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Funding Round-up Part 3 – July/August 2021

MVA offers another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations.

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.

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK)
The Fidelio Trust is offering grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance.
The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.
The Trust announced that the next closing date for applications is the 17th September 2021, with further dates presumed to be announced later.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK)
Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.
With funding being made available through the Help Musicians Fusion Fund, eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing.
Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters or multidisciplinary artists are amongst those eligible to apply. Bands or ensembles with six members or less can also be supported.
No application deadline has been indicated, which suggests this scheme can be seen as a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time.
More information and how to apply can be found at the Help Musicians Fund website.

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Operate in a Coronavirus Safe Way (England)
Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way.
The funding which is being made available through the Sport England’s Return to Play: Small Grants Fund and can cover costs such as minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses for clubs in areas of high deprivation, the Fund will now also support ongoing running costs.
At the time of writing, there was no recognised deadline, suggesting this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time.
More information and how to apply can be found on the Sport England website.

Funding to Support Disadvantaged People Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Sussex)
The Sussex Community Foundation has reopened the Sussex Crisis Fund in a new Support and Recovery phase to support community and voluntary sector organisations working to help disadvantaged people experiencing greater health inequalities and financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support activity, whether online or in person, that reconnects people and communities, that offers mental health and well-being support, provides advice and support services, supports digital inclusion, and provides food and other vital support.
The funders are particularly interested in hearing from applications which support those disproportionately impacted such as women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and children and young people.
The funder advises applications can be made at any time, with decisions expected within three to four weeks of submission.
More information and how to apply can be found at the Foundation’s website.

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)
Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement.
With funding is being made available through the Weavers' Company, the funder advises to be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000, with those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. The funder also advises grants are usually given for one year.
The Funder advises the next closing date for applications is the 19th November 2021.
For more information and how to apply, visit their website.

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales)
Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors.
The funding is being made available through phase five of the Local School Nature Grant scheme from the charity Learning through Landscapes (LTL).
Funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play.
This year, funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own building and more than five staff.
There will be four funding rounds throughout the year. The closing date for applications for round 3 is 3rd September 2021.
For more information and how to apply, visit the LTL 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.