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Basildon Community Lottery – Is Your Organisation Signed Up?

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ASDA Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects

The Asda Foundation has launched two new grants in response to the Covid-19 Crisis, with Grants of up to £500 available per group, and up to £1,125 per store.

  1.  Hygiene Grants which focus on personal hygiene dignity, and supporting residents/patients in facilities who are unable to provide their own toiletries. Applications will be accepted from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters; and the
  2. Healthy Holiday Grants to provide vulnerable children with nutritious meals during the summer holidays

Applications can be submitted at any time via the community champion in each store.

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need has launched the Covid-19 Next Steps Grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £80,000 to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects can last up to 18 months and begin in September 2020.

Read more details here:

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK. They want to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually.

Appy here:

Sport England – Call for Innovative Solutions

Closing Date 26/06/20 12PM
Sport England is offering funding and support for innovative solutions to reduce inequalities and help those most affected by the impact of coronavirus to get active.

Active Essex has pulled together a short presentation to explain the goals, the research behind it and how to apply.

Nationwide Community Grants Programme



Comic Relief Community Fund – Rolling Programme



Garfield Weston Foundation – Rolling Programme


 Family Fund – The Family Fund Trust for families with severely disabled children

The Family Fund helps families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. You can apply to Family Fund subject to a number of criteria which include that you are the parent or carer of a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under and that you have evidence of entitlement to one of the following: Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit and Pension Credit.

See their website for more details.

Community Business Crowdmatch – Power to Change

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder UK to deliver this programme to local communities to raise much needed money to bring new community businesses to life. The fund will also support existing community business to grow, by launching new business ideas that create positive changes for local communities in England. Crowdmatch helps to raise funding to cover key costs, build a network of supporters and provides match funding

Groups accepted onto the programme will receive help to raise funding to cover key costs, help build their network of supporters and receive match funding, up to £6000.

Website Grants – Transform Foundation

Transform Foundation provide funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The grant covers 100% of the website design and build costs with the Foundation’s current grant partner. Applicant organisations will need to cover on-going costs for a minimum of a 12 month commitment

They are specifically targeting small and midsize charities.


Magic Little Grants 2020 – Open Until 31st Oct 2020

The Magic Little Grants 2020 programme will be launching on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Delivered in partnership with Postcode Community Trust, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, there are over 900 grants available through the fund.

The fund will be awarding £500 grants to 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. Apply here:

Active Essex – Micro Grant

The Micro Grant programme offers awards between £50-£2,500. It is designed to be simple and light touch to enable residents and local community groups to easily access small amounts of funding to implement their ideas. We expect most activities/events will happen at a very local level. Apply here:

Please note this fund allows video applications. You can create your video application with us at BBWCVS – contact Pippa for more information

The Yapp Charitable Trust

The Trust continues to support the smallest of charities (spending less than £40k per year) and only fund running costs (including rent, utilities and salaries) with grants of up to £9,000 over 3 years. Apply here:

The Walter Farthington Trust

The Walter Farthing Trust is a long-standing independent foundation providing funds and grants to charitable projects and non-for-profit organisations in Essex. Apply here:

This Girl Can

This fund aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active: from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to cost and availability of childcare. Apply here:

NFU Mutual

Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000. Ideally we like to fund something specific so we can measure the difference our donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.
We are most likely to approve funding request which meet one or more of our four areas of interest:

  • Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience
  • Providing care and support to vulnerable members of our community
  • Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of our communities
  • Advancing education and experiences for young people

Apply here:

Adint Charitable Trust

Grants are available to UK registered charities for general charitable work.
Max. Value: £ 10,000
Application deadline: Various
Apply here:

Allen Lane Foundation

Grants are available to fund charities and organisations that work with any of the seven particular beneficiary groups:

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Gypsies and Travellers
  • Migrant communities
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People experiencing violence or abuse

Max. Value: £ 15,000
Apply here:

Clore Duffield Foundation – Main Grants Programme

Grants are available to registered charities in support of the cultural sector in the UK. Support is also occasionally available to the health and social care sectors.
Status:Open to applications
Max. Value: Discretionary
Application deadline: N/A
Apply here:

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