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Coronavirus weekly funding updates - 12-16 April 2021

Thursday 15 April 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme

Applications are open for round two of The Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme. This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration or are supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation. To be eligible, the organisation must be a registered charity or CIC with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities, an Armed Forces unit or base, a local authority or a school. The application deadline is midday on 2 August 2021. For more information, visit The Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s website.

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Ørsted East Coast Community Fund

In response to the pandemic, Ørsted has temporarily changed its East Coast Community Fund to support communities through to recovery. Funding is available to local groups and organisations providing essential services to facilitate the recovery efforts from Covid-19 or those that have lost significant core income over the past few months. Two levels of grant are available, small grants (between £1,000 and £5,000) and main grants between (£5,001 and £50,000). All applicants must be located within the fund boundary, that being coastal communities on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts (a boundary map is available on the website). The deadline for applications is Wedneday 28 July 2021. Further eligibility information can be found here.

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Impact Fund Partners Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund

Impact Funding Partners are inviting applications to the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund 2021. Funding of up to £1,500 is available to organisations across Scotland to enable them to tackle social isolation, loneliness, wellbeing and the impact of Covid-19 on older people (aged 55+). Three tiers of funding are available: £500, £1000, £1500. The deadline for applications is 30th April 2021 and eligible activities must take place between Monday 24 May and Friday 27 August 2021. For further information and to apply, visit the website.

Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund

In response to the pandemic, Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund is now providing immediate financial support for local good causes, community groups and charities that are responding to the impacts of Covid-19. Grants range from £100 to £5,000 with the average grant being £2,000. Applicants must be a full member of Central England Co-operative. The deadline for applications is Friday 30 April 2021. Further information on eligibility and applications can be found here.

Monday 12 April 2021

Clubs in Crisis Fund

One-off grants of £2,021 are available to UK sports clubs and organisations within the sports development sector which have been affected by the pandemic either financially or operationally, and require funding to save, resume or adapt their activity. Grants are available through community foundations. Visit the fund’s website for further information.

For information on 8,000 sources of funding giving a total of £8 billion, take a look at Funds Online.

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