Funding Links

We aim to keep this list as up to date as possible. Please note that the below are simply links to third parties and not necessarily guidance or information. Please refer back to our main page of COVID-19 updates for responses and communications from Funders or contact one of our Advisors to discuss your individual requirements.

Close deadlines for Applications:

  • COVID-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme
  • Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) – Closing date noon 17 August 2020

Within each drop down section below, **around text** denotes that the information is new.

Dorset Council Community Impact Fund (Coronavirus Support) – Round 5. It is strongly advised that all applicants read the guidance before submitting an application. Closes at midnight on the 20th September. (Introduced by Ian Wells during the presentation.)

Dorset Coronavirus Community Response Grant – Phase 2. Grants of up to £2K, £5K and £10K to support those suffering hardship as a result of the short and long term economic and social consequences caused by COVID-19 and to replace loss of income caused directly by Covid-19 where services/activities are being delivered and align with Fund priorities. Deadline 28th August.

The National Lottery Community Fund Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) –.  2 grants sizes available Under £10k and over £10k and up to £100k for groups to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19 and help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they face as a result of the pandemic.  This  funding is going to close soon, so it is your last chance to get your applications in Deadline noon 17th  August.

Lloyds Bank Foundation Covid 19 Recovery Fund opened on 3rd August. Open to small and medium sized charities that are helping people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse. Around 140 charities  will benefit from a 2 year unrestricted grant of £50,000 and support from a Development Partner.  Deadline 11th September.

People’s Postcode Trust provides project based funding of up to £20K depending on your legal structure under the themes ‘Promoting human rights, Combatting discrimination and Preventing poverty’. Deadline 19th August.

The Woodroffe Benton Foundationthe Foundation’s Small Grants programme offers grants of between £500 and £2,500 towards the core costs of registered charities working in the areas of the relief of hardship, care for the elderly, education and youth development, and the environment and conservation.  Deadline 9th September.

The Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemasa new £30 million fund to enable non-profit and independent cinemas to put safety measures in place, protecting employees and audiences following the coronavirus  outbreak.  Film Festivals, touring and pop-up cinemas are not eligible. Deadline 30th October. 

The Fat Beehive Foundation – the Foundation will provide grants up to £2,500 to enable small UK charities to develop a website or digital products. 

The National Lottery Community Fund – Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) –.  2 grants sizes available Under £10k and over £10k and up to £100k for groups to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19 and help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they face as a result of the pandemic.  This  funding is going to close soon, so it is your last chance to get your applications in Deadline noon 17th  August.

The Theatre Artists Fund for theatre workers and freelancers who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the impact on the theatre sector.

Business Support Grants for both Small Businesses and the Hospitality, Retail and Leisure industries. 

Historic England Fund for emergency risk to heritage buildings and site.

Arts Council England Emergency Measures and Funding.

Dairy Response Fund With farmers facing financial difficulties and excess milk due, this new fund will provide up to £10,000 each to help those dairy farmers support to sustain their business.

Covid-19 adoption support fund scheme to help vulnerable families.

All Village Halls and Community Centres (unless they are managed/run by Parish, Town or Dorset Councils) are eligible to apply for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

**Dorset Council Community Impact Fund (Coronavirus Support) Round 5 – Closes at midnight on the 20th September.**

**The RAFT Transition Fund is a £1 million grant programme designed to support ‘high impact’ small charities and social enterprises as they adapt to a post-COVID world. Round 1 will close when full, round 2 will open in September.**

**Sport For Good Support Fund – Aims to ensure that sport for development programmes can continue during the pandemic and that vital new channels to young people can be created.**

**Allchurches Trust’s Hope Beyond grants programme is to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities.**

**Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund Phase 2 is now open for grants of £2K, £5K or a collaborative £10K. The deadline for applications will be Friday 28th August.**

 

People’s Postcode Trust provides project based funding of up to £20K depending on your legal structure under the themes ‘Promoting human rights, Combatting discrimination and Preventing poverty’. Deadline 19th August.

The Woodroffe Benton Foundation– the Foundation’s Small Grants programme offers grants of between £500 and £2,500 towards the core costs of registered charities working in the areas of the relief of hardship, care for the elderly, education and youth development, and the environment and conservation.  Deadline 9th September.

The Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemasa new £30 million fund to enable non-profit and independent cinemas to put safety measures in place, protecting employees and audiences following the coronavirus  outbreak.  Film Festivals, touring and pop-up cinemas are not eligible. Deadline 30th October. 

DCF Bursary Fund to support Young people (16-25) on vocational courses and traineeships – Dorset wide, opens on the 24th August.

COVID-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme – Aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community with an emphasis on BAME-led businesses. Opens on 28 July for applications from 10am till 1pm. And then for a further two rounds on Tuesday 4 August from 10am till 1pm and Tuesday 11 August from 10am till 1pm.

BBC CHILDREN IN NEED COVID-19 NEXT STEP FUND – Grants of between £5,000 and £80,000 for UK not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children aged 0-18.

Small and Medium homelessness charities can consider the Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund – This will be done in two waves, one closing on the 3rd August and another closing on the 14th September.

Social Enterprises can consider the COVID-19 Social Enterprise Support Fund Partnership  – Stages 2 and 3 will open in August and September and information will be available on their website.

The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner now invite applications for up to £5,000 from the Safer Dorset Fund COVID-19 Grant.

Covid-19 adoption support fund scheme to help vulnerable families.

All Village Halls and Community Centres (unless they are managed/run by Parish, Town or Dorset Councils) are eligible to apply for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

**The Fat Beehive Foundation – Grants up to £2,500 are available for charities to build websites or digital products.**

**The D’oyly Carte Charitable Trust – One-off grants between £500 and £5,000 for charities working in areas of the arts, the environment and health & medical welfare – Closes 8th October.**

**The Headley Trust – Grants for charities working in the arts, heritage, education, health, social welfare, cathedrals and major churches to name a few.**

**The Daniell Trust – a recently founded Trust that makes grants to a range of smaller, locally based charities. Preferred funding areas are support for children with special needs and projects that preserve the natural environment.**

**The Ragdoll Foundation Small Grants Programme – the Foundation’s Small Grants and Main Grants programmes are currently open.  Small Grants – offers grants of up to £1,500 for charities providing imaginative and innovative projects that see the world from a child’s point of view.**

**The Kelly Family Charitable Trust – Grants up to £5,000 for interventions that support family units – Closes Tuesday 1st September.**

People’s Postcode Trust provides project based funding of up to £20K depending on your legal structure under the themes ‘Promoting human rights, Combatting discrimination and Preventing poverty’. Deadline 19th August.

The Woodroffe Benton Foundation– the Foundation’s Small Grants programme offers grants of between £500 and £2,500 towards the core costs of registered charities working in the areas of the relief of hardship, care for the elderly, education and youth development, and the environment and conservation.  Deadline 9th September.

Force for Change – Local grants programme from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund for one-year grants of up to £20,000 for projects promoting social inclusion and reducing isolation in Forces communities.

The Tackling Loneliness programmeLarge grants from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund for two-year fixed grants of £70,000 for projects tackling loneliness and isolation within Armed Forces communities.

The Foyle Foundation – Their Small Grants Scheme (suitable for smaller arts or learning charities) reopened on 1 June and the Main Grants Scheme reopened to applications on 15 July.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is currently inviting applications from charities, community groups and schools across the UK in areas where the NFU has offices. Closes on 30th September and also 1st December.

THE YELLOW DOG COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAMME – Small grants up to £3,925 for conservation projects around the world to enhance communities, build partnerships and support conservation in places where fishing is found.

The Dorset Performing Arts Bursary – To support young people (14-21) with a recognised performing arts talent.

Specialist social welfare legal advice organisations who provide advice and support to people who are pushed into crisis can consider the Community Justice Fund.

The Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust, there are two differing channels of support for Equine Welfare and Care for the Elderly, both are through this same link.

Superior STEM Bursary Fund – Young people (16-25) on STEM courses, various Dorset locations, opens on the 24th August and closes 7th October.

GANE Trust – Grants up to £500 for art, craft and design, as well as social welfare and care activities, (with a preference for supporting individuals in South West England and South Wales).

Funding available for groups near to an Assura building.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, prioritising Health and Wellbeing, Welfare and Education, Arts and Culture.

COMIC RELIEF CHANGE MAKERS GRANT PROGRAMME – New funding programme offering grants of between £150,000 to £600,000 for UK voluntary and community sector organisations – Open between 13th July – 28th August.

Wessex Water Foundation funding scheme for projects across the Wessex Water region.

Screwfix Foundation Re-opens for Applications – funding to support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings.

Help the Homeless Limited – Grants for capital projects up to £5,000 for small and medium-sized UK registered charities working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community. Closes 15th September.

The Truemark Trust – Grants between £1,000 and £5.000 for small local UK charities working to address social distress and disadvantage, with a preference for innovative neighbourhood-based community projects and unpopular causes. Contact Email: truemark.trust01@ntlworld.com 

The March Christian Trust – Grants between £300 and £2,000 for UK registered charities working in the areas of social welfare, arts and heritage, environmental causes and animal welfare, healthcare, education and training.

Soldiers Charity – cases will initially be submitted to the appropriate Regimental and Corps charity.

The Wakeham Trust – Grants generally between £125 and £2,500 for charities who are new or experimental with a strong community emphasis.

ASDA Foundation Healthy Holiday Grants,  specifically for school holiday related activities.

BlueSpark Foundationsupporting the education and development of children and young people.

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is encouraging charities and groups who serve the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to apply for funds.

The Boshier-Hinton Foundation, small grants up to £2,000 for charities working with those with special educational or other needs.

THE LANGDALE TRUST – Small grants for those providing youth projects, social welfare activities, the relief of poverty and/or medical care.

Grants for Front-line Food Aid Charities of up to £100,000 to help continue the provision of food to the vulnerable. The Dept. for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs assess applications in the order they are submitted – so act quickly.

Funding for Organisations Supporting Children at Risk of Youth Violence.

New Funding up to £1,000 from Movement for Good.

Funding for Dog and Cat Rehoming & Rescue Centres.

Magic Little Grants Programme for grants up to £500.

SSEN Community Resilience Fund, open to community and parish councils in SSEN network areas, the initial funding round is now closed with later rounds based on demand.

W.G. Edwards Charitable Foundation – For care provisions and wellbeing for older  people.

Sovereign Housing Pay it Forward Scheme has joined with Crowdfunder.

£10 million to boost tree planting in 2nd auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee.

TESCO ‘Bags of Help’ in now open for applications

How to access further funding:

Latest information from Dorset Council Fund Finder – Sign up here.  By signing up you will receive regular funding updates and be able to search their database.

The Government has created a page which brings together all the different funding pots linked to the £750m support package.

Grants4Schools complimentary funding alert download.

Please do note that this page is kept as accurate as it can be although due to the nature of these funds as well as their opening and closing times for applications, there may be times when it is not 100% correct.