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BBC Children in Need - COVID-19 Next Step Grants Programme

Published date: 
Wednesday, 17th June 2020
funding update

Aims/priorities: In addition to its regular grant-making programmes, BBC Children in Need is providing the COVID-19 Next Step Grant Programme which is designed to fund sustained responses to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.

The funding is intended to help organisations with more complex service adaption, including additional staffing requirements. It is designed to be as flexible as possible, covering a wide range of activities.

For groups that are unable to apply to this first round, a second Next Steps programme is expected to open in October 2020.

Historic England - COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund

Published date: 
Monday, 15th June 2020

Aims/priorities: The COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund is a £3 million temporary funding stream, which is provided and administered by Historic England.

The funding is intended to help fund urgent maintenance, repairs and surveys at some of England’s locally cherished historic buildings and sites.

Asda Foundation - COVID-19 Healthy Holiday Grants

Published date: 
Sunday, 14th June 2020

Aims/priorities: The ASDA Foundation's grants programmes aim to support grassroots charitable organisations working at the heart of its stores' communities with initiatives that will make a real long-term difference, benefiting the wider community. Healthy Holiday Grants are designed to support charitable groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal.

The Charity Service Grant Fund

Published date: 
Sunday, 14th June 2020

Aims/priorities: The Grant Fund is provided and administered by the Charity Service, a registered charity supporting third sector organisations in Greater Manchester. The funding is intended for local organisations working with people who are disadvantaged, sick, infirm, or living in poverty in the area.

Who can apply? Registered charities, community interest companies (CICs) and voluntary organisations are welcome to apply. Multiple applications from one organisation will be considered although these must not be for the same purpose.

GC Gibson Charitable Trust

Published date: 
Sunday, 14th June 2020

Aims/priorities: Last year the Funder supported capital equipment purchases and building refurbishment projects which provide benefit to the aged or the disadvantaged young or to the disabled.  They want to encourage projects that increase engagement for the benefit of both individuals and society.

Who can apply?  Charities must be UK registered but can operate anywhere in the world.

Grant amount: Applications given out last  year did not exceed £4,000

Independent Age Grants Fund

Published date: 
Tuesday, 9th June 2020
funding update

Aims/priorities: The coronavirus has changed life for everyone in the UK, but older people are amongst the hardest hit. It is humbling to see the huge efforts that are being made across the UK to make sure that older people get the practical help they need and can stay safe, healthy, connected and contributing during a long period of socially isolating. Despite the challenges they are facing, organisations are keeping vital services running, providing advice, support, opportunities, and practical help.

Discretionary Cash Grants

Published date: 
Monday, 1st June 2020
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Aims/priorities: This guidance is intended to support Oldham based businesses applying to Oldham Council for a grant from the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund announced by the Government on 1 May 2020. 

This guidance sets out the criteria under which businesses will qualify to make an application to the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund, and the evidence required to support an application, and is aligned with the Government guidance issued on 23 May 2020.

GM Walking Small Grants programme re-opened

Published date: 
Monday, 1st June 2020

Aims/priorities:  GMCVO are managing the grants process which is funded by Greater Manchester Moving (with money from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership).  The grants will be awarded to ideas to get more people in Greater Manchester walking while adhering to government social distancing restrictions.  

We are particularly looking for applications that encourage people who are usually less active or inactive to start or increase the amount they walk whilst following social distancing guidelines.

National Lottery Coronavirus Funding

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020
funding update

Aims/priorities: The £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund is part of the Government’s £750 million financial support package for charities and social enterprises during announced on 8 April 2020.

The £200 million Support Fund is being administered by the National Lottery Community Fund along with National Lottery funding to support not-for-profit organisations so that they can continue to deliver services to people and communities in England that are affected by COVID-19.

The Fund has two key objectives: