New £50 million partnership aimed to boost National Lottery funding to Black and Minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups

From National Lottery Community Fund:

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of The Phoenix Way Partners, have today jointly announced a new £50 million partnership aimed to boost funding and support to Black and Minoritised Community charities and grassroots groups over the next five years.

‘The Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels, made of leaders and decision-makers from Black and Minoritised Community-led charities and grassroots groups from across England.

The Phoenix Way National Steering Group will work with The National Lottery Community Fund to identify national and regional priorities and award funding to Black and Minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups that are best placed to support their communities to thrive.

Click here for the full press release.

Caia Park community research: The role of gatekeepers in community-led initiatives

From People Health Trust:

Local people know their communities best. They know what issues they face, what their community does well, and the best way they can create change. As the impact of community-led initiatives has been brought to the forefront during the pandemic, our funded partner has been exploring how certain obstacles to delivery can be overcome.

Our funded partner the Local Conversation in Caia Park, Wrexham has conducted research working with Leeds Beckett University which explores how gatekeepers and community-led initiatives can work together to deliver change.

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Domestic Support Fund

A new fund supporting the events industry recovery will provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting domestic business events from 21 June to 17 December 2021.

The new Domestic Support Fund is designed to offer financial support to kick start the return of business events and to showcase that the UK is ready to meet again and has adapted to new ways of meeting in a COVID-19 secure environment.

Support available

Financial support is based on number of delegates attending a live event, or the live component of a hybrid event. The event organisation can apply for £30 per delegate (cash incl. VAT) attending an event. Approved applications will receive financial support, after the event has taken place, and submission of evidence to support total number of attendees.

Offered as a ‘Small Amount of Financial Assistance’ grant scheme, this support is available for events from 100 to 500 people, to a maximum value of £15,000 support. In applying for this fund applications must be clear on why support is needed.

All activities need to take place within the dates 21 June to 17 December 2021 and evidence provided by 1 March 2022.

Click here for further information.

Movement for Good Awards

Deadline 13th June

Through their Movement for Good awards, Ecclesiastical are giving £1m to charities that are changing people’s lives for the better.

The £1m giving programme has two funding phases

Phase 1 – 500 charities will each receive £1,000

The £1,000 awards are open to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Please read their full terms and conditions to see whether your charity is eligible to apply and nominate today.

Phase 2 – They will shortly provide more details and will be launching later this summer

Please register so that they can keep you in the loop every step of the way.

For full details go to the Ecclesiastical website

Gisela Graham Foundation

The Foundation aims to provide financial benefit to those in need through the provision of grants and other payments to provide assistance in specific cases of poverty and poor education; it will also help to further the advancement of public health and safety and to provide education and cultural life for the general benefit of society.

The aim of the charity is to:

  • Further advancement of public health and safety through the research and treatment of chronic illnesses and conditions.
  • Alleviate poverty and deprivation amongst children in less developed countries through care, education, and family support.
  • Assist the aims of enterprising young and unemployed requiring start-up funds.
  • Promote causes supporting young homeless people seeking to achieve self sufficiency.
  • To promote and support the benefit of adults with learning disabilities, and contribute towards the provision of property for the accommodation of such adults.
  • To support charities and other organisations concerned with safety at sea, including those actively involved with youth training.
  • Assist organisations concerned with the propagation of the plastic and performing arts, and in particular concerned with training and equipping young performers and artists.

Apply anytime.

Click here for more information

Barchester Charitable Foundation

The funding focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. They support applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged.

They help small community groups and small local charities. They do not have a formal definition for a small charity, but if a charity has financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions, it is very unlikely that they would be able to help.

They help groups with:

  • Activity projects
  • Equipment and materials for use by members
  • Member transport
  • Day trips, outings and group holidays in the UK

Grants range from £100 up to £5,000, with the average grant in 2020 being approx. £900.

For more information go to Barchester’s website

Sport England: Uniting the Movement’s first implementation plan published

From Sport England:

We’ve published a one-year action plan to help kickstart the process of delivering our long-term strategy, Uniting the Movement.   

It outlines the work we’ll do to the end of March 2022, supported by a set of goals – these are the things we’ll focus on this year and work collaboratively with partners to achieve.

Tackling inequalities is at the heart of our strategy, and today we’re confirming as part of our year-long plan an additional investment of £20 million to the successful Tackling Inequalities Fund.

The programme supports four key target audiences – those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people with long-term limiting health conditions and disabled people – recognising they’ve been disproportionately hit by the pandemic and need much more support to incorporate activity into their daily lives.

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Sport England: Retrain to Retain offers route back for professional workforce

From Sport England:

We’re investing £5 million of National Lottery money in a new and unique job retention and support package for sports and fitness professionals.

The investment is part of the one-year implementation plan we announced today which sets out how we’ll deliver the first year of our long-term strategy, Uniting the Movement.

Retrain to Retain is designed to support up to 25,000 sports and fitness coaches who’ve have had to find work outside the sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and will prioritise those working in areas of economic deprivation or supporting under-represented groups.

Click here for the full information.

Call for projects for the UK Community Renewal Fund

From NELC:

North East Lincolnshire Council is inviting local organisations to bid for money from the UK Community Renewal Fund, which will run until the end of March 2022.

This Government fund, worth £220m overall, is seeking to fund projects that align with at least one of the Government’s investment priorities:

  • Investment in skills
  • Investment for local business
  • Investment in communities and place
  • Supporting people into employment

This fund has been released to bridge the gap between European Structural Funds and the successor funding programme, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Click here to find out more.