I have recently been sent the information below in respect of various funding opportunities:

Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

Offering up to 15 days of tailored support and grants of up to £20,000 to develop their community business ideas. For community groups or organisations who want to set up a community business and require some support.

Closes 30 November 2016. More information here.

Building a Stronger Britain Together

In-kind support (such as social media training, technical assistance to help a group improve their website, or capacity building work to help a group protect more vulnerable individuals) for groups or organisations which counter extremism and build stronger communities.

Closes 9 December 2016 but bids considered on a first-come-first-served basis. More info here. 

Children’s Targeted Short Breaks and Play Scheme Grants (see attached document for details)

Grant funding for providers that currently deliver, or have an interest in delivering, targeted short breaks/play schemes to disabled children & young people from Leeds. Awarded to organisations based on the effectiveness and sustainability of their provision whilst developing a personalised approach to meet the needs of children, families and the city.

Closes 30 November 2016.

Ufi #ManufacturingSkillsFund

Fund to support innovative and creative ideas to use digital technology in ways that could change how vocational learning in manufacturing is delivered. Grants of between £50,000 and £100,000.

Application window: 26 October 2016 – 14 December 2016. More information here.

This list is not comprehensive, and there are many more opportunities available.

  • view it online here.
  • Browse all opportunities on the IDOX database here.
  • Check out the Doing Good Leeds website here, which is here to help third sector organisations access the best help and advice on running their organisation, as well as offering information about funding. It also aims to involve and inform people in the big issues affecting the third sector in Leeds. This website is managed by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) a charity that supports communities by helping people and organisations that do good in Leeds.