£5 million in funding has been made available by the Home Office for interventions which focus on the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in public spaces at night. Charities, community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises, cooperatives, Local Authorities, Police and Crime Commissioners, and the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police can bid for up to £300,000 in funding to help women and girls feel safer in the night-time economy, in venues, towns and city centres, and on related routes home in England and Wales. Initiatives should aim to protect those at risk and/or identify and target potential perpetrators of VAWG. Partnership bidding is encouraged. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on the 1st September 2021. Safety of Women at Night Fund Opens to Applications (England & Wales)

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is inviting nominations for its annual Awards to celebrate charities, social enterprises and profit with purpose companies who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty in the most deprived areas of the UK. Four winners (one each from four different income categories) will receive grants of £10,000 to help them scale their impact, and have their work showcased in front of hundreds of leading figures from across the country. Organisations should work within at least one of the main policy areas of the CSJ: work & welfare; education; debt, housing & financial inclusion; criminal justice; addiction; family; and modern slavery. The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2021. The Centre for Social Justice Awards 2022 (UK)

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance misuse; disadvantaged minority communities; disadvantaged young people; domestic & sexual abuse; homelessness; domestic & sexual abuse; and older people. Applications can be made at any time. The Foundation aim to make a decision within eight weeks for grants and projects less than £10,000 or within six months for grants over £10,000. Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK)

Civil Society have reported that the Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) have suggested charities take ‘a cautious approach’, in new guidance following the loosening of coronavirus restrictions. Read the article here.

Civil Society have reported that analysis of over half a billion transactions by Nationwide members showed that they contributed £134m to charities between April and June, up 16% compared with the first three months of the year. Read the article here.

Applications are open to the Mental Health Sustainability Fund for organisations supporting those with health inequalities exacerbated by Covid-19. Applications are invited from organisations in England whose purpose is to support individuals suffering from mental health needs or illnesses. The funding is intended to support the sustainability of the organisation through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Eligible organisations include registered charities, not for profit companies, CIC’s and CIO’s with an annual revenue of £250,000 or below. Opened for applications 26th July. For more information and to apply, see the website.


As the ‘ping-demic’ disrupts services across the country and the furlough scheme comes to an end, it’s more important than ever that charities are supported and can continue to provide their vital services. Pro Bono Economics are eager to uncover how your charity is feeling about lockdown lifting, complete their survey here.


Free funding webinar: unrestricted funding for voluntary organisations & groups

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The 2022 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based charities across the UK. Up to twenty awards ranging from £4,000 to £50,000 will be made to recognise and reward charities working in a health-related field (operating for at least three years, with an income between £120,000 and £3 million) that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Award winners will also be offered training and development, have a film made about their work, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials. Charities do not need to present a new project, and can decide how to spend the award money. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on the 20th September 2021. GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK)