Funding Information for Communities & Voluntary Groups in Berkshire - June 2021
Thanks go 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.
Support for Pubs & Communities To Work Together To Sustain Local Community Services
Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable rural pub owners, licensees, and local communities to work together to help support and sustain local services. Pub is the Hub’s Community Services Fund will assist projects which support the needs of local communities by using pubs to offer a new service or replace a service that has already been lost, such as a local shop, library, post office or community centre, or encouraging the local sourcing of products, providing school meals, IT training and church services.
Funding will support projects where no other local funding for services currently exists. Applications can be submitted at any time. Click here for more information.
Small Grants for Small Charities
The Foyle Small Grants Scheme is designed to support UK charities which are financially stable and which are working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.
Grants For Small Local & Grass Roots Groups
‘Charity Pot’ is funded by Lush hand and body cream support and distribute as grants, to mainly small grass roots groups working in the areas of animal protection, the environment and/or human rights (including social justice, peace, diversity and equality). Charity Pot grants range from £100 to £10,000 per project/application.
Co-op Local Community Fund
If your project helps people access food, improves mental wellbeing or provides opportunities for young people, apply for funding and become a co-op cause.
Grants For Horticultural & Art History Projects
The Finnis Scott Foundation makes grants for horticultural and art history projects. In general, the Trustees only consider applications for grants up to £10,000.
People’s Health Trust Their Active Communities programme is open locally. Not for profit organisations with an annual income below £350,000 can a apply for a grant of £5,000 to £40,000, which can be over two years.
Projects need to:
Be designed and led by local people
Support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them
Create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly (weekly, fortnightly or monthly, for at least one year)
Be for people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country
They will support small local projects, or those supporting a community of interest. Deadline for applications is 1pm on 9 June 2021
The Wakeham Trust
The Wakeham Trust provides grants to help people rebuild their communities. They are particularly interested in neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded.Read more
Grocers’ Charity – Memorial Grants
One-off grants are available to small UK registered charities for work in the specific areas of: relief of youth poverty, the disabled, the elderly, health, military, and the arts and heritage.
Music for All – Community Project Funding
Deadline: 1 July 2021
Grants are available to UK-based community groups that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund – Barclays 100x100UK
Covid-19 Community Relief Fund
Funding for farming and rural communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19, to expand on new services that have emerged to support the local community during this time and to build future resilience.
Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good Fund
Grants are available for local community groups, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the UK for projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment.
Postcode Society Trust – South of England
Grants are available for smaller charities and good causes in the south of England.
Ansvar We’re asking registered charities – big or small – to tell us about a project they’re either running or hoping to run, which could do with some extra cash. We have £25,000 to give away.
Return to Play: Small Grants This fund will make awards, using National Lottery and government funding, of between £300 and £10,000 from a total pot of £15 million, to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way.
Grants programme for UK charities and community groups, with BizGive offering grants of up to £1,000 to successful applicants, with in-kind goods also available on request and applications for digital volunteering also accepted. For further details please click here.
Funding for Allotment and Garden Projects
The National Allotment Gardens Trust grant funding to registered Allotment Associations and Committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permanent sites. Non statuary sites may also be granted funding if a long term lease is in place.
Pets at Home Foundation – Pets Through People Grants
Grants are available for charities who provide temporary or ongoing assistance to ensure pets can remain with their owners, and/or change the lives of adults and children through the provision of animal-based activities.
National Lottery Awards for All – England
Grants are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools and local authorities in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community
National Lottery Community Fund – Partnerships
Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England which work together with a shared set of goals and values to help their community thrive.
National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities
Large grants are available to voluntary and community organisations in England for projects that make positive changes in their communities.
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
Grants for organisations working with heritage to adapt and respond to the changing environment they are now operating in due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
Emergency Government funding for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund
Government funding is being awarded alongside National Lottery funding, to support organisations to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19. We can also help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they face as a result of the pandemic. Those unable to accept lottery funding can specify the application is for Government funds. Read about the types of projects and organisations we’re prioritising
Funding of between £300 and £10,000 is being awarded to cover six months of expenditure. Applications are ongoing though eligibility will change after 17th August. See https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/covid-19-funding-under-10k-1#section-1
Core funding charities supporting for disadvantaged groups
Charities, social enterprises, and community interest companies can apply for core cost funding of up to £3,000. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, ensure that funds awarded are being well used and fall within the following areas:
Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
Prisoners and ex-offenders.
See http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/ for details. Apply by 30th July 2021