Covid-19 Funding Information as of 1st July 2020

Covid-19 Funding Information as of 1st July 2020

1st July – The following have been added

  •  ROSA funding currently suspended
  • COVID-19 Next Steps Grant – Up to £80,000 Opened 10th June
  • Anglian Water
  • Foyle Foundation
  • South East Creative Grants for businesses
  • Funding to Help Understand the Impact of Covid-19 on the Health and Social Care System (Closing date 30th September)
  • Funding to Support the Most At-Risk Young People Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis
  • Funding for Research to Better Understand the Link Between Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm
  • Youth Futures Foundation (Closing date 31st July)

Good Finance Covid-19 Resource page for Charities & Social Enterprises

This page contains information, resources and tools designed to support charities and social enterprises navigating COVID-19.
https://www.goodfinance.org.uk/covid-19-resource-hub-charities-social-enterprises

Grants Online Covid-19

No login details required to access this information. A number of Community Foundations and other organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Below you will find a list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available. This list will be updated over the next few days and weeks as and when information becomes available. https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html

Linkedin Charity Funding appeals and information

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coronavirus-charity-funding-announcements-ian-mclintock/

Southend Borough Council

Contact your commissioner or SAVS for more information on how to access support.
The following is a link to business rate grants.
https://www.southend.gov.uk/info/100002/business/1012/business_rates_grants_2020-2021

Southend Borough Council Business Grants to support 30% of costs for Business Growth Initiatives

The South East Business Boost (SEBB) programme has secured further funding to extend the delivery of business grants to Small Medium Enterprises(SME’s). These grants are non repayable and cover 30% of the costs incurred by a business to implement business developments that will generate business growth and employment. Applications must be made and approved before costs can be incurred.

From 15th June 2020, the popular 30% Growth Grant of between £1,000 and £10,000 can be accessed by Essex SMEs who have not received any other type of support from the SEBB programme to date.

 

  1. WHAT IS THE GROWTH GRANT?
  • A 30% Grant for eligible Essex SMEs who are in the position to or are planning to carry out a Growth project.

 

  1. WHO CAN ACCESS THE GROWTH GRANT?
  • The Growth Grant is available to support eligible small to medium enterprises and trading sole traders whohave not previously received support via the SEBB programme and require funding for their specific eligible Growth project.

 

  1. HOW MUCH GROWTH GRANT FUNDING CAN ELIGIBLE SMEs ACCESS?
  • The total Growth Projectcost must be between a minimum of £3,333 and a maximum of £35,000.  The SME would self-fund 70% of the project cost and the Growth Grant would fund the remaining 30% from a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £10,000.

 

  1. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE GRANT APPROVED?
  • Approximately as little as 8 weeks.

 

  1. NEXT STEPS – TELL ME MORE!

o   your name

o   business name and address

o   confirmation that your business is registered or that you can provide trading evidence (for sole traders this would be business bank account details/HMRC number)

o   phone number

o   confirmation that you have not received any support previously via the SEBB programme.

 

The Grants Officers look forward to hearing from you and will endeavour to contact you within 5 working days of receipt of your email.

Southend Emergency Fund – Open for donations 

We have created an emergency fund so the most vulnerable, in the Southend borough, anywhere from Leigh to Shoebury, can obtain the financial help they need to get them through this difficult time. We will be using existing organisations, agencies, community groups and charities, who are already in touch with the most at risk. This will be the fastest way to get help to where it is needed and minimise abuse of the system. We will be able to direct the funds to which ever channels are able to remain open to support those needing help.

https://southendemergencyfund.org.uk/

Essex Community Foundation – Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme

Grants of up to £15,000 are available through the Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme to help voluntary and community organisations that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and need emergency funding to keep vital services running. Priority will be given to those delivering vital services to older and vulnerable people, organisations helping to relieve pressure on public services and those co-ordinating a local community response.
https://www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk/grants/grants

Fowler, Smith and Jones Trust – Emergency Support

LATEST COVID 19 Update (09/06/20)

We are still receiving a large number of applications for Emergency funding during these troubled times. I am reporting these back to the Trustees at regular ‘remote’ meetings. Very urgent cases are considered immediately.

Following the latest Emergency meeting, we have been able to offer nearly £50,000  between many local charities and groups (nearly £150,000 since the pandemic began). ECF and the Lottery have both allocated significant funds to help with the immediate effects of the Pandemic, and are continuing their support at this critical time.

However, the Trustees recognise the potential problems which may now arise as communities begin to ease out of the current Lockdown restrictions. The focus of this is for vulnerable children, families and the isolated elderly.

If you would like to discuss a potential application, please email and we will call you back.

Non-Covid related applications which were on the Agenda for the May have been deferred to the subsequent meeting (likely to be held in September).

For September applications: Please include an estimate of how the pandemic and Lockdown has effected the charity’s finances / fundraising. amason@fsjtrust.org.uk.

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Coronavirus Emergency Community Fund

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s Coronavirus Emergency Community Fund. £10,000 has currently been set aside for the fund, from an existing volunteer programme but Council will consider further funding in due course if necessary.

External not-for-profits groups/organisations along with charities, are welcome to apply for grants from £250 up to £1000, to directly help support residents within Leigh. Additional applications can also be made again where proof of expenditure is provided.

Applications cannot be considered from political parties, commercial organisations or for projects that benefit individuals, private businesses, projects that fall outside the Town Council remit, or those that improve private land or property.

Grants will be reviewed within one week of being received by a panel of Councillors.

Full details of the application criteria and how to apply can be found on our website at http://www.leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk/emergency-community-fund

South East Creative Grants for businesses

We know that many businesses in the creative sector, as with many others, are finding this an extremely difficult time. South East Creatives has been supporting companies to develop their businesses and we will try to continue to do this. We have found ways to move many of our workshops and mentoring programme online so that they can be accessed remotely. We will also continue to offer our Top-up and larger grants.

The grants can be used to buy new equipment, to work with a consultant, perhaps on a new website or for training.  For top up projects of between £3000 to £4000 it’s a simple application process to get back 35 per cent of your spend as a grant.  For example, a £3000 spend would give you a £1050 grant. We can also support larger grants up to a value of £20,000.

We appreciate that for many people this is a time of trying to stay safe and struggling with loss of income, so developing your business may not be your top priority.

If you would like to look at a grant or find out more about the workshops and mentoring please get started by confirming you are eligible for a grant at southeastcreatives.co.uk

Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK) – Currently paused to new applications

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Through this fund smaller charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities. The funding is available to help with core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. CAF will aim for grants to be paid to selected organisations within 14 days of application. https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

Alpkit Foundation Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis.

Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include

  • helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating,
  • supporting the homeless,
  • providing access to food, medicines or social care,
  • supporting foodbanks,
  • increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries,
  • bringing exercise indoors.

Applications up to £500 can be made at any time and will be checked on a daily basis.

https://alpkit.com/blogs/foundation/adapting-to-the-coranavirus-crisis

Anglian Water

Anglian Water is working with fifteen Community Foundations in the East of England, East Midland and Yorkshire to allocate their £1million Positive Difference Fund to support communities affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Charities and community organisations who are supporting vulnerable people who are isolated, considered high risk and in need of practical support can apply to their local Community Foundation. Half of the fund is being made available immediately, with the remaining half released later in the year to meet emerging needs from the fallout from the pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply to their local Community Foundation for grants of up to £5,000. Projects could include support for foodbanks, services which tackles homelessness, and which provide groceries and/or ready-made meals. Larger grants may be available for groups working in partnership. Essex Community Foundation

The Barclays Foundation – COVID-19 Community Aid Package

The Barclays Foundation have announced a £100 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package – The package consists of two strands. £50million will be donated to charities chosen by Barclays and £50million will be donated by matching their employees’ personal donations (individual organisations cannot apply for this funding. The money will be disbursed principally in the UK. barclayscovid-19-community-aid-package/

BBC Children in Need Covid-19 Response Grants

In response to the coronavirus, BBC Children in Need are temporarily pausing their current grant programmes to launch two new Covid-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under.

The funding will be open to current grantees and new applicants to help them to respond and adapt to the short, medium and longer-term impact of the coronavirus.

The COVID-19 Response Programmes are as follows:

  • The Covid-19 2020 Booster Grants Programme has now closed

COVID-19 Next Steps Grant – Up to £80,000 Opening 10th June

The Next Steps programme will opened for applications from 10 June 2020.

The Next Steps programme is our response programme designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply for up to £80,000 for projects commencing in September 2020. These grants can last up to 18 months. It is designed for established organisations who are already delivering work in their communities and further afield.

We will prioritise applications from organisations that:

  • Target children and young people disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (see below). We recognise that the current crisis increases pre-existing inequalities.
  • Have mission statements which focus on supporting and empowering a particular group or community experiencing disadvantage.
  • Respond confidently in a local area and are best placed to do so. We want to fund organisations that have the reach and trust of the communities/communities of interest they serve.
  • Can prove a track record of engaging disadvantaged children and young people over the last two years. https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/covid-19-funding-streams/

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP)

We are now suspending applications to our emergency capital programme in order to process the high volume of those already received. We will provide a further update on the programme after outstanding grant assessments have been completed. If you have already started an application, it can still be submitted. https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capital-programme/.

Co-op Group Covid-19 fund to support communities

The Co-op Group has launched a Members’ Coronavirus Fund to support foodbanks, a funeral hardship fund and community causes.
Co-op Covid-19 Fund

Cadent Foundation

Projects through online grant applications:
People – Projects that help alleviate suffering and hardship of people in vulnerable situations; Environment – Projects that will help protect and preserve the environment; Communities – Projects that provide a better and healthier community to live in and use. Grants can be applied for up to £100,000 by UK charities or groups* with charitable purposes. https://cadentgas.com/cadent-foundation/

Cavell Nurses

Grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills
https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/news_and_events/extra-help-during-crisis/

Comic Relief

Some of the money that is raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline of the response to the Coronavirus, who are able to reach some of the most vulnerable people, likely to be affected. If you are one of Comic Relief’s funded partners, please do get in touch with your contact person to talk through how this is affecting your work and your teams. We really want to see how we can support you at this very difficult time.
https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/

New £10 Million Fund for Domestic Abuse Charities (Closing date 20th July or earlier if funds are exhausted)

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has re-opened the Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund.  During this funding round a total of £1.85 million will be available.

The fund will help ensure that:

  • Safe accommodation services can continue operating and keep bedspaces open for victims and their children fleeing from abuse during COVID-19 emergency.
  • Safe accommodation services can help more victims access these life-saving services.

The Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund is part of a wider £76 million fund promised to domestic violence and abuse charities to support domestic abuse safe accommodation charities.

Grants of up to £100,000 are available per individual bid. More may be available for consortium bids.

The fund will be allocated on a first come first served basis and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will continue to accept bids until the funding has been exhausted or until 20 July 2020, whichever is sooner. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-safe-accommodation-covid-19-emergency-support-fund

Emergency Funding to Help Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)

In response to the coronavirus, Hope for the Young have launched a Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support vulnerable young refugees or asylum seekers up to 30 years of age who are in need of immediate financial support.

Grants of up to £250 will be available for up to twelve weeks and will be allocated on a case by case basis to help relieve social isolation and financial hardship. Funding is available to help with costs such as purchasing food, medication and toiletries, and essential utilities.

The fund is open to external applications, however, in the first instance, priority will be given to young people receiving support from the Hope for the Young who meet the fund criteria. Hope for the Young aims to respond to all applications within one week of receipt to discuss the application further.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

For further details about the Emergency Relief Fund please contact the Grants and Advocacy Coordinator Pamela:  Email: Pamela@hopefortheyoung.org.uk Telephone: 07448 155126. https://hopefortheyoung.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-relief-fund/

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/

Greggs Foundation

Funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs. Give As You Live – cancels donation fees for food banks.
https://fundraising.co.uk/2020/03/20/give-as-you-live-donate-cancels-donation-fees-for-food-banks/

 

John Lewis new community support fund

A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours.

Kennel Club Grants

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/our-resources/the-kennel-club-charitable-trust/how-to-apply-for-a-grant/

Association of Mental Health Providers – Mental Health Response Fund

The Department of Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus. Through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, small and large grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to help increase mental support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems.

https://amhp.org.uk/mental-health-response-fund/

National Lottery – Coronavirus Community Support Fund – Opened 22nd May

All the funding decisions for next 6 months (up to £300m) will be devoted to crisis and they will accelerate the cash part of this funding as much as possible. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes

National Lottery  – Coronavirus Community Support Fund

All the funding decisions for next 6 months (up to £300m) will be devoted to crisis and they will accelerate the cash part of this funding as much as possible.

 

This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

The Fund has two key objectives:

  1. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
  2. To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.

Grants will allow organisations to meet service costs, where they are experiencing increased demand and/or short-term income disruption. Grants will also allow organisations to refocus services to address more immediate beneficiary needs in light of COVID-19.

Please see our funding pages for further details and to apply.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding

National Zatak

National Zatak have 2 funds available.
• Apply to our Hardship Relief Fund for essentials such as food, clothing and small debts.
• Apply to our Housing Fund for help with rent or council tax arrears.
https://www.nzf.org.uk/blog/zakat-and-coronavirus

NFU Mutual

Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000. Ideally we like to fund something specific so we can measure the difference our donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.
We are most likely to approve funding request which meet one or more of our four areas of interest: Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience; Providing care and support to vulnerable members of our community; Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of our communities; Advancing education and experiences for young people
https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/about-us/responsible-business/nfu-mutual-community-giving-fund/

NSUN Covid-19 Fund

NSUN has launched a  new fund with grants up to £1000 to support peer support, community action and mutual aid for mental health during Covid-19 https://www.nsun.org.uk/nsun-covid-19-fund

 

Pet Rescue Funding to Support Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus

Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount.

Funding must have a direct impact on animal welfare and can be used to cover vet bills, boarding costs, food, salaries of animal care staff, utilities and consumables. Priority will be given to organisations whose medium-term survival is at risk.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. https://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/grant-programme/

Princes Trust

£5million fund entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30, grants and tailored support to maintain core business operations, as well as meet any existing financial commitments.
https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response/enterprise-relief-fund

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme – Currently open to applications for November Meeting

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Small Grants programme.

To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £150,000, the organisation must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and the organisation applying must already have raised a third of the total costs.

Applications can be submitted at any time and the Foundation is currently accepting applications for the November 2020 meeting of Trustees.  Please note that the Foundation do not publish deadlines or maximum amounts as this is dependent on the number of applications received.

Organisations can only apply once every 12 months regardless of the outcome of their application.

Any applications received after early October 2020 will be seen in the January 2021 meeting. https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund – Big Society Capital

Charities and, social enterprises in disadvantaged areas facing financial hardship and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus will be able to apply for emergency funding from a £100 million programme of loans and investment. The emergency package is made up of a £25 million Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund to provide emergency loans with no fees or interest for the first twelve months; £29 million for smaller, emergency loans to small businesses in more deprived areas; and up to a further £50 million over the coming months for existing and future investments as needed. Applications for the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund are expected to open in mid-April, with the first loans completed by the start of May. Further details on the programme will be available shortly.

https://bigsocietycapital.com/latest/100-million-response-announced-to-help-social-sector-organisations-through-the-coronavirus-crisis/

Rosa (UK)

Rosa (UK) – Update 24th June

Applications suspended: Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants) 
We made the difficult decision to suspend applications to our Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants) due to the incredibly high number of applications received. This also means decisions will take slightly longer than originally anticipated, but we’re doing our very best to respond to all those who applied as quickly as we can. You can expect to hear from us soon as we announce the first round of grantees.

We’re therefore calling for additional funding to enable us to get money to more specialist women’s organisations. You can donate to our Covid-19 Response Fund here, and we’d appreciate you forwarding this email to anyone who might be able to help.

Rosa, which is a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women has announced that is making grants of up to £10,000 available to specialist womens organisations across the UK through its Covid-19 Response Fund.  The purpose of this first stage response fund is to provide quick and straightforward grants with very basic eligibility criteria. Rosa particularly welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that address the critical needs of marginalised women and girls that miss out the most and operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK.  There is no deadline for applications.  Rosa will consider them on a rolling basis from 5pm on Friday 5th June 2020 and aim to notify applicants of the decision within approximately two weeks of submitting an application. http://rosauk.org/funds/rosas-covid-19-response-fund-small-grants/

 

Sport England Launches £20 Million Community Emergency Fund (Closing date 31st July 2020)

Sport England has launched a new £20 million Fund to help sports and community organisations delivering physical activities who are experiencing short term financial hardship due to the Coronavirus crisis. This can include rent payments, utility costs, insurances, core staffing costs, etc. The types of organisations eligible to apply include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills, and voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity. Awards will be between £300 and £10,000. In exceptional circumstances Sport England will consider awards of more than £10,000. Applicants should have exhausted all other government funding sources before applying to this fund. Sport England expect that the Fund will be open until the 31st July 2020.
https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund

£1 Million Crowdfunding Support for Sports Clubs and Organisations 

Sport England has committed another £1 million to combating the impact of coronavirus by match funding money raised by sports clubs and community activity groups through the fundraising platform Crowdfunder.

The Crowdfunder platform is scrapping all fees for the Active Together programme and is covering transaction charges to ensure every penny raised by a club goes to them. They’re also providing a series of monthly webinars offering advice and examples of successful previous Crowdfunder projects involving sport.

Through the ‘Active Together’ partnership with Crowdfunder Sport England are matching crowd funds of up to £10,000 raised by clubs and organisations hit by the coronavirus crisis.

Clubs and organisations can sign up via the Crowdfunder website.  They’ll then need to set their crowdfunding target and put in place incentives and rewards. Once 25% of the crowdfunding is met, Sport England will confirm the match funding – up to £10,000 – and can distribute the money within seven days of being raised.

To be eligible, organisations must be:

  • Local sports clubs
  • Charity, community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations that deliver sport and/or physical activity in their community – including organisations that are not solely or primarily sports organisations – for the benefit of people residing in England.

Pledge criteria

  • If the application is approved, projects get match funding of up to 50% towards their initial crowdfunding target – up to a maximum of £10,000.

To receive a pledge, projects need to do two things:

  • Raise at least 25% of the initial target
  • Raise this from a minimum number of supporters (dependent on the size of the initial target).

Sport England Crowdfunding

Support for Theatre professionals

https://theatresupport.info/

Tesco

£30 million support for local communities, including £25 million food donations programme. Bags of Help COVID-19 Community Fund grants of £500, including women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, social isolation groups, schools, charities supporting the elderly.
https://www.tescoplc.com/news/2020/covid-19-helping-the-communities-we-serve/
https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/tesco-community-grants/

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Available to sight loss sector organisations which are providing critical services for the physical and emotional well-being of blind and partially sighted people in these uncertain times. Up to £10k.
https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-fund-for-the-sight-loss-sector/

Tree Challenge Fund – Deadline Extended to 30th June

Community and volunteer groups as well as Town Councils and individuals can apply for a share of £10 million for small scale tree planting projects in cities and towns across England.  Launched in May 2019, the Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) aims to support the planting of more than 130,000 trees in towns and cities.

This announcement of round two opening follows the success of round one, which saw thirteen large scale projects from local authorities and large organisations awarded grants to plant more than 50,000 trees in urban areas. Due to the success of large tree planting in round one, round two will open for small tree planting only.

Any individual or organisation can submit up to 5 distinct applications to the UTCF in Round 2, each of which can contain up to 3 planting sites or projects.

The fund provides 50% of published standard costs for planting and establishment. The remaining costs of planting and establishing trees supported under the UTCF must be met through match funding, either in the form of money or labour.

The closing date for applications has been extended from the 31st May 2020 to the 30th June 2020.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urban-tree-challenge-fund

Woodward Charitable Trust Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (Closing date 31st July)

The Woodward Charitable Trust primarily funds charitable organisations (charities, social enterprises and community interest companies) in the UK and can make grants for overseas projects usually via UK charities. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, ensure that funds awarded are being well used and fall within the following areas:

  • Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people;
  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour and in particular organisations that work to discourage individuals getting involved in gangs or violent behaviour;
  • Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically or learning disabled as well as charities supporting mental health issues, particularly where it relates to our other priority areas;
  • Disadvantaged women and their children, covering refuges and domestic violence shelters and groups;
  • Disadvantaged families including parenting support;
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families;
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly amongst minority groups, refugees and traveler communities.

Closing date 31st July 2020. http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/

Yapp Charitable Trust

Small UK charities affected by the impact of COVID-19, grants up to £3k. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40k; core costs and staffing.
https://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/

Youth Futures Foundation (Closing date 31st July)

Grants to Support Infrastructure Organisations

The Youth Futures Foundation aims to transform the lives of young people by unlocking potential and addressing the root causes of youth unemployment.   Key community-sector infrastructure organisations  (with at least 20 organisations in their network, membership or movement) that demonstrate their ability to play a pivotal role in responding to rising youth unemployment can apply for funding to help build resilience in response to the significant income shortfalls due to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support future planning and delivery.  Organisations can request up to 30% of their annual income.  The closing date for applications is midnight on the 31st July 2020. https://youthfuturesfoundation.org/infrastructure-grants/

Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation – Funding to Support Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus

The Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Response Fund to support registered charities that are helping local communities affected by the coronavirus. Funding will support groups and activities that

  • Help vulnerable people who are self-isolating.
  • Ensure supplies for foodbanks and organisations, in particular to alleviate the impact of children no longer receiving free school meals due to school closures.
  • Help community response coordination, including volunteer costs.
  • Cover additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • Cover the loss of income for charities providing support for vulnerable groups

The £100,000 fund will make donations of between £250 and £2,000 to help with costs such as running costs, staff and travel costs, and volunteer expenses.

Priority will be given to:

  • Charities that have an income of £100,000 or less.
  • Charities that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained.
  • Charities that support the ongoing needs of people suffering from poverty or those who have suffered a loss of income

Applications can be made at any time and will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis. https://www.ybs.co.uk/your-society/charitable-foundation/index.html

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 3rd September 2020)

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 3rd September 2020 for projects that will start between 23rd September 2020 and the 5th January 2021.
Grants of between £10,200 and £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards:
• Community buildings
• Parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities
• Nature reserves
• Bio diversity projects.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site (please see post code checker below); the projects must have a total cost of under £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs); the applicant must have secured 10% of funding towards the project prior to submitting a full (stage 2) application. https://www.veoliatrust.org/funding/

 

Funding for Food Aid Charities (Closing date 6th July 2020)

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to front line food aid charities that are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.  This includes

  • providing food for people that cannot afford food
  • who have moved into temporary accommodation as a result of COVID-19, for example those who have left home due to domestic abuse, newly released prisoners, the newly homeless.

The funding is being made available through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Food Charities Grant Fund.

To be eligible charities will need to show that they:

  • are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals or supporting charities
  • have the capacity to distribute all of the food purchased under this grant by 9 August 2020

This grant is not to provide food for the extremely clinically vulnerable, who are already being supported by the government.

The closing date for applications is the 6th July 2020.

To apply charities will need to register and apply through with the eSourcing portal

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-apply-for-the-food-charities-grant-fund

Funding to Support the Most At-Risk Young People Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis

The 7stars foundation exists to support the most challenged, at-risk young people in the United Kingdom. In July The Foundation is launching an unrestricted Charity Support Fund for UK charities with a turnover of less than £1.5m, who are working with at-risk young people affected by the covid-19 crisis.

The funding will be made available across the themes of

  • abuse;
  • addiction;
  • homelessness;
  • and for those who are supporting young child carers.

The charity is offering grants of up to £2,500, which can be used for overheads, salary costs, and/ or wherever else the organisation needs to apply the money to ensure its survival and sustainable services in the future.

To apply, applicants are encouraged to email the Foundation. https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/

Funding for Research to Better Understand the Link Between Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm (Closing date 31st July)

Alcohol Change UK are inviting applications for their New Horizons Grants Programme for innovative and future-facing academic research on ‘Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm’ to explore how people’s use of alcohol relates to their membership of, or identification with, groups and communities.

Funding of between £20,000 and £65,000 is available for up to four two-year research projects to explore different groups such as cultural, ethnic, religious, geographic or other social communities of interest and identity, and people diagnosed with the same condition, disorder or disease.

The aim of the Fund is to see how interpretations within a community may promote or prevent alcohol harm amongst its members.

Applications from researchers of all academic disciplines are welcome by midday on the 31st July 2020. https://alcoholchange.org.uk/research-hub/alcohol-research-grants/what-we-fund/new-horizons-2020-call-for-applications

Funding to Help Understand the Impact of Covid-19 on the Health and Social Care System (Closing date 30th September)

Funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 is available for projects of up to twelve months which seek to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the health and social care system in the UK, and to use this research to inform policy and/or service delivery decisions for the future.

The Health Foundation’s new Covid-19 Research Programme is open to suitable qualified and experienced research teams to help understand the impact of the crisis in two areas:

  • how service delivery has changed,
  • the impact of the virus on health inequalities and the wider effects of health.

Applications for projects from multidisciplinary teams combining expertise from a broad range of disciplines, involving patients, the public and people with lived experience are welcome.

Applications can be made at any time until the 30th September 2020. https://www.health.org.uk/funding-and-partnerships/programmes/covid-19-research-programme

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives

The Henry Smith Charity provides grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years to charitable organisations (charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises) that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
The charity has six funding priorities that describe the work they support and how they want to bring about change for the most disadvantaged people in the greatest need. These are:
• Help at a critical moment – Helping people to rebuild their lives following a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse.
• Positive choices – Helping people, whose actions or behaviours have led to negative consequences for themselves and others, to make positive choices.
• Accommodation / housing support – Enabling people to work towards or maintain accommodation.
• Employment and training – Supporting people to move towards or gain employment.
• Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements – Supporting people to overcome their financial problems and ensure that they are able to claim their rights and entitlements.
• Support networks and family – Working with people to develop improved support networks and family relationships
Grants can cover running costs, salaries and project costs for organisations that can demonstrate a track record of success and evidence the effectiveness of their work. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a turnover of £50,000 – £2 million (in exceptional circumstances up to £5 million).
Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within 6 months.
https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/improving-lives-grants-programme/improving-lives-grants-programme-overview/

Maria Hayton
mhayton@savs-southend.co.uk