Funding Round-up – Social Inclusion (part 2), September/October 2021

Here is another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on social inclusion themes aimed at helping charities continue their work in light of the Coronavirus 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.

Foyle Foundation - Small Grants Scheme
The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 to smaller charities (or charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000) working in the UK at a grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.
During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Foundation says they will focus on making one-year grants only to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability.
The Foundation says their priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support if possible.
This is a Continuous Rolling Programme, which means there is no deadline and applications would be considered at any time.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.

Funding and Support from Military Order of the Collar Foundation
Grants are available for UK not-for-profit organisations which give help to those in need, particularly in the areas of poverty relief and education.
The Military Order of the Collar Charitable Foundation (MOC) is a grant making organisation with roots back to the middle ages. The Foundation says their aim is the relief of poverty and sickness, the advancement of education and religion and the preservation and protection of good health - regardless of gender, nationality or religion.
The Foundation offer grants to:
  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • People of a particular ethnic or racial origin
The Foundation is especially interested in supporting the welfare of children and the emergency services sector.
At the time of writing there was no deadline specified, suggesting enquiries to apply for the funding could be made at any time.
More information can be found at the Foundation’s website.

Localgiving’s 2021 Magic Little Grants
Localgiving’s Magic Little Grant Fund recently announced they will be doubling the number of grants it gives in 2021 to new or very small groups and organisations, offering an anticipated £2 ¼ Million of grant funding across 4,500 projects by the end of the year.
Funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, The Magic Little Grants Fund distributes £500 grants to charities and community groups addressing particular issues, which covers:
  • 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
In addition to receiving a grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving will also receive an annual membership worth £96 through the funding, giving them access to Localgiving’s online fundraising platform, regular campaigns and competitions, and numerous fundraising resources.
Launched earlier this year, the Funder says applications will be accepted at any time until 31st October 2021.
More information and how to apply can be found at the Localgiving website.

BBC Children in Need’s Small Grants Programme
BBC’s national charity Children in Need (CIN) is currently offering grants to charities and other non-profit organisations that support and work with children and young people who are disadvantaged and face challenges in their lives.
CIN are offering grants to projects that work to make differences in children’s lives and help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they may face; whether it is through working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.
Possibly due to the recent restrictions bought on by the pandemic, CIN are particularly interested in hearing from and want to help applicants from projects working in the Medway area.
Currently the deadline for applications for their Small Grants Programme is 6th October 2021, with further dates to be announced later in the season.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Children in Need website. You can also contact CIN by email at

Clothworkers' Foundation
The Foundation is offering grants of up to £10,000 to UK registered charities working in the UK in the areas of:
  • Alcohol and substance misuse,
  • People with disabilities,
  • Disadvantaged minority communities,
  • Disadvantaged young people,
  • Domestic and sexual abuse,
  • Older people,
  • Homelessness,
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders, and
  • Visual impairment
The Foundation advises the funding is available for capital costs, which includes Building work; Fittings, fixtures, and equipment; and Vehicles.
At the time of writing there was no identified deadline, which means enquiries to apply for the Support Scheme could be made at any time.
More details are available at the Foundation’s website.

YAPP Charitable Trust
The Yapp Charitable Trust is a grant making charity which supports existing charities in England and Wales to help make grants for running costs and salaries to continue their existing work.
Grants of up to £3,000 per year (for up to three years) are available to small charities to help sustain their existing work. Grants are also awarded for core funding.
The Trust says although this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time, they do advise Trustees meet three times a year to review applications, so decisions can take up to five months.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

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