Sources of funding

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Ineligible funding sources

These are sources of financial support which have been suggested and, on closer inspection, are not available to us

Fund URL Investigated by Reason for ineligibility
Community Facilities Capital Projects Fund https://www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/community/grants/community-facilities-capital-projects-fund Rich Qualifying criterion number 7

"Where a building is leased as part of its application, a facility must also be able to demonstrate that it has a lease agreement in place with an unexpired term of no less than ten years."

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)

Application made May-17, unsuccessful (again)

Hippowaste - Grants Up For Grabs https://www.hippowaste.co.uk/grants-up-for-grabs/ £200 (value of bag and collection) Brian Application successful, bag delivered, filled and collected in July 2017. Only allowed one bag per organisation, so we can't apply again

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
Liverpool Victoria https://www.lv.com/about-us/lv-cares/investing-in-communities LV offer financial support and employee time to organisations local to their offices. They have an office in Hitchin.
Hertfordshire Community Foundation (Small Grants) http://www.hertscf.org.uk/index/hcfsmallgrants Up to £1000

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

local smallish technical orgs

K&M engineering http://www.kandmprecisionengineering.co.uk

Belmont Engineering http://www.belmont-engineering.com

Jenson consulting http://www.jensen-consulting.co.uk/contact-us

Cartwheel engineering

NAB precision tooling http://www.nabprecisiontooling.com/contact-us.html

AKS Ward http://www.aksward.com

Element https://www.element.com/locations/europe/hitchin

Surrey hills Engineers http://www.surreyhillseng.co.uk/services.html

Matters Southern http://mattestsouth.co.uk

Exis Innovation https://www.exisinnovation.co.uk/?page_id=40

Testworks group http://www.testworksgroup.com

Roemheld http://www.roemheld.co.uk

Tangram technology http://www.tangram.co.uk/index.htm

Adapt ems http://www.adaptems.com/

Verulum engineering http://verulamengineering.com

Drurys http://www.drurys.co.uk

Stomor http://stomor.com/contact/

Ogle Models

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/