As organizations like yours race to adapt activities in response to an increased need for your services, we wanted to share a few ways Facebook may be useful in your efforts. In this webinar you will learn: – Ways to fundraise on Facebook and Instagram – How to access Facebook and Instagram Fundraising Tools – Recommended Best Practices We look forward to having you join our session. The Facebook Social Good Team
Essex Councils for Voluntary Services (ECVS) are co-ordinating the offer of a small team of Employee Volunteers from Essex County Council with bid-writing experience to help complete funding applications for VCSE organisations in Essex which have been adversely affected by the impact of Covid-19 on their activities and income and are at risk. If you would like to be considered for this support please complete this Expression of Interest and an ECVS member will be in touch with you to discuss further. This is at present a time limited activity so we ask that you put your details forward as soon as possible to enable us to assess your requirements against the time, skills and experience of the team providing the support and schedule in as many requests as possible.
The application form is here: https://forms.gle/BgY1C89u1QBL8DtR9
The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme has re-opened for new applications from 1 June. It will operate until further notice under the following revised criteria for support reflecting the impact of COVID-19. The Foundation says: “We understand that charities are now operating within very different circumstances since the March 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. We are keen to be as flexible as can be in our support of small charities during this difficult and constantly changing ongoing period, while maintaining a focus on those who can demonstrate a clear (usually local) need for their services and financial viability over the twelve months from the date of their application.”
The Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.
Charities may be able to access local authority funding via either the small business grant or retail and hospitality grant.
The Small Business Grant provides a one-off cash grant of £10,000 to eligible businesses, to help with ongoing business costs.
The Retail and Hospitality Grant provides a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property, depending on the rateable value, if your organisation operates within the retail, hospitality or leisure sectors.
Eligibility for these varies by local authority, but the small business grant will take precedence over the retail and hospitality grant – we suggest you look into the uses of your premises to see which you are most likely to be successful for.
The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new fund for social enterprises and charities that are improving people’s lives across the UK who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. Loans are available for £100,000 – £1.5 million, for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years.
The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a £200m fund aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The fund is part of the Government’s £750m financial support package for charities and social
enterprises announced by Government on April 8. They will distribute the Government funding alongside National Lottery funding, to support organisations to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19.
NSUN have launched a new fund with grants up to £1000 to support peer support, community action and mutual aid for mental health during Covid-19.
If you’re local to the Basildon area and your charity/group could utilise a grant of up to £500, you can apply for a grant from Basildon Round Table.
Please note that this funding is for organisations and should be related to the societal response to the COVID-19 pandemic – individuals cannot apply.
Grants Online have put together a list of funding programmes designed to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
DEADLINE: varies depending on grant
The Tudwick Foundation is a grant-giving body founded in 2019 by members of the Bennett family. The foundation strives to provide financial support to communities and charitable organisations in Essex and Suffolk.
Grants are typically between £300 and £3,000, and are often awarded to charities with an annual income below £500,000.