Rochdale

Rochdale

The NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund

Aims/priorities: The Community Giving Fund is provided and administered by NFU Mutual, a UK registered mutual insurance composite. 

The Fund’s main areas of interest are:

  • Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience.
  • Providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community.
  • Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of communities.
  • Advancing education and experiences for young people.

Priority will be given to:

The CDL Fund

Aims/priorities: The Fund aims to support the activities of local community or voluntary groups and projects that contribute positively to the quality of life, wellbeing and improved health of people and communities which address any or all of the priorities listed below:

Near Neighbours - Small Grants

Aims/priorities: The Near Neighbours Small Grants scheme aims to encourage stronger civil society in areas that are multi-religious and multi-ethnic by creating association, friendship and neighbourliness. It intends to bring together people of different faiths and of no faiths to transform local communities for the better.  Near Neighbours has two key objectives:

Peter Sowerby Foundation - Increasing Access Fund

Aims/priorities: The funding is intended to ensure or increase access to key services and activities for beneficiaries who have struggled with access due to COVID-19. The grants will support charities to digitally enable access to services, or to adapt their delivery of existing services to comply with social distancing or other COVID-response measures.

There are three separate streams of funding (please note you can only make one application to the Foundation for funding):

Digital Skills for Heritage

Aims/priorities: The Digital Skills for Heritage programme is provided with funding from the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Digital Skills for Heritage initiative was launched by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in February 2020 as an ambitious two-year initiative designed to raise digital skills and confidence across the whole UK heritage sector.

This funding round is making £1 million available to support three different funding pots:

The CDL Fund

Aims/priorities: The Fund aims to support the activities of local community or voluntary groups and projects that contribute positively to the quality of life, wellbeing and improved health of people and communities which address any or all of the priorities listed below:

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund

Aims/priorities: 

The Fund aims to ensure that faith and community groups who provide winter accommodation can this year provide single room COVID-19 secure accommodation, and will also support services that prevent rough sleeping and work with people sleeping rough in innovative ways. These will build on proven approaches such as hosting, shared houses, support working and accessing the private rented sector.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Foundation launched its new strategy in October 2020 and is now providing unrestricted core and project grants for work in the following areas:

Our Natural World - Ensuring that the natural world is restored and protected, and that people benefit from that recovery.

The Foundation aims to contribute to the following key impact goals by 2030:

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