Weekly Funding News 22/4/2022

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Weekly Funding News Friday 22nd April 2022

GM Mental Wellbeing Faith Micro Grants
GMCVO have launched the third year of a grants programme to support people from
communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester (including Glossop), that
may struggle to achieve high levels of mental wellbeing.
The first stage, a rolling micro-grants round of £100 – £750 exclusively for faith organisations, is now open for applications.
We recognise that faith-based organisations, as well as the religious activities they conduct, are
often engaged in wider community support and welfare activities. In the previous two years of the
grants programme faith-based organisations were underrepresented. For this reason, the first
round of this year’s programme is just for faith organisations.
The second stage, a rolling micro grants round of £100 – £750 open to VCSE organisations with
an annual income under £50,000, will be launched in mid-May 2022.
Funded by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, year 3 grants will be
awarded between April and September 2022. The communities we want to reach are:
• Carers
• People from BAME communities
• People living with long term physical or mental health conditions
• People who identify as LGBTQ+
• Disabled people
• Military veterans
• People who are unemployed
• To find out more about the grants programme, and to apply for a faith micro grant,
please click here.
You can also book a place on the upcoming briefing session to find out more. Please
click here to register.
GM Mental Wellbeing Grants | www.gmcvo.org.uk

Additional Funding as Places & Spaces Fund Goes Nationwide
Sport England’s Places and Spaces fund is to receive an additional £3.5 million of National
Lottery funding to improve sporting facilities and level up access to community sport as part
of a legacy from this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Originally supporting organisations
from the West Midlands, the fund has been extended to help community sport and physical
activity groups across other areas in England to make small-scale facility improvement.
Greater Manchester has been identified as a priority area.

Grants of up to £3,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable and Disadvantaged People
The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small charities who are providing
vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small
Grants Programme will award grants of up to £3,000 to organisations with an annual income
of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be
capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Charitable Fund – The Leathersellers’ Company

The Foyle School Library Scheme
Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges
across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding
of between £2,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds
will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. The majority of funds, will be
awarded for physical library/reading books.
How To Apply – (foylefoundation.org.uk)
Funding & Support to Help Build Financial Resilience & Support a Transition to Net

Social enterprises across the UK and Ireland are invited to apply for funding to create new
ways that help people build financial resilience or support a transition to net zero. Working in
partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Royal London will provide grants of
£20,000/€24,000 in the first year (with opportunities to access further funding in years two
and three), along with business support.
Royal London Changemakers Programme The School for Social Entrepreneurs (the-sse.org)

Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects
Funding is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that
build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK.
Individuals and small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for funding to set up new
groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and
learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants
will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or be able to
attract funding from other sources for the longer term.
The funding is made available through Laughology’s Happiness Fund, which makes
one award of £2,500 per quarter, allowing up to four different projects per year to be
The next deadline for applications is midnight on the 17th June 2022.

The Happiness Fund | No Category (laughology.co.uk)
Funding to Help People with Parkinson’s to Become & Stay Active
Community groups and organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to
help people with Parkinson’s to become and stay active. The Funding is for new activities
that encourage people affected by Parkinson’s to participate in physical activity and sport, or
increased participation in these areas.
Physical Activity Grants | Parkinson’s UK (parkinsons.org.uk)

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the environment and
UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh
Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better
understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access,
education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant
amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of
£5,000 per year.

Funding to Support Digital Inclusion in Clarion Housing Residents
Administered by the Clarion Housing Group, Clarion Future Digital Grants are designed to address digital exclusion and support safe, confident internet use among residents.
Not-for-profit organisations including constituted community groups, registered charities, social
enterprises and Community Interest Companies in the UK can apply as long as they can prove the majority of beneficiaries of the project will be Clarion residents.
Grants of £1,000 to £5,000 are on offer, and can be spent on:
• Connectivity (mobile and fixed).
• Training resources.
• Venue hire.
• Insurance.
• Event costs.
• Volunteer expenses.
• Refreshments for participants.
• Staffing costs.
• Publicity materials.
The Fund is primarily aimed at building digital skills and confidence, rather than teaching people how
to use a computer. Groups that can demonstrate an understanding of what is already going on in the
community and the added value that their projects can bring will be given priority.
Applications must be submitted by 18 May 2022.

Community and digital grants | Clarion (myclarionhousing.com)
Great Big Green Week Community Fund is now open for applications!
Our fund supports community groups to organise local event, activities and festivals during the
Great Big Green Week. We have a variety of grants available from £200 up to £10,000.
All the information you need is on our website including who can apply, what we’ll fund and
how to apply. Funding – Great Big Green Week

Funding to Raise Cancer Awareness
Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Greater Manchester can apply for
grants of up to £5,000 to help recruit Answer Cancer Champions to promote cancer screening
amongst under-represented groups, such as the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities,
carers, and those with poor mental health.
Home – Answer Cancer (answercancergm.org.uk)

The Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants
The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which
relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer
or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.
Grants of up to £6,000 are usually available.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation

The Auto Trader Community Fund is offering awards of up to £1,000.
We are delighted to announce that the latest round of the Auto Trader Community Fund in
partnership with Forever Manchester is now open for applications from Community Groups in
Greater Manchester.

Auto Trader Community Fund – Forever Manchester
RLWC2021 CreatedBy Small Grants Programme Reopens
The CreatedBy funding is looking to support schools, colleges, community clubs and other
voluntary organisations to encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds to
engage with Rugby League, both through playing and volunteering.
The RLWC want to:
· Create positive, accessible, and inclusive environments and increase the opportunities to take
· Invest in opportunities that reach different audiences and address barriers to engaging in the
· Recognise the role and value of Rugby League activity in the community and support delivery
of wider benefits such as community cohesion, civic pride and social development.
· Ensure we deliver a lasting legacy that will provide opportunities for engagement in the sport
now, that will continue to be deliverable in the future.
The Programme is focused on funding kit and equipment that supports activity and
organisations that want to develop rugby league activity within their community, and you can
apply for up to £15,000.
To apply, please visit: https://rlwc2021.com/social-impact/capital-grants-funding

Funding to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Loan Sharks
Local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies can
apply for grants of up to £5,000 for activities that highlight the dangers of Loan Sharks. The Stop
Loan Sharks Community Fund is made available from money seized from convicted loan sharks
by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Organisations will need to demonstrate the
positive impact their project would have on their community.
Community projects can apply for a share of cash seized from loan sharks (stoploansharks.co.uk)

The Skelton Charity 2022
The Skelton Charity has approx. £100,000 in 2022 for grants to registered charities in Lancashire,
Greater Manchester, and Merseyside.
Modest grants, usually for between £500 and £3,000 may be awarded:

  • normally only to registered charities
  • to charities operating within the eligible geographical boundaries
  • for one-off expenditure
  • for projects or capital expenditure (this could include sessional costs and volunteer costs).
  • to charities focussed on good causes
    Completed applications must be received before 5pm on Friday 13 May 2022.
    Homepage | Skelton Charity
    Arnold Clark has re-opened their Community Fund to support a wide range of not-for-profit
    organisations across the UK as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will award
    grants of up to £1,000 to enable charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, social
    enterprises, and other community-led organisations to continue their important work which
    may be at risk due to the crisis.
    The Arnold Clark Community Fund | Arnold Clark