Funding Round-up – Social Inclusion (Part 5), June 2022

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

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.

Racial Equity Funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation
The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has announced its Racial Equity funding for small and local charities that are led by and that support Black, Asian, and ethnic minority communities.
Launched recently, charities can apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support under the funding.
The Foundation says they are looking to support charities where more than half of their Trustee Board are recognised as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1m, and with a strong track record of helping people from minority communities across 11 complex social issues (such as homelessness, trafficking and domestic abuse).
The Foundation says there is no specific deadline, suggesting the scheme is a Continuous Rolling Programme, so applications can be accepted at any time.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Foundation’s website.

Later Life Inclusion grants from Masonic Charitable Foundation
The Foundation is providing grants to charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years of age.
Funding from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is intended to help those who face social isolation or loneliness due to reasons such as financial hardship, care responsibilities, a decline in physical or mental health, or life transitions which may include retirement or bereavement.
Small grants of between £500 and £15,000 and large grant, starting from £10,000 are available to charities and similar groups (depending on their annual income level) and could be used for general running, overhead costs of the charity, or core funding.
At the time of writing, there was no identified deadline, suggesting the scheme is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications could be accepted at any time.
For more details, visit the MCF website.

Causes Fund from Matrix (Law)
Grants of up to £9,000 will soon be available from Matrix Chambers (Law) to UK charitable organisations promoting access to justice, equality of opportunity or sustainability.
The Funders are especially interested in hearing from applicants working with vulnerable groups, this includes:
  • Prisoners
  • Asylum seekers
  • People with mental health difficulties
  • People (particularly children) with disabilities, and
  • Women in refuges
Matrix Chambers also say the monies may only cover identifiable items or activities such as: publications; staff/volunteer training; publicity; events and equipment which can benefit many people in the long-term.
Relaunching in June, the application deadline for this season is 11th July 2022.
For more information, visit the Funder’s website.

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