Friday Funding

Friday, March 5, 2021

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Magic Little Grants Fund 2021 - Small one-off grants are available to small local charities and community groups for community projects in Great Britain that address themes set out by the funders.
Maximum Value: £ 500
Localgiving and Postcode Community Trust are working together again in 2021 to provide small grants to small local charities and community groups in England, Scotland and Wales. This year, five more funding trusts will be supporting the grants programme.
The Magic Little Grants Fund is funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Organisations that receive a grant will also be awarded a year of free membership (funded by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery). This means that the grant recipient will not have to pay the £80 + VAT membership fee, although they will still be required to set up a direct debit upon registration.
Applications are now open and will be accepted until 31 October 2021
Find out more here

Postcode Society Trust – South of England: Grants are available for smaller charities and good causes in the south of England.
Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with the Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
Applicants that are registered with the Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.
The aim of Postcode Society Trust is to support smaller charities and good causes in the south of England to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet.
The funding comes from players of People's Postcode Lottery.
The March round is open for applications. It will close either after 100 applications have been submitted or by 15 March 2021, whichever comes first.
Find out more here

Women Thrive Fund - Grants are available to grassroots and specialist women’s and girls’ organisations across the UK that are working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience.
Maximum Value: £ 40,000
Grants will be paid in August 2021 and must be fully spent by 31 December 2022.
Applicants can also ask for an additional 25% of their grant request for costs which will make their organisation stronger for the future.
All funding must be spent and activity completed by 31 December 2022.
The Women Thrive Fund is provided by Rosa and Smallwood Trust working in partnership. The funding comes from the Government's Tampon Tax Fund.
The deadline for applications is 25 March 2021
Find out more here

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire - Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services Fund for 2021/22. The Commissioner is inviting organisations to apply for funding, up to a maximum of £35,000 per application, to support victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence. To be eligible for the funding, organisations must provide support services that have the purpose of helping victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence cope with the impact of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.  We welcome organisations already funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner to apply and also strongly encourage those organisation not currently funded by the Commissioner to put in an application under this grants round, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.                         The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 12 March 2021   Find out more here 

Ulverscroft Foundation - The Foundation provides and administers grants to fund a wide range of projects in the UK and overseas that will enhance the quality of life for visually impaired people.
Funding is available to non-profit organisations including social groups that work to support visually impaired people
The Foundation also funds medical research and the provision of facilities for the treatment or alleviation of visual impairment.
The Trustees consider appeals in January, April, July and October each year. Application deadlines are the 15th day of the previous month - 15 December, 15 March, 15 June and 15 September
Find out more here

Hendy Foundation - Grants are available for local projects and groups which are making a difference to people’s lives in the areas in which Hendy Group dealerships are located in the South of England.
The average grant is £1,000, although grants of up to £5,000 are available in exceptional circumstances.
Hendy Foundation was set up by Hendy Group in 2019 to provide grants to local projects, people, events and charitable organisations which are working to benefit the communities in which it operates.
The funding is intended to support groups and projects in Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
The next grant window opens on 1 March 2021 and closes on 31 March 2021
Find out more here

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust - General Grants
Grants are available to small UK registered charities working to support people with a learning disability to learn skills to help them live more independent lives after they leave formal education.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available.
The Trust offers funding to support young people who have learning disabilities, with a focus on those who have left formal education. Grants are available for small UK registered charities that promote education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation for these young adults, providing practical skills to support them to lead independent lives.
Applications for the 2021 funding round will be accepted between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021 and will be considered at the June 2021 meeting
Find out more here

Masonic Charitable Foundation – 
The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence 
The MCF is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country supporting charities across England and Wales.
Our current funding categories are:
Creating the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people
Reducing isolation in later life
PhD studentships researching degenerative diseases
Care services in the hospice sector
Current fund deadline – 31 March 2021
Find out more here

Woodroffe Benton Foundation - Grants are available to smaller UK registered charities for relief of hardship, care for the elderly, environment and conservation.
One-off grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available.
The Woodroffe Benton Foundation offers grants to UK registered or exempt charities that are based and operate within the UK for the benefit of UK citizens.
The next deadline for applications is 31 March 2021, for consideration at the trustees' meeting on 12 May 2021.
Applications received after this date will be automatically held over for consideration at the following meeting, which will take place in September 2021.
The Trustees prefer to support smaller charities
Find out more here

From the Budget - The government will create a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help ensure that communities across the UK can continue to benefit from the local facilities and amenities that are most important to them. From the summer, community groups will be able to bid for up to £250,000 matched funding to help them to buy local assets to run as community-owned businesses. In exceptional cases up to £1 million of matched funding will be available to help establish a community-owned sports club or buy a sports ground at risk of loss from the community. This will help ensure that important parts of the social fabric – like pubs, sports clubs, theatres and post office buildings – can continue to play a central role in towns and villages across the UK. 

Levelling Up Fund - Alongside the budget the government also yesterday announced the launch of the Levelling Up Fund prospectus.   The Levelling Up Fund will invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK, including town centre and high street regeneration, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets.
Applications will need to be supported by the constituency MP and will be coordinated by the local council. Only one bid per local area. 
If you have plans or activities that you think will meet the criteria of the fund, it is worth contacting your local council and MP now!
Find out more here

Youth Endowment Fund Announces Two New Themed Rounds for 2021 - applications open 19 April 2021
The Youth Endowment Fund is an independent charitable trust with a £200 million endowment from the Home Office.
In 2021 YEF will be running two £20 million themed grant rounds:
Another Chance: Diversion from the Criminal Justice System 
A Supportive Home: Helping Families to Overcome Challenges
Find out more here

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