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Funding Round-up (part 2), October 2021

Here is another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations aimed at helping charities continue their work in light of the COVID outbreak.

Due to the varying nature and progress of the pandemic, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and ask that readers please check each organisation’s website for the latest information.

UK Small Grants from True Colours Trust
Supporting causes in the UK and Africa, grant making charity The True Colours Trust is offering grants to small organisations delivering programmes that benefit children and their families, in particular children with disabilities.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to UK registered charities and community interest companies (CIC) that are working to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families in the UK.
The scheme is also currently supporting disabled children and children with life-limiting conditions who are shielding or unable to return to school due to COVID-19, and are funding adaptations to spaces to make projects coronavirus compliant.
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which suggests enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.
More information and how to apply can be found at the Trust’s website.

Langley Foundation
Grants are available from the Langley Foundation to people with a recent on-set of illness or disability which puts them financially at risk.
With grants up to £2,000, The Foundation advises that applications must be from or on behalf of families where a family member has been classed as having a recent on-set of illness or disability and have their own business, are on a low income or receiving benefits, and where the person’s health issues bring financial hardship to the family unit.
The Foundation says they can help with:
  • Business costs (e.g. one month’s rent)
  • Family breaks for families with children
  • One month’s childcare costs
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, so enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.

Care Grants from Albert Hunt Trust
The Albert Hunt Trust awards grants to local charities that provide hospice care, provide support for the homeless or promote health and well-being.
The Trust says funding can be used for core costs, which can include staff costs, and ongoing running costs for specific projects.
In the area of support under health and well-being, the Trust advises that this has included physical and learning disability, physical and mental health, plus social challenge and deprivation. The Trust also specifies they look to support organisations in this category with an annual income of below £250,000; but they are prepared to look at capital projects, such as significant equipment purchases or building works regardless of the income levels.
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which suggests this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and that enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

Child Brain Injury Trust Fund
The Child Brain Injury Trust Fund (CBIT) offers support to children with Acquired Brain Injury and their families.
The Trust has two grant programmes:
  • Give a Child a Chance Grant - Small grants programme offering up to £125 to enable the child with Acquired Brain Injury and their siblings to be involved in social activities.
  • The Mary Radnoti-Dwyer Education Assessment Grant - Up to £350 is available to help towards the cost of Special Educational Needs (SEN) assessments for professional reports
The Trust also offers Child Brain Injury Trust Emergency Fund set up in response to the pandemic to support existing Child Brain Injury Trust families adversely impacted by COVID-19. Grants of up to £200 are available to provide support that cannot be easily accessed by other sources, or by statutory services.
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, so enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.
More information and how to apply can be found at the CBIT website.

Happy Days Children's Charity
The Happy Days Children's Charity are offering grants for families with children aged 3-17 who are disabled, have a special need or have been abused.
Day trips, group activity holidays and family respite breaks are all eligible.
The scheme is a continuous rolling programme, so there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Charity’s website.

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund awards grants to charities and organisations who aim to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those (children and adults) affected by severe learning disabilities, including autism.
The Fund operates two general grant funding streams, a General Grant Programme for appeals over £10,000 and a Small Grant Programme for appeals below £10,000.
Capital and revenue costs for specific projects and for general running, or core costs are all considered.
The Funders say although this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time, they do advise meetings are held three times a year to review applications, with deadlines for these being 1st March, 1st August and 1st December each year.
More information and how to apply can be found on the Funder’s website.

EXCLUSIVE! - Guide to Disability Grants
The Care Workers Charity has produced an online service which aims to provide free accessible information on grants to support disabled adults and parents, as well as carers of disabled children.
More information can be found at their dedicated website.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at info@mva.org.uk, you can also contact MVA via the website.