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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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  • Berkshire Community Foundation Give a Child a Chance – deadline 10 May 2021

    Grants will be made to individual children and groups that work with children up to and including the age of 18 (and up to the age of 25 with Special Educational Needs (SEN)). The fund aims to help children: With physical or learning disabilities. Psychological and behavioural disorders. Living a disadvantaged life e.g. with a life-limiting illness. Suffering from ...

  • Berkshire Community Foundation Funds for Older People – deadline 10 May 2021

    Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) manages a number of funds which aim to support projects tackling issues affecting older people, such as isolation, disability or disadvantage. Grants will be awarded to groups, projects and programmes that: Improve health and wellbeing. Improve access to facilities, advice and training. Overcome problems such as illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty. Grants up ...

  • Berkshire Community Foundation Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund – deadline 10 May 2021

    Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) will be allocating funds to local charities, community and voluntary groups impacted by and working to help people affected by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Berkshire. Their aims are: To help organisations respond to immediate needs, for instance, supporting those suffering hardship as a result of restrictions to normal activity and their ...

  • The 7Stars Foundation, project grant funding – next deadline 30 April 2021

    The 7stars Foundation supports the most challenged young people in the United Kingdom They assist forgotten young people aged 16 years and under, lacking opportunity, to achieve their potential. The funding looks to support those challenged by abuse, addiction, those who are young carers, and those without a safe place to call home. Project grants of ...

  • 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 the inequalities in sport and physical activity. Funding will enable community groups working with specific ...

  • Localgiving Magic Little Grants – deadline 31 October 2021

    The Magic Little Grants 2021 programme promises to be even bigger and better than ever. This gives grants of £500 to small charities and community groups thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding can go towards any of the below projects: Improving mental wellbeing Enabling community participation in the arts Preventing or reducing the impact ...

  • Reading Lions Club Community Grants Scheme – deadline 9 April 2021

    Reading Lions Club is once again reaching out to small local community groups and small local charities to offer financial support through its ‘Lions Den’ grant scheme. Many local community groups do not have access to grant funding or the manpower / resources to invest in significant fundraising and yet they continue to provide a valued ...

  • Barchester’s Charitable Foundation – rolling funding

    The focus of the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications are supported that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged. In particular they support: Older people 65+ Adults (18+) with a physical or learning disability Adults (18+) with mental health problems They are a unique charity that ...

  • Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

    The organisation offers small cash awards from the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust to support innovation in mental health The objectives of the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust (CGMT) are to raise awareness of suicide, to urge all who are suffering in silence to speak up and ask for help, and to support people, especially young people, who ...

  • National Lottery Community Fund, Climate Action Round 2 – deadline 8 April 2021

    The Climate Action Fund (CAF) is supporting communities across the UK to take action on climate change. These communities will demonstrate what’s possible when people lead in this work. With National Lottery funding, they’ll work together, share their learning and be active participants in a broader movement of change This second round will focus on supporting ...

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