Variety Club - Youth Clubs Grant

Aims/priorities: Grants for equipment is available to youth clubs in the UK that provide opportunities for improving social skills, team spirit and self esteem for young people aged from 8 to 18 years.

Occassionally, applications for improvement of youth club premises, equipment and facilities will also be considered including, but not limited to, the following:

Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project

Aims/priorities: The funding is for intergenerational linking projects that are bringing together in a meaningful way older people who live in care homes with young people aged 5 to 14 years in schools or youth groups.

Projects do not need to work with the full breadth of the 5 to 14 age range, although projects may choose to work across the age spectrum if they wish.

The focus is on reaching young people who are located in less socio economically advantaged areas.

Eligible projects should aim to enable young and older people to:

Isla Foundation – Immediate Impact Grants

Aims/priorities: The Immediate Impact Grant responds to the needs expressed by local communities. These grants are for small-scale, short-term projects.

Examples of projects include (but are not limited to) improving community spaces, encouraging social cohesion through sport, art, community activities, or promoting education, the environment or health in the local community. Grants can also be used to test an idea through a pilot.

Isla Foundation – Tipping Point Grants

Aims/priorities: The Foundation’s focus is on serving grassroots organisations and charities that provide vital help to the most vulnerable in society. The Foundation’s aim is to create maximum positive social impact at a local community level. In addition to providing immediate support through grant-giving, the Foundation looks at how to strengthen organisations and communities with campaigns & advocacy, projects and partnerships.

Tipping Point grants are intended for longer-term projects and this year the grants are focused specifically on homelessness.

CAF Resilience Fund

Aims/priorities: The funding for the CAF Resilience Fund has been provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as part of its Community Match Challenge funding scheme, and kindly matched by the Covid-19 Support Fund, created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.

The causes and communities that the fund aims to help include:

British Cycling Places to Ride Programme

****Due to a surge in interest, the fund will close to new Stage 1 applications for both large and small grants on Monday 16 November 2020. The fund was due to close in January 2021.

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for organisations that are developing cycling activity in their community for the development of new, or the improvement of existing, cycling facilities in communities. The key objectives of the programme are to:

Return To Play Fund

Update: fund criteria

Following a brief pause of this fund to review the impact of the lockdown restrictions that all of England is now under, we’ve made three changes to the fund criteria to ensure we better help clubs and organisations:

Covid-19 Frontline Women’s Fund

Aims/priorities: The COVID-19 Frontline Women’s Fund is being delivered by Smallwood Trust. The National Lottery Community Fund has committed almost £500,000 to the fund, which will be used to provide support to organisations that are working with women most at risk of poverty and financial hardship due to the pandemic.  The aims of the fund are:

Community Business Renewal Fund by Power to Change

Aims/priorities: Power to Change has launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the £3million Community Business Renewal Fund is part of this support package for the community business sector.The Community Business Renewal Fund provides grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to community businesses in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their business so they can remain financially viable.

PwC Foundation - Grants for black-led Social Enterprises and charities

Aims/priorities: They will be allocating grants to increase their support for Black-led social enterprises, as well as charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries. They want to fund projects which help to build an inclusive culture and tackle racial inequality. The size of the grants depend on their scale, acvitiy and impact of the social enterprise.

Who can apply? Black-led social enterprises and charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries.

Grant amount: Between £2,000 and £25,000.