National Energy Action

National Energy Action (NEA) currently have funding for pre-payment top ups up to three £49 vouchers per customer. Customers will be required to provide proof of benefits, bank statement and signed auth to act. NEA will also work with each customer with advice on how to lower ongoing usage costs for both energy and water.

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Anglian Water joins forces with Community Foundations to distribute £1million funding pot

In April, Anglian Water launched plans to establish a new £1 million community support fund to provide a cash boost for local communities to help fight the impacts of Coronavirus.

The money will help local charitable organisations deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus. Organisations like food banks, outreach programmes and those helping the most vulnerable can ask for support from the Positive Difference Fund via the Community Foundations to help those shielding or suffering from financial hardship, homelessness, loneliness and isolation.

To be eligible for funding, your project must support those most at risk from Coronavirus (including those with pre-existing medical conditions and older people over 60) or those in vulnerable circumstances and help to:

  • Support their ongoing needs, ensuring their health and mental well-being is maintained,
  • Reduce isolation and vulnerability during any isolation period that may arise as a result of the threat of coronavirus,
  • Help to make sure people remain safely connected with the outside world during this time.

Further information, eligibility criteria and how to apply for a grant from the Positive Difference Fund can be found t:

For more information please contact Helen Cater, Grants Administrator at Lincolnshire Community Foundation via email at

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Temporary Changes to East Coast Fund

Deadline 29th July 2020

Ørsted has announced temporary changes to the funding criteria in response to the current global Covid-19 emergency. Applications are encouraged to support communities through to recovery. This is likely to include local groups and organisations who:

  • Are looking to provide essential support and services to directly facilitate in the recovery efforts from Covid-19.
  • Have lost significant core income over the past few months and request funding to recover quicker financially.

Temporary changes to the funding criteria:

  • No match funding will be required for all applications at this time.
  • Re-application restrictions have been lifted. Any groups that have previously received a grant, have a live project or have been unsuccessful in the last round may re-apply.

The changes relate to all applications to the 29 July 2020 and 3 February 2021 closing dates only. All other criteria will remain unchanged.

There are two levels of grants available, and groups can apply for both revenue and capital costs in the same application. For projects involving revenue costs, groups can apply for funding for up to two years. The levels of grants are as follows:

  • Small grants between £1,000 and £5,000
  • Main grants between £5,001 and £50,000
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Home Office – Serious Organised Crime Prevention and Community Resilience Intervention

Deadline 3rd July 2020

Following the Governments launch of the Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) Strategy in November 2018 – the Home Office identified Grimsby, alongside 7 other areas across the country, to invest in partnership working.  The work should enhance pre-existing work in this area to divert children, young people and vulnerable adults away from SOC. 

The project is broken down into two key areas:

  • Prevention and Early Intervention – stopping people entering into organised criminality.
  • Community Resilience – Building the highest levels of defence and resilience in vulnerable people, communities, businesses and systems.

Including delivering real messages and education about the dangers of SOC in a manner that is clear and impactive.

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New: Tackling Inequalities Fund – Active Humber

Active Humber are managing a Sport England fund for eligible groups in Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The total fund for these areas is £80,000, to be allocated before October.

The fund is called ‘Tackling Inequalities Through Sector Partners’ and is aimed at funding projects and activities that reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 and the widening of inequalities in sport and physical activity. This includes work with black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) groups, people with disabilities or long-term health conditions, and people in economically deprived communities. 

Active Humber expect grants awarded through the scheme to be relatively small, e.g. between £50 and £10,000.

To find out more about this fund, you can watch the webinar by clicking – the webinar covers eligibility criteria, aims of the fund, what it can be spent on and how to contact the team. The webinar is 40 minutes but all the essential information about the fund is covered in the first 20 minutes.

There is no application form for this fund. Groups that are interested in applying should contact Active Humber directly to discuss their ideas. For more information, follow the link below:

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Small Business Grant

Grants of up to £25,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with rateable values between £15,000 and £51,000. Grants of £10,000 for all businesses in receipt of Small Business rate relief or Rural Rate relief. These grants will not need to be paid back

Check your eligibility: Eligibility and Guidance for Grants – updated 290420

Read the frequently asked questions document.

Complete the Business support grant information form.

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Police and Crime Commissioner COVID-19 Extraordinary Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Deadline 1st June 2020

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced some funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Covid-19 related work this week (19th May 2020).

To be eligible for the funding, organisations must be a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation, or a social enterprise, including companies limited by guarantee and community interest companies. They must provide support services which have the purpose of helping victims of crime cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.

The funding is available to cover the period from 24 March to 31 October 2020. 

Click here for the website.

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The SparkFund

The SparkFund is an innovation support and grants programme that will help organisations to improve or develop exciting new products, services or processes.

It is targeted to small to medium sized business in the Humber, York, North Yorkshire region with aspirations to move forward.

The Sparkfund can match with up to £50k of support.

There is a new explainer video on the SparkFund website which sets out,  in simple terms, how it works and the kind of projects they can support and some really great case studies which start to illustrate the kind of impact we are having

They also have new LinkedIn and Facebook pages: and

Below are some case studies – there is a charity study which is a great example for the VCSE sector of how the grant can be used.

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Yorkshire Netball Grant Application Promotion

Are you a member of England Netball?

Have you been inspired by the Netball World Cup. The Regional Management Board has and Yorkshire Netball have been finalising a Grants Application for its members to bid for funding to support netball within Yorkshire Netball Region

You can apply for help with funding towards Equipment, CPD , formal netball qualifications safeguarding or first aid, or other projects.

To visit the yorkshire Netball website, click here.

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