MENTAL HEALTH COVID-19 COMMUNITIES GRANT

In partnership with Healthier Together, North Somerset Council are launching the Mental Health Covid-19 Community Grant. The grant is to fund new and innovative projects which aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the populations they work with, particularly with those communities most affected by COVID-19.

 

We welcome applications from voluntary and community sector organisations working with children, adults, older people or those taking a whole population approach.  You can apply for one-off funding grants of between £2,000 to £10,000. There is a total funding pot of £45,000 and a small number of projects may be offered a contract extension of a further two years if they can demonstrate significant success in the first six months.  

 

Please find attached the grant application and guidance notes.  Please return your completed application form to helen.yeo@n-somerset.gov.uk by 5pm on Sunday 1st November.  

VANS/QUARTET/NORTH SOMERSET TOGETHER NETWORK - SMALL LOCAL ORGANISATIONS FUNDING SUPPORT
The fund is open to small, un-constituted (as at 1st April 2020), volunteer led or supported organisations who are providing Covid-19 relief to local people. Organisations must have a bank account, must not already be in receipt of funds of £2,500 or above from either the Quartet NSCP Fund or Quartet Express/Response Grant Fund.  Organisations do not need to be part of the North Somerset Together Network, but must be able to evidence that they are volunteer-led/focussed and are supporting local people due to Covid-19.
 
The funding will cover volunteer related costs (e.g. travel/mileage expenses, training, new DBS checks, special equipment) and any Food/ care package costs.
 
Claims must be submitted on a weekly basis, on the Funding Expense claim form which will be sent upon receipt of the application form.  All claims (except volunteer mileage) must be accompanied by a receipt (original or copy).  Payments will be made on a fortnightly basis.
 
Full details are on the application form which can be downloaded HERE:

COVID-19 GRANT FUNDING FROM QUARTET COMMUNITY FUND

This grant programme aims to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It will offer local charitable and community organisations emergency funding to support emerging challenges faced within local communities as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus.  This programme is for small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims. Applicants must be based and working in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COVID-19 FUND
is a £200 million fund open to organisations supporting people and communities experiencing challenges and difficulty during COVID-19 and dealing with an increased demand in services to support vulnerable people. The fund has two key objectives: increase community support to vulnerable people affected by COVID-19 and to reduce temporary closure of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services have the financial resources to operate. Grants are broken down into two categories, between £300 to £10,000 and £10,000 and above.
THE BARING FOUNDATION STRENGTHENING CIVIL SOCIETY COVID-19 LEGAL ACTION FUND
offers grants up to £40,000 to UK registered charities to support legal action that protects vulnerable individuals and communities from the impact of COVID-19. Applicants must have an annual income under £5 million and demonstrable legal expertise in their area of focus. The next closing date is 12 noon on 22 October.

 

NORTH SOMERSET COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FUND

The Fund has been set up by Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Community Partnership to support community-based organisations responding to the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged local people in North Somerset.  The grant programme is open for applications all year with a maximum grant awarded of up to £20,000.

 

The grants programme is open in four rounds up until 11th March 2021 with Panel Decision Meetings for each round: 29th October 2020 / 28th January 2021 and 25th March 2021. Please ensure your application is submitted 2-4 weeks prior to these dates.  

THE FOYLE FOUNDATION SMALL GRANTS SCHEME

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services for charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum that can show financial stability and a clear need for their services. Competition for funding is expected to be strong. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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

COVID-19 GRANT FUNDING FROM QUARTET COMMUNITY FUND
This grant programme aims to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It will offer local charitable and community organisations emergency funding to support emerging challenges faced within local communities as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus.  This programme is for small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims. Applicants must be based and working in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

COMIC RELIEF COMMUNITY FUND - PROJECT DELIVERY GRANT

Grants are available for small local grassroots organisations in England to support projects that deliver against one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

  • Children Survive and Thrive: Projects that support children under the age of five to reach their potential and have the best start in life.

  • Fighting for Gender Justice: Projects that improve equality for women, girls and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender.

  • A Safe Place to Be: Projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.

  • Mental Health Matters: Projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.

ELISE PILKINGTON CHARITABLE TRUST

Grants for registered equine charities or charities/hospices supporting older people in the UK.  Charities are expected to clearly demonstrate the need for funding towards running costs such as feed or salaries.  Charities should demonstrate what they have done to mitigate the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 on their income and expenditure.  Elderly grants are intended for charities or hospice who support older people. Applications are expected to clearly demonstrate defined benefits to older people who are frail.  Applications can be submitted at any time and the deadline for consideration at the next meeting is 1 March 2021.  

HARGREAVES FOUNDATION

Grants are available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education. The funding is intended for projects that give those under the age of 18, and living with a mental health condition, disability, or growing up in poverty, the opportunity to fulfil their potential, improving wellbeing, self-esteem and independence.

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