Tech for Good – Comic Relief

Applications for up to £70,000 over a period of 9 months (June 2021-Feb 2022), to applicants with an income between £75k and £2m. The programme is designed to enable organisations or partnerships to define, test and develop digital solutions over nine months that meet a social need or challenge.

This final funding round will fund up to 18 digital projects with investments of up to £70,000 over a period of nine months. This funding is for a combination of supporting your internal delivery costs as well as contracting support from external digital and technical development agencies.

Deadline 12 noon, 12 February.

Pre-application support: Comic Relief and CAST (Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology), our support partner for this programme, will be running Q&A webinars and providing additional guidance over the application period. Sign up using the links below.

Tech for Good 2021 Programme Q&A – Thurs, 21 Jan (14:00 – 15:00)
 Tech for Good 2021 Programme Q&A – Thurs, 28 Jan (10:00 – 11:00)

Find out more on the Comic Relief website.

Capacity Building grantsComic Relief

Offering funding of up to £1,000, for developing strength in small organisations, following one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

  • Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life. Please note: as of Friday 2 October we will now be accepting applications for projects that benefit children up to the age of 11.
  • Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender.
  • A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.
  • Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.

Find out more about the Capacity Building Grant here. There are no deadlines for these grants, but the website’s application form is currently down as they transfer applications to a new system.

Veterans Association grants

Grants up to £30,000 (spread over up to three years if you wish) can be given, for organisations which are helping past or present members of the British Armed Forces, operationally qualified seafarers, and their immediate dependants, who are in need. Projects can include those that reduce homelessness, increase employment, provide welfare and medical support, increase confidence and social integration, as well as reducing dependence on alcohol and drugs.

There is no deadline, but for consideration in April, applications should be made by the end of March. Find out more details on the Veterans Association website, where you will also find an eligibility test.

Cornwall Women’s Fund awards first grants

Cornwall Women’s Fund celebrates philanthropy and the amazing local people and charities that empower and support women, girls and families across Cornwall. Meeting virtually, the panel awarded a total of £4,412 to five groups.

The grants are being used to fund community projects in Cornwall where women and girls are the main beneficiaries. The fund aims to inspire women and girls to achieve their ambitions and to respond to local need.

The inspirational projects who have been successful with their application to CWF are:

  • Kernow Youth CIC – Girls Can
  • Shifting Horizons CIC – Girls in the Woods
  • 4FS Youth Dance – Girl Power
  • Penzance Tennis Club – Girls Set & Match
  • Home-Start Kernow – Virtual Parent Support.

For more about these projects, see the full press release on the Cornwall Community Foundation website.