Various funding opportunities are open at present, including extended funding for the Tommies silhouettes to commemorate the end of the First World War, solve the problem of litter, develop an employer-led skills project, and care for older carers.


World War One Centenary

Further funding has been released to allow communities to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.  The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is working with There But Not There to provide micro grants to communities, to allow them to purchase small Remembrance Day commemorations, as described on our earlier post.

You can find out more on the There But Not There websiteThe new funding has a closing date of 1 October.


Litter Innovation Fund

Round 2 of the Litter Innovation Fund has been announced, offering a total of £450,000 to new methods of reducing litter and littering. The programme will award small grants of up to £10,000 to support innovative research projects (located in England only) that have the potential to be scaled up or replicated more widely. Applicants are required to contribute a minimum of 10% match funding, either in-kind or monetary. This programme can only support new interventions and approaches that can be delivered and show meaningful results within six months. It is unable to consider activities and interventions that are already in common use, or which have already been implemented and tested.

For more information see the WRAP website. Closing date for Expressions of Interest 5 October.


ESF Employer Led Skills

Up to £2.7m is available to run a project that will address range of issues related to upskilling the workforce in the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership Area.
The funding forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme, building on Convergence funding to deliver economic regeneration for the region from 2014-2020.
Priorities for ESF are to increase labour market participation, promote social inclusion and develop the skills of the potential and existing workforce.

For the full call specification, visit the website. The closing date is October 30.


Bupa Caring for Carers funding

Grants up to £20,000 are available to UK not-for-profit organisations for practical projects that enable older carers to manage and improve their own health and well-being.  Any not-for-profit organisation can apply, and there is no requirement for match funding.  The funding awarded automatically includes 15% of the level of funding awarded as a contribution to core costs.

For more information, see the Bupa Foundation website. The closing date is October 5.