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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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  • Postcode Recovery Fund – Applications open until 30 October 2020

    The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Funding is available for projects that addresses a systemic societal issue related to the pandemic and charities can apply for a grant between £500,000 and ...

  • National Lottery Community Fund Leaders with lived experience – applications open until 13 October 2020

    This programme builds on the Leaders with Lived Experience Pilot Programme. And will award National Lottery funding to support lived experience leadership as we move through the Covid-19 crisis. Because of the impact of Covid-19, there is an opportunity to help lived experience to play a key role in shaping how communities move towards recovery and renewal. This ...

  • Berkshire Community Foundation Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund – open for applications until 30 October

    The Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus fund is now open for applications until 5pm on Friday 30 October Funds allocated to Berkshire through the National Emergencies Trust Appeal for Coronavirus, together with the support they have received for their Vital for Berkshire – Coronavirus Appeal, are available for grants to be allocated to local charities, community and ...

  • Disability Action Covid-19 Fund – applications open until 5 October

    Disability Action has launched a fund to support grassroots Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) across the UK, who have found it difficult to access funding and to respond to the COVID-19 needs of disabled people. The minimum that can be applied for is £1,000 and the maximum £25,000. Who can apply? Any DPO in the UK can apply ...

  • Reverberate through the ages – open until 10am 21 September 2020

    Reverberate is a new funding scheme for grassroots organisations to run small, locally-based projects that enable and empower young people (aged 11-25) to re-discover, re-imagine and re-create their local heritage through creativity, and share their vision with their communities. Who can apply? Grassroots organisations working with young people aged 11-25. You do not have to be a registered ...

  • The Fore RAFT Transition Fund – registration opens 21 September 2020

    Offers unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help fantastic small charities and social enterprises plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in a post-coronavirus world. Who can apply? They accept applications from registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies. They only provide grants to organisations with less than £500,000 ...

  • Yapp Charitable Trust – rolling deadline

    Make grants for running costs and not capital expenditure to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. Who can apply? They only offer grants to registered charities that have been formally established for a minimum of 3 years. Newly registered charities may apply but the organisation must have appointed a management ...

  • Independent Age Grants Funds – round 4 closes 9am 18 September 2020

    A £2m pot from Independent Age’s funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus. Who can apply? Registered or exempt charity Have a minimum of two years’ published charity accounts Have at least 3 Trustees Have an annual income of less than £1 Million (averaged over 3 years) The work you are ...

  • SC Johnson Company – rolling deadline for grants

    Grants are available for local charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs undertaking projects in the areas of community and economic development, education, environment and sustainability, social services, health and wellness and arts, culture and humanities. Who can apply? UK registered charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs working in Bracknell Forest, Hampshire, Reading, Slough, Surrey, West Berkshire, Windsor ...

  • Asda Foundation Getting Schools Back on Track – applications deadline 15 November 2020

    The Getting Schools Back on Track grant has been designed to help ease the pressures that have been placed on all families during the pandemic. Getting children back to school in September is a priority not only for learning needs but to also enable parents to go back to work.  Who can apply? To be eligible to ...

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