Creative Cornwall Calling

A campaign to support the creative industries in Cornwall is being launched on Crowdfunder this week, Creative Cornwall Calling. If you have a creative project, this campaign will help you by promoting your Crowdfunder project as part of the overall campaign, and increase the chances of reaching your funding target. Cornwall Council’s Culture team are able to offer a total of £15K as match-funding to support creative projects run by organisations or self-employed based in Cornwall. If you would like to take part you will need to:

  • Join the database here to be kept in the loop
  • Create your own Crowdfunder account here, read through the useful tools and tips and then put your campaign page together
  • Check the eligibility criteria for match-funding here

Leaders with Lived Experience Fund 

The Leaders with Lived Experience Fund – a National Lottery Community Fund programme that will provide grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 for up to 2 years. Funding is available for UK not-for-profit organisations with leaders who have lived experience of the beneficiary group or cause they’re supporting.  

The fund is open to UK voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, constituted groups or clubs, not-for-profit companies and Community Interest Companies.

Find out more on the National Lottery website.

Deadline 13 October

Aviva Community Fund

Funding up to £50,000 available to UK charities with innovative, forward-thinking ideas that will help build stronger communities across the United Kingdom. Small UK-based charities and CICs are eligible to apply, for projects that

  • Develop a new approach product or technology.
  • Expand existing services to a new area or beneficiary group within the UK
  • Implement a new initiative, or
  • Pilot a new scheme, implement a new initiative, or expand.

The two key funding areas are:

  1. Financial capability and inclusion: giving people the tools to become more financially independent, and/or
  2. Community resilience: tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities

Deadline 13 October

Find out more on the Aviva website

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation has announced a £25m fund to help cultural organisations recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. It will offer grants of between £100,000 and £2m to visual arts organisations, arts centres, museums and galleries with a minimum annual income of £500,000.

Applications will be open between 5 October and 9 November, with no details being shared prior to 5 October.  Make sure you check their website on the 5th, if you’re interested.

While the fund focuses on medium-sized and large organisations, smaller arts charities will still be able to apply for funds from the foundation’s regular programmes.

The foundation accepts and reviews applications below £100,000 on an ongoing basis and charities can apply anytime.


Funding news

NET new partners

The National Emergencies Trust has announced three new partnerships, with Age UKHeads Together and Shelter, who will each receive a share of £12million in Coronavirus Appeal funds ring-fenced to target specific at-risk groups across the UK. Each partner will receive funding to help groups disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, with a focus on remote services, including helplines and digital services.

For more details, see the NET website and the specific websites for the partner organisations, listed above.

Government funding schemes

The GRIN website has a pair of interesting articles looking at the Government’s spend on COVID-19 support and recovery.

How the £750 million government support package for the not-for-profit sector announced on 8 April 2020 has been allocated so far,

And Sector Specific funding, Treasury Financial Support and Further Financial Support available during COVID-19, (what finance is available, grants, loans, etc, as well as schemes for unemployment support, etc.)