Funding news

A round-up of funding opportunities, application deadlines, and events.

The monthly Funding Digest from Reading Borough Council’s Funding Advice team is also a key source of information.

  • One Stop – Community Partnership programme

    Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme This programme is designed to support groups who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop shops will support ...

  • B&Q community re-use scheme

    DIY stores B&Q operate a community re-use scheme through all its branches in the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the community and ...

  • National Lottery Community Fund – open again for applications to regular funding programmes

    After being paused due to the coronavirus crisis, the National Lottery Awards for All, Reaching Communities, and Partnerships funding programmes are open for applications again. For the past months, the National Lottery Community Fund has been focussing on providing emergency funding ...

  • Applying for funding and need help with preparing your accounts?

    Due to popular demand, RVA is arranging two financial training courses this autumn, which would be ideal for anyone who is in a treasurer position in a local charity or community group offering services in Reading: Basic Bookkeeping – 24 September, ...

  • Charity Bank: Resilience and Recovery Loans

    The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new fund for social enterprises and charities across the UK who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of Covid-19. It has been established to make the ...

  • Government funding for charities – Q&A from ACEVO

    The government announced a package of support for charities last week. One week on, many charities still have questions about how this will work in practice, who can apply, when, and how quick the money will be distributed. ACEVO (Association of ...

  • Arts Council England creates £160m emergency fund

    Arts Council England (ACE) has made £160m of emergency funding  available to organisations and individuals who will need it during the Covid-19 crisis. Round two applications are open until 21 August 2020. It has also changed the funding requirements for individuals and ...

  • National Emergencies Trust – coronavirus fundraising appeal and grants

    The National Emergencies Trust (NET) have launched an appeal to raise funds for local charities. The appeal donations will be managed by the British Red Cross and grants will be distributed through local Community Foundations. Charities should not apply direct to ...

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