Funding Round-up – General (Part 2), June 2022

MVA offer another collection of recent local and national general funding announcements for the Voluntary Sector.

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.

The Schroder Charity Trust
The Schroder Charity Trust awards grants up to £5,000 (average £2,500) to UK registered charities working in:
  • Education and Young People;
  • Communities;
  • Environment and Conservation;
  • Health;
  • Arts and Culture;
  • International Development;
  • Heritage; and
  • Supporting the Armed Forces.
The Trust says grants can be used to cover both core costs and specific project costs, but not large capital appeals.
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, suggesting enquiries to apply for funding could be made at any time.
More information and how to apply can be found at the Trust’s website.

The Straits Committee Small Project Initiative
The Straits Committee continue their efforts to support local organisations on both sides of the Channel to work together by piloting another initiative for the 2022/23 period.
Businesses across Kent can prepare for changes following the UK’s departure from the EU through Kent County Council’s (KCC) programme to strengthen cross-Channel ties to support them.
The Straits Committee is a voluntary partnership between Kent County Council and neighbouring local authorities in France, Belgium and Holland, which offers grants of up to £5,000 to organisations on either side of the Channel to work together.
The initiative says it is looking for fresh and innovative ideas and will welcome applications on any theme where a real benefit can be shown from working together.
The committee asks that projects must involve at least two organisations from two different Straits Committee areas and from two different countries.
At the time of writing, there was no identified deadline – however KCC do advise the next date to consider applications for this season is June 7th 2022, with further dates to be announced.
More information and how to apply can be found at the KCC website.

Funding Programme from Steel Charitable Trust
Grants of up to £25,000 are available from Steel Charitable Trust to registered UK charities working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage.
The Trust says the funding can be used for:
  • Capital projects.
  • Specific projects.
  • Research programmes.
  • Core costs.
For this season, the deadline for applications is 20th July 2022 with further dates to be announced later this year.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

Funding from Swire Charitable Trust
The Swire Charitable Trust continue to offer grants for registered charities working to deliver positive and lasting change to local and national community through areas related to Opportunity, Environment and Heritage.
The Trust had also launched a COVID-19 recovery support programme
that has £1 million dedicated to support for charities who can demonstrate that they are still responding to a clear COVID-19 related need.
The Trust says they can offer support for core costs, capital expenditures and salaries.
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which suggests applications could be submitted at any time.
More information and how to apply can be found at the Trust’s website.

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