March 2018 Deadlines

Deadline: 1 March
BBC Children in Need
Grants up to £10,000 for projects that support children and young people experiencing disadvantage through:  illness distress abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; living in poverty or situations of deprivation. (You may find the website closed until they are in a position to give more information.  Other deadlines this year: 13 May; 2 September; 2 December)
Crispin Ellison Bursary Award
Supporting the professional development of legacy professionals working or volunteering in the voluntary sector.

Deadline: 2 March, 5pm (although please note will close after 40 applications have been received)
Money Saving Expert
Open to applications from projects addressing the theme 'Living with Long Term Challenges'. Projects should focus on building financial capability skills assisting people who support: dementia, autism, learning difficulties, caring responsbilities, mental illness, brain injury, and stroke, Apply for up to £7,500.

Deadline: 9 March
Awards for Young Musicians 
Grants to help families struggling to pay for the next key step of their child's musical progression.  
Also 2 Funds from Greggs Foundation
Local Community Projects
Grants up to £2,000 for projects from communities in need aimed at health and social welfare issues.
Environmental Grants
Again grants up to £2,000 which can be used to cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.

Deadline: 15 March
Help the Homeless
Grants to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.

Deadline: 19 March
Heart of the Community
The above initiative is now open offered by the Croydon Advertiser.  Nominate a local community group or a volunteer who goes the extra mile. So if you are for example, a school/playgroup, food bank, support group, community choir, Scouts/Brownies or health/medical group tel thell them about the fantastic work that is happening in YOUR local area and share your amazing stories with their readers.

Deadline: 26 March
Hospital Saturday Fund
Large grants up to £10,000 available to registered health charities.  Applications to the large fund should be for specific projects, research, or equipment, rather than running costs.  Other deadlines this year: 18 June; 10 September; 1 December.
What's YOUR Idea?

Enterprise Nation have teamed up with Crowdfunder and are giving £1,000 to 10 female entrepreneurs to make 100 years of female suffrage.

Deadline: 29 March
UK Aid Challenge Fund
The funds aims to strengthen small grassroots groups working with the poor vulnerable and marginalised in priority countries:  any of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI (Human Development Index); the countries that DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility.

Deadline: 30 March 
Active and Assisted Living Smart Ageing Prize
Rewarding products and services using innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life.

Deadline: 31 March 
Neighbourhood Planning
Continued support for communities who wish to develop a neighbourhood plan,could be: parish councils; neighbourhood forums;/prospective neighbourhood forums. Neighbourhood Plans give local communities a real say in the development of their area including where homes, shops, green spaces and offices should be built and how they should look. You can apply for a grant to develop a website, put together a project plan, undertake a local survey, develop your evidence base, or hire a planning expert
My Locality Grants
Neighbourhood forums are amongst those groups eligible to apply and they are particularly keen to help ambitious groups from all types of neighbourhoods who want to really influence how their place grows and changes going into the future.
Worshipful Company of Weavers
Funding community-based projects working with: young offenders; prisoners and ex prisoners; young disadvantaged; people at risk of criminal involvement. Previous projects have included:  mentoring; anti-gang and drug abuse programmes; summer clubs in deprived areas; art and theatre workshops; raising awareness of the problems of teenage pregnancy.
Community Trees Fund
Groups may apply for the costs to fund up to 4 fruit trees on semi-vigorous, vigorous, and very vigorous rootstocks.
Trees for Schools Fund
Local authority or not-for-profit schools actively engaging under-16s can apply for grants up to £700 to support the costs of planting trees.
World Habitat Awards
Open to any individual organisation or government who has an innovative and practical solutions to housing needs and problems.  
Orchard Windfall
Supporting projects planting apple or pear trees - again apply for a grant of between £100 -£750