Funding sources and advice

The lists below are not exhaustive, but may help. Within a particular area, we may well have recent experience which could also be of help, and which we would, within the bounds of client confidentiality, be happy to share with you if you would like to get in touch.

Sites of some potential funders (in no particular order):

Children’s Play Information Service
www.ncb.org.uk
National information service on children’s play, funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and based at the National Children’s Bureau Library.

GreenSpace
www.green-space.org.uk
Exists to help groups wanting to create and restore public spaces. Includes a link to download “Claiming Your Share: A guide to external funding for parks and green space community”

Nationwide Foundation
www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk
Grants funds “extend the range of opportunities and improve the quality of life for those in need”, promoting social inclusion and achieve real and sustainable benefit to communities.

Awards for All
www.awardsforall.org.uk
A grants programme which helps small groups and local communities with grants of £300 to £10,000.

Biffaward (Landfill Tax Credit Scheme)
www.biffaward.org
Grants from £250 to £500,000 to projects which provide and improve public amenities for communities within 10 miles of a Biffa operation. Similarly Hanson Environment Fund: www.hansonenvfund.org

Big Lottery Fund
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

Sites offering links and advice:

Government Funding
www.governmentfunding.org.uk
This site summarises all the different grants available.

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
www.cabe.org.uk

UK Fundraising
www.fundraising.co.uk