Funding Opportunities in December
Please find a list of funding opportunities for volunary organisations and community groups currently available - bought to you by Berkshire’s fantastic Council for Voluntary Service’s.
Berkshire Community Foundation Co-Op Fund – open for applications for work to combat food poverty
Funds allocated to Berkshire through the National Emergencies Trust and Co-Op, are available for grants to be allocated to local charities, community and voluntary groups working to combat food poverty in Berkshire. The aims of the fund:
Didymus funding for social inclusion – rolling deadline
Didymus seeks to help and encourage smaller charities who are working in the areas of social inclusion, education, the arts, equality and diversity and religious understanding.
Support to Improve Life Opportunities for Disadvantaged People
Our ‘Vision’ is that people living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness should have, as many as possible, of the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others more fortunate than themselves. To help us achieve this goal we provide grants to other charities with a gross annual income of £5M or less and operating front line services supporting this beneficiary group.
Museum Digital Innovation & Engagement
The new fund will enable museums and galleries to kick-start, scale up, and evaluate the innovations they’ve designed to connect collections to a udiences through the Covid-19 pandemic. Deadline is 21st December: museumsassociation.org/funding
Project Viability Fund: Transforming Places Scheme
Constituted charities, social enterprises Parish and Town Councils can apply for up to £15,000 from the Transforming Places scheme, but only if:
Working to Protect Wokingham Town’s Past, Present & Future
The Wokingham Society works for the public benefit in the area within the Wokingham Town Parish.
Persimmon Community Champions Funding Good Causes
Each of our businesses and our PLC head office are giving away up to £2000 each month to fund local community initiatives. We want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s – a vulnerable group in our society that we feel need our support at this time. Apply by 31st December 2020.: persimmonhomes.com
HMRC Grant Funding
HMRC is looking for voluntary and community sector organisations to support them in helping customers they currently find hardest to reach, who cannot or will not interact directly with them or need extra support in doing so.
Arts-based Learning Fund
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation will accept applications from arts organisations that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities.
“I’ve got an idea” Fund
Individuals or small groups or organisations including groups of school children who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out and, if it worked, would deliver either an environmental or social benefit can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000.
Small Grants Programme
The Foyle Foundation small grants programme offers funds of £10,000 to small charities (with income under £150,000) working at grass roots and local community level. Charities can be working in any field, across a wide range of activities.
Adint Charitable Trust
The Adint Charitable Trust makes grants of between £250 and £15,000 to registered charities for general charitable purposes, but has a preference for charities working in the fields of education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation.
Funding for Charities That Make a Positive Difference
The Foundation donates over £80 million annually to a broad range of charities across the UK that make a positive difference.They fund a wide range of causes and charities and the grants vary according to the size of the charity and the work being undertaken.
National Lottery Community Fund programmes re-open
Awards for All for up to £10,000, and for larger amounts, the Reaching Communities and Partnership schemes have just re-opened. They are interested in projects where people are in the lead, which:
involve people and communities from the start
build on people’s strengths
are connected in their community.
Awards for All – apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000
Reaching Communities – larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work with their community to help them thrive.
Partnerships – a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community thrive – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.
ESFA Community Training Grants – Thames Valley Berkshire
Community Training grants between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects supporting people who are unemployed or economically inactive, move closer towards employment.
Deadline: 18 January 2021