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National Lottery Awards

Grants available: £5,000

Overview: Nominate a charitable organisation for the National Lottery Awards, with the prize being a trophy and £5,000 for your organisation. All nominees must have been funded by the National Lottery or in association with a National Lottery funded project. The nomination categories are arts, culture & film, community/charity, environment, heritage, sport or young hero (under 25 years).

Deadline: 1 June

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Community Business Trade Up Grants available: A free learning programme, community business peer mentor, peer support and up to £5,000 Match Trading grant

Overview: Do you run a project or organisation that improves your local community? Is it led by local people and less than four years’ old? It’s tough and rewarding. But you never get the time to focus ‘on the business’ as you’re always ‘running the business’. This FREE support programme will give you the head-space, support network and funding needed to start or diversify your income from trading. You’ll become a stronger, more sustainable community business as a result. The programme is particularly keen to support community business who are: • Led by a board or team who are mostly from a racialised and minoritised community • Led by a board or team who are mostly young people (aged 16-35) • Located in and giving support to very deprived or disadvantaged local communities.

Deadline: 28 June

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Hilden Charitable Fund

Grants available: £5,000-£7,000

Overview: The Hilden Charitable Fund has launched two programmes: Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Penal Affairs (supporting prisoners during or after incarceration). The fund is accepting applications from registered charities, CIOs, CICs, charitable companies and excepted charities. Organisations can apply for two years of funding, grants awarded are usually between £5,000 and £7,000, applicants can either apply for an unrestricted grant, core funding or project funding.

Deadline: 3 July

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The Wolfson Foundation

Grants available: £15,000-£125,000

Overview: Hospices and palliative care organisations are invited to apply to the Wolfson Foundation’s funding programme. The grants can go towards funding new building, equipment and refurbishment work. Applicants must be a registered charity or statutory authority, be registered with a regulatory authority and have a good rating. Funded projects should aim to either increase access to services, improve the quality and range of services available, or improve the organisation’s financial stability.

Deadline: 1 July

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Originally published by Telford & Wrekin Council