Funding

Sport England Community Emergency Fund

Sport England have announced a £20 million Community Emergency Fund to deliver immediate funding to sport and physical activity organisations.

The fund is aimed at organisations who have a role in supporting the nation to be active, but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis.

Awards will be between £300 and £10,000. In exceptional circumstances requests for more than £10,000 may be considered.

DEADLINE: 31st July 2020

WEBSITE: www.sportengland.org

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Sources of Charity Emergency Funding

Ian McLintock, founder of the Charity Excellence Framework, has produced a very in-depth list of details and links to emergency funding for charities. These include UK wide, UK country, regional, global, Government financial support, specialist funding and platforms.

As this information is constantly being updated, we suggest that you read the article on LinkedIn.

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Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme

The purpose of the Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme is to get help quickly to voluntary and community organisations that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and need emergency funding to keep their vital services running.

Initially grants of up to £15,000 will be available. Priority will be given to those delivering vital services to older and vulnerable people, organisations helping to relieve pressure on public services and those co-ordinating a local community response.

DEADLINE: tbc

WEBSITE: www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk

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Digital support solutions

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.

Original – Gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-technology-challenge-to-support-people-who-are-isolating?utm_source=8f1f78c7-8b92-4ea7-a329-c1966bb4b94a&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

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Love Essex Fund

The Love Essex Fund is back for 2020. It offers microgrants of up to £500 for organisations, groups or individuals who are doing something or inspiring ideas to reuse, recycle or repair items that would otherwise go to waste and ultimately end up in landfill. Most Sheds will be involved in this kind of activity on a daily basis- from offcuts rescued from the skip to up cycling items for local schools or community groups- so it’s definitely worth applying:

More information and how to apply.

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Bright Ideas Fund

Do you have a bright idea for a community business? Need a bit of help developing it and making it a reality?

Funded by Power to Change, the £3.2m Bright Ideas fund offers tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to develop their projects. The fund gives community groups the early stage finance they need to work with local people to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs. It also gives them support and tools to start setting up their community businesses.

DEADLINE: Tuesday 7 April 2020

WEBSITE: mycommunity.org.uk

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Magic Little Grants 2020

Localgiving is offering 900 grants of £500, available to charitable organisations providing community projects across Great Britain.

Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

DEADLINE: 31st October 2020

WEBSITE: www.localgiving.org/magic-little-grants

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Lloyds Bank Foundation

Lloyds Bank Foundation (LBFEW) has opened applications to its grants for up to £45k and £100k.

LBFEW supports charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support with long term funding and tailored support to develop.

Charities can apply for grants worth up to £45k and £100k over three years that can be used entirely for core costs.

DEADLINE: ongoing

WEBSITE: www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/we-fund

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British Science Festival – Community Grants

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science Festival, travelling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. Our Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.

Each year, we bring an inspiring programme of free events to the public over four or five days, bursting with exciting opportunities to get involved in. Our talks, workshops and drop-in events span a diverse range of subjects that encompass science in the broadest sense, promising something for everyone.

Hosted by Anglia Ruskin University, the 2020 Festival will be held in Chelmsford and Essex from 8-12 September.

Applications are now open for our 2020 community grants! The BSA is providing grants of £500 to community groups/organisations in Chelmsford that work directly with audiences who are traditionally underrepresented and currently not engaged in science activity. We want to empower and support community groups to run their own science activities as part of the British Science Festival, enabling new local audiences to engage with science.

DEADLINE: Spring 2020

WEBSITE: www.britishscienceassociation.org

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