Rochdale

Rochdale

Persimmon Community Champions

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Aims/priorities: Persimmon Community Champions is here to fund good causes across the UK and have supported thousands of community groups and charities over the years, but from 1st April for the foreseeable future, they want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s – a vulnerable group in society that Persimmon Community Champions feel need their support at this time.

Who can apply? Community groups and charities

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

Youth Futures Foundation

Published date: 
Monday, 11th May 2020
funding update

The grants programme is designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice. Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. The Foundation is looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to more young people. 

Not-for-profit voluntary or community-sector organisations, or statutory organisations applying individually or as a lead organisation on behalf of a partnership or consortia, which:

Families in Rochdale Borough Invited to ‘Get Creative Inside!’

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Cartwheel Arts are beginning the process of distributing ‘Get Creative Inside!’, an activity pack for families in Rochdale borough produced by the charity in partnership with Link4Life.

Funding has come from Action Together, Rochdale Council Public Health department, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, Darnhill Festival Association and from Cartwheel and Link4Life. Arts organisations in the borough including M6 Theatre and Skylight Circus Arts have also contributed content.

The ESF Community Grant Programme - Re-Connect Priority Grants Round

Published date: 
Monday, 11th May 2020

The ESF Community Grant Programme is launching a targeted Grant Programme in response to COVID 19. 

Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across Greater Manchester to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector who are ready to reach out by using approaches which tackle the new and emerging barriers arising from the impact of COVID 19. 

Vintage Worx Commemorate VE Day in Rochdale with Online Afternoon Tea Party

Published date: 
Monday, 11th May 2020

Tea-rrific volunteers have put together 50 special Victory in Europe (VE Day) afternoon tea boxes for Rochdale residents who are socially isolating due to the coronavirus outbreak.  

The 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of the Second World War in Europe, was commemorated on Friday, 8 May. Despite coronavirus restrictions, councillors Rachel Massey and Wendy Cocks along with Tracie Powers and her daughter, Sam, who run the Vintage Worx community hub in Falinge Park were determined to celebrate the day. 

Grants for families financially affected by coronavirus - Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (UK)

Published date: 
Monday, 11th May 2020
Fashion and Textile Children's Trust logo

These grants can help parents and carers who have worked (paid) in the UK fashion or textile industry for at least a year within the last nine years and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The grants typically help families who are already struggling financially (in arrears on household bills or have debt) OR have limited savings to cover lost earnings.

They encourage parents and carers to apply for items their children will need for the year ahead which now can't be bought due to lost wages including: 

Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund

Published date: 
Monday, 11th May 2020

The Freelands Foundation is pleased to announce that it now has emergency funds to support artists and freelance creative practitioners in urgent need of financial support as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic across the UK. The foundation will provide hardship grants of between £1,500 and £2,500 per person to enable individuals, including those on short-term PAYE contracts, to survive financially while they explore other ways of sustaining themselves, assessed by need.

Youth Endowment Fund - COVID-19 Grant Round

Published date: 
Monday, 11th May 2020

Grants are available for organisations supporting young people at risk of youth violence in England and Wales. Through its COVID-19 grant round, YEF aims to reach and help vulnerable children (aged 10-14) at risk of youth violence who, as a result of coronavirus/COVID-19 and social distancing measures, have lost the support they rely on and have become increasingly invisible. It will fund and evaluate work taking place in England and Wales that both supports these vulnerable young people and can be delivered while adhering to UK government social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines. 

Swimathon Foundation – COVID-19 Relief Fund

Published date: 
Monday, 11th May 2020
Swinathon Foundation

Grants to support small organisations working in the swimming and aquatic community in the UK so that they can continue to operate during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. The Fund has been established to help small swimming and aquatics organisations meet their obligations during the outbreak and can help support fixed costs or loss of revenue. Applications will only be considered if they relate specifically to the financial impact on the applicable organisation of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic during the period from 01 March 2020 to 31 July 2020.  

Support Adoption for Pets

Published date: 
Thursday, 7th May 2020

Support Adoption For Pets funds projects which have a direct impact on animal welfare. In light of the current coronavirus situation, they will currently only fund:

  • Vet bills
  • Boarding costs
  • Food
  • Salaries of (non-furloughed) animal care staff
  • Utilities and consumables 

They support charities and not-for-profit organisations whose main activity is either:

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