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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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  • NSUN Mental health funding for smaller groups – to open soon

    The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) will be offering grants to smaller groups who are providing mental health peer support activities. This is part of funding allocated by the government to help organisations who are delivering mental health support services during the pandemic. MIND is distributing the larger funding pots of £20,ooo and £50,000 to ...

  • Alpkit Foundation – Covid-19 response funding for grassroots groups

    Alpkit Foundation are now prioritising their funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 virus crisis. Examples of projects they will consider: Being active in your local community to help elderly or vulnerable people. Minimising the impact of self-isolation for those in quarantine and need access to food, medicines or social ...

  • National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All England

    With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) Awards for All will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. They are offering a quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. They can support you to: continue to deliver activity – whether your community needs ...

  • Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund – applications open

    Voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations have a vital role working alongside NHS colleagues to support anyone who has a mental health problem. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for mental health services is increasing. To help VCS organisations based in England continue to provide mental health services – or provide additional support – organisations ...

  • Government funding for charities – Q&A from ACEVO

    The government announced a package of support for charities last week. One week on, many charities still have questions about how this will work in practice, who can apply, when, and how quick the money will be distributed. ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives for the Voluntary Organisations) has helpfully produced a blog (last updated on 16 ...

  • BCF coronavirus funding update – rolling funding round

    Berkshire Community Foundation’s coronavirus support fund is open on a rolling basis. This means that applications received by 5pm on a Wednesday are taken to the grants panel on the Friday each week. Successful groups will receive funding into their nominated account early the next week. Groups can apply for up to £5,000 under this ...

  • Reading Place of Culture support to the arts and culture sector

    The Reading, Place of Culture team, which is made up of Reading Borough Council, the University of Reading and Reading UK, is reaching out during these unprecedented times to support Reading’s cultural sector. Culture helps people live rich and fulfilled lives and, in these difficult times, it will help sustain people, communities and our country. When ...

  • Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme

    The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups within the following key programme areas: Alcohol and substance misuse Disadvantaged minority communities Disadvantaged ...

  • Leathersellers’ Company small grants: charities supporting homeless, food supplies and victims of domestic violence

    This is a fast track application process for small one-off grants. It could be particularly useful for funding small projects or to cover unexpected costs. The value of the grant awarded could be up to a maximum of £3,000. Who can apply and what are the priorities? In the light of the unprecedented challenges that now face ...

  • Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund – applications close 18 September 2020

    Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency, they have created a streamlined application process and payment process to make it easier to get funds distributed quickly. Successful organisations will ...

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