Applications for the October round of Volant Trust’s Covid-19 Response Fund will close on Saturday 31 July 2021. Grants towards project and administrative core costs are available to UK and overseas charities that can demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more here.
The Asda Foundation has launched phase one of its ‘Bringing Communities Back Together’ scheme. Funding is available for a celebration event (such as a welcome back party), getting activities and services back on track or a combination of both. Charities, not-for-profit companies, CIC’s and unincorporated clubs and associations may apply for one grant of up to £1,000. Application forms can be obtained from local Asda stores and should be returned in-store to a Community Champion by Monday 16 August 2021. For more information, visit the website.
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 can be downloaded from the website and should be returned by email to Waddilove@pwwsolicitors.co.uk.
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. For more information on eligibility and to apply, visit the website.
UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, can apply for up to £500 for actions that directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. The funding is being made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. Applications must align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic. The deadline for applications is 8 pm on the 23rd June 2021. Click here
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.
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.Find out more here.
Grants of between £5,000 and £12,500 are available to UK based Black-led organisations working in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call grants programme and is specifically aimed at supporting charities and social enterprises led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black. Priority will be given to organisations led by people with lived experience and that are creating impact in underserved communities and providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financial sustainability. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 25th June 2021. Click here
The Ubele Initiative has joined Social Investment Business’s £12.5m Enterprise Development Programme as the Black and Minoritised Communities sector partner. Charities and social enterprises serving black and ethnic minority communities will now be able to apply for grants typically worth up to £30,000 along with support from the Black and Minoritised Communities Enterprise Development Programme which aims to build resilience in organisations and help them to develop their trading plans. Organisations apply onto the programme and, if accepted, work alongside the relevant sector-lead to outline a package of support that best fits with their specific needs. Applications can be made between the 1st June 2021 and the 29th June 2021. Click here
The Hedley Foundation are inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. The Foundation typically makes around 250 awards of up to £5,000 each year for initiatives which benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Applications should be received at least 28 days before the next review meeting on the 28th July 2021. Click here
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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.