A round-up of currently available, and newly announced funding.

Arts funding

£1.57 billion investment was announced by the Government earlier this week, to support the cultural, arts and heritage institutions.

Art galleries, museums, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues will be protected with emergency grants and loans, and funding will be earmarked to restart paused construction work at cultural and heritage sites.

Decisions on awards will be made working alongside expert independent figures from the sector including the Arts Council England and other specialist bodies such as Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

As soon as we hear more about how this will work for the voluntary sector, we will let you know.


Home Office Extraordinary Funding for Domestic Abuse Support Services

The next round in the Government’s funding for Domestic Abuse Support Services has been released. There is £1,207,000 remaining from a £2m fund, with an application deadline of 20 July.

This funding is to support charities with a national or regional presence, umbrella or second tier organisations, and those which undertake capacity building (supporting other organisation to support victims and survivors). It is specifically related to COVID-19 response.

You can find out more on the Gov.uk website.

Charities in Cornwall have already benefited from the first round of the Government’s funding in this area, and other domestic abuse funding. Read more on our news page.


Suicide Prevention Fund

Community groups can now apply for funding for projects to support Cornwall’s aim to prevent suicide, especially during the pressures of the lockdown. Cornwall Council and its partner NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group have provided over £70,000 of funding, and community groups can apply for up to £10,000 towards projects that either contribute towards people’s mental health and well-being or directly work towards preventing suicide.

Any community group, charity or organisation can apply for the funding, and there’s a particular focus on projects that aim to reduce suicide by middle aged men, by people in treatment services, and by reducing self-harm.

You can apply on the Council’s websiteThe deadline is 31 July

Anyone who is struggling with their mental health can find information on the support available on the Council’s website www.cornwall.gov.uk/mentalhealth. Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has also recently launched a new 24/7 open access telephone service for anyone worried about their mental health.  Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day every day, by calling free on 0800 038 5300.


Charity Survival Fund from Julia and Hans Rausing Trust

The Charity Survival Fund has been set up in response to Julia and Hans’ ongoing concern about Covid-19’s economic impact on charities. This £10m Fund will provide core funding to help charities, especially small and medium sized, to offset lost income in the current financial year.

The fund is open to UK registered charities that:

  • Have a beneficial area within the UK
  • Actively operate across one of the three areas prioritised by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust: Health and Wellbeing, Welfare and Education, Arts and Culture
  • Have annual income below £5m
  • Have lost (or are forecast to lose) income due to Covid-19
  • Have not already received Covid-19 related funding from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust#

Maximum grant size is determined by the size of the organisation. Deadline 5pm, Monday 27 July

You can find out more on their website.


Joseph Rowntree charitable trust, rights and justice programme

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) Rights and Justice programme funds activities focused on:

  • protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK;
  • promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism;
  • and/or promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their rights.

JRCT usually makes around 100-120 grants per year, with a total value of around £6m, giving a nominal average grant of £50,000. Actual grants range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+. Find out more and apply before 1st September here

Deadline 1 September. You can find out more on their website.