June 2021 Funding Roundup - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
2 years ago

Here’s a round up of funding opportunities we’ve shared via our newsletter and on social media.

  • Wolverhampton Alternative Giving CIO (Deadline 30th June): Grants of £500 – £5K for Wolverhampton-based registered charities, organisations & community groups who support the homeless and most vulnerable. > More Details
  • MoJ Competition to distribute £2.5 million to support vulnerable women involved in, or at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system > More Details
  • Local Connections Fund: From 28 June grassroots charities and community groups tackling loneliness in England will be able to apply for a share of £2 million of National Lottery funding to support their work. This second round of funding will be used to fund hundreds of microgrants between £300 – £2,500. It will be available to community groups with an annual income of less than £50,000.  > More Details
  • BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme: This fund supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child’s wellbeing.  > More Details
  • Asda Foundation – Bringing Communities Back Together Fund (deadline 16th August): The Asda Foundation has launched a new grant to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK during July, August and September. Through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities, hold a get-together event such as a welcome back party or community celebration, or a combination of the two.  > More Details
  • Groundwork / One Stop Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty and Support the Elderly: One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across the UK to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awareness training. Applicants are encouraged to visit their local One Stop shop for more information.  > More Details
  • Henry Smith Charity – Strengthening Communities Programme: Rolling Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to community-led charities and not-for-profit organisations working to support communities in the most deprived areas of the UK. The Henry Smith’s Strengthening Communities programme focuses on supporting the running costs of organisations working at grass-roots level, to ensure that funding reaches the most disadvantaged. > More Details
  • Magic Little Grants (deadline: 31st October): Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust, have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Small charities, community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their service.  > More Details
  • Theatres Trust Small Grants Programme of £5,000 for Not-for-Profit Theatres: 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. Next deadline November 2021  > More Details
  • Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances: Schools, as well as other not-for-profit organisations, can apply for grants to fund developmental musicmaking projects for disadvantaged young people as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector.  > More Details
  • GOV.UK: Financial support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19)  > More Details
  • Heart Research UK – Health Heart Grants (closes 14th June): Funding of up to £10,000 is available for communities in the Central region for projects that promote a healthy heart. > More Details
  • Tesco Community Grant Funding Scheme: A rolling programme, applicants can apply at any time for up to £1,500. They are currently low on applications in the Wolverhampton area and are looking to boost numbers – due to this you have a really good chance of being selected for funding in the next six months if you were to apply soon.  > More Details
  • Severn Trent Community Fund Coronavirus Support Grant looking for Wolverhampton applications: Charities and organisations within the Severn Trent region who focus on improving community wellbeing can apply to be considered for a Coronavirus support grant of between £2,000 to £10,000 (depending on the size and activities of the organisation) to help them and their communities get through this challenging time and bounce back stronger than before.  > More Details
  • Virgin Media O2 Together Fund: Virgin Media O2 has launched a £500,000 fund to supercharge hundreds of local charities across the UK as the nation emerges from the pandemic. The “Together Fund” is a nationwide initiative designed to specifically support local charities that champion and celebrate community spirit, belonging and togetherness across the UK.  > More Details
  • Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund: Community organisations, charities and groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the ILMT.  > More Details
  • Active Black Country – Tackling Inequalities Fund: Active Black Country has been successful in securing funding for Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund (phase 3).  > More Details
  • Boost Choose Now Change Lives Programme (Deadline 18th July): Boost Drinks has launched the Choose Now, Change Lives community grants scheme to help groups benefit their local area. The scheme is inviting charities, community groups, local authorities, health authorities, social housing and other not-for-profit organisations to nominate themselves for a share of the £20,000 grant fund.  > More Details
  • Henry Smith Charity – Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (Deadline Rolling): Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years to charitable organisations (charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises) that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.  > More Details
  • Near Neighbours Trust Micro Grants Programme (Deadline 1st November): The Micro Grants Programme offers grants of between £250 and £1,000 as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours.  > More Details
  • Screwfix Foundation (Deadline 14th August): The Screwfix Foundation is open for applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that fix, repair and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason for financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.  > More Details
  • Tampon Tax Fund (Deadline 4th July): Grant for projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Charities and organisations with charitable purposes from across the UK can now apply for funding of £350,000 or more for projects to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls.  > More Details
  • The Ubele Initiative – Black and Minoritised Communities Enterprise Development Programme (Deadline: 29th June): The Ubele Initiative has joined Social Investment Business’s £12.5M Enterprise. Charities and social enterprises serving black and ethnic minority communities will now be able to apply for grants typically worth up to £30,000 along with support from the Black and Minoritised Communities Enterprise Development Programme which aims to build resilience in organisations and help them to develop their trading plans.  > More Details
  • The Urban Tree Challenge Fund (Deadline 25th July): The Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened to applications from community and volunteer groups as well as Town Councils and individuals for tree planting projects in cities and towns across England. The fund provides 50% of standard costs for planting and establishment. The remaining 50% must be met through match funding. > More Details