A collaboration with other organisations has created a pot to help support groups responding to the needs of communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many funders and organisations (including LLST) are receiving grant applications through this one portal to try and ensure a joined-up approach to funding.
Wave Five funding is open; there is a crisis response programme of grants of up to £10k – with a quick turnaround to ensure that urgent needs are met. And there is also a programme of larger, longer-term ‘Renewal’ grants which will focus on supporting the needs of civil society in the year ahead.
Crisis grants deadline: 5pm Thursday 21 January 2021
Renewal grants deadline: 12pm Monday 15 February 2021
Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation have launched a £1m digital development fund, offering grants of up to £70,000. It aims to support UK non-profits to test and develop digital service delivery solutions. The fund is part of their joint Tech for Good programme, which was originally developed in 2016 in response to the need for charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.
The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the need for organisations to explore how digital and design capabilities can help transform or maximise their work in supporting vulnerable people. The programme will offer grants of up to £70,000 over a nine-month period from June 2021, alongside access to technical support from experts provided by CAST (Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology).
Applications open from 12pm, Friday 8th January – 12pm, Friday 12th February.
This £200m fund is part of the Government’s £750m support package for charities. Grants are generally for six months, but longer timeframes will be considered. A wide range of funding amounts are available, starting from £300. Funding of £10,000-£100,000 is available, with larger amounts considered, as well as partnership applications being available.
Crisis – applications paused
Funding for agencies working on homelessness prevention and support. Small (£5,000) and larger (up to £50,000) grants are available.
A nationwide funding pot for specialist legal advice charities. This is a joint initiative, hosted by the Access to Justice Foundation, to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lay the foundations for longer-term renewal.
The next wave of available funding is expected in early 2021.
In December, the Government announced a new £48m funding offer – Changing Futures: changing systems to support adults experiencing multiple disadvantage. Expressions of interest are open until 21st January.
There are three new funding streams to support grant holders and broader civil society to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Deadlines are staggered throughout 2020.
For new projects or expanding existing services, under one of two key funding areas:
- Financial capability and inclusion: giving people the tools to become more financially independent
- Community resilience: tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient
Full eligibility criteria can be seen here. Quarterly funding rounds – the next round closes on January 19th at 23:59.
Funds are for women’s organisations and services that are supporting women aged 18+ whose poverty has been exacerbated by the pandemic or those that have been pushed into new poverty and financial hardship. Open to organisations across England, but with priority for some areas including: Hastings, Kent, and London boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets.
New funding expected in early 2021.