This informal networking session is for groups and individuals interested in applying for Bristol City Council's Originators Fund, which supports events, arts and cultural activities taking place from June 2021 - May 2022. 

Tuesday, 9 February, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
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1 February, 2021


A new £1 million digital development fund, from Comic Relief and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is offering grants of up to £70,000 to UK non-profits with an annual income of £70,000 - £1 million, or those working in partnership. This is part of the Tech For Good programme.

Funding will go to organisations that can develop, define or repurpose digital tools, platforms and products that meet social challenges. Successful applicants will also get technical support from the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST).

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6 January, 2021


Small grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations with projects related to repairing, maintaining, improving or building homes and community buildings.

The money is offered by The Screwfix Foundation, established in 2013, and applications are reviewed every quarter (February, May, August and November).

Examples of eligible projects, including some previously awarded funding:

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6 January, 2021


Grants of up to £20,000 are available for Black-led grassroots organisations and projects that remove barriers faced by Black women and girls, and help them progress. 

The money comes from the CROWN UK Fund, created by Dove, and £170,000 will be invested overall. 

Funders are looking for:

21 December, 2020

Each Probation region has been given funding which can be made available to Voluntary and Charity sector organisations who work with/ led by Black, Asian Minority Ethnic members of the community involved with the criminal justice system. The purpose of this funding (up to £10,000 per successful applicant) is intended to strengthen the capacity of those organisations who engage with BAME service users but may need some additional help to further develop their work.

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17 December, 2020


The National Lottery will open small grant applications for the Local Connections Fund on 5 January 2021, to help small charities and community organisations in England reduce loneliness. 

Grants from £300-2,500 will be awarded to small organisations with an annual turnover of less than £50,000.

Senior woman in winter coat indoors
12 November, 2020


The Winter Support Fund, from St Monica Trust, has grants of up to £1,000 available to charities, community groups and social enterprises that support older people, so that support can continue through the winter months. 

Your organisation may have spotted a specific local need in your community, or you may want the grant to go towards buying equipment so that your activities and services can carry on in the months ahead. 

Future cut-off points for applications are at midday on: 

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12 November, 2020


The Trusthouse Foundation supports projects that address urban and rural deprivation, through its small and major grants programmes.

They have just launched new criteria, focusing on family support for their major grants, which are single or multi-year grants of £10,000-100,000, for core costs, salaries, running costs and project costs. 

This programme is open to UK-based charities with an annual income of less than £1 million, and a focus on one of the following family support areas:

5 November, 2020


The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a fund for social enterprises and charities that are improving people’s lives across the UK who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises.

20 October, 2020


The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has opened a £20m fund to distribute its share of the government’s coronavirus support package.

Small and medium-sized charities in England have until 10 November to apply to the CAF Resilience Fund for between £10,000 and £100,000. Organisations must have an income of over £50,000 and be able to spend the grant by the end of March 2021.


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