Gloucestershire VCS Alliance Funding Bulletin

Funding Bulletin – 17 November 2020

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  • Let’s Be Clear is a campaign for clear face masks and clearer communication across Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire VCS organisations can apply to the Let’s Be Clear Fund for any immediate communication need that supports people in the county. Page 16
  • Stroud Town Council still has funding available to support community groups responding to the Coronavirus pandemic. Page 20
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance has relaunched its 12 days of giving. Ten nominated charities are drawn at random over 12 days in the run up to Christmas and receive £1000. Page 27
  • The Voice4Change England’s Covid-19 Partnership Fund is due to re-open for applications on 25 November. The Fund aims to help tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities Page 33
  • UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief will support small youth organisations that have lost funding, face the threat of closure, or had to reduce delivery or services because of Covid-19. Page 43
  • Under the NHS Blood and Transplant Community Investment Scheme, community and faith/beliefs organisations can apply for grants to build support for blood and organ donations amongst Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities. Page 54
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry for All Outreach Grants will support the design and implementation of outreach programmes for school students. Page 66
  • Grants are available from the Ogden Trust for schools, colleges, charities and other not-for-profit organisations who wish to carry out projects or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics. Page 68
  • Methodist Churches can apply to the Allchurches Trust Methodist Grant Programme for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Page 80
  • HMRC is making funding available to help organisations provide advice and support for hard to reach people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements, including those who are digitally excluded. Page 104
  • The School for Social Entrepreneurs has opened its Community Business Trade Up programme. The programme is open to community businesses that want to recover and rebuild their trading income and pandemic-proof their business. Priority will be given to those that are BAME-led; located in BAME communities and supporting deprived or disadvantaged local communities. Page 105
  • Comic Relief has launched The Global Majority Fund, to further Covid-19 response work with communities experiencing racial inequality. The funding is for organisations to distribute funding to a diverse range of locally-led and focused organisations across the UK. Page 117
  • The Masonic Foundation has funding available through Hospice Grants – Improving Equality and Diversity in Hospice Care, to fund projects that seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for groups of particular concern, such as people over the age of 85, black and minority ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and socially deprived communities. Page 126
  • The Woodward Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications. The Trustees want to fund projects that help families and young people and aim to improve the life chances of beneficiaries. Page 135

2021 deadline dates announced

  • Dan Maskell Trust. Page 87
  • Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The focus for 2021 is homelessness and refugees and asylum seekers. Page 113

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