Coronavirus Funding Opportunities
Please find below details of various funding opportunities which may be of interest and which I would ask you to share across your networks
DCMS announces £4.8 Million for the Voluntary and Communities Sector Emergencies Partnership
£4.8 million of funding for the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCSEP) has been announced by DCMS to help strengthen the voluntary sector’s response to coronavirus and future emergencies.
As part of the coronavirus response, the Voluntary and Communities Sector Emergencies Partnership have launched a service to support local organisations and community groups to respond to emergencies, where needed, by matching needs with resources locally, regionally and nationally.
The VCSEP will fund regional hubs to join up distribution of local volunteers and resources such as food supplies, coordinate demand for volunteers across the country through a national network and help identify where help is needed most at a local and national level using a new digital tool.
For more information about the VCSEP, visit: vcsep.org.uk
Prescription for Wellbeing Funding
Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service have been appointed by the East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver the Prescription For Wellbeing (Social Prescribing) programme of funding for 2020/2021. This fund is open to community groups, faith groups and voluntary organisations that operate within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale. The funding programme is aimed at local organisations (with an annual turnover of less than £150,000) operating within the VCF sector. The fund is open to groups and organisations that provide activities and services to meet local needs and are making a positive difference to the lives and wellbeing of people of all ages.
For more information about the Prescription For Wellbeing (Social Prescribing) funding programme please contact Tracey Noon by emailing Tracey.Noon@bprcvs.co.uk or calling 01282 433740 Ext. 1007.
The deadline for applications to this fund is 28th August at 12 noon.
For more information and to download the application form log on to: https://www.bprcvs.co.uk/index.php/funding-and-grants/bprcvs-administered-funding/3097-ccg-funding-2020-2021
The Eric Wright Charitable Trust Community Small Grants 2020 programme has reopened for groups in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale who would like to support people in this current health crisis. The Eric Wright Charitable Trust Community Small Grants programme is aimed at local organisations within the VCF sector providing activity to address locality community cohesion, reduce social isolation and make a positive difference to the lives and wellbeing of people of all ages. Organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £30,000.
For more information and to download an application form log on to: https://www.bprcvs.co.uk/index.php/funding-and-grants/bprcvs-administered-funding/2460-eric-wright-charitable-trust-grant-2020
ESF Community Grant Programme
Could your organisation make a real difference with a grant of up to £20,000?
Do you have an idea for a project in Lancashire to help people from your community move closer to the labour market, into further education or into training?
The ESF Community Grant Programme is already helping many people across the Lancashire Region who face additional barriers in the workplace to improve their employability and gain employment. The current launch is a targeted Grant Programme in response to COVID 19.
This round is called Re-Connect and seeks applications from a wide range of voluntary organisations who are ready to reach out by using approaches which tackle the new and emerging barriers arising from the impact of COVID 19.
Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across the Lancashire to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector.
For more information and details of how to apply log on to: https://www.wea.org.uk/lancashire-community-grants-open-application
Launch of new COVID Recovery Fund
Lloyds Bank are delighted to announce new funding for small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues and recover beyond the immediate COVID-19 crisis.
Charities can apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 from Monday 3 August at 10am.
Lloyds will be publishing full eligibility guidelines this week and will be holding a Q&A webinar with our grants team to talk through and answer questions about the fund on
11th August between 2 pm – 3.30 pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lloyds-bank-foundation-covid-recovery-fund-webinar-and-qna-tickets-114108439414
To meet the needs of small and local charities and the people they support, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales will open new COVID-19 funding to support charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis.
The COVID Recovery Fund will offer 140 charities a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside the support of a Development Partner to help charities identify and act on any organisational challenges they are facing.
To ensure this funding is distributed equitably, a minimum of 25% of the grants will be awarded to charities led by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Eligibility criteria will also be flexed for charities operating in Wales and those based in the six communities we are partnered with.
Visit our website to stay up to date
The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is open for applications
The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is open again for bids from charities, voluntary organisations and community groups involved in activities that have a positive impact on their communities.
The Fund is made up of money seized from convicted loan sharks, which is made available to groups through a bidding process and grants are awarded to successful applicants.
Each group will be able to apply for grants of up to £5,000
The closing date for applications is 31st August 2020.
Application Form – Stop-Loan-Sharks-Community-Fund-2020-21-Application-Form