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One-Off Funding for Organisations that Employ People from Vulnerable/Disadvantaged Groups
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A competition intended to provide early-stage and established Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) entrepreneurs in the UK with an opportunity to obtain funding and support to develop and scale their business.
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A fund has been set up as a venture capital vehicle to accelerate early-stage green businesses in the UK.
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Funding to help communities across the UK move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
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Eligible dairy farmers can now apply for up to £10,000 to overcome the impacts of coronavirus.
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Grants are available to provide protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to hate crimes that target people because of their religion.
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Funding is available for organisations that support landlords and tenants to improve standards and educate those involved in the private rented sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage.
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Loans available to small and medium sized businesses based in the UK to help them expand and grow.
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Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
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Grants are available for established charitable organisations, community or voluntary groups in Cumbria so that they can continue providing their services during the rising economic adversity caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
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Support is available for moving-image artists to make proposals for ambitious new works, two of which will be selected by a panel of experts.
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Funding is available to local authorities, universities, charitable trusts and limited companies for strategic research and to build skills and capacity in England's historic environment.
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Funding for the purchase of essential items to meet the needs of children in the UK who living in severe poverty, suffering deprivation as a result and who are facing additional social issue.
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Grants are available for local charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies in England for projects that target illegal money lending.
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Grants are available to help UK museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Grants are available for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations to help communities across the UK move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic
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Grants are available for small, locally based voluntary and community groups to support projects which benefit local communities around Co-op food stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man.
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Sport England have made an announcement today regarding the first Open Call for Innovative Solutions for physical activity. For this Open Call, Sport England are looking for brilliant solutions that remove barriers for the communities that are least well served due to the impact of Covid-19.
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A grant given to a black artist in the UK to use in whatever way they want.
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Grants to help not-for-profit organisations with more complex service adaption in their work with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK who are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Department for Education has launched the second round of its college collaboration fund to help Further Education colleges in England share good practice and develop quality improvement priorities.
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One-off emergency grants for UK registered charities whose charitable aims include natural history, wildlife conservation, and horticulture in the UK and who are experiencing financial hardship due to coronavirus/COVID-19.
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Financial support is being offered to entrepreneurs and moving image companies operating in England.
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Monica Brown, Head of Charity Advisory at CAF, explains how you could get funding.
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Emergency grants to help fund urgent maintenance, repairs and investigations at historic sites and buildings across England due to the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.
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A second round of Government funding is being made available to support domestic abuse safe accommodation services during the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic.
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Organisations with the ability, expertise, networks and knowledge to distribute emergency funding quickly to a diverse range of local grassroots organisations across the UK have until 8 June to submit their application for funding.
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The Local Authority Small Business Discretionary Grant is aimed at small businesses who are not eligible for other government coronavirus grants. Businesses who have applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self Employed Income Support Scheme are eligible to apply for this scheme.
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A revenue-based finance solution for start-ups and fast-growing businesses in the UK.
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Grants are available for care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters supporting residents/patients in facilities in the UK, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support as a result of the current restrictions.
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Free Webinar - Chief executives and industry leaders share the approaches they are taking to set their organisation on the road to recovery
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Eligible English dairy farmers will be able to apply for up to £10,000 to overcome the impact of coronavirus from 18 June.
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A £30 million 5G competition for consortia of businesses, public and third sectors, including creative industries, designed to level up infrastructure across the UK.
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Capital grant programme available to public sector organisations in the UK to help deliver the fastest and most reliable digital communications network available.
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Grants are available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health problem, physical disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education.
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Grants are available for charities, organisations and voluntary groups in the UK impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
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Grants are available to support charitable groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure vulnerable children are provided with a hot meal.
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The Foundation is making changes to its grant programme, effective immediately.
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Specialist women’s organisations across the UK can apply for unrestricted funding to deal with the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic on their work.
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Funding to support housing projects working to strengthen local communities and support the most vulnerable.
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One-off grants for small local charities carrying out coronavirus/COVID-19 relief measures in support of vulnerable communities across the UK.
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Key infrastructure organisations in England that can demonstrate their ability to play a pivotal role in responding to rising youth unemployment but have had their finances impacted as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis can now apply for grants.
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The self-employed will be able to claim a second grant in August, and the furlough scheme will be more flexible, bringing employees back part time in July, with employers contributing to salaries from August.
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Schools and community groups can apply for grants for tree planting projects across the UK, preferably taking place during National Tree Week.
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A fund has been launched for UK healthcare firms to find new ways of using digital technology to combat coronavirus.
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Funding is being provided to building owners, freeholders and registered providers of social housing to meet the cost of removing unsafe cladding on residential blocks of flats in England that do not comply with building regulations.
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Emergency grants are available for small to medium-sized charities and social enterprise organisations in England to help them continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by coronavirus/COVID-19.
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One-off grants for projects supporting people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
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Grants are available for registered charities to support legal action that seeks to protect vulnerable individuals and communities from the impact of Covid-19.
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Grants are available for smaller registered charities across the UK that are working with some of the older people hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
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The funding application for charity organisations that help victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence to receive emergency funding during COVID-19 is now open.
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The Culture Secretary has announced that £150 million will be taken from dormant bank and building society accounts to help support the UK’s charities and social enterprises whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
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We have an exciting update. As well as our own National Lottery funding we’re delighted that we are distributing funding on behalf of the Government to support communities through COVID-19. Applications will open Friday 22 May, at 10am.
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Grants are available for smaller registered charities across the UK that are working with some of the older people hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
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Applications are now being accepted for larger grants to cover emergency costs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
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Businesses will soon be able to benefit from larger loans to help them survive the coronavirus downturn.
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Grants are available for voluntary organisations that are working in the criminal justice system in England and Wales to support their vital work during coronavirus/COVID-19.
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Funding is available for organisations in England and Wales to support interventions targeting children aged 10-14 who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence, and to build up knowledge of what works to prevent this happening.
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Community and volunteer groups, town councils and individuals can continue to apply for funding to increase tree numbers in urban areas of England, through small scale planting projects.
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The Government's £500 million Future Fund is now open for applications, with innovative and high-growth businesses able to secure investment to help them through the coronavirus outbreak.
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New funding for community-based charities and charities supporting the most vulnerable across the UK.
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Grants are available for voluntary organisations that are working in the criminal justice system in England and Wales to support their vital work during coronavirus/COVID-19.
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The grants are up to £10,000 a time, and groups that use Crowdfunder to raise money can apply for match funding of 50 per cent
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Interest-free loans are being provided for electrical waste treatment facilities in the UK and grants are also available for UK charity-sector reuse organisations
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A new loan scheme for smaller UK firms in need of financial support to weather the coronavirus crisis is now open to applications.
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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will support long-term viable small and medium-sized businesses in the UK to access bank lending and overdrafts, responding to cash-flow pressures caused by the coronavirus.
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The Government has launched a fund for England's zoos and aquariums in the latest measure designed to protect businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Our Strategic Fund is a rare opportunity for researchers to develop original and challenging ideas, to work collaboratively across disciplines, and to influence social policy in a period of rapid change and uncertainty for our society. Funding is available to universities, research institutes, think tanks and voluntary organisations isupport multidisciplinary projects with the potential for lasting and significant impact.
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Football clubs and organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants to get their natural and artificial grass pitches ready for when the Government’s coronavirus/COVID-19 advice allows football to start being played again.
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Funding for Homes England investment partners, including housing associations, local authorities, private sector developers and community groups in England (outside of London) to free up hostel and refuge spaces for rough sleepers and those in hostel accommodation.
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Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from next week.
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The Sport & Physical Activity Partnership
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Emergency funding is available for frontline homelessness charitable organisations who are directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Grants are on offer to small firms across the UK, supporting them through the difficulties they are experiencing because of the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Grants are available for frontline organisations, grassroots groups and community groups across the UK that are working to redress the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 and systemic racism on communities of colour.
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Through this coronavirus business innovation support package, grants and loans are available for existing Innovate UK award holders, coupled with additional business advisory support services.
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Sky Media is helping small businesses, suffering because of the coronavirus outbreak, with TV advertising campaigns worth £10,000.
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Grants to support the running costs of small community-based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK to help people to make positive changes in their lives.
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Support is being offered to those working in the background within the film, TV and cinema industries who wish to help others in the sector who are struggling through the downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
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One-off grants to help the swimming and aquatics community deal with the impact and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Nominate a charity to win a donation of £1,000 to support work that will make a real difference in the community.
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Funding is available for artists and freelancers, operating in Northern Ireland and England’s visual arts sector, who are suffering financially because of the effects coronavirus is having on their industry.
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A bursary has opened, aimed at helping a new comedy writer or writing partnership to develop a script for broadcast consideration.
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Large grants are available for national organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections in England so that they can continue and adapt their work.
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A government grant worth up to £7,500 will be paid on one lump sum to sole traders and freelancers who have been unable to work during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic across the UK.
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A government fund for dairy farmers in England, affected by a fall in demand for milk products because of the coronavirus pandemic, will open imminently.
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Barclays' one-off £10 million fund will support 100 UK registered charities with an annual income of more than £1 million to help with coronavirus/COVID-19 relief efforts.
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Grants are available to charitable, public sector and for-profit organisations in England and Wales to fund and evaluate activities that will support vulnerable young people while sticking to coronavirus/COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
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A free advertising fund is providing support to small businesses in the UK that are battling for survival due to the impacts coronavirus is having on trading.
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One-off grants for front-line food aid charities to help them continue to provide food to the vulnerable during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
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The Government has announced an additional £6 million to support frontline armed forces charities that are working in key areas affected by the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
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Groups that are working on an application have until 14 May 2020 to submit their application.
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One-off funding for museums and galleries in the UK to explore different ways of engaging with collections while physical access is not available or is severely limited due to the current coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.
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Furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500, for an additional four months.
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Grants for charities providing domestic abuse safe accommodation (including refuges) in England to ensure existing services remain open and to create additional capacity and support during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
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The second quarter of the Aviva Community Fund is now accepting applications. Several changes have been made to the now quarterly funding “to better support small causes during Covid-19”.
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The British Horse Society (BHS), has launched the BHS Approved Centre Hardship Fund to help support riding schools affiliated to the charity through the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Learn to run virtual fundraising appeals and events and keep raising money for your cause during the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak with the latest on-demand webinar from Blackbaud Europe.
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COVID-19 has had a huge impact on how charities raise money with activities such as fundraising events being cancelled. This webinar has been organised to respond to the urgent need of charities to adopt new ways of raising money through digital fundraising.
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