Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we understand that traditional fundraising techniques might be more difficult to carry out. We encourage our members to be safe and stay well by adhering to all of the safety precautions and advice set out by the government. You should keep up to date with official government advice here.
Micro grants of £400 are available for charities and community groups that are existing members of the “Neighbourly” CSR platform, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
The funding is for activities that support members of the community who are suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
This may include, but is not limited to:
We have now launched the new Safeguarding Children’s Partnership website and the Safeguarding Oldham Twitter account. The website has lots of information and resources for parents and carers, professionals, children and young people.
In particular, in the absence of theur face to face training during lockdown, the training pages of the website are offering online training and resources on a range of safeguarding themes starting with Domestic Abuse so please check it out.
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.
The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) is administering a small fund to support user-led organisations (ULOs) and smaller, unconstituted community groups in England, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant. Grants of up to £1000 will be available to support community action, peer support, mutual aid and other activities that will make a direct difference to the lives of people living with mental ill-health, trauma and distress during this Covid-19 period.
This fund will open by the end of April.
Aims/priorities: The £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund is part of the Government’s £750 million financial support package for charities and social enterprises during announced on 8 April 2020.
The £200 million Support Fund is being administered by the National Lottery Community Fund along with National Lottery funding to support not-for-profit organisations so that they can continue to deliver services to people and communities in England that are affected by COVID-19.
The Fund has two key objectives:
The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation is continuing to accept applications for funding from:
- UK registered charities who are struggling to survive funding crises during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- UK registered charities who are seeking funding for future projects/activities.
The funding is to be used for work that addresses the Foundation's objectives and activities which are:
RAFT Fund opened for the first tranche of applications on Wednesday 22 April 2020. The application cap was reached on Friday 24 April and we regret that no more applications can be accepted until the next £1m of funding has been raised.
Would your organisation like to help play a part in boosting cancer screening rates in Greater Manchester?
Financial support is available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who can help recruit Answer Cancer Champions to promote cancer screening amongst under-represented groups.
The Priority Groups
For this round of funding Answer Cancer is prioritising the following groups that have been identified with low levels of cancer screening:
A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours. Applications can be made in-store.