DDC Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Dover District Council – Community Housing Grant Scheme

DDC’s Community Housing Grants Scheme has been launched to help community groups, with a grant pot of £50k per annum for the next two years, funded by Central Government via the Community Housing Fund. The Community Housing Grants Scheme supports the project costs of community organisations that need some revenue support to deliver community led housing projects in their area. This is a continuous rolling program so there is no deadline for applications.

 vInspired Cashpoint

If you’re 14-25 and have an idea that will solve a problem in your community, vInspired want to help. They’re offering grants of up to £500 to turn your ideas into reality, and get your projects of the ground.

The Fidelity UK Foundation

The Fidelity UK Foundation, in association with Kent Community Foundation (KCF), is again providing funding for projects. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are being made available to small or mid-sized registered charities in Kent. The funding is mainly for charities helping socially disadvantaged young people achieve their potential, and grants are only awarded towards one-time setup costs.

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Grants from £1,000 to £100,000 are available for individuals, organisations, museums and libraries to support a wide variety of arts-related activities. This grant is a continual rolling programme, applications can be made at any time.

The National Lottery – Awards for All

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. Awards for All has three funding priorities, and an application must meet at least one of them – these are: bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities; improving the places and spaces that matter to communities; and enabling more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. This is a continuous rolling program so there is no deadline for applications.

Kent Community Foundation – Themed Programmes

Kent Community Foundation’s new ‘Themed Programmes’ are open all year round and decisions are made every 3 months. Grants are available through the four themes: Children, Young People & Families; Elderly & Isolated; Vulnerable Adults; and Employability, Skills and Enterprise. Grants of up to £5,000 (£7,500 may be considered for exceptional applications) are available. The next assessment deadline is 31 August 2018.

Port of Dover – Community Fund

The Port of Dover Community Fund has been established to benefit the Dover community. They are seeking projects in two key areas, Skills & Jobs and Community. Successful projects will bring people together, raise aspirations and standards within Dover and promote a pride in the community and place.