Funding News: June 2022
3 June 2022
3 June 2022
Funding News: June 2022
This page contains information on new bids and grant funding. Please note, this page will be updated periodically as new opportunities are published.
FUNDER: Rosa Opens its Stand With Us Fund (UK)
DEADLINE: 4pm on Thursday 9th of June 2022.
AWARD: Up to £25,000
AREA: Grant making charity Rosa which supports Women’s organisations has announced the launch of its Stand With Us Fund.
The fund offers one-year grants to support organisations run by and for women who stand up and take action to address violence against women and girls (VAWG). The funding can be used to support organisational development work that empowers and strengthens frontline VAWG organisations.
This could include work relating to: developing strategy, strengthening governance and leadership, creating stronger alliances and partnerships, increasing fundraising, volunteering and activism, developing more effective systems and processes.
The funding is available to organisations with an average annual income over the last three years of between £100,000 and £500,000.
Rosa expects to be able to support between 20 and 25 organisations across the four UK nations.
FUNDER: The Home Office – Tender notice – Young Women and Girls Fund
DEADLINE: 13th June 2022
AWARD: Bidders will be able to apply for one worker per local authority area to work with women and girls who are experiencing gang related harm, receiving up to a maximum value of £43,000 (the cost of one worker) in years 2 and 3. In year 1 (22/23), bidders will be eligible to receive up to £28,666. This is pro-rata to account for the shorter delivery timescales in year 1.
AREA: The purpose of the Young Women and Girls Fund (YWGF) is to improve services to young women and girls suffering gang related harm or exploitation, with a focus on understanding the specific and gendered risks that this poses. The YWGF will ensure women and girls are able to access the tailored, dedicated support they need.
To do this, the YWGF will fund specialist Young Women’s Workers (YWW) who will work directly with young women and girls who are risk of, or experiencing, gang exploitation.
Successful bidders will be required to:
- Maintain the dedicated role of a Young Women’s Worker
- Work with statutory and non-statutory services to identify women and girls affected by, or at risk of experiencing, gang related harm and exploitation
- Work directly with gang affected women and girls, providing them with support, guidance, access to services and signposting as needed. This should include through early intervention and prevention activity including how to spot the signs and provide support.
Local authorities within the 20 violence Reduction Unit areas will be eligible to apply for funding from the YWGF, in line with the Home Office’s geographically targeted approach to tackling serious violence.
Increase professional awareness of gang related harm in young women and girls, Bidders are welcome to apply alone as the local authority or in partnership with other local public and/or voluntary sector organisations. While each local authority may only submit one bid, local authorities may wish to cross reference one another’s bids where concerns around violence, child criminal exploitation and gang association cross geographical boundaries.
Applicants must first register on the Home Office Jaggaer portal.
Once registered on the system applicants should email email@example.com. They will then be given access to relevant application documents on the eSourcing portal. Applications for the fund will be submitted via the eSourcing portal.
Bids from a consortium of local authorities will not be accepted.
FUNDER: BBC Children in Need Launch New £10 Million Fund for Black-led Youth Social Action (UK)
DEADLINE: 20th June 2022.
AWARD: Grants of up to £15,000 for unregistered organisations and up to £50,000 for registered organisations will be available for projects lasting up to 18 months.
AREA: BBC Children in Need, working in partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra, have launched a £10 million programme to empower Black children and young people through youth social action.
The ‘We Move: Youth Social Action Fund’ is open to not-for-profit organisations across the UK currently working with disadvantaged children and young people, at least 75% of whom self-identify as Black, to empower them to use their voice to tackle subjects that matter to them.
This could include activities such as influencing, fundraising and volunteering.
The programme will provide £1 million per year for 10 years.
FUNDER: Lambeth Council – Summer Violence Prevention Programme (Lambeth)
DEADLINE: 20th June 2022
AWARD: Up to £30,000
AREA: Funding is intended to engage and support vulnerable young people by improving their resilience and introducing them to activities which will minimise their exposure to violence.
The following types of organisations can apply:
- Voluntary or community organisations
- Registered charities
- Constituted community groups or clubs
- Community interest companies (CICs)
- Companies Limited by Guarantee (non-profit)
- Limited Companies with demonstrable community/social impact.
Applicants must have experience working with vulnerable young people (aged 14 to 25) and at least two unrelated people on the board or committee. A UK bank account in the name of the group. Annual accounts for provision.
Preference will be given to: organisations with at least two years of experience working with vulnerable children, particularly those who live or attend school/college in Lambeth.
Activities should meet one or more of the following outcomes:
- Support young offenders to reduce violence recidivism and engage in activities
- Support children and young people with Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) status to engage in activities
- Support children and young people identified as at risk/vulnerable to engage in activities
- Improve self-esteem, self-awareness and confidence
- Improve social, mental and emotional wellbeing
- Improve conflict resolution skills
- Decrease prevalence of risk-taking behaviours and incidents of violence
- Minimise risk of school/college exclusion
- Support children and young people back into education
- Support young people into employment and training.
The confirmed dates for the programme are 25 July 2022 to 30 October 2022 inclusive.
Lambeth-based organisations which employ Lambeth residents as staff or volunteers.
FUNDER: Trust for London – Funding to Increase Economic Empowerment Among Black & Minoritised Communities (London)
DEADLINE: 1pm on the 27th June 2022
AREA: Trust for London has partnered with City Bridge Trust to launch a new £4 million fund to address racial injustice amongst black and minoritised communities in London.
The Racial Injustice Fund will support black and minority-led charitable organisations to build their capacity, and fund work that has the potential to increase incomes and wealth in underrepresented communities.
Grants are available for up to five years and will support both core and project funding.
Applicants also have the opportunity to apply for development grants to support consortiums to work up their proposals and think through how they would work together. Initiatives could include work to increase access to low-cost finance for small business development, and measures that tackle pay gaps.
FUNDER: Arts Council – Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)
DEADLINE: 12pm on the 28th June 2022.
AWARD: between £2, 000 – £10,000
AREA: Arts Council England has announced that its Developing your Creative Practice programme is open for applications.
Arts Council England is looking for exciting, ambitious proposals that allow applicants to take that important next step in the way they make their work. Applicants are encouraged to consider their long-term needs and proposals can cover creative research and development or building skills through international exchange. Examples might include:
- Creative media and the wider creative industries e.g., film or audio, design or gaming
- Technology, including digital technology e.g., virtual reality or live-streaming
- Other non-arts organisations or settings e.g., residential-care providers, or a science organisation
- Other non-arts cultural forms or sectors e.g., health and wellbeing, social inclusion, heritage or sport
This fund is only open to individuals over the age of 18 years who:
- Are living and working in England
- Have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context
- Are working in Arts Council England’s supported disciplines i.e., they will be dancers, choreographers, writers, translators, producers, publishers, editors, musicians, conductors, composers, actors, directors, designers, artists, craft makers, and curators.
Organisations can not apply.
Awards are made through quarterly funding rounds. Funded project activities can last up to one year.
FUNDER: The British Council & DCM&S – to Protect Cultural Heritage at Risk Due to Conflict or Climate Change (UK & Worldwide)
DEADLINE: 11:59pm on the 30th of June 2022.
AWARD: Up to £2 million
AREA: Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK and overseas for projects that protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict or climate change in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia.
The British Council, in partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport, is making the funding available through the Cultural Protection Fund which will award funding to organisations working in partnership for projects that keep cultural heritage sites and objects safe, as well as supporting the recording, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
It will also provide opportunities to local communities for training and education, enabling and empowering them to value, care for and benefit from their cultural heritage in the long-term.
FUNDER: Unltd – Social Enterprise support (UK)
DEADLINE: 30th June 2022.
AWARD: Grants of up to £15,000 to grow an existing social enterprise / Grants of up to £5,000 to start a new social enterprise.
AREA: Grants plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK.
UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs.
To be eligible applicants need to be: Aged 16 and over, living in the United Kingdom, willing to participate in a learning experience, working to benefit people living in the United Kingdom, have a real social impact, fulfil a clear need and demand, have clear outputs and goals
FUNDER: Leathersellers – Support Young People Experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (UK)
DEADLINE: 30th June 2022
AWARD: up to £25,000
AREA: Grants are available for UK registered charities or Community Interest Companies working to prevent the occurrence of and/or support recovery from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
The funding, which is available through the Leathersellers’ Main Charity Grants programme – Adverse Childhood Experiences, will enable charities run by and for people with lived experience of ACE to provide trauma-informed and evidence-based interventions that support deprived and underrepresented children and young people and/or adult survivors in recovery.
This could include those suffering domestic abuse; physical, sexual or psychological/emotional abuse; mental illness or substance misuse by a close family member; neglect; or having a close family member serve time in prison.
FUNDER: The Big Give Match Funding Campaign to Support Vulnerable & Underrepresented Women & Girls (England & Scotland)
DEADLINE: 5pm on the 1st July 2022.
AWARD: up to £25,000
AREA: The Big Give has launched this year’s Christmas Challenge match funding campaign which supports charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in England and Scotland.
The Christmas Challenge is making in match funding available to enable charities that are led by and for women and girls to run their own match funding campaign between the 29th November and the 6th December 2022. The Big Give will also provide resources, training and guidance for all participating charities.
FUNDER: UFI VocTech Trust – Seed Fund for Digital Vocational Learning Projects (UK)
DEADLINE: 5pm on the 13th July 2022
AWARD: Between £15,000 and £50,000
AREA: Grants are available for early-stage project ideas that use technology to improve vocational education. The aim is to test and scope ideas that may develop into successful learning products and services.
The VocTech Trust Seed grants are available to organisations across the UK, including charities, trade bodies, learning providers, employers, private companies, community interest companies and other not for profit organisations.
The UFi VocTech Trust will provide funding for projects lasting between three to twelve months which show how digital technologies can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. This could include design, development and prototyping, refining learning design, small scale testing with users, planning a route to market, strategies for scaling, project management, and evidencing impact & what works.
To help applicants prepare their applications, the Trust is running a series of workshops. Information on these can be found on the Voch Tech Trust website (link below).
FUNDER: The British & Foreign Schools Society Improve the Educational Outcomes & Life Chances of Young Carers & Care Experienced Young People (UK)
DEADLINE: 13th July 2022
AWARD: Between £30,000 and £100,000 (maximum £30,000 per year for multi year projects lasting up to five years)
AREA: The British and Foreign Schools Society is inviting proposals to its grant programme to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers or Care Experienced Young People under the age of 25 in the UK.
Grants will support schools, academies, colleges and registered charities in the UK to help young people to attend and engage in mainstream school life, access further education, employment or training opportunities, and to improve support for them to remain engaged with these opportunities.
The Society is also keen to receive applications for approaches that seek to directly address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on these vulnerable young people.
FUNDER: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (England)
DEADLINE: Opens 6th June 2022 – 29th July 2022
AWARD: Between £2m – £5m
AREA: To help improve access to the arts and culture, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is making a total of £128 million in funding available to cultural venues including museums, galleries and public libraries in England.
Organisations are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the financial support which will be distributed across three funds:
- The £49.4 million Cultural Development Fund which aims to increase access to arts and culture in areas of low engagement. The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is 12 pm (midday) on the 29th July 2022
- The £15.5 million Libraries Improvement Fund will improve local library services. The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is 12 pm (midday) on the 27th June 2022
- The £63.3 million Museum Estate Development Fund will fund urgent museum maintenance and infrastructure works. The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is 12 pm (midday) on the 17th June 2022.
This funding round follows a previous allocation of £48 million worth of funding to 60 organisations earlier this year.
Venues across the country have already benefited from the fund including the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, which earlier this year received £5 million to fund structural work to safeguard the building for future generations, and Bletchley Park, which was given £468,000 for essential maintenance works to its buildings.
FUNDER: Mayor of London – grants to Highlight the Achievements of Minority Communities (London)
DEADLINE: 4pm on the 5th October 2022.
AWARD: Up to £25,000
AREA: Community led organisations can apply for grants to highlight the achievements of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, women, LGBTQ+ communities and disabled people in public spaces. The funding is being made available through the second round of the Mayor of Untold Stories grant programme.
The Untold Stories grant programme has two funding streams;
- ‘Test and Nuture’ grants of £1,000 to £5,000 (plus up to £1,000 for additional access costs) are available for organisations to develop a concept, run a small-scale project or test a new idea. This could include consulting with local people, running a workshop or developing ideas with support from an artist, history or heritage group.
- ‘Grow and Make Happen’ grants of £4,000 to £25,000 (plus up to £2,000 for additional access costs) will be awarded to projects which have been developed with relevant permission and plans, for example new artwork, objects or plaques or a new regular event in London’s public spaces.
The funding is available to Community-led organisations based in London with a turnover of less than £500,000 per year.
A total of £490,000 is available during this funding round.
FUNDER: Financial Fairness – Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK)
DEADLINE: 1pm on the 4th February 2023
AWARD: between £10,000 and £200,000
AREA: Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants for strategic work that improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes.
The abrdn Financial Fairness Trust’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that influence financial wellbeing: income; spending; and assets. These areas might include wages, pensions and taxation, gambling, borrowing and repayment problems, and savings. Between fifteen and twenty grants are awarded each year and priority is given to work focusing on younger generations.
FUNDER: Paul Hamlyn Funding to Address Structural Inequalities Within the UK Immigration System (UK)
AWARD: Between £30,000 and £400,000
AREA: Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period.
The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund and supports organisations working towards the following long-term objectives:
Influencing migration system reform: helping to build a policy and legal framework based on the principles of fairness, accessibility, due process, efficiency and respect for human rights.
Improving access to support services, to ensure systemic exclusion which forces individuals into poverty is addressed and the needs of people who migrate are met, so that they have the longer-term support they need to settle, integrate and thrive in the UK.
Strengthening civic participation so that people who have migrated to the UK have a stronger voice and are represented and meaningfully involved in the structures and services that affect their lives.
Informing public understanding and countering the polarisation of migration and integration narratives.
The Foundation also has a particular interest in the lives of young people who lack permanent status in the UK, including those who are undocumented.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ideas before submitting applications related to this focus area.
If you require support with your application, please email: email@example.com