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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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  • GSK Impact Awards 2021– core funding and free training for health charities – applications open until 24 September 2020

    Charities are facing significant challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, while continuing to provide vital services to keep people healthy and connected. This year, more than ever, The King’s Fund are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up ...

  • Charity Survival Fund – applications open until 27 July

    The one-off £10 million Charity Survival Fund has been set up by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust in response to their ongoing concern about the economic impact of Covid-19 on the nation’s charities. The grant funding aims to help small and medium-sized UK registered charities who are struggling with a loss of income in ...

  • Great Get Together Facebook Community Grants programme – open until 12 July 2020

    The Jo Cox Foundation’s The Great Get Together is partnering with Facebook to launch the Great Get Together Facebook Community Grants programme. Inspired by how communities around the UK have worked to stay connected during the Covid-19 crisis, they’ll be awarding grants to enable this incredible work to continue throughout the rest of the year. They are ...

  • Reading Community Grants scheme launched

    Reading Voluntary Action is pleased to announce this new funding for small community groups in Reading, who are embedded in and providing grass roots support to their communities. We have received £10,000 from Berkshire Community Foundation to distribute in this way and qualifying groups can apply for up to £2,000 each. RVA values and supports the ...

  • NLCF Emerging Futures Funding – Short Deadline 25 June 2020

    This new fund from the National Lottery Community Fund aims to give communities and civil  society organisations across the UK ‘the space, resource and additional expertise to step back and ask questions, imagine alternatives and gather to shape the emerging future’. There is a total of £1 million for this fund over three to ...

  • Get Berkshire Active – Activate Fund Round 3 – open until 3 July 2020

    Round 3 of the Activate Fund is now open until 5pm on 3 July 2020 The aim of the fund is to provide new physical activity and sport opportunities for inactive people living in deprived areas in Berkshire. To apply, organisations must meet the following eligibility criteria: Operate on local/regional community initiatives and not be a national charity ...

  • Asda Foundation Covid-19 Grants – ]

    The Asda Foundation support local grass roots organisations which benefit and involve local communities centred around Asda Food Stores. In response to Covid-19, Asda Foundation have developed 2 new grant streams: Hygiene Grant: This grant is focused on personal hygiene dignity, supporting residents/patients in facilities, who are struggling and unable to provide their  own toiletries either ...

  • RBC small grants to the voluntary sector – next phase of funding open until 30 June 2020

    Reading Borough Council has allocated £100k for small grants to the voluntary sector to assist their response and support to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Previous applications have totalled almost 30K and they are now encouraging groups to apply for the remaining £70K. RBC is inviting applications for funding that supports the infrastructure and/or additional ...

  • The Co-op Foundation #IWill Fund – bereavement peer support

    Co-op Foundation has launched the latest round of its #iwill Fund They are offering grants of up to £10,000 to help young people support each other during bereavement. They expect to make about five grants to successful applicants from across the UK. Funding is for one year and successful organisations will be able to apply for additional grants in ...

  • Funding for online culture projects – applications open until 8 May

    The Reading Place of Culture, a project run by Reading Borough Council, Reading UK and Reading University, are creating a virtual ‘venue’ called Reading Culture Live, where audience members will be able to take part in activities and events created by our cultural community, for our community. Funding of up to £2000 per application is ...

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