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Funding Newsflash June 2019

Good luck to the West Wales region of Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs who have been successfully selected by Tesco Bags of Help and Groundworks for the in store community vote at the Pembroke Dock and Llanelli Tesco stores. The final amount awarded will deliver workshops to Out of School Childcare Clubs to encourage out door play and to connect with nature. So if you're in the area don't forget to ask for your tokens and vote!




Persimmon Homes Building Futures and Community Champions programme

Persimmon is currently building 400 developments in England, Wales and Scotland. the Community Champions Programme was established in 2015 and has already donated over £2 million to 3,000 good causes, 30 regional businesses give away 60 donations of up to £1000 every month to help children in England, wales and Scotland.

Building futures is an annual competition giving away £1 million to support children's health, fitness and education. See the website to apply if you run of know of a group of children who could benefit a cash injection from Persimmon.

Visit the Website for further information and to apply





Next (community)


Next offer support to a wide range of charities and organisations. Their priorities are:

  • Offering a donation that is of most benefit to the charity, whether it be financial or the offer of products that can be used to realise additional funding.
  • Supporting individual charities for a number of years with a specified annual donation
  • Focussing on resources for charitable projects that benefit communities across the UK working with children, caring for the sick and people with disabilities, healthcare, medical research and community support.
  • Working to identify and develop new relationships with charities and organisations

All requests are considered on an individual basis. Please contact the Charity & Sponsorship Team by email, fax or letter

Charities & Sponsorship Department, 

Next PLC, 

Desford Road, 

Enderby, Leicester,

LE19 4AT

Tel: 01873880379

Email: Charities_department@next.co.uk




The Masonic Charitable Foundation Early Years Opportunities Grant

The Masonic Charitable Foundation Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

Key Areas of Focus

Grants can be offered to charities that provide:

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
  • Parental Support, including whole family approach
  • Pastoral and advocacy support


  • Applicants can only apply for one grant programme at any time
  • At least 50% of the charity's beneficiaries must fall within one of the MCF's target beneficiary groups, i.e. disadvantaged
    children and young people under 25 years or isolated and disadvantaged older people over 50 years.

Purpose of a Small Grant

  • These grants are for smaller charities whose annual income does not exceed £500,000
  • Small grants can be used for general running and/or overhead costs of the charity - core funding

Grant Size

  • Small grants usually total between £500 - £15,000
  • All grants can be over 1,2, or 3 years
  • The total amount of the grant requested must not exceed 15% of the total income of the charity

Eligibility Requirements

  • Grants are only made to charities whose beneficiaries are in England and Wales
  • Charities must be registered with the Charity Commission
  • Grants are usually given to charities which have an income of less than £500,000 
  • Charities must have at least one year of published accounts re. the Charity Commission for the registered charity number they are
    applying to the MCF under

For more information about the eligibility criteria and to apply please visit the website.




                                                                   Warburtons Community Investment Fund

Warburtons Community Investment fund wish to support charitable organisations that require small grants of up to £250 to help deliver a broader activity.

Based on a localism approach, the community investment funds are allocated to  local bakeries and depots. This helps make the best decisions for the local community. An online postcode search will help to understand which of the sites is closest to you. They will then receive the application and make a decision.

The Community Grants are reviewed on a quarterly basis to help streamline the process. This means that if you wish to apply for a Community Grant you will need to do so before the corresponding date each quarter. Decisions will be made within 6 weeks of the deadline, and charities will be informed thereafter.

Q4 is now open and will close on 15th August 2019.

For further information or to apply please visit the website.






Good Luck- and please tell your Childcare Business Development Officer if you have successful applications so we can share your news with others!  If you have any funding queries, comments or suggestions, email us!  


029 2074 1000





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