9 April, 2020

 

We are cautiously optimistic following the UK government’s announcement of £750m worth of aid to charities as part of its response to coronavirus, including £370m allocated to small and medium-sized charities.

Whilst it is unclear how the money will be distributed, this is hopefully the first stage of government relief efforts to support the VCSE sector.

Here’s what we know so far:

7 April, 2020

 

Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. 

What grants can organisations apply for?

24 March, 2020

 

Coronavirus has had a local, national and global impact, and we know that many of Bristol's community groups and organisations are balancing increased demand for services with workforce challenges, from self-isolation and illness to adjusting to online working. 

Now more so than ever, Voscur aims to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector as much as possible, and that includes being aware of financial struggles. 

18 March, 2020

 

Grants of up to £5,000 are available from today to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Quartet Community Foundation will offer local charitable and community organisations emergency funding to support emerging challenges faced within local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.

What is this course about?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 28 April, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00
26 February, 2020

 

The Celebrating Communities Fund from St Monica Trust will help communities in Bristol, BANES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire come together in 2020.

Up to £250 of funding is available for individuals and unconstituted community groups, and up to £500 is available for registered charities and other community groups. 

Wheelchair sports
6 February, 2020

 

Funding is available from This Girl Can, thanks to National Lottery grants, for projects that help remove barriers to exercise for women aged 16+, such as the cost of childcare or a lack of local opportunities. 

VCSE organisations, including charities voluntary clubs, community groups and Community Interest Companies, can apply for up to £10,000 (occasionally larger sums are granted).

Managing money and making a change
5 February, 2020

 

MSE Charity, from Money Saving Expert, has opened its next grant round for VCSE organisations helping people living with long-term challenges.

The funding will go towards activities that help people think about managing their money and support them to be in control of their finances - for example, money management classes or how to avoid getting into debt. You can see previously funded projects here

4 February, 2020

 

Organisations and individuals can apply to the second round of grant funding from the British Council, Bristol City Council and Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, as part of the Festival of Ideas 2020, to celebrate international partnerships in social innovation. 

The aim of the scheme is to meet social needs and tackle social problems by face-to-face or digital learning, and to use insight from other cities around the world.

4 February, 2020

New research has shown that Match Trading can increase the income which a social sector or community business earns from trading by 64% over a year.

Match Trading® aims to transform the use of grants so that they can be applied in a way that directly incentivises trading. The aim of this is to produce stronger and more viable organisations, capable of achieving sustained benefits.

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