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East Riding Stronger Together Fund

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Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE) in the East Riding are working together to respond to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The East Riding VCSE Network has established a new fund and consultancy support to help voluntary sector organisations during this crisis.

This grant and support package aims to provide support and funding to enable the voluntary sector to thrive, now and into the future. It has been designed to reflect the essential needs of the voluntary and community organisations, with the opportunity to receive consultancy support from the East Riding VCSE Network.

Purpose of Fund: 

Providing support and funding to enable the voluntary sector to thrive now and into the future.

A grant programme designed to reflect essential needs of a voluntary or community organisation, with the opportunity to receive consultancy support from the East Riding VCSE Network.

Funding Value: 

Supported by local grant makers, businesses and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, this Covid-19 fund has an allocation of £150,000 to support essential costs and overcome challenges during Covid-19.

In addition, each applicant will have the opportunity to request consultancy support to prepare for a stronger future.

Applicants can request between £500 and £5,000. We anticipate the need to be flexible and offer successful groups additional funding if identified during the requested consultancy support.

Applying organisations must be registered on Beecan (opens in a new tab)with an appropriate not-for profit governing structure focused on the needs of the East Riding community. This process will be supported HEY Smile Foundation (opens in a new tab)and alternative arrangements could be implemented if required. You can then complete the online application form available on Beecan

You can find an information pack as an online pdf here (opens in a new tab)

Coronavirus Grassroots Response Fund

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Funded by donation from Sir James Reckitt Charity, the fund is aimed at small voluntary groups supporting the community in Hull.   It is specifically aimed at groups who have responded to supporting isolated or vulnerable people living in Hull during the Coronavirus crisis.  

The fund is open now and groups can apply for up to £200.  The guidance and application form (opens in a new tab) are on the Hull CVS website.  If you need any additional support or have any questions, please contact Kersty Smith who administers the grant via email: ksmith@hull-cvs.co.uk.

COVID-19 Funding for DA and Sexual Violence Services 

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Deadline 1st June

The Ministry of Justice announced some extraordinary funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence COVID-19 related work, with local funding given to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to distribute in the Humberside area.   

The OPCC is looking for applications from not for profit organisation offering service that help victims of crime cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.   

Full details of what can be funded and how to apply are available on the Humberside PCC website (opens in a new tab)   

The rules for expenditure have been laid down by HM Treasury and the window of spending is from 24 March 2020 to 31 October 2020.   

The fund closes at 23:59 on 1 June 2020.   

If you have any queries about the application process email Robbie Walker-Brown on robbie.walker-brown@humberside.pnn.police.uk. 

TRCF Coronavirus Community Fund Phase 2

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 Two Ridings Community Foundation (TRCF) has launched their second phase of grants.

In this phase, they are thinking about the needs of key community organisations. Those that have a wider reach and strong track record of supporting communities and are continuing to deliver a response to the emerging needs and/or are ready to think about how they maintain their services now or for the longer term.

They will also prioritise groups that are working with the most marginalised and underrepresented people in our communities.

In this phase TRCF will be offering larger grants of up to £10k and will welcome larger partnership bids from groups that are seeking to come together to provide a strategic solution to a particular issue for example food provision in a particular geographical area or support for people affected by homelessness.

Full details & how to apply are available here (opens in a new tab)

Key Questions in Funding Applications

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 We know how daunting it can be writing funding bids, especially if you haven’t got much experience, so here are a few tips on the information you should be thinking about and that funders would normally be expecting to see.  

Our colleagues in the VSI Alliance in Calderdale, (opens in a new tab) which includes our Sector Support Calderdale team, have put this guidance together and are happy to share it with the wider Forum membership. Particular thanks go to Pat Akerman 😊 

Please note you will not need to put something in about every one of the points they have included – they are simply there to guide you to think about how you might approach each question. Each funder has their own funding criteria and will phrase their questions differently or ask different questions, but here they have covered what they deem the main points for most funders.  

You can read the guidance as an online pdf here Key_Questions_in_Funding_Applications

Two Ridings Coronavirus Community Fund

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The Coronavirus Community Fund has been established to support community groups through this unprecedented time.

The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.

The fund will support the following:

  • Community organisations that are preparing themselves to appropriately respond and continue their work in a difficult work environment, and to tailor their specialist services to give help to the people who need it the most
  • The development of advice and support initiatives to fill gaps for people and places where there are no current suitable services
  • Groups that provide vital community support to maintain some level of viability through these uncertain times where they are experiencing a significant loss of income as a result of the current crisis.

Priority will be given to organisations supporting those most vulnerable to meet needs that have arisen as a result of the current crisis including older people, people with long term health conditions, people with mental health difficulties, people affected by homelessness and other groups who are particularly vulnerable at this time. Within this, currently, priority will be given to groups undertaking food and medicine deliveries.

For more information to to the TRCF website (opens in a new tab)

 

ESF Community Grants Programme 5 2019-2021

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Deadline 3rd April

Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) have successfully been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme 5 2019-2021 and are pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd round of funding available.

ESF Community Grants  are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities.

Grants of between £5,000 and up to £20,000 are available.

For further details go to the HLC website  (opens in a new tab)

Contact details:

Jacquie Newman, Jade Foster, Margaret Gowans on 01482 327438 or email jade.foster@hlc-vol.org, margaret.gowans@hlc-vol.org or jacquie.newman@hlc-vol.org

Deadline for application receipt is Friday 3rd April 2020 – 2.00pm

*There are several changes to this programme so it is recommended that even if you have delivered ESF Community Grants before that you attend the Application Development workshop. This new programme includes progression outputs that are required to be evidenced within 28 days of them occurring so please take advantage of the workshops to gather as much application information as you can.

Places are limited – so please book early:

  •       Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR onWednesday 11th March 9:30am – 12.30pm

To book onto the workshop please complete the form here

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YOR4Good

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YOR4Good provides grants of up to £10,000 to community groups to support local economic regeneration projects.

Projects can also be implemented directly by contractors while they are on site.

The grant scheme is funded through donations of money or benefits in kind from the contractors when they are awarded building projects through YORhub, as part of their social responsibility commitments

YOR4Good accepts applications from groups located within the area covered by YORhub’s frameworks.

Applications must be sponsored by users of the frameworks or contractors appointed to them, and their projects must contribute to one or more of YORhub key themes.

For more information go to YORhub

Two Ridings Community Foundation – #iwill Fund

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Deadline 2nd March

Grants are available for community groups working in York, North Yorkshire, Hull and East Yorkshire for projects which engage young people in ongoing regular volunteering or demonstrate how another youth-led method will be as effective at engaging young people in social action.

The #iwill Fund looks to support activities that create opportunities for young people aged 10-20 to develop their character and their capacity to significantly contribute to their community.

Applicants must demonstrate that their project can meet the following six principles of youth social action:

  • Challenging – Taking the young people out of their comfort zone, whilst keeping the activities fun and enjoyable
  • Youth-led – Young people are taking a lead in decision making and creating ideas for the project
  • Socially Impactful – The project has clear benefit to the community
  • Progressive – There is a knowledge of your local area and how the project can link in with existing activities
  • Embedded – A sustainable project giving lasting skills that can be used throughout life
  • Reflective – The young people are able to look back on the project and evaluate their experiences

Applications should be for a project that lasts up to a year; however, projects do not have to last a year, eg they can be one-off events.

For more information go to Two Ridings (opens in a new tab)

I AM Fund

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The I AM Fund, managed by the Smile Foundation, will support local charitable organisations that connect children and young people to performance arts. Applications must focus on one or more of the following priorities:

  • Inspire participation
  • Identify local talent
  • Improve experience

A good application should also have a commitment to learning and development. Please reflect on how you intend to use I AM Fund to do more and respond to wider opportunities to develop your project.

Four funding rounds a year will be published. Decisions will be made the following month, if approved a grant offer letter will be sent via email for an accountable person to sign. The completed document must be returned via email or post, before funding is released. If unsuccessful, you will be advised of the reason.

At their discretion, the Committee may also invite applications to the I AM Fund.

Applications need to be made via Beecan

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