Various funding opportunities for organisations working in Cornwall

Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund – SHORT DEADLINE

Cornish company Frugi has just launched its Happy Childhood Fund, offering grants up to £5,000 for UK registered charities working with children to address issues around hunger, shelter and nature. Frugi intends to open four application windows each year. Their focus is going to be small charities in UK communities. The first application deadline is Wednesday 8 July 2020. 

For more information, see the Frugi website.


Community Led Local Development – south and east Cornwall

The latest CLLD funding is targeted at organisations that could provide projects to help people to establish their own businesses. Business creation may be a response to recent job loss, to supplement existing employment or possibly to achieve a longer-term aim of transitioning from employment to self-employment. More details can be found on the website.  If you are interested, you can book into their free online info session  on Friday 10 July, 10-30-11am, via Eventbrite.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 4pm, Friday 4th September


Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund (Cornwall and Isles of Scilly only)

Funding is available for innovative community-based Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (IoS) projects to help reduce the numbers of people taking their own lives. There will be a particular focus on reducing suicide by middle aged men, by people in treatment services, and reducing self-harm within local communities. Any community group, charity or organisation can apply for the funding.

Community groups have the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £10,000 to support projects designed to prevent suicide and reduce self-harm. Closing date 31 July.

Please download the  Information Sheet and Application form here.


Help the Homeless

This charity awards a limited number of grants each year for capital projects that help people who are homeless rebuild their lives. Small and medium sized UK registered charities may apply for a grant of up to £5,000. The average grant is just over £2,000.

The fund awards quarterly, with the next deadline 15 September.

See their website for more details.


The Equine Rescue COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Grants up to £5,000 are offered for small UK equine welfare and rescue organisations that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Deadline 24 July.

Find out more, including eligibility criteria and application details, on the website.


Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva fund give grants of up to £50,000 for UK charitable organisations, for innovative ideas that have the potential to improve local communities, particularly in the areas of financial inclusion, tackling inequality and improving environments. Funding allocation is decided by Aviva employees, and the focus is on small charities with forward-looking ideas, and making a big impact. The next application deadline is 28 July, but the fund releases £250,000 quarterly, so there are other opportunities coming round soon.

For full details, see the Aviva Fund website.


A B Charitable Trust

Grants between £10,000 & £20,000 are available to medium-sized charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals, with a special focus on unpopular causes. To be eligible, projects should address at least one of the following categories: Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; Criminal justice and penal reform; or Human rights, particularly access to justice. The next deadline for the fund is 31 July, but it awards quarterly.

for more details, see the A B Charitable Trust website.


Funding recipients for service charities supporting veterans announced

The Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) has announced that 100 charities working will be receiving £6m of funding announced back in April. These groups are working with serving personnel, veterans, and their families, especially during the pandemic. For a full list, see the press announcement on the website.

Many of the organisations are national groups that have a local presence, so if you are working with someone who is current or former military, it’s worth exploring this connection, to see if extra support is available.