This Week's Funding News wc 7th September 2020

This Week's New COVID-19 Funds

True Colours: Small Grants UK COVID 19 support (Deadline 5pm, 21st September)

Through the Small Grants UK Covid-19 Support programme, funding of up to £5,000 will now be available to help smaller charities to adapt their services to enable them to continue or resume supporting disabled children, children with life limiting conditions and their families during the pandemic.

Cash 4 Clubs (Closing 23.59pm, 8th September)

Grants for sports clubs to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in their own sustainability. In 2020 they have increased the maximum grant available to help ensure that clubs can continue during and beyond the pandemic.  Grants of £/€500, £/€1,000, £/€2,500 and £/€5,000, with the highest two grant levels going to clubs experiencing hardship due to the impact of COVID-19.

Disabled People's Organisations COVID 19 Emergency Fund

Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) COVID-19 Emergency Fund is opening soon for applications. This fund will support grassroots DPOs across the UK, who have found it difficult to access funding, to respond to the COVID-19 needs of Disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.

COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Grant

A new £400,000 funding pot from Belfast City Council for businesses, social enterprises and charities with grants of £500 to £2500 to cover costs associated with COVID-19 adaptations, such as changes to internal and external layouts to help with social distancing, sanitisation stations, signage, awnings or canopies, collection and delivery points, outdoor seating or heating and barriers.  

Some Other New, non-COVID-19 Funds

Department for Infrastructure (DfI): Road Safety Grants Scheme

The Road Safety (Safe Travel) Grant Scheme, administered by the Department for Infrastructure, offers grants of up to £10,000 to develop and run projects which are aimed at improving road safety or the take up of active travel in local communities. aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads while also encouraging active travel.   Individuals and groups from the VCS sector can apply, but individuals must be working in partnership with a community group.

The Fat Beehive Foundation: Digital Funding for Small Charities

They fund charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year. They provide highly specialised grants up to £2500 for websites and other digital products to small, UK registered charities.

Coca Cola Thank You Fund (Closing 12 Midnight, 25th September)

The €100,000 Thank You Fund seeks to fund projects that inspire and support young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Any Irish non-profit organisation aimed towards promoting healthy, active lifestyles and environmental leadership in young people can enter, with monetary prizes from a €50,000 total fund.  

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You can see all COVID-19 funding schemes on NICVA's constantly updated COVID-19 Fundraising Hub