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Friday 15 May 2020
Across the country, charities are facing ongoing financial pressures due to the impact of COVID-19. With cash flow drying up but demand for services increasing, what can charities do to keep their finances afloat during the crisis? John O’Brien, CEO of Community Accounting (CA) Plus has come up with four steps charities can take to improve their financial health. With all the difficulties going... Read More
Friday 15 May 2020
The Government has announced £6 million in funding for armed forces charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) who are delivering services to veterans, armed forced families and others from the armed forces community. The fund is being administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and decisions will be made by a panel including representatives from the Ministry of Defence, the... Read More
Friday 15 May 2020
A £6 million Homelessness Response Fund has been launched by the Government to support frontline homelessness charities whose work has been directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is providing the fund and Homeless Link, the membership body for frontline homelessness charities, will be distributing it. Grants of between £10,000... Read More
Tuesday 12 May 2020
Emergency loans are available for charities and social enterprises through the new Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund, run by Social Investment Business (alongside partners) and funded by Big Society Capital. The £25 million fund will provide individual loans of between £100,000 and £500,000 to charities and social enterprises affected by the coronavirus crisis, without requiring personal... Read More
Monday 11 May 2020
A new fund has been set-up with the aim of tackling the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and organisations. Activists and campaigners of colour have set up the Resourcing Racial Justice Fund to provide financial support to frontline organisations, grassroots and community groups that are working to redress the impact of COVID-19 and... Read More
Monday 11 May 2020
The Youth Endowment Fund has announced that it will commit up to £6.5 million in new grants to find the best ways to reach 'increasingly invisible' vulnerable young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Half of the total funding available is being reserved for charities and social enterprises to help bolster the voluntary sector as it deals with the financial strains of the pandemic. Jon Yates,... Read More
Thursday 7 May 2020
The Robin Hood Fund has announced the launch of a small grants scheme that will allow charities and voluntary/community groups in Nottingham to apply for up to £1,000 to help them deliver their work during the COVID-19 crisis.  Nottingham City Council has worked with organisers of the fund to earmark an initial £20,000 to organisations requesting support. Organisations working on the front-line ... Read More
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