Funding

Essex Alliance COVID response grants programme

The Essex Alliance has been provided with £200,000 to administer a COVID response grants programme to support VCS organisations to continue to meet the increased demand in supporting vulnerable people in communities during the ongoing COVID situation, including those hard to reach communities.

Funding is designed to support activity that helps reduce the transmission of the virus; enable people to stay safe and isolate; and reduce barriers to vaccinations.

There is £200,000 available in the grant pot, we are offering organisations within the Alliance (who have signed up to our newsletter) a max of £5k per project. If you’re not currently a member of the Alliance, please sign up here to be able to apply for this VCS funding.

Newsletter Signup

Once you’ve signed up, please complete the below application form to be considered for the funding.

Deadline for applications is 31st March 2022.

Apply here. 

Full criteria below:

The Contain Management Outbreak Fund can be used for Public Health purposes to tackle COVID-19, funding is designed to support activity that helps reduce the transmission of the virus; enable people to stay safe and isolate; and reduce barriers to vaccinations. Whilst the specific health activities that can be funded are flexible, and should reflect local community needs in relation to suppressing the virus, activities that this funding could be used to support may include:

< Support to access vaccinations and testing for hard-to reach groups
< Additional resource to support contact tracing
< Enhanced communication and marketing e.g. towards hard to reach groups and other localised messaging
< Delivery of essentials for those in self-isolation
< Targeted interventions for specific sections of the local community and workplaces
< Harnessing capacity with local sectors e.g. voluntary, academic, commercial
< Extension/introduction of specialist support e.g. behavioural science, bespoke comms
< Additional resource for compliance with, and enforcement of, restrictions and guidance
< Targeted support for school / university outbreaks
< Community based support for those disproportionately impacted such as BAME population
< Support for engagement and analysis of regional areas to assess and learn from local initiatives
< Providing initial support, as needed, to vulnerable people
Examples of potential projects could be:

< Providing adaptations to services or developing new ways of working to ensure a reduction in transmission
of COVID19.
< Providing mental health support.
< Supporting vulnerable members of the community.
< Enabling people to stay safe and isolate when necessary.
< Reducing barriers to vaccinations, such as transport and community engagement.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available over one year, to support core costs and essential operating costs, project costs or capital items. We would be interested in projects that ensured communities stay connected, are able to self-isolate as required and provides support to those in need. New projects or those that need to be adapted or scaled-up to better respond as a direct result of the COVID 19 could be considered. Any grants awarded will need to be spent within one year.

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Essex Alliance COVID response grants programme

The Essex Alliance has been provided with £200,000 to administer a COVID response grants programme to support VCS organisations to continue to meet the increased demand in supporting vulnerable people in communities during the ongoing COVID situation, including those hard to reach communities.

Funding is designed to support activity that helps reduce the transmission of the virus; enable people to stay safe and isolate; and reduce barriers to vaccinations.

There is £200,000 available in the grant pot, we are offering organisations within the Alliance (who have signed up to our newsletter) a max of £5k per project. If you’re not currently a member of the Alliance, please sign up here to be able to apply for this VCS funding.

Newsletter Signup

Once you’ve signed up, please complete the below application form to be considered for the funding.

Deadline for applications is 31st March 2022.

Apply here. 

Author: Jade Bolton
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Categories: Funding, News

Magic Little Grants 2022

After successfully distributing 2,000 grants to Localgiving members last year, it was our biggest ever Magic Little Grants programme, we’re incredibly excited to announce that 2022 is going to be even bigger and better than ever before! We will be awarding £500 grants to 2,650 charitable organisations on Localgiving. We are so pleased to have expanded the number of grantees this year as we know how popular these grants have proven to our charities. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the support and contributions from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications for Magic Little Grants 2022 will be open from Wednesday 16th March and applications will still take just ten minutes to complete!

Visit the website to apply once applications are open. 

Author: Jade Bolton
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Webinar Facebook Fundraising – 13 August 2020

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

 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2528316401501719824

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Bid writing support

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

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Foyle Foundation – Small Grants Scheme

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.

Source: Navca

http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/

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Essex Local Authority Grants

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.

More information:

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Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

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.

DEADLINE: tbc

WEBSITE: www.sibgroup.org.uk

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National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19

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.

DEADLINE: tbc

WEBSITE: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

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