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The latest New Funders Uploaded Are Below
Access to Justice Foundation - Improving Outcomes Through Legal Support
For registered charities based in England and/or Wales, providing advice and support to people with legal problems– helping them to better understand their issues and avoid costly court proceedings. Deadline for first round of funding 4pm, 5 May. Grants in the region of £100,000 to £200,000 total for the 21-month period of the grant.
To support individuals who have suffered life-changing injuries or trauma as a result of a serious accident, clinical negligence or illness but are unable to seek a legal resolution and will also support groups working in the same area. Its grants can cover physical and psychological rehabilitation and therapies, aids such as wheelchairs and exercise equipment, costs of activities and breaks, home and vehicle adaptations, and many other things that will help people who have had a serious injury. This is a very new charity, not much else in the way of details.
The trustees tend to focus their support on organisations in Scotland, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, with increasing emphasis outwith Scotland. Grants generally range from £300 to £5,000 and the trustees favour making a series of smaller grants to small organisations for whom annual grant payments over 3 to 5 years will make a sustained difference. Therefore, applications for large projects or from national charities are discouraged as they are unlikely to be successful. The trustees wish to focus their help upon organisations and projects that address social issues particularly relating to education, health and well-being, and inclusion. Deadlines end Sep and end Feb.
Mayor of London's VAWG Cost of Living Fund
The £1 million VAWG Cost of Living Fund, which is being managed by London Community Foundation on behalf of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), will provide grants to community-based organisations tackling violence against women and girls in London. Deadline 12pm on 4 Apr. Grants between £10,000 and £30,000 for a period of six months. Added 18 Mar 23.
National Lottery - Additional Funding For Women & Young People
The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a £13 million cash injection to support those hit hardest by the rising cost-of-living. Buttle UK receives £10 million and Smallwood Trust £3 million. With £10 million of National Lottery funding, Buttle UK will support more than 12,000 children and young people over the next five years to overcome crisis, by distributing grants to charities and organisations across England from The Chances for Children Crisis Fund. The Women’s Urgent Support Fund, set up by Smallwood Trust with over £3.2 million of National Lottery funding, will enable 20,000 women across England to access specialist support services over the next five years, by distributing grants to 60 local community organisations led by and serving women.
UK Government - Know Your Neighbourhood Fund
Up to £30 million in funding is being allocated to 27 disadvantaged areas across the country, including youth clubs, mental health charities and social enterprises - to create volunteering opportunities and help reduce loneliness. £14 million will be delivered by UK Community Foundations (UKCF) across 9 local authority areas - Wolverhampton, South Tyneside, Kingston-upon-Hull, Blackpool, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Yarmouth, Fenland, County Durham and Barrow-in-Furness. The National Lottery Community Fund is also investing up to £10 million to support their existing projects working across the same target areas.
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NET Coronavirus Appeal - Local Action Fund
To organise events of cultural significance as well as events that promote community cohesion and integration for communities in Westminster to lead and organise cultural events, events that raise awareness of issues that affect the community and events that bring communities together for collective reflection. The fund can be used to book a space or pay for other associated event costs. Up to £2,500, or for collaboration between organisations up to £5,000. Available to registered charities and CICs. No deadlines. Added 26 Mar 23.
Football Foundation - Energy Support Programme
Two funds. The Energy Fund is for energy-saving measures for clubhouses and pavilions - up to 75% of the total project costs, up to a maximum of £25,000. The Floodlight Fund will support the upgrading of metal halide ('halogen') floodlights on Football Foundation-funded floodlit football turf pitches (FTPs) to LED floodlights - up to 70% of the cost. The deadline to submit an expression of interest (EoI) is 13 Apr. Open to CICs. Added 26 Mar 23.
Herefordshire Holiday Activity Programme
Grants to deliver free, fun and enriching activities with food during the summer school holidays in Herefordshire for children aged 4-16 (and up to age 19 for young people with SEND) eligible for benefits related free school meals. I can't find any amounts. Deadline 17 Apr (23 Apr for schools). Added 26 Mar 23.
Kent Community Foundation - Infrastructure Support Fund
For charities, community groups and CICs to support existing, dormant or new infrastructure support projects, including the development of leadership skills, including Board development or good governance and policy development, help for collaborative working for back office and mergers, organisational strategy and development projects, support and training for income generation, diversification, financial strategy and sustainability. Up to £75,000. Deadline 14 Apr. Added 26 Mar 23.
Lloyds Bank Foundation National Influencing Programme
Charities and CICs seeking to influence and achieve change in national policy and practice around specific issues within accommodation, social security, and refugees and asylum seeker support can apply for £30,000 to £150,000. Open to charities and CICs with income over £25,000 working directly or with others to influence those in power to tackle the causes and consequences of complex issues and the barriers people face. There are 3 priority themes: social security system, accommodation and refugees and asylum seekers. Deadline for expressions of interest is 19 May 2023, at 5pm. Added 26 Mar 23.
Open University (OU) - Disadvantaged Groups Scholarships
£3mn to help disadvantaged groups study during the cost-of-living crisis by providing scholarships, bursaries, and support - Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships, Scholarship for Black Students, Carers’ Scholarships Fund, Sanctuary Scholarship and Care Experienced Scholarship. These are for the 2023/24 academic year and have varying closing dates in Jul. Thanks UK Fundraising. Added 26 Mar 23.
Gillian Stevenson Charitable Trust
Grants for UK registered charities of up to £5000 for working with children, young people or their families who are living in difficult circumstances or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Priority to small/medium charities serving their local communities. Don't provide funding purely for salaries but if this forms part of a project 'package' then we will consider the application and grants to support cost of living increases will be considered in exceptional circumstances. For example where a community food bank is facing closure if they can't find funding to pay their energy bill. Deadlines 28 Feb, 31 May, 31 Aug and 30 Nov, but accept applications at any point throughout the year.
Heathrow Communities Trust - Communities Together Large Programme
The programme has been set up to help groups working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough, Spelthorne, Richmond, Runnymede, South Bucks, or Windsor & Maidenhead. Communities Together Large (grants of up to £15,000) – Round 1 opens 28/3/23 and closes on 30/5/23. Environment & Sustainability (grants of up to £15,000) – Round 1 opens 19/1/23 and closes on 23/3/23, Round 2 opens 22/8/23 and closes on 24/10/23. Projects for Young People (grants of up to £15,000) – Round 1 opens 13/2/23 and closes on 17/4/23, Round 2 opens 10/7/23 and closes on 11/9/23.
Heathrow Communities Trust - Communities Together Small Programme
The programme has been set up to help groups working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough, Spelthorne, Richmond, Runnymede, South Bucks, or Windsor & Maidenhead. Round 1 - grants up to £5,000 for projects with a total cost of up to £20,000. The following Themes apply: Protecting and enhancing our local environment, bringing communities together and increasing community cohesion, improving quality of life through increasing social inclusion and improving community facilities for all. Deadline 28 Feb. Round 2 opens on 1st August and closes on 3rd October. Each round closes at 10am on the closing date. Added 9 Jan 23.
To make homes more energy efficient and bring down people’s energy bills by helping them to insulate their homes. The ECO+ scheme is designed to be complementary to the current ECO scheme, which is known as ECO4. ECO+ is an obligation for larger energy suppliers across Great Britain to give their customers grants for insulation to reduce home heating costs. ECO+ includes those on the lowest incomes but also those living in the least energy efficient homes in lower council tax bands. This means the scheme will help a wider group of people to insulate their homes than previous versions of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. The UK Government will start the scheme in April 2023, and it will run for three years to March 2026. It has £1 billion in funding.
Corra Foundation #ShiftThePower - Scotland's Comic Relief
To support organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities. Up to £20,000 to grassroots organisations and charities with an income of £250,000 or less, whose work fits one of two strategic themes: Children Survive and Thrive and Mental Health Matters. Will fund core costs and CICs.
Dormant Assets Scheme - Expansion
A further £76 million is being released to help those struggling with the cost of living. Beneficiaries include no-interest loans for 69,000 individuals struggling with finances via a £45 million grant distributed by Fair4All Finance. Hundreds of charities and social enterprises will receive support from a pot of £31 million, distributed by social investors Access and Big Society Capital. This will be used to retrofit premises with cleaner, greener, and more efficient energy systems, such as new boilers or heat pumps, solar panels, and new lighting.
National Lottery - Climate Action Fund – Energy and Climate
Just opened and expected to stay open until at least the end of 2023 to support community-driven projects that will help communities make the most of opportunities that arise in the move towards more sustainable energy. They are looking for projects that encourage communities to use energy in an environmentally friendly way, bring communities together so that they can explore ways to promote energy efficiency, and enable communities to understand and engage with opportunities for clean energy generation. Up to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years, with a minimum grant £500,000. The aim is to fund 8-12 projects. We expect the programme to remain open until at least December 2023 but it will depend on when and how many others apply for our funding
Youth Endowment Fund - Agency Collaboration Fund: A supportive home
To support Who we're looking to support children and young people (and their families/carers), between 10 and 20, involved in - or at risk of involvement in - violence outside the home and/or criminal exploitation and in England or Wales.. Applications must be led and submitted by the local authority. Funding £500k. Deadline 5pm, 16 May.
Cambridge Social Innovation Prize 2023
They are looking for extraordinary Social Innovators who are creating impact through their businesses across the UK. The prize includes a £10,000 cash award for personal and professional development. Deadline 12:00, 6 Apr.
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