The Silver Dreams Fund is the first programme from a new £110 million investment in older people between 2012 and 2015. The BIG Lottery Fund aims to help older people manage life-changing events and encourage them to get more involved in their communities whilst recognising the positive contribution older people make to society today.
Youth Music is making major changes to the way it funds music provision, streamlining the application process and maximising the impact of its work on children and young people. To launch the new Youth Music Funding programme, Youth Music will be hosting five FREE events across England in early November.
The events are aimed at anyone with an interest in seeking funding for music education activities, specifically those working in Youth Music’s priority areas: children in challenging circumstances, encouraging talent and potential, and early years.
Dudley PCT are looking to commission an experienced artist or artists to use a range of creative tools and techniques to engage the girls and a small group of teachers, youth workers and parents in the generation of creative ideas which could be used to raise the issue of teenage drinking.
This participatory arts project is part of a series of commissions being developed by Dudley PCT in partnership with praXis arts and health network.
A key objective of the Alcohol Health Improvement Programme in Public Health is to reduce the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption amongst girls aged 13-16 years old, as measured by the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) survey.
Deadline for application: Friday 23rd September 12 midday.
Commission Fee: £15,000 (inclusive of materials)
The new Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham opened in June 2011 and is pleased to announce a commission opportunity for an artist to develop artwork for the recently opened Burns Unit. We are seeking expressions of interest from artists with experience of public art projects, ideally with experience of working in healthcare settings or with at least three years of graduate experience. The ability to demonstrate understanding of the effects of art on well-being and current arts health practices is desirable.
The EEF is seeking applications for projects that address educational disadvantage. They are particularly looking for projects which can be developed, scaled up and replicated and which will have a measurable impact on attainment.
In the first two years funding will be focused on children eligible for free school meals attending primary and secondary schools targeted for EEF funding.
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
- Registered charities
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Individual schools
- Clusters of schools
- Teacher groups
- Academy chains
- Any combination of these can apply for funding.
The Transforming Local Infrastructure Programme is managed by Big Fund, the non-lottery arm of the Big Lottery Fund, which has pledged a further £20million for infrastructure development in the future.
There are over 2,000 infrastructure organisations which provide services from advice to volunteer recruitment to charities in England. This support is critical particularly for small local charities and voluntary groups. The funding will help them join up services to avoid duplication and develop more effective online resources.
Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, said:
Staffordshire Creative Health and Wellbeing Network Fundraising event
The first event in a series to launch a new artists’ network for Staffordshire took place on Friday 8th July at the Museum of Cannock Chase. The event included a workshop session on fundraising by Praxis Events Co-ordinator Sarah-Jane Watkinson and a presentation by Jenny Peevers of Arts Council England on ACE’s funding programmes.
Handouts from the session and the ten top tips highlighted at the end of the session are available here.
Announced last December by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Arts Council England, the Catalyst Arts fund is part of a £80 million scheme to help boost philanthropy to the arts.
The Catalyst Arts Fund will be invested in three different ways:
- £30 million of Lottery funds will be invested in an integrated match-funding and capacity building scheme to increase arts organisations’ ability to fundraise. This fund will offer tailored awards that cover a three-year period. It will be open to individual organisations, or organisations working together, who have some experience of fundraising. This investment is designed to allow organisations to develop their ideas and capability in the first year, and then explore innovative ways of using match-funding to generate and secure new private giving.
Community First will help communities come together through new and existing community groups, to identify their strengths and local priorities, plan for their future and become more resilient. Community First includes a £30 million small grant programme for some of the most deprived areas in the country and a national £50 million endowment match challenge.
The small grants programme will encourage people in deprived communities to give their time and expertise to local projects, to raise money and help make their local area a better place to live. The endowment match challenge will mobilise both national and local giving and philanthropy that will raise £100m to be matched with £50 million of government investment. This money will continue to grow over the life of the programme ensuring a sustainable source of funding for communities in years to come.
praXis is currently managing two large-scale arts and health commissions in the West Midlands.
We have established a partnership programme with Dudley Primary Care Trust, working with 10 youth groups and 36 schools across the borough to tackle issues such as smoking cessation, positive mental health, and sex and relationships education. You can read more about this project here. A guide has also been produced here to commissioning arts and health work, which you can read here.
Our second partnership is with Wolverhampton City Council Arts & Heritage to develop ArtsinMind, an Arts and Reminiscence programme to improve the quality of life of older people who are living with dementia or cognitive difficulties.