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Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 10th July 2020

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £2,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

Women’s Fund for Scotland (Scotland) 10th July 2020

The Women’s Fund for Scotland has launched two new funding programmes in response to the Coronavirus. The Emergency Response grant is available to support Women’s organisations to equip them to deal with the changes required because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Resilience and Recovery Grant is available to help Women’s organisation to adapt their normal working practices to conform to any Government guidelines relating to Covid-19, wh...

GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK) 9th July 2020

The 2021 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based health and wellbeing charities. The awards are designed to recognise innovation, success and achievements for existing community health work by providing mentoring and funding. Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Ten runners-up will receive £3,000. Award winners w...

Funding to Help People Self-Isolating Under Covid-19 Restrictions (Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton) 9th July 2020

Community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help fund voluntary and community activity which helps and supports people self-isolating under COVID-19 restrictions in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has made £200,000 available over the next six months from money which has been allocated from items seized from criminals under the Proceed...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 8th July 2020

Small charities and constituted community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projec...

New Funding Wave for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged People Affected by Coronavirus (London) 8th July 2020

A new round of funding is available from London Community Response for civil society organisations supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in London who have been adversely affected by coronavirus. Three types of grants of up to £50,000 are available; Crisis, Enable and Adapt grants. Priority will be given to organisations led by and for marginalised communities and those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis, those supporting pe...

Funding for Training and Development for Adult Social Care VCS Organisations (Hertfordshire) 8th July 2020

The Hertfordshire Community Foundation has launched the 2020/21 Workforce Development Grant Programme to fund training and development opportunities for voluntary and community sector organisations that provide adult social care in Hertfordshire. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000, or a maximum of £500 for the development of an individual working within an organisation. Funding could be used for training or qualifications for...

Independent Age Grants Fund (UK) 7th July 2020

Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people, has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus. The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round Independent Age will make £500,000 available. Charities working with older people will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000....

Funding to Strengthen Creative Opportunities for People with Mental Health Problems (UK) 7th July 2020

The Baring Foundation has announced the first call for applications for their new Arts programme supporting Arts and Mental Health to strengthen the creative opportunities available for people with mental health problems. The funding programme is being made available to established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professiona...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 6th July 2020

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life small grants programme. The next closing date for applications to the sma...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 6th July 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years to help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Early Years Opportun...

Funding to Provide Pupils from Disadvantaged Communities with Healthy Breakfasts (England) 6th July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Family Action are offering support to schools in disadvantaged communities across England to improve access to healthy breakfasts during the pandemic. Under the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) umbrella, the NSBP Covid-19 response is designed to ensure that the most disadvantaged children have access to a healthy breakfast, without barrier or stigma. Eligible schools who have previously applied for sup...

Funding for Charities Supporting the Over 60’s and BAME Communities (UK) 3rd July 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to UK charities that focus on the often complex issues that have arisen from the Covid 19 pandemic for people aged 60 and over. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The Trust will also be prioritising charities that work in BAME communities, in light of Black Lives Matter and the growing awareness that these communities are being disproportionately affected by...

New Funding Available to Implement Court Judgement with the Potential to Achieve Social Change (UK) 2nd July 2020

A new round of funding has been announced for civil society organisations to implement a court judgment or the outcome of a litigation process that has the potential to achieve social change for people facing discrimination and disadvantage. The funding is being made available by the Baring Foundation and grants of up to £30,000 for a period of up to one year are available to charities and other not for profit organisations to help civil soci...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 2nd July 2020

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Comic Relief Announces Change Makers Programme (UK) 2nd July 2020

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Comic Relief is launching a new funding programme to support changes in the way which community and voluntary sector organisations work. Funding of between £150,000 and £600,000 will be available for projects lasting up to 3 to 5 years. The focus will be on work in areas that are of particular interest to Comic Relief. This includes addressing homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental healt...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities and Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales) 1st July 2020

The Steve Morgan Foundation has announced its emergency hardship fund for those affected by the coronavirus in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside has been extended until the end of September 2020. Until the 30th September 2020, funding of up to £1 million per week is available to charities and not-for-profit organisations to help with the costs of additional emergency services to support people affected by the coronavirus. The Steve Morgan...

Funding to Support the Residents of Cobalt Housing Association (Liverpool) 1st July 2020

Community groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver projects or events which explicitly benefit residents across the Cobalt Housing Association neighbourhoods in North Liverpool. Projects funded by the Cobalt Housing Community Fund must address one or more of Cobalt’s Regeneration Team priorities: healthy living; strengthening communities; cleaner, safer, greener communities; financial inclusion and advice; em...

Vouchers to Provide Free Meals Over the School Summer Holiday Period (England) 30th June 2020

The UK Government has launched the Covid Summer Food Fund to support children over the summer holiday period who usually receive benefits-related free school meals. Through the Fund, schools can support eligible pupils with a £90 voucher to cover the standard six-week holiday period, or £105 if the school’s summer holiday lasts seven full weeks. Vouchers must be ordered by schools through the Edenred portal at least one week before the end...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Merseyside) 30th June 2020

Charities, voluntary, community and faith organisations, social businesses, churches, PTAs and parish/town councils can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in Merseyside. The Community Foundation for Merseyside in partnership with Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has launched the LCR Cares COVID-19 Community Support Fund to support community and voluntary organisations on the fr...

Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 29th June 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose pr...

Longer-Term Project Funding for Charities (UK & Republic of Ireland) 29th June 2020

Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding. Ten charities will each receive a £50,000 grant for innovative, larger, longer-term projects which support the advancement of education and skills, citizenship or community development, and arts, culture or heritage. Funding can be used over one yea...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 26th June 2020

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives...

Funding for Sporting Opportunities in Deprived and Physically Inactive Areas (West Midlands) 26th June 2020

Community clubs and organisations can apply for funding to support sporting activity within deprived and disadvantaged communities. This can include people living in poverty, black, asian minority ethnic communities, disabled people, and people with long-term health conditions. Funding from Active Black Country’s Tackling Inequalities Fund is provided by Sport England and will consist of two streams of funding: “Local” funding of between...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 25th June 2020

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes i...

£1 Million Fund to Support Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England - various locations) 25th June 2020

Anglian Water is working with fifteen Community Foundations in the East of England to allocate their £1million Positive Difference Fund to support communities affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Charities and community organisations who are supporting vulnerable people who are isolated, considered high risk and in need of practical support can apply to their local Community Foundation. Half of the fund is being made available immediately, with...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 24th June 2020

Registered charities and organisations with a charitable purpose within the greater Bristol area can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Society of Merchant Venturers Charity. The primary areas supported are social needs; youth; education; environment; social enterprise; health care; culture and the arts; and projects that will benefit greater Bristol and its economic development. The charity meets four times a year, typically in J...

Funding to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation (Tower Hamlets) 24th June 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects that tackle loneliness and social isolation within the borough of Tower Hamlets. The funding will support local actions that help people to connect with each other, enjoy each other’s company and enhance their quality of life. This can include activities such as volunteer befrienders, support to use the internet, projects to increase confidence in you...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (West Midlands and Warwickshire) 24th June 2020

Registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises with an income of less than £500,000 can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. Funding from the Wesleyan Foundation Large Grants Fund will support projects that help to help combat loneliness amongst the vulnerable and elderly, provide...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 22nd June 2020

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

Places of Worship Security Funding Boost (England & Wales) 22nd June 2020

Places of Worhip can apply for grants of up to £56,000 to increase their protective security measures. The funding is available to churches, gurdwaras, mosques, temples and associated faith community centres that have experienced or are vulnerable to hate attacks. Grants can cover security equipment but not the cost of recruiting security personnel and may include: CCTV; perimeter fencing; access control gates; window locks; intruder alarm;...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 22nd June 2020

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund. In response to the Coronavirus small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, and larger grants of between £5,001 and £50,000 are available, to support organisations who are looking to provide essential support and services to directly fac...

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK) 19th June 2020

Not for profit groups and settings such as local community groups, nurseries, schools, care homes, housing associations, and charities, etc can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds. The funding is being made available through Food for Life Get Together initiative and the aim is to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce ex...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 18th June 2020

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Small Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £150,000, the organisati...

TDS Charitable Foundation (UK) 18th June 2020

Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and projects which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications...

Funding to Tackle Social Isolation and Loneliness as a Result of Covid-19 (East Suffolk) 18th June 2020

East Suffolk Community Partnerships has made funding of £100,000 available to voluntary sector organisations, social enterprises and community groups to support projects which tackle social isolation and loneliness within the East Suffolk population as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Hot spots’ of vulnerable people in need have been identified using data and mapping. Projects should support those identified as more likely to be social...

Funding to Tackle Inequalities in Sport and Physical Activity in Under-Represented Groups (Yorkshire and the Humber) 18th June 2020

Active Humber has received £80,000 from the Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities fund to distribute to community groups to help reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 and tackle the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity in under-represented groups. The main focus of the Fund is to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on activity levels in under-represented groups, such as Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, disabled...

Seafarers UK Launch COVID-19 Emergency Fund (UK) 18th June 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers £2 million UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The new fund is intended for distribution in 2020/2021, with 75% allocated to the international merchant seafaring community and 25% to UK coastal fishing fleets. Grants from Seafarers UK are offered to charities and other organisations providing frontline and suppor...

Funding to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Loan Sharks (England) 17th June 2020

Charities, voluntary organisations, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for activities that highlight the dangers of Loan Sharks and have a positive impact on their communities. The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is made available from money seized from convicted loan sharks by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Organisations will need to demonstrate the positive impact their project would have on their comm...

Funding to Support Charities and Organisations Adversely Affected by Coronavirus (Northern Ireland) 17th June 2020

In response to the coronavirus, The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is making emergency funding available to registered charities and constituted groups which have been adversely affected by the crisis. The Small Community Grants Programme will provide funding of up to £2,500 to help organisations react to the pandemic, prepare to reopen or adapt services accordingly, and to restore/renew in order to enable ongoing service provision....

Funding for Charitable Organisations working with Disadvantaged Individuals (Greater Manchester) 16th June 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with individuals who are disadvantaged, sick, have a disability and/or living in poverty within the Greater Manchester area. Funding from the Charity Service’s Grant Fund can be used to help with new project costs, and the purchase or supply of activities, amenities or items of a medical nature not supplied by the NHS that will improve th...

Funding to Help Adults with Care and Support Needs Live Independently in Their Own Homes (Leeds) 16th June 2020

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to community groups, charities, social enterprises or other charitable organisations from the third sector looking to develop and/or implement socially enterpriseing ideas and services to help adults in Leeds with care and support needs improve their health and wellbeing, and live independently in their own homes. The Leeds Community Foundation’s Ideas that Change Lives programme will provide two types...

Covid-19 Funding for Charities (Northern Ireland) 16th June 2020

The Department for Communities has launched a new £15.5 million COVID-19 Charities Fund. The aim is to provide grants of up to £75,000 to meet unavoidable costs for charities which have exhausted all other avenues of support and are facing imminent closure. The funding programme is administered by The National Lottery Community Fund and provides financial support to charities who have lost income due to the impact of COVID-19 and are unabl...

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 15th June 2020

Charities, community groups and social enterprises that can demonstrate that their aims have identifiable public benefit in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool can apply for funding to the Sir James Knott Trust. Special consideration will be given to charitable activities that are known to have been of interest to Sir James Knott including military and maritime organisations, youth clubs, projects to help the e...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach Programme to Re-open for Applications (Scotland) 15th June 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exlusion such as minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people and drug users, etc. For the remainder of 2020, the eligibility criteria have also been expanded so that registered charities in Scotland which have been operating for a year or more and have a...

Funding for Research to Better Understand the Link Between Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm (UK) 12th June 2020

Alcohol Change UK are inviting applications for their New Horizons Grants Programme for innovative and future-facing academic research on 'Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm' to explore how people’s use of alcohol relates to their membership of, or identification with, groups and communities. Funding of between £20,000 and £65,000 is available for up to four two-year research projects to explore different groups such as cultural, ethnic,...

The Gannochy Trust - COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund (Perth and Kinross) 11th June 2020

The Gannochy Trust, one of Scotland’s largest independent funders, has launched a £500,000 COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund to help charities working in Perth and Kinross cope during the pandemic. The new fund will provide relief from the financial and operational pressures facing charities during the outbreak, as well as enabling development and delivery of vital support services to people and communities affected by the virus. Small...

New £10 Million Fund for Domestic Abuse Charities (England) 9th June 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has re-opened the Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund. A total of £1.85 million is available to support domestic violence charities to ensure that they can continue operating and keep bedspaces open for victims and their children fleeing from abuse during COVID-19 emergency. The fund is part of a wider £76 million fund promised to domestic violence and...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 8th June 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme Re-Opens to Support Charities Affected by Covid-19 (UK) 8th June 2020

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to ena...

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Reviews Grant Criteria in Response to the Coronavirus (UK) 8th June 2020

In response to the Coronavirus, the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust have reviewed their grant criteria to enable them to spread their funds as widely as possible to help those with greatest need. The Trust awards grants to UK registered charities or organisations that are exempt from registration with projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year. The next round of funding will be aimed at supporting disadvantaged a...

The Asda Foundation Launches Two New Grants in Response to the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 8th June 2020

The Asda Foundation support local grass roots organisations which benefit and involve local communities centred around Asda Food Stores. In response to the coronavirus, the Foundation has launched two new emergency Covid-19 grants: Hygiene Grants which focus on personal hygiene dignity, and supporting residents/patients in facilities who are unable to provide their own toiletries. Applications will be accepted from care homes, hospices, hospit...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 5th June 2020

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 6th October 2020 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent liv...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 5th June 2020

The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

Funding to Help Local People and Organisations Reduce Crime and Disorder (Cleveland) 5th June 2020

The 2020/21 round of funding made available by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland (PCC) is now open to applications for projects which help local people and organisations reduce crime and disorder, and reduce the fear of crime. There are currently two types of funding: the Community Safety Fund which is funded by central government for distribution amongst organisations and groups who are committed to improving community safety; a...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 4th June 2020

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 2020. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase the...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 4th June 2020

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust is currently accepting applications through its General Fund. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in Avon and Somerset for projects that improve community safety. This can include protecting local people and property from crime; reducing anti-social behaviour; etc. The closing date for applications is the 1st September 2020.

Funding to Support Legal Action Related to Covid-19 (UK) 4th June 2020

The Baring Foundation has announced three new funding streams as part of its £1 million Strengthening Civil Society Programme to support their grant holders and broader civil society when taking legal action related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £40,000 are available to all registered charities, including current grant holders, with legal expertise in the area they work in to help protect vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the impa...

Funding to Help Reduce Crime (Suffolk) 4th June 2020

Community groups, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for grants of between £2500 and £20,000 to enable them to deliver services that support victims of crime, and help make Suffolk a safer place. The Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner’s Fund is looking for applications which link to the key areas of the Police and Crime Plan, which are: vulnerable people, victims of crime, serious violence, young peop...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 3rd June 2020

Grants are available to not for profit organisations and schools in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset in the South West of England for welfare and art projects which help to improve the quality of local life. Grants can cover the core running costs or project costs of small established organisations who have a proven record of making a significant difference. For example, Dartington Hall trust received a grant to support a b...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 3rd June 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in Avon and Somerset for projects that improve road safety and prevent road traffic injuries. The funding is being made available through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust’s Road Safety Grant. The closing date for applications is the 1st September 2020.

Intermediary Funding Opportunity for LGBTQ+ Led Partner Organisations (UK) 2nd June 2020

Comic Relief has announced that it is seeking LGBTQ+ led Intermediary partners with the ability, expertise, networks and knowledge to distribute emergency funding quickly to a diverse range of locally rooted organisations across the UK. Comic Relief has ringfenced a budget of £650,000 for this opportunity. LGBTQ+ led organisations that are interested in working with Comic Relief please complete the proposal document and submit it to c.kiely@...

Covid Funding for Specialist Women's Organisations (UK) 2nd June 2020

Rosa, which is a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women has announced that is making grants of up to £10,000 available to specialist womens organisations across the UK through its Covid-19 Response Fund. The purpose of this first stage response fund is to provide quick and straightforward grants with very basic eligibility criteria. Rosa particularly welcomes p...

Lloyds Bank Foundation Announces Changes to it Grant Making in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic (England and Wales) 1st June 2020

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced changes to their grant making programmes in response to the Covid-19 crisis. These changes include fast tracking those organisations that have already made significant progress with their application. However, the Foundation will only fund projects for 12 months. These charities have also been able to access organisational development support as they made their applications. The foundation has also s...

Funding to Support Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Darlington) 29th May 2020

Local voluntary organisations, community groups, small charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people affected by coronavirus in Darlington. Through the Darlington Covid Fund, Darlington Borough Council, in partnership with the County Durham Community Foundation, will provide two themes of support: ‘proactive’ and ‘recovery and resilience’. Th...

Covid-19 Support Fund from the UK Insurance and Long-term Savings Industry (UK) 27th May 2020

The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched a Covid-19 Support Fund to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by the crisis. The Fund aims to raise a total of £100 million, with over £80 million already pledged in voluntary donations from firms across the sector. The aim of the fund is to provide immediate support to community based charities which are under strain, as well as longer-term support to enable them...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 26th May 2020

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st July 2020 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £100 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact....

£5 Million Funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust in Response to Coronavirus (UK) 26th May 2020

In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is making at least £5 million available in funding for its second phase of support for the period May to December 2020. Funding will include emergency grants for current grantees who are facing immediate financial crisis; 12-month grant extensions for current grantees with ongoing projects; and grant increases to enable current grantees to meet costs associated with a...

Coronavirus Community Support Fund Opens for Applications (England) 26th May 2020

The Government’s new £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has opened for applications. The fund which is being administered through the National Lottery Community Fund has two key objectives. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis; and to reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the finan...

Covid-19 Funding for Organisations Working to Support People in Prison (UK) 22nd May 2020

Clinks, which supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system has launched a Covid-19 Response Fund to assist organisations working in the criminal justice system during the pandemic. Clinks is distributing £275,000 on behalf of Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice in recognition of the continued challenges presented to voluntary organisations at this time. Grants of up to £20,...

Care Home Support Package to Help Reduce Coronavirus Infections (England) 22nd May 2020

The UK Government has introduced £600 million of funding to tackle the spread of coronavirus in care homes. The Infection Control Fund will be allocated to local authorities to ensure that care homes can continue to take the necessary measures to prevent and stop the spread of the virus within their sites by restricting permanent and agency staff to working in only one care home wherever possible. Funding will be used to help providers pay fo...

Government Unlocks £150 Million from Dormant Accounts for Coronavirus Response (UK) 22nd May 2020

The UK Government has announced £150 million of funding is to be made available from dormant bank and building society accounts to help charities, social enterprises and vulnerable individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The release of £71 million from the government’s dormant assets scheme will be accelerated alongside £79 million already recouped that will be made available to help charities’ coronavirus response and recover...

Grants for NEXT Employees with Children (UK) 21st May 2020

The Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust are providing grants for parents or carers working for retailer NEXT who are experiencing financial difficulty or are facing an unexpected change in circumstances such as redundancy or long-term illness. The Trust will provide grants to support children (0-18 years) whose parents or carers have been working for NEXT for at least one year, or previously worked for them within the last nine years. Fundi...

£37.3 Million Available for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (England) 20th May 2020

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England. Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants from the Family Fund for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educati...

Funding to Get Vulnerable People Online During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 19th May 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the Scottish Government has announced a new £5 million programme to offer internet connection, training and support, and laptops or tablets to vulnerable people who are not already online. Through the Connecting Scotland Programme 9000 people who are considered to be clinically high risk, and at risk of isolation and loneliness will be provided with a device with a mobile internet package. For six months they w...

Funding to Support Voluntary and Community Groups Responding to the Coronavirus (Cheshire West and Chester) 18th May 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council have launched a £500,000 Community Response Fund to help voluntary organisations, community groups, and small charity or not-for-profit organisations continue to provide much needed support to communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Applications for funding of £500 or over will be considered, and it is expected that most grants will be in the region of £2,000. Groups must show that they are provid...

Funding of Up to £10,000 Available to Tackle Social Deprivation (North East) 15th May 2020

Registered charities exempted or excepted organisations can now apply for up to £10,000 of funding for core costs and charitable activities that benefit the residents of Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside. Priority will be given to projects that ease social deprivation and/or enrich the fabric of the local community and the quality of life of individuals within that community. The funding is being made available from the...

BBC Children in Need Covid-19 Response Grants (UK, Isle of Man & the Channel Islands) 15th May 2020

In response to the coronavirus, BBC Children in Need are temporarily pausing their current grant programmes to launch two new Covid-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under. The funding will be open to current grantees and new applicants to help them to respond and adapt to the impact of the coronavirus. From the 18th May 2020 current grant-holders will be...

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th May 2020

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is admini...

Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 13th May 2020

Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 12th May 2020

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

Funding to Support Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (Merseyside) 7th May 2020

Small and medium sized charities can apply for emergency funding of up to £10,000 to keep vital services running and continue to deliver assistance to people affected by the coronavirus in Merseyside. The PH Holt Foundation will provide funding to help activities that support local community needs, keep services running, support marginalised or excluded groups, and to help services adapt to new conditions. Grants can be used for emergency pro...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 6th May 2020

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the cu...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (Worcestershire) 6th May 2020

Local charities, parish and town councils, churches, and voluntary and community groups with charitable aims can apply for emergency funding of up to £5,000 to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by coronavirus in Worcestershire. Initially, funding from the Worcestershire Community Foundation Covid-19 Fund will be aimed at providing emergency grants to coordinated volunteer programmes, and those services experiencing an incre...

Funding to Improve the National Cycle Network in Scotland (Scotland) 5th May 2020

Constituted community groups can apply for grants of £2,500 for projects which will make artistic and aesthetic improvements along the National Cycle Network in Scotland, with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to travel by bike or foot. Sustrans’ Scotland ArtRoots Fund encourages the showcasing of local talent and expression for youngsters through their arts, and encourages local communities to shape their local environment and b...

Emergency Funding for Mental Health Services Affected by Coronavirus (England) 5th May 2020

Emergency grants of up to £1,000 are available to user-led organisations and smaller unconstituted community groups in England which continue to provide mental health services and additional support during the coronavirus pandemic. Through the National Survivor User Network’s (NSUN) Covid-19 Fund, grants will be available to support community action, peer support, mutual aid, and other activities. This might include helping with costs such...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 4th May 2020

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. 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 W...

Funding to Bring Communities Together Regardless of Faith or Race (England) 1st May 2020

The Ministry of Housing has launched a £2 million Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme to support projects that bring communities together, regardless of faith or race. Charities and other established community organisations as well as consortiums can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 for projects lasting nine months The aim of the scheme is to support organisations that are working to bring different faith and ethnic gr...

Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus (UK) 1st May 2020

In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or...

Funding to Support Pet Rescue Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands) 30th April 2020

Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount...

Funding for Ideas that Address the Impacts of Covid-19 (UK) 30th April 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are inviting proposals from UK businesses for research projects and related data collection of up to eighteen months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The UKRI will support innovative proposals on any topics which gather critical data and resources quickly for future research use and which support the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an interve...

Funding to Help the Local Faith Network Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Scotland) 29th April 2020

Local faith groups and related community organisations in Scotland can apply for small grants of a few hundred pounds to help support families and individuals affected by the COVID-19 crisis. An initial fund of £100,000 has been made available by Faith in Community Scotland’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The focus of the fund is to support people most at risk of becoming disconnected during social distancing by meeting their needs, helping...

Emergency Funding to Help Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 29th April 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Hope for the Young have launched a Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support vulnerable young refugees or asylum seekers up to 30 years of age who are in need of immediate financial support. Grants of up to £250 will be available for up to twelve weeks and will be allocated on a case by case basis to help relieve social isolation and financial hardship. Funding is available to help with costs such as purchasing...

Funding to Support Charities and not-for-profit Organisations responding to the Covid-19 Outbreak (UK) 29th April 2020

UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations responding to the Covid-19 outbreak can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000. The Clothworkers’ Foundation’s Emergency Capital Programme will provide small capital grants to allow charities with an annual income of less than £2 million to purchase essential items in order to adapt or increase their services for beneficiaries outside the London area. Priority will be given to or...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 28th April 2020

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by COVID-19 (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) 28th April 2020

Voluntary and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can apply for a share of £100,000 to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by Covid-19. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire’s Prevention Fund 2020/2021 has been expanded to include applications which can support the welfare and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged affected by the crisis and to allow organisations to cont...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Greater Manchester) 27th April 2020

Forever Manchester has made grants of up to £5,000 available to constituted community groups to support those most affected by coronavirus in the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. The focus of the Community Support Fund is to keep communities strong and connected by promoting positive actions and improving wellbeing during the crisis. As local groups will know their communities the best, funding can be used in whatever way they feel would b...

Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 24th April 2020

Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation cos...

Funding to Support Community Groups and Organisations (Outer London) 24th April 2020

Local community groups and organisations based and working in outer London can apply for match funding of up to £10,000. The Connected Communities Matchfund is expanding its criteria to include charitable projects providing support for those affected by Covid-19, but will continue to fund projects that support people on low incomes, address local problems and are led by communities that will benefit from the work. Applications are particularl...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 23rd April 2020

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

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