Funding

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East Riding Stronger Together Fund
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 ...
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Coronavirus Grassroots Response Fund
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 ...
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Family Fund Coronavirus Emergency Funding
Family Fund has been allocated an extra £10 million in emergency funding to support more families in England struggling with the impact of Coronavirus. This emergency funding has been provided in response to the crisis presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Families raising disabled children on low incomes can apply for ...
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COVID-19 Funding for DA and Sexual Violence Services 
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 ...
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Coronavirus Community Support Fund
Opens  22nd May, 10:00am Government has committed £200m for small and medium sized charities and social enterprises. Funding will help maintain and enhance services for vulnerable people affected by the current crisis, where delivery organisations are experiencing income disruption and/or increased demand. Funding is being distributed by the National Lottery Community ...
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Hull Business Discretionary Grant Fund - open now
Hull City Council has launched a new business grant fund to help businesses that may have missed out on previous support during the coronavirus pandemic. The Hull Business Discretionary Grant Fund is to help small businesses and charities not eligible for the Small Business Grants Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure ...
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Independent Age Grants Fund
Deadline 4th June Independent Age have released £2 million of funding to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people that have been impacted heavily by COVID-19. Organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each Application closing dates for each funding round are detailed as follows: Round 1        ...
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COVID-19: Home Office extraordinary funding for domestic abuse support services
Deadline 8th June The Home Office has launched a £2 million fund for domestic abuse charities with a national or regional presence which are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and for which other funding streams for domestic abuse charities are not specifically designed. This document is the guidance for that ...
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The Youth Endowment Fund’s COVID-19 grant
Deadline 3rd June This round will fund and evaluate work which supports vulnerable young people (predominantly aged 10 to 14) at risk of youth violence, and can be delivered whilst adhering to UK government social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines. The average grant will be around £50,000.  The minimum grant that ...
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Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust
The Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust (AJCT) gives grants to registered UK based charities who support people of all ages, who are socially disadvantaged and/or have mental and/or physical disabilities. Applications must be made online For more information go to the Trust (opens in a new tab) ...
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The Albert Hunt Trust
The Albert Hunt Trust supports organisations that provide Hospice Care, support for the Homeless or promote health and well being. Areas of support under the last heading have included physical and learning disability, physical and mental health, plus social challenge and deprivation. The Trust look to support organisations in this ...
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The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation
Next deadline 10th June Their grants are loosely divided into Health and Community categories, focusing on the elderly. Health and welfare: The Foundation gives grants for refurbishment of residential care housing for the elderly and for building projects which are nearing completion. Trustees also consider the provision of equipment and furniture ...
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The Swimathon Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
Deadline 31st July This fund  has been established to help small swimming and aquatics organisations meet their obligations during this difficult period. These could be fixed costs or loss of revenue and might include, for example: Swim coaching costs Transport charge Pool space hire cost Event entry fee Event hosting ...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Apply for the Food Charities Grant Fund
Deadline 6th July If you run a front-line food aid charity you can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help you continue to provide food to the vulnerable. Defra will assess applications to the fund in the order they are submitted. You’re eligible to apply if you: ...
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Government’s £5m loneliness fund opens for applications
Deadline 29th May Charities can now apply to a £5m government fund aimed at tackling loneliness during the coronavirus emergency, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced. The fund will be issuing grants between £500,000 and £1m, and aims “to ensure that, for people of all ...
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OFGEM make £13 million available for charities to support vulnerable energy consumers
Deadline 28th May The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) opens its latest funding round for applications on Thursday 7th May 2020 to charities that support vulnerable energy consumers. The seventh round of the scheme includes four different funding streams including a new Crisis Fund, introduced to help address ...
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Resourcing Racial Justice Fund
Opens 18th May; closes 15th June The aim is to provide financial support to organisations, community and grassroots groups that are working to redress the impact of COVID-19 and beyond on those who identify as POC (which includes other terms such as BAME, racialised people, black indigenous, people of colour ...
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The Young Women’s Trust Emergency Fund
The Young Women’s Trust has set up an Emergency Fund in response to the Coronavirus outbreak for young, low-paid women who will be the worst hit during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Fund will provide relief payments of £150 to young women ages 18-30 To help get money to the young ...
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The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund
The £5 million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business. In conjunction with cash grants, the initiative will offer one-to-one support and guidance to anyone who needs it and who may be worried about their future. Grants ...
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NSUN Covid-19 Fund
As part of the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) grants of up to £1000 are available to support community action, peer support, mutual aid and other activities that will make a direct difference to the lives of people living with mental ill-health, trauma and distress during this Covid-19 period ...
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Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund
NOW CLOSED Mind have launched the Coronavirus Mental Health Support Fund for voluntary sector organisations to continue providing, or to provide additional, mental health services at this time. VCS organisations based in England can apply for grants of £20,000 or £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months. The fund ...
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Neighbourly
Neighbourly are launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially ...
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VRF – COVID Emergency Fund
The priority of this fund from the St Martin in The Fields Frontline Network is supporting people experiencing homelessness.  The VRF Emergency Fund has three broad categories: Basic Essential Need; Overcoming Barriers to Support; and Securing Accommodation. In response to COVID-19 they have developed an emergency fund that is designed ...
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Youth Music Emergency Fund
Deadline 15th May The Youth Music Network have launched an Emergency Fund for music-making organisations affected by the coronavirus. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. Through this fund they aim to prioritise the people and organisations in the most immediate need, and to make quick decisions and payments. More ...
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PRS Emergency Relief Fund
Deadline 15th May PRS set up the Emergency Relief Fund in March, along with their partners at the PRS Members’ Fund and PRS Foundation to help their members in these extraordinary times. Over half the money available now has come from the PRS Members’ Fund, with other substantial donations coming from major industry companies ...
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Power to Change C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme  
Opens mid May A £5 million scheme by Power to Change, with Cooperatives UK, Locality and Plunkett Foundation, to help community businesses facing a loss of trading income in light of the COVID-19 crisis with up to £25000 grants. Eligibility – The scheme is open to community businesses that have ...
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Alpkit Grass Roots Support
The charity that helps people Go Nice Places, Do Good Things. However, recent global events call for a shift of focus over the coming months, and they are now prioritising funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 virus crisis. They welcome any ...
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Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation
The Foundation’s primary objective is to support the work of UK registered charities by awarding grants that benefit the disadvantaged and promote the advancement of the arts and education. It awards grants that will make a difference in a particular field, especially for the vulnerable, the young, and the elderly. With a ...
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COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant
Phase 2 for small surplus food redistributors.  Deadline 4th June Phase 3 for medium-to-larger operators.  Deadline 21st May   The aim of this funding from WRAP is to assist surplus food redistributors in overcoming challenges that they are currently facing in obtaining surplus food from food businesses (such as retailers and food manufacturers) and distributing ...
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Veterans' Foundation
Deadline 31st May   The Veterans' Foundation, a registered charity, provides funding to charities and other organisations that support serving and former members of the British Armed Forces, and sometimes their dependants, who are in need. Most of the funding is raised through the Veterans’ Lottery (VL) which was launched in Summer ...
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Hope for the Young – COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Hope for the Young is a small charity with limited funds which it uses to alleviate hardship and remove obstacles to young refugees and asylum-seekers’ education and wellbeing. It provides both financial and mentoring support. The charity has set up an emergency relief fund in response to the growing impact ...
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TRCF Coronavirus Community Fund Phase 2
 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 ...
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The British Muslim Covid-19 Fund  
The British Muslim Covid-19 Fund is here to assist all those great organisations that are supporting to protect and assist the most vulnerable through these testing times. To all our charities and volunteer groups, we have a duty to support you. Many of you are tirelessly working to bolster the ...
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Cash grants available for nurses in hardship 
Cash grants of up to £1,500 per year are available for nurses who find themselves in a difficult financial situation, including as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund is accepting applications from nurses, healthcare assistants and third year student nurses who are volunteering with the NHS ...
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Foundation launches to help fight financial exclusion in the UK
From UK Fundraising The fintech sector has launched a foundation aimed at helping to tackle financial exclusion in the UK. The community interest company The Inclusion Foundation provides three core services: SignpostNowTM: a comparison website for underserved customers to compare financial products that suit their individual needs The Inclusion SignpostTM: an accreditation recognising financial ...
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Key Questions in Funding Applications
 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 ...
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Two Ridings Coronavirus Community Fund
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 ...
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The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme
The Clothworkers’ will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups within their programme areas during this period. Main priorities of ...
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COSARAF Charitable foundation: Hardship Grant
The COSARAF Foundation are offering small grants to individuals who are facing significant hardship and encouraging organisations to apply for support for those in need due to a result of Covid-19.  Grants of up to £2,000 are available for eligible individuals and families.  Most grants are between £500-£1,000.  They will ...
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National Lottery and COVID-19
The National Lottery Community Fund are prioritising applications that are COVID-19 related.  All the funding decisions made for the next six months will prioritise addressing the current crisis. This means they will prioritise applications from:    Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19  Organisations supporting communities most likely ...
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£5 million Mental Health Funding For VCS 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for mental health services is increasing.  To help Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) organisations based in England continue to provide mental health services – or provide additional support – organisations can apply for a Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) grant   Thanks to £5m ...
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Tampon Tax Fund  2020-2021 funding round
Deadline 7th June Organisations applying to this round of funding are welcome to include activities that seek to address the consequences of COVID-19 for disadvantaged women and girls.   Eligibility  the fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom applications should be for £1 million or more  ...
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Morrisons COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund
The Morrisons Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation.  Homelessness charities are raising concerns that if someone is sleeping rough or in a crowded night shelter, it’s impossible to self-isolate and ...
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Free COVID19 Funder Database 
The Charity Excellence Framework’s free COVID19 funder database is live. It’s searchable, using multiple criteria, with 545 funders allowing you to click through to 1000s of funder websites. You must be a member to log-in and access it, and the assessments and 4 toolkits.   For more information and to register, click here (opens in a ...
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BBC to host Big Night In for Comic Relief & Children in Need
The BBC is hosting a special fundraising event to raise funds for its biggest charity partners, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief and their work supporting those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The special night of programming, The Big Night In, will be on BBC One on Thursday 23 April from 7-10pm and will ...
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The Leathersellers’ Company: Small Grants Programme 
Closed This is a fast track application process for small one-off grants. It could be particularly useful for funding small projects or to cover unexpected costs. The value of the grant awarded could be up to a maximum of £3,000.  In the light of the unprecedented challenges that now face ...
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YBS Coronavirus Response Fund
This has now closed Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has launched its Coronavirus Response Fund to support smaller charities during the Covid-19 outbreak. The £100,000 fund will make donations of £250 to £2,000 to charities that are helping UK communities to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Charities ...
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Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund 
Eligible musicians are able to apply for a one-off payment of £500 through an online form. They encourage musicians only to apply if they are indeed suffering significant financial hardship to enable them to provide help quickly to those who need it the most. The fund is open to anyone that satisfies the general criteria for support: ...
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The Prince’s Countryside Fund - Rural Response Emergency Grants 
Deadline 15th April   With thanks to Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, groups can apply for grant funding of up to £2,500 if they:  are providing emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals or;  are providing support to farmers and farm businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic or;  are helping rural or farming communities ...
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National Heritage Lottery Emergency Fund 
National Heritage Lottery Fund has launched a £50m emergency fund.   It aims to address immediate pressures over the next 3-6 months for those most in need as well as provide increased investment in essential digital skills across the sector. On the latter, it will look to provide expertise in critical ...
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