Funding News Round-up, April 2022

Here is a collection of recent local and national funding news announcements for the Voluntary Sector.

‘Homes for Ukrainian’ Refugees Scheme from UK Government
A national call to individuals, charities, community groups and businesses is being made by UK Government to offer their support to people displaced from Ukraine and their immediate family member who need a route to safety.
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) say anyone who is able to help, who fulfils the sponsorship requirements and with a spare room or empty home, is encouraged to join the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme.
The Government also say in return for providing accommodation for a minimum of six months, they will offer an optional thank you payment of £350 per month to those who can accommodate one or more household for up to 12 months.
The intention is that these payments will be tax free for individuals and will not affect benefit entitlement and will legislate if necessary.
More information can be found at the scheme’s website.

Respond, Recover, Reset: The Voluntary Sector and COVID-19
Respond, Recover, Reset is a project that examines the impact of COVID-19 on voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.
Led by a team at Nottingham Trent and Sheffield Hallam Universities, with support from NCVO, the project particularly focused on providing real-time data about how the pandemic is impacting voluntary organisations working practices and operations, their responses, learning and resilience.
MVA worked with Nottingham Trent contributing to these national findings in work done previously.
Announced recently, the Final Full Project Report is now available at the project’s website.

Laureus Sport for Peace Humanitarian Action Fund (Help for Victims of the Ukraine War)
Funding is being made available to support agencies currently working in Ukraine who are providing food, emergency water, medicine, hygiene and disease prevention kits, shelter and safe spaces for mothers and children on the move, as well as helping the growing number of desperate and vulnerable population.
The organisers Laureus Sport say all actions by the Fund will comply with international principles and standards for humanitarian action.
Details of additional support to be offered to those who have fled the fighting and have made their way to relative safety in neighbouring countries.
More details are yet to be announced, for further information visit the Laureus Sport website.

Rosa - Stand with Us Fund
Grants are about to be made available for NGO and not-for-profit groups for projects which tackle violence against women in the UK.
Launched by grant-making charity Rosa, the funding is intended to support women-led organisations who are helping victims of male violence to recover and rebuild their lives, as well as groups who are working to improve the safety of women in the UK.
At the time of writing, the fund is yet to launch but is expected to open in Spring 2022.
For more information visit the Rosa website.

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