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The Fore RAFT Transition Fund

Aims/priorities: Unrestricted grants to help small charities and social enterprises in the UK plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in the post-coronavirus world. 

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from UK registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies with annual incomes below £500,000.

Grant amount: Unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 are available.

Freedom from Torture

Aims/priorities: The UK-based charity Freedom from Torture has launched a new grant scheme to support hard-to-reach torture survivors and smaller frontline organisations that are helping them during the global pandemic.  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of everyone in the UK, and BAME communities are at particular risk. For survivors of torture, there are additional challenges, over and above those faced by the general population. The social isolation of lockdown has led to increased trigger reminders of the isolation and terrible loneliness of torture.

Great Places Resilience Fund

Aims/priorities: The Resilience Fund has the following key themes:

  • Poverty reduction (fuel, furniture, food including Holiday Hunger initiatives)
  • Employment, training and volunteering opportunities
  • Financial and digital inclusion
  • Organisational resilience

The fund is intended to support core costs.

Who can apply? Applications must come from constituted community groups, charities and social enterprises providing services in or reasonably local to the following locations or wards:

the7stars Foundation

Aims/priorities: the7stars foundation has been set up to support challenged and vulnerable young people in the UK.  The grant funding is intended to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who find themselves without a safe home.

Criteria for each of the three funding streams is as follows:

Project applications: Funding is intended to cover the costs of projects which:

Comic Relief COVID-19 Community Fund

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for small local grassroots organisations in England to provide emergency relief in their communities during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis and also recover from the impact that the crisis has had on their services.

The funding is for organisations that deliver projects that provide community benefit across one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

Comic Relief Community Fund - Capacity Building Grant

Aims/priorities: The Community Fund is provided by Comic Relief and administered for organisations in England by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.

The Fund aims to deliver long lasting community driven change by awarding Project Delivery grants to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

Comic Relief Community Fund - Project Delivery Grant

Aims/priorities: The Community Fund is provided by Comic Relief and administered for organisations in England by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.

The Fund aims to deliver long lasting community driven change by awarding Project Delivery grants to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

MSD’s UK COVID-19 Dedicated Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to help health charities recover from the negative effects of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and to support patients and their families who are vulnerable to infection. The funding is intended for UK-based organisations and will support a range of different projects designed to help meet the needs of vulnerable patients during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. The funding aims to enable valuable projects to go ahead.

Youth Futures Foundation Inspiring Futures

Aims/priorities: Youth Futures Foundation have partnered with Children in Need to deliver Inspiring Futures, a £6 million programme to fund positive activities which support children and young people to achieve their potential on their journey towards employment.

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, there were over 760,000 young people not in education or employment in the UK.  There are fears that the economic impact of the pandemic will lead to an additional 640,000 unemployed 18 to 24-year-olds this year alone.

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