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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 ...

  • 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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  • Social and Education Opportunities for Ukrainian Children Aged 11+ Deadline on 25 August 2022

    Reading Borough Council is now seeking a provider that could help design and implement a set of social and educational support activities, which are intended for around 40 Ukrainian children aged 11+ who have arrived in Reading under the Homes for Ukraine scheme. This will also include those who have come through the Ukraine Family ...

  • AB Charitable Trust – Migrants and Refugees – next deadline 30 October 2022

    The AB Charitable Trust is an independent grant-making organisation, founded in 1990 to champion human dignity and support marginalised and excluded groups. One of their priorities is to support charities working with migrants and refugees. The Trust recognises that charities offer a range of interventions to support people who are migrants, refugees and seeking asylum, while operating ...

  • The Ironmongers’ Company grants – next deadline on 15 December 2022

    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 ...

  • Reading Integration Board (RIB) – Project Fund 2022/23 – Deadline on Wednesday 31 August 2022

    Reading Borough Council has identified a Small Project fund, as one of the Better Care Fund schemes, managed by the Reading Integration Board, and will be made available to fund key priority projects to support the Reading Integration Board programme of Work. The Integration Board is inviting applications for funding for activities that prevent crisis, supporting ...

  • Berkshire West Mental health grants for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities 2022-23 – Deadline on Friday 9 September

    RVA has been asked to manage a small grants process to deliver wellbeing projects with a focus on inclusion for communities within Berkshire West at risk of experiencing health inequalities. RVA will work in partnership with Volunteer Centre West Berkshire and Involve – Wokingham.   Expressions of interest are welcome and VCOs can apply for a maximum ...

  • Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good, next deadline 15 September 2022

    Making a positive difference to communities, people & the environment, Grants for Good is the Foundation’s first fund that invites local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that have an average annual income of less than £50,000 to apply for funding. Every three months, they will share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact ...

  • Berkeley Foundation partners with local charity Berkshire Youth

    The Berkeley Foundation, the grant-making foundation set up by housebuilder the Berkeley Group, has partnered with local charity Berkshire Youth. The Berkeley Foundation has given Berkshire Youth a grant of £30,000 over two years, which will help the charity develop a new strategy and business plan, and revitalise its governance. The Resilience Fund was launched in ...

  • Comic Relief Community Fund – Round 2 opens in August 2022

    Round 1 applications are now closed. Round 2 will open for applications in August 2022. Funding is intended to support community-led organisations to deliver change by drawing on the ‘lived experiences’ of people who have experienced the issues being tackled. These issues should align with one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes: Children Survive and Thrive – ...

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund – Grants for Heritage – Deadline on 11 August 2022

    Introduction: Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations. National Lottery Grants for Heritage fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional, and local heritage of the UK. National Lottery Grants for Heritage is an open programme for all types ...

  • Asda Foundation: Empowering Local Communities Grant – Round 2 May – August 2022 is now open

    Asda’s charity, Asda Foundation, is committed to supporting local communities through grant giving and they believe it takes a whole community working together to improve people’s lives. Empowering Local Communities is a new Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities that contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives. As the ...

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