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: 30th July 2020 / 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.
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COVID-19 FUND - FUND CLOSES 12 NOON ON 17 AUGUST
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 ARTS PROGRAMME FUND

This fund is for established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists.  These are unrestricted grants and we expect to award grants of £12,000 to £15,000 depending on demand.  The deadline is 18 August 2020 at 12pm Midday.

POSTCODE COMMUNITY TRUST'S COMMUNITY GRANTS

This is the final funding round for 2020 with applications accepted from across Great Britain for two weeks only, starting from 4 August 2020.  Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales can take the first step in the application process by submitting an online expression of interest. Grants range from £500 to £20,000. Only registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The maximum grant for groups that are not formally registered as a charity is £2,000.  There is a two-stage application process.

Stage 1 applications for Round 2 will be accepted from 4 August to 19 August 2020.

LLOYDS BANK FOUNDATION'S NEW COVID RECOVERY FUND

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales launched a new £7.4 million COVID Recovery Fund on 3 August to support small and medium sized charities in England and Wales that are helping people overcome complex social issues such as dependency, homelessness and domestic abuse.  The Fund will provide 140 charities with a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside the support of a Development Partner to help identify and act on any organisational challenges they are facing.  To ensure this funding is distributed equitably, a minimum of 25% of the grants will be awarded to charities led by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.  Applications will be accepted from 10 am on 3 August to 5pm on 11 September 2020.

FUND FOR CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS IN ENGLAND AFFECTED BY COVID-19

Cultural organisations in England that were financially stable before the COVID-19 crisis but are now at imminent risk of failure will be able to apply for grants of between £50,000 and £3 million to enable them to stay afloat. Applications are invited from both profit and not-for-profit cultural organisations.  The funding will support organisations over a six month period to ensure that by 31 March 2021 they can reopen, either fully or partially, or be operating on a sustainable, cost-efficient basis until they are able to reopen at a later date. The grants can be used to cover a wide range of costs, including staff salaries; equipment to ensure compliance with social distancing and other public health requirements; temporary storage for collections, artefacts and documents; or debts incurred as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  There will be two funding rounds, which will run consecutively. Around 75% of the overall budget of the Fund will be awarded during the first round and therefore, organisations are strongly encouraged to apply during the first round, where feasible.  The first funding round will open for applications at 12 noon on 10 August 2020.

 

FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SUPPORT ARMED FORCES COMMUNITIES IN THE UK

Applications are now being accepted to a new grants programme that support local Armed Forces communities as they address the needs that have arisen as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects lasting up to a year.

In 2020, there is particular interest in projects that help Armed Forces communities move to a 'new normal' following the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to support local needs and reduce isolation.

 

Projects must fit under one of two main themes:

  • Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more engaged in their local area.

  • Providing opportunities for isolated members of the Armed Forces community to take part in activities that improve general wellbeing.

 

Applications will be considered from established registered charities or community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; Armed Forces unit or bases; local authorities; and schools.  There will be two application rounds in 2020. The deadline for Round 1 applications is noon on 11 September 2020.  A webinar will take place on 18 August 2020 (starting at 10:30 am). Registration is required and can be done on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s website.

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 31 August 2020.  

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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