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Current Funding Opportunities to support community groups

May 4, 2020 1:29 PM

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

The Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund is currently open for applications. Grants are possible up to £10,000, and committee meetings will be held on a regular basis (in June and July) to consider applications that can address local needs during this difficult time.

Priority will be given to organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis and support vulnerable people.
For full details of the scheme, eligibility and how to apply go to https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/covid19-ccip-funding-support/

If you need assistance with form filling or support please get in touch with any of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust team below.


Other current funding schemes include :

Charities Aid Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund
CAF has launched a rapid response Coronavirus Emergency Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for organisations with an income of less than £1 million. The Fund can cover core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas to help organisations to continue to deliver much needed support to communities across the UK.
Deadline: Apply as soon as possible.
How to Apply: Online application form on the website.
Link: https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Programme
The Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Programme will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and 'at risk' groups which fall within their programme areas.
Deadline: Apply as soon as possible.
How to Apply: Complete the eligibility quiz on the website.
Link: https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capital-programme/

Crisis: Emergency Grants Fund
Crisis have opened an emergency grants fund for organisations supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Grants will support organisations that are experiencing funding difficulties, additional expenditure or increased service demand due to coronavirus.
Organisations can apply for small grants of up to £5,000 or larger awards up to £50,000.
Deadline: Apply as soon as possible.
How to Apply: Application form available from website
Link: https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/in-this-together/emergency-grants-fund/

Heritage Emergency Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has set up a £50 million fund for heritage organisations across the UK. Grants will be between £3,000 and £50,000 with priority given where heritage is most at risk, an organisation is at risk of financial crisis due to coronavirus, or there is limited access to other sources of support.
How to Apply: Details to be announced
Link: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-update

Leathersellers' Company
A small grants programme with grants of up to £3,000 has been set up for registered charities who are working in the following areas:
• The homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless
• Provision of food and essential supplies
• Victims of domestic violence
• Nursing care to vulnerable patients
Deadline: 11 May 2020 but apply as soon as possible. Applications will reopen in August 2020 with new priorities.
How to Apply: Online via website.
Link: https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/

National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund have decided that all the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis. In addition, they will accelerate the cash part of this funding as much as they can, so that they can get money to where it needs to be. You can read their update via the link below.
The Community Fund programmes in Scotland are:
• Awards for All
• Young Start
• Grants for community-led activity
• Grants for improving lives
Link: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-03-27/27-march-statement-from-dawn-austwick-ceo-the-national-lottery-community-fund-covid-19

apply at https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding

Standard Life Foundation Coronavirus Fund
Standard life Foundation is making funding available for work directly related to the coronavirus pandemic. Work should address specific challenges and help to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes.
Grants will range from £5,000 to larger amounts and the new funding stream will be a fast track process.
Deadline: No deadline but apply as soon as possible as applications will be closed once they have funded a number of project which they believe can make a difference.
How to Apply: Submit one page outline to applications@standardlifefoundation.org.uk
Link: None given

Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund
Tesco Bags of Help has set up a new short-term fund to support organisational need in this time of crisis. It will prioritise organisations whose need for services has been disrupted, who require to put in place new services, and those facing increased demand. Grants of £500 are available.
Deadline: Apply as soon as possible.
How to Apply: Online via website.
Link: https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/tesco-cv-fund/