Oldham

Oldham

BlueSpark Foundation

Aims/priorities: The BlueSpark Foundation’s objective is to fund or part-fund projects that aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities.  The funding is intended to support projects that have the following objectives:

COVID-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund

Aims/priorities: The Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT) has collaborated with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create the Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund which is administered by PPCT. Grants are intended to support smaller equine welfare organisations across the UK whose finances and operations have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. They are intended to help equine rescue organisations to cover activities which have been directly affected by the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Future Workforce Fund Grants Programme

Aims/Priorities: As part of Future Workforce Fund, The Prince’s Trust have designed a grants programme that will support pilot projects delivered by partner organisations. Grants are available to organisations from all sectors in Greater Manchester for innovative projects that work with specific cohorts of young people aged between 14 and 25 who are facing barriers to engagement with education, employment or training. Support for the region’s young people is key now more than ever.

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

Aims/priorities: The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new fund for social enterprises and charities who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme) more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises. The RRLF is being run by Social Investment Business (SIB) with an initial £25m investment and support from Big Society Capital. 

Youth Music Emergency Fund

Aims/priorities: Youth Music has announced a new Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by coronavirus. Through this fund Youth Music will aim to prioritise the people and organisations in the most immediate need, and to make quick decisions and payments. The Emergency Fund is designed to support organisations facing the following challenges:

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

Aims/priorities: The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. In conjunction with these grants, the initiative will also offer one-to-one support and guidance to applicants who need it.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust

Aims/priorities: The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has set up a Charity Survival Fund, in response to ongoing concern about Covid-19’s economic impact on charities.  The Fund aims to provide core funding to offset lost income in the current financial year.

Applicants must have an annual income below £5m and have lost or be forecast to lose income due to Covid-19. Charities which have already received Covid-19-related funding from the trust are not eligible.

Les Mills Fund for Children

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children aged 0-16.

Applicants applying for funding should focus on one or more of these areas:

  • Living in Poverty;
  • Physical & Mental Health Problems;
  • Health & Wellbeing;
  • Living With Disability.

Who can apply? Registered charities and accountable non-profit organisations

Grant amount: Grants of up to £1,000 are available

Edward Gostling Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Edward Gostling Foundation (formerly the ACT Foundation) provides grants to UK registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled or those with long-term illness. Two funding streams are now available:

  • Small Grants of less than £5,000 available to charities with an annual income of less than £3million.
  • Large Grants of more than £5,000.

Applications must address at least one of the four themes of the Foundation:

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