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Thursday 7 May 2020
The Refugees & Asylum Seekers Communities of Identity (COI) Consortium in Nottingham has decided to focus its Small Grants Fund on emergency funding this quarter in response to COVID-19. Funding is available for groups in Nottingham city who work with refugees and asylum seekers and have needed to adapt their service delivery in response to the current crisis. For example, it may be that a... Read More
Wednesday 22 April 2020
** UPDATE 20/05/2020 - Due to high demand, the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) is currently paused for new applications **   A Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) has been set up by the Association of Mental Health Providers to support Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) mental health organisations. The new fund is to help VCS organisations, based in England, cope... Read More
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Monday 20 April 2020
Funding is a challenging issue for all charities and community groups. Many emergency funding sources have been announced in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But, before you leap in, what might you need to consider? NCVS asked Mick McGrath, Chair of East Midlands Funding Forum (EMFF) how to be resourceful at this time. What conversations can you be having with funders and... Read More
Thursday 9 April 2020
From Jules Sebelin, Deputy CEO and Head of Business Development: We welcome the government’s latest announcement to provide £750million of funding to the charity sector as a starting point. It’s reassuring that the important and vital work being done by charities at this time is being recognised and we hope to see Nottingham’s frontline charities benefit from this financial support. However, we... Read More
Tuesday 31 March 2020
All National Lottery Community Fund funding decisions made in the next six months will be devoted to responding to the COVID-19 crisis - this will include releasing up to £300 million worth of funding.  The statement was made by National Lottery Community Fund CEO Dawn Austwick in a press release published last week. Dawn said, "In deciding how to implement this approach we have to make some... Read More
Tuesday 31 March 2020
** UPDATE 20/05/2020 - Applications are now paused as the need for this fund is greater than anyone expected. It is hoped the programme will expand and reopen in future **   The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a £5 million emergency grant programme to support small charities during the COVID-19 crisis. CAF’s emergency fund offers one-off grants of up to £10,000 to small charities and... Read More
Monday 30 March 2020
Cadent Foundation is a new charitable foundation funded by the UK’s biggest gas network. Charities and community groups can apply for individual grants of between £100 and £100,000. The foundation has been set up to help make a positive and lasting change to local communities and the wider society within Cadent network. Over the next five years, the foundation has pledged to award £20 million in... Read More
Monday 30 March 2020
Around £11 million has been raised by The National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal in just one week. The appeal was launched on 18 March in partnership with the British Red Cross, which manages the donations. Donations can be made online at the organisation's website. Local charities wishing to benefit from the fund should apply through their Community Foundations rather than directly... Read More
Monday 30 March 2020
** UPDATE 20/05/2020 - Applications for funding were closed on 8 May 2020 **   The Standard Life Foundation is making funding available for work directly related to the coronavirus pandemic. Grants will be made to organisations which tackle financial problems and improve living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. Grants will range from £5,000 to larger amounts and projects... Read More
Monday 30 March 2020
Charities supporting women and girls are being invited to apply for a share of £15 million that is being offered through the government's Tampon Tax Fund. The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 31 May 2020. The funding would need to benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and... Read More