Funding Round-up – Community (part 2), May 2022

Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on community themes aimed at helping charities continue work.

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.

Localgiving’s 2021 Magic Little Grants
Funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, The Magic Little Grants Fund from national group Localgiving distributes £500 grants to charities and community groups addressing issues which can cover:
  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space
Localgiving say the funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.
Relaunched recently, the Funder says applications will be accepted at any time until 31st October 2022.
More information and how to apply can be found at the Localgiving website.

Reaching Communities Funding Programme from National Lottery Community Fund
Large grants of over £10,000, for up to five years, are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects that make positive changes in their communities.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Reaching Communities programme says it will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by the crisis.
Organisations can apply for funding to:
  • Continue to deliver activity - whether the community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity
  • Change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges
This is a Continuous Rolling Programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be submitted at any time.
More details are available at the National Lottery website.

The Linda Hogan Community Fund
Administered by Kent charity West Kent Extra (WKE) grants of up to £500 are available from the Linda Hogan Community Fund to groups and organisations who provide, or will provide, services to residents living in areas across Kent.
The organisers say the funding is intended to support community groups for projects and activities that help their local communities.
The funders say they are particularly interested in applications from:
  • Smaller groups or organisations that are led or managed by local people and involve volunteers and community champions delivering the activity
  • Activities that will benefit West Kent Housing Association tenants and neighbourhoods
The deadline for applications is 15th June 2022 with further dates to announced later in the year.
More information and how to apply can be found at the WKE website.

Relaunching soon: Supporting Rural Communities Programme from The Prince's Countryside Fund
Focused on rural communities across the UK, grants of up to £25,000 are to be made available to constituted not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects which are working to create resilient and sustainable rural communities.
The outcomes that the Countryside Fund seek to achieve through the programme include:
  • Reinvigorating or developing community networks
  • Improving the health and well-being of socially isolated people
  • Creating a legacy of support and promoting community spirit and cohesion
  • Communities supporting one another through volunteering opportunities
  • Promoting a greener economy by encouraging people to travel less and utilise locally grown and crafted products
The Fund is particularly interested in applications from groups and organisations with projects in hamlets, villages, and small market towns.
The funders say applications for this season have closed but are set to relaunch later in the year.
More information can be found at the Funder’s website.

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