Gloucestershire VCS Alliance Funding Bulletin

Funding Bulletin –14 July 2020

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

Emergency Funding Bulletin

In light of the coronavirus the VCS Alliance continues to publish a separate bulletin with emergency funds. This is updated regularly on the website at

Recent updates to the emergency bulletin include:

  • The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has funding to help charities, especially small and medium sized, to offset lost income in the current financial year. The deadline is 27 July.
  • The Football Foundation has launched a Club Preparation Fund. Football clubs can apply for funding to make changes and modifications to allow their buildings to safely reopen in line with Covid-19 hygiene and social distancing guidelines. The deadline is 19 July.

The main bulletin

Key highlights:

  • The next deadline to apply to the Aviva Community Fund is 28 July. Page 19
  • The Severn Trent Community Fund has re-opened for applications. It aims to support community wellbeing as well as protect and sustain water and natural resources within the Severn Trent area. Page 28
  • The 2021 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based health and wellbeing charities. Page 55
  • The Arts Council National Lottery Grants programme is re-opening on 22 July. Page 56
  • The Baring Foundation has announced the first call for applications for a new Arts programme supporting Arts and Mental Health to strengthen the creative opportunities available for people with mental health problems. Page 57
  • The Home Office has launched a new funding round through the Places of Worship: Protective Security Funding scheme. Page 83
  • Comic Relief has launched a new funding programme. Change makers is about looking to the future and making a bigger change. They are looking for organisations that will make a significant contribution, for example, forging new ways of working in the wake of COVID-19, contributing evidence that will move things forward, cross-sector collaboration, or advocacy and campaigning work. Page 117
  • The Masonic Charitable Foundation has reopened for applications. Their hospice grants programme has also reopened. Page 126

Please let The VCS Alliance know if you are successful in receiving funding because of something you have seen listed in the bulletin.  This is important in helping them to monitor the effectiveness of the funding bulletin – thank you.

About the VCS Alliance
The Gloucestershire VCS Alliance is the independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the local voluntary and community sector.  To learn more about what they do, please visit