten to encourage interest in his work.

Individuals and organisations involved in the performance of Britten's work are eligible to apply. Performances must take place in South America, Asia, Eastern Europe or Africa.

We Decide Youth Fund

Funding is available for projects that benefit the local community and where the majority of participants are Southern Housing Group residents.

The funding can be for a range of projects, including costs for community fun days, day trips or residential, dance classes, training and/or employment projects, music courses, sports activities, arts projects, IT classes, buying equipment, improving local services for young people and special events to showcase talent.