Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund

One of a variety of small trusts managed by Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF).

Many of the CCF funds were put on hold during the worst of the pandemic, to allow for focus to be given to the Cornwall Emergency Fund.  However, some are now reopening.

The Goonhilly Fund offers grants between £500 and £5,000 to organisations (not necessarily registered charities) based in the TR12 area, for the benefit of the people in that area. For full details, see the CCF page.

Closing date 7 September

For other CCF grants, see the main grants page

Catalyst Fund

Emergency funding of up to £60,000 for non-profits in England, that are committed to proactively share their learning with other organisations in their networks.

This funding pot is specifically open only to organisations which are part of a network of 10 or more other non-profits.  Therefore, if you are a Member of Cornwall VSF, you are eligible (under that criteria – check the others).  If you are not a Member, yet, you can become one for free here. Part of the conditions of the grant are that you share your learning with the rest of the network, and we are more than happy to use our resources to support you to do that.

The application is open until 7 September, for the Discovery programme, and 20 September for the Development programme.

This fund is aimed at organisations whose work has been affected by COVID-19 and who need emergency funding to continue to deliver essential services. It will support them to develop the digital, data and design capabilities that allow them to address urgent issues and serve the most vulnerable.

This funding is a combination of direct grants and payment for support from digital agencies. 

There are two parts to the programme, with the Discovery phase for organisations to validate a problem area, before developing and testing solutions. You can apply only for this, and may not need to apply to the second part of the programme.  If you have already been through a Discovery process, you can apply direct to the Development phase.

For full details of what these processes entail, see the Catalyst website. There is an eligibility questionnaire, and other support, as well as the application form.

Help the Homeless COVID-19 Fund

Emergency funding is available for frontline homelessness charitable organisations in the UK who are directly affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Designed to help organisations remain open, and to adapt service delivery. This is the second stream of funding for England, worth £5.5m, and closing on 14 September at 1pm, with decisions made in mid-October.

The size of the grant available depends on the turnover of the organisation:

  • Turnover of less than £100,000: grants of £10,000.
  • Turnover of between £100,000 and £ 1 million: minimum grant size is £10,000; maximum grant size is 10% of the organisation’s turnover.
  • Turnover of between £1 million and £5 million: minimum grant size is £25,000; maximum grant size is £100,000.

You can find out more on the Homeless Link website

Help the Homeless

Grants for capital projects are available to small and medium-sized charities registered in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community. Projects should be looking at practical ways to help disadvantaged individuals return to the community through training or residential facility provision, rather than merely providing short term shelter. The funding is for capital projects,

Grants offered up to £5,000, to organisations with a turnover less than £1m.

Deadline 15 September (and 15 December, 15 March, 15 June every year)

For full details and application process, see the Help the Homeless website.

Finnis Scott Foundation

Grants are available for UK registered charities working in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as art and art history. Grants usually between £500 and £10,000, to UK charities and individuals (via a sponsoring university or registered charity). Grants will be given to both capital and revue projects, in the areas of

  • Horticulture and plant sciences.
  • Fine art.
  • Art history.

Deadline 18 September

For more information, see the Finnis Scott Foundation website.