Funding Roundup - April 2022 - 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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  • Burg-Wachter Secure Communities Scheme (Rolling Deadline): Europe’s largest safe and post box manufacturer, is awarding up to £1,000 and security products/advice to charities, social enterprises, not-for-profit and community ventures to help secure their success. Any grassroots project or activity that would benefit most from this scheme are those with a security aspect as well as a funding need. Projects must be organised by and benefit the local community which could include fetes, festivals, and local shows.  > More Details
  • The February Foundation (Rolling Deadline) makes grants of around £5,000 to a range of charities and charitable causes, in particular, the relief of those in need by reason of youth, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or another disadvantage, the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, and heritage.  > More Details
  • The Theatres Trust – Small Grants Programme (Deadline 3rd May 2022): The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The Small Grants Programme, supported by the Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre’s resilience, sustainability or accessibility.  > More Details
  • Nationwide Building Society – Community Grant Scheme (Rolling Deadline): Registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to support their work in tackling housing issues affecting vulnerable people. The grants are being made available across 11 UK regions through the £4 million Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme.  > More Details
  • Warburtons’ Community Grants (Rolling deadline): Warburtons’ award small Community grants of up to £400 to not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes that are delivering work that aligns to Warburtons’ priorities and which has a direct and tangible impact.  > More Details
  • Wooden Spoon Society’s Capital Grants Programme (Rolling Deadline): Schools and not-for-profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Wooden Spoon Society’s Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the British and Irish Rugby charity that supports mentally and physically disadvantaged children. Each year the charity supports around 70 projects. Funding available is for capital items only – there is no maximum grant limit but projects under £5,000 are unlikely to be considered.  > More Details
  • Two New Grant Programmes to Improve Outcomes for Disabled People: National charity Motability will provide funding to UK charities and organisations in the accessible transport sector from 2022 to 2025, starting with two new funding streams: Community Transport Grants; and Wheelchair Sector Grants.  > More Details
  • Funding for Projects that Promote the Arts Across the UK: Charities across the United Kingdom can apply for funding for new high-quality projects that provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to access, enjoy, and participate in the arts.  > More Details
  • Victims Fund 2022-23: The Police and Crime Commissioner has made funding available for organisations which support victims cope and recover from the effects of crime.  > More Details
  • National Lottery Community Fund begins review on future of Community Support: The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has launched an 18-month Strategy Renewal process that will shape how it supports people and communities to prosper and thrive in the future. Full details along with the survey can be found on the NLCF website. > More Details
  • What should Wolverhampton’s local National Lottery funding priorities be?  > More Details
  • City of Wolverhampton Council – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Community Grant is now open, offering a grant payment of up to £250 for voluntary and community organisations and residents to support community-based Jubilee celebrations.  > More Details
  • Proceeds of Crime Act funding: The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) have launched the latest round of their Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund with a share of £160,000 funding up for grabs.  > More Details
  • Community Vaccine Fund: The deadline for organisations to apply to the Community Vaccine Fund has been extended to 30 June, 2022.  All funding is subject to availability so organisations who wish to get involved with the project are urged to apply as soon as possible.  > More Details
  • The Wolfson Foundation has a wide range of funding programmes and activities. Our fundamental aim, however, is to improve the civic health of society mainly through education and research. More specifically we support excellence in the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, heritage, humanities & the arts. > More Details
  • BBC Children in Need Gives Further Details of We Move Fund – Youth Social Action: The We Move Fund: Youth Social Action is part of the We Move Fund, in partnership with BBC Radio 1xtra. Through the Fund, Children in Need will commit an investment over 10 years to create and invest in opportunities for Black children and young people across the UK.  > More Details
  • Funding for Projects to Improve Financial Wellbeing for Low-Income People Across the UK: Charities, voluntary groups, think tanks, research bodies, and universities can apply for funding for projects that have the potential to improve financial wellbeing on a national scale, including strategic work, policy work, campaigning and research. Abrdn Financial Fairness Trust (formerly known as the Standard Life Foundation) is offering grants for projects and activities that address specific inequalities, differences, and vulnerabilities to improve financial wellbeing, reduce the cost of living, and address issues related to spending and borrowing among low- and middle-income people across the UK.  > More Details
  • Grow Wild Funding for Young People (deadline 25th April): Small grants for young people (aged 14 to 25 years) in the UK to deliver a creative project that celebrates UK native plants and fungi in exciting and engaging ways. Grow Wild is offering grants to young people aged 14-25 to deliver creative projects that celebrate and share why UK native plants and/or fungi are so special.  > More Details
  • Arnold Clark Community Fund (deadline 30th June): Arnold Clark has re-opened their Community Fund to support a wide range of not-for-profit organisations across the UK as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will award grants of up to £1,000 to enable charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, social enterprises, and other community-led organisations to continue their important work, which may be at risk due to the crisis.  > More Details
  • Help the Homeless Grants for Projects that Help the Homeless (deadline 15th July): Help the Homeless makes grants of up to £5,000 to small and medium-sized charitable organisations (with a turnover of less than £1 million) whose aim is to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life. Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people.  > More Details
  • Screwfix Foundation (deadline 10th May): The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantages throughout the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disability.  > More Details