Covid-19 Funding Information as of 27th May 2020

Covid-19 Funding Information as of 27th May 2020

27th May – The following have been added

  • National Lottery – Coronavirus Community Support Fund – Opened 22nd May
  • BBC Children in Need Covid Response Grants
  • £1 Million Crowdfunding Support for Sports Clubs and Organisations
  • Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation – Funding to Support Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus
  • Covid-19 Grant Round to Support Vulnerable Young People at Risk of Youth Violence (Closing date 3rd June 2020)
  • Independent Age Grants Fund (Closing date 4th June 2020)
  • £15 Million Tampon Tax Fund (Closing date extended to 7th June 2020)
  • Funding to Support People of Colour Affected by the Coronavirus (Closing date 15th June 2020)
  • Funding to Help Charities Deliver Better Services Through Technology (Closing date 22nd June 2020)
  • Funding to Support Heritage Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (Closing date 30th June)
  • Tree Challenge Fund – Deadline Extended to 30th June
  • Funding for Food Aid Charities (Closing date 6th July 2020)

 

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 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 – May meeting postponed until September

The trust are interested in hearing from groups that can clearly express the losses they will incur in the coming months due to the current COVID-19 crisis. This could be losses from not being able to fundraise due to events being banned, café or other retail spaces being closed etc. that would usually support the core costs of your operation. Groups who have been supported previously by the trust will be favoured and an explanation of your current level of reserves and why they have that status will need to be provided. To get in touch with the trust please send a short email with the aforementioned detail to amason@fsjtrust.org.uk. Please note applications are usually received by post, however the office is currently closed and post will not be collected. The decision has been taken to postpone the usual May meeting until September in order to focus on the immediate crisis.

Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK)

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

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:

  • From the 18th May 2020 current BBC Children in Need grant-holders will be able to apply for funding of up to £5,000 over a six-month period through the Covid-19 2020 Booster Grants Programme.
  • From the 8th June registered not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply to the Covid-19 Large Grants programme for funding of up to £80,000 over an 18-month period.

Details on both funds will be made available shortly.

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/

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/

The National Lottery Heritage Fund – Emergency Fund – Closing date 30th June

In response to the coronavirus, the Heritage Fund launched a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to support people and organisations working in heritage across the UK.

Eligibility:

  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • a current or previous recipient of a grant directly from us
  • an owner, manager or representative of heritage, or have an evidenced track record in delivering participatory heritage activity

Funding of between £50,000 and £250,000 will be available.

The Heritage Emergency Fund is short-term funding to support the immediate actions required to stabilise operations and manage unforeseen risks.

The funding can cover unavoidable costs organisations will otherwise be unable to meet for up to four months.

Organisations should only apply for essential costs. This might include independent heritage attractions that are highly dependent on visitor income, contributions towards increasing digital activities, and testing new activities to help recovery.

Applications can be made at any time from the 21st May until the 30th June 2020.

This new strand will help the fund to:

  • respond to exceptional cases of larger-scale need
  • protect heritage at severe immediate risk
  • and, crucially, safeguard the heritage that can play a key role in the UK’s economic and community regeneration from the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Applications can be made at any time from the 21st May 2020 until the 30th June 2020. https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund

Independent Age Grants Fund (Closing date 4th June 2020)

Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus.

Initially, Independent Age will begin by supporting work with two groups of older people, who can too easily miss out:

Older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations.  This can include older people that may have no network of family, friends or community to call on; have a disability or long-term health condition; be caring for a dependent adult with learning disabilities or dementia or be facing other circumstances that make it harder to manage at this challenging time.

Older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind.  Independent Age are looking to help organisations connecting with older people who are very isolated and most at risk of missing out on the help available from government or charities that serve a very wide client group. They may be part of an isolated, neglected or very poor community, be facing stigma or discrimination or have needs which make it hard for them to access services, perhaps because they are homeless, live with HIV or are hidden from view in an abusive relationship.

To be eligible to apply the applicant organisation must be registered as a charity with The Charity Commission for England and Wales, The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, or The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).  The applicant organisations must have at least one paid member of staff (part-time is fine) and an annual income of £1 million or less (averaged across the last three financial years).

The applicant organisation must be already working with older people in one or both of the two priority areas above.  Organisations that do not specialise in work with older people are welcome to apply – but you must already be providing services for older people as part of their work.

The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round Independent Age will make £500,000 available.

Charities are able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The first closing date will be at 9am on the 4th June 2020. https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund

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 – these will be on our website from 10am on Friday 22nd May.

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

Funding to Help Charities Deliver Better Services Through Technology (Closing date 22nd June 2020)

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced a new early stage strand to their joint Tech for Good programme to help charities and not-for-profit organisations deliver better services for their communities through technology.

The £230,000 Explore programme will provide grant funding of £5,000 for individual organisations or £7,500 for collaborations.

A 12-week support programme will also be provided to study the kind of digital services they might provide, and to explore how digital technology could transform the ways they work.

Support will include access to an online curriculum, one-to-one support calls, and virtual community meet-ups.

It will offer organisations the chance to:

  • Identify the user need they are trying to address
  • Examine whether a digital solution is the best idea
  • Identify the key implications of implementing a new solution
  • Design a prototype which can be tested and made ready for further development
  • Look at how it might be possible to obtain funding for further work.

Eligibility:

UK Charities and not-for-profit organisations with annual income of between £75,000 and £10 million.

Be ready to begin the 12-week programme on one of the following dates:
Cohort 1 programme start: 20th July – 9th October
Cohort 2 programme start: 7th September – 27th November

Organisations must align to one of Comic Relief’s core themes:

Children Survive & Thrive
Fighting for Gender Justice
A Safe Place to Be
Global Mental Health Matters.

Applications addressing challenges related to disability outside of the themes specified above are also welcome, acknowledging the critical potential of digital technology in tackling this issue.

40 to 50 grants are expected to be awarded

The deadline for applications is 12pm on the 22nd June 2020 https://wearecast.org.uk/explore/

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

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/

Sport England Launches £20 Million Community Emergency Fund

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

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/

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 ate 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

Million Tampon Tax Fund (Closing date extended to 7th June 2020)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that it is inviting large charities to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Applications should be for £1 million or more. The aim of the Tampon Tax Fund is to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing. Charities that successfully bid for funding are expected to distribute these grants through their networks to support women and girls and to organisations that offer small and medium- sized onward grants. Applications are welcomed from individual organisations, or groups with an identified lead organisation. The value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income. Please note that the £15million total fund is allocated between each administration using the Barnett Formula as a guide. Grants may be for one or two-year projects, and all activities must be concluded and funds spent by 30 June 2022.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tampon-tax-fund-application-form-2020-2021-funding-round

 

£5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund (Closing date 29th May 2020)

Charities, and benevolent and philanthropic frontline organisations are invited to apply for a share of £5 million of UK Government funding to help tackle loneliness during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing.

Through the Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be available to help organisations to continue and adapt their critical work in helping vulnerable people affected by social isolation.

Eligibility:

  • charities or benevolent and philanthropic organisations providing frontline services
  • applications from consortia are not eligible for this funding
  • No more than 20% of an organisation’s turnover through direct grants (and not more than 50% through grants made by umbrella organisations) will be funded
  • Activities in England

Services must meet all of the following aims to be eligible for this funding:

  • can demonstrate their ability to reach people in ‘cold spots’ where informal neighbourly support and small local charities are not able to fully meet needs around social connection
  • serve the needs of groups particularly at risk of loneliness, including those noted in ONS analysis and Community Life Survey and Active Lives Survey data
  • continue, adapt or expand existing provision where there is a track record of successful delivery
  • cannot be provided without this additional funding

Funding will be for services such as face to face contact in line with social distancing, adapting services for digital delivery, and expansion of helpline or volunteer capacity. This can include costs such as administrative costs, salaries, IT equipment and training.

80% of funding must be spent by 31st October 2020, and all funding must be spent by 31st December 2020

The deadline for applications is 12pm Friday 29th May 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5-million-loneliness-covid-19-grant-fund

 

Covid-19 Grant Round to Support Vulnerable Young People at Risk of Youth Violence (Closing date 3rd June 2020)

In response to the coronavirus, the Youth Endowment Fund has launched a new £6.5 million Covid-19 grant round to fund and evaluate work which supports vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence in England and Wales.

Charities, social enterprises, for-profit companies and public sector agencies can apply for grants of a minimum of £25,000, with the average grant expected to be around £50,000.

Because of the financial pressure they are under, 50% of the total funding available will be reserved for charities and social enterprises.

Funding will be focused on two key areas of work:

  1. Digital/virtual delivery of programmes, specifically:
  • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of programmes delivered on a one-to-one basis
  • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of group-based programmes
  • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of guided self-help or interactive content
  1. Face-to-face activity that can be delivered whilst adhering to social distancing/stay at home guidelines, specifically:
  • Face-to-face activity delivered within schools, including activities to help vulnerable young people return to school
  • Face-to-face delivery of detached youth work

The deadline for applications is midday on the 3rd June 2020. https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/grants-2/covid-19-round/

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 4th June 2020)

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 4th June 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 to Support People of Colour Affected by the Coronavirus (Closing date 15th June 2020)

The Resourcing Racial Justice Fund provides funding to individuals and communities working towards racial justice.

In response to the coronavirus, the Fund will provide financial support to organisations, grassroots and community groups, and individuals who are working to tackle the impact of Covid-19 on those who identify as people of colour (POC).

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations that respond to the immediate needs of the more at risk and vulnerable, and for more long-term initiatives to enable organisations to continue their work towards racial justice.

The Fund is currently made up of financial contributions from foundations, philanthropic organisations and crowdfunding.

What will be funded:

  • Projects that meet the immediate needs and/or impact of crisis – be it Covid-19 or otherwise – for communities of colour.
  • Ideas that present transformational and radical alternatives that will support people of colour creating solutions for change on a systemic level.
  • ‘Ecosystem builders’ – visionaries that exist between the mainstream and the margins who are working to mobilise connections and resources for the benefit of their communities. This could include: Lived Experience Leaders –POC leaders; activists; community leaders; innovators; change-makers working on racial justice.
  • Those with an international perspective, seeking to amplify and build relationships with communities in the global south in order to achieve global change.
  • Projects connected to faith and spirituality are welcomed.

Applications for this round open on the 18th May 2020 until the 15th June 2020.

http://resourcingracialjustice.org/

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 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