Fat Beehive Foundation

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to small UK registered charities for building websites or digital products that enable them to carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit. The funding is intended to help smaller charities build their online presence. The funding is to be used to build websites or digital products.

Priority projects for support include those in the following areas:

Community Centre Support Fund

Aims/priorities: Forever Manchester is offering awards to help community centres make the adaptations that they need to in order to welcome groups and people back into their spaces in a Covid-secure way.

We recognise that Community Centres and other multi-use indoor community spaces are often at the heart of their local community but are facing immense challenges to re-open safely.

The Fund aims to help community centres make the changes they need to in order to re-open in a Covid-secure way.

Forever Manchester Community Support Fund (Phase Two)

Aims/priorities: The Community Support Fund (Phase Two) will accept applications organisations who are supporting those suffering from hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who can apply? To apply you need to be a charity or community group with your own bank account and relevant safeguarding policies in place. We expect you to be based in the area where you are offering help.

You must be applying for activity which is in line with your organisation’s aims and objects as shown in your governing documents.

Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Hope Beyond grants programme is to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities as the longer-term impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis becomes clearer.

The funding is for innovative, impactful projects that will enable people, organisations and communities to flourish in life after lockdown, building resilience and encouraging hope.

Projects that address at least one of the following three key themes are eligible:

The Feminist Review Trust

Aims/priorities: The Feminist Review Trust was set up in 2001 with funding from the Feminist Review journal. Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. The journal is committed to exploring gender in its relationship to other axes of power including race, class and sexuality.

The Feminist Review Trust has a small amount of funding that it offers to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that transform the lives of women in the UK and internationally.

The Lady Neville Charity

Aims/priorities: The Lady Neville Charity provides capital grants for arts and heritage projects Eligible arts and heritage projects can include: local heritage projects which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture; or performing and visual arts organisations involved in performances, art, music, and drama activities.

Who can apply? Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations whose total annual income is less than £100,000pa and where the total project/item must be less than £10,000.

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Aims/priorities: The grants programme supports a broad range of creative and cultural projects that benefit people living in England. Projects can range from directly creating and delivering creative and cultural activity to projects which have a longer term positive impact, such as organisational development, research and development and sector support and development.

The funding is for projects that are focused on one or more of the following disciplines:

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.