Scholarships and Community News for August 12, 2022 – 71Bait

The Art Society – The Patricia May Memorial Fund – Deadline September 30, 2022

UK registered charities receive revenue grants of up to £3,000 for projects and initiatives that provide access to those who would not normally have access to the arts.

The Society believes the arts are for everyone and will use the grants to make a positive contribution to people’s lives through the arts.

The Society has identified 3 priority areas for the Fund:

  1. young art – Young Arts programs support a wide range of activities to introduce and engage young people in artistic experiences and practices. These include artists-in-residence, art lectures for students, promotion of gallery and museum visits; art exhibitions for young artists; Equipment purchases, hands-on workshops, local Arts Week events, scholarships for individual students and sponsorships for apprentice craftsmen.
  2. competence development – This area deals with projects and programs that promote the development and training of skills in the fields of arts, crafts and heritage.
  3. Regional museums, galleries and art organizations – The Society endorses the work of regional and local museums and galleries as important in connecting people to their local heritage and art and believes that in times of budget cuts these institutions often struggle to raise funds for projects and internships. Its grants can support special projects, exhibitions, internships or part-time positions, training and conservation activities. The Society will also consider applications involving regional and local theaters and performing arts spaces and groups.

More information, instructions and an application form (there are separate forms for charity and association applications) are available on the Arts Society website.

Branching Out Fund – The Tree Council – Deadline 4 December 2022

Grants are available for planting trees, orchards and hedges for schools, community groups, local/city councils and tree guard networks.

You can apply for trees, hedges, orchards, or any combination of these.

Essential requirements of this fund are strong social involvement and the participation of children and/or young people up to the age of 21 in the planting and ideally in the planning and aftercare of the project.

You can apply for grants of between £200 and £2000 on The Tree Council’s website

Benefact Trust – General Scholarship Scheme

Benefact Trust’s General Grants Program supports projects that make an impact on people and communities.

Churches, cathedrals, denominational organizations, Christian charities, and schools and educational institutions are eligible to apply. All applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear Christian foundation or ethos.

The program typically funds capital projects, not salaries or ongoing expenses. The program supports the repair, restoration, protection and improvement of churches, cathedrals and other places of Christian worship where changes support wider community use and allow for greater impact.

The program also supports projects that help address social issues such as homelessness, poverty, climate change and cultural cohesion, as well as projects that support Christian leaders and help spread the Christian faith.

Most grants range from £1000 to £15,000. For more information, see: Benefact Trust – Scholarship Scheme

Local charities in North Devon can apply for funding from the John Coates Charitable Trust.

The Trust provides support for:

  • Education: Improving the key competences of children and young people; outdoor education; support for disabled people.
  • Art: Encouraging children’s access to art; Support for theaters and festivals.
  • Medicine and Healthcare: Research; awareness raising and information provision; support service users.
  • Cultural heritage and environment: preserving history; Protection and/or enhancement of green spaces and coastal areas, rivers and lakes; Protection of endangered species, both flora and fauna.
  • Social and community cohesion: family services; well-being of the prisoner; support for disabled people in community facilities; support for people from disadvantaged backgrounds; Support for women in difficult life situations.

North Devon charities that are financially sustainable, have a proven track record of making a positive impact and have a long-term vision are eligible to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000.

The Trust is unlikely to support charities less than five years old or with an income of less than £150,000. For a full list of exclusions, see the Applicant Guidelines on the John Coates Charitable Trust website.

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