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Basildon Borough Winter Warmth 2020/2021
Up to £500 Grant

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The purpose of this grant funding is to both prevent crises and respond to them in relation to cold-related illnesses and deaths amongst the frail, the elderly and other vulnerable people.

• Older people, especially those over 75 years.

• People living on their own who are socially isolated.

• People with a chronic and severe illness; such as heart conditions, circulatory disease, asthma and other respiratory disorders, depression and anxiety, diabetes and arthritis.

• Children under the age of five living in poor housing.

• Homeless people/street sleepers.

• People who are fuel poor (i.e. those who cannot afford to heat their homes adequately).

• People living in housing that is in poor condition, often with draughts, damp and mould and/or living in generally deprived circumstances.

Purpose of the Warm Homes Grant Funding

The purpose of this grant funding is to both prevent crises and respond to them in relation to cold-related illnesses and deaths amongst the frail, the elderly and other vulnerable people.

• Prevent cold related illnesses and deaths amongst frail elderly and other vulnerable people.

• Prevent and respond to crisis, using existing networks and services in both the statutory and voluntary sectors.

• Provide minor home improvements, emergency heating, food and clothing, home visits, transport and activities.

• Support clients most at risk to access a benefits check carried out by Age UK local offices.

To qualify for this grant, your activity must take place in the Basildon Borough i.e. Basildon, Billericay or Wickford


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Grants to Basildon Borough Voluntary and Community Organisations
Deadline 31 January 2021

Grants between £100 and £2,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations based in the Basildon District for one-off projects that benefit residents.

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Selco Stars Returns for 2020
From July to December, they are offering any organisation which benefits the community the chance to win £500 of building materials to use on a project or on a building – and potentially £5,000 cash on top.

It could be a charity, a local scout group, a sports club or a community centre which hosts classes throughout the week. We welcome entries from any organisation or charity which serves the community.

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Nesta Rapid Recovery Challenge
Deadline 26 October 2020
Organisations are invited to apply for support to accelerate innovations that can help vulnerable workers that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis to access jobs and financial help.

If you have a solution that could help people in the UK find jobs and access financial support during this difficult time then you can apply for a grant here:

 


Funding For Young People

Grants are available to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those without safe homes.

They offer three streams of funding: project applications for 16 year olds and under; long term applications for 16 year olds and under; and direct funding for 18 year olds and under.

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Leaders with Lived Experience 2020 Grants
Deadline 13 October 2020

Grants between £20,000 and £50,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations set up or run by leaders with first-hand experience of a social issue to ensure lived experience plays a key role in shaping how communities across the UK move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of COVID-19.

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The Augustine Courtauld Trust
Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available to registered charities working within the historic boundaries of the county of Essex.

The funding is intended for charitable organisations helping disadvantaged people (particularly the young) and carrying out conservation projects in Essex.

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