Funding News: September 2021
7 September 2021
7 September 2021
Funding News: September 2021
This page contains information on new and grant funding rounds. Please note, this page will be updated periodically as new opportunities are published.
Please click here for last month’s news, as some opportunities are still available.
FUNDER: Lloyds Bank Foundation: Racial Equity Fund
DEADLINE: 10 September 2021
AREA: We support charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues. We offer a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change.
This year, at least 25% of the grants we make will go to charities led by-and-for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Under our Racial Equity funding strand, we support charities where more than half of their Trustee Board self-identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or minority ethnic community.
The scope of ‘Minority Ethnic communities’ includes those that have historically experienced marginalisation, racialisation, oppression and prejudice. Therefore, also in scope is work that benefits Jewish communities, Gypsy & Traveller communities and some migrant communities.
Your charity will support people from specific Black, Asian or minority ethnic communities to overcome any of the following 11 complex social issues:
- Addiction and dependency
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Care leavers
- Domestic abuse
- Homelessness and vulnerably housed
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health
- Offending, prison or community service
- Sexual abuse and exploitation
- Trafficking and modern slavery
- Young parents
This funding is right for you if you can demonstrate that some of the services you provide are in-depth, holistic and targeted at a particular complex social issue. You’ll also be able to tell us about the needs of the community you serve, and how you’ve identified these.
FUNDER: London Borough of Newham: Additional Restriction Grants (ARG) – Large Grant Scheme
AREA: Newham’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy, which is focussed on recovery and reorientation, is a fundamental shift to embed an economy which places the health and wellbeing of our residents’ and race equality as both being central to our aspirations for inclusive growth, quality jobs and fairness in Newham.
The grants will provide both capital and revenue funding to help tackle some of the challenges faced in the borough. It will also seek to support local economic activity, create new jobs, healthier workplaces and ensure that these opportunities are accessible to the whole community.
The organisation must be:
- Newham based or based elsewhere but have clear proposal to support Newham-based businesses
- Registered at Companies House
- Signatory, partner or champion of the Community Wealth Building Pledge or have an application pending.
Supporting documents required:
- Constitution or articles of association or partnership agreement/structure
- Bank statements dated within the last 3-months evidencing the organisation’s account details
- Evidence of public liability and employer’s liability insurance
- Audited accounts
- Detailed project budget
- Cash flow position for the most recent full year of trading/operations
- The organisation’s budget for the current year
- Additional information in support of your proposal.
The scheme will run for at least a month. On 9 September there will be a webinar ending with a run-through of the scheme.
FUNDER: Women’s Resource Centre
DEADLINE: 3pm 1st October 2021
AWARD: grants of £10,000
AREA: Charities and groups that are led by and delivering services for Black and minoritised women that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 can apply towards the running costs of their organisation.
The funding is being made available by the Women’s Resource Centre and priority will be given to small organisations that have limited access to funds and without funding may have to reduce their services or closing.
Grants can be used towards salaries, rent, utility bills, IT costs, insurance, training, freeing senior staff time to work on strategic developments, developing new programmes and services in response to changing context of COVID-19, governance activities and fundraising support for example; essentially to keep applicant organisations working through the pandemic or working toward recovery.
FUNDER: London Councils: Connected Communities Programme
DEADLINE: 05 October 2021
AREA: Grants are available to small community groups for work that improves the lives of people and communities in London who are affected by poverty and inequality. Priority will be given to organisations led by people from Black and minoritised groups, and organisations that serve and are led by Deaf and Disabled people.
- Combatting Homelessness
- Prevention and targeted intervention
- Prevention and targeted intervention for rough sleepers
- Prevention and targeted intervention for young people
- Improving the response to homelessness in London (working with housing and homelessness organisations and professionals)
- Tackling Domestic and Sexual Abuse
- Prevention (children and young people)
- Specialist advice, counselling, and support (for medium risk survivors (including post-IDVA/ISVA) and target groups not accessing general provision)
- Helpline services (advice and support, access to refuge provision)
- Improving the response to domestic and sexual abuse in London (working with domestic and sexual abuse organisations and professionals)
- Services for people affected by harmful practices
FUNDER: Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust: Rights and Justice
DEADLINE: 12 November 2021, 5PM
AREA: At this time of crisis, JRCT is also keen to support work that responds to the dual harms of the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic racism.
- Protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK
- Promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism
- Promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their rights
- Responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism
FUNDER: Fiserv UK 2021 – Back2Business Grant
DEADLINE: 31 December 2021
AREA: We are pleased to announce the Back2Business Grant Programme, which will award £10,000 to ethnically diverse-owned small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions in the UK. Businesses must:
- Be a business that is majority owned by a person from a diverse ethnic background
- Have been in business prior to January 2020
- Be located in United Kingdom
- Have 15 or fewer employees (including both full- and part-time employees)
- Have revenue under £1,000,000 annually
- Can evidence business bank statements for the period October – December 2020
- Has filed a tax return or self-assessment for the year 2019
Funding can be used for:
- Premises Redesign to Maintain a Safe Environment
- Staff Retention
- Make Technology Investments
- Cover Operational Costs
- Marketing to Customers
FUNDER: National Lottery Community Fund – Bringing People Together
AWARD: Grants of up to £300,000 are available, for up to two years. It is expected that up to 20 awards will be made for the 2021/22 period.
AREA: The programme seeks to fund ideas that enable communities to thrive by creating the conditions, infrastructure and social fabric that enable better and longer lasting ways of bringing people and communities together. This will be achieved by supporting:
- Bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches. New projects or projects that build on existing work.
- A range of projects reflecting a mix of communities and places from across the UK
- Organisations must have at least two people on their board or committee who are not related.
The fund is interested in bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches. All projects will need to:
- Have a clear equality, diversity, and inclusion focus
- Deliver across at least two countries in the UK
- Demonstrate they can learn and adapt as they go.
The fund is keen that projects reflect a mix of communities and places from across the UK, and is particularly keen to:
- Support projects led by – or supporting – people and communities who have been disproportionality affected by COVID-19
- Support projects that are open for everyone and can show what proactive action has been taken to ensure any potential barriers for participation will be addressed – particularly for disabled people; communities experiencing ethnic or racial inequity, discrimination, or inequality; LGBTQ+ people; and people who are seeking asylum or are refugees
- Support projects that will connect with each other and share approaches and learning.
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