Old funding page


  • 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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  • Co-op Foundation #IWill Fund – Applications open until 20 September 2019

    Grants of up to £35,000 to help young people have a say in how community spaces are managed. They expect to make up to eight grants, available for one year. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to re-apply for up to two years’ further funding, to build on their learning and focus on sustaining their impact. ‘Community ...

  • BCF – new funding rounds and 1:1 surgeries

    Does your voluntary or community group need funding for a specific project? Are you a small-medium sized charity or community group in Reading looking for funding for either a specific project or for core costs? In readiness for the upcoming rounds of funding, RVA is partnering with Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) to offer 1:1 sessions (20 ...

  • Cultural Commissioning 2020 – open from September 2019

    RBC Cultural Commissioning team have some funding coming up for work with older people experiencing, or at risk of, loneliness and social isolation. It is part of the cultural commissioning programme currently run under the Reading, Place of Culture project, and it will go live in early September. They are looking for projects that will deliver ...

  • Activate Fund from Get Berkshire Active – open until 16 September 2019

    Get Berkshire Active (GBA) have launched a new fund. The GBA Activate Fund aims to provide new physical activity and sport opportunities for inactive people living in deprived areas in Berkshire. Organisations can apply for between £750 and £2000. Applying organisations must have an income of less than £250,000. The deadline for applications in Round 1 is 16 ...

  • 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards – open until 23 September 2019

    The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding, training and national recognition for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000. To be eligible organisations must be at least three years old, a registered charity, working in a health-related field in the ...

  • Co-op Foundation Space to Connect Grants – open until 31 July 2019

    Space to Connect is a partnership between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DMCS) and the Co-op Foundation. It builds on the commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of the Government’s loneliness strategy. Grants are available to help community organisations identify, improve and protect community spaces in England where people can connect ...

  • SWR Customer and Communities Improvement Fund – open until 6 September 2019

    South West Railways (SWR) are inviting bids for the first round of their Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF). There is £5.3 million available for projects that, having shown a link to the railway, have clear social or community benefit. Successful bids can come from a wide range of schemes and activities, from diversity and outreach projects ...

  • Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Community Centre Funding – open until 4 November 2019

    The Armed Forces Covenant Trust has a number of funding streams. This article relates to Veterans Community Centre Funding.This is a capital grant programme for the renovation and refurbishment of community centres used by veterans and their communities. Ex-services personnel (and former merchant navy personnel) access a wide range of activities and supports through a ...

  • Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund Local Grants Programme – open until 2 December 2019

    The Armed Forces Covenant Trust has a number of funding streams. This article relates to their Local Grants Programme. This is the final year (2019/2020) of the Local Grants Programme. Grants of up to £20K, to be spent over 12 months, are available for projects under two headings: Community integration: this means creating projects that create ...

  • Comic Relief strengthening mental health support for children and young people – open until 28 June 2019

    Comic Relief are seeking proposals from those working on providing mental health support to children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop. They would like to fund proposals that are particularly focusing on vulnerable children and young people ...

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