1. Arnold Clark Community Fund – The fund aims to help UK charities and local community
groups continue their important work which may be at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The current funding focus is on organisations that deal with or address the
following categories: Food banks | Toy banks | Poverty relief | Housing and
Grant Budget: Up to £1,000
For more information, click on this link: The Arnold Clark Community Fund | Arnold Clark
Application Deadline: by a weekly draw during the winter campaign.
2. Social Enterprise Support Fund
This fund re-opens for applications on 25 November 2021. It provides grants to help social enterprises rebuild from COVID-19. You can apply for grants from £10,000 to £100,000. Most grants will be between £10,000 and £50,000.
Deadline: 21 December
3. Help the Homeless
Help The Homeless makes grants to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enabling them to rebuild their lives. They fund capital costs with grants of up to £5,000.
Deadline: 15 December
4. Power to Change Powering Up
Powering Up is a programme for community businesses that need support shifting from an emergency mindset to investing in future planning. The initial phase of the programme is focused on community businesses looking to learn how digital skills could help their business develop and grow. The tailored support package for community businesses is worth up to £20,000 in and
includes paid access to support providers, professional development, and wellbeing support, plus an unrestricted grant.
Contact: Powering Up – Power to Change
The application window for the first round runs from 10 November to 13 December 2021
5. Platinum Jubilee Fund Launch
To celebrate the Queen’s up and coming jubilee the NLCF are, in partnership, launching the Platinum Jubilee Fund today.
The £22 million fund will support communities to develop activities that bring people together to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
For more information follow this link: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2021-11-17/over-22million-the-queens-platinum-jubilee
Suitable for: Small local voluntary or community organisations and groups
Total available: £3.5 million
Application deadline: 15 December 2021 at 5pm or once we receive 700 applications – whichever comes first
6. The C0mmunity Fund
The Community Fund is now open for applications.
Deadline for applications: 19th December, 2021
In alignment with Southampton City Council’s key priorities, this fund offers three new grant funding opportunities that will support community groups and organisations in the delivery of youth and diversionary activities, and environmental changes related to the incidence of anti-social behaviour, promoting safety and security in our neighbourhoods and communities.
The Community Fund is split into three component schemes:
Strengthening Communities Fund – £40,000 over two years will be awarded to support bids for local campaigns or projects that can help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and to help engage neighbours/residents in communities by joining or starting local groups or associations etc. to strengthen their role in the city. A maximum amount of £2,000 can be awarded per applicant.
Protecting Communities Fund – £100,000 across two years will be made available to support capital works which combat crime and anti-social behaviour. E.g. the removal or installation of physical assets to prevent crime. Applications for this fund must be supported by ward councillors.
Youth Fund – £280,000 across two years (2021-2023) will be awarded to support youth groups, sports groups, charities etc. in bids for time limited projects or seed funding for long-term initiatives to engage with youth to address anti-social behaviour. A maximum amount of £20,000 can be awarded per year/per applicant.
The closing date for applications is 19 December 2021 (this has been extended from our original deadline of 19 November 2021).
How to apply
Please fully read the application guidelines and instructions before submitting the application form for the grant you wish to apply for.
Strengthening Communities Fund
- Strengthening Communities Fund – Application guidelines
- Strengthening Communities Fund – Application instructions
- Strengthening Communities Fund – Application form
Protecting Communities Fund
- Protecting Communities Fund – Application guidelines
- Protecting Communities Fund – Application instructions
- Protecting Communities Fund – Application form
- Youth Fund – Application guidelines
- Youth Fund – Application instructions
- Youth Fund – Application form
A second webinar will be running on 7 December 2021 between 18:00-19:00 to discuss our available funds, advice for grant applications, and also allow for any questions. To attend this webinar please join online
A previous webinar was held for prospective applicants on the 2 November 2021 at 2pm.
7. Asda Foundation Investing in Spaces and Places Grant
Grants awarded will be between £5,000 and £25,000 towards improving community spaces in local communities across the UK.
The five stages are:
– Stage 1 (October/November/December) – conversations between community colleagues and
local groups about higher value needs/projects. Projects will be discussed as a region and
Eligibility Questionnaires submitted by Community Champions *09/01/2022.
*Community Champions can be contacted at most ASDA Stores.
– Stage 2 (January 2022) – Asda Foundation will assess all nominations and create a shortlist.
– Stage 3 (February 2022) – Regional Team Meetings will be held to vote on the projects
making it through to the final stage.
– Stage 4 (March-April 2022)– Final shortlisted groups invited to complete the full application.
– Stage 5 (June 2022) – Successful groups notified, and grants sent. The first round of Investing in Spaces and Places Grants launch in October 2021 and will be awarded in June 2022.
Examples include, but aren’t limited to:
- Play area development/upgrading safety features
- Community gardens
- Transforming wasteland into usable space
- Allotment space
There are three options within this grant, groups can apply for one 1. Building Repairs (Roof repairs, Doors and windows repairs/replacement, Central heating replacement, Electrical wiring upgrade, Plumbing repairs/replacement)
2. Building Improvement/Development (New kitchen, Improving toilet facilities, Extension on a building, New flooring, Developing an unused internal space, Improving disabled access and facilities, Security features to keep the space and place securely, Creating a tech hub and enhancing technological capabilities)
3. Outdoor Improvement/Development (Play area development/upgrading safety features, Community gardens, Transforming wasteland into usable space, Allotment space)
Asda Foundation will only part-fund a project, we’re not able to fully fund a project
Groups must raise at least 50% of the total project cost from other sources
For more information: click on this link: Asda Foundation Investing in Spaces and Places Grant
8. Southern Housing Group Making Lives Better
The Grants are intended for projects which contribute to one or more of the Community Investment Department’s themes, which are: Neighbourliness and communities; Improving health and wellbeing; Tackling poverty. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. For more information, contact: http://www.shgroup.org.uk/customers/get-support/apply-for-a-grant/
9. Ocado Foundation for Good
The programme will provide grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas:
- Skills for the future,
- Natural resources
- Responsible sourcing.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, for volunteering, only applications for digital volunteering will be accepted. Applications can be made at any time until the 31st December 2021.