Isla Foundation – Immediate Impact Grants

Aims/priorities: The Immediate Impact Grant responds to the needs expressed by local communities. These grants are for small-scale, short-term projects.

Examples of projects include (but are not limited to) improving community spaces, encouraging social cohesion through sport, art, community activities, or promoting education, the environment or health in the local community. Grants can also be used to test an idea through a pilot.

Isla Foundation – Tipping Point Grants

Aims/priorities: The Foundation’s focus is on serving grassroots organisations and charities that provide vital help to the most vulnerable in society. The Foundation’s aim is to create maximum positive social impact at a local community level. In addition to providing immediate support through grant-giving, the Foundation looks at how to strengthen organisations and communities with campaigns & advocacy, projects and partnerships.

Tipping Point grants are intended for longer-term projects and this year the grants are focused specifically on homelessness.

CAF Resilience Fund

Aims/priorities: The funding for the CAF Resilience Fund has been provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as part of its Community Match Challenge funding scheme, and kindly matched by the Covid-19 Support Fund, created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.

The causes and communities that the fund aims to help include:

British Cycling Places to Ride Programme

****Due to a surge in interest, the fund will close to new Stage 1 applications for both large and small grants on Monday 16 November 2020. The fund was due to close in January 2021.

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for organisations that are developing cycling activity in their community for the development of new, or the improvement of existing, cycling facilities in communities. The key objectives of the programme are to:

Return To Play Fund

Aims/priorities: Sport England have launched a new £16.5 million fund to provide additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Return to Play Fund will support groups, clubs and organisations who’ve been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle the disease, and is part of our overall response to the crisis that now includes more than £220m of government and National Lottery funding.

Covid-19 Frontline Women’s Fund

Aims/priorities: The COVID-19 Frontline Women’s Fund is being delivered by Smallwood Trust. The National Lottery Community Fund has committed almost £500,000 to the fund, which will be used to provide support to organisations that are working with women most at risk of poverty and financial hardship due to the pandemic.  The aims of the fund are:

PwC Foundation - Grants for black-led Social Enterprises and charities

Aims/priorities: They will be allocating grants to increase their support for Black-led social enterprises, as well as charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries. They want to fund projects which help to build an inclusive culture and tackle racial inequality. The size of the grants depend on their scale, acvitiy and impact of the social enterprise.

Who can apply? Black-led social enterprises and charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries.

Grant amount: Between £2,000 and £25,000.

Central England Co-operatives Community Dividend Funds

Aims/priorities: In response to the current crisis the Community Dividend Fund will provide immediate financial support for local good causes, community groups and charities who are responding to some of the most worrying impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many charities and organisations are suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic - incomes have fallen, demand has risen. In particular, they know that providing the basics including food has become a challenge for many people.  Isolation and lack of access to normal services means that mental health and wellbeing is

B&Q Foundation

Aims/priorities: The B&Q Foundation wants to help local communities shape the spaces that means so much to them. It will provide grants to local charities to support communities with projects to improve homes or a community space. They want to fund projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces.