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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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  • Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants

    Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants are two special voting rounds of the Tesco local community grant scheme. Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. Tesco colleagues will shortlist the projects to determine which go forward to the customer vote. Three community projects in each region will be voted on by customers in Tesco ...

  • John Sykes Foundation

    Do you know someone in need of financial support? Or do you need a helping hand yourself? If so, the John Sykes Foundation wants to hear from you.   The John Sykes Foundation has been distributing grants to help people and families in need since 2014. Their aim is to support individuals from all walks of life ...

  • Reading Dispensary Trust

    Reading Dispensary Trust makes monthly grants for equipment and services not available through statutory sources, to those suffering from physical and mental illness, living within a seven mile radius of the centre of Reading. Applications are only accepted from organisations/agencies on behalf of their clients. Grants have been given for many items including white goods, furniture, ...

  • People’s Postcode Trust – open until 20 February 2019

    The next round of People’s Postcode Trust funding will open on 6 February 2019. Projects should be related to the following themes: Poverty prevention Human rights Combating discrimination You can find examples of previous funded projects here. Who can apply Registered charities can apply for a grant of between £500 and £20,000. Constituted groups (unregistered) and community interest companies can apply for grants ...

  • Money Saving Expert – Building and Developing Resilience – applications open 1 – 25 September 2020

    The MSE Charity gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. Grants of up to £7,500 are available for registered charities, CICs and other voluntary organisations. There are two rounds per year, four themes rotate through a two year cycle. Different themes will be more suitable for ...

  • Aging Well Partnership Funding – open until 18 February 2019

    Reading, Place of Culture has announced a £6,000 Ageing Well Pilot, on behalf of the Ageing Well Partnership. The pilot is part of the Reading, Place of Culture initiative and aims to address gaps in participation and social outcomes for older people. With cultural and creative engagement proving integral to the wellbeing of older people, the ...

  • DfE grants for holiday activities and food – open until 7 February 2019

    Early in 2018, the government announced a programme of work to explore how best to ensure more children from disadvantaged families benefit from enrichment activities and healthy meals during the school holidays. The Department of Education (DfE) is now inviting organisations to bid for grant funding to take on the role of testing the coordination of free ...

  • Funding available for youth violence intervention – until 29 January 2019

    The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley was recently successful in a bid for the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund. Having identified key elements of delivery from our bid, we are now seeking providers for very specific interventions. The bid for Thames Valley included a number of tiers of intervention, ...

  • Vital for Berkshire funding – open until 25 January 2019

    The second Vital for Berkshire funding round is now open for applications, with grants of up to £10,000 available Vital for Berkshire aims to increase support for people across Berkshire who are struggling to cope with a range of issues preventing them from having a safe home, good health and secure employment. Vital for Berkshire goes beyond ...

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