This week, Research published by the Association of Charitable Foundations reports that almost nine out of 10 foundations are planning to maintain or increase funding to charities this year. Although many have reported that the coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted their finances, they recognise the need for charities more than ever.

Cornwall VSF has searched for new funding opportunities to bring to its membership. Do let us know if there are any you think we’ve missed.

Made by Sports Clubs in Crisis

Application Deadline: 07/05/2021

Funder: Made By Sport

Who can apply: This programme supports sports clubs or organisations working with young people between 5 – 25 within the sport for development sector that have been adversely affected by Covid-19. Applicants must be actively working to improve social outcomes. Maximum: Grants of up to £2,021

The Ulverscroft Foundation

Grants for local and national UK and overseas non-profit organisations, including Community Interest Companies (CICs), libraries, schools, colleges and sports groups for projects that benefit visually impaired people.

Application deadline: Tuesday 15 June, 2021
Funder: The Ulverscroft Foundation (founded 1972. Charity number 264873. Total charitable expenditure during the year ended 31 October 2019: £11,762,000).
Who can apply: UK and overseas not-for-profit organisations including Community Interest Companies (CICs), societies for the blind, partially sighted and visually impaired, libraries, schools, colleges and sports groups. Medical research and the provision of facilities for the treatment or alleviation of visual impairment is also funded.

UNLTD Awards for Social Entrepreneurs

Grants up to £15,000, together with specialist support, are available for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.

Application deadlines:  Wednesday 30 June
Funder: The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs (UnLtd) (founded 2003. Charity number 1090393. Total charitable expenditure during the year ended 31 March 2020: £8,670,621).
Who can apply: social entrepreneurs aged 16 and over who are living in the UK. 

Tesco Community Grants 

Formerly known as ‘Bags of Help’, this scheme has been rebranded during COVID and has recently reopened to applications. Grants up to £1,500 for community and voluntary groups, registered charities, schools and non-profit organisations are available for local good causes that focus on supporting children and families in the UK. Applications may be made at any time by visiting the Tesco community Grants web page.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

The Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people suffering from slow broadband speeds in rural areas.

Vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps. Check whether your premises is eligible for a voucher, find a list of registered suppliers, and see those who are active in your area.