Funding Round-up – Social Inclusion (Part 4), June 2022

Here is another series of funding rounds from local and national organisations that focus on social inclusion themes for the Voluntary Sector.

Due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date details, they ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund through The National Lottery and Consortium
Grants are being made available to charity and not-for-profit organisations within the LGBT+ community through specialist infrastructure group Consortium and its Community Collaborators.

Working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF), the LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund is awarding grants of up to £25,000 to grassroots groups and organisations who are run by and for one or more of the five communities of focus:
  • D/deaf, Disabled, Neurodivergent LGBT+ people
  • LGBT+ People of Colour and People from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities
  • LGBTQI+ Women
  • Older LGBT+ people
  • Trans and Non-Binary people
The funding organisers say the monies can be used for organisational running costs, projects, and organisational/leadership development.
The organisers say applications will be reviewed on a Continuous Rolling Basis with the programme closing to new applications on Sunday 30th October 2022.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Consortium website.

Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund supporting Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders
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 and disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement.

With funding 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 14th July 2022 with further dates announced later this year.
For more information and how to apply, visit their website.

Ragdoll Foundation Funding Programme - Possible Relaunch later in 2022
The Ragdoll Foundation is said to be researching and developing new priority area with a view to continue its support for gifted young women from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Foundation offered grants for initiatives that support gifted young women (ages14-25) from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their talents and skills in the arts and creative media, with a view to achieving their full potential.

Trustees would look for proposals that:
  • Support or develop talent, rather than general arts engagement/participation
  • Help to open doors for participants to develop their artistic practice, or to follow a more technical path (particularly where women are not well represented), but not other areas of arts management
  • Support skills development, including working towards a formal or informal qualification
Following the close of their Open Grants in Spring of 2022, The Foundation announced they would be refocusing its grant-making programme, with a new priority area being researched and developed that would continue to support gifted young women from disadvantaged backgrounds with a view to achieving their full potential.

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

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