Funding Roundup - June 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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  • VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025: Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply for funding to support women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace.  > More Details
  • Community third-sector organisations are receiving over £1m in free funding this month: This is funding that their volunteers and supporters have raised for them simply by shopping online with leading online retailers, through the free-to-use easyfundraising platform.  Your organisation can also benefit from this unrestricted revenue stream that complements existing fundraising activities.  > More Details
  • The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme provides funding for places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime. Through the scheme, vulnerable places of worship can apply for protective security measures, such as CCTV, secure fencing, and intruder alarms to be installed at their site for free.  > More Details
  • 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 £10,000 and £20,000.  > More Details
  • Anchor Foundation – Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (deadline 31st July): The Anchor Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year to Christian charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years.  > More Details
  • Aviva Community Fund (deadline 12th July): Aviva has launched the next round of its Community Fund. Aviva has teamed up with the fundraising platform Crowdfunder to offer funding of up to £50,000 to small charities, schools and community interest groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community.

    Aviva wants to support projects that boost the resilience of communities in the face of uncertainty and will be supporting projects in two key areas:

    • Climate Action: promoting healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change
    • Financial Wellbeing: helping people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent
  • 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.  > More Details
  • The National Emergencies Trust, 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.  > More Details
  • Tesco’s Community Grants Programme: Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500 through the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK.  > More Details
  • The Woodland Trust – Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups: Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment.  > 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
  • Funding to Combat Loneliness Among Older People and Adults with Disabilities Across Great Britain: Grants are available for small groups and charities across England, Scotland, and Wales to support older people and adults with physical, learning, and mental disabilities to get active, connect with people, and engage with their local community.  > More Details
  • Enterprise Development Programme – Business and Financial Support for Black and Minoritised Communities in England: Support is available to charities and social enterprises that work with Black and Minoritised communities in England to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones.  > More Details