Online Centres Funding Newsletter - May 2021
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As restrictions ease and centres begin reopening their doors, the nature of how community partners support people is once again changing and you may be looking for new funding opportunities.

We’ve filled this newsletter with local and national funding opportunities, and if there’s nothing in here that suits your organisation, we recommend also taking a look at our recently-updated funding database, which is packed with even more opportunities. 

We’re also running a 2-part workshop on writing better bids in June. These sessions aim to help centres better understand the bid writing process, write more effective applications and improve your bid success rates. To sign up for the sessions or to find out more, click below.

Writing better bids workshops:
Best wishes, 
Gabi Woodhams, Head of Network
Good Things Foundation
Greggs Foundation - Unsold Food Initiative  

The Greggs Foundation aims to donate unsold food to charity, including soup kitchens, food banks, and shelters for the homeless and vulnerable individuals. If you would like to be considered for the food donation programme, you can fill out the form on the website.  

Who can apply? Charities, soup kitchens, food banks, and shelters for the homeless and vulnerable. 
Deadline: Ongoing
Value: N/A
Find out more
Standard Life Foundation

Funding aims to improve the lives of those living on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. Standard Life Foundation fund strategic work, including policy work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve financial well-being at a national scale. 

Who can apply? Registered charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities.
Deadline: 3 June 2021
Value: £10,000 - £200,000
Find out more
The Henry Smith Charity - Strengthening Communities

Funds available for work that improves connectedness, opportunities and wellbeing in communities, especially for people who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship, giving them access to community-based services that support positive lasting change.

Who can apply? Community-led charities and not for profit organisations with an annual income of between £20k- £500k
Deadline: Ongoing
Value: £20,000 – £60,000 per year, for 1-3 years (most are for 3 years)
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National Lottery Community Support Fund

UK organisations can apply for funding to help provide community support to vulnerable individuals, and help reduce any temporary closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Who can apply? Small to medium organisations providing support to the community to support vulnerable individuals during the pandemic. 
Deadline: Ongoing
Value: Up to £10,000
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The Naturesave Trust

The fund will be offering grants to grassroots organisations seeking assistance for projects focused on nature conservation and biodiversity improvements. 

Who can apply? Charities, social enterprises, and grassroots community organisations
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Value: £500 - £2,500
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B&Q Community Re-use

This project sees unsellable materials and products donated to local community groups. The types of material includes wood, plastic plant pots and trays, damaged or partly filled cans of paint, ends of wallpaper rolls, and old products that have been written off. 

Who can apply? Community groups
Deadline: Ongoing
Value: N/A
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The Yapp Charitable Trust

The trust makes grants to small registered charities in England to cover running costs and salaries, to help sustain their existing work. One of their priorities is education and learning, particularly helping adults and children who are educationally disadvantaged. 

Who can apply? Small registered charities established for a minimum of 3 years and with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000.
Deadline: Ongoing, trustees meet 3 times a year
Value: Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 a year and the organisation will fund up to 3 years. 
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Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Response Fund

The COVID-19 Response Fund aims to help charities in the UK and abroad to alleviate social deprivation, helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Who can apply? Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises based and working in the UK (or abroad) may apply. 
Deadline: Saturday 31 July
Value: Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees 
Find out more
Have you come across a funding opportunity you’d like to share with the network?

Let us know by calling 0114 349 1666 or sending the details to
Local funding opportunities
Northern Ireland - Halifax Foundation grants

These grants aim to support day to day activities of a charity and new/existing projects, as well as providing support for charities to react to this pandemic, prepare to reopen services or adapt their services accordingly, and to restore in order to deliver what may be for many, a new way of life.

Who can apply? Charities in Northern Ireland with an income of under £1m
Deadlines: Rolling
Value: N/A, average grant in 2020 was £3,925
Find out more
Yorkshire - Bettys and Taylors Group Coronavirus Community Fund

Grants are available to small organisations that improve the lives of local people, with priority given to groups with one or more of the following aims:
  • Promoting good health & wellbeing
  • Reducing inequality
  • Reducing loneliness and social isolation
Who can apply? Constituted voluntary and community groups, registered charities, co-operatives, social enterprises and community interest companies with an annual income of below £200,000 in Yorkshire (priority may be given to projects in the areas surrounding Bettys and Taylors tea rooms and offices)
Deadlines: Monday 31 May 
There are 2 grants, either: £500 - £1,000 or, £1,001 - £5,000
Find out more
Wales - Pen Y Cymoedd Micro Fund: Community 

Grants are available to support important aspects of community life. This could include buying small items of equipment; minor capital works; activities, events and projects.

Who can apply? Voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, community and town councils, and school PTAs.
Deadlines: 16 August 2021
Value: Up to £5,000
Find out more
Nottinghamshire County Council: COVID-19 Community Fund

Grants are available for local charities and community organisations who are supporting vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents impacted by coronavirus by delivering essential services such as providing food, necessities and toiletries as well as projects that help the most vulnerable in isolation. 

Who can apply? Applications accepted only from local charities, community organisations and voluntary groups.
Deadline: Ongoing
Value: Between £200 and £10,000
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Shropshire Infection Control Grant Fund

Grants are available for voluntary organisations and those working in the care sector that are supporting Shropshire communities, particularly vulnerable individuals, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from charitable, voluntary or community organisations operating in the 'care sector' in a broad sense, including those organisations working with vulnerable people (and people made vulnerable as a result of COVID-19) at a preventative level.
Deadline: Ongoing
Value: £500
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Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside & Glossop: Action Together COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Grants are available for Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside & Glossop groups working on a COVID-19 Community Response.

Who can apply? Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations in the fund areas
Deadline: Dependent on area, see website for more info
Value: There are 2 funds in each area: up to £200 or, up to £1,000
Find out more
South Yorkshire Community Foundation - Small Grants Programme 

The SYCF Small Grants Programme supports less well-resourced community groups and organisations across South Yorkshire. It is aimed at organisations that will be able to use small amounts of funding to make a big difference.

Who can apply? Priority will be given to small, locally based or less well-funded groups in areas of disadvantage in South Yorkshire that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs.
Deadline: Ongoing
Value: Up to £600
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Warwick Community Economic Recovery Fund 

Grants are available for community organisations to enable them to deliver essential services to vulnerable people most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Who can apply? Community organisations and not-for-profit groups who are responding to people in need within Warwick District can apply.
Deadline: Ongoing
Value: £3,000
Find out more

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