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.
Friday 7 August
The Volant Charitable Trust
The trust’s Covid-19 Response Fund opened to applications on the 1st August. Grants are awarded to UK and international charities that show a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and the production and distribution of PPE will also be considered. The deadline for applications is 31st December 2020. Find out more and apply here.
Thursday 6 August
The Postcode Neighbourhood Trust‘s latest round of funding opened on 4 August and will help organisations affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to £20,000 will be provided under two themes: supporting your organisation’s resilience, and adapting/expanding services to meet new challenges. The deadline for applications is 19 August 2020. Find out more and apply here.
Tuesday 4 August
The British Gas Energy Trust has announced its £800,000 Covid Response Fund. Nine grants of between £40,000 and £180,000 will be available to money advice and support charities working in high need areas. Projects should help people avoid the burden of energy debt, make informed energy choices and improve their control over household finances. Applications should be submitted by noon on Wednesday 19 August. Find out more and apply here.
Monday 3 August
The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England have partnered to administer the £88 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. Grants of £10,000 to £3 million are available to heritage organisations in England that are at risk of closure due to COVID-19. The aim of the fund is to ensure that organisations can either reopen by the end of March 2021 or operate on a sustainable basis, so they will be able to open at a later date. Guidance on eligible organisations can be found on the website. The deadline for applications is 12pm on 17th August. Find out more and apply here.
For information on 8,000 sources of funding giving a total of £8 billion, take a look at Funds Online.