Cost of living Crisis News Round-up - Unrestricted and Core Cost Funding (part 1), October 2022

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

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

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund - Development Grants Programme
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund continues its call for applications for its closing round from community and voluntary organisations working to rehabilitate offenders or ex-offenders in the UK.

The Triangle Trust provides funding through its Development Grants programme twice a year to registered charities and not-for-profit social enterprises in the UK.

The Trust offers funding particularly for groups who support unpaid carers (spring round) and to rehabilitate offenders or ex-offenders (autumn round).

The Trust’s Development Grants provide funds towards any costs experienced by the applicant through the course of its core business.

Reopened recently, the application deadline for this season is midday on 28th Oct 2022 (with further dates to be announced).

Further details, including the online application process, can be found on The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund website.

A B Charitable Trust Funding Programme
The A B Charitable Trust work to support the most marginalised and excluded groups in the UK, who are often from communities experiencing poverty and racial inequality.

Their grants can provide core cost funding for small to medium-sized registered UK Charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals in the UK

They also offer contact details of other organisations to get advice on alternative sources of funding.

Their application deadline for this season is midday on 30th Oct 2022 (with further dates to be announced).

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

Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund
Small, registered charities can apply for grants for projects working with young offenders, prisoners (and ex-prisoners) as well as young and disadvantaged people at risk.

With funding being made through the Weavers' Company, the funder advises they normally consider applications from local organisations such as those working in a village, estate, or small town.

The funder also advises they will consider applications for core funding for new projects, and that grants are usually given for up to one year.

The Funder advises the next closing date for applications is the 17th November 2022 with further dates to be announced later on.

For more information and how to apply, visit their website.

Working to provide resources to support the charity sector achieve and succeed, The Charity Excellence Framework (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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