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Community News – Funding

Community News – Funding

KFC Foundation Community Grant

Empowering young people

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills.

The fund supports those in a position of social disadvantage i.e. care leavers, those experiencing homelessness, young carers, young parents and young people at risk of or with experience of the criminal justice system.

The funding is available to local charities, registered community interest companies and unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their community. Expressions of interest must be submitted via a two-minute video and a short expression of interest form.

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2021.

More information and apply

Supporting Black and Minority Women Affected by Violence

Grants of between £30,000 and £250,000 are available to frontline organisations led by and providing services for Black and minority women and girls affected by violence.

The funding is being provided through a partnership between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Comic Relief and funded through a grant from the Tampon Tax Fund.

A total of £1.2 million is available and up to 15 grants will be awarded.

Deadline for applications: 5 March 2021, 12pm

More information and apply

Women Thrive Fund

Delivered by Rosa and Smallwood Trust, the Women Thrive Fund is distributing grants of up to £40,000 to specialist women’s organisations across the UK.

Organisations should be working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience. The fund responds directly to what women’s and girls’ organisations have identified throughout the pandemic: that declining mental health, increased risk of emotional trauma and increased poverty levels are their biggest concerns for women and girls across the UK.

Applicants can also apply for an additional 25% of their grant request for work which will strengthen their organisation.

Funding is available to spend until December 2022

“How to apply” webinars are being held on:

  • 25 February, 10am
  • 8 March, 6pm
  • 18 March, 1pm

Deadline for applications: 25 March 2021, 5pm

More information and apply

Attracting Private Sector Investment in Environmental Projects

New £10 Million Fund

Environmental groups, local authorities, businesses & other not-for-profit organisations in England can bid for a share of a new £10 million Government fund to help develop nature projects to a point where they can attract private investment.

The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 for nature projects which tackle climate change, create and restore habitats, or improve water quality.

The fund, which is being delivered by the Environment Agency on behalf of Defra, will help organisations get specialist advice, engage investors and build capacity to develop their project.

Deadline for applications: 26 March 2021, 5pm

More information and apply

Energy Entrepreneurs – Turn Green Ideas into Reality

New £11 Million Fund

The UK Government has announced £11 million in funding to help the UK’s energy entrepreneurs to turn their clean and green ideas into real products and services that help eliminate carbon emissions.

The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund seeks to drive forward new clean technologies across all sectors of UK industry. The latest round of funding will support between 15 and 20 projects, with each successful bidder receiving up to £1 million. Projects could include innovations that boost home energy efficiency, develop green transport, and source cleaner and greener ways to generate power and heat.

Applicants must register their interest by: 26 February 2021, 12pm

Deadline for full applications: 30 March 2021, 12pm

More information and apply

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Reopens for Applications

The focus for 2021-22 will be to support projects that will strengthen the recovery of the Heritage sector from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund will award grants of between £3,000 and £5 million to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK.

Priority will now be given to heritage projects that: boost the local economy; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellbeing; create better places to live, work and visit; and improve the resilience of heritage organisations.

Applications should fully reflect the changed circumstances brought about by pandemic.

Applications can be made at any time.

More information and apply

Get in touch with us

Does your community need some more help? You can email the Community Services Team with your query. Get in touch at [email protected]

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Originally published by Telford & Wrekin Council