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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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  • National Lottery Community Fund – open again for applications to regular funding programmes

    After being paused due to the coronavirus crisis, the National Lottery Awards for All, Reaching Communities, and Partnerships funding programmes are open for applications again. For the past months, the National Lottery Community Fund has been focussing on providing emergency funding for VCSE organisations in response to the coronavirus crisis. The Community Fund has now announced that ...

  • Friends of the Elderly Grants for older people in financial need

    Friends of the Elderly (FotE) provide grants of up to £400 to older people living on low incomes. Who can apply Older people who are: Resident in England and Wales Of/over state pension age In privately owned, privately rented, or social housing, but NOT in residential care or a nursing home Living on low incomes and with savings of less than ...

  • Didymus funding for social inclusion – rolling deadline

    Didymus seeks to help and encourage smaller charities who are working in the areas of social inclusion, education, the arts, equality and diversity and religious understanding. Their aim in all cases is to provide appropriate resources to these charities so that the people they are supporting may flourish. They are particularly committed to supporting those who ...

  • MHCLG Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund – deadline 2 December 2020

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced £2 million of transformation funding for the homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector to bring forward single room and Covid-19 secure accommodation this winter. The fund opened on 21 October 2020, and funding will be allocated by18 December 2020. Homeless Link with be distributing ...

  • Asda Foundation Feeding Communities Grant – deadline 6 December 2020

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant scheme. Grants of up to £1,000 can contribute to meals which cost £4.00 or less for those in need in the run up to Christmas. This includes individuals, families, and meals at children’s healthy holiday clubs. Who can apply? Not-for-profit registered charities, registered ...

  • UK Youth Fund Covid Relief – deadline 25 November 2020

    Grants are available for small organisations in England that support young people and have not had access to the crisis funding they require to survive the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is intended to prevent closures of youth organisations as a result of the Covid-19 crisis and to support the adaptations needed to ensure high quality ...

  • Youth Futures Foundation – rolling deadline

    Youth Futures Foundation are offering development and impact grants. Their rolling grants programme is designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice. Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help them overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. They are looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven ...

  • The Fat Beehive Foundation – rolling applications

    The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities. Improving a charity’s digital presence can be transformational, but it’s really tough to secure funding in this area. Their aim is to help organisations carry out their work in a more efficient ...

  • Help the Homeless – capital grants – next deadline 15 December 2021

    Help the Homeless is a relatively small charity providing grants to charities and voluntary organisations throughout the UK. Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homelesss people in rebuilding their lives and finding their way successfully back into society. Applications should be towards the funding of ‘capital’ projects. They are ...

  • Charities Aid Foundation Resilience Fund – applications open until 10 November 2020

    The Charites Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a £20 million fund aimed at both registered and unregistered charitable organisations, including community interest companies and social enterprises, with an income of between £50,000 and £10 million and who were established on or before 31 August 2019. What are the funding priorities? The fund aims to help a number ...

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