A look at what funding is available for the VCSE sector, as foundations seek to increase opportunties for those in the sector
British Red Cross is looking for help to find the people in greatest need of financial support from their Hardship Fund.
Funding opportunities for charities and voluntary sector social enterprises in Cornwall with deadlines coming up
The government’s mental health recovery action plan will support people with mental health issues in response to the pandemic.
A roundup of funding opportunities applicable to Cornwall’s voluntary sector organisations. Various deadlines
Funding with no deadlines – for construction/repair projects, community, heritage & biodiversity projects, environmental projects, disadvantaged groups, disabled children, drug and alcohol rehab, racial equality, asylum seekers, and seafarers. Some larger grants available.
Funding available to support people with LD to get online (Deadline 15 March), for marine conservation, good causes in the Newquay area, armed forces charities, programmes diverting young people from crime, and performing arts.
Funding to support people with complex social issues, to make a difference in local communities, participatory art and culture in Cornish towns and villages, youth music, new and existing social entrepreneurs, community support, big climate change and transformational change partnership projects.
Funding for human rights matters, to encourage angling, for homelessness, people with disabilities, women and girls’ mental health, environment projects, and various other charitable causes. Plus awards for museums and heritage.
A wide range of smaller grants, from £200-£5,000, for smaller charities, covering young people, older people, heritage, equine, arts and more.
It can be easy to lose sight of the major funders that exist both nationally and here in Cornwall, so here is a summary of the biggest funding sources that are available more-or-less continually.
Funding for outdoor water bottle refill stations, improving outcomes for prison leavers, electric vehicle infrastructure, and various other vulnerable groups.
Funding for resilient rural communities, zoos and aquariums, church and chapel repairs and building projects, and various vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Plus domestic abuse funding from April, and funding for businesses to donate their surplus food through FareShare.
Funding: microgrants to benefit families, for the arts and the environment, for youth clubs, social impact investment, promoting ecological sciences, social relief and care, those around the criminal justice system and substance abuse, and encouraging employment prospects.
Funders without deadlines. A set of lesser-known funders which offer awards across a huge spectrum of themes, many smaller grants, some to individuals, but mostly application by letter.
Cornwall Council is asking the VCSE sector to help identify people who could apply for their Covid Winter Grant, to support those in poverty. Find out how, and who, here. Act Now!
Funding for vulnerable individuals/human rights, homelessness, improving digital skills in over 18’s, young people’s mental health, social change and easyfundraising, a scheme that allows good causes to receive corporate donations while their supporters to shop online.
Useful reports around the impact of COVID, on children in school, and the economic impact. Great resources for writing funding bids, and planning future work.
Funding updates: Tech for Good to investigate digital delivery, Capacity Building for small organisations, and for those working with veterans. Plus the first awardees from Cornwall Women’s Fund.
Find out more about the Social Society, an organisation that uses Members funds to support charities in local communities.