Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding Page

 

Here you can find a range of sources of funding for the Covid-19 pandemic.   This page will be updated regularly so please check in when you can.  Links is here to help you.  Should you need help finding funding or completing an application please get in touch! 

 



Upcoming Deadlines

 

Rapid Recovery Challenge - Deadline: 26th October 2020

Registered UK businesses, charities, community interest companies, community groups and public bodies are invited to apply for support to accelerate innovations that can help vulnerable workers that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis to access jobs and financial help. The Challenge has two streams:

  • Job Recovery Stream - supporting solutions that connect younger workers or those in (or who have recently lost) low-paid or insecure work into open jobs that match their skill sets. To help make these connections to live jobs, Nesta expects solutions in this stream may also provide tailored learning, training, or advice to people seeking work.
  • Financial Recovery Stream - supporting solutions that help younger workers or those in (or who have recently lost) low-paid or insecure work access financial assistance more easily, manage their cash flow or, where necessary, access affordable, responsible credit.

https://rapidrecovery.challenges.org/  


African Health Policy Network (UK) - Deadline: 30th October 2020

BAME-led charities, voluntary or community groups and organisations, and faith groups across the UK can apply for funding to help them continue to respond to the needs of their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The African Health Policy Network are making three levels of funding available of between £500 and £100,000 to help small and medium Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups and their communities build wellbeing, resilience and capacity following the pandemic. The amount awarded will be dependent on annual income for each group/organisation. Funding can support a number of things including project staff salaries, project activities, engagement activities, running costs, and equipment.

https://www.ahpn.org.uk/  


Postcode Recovery Fund - Deadline: 30th October 2020

The Postcode Recovery Fund has launched to support charities to address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic.

The Postcode Recovery Fund will offer a total award fund of £3,000,000 for charitable organisations to deliver projects within Great Britain in 2021-2023.

Charities can apply for up to £1 million for a project that addresses a systemic societal issue related to the pandemic.

https://www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk/  


BAME Healthy Communities Surviving COVID-19 Fund - Deadline: 30th October 2020

Grants are available for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) led voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations across the UK to help them support their communities during and beyond the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, building wellbeing, resilience, and capacity.

Three levels of funding are available:

  • Option 1: Grants of up to £5,000 for organisations with an annual income of under £50,000.
  • Option 2: Grants of up to £10,000 for organisations with an annual income of between £50,000 and £150,000.
  • Option 3: Micro grants of between £500 and £1,000.

https://www.ahpn.org.uk/grants 


Local Giving Magic Little Grants - Deadline: 31st October 2020

Applications are still open for Local Giving’s Magic Little Grants Programme. Grants of £500 are available to community projects across Great Britain that support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. The programme is happy to support projects that help people to stay active during social distancing, such as online fitness classes delivered via video conferencing software or Youtube.

https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/  


Music For All - Community Project Funding - Deadline: 1st November 2020

Grants are available to UK-based community groups that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities. Grants of up to £2,500 are available. The programme is intended to act as a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that seek to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.

http://musicforall.org.uk/apply-for-funding/  


The Linnean Society - UK Nature Engagement Grants - Deadline: 1st November 2020

Grants are available for schools and community groups in the UK to increase youth engagement with nature. Grants of up to £1,000 are available, however applications for significantly lower amounts are welcome. Grants can be used for materials, room hire, publicity, speakers, trainers, freelancers, project-specific staff costs, audio-visual hire, reasonable volunteer expenses, transport, or other costs of activities/events.

https://www.linnean.org/the-society/medals-awards-prizes-grants/our-loca...  


British Science Association - Community Grants - Deadline: 9th November 2020

The British Science Association is accepting applications from community groups for funding to support activities taking place during British Science Week 2021. Grants of either £500 or £2,000 are available for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity, such as:

  • People who are Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME).
  • People with low socio economic status (SES), including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income.
  • People with a physical or mental condition or impairment.
  • People living in a remote and rural location, defined as settlements of less than 10,000 people.
  • Girls and women.

The funding can be used for materials, room hire, publicity, speakers, trainers, freelancers, project specific staff costs, audio-visual hire, reasonable volunteer expenses, transport or other costs of activities or events celebrating British Science Week.

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/about-us/grants/bsw-community-grant-s...  


Garfield Weston Foundation - Weston Culture Fund - Deadline: 9th November 2020

The £25 million fund is designed to support mid to large scale cultural organisations in the UK to help them restart work, re-engage with audiences, adapt to changed circumstances and generate revenue. The fund is specifically for charitable organisations with a pre-COVID regular annual income of £500,000 or greater; smaller organisations will be able to apply for the regular grants programme via the Foundation’s website as usual.

Commenting, Garfield Weston Foundation’s Director, Philippa Charles, said:

“The UK’s performing and visual arts are among the best in the world but they have been hit hard by the pandemic. It became very clear to our Trustees that while we have seen some incredibly creative responses to COVID-19 many cultural organisations need support to restart their important work and bring audiences back. Arts organisations are desperate to re-open and get back to what they do best and we hope that this new Fund will help them do exactly that.”

Full details of the fund will be available on the Foundation’s website on 5 October 2020. Applications will be accepted from that date until 9 November 2020 with notification of decisions by the end of January 2021.

In the meantime, further information about Garfield Weston Foundation and its grants programme can be found on its website.

https://garfieldweston.org/  


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund - Force for Change - Deadline: 30th November 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has launched the second round of its ‘Force for Change’ programme, which is designed to support local Armed Forces communities as they address the needs that have arisen as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help to reduce social isolation.

https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/armed-forces-covenant-fund-force-f...  


Lush - The Wholeness Fund - Deadline: 31st December 2020

The Wholeness Fund is accepting applications for grants from small, grassroots groups who work on mental health and wellbeing issues. Grants of between £100 and £10,000 can be applied for, depending on the size of the project.

https://form.jotform.com/LushCharityPot/wholeness-fund-application  



Latest News


Derbyshire County Council - COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The Derbyshire County Council (DCC) COVID-19 Emergency Fund aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations with funding to allow them to them to continue to play a key role in the local response to COVID-19.

Formally constituted organisations can apply for a maximum of £2,000. Non-constituted organisations can apply for a maximum of £250.

Applications are reviewed on a regular basis. No date has been set for closing the fund, but they would recommend that organisations submit their application as soon as possible.

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/lottery-funding/covid-19-emergen... 


ASDA - Getting Schools Back on Track

This new Asda Foundation grant is to help families who may be struggling financially and need extra support. Please be aware that these grants are not for individual students. It is for schools and groups to purchase items on behalf of children or provide additional services e.g stationery, breakfast clubs, uniform bank basics, PE kits, etc.

https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply  


Esmee Fairbairn Foundation re-opens

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has re-opened its grant fund to new applications. They have strict criteria & only fund revenue costs for organisations whose turnover is usually over £100,000 per year. Does your work share their goals for Our Natural World, A Fairer Future and Creative, Confident Communities? If you think they might be the right funder for your work, they have a simple eligibility checker & you can apply for support in 6 steps.

https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/  


PCC Unveils Pioneering Fund To Fight Crime and Vulnerability

Vulnerable people at risk of harm will receive unparalleled support to solve their problems and increase their safety thanks to a new fund which is the first of its kind in the county.

In an innovative move, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has developed a new Vulnerability Fund - worth £485k - as part of a dedicated effort to tackle the social problems known to increase the risk of crime or victimisation.

The scheme will unlock the door to funding worth up to £25,000 for community organisations, charities and non-profit groups who share the PCC's vision to build safer and stronger communities and to reduce the risk of crime.

It is designed to empower communities to develop practical solutions to the problems occurring in their areas and take fresh approaches to old issues to protect individuals and families.

Micro-grants from £50 to £1,000 will be available from local Councils for Voluntary Services (CVS) for projects such as target hardening to improve security at the homes of vulnerable people including repeat victims of crime and those who are isolated through age, frailty, poor mental health or mobility issues.

Larger grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 will be available for communities, charities, voluntary and non-profit organisations to make a real and lasting difference in their areas. This may include projects providing support for vulnerable people coming out of lockdown; services, advice or self-help groups offering emotional and practical support to prevent people from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime and those that help and encourage vulnerable people who have lost their jobs or income during the pandemic to get back into work or training to minimise their risk of becoming involved in crime.

"This is a hugely ambitious scheme and will provide help for communities in a way that has never been done before," said Mr Dhindsa. "Social isolation, poor health, lack of opportunity and disability increase the risk of exploitation. The pandemic has exacerbated those challenges and created additional pressure for those on low incomes, the unemployed and those shielding.

"This fund will directly target vulnerability as means of protecting people and lessening the threats they are exposed to. It focuses on the individuals, families and communities that require urgent support to safeguard lives and prevent harm. It also empowers communities themselves to take action and work together on the issues which impact on residents most. Having police officers who are accessible and visible in our communities is critical for public safety but there are valuable and effective community services out there which can help build resilience in individuals, promote cohesion and prevent personal crisis. It's all about teamwork."

Information and guidance to help people understand how the fund can help them is available on the PCC's website and there will also be opportunities to discuss problems and potential solutions with neighbourhood policing teams, Neighbourhood Watch groups and local CVS in the coming weeks.

The PCC will also be working closely with Derbyshire Constabulary and local CVS' across the county to identify areas of local need where vulnerable people face a higher risk of crime or disadvantage. The scheme will allocate funding to Amber Valley CVS, Bassetlaw CVS (Bolsover), Links Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire CVS, Derbyshire Dales CVS, Erewash VA CVS, High Peak CVS, Community Action Derby and South Derbyshire CVS for distribution of local grants.

Support will be provided to help groups offering positive social, leisure, artistic, cultural, spiritual or physical activities that bring people together remotely or in socially distanced ways to prevent people from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime.

Other grants will provide help for young people, particularly those who are vulnerable to becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime due to their family or life circumstances, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or mental health conditions, or those with a history of or vulnerability to substance misuse.

Applications for larger grants can be made between 15 October 2020 and 13th November 2020 via the PCC's Office while smaller grants can be applied for from CVSs between 14 October and 1 March 2021.

The criteria and application form for the smaller grants can be downloaded from here - Criteria & Application Form

For more information and to download an application form for the larger grants, visit the PCC's website by following this link: www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/VF 


Voice4Change England

Applications to the Voice4Change Covid-19 Grants Programme open today (14 October) at 4pm. The grants programme is for Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) led community groups and organisations in England, working primarily with BAME communities, with an annual income of less than £200,000. In exceptional cases, organisations with larger incomes will be considered, so all BAME community groups and organisations are encouraged to apply. All grant awards will be in the region of £5,000 to £10,000.

https://voice4change-england.com/covid-19-grants-programme/  


Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grants Scheme

The Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant Scheme is open for applications from small groups for funds to cover running costs.

Click here to download the Small Grant application form and guidance notes.

During these COVID19-affected times, there will be no closing date for applications. We will aim to get back to you with a decision within two weeks of receipt of your form. The maximum amount you can apply for is £1,000, but grants awarded are likely to be in the region of £500-£600. We will pause or close applications if necessary.

Please be aware that groups can only receive funds from this scheme once in any 12 month period - therefore if you have previously received a Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant you have to wait a year before applying again. Please contact us if you are unsure when you last received a Small Grant.

If you are applying for the first time and new to Derbyshire Voluntary Action please complete the membership and database form below:

Click here to download the Derbyshire Voluntary Action membership form

Click here to open the Derbyshire Voluntary Action database form 


Derbyshire Councty Council Public Health Small Grants Scheme

Derbyshire County Council Public Health’s Small Grants Scheme is available in each Derbyshire locality to support groups and communities to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

Grant funding up to £1,000 is available.

Priority will be given to new projects which respond to the COVID19 crisis or applications to adapt existing projects to enable them to operate under the new conditions imposed by the COVID19 crisis.

Applications can be submitted at any time. We will aim to give a decision within two weeks of receipt of application. The application window will be paused or closed if necessary.

Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme

Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the Chesterfield Borough Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme application form

Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme guidance notes

Healthy North East Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme

Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the North East Derbyshire District Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme application form

Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme guidance notes 


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK)

The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants.

https://www.jrct.org.uk/rights-and-justice  


Buttle UK - The COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund

Buttle UK has established The COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund with the support of National Lottery funding.

A total of £5m is available, before the end of March 2021, to provide an emergency response directly to children living in poverty and crisis who are at risk of being left behind by the pandemic.

Buttle UK is encouraging frontline support workers to make applications for support if they are working with children or young people in crisis who meet the Fund's criteria.

Chances for Children grants of up to £2,000 are for those who have experienced a recent crisis or significant change in their life. They can fund items and activities to improve social and emotional wellbeing and capacity to engage in education and learning.

www.buttleuk.org  


Recovery from alcohol and drug dependence grant

Grants are now available to organisations in Derbyshire which support people to achieve and sustain recovery from drug or alcohol dependence. You can apply for a single, non-recurring grant up to a maximum of £40,000 including VAT and all other costs. The activities or project proposed must cover a 2-year period, which we will only fund the first year.

Recovery is about individuals gaining and maintaining control of their lives, improving their physical and mental wellbeing, having purpose in life and being able to fulfil their potential.

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/your-he...  


The Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation

The Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation has made available £50,000 to be administered by the Small Charities Coalition. Small grants of £100 to £1,000 are available to small charities (with an income under £1 million) who are temporarily struggling but otherwise viable.

https://www.community360.org.uk/the-betty-messenger-charitable-foundatio...  


Film and TV Charity

The Film and TV Charity has announced a new COVID-19 Recovery Fund to support people in the industry most affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to £4,500 over a period of 6 months are available to active workers in film, TV and cinema who have been affected by the crisis and are most at risk professionally and personally.

https://filmtvcharity.org.uk/covid-19-help-advice/covid-19-recovery-fund/ 


East Midlands Funding Forum E-Bulletin October 2020

The latest E-bulletin from the East Midlands Funding Forum featuring:

  • Local Community Foundations
  • British Cycling - Places to Ride Grants
  • Coalfields Regeneration Trust
  • And more

https://linkscvs.org.uk/sites/default/files/EMFF%20E-Bulletin%20-October...  


Viridor Credits

Funding is available to non-profit organisations for community, biodiversity or heritage projects that benefit local communities in areas within the vicinity of a Viridor site in England. They fund capital expenditure . Their main grants scheme funds up to £50,000 whilst their large grants scheme funds from £50,001 to £100,000.

https://www.viridor-credits.co.uk/  


The Prince's Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications from UK based not-for profit organisations that are working to create resilient rural communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to build on projects that came about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects must be completed by March 2022. Applications close at 12pm 3 November.

https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-p... 


FCS Associates Newsletter

The latest newsletter from FCS Associates featuring:

  • Small Business Leadership Programme: Fully Funded
  • SHU Short Workplacements: Fully Funded
  • Digital Innovation Grants
  • Rapid Recovery Challenge
  • Leaders With Lived Experience

https://mailchi.mp/fcsassociates/latest-grant-opportunities-for-business... 


Chesterfield Borough Council - Community Infrastructure Levy

Chesterfield Borough Council has opened applications for up to £15,000 of neighbourhood funding through the Community Infrastructure Levy.

The funding can be used by local charities and community groups to support projects across Chesterfield. Funding can be used for one off projects, such as developing a new community hub, or a sustainable project such as community tree planting, but it can also be used to fund maintenance and repairs or to support existing local services. Organisations are able to submit multiple applications for funding.

The Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Fund is open to projects in non-parished areas of Chesterfield Borough. Neighbourhood funding in parished areas of the Borough is managed separately by Staveley Town Council and Brimington Parish Council for their respective areas.

Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “The community infrastructure levy is a key source of funding for a variety of projects that support our local communities. We want to fund community led approaches which help address local needs and aspirations and we hope that this money can be used to maximise match funding opportunities from other funding.

“I urge charities and local community or voluntary groups to assess their needs and submit applications as soon as possible. There have been some incredible initiatives from community groups in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and I hope that groups will use this funding to support these projects.”

The funding will be awarded to facilitate projects, services and activities that improve the overall quality of life and wellbeing of residents in Chesterfield Borough, in line with the priorities of the Council Plan: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/media/1030535/council-plan-2019-2023-updated-202....

Councillor Terry Gilby, cabinet member for economic development, said: “The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge that is applied to new developments. It allows the council to ensure the developer is committed to the community and also helps ensure that any negative effects created by the new development are limited.”

Applying for funding through this scheme is different depending on how much money each project requires.

For projects that will cost up to £1,000, applicants will need to complete a short application form. The form and further details are available on the council’s website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding

The closing date for the first round of applications to this fund is Friday 30 October 2020. If your bid is successful you will be notified within one month of the closing date.

There are further opportunities to apply for this funding, for the details of further funding rounds and closing dates for applications please visit: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding

Any organisation wishing to apply for funding to the value of £1,000 and £5,000 will need to speak to a variety of local stakeholders and provide more detailed information. More details on the application process are available on our website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding

For funding applications valued between £5,000 and £15,000 applicants must submit an expression of interest form and if this is approved to proceed to the next stage a council officer will help guide through the process to submit a formal bid. More details on the application process are available on our website: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/community-infrastructure-levy-funding

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge that local authorities in England and Wales can require of certain types of new development in their area in order to pay for the infrastructure needed to support development. Community Infrastructure Levy charges are based on the size, type and location of the proposed new development.

For further information on applying for funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy, please contact Wendy Blunt, Health and Wellbeing Officer, wendy.blunt@chesterfield.gov.uk or 01246 959657. 


Enterprise Development Programme - Equality

Support is available to charities and social enterprises working in the equality sector in England to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones.

To be eligible, applicants must be a legally constituted charity, voluntary sector organisation, or social enterprise which:

  • Has the primary aim, mission, purpose or strategy to:
  • Achieve systemic social change by advancing equality and/or human rights in policy or in practice in relation to race, disability, LGBT+ and/or women’s equality, or a combination of these.
  • Address discrimination, prejudice or inequality, or lack of human rights because of race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex, or a combination of these (this mission must be evidenced by and stated in the organisation's governing/constitutional documents).
  • Demonstrates a desire and potential to generate income through enterprise.
  • Can demonstrate clear social impact.
  • Is based in England along with the majority of its beneficiaries.

https://www.enterprisedevelopmentprogramme.org.uk/equality/  


D2N2 Business Investment Fund

This fund from the D2N2 growth hub is open to social enterprises & can fund up to 35% of projects costing between £10,000 and £57,000:

The Business Investment Fund forms part of the D2N2 Growth Hub offer, which exists to help businesses find the support they need to grow and evolve. The Business Investment Fund allows the Growth Hub to offer direct support to SMEs to achieve their aspirations for growth. This fund will see a total of £6m of funding invested into the D2N2 economy between 2019 and 2022.

https://www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/grow/managing-finance/funding-for-your-b...  


The Community Business Trade Up Programme

Community businesses! The Community Business Trade Up programme is coming your way real soon. It’s a FREE learning programme with a Trade Back grant of up to £10,000. It’ll give you the skills to grow your income from trading, have more impact and be sustainable.

Run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs with partners Power to Change we’re prioritising applications from communities hit hardest by Covid-19 including BAME-supporting organisations and those working in deprived areas.

https://www.the-sse.org/courses/community-business/  


Festival UK R&D Fund

Festival UK will be a nationwide festival taking place across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales throughout 2022. It will comprise a collection of ten large-scale projects that will showcase the UK’s creativity and innovation to the world.

The Festival’s Research and Development (R&D) Project is a structured, self-directed, creative project for 30 ‘creative teams’ comprising talent drawn from the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), from across the four nations of the UK.

These teams should be capable of developing mass public engagement concepts and ideas to be presented to a selection panel to shortlist to a final ten which will be fully commissioned as a national or UK-wide project for the festival.

This is a £3 million R&D opportunity. A total of 30 teams will each receive up to £100,000 to create compelling and ambitious and ideas for projects that have the potential to reach millions of people. The money can be spent on fees, access, administration and the presentation of the final concept, including associated documentation.

https://www.festival2022.uk/r-d-opportunity  


Enterprise Development Programme

The Enterprise Development Programme offers grant and learning support for charities and social enterprises looking to increase their sustainability by developing or growing their enterprise. It is open to organisations in a range of sectors including mental health and equality, and at different stages of development, from those in a testing phase to those at a stage of scale.

To find out more about the Enterprise Development Programme and complete an expression of interest by 25th September (for mental health) or 29th October (for equality) click on the link below.

https://www.enterprisedevelopmentprogramme.org.uk/  


Community Shares Booster Programme

Development grants and matched investments are available for new and existing community businesses, with charitable purposes, that are based in England and are planning to make, or have recently launched, community share offers. The programme offers three levels of support, dependent on an applicant's stage of development:

  • Pathway one - an initial development grant of up to £10,000 to help applicants prepare their community share offer, followed by the chance to secure matched investment of up to £100,000 for their share offer.
  • Pathway two - a matched investment of up to £100,000 for community share offers, at least three months ahead of the offer launch date.
  • Pathway three - a matched investment of up to £100,000 for community share offers that are less than three months ahead of launching or are open for investment.

Applications from areas in greater need (for example areas in the top 30% of the UK Government's Indices of Multiple Deprivation) are encouraged and given priority.

https://communitysharesbooster.org.uk/  


The CLA Charitable Trust

The CLA Charitable Trust is dedicated to helping those who are disabled or disadvantaged to visit and participate in learning experiences about the countryside. To be eligible for funding, you must be either a registered charity or community interest company.

https://www.cla.org.uk/events/cla-charitable-trust#  


The Gordon Trust

The Gordon Trust offers grants to charitable organisations undertaking projects in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire. Funding is available for work in the following areas:

  • disability
  • social depravation
  • homelessness
  • substance and alcohol abuse
  • prisoner education and rehabilitation

Grants tend to range from £500 to £1,000 although there is no upper set limit for very special applications.

https://www.thegordontrust.co.uk/  


The Alpkit Foundation: Go Nice Places, Do Good Things Grant

The Alpkit Foundation is prioritising funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the pandemic. The grant generally supports direct action projects that work towards removing the barriers to getting outdoors. However, their grants of between £50 and £500 are now available for individuals, groups and schools that are responding to the crisis. The Foundation’s trustees consider applications every two months.

https://alpkit.com/pages/foundation  


The Theatre Artist Fund

The Theatre Artist Fund is welcoming its second round of applications for one-off emergency grants of £1,000. The fund was set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers in the UK. The Fund is supported by donors such as, Netflix, The Estate of Sir Peter and Lady Saunders, Backstage Trust, and Arts Council England. Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 10 September. The purpose of the grant is to support applicants' living costs.

https://theatreartists.fund/who-is-the-theatre-artists-fund-for/  


The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund is a new fund to tackle food poverty. We have seen a significant rise over recent years in the coalfields of the number of projects providing food to those who cannot afford it. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem with more people being referred to food banks, and tens of thousands of children skipping meals due to family income being too low.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting the UK’s former coal mining communities, has joined forces with Company Shop to award fast track funds to projects responding to these growing challenges. Company Shop is the UK’s largest commercial redistributor of food and household products, and sells surplus food and household items from well-known retailers and brands at hugely discounted prices.

Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if successful, will be granted a Company Shop membership to maximise their purchasing power. The discounts offered means for every £10 spent, a project will typically get £30 in goods (if they purchased these goods directly from the retailer). So for a £2,500 award a project could receive goods up to the value of £7,500.

https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/the-coalfield-food-insecurit...  


LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust

LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust have announced a new £350,000 grants programme to support UK based LGBT+ non-profit groups, organisations and projects most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all the funding has been awarded.

https://www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund/  


More Than A Pub

Funded by Power to Change and delivered by the national charity the Plunkett Foundation, the ‘More than a Pub’ programme has been relaunched with £2.2 million in funding to support communities in both rural and urban areas across England to help them save their local pub.

According to the Plunkett Foundation, the re-opening could not have come at a more critical time as pubs face the challenge of attracting customers back after months of limited activity or closure. The programme offers a wide range of support including:

  • Adviser support (in-person and remotely)
  • Monthly Zoom meetings, study visits, online events, webinars and other resources
  • Bursaries of up to £2,500 for feasibility costs
  • A combined finance package of up to £100,000 (half loan and half grant) towards capital costs

https://plunkett.co.uk/more-than-a-pub/ 


The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Registered Charities and School and Parent Teacher Associations can apply for grants to help both children and
adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support
capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs.
Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools;
employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture; play schemes and play therapy
schemes; day and social activities centres including building costs and running costs; support for families,
including respite schemes; independent living schemes; support in the community schemes; and Snoezelen
rooms. The next deadline for applications seeking funding in excess of £10,000 is the 1st December 2020.
Applications for £10,000 and below can be submitted at any time.
https://www.bailythomas.org.uk/ 


VCSE health and wellbeing fund applications 2020 to 2021 - Deadline: 30th October 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and Improvement, and Public Health England (PHE) are inviting applications from voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to join the VCSE health and wellbeing fund Starting Well.

Projects must:

  • have run for at least 3 years
  • develop or expand services for children from preconception to 2-and-a-half years old, so they receive the best possible start in life
  • be focused on improving health outcomes in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities or areas of high deprivation (including urban, rural and coastal areas)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vcse-health-and-wellbeing-fun...  


Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation's Grant Programme for Small Charities

Small grants of between £100-£1,000 are available to small charities who are temporarily struggling but otherwise viable.

The Small Charities Coalition has been awarded £50,000 from the Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation to make available as small grants to organisations who are temporarily struggling, but otherwise viable.

Particular areas of interest:

  • Care of those suffering from disease
  • Caring in the community for disabled and people on the margin
  • End of life
  • Education
  • Interfaith projects with a focus engendering tolerance and breaking down prejudice
  • Medical projects

Grant Making Requirements

Application Form 


Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response

Emergency funding of up to £60,000 available to nonprofits in England that are committed to proactively sharing learnings with other organisations in their networks. This fund is aimed at organisations whose work has been affected by COVID-19 and who need emergency funding to continue to deliver essential services. It will support them to develop the digital, data and design capabilities that allow them to address urgent issues and serve the most vulnerable.

https://www.thecatalyst.org.uk/covid-digital-fund  


The Barrow Cadbury Trust - COVID-19 Support Fund

The Barrow Cadbury Trust’s COVID-19 Support Fund has re-opened with much broader eligibility criteria. The scheme is now open to organisations with an income of between £10,000 to £3 million providing support for refugees and migrants.
https://www.barrowcadbury.org.uk/  


Independent Age Grants Fund

The third and final round of the Independent Age Grants Fund has now opened. Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the pandemic.

https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund  


The Derbyshire County Council Public Health Emergency Fund

The Derbyshire County Council Public Health Emergency Fund will support voluntary and community sector organisations with funding up to a maximum value of £2,000 for constituted groups and £250 for non-constituted groups, to allow them to play a key role in the local response. Organisations will be eligible to receive funding if they meet the criteria below.

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • not have an existing contractual agreement in place with the Public Health department
  • be supporting the response to COVID19
  • be known to the Public Health team through previous partnership working, be known to the Council’s Community Response Unit, or be known to the network of District Forums that support the work of the Community Response Unit
  • provide a minimum level of detail, including geographic area covered, contact details for lead individual, and bank details for transfer of funding

Any proposed use of the Emergency Funding must be linked to an existing Public Health work programme/theme, for example to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, increase social connectedness, or to prevent demand on statutory services.

To apply for Emergency Funding, organisations will need to return the application (download the application HERE) to the Assistant Director of Public Health giving details of the funding they require, its purpose, and confirmation that they meet the eligibility criteria.

Application forms to be returned by email only to: iain.Little@derbyshire.gov.uk and sue.Rattigan@derbyshire.gov.uk 


The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

Social Investment Business and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment have announced an extra £4 million of grant funding to be used alongside The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund to support charities and social enterprises working in England. The fund continues to be a loan programme, however grants may be awarded alongside a loan if it is clear that applicants would struggle to meet a viability threshold for a loan without a grant.

https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund  


Derbyshire County Council - Youth Action Grants

These grants are aimed at projects for children and young people aged 0 to 19, or up to the age of 25 if they have a disability. The following are examples of the things we are looking to fund:

  • New activities such as short-term holiday programmes, and the costs involved
  • Developing the quality of existing provision via such things as staff training, new equipment, or improvements to buildings.
  • Expanding the range of existing provision through more equipment, or the creation of new activities.
  • Equipment and resources which support Derbyshire’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Events, specialist training or other ways to encourage different groups of young people to attend activities.
  • Increasing attendance rates

If you’d like to check whether the project and items you are requesting funding for are eligible please email yag@derbyshire.gov.uk

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/lottery-funding/action-grants/yo...  


Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme

Grants and technical support are available for town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums to draw up a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order in England.

The following support is available:

  • A basic grant of between £1,000 and £10,000 for groups writing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order.
  • An additional grant of £8,000 is available for groups facing more complex issues, giving a maximum total amount of £18,000.
  • Specific packages of technical support where needed.

https://neighbourhoodplanning.org/  


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s - Force for Change Programme

The Force for Change Programme has been set up in response to the findings of a recent Trust consultation which indicated that the three areas most in need of support are: mental health, veterans at risk of isolation and support for Armed Forces families.

Established registered charities or community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; Armed Forces unit or bases; local authorities; and schools can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects lasting up to a year.

Projects must fit under one of two main themes:

  • Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more engaged in their local area.
  • Providing opportunities for isolated members of the Armed Forces community to take part in activities that improve general wellbeing.

https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/armed-forces-covenant-fund-force-f...  


Theatre Reopening Fund

In response to the coronavirus crisis, Theatres Trust has repurposed their small grants schemes to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not-for-profit theatres across the UK to help make Covid-19 related adaptions and prepare for re-opening. The scheme will run an a rolling basis throughout 2020.

http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/how-we-help/grants-funding/theatre-reope...  


Comic Relief - Change Makers

This funding opportunity is about looking to the future and making a bigger change. We’re looking for organisations that will make a significant contribution to their sector – for example, whether that’s forging new ways of working in the wake of COVID-19, contributing evidence that will move things forward, cross-sector collaboration which recognises the way issues intersect, or advocacy and campaigning work. We are looking for change making efforts that are relevant to our social change themes of homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development.

Themes funded:

  • Children Survive & Thrive
  • Gender Justice
  • Safe Place to Be – Homelessness
  • Safe Place to Be – Migration
  • Global Mental Health

Funding of £150,000 to £600,000 is available.

https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/change-makers/  


The Phoenix Fund

The £1m Phoenix Fund will support Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are four short application windows with deadlines on 21 August, 2 September, 16 September and 13 October.

https://globalfundforchildren.org/the-phoenix-fund/  


The Centre for Social Justice Awards Live!

The Centre for Social Justice Awards are open for applications for 2021. An annual, high profile award ceremony honouring the best grassroot, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises across Britain, this is definitely an award to consider applying for if you are working hard to prevent and tackle poverty in Britain. The application process closes on 11th October 2020, and four winners will receive a grant of £10,000 to help them scale their impact.

https://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/awards/apply-2021  


The Screwfix Foundation

After being closed for nearly three months, the Foundation is now open for applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be helping those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages in the UK.
  • Be looking for funding to support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings in deprived areas or for those in need.

This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability. Projects should be environmentally friendly.

https://www.screwfix.com/help/screwfixfoundation/  


Co-op Community Dividend Fund

Grants are available to support local causes and make a positive difference across the central region of England. You can apply for up to £5,000. Grants average around £2,000. Normally, grants are awarded four times a year to a wide range of organisations; however, during the next four months (from July 2020), grants will be awarded on a monthly basis to support those suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic and others looking to step in to help those affected.

https://www.centralengland.coop/community-covid/  


Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme

Small grants are available for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families in England, Scotland and Wales. You can apply for up to £250 for projects, activities and organisations that will be of real direct benefit to families and have a direct and tangible social impact on people’s lives.

https://www.warburtons.co.uk/corporate/sustainability/financial-giving  


Comic Relief - Project Delivery Grant

Project delivery grants of up to £4000 will support grassroots organisations to deliver projects that address Comic Relief’s four strategic themes. Projects should be able to clearly show, the local need for the project, robust planning, and legacy.

Examples of project delivery grants:

  • Training for parents and carers to help support their children’s development before starting school
  • Activities for girls or women to help them make healthier life choices
  • Supporting people with mental health issues to improve an outdoor space or create a meeting space
  • Setting up a peer support network for people experiencing homelessness
  • Hire of room where homeless people can access support

This list is not exhaustive and there will be many other types of projects that can be funded. all projects must be completed in 12 months. Core organisational costs, may be included but the fund will not fund projects which only contribute to organisational general running costs or solely a continuation of services. Project delivery grants do not require match funding, however if they do the Comic Relief Community Fund should be the main funding source.

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/comic-re...  


AHF - Transforming Places Through Heritage

This programme supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper. It is part of a wider initiative to revive heritage high streets in England, alongside Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones. Together, these programmes form part of the Future High Streets Fund, administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Our programme is for individual heritage buildings in, or transferring to, community ownership. We will support charities and social enterprises to develop projects with the potential to bring new life to high streets by creating alternative uses for redundant or underused historic buildings in town centres.

What types of funding are available and when can I apply?

The AHF can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to help fund development costs or to match funds raised through Crowdfunding and Community Shares. We will also provide a small number of capital (delivery) grants for Transformational Projects. Below you will find the dates for the opening of initial grant applications.

  • Project Viability Grants: up to £15,000, for early viability and feasibility work, open now for applications.
  • Project Development Grants: up to £100,000, for capital project development costs, open now for applications.
  • Crowdfunding Challenge Grants: up to £25,000, to match fund crowdfunding campaigns, open now for applications.
  • Transformational Project Grants: up to £350,000, for transformational capital projects, open now for applications. Deadline for applications: 30th September 2020, for a decision in December 2020
  • Community Shares Booster Grants: further info to be announced.

http://ahfund.org.uk/england  


Fat Beehive

Grants are available to small UK registered charities for building websites or digital products that enable them to carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit. You can apply for up to £2,500.

Priority projects for support include those in the following areas:

  • Environmental protection or climate change mitigation
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Equality and diversity
  • Social justice, refugees and housing
  • Education
  • Art and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Prisoner rehabilitation

https://www.fatbeehivefoundation.org.uk/  


The Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund

The Trust will be accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding will be available to support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. There are no funding levels indicated at the award of grants will be at the discretion of the Trustees.

https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/  


The BFI - Cultural Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas

The BFI has announced the £30 million Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England, which will offer support to non-profit and independent cinemas who are facing challenges due to COVID-19.

https://www.bfi.org.uk/culture-recovery-fund-independent-cinemas  


Do It Now Now - Common Call COVID Fund

Do It Now Now is inviting applications for the Common Call COVID Fund. The fund is specifically aimed at supporting Black-led social enterprises and charities to ensure that they are able to survive the COVID period. Grants of between £1,000 to £3,000 are available.

https://www.commoncall.fund/eligibility.html  


DM Thomas Foundation – New deadlines

The Foundation has decided to postpone its next quarterly deadline until 6 October 2020. All applications for 22 July deadline will be automatically submitted into the October date.

Applications from organisations working in the following areas are welcomed:

• Children and young people with disabilities

• Children and young people who are sick in hospital

• Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)

• Mental health of children and young people

https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/dmtf-central-grants/  


Lloyds Bank Foundation - Covid Recovery Fund - Opens: 3rd August 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced a £7.4 million COVID recovery fund for small and medium-sized charities that support people with complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness or domestic abuse. Around 140 charities will be given a two-year grant of up to £50,000 as well as a development partner. To ensure funding is distributed equally, at least a quarter of the funding will be given to charities that are led by, or that benefit people from BAME communities.

https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/about-us/covid  


The Arts Council: Culture Recovery Fund - Opens: 10th August 2020

This grants programme is part of the Government’s £1.57 billion package to protect the UK’s culture and heritage sectors from the economic impacts of Covid-19. This fund will support cultural organisations. This fund is to enable cultural organisations that have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis to stay afloat, providing them with support over a 6-month period to ensure that by 31 March 2021 they can reopen, either fully or partially, or operating on a sustainable, cost-efficient basis until they are able to reopen at a later date.

This funding is available to:

  • Cultural organisations (both profit and not for profit) based in England that are properly constituted and are registered at Companies House and/or Charity Commission, and are able to produce at least one year’s full independently certified or audited financial statements.
  • Local Authorities, Universities and other Public Sector bodies who run or maintain cultural services can also apply.

Organisations can apply for grants between £50,000 and £3 million.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/CRFgrants#section-1  


The Masonic Charitable Foundation - Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme

The Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life Inclusion grants programme is open to local and national charities that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

Charities can apply for a small or large grant, depending on their income. Grants are available for core costs.

There are two scales - small grants from £500 to £15,000 and large grants up to £60,000.

https://mcf.org.uk/get-support/grants-to-charities/later-life/  


The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund

The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund is offering unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help fantastic small charities and social enterprises plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in a post-coronavirus world.

The Transition Fund will offer grants in two rounds. The first round opens for registration on the 20th July and a second round of funding will open for registration in September.

The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.

https://www.thefore.org/applying-for-funding/  


Arts Council - National Lottery Project Grants

The Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants are now open for applications. If you're looking for funding towards an arts, museums or libraries project that benefits the public in England, Project Grants could be for you.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/national-lottery-project-grants/applying-...  


Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond

Grants are available for churches and Christian charities to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

http://www.allchurches.co.uk/what-we-fund/hopebeyond/  


Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme

Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme and will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide range of activities, such as: training; increasing delivery capacity through additional volunteer recruitment; and developing strategies to help rebuild and move forward such as fundraising strategies, and developing new delivery plans. To be eligible, applicants will need to have an annual income of less than £250,000. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/comic-re...  


Power to Change - Covid-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme

The Covid-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme will offer grants up to £100,000 to community-led organisations that are providing vital support to communities and are struggling financially because of Covid-19. The £9.5 million scheme is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and delivered by Power to Change, Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business. The scheme is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community to support people who are at high risk from Covid-19, with an emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses, who are particularly encouraged to apply.

https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/covid-19-communi...  


Football Foundation - Club Preparation Fund

£500 grants available to community football clubs to help them to re-open.

https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/club-preparation-fund  


Rural Action Derbyshire - Rural Hardship Fund

To view fund please click link below
https://linkscvs.org.uk/sites/default/files/Rural%20Action%20Derbyshire%... 


Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund

The Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund is an interim replacement for the Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) and is now open for new enquiries.

Our Trustees recognise the incredible response our coalfield communities have had to the COVID-19 crisis, and have allowed us to alter the funding support we offer to better support the delivery and sustainability of key services.

We are still offering grants of up to £10,000 that can address local needs during this difficult time.

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.

More details on new guidance and deadline dates can be found here https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/covid19-ccip-funding-support/  


Biffa Award - Partnerships Projects

Expressions of Interest are invited for both the Built Environment and Natural Environment Partnership Grants Scheme in the second of two rounds in 2020.

The Partnership Projects scheme offers grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 for inspiring projects that will create a significant impact.

The funding is for large-scale projects that address the following:

  • Built Environment projects should transform cultural, heritage or visitor centres. They should inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation on a grand scale.
  • Natural Environment projects should restore or improve the environment and the natural systems or habitats that support it, promoting nature’s recovery. Projects should be working to Biodiversity 2020, England’s Biodiversity Strategy to reduce biodiversity loss, its successor, or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target.

https://www.biffa-award.org/partnerships/  


Severn Trent Community Fund

Severn Trent have re-opened their Community Fund to general applications. The aims of
the fund are focused on improving community well-being and they are looking to fund new
projects, rather than general organisational running costs.
To be eligible for a grant your organisation must be a registered not for profit, and the
project you would like funding for must benefit Severn Trent customers.
The programme distributes grants of £2,000 to £250,000 for local initiatives that meet the
following aims:

  • People - Projects that facilitate healthier lifestyles and skills development
  • Place - Projects that help create better places to live in and use
  • Environment - Projects that facilitate a healthier natural environment, greater access to that environment or support the preservation of water

There are three sizes of grants:

  • £2,000 - £10,000 (open to many types of groups and orgs)
  • £10,001 - £75,000 (to apply for over £10,000 you must be a registered charity, local authority, parish council or business registered with Companies House
  • £75,001 - £250,000

Grants of over £10,000 must be match funded with at least 10% of your own funds.
Panel meetings are held in March, June, September and December. They recommend
that you allow a minimum of five months between submitting your application and project
start date to allow time for processing and decision making.
https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/severn-trent-community-fund/how-to-ap...  


FCC Community Action Fund - England

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for amenity projects eligible under Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) and located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility. The nearest site is based in Thurcroft, some areas of North East Derbyshire are eligible. Grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 are available.

https://fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk/funds/fcc-community-action-fund  


Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for Early 2021 Projects

Not-for-profit organisations can apply now for funding for environmental or community-based projects that are located within five miles of an operating Veolia site in England and starting from 11 January 2021. Further information, including the postcode checker and examples of previously funded projects, can be found on the Veolia Environmental Trust below.

https://www.veoliatrust.org/funding/  


Motor Neurone Disease Association - Coronavirus Emergency Grant

The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association have opened a new grant scheme to support people living with MND while they have to stay home during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Emergency Grant is a one-off grant of up to the value of £250 and can be used to cover additional living costs incurred as the result of lockdown, such as food shopping or bills. The Association will also consider claims for costs of equipment before they are purchased.

An application form should be downloaded from their website to be filled it by applicants. This grant scheme is being reviewed at the end of June so applicants should apply soon.

https://www.mndassociation.org/support-and-information/our-services/fina...  


NatWest Social and Community Capital

NatWest Social and Community Capital are launching a £1m Coronavirus Response Fund on Monday 22 June. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations across the UK that employ people from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Applications will open through NatWest’s websites at 9am on Monday 22 June and the fund will stay open for at least one week.

https://www.business.natwest.com/business/loans-and-finance/social-and-c...  


The Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

In recognition of the fact that the homeless are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of increased likelihood of underlying health conditions and less access to basic sanitation, the Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards its Homeless Support Fund. Registered charities that serve the homeless through outreach and support; delivery of services in hostels and shelters; and/ or the provision of information and advice can apply for grants to a maximum of £10,000. Applications are being considered on a weekly basis until the £500,000 emergency fund is depleted. After this, homeless charities are still welcome to submit applications for support under the established grant funding process.

https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/  


The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation has issued an update on its grant-making policies in the light of COVID-19. Its Small Grants Scheme has now reopened, as of 1 June. This is designed to support charities with an annual turnover of less than £150,000, especially those that work at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.

http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply  


Historic England - COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund

Historic England has launched a second emergency fund to support the heritage sector recovery from the effects of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

https://historicengland.org.uk/  


George Bairstow Charitable Trust

The George Bairstow Charitable Trust (GBCT) awards grants to registered charities for:

  • the provision of Emergency Aid in communities
  • the encouragement of volunteering among young people
  • the enhancement of skills among young people.

The Trustees of the GBCT acknowledge the unique challenges faced by the world at this current time and remain 'open for business', welcoming new, small grant applications.

http://gbct.org.uk/ 


Pebble Grant - The Rank Foundation

If you are raising money for a particular project for which the mainstay is capital costs (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short-term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) and have already raised a third of the total costs, you may be eligible for a Pebble Grant from the Rank Foundation:

  • Are you making a funding application on behalf of either a UK-based Charity, CIC, CIO, CBS or Cooperative that is registered with the Charities' Commission and/or Companies House?
  • Are you looking for funding for a capital works or a short breaks programme which will benefit UK residents and take place in the UK?
  • Are the total costs of your project £150K or lower?
  • Have you already raised at least 1/3rd of the project costs and your organisation's income is below £500K?

https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/  


The 7 Stars Foundation

In July, The 7 Stars Foundation is launching an unrestricted grant funding programme open to charities with a turnover of less than £1.5m across the UK who are working with at-risk young people across the themes of abuse; addiction; and homelessness; and for those who are supporting young child carers. The charity is offering grants of up to £2,500, which can be directed towards overheads; salary costs; and/ or wherever else the organisation needs to apply the money to ensure its survival and sustainable services in the future.

https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/  


The George Bairstow Charitable Trust

GBCT makes grants to UK registered charities for the provision of Emergency Aid in communities; the encouragement of volunteering among young people; and the enhancement of skills among young people. The Trustees of the GBCT acknowledge the unique challenges faced by the world at this current time and remain 'open for business', welcoming new grant applications.

http://gbct.org.uk/  


The Community Justice Fund

The Community Justice Fund has been formed by a partnership of key representative umbrella bodies to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations to cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and lay the foundations for longer term renewal. The first wave, which is now open and will run for six months, will provide flexible grants to organisations that meet the eligibility criteria and priorities. Grants are likely to be between £25,000 and £75,000, but could be larger in certain circumstances. The Fund aims to assess applications on a weekly basis and decisions received within ten days of an application being submitted.

https://www.communityjusticefund.org.uk/  


Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF)

The Small Charities Challenge Fund makes project grants of up to £50,000 to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that are seeking to address the Global Goals (officially known as Sustainable Development Goals) to create a better world by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.

https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/  


Covid-19 Activity Funding


Local Funding (Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire)


Rural Hardship Support Fund

Rural Action Derbyshire has launched a Rural Hardship Support Fund to help people in rural areas of Derbyshire suffering extreme hardship as a result of Covid-19.

Many people in rural areas are struggling at this difficult time. Household income has been significantly reduced for some families and we want to make sure people don't go hungry and can cover essential household bills.

Applications to the Rural Hardship Fund will be by referral (list of referral organisations on their website). Individuals will also need to meet the following criteria to qualify.

They are in severe financial hardship (unable to pay for basic necessities such as food, household bills, rent etc) and
They are unable to access other support such as government schemes or are waiting for payment from such schemes or
They are in severe emotional distress or poor mental health, anxious, lonely, depressed and with no current treatment plan or referral to mental health services.
In all cases, individuals must be living or working in a rural area of Derbyshire.

We are particularly targeting people associated with the farming industry including farmers and workers in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and countryside services and people living in isolated rural areas who have been adversely affected by Covid-19. The fund can provide regular food parcels and assistance with some critical household expenses. People will also be able to access information on other support available to them relative to their specific needs.

https://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/news/rad-launches-hardship-fund  


Foundation Derbyshire Coronavirus Funding

Coronavirus Response – General Grants

Foundation Derbyshire are now also able to accept applications of up to £5,000 from community groups and infrastructure and front line delivery organisations involved in the supply and delivery of food and/or services to those who are medically, socially or financially vulnerable, for example:

  • Support for vulnerable and older people in their homes, providing food and medicines
  • Funding for community groups that are linked into the Community Response Units being established across the county to coordinate the above support
  • Special provision of crisis services for rough sleepers and those living in temporary accommodation or for refugees and asylum seekers
  • To reach (with support and information) local residents who don’t have access to the internet/smartphones – via self-care packages, coordinating volunteers and keeping the work of the Community Response Units accessible to them.

They are also able to make a small number of larger strategic grants to organisations that have the capacity to deliver the above on a multi-district/county wide basis. For further information or to discuss applications for larger grants, please contact Sarah at emergencies@foundationderbyshire.org.

Community & voluntary groups and charities can apply for a general Coronavirus Response Fund Grant by completing our standard application form.

PLEASE NOTE: There is unprecedented demand for this Fund. Before starting your online applications please check the current availability of funds by emailing emergencies@foundationderbyshire.org 

Application Form: https://www.tfaforms.com/453197

Emergency £1,000 Foodbank Grants

Their initial focus has been to provide £1,000 emergency grants to:

(a) established Foodbanks in Derby and Derbyshire

OR

(b) established organisations that already run a foodbank service as part of their suite of support

If your group would like to apply for a £1,000 Emergency Foodbank Grant, please email the Grants Team at emergencies@foundationderbyshire.org


Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grants Scheme

The Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant Scheme is open for applications from small groups for funds to cover running costs

Click here to download the Small Grant application form and guidance notes.

During these COVID19-affected times, there will be no closing date for applications.  We will aim to get back to you with a decision within two weeks of receipt of your form.  The maximum amount you can apply for is £1,000, but grants awarded are likely to be in the region of £500-£600.  We will pause or close applications if necessary.

Please be aware that groups can only receive funds from this scheme once in any 12 month period - therefore if you have previously received a Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant you have to wait a year before applying again.  Please contact us if you are unsure when you last received a Small Grant.

If you are applying for the first time and new to Derbyshire Voluntary Action please complete the membership and database form below:

Click here to download the Derbyshire Voluntary Action membership form

Click here to open the Derbyshire Voluntary Action database form

 


Derbyshire County Council Public Health’s Small Grants Scheme

Derbyshire County Council Public Health’s Small Grants Scheme is available in each Derbyshire locality to support groups and communities to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

Grant funding up to £1,000 is available. 

Priority will be given to new projects which respond to the COVID19 crisis or applications to adapt existing projects to enable them to operate under the new conditions imposed by the COVID19 crisis.

Applications can be submitted at any time.  We will aim to give a decision within two weeks of receipt of application.  The application window will be paused or closed if necessary.

Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme 

Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the Chesterfield Borough Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme application form

Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme guidance notes

Healthy North East Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme

Open to voluntary / community groups or even a group of local people within the North East Derbyshire District Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme application form

Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme guidance notes


Extra cash for councillors to donate to local community groups

Each year every Derbyshire County Council councillor has £3,860 which they can donate to groups in their area which aim to improve the lives of local people.

At a meeting on Thursday (23 April) the Cabinet agreed a proposal to double this amount of money, giving each councillor £7,720 for this financial year.

Anyone who runs a local group in their community and wants to find out more should contact their local councillor.

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/councillors/councillors.aspx  


The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust

The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust is a family charity making grants to charitable causes and projects in areas local or relevant to the Chatsworth, Bolton Abbey and the Devonshire Group estates, but sometimes supporting projects further afield at the Trustees’ discretion. Understanding the hardships being caused to many as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust is accepting applications specifically linked to the Coronavirus crisis, as well as applications for its current round of funding, the closing date for which is Monday, 8 June. If applying for COVID-19 related funding, the application form should be clearly headed COVID or CORONAVIRUS and emailed to mollie.moseley@chatsworth.org, and the Trust will aim to review these applications as soon as possible. For more details and guidelines on completing the application form, see the website below.

http://ddct.org.uk/  


Derbyshire Freemasons 'COVID Grant’

The Disaster Relief Committee and the Provincial Grand Charity have together created an application form / process to allow them to award one-off grants of £250.00 to organisations supporting people during the COVID crisis. 

To apply for the grant, follow the link below and complete the form https://forms.gle/qXssZfyWSMV9tQC87 

Please Note: Completion of the form does not guarantee a grant will be made; all applications will be considered by a committee. It is important to clearly describe in the application how an organisations is supporting people during the COVID crisis and outline what the money would be used for.



National Funding

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund - Deadline: 31st August 2020

The England Illegal Money Lending Team is accepting applications from local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to support projects that raise awareness of the issues of the dangers of illegal money lending in their community. Groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for community projects that demonstrate a positive impact on their community and that meet the following criteria:

  • Contributes to raising awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks.
  • Prevents crime and disorder and makes a difference in local communities.
  • Promotes the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) in communities.
  • Encourages reporting of loan sharks and signposts victims to the team.

http://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/cash-seized-from-loan-sharks-to-fund-com... 


The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation

The Trustees of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation have made additional funding available for their next grants phase, running from May to December 2020. There are new funding opportunities for existing grantees, offering emergency funding; 12 month grant extensions and grant increases for adaptation costs. In the summer, the Trust will launch a new COVID-19 Initiatives Fund, which will be open to both grantees and non-grantees. Funding will be available to support new initiatives rooted in the values of equity, rights, peace, climate change and power and accountability.

https://www.jrct.org.uk/new-funding-opportunities  


Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust

The Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust is offering grants to parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry; and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Grants can be used to fund items for children such as clothing, bedding and essential household items such as white goods or specialist items for children with additional needs. However, grants to pay household bills or food costs, or grants to replace lost income, will not be made.

To apply for a grant, one parent or carer must have worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for at least one year within the last nine years. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, see here. The Trust offers a number of other grants programmes for different circumstances such as rehousing or therapy – further details are also available on the charity’s website.

https://www.ftct.org.uk/  


The Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation remains operational during the COVID-19 pandemic and has made the following funds available to members of its existing network of current and past grant recipients: a) an Emergency Fund for immediate grants of up to £750 to purchase equipment, technology or memberships; b) A Resilience Fund for grants to cover cashflow, fundraising and loss of income challenges relating to the current COVID-19 related climate.

https://rankfoundation.com/  


The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is inviting emergency applications from charities which the Trust has previously supported. To benefit from emergency funding, your organisation must have less than three months’ projected expenditure in cash funds available. See here for further details of eligibility and how to apply.

https://www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk/applications/  


The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust has changed its grants policy for the time being in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s currently offering small, one-off payments of up to £5,000 in unrestricted funding under its ‘Early years’ preventative work in England and Wales’ strand.

https://sylvia-adams.org.uk/what-we-will-fund/ 


Persimmon Homes - Community Champions Fund

Persimmon Homes Community Champions donates £64,000 every month in payments up to the value of £1,000. From April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s.  It’s really simple to apply for a donation. All you need to do is complete the online form, telling them why your group or charity, which works with or supports the over-70s, deserves their donation.

https://www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions/ 


Alpkit Foundation Funding

Grants up to £500 are available for organisations serving those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The Alpkit Foundation supports projects that champion education, participation, environment, diversity and health.  The Foundation are currently prioritising their funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by Covid 19.

Eligible projects include:

  • Help to elderly or vulnerable people
  • Minimising the impact of self isolation
  • Supporting food banks
  • Supporting those who are homeless or in temporary accommodation
  • Bringing adventure indoors

alpkit.com/pages/foundation#apply 


English Cricket Board Emergency Funding

Cricket clubs and leagues are now able to apply for two new funding schemes specifically designed to help see them through the Covid 19 pandemic.

There are two schemes:

  • Emergency Loan Scheme - aims to support affiliated cricket clubs by providing funding to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in essential day to day running and maintenance costs.  Awards are up to £5,000 for clubs with a junior section and up to £3,000 for clubs with an adult section only.
  • Return to Cricket Grant Scheme - aims to provide cricket clubs and leagues with assistance in exceptional circumstances

Applications can be generated from Clubs that are prevented from taking out an Emergency Loan by their own constitution or articles, Cricket leagues (open age or junior), and Clubs that have an annual turnover of less that £15,000

www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/club-support/club-funding/emergency-support-programmes


The Edward Gostling Foundation

The Edward Gostling Foundation supports charitable organisations that work with people living with a mental and/ or physical disability or long term illness. The Foundation has suspended its usual criteria for grant-making during the COVID-19 crisis, to concentrate on helping smaller charities providing frontline community services. It will be awarding grants of up to £10,000 to eligible charities with less than 6 months’ worth of free reserves, to support core operating costs.

https://www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk/content/apply-grant-0 


Neighbourly Community Fund

With the support M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners, Neighbourly are launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.

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. Grants are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.

Application form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7JEZLrzmujZH-4HUlmBPhwjoIgiUprElHB6-3jdnLa9yAMg/viewform

If you would like to join Neighbourly please go here - https://www.neighbourly.com/accounts/registerchoice?returnUrl=%2FNeighbourlyCommunityFund


Arts Council - Covid-19 Support

The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of their funding. 

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19


Sport England

Sport England funding package to help sport and physical activity manage the COVID-19 crisis. Sport England's has announced a funding package to support partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic. They have launched a £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which is now open for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available. Organisations eligible to apply include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs.

Other funding support is being provided to the sector including an additional £55 million to provide support during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment. 

https://www.sportengland.org/


Magic Little Grants 2020 - Deadline: 31st October 2020

Magic Little Grants will be awarding over 900 grants of £500 to community projects. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. Applications will receive a decision on their application and, if successful, the funding within two months of submission.

Important Coronavirus Update

  • Organisations now have longer than 12 months to spend the grant and they do not require specific dates for projects that you would like them to support. They want the funding to be able to be used flexibly and trust that you will deliver projects only when it is safe to do so.
  • They are happy to support projects that support people to stay active during social distancing, such as online fitness classes delivered via video conferencing software or Youtube.

https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/ 


Morrisons Foundation – Covid 19 Homeless Support Fund

The Morrisons Foundation has announced a Homeless Support Fund aiming to fund charities caring for the homeless during the Covid 19 outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it.

The Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid 19 because of underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation. 

There is a a total of £500,000 for this fund and awards of up to £10,000 are available.  Smaller requests will allow more charities to be supported from the fund.

Registered charities that care for the homeless can apply to cover the broad areas:

  • Outreach and support to rough sleepers
  • Delivery of services in hostels and shelters
  • Information and advice

Applications can be made at anytime.

www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/ 


Lloyds Bank Foundation 

Lloyds Bank Foundation are providing immediate funding to charities who have already spent a significant amount of time on their applications, or were expecting to receive new funding. They are prioritising charities who have adapted their services to meet the challenges of Covid-19. These charities will receive a one-year grant with a lighter touch assessment approach to allow charities to focus on responding to Covid-19. 

https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/about-us/covid19 


Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new emergency loan fund which will provide repayable finance to charities and social enterprises who are experiencing disruption as a result of COVID-19 and is intended for such organisations who have an otherwise viable business model. It has been established to make the Government’s existing Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) more easily accessible to these entities.  

https://charitybank.org/news/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund