Funding Alerts With Imminent Deadlines

13 October 2022


The External Funding Team at Halton Borough Council have sent over three grant funding alerts that may be of interest and whose imminent deadlines prevent inclusion in the next (November) Halton Funding monthly bulletin.  


  1. Concertina Charitable Grants (31 October)
  • Grant - Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly
  • Date(s) - The next closing date for applications is 31 October 2022
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Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helens.


  1. National Churches Trust Foundation Grants Programme (31 October)

The funding will enable listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, to investigate or address small problems and control building deterioration. This could include improvements to rainwater systems; removing vegetation growth from buildings; replacing gutter systems; addressing lost, damaged or slipped roof tiles; internal repairs to ceilings and walls; and electrical work. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs.


  1. Youth Music Catalyser Fund (4 November)
  • Grant - Grants of between £30,001 and £300,000 are available to organisations in England that want to support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music
  • Date(s) - The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on 4 November 2022
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The Fund will support organisations who want to make music activity more inclusive either by sustaining or scaling up their work or changing sector practice. Children and young people should be involved in the planning and development of programmes which must focus on at least one of the following themes: early years; disabled, deaf and neuro-divergent young people; the youth justice system; young people facing barriers; young adults; or organisations and the workforce.