The Mayor of London has launched a new grant award and capacity building programme to develop partnerships led by and for groups who have been disproportionally affected by Covid-19. The Civil Society Roots Incubator programme will offer two grant streams to charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations: Micro Awards, which will also be open to individuals, will provide up to £5,000 for early-stage projects addressing gaps in community response; and up to £15,000 will be available through Growth Awards to help collaborations and/or partnerships that have developed during the emergency response become more sustainable. Grantees will join a 6-month incubator programme with a curriculum and bespoke support, which will develop the partnerships and skills of those involved. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 26th January 2021. Click here
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced they will open another round of funding for their Tech for Good programme in 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 (see here for further details on social issues supported). ‘Applications that aim to adapt or re-purpose existing technology are also actively encouraged’. Further details will be made available here on 07 January 2021.