Another collection of local and national funding opportunities, covering children and young people’s mental health, people in need in the Rame peninsula, charities working in deprived countries, restoration of historical buildings and helping young people overcome social injustice.

Great Western Railways Mental Health fund

**Cornwall Community Foundation have asked us to feature this fund again, as there have been very few applications, and it is closing on 18 March.

Great Western Railway and Cornwall Community Foundation invites grant applications to help support children and young people with mental health challenges.

The Mental Health Fund for Children and Young People aims to provide opportunities to support children and young people, aged between 5 and 25 years, in order to suppress the onset of loneliness, isolation, anxiety and ultimately depression. This fund wishes to make a life changing impact on the lives of young people at a critical stage in their development to prevent further poor mental health.
The Mental Health Fund is open to Cornwall based community groups, charities and social enterprises.

An application for a grant must be made by an organisation for the benefit of any young person resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly or in support of a project. To apply for funding go to the Cornwall Community Foundation’s website.


The Rame Community Fund

Grants of up to £300 for people resident in the five parishes of the Rame Peninsula (Antony, Maker-with-Rame, Millbrook, Sheviock, St. John).

The grants can help residents with any real need: debt, food, repairs, school or sport clothing, training, or other items. The Fund trustees will decide how grants will be paid.

The trustees of Rame Community Fund meet on the second Thursday of every month, when applications will be considered, although urgent requests can be discussed more quickly if necessary.

Paper forms can be collected from certain shops in the Rame area, or downloaded from the website, together with guidance notes.


Small Charities Challenge Fund

Grants up to £50,000 to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organisations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals.

Deadline 28 March.

This is designed to benefit organisations working in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and in countries DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility.
For full information about the grants, see the Fund website, where you can also find a list of the countries that are covered by the funding.


Association for Industrial Archaeology – restoration grants

Grants up to £20,000 for not-for-profit organisations for the restoration of historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK.

Deadline 31 March.

The item to be restored must be covered by a Conservation Policy or Statement, and be fully accessible to the public.

For full information, and to apply, see the AIA website.


Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Act for Change Fund

Funds between £20,000 and £100,000, deadline 1 April for stage 1 applications.

Providing resources to organisations supporting young people to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to the issues they are experiencing. This round of funding is intended for organisations with a track record in helping to deliver youth-led social change, with decisions made in mid-2019.

To be eligible, organisations must be not-for-profits, registered in the UK, with an income between £25k and £5m, and be working with young people between 14 and 25 who are experiencing disadvantage, injustice or inequality, or who are under-resourced or under-served.

This is a joint operation between the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Esmee Fairburn Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund on behalf of the #iwill Fund.

For more information see the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website.