Gloucestershire VCS Alliance Funding Bulletin

Funding Bulletin – 6 October 2020

The latest version of the main Funding Bulletin is available on the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance website at

We have now merged the outstanding items from our Emergency Funding Bulletin into this bulletin.


  • The Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Fund has opened offering grants for new and innovative projects, providing they address at least one of the priorities in the Police and Crime Plan. This year the emphasis is on Covid related projects. Page 17
  • Gloucester Community Building Collective is working with We Can Move to launch the Gloucester Neighbourhood Fund. It is designed to help people in Gloucester support their communities and provides funding to help neighbours and community groups get something up and running or give a boost to an existing club or group. Page 20
  • BAME-led charities, voluntary or community groups and faith groups can apply for funding to help them continue to respond to the needs of their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Page 23
  • The PwC Foundation has recently set up a ColourBrave Charity Committee which will allocate grants to Black-led social enterprises, as well as charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries for projects which help to continue to build an inclusive culture and tackle racial inequality. Page 25
  • The Leaders with Lived Experience 2020 Programme provides National Lottery grants to support charities, voluntary and community groups run by people with first-hand experience of a social issue to share those experiences and shape how communities move towards recovery and renewal after COVID-19. Page 29
  • The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Please note this fund is only open to charities with an annual income of at least £1,000,000. Page 33
  • Voluntary or community-sector organisations working with unemployed young people can apply to the Youth Futures Foundation for funding to help them overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. Page 47
  • Grants are available to partnerships of at least three Music Education Hub lead organisations though the Music Education Hub Development Fund. This funding round is encouraging Hubs to work together to adapt their practice and put inclusion front and centre of their plans. Page 49
  • The Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership has launched the GloW Community Grants. The programme will invest in community-led and based activities that address the things that contribute to our mental wellbeing and help improve our mental health. Page 58
  • The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is making funding available to address social isolation in specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach. Page 59
  • The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has opened its Hospice Fund programme with grants available for core costs. Page 62
  • The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week Kick Start and Community Grants are now open. Pages 72 and 73
  • The Royal Institution’s STEM Enrichment and Enhancement grants scheme has funding available to help integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities into school practice. Page 73
  • The Growing Lives Programme from Allchurches Trust will close on 30 October. It helps churches and Christian organisations to connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their local area. Page 89
  • The Prince’s Countryside Fund has re-opened to applications. Grants are available for projects which support small, deprived communities in remote rural areas which have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Page 107
  • Power to Change is launching the Community Business Renewal Scheme, a package of support for community businesses. Page 115
  • The Clothworkers Open Grants Programme has re-opened. They award grants to registered charities, CICs, and not-for-profit organisations (including special schools) for capital projects. Page 126
  • The Woodward Charitable Trust is re-opening for applications on 9 November. Page 144

Carers Gloucesteshire Legacy Fund – Funding Forum

Gloucestershire Community Foundation is holding a Funding Forum on Thursday 8 October to enable applicants to find out more about this fund, meet the Advisory Panel and discuss funding requirements before submitting an application. Details of the fund are on page 57 in the bulletin and at

Please contact Sarah Sharma, Grants Manager at the Gloucestershire Community Foundation, at to request an invitation and Zoom link to the Forum.

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