Funding Information for Communities & Voluntary Organisations in Berkshire - March 2021
Climate Action Fund: Waste and Consumption
Grants are available for community-led partnerships in the UK to make changes in their community that they believe will have the biggest impact on climate change. This round focuses on supporting medium-scale to large-scale projects addressing waste and consumption.
See https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/climate-action-fund-round-2 8 April 2021 for the initial idea. If you get to the next stage, the rest of the application process may take 6+ months
Funding for the elderly to help wellbeing or reduce social isolation and/or loneliness
BringJoy offer small grants to groups whose members are aged 55+ or to projects benefiting people aged over 55. Priority will be given to applications that have a connection a local Home Instead office. Small grass roots organisation you can apply for funding up to £500 and charities can apply for £1500. See https://www.bringjoyfoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant/ for details and to apply.
Free digital devices and data for people with learning disabilities
Digital Lifeline funding is an emergency fund from the government open to those who support people with learning disabilities and want to distribute digital devices to their community.
Funding to support children and young people
Schools, colleges and community groups can apply for funding for projects which will helpteam working skills and future employability of children and young people.
The Gerald Palmer Eling Trust
Charities with activities in West Berkshire or neighbouring counties can apply for project grants (no amount specified) to support:
• Community or Education facilities and provision of support; or
• Social and Welfare support and therapy
• Medical research and
• The advancement of the Christian religion especial Greek or Russian Orthodox
Apply in writing. For details see https://www.elingestate.co.uk/charitable-works
Ocado Foundation for Good
The programme will support ‘the many rather than the few’ by providing grants up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas:
• skills for the future,
• natural resources
• responsible sourcing.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, for volunteering, only applications for digital volunteering will be accepted. Applications can be made at any time until the 31st December 2021. Click here for more details.
Reading Lions Club – Lion’s Den community grants scheme
Lions Club of Reading
Reading Lions Club is once again reaching out to small local community groups and small local charities to offer financial support. Many local community groups do not have access to grant funding or the resources to invest in significant fundraising and yet they continue to provide a valued service to our community even during these challenging times.
Through our own fundraising events and with support from the ‘Round up for Reading’ campaign, we have set aside £10,000 to give away in small community grants, each of up to £750 to support local community projects. We are inviting local groups to submit a grant application for their local project. Entry opens on 19 February 2021. For further details please click here.
National Lottery Grants for Heritage – focusing on inclusion – rolling deadline
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is accepting applications for grants from £3,000 to £10,000 and £10,000 to £100,000 for projects that are focused on inclusion, led by and/or engaging diverse groups typically under-represented in heritage (for example, young people, minority ethnic and LGBT+ communities, disabled people and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds). This work could include:
exploring different generations, communities and their history
mental health and historic environments
youth-led history focused projects
For further details please click here
The Woodroffe Benton Foundation
Grants of £500 – £2,500 for charities or education institutions to support:
relief of hardship
care for the elderly
education & youth development
environment & conservation
human physical well-being
Deadline for applications is 31 March 2021
ESFA Community Training Grants
The ESFA and ESF are co-financing Community Training Grants to offer skills, training and employment opportunities for individuals who are unemployed or out of education. This grant is intended for projects which help to support individuals who are either unemployed, out of education, or economically inactive. The aim is to benefit those who are furthest away from the labour market, and start participants’ progress back to employment. In addition to formal skills training this can also be activities which have softer benefits, such as work readiness, confidence or anger management.
Grants for Conserving Stained Glass
Our grants are available to ecclesiastic and other public buildings exclusively for the conservation of historic and/or artistically significant stained and architectural glass. The Grants are made by The Glaziers Trust, part of the Company’s charitable foundation, which has two principal objectives:
The conservation of historic and/or artistically significant stained and architectural glass.
Promoting the craft by supporting the education and training of craftsmen and women in the fields of stained and painted glass, and by fostering public information and awareness. For further details please click here.
Many further funding opportunities can be found be clicking here
Thanks goes to Berkshire’s brilliant CVS’s for the content in this news item, namely Wokingham & Bracknell InVOLve, Reading Voluntary Action, Volunteer Centre West Berkshire and Slough CVS.