Rushcliffe Borough Council can provide capital grants of up to £15,000 to groups and organisations. Applications are assessed twice a year. The closing date for Spring assessment is 1 January and for the Autumn it is 1st September. See: www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/grants/
Does your community need a helping hand? Sign up to become a Make Happener to get help with fundraising.Local business Ikano Bank has teamed up with JustGiving Crowdfunding specialists to launch ‘#MakeHappeners’ – an initiative to help people raise funds for a project that could improve their community. The initiative can cover a multitude of community projects, from revamping a dilapidated communal garden or setting up a new community kitchen.
How do I become a Make Happener?
To become a Make Happener, simply submit your community project idea via makehappeners.co.uk where you can create your own page on JustGiving Crowdfunding. You’ll have 30 days to raise the money for their project and Ikano Bank will support their fundraising by pledging £200 towards at least 20 individual projects in Nottingham.
Pledges will be granted on a first come first served basis.
Make Happeners projects need to take place in the UK, have a community focus, be non-political and raise at least £200 within 30 days. To find out more and sign up go to makehappeners.co.uk or check out #MakeHappeners on Twitter and Facebook.
Free information events beginning this month (September) will aid small rural businesses in accessing £933,000 in development help – as part of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s plan to boost economic growth.
More than a third of the D2N2 area’s total of 880,000-plus jobs are in rural local authority areas but according to DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) problems for the rural economy can include reduced income among farmers, lower than average wages and difficulties in finding business investment.
D2N2 – a partnership of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community organisations tasked with boosting economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – is making £933,000 available; to help new or established small or micro businesses in rural areas to expand and create new jobs.
Closing date for applications is Friday 27 November.
For more information go to the Rushcliffe Borough Council webpage:
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service can fund charitable, voluntary sector and social housing provider projects which help to provide stronger and safer communities within Nottinghamshire. Successful projects will be linked in to what the Fire Service promotes within the community e.g fire safety, prevention, fire education & awareness. Previous projects that have been successful include; Young persons diversionary activities with specific fire related outcomes, events for fire safety education, community safety for vulnerable and hard to reach groups & crime / fire reduction projects.
They are especially interested in supporting new innovative community projects that address fire prevention issues amongast the most vulnerable groups of people, particularly:
The deadline has passed for this year’s applications but you can apply again next year.