November 2021 funding roundup - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
3 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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  • Arnold Clark Community Fund to Support Local Communities During the Winter Months (Deadline 31st December): Organisations across the UK that have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support local communities during the winter months for the following projects; Food banks, Toy banks, Poverty relief & housing & accommodation. > More Details
  • Asda Foundation Investing in Spaces and Places Grant (Deadline 9th January): The Asda Foundation has launched a new grants programme to help small grassroots organisations improve local community spaces and places. The Investing in Spaces and Places Grant will provide funding of between £5K & £25K to help with building repairs, building improvement development, and/or outdoor improvement/development for properties which the community organisations either own or lease.  > More Details
  • Power to Change Powering Up Programme (Deadline 13th December): Powering Up Programme to support community businesses across England. Tailored support worth up to £20,000 will be awarded to up to 25 businesses looking to learn how digital skills could help them develop and grow. The programme offers community business leaders access to professional expertise and financing to explore and implement new solutions to their digital problems. > More Details
  • Creative Black Country Creative Connections Programme: Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support activities that bring together people who want to become involved in arts and cultural activity in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.  > More Details
  • UnLtd Grants for Social Entrepreneurs (Deadline 31st December): Grants plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through UnLtd, the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK.  > More Details
  • Queen’s 70th (Platinum) Jubilee Funding Programme: To mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 70th Jubilee, The National Lottery Community Fund will make funding available to 70 projects across the UK. This is a significant National moment, and TNLCF are looking for projects that go beyond simply celebrating it.  > More Details
  • Children In Need – Emergency Essentials Programme: In response to the pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. Applications must come through a registered referral agency that is supporting the family or young person. The programme is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. Applications can be made at any time.  > More Details
  • City of Wolverhampton Council – City Ideas Fund: CWC has launched a new City Ideas Fund for businesses and organisations at a major city summit aimed at tackling youth unemployment. The City Ideas Fund offers a one-off grant of between £500 and £10,000, for city employers, partners, voluntary organisations, community groups and individuals to develop ideas and plans which help young people into jobs and learning. > More Details
  • Creative Black Country – Fundraising Fellowship Scheme: CBC is developing a new Fundraising Fellows initiative to boost arts and culture fundraising in the region. Are you, or someone you know, looking to develop fundraising skills and knowledge?  > More Details
  • Sport England – Together Fund: More funding is available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic. The Together Fund will help community organisations to recover and grow and enable them to reach and engage communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic to become active or get more active.  > More Details
  • Didymus Grants to Support UK and International Social Relief Projects (deadline 31st December): 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, African and Central and South America.  > More Details
  • The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants (rolling deadline): The Foundation is accepting applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long term residents and asylum seekers.  > More Details
  • Mental Health Sustainability Fund – Helplines Fund with Bupa Foundation: The Association of Mental Health Providers is proud to administer the first targeted grant-making element within the Mental Health Sustainability Programme; to support organisations who have a helpline element to be positively impacted with regards their sustainability at this stage in England’s pandemic response. This fund will provide small grants of up to £5,000 (from a pot of £50,000), to support sustainability in small-medium sized mental health voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who offer a helpline provision.  > More Details
  • Tesco’s Community Grants Programme (rolling deadline): The Tesco Bags of Help programme has relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by Tesco customers every three months, with grants awarded depending on the number of votes their project receives.  > More Details
  • Creative Black Country Creative Connections Programme: Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support activities that bring together people who want to become involved in arts and cultural activity in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.  > More Details
  • Department for DCMS – National Heritage Memorial Fund Covid-19 Response Fund: Public sector organisations, charities, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a share of £40 million in funding to protect nationally important heritage which is at risk due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  > More Details