Grants and Funding

Below are some funding opportunities for organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Spring North Grants

Annually, we offer a Small Grants scheme available to all of our members.

Grants between £500 and £2,000 are invited, and the project plan must have the aim of improving health and wellbeing for your target beneficiaries. This can be either mental, physical or social health and we strongly advise using an Outcome Star to monitor improvements.

Members Small Grants

Up to £2000

Currently Closed

Council Circulated Grants

External funding opportunities for people, community groups and organisations from Local Authorities. Many funders are happy to discuss your project and funding requirements before you make a formal application.

Local Member Grants Scheme
Funding can be used to fund projects that will directly benefit the community.

Up to £2500

Ongoing/No Closing Date

Lancashire Culture & Sport Fund
Funding gives anyone a chance to create local culture and sport projects and support the projects which matter most to them.

Up to £20000

Opening Soon

Lancashire Community Food Grant Scheme
Fund aimed at local organisations within the VCSFE sector that deliver projects to tackle food insecurity.

Up to £2000

Currently Closed

National Grants

A collection of general charitable grant funding available for small UK charities and local community projects, including unregistered groups.

National Lottery Funding
You can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity that is community led.

Up to £20000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

National Lottery Heritage Grants
Funding for projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

Up to £250000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants
An open access programme for arts, libraries and museums projects.

Up to £100000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

Sport England - 'The Movement Fund'
Programme to develop opportunities for communities to get more people physically active.

Up to £15000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

Improving Lives Grant Programme
Provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support fail, or are simply not available.

Up to £70000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

Strengthening Communities Grant Programme
Supporting small, grass roots organisations who are embedded in the community, working within the most deprived areas of the UK.

Up to £70000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

The Rayne Foundation Grant
Grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK in four areas of special interest.

Up to £20000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

The Thomas Wall Trust Grant
Supports projects that improve communication skills for disadvantaged adults and supports NEET people into employment.

Up to £5000

Available until 16/09/2024

Small Grant Programme - Older People
Programmes aiming to alleviate isolation and depression in older people.

Up to £7000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

The CLA Charitable Trust
Grants to support the most disadvantaged, and especially disadvantaged young people, to access the benefits of the countryside.

Up to £5000

Ongoing/No Closing Date

Barchester's Charitable Foundation Grant
To combat isolation enable older people and adults with disabilities to be active and engaged.

Up to £2500

Currently Closed

Ongoing Support Service

We have a number of fixed, affordable, monthly support packages on a direct debit basis, which lowers the upfront cost for support. You decide how you want to use the time allocated under your support agreement. With no ongoing employment costs, absence, sickness or holidays, you get 100% direct support time for your organisation.

Virtual Managers

Have your own marketing, business, finance or quality assurance manager.

Tailored Support

You decide how to split your dedicated hours across our services.

Free Consultation

We’ll meet with you to discuss your requirements and support package.

Shift Package

£125 per month for 25 hours of support throughout the year.

Accelerate Package

£155 per month for 35 hours of support throughout the year.

Overdrive Package

£175 per month for 45 hours of support throughout the year.

We can tailor all of our support packages to suit your organisations budgets, time frames, and projects.

To arrange a free consultation meeting about any of our Business Services, please contact Martin.

Martin Hartley Smith – COO

Martin Hartley Smith – COO

Martin.hartley-smith@springnorth.org.uk
01254 784105

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