Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding Page

 

Here you can find a range of sources of funding for the Covid-19 pandemic.   This page will be updated regularly so please check in when you can.  Links is here to help you.  Should you need help finding funding or completing an application please get in touch! 



Upcoming Deadlines


MSE Charity’s ‘Raising the Next Generation’ Theme Opens for Applications - 26th February 2021

The Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity is currently accepting UK applications but will close as soon as 40 applications are accepted, so groups need to be quick in submitting their application. The MSE Charity is funded by Money Saving Expert and gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. The maximum grant is £7,500. The MSE Charity will consider full project cost recovery, but costs must only relate to the project itself and not the organisation's core funding.

https://www.msecharity.com/home 


Made By Sport – Clubs in Crisis

Funding will be made available on 12th April for eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations through local Community Foundations. In order to be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues. A one-off unrestricted grant of £2,021 will be made available. Please email the Grants Team at hello@foundationderbyshire.org if you would like to apply. 


Ecclesiastical Launches £1m Movement for Good Awards 2021

Deadline: 13th June 2021

For a third successive year, Ecclesiastical Insurance is inviting nominations to its £1 million Movement for Good Awards.

The programme has two funding phases:

• Phase 1 will award 500 charities with £1,000 each. Nominations will be accepted from 24 May to 13 June 2021. The more nominations a charity receives, the greater their chance of winning. Winners are selected by a draw.

• Phase 2 will take place later in the summer with further details to come. Charities can register to be kept up to date.

Eligible charities could range from smaller, volunteer-run groups to larger, well-known organisations. A list of previous winners can be found on the movementforgood website.


Virgin Media O2 Together Fund

Deadline: 14th June 2021

One-off grants for local charities in the UK for environmental and community belonging projects that will inspire people across the UK to get together and create positive change as the nation emerges from the pandemic, particularly as they celebrate Thank You Day on 4 July 2021. Grants of £1,000 are available. The funding is for local community project activities that aim to do one of the following:

• Reduce loneliness and isolation and promote a sense of community belonging.

• Inspire positive action to enhance and protect nature and the local environment.


D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Deadline: 16th June 2021

Grants are available for UK registered charities working in the UK in the areas of advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and improvement or protection of the environment. Grants generally range from £500 to £5,000. The majority of grants are one-off grants for one year. Occasionally longer term grants (usually up to three years) are agreed by the Trustees when deemed to have particular merit. Grants can be used for core costs or for projects, and the Trust also considers applications for matched funding.


Nationwide – Community Grant Programme

Deadline: Monday 21st June 2021

The latest round of Nationwide’s £4 million Community Grant Programme is awarding grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to projects that support people in housing need, in original or creative ways. Projects that ‘help charities get back on their feet after the impact of Covid 19’ will be favoured. Charities, charitable incorporated organisations, community land trusts and housing co-operatives are eligible to apply. Funded projects will also get community and volunteering support. The round will close when the cap has been reached, or on Monday 21 June 2021.


Alec Dickson Trust

Deadline: Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19.


Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund

Deadline: 25th June 2021

Funding to support the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations in the UK that are currently broadcasting. After providing emergency cash funding in 2020-21 to support stations facing severe financial difficulty due to the pandemic, the Community Radio Fund has returned to its normal programme. There is no set level of funding. In the past grants have ranged from about £2,000 to around £39,000.


Do it Now Now – Common Call Fund 2

Deadline: Friday 25th June 2021

Grants of £5,000 or £12,500 are available for Black-led charities and social enterprises disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in the UK. The fund aims to help organisations find new methods of delivery post-COVID-19, test their viability and develop action plans for implementation. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021.


Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme

Deadline: 25th June 2021

A competitive capital grant scheme is open to environmental groups, local authorities, charities, public bodies and landowners undertaking peat restoration projects in England. The objectives are to:

• Reduce emissions from peat by nine megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents cumulatively by 2050.

• Establish the process of restoring 35,000 hectares of degraded peat in England by March 2025.

• Provide wider benefits such as improved ecosystems and biodiversity, better water quality, natural flood management, protection of historic environment features, and connecting people with nature.

Two types of grant are available:

• Restoration Grant

These grants fund landscape scale restoration work on degraded peatlands. Applicants can normally apply for up to 75% of the total project costs. In exceptional cases, applicants can apply for up to 85% of the cost.

• Discovery Grant

These grants support applicants to gather the information they will need to apply for a Restoration Grant in future rounds. Discovery Grants can cover up to 100% of funding.


Thomas Wall Trust - Digital Skills 2021 Grants Programme

Deadline: 25th June 2021

Funding for not-for-profit projects that equip adults aged 18 years or older with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world. The Thomas Wall Trust marked its 100th birthday last year with a new grants programme that provided funding to not-for-profit organisations working to improve basic digital skills for people in need.

The Trust is continuing the programme again this year and is offering a limited number of grants of up to £5,000. (Last year, 15 grants were awarded.)

Priority will be given to:

• Projects that link digital skills with employment opportunities.

• Match funded projects.

• Organisations that can provide compelling evidence of impact.

• Organisations working with collaborative networks.

• Not-for-profit organisations or charities based in the UK, established for at least three years and with an annual turnover of £500,000 or less may apply.


Windrush Community Fund - Deadline: 30th June 2021

Voice4Change England (V4CE) are pleased to announce the Windrush Community Fund. This fund is open to community and grassroots groups and organisations to bid for financial assistance from a £500,000 fund. Charities, community and/or grassroots organisations across the UK that work with affected communities can bid for an award from £2,500 up to £25,000, to ensure people are aware of the support and compensation available.

https://voice4change-england.com/windrush-community-fund/ 


Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund

Deadline: 30th June 2021

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The aim of this funding is to give groups the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue, in their community in a different way. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.


The Wolfson Foundation

Deadline: 1st July 2021

Grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 are available to charitable organisations which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated. The Wolfson Foundation will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and improve the financial stability of the organisation. Match funding is required for projects costing more than £50,000. There is a 2-stage application process and the next stage 1 closing date is the 1st July 2021. Applications successful at this stage will have until the 1st September 2021 to complete the stage 2 application.


Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

Deadline: 2nd July 2021

Grants are available to provide protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to hate crimes that target people because of their religion. The 2021 round offers grants of up to £56,000 per place of worship.

The funding can cover the costs of up to three security measures from the following list:

• CCTV (fixed cameras, not pan-tilt cameras)

• Fencing and/or railings (no more than 2.1m high)

• Manually operated pedestrian and vehicle gates

• Door hardening, locks and mail box/mail bag

• Reinforcing single glazed windows (with anti-shatter film or bars/grilles only)

• Intruder alarms including integrated smoke/heat detection

• Door entry access control (fob or keypad)

• Video intercom systems

• Lighting (building mounted)


Tampon Tax Fund

Deadline 4th July 2021:

The Government has announced charities across the UK can apply now for projects that improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls in the UK.

The Tampon Tax Fund was introduced in response to VAT being imposed on sanitary products by the European Union. Given that the UK has left the European Union and there has been no tax on period products in the UK since 1 January 2021, the Fund is closing due to lack of income. This is the sixth year of the fund.

This year, the funding is for projects which focus on one of two categories:

• Violence against women and girls.

• General programme (for which the Government has identified a number of sub-themes).

The minimum grant has been decreased from the previous £1 million to £350,000 to enable more charities to apply. There is no maximum grant. Grants may be for 12 to 18-month projects.


Art Fund - Reimagine

Deadline: 5th July 2021

Grants are available to a range of UK arts organisations for projects to transform their activities and build expertise, capacity and connections within and beyond the arts sector. The aims of the Reimagine programme are:

• To support arts organisations as they reimagine their activities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

• To help organisations build expertise, capacity and connections within and outside the arts sector.

The following levels of funding are available:

• Small grants of £5,000 to £15,000

• Large grants of £15,000 to £50,000

It is expected that projects will generally be completed within two years.


Aviva Community Fund

Deadline: 6th July 2021

The Aviva Community Fund offers year-round support to causes that are building stronger, more resilient and sustainable communities across the UK. Applications for the next round are now open. Funding is available for fresh ideas looking to secure up to £50,000.


Arts Council - Cultural Development Fund – Round 2

Deadline for EOI: 23rd July 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s new £18.5 million fund will provide capital investment to transformative place-based creative and cultural initiatives that promote social and economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19. Grants of £2 million to £5 million are available. Applications should be from partnerships led by a local authority, Local Enterprise Partnership or other appropriate body.


Urban Tree Challenge Fund

Deadline: 25th July 2021

Funding is available for planting thousands of trees in urban areas to help support people’s health and wellbeing as well as wider environmental benefits.

Thousands of trees are to be planted near schools and healthcare centres and in areas with fewer trees and higher social deprivation, as the Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened for applications.

Across England, 44,000 large trees will be planted in towns and cities. The aim is to support areas to improve health and wellbeing and help connect people to the outdoors.

The current round of funding is open for the planting of standard trees only, to both block bids and individual applications. Individual applications are for smaller, focused areas of planting undertaken by small organisations or community groups. These individual applications will need a minimum funding requirement of £10,000 up to a maximum of £30,000.


Volant Charitable Trust – Covid-19 Response Fund - Deadline: 31st July 2021

A new round of funding of the trust’s Covid-19 Response Fund opened on the 1st January. Grants are available to UK charities that have a focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and PPE will also be accepted.

https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/#eligibility 


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - Force for Change Programme

Deadline: 2nd August 2021

Grants for local community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-COVID recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation. This year (2021), the programme will support ideas that need small amounts of funding to deliver nimble and focused local projects to Armed Forces communities or small grants to support services, projects and activities that are used by Armed Forces communities, but which are struggling as a result of the impact of the Covid pandemic. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund's Force for Change programme

Deadline: 2nd August 2021

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration or are supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Rights and Justice

Funding is currently available through the trust’s Rights and Justice grant programme for organisations responding to the ‘dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism’. According to its website, the following work will be supported:

• Collation of evidence of lived experience of structural inequalities arising from the impact of or responses to Covid-19 for black and minority ethnic communities, refugee and other migrants
• Work that holds the government to account for systemic inequalities, injustices or abuses of power arising from its responses to Covid-19
• Work that builds the foundations for collective action, including resources for networks of activists to be effective, and the development and showcasing of long-term systemic alternatives.

Interested organisations must register by Friday 13 August 2021
https://www.jrct.org.uk/rights-and-justice 


The Commissioner's Vulnerability Fund - Small Grants deadline extended to 1st September 2021

Links: The Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited are administering the fund for amounts up to £1,000. Funding will be awarded to local community groups to help their members. Links CVS can give support to apply to the fund and talk through your ideas.

The guidance and application form can be found at this link -

Here are some ideas to get you started:

• Community buildings – security lights and/or cameras, locks for doors and windows. Any changes that make your building more secure.
• Vulnerable groups in your community – making homes safe by providing locks, spy-holes, chains, video doorbells, window locks for their houses. Security lights and/or cctv.
• Encouraging members to go out, safely and according to Covid 19 safety regulations by providing them with masks, personal alarms, hand sanitiser.
• Starting activities again – Covid 19 restrictions re. signage, hand sanitiser, extra cleaning.
• Providing online activities which keep people involved. Help with providing tablets or mobile phones to keep in touch.
We are happy to talk through any ideas that you have and help with the application.

Contact Sandra Pink on 07889 726846 or sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you. 


Magic Little Grants Fund 2021

Deadline: 31 October 2021

Small one-off grants are available to small local charities and community groups for community projects in Great Britain that address themes set out by the funders. The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to launch or deliver their services. You can apply for up to £500.



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The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK

The foundation is accepting new applications to its COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to help small to medium sized organisations manage the financial impact of the pandemic, either because of increased demand for their services or loss of income. The fund is targeted at organisations in a critical position. To be eligible organisations must be a charity, CIC or registered society with an income below £500,000 and operate in one of the following areas:

• Education relating to non-domestic animals
• Visual and performing arts
• Medical research
• The relief of disability or severe illness
• The accommodation of those in need

Application forms should be returned by email to waddilove@pwwsolicitors.co.uk


Poundland Foundation

Grants are available for local charities and organisations across the UK working to make a difference in their communities. The Foundation aims to transform communities and change lives across the UK by making grants to charities and grass-roots community organisations.

The first round of funding is called ‘Kits-for-Kids’, and aims to help as many children as possible to be active and enjoy sports by providing them with the right equipment to do so. Grants of up to £750 are available.


Financial Support available for Derbyshire Residents through The Rural Hardship Fund

As part of its response to the Covid-19 crisis, Rural Action Derbyshire launched its own Rural Hardship Fund. The fund has been supported by monies from the Prince's Trust and Derbyshire County Council and provides one-off small grants of up £250 to people in rural areas who have suffered hardship because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The grants are provided to improve the health and well-being of the rural community in cases where circumstances have led or are leading to a significant deterioration in an individual’s health and well-being.

We appreciate that Derbyshire is a large rural county, with lots of small towns and villages with rural peripheries. The Hardship Fund does not exclude partner referrals for residents living in the small and medium sized Derbyshire towns and villages, but does exclude the larger urban areas of Chesterfield and Derby City. However, we are particularly interested to hear from people who are living and working in isolated rural locations and have little support.

We are happy to take referrals from the following agencies / partners. This list is not exhaustive, so if you are working with someone who needs some financial support please get in touch. Please be aware, we are not able to accept self-referrals.

• Citizen's Advice

• A Derbyshire Food Bank, Community Café, School Holiday Club or Community Pantry.

• Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy

• Farming Life Centre

• The Farming Community Network

• Social Prescribers

Click here to find a document outlining eligibility, the referral process and an application form.


The True Colours Trust UK Small Grants

This grants programme has been designed to provide grants to UK registered charities and CICs of up to £10,000 to support projects which work with:

• Disabled Children and young people (up to the ages of 25)

• Children and young people with life limited conditions

• And their families

They are particularly keen to support applications from organisation who work with children and families from BAME communities and those which operate in areas of high deprivation. The programme is open all year round and they aim to respond to any applications with in six weeks. The types of projects they like to support include:

• Activities for disabled children, children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

• Activities which support siblings of disabled children or siblings of children with life-limiting conditions.

• Bereavement support for children and young people.

• Family support / parent-led peer support for parents of disabled children.

• Respite which supports the whole family.

• Support for disabled children and children with life-limiting conditions who are shielding or unable to return to school due to Covid-19.

• Equipment and materials such as, adaptations to services including PPE, digital provision, due to Covid-19, renovations and upgrading multi-sensory roos, minibuses, specialist play equipment etc.


Garfield Weston Foundation

Now Accepting Applications Again

Grants for UK registered charities to support a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage.

After closing its capital funding streams last year to focus on revenue grants during the Covid-19 crisis, Garfield Weston Foundation is now open to applications across all its grants programmes: capital, core costs and projects.

Regular grants of up to £100,000 can be used for:

• Capital costs - for tangible things, such as a building project, repairs, equipment etc.

• Revenue/unrestricted core costs - towards the general running costs of the organisation. The grants are typically unrestricted and can be used towards costs such as general salaries (but not a specific position or job), rent, programme costs etc.

• Project costs - for a very specific project or activity and would include all the costs involved in delivering the project, including staff costs and a reasonable percentage of overheads if relevant.

Match funding is required. The Foundation recommends that applicants have around half of their funding identified before applying. A grant is unlikely to be for more than around 10% of the total costs of the budget.


Mansfield Building Society Community Support Scheme

Funding is intended to support local groups in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire carrying out activities that improve the quality of life in local communities. Grants of between £100 and £500 are available. Funding is available for projects that benefit the local community and priority is given to projects with an enduring value which:

Work in partnership with organisations assisting the disadvantaged, eg the young, the elderly, the disabled or the homeless.

• Promote and encourage sporting activities.

• Promote and encourage activities in the arts.

• Support education and development.

• Benefit the environment (e.g. conservation)


National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund is distributing emergency grants of up to £10,000 to support organisations in England to continue to deliver services to communities affected by Covid-19. Funding can also be used to help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they face as a result of the pandemic. Applications are invited from voluntary or community organisations; registered charities; constituted groups or clubs and not-for-profit or Community Interest Companies. Applications are ongoing; however, eligibility will change after Tuesday 17 August 2021.


Return to Play: Small Grants

Grants of £300-£10,000 are available. Awards are to help with essential changes to services or facilities. Applications should be focused on returning people to previously run activity, or enabling previous projects to adapt to resume delivery, when that's possible. At this time they are not looking to support new projects or start-ups.


Joanies Fund

The Joanies Fund is a national fund managed by Herefordshire Community Foundation. The funding is intended for local organisations with charitable aims that are working with young people from 0 to 25 years of age in England and Wales. There is particular interest in projects that lead to employment, accreditation, further education, training and integration. The average grant is £3,500. The grants can be used for running costs, both project and core costs, and capital costs.


Foundation Derbyshire

Most of their grants are up to £2,000 in value and cover a 12 month period. Their programmes will cover equipment (capital) and general running costs such as rent and transport (revenue).

All of their funds remain open to both covid and non covid related projects, core costs and capital items.

Decisions can take 12 – 16 weeks from the submission of an application, often the turnaround will be quicker, but if your project is time critical please give them a call.


Barchester's Charitable Foundation

Grants are available for small local groups and charities in Great Britain to improve the quality of life for older people as well as adults with a physical or mental disability, where health and/or social care needs cannot be met by the statutory public sector or by the individual. Grants range from £100 to £5,000. Although most funding is awarded to individuals, small community groups and small local charities based in England, Scotland or Wales can also apply


Alpkit Foundation – Grassroots Support Now

The Foundation are currently prioritising their funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £500 are available for grassroots direct action projects that tackle issues such as the community response to Covid 19, diversity & inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of our natural environment and health & well-being.


Co-op Local Community Fund
Opens on 4th May 2021

The Co-op have announced a new funding round to support projects which benefit local communities centered around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man.

The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support; support the mental or physical health of a community through wellbeing activities; or help people develop skills to nurture community spirit and create sustainable communities.


Tesco Community Grants Now Open to Applications

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by Tesco customers every three months, with grants awarded depending on the number of votes their project receives. The types of projects that could be supported include those which help to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, and host community events. The fund will be administered by Groundwork. Applications can be made at any time.


Derbyshire Voluntary Action - Funding Needs Survey - deadline extended

How can we help support you?

This survey will now remain open until 30 APRIL 2021

DVA Small Grant and Public Health Small Grants 2021/22

At the start of the new 2021/22 financial year, we want to ensure that the DVA Small Grant and the Public Health Small Grants for Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover meet the needs of our local community groups over the next 12 months.

Please use this survey to tell us about your funding needs - and any other support needs you have now or feel you may have over the coming months.

Click this link to take part:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FundingNeedsSurvey 


A note from Foundation Derbyshire on their funding during these difficult times

Throughout this pandemic you’ve been sharing your concerns, fears and successes with us. As always we’ve been listening and trying to respond as best as we can…

In these challenging times we’d like to reiterate that all of our funds remain open to both covid and non covid related projects. We’ll keep supporting your day to day core costs, capital items and your new, innovative ideas.

Where appropriate and necessary, we are also offering all successful grants a spend period of 18 months as opposed to our standard 12 months and we’ll also consider flex extensions to this period if your group has been unable to meet.

This means we can accept applications on a rolling basis, even if you are unsure of how the pandemic will affect the running of your group, we hope this will make it easier you to plan for the future, as you unlock your vital services to the community you care for.

We’re here to chat, give support and point you in the right direction.

We want Derbyshire’s community groups and charities to still be here when we emerge from the pandemic.

You are too important to lose.

Just drop us an email: hello@foundationderbyshire.org

https://foundationderbyshire.org/ 


National Lottery Community Fund - Bringing People Together

Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom. The programme seeks to fund ideas that enable communities to thrive by creating the conditions, infrastructure and social fabric that enable better and longer lasting ways of bringing people and communities together. This will be achieved by supporting:

• Bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches.
• New projects or projects that build on existing work.
• A range of projects reflecting a mix of communities and places from across the UK.
Grants of up to £300,000 are available, for up to two years.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/bringing-people-t... 


#ClubsInCrisis Fund

Funding will be made available on 12th April for eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations through local Community Foundations. In order to be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues. A one-off unrestricted grant of £2,021 will be made available.

https://www.madebysport.com/clubsincrisis 


The Toy Trust

The Toy Trust provides grants of up to £5,000 to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13.

The Toy Trust fund:

• helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering;
• supports children through awful experiences
• encourages achievement through adversity
• purchases vital equipment
• provides care
• bolsters existing initiatives
• initiates brand new projects
• satisfies basic needs
Groups that have carried out some form of effective fundraising by themselves are particularly encouraged to apply.

https://www.toytrust.co.uk/apply/ 


Bring Joy Foundation

The Bring Joy Foundation makes donations to charities, small grassroots organisations, and other not-for-profit groups that can demonstrate their commitment to creating activities designed to improve the lives of the elderly across the UK.

Small grassroots organisation can apply for funding up to £500 and small local registered charities can apply for funding of up to £1,500. Larger grants can be considered for exceptional projects. The funding is available for events, activities or pastimes that prevent social isolation and loneliness amongst adults over the age of 55 years. For example, a day care centre organising a trip to the seaside.

Donation requests of more than £5,000 will be considered for exceptional projects. They will give priority to applications that have a connection to, and are championed by, a local Home Instead office.

https://www.bringjoyfoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant/ 


The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities.

They have a Small Grants Scheme, supporting charities in all fields with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum.

Their priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support if possible.

Charities can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000. Applications are accepted all year round.

http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/ 


Ocado Foundation

Ocado has launched the Ocado Foundation for Good with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK.

The programme will support 'the many rather than the few' by providing grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas:

• skills for the future,
• natural resources,
• responsible sourcing
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, for volunteering, only applications for digital volunteering will be accepted.

https://www.bizgive.app/#/sharable/company/programme/566d0256-2547-47f2-... 


Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund: Delivered by Versus Arthritis

Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF), has been set up to help reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity. This fund will support specific activities to increase availability of exercise opportunities in local communities. The fund will also support organisations and groups facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 crisis, with a view of enabling delivery of sport and physical activity work in the future. It will also support community groups working with target audiences to strengthen coming out of Covid-19 restrictions through developing their governance, business planning and resilience.

Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 are being offered as part of the fund. Additional funding may be available above the £5,000 but you will need to discuss this with a member of the Versus Arthritis team before submitting the application.

https://www.versusarthritis.org/news/2020/october/inspiring-active-commu... 


Greggs Foundation - Unsold Food Initiative

The Greggs Foundation aims to donate unsold food to charity, including soup kitchens, food banks, and shelters for the homeless and vulnerable individuals. If you would like to be considered for the food donation programme, you can fill out the form on the website. Charities, soup kitchens, food banks, and shelters for the homeless and vulnerable.

https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/unsold-food-donations 


The Pixel Fund

Grants are available for UK-based charities and community interest organisations to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults. The organisation focuses on targeting their grant-giving to specific projects that will provide a measurable difference to beneficiaries. Applications will be accepted from registered charities and community interest organisations based in the UK. You can apply for between £500 and £5,000.

https://www.pixelfund.org.uk/ 


The Yapp Charitable Trust

The trust makes grants to small registered charities in England to cover running costs and salaries, to help sustain their existing work. One of their priorities is education and learning, particularly helping adults and children who are educationally disadvantaged. Small registered charities established for a minimum of 3 years and with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 can apply. Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 a year and the organisation will fund up to 3 years.

https://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/ 


The National Lottery Community Fund Grant Programmes

With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, the National Lottery Community Fund will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. They can support you to:
• continue to deliver activity - whether your community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity
• change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges.

In order to support communities to thrive, they aim to:
• build strong relationships in and across communities
• improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
• help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Awards for All

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

Reaching Communities

Offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for projects that last up to five years. They’re looking for projects that work with their community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

Partnerships

Offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community thrive – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/ 


Third Sector Fundraising Conference 2021

27-28th May 2021

Join the Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference 2021 to expand your network and strengthen your fundraising community. The conference is overflowing with inspiration, innovation, and practical solutions to your fundraising challenges right now. From cause-led and supporter-first campaigns to diversified revenue models and digital fundraising, it’s time to step up and work together to build a bright future for the fundraising community.

https://www.fundraisingweek.co.uk/ 


The Leathersellers’ Company

This small grants programme is providing one-off grants of up to £3,000 to UK charities that are supporting vulnerable people in areas of high deprivation. Applicants must have an annual income under £200,000 to be eligible. Applications are considered regularly at committee meetings, usually twice a month.

https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/ 


Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales reopened its grants programme this week with £9.5 million in funding for small and local charities. Unrestricted grants of up to £50,000 are available to small and local charities working with people to overcome complex social issues across England and Wales. The social issues supported by the foundation are:

• Addiction or dependency on alcohol, drugs, and/or gambling
• Asylum seekers and refugees
• Care leavers
• Domestic and sexual abuse
• Homelessness/vulnerably housed
• Learning disabilities
• Mental health
• Offending, prison or community service
• Sexual exploitation
• Trafficking and modern slavery
• Young parents

There is no closing date for applications. The foundation aims to give applicants a decision within four months.

https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/ 


DPD Eco Fund

Funding is available to charities, community groups and other local organisations in the United Kingdom for green projects and environment-friendly initiatives. Through the fund, grants in the form of a donation of up to £2,000 are available. To be eligible for a donation, applications must be made on behalf of a charity, school or community organisation. Each application must be accompanied by a quote(s) for the goods or services for which the donation is going to be used. Applications may be made at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

https://green.dpd.co.uk/ 


Magic Little Grants 2021

Grants of £500 are available to charities, community groups and schools that are either in their first year of operation of have an annual income of under £250,000. Funding can go towards any of the below projects:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/ 


National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Applications for National Lottery Grants for Heritage have re-opened for applications. The focus for 2021 – 22 will be to support projects that will strengthen the recovery of the Heritage sector from the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Lottery Heritage Fund will award grants of between £3,000 and £5 million to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK. Priority will now be given to heritage projects that: boost the local economy; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellbeing; create better places to live, work and visit; and improve the resilience of heritage organisations. Applications should fully reflect the changed circumstances brought about by pandemic.

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/ 


Workplace Charging Scheme

WCS is a voucher-based scheme designed to provide eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints. The contribution is limited to the 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 for each socket, up to a maximum of 40 across all sites for each applicant. Registered businesses and charities can apply.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/workplace-charging-scheme-gui... 


Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

The natural environment investment readiness fund (NEIRF) supports the government’s goals in the 25 year environment plan, green finance strategy and 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution. It aims to stimulate private investment and market based mechanisms that improve and safeguard our domestic natural environment by helping projects get ready for investment.

The NEIRF is a competitive grants scheme providing grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to support the development of environmental projects in England that:

  • help achieve one or more natural environmental outcomes from the 25 year environment plan
  • have the ability to produce revenue from ecosystem services to attract and repay investment
  • produce an investment model that can be scaled up and reproduced.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-grant-from-the-na... 


National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust has supported important projects at a wide range of places of worship through its grants programmes. They consider applications from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship throughout the UK. From repairing a roof to helping to install an accessible toilet - and many other projects - the grants aim to help keep churches open for worship and community activities and allow them to continue to serve people and communities.

https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/our-grants 


Screwfix Foundation

The Screwfix Foundation is awarding grants of up to £5,000 to non-profit organisations in the UK. Eligible organisations must support people in need, such as those experiencing financial hardship, sickness or other disadvantages. Funding must be used towards projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes and community buildings.

https://www.screwfix.com/help/screwfixfoundation/  


Sport England: New funding to open up school facilities

The money will help more children and young people be active

We’re investing £10.1 million of government money to help more schools open their facilities to the public once the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is over.

The funding, which has been provided by the Department for Education, is in addition to the £1.5m awarded as part of the School Sport and Activity Action Plan we announced in July 2019, and will help schools deliver extra-curricular activities and open their facilities outside of the school day during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

We’ll work with the nationwide network of Active Partnerships – locally based organisations that specifically focus on helping get people in their areas involved In sport and physical activity – to distribute the funding.

Read More 


The Kelly Family Charitable Trust

The Kelly Family Trust is interested in funding charities whose activities involve the whole family in initiatives that seek to tackle problems that face one or more of its members, and whose aims include the strengthening of family bonds by helping all elements of the family unit to grow together and support each other.

https://kfct.org.uk/ 


The Prince’s Countryside Fund - Barclays 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community-led organisations that are supporting farming and rural communities across the UK (with a population of up to 3,000 residents) to cope with the impact of the pandemic and build resilience. Applicants should have a turnover of less than £500,000.

https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-p... 


Near Neighbours – Community Covid Relief Grants

Near Neighbours is providing Community Covid Relief Grants to organisations that are supporting communities that have been affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Funding is available for small projects that have a total cost of £20,000 or less, and are working to address social isolation, financial distress and digital exclusion. Applications are particularly welcomed from emerging local groups, charities, religious organisations, BAME-led organisations and other not-for-profit organisations whose focus is on local work. Applications must first be discussed with a local Near Neighbours Coordinator

https://www.near-neighbours.org.uk/covid-grants 


Cameron Grant Memorial Trust - Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

CGMT will offer ‘seed-funding’ of between £100 - £2,500, to individuals or organisations who need money to trial innovative ways to support individuals suffering with poor mental health.

The grant can be used to trial a new service, create an asset, a technology, a performance, fund research, or otherwise experiment in any way that supports the treatment mental health. The emphasis will be on innovation – using new methods, channels, technology, ideas or approaches to reach out and effect change. Ideas should typically fit into one of the following categories:

  • Destigmatising Mental Health
  • Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Care
  • Improving Mental Well Being

https://www.camgrant.org.uk/innovate/ 


Standard Life Foundation

Grants are available for strategic work, including policy work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve financial wellbeing at a national scale in the UK, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, but typically grants range between £10,000 and £200,000, with most being between £30,000 and £120,000 in total.

The funding may be spread over one, two or three years, and sometimes shorter periods, for example six months.

https://www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/home 


The Swimathon Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small swimming and aquatics organisations cover fixed costs or loss of revenue during the period 1st November 2020 to 31st March 2021. Applications are open from 1st February 2021.

https://swimathonfoundation.org/swimathon-grants/covid-19-relief-fund 


Return to Play: Active Together Fund

An additional £1.5m of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs and organisations in England affected by the crisis are invited to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, or any other Covid-19 related needs. Through the Fund, Sport England will also provide expert guidance and support. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-activ... 


Community Business ReBoost Fund

Grant funding and matched equity investment are available for existing community business, with charitable purpose, that are based in England to prepare a community share offer to support their recovery from coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The following support is available:

  • Development grants – between £3,000 and £5,000 to prepare a recovery community share offe and be awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark. The grant should be approximately 10% of the community share offer target.
  • Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £25,000 invested by the ReBoost fund. The investment is expected to support at least 12 share offers between November 2020 and April 2021.

https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-busine... 


Get Grants: Free Events and Resources

Get Grants wants to highlight the brilliant range of free events and resources they provide. All of which support fundraisers, of all levels, to grow in confidence and achieve fundraising success.

https://2xdlw.r.a.d.sendibm1.com/mk/mr/ottEZyej22AONiIAsz-wC2en1uTFurwHN... 


Update on Derbyshire Voluntary Action Funding

  • Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grants are currently suspended.

  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants are no longer available through Derbyshire Voluntary Action.
  • Grants for the localities of Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire are due to be suspended from Friday 12 February until Tuesday 6 April inclusive. Deadline to submit applications is Thursday 11 February 2021. If you would like to apply, please visit the funding section of their website to download an application form or email kim@dva.org.uk

We’ll keep you up to date with any further funding changes. 


Get Grants Fundraising Courses

Get Grants offers a range of Fundraising Training Courses for fundraisers of all skill levels and organisations of all shapes and sizes. Click below to explore different training courses, upcoming dates, and to book your place.

https://www.getgrants.org.uk/training/ 


Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

Seed funding grants are available for UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health. The grants can be used to trial a new service, create an asset, a technology, a performance, fund research, or otherwise experiment in any way that supports mental health. The emphasis will be on innovation – using new methods, channels, technology, ideas or approaches to reach out and effect change.

Ideas would typically fit into one of the following categories:

  • Destigmatising Mental Health
  • Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Care
  • Improving Mental Well Being

You can apply for up to £2,500.

https://www.camgrant.org.uk/innovate/ 


MSE Charity Funding

MSE Charity’s next round of funding will open for applications on Monday 1 February. This particular round of funding will focus on supporting young people under 25 to ‘learn financial life skills, to enable them to grow and thrive in a difficult financial climate’. Grants of up to £7,500 will be available.

https://www.msecharity.com/ 


Government to Unlock £800m from Dormant Assets Scheme to Help UK Communities

The Government has announced that the unlocking of dormant assets across a number of sectors will result in £800 million becoming available to help support UK communities as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The UK’s charity and voluntary sectors will benefit from the money which will continue to support good causes, social investments and environmental initiatives.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-announces-major-boost-t... 


Government announces funding of £7.5 million to tackle loneliness

The Government has announced a £7.5 million funding package to help tackle loneliness this winter. The funding will be distributed via Arts Council England, the Government Loneliness Fund, the Audio Content Fund and the Community Radio Fund.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-75-million-fundi... 


Tech for Good ‘Build’ Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced they will open another round of funding for their Tech for Good programme in early January 2021. Grants of up to £70,000 will be available to not-for-profit organisations that are defining, testing, or developing user-centred digital solutions to address social needs. The details of the programme will posted on the following link shortly, please keep checking back.

https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities 


National Lottery Heritage Fund Announces Round 2 of Culture Recovery Fund

The Heritage Fund will be awarding a total of £36 million in grants ranging from £10,000 to £3 million. The funding aims to help heritage organisations recover, reopen and remain resilient as the country emerges from lockdown in 2021.

The funding is to be used to cover the period from 1 April 2021 to 31 June 2021 only.

The funding can cover any costs associated with shortfalls in income during the April to June period whilst working towards restarting normal operations or business. This shortfall may be costs incurred as part of operations and business, including staffing, overheads, marketing, heritage activities, and maintenance of buildings and land, equipment and services.

In addition to ongoing costs, there may be additional “one-off” costs associated with restarting and these costs can include:

  • Rehiring or recruiting staff
  • Contracting freelancers
  • Purchasing or installing essential COVID-19 related equipment, and stabilising heritage that is at immediate risk, for example, scaffolding or urgent minor conservation work (up to a maximum of 20% of the amount applied for)
  • Repaying or clearing COVID-19 related debt incurred since 1 October 2020.

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/culture-recovery-fund-heritage-s... 


Power to Change Trust (England) - Community Business Crowdmatch

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The scheme will help community businesses, providing services or activities which help local people experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the crisis, by match-funding each £1 raised, to a maximum of £10,000. Power to Change are keen to support new and existing projects in deprived areas, and to work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across England. Funding could be used to support new ideas to help local neighbourhoods, help meet increased demand, save a community space or bridge a funding gap. Applications can be made at any time until all the funding has been awarded.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/community-business-crowdmatch 


The Allen Lane Foundation - Social Cohesion Programme

The Social Cohesion programme will look to support grassroots organisations at a very local level where there are issues which identify marginalised groups of people (especially those from within the Foundation’s priorities, but not exclusively) who are excluded.

The aim of the new programme is:

  • To proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area
  • To proactively promote the inclusion of marginalised groups and individuals in the life of the local community
  • To fund work which breaks down barriers and tensions in the local community thereby reducing feelings of division and “them and us”.

http://allenlane.org.uk/social-cohesion-programme/
 


The Ironmonger’s Company

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company's grants programme.

Projects must meet all of the following criteria:

  • For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged
  • Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills
  • Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale

The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Projects could, for example:

  • support special educational needs,
  • address behavioural problems
  • promote citizenship, parenting or life skills.

Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.

https://www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm 


Feminist Review Trust

Grants are available for projects in the UK and internationally that transform the lives of women. Grants of up to £15,000 are available. However, the Trustees rarely give out awards of this amount.

https://www.feminist-review-trust.com/ 


The National Lottery Community Fund - Local Connections Fund - Opens: 5th January 2020

Small charities and community groups are being invited to apply for grants from a £4m fund intended to help tackle loneliness. The Local Connections Fund, which is being funded by £2m from the government and £2m from the National Lottery Community Fund, will give out hundreds of grants of between £300 and £2,500.

Charities and community organisations in England with annual incomes of up to £50,000 will be eligible to apply for the funding, which would be used to bring people together in safe and secure ways, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport said. The grants could be used to strengthen organisations and their services, for example through training and development. Lack of digital skills, devices and access to the internet can be barriers to participation in online activities. This funding can be used to help you overcome these issues.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/local-connections... 


Woodland Trust - Free Trees

Free trees for schools and communities: The Woodland Trust want to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So they are giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities/ 


Naturesave Trust

As part of Naturesave's environmental commitment, 10% of some of its insurance policies is paid directly into a trust fund, which is then used to benefit specific environmental and conservationist projects and charities throughout the UK. Grants are awarded for UK based environmental projects from between £500 and £5,000, covering nature conservation, renewable energy and help to create more sustainable communities.

https://www.naturesave.co.uk/naturesave-trust/ 


Woodroffe Benton Foundation

The Foundation provides grants to officially recognised charitable organisations within the United Kingdom only in respect of: relief of persons in need, hardship or distress, care and accommodation for the sick and elderly, promotion of education (particularly in the Derbyshire region), environmental conservation/preservation/protection/improvement, human physical well-being.

https://www.woodroffebenton.org.uk/ 


SUEZ Communities Trust

SUEZ Communities Trust is an ethical funding organisation dedicated to making lasting improvements to the natural environment and community life. They provide funding awards of up to £50,000 to not-for-profit organisations.

https://www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk/home/what-we-fund/  


National Lottery Community Fund Resumes Three Funding Programmes for England

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the National Lottery Community Fund has provided emergency funding for charities and community organisations across the country. While focussing on the COVID-19 response, the National Lottery Community Fund made some changes to its regular funding programmes, pausing some of them for applications not related to the crisis.

The National Lottery Community Fund has now announced that the short-term emergency phase of funding is coming to an end and the following regular funding programmes for organisations in England have re-opened for applications:

  • National Lottery Awards for All
  • Reaching Communities
  • Partnerships

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes 


Hedley Foundation

Hedley Foundation

The Hedley Foundation awards grants to those charities that are able to demonstrate quantifiable outcomes to beneficiaries. Typically, grants of up to £5,000 are regularly made and occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Similarly, smaller charities often benefit from smaller grants of £250 upwards.

You should meet the following criteria:

  • You are a small- to mid-size UK registered charity
  • Your application is not for salaries, building construction, general running costs, transport, financial deficits or overseas projects
  • Your application is not on behalf of a church, museum, an individual or exclusive group of people
  • You have not received a previous grant from The Foundation within the last 18 months.

http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/ 


Sailing on Tears, by Sheffield Talent

A creative response to the GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS, by Sheffield artists. This song was written and recorded during the UK national lockdown, 2020, in order to raise awareness of the plight of displaced people, forced to leave their homes in search of safe refuge. No matter how difficult life felt for many of us during the pandemic of this year, most of us had security of food and shelter at all times; millions around the world are denied these basic human rights. Sheffield Talent is a collaborative approach to making a positive change, using original music. If you enjoy this video/appreciate the aim of the Sailing On Tears project, please donate to our Just Giving page, directly linked to registered charity, Refugee Action (link below and QR code at start/end of video).

Sailing on Tears, by Sheffield Talent Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHjywtthWN8

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT REFUGEES IN THE UK. PLEASE DONATE VIA JUST GIVING: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nadia-durrani-jones

Find out more about the project and the artists involved, here: https://sailingontears.com 


Junctions Arts Big Christmas Give Challenge

Junction Arts is the driving force behind annual local events such as the Tapton Lock Festival and the Bolsover Lantern Parade. Their events give people the opportunity to come together, to support one another and celebrate their communities. In a year of increased isolation and loneliness, Junction Arts has worked throughout with schools, care homes and community groups to bring the opportunity of conversation and friendship when people have needed it most.

“Now more than ever the arts have a crucial role to play in helping people’s health and wellbeing. Taking part in the arts activities with others is an opportunity to be social, escape reality, be creative, learn new skills, make new friends, feel part of a community.” Jane, Junction Arts Project Coordinator

Starting on #GivingTuesday, from 12noon on 1st December 2020, we are asking you to help Junction Arts raise £4000 through their Big Give Christmas Challenge. For one week only your donations could be doubled increasing your impact on those left most vulnerable this year.

Donations must be made using the website: https://bit.ly/2K11mLI during the week from 12noon Tuesday 1st December until 12noon Tuesday 8th December to have the donation doubled. This money will be invested back into our communities to bring hope and new opportunities into 2021.

Some examples of what your donations could mean:

  • £10 pays for an at home family arts activity pack
  • £50 pays for a remembrance session at a care home who have not seen their family
  • £200 pays for an artist led online workshop and materials to a community group of isolating people

If you would like a reminder of when you can give, sign up here: https://junctionarts.org/the-big-give-2020/ 


Rhubarb Farm Christmas Hamper Appeal

Rhubarb Farm has launched a Christmas Hamper Appeal to try and raise £2000 to give the gift of a Christmas Hamper to people who they have been supporting since March. This includes people we have been providing food bags and hot meals to. They could be struggling financially, socially isolated or suffering from poor mental health.

For anyone wishing to donate, please go to…

https://www.chuffed.org/project/rhubarb-farm-christmas-hamper-appeal 


The Finnis Scott Foundation: Art & Horticultural Fund

The Finnis Scott Foundation make grants for any charitable purpose, but their present policy is to focus grant-making in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history. The Trustees only consider applications for grants up to £10,000. Exceptionally, larger grants may be considered at the Trustees’ discretion. Preference is given to smaller charities where a grant would have a significant impact.

The Foundation funds both capital and revenue projects. Requests for salaries will not be considered, except in the case of educational support (bursaries and apprenticeships). Grants are not given for expenditure which has already been made.

The Trustees next meet in January but no specific deadline for submissions has been issued.

https://www.finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk/ 


Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond

Allchurches Trust is still accepting applications for the Hope Beyond grants programme. Grants of up to £50,000 are available. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

https://www.allchurches.co.uk/what-we-fund/hopebeyond/ 


Reaching Communities - National Lottery Community Fund

Reaching Communities has now reopened. This programme offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work with their community to help them thrive. They fund projects that work to make positive changes in their community – whether that is for people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communit... 


Rosa (UK) Future Plans

Rosa, a grant making charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations, has announced plans to build a Covid-19 response fund that gives multi-year grants to specialist not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised (BME) women across the UK. Rosa aims to raise a minimum of £1 million for this fund to meet the holistic needs of disadvantaged BME women and girls who have been hardest hit by the pandemic such as those with disabilities, older women, LGBTQ+, homeless women, and survivors of gender violence. The Fund will provide a tailored and responsive support package including the opportunity to join an online platform, access online training, take part in smaller discussion groups, and more.

https://rosauk.org/2020/11/24/rosa-builds-next-phase-covid-19-response-f... 


Youth Covid-19 Support Fund

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced an emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of grassroots and national youth organisations. £16.5 million will be available through the Youth Covid-19 Support Fund for grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations across the UK to help mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open. The funding will be allocated from the government’s £750 million package of support, of which more than £60 million has already been provided to organisations working with vulnerable children and young people. Further details, including eligibility and how to apply, are due to be announced soon.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-165-million-yout...  


Quick Access Food Grants and Winter Foodbank Main Grants - Foundation Derbyshire

Eligible applicants include Derbyshire based Foodbanks, Community Cafes and other food projects that are enabling people experiencing financial crisis and food insecurity to access food.

1) Quick Access Food Grants:

  • You will not need to complete an application form, but we may well need access to key organisational documents such as accounts and bank statements.
  • Quick Access Food Grants will be for up to £1,000 only.
  • Grants can be used for directly purchasing food, including fresh goods, toiletries and household goods.
  • To request a Quick Access Food Grant email: emergencies@foundationderbyshire.org with the heading Quick Access Winter from Monday 23rd November.
  • If you are eligible, they will aim to get the funding to you within 14 days.

Please note: If you already have an active Foodbank grant with Foundation Derbyshire then the monitoring will need to be submitted first before any new funding is released. If you need help with the monitoring simply let us know when you email us at emergencies@foundationderbyshire.org.

2) Winter Foodbank Main Grants

You will need to complete an application form (this is our generic / standard form) which can be accessed here.

  • Grants of up to £8,000 will be available.
  • The £8,000 can be used for any costs which will ensure you can operate effectively over the winter period and help ease financial pressures for the remainder of 2021.

This could include:

  • rent, staff salaries, utility bills, volunteer expenses, petrol, takeaway containers, storage etc.
  • “Wrap around services” that are being delivered by or in partnership with a foodbank, community café or food project (e.g. informal or formal advice and support in such areas as debt, welfare, job searches etc)
  • https://foundationderbyshire.org/foundation-derbyshires-coronavirus-fund/ 


Community Bank Accounts

It’s become clear to us that new groups are finding it very difficult to open a bank account due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have put together a list of banks and their current status for opening a new community or business account with them. We will regularly update this list when more information is available.

Unity Trust Bank - Open

https://apply.unity.co.uk/

Barclays - Open but delays

https://www.barclays.co.uk/business-banking/accounts/community-account/

Co-op - Delays of 12 weeks

https://www.co-operativebank.co.uk/business/products/current-accounts/co...

Starling Bank - Open but delays (mobile & internet banking only - cheques can be scanned via a mobile phone camera)

https://www.starlingbank.com/business-account/

CAF - Open for registered charities

https://www.cafonline.org/charities/everyday-banking/download-an-applica...

Lloyds - Closed to new applications

https://www.lloydsbank.com/business/business-accounts/specialist-account...

Natwest - Closed to new applications

https://www.business.natwest.com/business/bank-accounts/community-bank-a...

RBS - Closed to new applications

https://www.business.rbs.co.uk/business/bank-accounts/community-bank-acc...

Santander - Closed to new applications

https://www.santander.co.uk/business/current-accounts/treasurers-current... 


 


Good Things Foundation - Census Support Service

The census takes place every 10 years in the UK – and the next one is due to take place in March 2021. It’s a compulsory survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. The information collected from the census helps inform local authorities and government about demands for vital public services such as school places, hospital and GP services and social care provision.

In 2021 the census will be ‘digital first’ and Good Things Foundation will provide support to ensure those without skills or access can participate.

They’re looking for organisations who can deliver support to people wishing to complete the census online between March and May 2021. You’ll be required to deliver the service across a set amount of hours each week with the possibility of additional delivery covering evenings, weekends and the census weekend.

The application form is open now and they encourage you to apply as soon as possible. As this is the final stage of recruitment for the Census Support Service, they will be marking applications on an ad hoc basis and contracts will be offered based on applications received during that week.

https://www.goodthingsfoundation.org/projects/census-support-service 


The Prospectory - Idea Fund

“I’ve got an idea” is a micro fund for individuals (or small groups or organisations) who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out.

It has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. The process always involved others and was always part of the fun. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interesting place. We run this fund in that spirit of imagination, potential impact and fun.

The fund is currently open to new applications:

  • That are based on a technical idea or innovation.
  • That could deliver a social or environmental benefit.
  • That are intriguing, inventive and have an element of fun.

The fund offers grants ranging from £250 to £5k. Once the fund’s allocation for the year has been used, it will be closed for applications until the following year.

https://theprospectory.com/idea-fund/ 


Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco Bags of Help provides grants of £1000 to support local projects focused on children and young people.

This theme could cover a large mixture of local causes. Examples include:

  • Mental Health support for children and young people – COVID-19 has had an impact on the health and well being of children, particularly mental health.
  • Outdoor activities – sport & green space provision for children & young people including use of green spaces support well being through physical activities.
  • Non statuary educational activities – to support, widen and rebuild educational support networks for children, web based activities. Sport, exercise, and arts.
  • Young carers– support for young carers as a result of current and continued isolation.
  • Bereavement counselling – offering support to children that have lost family members and support networks due to COVID-19
  • Child poverty – to support organisations that offer family support that are further impacted by COVID-19, which could include food/educational packs, free activities.
  • Vulnerable at risk children – the pandemic has impacted vulnerable children with challenging home & family circumstances.
    Bags of Help can fund 100% of your project costs so you do not have to have any match funding. However, if you secured additional funding, there is no limit to what this amount can be and any funding awarded by Bags of Help can form part of your wider project costs.

    https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/home/community-apply-bags-help-grant/ 


    Voice4Change Covid-19 - Grants Programme

    Applications for round 2 of the Voice4Change Covid-19 Grants Programme open today (Wednesday 25 November) at 1pm. The fund supports Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) led community groups and organisations that work primarily with BAME communities. To be considered for support, organisations should have an annual income of under £200,000, although organisations with larger incomes will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Grants of between £5000 and £10,000 are available to organisations that deliver the following services:

    • COVID 19 services. Groups can apply for help with current costs if their funding has been affected by the pandemic.
    • Mental health and well-being services, particularly to those who have been further impacted by COVID 19
    • Sports activities to tackle BAME inequalities and help with the impact of COVID 19

    The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 3 December. Find out more here.

    https://voice4change-england.com/covid-19-grants-programme/ 


    Community Business ReBoost Fund

    Grant funding and matched equity investment are available for existing community business, with charitable purpose, that are based in England to prepare a community share offer to support their recovery from coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The following support is available:

    • Development grants – between £3,000 and £5,000 to prepare a recovery community share offe and be awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark. The grant should be approximately 10% of the community share offer target.
    • Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £25,000 invested by the ReBoost fund. The investment is expected to support at least 12 share offers between November 2020 and April 2021.

    https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-busine... 


    Newby Trust

    The Newby Trust has designated a Special Fund for smaller charities to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to existing and recent grant recipients and to charities working in the areas of homelessness, food supplies, domestic violence, mental health, young people and older people. Grants of up to £5,000 may be made to cover core costs or to fund operational changes made in response to the crisis.

    https://www.newby-trust.org.uk/special-category/ 


    Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Access and Participation Fund

    Paul Hamlyn Foundation has created a £20m Emergency Fund, in addition to the £30m already allocated to grant-making programmes for 2020/2021. The Fund addresses inequalities of opportunity to access and participate in the arts. Grants between £30,000 - £400,000 are available.

    Their priorities are:

    • Change in and across the system
    • Shifting power
    • Diverse and inclusive sector
    • Evidence and learning

    https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/access-and-participation-fund/#purpose-of-t... 


    British Red Cross - Hardship Fund

    The Hardship Fund was created by the British Red Cross with their partner Aviva and the Aviva Foundation to help those most financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

    Official Referral Partners register people with us for support.

    The fund then provides short term financial help for people who can’t afford the essentials:

    • Food and toiletries
    • Somewhere safe to sleep
    • Access to a telephone and the internet
    • Fuel to keep the lights on, cook or stay warm

    https://hardshipfund.redcross.org.uk/ 


    The National Lottery Community Fund - The New Infrastructure Programme

    Through the programme, established infrastructure organisations will be able to redesign themselves to become more flexible and responsive to the changing environment. They’ll evolve to become fit for the future, renew their relevance and be better able to support communities. You can apply for up to £50,000.

    https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/new-infrastructur... 


    Active Derbyshire - Funding News (November 2020)

    Featuring:

    • Sport England's Return to Play: Small grants
    • Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grants Scheme
    • North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield: Feeling Connected Fund
    • Central England Co-operative- Community Dividend Fund
    • And more

    https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/api/email/view/NDQ5Ny83MTk1MDk0 


    The Elephant Trust - Innovative Visual Arts Projects

    The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions. The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered.

    http://www.elephanttrust.org.uk/docs/theguide.html  


    One Stop Community Partnership Programme

    Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme.

    This programme is designed to support groups who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community.

    One Stop shops will support local good causes offering a tailored approach for every local partnership which may include, funding, volunteering support, fundraising and raising awareness for your group or organisation.

    If your group or organisation would like any support, visit your local One Stop and talk to the Store Manager.

    https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/one-stop... 


    The Foyle Foundation - School Library Scheme

    The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Schools Library Programme. State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries will be able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation may also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate that their library can be maintained and renewed in the future. Local deprivation levels, the Ofsted report and current literacy levels at the school will be taken into account when assessing applications.

    http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/state-schools.php  


    NHS Blood & Transplant - Community Investment Scheme Round 3

    The Community Investment Scheme is part of NHS Blood and Transplant’s commitment to build support for donation amongst Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities. Having previously focused solely on organ donation after death, we are now looking for applications across three areas of activity:

    • Projects engaging Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities in deceased organ donation (Total funding pot of £250,000)
    • Projects engaging Black African and/or Black Caribbean communities in blood donation (Total funding pot of £150,000)
    • Projects covering a combination of blood donation and deceased organ donation (funded using a combination of the above funding pots)
    • Community Engagement Leads initiative: a new arm of the Community Investment Scheme, funding strategic location-based partners to lead on engaging local networks in blood and deceased organ donation (Total funding pot of £200,000)

    https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/cis/  


    The Commissioner’s Vulnerability Fund

    Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has developed a new Vulnerability Fund - worth £485k - as part of a dedicated effort to tackle the social problems known to increase the risk of crime or victimisation. Micro-grants of £50 to £1,000 are available from Links CVS for projects:

    • That help individuals to live safely and without fear of crime in their homes;
    • which empower the local community to tackle problems in their neighbourhood areas;
    • are organised by (and involving) community/neighbourhood groups;
    • can demonstrate that they can make a difference to local communities;
    • that take a new and sustainable approach to tackling long term problems;
    • that foster good relations between partner agencies and communities and do not work in isolation
    • .

    The criteria and application form for the micro-grants can be downloaded from here - Criteria & Application Form. The deadline for micro-grant applications is 1st March 2021.

    Larger grants of £1,000 to £25,000 are available directly from the Police and Crime Comissioner. For more information and to download an application form for the larger grants, visit the PCC's website by following this link: https://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/VF

    The deadline for the larger grants is 13th November 2020

     


    Sport England’s Return to Play Reopened

    Sport England's Return to Play, Small Grants Programme has reopened today with 3 positive changes. Sport England has posted the following update:

    Following a brief pause of this fund to review the impact of the lockdown restrictions that all of England is now under, we've made three changes to the fund criteria to ensure we better help clubs and organisations:

    • We've relaxed the timeframe in which activity must be up and running to 'within six weeks from the point of the national or local restrictions being lifted to allow your activity to return’
    • Applicants that support people from IMD areas 1-3 will be able to apply for up to £2,000 to cover running costs (for example rent, utilities and maintenance) as part of an overall return to play plan
    • We'll take a broader and more flexible approach for the types of projects which can be supported.

    Applications submitted before the brief pause will be assessed and applicants will be able to review their plans in light of the changes to the funding criteria.'

    https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-small... 


    Derbyshire Discretionary Fund

    The discretionary fund may be able to help you during an emergency or crisis situation and to support you to continue to live independently or cope with exceptional pressure when you have no other source of funding.

    The fund may support you to resolve your immediate difficulties and also puts you in touch with other support and services, so it’s less likely to happen again.

    There are 2 types of awards potentially available from the Derbyshire Discretionary fund, called:

    • exceptional pressure grant
    • emergency cash payment

    https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/adult-care-and-wellbeing/ben... 


    Derbyshire County Council - Recovery from alcohol and drug dependance grants

    Grants available to organisations in Derbyshire which support people to achieve and sustain recovery from drug or alcohol dependence. You can apply for a single, non-recurring grant up to a maximum of £40,000 including VAT and all other costs. The activities or project proposed must cover a 2-year period, which we will only fund the first year.

    Recovery is about individuals gaining and maintaining control of their lives, improving their physical and mental wellbeing, having purpose in life and being able to fulfil their potential.

    https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/your-he...  


    Tesco - Bags of Help

    The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. During October, November and December 2020 the grant scheme will provide grants of £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people.
    Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers.

    https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/home/community-apply-bags-help-grant/  


    Gamesys Foundation

    The main focus of the Gamesys Foundation is to preserve and protect the wellbeing of individuals suffering from mental health issues through the provision of grants and funding to organisations who care for these individuals directly, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field.

    Applications are open to UK-based organisation with a minimum annual income of £50,000.

    https://gamesysfoundation.org/  


    The Peter Sowerby Foundation - Increasing Access Fund

    A £1.4m fund has opened for charities developing or adapting their services in response to the coronavirus crisis. The Peter Sowerby Foundation has invited charities to apply to its Increasing Access Fund, which will make grants to ensure key services can continue amid Covid-19 restrictions.

    https://www.petersowerbyfoundation.com/ 


    The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK

    The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK is awarding grants of up to £1,000 to small/medium-sized organisations that are ‘struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for services or loss of income’. Funding can be used towards staff costs and other overheads, changes to work practices (such as the purchase of laptops or remote access technology), deep cleaning of premises, or towards delivering services which have seen an increase in demand as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    https://www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charity-grants/13-the-sylvia-waddilove-f... 


    Severn Trent - New Nature Grant Scheme

    Severn Trent water will be launching a new grant scheme next year to help people run their own nature project. They want to hear about your great ideas or projects that will enhance or improve nature in the Severn Trent region. You could get the financial support you need to make it happen! It will be open to schools, business, charities, community groups and more.

    If you would like to express an early interest in applying for a grant, please contact:

    ecologymatters@severntrent.co.uk


    Architectural Heritage Fund

    The Architectural Heritage Fund has launched its Cultural Recovery grant programme. Non-profit organisations in England which care for, work with or manage a historical building can apply for funding towards planning ‘future financial viability’ and, where necessary, to develop new business models.

    http://ahfund.org.uk/crf  


    Smallwood Trust - Women First Fund

    Seed funding is available to charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations to support projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. The three main streams they give grants for are:

    • Funding for frontline services for women
    • Funding for organisations to provide grants to individual women as Smallwood's Community Grant Partners
    • Funding for strategic initiatives

    Grants are for one year but successful projects may have the opportunity to subsequently apply for replication funding or Smallwood Trust continuation funding.

    https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/women-first-innovation-fund  


    Sport England - Return to Play Fund launched

    The Return to Play Fund will support groups, clubs and organisations who’ve been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle the disease, and is part of our overall response to the crisis that now includes more than £220m of government and National Lottery funding. This fund will make awards of between £10,001 and £50,000 from a pot of £5m to help local sports clubs and organisations adapt and open important places and spaces to help their local community return to play safely.

    https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-commu... 


    Power to Change – Community Business Renewal Fund

    The Community Business Renewal Fund provides grants to community businesses in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their business so they can remain financially viable. The fund will have three application rounds with very short application windows of three hours. Round one will open on Tuesday 3 November between 10am and 1pm.

    https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/covid-19/community-business...  


    CAF Resilience Fund

    The CAF Resilience Fund exists to help charitable organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19. Through hundreds of targeted grants, this fund will support those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups such as those living in deprived areas, those supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities. You can apply for grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 to deliver rapid relief from the impact of Covid-19.

    https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-resilience-fund 


    Derbyshire County Council - COVID-19 Emergency Fund

    The Derbyshire County Council (DCC) COVID-19 Emergency Fund aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations with funding to allow them to them to continue to play a key role in the local response to COVID-19.

    Formally constituted organisations can apply for a maximum of £2,000. Non-constituted organisations can apply for a maximum of £250.

    Applications are reviewed on a regular basis. No date has been set for closing the fund, but they would recommend that organisations submit their application as soon as possible.

    https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/lottery-funding/covid-19-emergen... 


    ASDA - Getting Schools Back on Track

    This new Asda Foundation grant is to help families who may be struggling financially and need extra support. Please be aware that these grants are not for individual students. It is for schools and groups to purchase items on behalf of children or provide additional services e.g stationery, breakfast clubs, uniform bank basics, PE kits, etc.

    https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply  


    Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

    Grants are available to organisations doing legally charitable work in the UK that focuses on the Foundation's funding priorities. The minimum grant size is £30,000. The funding is intended for projects with the following aims:

    •Improving the natural world
    •Securing a fairer future
    •Strengthening the bonds in communities in the UK.
    Organisations must have a regular annual turnover of at least £100,000 and must be properly constituted.

    https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/ 


    PCC Unveils Pioneering Fund To Fight Crime and Vulnerability

    Vulnerable people at risk of harm will receive unparalleled support to solve their problems and increase their safety thanks to a new fund which is the first of its kind in the county.

    In an innovative move, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has developed a new Vulnerability Fund - worth £485k - as part of a dedicated effort to tackle the social problems known to increase the risk of crime or victimisation.

    The scheme will unlock the door to funding worth up to £25,000 for community organisations, charities and non-profit groups who share the PCC's vision to build safer and stronger communities and to reduce the risk of crime.

    It is designed to empower communities to develop practical solutions to the problems occurring in their areas and take fresh approaches to old issues to protect individuals and families.

    Micro-grants from £50 to £1,000 will be available from local Councils for Voluntary Services (CVS) for projects such as target hardening to improve security at the homes of vulnerable people including repeat victims of crime and those who are isolated through age, frailty, poor mental health or mobility issues.

    Larger grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 will be available for communities, charities, voluntary and non-profit organisations to make a real and lasting difference in their areas. This may include projects providing support for vulnerable people coming out of lockdown; services, advice or self-help groups offering emotional and practical support to prevent people from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime and those that help and encourage vulnerable people who have lost their jobs or income during the pandemic to get back into work or training to minimise their risk of becoming involved in crime.

    "This is a hugely ambitious scheme and will provide help for communities in a way that has never been done before," said Mr Dhindsa. "Social isolation, poor health, lack of opportunity and disability increase the risk of exploitation. The pandemic has exacerbated those challenges and created additional pressure for those on low incomes, the unemployed and those shielding.

    "This fund will directly target vulnerability as means of protecting people and lessening the threats they are exposed to. It focuses on the individuals, families and communities that require urgent support to safeguard lives and prevent harm. It also empowers communities themselves to take action and work together on the issues which impact on residents most. Having police officers who are accessible and visible in our communities is critical for public safety but there are valuable and effective community services out there which can help build resilience in individuals, promote cohesion and prevent personal crisis. It's all about teamwork."

    Information and guidance to help people understand how the fund can help them is available on the PCC's website and there will also be opportunities to discuss problems and potential solutions with neighbourhood policing teams, Neighbourhood Watch groups and local CVS in the coming weeks.

    The PCC will also be working closely with Derbyshire Constabulary and local CVS' across the county to identify areas of local need where vulnerable people face a higher risk of crime or disadvantage. The scheme will allocate funding to Amber Valley CVS, Bassetlaw CVS (Bolsover), Links Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire CVS, Derbyshire Dales CVS, Erewash VA CVS, High Peak CVS, Community Action Derby and South Derbyshire CVS for distribution of local grants.

    Support will be provided to help groups offering positive social, leisure, artistic, cultural, spiritual or physical activities that bring people together remotely or in socially distanced ways to prevent people from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime.

    Other grants will provide help for young people, particularly those who are vulnerable to becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime due to their family or life circumstances, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or mental health conditions, or those with a history of or vulnerability to substance misuse.

    Applications for larger grants can be made between 15 October 2020 and 13th November 2020 via the PCC's Office while smaller grants can be applied for from CVSs between 14 October and 1 March 2021.

    The criteria and application form for the smaller grants can be downloaded from here - Criteria & Application Form

    For more information and to download an application form for the larger grants, visit the PCC's website by following this link: www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/VF 


    Voice4Change England

    Applications to the Voice4Change Covid-19 Grants Programme open today (14 October) at 4pm. The grants programme is for Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) led community groups and organisations in England, working primarily with BAME communities, with an annual income of less than £200,000. In exceptional cases, organisations with larger incomes will be considered, so all BAME community groups and organisations are encouraged to apply. All grant awards will be in the region of £5,000 to £10,000.

    https://voice4change-england.com/covid-19-grants-programme/  


    Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grants Scheme

    The Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant Scheme is open for applications from small groups for funds to cover running costs.

    Click here to download the Small Grant application form and guidance notes.

    During these COVID19-affected times, there will be no closing date for applications. We will aim to get back to you with a decision within two weeks of receipt of your form. The maximum amount you can apply for is £1,000, but grants awarded are likely to be in the region of £500-£600. We will pause or close applications if necessary.

    Please be aware that groups can only receive funds from this scheme once in any 12 month period - therefore if you have previously received a Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant you have to wait a year before applying again. Please contact us if you are unsure when you last received a Small Grant.

    If you are applying for the first time and new to Derbyshire Voluntary Action please complete the membership and database form below:

    Click here to download the Derbyshire Voluntary Action membership form

    Click here to open the Derbyshire Voluntary Action database form 


    Derbyshire Councty Council Public Health Small Grants Scheme

    Derbyshire County Council Public Health’s Small Grants Scheme is available in each Derbyshire locality to support groups and communities to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

    Grant funding up to £1,000 is available.

    Priority will be given to new projects which respond to the COVID19 crisis or applications to adapt existing projects to enable them to operate under the new conditions imposed by the COVID19 crisis.

    Applications can be submitted at any time. We will aim to give a decision within two weeks of receipt of application. The application window will be paused or closed if necessary.

    Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme

    Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the Chesterfield Borough Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

    Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme application form

    Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme guidance notes

    Healthy North East Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme

    Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the North East Derbyshire District Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

    Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme application form

    Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme guidance notes 


    Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)

    The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants.

    https://www.jrct.org.uk/rights-and-justice  


    Buttle UK - The COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund

    Buttle UK has established The COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund with the support of National Lottery funding.

    A total of £5m is available, before the end of March 2021, to provide an emergency response directly to children living in poverty and crisis who are at risk of being left behind by the pandemic.

    Buttle UK is encouraging frontline support workers to make applications for support if they are working with children or young people in crisis who meet the Fund's criteria.

    Chances for Children grants of up to £2,000 are for those who have experienced a recent crisis or significant change in their life. They can fund items and activities to improve social and emotional wellbeing and capacity to engage in education and learning.

    www.buttleuk.org  


    Recovery from alcohol and drug dependence grant

    Grants are now available to organisations in Derbyshire which support people to achieve and sustain recovery from drug or alcohol dependence. You can apply for a single, non-recurring grant up to a maximum of £40,000 including VAT and all other costs. The activities or project proposed must cover a 2-year period, which we will only fund the first year.

    Recovery is about individuals gaining and maintaining control of their lives, improving their physical and mental wellbeing, having purpose in life and being able to fulfil their potential.

    https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/your-he...  


    Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation

    Small grants of between £100 - £1000 are available to small UK based registered charities. Organisations must have been established for at least 1 year. The Foundation is interested in funding:

    • Care of those suffering from disease
    • Caring in the community for disabled and people on the margin
    • End of life
    • Education
    • nterfaith project with a focus engendering tolerance and breaking down prejudice
    • Medical projects.

    https://www.community360.org.uk/the-betty-messenger-charitable-foundatio... 


    Film and TV Charity

    The Film and TV Charity has announced a new COVID-19 Recovery Fund to support people in the industry most affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to £4,500 over a period of 6 months are available to active workers in film, TV and cinema who have been affected by the crisis and are most at risk professionally and personally.

    https://filmtvcharity.org.uk/covid-19-help-advice/covid-19-recovery-fund/ 


    East Midlands Funding Forum E-Bulletin October 2020

    The latest E-bulletin from the East Midlands Funding Forum featuring:

    • Local Community Foundations
    • British Cycling - Places to Ride Grants
    • Coalfields Regeneration Trust
    • And more

    https://linkscvs.org.uk/sites/default/files/EMFF%20E-Bulletin%20-October...  


    Viridor Credits

    Funding is available to non-profit organisations for community, biodiversity or heritage projects that benefit local communities in areas within the vicinity of a Viridor site in England. They fund capital expenditure . Their main grants scheme funds up to £50,000 whilst their large grants scheme funds from £50,001 to £100,000.

    https://www.viridor-credits.co.uk/  


    The Prince's Countryside Fund

    The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications from UK based not-for profit organisations that are working to create resilient rural communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to build on projects that came about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects must be completed by March 2022. Applications close at 12pm 3 November.

    https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-p... 


    FCS Associates Newsletter

    The latest newsletter from FCS Associates featuring:

    • Small Business Leadership Programme: Fully Funded
    • SHU Short Workplacements: Fully Funded
    • Digital Innovation Grants
    • Rapid Recovery Challenge
    • Leaders With Lived Experience

    https://mailchi.mp/fcsassociates/latest-grant-opportunities-for-business... 


    Chesterfield Borough Council - Community Infrastructure Levy

    Chesterfield Borough Council has opened applications for up to £15,000 of neighbourhood funding through the Community Infrastructure Levy.

    The funding can be used by local charities and community groups to support projects across Chesterfield. Funding can be used for one off projects, such as developing a new community hub, or a sustainable project such as community tree planting, but it can also be used to fund maintenance and repairs or to support existing local services. Organisations are able to submit multiple applications for funding.

    The Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Fund is open to projects in non-parished areas of Chesterfield Borough. Neighbourhood funding in parished areas of the Borough is managed separately by Staveley Town Council and Brimington Parish Council for their respective areas.

    Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “The community infrastructure levy is a key source of funding for a variety of projects that support our local communities. We want to fund community led approaches which help address local needs and aspirations and we hope that this money can be used to maximise match funding opportunities from other funding.

    “I urge charities and local community or voluntary groups to assess their needs and submit applications as soon as possible. There have been some incredible initiatives from community groups in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and I hope that groups will use this funding to support these projects.”

    The funding will be awarded to facilitate projects, services and activities that improve the overall quality of life and wellbeing of residents in Chesterfield Borough, in line with the priorities of the Council Plan: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/media/1030535/council-plan-2019-2023-updated-202....

    Councillor Terry Gilby, cabinet member for economic development, said: “The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge that is applied to new developments. It allows the council to ensure the developer is committed to the community and also helps ensure that any negative effects created by the new development are limited.”

    Applying for funding through this scheme is different depending on how much money each project requires.

    For projects that will cost up to £1,000, applicants will need to complete a short application form. The form and further details are available on the council’s website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding

    The closing date for the first round of applications to this fund is Friday 30 October 2020. If your bid is successful you will be notified within one month of the closing date.

    There are further opportunities to apply for this funding, for the details of further funding rounds and closing dates for applications please visit: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding

    Any organisation wishing to apply for funding to the value of £1,000 and £5,000 will need to speak to a variety of local stakeholders and provide more detailed information. More details on the application process are available on our website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding

    For funding applications valued between £5,000 and £15,000 applicants must submit an expression of interest form and if this is approved to proceed to the next stage a council officer will help guide through the process to submit a formal bid. More details on the application process are available on our website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding

    The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge that local authorities in England and Wales can require of certain types of new development in their area in order to pay for the infrastructure needed to support development. Community Infrastructure Levy charges are based on the size, type and location of the proposed new development.

    For further information on applying for funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy, please contact Wendy Blunt, Health and Wellbeing Officer, wendy.blunt@chesterfield.gov.uk or 01246 959657. 


    Enterprise Development Programme - Equality

    Support is available to charities and social enterprises working in the equality sector in England to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones.

    To be eligible, applicants must be a legally constituted charity, voluntary sector organisation, or social enterprise which:

    • Has the primary aim, mission, purpose or strategy to:
    • Achieve systemic social change by advancing equality and/or human rights in policy or in practice in relation to race, disability, LGBT+ and/or women’s equality, or a combination of these.
    • Address discrimination, prejudice or inequality, or lack of human rights because of race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex, or a combination of these (this mission must be evidenced by and stated in the organisation's governing/constitutional documents).
    • Demonstrates a desire and potential to generate income through enterprise.
    • Can demonstrate clear social impact.
    • Is based in England along with the majority of its beneficiaries.

    https://www.enterprisedevelopmentprogramme.org.uk/equality/  


    D2N2 Business Investment Fund

    This fund from the D2N2 growth hub is open to social enterprises & can fund up to 35% of projects costing between £10,000 and £57,000:

    The Business Investment Fund forms part of the D2N2 Growth Hub offer, which exists to help businesses find the support they need to grow and evolve. The Business Investment Fund allows the Growth Hub to offer direct support to SMEs to achieve their aspirations for growth. This fund will see a total of £6m of funding invested into the D2N2 economy between 2019 and 2022.

    https://www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/grow/managing-finance/funding-for-your-b...  


    The Community Business Trade Up Programme

    Community businesses! The Community Business Trade Up programme is coming your way real soon. It’s a FREE learning programme with a Trade Back grant of up to £10,000. It’ll give you the skills to grow your income from trading, have more impact and be sustainable.

    Run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs with partners Power to Change we’re prioritising applications from communities hit hardest by Covid-19 including BAME-supporting organisations and those working in deprived areas.

    https://www.the-sse.org/courses/community-business/  


    Festival UK R&D Fund

    Festival UK will be a nationwide festival taking place across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales throughout 2022. It will comprise a collection of ten large-scale projects that will showcase the UK’s creativity and innovation to the world.

    The Festival’s Research and Development (R&D) Project is a structured, self-directed, creative project for 30 ‘creative teams’ comprising talent drawn from the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), from across the four nations of the UK.

    These teams should be capable of developing mass public engagement concepts and ideas to be presented to a selection panel to shortlist to a final ten which will be fully commissioned as a national or UK-wide project for the festival.

    This is a £3 million R&D opportunity. A total of 30 teams will each receive up to £100,000 to create compelling and ambitious and ideas for projects that have the potential to reach millions of people. The money can be spent on fees, access, administration and the presentation of the final concept, including associated documentation.

    https://www.festival2022.uk/r-d-opportunity  


    Community Shares Booster Programme

    Development grants and matched investments are available for new and existing community businesses, with charitable purposes, that are based in England and are planning to make, or have recently launched, community share offers. The programme offers three levels of support, dependent on an applicant's stage of development:

    • Pathway one - an initial development grant of up to £10,000 to help applicants prepare their community share offer, followed by the chance to secure matched investment of up to £100,000 for their share offer.
    • Pathway two - a matched investment of up to £100,000 for community share offers, at least three months ahead of the offer launch date.
    • Pathway three - a matched investment of up to £100,000 for community share offers that are less than three months ahead of launching or are open for investment.

    Applications from areas in greater need (for example areas in the top 30% of the UK Government's Indices of Multiple Deprivation) are encouraged and given priority.

    https://communitysharesbooster.org.uk/  


    The CLA Charitable Trust

    The CLA Charitable Trust is dedicated to helping those who are disabled or disadvantaged to visit and participate in learning experiences about the countryside. To be eligible for funding, you must be either a registered charity or community interest company.

    https://www.cla.org.uk/events/cla-charitable-trust#  


    The Gordon Trust

    The Gordon Trust offers grants to charitable organisations undertaking projects in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire. Funding is available for work in the following areas:

    • disability
    • social depravation
    • homelessness
    • substance and alcohol abuse
    • prisoner education and rehabilitation

    Grants tend to range from £500 to £1,000 although there is no upper set limit for very special applications.

    https://www.thegordontrust.co.uk/  


    The Alpkit Foundation: Go Nice Places, Do Good Things Grant

    The Alpkit Foundation is prioritising funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the pandemic. The grant generally supports direct action projects that work towards removing the barriers to getting outdoors. However, their grants of between £50 and £500 are now available for individuals, groups and schools that are responding to the crisis. The Foundation’s trustees consider applications every two months.

    https://alpkit.com/pages/foundation  


    The Theatre Artist Fund

    The Theatre Artist Fund is welcoming its second round of applications for one-off emergency grants of £1,000. The fund was set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers in the UK. The Fund is supported by donors such as, Netflix, The Estate of Sir Peter and Lady Saunders, Backstage Trust, and Arts Council England. Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 10 September. The purpose of the grant is to support applicants' living costs.

    https://theatreartists.fund/who-is-the-theatre-artists-fund-for/  


    LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust

    LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust have announced a new £350,000 grants programme to support UK based LGBT+ non-profit groups, organisations and projects most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all the funding has been awarded.

    https://www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund/  


    More Than A Pub

    Funded by Power to Change and delivered by the national charity the Plunkett Foundation, the ‘More than a Pub’ programme has been relaunched with £2.2 million in funding to support communities in both rural and urban areas across England to help them save their local pub.

    According to the Plunkett Foundation, the re-opening could not have come at a more critical time as pubs face the challenge of attracting customers back after months of limited activity or closure. The programme offers a wide range of support including:

    • Adviser support (in-person and remotely)
    • Monthly Zoom meetings, study visits, online events, webinars and other resources
    • Bursaries of up to £2,500 for feasibility costs
    • A combined finance package of up to £100,000 (half loan and half grant) towards capital costs

    https://plunkett.co.uk/more-than-a-pub/ 


    The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

    Registered Charities and School and Parent Teacher Associations 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 including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture; play schemes and play therapy
    schemes; day and social activities centres including building costs and running costs; support for families,
    including respite schemes; independent living schemes; support in the community schemes; and Snoezelen
    rooms. The next deadline for applications seeking funding in excess of £10,000 is the 1st December 2020.
    Applications for £10,000 and below can be submitted at any time.
    https://www.bailythomas.org.uk/ 


    Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation's Grant Programme for Small Charities

    Small grants of between £100-£1,000 are available to small charities who are temporarily struggling but otherwise viable.

    The Small Charities Coalition has been awarded £50,000 from the Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation to make available as small grants to organisations who are temporarily struggling, but otherwise viable.

    Particular areas of interest:

    • Care of those suffering from disease
    • Caring in the community for disabled and people on the margin
    • End of life
    • Education
    • Interfaith projects with a focus engendering tolerance and breaking down prejudice
    • Medical projects

    Grant Making Requirements

    Application Form 


    Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response

    Emergency funding of up to £60,000 available to nonprofits in England that are committed to proactively sharing learnings with other organisations in their networks. This fund is aimed at organisations whose work has been affected by COVID-19 and who need emergency funding to continue to deliver essential services. It will support them to develop the digital, data and design capabilities that allow them to address urgent issues and serve the most vulnerable.

    https://www.thecatalyst.org.uk/covid-digital-fund  


    The Barrow Cadbury Trust - COVID-19 Support Fund

    The Barrow Cadbury Trust’s COVID-19 Support Fund has re-opened with much broader eligibility criteria. The scheme is now open to organisations with an income of between £10,000 to £3 million providing support for refugees and migrants.
    https://www.barrowcadbury.org.uk/  


    Independent Age Grants Fund

    The third and final round of the Independent Age Grants Fund has now opened. Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the pandemic.

    https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund  


    The Derbyshire County Council Public Health Emergency Fund

    The Derbyshire County Council Public Health Emergency Fund will support voluntary and community sector organisations with funding up to a maximum value of £2,000 for constituted groups and £250 for non-constituted groups, to allow them to play a key role in the local response. Organisations will be eligible to receive funding if they meet the criteria below.

    To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

    • not have an existing contractual agreement in place with the Public Health department
    • be supporting the response to COVID19
    • be known to the Public Health team through previous partnership working, be known to the Council’s Community Response Unit, or be known to the network of District Forums that support the work of the Community Response Unit
    • provide a minimum level of detail, including geographic area covered, contact details for lead individual, and bank details for transfer of funding

    Any proposed use of the Emergency Funding must be linked to an existing Public Health work programme/theme, for example to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, increase social connectedness, or to prevent demand on statutory services.

    To apply for Emergency Funding, organisations will need to return the application (download the application HERE) to the Assistant Director of Public Health giving details of the funding they require, its purpose, and confirmation that they meet the eligibility criteria.

    Application forms to be returned by email only to: iain.Little@derbyshire.gov.uk and sue.Rattigan@derbyshire.gov.uk 


    The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

    Social Investment Business and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment have announced an extra £4 million of grant funding to be used alongside The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund to support charities and social enterprises working in England. The fund continues to be a loan programme, however grants may be awarded alongside a loan if it is clear that applicants would struggle to meet a viability threshold for a loan without a grant.

    https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund  


    Derbyshire County Council - Youth Action Grants

    These grants are aimed at projects for children and young people aged 0 to 19, or up to the age of 25 if they have a disability. The following are examples of the things we are looking to fund:

    • New activities such as short-term holiday programmes, and the costs involved
    • Developing the quality of existing provision via such things as staff training, new equipment, or improvements to buildings.
    • Expanding the range of existing provision through more equipment, or the creation of new activities.
    • Equipment and resources which support Derbyshire’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Events, specialist training or other ways to encourage different groups of young people to attend activities.
    • Increasing attendance rates

    If you’d like to check whether the project and items you are requesting funding for are eligible please email yag@derbyshire.gov.uk

    https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/lottery-funding/action-grants/yo...  


    Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme

    Grants and technical support are available for town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums to draw up a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order in England.

    The following support is available:

    • A basic grant of between £1,000 and £10,000 for groups writing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order.
    • An additional grant of £8,000 is available for groups facing more complex issues, giving a maximum total amount of £18,000.
    • Specific packages of technical support where needed.

    https://neighbourhoodplanning.org/  


    Theatre Reopening Fund

    In response to the coronavirus crisis, Theatres Trust has repurposed their small grants schemes to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not-for-profit theatres across the UK to help make Covid-19 related adaptions and prepare for re-opening. The scheme will run an a rolling basis throughout 2020.

    http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/how-we-help/grants-funding/theatre-reope...  


    Comic Relief - Change Makers

    This funding opportunity is about looking to the future and making a bigger change. We’re looking for organisations that will make a significant contribution to their sector – for example, whether that’s forging new ways of working in the wake of COVID-19, contributing evidence that will move things forward, cross-sector collaboration which recognises the way issues intersect, or advocacy and campaigning work. We are looking for change making efforts that are relevant to our social change themes of homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development.

    Themes funded:

    • Children Survive & Thrive
    • Gender Justice
    • Safe Place to Be – Homelessness
    • Safe Place to Be – Migration
    • Global Mental Health

    Funding of £150,000 to £600,000 is available.

    https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/change-makers/  


    The Screwfix Foundation

    After being closed for nearly three months, the Foundation is now open for applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK.

    To be eligible, applicants must:

    • Be helping those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages in the UK.
    • Be looking for funding to support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings.

    Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings in deprived areas or for those in need.

    This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability. Projects should be environmentally friendly.

    https://www.screwfix.com/help/screwfixfoundation/  


    Co-op Community Dividend Fund

    Grants are available to support local causes and make a positive difference across the central region of England. You can apply for up to £5,000. Grants average around £2,000. Normally, grants are awarded four times a year to a wide range of organisations; however, during the next four months (from July 2020), grants will be awarded on a monthly basis to support those suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic and others looking to step in to help those affected.

    https://www.centralengland.coop/community-covid/  


    Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme

    Small grants are available for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families in England, Scotland and Wales. You can apply for up to £250 for projects, activities and organisations that will be of real direct benefit to families and have a direct and tangible social impact on people’s lives.

    https://www.warburtons.co.uk/corporate/sustainability/financial-giving  


    Comic Relief - Project Delivery Grant

    Project delivery grants of up to £4000 will support grassroots organisations to deliver projects that address Comic Relief’s four strategic themes. Projects should be able to clearly show, the local need for the project, robust planning, and legacy.

    Examples of project delivery grants:

    • Training for parents and carers to help support their children’s development before starting school
    • Activities for girls or women to help them make healthier life choices
    • Supporting people with mental health issues to improve an outdoor space or create a meeting space
    • Setting up a peer support network for people experiencing homelessness
    • Hire of room where homeless people can access support

    This list is not exhaustive and there will be many other types of projects that can be funded. all projects must be completed in 12 months. Core organisational costs, may be included but the fund will not fund projects which only contribute to organisational general running costs or solely a continuation of services. Project delivery grants do not require match funding, however if they do the Comic Relief Community Fund should be the main funding source.

    https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/comic-re...  


    AHF - Transforming Places Through Heritage

    This programme supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper. It is part of a wider initiative to revive heritage high streets in England, alongside Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones. Together, these programmes form part of the Future High Streets Fund, administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

    Our programme is for individual heritage buildings in, or transferring to, community ownership. We will support charities and social enterprises to develop projects with the potential to bring new life to high streets by creating alternative uses for redundant or underused historic buildings in town centres.

    What types of funding are available and when can I apply?

    The AHF can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to help fund development costs or to match funds raised through Crowdfunding and Community Shares. We will also provide a small number of capital (delivery) grants for Transformational Projects. Below you will find the dates for the opening of initial grant applications.

    • Project Viability Grants: up to £15,000, for early viability and feasibility work, open now for applications.
    • Project Development Grants: up to £100,000, for capital project development costs, open now for applications.
    • Crowdfunding Challenge Grants: up to £25,000, to match fund crowdfunding campaigns, open now for applications.
    • Transformational Project Grants: up to £350,000, for transformational capital projects, open now for applications. Deadline for applications: 30th September 2020, for a decision in December 2020
    • Community Shares Booster Grants: further info to be announced.

    http://ahfund.org.uk/england  


    Fat Beehive

    Grants are available to small UK registered charities for building websites or digital products that enable them to carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit. You can apply for up to £2,500.

    Priority projects for support include those in the following areas:

    • Environmental protection or climate change mitigation
    • Human rights
    • International development
    • Equality and diversity
    • Social justice, refugees and housing
    • Education
    • Art and culture
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Prisoner rehabilitation

    https://www.fatbeehivefoundation.org.uk/  


    The Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund

    The Trust will be accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding will be available to support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. There are no funding levels indicated at the award of grants will be at the discretion of the Trustees.

    https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/  


    The BFI - Cultural Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas

    The BFI has announced the £30 million Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England, which will offer support to non-profit and independent cinemas who are facing challenges due to COVID-19.

    https://www.bfi.org.uk/culture-recovery-fund-independent-cinemas  


    The Masonic Charitable Foundation - Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme

    The Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life Inclusion grants programme is open to local and national charities that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

    Charities can apply for a small or large grant, depending on their income. Grants are available for core costs.

    There are two scales - small grants from £500 to £15,000 and large grants up to £60,000.

    https://mcf.org.uk/get-support/grants-to-charities/later-life/  


    The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund

    The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund is offering unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help fantastic small charities and social enterprises plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in a post-coronavirus world.

    The Transition Fund will offer grants in two rounds. The first round opens for registration on the 20th July and a second round of funding will open for registration in September.

    The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.

    https://www.thefore.org/applying-for-funding/  


    Arts Council - National Lottery Project Grants

    The Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants are now open for applications. If you're looking for funding towards an arts, museums or libraries project that benefits the public in England, Project Grants could be for you.

    https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/national-lottery-project-grants/applying-...  


    Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond

    Grants are available for churches and Christian charities to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

    http://www.allchurches.co.uk/what-we-fund/hopebeyond/  


    Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme

    Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme and will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide range of activities, such as: training; increasing delivery capacity through additional volunteer recruitment; and developing strategies to help rebuild and move forward such as fundraising strategies, and developing new delivery plans. To be eligible, applicants will need to have an annual income of less than £250,000. Applications can be made at any time.

    https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/comic-re...  


    Football Foundation - Club Preparation Fund

    £500 grants available to community football clubs to help them to re-open.

    https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/club-preparation-fund  


    Rural Action Derbyshire - Rural Hardship Fund

    To view fund please click link below
    https://linkscvs.org.uk/sites/default/files/Rural%20Action%20Derbyshire%... 


    Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund

    The Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund is an interim replacement for the Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) and is now open for new enquiries.

    Our Trustees recognise the incredible response our coalfield communities have had to the COVID-19 crisis, and have allowed us to alter the funding support we offer to better support the delivery and sustainability of key services.

    We are still offering grants of up to £10,000 that can address local needs during this difficult time.

    Priority will be given to organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis and support vulnerable people.

    More details on new guidance and deadline dates can be found here https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/covid19-ccip-funding-support/  


    Biffa Award - Partnerships Projects

    Expressions of Interest are invited for both the Built Environment and Natural Environment Partnership Grants Scheme in the second of two rounds in 2020.

    The Partnership Projects scheme offers grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 for inspiring projects that will create a significant impact.

    The funding is for large-scale projects that address the following:

    • Built Environment projects should transform cultural, heritage or visitor centres. They should inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation on a grand scale.
    • Natural Environment projects should restore or improve the environment and the natural systems or habitats that support it, promoting nature’s recovery. Projects should be working to Biodiversity 2020, England’s Biodiversity Strategy to reduce biodiversity loss, its successor, or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target.

    https://www.biffa-award.org/partnerships/  


    Severn Trent Community Fund

    Grants are available to local not-for-profit organisations for local projects that support the wellbeing of communities in the Severn Trent region. Projects should improve the wellbeing of Severn Trent communities by helping:

    • People to lead a healthier life and gain new skills.
    • Create better places to live in and use.
    • Look after the natural environment, give people greater access to that environment or help look after water.
    Three levels of grants are available:

    • £2,000 to £10,000
    • £10,001 to £75,000
    • £75,001 to £250,000
    https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/severn-trent-community-fund/ 


    FCC Community Action Fund - England

    Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for amenity projects eligible under Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) and located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility. The nearest site is based in Thurcroft, some areas of North East Derbyshire are eligible. Grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 are available.

    https://fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk/funds/fcc-community-action-fund  


    Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for Early 2021 Projects

    Not-for-profit organisations can apply now for funding for environmental or community-based projects that are located within five miles of an operating Veolia site in England and starting from 11 January 2021. Further information, including the postcode checker and examples of previously funded projects, can be found on the Veolia Environmental Trust below.

    https://www.veoliatrust.org/funding/  


    Motor Neurone Disease Association - Coronavirus Emergency Grant

    The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association have opened a new grant scheme to support people living with MND while they have to stay home during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Emergency Grant is a one-off grant of up to the value of £250 and can be used to cover additional living costs incurred as the result of lockdown, such as food shopping or bills. The Association will also consider claims for costs of equipment before they are purchased.

    An application form should be downloaded from their website to be filled it by applicants. This grant scheme is being reviewed at the end of June so applicants should apply soon.

    https://www.mndassociation.org/support-and-information/our-services/fina...  


    The Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

    In recognition of the fact that the homeless are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of increased likelihood of underlying health conditions and less access to basic sanitation, the Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards its Homeless Support Fund. Registered charities that serve the homeless through outreach and support; delivery of services in hostels and shelters; and/ or the provision of information and advice can apply for grants to a maximum of £10,000. Applications are being considered on a weekly basis until the £500,000 emergency fund is depleted. After this, homeless charities are still welcome to submit applications for support under the established grant funding process.

    https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/  


    The Foyle Foundation

    The Foyle Foundation has issued an update on its grant-making policies in the light of COVID-19. Its Small Grants Scheme has now reopened, as of 1 June. This is designed to support charities with an annual turnover of less than £150,000, especially those that work at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.

    http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply  


    Historic England - COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund

    Historic England has launched a second emergency fund to support the heritage sector recovery from the effects of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

    https://historicengland.org.uk/  


    George Bairstow Charitable Trust

    The George Bairstow Charitable Trust (GBCT) awards grants to registered charities for:

    • the provision of Emergency Aid in communities
    • the encouragement of volunteering among young people
    • the enhancement of skills among young people.

    The Trustees of the GBCT acknowledge the unique challenges faced by the world at this current time and remain 'open for business', welcoming new, small grant applications.

    http://gbct.org.uk/ 


    Pebble Grant - The Rank Foundation

    If you are raising money for a particular project for which the mainstay is capital costs (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) and have already raised a third of the total costs, you may be eligible for a Pebble Grant from the Rank Foundation:

    • Are you making a funding application on behalf of either a UK-based Charity, CIC, CIO, CBS or Cooperative that is registered with the Charities' Commission and/or Companies House?
    • Are you looking for funding for a capital works or a short breaks programme which will benefit UK residents and take place in the UK?
    • Are the total costs of your project £150K or lower?
    • Have you already raised at least 1/3rd of the project costs and your organisation's income is below £500K?

    https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/  


    The 7 Stars Foundation

    In July, The 7 Stars Foundation is launching an unrestricted grant funding programme open to charities with a turnover of less than £1.5m across the UK who are working with at-risk young people across the themes of abuse; addiction; and homelessness; and for those who are supporting young child carers. The charity is offering grants of up to £2,500, which can be directed towards overheads; salary costs; and/ or wherever else the organisation needs to apply the money to ensure its survival and sustainable services in the future.

    https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/  


    The George Bairstow Charitable Trust

    GBCT makes grants to UK registered charities for the provision of Emergency Aid in communities; the encouragement of volunteering among young people; and the enhancement of skills among young people. The Trustees of the GBCT acknowledge the unique challenges faced by the world at this current time and remain 'open for business', welcoming new grant applications.

    http://gbct.org.uk/  


    The Community Justice Fund

    The Community Justice Fund has been formed by a partnership of key representative umbrella bodies to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations to cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and lay the foundations for longer term renewal. The first wave, which is now open and will run for six months, will provide flexible grants to organisations that meet the eligibility criteria and priorities. Grants are likely to be between £25,000 and £75,000, but could be larger in certain circumstances. The Fund aims to assess applications on a weekly basis and decisions received within ten days of an application being submitted.

    https://www.communityjusticefund.org.uk/  


    Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF)

    The Small Charities Challenge Fund makes project grants of up to £50,000 to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that are seeking to address the Global Goals (officially known as Sustainable Development Goals) to create a better world by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.

    https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/  


    Covid-19 Activity Funding


    Local Funding (Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire)


    Rural Hardship Support Fund

    Rural Action Derbyshire has launched a Rural Hardship Support Fund to help people in rural areas of Derbyshire suffering extreme hardship as a result of Covid-19.

    Many people in rural areas are struggling at this difficult time. Household income has been significantly reduced for some families and we want to make sure people don't go hungry and can cover essential household bills.

    Applications to the Rural Hardship Fund will be by referral (list of referral organisations on their website). Individuals will also need to meet the following criteria to qualify.

    They are in severe financial hardship (unable to pay for basic necessities such as food, household bills, rent etc) and
    They are unable to access other support such as government schemes or are waiting for payment from such schemes or
    They are in severe emotional distress or poor mental health, anxious, lonely, depressed and with no current treatment plan or referral to mental health services.
    In all cases, individuals must be living or working in a rural area of Derbyshire.

    We are particularly targeting people associated with the farming industry including farmers and workers in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and countryside services and people living in isolated rural areas who have been adversely affected by Covid-19. The fund can provide regular food parcels and assistance with some critical household expenses. People will also be able to access information on other support available to them relative to their specific needs.

    https://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/news/rad-launches-hardship-fund  


    Foundation Derbyshire Coronavirus Funding

    Coronavirus Response – General Grants

    Foundation Derbyshire are now also able to accept applications of up to £5,000 from community groups and infrastructure and front line delivery organisations involved in the supply and delivery of food and/or services to those who are medically, socially or financially vulnerable, for example:

    • Support for vulnerable and older people in their homes, providing food and medicines
    • Funding for community groups that are linked into the Community Response Units being established across the county to coordinate the above support
    • Special provision of crisis services for rough sleepers and those living in temporary accommodation or for refugees and asylum seekers
    • To reach (with support and information) local residents who don’t have access to the internet/smartphones – via self-care packages, coordinating volunteers and keeping the work of the Community Response Units accessible to them.

    They are also able to make a small number of larger strategic grants to organisations that have the capacity to deliver the above on a multi-district/county wide basis. For further information or to discuss applications for larger grants, please contact Sarah at emergencies@foundationderbyshire.org.

    Community & voluntary groups and charities can apply for a general Coronavirus Response Fund Grant by completing our standard application form.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is unprecedented demand for this Fund. Before starting your online applications please check the current availability of funds by emailing emergencies@foundationderbyshire.org 

    Application Form: https://www.tfaforms.com/453197

    Emergency £1,000 Foodbank Grants

    Their initial focus has been to provide £1,000 emergency grants to:

    (a) established Foodbanks in Derby and Derbyshire

    OR

    (b) established organisations that already run a foodbank service as part of their suite of support

    If your group would like to apply for a £1,000 Emergency Foodbank Grant, please email the Grants Team at emergencies@foundationderbyshire.org


    Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grants Scheme

    The Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant Scheme is open for applications from small groups for funds to cover running costs

    Click here to download the Small Grant application form and guidance notes.

    During these COVID19-affected times, there will be no closing date for applications.  We will aim to get back to you with a decision within two weeks of receipt of your form.  The maximum amount you can apply for is £1,000, but grants awarded are likely to be in the region of £500-£600.  We will pause or close applications if necessary.

    Please be aware that groups can only receive funds from this scheme once in any 12 month period - therefore if you have previously received a Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant you have to wait a year before applying again.  Please contact us if you are unsure when you last received a Small Grant.

    If you are applying for the first time and new to Derbyshire Voluntary Action please complete the membership and database form below:

    Click here to download the Derbyshire Voluntary Action membership form

    Click here to open the Derbyshire Voluntary Action database form

     


    Derbyshire County Council Public Health’s Small Grants Scheme

    Derbyshire County Council Public Health’s Small Grants Scheme is available in each Derbyshire locality to support groups and communities to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

    Grant funding up to £1,000 is available. 

    Priority will be given to new projects which respond to the COVID19 crisis or applications to adapt existing projects to enable them to operate under the new conditions imposed by the COVID19 crisis.

    Applications can be submitted at any time.  We will aim to give a decision within two weeks of receipt of application.  The application window will be paused or closed if necessary.

    Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme 

    Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the Chesterfield Borough Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

    Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme application form

    Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme guidance notes

    Healthy North East Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme

    Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the North East Derbyshire District Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

    Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme application form

    Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme guidance notes


    Extra cash for councillors to donate to local community groups

    Each year every Derbyshire County Council councillor has £3,860 which they can donate to groups in their area which aim to improve the lives of local people.

    At a meeting on Thursday (23 April) the Cabinet agreed a proposal to double this amount of money, giving each councillor £7,720 for this financial year.

    Anyone who runs a local group in their community and wants to find out more should contact their local councillor.

    https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/councillors/councillors.aspx  


    The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust

    The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust is a family charity making grants to charitable causes and projects in areas local or relevant to the Chatsworth, Bolton Abbey and the Devonshire Group estates, but sometimes supporting projects further afield at the Trustees’ discretion. Understanding the hardships being caused to many as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust is accepting applications specifically linked to the Coronavirus crisis, as well as applications for its current round of funding, the closing date for which is Monday, 8 June. If applying for COVID-19 related funding, the application form should be clearly headed COVID or CORONAVIRUS and emailed to mollie.moseley@chatsworth.org, and the Trust will aim to review these applications as soon as possible. For more details and guidelines on completing the application form, see the website below.

    http://ddct.org.uk/  


    Derbyshire Freemasons 'COVID Grant’

    The Disaster Relief Committee and the Provincial Grand Charity have together created an application form / process to allow them to award one-off grants of £250.00 to organisations supporting people during the COVID crisis. 

    To apply for the grant, follow the link below and complete the form https://forms.gle/qXssZfyWSMV9tQC87 

    Please Note: Completion of the form does not guarantee a grant will be made; all applications will be considered by a committee. It is important to clearly describe in the application how an organisations is supporting people during the COVID crisis and outline what the money would be used for.



    National Funding

    Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund - Deadline: 31st August 2020

    The England Illegal Money Lending Team is accepting applications from local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to support projects that raise awareness of the issues of the dangers of illegal money lending in their community. Groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for community projects that demonstrate a positive impact on their community and that meet the following criteria:

    • Contributes to raising awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks.
    • Prevents crime and disorder and makes a difference in local communities.
    • Promotes the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) in communities.
    • Encourages reporting of loan sharks and signposts victims to the team.

    http://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/cash-seized-from-loan-sharks-to-fund-com... 


    The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation

    The Trustees of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation have made additional funding available for their next grants phase, running from May to December 2020. There are new funding opportunities for existing grantees, offering emergency funding; 12 month grant extensions and grant increases for adaptation costs. In the summer, the Trust will launch a new COVID-19 Initiatives Fund, which will be open to both grantees and non-grantees. Funding will be available to support new initiatives rooted in the values of equity, rights, peace, climate change and power and accountability.

    https://www.jrct.org.uk/new-funding-opportunities  


    Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust

    The Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust is offering grants to parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry; and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Grants can be used to fund items for children such as clothing, bedding and essential household items such as white goods or specialist items for children with additional needs. However, grants to pay household bills or food costs, or grants to replace lost income, will not be made.

    To apply for a grant, one parent or carer must have worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for at least one year within the last nine years. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, see here. The Trust offers a number of other grants programmes for different circumstances such as rehousing or therapy – further details are also available on the charity’s website.

    https://www.ftct.org.uk/  


    The Rank Foundation

    The Rank Foundation remains operational during the COVID-19 pandemic and has made the following funds available to members of its existing network of current and past grant recipients: a) an Emergency Fund for immediate grants of up to £750 to purchase equipment, technology or memberships; b) A Resilience Fund for grants to cover cashflow, fundraising and loss of income challenges relating to the current COVID-19 related climate.

    https://rankfoundation.com/  


    The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

    The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is inviting emergency applications from charities which the Trust has previously supported. To benefit from emergency funding, your organisation must have less than three months’ projected expenditure in cash funds available. See here for further details of eligibility and how to apply.

    https://www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk/applications/  


    The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

    The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust has changed its grants policy for the time being in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s currently offering small, one-off payments of up to £5,000 in unrestricted funding under its ‘Early years’ preventative work in England and Wales’ strand.

    https://sylvia-adams.org.uk/what-we-will-fund/ 


    Persimmon Homes - Community Champions Fund

    Persimmon Homes Community Champions donates £64,000 every month in payments up to the value of £1,000. From April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s.  It’s really simple to apply for a donation. All you need to do is complete the online form, telling them why your group or charity, which works with or supports the over-70s, deserves their donation.

    https://www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions/ 


    Alpkit Foundation Funding

    Grants up to £500 are available for organisations serving those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The Alpkit Foundation supports projects that champion education, participation, environment, diversity and health.  The Foundation are currently prioritising their funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by Covid 19.

    Eligible projects include:

    • Help to elderly or vulnerable people
    • Minimising the impact of self isolation
    • Supporting food banks
    • Supporting those who are homeless or in temporary accommodation
    • Bringing adventure indoors

    alpkit.com/pages/foundation#apply 


    English Cricket Board Emergency Funding

    Cricket clubs and leagues are now able to apply for two new funding schemes specifically designed to help see them through the Covid 19 pandemic.

    There are two schemes:

    • Emergency Loan Scheme - aims to support affiliated cricket clubs by providing funding to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in essential day to day running and maintenance costs.  Awards are up to £5,000 for clubs with a junior section and up to £3,000 for clubs with an adult section only.
    • Return to Cricket Grant Scheme - aims to provide cricket clubs and leagues with assistance in exceptional circumstances

    Applications can be generated from Clubs that are prevented from taking out an Emergency Loan by their own constitution or articles, Cricket leagues (open age or junior), and Clubs that have an annual turnover of less that £15,000

    www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/club-support/club-funding/emergency-support-programmes


    The Edward Gostling Foundation

    The Edward Gostling Foundation supports charitable organisations that work with people living with a mental and/ or physical disability or long term illness. The Foundation has suspended its usual criteria for grant-making during the COVID-19 crisis, to concentrate on helping smaller charities providing frontline community services. It will be awarding grants of up to £10,000 to eligible charities with less than 6 months’ worth of free reserves, to support core operating costs.

    https://www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk/content/apply-grant-0 


    Neighbourly Community Fund

    Neighbourly Community Fund

    With the support M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners, Neighbourly are launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.

    Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak.

    This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. Grants are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.

    https://www.neighbourly.com 


    Arts Council - Covid-19 Support

    The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of their funding. 

    https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19


    Sport England

    Sport England funding package to help sport and physical activity manage the COVID-19 crisis. Sport England's has announced a funding package to support partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic. They have launched a £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which is now open for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available. Organisations eligible to apply include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs.

    Other funding support is being provided to the sector including an additional £55 million to provide support during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment. 

    https://www.sportengland.org/


    Morrisons Foundation – Covid 19 Homeless Support Fund

    The Morrisons Foundation has announced a Homeless Support Fund aiming to fund charities caring for the homeless during the Covid 19 outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it.

    The Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid 19 because of underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation. 

    There is a a total of £500,000 for this fund and awards of up to £10,000 are available.  Smaller requests will allow more charities to be supported from the fund.

    Registered charities that care for the homeless can apply to cover the broad areas:

    • Outreach and support to rough sleepers
    • Delivery of services in hostels and shelters
    • Information and advice

    Applications can be made at anytime.

    www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/ 


    Lloyds Bank Foundation 

    Lloyds Bank Foundation are providing immediate funding to charities who have already spent a significant amount of time on their applications, or were expecting to receive new funding. They are prioritising charities who have adapted their services to meet the challenges of Covid-19. These charities will receive a one-year grant with a lighter touch assessment approach to allow charities to focus on responding to Covid-19. 

    https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/about-us/covid19 


    Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

    The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new emergency loan fund which will provide repayable finance to charities and social enterprises who are experiencing disruption as a result of COVID-19 and is intended for such organisations who have an otherwise viable business model. It has been established to make the Government’s existing Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) more easily accessible to these entities.  

    https://charitybank.org/news/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund