Cost of living Crisis News Round-up – Open Programmes for Core Cost Funding (Part 2), November 2022

Here is another collection of funding announcements and resources aimed at helping charities continue their work to help others during the country’s Cost of living Crisis.

Due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date details, they ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Bromley Trust
The Bromley Trust make grants to UK registered or specialist charities working in their designated focus areas, where they believe they can achieve the most impact.

Working with partners towards bringing about positive social change, they offer unrestricted support (core funding) to charities working in the areas of human rights and prison reform.

The Trust say they have two grant programmes, Human Rights and Prison Reform, and advise they are only able to accept applications for funding which fit their specific focus areas within these.

The Trust reassure interested applicants there is no specific deadline, suggesting this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications could be accepted at any time.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Bromley Trust’s website.

Community Grants from Tesco (Groundworks)
Administrated by Groundworks, the Tesco Community Grants Programme awards funding to registered voluntary or local community organisations,

This offer is also available to schools, health bodies (including CCGs/NHS Trusts), Parish/Town Councils and similar groups who aim to make a positive difference within their community.

The Funder says local good causes that focus on supporting children and families are also eligible to apply.

Tesco says three projects amongst local communities are voted on by customers in their stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months.

Tesco advise their Community Grants programme is always open, so this can be seen as a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications could be accepted anytime.

More information and how to apply is available at Tesco’s dedicated website.

Funding Opportunities from Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation are a mid-sized grant making foundation that gives grants to small and established organisations who address local issues.

The Foundation offer grants to charitable organisations that are working to address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.

There are several types of grant programme including:
  • Small Grants - Funding for revenue costs such as core costs, salaries, over-heads, project costs; one-off capital cost for new buildings, repairs and improvements, purchase of equipment.
  • Standard Grants - Funding for revenue or one-off capital costs
  • Large Grants - Funding for one-off capital costs only
The Foundation advise Village halls and Community Centres could also apply for capital grants for new builds, repairs, improvements, or extensions.

The Foundation advise that their schemes are Continuous Rolling Programmes; there is no deadline and so applications can be accepted at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.

Working to provide resources to support the charity sector achieve and succeed, The Charity Excellence Framework CIO (CEF) offer a growing list of further support for Small Businesses and Enterprise, Community Groups, Charities, and similar organisations nationwide.
To find out more, visit their website.

MVA are also continuing their efforts to provide support and advice for the Charity Sector during these challenging times with their Reference Guide to Cost Cutting Measures, available in their Advice and Support pages.

Going from strength to strength, MVA’s relaunched Funding and Governance Club also offers support for charities in their fundraising efforts - and for a limited time only, you can join for FREE!

For more details, contact MVA’s Data & Business Development Team on 01634 812 850.

MVA can also offer 1-to-1 support where needed for not-for-profit groups and organisations to continue helping local communities in Medway.

They can offer guidance and support across a wide range of areas including fundraising. You can Contact MVA
by email at for more details.

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