Small Charities Challenge Fund is offering grants of up to £50,000 for 2 years to UK-registered organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less that are working towards improving the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised. They are currently prioritising applications that are addressing the long-term impacts of COVID-19. Applications must demonstrate how exactly they’ll achieve this. Deadline for applications is the 25th of February 2021. To apply and for more information, please visit the fund website.
The Charity Retail Association is launching a Charity Shop Gift Card that will enable their members to offer a single gift card that can be redeemed at any participating charity shop. Click here to find out more.
- Free Suicide Awareness Training to community groups and organisations within the boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, and Ealing. This training will include valuable information on how to look after yourself, the warning signs of suicide, stigma, and how to hold safe conversations with someone at risk.
- Listening Events at your venue to gather insight around suicide prevention
- Micro grants of up to £15,000 to groups and organisations to set up pilot projects which address any of the above issues.
Startup School for Seniors is a free eight week eLearning course for people over 50, starting 14th January, who are looking to start their own business.
This course is for you if:
- You have a passion or idea you’d like to turn into a business
- Have been made redundant or are currently unemployed and considering your next step
- You want to gain the skills necessary to get a new business off the ground
- You would benefit from the support of others
Run by social enterprise, Advantages of Age, the course is delivered online by entrepreneur Suzanne Noble and business coach Mark Elliott who create a fun, interactive, learning experience and support you to progress week by week. Fully funded, the course is free for residents of Hammersmith & Fulham, unemployed or economically inactive.
Find out more at startupschoolforseniors.com
The National Lottery Community Fund has re-opened its Social Enterprise Support Fund to support social enterprises across England impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund, delivered in partnership with five social enterprise support agencies, will award grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to help organisations rebuild and grow their income from trading, and help them to continue to support people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of the crisis. The fund particularly welcomes applications from groups led by people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ communities, and leaders with lived experience. The fund will be open to applications from 1pm on the 25th November 2021 until the 21st December 2021. Financial Support for Social Enterprises Impacted by Covid-19 (England)
Ecclesiastical Insurance will be making a total of £120,000 in donations during twelve days in December to charities, not-for-profit organisations, or community interest companies to help them continue to deliver their vital work. Anyone can nominate an organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man to be awarded £1,000 from the prize draw called “12 days of giving”. Ten winners will be drawn at random each weekday from the 6th December to the 21st December 2021. Charities can be nominated any number of times but can only win one prize. Nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. Funding is made available as part of the Movement for Good. Ecclesiastical Invites Charity Nominations for Prize Draw (UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The next closing date for applications is the 10th February 2022. Screwfix Foundation (UK)
This survey seeks to prioritize those VSOs that are Black and minoritised ethnic led and/or support Black and minoritised ethnic communities specifically around employment, enterprise and financial advice support.
The Mental Health Sustainability Fund are pleased to now be accepting applications for this fund – small grants for small-medium providers in mental health.
Again, for interested organisations, we have an FAQ webinar THIS WEDNESDAY at 1pm. You can book a space on Eventbrite.
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Sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.