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.

  • Holiday Activity Fund Reading – Brighter Futures for Children seeks providers

    The Department for Education (DfE) is providing funding to local authorities to coordinate a programme that provides healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children during the 2021 Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays. More information about the scheme can be ...

  • Groundwork ESFA Community Training Grants – deadline 21 June 2021

    Does your organisation offer industry-specific or soft-skills training? ESFA Community Training grants between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects supporting people who are unemployed or economically inactive, helping participants move closer towards employment. Groundwork London is delivering Community Training Grants, which ...

  • Ecclesiastical Movement for Good Awards – open until 13 June 2021

    Ecclesiastical is giving £1m to charities They will shortly be launching their Movement for Good Awards 2021 – a programme designed to give £1 million to charities and help give back to the communities they serve and champion the issues that ...

  • Reading Community Energy Society – Community Grants 2021–22

    Reading Voluntary Action is delighted to partner with Reading Community Energy Society in their 2021–22 Community Grants scheme. RVA will be promoting and managing the scheme on behalf of Reading Community Energy Society which aims to accelerate the uptake of ...

  • Small Groups Learn and Share Network

    Are you a volunteer-led small group that’s embedded in your community? Do you want to find out more about funding, governance, publicising your work and developing your group? Are you keen to network and share with other small groups in Reading? If ...

  • Additional Restrictions Grant: charitable rate relief/business support *Short deadline of 31 March 2021*

    Reading Borough Council are currently administering the Additional Restrictions Grant, a grant funding stream About the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) On 31 October 2020, the Government announced the introduction of additional support for Local Authorities under national and Local Covid Alert Level 3 ...

  • Get Berkshire Active Covid-19 Tackling Inequalities Fund – seeking organisations interested in applying

    Get Berkshire Active (GBA) are currently planning a third phase of Tackling Inequalities Funding and are seeking organisations that would be interested in applying. The Tackling Inequalities Fund exists to help reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Voice4Change Windrush Funding – phase 2 application deadline 30 June 2021

    Voice4Change England (V4CE) are pleased to announce the Windrush Community Fund. This fund is open to community and grassroots groups and organisations to bid for financial assistance from a £500,000 fund to help ensure that community groups can give support to those of ...

  • 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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