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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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  • Morrisons Foundation Grants

    The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities.  Who can apply? Charities registered with the Charity Commission or OSCR for a minimum of one year and whose documents (e.g. Financial Accounts) have been published on time. Projects must support the local community in England, Scotland or Wales. The fund will ...

  • Covid-19 Homelessness response fund – closing date 28 September 2020

    Homelessness organisations affected directly by COVID-19 can now apply for funding of £5.5million in a second round of grants distributed by Homeless Link.  Who can apply? Applicants must be incorporated and have one of the following legal structures: Registered Charity Charitable Incorporated Organisation Community Benefit Society Community Interest Society (with asset lock) Individuals cannot apply Aside from this, the organisation must: Work directly with ...

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation Covid Recovery Funding – deadline 5pm 11 September 2020

    Lloyds Foundation support charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1million who have a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support, with unrestricted funding and tailored support to develop. Who can apply? Only funds registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) in England and Wales. Your group ...

  • Phoenix Fund – Core Funding for BAME led organisations – next deadline 2 September 2020

    This fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of COVID-19 pandemic response. The initiative will support a network of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community. The maximum grant ...

  • Barrow Cadbury Covid-19 Support Fund – reopen for applications

    Covid-19 support fund for the specialist migration sector Barrow Cadbury Trust has partnered with The National Lottery Community Fund to distribute COVID-19 emergency response funding to the migration charity sector in England. They have £5 million to distribute for work that will relieve hardship caused by the pandemic among refugees and migrants experiencing barriers to accessing ...

  • Mobbs Memorial Trust

    Grants are available for charitable causes in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire that are within a 35-mile radius of St Giles Church, Stoke Poges.  Maximum value £10,000 Who can apply? Charitable organisations in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire that are within a 35-mile radius of St Giles Church, Stoke Poges can apply. The Trust would prefer to support the following type of applications: ...

  • Art Fund Respond and Reimagine grants – open until 12 October 2020

    Respond and reimagine grants provide funding to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the longer-term future.These grants can provide practical support to fund what you need now. This could relate to costs connected to re-opening, ...

  • Covid-19 Emergency Funding via NLCF – still time to apply by 17 August

    Back in May the government launched its Coronavirus funding for charities, some of which has been distributed through the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) This funding will now close for applications on 17 August at 12 noon. All applications received before this date will continued to be assessed, so there is still time to apply if ...

  • Covid-19 Community-led Organisations Recovery Scheme

    The Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme will offer grants up to £100,000 to community organisations in England who are facing financial difficulties caused by Covid-19. They are prioritising: Multi purpose organisations BAME led or BAME supporting organisations Funding may be used to: help people and communities experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis; provide services and ...

  • ESFA Community Training Grants available – applications open until 24 August 2020

    Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Community Training Grants, which are available to apply for on a rolling basis, are grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects that will support unemployed and economically inactive people on their journey towards paid employment. In light of the economic impact of the pandemic, funding such as this, ...

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