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We missed last week’s Funding Roundup, because our team were out consuming Easter eggs and enjoying the sunshine! We hope you were too. There are lots of opportunities coming up locally and nationally with the government announcing its Community Ownership Fund, stepping up with The Culture Recovery Fund Grant Programme and announcing the funding to boost Truro.

If there is anything we’ve missed, please do get in touch. As members, you can submit your own community news and it will be added to our newsletter.

**SHORT DEADLINE** SSE Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up Programme before 1pm 16 April 2021

There is a grant element to this programme, run by SSE. It offers the opportunity to build resilience back following the pandemic. Read more

  • Up to £4,000 Trade Back grant
  • Free learning programme 
  • Support network
  • A mentor

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund 2021/22

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced a £3 million grants fund to enable community and faith groups to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22.

Key dates

  • 15 April 2021: Housing Justice webinar to set out key information about the fund
  • 21 April 2021: Homeless Link webinar to set out key information about the fund
  • 4 May 2021: The grant applications window for funding will open
  • By end July 2021: Decisions due on capital funding
  • By early September 2021: Decisions due on revenue funding

Carers Group Grants

Application deadline: 30 April 2021
Funder: CRCC
Who can apply: 
The grant can fund groups or organisations, both formal and informal, that provide support to unpaid carers

The 7 Stars Foundation Project grants for young people

Project grants up to £2,500 for smaller UK registered charities working with children and young people aged 16 and under in the areas of abuse, addiction, caring for sick and disabled adults, and homelessness.
Application deadline:  Friday 30th April 2021.
Funder: The 7stars Foundation (founded 2016. Charity number 1168240. Total grants awarded in the year ended 31 March 2020: £111,041).

Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £1.5 million.

Mental Health Support Groups Grant

Grants of up to £1000 to support groups that provide self-help initiatives to people who experience poor mental health or wellbeing in Cornwall

Application deadline: 14 May 2021
Funder: CRCC
Who can apply: The grant is available to groups that provide support and self-help initiatives to people who experience poor mental health or wellbeing, to assist them to have a meaningful break from their day-to-day routines.

Find out more

NFU Grants for larger organisations

One-off grants generally around £10,000 for larger UK charitable organisations and groups for projects that relieve poverty and assist with the education of young people in rural areas.

Application deadline: Friday 28 May 2021.
Funder: The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust (founded 1998. Charity number 1073064. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 December 2019: £252,460).
Who can apply: UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations (applicants do not need to be registered charities to apply).

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust’s current application round is focused on providing funding to larger initiatives, with the potential to have a significant and profound impact on rural communities.

Levelling Up and Community Investments – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

The UK government has launched three new investment programmes to support communities across the country. These new investment programmes are:

  • The UK Community Renewal Fund – £220 million funding to help local areas prepare for the launch of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022. This Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches and will invest in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.
  • The Levelling Up Fund – £4.8 billion funding for investment in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK, including regenerating town centres and high streets, upgrading local transport, and investing in cultural and heritage assets.
  • The Community Ownership Fund – £150 million funding to help ensure that communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can support and continue benefiting from the local facilities, community assets and amenities most important to them.

Details of all funds including guidance and bidding details are available on the government’s website.

New levelling up and community investments – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)