Funding Information for Communities & Voluntary Groups in Berkshire - April 2021
Return to Football Fund
Return to Football fund is an exciting new grant the Football Foundation are delivering on behalf of the FA and Sport England. The fund is to support clubs and organisations across the country where the need is greatest with the purpose of helping you return to football activity.
Berkshire Community Foundation - new funds opening soon
The next Grants round opening is April 2021 and will close May 2021. The grants will relate to Coronavirus, Sport and Older People.
The Good Exchange Community
Any registered charity or other group that operates for public benefit in the UK can use The Good Exchange to apply for fundinq and fundraise for a recognised charitable purpose, attract donations and raise funds. Click link above for further details.
Support for New Music Projects
The PRS Foundation has announced that grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups.
Gerald Palmer Eling Trust
Charities with activities in West Berkshire or neighbouring counties can apply for project grants (no amount specified) to support community/education facilities, social/welfare support/therapy, medical research and/or the advancement of the Christian religion. Applications must be made in writing.
Funding for Organisations & Connecting Local Communities
The focus of the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications are supported that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged. In particular they support older people over the age of 65, and adults with a physical or learning disability and/or mental health problems.
Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health
The objectives of the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust (CGMT) are to raise awareness of suicide, to urge all who are suffering in silence to speak up and ask for help, and to support people, especially young people, who are fighting to overcome poor mental health.
Funding to Support Children & Young People
Schools, colleges and community groups can apply for funding for projects which will help team working skills and future employability of children and young people. BlueSpark values academic, vocational, artistic and sporting endeavour but only provides funding for relatively small-scale projects which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without the support of BlueSpark.
Localgiving Magic Little Grants – deadline 31 October 2021
The Magic Little Grants 2021 programme promises to be even bigger and better than ever. This gives grants of £500 to small charities and community groups thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
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).
Arnold Clark Community Fund
Grants of £1,000 are available for UK registered charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is now open for applications.
Community organisations, charities, private companies and social enterprises are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome.
New Funding Stream:& Restart Youth
Restart Youth will support youth organisations through the Covid-19 crisis to give decision making power to young people, currently overlooked by mainstream services. Designed by 6 Young Advisers – the scheme welcomes applications from youth organisations in the South East of England (Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, Oxfordshire, the Isle of Wight and Sussex) for specific pieces of work to give young people power and control in decisions they are making about services in response to Covid, as well as provide essential services to them.
Vital for Berkshire
The Covid Vital for Berkshire fund opens on 1 April and supports Berkshire community and voluntary groups with grants of up to £5000. To help organisations respond to people with immediate needs. To help stabilise organisations supporting those in need, To help organisations;adapt to the crisis, i.e.through service enhancement and development, or the purchase of equipment
Get Berkshire Active (GBA)
GBA have extra emergency funding to support and distribute to community organisations (charities, community groups, CIC’s or similar) working with: Individuals with a disability • Individuals with a long term health condition • Ethnically and culturally diverse communities • Low Socio-economic groups.
Yapp Charitable Trust
The Yapp Charitable Trust invites small charities to apply for grants of up to £3,000. Registered charities in England and Wales, with annual expenditure less than £40,000, can apply for funding for core costs and staffing.
Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest Grants
Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest Grants are available for voluntary and community organisations based, or working in, the south of England for projects that improve their local area such as youth work, health and social care, arts and culture, conservation and the environment.
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.
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.
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.