Funding Roundup - February 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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  • Cash for Kids – West Midlands (Free Radio): Grants are available for registered charities working with children aged 18 years or younger who are ill, disabled, vulnerable or disadvantaged and live within the official broadcast area of Free Radio  > More Details
  • Heart of England Community Foundation: Multiple grants are available to voluntary and community organisations working in disadvantaged areas of Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.  > More Details
  • Food for Life Get Togethers – Small Grants: Small grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for community events and gatherings that enable people of different generations to get together through good food.  > More Details
  • Alternative Omicron grant available for Wolverhampton businesses (deadline 28th Feb): City of Wolverhampton Council has launched a new discretionary grant to support city businesses. The Omicron ARG (Additional Restrictions) Scheme is for those businesses not eligible for the Government’s Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant – but still in need of support.  > More Details
  • CRF 50+ Partnership – Innovation Fund Open for Applications: The CRF 50+ Project aims to support individuals to engage in support, develop skills, move into education and closer to or into employment. The Innovation Fund is for small applications to deliver pilot activities and test new approaches/delivery which respond to local people’s needs. This support should provide specific support to those aged 50+.  > More Details
  • Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Funding 2022: The Department for Education has announced that the Holiday Activities programme will be continuing for the next three years and Wolverhampton has received its annual allocation. We are now keen to start shaping the HAF offer.The funding is to provide holiday clubs / activities with nutritious food for school-age children eligible for benefits-related free school meals in Wolverhampton.  > More Details
  • Free Connectivity to help charities tackle digital exclusion: Vodafone has launched Charities Connected, an initiative giving any charity in the UK the opportunity to apply for free connectivity to help individuals and families it supports get online and improve its own digital capability.  > More Details
  • Giving a second life to tablets while increasing digital inclusion: Environmental charity Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 have launched a £400,000 fund to make tablets and free data available to community organisations working with temporary accommodation services across the UK. Through the Tech Lending Community Fund, grants of between £50,000 and £120,000 are available to help organisations such as local authorities, charities and social enterprises.  > More Details
  • Poundland Foundation funding for sports kit and equipment: The Poundland Foundation has announced that its ‘Kit for Kids’ grants programme will reopen for applications at the end of February 2022. Grants of up to £750 will be available to local children’s sports clubs or organisations working to improve children’s fitness and health.  > More Details
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Pilot Fund to Support Grassroots Social Movement: The Trust is launching a new £1 million pilot fund to support grassroots social movements whose work is vital to systemic change in society. The fund is aiming to provide grant funding, infrastructure and access to resources and networks to support the sustainability of movement work. The Trust hopes to launch an initial funding round in 2022 and then evaluate the process, with work carried out develop policy, test out new movement led decision-making processes and participation, and adapt the application process in preparation for a further two rounds in 2023.  > More Details
  • Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants (deadline 5th April): Not for-profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants. The maximum grant available is £30,000, however, limited funding is available and therefore lower applications are encouraged. Grants are available to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status.  > More Details
  • BBC’s Children in Need Grant Making Programme – Launching Spring 2022: The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grantmaking strategy which will launch in Spring 2022. The aim of the strategy is to improve accessibility, equity, diversity and inclusion, and make it easier for projects to apply for funding. The Children in Need Main and Small Grants Programme has been paused whilst this new strategy is put into action. Existing projects will continue to receive funding and support, and grants will continue to be awarded through their various partnership programmes. New grantmaking programmes are expected to open around September 2022, and in the meantime, it is likely that new funding streams related to their targeted and partnership funding activity will also launch.  > More Details
  • Concertina Music Grants for Older People (deadline 30th April): The registered charity, Concertina, makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies that provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. The charity is particularly keen to support smaller organisations that might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding.  > More Details
  • Various funding opportunities for projects focussing on Environment / Climate Change / Nature.  > More Details
  • HoE Community Foundation / WMCA – Community Green Grants: Grants are being offered to community groups and regional organisations to help them connect people to nature, thanks to new funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) in partnership with the Foundation.  > More Details
  • Majonzi Fund: Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups, households and individuals for events and activities which commemorate the lives of members of the Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic (BAME) community which have been lost during the pandemic in the UK.  > More Details
  • Coop Community Shares ReBoost fund; and the Community Shares Booster Programme: Community businesses in disadvantaged and under-represented communities in England that want to issue shares to their community to support their recovery from the pandemic can apply for financial support through the Community Shares ReBoost fund; and the Community Shares Booster Programme.  > More Details
  • Severn Trent Community Fund – Care For Nature (deadline 20th Feb): Severn Trent Community Fund is looking for new projects that reduce carbon and help communities care for nature. The Community Fund is giving away funding over 5 years to support new projects by local charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region.  > More Details
  • Community Vaccine Fund – Get Wolverhampton Vaccinated: The Community Vaccine Fund is now open offering a fixed grant payment of £1,000 for voluntary and community organisations to support Wolverhampton residents get vaccinated, tackle vaccine hesitancy and supporting communities in areas with low vaccine uptake and high deprivation.  > More Details
  • Dying Matters Community Grants Programme (deadline 21st Feb): Grants are available for community-led arts and culture projects taking place in communities across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to make it easier for people to talk about death and dying.  The funding is intended for community arts and culture groups with community-led arts and culture projects, with a focus on equality and inclusion, and which approach the subject of dying in an innovative or creative way.  > More Details
  • Giving a second life to tablets while increasing digital inclusion: In partnership with Virgin Media O2, Hubbub is launching a £400,000 fund to make tablets and free data available to community organisations across the UK. The fund is exclusively supporting organisations such as local authorities, charities and social enterprises who work closely with temporary accommodation services, such as centres for refugees, housing for those at risk of homelessness or women’s refuges.  > More Details
  • BBC’s Children in Need Grant Making Programme (UK) – Launching: Spring 2022: The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will launch in Spring 2022. The aim of the strategy is to improve accessibility, equity, diversity and inclusion, and make it easier for projects to apply for funding.  > More Details