Sustaining Support for Armed Forces communities

Deadline 4th June 2021

This programme will award grants of up to one year grants of £100,000 for existing charitable projects to help charities to sustain activities and services that people from Armed Forces communities use and value.

To be eligible to apply, your organisation must be one of the following.

  • An Armed Forces charity.
  • A registered charity with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities and have been registered for at least one year at the time of your application.

To find out more click here.

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund 2021/22 is announced

Opening Early May

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced a £3 million grants fund to enable community and faith groups to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22.

The funding aims to help small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations transform their winter services for people sleeping rough in response to the requirements of these individuals and the need to move away from communal sleeping arrangements as a result of Covid-19.

Managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice, the £3 million Fund will include £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue.

This funding is in addition to Government funding provided to local authorities to bring forward winter provision, including the £10 million Cold Weather Fund and £112 million Rough Sleeping Initiative.

The capital grants round opens to applications on 4 May. The funding prospectus and frequently asked questions will be published at that time.

In the meantime, groups should note the following dates:

  • 21 April 2021: Homeless Link webinar to set out key information about the fund
  • By end July 2021: Decisions due on capital funding
  • By early September 2021: Decisions due on revenue funding

Click here for further information.

Boost: Choose Now, Change Lives Programme

Boost are calling for all community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks to get involved and nominate themselves to be in with a chance of a stake of the £20,000 grant fund.

The Choose Now Change Lives grant initiative is open to applications from local UK community organisations and groups throughout 2021.

Applications will be shortlisted three times throughout the year in May, July and September. Following each shortlist taking place organisations will be notified and the public will cast their votes for the organisation that they would like to receive a grant.

Eligibility applied to:

  • Charities
  • CIC
  • Community groups
  • Local authority
  • Health authority
  • Social housing
  • Other not for profit organisations

Type of groups that can apply:

  • Homeless charities that help rough sleepers to find shelter and help provide them with the support they need.
  • Community groups that bring the local community together, whether it be through Sport, Art, Music or just generally providing a place for people to come together.
  • Food banks that provide food and essential supplies for families or individuals in crisis.

Click here for the Boost website.

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund – Young Carers

Deadline 11th May 2021

The Young Carers grants programme is now open and Triangle Trust are inviting applications from not for profit organisations working with young carers and young adult carers across the UK.

The application to organisation working exclusively with young carers and young adult carers or a carer organisation with an existing young carers project.

The focus of the funding is to provide support to young carers and young adult carers to address learning gaps linked to the pandemic.

Grants are available from £10,000 up to £60,000 for a duration of 6 months to 2 years.

Click here for the Triangle Trust 1949 Fund website.

New levelling up and community investments

This collection brings together three investment programmes which aim to level up communities.

The UK government is committed to levelling up across the whole of the United Kingdom to ensure that no community is left behind, particularly as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 support these objectives, the UK government has launched three new investment programmes to support communities right across the country. All share common challenges and opportunities, which the UK government is determined to address in collaboration with local partners. These new investment programmes are:

  • The UK Community Renewal Fund
  • The Levelling Up Fund
  • The Community Ownership Fund

Click here for more information.

Baring Foundation – Arts and Mental Health Programme

Deadline 21st April 2021

The Baring Foundation are funding arts organisations in the UK for projects that promote the role of creativity in the lives of people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 are available.

The funding is intended to support two approaches:

  • The first approach is around positive action and is to find ways to attract participatory artists from ethnically diverse communities into this area of work and to support them. Examples might include shadowing, internships or apprenticeships, or mentoring or free training opportunities. Always ensure that you stay within the guidance of what is permissible under the law for positive action. The funding can pay for reasonable legal fees for those who are unclear about what is legally permissible.
  • The second is to undertake activity to offer creative opportunities to members of specific ethnically diverse communities who have mental health problems. A number of examples of such work are cited in the Foundation’s report Creatively Minded and Ethnically Diverse. The funding is not for qualified arts therapy.

Any combination of these approaches is acceptable.

Click here for more information.

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Looking to start, build or scale your social impact organisation in 2021?  Applications are now open for the 10th year of the School for Social Entrepreneur’s biggest programme; The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.  Free learning, grant, and mentor.  Plus you’ll learn alongside others in similar roles and become part of the SSE family alumni.

You’ll need even greater resilience, skills and networks to survive and thrive in these challenging times. Apply before Friday 16th April.

Click here for the School for Social Entrepreneurs website.

The Adamson Trust

Deadline 31st May 2021

The Adamson Trust offers grants to support organisations and registered charities in the UK that provide assistance with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17 years) with physical, mental, or emotional impairments.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. The Trustees award a total of around £85,000 a year in grants.

Click here for the Adamson Trust website.

The Rowing Foundation

Deadline 24th May 2021

The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 (up to 50% of the overall cost of the project)to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds.

Preference is given to encouraging participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment.

Click here for the Rowing Foundation website.

Sea-Changers Grant Programme

Deadline 31st March 2021

Sea-Changers aims to promote, for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural marine environment and promote marine biodiversity.

Sea-changers have two grant programmes:

  • Sea-Changers Main Grants Programme – For grant applications up to £1200. Two grant rounds per year. Deadlines for applications are 31st March and 30th September.
  • Sea-Changers Small Grants Programme – For grant applications up to £500. They have temporarily suspended the Small Grants Programme due to the current situation.

Projects must take place within the UK and address one of the following objectives:

  • To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
  • To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and/or species.
  • To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.

Click here for the Sea-Changers website.