No time to read 50-page government policy documents? Don’t worry – we’ve done it so you don’t have to. Check out our short summary of the UK Government’s Our Plan to Rebuild policy paper on ending the social lockdown – wherein we summarise the key points, outline current timings, and raise issues for charity staff and trustees to consider (which, let’s face it, you won’t get in the gov.uk version). View our summary here.
Thursday 3 September
The charity Groundwork London is administering the final round of the Greater London Authority Grants – Stronger Communities Fund on behalf of Greater London Authority (GLA). Grants of £2,000 to £10,000 will be available for projects that reduce the social isolation and loneliness caused by the pandemic through physical activity. The grants are aimed at those who find it hard to access funding–for example, individuals and small grassroots organisations. Priority will also be given to projects that work with Londoners who have been disproportionately more at risk of loneliness and isolation during COVID-19. All successful projects will need to be delivered between November 2020 and February 2021. Find out more and apply here.
The Theatre Artist Fund is welcoming its second round of applications for one-off emergency grants of £1,000. The fund was set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers in the UK. The Fund is supported by donors such as, Netflix, The Estate of Sir Peter and Lady Saunders, Backstage Trust, and Arts Council England. Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 10 September. The purpose of the grant is to support applicants’ living costs. Full information on eligibility, proof requirements and applications is available here.
Wednesday 2 September
LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust have announced a new £350,000 grants programme to support UK based LGBT+ non-profit groups, organisations and projects. Funding is available to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the pandemic. There are no deadlines for the fund. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all the funding has been awarded. Find out more and apply here.
The True Colours Trust has adapted its Small Grants Scheme in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its next grant round has been designed to help smaller UK organisations adapt their services to the new situation and to continue or resume supporting families safely. The Trust supports organisations that work with disabled children, children with life limiting conditions and their families. Priority will be given to applications from organisations that support a high proportion of children/families from BAME communities, those that operate in areas of high deprivation or those in areas that are experiencing a second lockdown. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 21 September. Find out more and apply here.