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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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  • Versus Arthritis BAME tackling inequalities fund – physical activity

    The funding will be targeted to help support people with long-term health conditions, Black, Asian minority ethnic groups and lower socio-economic groups. As well as supporting specific activities to increase availability of exercise opportunities in local communities, this fund will also support organisations and groups facing financial hardship due to the Covid crisis, with a ...

  • The Naturesave Trust grants – next funding window 1 September to 31 December 2021

    Grants are awarded for UK based environmental projects from between £500 and £5,000, covering nature conservation, renewable energy and help to create more sustainable communities. They endeavour to support small projects that make a big difference. Whilst they occasionally work with leading charities they prefer to assist community organisations and small charities. Who can apply? Charities, social enterprises and ...

  • Tesco Community Grants

    Tesco Community Grants helps to fund thousands of local projects across the country. Since 2016 the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £85million in grants. The scheme aims to make a positive difference – because where communities thrive, business and colleagues thrive too. Tesco Community Grants is a rolling programme and open ...

  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Youth Fund

    The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is working with and for young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood. Core funding grants up to £90,000 over three years Rolling application cycle – no deadline Through the Covid-19 crisis the Foundation have been made increasingly aware that inequality plays out in ways that connect and ...

  • Aviva Community Fund

    Building stronger, more resilient communities across the UK: that’s what Aviva are striving towards, and it’s how they want to continue to help small charities and community causes. Aviva have learnt that the causes that make the biggest impact are those that are given the opportunity to test innovative ideas and explore new sustainable strategies without ...

  • 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 community-owned renewable energy in Reading and the surrounding area. Reading Community Energy Society comprises members from ...

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation – BAME funding for racial equity

    Lloyds Bank Foundation support charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues. They offer a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change. More than half of your ...

  • The 7Stars Foundation, project grant funding for working with young people

    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 ...

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