See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Access the Idox Camden 4 Community grant search here.
London Community Response Wave 4 opens next week
There will be a crisis response programme of grants of up to £10k – with a quick turnaround to ensure that urgent needs are met. And there will also be a programme of larger, longer-term ‘Renewal’ grants which will focus on supporting the needs of civil society in the year ahead. Full guidance for applicants on both strands will be published next week.
Webinar to find out more about this funding on 13th January. Sign up here.
YCF Heads Up Mental Health Fund (Round 2)
£1,000 – £5,000 Deadline: 25 Jan 2021
Young Camden Foundation Heads Up Mental Health Fund is to support local community organisations with safeguarding the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and youth workers during the pandemic.
A YCF/ Healthwatch Camden survey showed that 70% of young people found their mental health is affected by the pandemic. Deadline 25 January.
£500K Windrush Community Fund Opens For Bids
Charities working with people affected by the Windrush scandal can apply for grants to spread awareness of a government compensation scheme.
The Windrush Community Fund will be managed by Voice4Change England (V4CE), and will make grants of up to £25,000 to charities, community groups and grassroots organisations.
Those grants can be used to raise levels of engagement with the government’s Windrush Scheme and Windrush Compensation Scheme.
Leathersellers’ Small Grants
The Leathersellers’ Company has a fast track application process for one-off grants of up to £3,000. It could be particularly useful for funding small projects or to cover unexpected costs arising from COVID-19. Applications are open to registered charities with an income of under £200,000. You must be in an area of high deprivation. Details at the Leathersellers’ Small Grants Programme.
Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage – Round Two
The Culture Recovery Fund is for cultural and heritage organisations to make the transition from lockdowns and social distancing to resume business activity and welcome visitors back in April 2021. Applications will be accepted from heritage organisations in England that are at risk of no longer trading viably this financial year. Deadline 21st January.
£4m Fund to Help Reduce Loneliness
Applications open on 5 January 2021 and close on 26 January 2021.
This is for small VCS organisations with an annual income of £50,000 or less.
Grants of between £300 and £2,500 are to:
• Build relationships in and across communities to help reduce loneliness and build connections between people and communities
• Bring together organisations who are working on social connections to celebrate their work, share learning and best practice, and form/bring together peer networks. Further details here.
National Lottery Community Fund Re-Opens Regular Funding Programmes
Applications for all three programmes are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Launch of Civil Society Roots Incubator
This round of funding will be targeted at collaborations and/or partnerships led by and for groups who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and the structural drivers of this disproportionate impact. Full details here. Closing Tuesday 26 January 2021
Return to Play Fund
The Return to Play Fund will support groups, clubs and organisations who’ve been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle the pandemic.
£10m – Return to Play: Small Grants. £300 and £10,000
£5m – Return to Play: £10,001 to £50,000.
£1.5m – Return to Play: Active Together. crowdfunding initiative
Find out more about each of the funds at the Sport England website.
Catherine Capaldi Awards
Elfrida Rathbone Camden are delighted to announce that the Catherine Capaldi Awards are open for applications. These awards are open to anyone who identifies as a disabled person and who has an idea or solution to break down a barrier faced by disabled people or to improve their access to services, inclusion or community participation. More information and how to enter here.
Support Grant for Organisations with Premises
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supports businesses (including charities) that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then required to close for at least 3 weeks due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by government.
There is a good briefing for the VCS from Charity Tax Group
Key requirements are the premises were “required to close for at least 3 weeks because of the lockdown” and “unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises”. There is some discretion including for organisations that don’t pay business rates. Camden’s guidance is now out.
Lists of Emergency Funders