Funding Round-up – Social Inclusion (Part 6), June 2022

Here is a final collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing 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 Henry Smith Charity
The Henry Smith Charity (HSC) say they work to bring about lasting change to people's lives by funding organisations working with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage
The Charity has refined its grants programme to help people and communities at a time of need and to bring about positive change:
Improving Lives Fund
Grants of up to £60,000 to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate or are simply not available
Strengthening Communities Fund
Grants of up to £60,000 to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK
Christian Projects
Grants for projects that promote the Christian faith in the UK
County Grants
Grants of up to £20,000 for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in one of eight English counties, including Kent
Holiday Grants (new)
Grants towards recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under who are disabled or disadvantaged (The charity do advise that applicants must apply at least six weeks before the date of any planned trip.)
At the time of writing, these were Continuous Rolling Programmes, which means there is no deadline and applications can be submitted at any time
For more details and how to apply, visit the charity’s website.

Kelly Family Charitable Trust
The Kelly Family Charitable Trust awards grants of up to £5,000 to UK charities whose activities involve all or most family members, where possible, in initiatives that seek to tackle problems facing one or more of its members.
The three areas that the Trust wishes to support are:
  • Family Interventions and support (e.g. relationship counselling, mediation)
  • Intervention to prevent abuse, domestic violence or substance dependency that threatens the integrity of the family unit; and
  • Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment.
The overall objective is to reinforce the potential benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other.
The Trust says this is a Continuous Rolling Programme, although applications are reviewed bi-annually and the deadlines for the meetings are on 1st March and 1st September annually.
More details and how to apply are available on the Trust’s website.

Grassroots Carers Respite Fund (Individuals)
Grants of up to £600 are available for adults caring for one or more individuals over the age of 18, who are seeking a break from their long-term caring responsibilities.
Administered by Kent Community Foundation (KCF), the Fund will consider requests for various forms of respite including short holidays, weekend breaks, pamper days and day trips.
This is a Continuous Rolling Programme, which means there is no deadline and applications can be submitted at any time.
More details and how to apply can be found at the KCF website.

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