Funding Roundup - July 2022 - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
2 years ago
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Here’s a roundup of all the funding opportunities that we’ve shared in our fortnightly newsletter during the month.

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💷 Berkley Foundation Resilience Fund
Aims to support small and medium-sized organisations working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people from Black and Minoritised communities by investing in organisational development and building resilience for the future. This could be through improved governance, strengthened people power, better financial planning or stronger systems and strategies.  > More Details

💷 Dormant Asset Scheme and Community Enterprise Growth Plan
The government has launched the long-awaited consultation on Dormant Assets. This will determine how at least £880 million of new money for good causes in the UK will be spent, driving real tangible change in communities across the country.  > More Details

💷 Apply now for WMCA Community Green Grants
The Community Green Grant is focused on improving access to nature in areas of deprivation with limited access to green space. We have small and large grants available:

  • Small Grants £3,000 to £25,000
    Community groups and organisations will be encouraged to apply for small grants that connect local people to nature. The panel welcome creative ideas that meet the grant criteria.

    Large Grants £25,000 to £100,000
    For organisations with large-scale plans that will create significant sustainable projects that help people connect to nature and improve the local environment.

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💷 Are you a social enterprise looking to grow your impact? Then you’ll be interested in the launch of a £25 million Growth Impact Fund

Big Issue Invest, UnLtd and learning partner Shift have launched the Growth Impact Fund, a potential £25 million investment fund providing equity, patient debt, and revenue-based funding to early-stage and growing social businesses in the UK.  > More Details

💷 National Lottery Community Fund – Bringing People Together Programme (rolling deadline)
Grants of up to £1 million are available for community-led projects that bring communities across the UK together. The funding will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.  > More Details

💷 Thomas Wall Foundation – Grants to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (deadline 19th September)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 or older) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivations or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially women, people with physical, mental or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.  > More Details

💷 National Lottery Community Fund Now Offering Large Climate Grants
Funding for community-led partnerships which will have a positive impact on climate change in the UK.  > More Details

💷 Government Awarding Grants to Support Innovative Health Solutions for Veterans
Funding to develop techniques and pathways for meeting veterans’ physical and health needs in the UK.  > More Details

💷 Deadline Extension for Community Resilience Fund
Groups have additional time to apply for funding to address inequalities which may exacerbate gambling harms in vulnerable communities.  > More Details

💷 Motability Active Travel Grant Programme (deadline March 2025)
UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand, and improve active travel options for disabled people.  > More Details

💷 Henry Smith Charity – Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (deadline 30th September)
Schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under).  > More Details

CWC22067 – Provision of Community and Voluntary Service
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GambleAware Aftercare Funding Programme (deadline 15th August)
The £2 million Aftercare Funding Programme will provide grants of up to £350K (£150,000 for smaller organisations and pilot projects) for projects which will provide support services so that more people in recovery from gambling harm can rebuild their lives. The aftercare intervention’s focus is not on stopping or reducing gambling, but on the longer-term recovery and rebuild that might be needed for people to live happy and healthy lives. > More Details
FCC Community Action Fund (deadline 7th September)
Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance, or improvement of community facilities.  > More Details

Didymus Grants to Support UK and International Social Relief Projects (deadline 31st August)
UK registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for international social relief projects. Didymus, the grant-making charity, will award funding for projects that support work amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK, Africa and Central and South America which fulfil one of the charity’s five goals. > More Details

The Hedley Foundation – Grants to Improve the Quality of Life of Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (deadline 23rd September)
The Hedley Foundation is inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.  > More Details

Help the Homeless Grants for Projects that Help the Homeless (deadline 15th September)
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 rebuild their lives. Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. The grants are available for capital costs.
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Asda Foundation – Under 18 Better Starts Grants Round 2 (deadline 19th August)
The Asda Foundation has announced that Round 2 of its Under 18 Better Start Grants is open for applications. The programme makes grants of between £500 and £1,500 available to support a broad range of activities for children under the age of 18, which contribute to transforming communities and improving children’s lives.  > More Details

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Funding to Support Youth Organisations (rolling deadline)
Not-for-profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14-25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK). The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people who face complex transitions to adulthood.  > More Details

Funding to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Across the UK
The Thomas Pocklington Trust is offering grants to registered charities to support new and innovative projects that benefit blind and partially sighted people in the priority areas of education, employment, engagement, collaboration and sustainability.  > More Details

Tree Planting Projects Funding
The International Tree Foundation is offering funding for projects that promote, preserve and protect trees, woodlands and forests in local communities across the UK.  > More Details

Which? Fund Invites Applications to Consumer Harms Research Funding
Which? is offering funding for research projects to improve understanding of the consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities in the UK and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms.  > More Details

Walsall Council: Project WP3808 – Child and Young Adult Exploitation Services
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Centre for Better Ageing: Invitation to tender: Redundancy and Retraining Project – Contract Manager
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  • Wolverhampton Skills Connect Preferred Supplier Network: The Preferred Supplier Network or PSN is further funding, available to help partners reach the targets agreed within the Wolverhampton Skills Connect project. The funding can be used by the partnership to expand the services on offer to customers, with the aim of supporting the delivery of the projects agreed outcomes. > More Details
  • CRF 50+ Partnership – Innovation Fund Extended: The project aims to support individuals to develop skills, move into education and closer to or into employment. There are a number of Navigator organisations in Wolverhampton who are supporting the project who are also able to apply for this fund. 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+. Groups and organisations can apply for equipment, resources, training, group work etc. from £50 up to a maximum of £5000.  > More Details
  • The A B Charitable Trust – Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (deadline 31st July): UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of between £10K & £20K. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support • Migrants and refugees, Criminal justice and penal reform, Human rights, particularly access to justice  > More Details
  • Asda Foundation – Empowering Local Communities Fund Round 2 (deadline 19th August): Grants of up to £1,500 are available for community groups and organisations that support a broad range of activities that contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives across the UK. The focus of this funding round is to: address the impact the rising cost of living is having on communities, and to support refugees in the UK.  > More Details
  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities – Community Ownership Fund Round 3 (launching 19th August): The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has announced that Round 3 of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest. The fund is part of the government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community, and will make grants (on a matched funding basis) available to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks, and corner shops etc.  > More Details
  • Giffgaff Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living: Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, has launched a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Money raised through donations and recycled mobile phones will be awarded to community causes, with Neighbourly helping to identify the types of causes most impacted, and customers also asked to vote for causes they would like to see receive support. The giffgaff emergency fund will donate grants of up to £1,000.  > More Details
  • Growth Impact Fund (The) Social Investment Fund to Tackle Inequality & Promote Racial Justice (deadline rolling): A new multi-million-pound social investment fund focused on tackling inequality and promoting racial justice in the UK has opened to applications from diverse-led social enterprises looking to grow their impact. The Growth Impact Fund, managed by Big Issue Invest, will invest between £50,000 and £1.5 million in social businesses to support early-stage founders from underrepresented groups who have previously been excluded from investment.  > More Details
  • Music for All Community Project Funding (deadline 26th August): To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community.  > More Details
  • The National Emergencies Trust – Local Action Fund (deadline 31st October): The NET, in partnership with Crowdfunder UK, is making £1.2 million in matching funding available to help voluntary and community organisations overcome the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding aims to support organisations including UK charities, CIC’s, churches and other religious organisations by helping them to counter financial challenges created by the pandemic, including the inability to fundraise in the usual ways, reductions in staff and volunteers, and increased demand on their services. Up to £20,000 in match-funding is available to either launch new initiatives or to enable them to continue existing services, including health and wellbeing services, services addressing food poverty, and community response coordination.  > More Details
  • Concertina Music Grants for Older People (deadline 31st October): The registered charity Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies that provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.  > More Details
  • Cruach Trust – Grants for Gardens & Gardening (deadline 12th September): The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity which provides grants of up to £2,000 to preserve gardens throughout the United Kingdom, has announced that the next deadline for applications is 12th September 2022. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities.  > More Details
  • Funding for Heritage, Music and Health Projects Across the UK: The Hamish Ogston Foundation is offering grants for charities throughout the United Kingdom to deliver heritage, music, and sustainable health projects that have measurable social outcomes and make a long-lasting difference.  > More Details
  • Woodward Charitable Trust’s General Fund Opens for Summer Applications: Core funding for smaller registered charities working with isolated children and young people, disadvantaged families, and prisoners and ex-offenders in the UK.  > More Details
  • Youth Investment Fund (YIF) Phase 2 Pilot: Funding to test out the YIF approach ahead of the launch of Phase 2. Through its YIF Phase 2, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) intends to provide up to 300 new and redeveloped youth facilities in eligible levelling up areas across England.  > More Details
  • Health and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025: women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI), the system partners, are seeking applications from VCSE sector organisations for the next round of the Health and Wellbeing Fund.  > More Details