Funding Round-up, Easter 2023

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

Charles Hayward Foundation
Grants are available from the Charles Hayward Foundation to charities for projects involved with Heritage and Conservation, Social and Criminal Justice, Projects Overseas, and Older People.

The Foundation offers: The Foundations says the funding is available for project costs and capital expenditure.

The next deadline for applications is 28th April 2023 with further dates to be announced later this year, however The Foundation says applications for the Small Grants Programme are accepted at any time.

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

Veterans' Foundation
Grants of up to £30,000 are available from the Veterans' Foundation to support not-for-profit organisations that provide lifetime support to those in need among serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their immediate families.

The funding can be used for projects covering a range of aspects of social care for the Armed Forces
community, which can include:
  • Reducing homelessness
  • Increasing employment
  • Reducing dependence on alcohol and drugs
  • Reducing poverty
  • Disability and mental health
  • Marriage guidance
  • Care during old age
The application deadline for this season is 24th April 2023 with further dates to be announced later in the year.

More information can be found at the Foundation’s website.

Cost of Living Grant from Asda Foundation
Grants are available from the Asda Foundation for local community groups who are affected by the increase in the cost of living.

As reported previously, the aim of the grant is to help local community groups cope with the increase in their running costs that they face because of the Cost of Living crisis.

This can include 'warm banks' where groups are planning to keep their facilities open for longer hours to provide local people with a warm, safe place to be rather than heating their homes or living in a cold property.

The priorities for funding are:
  • Rent and utility bills
  • Food costs, such as community cafes, food parcels, delivered meals, soup kitchens and similar services
Launched in February 2023, The Foundation says the deadline for applications is 21st April 2023, but could close early if the budget cap is reached.

More information can be found at the Foundation’s website.

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