PHE Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2021-22

Deadline 13th August 2021

Public Health England published the Inequalities in sexual health, reproductive health and HIV remain a public health priority in England. To support voluntary non-profit sectors to develop effective ways to address these inequalities in key populations, they are pleased to be running the Public Health England (PHE) Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2021-22.

The Innovation Fund aims to maximise the potential in the voluntary sector to develop innovative ways of addressing inequalities and poor sexual and/or reproductive health and HIV outcomes. The Fund is open to projects across sexual health, reproductive health and HIV.

Proposals will be accepted from voluntary sector organisations to deliver projects between £30,000 and £60,000.

This year priorities from applications are:

  • address inequalities in sexual and/or reproductive health and HIV
  • offer culturally competent ways of addressing poor sexual and/or reproductive health
  • address stigma associated with sexual and reproductive health and HIV
  • address the wider determinants of health behaviours that increase the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) acquisition and/or unplanned pregnancy, such as mental health and drug and alcohol use
  • increase the integration of HIV and STI prevention into other areas of health promotion and service delivery
  • support the strengthening of pathways, access to services and those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • test and evaluate ways to promote and increase uptake of the full range of contraceptive options, particularly in communities where knowledge and use is below the England average
  • promote accurate impartial information on pregnancy choices
  • seek to address issues around digital exclusion and consider how technology can enhance outcomes in sexual and/or reproductive health and HIV, such as reaching those distanced from physical services and those living outside of metropolitan areas

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Co-op Community Fridge Fund

Deadline 9am 16th August 2021

A community fridge is a space where everyone can share surplus food, including donations from local food businesses, producers, households and gardens.

This opportunity includes £4,000 funding to help cover project costs, along with full support, guidance and resources from Hubbub to help successfully establish your fridge.

Once set up, groups will be part of the 250 member strong Community Fridge Network which helps redistribute surplus food from businesses and households within the community, saving it from going to waste and bringing people together. Anyone and everyone can share and gift from a Community Fridge.

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Football Foundation – Return to Disability Football Fund

The aim of the Return to Disability Football Fund is to enable football clubs and organisations in England to restart or deliver new disability football activities following the period of COVID-19 restrictions.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Funding must be used towards either:

Returning to football

  • Restarting football activity across all groups. Priority will be given to applications with a focus on groups that have lapsed due to lockdown and COVID-19 and are at most risk of not returning to pre-COVID activity.

New football activity

  • Delivering new football activity that was cancelled due to lockdown and COVID-19.

Click here for the Football Foundation website.

Pilgrim Trust – Preservation and Scholarship Fund

The Trustees are particularly keen to assist projects which have encountered difficulties in raising funds from other sources, and to fund projects which will make a significant impact in their chosen area. The Trust aims to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.

There are two levels of funding:

  • Small grants of less than £5,000.
  • Main grant scheme of more than £5,000.

Preservation and Scholarship Grants support the following:

  • Preservation of, and repairs to, historic buildings and architectural features.
  • Conservation of works of art, books, significant ephemera, museum objects and records held in museums, galleries, specialist archives and repositories.
  • Promotion of knowledge through academic research and its dissemination.

For further information please visit the Pilgrim Trust website here.

Community Ownership Fund

Deadline 13th August 2021

The purpose of the Fund is to support communities in all parts of the United Kingdom to purchase community assets and amenities and run them as sustainable community businesses.

The Community Ownership Fund has a total value of £150 million. The Fund will contribute up to 50% of the total capital required.

Applicants can apply for a blend of the following funding:

  • Capital funding to take ownership (including the acquisition of the building; refurbishment costs alongside a sale or a transfer). Up to £250,000 match-funded capital will be available for most asset types. Exceptionally bidders will be able to make the case for up to £1 million match-funding to help establish a community-owned sports club or help buy a sports club or ground at risk of being lost without community intervention.
  • Funding for project development – this might include professional fees for technical advice from architects or surveyors or legal advice. It might also include costs for project management to oversee capital works where this is part of an application.
  • Post-acquisition support funding for up to the first year of operation, where there is a convincing case that this will help support a sustainable business model in the long term. Up to £50,000 (and no more than 20% of the total capital costs applied for through the Fund) is available for project development costs and post-acquisition support.

Click here for the GOV.UK website.

Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme

Deadline 6th August 2021

Barclays will be making a further 50 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.

Funding will be focused on supporting charity partners who are meeting the immediate needs of our communities, including:

  • help for people experiencing physical and mental health issues;
  • financial assistance for people facing financial hardship;
  • support for ethnically diverse communities disproportionately impacted by the crisis; and
  • enhancing digital accessibility.

Click here to find out more.

The Shoosmiths Foundation

Deadline 23rd July 2021

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has launched The Shoosmiths Foundation, a grant making body working to help address societal issues, empower sustainable change and improve the lives of the people and the environment in the UK.

The Shoosmiths Foundation builds on Shoosmiths’ existing community investment programme which continues to support local charity partners through staff fundraising and firm donations, staff volunteering and provision of legal advice pro bono.

The Foundation offers grants in the following categories, to:

  • advance social mobility in the legal sector, and across the UK, in line with the Shoosmiths social mobility action plan. Particular focus on charitable organisations which share our belief that ‘talent can come from anywhere’, and which align their interventions with local socio-economic analysis and need;
  • advance a carbon net zero UK; and
  • advance access to justice in the UK

The Shoosmiths Foundation aimed at improving lives and the environment launched

Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support

Deadline 14th October 2021

The Emergency Resource Support fund is open to for-profit (commercial) and non-profit arts and cultural organisations who are at imminent risk of failure within twelve weeks of making an application. 

Your organisation must:

  • Demonstrate that they are at risk of no longer trading viably within twelve weeks of the point of application 
  • Have been sustainable before Covid-19 and have exhausted all other reasonable options for increasing their resilience
  • Demonstrate how this funding will allow them to return to financial viability (by no later than 31 December 2021) 

You can apply for a minimum of £25,000 and up to £3 million if you’re a non-profit organisation or up to £1 million if you’re a for-profit organisation.

Key dates

  • Thursday 8 July: Permission to Apply requests open
  • Thursday 15 July: Emergency Resource Support portal opens for applications
  • Thursday 30 September: Deadline to submit Permission to Apply requests
  • Thursday 14 October: Emergency Resource Support portal closes for applications

Click here for the Arts Council England website.

Jeans for Genes Grant

Deadline 12th August 2021

The Jeans for Genes Grant Programme aims to offer charities that care for children affected by a genetic disorder the opportunity to secure funding for a project that will make a tangible difference to their members.

The focus of the 2021 funding round will be on supporting small but vital disorder-specific charities to adapt, respond and recover from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

One-off unrestricted grants of £2,500 are available.

Click here for the Jeans for Genes website.

UK Youth Fund – Covid Resilience

Deadline 18th July 2021

The funding aims to ensure that grassroots youth organisations that have suffered due to the pandemic have the resources required to reopen or bring their level of delivery back to pre-Covid levels and ensure they have the financial means to weather future disruptions.

The maximum grant available is £50,000.

The grant can be spent on essential business expenditure that will be incurred between 1 August 2021 and 31 January 2022, such as staff salaries and fixed/operational costs, including:

  • Rent.
  • Utility and insurance costs.
  • Facility or necessary equipment costs that will not be capitalised in the accounts.
  • Core staffing costs (including youth workers).
  • Equipment to ensure compliance with public health requirements.
  • Professional fees (e.g. accountancy).
  • Other basic expenses (e.g. travel, marketing, stationary, activity resources).

Click here for the UK Youth Fund website.