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Croydon Borough of Culture 2023 – Ignite Fund

Croydon will be London Borough of Culture in 2023, with plans underway for a celebration of the borough’s unique identity, diverse communities and rich heritage, culture and creativity. Artists and grassroots cultural organisations can apply for Ignite Fund grants of up to £50,000 to deliver unique moments in all areas of the borough. 
Deadline: 29 July. 

CVA Community Hubs grants

Croydon Voluntary Action is inviting funding proposals from our Croydon grassroots community partners to provide free support within their local Community Hub (or another community space linked to the Hub) to support people struggling to keep well in coping with the cost-of-living crisis.  If you are in the membership of your Local Community Partnership (contact Sarah to become a member) you can bid to provide free wellbeing activities to enable those most impacted by the cost-of-living crisis to keep well, with access to local, in-person support on:
  • Benefits advice
  • Advocacy Physical activity  
  • Healthy eating 
  • Social connection/peer support 
Read the guidelines for CVA Community Hubs grant.

Funds available and how to apply
Six projects will be funded – one from each Local Community Partnership area – to a maximum £5,000 each. If the projects are successful, they will be recommended to the Local Community Partnerships for local commissioning when further funding becomes available. 
Fill in the application form and send to Kay with supporting documents (copy of latest accounts and Constitution). Deadline: 4 September 2022.

Croydon Relief in Need

The Relief in Need charity gives grants to Croydon residents of all ages who are in need, or facing distress or hardship, and to local and national organisations which help them.

This year, they have merged their Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 grant rounds and the deadline is 12 noon on 20 September.

Must be a registered charity, CIC, not-for-profit company or a community group (with a committee and constitution). CRiN funding is for the benefit of Croydon residents (they accept a minority may be from neighbouring areas). There is a focus on older people's projects at present.

Funds available and how to apply
Organisations can apply for a maximum of £30,000, there is no minimum. Higher amounts will often be spread over two or three years. Grants for individuals can be made for up to £1,000. 
Deadline: Noon on 20 September 2022.

Funding with deadlines

Grand Plan
Grand Plan award £1,000 grants to creative people of colour based in the UK who want to make a new cultural project happen. It can be anything from poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, photographs to workshops or events.
Deadline: 31 July. 

VCSE Fund: women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace
Voluntary and community organisations can apply for funding to support women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace.
Deadline: 5 August. 

Building Strong Communities Fund
The Mayor of London is offering funding for London equity-led voluntary and community sector organisations to enable communities to shape their recovery from COVID-19, through community-led projects.
Deadline: 8 August. 

WCIT Grants
Projects must make use of IT, which can be developed into a model for wider replication, are sustainable and focus on outcomes which can be formally reported on.
Deadline: 8 August.  

Active Communities
Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year. They fund projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years.
Deadline: 10 August. 

Magdalen Trust
The Magdalen Trust funds charities working with vulnerable children and young adults, especially those at risk of sexual and other forms of exploitation. The trust prefers to fund project costs rather than core costs.
Deadline: 31 August. 

Thomas Wall Trust
The Thomas Wall Trust was established in 1920 for the “encouragement and assistance of educational work and social service”. Today, the Trust continues to assist in these areas by providing grants to individuals and organisations. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals and registered charities.
Deadline: 19 September. 

Footwork - People and Place Fund 22
Footwork has two funding streams. The Idea-Into-Action offers funds of up to £5000 for individuals, groups and organisations with bold ideas. The Action-Into-Impact offers up to £10,000 to individuals, groups and organisations to grow their project. 
Deadline: 30 September. 

Disability Justice Fund
Chronic underfunding has been reducing the capacity of Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations (DDPOs) to mobilise for equal rights and social justice. The Disability Justice Fund has been created to build the capacity of DPPOs to advocate for the lasting system change needed to achieve an equitable and socially just society.
Deadline: 3 October. 

Untold Stories
Up to £5,000 is available for projects to develop a concept, run small-scale projects or test a new idea. £5,000-£25,000 is available for projects that have been developed or tested on the small scale and now need some funds to make them happen.
Deadline: 5 October. 

LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund
Small grants are available to LGBT+ groups and organisations that are community-led for organisational running costs and leadership development.
Deadline: 30 October. 

Berkeley Foundation - Resilience Fund
The fund aims to support small to medium-sized organisations to invest in organisational development and build resilience for the future –– whether through improved governance, strengthened people power, better financial planning or stronger systems and strategies. They will distribute grants of up to £30,000, with 10 grants to be awarded in 2022-23. 
Deadline: 30 October. 

Veolia’s Sustainability Fund
The Sustainability Fund provides cash sponsorship, in-kind resources or staff volunteers to support not-for-profit organisations and community groups to transform their local community or environment.
Deadline: 4 November. 

Apply Any Time

City Bridge Trust Small Grant
Small Grants for organisations with an annual income of less than £100,000. City Bridge Trust Small Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 per year are available for a maximum of five years.

Foyle Foundation
The Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities especially those working at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Online applications can be accepted from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum.

Growth Impact Fund
The Growth Impact Fund is a social investment fund. We offer businesses investment and support entrepreneurs to grow their impact and sales. We support organisations with diverse representation at board and leadership level.

Home Instead 
Home Instead is now open to small grassroots organisations that are not registered as a charity. They fund activities and projects that further the needs of our ageing adult population through wellbeing activities and programmes to prevent social isolation and loneliness.

Morrisons Foundation
The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000.

National Lottery Awards for All 
A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. With the pandemic still with us, they will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by Covid-19.

National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities 
This programme offers funding for organisations that work with their community to help them thrive. They fund projects that work to make positive changes in their community – whether that is for people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

Tesco Community Grants
Tesco Community Grants are open to charities and community organisations to apply for a grant of up to £1,500. Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores.

Search for funders using Grantway 

Grantway is a free, innovative, user-friendly new search portal designed to make it easy for charity and volunteer organisations to find and obtain essential grant funding. The portal searches funding opportunities from a wide range of sources and updates in real time.
Issue: 52
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