Sources of funding

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Potential funding sources

Applied for or enquiry ongoing

Fund URL outreach/sponsorship/grants contact Fund value Investigated by Result/Status
Locality Budget Scheme Allocations http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-council/councillors/localitybudgetscheme/membrlocalbdgt/ Judi Billing, Derrick Ashley £2,000 (2x£1,000) Mark £2,080 awarded as of 18-Mar-15
£1,000 from Judi Billing 10-Mar-15
£1,080 from Derrick Ashley 18-Mar-15
(application)
North Herts CVS http://www.nhcvs.org.uk/ Anne Taylor TBD Mark Mark contacted Anne Taylor of NHCVS 25th Feb 2015
Wren (Landfill Communities Funding distribution) http://www.wren.org.uk/ TBD Mark Some local projects have been funded through this, however, when contacted (by Mark) there was some uncertainty about whether there is a landfill site close enough
Waitrose Community Matters http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/inspiration/community_matters.html TBD Alex
Hertfordshire Community Foundation http://www.hertscf.org.uk/grants/funds-available/ £5,000 Mark Applied for £5k grant (application)
Jewson - Building Better Communities https://www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk/ £5,000-£10,000 Richard Application submitted 11-Apr-15 (application)

Not applied for

Other possible funding or assistance sources

Organisation URL outreach/sponsorship/grants contact Investigated by Result
Ideaspace http://www.ideaspace.cam.ac.uk/
Unlimited (UnLtd for Social Entreprenuers?) https://unltd.org.uk/
NESTA http://www.nesta.org.uk/
Raspbery Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/education-fund/ Mark Mellors unlikely, only outreach programmes funded
museums
science centres
instructables.com http://www.instructables.com/
B&Q Waste Donation Scheme http://www.diy.com/corporate/community/waste-donation/
Peoples Postcode Trust http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/
Community Foundation http://ukcommunityfoundations.org/
Awards For All - Big Lottery Fund https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/awards-for-all-england
Comic Relief Local Communities Programme http://www.comicrelief.com/our-grants
SIB (Social Investment Business) http://www.sibgroup.org.uk/communityrights/ MM - note deadline is 30/9/14!
BIFFA http://www.biffa-award.org/community-buildings There's a Biffa landfill site just outside Hitchin so we'd be eligible to apply. Their small grants scheme is for between £250 and £10000 for projects with total budget less than £15k
Persimmon http://www.persimmonhomes.com/charity



Local Education and STEM

Organisation URL outreach/sponsorship/grants contact Investigated by Result
schools http://www.hitchinpeople.co.uk/education
DaVinci school of science and engineering http://science.davinci-school.co.uk/
university of hertfordshire http://www.herts.ac.uk/
North herts college http://www.nhc.ac.uk/
ESF Community Grants - East of England http://www.tchc.net/services/community-grants
SetPoint Hertfordshire http://www.setpointherts.org.uk/


Local Technology Businesses

Organisation URL outreach/sponsorship/grants contact Investigated by Result
GKN http://www.gkn.com/aboutus/Pages/locations/GKN-Aerospace-Luton.aspx
Airbus http://www.airbusgroup.com/int/en/people-careers/commitment-to-education.html#chapter-01
Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (Stevenage) (Former Astrium) http://www.space-airbusds.com/en/locations/stevenage-6ag.html https://airbusdefenceandspace.com/contact-us/contact/ Jeremy Close
MBDA-systems http://www.mbda-systems.com/
Senior Aerospace Thermal Engineering http://www.thermalengineering.co.uk/
Glaxo Smith Kline http://www.gsk.com/en-gb/research/randd-locations/uk/stevenage/


Professional and Engineering Institutions

Organisation URL outreach/sponsorship/grants contact Investigated by Result
Technology Strategy Board (UK Government) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/technology-strategy-board
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/howtoapply/fundingguide/
BCS The Chartered Institute for IT http://www.bcs.org/
British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing http://www.bindt.org/
Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering http://www.ciphe.org.uk/
Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management http://www.ciwem.org/
Energy Institute https://www.energyinst.org/home
Institute of Acoustics http://www.ioa.org.uk/
Institute of Cast Metals Engineers http://www.icme.org.uk/
Institute of Highway Engineers http://www.theihe.org/
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology http://www.imarest.org/
Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining http://www.iom3.org/
Institute of Measurement & Control http://www.instmc.org/
Institute of Physics http://www.iop.org/
Institute of Physics & Engineering In Medicine http://www.ipem.ac.uk/
Institute of Water https://www.instituteofwater.org.uk/
Institution of Agricultural Engineers http://www.iagre.org/
Institution of Chemical Engineers http://www.icheme.org/
Institution of Civil Engineers https://www.ice.org.uk/
Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers http://www.idgte.org/
Institution of Engineering Designers http://www.institution-engineering-designers.org.uk/
Institution of Fire Engineers http://www.ife.org.uk/
Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers http://www.igem.org.uk/
Institution of Lighting Professionals https://www.theilp.org.uk/home/
Institution of Mechanical Engineers https://www.imeche.org/
Institution of Railway Signal Engineers http://www.irse.org/default.aspx
Institution of Royal Engineers http://www.instre.org/
Nuclear Institute http://www.nuclearinst.com/
Royal Aeronautical Society http://aerosociety.com/
Society of Environmental Engineers http://www.environmental.org.uk/
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers http://www.cibse.org/
The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation http://www.ciht.org.uk/
The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management http://www.iheem.org.uk/
The Institution of Engineering and Technology http://faraday.theiet.org/about/funding-scholarships/index.cfm Jonathan Leach/Richard Cowley
The Institution of Structural Engineers https://www.istructe.org/
The Royal Academy of Engineering http://www.raeng.org.uk/
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects http://www.rina.org.uk/
The Society of Operations Engineers http://www.soe.org.uk/
The Welding Institute http://www.theweldinginstitute.com/
Association of Building Engineers http://www.cbuilde.com/the-cabe/
Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors https://www.cices.org/
Chartered Quality Institute http://www.thecqi.org/
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications http://www.ima.org.uk/
International Council on Systems Engineering UK Chapter http://incoseonline.org.uk/Normal_Files/Home/Default.aspx?CatID=Home
Institute of Nanotechnology https://www.london-nano.com/ or http://www.iinano.org/
NAFEMS Do you mean these people? http://www.nafems.org/
Women's Engineering Society http://www.wes.org.uk/
Institute of the Motor Industry http://www.theimi.org.uk/
Society of Professional Engineers UK http://www.professionalengineers-uk.org/
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists https://www.wcit.org.uk/members/anon/new.html?destination=%2Findex.html
Women in Science and Engineering https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/
Women in Science, Engineering and Technology http://www.wiset.org.uk/
Royal Academy of Engineering http://www.raeng.org.uk/
Royal Institution http://www.rigb.org/

Supermarkets

Organisation URL outreach/sponsorship/grants contact Investigated by Result
Asda https://www.asdafoundation.org/applying-for-funding
Sainsburys http://www.j-sainsbury.co.uk/responsibility/our-values/making-a-positive-difference-to-our-community/
Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust http://www.sfct.org.uk/guidance-on-how-to-apply/
Tesco http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=754
Waitrose http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/inspiration/community_matters.html
Morrisons https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/funding.html
Co-Operative Society http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/local-communities/community-fund/

Banks and Building Societys

Organisation URL outreach/sponsorship/grants contact Investigated by Result
HSBC
Lloyds http://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/
TSB http://www.tsb.co.uk/legal/charitable-partner/
Natwest http://personal.natwest.com/personal/support-centre/Natwest/giving-back-to-ourlocalcommunities.html
Barclays https://www.home.barclays/citizenship/supporting-communities.html
Santander http://www.santander.co.uk/uk/about-santander-uk/csr/communities
Co-Operative Bank http://www.co-operativebank.co.uk/business/community/community-directplus
Nationwide http://your.nationwide.co.uk/your-society/Pages/your-society-home.aspx
Halifax http://community.halifax.co.uk/
RBS http://www.rbs.com/sustainability/community.html http://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/medium-grants-programme

Advice

http://www.fundingcentral.org.uk/default.aspx

http://www.companygiving.org.uk/content/help/sources-of-funding.aspx

http://www.fundingcentral.org.uk/page.aspx?SP=6313

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/other-sources-of-arts-funding/