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Are you working to reduce loneliness in Bromley? Are you a small charity? Could you use up to £2,500 to help bring people & communities together. Then why not apply to The Local Connections Fund by 26 Jan 2021.
The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund to help charities/community groups that are working to reduce loneliness by helping them build connections across their communities. This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) can bring people and communities together.
- What the funding’s for: The funding will help to bring people together in safe and secure ways – including by covering the costs of technologies and equipment that will help people feel more connected within their communities. Funding can also be used to help strengthen organisations and their services through, for example, training and development.
- Who can apply: Suitable for small local charities/grassroots groups working to tackle loneliness by helping people feel more connected within their communities.
- Funding size: £300 to £2,500
Application deadline: 26 January 2021
If you need assistance with your application please let us know. We are here to help you. Contact our Funding & Development Officer, Stephen Smith, for support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- fall within one of the two key funding areas:
Community resilience: tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities.
Financial capability and inclusion: giving people the tools to become more financially independent.
- be raising funds to develop a new approach, product or technology, pilot a new scheme, implement a new initiative, or expand existing services to a new area or beneficiary group. All beneficiaries must be in the UK.
- if submitted in connection with a religious organisation, have an outcome that is accessible to persons of any religious beliefs.
Application deadline: 26th January 2021
Part of the rescue package announced by DCMS to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across England from the economic impact of COVID-19.
The second round of the Culture Recovery Fund looks forward to next spring and early summer when it is expected that cultural organisations will be able to operate with fewer restrictions. This second round will offer grants of between £10,000 and £3m to support organisations to make the transition towards full reopening.
Over £300million of grants will be available, covering the period April-June, to support cultural organisations with the costs they will face as they welcome back visitors.
Opens for applications on 7 January 2021, closing on 26 January 2021.
Funding and incubator programme to develop collaborations and/or partnerships led by and for groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and structural drivers of this impact. Grassroots, civil society organisations across London can apply
Application deadline: 26th January 2021
Charities, social enterprises, and community interest companies can apply for funding of up to £3,000 through the Woodward Charitable Trust. The Trust supports projects that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact.
Deadline: Friday 28th January 2021
Funding for community-led projects to help local areas to recover from COVID-19. Applicantions can be made for locally-led projects which bring people together, improve public spaces and support community hubs and high streets. Available grants: Small (£500-£5000) and Medium (£10,000-£50,000)
Application deadline: 28th January 2021
The Span Trust seeks to fund projects by awarding grants between £5,000 and £20,000 that will alleviate poverty, disability, age or ill health, and advance urban regeneration through the improvement of the built environment. We offer grants to both registered and exempt charities. The Trust accepts applications twice annually
- Deadline 1: 11.58pm on the last Friday of January (29th January)
Trustees will meet at the end of February and applicants will be notified shortly after
- Deadline 2: 11.58pm on the last Friday of June
Trustees will meet at the end of July and applicants will be notified shortly after
The Trust provides grants for groups supporting Mental Health; Learning Disability; Homelessness; and Health in the Community. As from 1st July 2020, the Fund has the following priority areas:
Mental Health - The Trustees support registered charities working with people with mental health problems.
Homelessness - The Trustees are focusing their support under this category in the following areas:
- Church and Community Shelters
- Advice and Support
- Training and Employment
Health in the Community - Under this category the Trustees are keen to support charities working to improve health in the community. This could include, but is not restricted to, groups working in areas such as
• young people leaving care
• people recovering from domestic violence
• people in food poverty
The Trustees meet three times per year in March, July and November and application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted at least six weeks in advance of a meeting or by the date specified. The next meeting of the Trustees is due to take place on Friday 12th March 2021.
The closing date for submission of applications is anticipated to be 29th January 2021, however, it may be necessary to close the meeting early if sufficient applications have been received before this date.
The Feminist Review Trust gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women. In 2020 and 2021, the Trust will particularly welcome applications from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas:
- Lesbian and transgender rights
- Violence against women and girls
- Disabled women and girls
- Refugee women and girls
The maximum value of any individual award is UK £15,000 (or its equivalent). However, the Trustees rarely give out awards of this amount so when you prepare your application please bear in mind that you may only be offered partial funding. It is therefore helpful if you can identify different sub-elements in your application.
- January 31st submission deadline for 30 April decision (Round 1 – 2021)
- April 30th submission deadline for 31 July decision (Round 2 – 2021)
- September 10th submission deadline for 15 December decision (Round 3 – 2021)
A B Charitable Trust (ABCT) promotes human dignity and defends human rights for marginalised and excluded people. Funding is available for small to medium sized charities
who work in three priority areas:
- Migrants and refugees
- Criminal justice and penal reform
- Human rights, particularly access to justice
Open programme grants are usually between £10,000 to £20,000 and awarded annually.
Application deadlines for 2020/2021:
- 31st July 2020 - Decisions in October 2020
- 31st October 2020 - Decisions in January 2021
- 31st January 2021 - Decisions in April 2021
- 25th April 2021 - Decisions in July 2021
The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new fund for social enterprises and charities that are improving people’s lives across the UK who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS - see below) more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises.
Application deadline: Sunday 31 January, 11.59pm
Three rounds of funding annually, for individuals (e.g musical instruments and lessons) and community projects (e.g initiatives that bring music into the community). Application deadlines for both are on 1st February, 1st July and 1st November.
The L&Q Foundation Place Makers local fund has been adapted to make funding available quickly to charities and groups that are active in supporting their local community during the Covid 19 pandemic. Groups can apply for up to £10k.
Submission deadlines fall on the 1st of each month, with the next deadline on 1st February 2021.
Directors operate a grant giving policy aimed at making annual distributions of £325,000. They support a wide range of UK Registered Charities. See website for application guidelines and exclusions.
Key areas of charitable work supported include: care of the elderly, general welfare, hospices care of the physically & mentally disabled.
Deadlines: Applications must be received by the end of February or the end of August for consideration at Spring or Autumn Meetings.
The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. Grants are given to charitable organisations involved in projects supporting the interests of the Trust, and also to individual students who are undertaking a gap year or studying for a PhD.
Applications by charities for small to medium grants (up to a maximum of £50,000) may be submitted at any time and will be considered on a regular basis. Applications for larger grants will be considered at bi-annual meetings held in March and October and applications should be submitted at the very latest in the previous months i.e. February or September.
Trust for London funds work which tackles poverty and inequality in the capital. They support work providing greater insights into the root causes of London’s social problems and how they can be overcome; activities which help people improve their lives; and work empowering Londoners to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes.
Trust for London’s seven funding programmes for 2018-2022 are detailed in the funding guidelines available on the website: Good Homes and Neighbourhoods; Better Work; Decent Living Standards; Shared Wealth; Pathways to Settlement; Stronger Voices; Connected Communities
- 2 February 2021, 1pm
- 1 June 2021, 1pm
- 5 October 2021, 1pm
Grants of up to £35,000 are available to support projects running over a period of 18 months. This allows for up to 3 months setup phase and 12 months project delivery – with a further 3 months to cover any unforeseen delays mid project. This would enable hospices to undertake proactive community engagement to dispel myths and misconceptions about hospice care, and to ensure that services on offer are culturally appropriate.
The grant could be used to:
- Fund a new post to coordinate community engagement, data collection, analysis, and the development of an action plan
- Fund community engagement activities to inform service development or improvement to internal processes
The grant programme would be seeking to facilitate sustainable change in hospice care. Grant recipients would be expected to assess the impact of the grant against their intended outcomes, which in turn would serve as case studies in an evaluation to support wider sector learning.
Deadline: 8 February 2021
The Windrush Community Fund is up to £500,000 of financial support available to charity, community or grassroots organisations across the UK to fund projects which raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme (documentation), the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both.
This support is available to fund activities across the UK. Awards will range from a minimum of £2,500 to a maximum of £25,000.
You can apply to the Windrush Community Fund if you are a charity, community or grassroots organisation.
Applications will be considered in 2 phases. If your application is successful in Phase 1, you will not be eligible to bid for funding in Phase 2. If your application is unsuccessful in Phase 1, you can apply again in Phase 2.
- Phase 1 - opens 14 December 2020 and closes 12 February 2021 at 11.59pm.
- Applications received after this date will not be considered.
- Phase 2 – opens 1 April 2021 and closes 30 June 2021 at 11.59pm.
Applications received after this date will not be considered.
The Ulverscroft Foundation supports projects which will have a positive effect on the quality of life of visually impaired people (blind and partially sighted).
Their funding is channelled via recognised organisations which help the visually impaired, for example, libraries, hospitals, clinincs, schools and colleges, and social and welfare organisations.
Applications should be made in writing (they do not have an application form). Make your proposal as detailed as possible. Include details of your current service to the visually impaired, if any, and how the proposed project will be integrated or enhanced. If possible, please give an estimate of how many visually impaired people use/will use your service. Also include the amount of funding obtained to date, if any, and the names of other organisations to whom you have applied.
Deadline: Trustees meet quarterly to consider appeals in January, April, July and October each year; deadlines for appeals are the fifteenth day of the previous month (next deadline - 15th February).
The Main Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years. Applications are open to not-for-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years. £10,000+ is available for 3 years.
Application deadline: 18th Feb 2021
Funding for charities whose work involves all or most family members, where possible, in projects that aim to tackle problems facing one or more of those family members. They've funded work which has included early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others. Grants are generally offered up to £5,000. There are 2 rounds of funding each year with application deadlines of 1st March and 1st September.
Funding to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30. Priorities for funding include:-
- pathways/support for young disadvantaged or disengaged people in the age range 16 to 30 into education, training or employment
- work experience/skills projects for young people aged 16 to 30
- youth work in London particularly evening work for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 30.
Upcoming deadlines: 1st March and 1st September.
The FSC aims to bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people. It provides financial support for people aged 4-18 years (or up to 25 years for those with special needs) to attend a course at an FSC learning location. They'll fund up to 80% of the course fee for groups. There are three funding rounds each year which close on 1st March, 1st June and 1st November.
Power to Change launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and this £3million Community Business Renewal Fund is part of this support package for the community business sector. Unrestricted grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 are available to support your organisation to adapt and evolve to the changing circumstances.
The main priority support areas for the fund include: areas of England facing high levels of deprivation, organisations supporting and led by disabled people and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses.
Two further rounds of the Fund will open in 2021. Each round will have a short application window of 3 hours as a high level of demand is expected.
- Round Three – Tuesday 2 March 2021, 10am-1pm
Applications for the Champions for Children campaign will be open 1st February - 5th March 2021
In April 2020, The Childhood Trust launched its first ever Champions for Children match-funding campaign, re-purposing our annual Summer Give campaign to provide longer-term unrestricted funds to charities working vulnerable children and young people across London through the Coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign will be running once again in 2021, to continue to provide unrestricted funds for charities ensuring they are able to continue to provide much-needed support to disadvantaged children and young people across London.
Charities seeking support from The Childhood Trust must be working with disadvantaged children and young people who live in London. In addition, charities must:
- Be working with vulnerable children and young people based in London;
- Be registered with the Charity Commission;
- Have at least one set of accounts showing on the Charity Commission;
- Have over £25,000 income as per their last financial accounts;
- Be looking to raise a total of between £4,000 and £100,000;
There are certain activities The Childhood Trust will not fund; see the Trust’s grant-making policy on the website for more information.
One-off capital grants are available to grassroots charitable organisations in the UK that are offering a diverse range of activities and interests within one of the Charity's areas of priority: local heritage, local community; and performing arts and visual arts.
Yearly deadline dates: 13th March 2020 (for May funding round), 11th September 2020 (for November funding round).
Funding for capital costs of projects with grants of up to £5,000 to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enable them to resume a normal life. They are able to help only small and medium-sized charities with an annual turnover of under £1m and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months annual running costs. All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society. The quarterly deadlines for applications for funding each year are: 15th March / 15th June / 15th September / 15th December.
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust's Sustainable Futures fund offers grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £100,000. Projects must fit one of three themes: Better Economics (moving towards sustainability rather than traditional forms of economic growth); Beyond Consumerism (engaging people to transition away from consumerism and towards sustainability); and New Voices (enabling marginalised groups and young activists to have a voice).
Next deadline: 22nd March 2021
Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs
Dates for meetings in 2021 and the closing date for applications are as follows:
- Tuesday 20th April (closing date for applications 23rd March)
- Tuesday 27th July (closing date for applications 29th June)
- Tuesday 9th November (closing date for applications 12th October)
Two rounds of funding annually for churches, chapels and other places of worship. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs. Examples of what they support are: stained glass windows; sculpture; furniture; monuments and tombs, and wall paintings, all of which must date no later that 1896. Yearly application deadlines: 31st March 2020 and 31st August 2020.
Fund aimed at supporting people in difficulty, including young offenders, prisoners and ex-prisoners and disadvantage young people (especially those at risk of criminal involvement). Preference is given to pump priming new projects, particularly those which are innovatory and can serve as a model elsewhere.
Applications welcome from registered charities or charities in the process of applying for registration.
Key interest in helping smaller organisations that provide direct services. Grants of up to £15,000 per annum may be awarded. Grant can be awarded to local organisations with an income of less than £100,000; income of no more than £250,000 for larger and/or UK-wide organisations.
Application deadlines: 31 March (shortlisted applications considered at June meeting), 31 July (shortlisted applications considered at November meeting), 30 November (shortlisted applications considered at February meeting the following year).
Masonic Charitable Foundation's Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme (opens next month)
Grants for charities in England and Wales that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people (up the age of 25 years) to overcome the barriers they face in order to achieve the best possible start in life. The current funding categories are:
- Creating the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people
- Reducing isolation in later life
- Medical research into degenerative disease
- Care services in the hospice sector
The target areas are reviewed regularly to ensure grants are making the greatest possible impact.
Upcoming small grants application deadlines:
- Opens 1 March 2021 – closes 31 March 2021 (4pm)
The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities. It aims to help these organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit.
Charities eligible for grants must have average income of less than £1 million a year. Grants of up to £2500 are available.
The Foundation aim to provide a response within three months of receiving a bid. Once completed applications have been received, they will be considered at the next quarterly trustee meeting – these are normally held in April, July, October, and January.
Application deadline: Wednesday 31st March at 5pm
Grant programme that aims to support people with an emphasis on building confidence, knowledge and skills, and therefore increasing prospects of employment. Grants of up to £5,000 available towards specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.
Applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest and if successful, will be invited to Stage two of the application process. Deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest form: Friday 30th April 2021.
Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. This not only brightens up their lives, but also provides a therapeutic benefit to their health and well-being.
Concertina is keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Since its inception in 2004, it has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.
Deadline: The trustees review applications after the deadline dates of April 30th and October 31st each year.
The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one or more of the following:
- to benefit or protect animals
- to relieve animals from suffering
- to conserve wild-life
- to encourage the understanding of animals
Deadline: 15th January (for Spring meeting), 1st May (for Summer meeting), 1st September (for Winter meeting).
Two rounds of funding annually for registered charities which provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people (under 25 years) to fulfil their potential. Grants usually range between a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000. Deadlines to apply are 15th December and 31st July.
Grants are available to UK charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the pandemic.
- To receive a decision by October 2021 applications must be submitted between 1st January and 31st July 2021.
CreatedBy is the Capital Grants programme for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021). The programme is dedicated to improving the environments where Rugby League takes place; giving people more and better opportunities to engage with the game and to get active. The programme will invest in facilities and equipment that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities. Types of awards available are small-scale awards of up to £15,000 and large-scale of over £15,000. The fund opened for applications on 23rd October 2018 and closes for new applications on 23 October 2021.
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to organisations seeking to deliver:
· adapted and/or reinstated activities that support Clarion residents and the wider community to improve lives and neighbourhoods
· essential services to residents, communities and vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19
· projects and activities seeking to connect and support communities in response to COVID-19 and its on-going impact
Revenue and capital funding to support community groups in developing their own homes. Applications are open to community groups, HA’s and Local Authorities.
Application deadline: ongoing until funding is used up or March 2023 (whichever is first).