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Wigan Borough Community Partnership Funding Bulletin May 2020

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Information for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder,
and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding
opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations.


Assistance and support is available with putting together your quality funding bid. Please
find the details below of who to contact in your area and get in touch to see how we can
work with you to help you achieve a successful application.


Contact details for support and further information can be found on the final page.
Please also let us know if you are successful in securing funding as a result of spotting an
opportunity in our bulletin!


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If you have any difficulties accessing this resource contact us and we can help you search.

Visit Funding Central here: www.fundingcentral.org.uk

COVID-19
Leathersellers Company Small grants programme
Aims/priorities: 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.
Who can apply?

UK registered charities which are currently supporting:
• the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless
• provision of food and essential supplies
• victims of domestic violence
• nursing care to vulnerable patients
Grant amount: Grants of up to £3,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 11 May 2020
Contact information: Tel: 020 7330 1462 or 1452

Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/

Cadent Foundation
Aims/priorities: General priorities are:
• Projects that help alleviate suffering and hardship of people in
vulnerable situations
• Projects that will help and protect the environment
• Projects that provide a better and healthier community for people to live in and use
Who can apply? UK charities or groups with charitable purposes
Grant amount: Grants of between £100 – £100,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://cadentgas.com/cadent-foundation#main

The Veterans’ Foundation
Aims/priorities: The Veterans’ Foundation has established a substantial grants programme to support charities and organisations that provide lifetime support to those in need among serving armed forces personnel, veterans and their immediate families. The trustees have also agreed that Merchant
Navy veterans who have taken part in operations should also be allowed to bid for grants.
Who can apply? All registered charities and other organisations that support the armed forces
community (veterans, those serving and immediate dependants), including Merchant Navy
veterans who have served on operations, may apply.
Grant amount: Grants of up to £30,000 are available
Application process:
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/grant-application/

Heritage Emergency Fund
Aims/priorities: The fund is available to organisations across the
full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and
maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and
gardens, landscapes and nature. Priority will be given where:
• there is limited or no access to other sources of support
• where heritage is most at risk
• where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to COVID-19
Priority within the Fund will be given to organisations:
• Managing or caring for at-risk heritage or those working to meet our priority outcomes
around economic regeneration, inclusion and wellbeing – as defined within the Strategic
Funding Framework
• Working within one or more of the 13 Areas of Focus identified in the Strategic Funding
Framework. These are communities experiencing social deprivation which are central to
place-making within these neighbourhoods
• Which are not eligible for or in receipt of other emergency funding either from Government
and/or other National Lottery distributors
• Which have limited alternative options of emergency support and are already mitigating
risks through other measures e.g. putting projects on hold, rephrasing milestones,
repurposing other funding to support day-to-day operations
• Which are at greatest financial risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) due to a reliance on
trading or community fundraising income streams
• Are at greatest financial risk due to having limited reserves i.e. less than three months and
limited access to the short-term liquidity needed for essential activity
Who can apply? Applicants must be:
• a not-for-profit organisation, and
• a current or previous recipient of a grant directly from us, and
• an owner, manager or representative of heritage, or be able to show you have delivered
participatory heritage activity
Grant amount: Grants of between £3,000 – £50,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Contact information: Tel: 020 7591 6044 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/heritage-emergency-fund-launches-help-sector

Sport England Community Emergency Fund
Aims/priorities: This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The types of organisations eligible include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills, and voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity.
Who can apply?
• Local sports clubs
• Voluntary and community sector organisations that deliver or enable sport and/or
physical activity, including organisations that are not solely or primarily sports
organisations and have an important role to play in keeping people active, that may need
support for other parts of their organisation to remain open
• Small charitable trusts that do not qualify for financial help elsewhere
• Regional or county level organisations or leagues that have already paid out funds for
activities that are now cancelled and are not able to claim funds from elsewhere.
Grant amount: Awards will be between £300 – £10,000. In exceptional circumstances Sport
England will consider awards of more than £10,000.
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Contact information: Tel: 0345 8508 508 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund


Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust
Aims/priorities: The Trust will make grant to
organisations working to improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales by investing in early intervention and preventative work. The Trust support organisations whose work is with targeted groups of 0-3 year olds in England and Wales which will specifically improve the reach to these targeted groups and bring about improved defined outcomes for them.
Who can apply? Charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales whose
last audited accounts show an income of less than £750,000 and Charities that can demonstrate
the likelihood of increased demand for their services and/or can demonstrate a loss of anticipated
income attributable to the current pandemic.
Grant amount: Grants will be a one off payment of up to £5,000 and will be unrestricted
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Round 2: Stage 1 applications can be submitted between 5 October and 12 November
2020, with grants for successful applicants being made in February 2021)
Contact information: Tel: 01707 259 259 Email: [email protected]
Website address: http://sylvia-adams.org.uk/what-we-will-fund/


Magic Little Grants 2020
Aims/priorities: Together with Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Localgiving is delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500. The fund will be awarding over 900 grants to community projects across Great Britain. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.
Who can apply? In order to apply for the funding, organisations are required to meet the following
criteria:
• Income – You must have an annual income under £250,000 or be in your first year o
operation
• Physical activity projects – Your planned project must encourage people to participate in
sports and exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health and well-being of
participants
• Operating within England, Scotland, or Wales
Grant amount: Grants of up to £500 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 31 October 2020
Contact information: Tel: 0300 111 2340 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/


Alpkit
Aims/priorities: Alpkit welcome any applications from individuals or organisations serving those affected by coronavirus, across the country. Examples include:
• 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 care
• Supporting foodbanks and increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries to support
the elderly
• Supporting those who are homeless or in temporary accommodation
Who can apply? Individuals or organisations
Grant amount: Grants of £500 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Website address: https://alpkit.com/blogs/foundation/adapting-to-the-coranavirus-crisis


The Antonio Carluccio Foundation
Aims/priorities: One of the core objectives of the Foundation is to support
hospitality related training and development, to promote a better understanding of food origins and nutrition and to make direct support available for organisations working to feed those in need. Coronavirus makes the need in some of these areas enormous and as a result, the Foundation are extending their grants for 2020 to
£500,000
Who can apply? Charities
Grant amount: Grants of up to £10,000 are available
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://antoniocarlucciofoundation.org/covid-19-response/


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Veterans Should Not
Be Forgotten Programme
Aims/priorities: The focus is on those who have faced hardships as a
result of the pandemic; on projects to help isolated people reconnect with wider communities;
projects that support improved mental health and encouraging stronger links between Armed
Forces Charities. Grants are for projects focused on supporting veterans who are isolated and
unable to access services or have limited social contact during the period of self isolation and
restrictions relating to the pandemic.
Who can apply? Local drop in centres and breakfast clubs within the ASDIC network; local Age
UK branches that already work with veterans and small charities within the Cobseo membership.
Grant amount: Grants of up to £20,000 are available
Application process: Contact your funding officer
Deadline: Not specified
Website address: www.covenantfund.org.uk/covid-19-response/
Arts Council Emergency Funding
Aims/priorities: Ensuring the people and organisations that make up our arts,
museums and libraries are protected during the coronavirus crisis is the
number one priority. The Arts Council will offer individuals and organisations
working in the cultural sector new financial support during this crisis, totalling £160 million. These emergency funding streams will be open to applications very soon.
Who can apply? Individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector
Grant amount: Not stated
Application process: There will be an online application form
Deadline: Not stated
Contact information: Tel: 0161 934 4317
Website address: www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

Audio Content Fund
Aims/priorities: The Audio Content Fund has announced a special
funding round, for content that will support radio audiences during the
coronavirus crisis. The new call for ideas will focus on identifying and
filling gaps that have been caused by the huge disruption in people’s lives, with an emphasis on
cultural, social, music and artistic material. In particular, the fund is asking suppliers to think about how lifestyles and livelihoods are being affected by the restrictions, and how radio can improve the situation for people listening at home.
Who can apply? Bids must come from independent production companies that have a guarantee of broadcast on commercial or community radio, and it must be demonstrated that ideas would be too costly to make without ACF support.
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Website address: www.audiocontentfund.org.uk/round/supporting-audiences-during-coronavirus


CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund
Aims/priorities: In this time of national crisis, CAF has launched this rapid
response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the
impact of Covid-19. Grants will help them to continue to deliver much
needed support to communities across the UK.
Who can apply? Organisations with a charitable purpose and charitable activities, which had
income of £1million or less in their last financial year.

This includes:
• UK registered charities (registered with Charity Commission, Scottish Charity Regulator or
Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, or as shown in the Charities Act 2010)
• Organisations registered with Companies House or the Public Mutuals Register, as a
charitable or not-for-profit entity, e.g. Community Interest Companies, Companies Limited
by Guarantee and others
• Unregistered entities and social enterprises
Grant amount: Grants of up to £10,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: 0300 012 3334
Website address: www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

The Coalfields Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund
Aims/priorities: This is an interim replacement for the Coalfields
Community Investment Programme (CCIP) and will open for enquiries
on 1st May 2020.
We recognise the importance of supporting the response to the COVID19 crisis in former coalfield communities and we have revised some of our criteria to support the delivery and sustainability of key services.
Priority will be given to organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly
adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis and support vulnerable people.
Please see below amendments to the application criteria:
• You will need to demonstrate how your organisation is addressing the current situation and
how additional funding will sustain or extend service delivery
• If your application is successful, the project must be able to start immediately
• The project must last for a minimum of 2 months (our expectation is that projects will deliver
over a six month period rather than our usual twelve month period)
• Up to 100% core costs are available, if required
Examples of the type of organisations/services we would like to support are as follows (please
note this list is not exhaustive):
o Organisations providing advice, guidance and support to people in crisis
o Organisations providing food banks, food parcels, personal hygiene products, cleaning
supplies or direct support to people who are experiencing financial hardship
o Organisations supporting people who are experiencing poor mental health
o Organisations supporting vulnerable people who are experiencing health inequalities,
loneliness and/or social isolation
o Organisations supporting people experiencing domestic violence/sexual abuse
o Organisations supporting local community activity, including volunteering, and coordination of services
Who can apply? Most voluntary and community organisations and groups working to regenerate
coalfield communities are eligible to apply as long as they are not for personal profit.
Grant amount: Awards of up to £10,000 are available.
Application process: Applications to be submitted using the existing CCIP application form. All
other CCIP application criteria and exclusions remain the same
Deadline: Mid June 2020 Committee – The deadline for applications is 22nd May 2020 at 5pm
Late July 2020 Committee – The eligibility survey closes at 5pm on 29th May 2020. The deadline for applications is 12th June 2020 at 5pm
Contact information: Tel: 01226 272 811 Email: [email protected]
Website: www.coalfields-regen.org.uk
https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england_support/funding-support/

Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund
Aims/priorities: A new grants fund focused on supporting VCS mental
health providers in England to respond to an anticipated increase in need
as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. The funding is available for
registered charities to either:
• Scale up existing activity – for example, your organisation may manage a helpline or a
forum that is experiencing an unprecedented amount of requests
• Adapt existing activity – for example, you may have traditionally delivered all of your
services in-person and now want to adapt them in order to continue meeting the needs of
existing, or new, service users
• Introduce new activity – You may want to introduce a new service that will meet the specific
needs of your service users that arise due, in part, to the coronavirus crisis
Who can apply? Funding is available for mental health voluntary sector organisations based in
England
Grant amount: Two sizes of grants are available:
• Large grants: up to £50,000
• Small grants: up to £20,000. The minimum grant available is £5,000
Organisations can only apply for one grant, regardless of grant size
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/coronavirus-mental-healthresponse-fund/


Covid-19: Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital
Programme
Aims/priorities: The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants 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 their programme areas during this period.
Who can apply
• Charities registered with the Charity Commission including Community Interest
Organisations (CIO)
• Community Interest Companies (limited by guarantee without share capital)
• ‘Exempt Charities’ (in which case we require details of your principal regulator and/or
evidence of HMRC exemption)
• Special Schools
Grant amount: Grants of up to £5,000 are available
Application process: Applicants first need to take an online eligibility quiz
Deadline: Ongoing
Website address: www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capitalprogramme/


The Dulverton Trust
Aims/priorities: Applicants should be working to produce significant impact in one of the following priority areas: youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation, preservation, Africa, and peace and humanitarian support. Grant-making will be focused on:
• charities which meet their funding criteria and are well-placed to support vulnerabl
communities through this crisis (previous grant recipients will be prioritised, but the Trust
may consider new charities to them as an exception)
• supporting charities with which the Trust have an existing relationship to overcome funding
challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis
Who can apply? Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) with an annual
income of between £200,000 and £10 million (but preference is given to charities with an income
of £5 million or below)
Grant amount: Grants are typically between £25,000 – £35,000
Application process: Applicants first need to complete an online eligibility quiz
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Tel: 020 7495 7852 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.dulverton.org


The Edward Gostling Foundation fasttrack Small Grants Programme
Aims/priorities: The Foundation provides grants to other charities that support people of all ages living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness. Themes:
Health and Wellbeing; Independent Living at Home

Respite; Transition.
Who can apply? UK registered charities with less than 6 months’ of free reserves
Grant amount: Grants of up to £10,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Tel: 01753 753 900 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk/content/apply-grant-0


The Fore’s RAFT Fund
Aims/priorities: The Fore’s RAFT Fund (Rapid Action by the Fore and Trusts) will provide emergency grants during the coronavirus pandemic for the best-managed small charities and social enterprises doing vital work in their communities. RAFT is specifically looking to shore up and build resilience in the best small charities, giving them a better chance to continue their services and navigate through the Covid19 crisis.
Who can apply? Currently this is only open to existing grantees. The Fore are current y
fundraising in order to extend RAFT funding to other organisations.
Grant amount: Grants of up to £5,000 are available
Application process: Contact your funding officer
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.thefore.org/covid-19-response-raft/


Forever Manchester Community Support Fund
Aims/priorities: Forever Manchester has launched a Community Support Fund for grassroots community groups that are responding to the impact of Covid-19 by helping those most affected.
Who can apply? Constituted community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater
Manchester
Grant amount: Awards of up to £5,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Tel: 0161 214 0940 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://forevermanchester.com/forever-manchester-launches-communitysupport-fund/


Greggs Local Community Projects Fund
Aims/priorities: The Local Community Projects Fund makes grants to help organisations based in local communities to deliver activities that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to. Objectives:
• Addressing issues of poverty and inequality
• Ensuring food is at the heart of our communities
• Supporting local community organisations to make a real difference
Who can apply? Not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum
Grant amount: Grants of up to £2,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: 0191 212 7626
Website address: www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/grants/local-community-projects-fund


Legal & General coronavirus emergency charity funding
Aims/priorities: Charitable organisations who generate under £1.5m of income doing amazing community work for the elderly or vulnerable people can apply for a grant. To qualify, you need to:
• Help elderly or vulnerable people or people with chronic underlying health conditions or
diseases in self-isolation or quarantine who need access to food, medicines or social care
• Offer counselling, suicide prevention and mental health support for those who are affected
by the coronavirus crisis (who have, for example, lost their jobs, are grieving or are in crisis)
Who can apply? Charitable organisations
Grant amount: Grants of between £5,000 – £10,000 are available
Application process: An application form can be downloaded on the website
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/csr/csr-news/legal-general-launchcoronavirus-emergency-charity-funding/


Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund
Aims/priorities: The Morrisons Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation. Homelessness charities are raising concerns that if someone is sleeping rough or in a crowded night shelter, it’s impossible to self-isolate and maintain social distance so help is needed more than ever before. In response to this, the Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards the Homeless Support Fund. The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.

Registered charities that care for the homeless can apply for support to cover three broad areas:
• Outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials
• Delivery of services in hostels and shelters
• Information and advice
Who can apply? To be considered for a grant from the COVID-19 Homeless Emergency Fund
applicants should:
• Be registered with the Commission/OSCR for a minimum of one year and have filed their
documents (i.e. Trustee’s Reports and Financial Accounts) on time
• Work directly with homeless people and provide support of one (or more) of the areas the
fund cover
• Accept payment electronically over the phone (i.e. by Credit Card or BACS)
Grant amount: Grants of up to £10,000 are available, but the emphasis is on smaller amounts to enable as many charities as possible can be supported from the fund
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the £500,000 emergency fund is depleted
Contact information: Tel: 0845 611 4449
Website address: www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/

Neighbourly Community Fund
Aims/priorities: Neighbourly are launching a series of micro-grants to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. Grants are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.
Who can apply? Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland
whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity.
Grant amount: Grants of up to £400 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Website address: www.neighbourly.com/NeighbourlyCommunityFund

Persimmon Community Champions
Aims/priorities: Persimmon Community Champions is here to fund good causes across the UK. Each of their 31 businesses and our PLC head office are giving away up to £2,000 each every month – that’s £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives. Persimmon Community Champions have supported thousands of community groups and charities over the years, but from 1st April for the foreseeable future, they want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s – a vulnerable group in society that Persimmon Community Champions feel need their support at this time.
Who can apply? Community groups and charities
Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions/

Standard Life Foundation Coronavirus pandemic –
fast track applications
Aims/priorities: Funding is for work directly related to the pandemic, addressing specific
challenges and helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and
improves living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. The Foundation will fund a range of strategic work. This is work that benefits more than individuals and has the potential to benefit large numbers of people within the UK. This work must aim to create a step change in policy, practice, attitudes and/or behaviour. It includes policy work, campaigning, research, public attitudinal work, and improving practice and design.
Who can apply? Organisations the Foundation are already funding can apply, as can
organisations the Foundation are already considering for their current funding round. The call is
also open to organisations that have rejected in the past, including in the last funding round
Grant amount: Grants will range from £5,000 to larger amounts
Application process: Applicants should submit a one page document outlining the idea (and if
the proposal is for research, some detail on your methodology). This should be submitted to:
[email protected]
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Tel: 020 7618 1626 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/funding/coronavirus_funding


Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund
Aims/priorities: 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. The programme is set up to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects. Typically, the fund will prioritise organisations
• whose need for services has been disrupted – for example a food bank whose stocks are
running low and need an immediate donation to enable the food bank to restock
• require to put in place new services – for example charities setting up a new home service
for the elderly who usually attend a monthly lunch club or a charity needing to set up a
telephone service to support beneficiaries
• Increased demand – a holiday hunger club needs more resources due to schools closing,
or a children’s centre needs an additional temporary staff member
Who can apply? Voluntary/community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies,
Parish/Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils,
local authorities and social housing organisations
Grant amount: Grants of £500 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/grant-schemes/tesco-cv-fund/


Thomas Pocklington Trust COVID-19 Emergency Fund for
the Sight Loss Sector
Aims/priorities: To support the essential role sight loss organisations play in providing vital services to blind and partially sighted people,
Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has suspended its normal grant funding activities and set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations. The monies can be used either to cover the general running costs of the charity in the face of cashflow issues directly caused by the crisis, or to fund a project that will support the blind and partially sighted community through these difficult times.
Who can apply? Sight loss organisations
Grant amount: Grants will be available of up to £10,000 pounds or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) for use over the next six months
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-fund-for-the-sight-losssector/


Waitrose Community Support Fund
Aims/priorities: A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours.
Who can apply? Local communities
Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: Waitrose shops
Deadline: Ongoing
Website address: https://waitrose.pressarea.com/pressrelease/details/78/NEWS_13/12169

The Yapp Charitable Trust
Aims/priorities: The Trust only make grants for ongoing core funding to groups which support:
• Elderly people
• Children and young people aged 5 – 25
• People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
• Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than
medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
• Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally
disadvantaged, whether adults or children)
Who can apply? Registered charities that have been formally established for a minimum of three years
Grant amount: Grants of up to £3,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Tel: 0191 389 3300
Website address: http://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/what-we-fund/

Youth Futures Foundation
Aims/priorities: The grants programme is designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice. Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. The Foundation is looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to more young people.
Who can apply? Not-for-profit voluntary or community-sector organisations, or statutory
organisations applying individually or as a lead organisation on behalf of a partnership or
consortia, which:
• have been operating for at least 3 years – with a track record of working with young people
who are, or are at risk of, becoming NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) and
face barriers to finding and keeping decent jobs
• offer an existing or new solution to youth unemployment
• have clearly outlined planned activities, which link to getting young people into work
• are committed to an independent evaluation
• have an annual turnover of over £100,000
• are not at risk of financial crisis
Grant amount: Development grants of £30,000 – £100,000 and Impact grants of £100,000 –
£800,000
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Tel: 020 7553 4539 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://youthfuturesfoundation.org/grants/

Youth Music Emergency Fund
Aims/priorities: Youth Music has announced a new Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by coronavirus. Through this fund Youth Music will aim to prioritise the people and organisations in the most immediate need, and to make quick decisions and payments.

The Emergency Fund is designed to support organisations facing
the following challenges:
• Cashflow – organisations are seeing threats to their income, in particular from charged-for
services and from contracts. This has significant implications for honouring employment
and freelance contracts and core ongoing costs. At the time of writing there is still a lack of
clarity about eligibility of government support measures and when any funding might be
released.
• Maintaining services – there are/will be challenges in continuing to deliver core services
through staff or volunteer absence, social distancing measures, increased childcare
responsibilities, venues being closed etc.
• Adapting services – delivering services in new ways, which can be more expensive, have
high set-up costs (e.g. IT infrastructure, buying tech or instruments for tutors and young
people) or require new policies or expertise.
• Children and young people – the impact of the situation on children and young people’s
mental and physical health; the negative implications for some vulnerable children of being
out of school; keeping in contact now that the normal music sessions have ceased;
engaging young people in new forms of learning; reaching children beyond digital access
(e.g. disabled young people; those who don’t have devices or an internet connection).
Who can apply? Music-making organisations
Grant amount: Grants of up to £10,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact information: Tel: 020 7902 1060 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/youth-music-emergency-fund

LOCAL


Bowland Charitable Trust
Aims/priorities: The Bowland Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK. The programme is intended to promote:
• Outdoor and character-building projects for young people in the North West England
• Educational, religious and cultural activities and institutions
Who can apply? Any charitable organisations in the North West can apply
Grant amount: Grants tend to be in the range of between £1,000 – £20,000 with larger grants
made as the exception
Application process: Applications should be made in writing
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 01254 688 051 Email: [email protected] Post: Carol Fahy,
The Bowland Charitable Trust, Bowland House, Phillips Road, Blackburn, BB1 5NA

Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund
Aims/priorities: The Greater Manchester
Trustees are particularly interested in the following:
• Causes with which the Duchy has historical association such as Church livings, Estates etc.
within the boundaries of the three Counties (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside) and purposes which will benefit the community
• Trusts, Associations and Institutions that maintain and preserve monuments, Estates and
possessions of the Duchy which prove to be of benefit to the public and local community
• Organisations which provide care and support for the elderly, inform and disadvantaged
members of society
• Community Associations that benefit local people
• Organisations for young people e.g. Scouts, Guides, Cadets, Youth Organisations etc.
• Support for educational initiatives that will have beneficial results for the local community
Who can apply? Organisations must be a registered charity and operate in Merseyside, Greater
Manchester or Lancashire and have a bank account in the organisation’s name
Grant amount: A single grant will only be made to an organisation within a two year period and
will normally be between £250 – £1,000
Application process: The application form can be downloaded from their website
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. The Greater Manchester Duchy Panel
considers all applications on a quarterly basis.
Contact information: Tel: 0161 834 0490 Email: [email protected]
Website address: http://manchesterlieutenancy.org/lancaster


FM Awards – Cash 4 Graft
Aims/priorities: Cash 4 Graft rewards resident involvement and volunteering time with between £50 and £250 to help get community ideas off the ground. The awards are matched with the passion and effort of residents and their neighbours who work together to create and develop
projects and are available in various areas of Greater Manchester.
Who can apply? Forever Manchester support smaller organisations with a track record of
attracting funding or a turnover under £150,000 per annum
Grant amount: Awards of between £50 – £250 are available
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Application process: The application form can be downloaded from the website
Contact information: Tel: 0161 214 0940 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://forevermanchester.com/fm-awards-cash-4-graft/

Greater Manchester Walking Grants
Aims/priorities: The Greater Manchester Walking
Grants are provided by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and administered by the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO). The funding is intended to create a network of people and organisations in Greater Manchester who promote and support walking in creative ways.
Who can apply? Grants are available for voluntary and community groups and social enterprises
in Greater Manchester for projects that encourage people who are usually less active to get out
and start walking or increase the amount they walk.
Grant amount: Small grants are between £50 – £1,000 and medium grants are between £1,000 – £5,000 as well as partnership grants of up to £15,000
Application process: If you want to apply for a grant you will need to fill in a short online
application form with information about your organisation, what you would like to do, what you
would spend the funding on and who will benefit from your project.
Deadline: Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis with a decision usually given within three
weeks
Contact information: Tel: 0161 277 1000 Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gmcvo.org.uk/gm-walking-grants

Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust
Aims/priorities: The Manchester Guardian Charitable Trust is a grant making charity, which
makes donations to a wide variety of community based organisations in the Greater Manchester
area. The Trustees are particularly interested in the following:
• Organisations for young people e.g. scouts, guides, youth organisations
• Provision for the sick and disabled
• Assistance for groups providing for the elderly and disadvantaged members of society
• Support for educational initiatives by arts organisations particularly for children and young
people
• Community associations
• Organisations providing services for people in Greater Manchester
Who can apply? Small community groups with charitable aims that are based and working within Greater Manchester
Grant amount: Most grants awarded are between £250 – £2,000
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Application process: Applications must be made by post on the Manchester Guardian Society’s
own application form and 13 copies in total should be supplied. Contact Manchester Guardian
Charitable Trust to request an application form.
Contact information: Tel: 0161 934 6190 Email: [email protected] Post: Joe
Swift, Clerk to the Trustees, Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust, Addleshaw Goddard
LLP, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester, M2 3AB
Website address: www.manchesterguardiansociety.org.uk

ARTS


The Radcliffe Trust
Aims/priorities: Heritage and Crafts scheme: The
Radcliffe Trust supports the development and practice of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s heritage and crafts sector. This includes support for emerging craftspeople of high quality, craft and conservation projects and training, projects demonstrating creative outcomes by designer-makers, projects with potential for capacity building within the sector, and some special needs projects focusing on the therapeutic benefits of skills development.
Music scheme: The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training, especially
chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects.
Who can apply? UK Charities, not for profit organisations or exempt organisations
Grant amount: Grants are generally in the region of £2,500 – £7,500
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Contact information: Tel: 01285 841 900 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://theradcliffetrust.org/

The Golsoncott Foundation
Aims/priorities: The Golsoncott Foundation, established as a Charitable Trust in July 1998 from the estate of the artist and sculptor Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) is an arts-funding trust whose declared object is to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular the fine arts and music.
Who can apply? The trustees favour applications from arts organisations whose raison d’être is
the art form itself, and its perfection or excellence in performance.
Grant amount: Grants rarely exceed £3,000
Application process: Applications should be made in writing addressing the criteria listed on the
website: www.golsoncott.org.uk/how-to-apply.html
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 01392 252 855 Email: [email protected] Post: Hal Bishop,
The Golsoncott Foundation, 53 St Leonard’s Road, Exeter, EX2 4LS
Website address: www.golsoncott.org.uk


CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE


Persimmon Building Futures
Aims/priorities: Persimmon Homes has joined forces with Team
GB – the British Olympic Association – to give away over £1 million to help projects for young
people aged under 18 across England, Wales and Scotland. The competition has three
categories: Education and Arts, Sport, and Health.
Who can apply? Registered charities, clubs, schools and other organisations working in health,
sport or education and arts that provide opportunities and services to people aged 18 and under
Grant amount: Winners will receive – £1,000, £5,000, £20,000, £50,000 or £100,000
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Contact information: Tel: 020 3937 6880 Email: [email protected]
Website address: https://semble.org/persimmon-building-futures/

The Ironmongers’ Company
Aims/priorities: The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide
opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. Projects must
meet all of the following criteria:
• For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged
• Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills
• Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale
• Are within the UK
The Company is looking for projects that deliver clearly defined educational benefits to a specific group of children or young people. Items of equipment will be considered only where a full explanation is given of how they will support this activity. The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future.
Who can apply? Grants are only given to registered charities
Grant amount: Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average
grant awarded is £4,000
Application process: The Company’s Grant Application Summary sheet must be completed and
a description of the project of no more than three A4 pages, typed on one side of each sheet,
should be provided including headings listed on the website.
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Contact information: Tel: 020 7776 2311
Website address: www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm

The Peter Cruddas Foundation
Aims/priorities: The Foundation gives priority to programmes
designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the
age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and
Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent.
Priority funding streams:

Pathways/support for young disadvantaged or disengaged people in the age range 16 to 30 into education, training or employment

Work experience/skills projects for young people aged 16 to 30

Youth work in London particularly evening work for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 30
Who can apply? Preference will be given to the support of projects undertaken by UK registered charitable organisations (currently not CIC’s or Social Enterprises), in England and Wales only
Grant amount: There is no minimum or maximum amount of grant that can be requested
Application process: An application form is available to download on the website
Deadline: 1 September 2020
Contact information: Tel: 0203 003 8360 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.petercruddasfoundation.org.uk/about.htm


The Ragdoll Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Ragdoll Foundation is dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative content, programmes and projects that reflect the world from a child’s point of view. The primary purpose is to make grants
for charitable purposes that:
• Evidence the power of arts and creativity and their transformative power for children and
young people
• Promote children’s development through their imaginative thinking
• Encourage innovative thinking and influence good practice elsewhere
• Ensure effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning
• Above all, demonstrate how concerns of children can be heard
The Foundation are mainly interested in applications that involve children during their early years,
but appropriate projects for older children (up to 18 years) will also be considered.
Who can apply? Proposals are invited from organisations developing creative and innovative
approaches to engage children and young people using the arts and creative media. In most
cases, the Foundation expect that the applicant will be an arts organisation; however they will
consider applications from other organisations which intend to partner with arts organisations or work with artists within the project.
Grant amount: Applications of up to £50,000 are welcome. The majority of grants awarded are
between £5,000 – £20,000
Application process: There is a two stage application process
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.ragdollfoundation.org.uk/portfolio/grant-giving


COMMUNITY


Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants

Programme
Aims/priorities: The financial giving programme is aimed at supporting projects, activities and
organisations that have charitable aims and will be of real direct benefit to families. The support
they provide should reach charities and organisations delivering work that aligns to their priorities and has a direct and tangible impact. Warburtons principle aim of funding is clear; it is to focus on supporting families that need the help the most. The specific areas of focus are:
• To work with those who need our support within the social areas defined later in this policy
• To focus on support that fits with the principles of Transparency, Trust and Transformation
• To work with families facing challenges
• Help families with opportunities
Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes
Grant amount: Grants of up to £250 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 12 August 2020
Website address: www.warburtons.co.uk/corporate/sustainability/financial-giving

Comic Relief Community Fund
Aims/priorities: The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000. There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:
• Children Survive and Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their
potential and have the best start in life
• Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and the LBTQI+
community and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or
exploitation due to their gender
• A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of
homelessness or forced migration
• Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve
access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination
Funding is available to help you develop your organisation through a Capacity Building Grant or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant. This new and exciting programme aims deliver long lasting community driven change and Groundwork will work closely with successful projects to gather learning from the programme to share widely.
Administration of the local funding is being managed by community charity, Groundwork, which
specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
Who can apply? Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000
Grant amount: Capacity Building Grant – Grants up to £500 and Project Delivery Grant – Grants
up to £4,000
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0121 237 5800 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.groundwork.org.uk/national-grants/comic-relief-community-grants/


Henry Smith Charity – Strengthening Communities
Aims/priorities: The Strengthening Communities grant programme is
designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots
level. Through this grant programme Henry Smith want to make sure that
their funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, targeting places that are
economically marginalised and affected by poverty. Henry Smith fund established organisations
with a track record of delivering services directly to beneficiaries. Henry Smith are looking for
organisations that are embedded within their communities and are addressing local needs. Henry Smith want to fund work that enables:
• People from across the community to participate in activities which improve connectedness
opportunities and wellbeing
• People who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship to have access to
community-based services that support positive lasting change
• A stronger, active, more engaged community
Who can apply? Community-led charities and not for profit organisations, with an annual income
of £20,000 – £500,000 can apply
Grant amount: Grants of between £20,000 – £60,000 per year are available
Application process: An application form is available to download on the website
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 020 7264 4970
Website address: www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/strengtheningcommunities-grants/strengthening-communities-overview/


The Morrisons Foundation
Aims/priorities: The Morrisons Foundation supports charities
making a positive difference in local communities across
England, Scotland and Wales. The grant funding supports charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives.
Who can apply? UK charities (registered with the Charity Commission or Office of the Scottish
Charity Regulator)
Grant amount: Grants of up to £25,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0845 611 4449
Website address: www.morrisonsfoundation.com/grant-funding-request/

One Stop Carriers for Causes
Aims/priorities: Carriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Grants are available to support
projects that ‘benefit local communities – helping to improve lives and local
places’. Projects must benefit the local community. The types of projects
funded will be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver
the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean-up days, plants,
spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group or the materials needed to paint a room at the local hospice.
Who can apply? Grants are available to non-profit organisations and groups only
Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: 0161 220 1000 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.groundwork.org.uk/Pages/Category/carriers-for-causes-uk

ENTERPRISE
Big Issue Invest – Impact Loans England
Aims/priorities: This £5 million lending scheme is aimed at enabling social enterprises and
charities to access loan funding. The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social
Investment, with finance being provided by its partners Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital.
Investment can be used for a variety of projects, including:
• Working capital
• Buying equipment
• Contract fulfilment
• Business development
• Hiring new talent
Who can apply? You can apply for Impact Loans England if:
• You are a social enterprise or charity
• You can demonstrate an ability to repay finance
• You have a track record of trading
• You are a well-managed organisation with good governance
• You are based in England
Grant amount: Loan finance between £20,000 – £150,000 is available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website: https://bigissueinvest.com/impact-loans-england/

KeyFund
Aims/priorities: KeyFund give loans and grants to people and enterprises that make a big impact, tackling social and environmental issues in the heart of their communities.
Who can apply? Community and social enterprises operating in the North of England and the Midlands. Business with a Social Backbone
• You are, or intend to form a legal company
• You have a direct social mission at the heart of your enterprise
• You have been turned down by other lenders
• You are based in the North/Midlands
Grant amount: KeyFund offer investment from £5,000 to up to £300,000
• Up to £150k – Blended finance (loans with up to 20% grant): the Northern Impact Fund
offers 20% of the value of the loan as grant. This unsecured lending is suited to new and
early stage enterprises who are seeking finance to support growth or become more robust;
typical investments are around £50k. There is up to a 1% arrangement fee with each
investment.
• Up to £300k – Standalone loans: KeyFund can also provide loans to Community and Social
Enterprises who are more established and looking to further develop and grow their
organisation.
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0330 202 0559
Website address: http://thekeyfund.co.uk/apply/

ENVIRONMENT


Veolia Environmental Trust
Aims/priorities: The Trust is committed to supporting community
and environmental projects that are located near a qualifying
Veolia site. These could include projects aiming to install or enhance play areas and skate parks, restore footpaths and green spaces, protect natural habitats or improve community halls.
Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations with environmental or community-based projects can apply
Grant amount: Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are availabl
Application process: There is a three stage application process:
Know: This information will help groups check if their project meets the criteria and if the funding timetable is right for them. Applicants should be aware that only projects in the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site will be considered and they should use the Postcode Checker to confirm this.
Prepare: This information will help applicants develop the best possible project.
Apply: Once applicants are certain that their project meets the criteria, they can start applying for funding by completing the ‘Eligibility Checker’. They will need to confirm that their project meets the key criteria. If it does, they will be able to progress to the Stage 1 of the application form.
Deadline: 4 June 2020, 12pm
Contact information: Tel: 0203 567 6820 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.veoliatrust.org/funding/


Patagonia International Grants Program
Aims/priorities: Patagonia support innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities. Patagonia fund work that:
• is action-oriented
• focuses on root causes
• has a clear strategy
• identifies specific goals and objectives that can be effectively measured to evaluate
success
• builds public involvement and civic engagement
• works to build an inclusive and diverse environmental movement
• takes place within the following countries: United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia,
Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway,
Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and the Czech
Republic
Who can apply? Small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment
Grant amount: Grants up to $12,000 may be requested
Application process: There is an online application form. Groups first need to complete an
eligibility quiz
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Contact information: [email protected]
Website address: www.patagonia.com/international-grants.html

Rural Community Energy Fund
Aims/priorities: The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10
million programme, which supports rural communities in England to
develop renewable energy projects, which provide economic and
social benefits to the community. The aim is to increase energy self-sufficiency in rural
communities and boost jobs in green technology.
Who can apply? Community projects in rural communities
Grant amount: RCEF provides support to rural communities in two stages:
Stage 1: grants of up to £40,000 for a feasibility study for a renewable energy project
Stage 2: grants of up to £100,000 for business development and planning of feasible schemes
Application process: RCEF is being run by five regional Local Energy Hubs. If you would like to
register your interest for the scheme, or would like further information, please contact the relevant hub for your area: North West: [email protected]
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.gov.uk/guidance/rural-community-energy-fund

FAITH


Allchurches Trust
Aims/priorities: Allchurches Trust like to fund projects that demonstrate an impact on people and communities. Funding focus:
• Building communities, especially where they are hurting or broken
• Helping people, especially those in particular need, to flourish
• Growing churches, spiritually and numerically
Allchurches Trust give grants to churches and charities tackling issues like:
• Homelessness and poverty
• Mental health and counselling
• Social exclusion and loneliness
• Ex-offender support
• Community health and wellbeing
• Substance misuse
The funding also often supports:
• Church repairs, renovations, reordering and new builds
• Community outreach by churches and Christian organisations
• Protection of heritage
Who can apply? Any registered charity, as well as any church or other exempted organisation,
can apply for our open grant programmes, although the purpose of the project needs to support our primary charitable object – to promote the Christian faith or any other charitable purpose.
Grant amount: Small grants range from £1,000 up to £15,000 for projects with a total cost of up to £1 million. Larger grants are available for projects costing over £1 million.
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 01452 873 189 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.allchurches.co.uk/how-to-apply

GENERAL


Tampon Tax Fund 2020/21
Aims/priorities: Overall, the Tampon Tax Fund aims to support projects that improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls across the United Kingdom. Applicants are invited to focus project
activities on one of three broad categories:
• Violence against Women and Girls
• Young Women’s Mental Health and Well Being
• General Programme (for which we have identified a number of sub-themes)
Who can apply? Applications are welcomed from individual organisations or formal consortia with an identified lead organisation
Grant amount: Applications should be for £1 million or more and be from organisations that can deliver impact across their chosen category and across multiple regions in one or more of
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Application process: An application form can be downloaded from the website
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.gov.uk/government/publications/tampon-tax-fund-application-form-2020-2021-funding-round


Marc Fitch Fund
Aims/priorities: The Marc Fitch Fund makes small grants towards the costs of publishing scholarly work in the fields of British and Irish national, regional and local history, archaeology, antiquarian studies, historical geography, the history of art and architecture, heraldry, genealogy and surname studies, archival research, artefact conservation and the broad fields of the heritage, conservation and the historic environment.
Publication grants: these are intended to help with production costs, including the costs of
illustrative material
Research grants: these are intended to cover incidental expenses, such as the cost of travel and accommodation within the UK/Ireland to visit archives; they are not intended to cover time spent in research and writing. To qualify, your work must already have been provisionally accepted for publication
Special Project Grants: from time to time the Fund considers applications for special projects that do not fit easily into one of the above categories, such as the conservation, cataloguing, scanning, transcription and study of significant primary sources, or the conservation and study of significant artefacts. To qualify, original research and the publication of the results has to be part of the project.
Journal digitisation: the Fund is also willing to consider applications from local and national
archaeological and historical societies towards the costs of publishing their journal backlists online, on condition that the results are made available to all, without charge and in perpetuity. To be eligible for such funding, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they already have 50 per cent of the costs in the bank
Who can apply? Community groups
Grant amount: Small grants
Application process: Prospective applicants should submit a brief outline of their project by
email. If the proposal meets the Fund’s criteria, the relevant application forms will be provided.
Deadline: 1 August 2020
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.marcfitchfund.org.uk

Small Charities Challenge Fund Project Grants
Aims/priorities: The SCCF is part of UK Aid Direct, a challenge fund to build the capacity of small and medium sized organisations, to support the UK’s commitment to achieving the Global Goals. UK Aid Direct priorities reflect the UK
Department for International Development’s wider strategic objectives of:
• Strengthening global peace, security and governance
• Strengthening resilience and response to crisis
• Promoting global prosperity
• Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable
Projects are only eligible if they are set up in a country that is ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s DFID. Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria are the exceptions to this rule and are not eligible project countries for SCCF project grants.
Who can apply? UK-registered charities with an annual income of £250,000 or less
Grant amount: Grants of up to £50,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 24 September 2020, 5pm
Website address: www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf

Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund
Aims/priorities: The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973 with funds from
The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which is the oldest City of London Livery Company and has a history dating back before 1130 AD. The Benevolent Fund is the Charity through which the Company directs its main charitable giving and the Charitable Grants Committee apply the income to support work in the following areas of interest:
• Young Offenders
• Prisoners and Ex-prisoners
• Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement
Funding priorities:

Supporting offenders and ex-offenders: Many offenders and ex-offenders suffer from a
variety of difficult and complex problems and they are amongst the most vulnerable
members of society. The Benevolent Fund will fund work that addresses the social and
economic problems faced by this group and their families, and provide them with support,
life skills training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate and make a positive contribution to society.

Helping disadvantaged young people: The Trustees are keen to support projects working
with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. The Benevolent Fund normally define young people as being aged from 5 to 30 years.
Who can apply? The Benevolent Fund are especially interested in helping smaller organisations which offer direct services. Organisations must normally be registered charities or in the process of applying for registration.
Grant amount: Grants of up to £15,000 are available
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: 19 November 2020, 1pm
Contact information: Tel: 020 7606 1155 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.weavers.org.uk/charitable-grants

OLDER PEOPLE
The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation
Aims/priorities: The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation is an independent grant-making
charity, which assists with the provision of care and aims to improve the wellbeing of older people
in the UK. The Foundation gives grants to capital projects, refurbishment and for equipment, in
addition to innovative schemes for ongoing care and projects which help people live active and
fulfilling lives. The aim of the Foundation is to improve quality of life and Trustees consider
applications which make a difference to people over the age of 65. The Foundation supports
organisations which promote a proactive approach to physical and mental wellbeing.
Who can apply? The Foundation award funds to UK charities which have, for at least two years,
been registered with the:
• Charity Commission for England and Wales
• Regulator for Charities in Northern Ireland
• Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
Grant amount: Grants are usually between £1,000 – £3,000. The average grant is £1,700
Application process: There is no application, applications need to made in writing addressing the
criteria on the website
Deadline: 10 June 2020
Contact information: [email protected]
Website address: www.wgedwardscharitablefoundation.org.uk

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation
Aims/priorities: Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland and Wales. This year their focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will
receive the highest priority in 2019. The Foundation favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life.
Who can apply? Small community groups and small local charities
Grant amount: Grants range from £100 – £5,000
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0800 328 3328 Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.bhcfoundation.org.uk

SPORT & RECREATION


Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small
Grants Scheme
Aims/priorities: The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards
grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities.
The aims of this scheme are to:
• Support the growth of football clubs and activity
• Prevent a decline in football participation
• Make improvements to facilities to address any health and safety issues
Who can apply? The scheme is available to:
• Local authorities
• Educational establishments
• Grassroots football clubs (not including those in the FA National League System)
• Professional and semi-professional Football Clubs and their associated Community
Organisations (from Premier League to Conference), to support their community outreach
programmes
Grant amount: The maximum grant available is £10,000. The minimum grant is £1,000, unless
you are applying for funding towards the replacement of unsafe goalposts. Grants cannot exceed
50% of the eligible project cost.
Application process: There is an online application form
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Maria Finelli Tel: 0345 345 4555 ext 4206 Email:
[email protected]
Website address: www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/premier-league-the-fafacilities-fund-small-grants-scheme/


This funding bulletin is produced by:
10GM consists of local support and development agencies covering all 10 Local Authority
areas across Greater Manchester whom are listed below.
For further information regarding 10GM please email: [email protected]


Action Together (covering Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside)
Principal Office 95-97 Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6EP
Tel: 0161 339 4985
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.actiontogether.org.uk


Bolton CVS (Community and Voluntary Services)
The Hub, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS
Tel: 01204 546010
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.boltoncvs.org.uk


Macc
Swan Buildings, 3rd Floor, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
Tel: 0161 834 9823
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org


Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre
The Old Town Hall, 5 Irwell Place, Salford, M30 0FN
Tel: 0161 787 7795
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.salfordcvs.co.uk

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