December Funding Roundup - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
2 years ago

Here’s a roundup of all the funding opportunities that we’ve shared in our fortnightly newsletter during the month.

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  • The National Lottery Community Fund: Awards For All (quick turnaround) and upcoming Reaching Communities Funding Workshop news.  > More Details
  • Suicide Prevention Fund: The government has launched a £4 million grant fund to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector on Suicide Prevention Services. The deadline for applications is 16th Jan 2022. £200,000 of the grant funding has been ring-fenced specifically to help support small community groups and organisations which play a vital role in responding to local needs.  > More Details
  • Probation Service Funding: The West Midlands Region are taking a new approach to the Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCS) available funding for Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Organisations and Services Providers The new funding is targeted at organisations that are led by Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic organisations or Boards of organisations that have a clear priority around working with minority ethnic groups; specialist in this field.  > More Details
  • The Big Give – The Women and Girl’s Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities that are working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in England and Scotland. Applications open from 13th December – 11th January.  > More Details
  • Ocado Foundation For Good: Available for registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities and other organisations to support skills development or sustainability projects that bring benefit to communities across the UK.  The aim of this fund is to support projects that support skills and education development or promote sustainability in communities across the UK.  > More Details
  • National Lottery – Social Enterprise Support Fund: Grants are available to support social enterprises in England as they rebuild and recover from the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Funds available: Between £10K & £100,000K However, most grants will be in the range of £10K to £50K. Groups are advised that they are unlikely to be granted an amount which is more than their annual income from previous years. > More Details
  • Rosa – Rise Fund: A limited number of grants are available to support organisational development for Black and minority-led women’s and girls’ organisations in the UK so that they are in a stronger position to survive, thrive and grow into the future.  > More Details
  • Lottery Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage – Emergency Resource Support: Grants for cultural and heritage organisations in England who are at imminent risk of failure to ensure they have sufficient funds as they transition out of lockdown and resume business activity.  > More Details
  • Allchurches Trust – Emergency Grants Programme to Support Afghan Refugees: Grants are available to support local churches and Christian charities who have the reach and capacity to support the resettlement of evacuees from Afghanistan in the UK.  > More Details
  • Lawrence Atwell’s Charity – Charities Programme: Grants are available to registered charities in England and Wales for projects to support young people to move into employment or become employment ready. Funds available: Grants of up to £10,000 per year are available, with awards for three years open to consideration.  > More Details
  • John Lewis Partnership announces fund for circular economy projects: The Circular Future Fund will provide grants for ideas that help to shift consumer mindsets or develop new business models and services in the areas of textiles, food and household products, and technology and services.  > More Details
  • Tackling Loneliness with Transport Fund (deadline 28th Jan): The Department for Transport (DfT) are delighted to announce that the Tackling Loneliness with Transport fund is now open for Expressions of Interest. DfT has received £5.8 million from Her Majesty’s Treasury’s Shared Outcomes Fund and is inviting proposals for pilot schemes that aim to tackle loneliness with transport.  > More Details
  • Arts Council – Let’s Create Jubilee Fund: Funding thanks to the National Lottery to support voluntary and community organisations to deliver creative activity as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  > More Details
  • Tesco Community Grants: Available to non-profit making, constituted groups and organisations for local good causes with a priority on organisations that provide food and support to young people.  > More Details
  • Asda Foundation – Investing in Spaces and Places: Grants between £5000 and £25000 are available to grassroots organisations for the improvement of spaces for local communities, leading to a positive difference for those living in the area.  > More Details
  • Severn Trent Community Fund’s new green theme for Spring 2022 (deadline 20th Feb): Severn Trent are proud to have partnered with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as its Official Nature & Carbon Neutral Supporter. Together we’ll assist their pledge to leave a carbon-neutral legacy – because when we look after nature, it benefits your water too!  > More Details
  • Grant Funding Available for Counselling Children and Young People: Does your organisation currently deliver counselling services to children and young people in Sandwell? Or in Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton or wards in the West of Birmingham? If so, and you have the capability to deliver support between February 22 and the end of August 22, you may be interested in applying to the Winter 2021-2022 Round of the Emotional Wellbeing Grant Programme.  > More Details
  • Co-op Community Fridge Fund (deadline: 1st February): The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities.  > More Details
  • Screwfix Foundation (deadline 10th February): The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will fix, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability or other disadvantages.  > More Details