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  • Help Musicians – application deadline 14 September 2020

    The Covid-19 round of the Do It Differently Fund recognises that musicians are having to work in innovative ways due to the restrictions around social distancing. This fund aims to do the following three things: Offers a package of support for ...

  • 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 ...

  • British Red Cross – Hardship Fund

    The British Red Cross Hardship Fund aims to address acute hardship and suffering to the those who are vulnerable, providing a short-term financial safety net for people most impacted by the pandemic. The fund aims to support up to 13,000 of ...

  • BCF – SEGRO Centenary Fund

    The SEGRO Centenary Fund is now open for applications from local charities and community groups in Reading that have employability-led projects and require financial support. The majority of the first year’s funding of more than £1 million will be allocated to ...

  • Government unlocks further funds to help charities and social enterprises

    The government announced yesterday that a further £150 million will be unlocked from dormant accounts to help charities, social enterprises and vulnerable individuals during the coronavirus outbreak. The funding will support urgent work to tackle youth unemployment, expand access to emergency ...

  • Alpkit Foundation – Covid-19 response funding for grassroots groups

    Alpkit Foundation are now prioritising their funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 virus crisis. Examples of projects they will consider: Being active in your local community to help elderly or vulnerable people. Minimising the ...

  • Government funding for the sector and NCVO analysis

    Last week the Chancellor announced a long-awaited package of financial support for the sector. £750 million pounds will be distributed to charities and this will be made available in three ways: £370 million will be distributed to small and medium charities ...

  • The National Lottery Community Fund – funding approach in response to Covid-19

    The National Lottery Community Fund has issued a press release in relation to funding support during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to supporting existing grant holders, they have now decided that funding decisions for the next six months (up to ...

  • Round-up of funding for the coronavirus response

    A round-up of funding available to support the coronavirus response This list was last updated on 8 April 2020. See also Reading 4 Community. Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for ...

  • National Lottery Community Fund – Climate Action Fund announced

    The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has announced that its newest fund will build a network of people and communities, well placed to drive change within, between and beyond their community. The new £100 million fund is being launched as the ...

  • Groundworks – Community Training Grants for the Thames Valley

    The Community Training Grants aim to support those organisations the size to apply directly for ESF funding. It aims to provide support to those smaller organisations that are grassroots & closest to those who face barriers to employment & training. Grants are available ...

  • Second year of Reading, Place of Culture funding

    Arts, culture, heritage and voluntary groups are being invited to bid for funding for the second year running, based on how they can help improve the quality of life of Reading residents. Funding is available to organisations to deliver participatory arts, ...

  • Free fundraising tool for small charities and groups

    The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) have developed ‘Fundraising Fundamentals‘, a free fundraising tool to help small charities and groups to develop a fundraising strategy. It includes four sections: Getting started Including where you are now and where you would like to get too, ...

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  • Feminist Review Trust grants – next deadline 30 April 2021

    The Feminist Review Trust supports projects that transform the lives of women. In 2020 and 2021 they will particularly welcome applications from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights Violence against women and girls Disabled women and girls Refugee women and girls What will be funded Hard to fund projects: Some types of ...

  • BBC Children in Need – Small Grants – deadline 12 April 2021

    The Small Grants programmes are for not-for-profit organisations applying for grants of up to £10,000 per year and for up to three years. They only fund organisations who can tell them why they are best placed to deliver their work. This means applicants must be able to tell them about: Their well-established links with young people The ...

  • Comic Relief – supporting and sustaining specialism – deadline 5 March 2021

    Comic Relief are inviting proposals from organisations in England led ‘by and for’ Black and minoritised women and providing frontline services responding to violence against women and girls. They want to make targeted investments in women’s organisations in England led ‘by and for’ Black and minoritised women, providing frontline services to respond to violence against ...

  • The Volant Charitable Trust Covid-19 Response Fund – deadline 31 July 2021

    The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. They cannot cover costs already incurred ...

  • The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Future funding – next deadline 22 March 2021

    The overall focus for this programme is on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm. They will support a range of actions to achieve these aims, recognising this might include defending current policies, frameworks and regulations. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust wishes to prioritise support for charitable work on ...

  • The Ironmongers’ Company grants – deadline 31 July 2021

    The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. Who can apply? Grants are only given to registered charities. Projects must meet all of the following criteria: For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged. Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation ...

  • 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 local good causes offering a tailored approach for every local partnership which may include funding, ...

  • National Lottery Grants for Heritage – focusing on inclusion – rolling deadline

    The National Lottery Heritage Fund is accepting applications for grants from £3,000 to £10,000 and £10,000 to £100,000 for projects that are focused on inclusion, led by and/or engaging diverse groups typically under-represented in heritage (for example, young people, minority ethnic and LGBT+ communities, disabled people and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds). This work could include: exploring different ...

  • The Clothworkers’ Foundation – Open Grants Programme

    The Open Grants Programme accepts applications from UK registered charities or not-for-profits and who meet the eligibility criteria, for funding towards capital projects. The work of the organisation must fit within one or more of the specified programme areas. This Programme does not award grants for work outside the UK, even if the organisation is ...

  • DCMS Youth Covid-19 Support Fund – deadline 19 February 2021

    The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth clubs and uniformed youth groups. It will help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain viable. This fund will focus on enabling the struggling, but most impactful, youth organisations ...

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