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 progress in employment or find a new job. The programme is aimed at people who already have a limited use of computers and the internet who would like to increase their skills.
The Foundation are encouraging applications from organisations that can support learners who wish to progress in employment or find a new job; those who are socially excluded, or those who run small businesses. Successful organisations will need to deliver a programme of tailored support that engages learners, assesses their skills gaps and provides face-to-face and online support.
Learners can be supported in a group setting or on a one-to-one basis. Delivery for this round of funding runs from 1st May 2020 to 30th April 2021, and the Foundation is offering five contract sizes: £1,250, £2,500, £5,000, £10,000 or £15,000.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 27th March 2020.
Thomas Wall Trust Launches Digital Skills Grants Programme (Closing date 31st March 2020)
The Thomas Wall Trust has announced that to mark the Trust’s 100th Birthday it is launching a new grants programme available to organisations working towards improving basic digital skills for people in need.
The programme aims to equip adults (aged 18 and over) with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.
The funding is available to not for profit organisations and charities based in the UK that have been established for at least three years with an annual turnover that does not exceed £500,000.
Priority will be given to:
• Projects that link digital skills with employment opportunities.
• Match funded projects.
• Organisations that can provide compelling evidence of impact.
• Organisations working with collaborative networks.
The closing date for applications is the 31st March 2020.
NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (Closing date 31st March 2020)
Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK.
Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are:
• Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience
• Providing care and support to vulnerable members of our community
• Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of our communities
• Advancing education and experiences for young people
Priority will also be given to:
• Requests that are supported by NFU Mutual staff members or one of their local branch offices.
• Beneficiaries that have not been given funds previously.
The next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2020.
Funding to Bring Communities Together Regardless of Faith or Race (Closing date 17th April 2020)
The Ministry of Housing has launched a £2 million Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme to support projects that bring communities together, regardless of faith or race.
Charities and other established community organisations as well as consortiums can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 for projects lasting nine months The aim of the scheme is to support organisations that are working to bring different faith and ethnic groups together and to tackle religiously and racially motivated hate crime.
Proposals must be targeted at achieving at least one of the two aims set out below:
• To promote shared values among people of all backgrounds through sustainable social interaction and meaningful civic participation.
• To effectively tackle and prevent religiously and racially discriminatory behaviour and those acting against others because of their race, faith or lack of faith.
Proposals are expected to cover activities taking place from July 2020 to 31 March 2021 only. Funding will be allocated throughout the 2020/21 financial year and all funding must be spent by 31 March 2021.
The deadline for applications is 11.50pm on the 17th April 2020.
Awards for Young Musicians (Closing date 27th April 2020)
Awards for Young Musicians (AYM), which support the UK’s most talented young musicians (aged 5 to 17) who, because of financial need, may be prevented from fulfilling their creative potential, has announced that it is seeking applications for its Awards Scheme is open for applications.
AYM supports young musicians, who make music in any genre, who can clearly show that they are really talented and committed and that they need financial help with their music expenses. Each year AYM make awards of up to £2,000, based on evidence of musical talent and financial need. The Awards cover the purchase or hire of:
• Musical instruments and accessories
• Music lessons
• Weekend music schools
• Music courses
• Orchestra fees
The awards are open to 5 to 17 year old’s that have achieved distinction in their last music exam, or, if they haven’t taken exams, show evidence of this level of ability; be recommended by their music teacher; and have evidence of financial need.
The deadline for applications is the 27th April 2020.
Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (Closing date 5th May 2020)
The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is the 5th May 2020. The Foundation distributes a total of around £200,000 per quarter.
Grants of up to £30,000 are available per year for up to two years to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas:
• Children and young people with disabilities
• Children and young people who are sick in hospital
• Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)
The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for one-off projects or for up to 2 years work.
Applications from schools and hospitals are welcomed as long as they are made through an appropriate registered charity.
If favoured, grant applications for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director, up to £10,000 can be approved by the Grants Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval.
Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (Closing date 11th May 2020)
Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes:
• Health, Health Education
• Financial Stability
• Employability and Skills.
The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. Community investment funds are allocated to the local Warburton bakeries and depots. This helps to make the best decisions for the local community, the applicant’s postcode will be used to find the relevant bakery or depot. Application will then be sent to that site to make a decision.
The closing date for applications in this round is the 11th May 2020.
£15 Million Tampon Tax Fund (Closing date 31st May 2020)
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that it is inviting large charities to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Applications should be for £1 million or more. The aim of the Tampon Tax Fund is to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing.
Charities that successfully bid for funding are expected to distribute these grants through their networks to support women and girls and to organisations that offer small and medium- sized onward grants.
Applications are welcomed from individual organisations, or groups with an identified lead organisation. The value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income.
Please note that the £15million total fund is allocated between each administration using the Barnett Formula as a guide. Wales is allocated £905,000, Northern Ireland is allocated £530,000, Scotland is allocated £1,570,000 and England £11,995,000.
Grants may be for one or two-year projects, and all activities must be concluded and funds spent by 30 June 2022.
The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2020.
Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 4th June 2020)
The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 4th June 2020 for projects that will start between 23rd September 2020 and the 5th January 2021.
Grants of between £10,200 and £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards:
• Community buildings
• Parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities
• Nature reserves
• Bio diversity projects.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site (please see post code checker below); the projects must have a total cost of under £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs); the applicant must have secured 10% of funding towards the project prior to submitting a full (stage 2) application.
Women Make Music Grants Programme (Closing date 8th June 2020)
Women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds have until the 8th June 2020. to apply for the next round of the Women Make Music programme. The programme supports the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers at different stages of their career. It aims to:
• Break down assumptions and stereotypes
• Raise awareness of the gender gap
• Increase the profile of women who are creating new music in the UK
• Encourage women who may otherwise not have applied for PRS for Music Foundation funding.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. Please note that the PRS for Music Foundation no longer support organisations through the Women Make Music programme.