October 2021 funding roundup - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
3 years ago
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  • FCC Community Action Fund (Deadline 1st December): 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
  • Help the Homeless Grants for Projects that Help the Homeless (Deadline 15th December): 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 resume a normal life.  > More Details
  • The Kelly Family Charitable Trust – Funding to Tackle Problems within Families (Deadline 1st March 2022):  Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 (but trustees will consider requests for higher amounts) through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust.  > More Details
  • Lloyds Bank Foundation – Racial Equity Fund (Rolling Deadline): The Foundation is inviting applications to its Racial Equity Fund from charities led by and for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in England and Wales. Two year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support are available to enable organisations with a yearly annual income of £25,000 to £1 million to support BAME communities to overcome 11 complex social issues.  > 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. The grants are being made available through two funding streams: up to £15,000 to grown an existing social enterprise, or up to £5,000 to start a new social enterprise.  > More Details
  • Voice4Change Covid-19 Partnership Fund (Deadline 4th December): Voice4Change England has launched a second round of their Covid-19 Partnership Fund to help small BAME-led charities, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The Fund will provide organisations with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, the need for self-isolation and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation.  > More Details
  • The Ironmongers Company – Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach Their Potential (Deadline 15th December): Registered charities (including schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmonger Company’s grant programme.  > More Details
  • Ron Pickering Memorial Fund – Funding for Young Athletes (Deadline 30th November): Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of athletics.  > More Details
  • Creative Black Country – Creative Connection Commissions: Apply for between £500 and £2000 to make your project happen in 2022. Our Creative Connections programme supports activities that increase opportunities for people to experience great creative and cultural experiences in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, by bringing individuals together to share new experiences around the arts.  > More Details
  • Cruach Trust – Gardening Grants (Deadline 12th September 2022): 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
  • Arnold Clark Community Fund: The Arnold Clark Community Fund will accept applications from organisations working to support food banks, toy banks, poverty relief, and housing and accommodation. Only one application will be accepted per organisation and applicants will be randomly selected at the end of each month to receive funding. The final deadline for applications is the 31st December 2021.  > More Details
  • Winter Holiday Activity and February Half Term Activities Funding: The Youth Engagement Strategic Partnership Board have been supporting organisations by providing funding to deliver a summer activities. We are pleased to announce additional funding opportunities to ensure the City has activities during Christmas half term and February Half Term.  > More Details
  • Creative Black Country – Creative Connection Commissions: Apply for between £500 and £2000 to make your project happen in 2022. Our Creative Connections programme supports activities that increase opportunities for people to experience great creative and cultural experiences in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, by bringing individuals together to share new experiences around the arts.  > More Details
  • Postcode Lottery Dream Fund (Deadline 1st Nov): Dream Fund will offer a total award fund of £3,500,000 for charitable organisations to deliver their ‘dream’ project in one or more areas in Great Britain in 2022-2025. The fund supports charities to develop innovative solutions to society’s most challenging problems. Applications that can score highly in their originality, ambition and collaborative nature stand the highest chances of being successful. > More Details.

    If you have an interest in being involved in a collaborative application for this funding please contact Sharon Nanon-sen on snanan-sen@wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk.

  • The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the C-19 crisis: Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Applications can be submitted at any time.  > More Details
  • Arts Council England has launched a new Capital Investment Programme to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic and improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. Expressions of interest are open until 12pm on the 26th October. Full applications can be made between the 10th November and the 13th December 2021.  > More Details
  • Greenhall Community Fund (Deadline 1st Nov): The objectives of the fund are to improve lives among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged. Only the first 100 applications will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration and they will meet in November 2021 to allocate the funds. Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available. > More Details
  • National Lottery Community Fund’s Together for Our Planet Fund (Deadline 18th Nov): Ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November a new fund has been launched to support communities and schools across the UK take action on climate change. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to support community projects.  > More Details
  • Screwfix Foundation (Deadline 14th Nov): The Foundation has re-opened for applications of up to £5K from 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 for financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantages throughout the UK.  > More Details
  • Energy Saving Trust e-Cargo Bike Fund (Deadline 14th Dec): A new £40,000 funding round has been launched by the Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust for the purchase of e-cargo bikes, to support small businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution. The eCargo Bike Grant Fund will give businesses in England an opportunity to introduce eCargo bikes into their everyday transport operations and will cover up to 40% of the total cost. > More Details
  • £200,000 National Express Foundation funding opportunity to help young people post pandemic (Deadline 29th Oct)
  • Asda Foundation – Bringing Communities Back Together Fund Phase 2 (Deadline 1st November): The fund aims to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK. 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 or hold a get-together event such as a welcome back party or community celebration, or a combination of the two. In addition, phase 2 has been expanded to include a new element ‘Essential Support’ which is aimed at helping groups who are supporting the immediate needs of people in their local area from October to December, including Christmas. Application forms are available from Asda stores.
  • FCC Community Action Fund (Deadline 1st December): 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
  • Help the Homeless Grants for Projects that Help the Homeless (Deadline 15th December): 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 resume a normal life. Typically such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people.  > More Details
  • Voice4Change Covid-19 Partnership Fund (Deadline 4th December): Voice4Change England has launched a second round of their Covid-19 Partnership Fund to help small BAME-led charities, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in England. The Fund will provide organisations with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, the need for self-isolation and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation.

    The programme is designed to for smaller BAME community groups with an annual income of less than £200,000 and can include groups catering for white minority communities other than white British e.g. Polish, Lithuanian etc, as well as communities that are Black, Asian, Chinese, African and Middle Eastern etc.  > More Details

  • 7stars Foundation Funding to Support Challenged and Vulnerable Young People (Deadline 31st October): Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young people living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision and provide immediate support.  > More Details
  • The Youth Endowment Fund and Comic Relief’s £10 million A supportive home grant round is now open for applications: In this round we’re looking to invest in six to ten projects in England and Wales that’ll help us learn more about how early investment in family support programmes can prevent children and young people from becoming involved in violence later in their lives.  > More Details
  • Sport England Grants to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Operate in a Coronavirus Safe Way (Deadline 31st December): In response to the new Covid-19 lockdown measures, Sport England are making grants of £300 to £10,000 available from a total pot of £15 million, to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus safe way.  > More Details
  • The four local Rotary Clubs and the James Beattie Charitable Trust have teamed up to offer grants to local Wolverhampton groups: A fund of £18,000 can be accessed by individuals, Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise groups, working in the community to overcome problems arising from deprivation, poverty, disability and lack of opportunity. Groups and individuals will be able to apply for grants of between £250 and £500. > More Details
  • Power Partners offers grants for fuel poverty initiatives (Deadline 25th October): UK Power Networks is inviting not-for-profit organisations and community groups to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 for initiatives that combat fuel poverty or support people in vulnerable circumstances by increasing their energy resilience.  > More Details
  • Crowdfunder and the National Emergencies Trust have teamed up to make more than £1.2m match funding available to help voluntary and community organisations in the UK overcome the effects of the pandemic. This exciting new opportunity aims to support long-term sustainability and open up new avenues of income for brilliant local groups who are making a real difference to the people in their communities.  > More Details