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Now is a good time to review your online fundraising set up. We have some suggestions of things you could do to overhaul your online fundraising, but would love to hear your ideas too. Please do let us know if you have tried fundraising virtually and have something you would like to share with others.
If you are new to fundraising, do get in touch with SKC at email@example.com and we may be able to provide you with some fundraising mentoring.
For lists of funders, we recommend Grants Online, Charity Excellence Framework (register for free to access the funders database), Kent County Council’s Inside Track, Kent Community Foundation, and Kent-based Funding For All, who are starting up again in September. Watch this space.
Hope Beyond up to £50,000 for churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies for projects aimed at addressing changing community needs in response to Covid-19 tackling issues of loneliness and isolation, growing community resilience and promoting mental and emotional health and wellbeing, and growing technological capability and resilience. Funding can be used for capital projects and some revenue costs. Applications can be made at any time.
Growing Lives Grants of up to £25,000 for churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies for children and young people’s projects.
Prioritising funds for projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected. £500 grants.
One-year grants up to £20,000 to projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area. This programme will remain open until noon on 30 November 2020.
Grants of up to £50,000 for museums, galleries and cultural organisations to respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the future. Deadline: Monday 12 October 2020
Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants returned on July 22. The fund is open to all individual artists, community and cultural organisations to support arts, museums and libraries projects. NEW: It has just been announced Arts Council England with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England and British Film Institute. More to follow.
Up to £50,000 for small charities and constituted community groups with innovative ideas to build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. In response to the Covid-19 Aviva have opened up the Fund to projects that will ensure organisations can adapt or maintain critical services and infrastructure. Deadline 13 October 2020.
Support with capital costs for organisations working in community, education, health and social welfare. Capital costs include facilities such as scout huts and minibuses.
Are proud to announce that their COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund is working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver £2million in grants to support vulnerable children & young people.
Grants of £5,000 to £60,000 for organisations affected by COVID-19 who need emergency funding to continue to deliver essential services. The funding is to develop digital, data and design capabilities to address urgent issues and serve the most vulnerable. It is a combination of direct grants and payment for support from digital agencies. Deadlines 7 & 20 September.
Catalyst are also looking for experienced digital training partners and digital agencies to help them carry out these projects.
Have launched a searchable database of 800+ funders and a COVID-19 Response Toolkit to identify and respond to the emerging threats, find and exploit new opportunities, and create your fundraising recovery and financial sustainability plans. Register on their website to access the list for free.
Emergency Essentials is currently open. Children in Need will be opening further COVID-19 response funding programmes in October.
Have announced they will match the £10m funding pledge recently made by musician Stormzy to tackle racial inequality in the UK by developing a dedicated new funding programme to support young Black talent to achieve their full potential, working in partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra
Emergency Funding programme to support charities that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the current pandemic. The trust particularly welcomes applications from Christian based organisations.
Charities and community organisations facing a funding crisis due to the coronavirus crisis are encouraged to apply for emergency funding through their ‘Investing in Communities’ grants programme.
£150,000 – £600,000 for organisations that want to make lasting change related to the social change themes – homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development. Deadline extended from 28 August to 25 September (extended).
Grants of up to £4,000 to support grassroots organisations to deliver projects dealing with; gender justice, mental health, homelessness and early childhood development. These project delivery grants are for organisations responding to the needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis and/or to recover and develop organisational resilience following the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Rolling Programme.
Grants of up to £1000 to support small community organisations to become stronger and more robust and to improve their ability to deliver, both during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Rolling programme.
Homeless Link are offering grants of £10,000 upwards (up to 10% of turnover) to frontline services where more than half of beneficiaries are experiencing homelessness. The fund is to prevent closure, service cuts or staff redundancies or to expand or adapt services in light of COVID-19 – Deadline extended to 28 September.
Have reverted back to their normal grant processes, funding projects working in health and wellbeing, independent living at home, respite and transition.
Between £1,000 and £10,000 for organisations delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support. Funding is to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services for charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum that can show financial stability and a clear need for their services.
Main Grants Scheme for registered charities who have a core remit of the Art or Learning.
Have an extensive list of coronavirus emergency funding which starts with a handy section ‘what’s new this week.’
Grants from £50k to £5million are available for nature projects to kick-start Green Recovery from the COVID19 pandemic.
Up to £20,000 for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities. Funding covers running costs, salaries, projects and small capital projects or expenditure.
KCF Coronavirus emergency fund REOPENED
Kent Sport, in partnership with Kent Trust for Youth Sport and Kent & Medway Sports Board, are providing funding to inspire groups with innovative ideas and to support groups to re-engage with their previous audience and/or encourage those new to activity to continue to be active.
With £110,000 already awarded, Kent Sport are delighted to announce they are now in receipt of phase 2 funding for the Sport England Tacking Inequalities fund. If you have an idea please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A fast track application process for small one-off grants (up to maximum of £3,000) for organisations currently supporting vulnerable people, working in geographical areas of high deprivation, and with an annual income under £200,000. 14 funding rounds between September 2020 and June 2021.
Grants of up to £60,000 for charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life. Grants are for projects and can be used for salary costs, activities, materials, etc. There is a small grants and large grants programme.
Have announced £12 million from their Coronavirus Appeal will fund helplines and other support services to address unmet need among disproportionately impacted groups Read more
£1.5 million of this funding will support grassroots Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) across the UK. Grants of up to £25,000 to tackle independent living, isolation and income Read more – UPDATED
£350,000 of NET funding is available to LGBT+ non-profit groups, organisations and projects. Applications are now being invited by any UK based organisation working with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans + people and communities. Funding of up to £15,000 will be available to organisations. Read more – UPDATED
Grants of £2,000 – £5,000 for charity projects for residents of Swale and/or Medway dealing with wildlife conservation, climate change mitigation and/or adaption, the alleviation of fuel poverty or support for vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Open for applications from 1st August – 31st October 2020.
Interested in community shares to boost your trading income? Find out about the Community Shares Booster Programme.
Charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, and residents’ groups can apply for funding to help with challenges affecting the lives of Sanctuary residents in communities during the pandemic, including job losses, mental health, money management, social isolation, and health and wellbeing. Funding can also be used to help organisations adapt their service delivery such as moving services online, setting up household and medication delivery services, and distributing activity or food packs for vulnerable families.
Now accepting applications for a share of their 2021 funding pot. For the current round of funding they are inviting online applications ranging from £35,000 to £200,000. They are particularly interested in Education, Training and Research, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Art and Culture and Social Initiatives. Deadline: 24 September.
In response to the economic crisis, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) has created Trade Back: a new type of business support grant
The Community Emergency Fund for groups who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations: £300 to £10,000 is PAUSED.
During October, November and December, Tesco will be providing grants of up to £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people.
Tesco Bags of Help – CLOSED
Emergency grants of £1,000. Second round deadline closed. Further funds may be announced.
Grants of £10,000 and £300,000 to social enterprises supporting people at high risk from Covid-19 (i.e. older / disabled / in crisis / in medical or end-of-life care) and/ or supporting people most likely to face increased challenges as a result of the crisis (i.e. hard-hit-families / BAME / isolated / poor mental health / young people) – 17 September deadline.
Have adapted its Small Grants Scheme in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £5,000 to help organisations to adapt their services to the new situation and to continue or resume supporting families safely. This might include activities for disabled children, children with life limiting conditions and their families, adaptations to services including PPE, digital service provision and physical changes to spaces to be Covid-19 compliant, siblings’ projects and bereavement Support and more. Deadline: 21 September
Grants of up to £3,000 per year for registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000.
Have an extensive coronavirus support document about all their services, and a community grants and funding page on their website that has a range of resources available. They have recently published a coronavirus response issue of their regular funding publication “Inside Track”; which is also available to download from the community page.
Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, Funding For All are now inviting enquiries for their Fundraising Mentoring Programme. Open to small charities & VSCEs across Kent & Medway, they specialise in bid writing skills, funding strategy, marketing, tendering, legacies plus more
Have guidance on managing financial difficulties during the crisis
Have an excellent resource hub that brings together information to help the social sector navigate the current challenges – from funding gaps to remote working
A practical guide, including advice on measures that charities should be taking to deal with financial loss i.e. through lost trading or cancelled events.
Information, resources and tools designed to support charities and social enterprises navigating COVID-19.
There is a specific COVID-19 page on the institute’s website; which will be regularly updated with information relating specifically to fundraising during this difficult time.
Have lots of links to Coronavirus support