Tech for Good Build 2021

Aims/priorities: Grants for not-for-profit organisations to define, test and develop digital solutions, or re-purpose existing technology in order to meet a social need or challenge in one of Comic Relief's core issue areas. The COVID-19 crisis has since increased the need for organisations to explore how digital and design approaches can be used to create more impact for the people they work with. The funding is most suitable for organisations or partnerships that have undertaken a small amount of early stage discovery work.

National Churches Trust - Gateway Grants Programme 2019-2023

Aims/priorities: The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism.

The National Churches Trust has launched its new grants programme in line with the Trust's new strategy for 2019-2023.

The funding is for projects which can demonstrate how they meet the outcome in line with the new strategy:

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

Aims/priorities: Grants for cultural and heritage organisations in England to make the transition from lockdowns and social distancing to resume business activity and welcome visitors back to the country’s diverse heritage sites starting in April 2021. This round looks forward to the spring and early summer when it is expected that heritage organisations will be able to operate with fewer restrictions.

Culture Recovery Fund - Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: The aim of the fund is to help maintain England's cultural ecology by supporting culturally significant organisations which are facing a challenging financial situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and have exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience. Grants are available for cultural organisations in England as they recover from the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model.

Disrupt 2021

Aims/priorities: DISRUPT is a new digital arts festival taking place in July 2021, coordinated by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. It has been set up to explore how performing arts has supported communities across the UK during the pandemic and how this time of uncertainty has encouraged new and radical ways of working. Grants are available to support the showcasing of new or existing creative work at the online digital arts festival.  The festival is particularly keen to fund the following types of work which will be showcased at DISRUPT:

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust - General Grants

Aims/priorities: The Trust offers funding to support young people who have learning disabilities, with a focus on those who have left formal education. Grants are available for small UK registered charities that promote education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation for these young adults, providing practical skills to support them to lead independent lives. The funding is for projects that are designed for and aimed at people with learning disabilities aged 18 to 25 outside the school environment.

Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants

Aims/priorities: The fund supports legal work to promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young adults. The grants are for strategic legal work where the impact is likely to go beyond an individual case, and result in changes to law, policy and practice that benefit a wider group of people. The  Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) funds strategic legal work in any area of law where vulnerable young migrants experience disadvantage or discrimination as a result of migration status.

The SLF defines vulnerable young migrants as follows:

Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Response Fund

Aims/priorities: The COVID-19 Response Fund aims to help charities in the UK and abroad to alleviate social deprivation, helping vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The activity must be specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic and can be for project and administrative costs, as the Trust does not usually fund capital expenditure. However, applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE may be considered.