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National Lottery Funding Streams (COVID-19 Response)

National Lottery Awards Awards for All – COVID-19 update

All Awards For All and Reaching Communities funding is still currently being made available for COVID-related projects ONLY until further notice by NLCF. Read more here.

This is restricted to:

  • Activities specifically geared to supporting communities through this crisis
  • Helping organisations overcome any liquidity issues caused by COVID-19.

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or community interest company
  • social enterprise
  • school
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council)

No deadline.

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Magic Little Grants 2020

Together with Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Localgiving is delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500.

The fund will be awarding over 900 grants to community projects across Great Britain. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

Applications will receive a decision on their application and, if successful, the funding within two months of submitting a complete application.

Coronavirus Update: organisations now have longer than 12 months to spend the grant and the funders do not require specific dates for projects that you would like them to support; they want funding to be able to be used flexibly and trust that you will deliver projects only when it is safe to do so. They are happy to support projects that support people to stay active during social distancing, such as online fitness classes delivered via video conferencing software or Youtube.

Deadline: 31 October

Read more and apply here

*Please note, To apply for the grant you must complete the Localgiving membership registration.  See eligibility here.

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The Tudor Trust

Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. The trustees particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. They want to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards. Their ability to be flexible can mean that they are well-placed to support organisations which are in transition, whether they are entering a period of growth and development or are responding creatively to challenging circumstances.

Tudor wants to support organisations which:

  • Display positive organisational characteristics
  • Address marginalisation
  • Make a difference

Grants are usually made over 1, 2 or 3 years and there is no maximum or minimum grant, though in practice it is unusual for grants of less than £10,000 to be made.  Grants may be for:

  • Core funding, including salaries, overheads and day-to-day running costs.
  • Projects
  • Capital for buildings or equipment
  • Help to strengthen your organisation

Sometimes trustees may decide to offer unrestricted funding, through a grant which can be used entirely freely to further an organisation’s charitable objectives.

The Trust remains open for non-emergency applications from organisations that they do not currently support. The trustees want to provide support to voluntary and community groups to continue their core work in the medium and long term, and don’t have funding allocated specifically for ’emergency’ or ‘recovery’.

Application deadline: rolling

Read here to find out more on the Trust’s priorities and how to make an application.

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Yapp Charitable Trust

 

 

 

The Trust make grants to small registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 to sustain their existing work within the following areas:

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 to 25
  • People with disabilities or mental health problems
  • Moral welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

Grants are for core funding and are only awarded to registered charities that have been formally established for at least three years.

The Trust prioritises:

  • Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders
  • Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people
  • Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers
  • Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning
  • Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self-sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users

There are no deadlines specified.

Grant size: Up to £3,000 per year for up to three years

Application process: Yapp Charitable Trust website

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Upcoming funding deadlines 31 July 2020

Here is a round-up of the upcoming funding deadlines for the next few months. These include COVID specific and non COVID funding streams. There are also a number of funds without deadlines – you can view the COVID specific funding here and the non COVID funding here. If you need any advice or guidance on funding, please contact our Funding Advisor Frank Gillender at frank.gillender@voda.org.uk.

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1 August: Baily Thomas Charitable Fund (deadline for grants of £10K+)
3 August: Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant
9 August: Places of worship protective security funding scheme
11  August: Power to Change Covid-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (COVID-19 Recovery) – application window 10am to 1pm
12 August: Warburtons: Community Grants
14 August: Bernicia Foundation launches second round of funding
14 August: MSD Cancer Community Grants Programme
14 August: ESF Community Grants (Round 2)
15 August: 1989 Willan Charitable Trust
18 August: Baring Foundation – Arts and Mental Health
24 August: WRAP – Grants for textile recycling and reuse
28 August: Comic Relief: Change Makers Programme
28  August: Covid-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant (COVID-19 Response)
31 August: Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund
31 August: Masonic Charitable Foundation: Later Life small grants
1 September: Sir James Knott Large Grant Deadline
10 September: Philip Henman Trust
10 September: National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme
14 September: Radcliffe Trust
14 September: 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards
14 September: TNLCF COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund (COVID-19 Response)
25 September: MSE Charity – Building & Developing Resilience (COVID-19 Recovery
30 September: Health Foundation: Covid-19 Research (COVID-19 Recovery)
30 September: Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) – Transformational Project Grants
30 September: Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation
5 October: UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme
7 October: Dan Maskell Tennis Trust
11 October: Centre for Social Justice Awards 2021
31 October: Magic Little Grants (COVID-19 Recovery)

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Screwfix Foundation

The Screwfix Foundation works with both national and local charities, donating much needed funds to help all sorts of projects – from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities.

The Foundation supports projects with grants of up to £5,000 that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage in the UK.

No deadline – all applications are reviewed individually by our team on a quarterly basis, the review dates are in February, May, August and November.

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Working With the VCS goes virtual

Monday 15 June saw our first ever online ‘Working With the VCS’ event bringing together 34 representatives from charities, community groups, North Tyneside Council, North Tyneside CCG, Primary Care Networks, VONNE, the North of Tyne Combined Authority and the private sector.

The theme of the event was Building a Recovery Plan for the VCS in North Tyneside and consisted of the following presentations which you can now view and download using the links below. You can also share your thoughts on VCS Recovery by completing this short survey by 26 June.

Vonne’s Carol Botten presented findings from VONNE’s North East VCSE COVID-19 impact survey.  Download the slides here.

 

Felicity Shoesmith from North Tyneside Council outlined the early thinking on a recovery plan for the VCS in North Tyneside. View the draft recovery plan here. We would appreciate it if you could share your thoughts on the draft recovery plan via this short survey

 

Pauline Wonders from Family Gateway and Dean Titterton from YMCA North Tyneside reflected on the potential for a more collaborative approach to supporting beneficiaries.

 

Jackie Laughton from North Tyneside Council discussed the new Poverty Intervention Fund for North Tyneside. Download the slides here. Share your thoughts on this fund by emailing vicki.nixon@northtyneside.gov.uk.

 

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Percy Bilton Charity: Grants for organisations

Capital grants are available for whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups:

  • Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (under 25 years of age)
  • People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities) or mental health problems
  • Older people (aged over 60)

There are two programmes – large grants (£500+) and small grants (up to £500).

No deadline

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BlueSpark Foundation

BlueSpark provides funding for projects of up to £5,000 that aim to improve the education and development of children and young people (age 5-22) by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities. It will give particular consideration to projects that it believes will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

Funding must support a specific project and must constitute a significant proportion of the costs of that project. Funds are made for relatively small-scale projects that might not happen at all or would only happen on a smaller scale without the support of BlueSpark.

Grant applications must state exactly what the grant will be used for – e.g. physical assets, such as sports equipment or lighting for stage productions, services or facilities, such as music or drama tuition, or the provision of experiences,such as theatre visits. These examples are intended to be illustrative and not restrictive.

Read more and apply here.

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VCS Recovery in NorthTyneside

We believe that the voluntary sector should be front and centre of North Tyneside’s COVID-19 recovery plans. Despite a number of charities and community groups having to temporarily close their doors, others have been able to provide a remarkable response to support vulnerable residents during the COVID 19 pandemic. We have created this short animation to showcase some of the incredible work you have been doing. The animation was shown to members of the North Tyneside Strategic Partnership this week and will be shared with partners as part of the national #NeverMoreNeeded campaign.

North Tyneside VCS COVID-19 response from Robin on Vimeo.

We know full well that many of our members face some significant challenges to adapt and flourish in the COVID-19 ‘recovery’ phase and beyond. Based on the findings of VONNE’s recent survey, as well as conversations we’ve had with many of our members, we have identified a number of key areas of support that will be required by many organisations to help them adapt and thrive over the coming months and years. We appreciate that this will mean very different things to different types and sizes of organisations and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.

  • Resuming services: although many organisations have continued to offer some level of service, support will be required by some to help resume and redesign face-to- face work.
  • Workforce: with many organisations having furloughed their staff and others significantly changing the way their workforce operates, we expect many organisations to require support to help manage their workforce in light of COVID-19.
  • Finance: many VCS organisations will have experienced a significant drop in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will require support to rebuild their finances in order that they can continue to offer vital services.
  • Governance: the COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges around governance for some organisations, but may also offer opportunities for organisations to merge.
  • Partnerships: whilst some VCS organisations have had to close their doors temporarily, other new neighbourhood-level ‘mutual aid’ groups have been formed. We are keen to support an ecosystem that enables all VCS organisations to work more collectively providing maximum benefit to our communities.
  • Volunteering: we have seen many more people step up to volunteer as part of the COVID-19 response. We are keen to build on the efforts of volunteers to support our recovery.

Working With the VCS event

Monday 15 June 10am to 11.30am on Zoom
We are keen to develop a VCS recovery plan that is designed by our members. For that reason we are holding a virtual Working With the VCS event on Monday 15th June from 10am – 11.30am. This meeting will provide an opportunity to hear from Carol Botten, Chief Executive at VONNE, as she provides a summary of findings from VONNE’s recent VCS survey. It will also offer an oppor-tunity for organisations to discuss what support they would like to access to help with recovery, as well as what support they might be able to offer others. Please register in advance for this event so that we can send you a link to the Zoom meeting.
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