Aims/priorities: The coronavirus has changed life for everyone in the UK, but older people are amongst the hardest hit. It is humbling to see the huge efforts that are being made across the UK to make sure that older people get the practical help they need and can stay safe, healthy, connected and contributing during a long period of socially isolating. Despite the challenges they are facing, organisations are keeping vital services running, providing advice, support, opportunities, and practical help.
Aims/priorities: Last year the Funder supported capital equipment purchases and building refurbishment projects which provide benefit to the aged or the disadvantaged young or to the disabled. They want to encourage projects that increase engagement for the benefit of both individuals and society.
Who can apply? Charities must be UK registered but can operate anywhere in the world.
Grant amount: Applications given out last year did not exceed £4,000
Aims/priorities: The Grant Fund is provided and administered by the Charity Service, a registered charity supporting third sector organisations in Greater Manchester. The funding is intended for local organisations working with people who are disadvantaged, sick, infirm, or living in poverty in the area.
Who can apply? Registered charities, community interest companies (CICs) and voluntary organisations are welcome to apply. Multiple applications from one organisation will be considered although these must not be for the same purpose.
Aims/priorities: The ASDA Foundation's grants programmes aim to support grassroots charitable organisations working at the heart of its stores' communities with initiatives that will make a real long-term difference, benefiting the wider community. Healthy Holiday Grants are designed to support charitable groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal.
Aims/priorities: The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has secured £10 million as part of a £76 million Government package of support for the most vulnerable in society.
The fund will support domestic abuse safe accommodation charities from 1 April to 31 October 2020 and will help ensure that:
Aims/priorities: Our aim is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK. We look to do this by encouraging and developing leadership and promoting enterprise and innovation. Pebble Grants can be used for either:
Aims/priorities: Funding is available for local groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending in their community. The funding has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders.
Aims/priorities: This scheme provides funding for protective security measures to places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime. Any crime that is motivated by hostility on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity can be classed as a hate crime. For this scheme, they are focusing on religion.
Aims/priorities: Aware that the COVID-19 crisis is having an extreme and significant effect on the whole charitable sector, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has reviewed its criteria for its next round of grants. In order to spread the Trust’s available funding as far as possible, grants will be for £1,000 rather than the usual £5,000 for grant round 3, which is for projects to deal with people aged 60 and over. You can apply for a grant from the Trust if you have an operating income and expenditure of between £100,000 and £1m.
Aims/priorities: Kellogg’s has teamed up with Forever Manchester to award grants to school Breakfast Clubs, to help them provide breakfast to those children who need it most.
Who can apply? Your breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Priority will be given to schools that have either: