Funding Roundup - March 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.

Don’t forget you can also follow us on Social Media for these opportunities!

  • What should Wolverhampton’s local National Lottery funding priorities be?  > More Details
  • CRF 50+ Partnership – Innovation Fund Open for Applications (Rolling Deadline) > More Details
  • Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) and Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have opened applications for a new funding round: A safe, positive place to learn. The fund will find, fund, and evaluate programmes and practices that could keep children safe from involvement in violence and improve attendance & academic attainment.  > More Details
  • Eurovia Contracting are currently delivering the City Council’s multi-million pound city centre transformation scheme funded by the Government’s Future High Street Fund. As a contractor working in the area, Eurovia are offering to sponsor up to 20 Wolverhampton based organisations to make an application and will support you through the process; and if successful support the development of the project too.  > More Details
  • BBC’s Children in Need Grant Making Programme: 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
  • The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has launched a new fund to ‘The Voluntary, Community and Frontline Sector Grant Programme’
    to support voluntary and community organisations in the homelessness and rough-sleeping sector (deadline: 1st April 2022).  > More Details
  • Didymus Grants to Support UK and International Social Relief Projects (deadline 30th April): 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.  > More Details
  • The February Foundation (rolling deadline) makes grants of around £5,000 to a range of charities and charitable causes in particular for the relief of those in need by reason of youth, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, the advancement of education, and the advancement of the arts, culture and heritage.  > More Details
  • The Ford Britain Trust – Large Grants Scheme (deadline 31st July): Registered charities, not-for-profit organisations and schools/PTAs can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 for projects which benefit local communities. The funding is made available by the Ford Britain Trust Large Grants programme to support a range of projects focusing on the advancement of education, the environment, children, those with disabilities, youth activities and local communities.  > More Details
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Pilot Fund to Support Grassroots Social Movement: 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
  • Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund – Small Grants Programme (rolling deadline): The PWCF has re-opened its Small Grants Programme to registered not-for-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities across the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 area available (the average award is £1,500) to organisations with an income of up to £1 million to support a wide range of good causes within the PWCF’s core funding themes.  > 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.  > More Details
  • Grants to Improve Maternity Outcomes and Postpartum Safety in Great Britain: Non-profit groups can apply for funding for the provision of specialist resources and services to women and girls who are at risk of, or living in, circumstances of violence. > More Details
  • Football Foundation’s Community Pitch Maintenance Fund: Funding is available for grassroots football organisations in England to sustain football pitches already at a ‘good’ level and to enhance pitches that are either considered ‘poor’ or ‘basic’.  > More Details
  • Arts Society Spring Grant Round (deadline 31st March): Funding for UK charities to engage young people in the arts, promote skills development in the arts and heritage sector, and support local and regional arts organisations and museums.  > More Details
  • Impetus Seeking Charity Partners for Youth Employment and Equity Projects: Funding for non-profit organisations which are helping young people from ethnic minority backgrounds into employment.  > More Details

Tender Opportunities:

  • CWC21158 Provision of Key Workers for the Power2 Team (deadline 25th March): The Power2 Team is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency partnership between Children’s Social Care, Adult Social Care, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group, Public Health and the Voluntary Sector. > More Details
  • PME3714 – Advocacy Services – ICAS, IMCA, IMHA and Independent Care Act Advocacy. > More Details
  • Community Activation Academy  – Black Country Consortium: Black Country partners have successfully gained funding from Sport England’s Commonwealth Active Communities Fund (CAC), using the 2022 Commonwealth Games to act as a catalyst to help us to continue to drive transformational change. The CAC funding will support the Black Country to increase activity levels across the least active to support good mental and physical health and reduce inequalities in activity levels. > More Details
  • Opportunity to distribute  IT equipment, and support recipients, as part of the drive to tackle inequalities, specifically the digital divide, across the sub-region: The ICS partners, through the Digital Inequalities group are developing a programme whereby IT equipment I.e., mobile phone handsets, tablets, GeoChromebooks are donated to recipients across the Black Country.  > More Details

More funding:

  • Department of Education – Holiday Activity & Food Programme (deadlines 11th March / 3rd June): Voluntary groups working with children and young people in Wolverhampton are being encouraged to apply for funding to deliver Yo! events, activities and workshops during the Easter and Summer holidays. The next round of funding is available for projects which meet any of the three priorities featured in the city’s Youth Engagement Strategy (#YES) – Being Healthy, Being Connected and Being You.  > More Details
  • Grants for Under-Represented Groups within the LGBT+ Community: With funds from the National Lottery Community Fund, the Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations (Consortium) has launched a new programme which aims to build capacity and resilience in grassroots LGBT+ community groups across England. > More Details
  • UK Youth Fund – Thriving Minds Fund (in partnership with Julia and Hans Rausing) now open for applications: This £10m fund is a direct response to the growing youth mental health crisis. Youth workers have a pivotal role to play in supporting young people at all stages of life, including during times of crisis, and this is a vital opportunity to establish a connected approach around the crucial services that support young people’s mental health, to achieve lasting impact. > More Details
  • Hedley Foundation – Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (deadline 13th March): The Hedley Foundation are inviting applicants from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable. The Foundation makes awards for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers.  > More Details
  • KFC Foundation – Funding for Projects that Assist Disadvantaged Young People (deadline 13th March): Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people in the UK to fulfil their potential. Funding is available to charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations
    that have a turnover of less than £300,000 and have a local KFC restaurant in their community.  > More Details
  • The Idlewild Trust (deadline 15th March): The Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers, and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after these works. The Trust awards around £130,000 each year in grants; during 2020 the average grant was £3,880.  > More Details
  • PRS for Music Foundation – Women Make Music Programme (deadline 15th March): Women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds have until 6pm on 15th March 2022 to apply for the next round of the Women Make Music programme. The programme supports the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers at different stages of their careers. > More Details
  • British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (deadline 18th March): The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Through the programme, individuals and organisations such as schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience.  > More Details
  • Environment Agency and Angling Trust Get Fishing Fund (deadline 18th March): The Environment Agency and Angling Trust have launched a new £100,000 funding round of the ‘Get Fishing Fund’ to inspire more people to take up fishing or get back into fishing. Funded from rod license sales angling clubs, coaches, fisheries, charities, schools and local authorities in England will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to benefit angling based projects.  The funding can be used to help purchase equipment, fishing tackle and resources to run fishing events and activities to give people the opportunity to get into fishing. > More Details
  • Aviva has launched the next round of its Community Fund (deadline 20th April): 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. Every three months from January 2020 onwards, £250,000 will be split equally amongst Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most.

    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

      > More Details