Friday Funding

Friday, November 27, 2020

Friday Funding - our regular round up of funding news for the week - would you like support with bid writing?  Would you like us to run a funder search based on the needs of your group?  email Hive - - with FUNDING SUPPORT as the subject

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation – #iwill Fund
Grants are available for community groups for projects which engage young people in ongoing regular volunteering or demonstrate how another youth-led method will be as effective at engaging young people in social action.
The #iwill Fund (previously named Youth Social Action Fund) aims to assist community groups working in these areas with projects that engage young people in practical action in the service of others to create positive change and covers a range of activities such as fundraising, supporting charities, tutoring and mentoring, supporting other people, and campaigning for causes.
The Fund will prioritise organisations working with young people from less affluent backgrounds to encourage volunteering, fundraising and campaigning, as well as skills and confidence-building projects.
Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations can apply.
Maximum Value: £5k, Minimum Value: £1k.  Application Deadline: 17 December 2020
Find out more here

Youth Music is the UK’s largest children’s music charity, set up in 1999 to promote and support music-making opportunities for children with the least access.
Grants are available to a range of organisations for music projects in England that increase the number of children and young people across England who have the opportunity to take part in high-quality musical activities, particularly those who are experiencing challenging circumstances and who face barriers to music making.
Maximum Value: £200k Minimum Value: £2k.  Application Deadline: 4 December 2020
The Foundation currently offers two levels of funding:
Fund A - smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help to achieve the Foundation's vision for a musically inclusive England.
Fund B - medium-sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects that expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond the applicant's organisation.
Grants are available to charitable and non-profit organisations in the UK to support
Find out more here

Second Round of COVID-19 Fund for BAME Organisations 
Voice4Change England is inviting applications for the second funding round of the COVID-19 Partnership Fund
The COVID-19 Partnership Fund was launched to help tackle the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The focus of the fund is on supporting smaller not-for-profit groups that have the greatest impact on their communities.
There are three priority areas in which the fund is being awarded:
Delivering COVID-19 services. Organisations can apply for help with current costs, if their funding has been affected by the pandemic.
Delivering mental health and wellbeing services, particularly to those who have been further impacted by COVID-19.
Delivering sports activities to tackle BAME inequalities and help with the impact of COVID-19, including wellbeing initiatives. 
Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 will be awarded and can be used to cover running costs as well as small capital costs, closing date 4 December
Find out more here

The Thriving Communities Fund is offering grants of £25k to £50k for projects that increase social connectedness and help communities in England cope with the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fund is provided by the National Academy for Social Prescribing and Arts Council England and is for communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities.
Projects that are funded will help to:
Enhance collaboration and networking between local organisations.
Strengthen the range of social prescribing activities offered locally and enable social prescribing link workers to connect people to more creative community activities and services.
Applications can be led by voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations working in any of the following sectors:
Arts, and culture; Sport, leisure and physical activity; Financial wellbeing, advice, food and practical support;
Environment and nature-based; Non-statutory health and care organisations, working with social prescribing link workers
Deadline for application is 8 January 2021
Find out more here  

The William Wates Memorial Trust, a small registered charity set up in 1998, offers grants to other registered charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that help the most disadvantaged young people who are between the ages of five and 19 years.  A small number of grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and registered charities that engage young people through sports, arts and education for projects primarily in London and the South East that encourage young people experiencing severe disadvantage to keep away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activity, enabling them to fulfil their potential.
Most grants are for approximately £30,000 over three years. Application Deadline: 1 January 2021
Find out more here

Wessex Community Bank - Not-for-profit community banking, social & economic impact on the place where you live. 
Wessex Community Grant Award - Our Community Grant Award is for small not-for-profit, charitable or locally run organisations and groups to help fund activities within the local community.
We want to hear from you, if you need a bit of help to get your event going with a cash boost for your local event, activity or project.
All activities and events must have direct impact within the Hampshire & IOW region.
Find out more here

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