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Covid-19 Funding Information as of 1st April 2020
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Covid-19 Funding Information as of 1st April 2020

Good Finance Covid-19 Resource page for Charities & Social Enterprises This page contains information, resources and tools designed to support charities and social enterprises navigating COVID-19. https://www.goodfinance.org.uk/covid-19-resource-hub-charities-social-enterprises Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK) The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Through this fund smaller charities, not for profit...

Covid-19 Funding Information as of 25th March 2020
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Covid-19 Funding Information as of 25th March 2020

Essex Community Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Appeal https://www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk/giving/coronavirus-emergency-appeal John Lewis new community support fund A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help...

Funding Opportunities W/E 20th March 2020
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Funding Opportunities W/E 20th March 2020

Funding for Online Digital Learning (Closing date 27th March 2020) The Good Things Foundation is making grants of between £1,250 and £15,000 available to organisations who are members of the Online Centres Network to deliver the Make It Click programme. The programme aims to help working-age adults learn the necessary digital skills they need to...

Funding Opportunities W/E 13th March 2020
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Funding Opportunities W/E 13th March 2020

Southend Community Fund (Closing date Monday 16th March 2020) The Southend Community Fund supports charities and community organisations working in the borough of Southend-on-Sea. WHAT WILL IT SUPPORT Your organisation must be active in Southend and your work must benefit people living, and working, in the Borough. All applications to the fund are assessed by...

Funding Opportunities W/E 6th March 2020
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Funding Opportunities W/E 6th March 2020

Southend Community Fund (Closing date Monday 16th March 2020) The Southend Community Fund supports charities and community organisations working in the borough of Southend-on-Sea. WHAT WILL IT SUPPORT Your organisation must be active in Southend and your work must benefit people living, and working, in the Borough. All applications to the fund are assessed by...

Funding Opportunities W/E 28th February 2020
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Funding Opportunities W/E 28th February 2020

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 5th March) The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 5th March 2020 for projects that will start between the 23 June 2020 and 22 September 2020. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and...

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Funding Opportunities W/E 14th February 2020

Southend Community Fund (Closing date Monday 16th March 2020) The Southend Community Fund supports charities and community organisations working in the borough of Southend-on-Sea. WHAT WILL IT SUPPORT Your organisation must be active in Southend and your work must benefit people living, and working, in the Borough. All applications to the fund are assessed by...

Funding Opportunities W/E 7th February 2020
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Funding Opportunities W/E 7th February 2020

Aviva Community Fund Re-Launched (Closing date 11th February 2020) Aviva has teamed up with the fundraising platform Crowdfunder to offer funding of up to £50,000 to small charities and community interest groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community. Every three months from January 2020 onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among...

Funding Opportunities W/E 31st January 2020
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Funding Opportunities W/E 31st January 2020

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (Closing date for Round 1 – 4th February 2020) Postcode Community Trust has re-opened its grants programme. The Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills and resources to make positive changes within...

Funding Opportunities W/E 17th January 2020
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Funding Opportunities W/E 17th January 2020

UPP Foundation and Carnegie UK Trust Launch the Civic University Network Competition (Closing date 22nd January 2020) UPP Foundation and Carnegie UK Trust are jointly launching the Civic University Network competition. The competition – open to universities, charities and sector bodies – will determine which institution will be granted £75,000 seed funding to host the...

Funding Opportunities W/E 20th December 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 20th December 2019

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (Closing date 10th January 2020) Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point...

Funding Opportunities W/E 13th December 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 13th December 2019

New Funding Available to Create Pocket Parks and Revive Neglected Green Spaces (Closing date 31st December 2019) The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £1.35 million Pocket Parks Plus programme to help local communities in England create new pocket parks or to revive rundown green spaces in their area. The...

Funding Opportunities – W/E 6th December 2019
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Funding Opportunities – W/E 6th December 2019

Grants Available to Community Groups to Provide Advice on Tax and Benefits (Closing date 11th December 2019) HM Revenue and Customs has secured £1.66 million funding for 2020 to 2021 to allocate to voluntary and community sector organisations to help them provide advice and support to customers who need extra help understanding and complying with...

Weekly Funding Opportunities – W/E 22nd November 2019
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Weekly Funding Opportunities – W/E 22nd November 2019

High Sheriff Fund (Essex – Closing date 2nd December 2019) Voluntary and community organisations in Essex can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for community initiatives that address crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour. The funding has been made available from the High Sheriff’s Fund which is being managed by the Essex Community...

Funding Opportunities W/E 15th November 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 15th November 2019

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 28th November 2019) The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 28th November 2019. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards: • Community buildings • Parks and paths, play, Multi...

Weekly Funding Opportunities W/E 8th November 2019
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Weekly Funding Opportunities W/E 8th November 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 Essex & Suffolk Water Community Fund (Closing date 8th November 2019) The Essex & Suffolk Water Community Fund, which awards grants of up to £5,000 to charitable projects that are related to either wellbeing, community support or the environment, is inviting applications for funding again this year. ECF is an...

Case Study: Folk Like Us
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Case Study: Folk Like Us

The Folk Like Us Project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund which provides support and advice to people over the age of 65, living in the Southend Borough who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. Here is Pat’s story: Pat is 80 years old and lives on her own in Southchurch. She became aware...

Weekly Funding Opportunities – W/E 25th October 2019
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Weekly Funding Opportunities – W/E 25th October 2019

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (Closing date 1st November 2019) Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants. The maximum grant available is £30,000, however, limited funding is available and therefore lower applications are encouraged....

Funding Opportunities W/E 18th October 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 18th October 2019

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support People Living with Dementia (Closing date 7th November 2019) Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea for a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia can now apply for support of up to £100,000 of funding and...

Funding Opportunities W/E 11th October 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 11th October 2019

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (Closing date 31st October 2019) Marvelous Family Grants are awarded to families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness. Grants of up to £1,000 per child can fund a variety of essential items and services...