Please find below a range of funding support specifically designed to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
‼️ As of May 2022, these funds and resources are all still available or open for applications. ‼️
The free CVS Falkirk Funding Portal is available via our website to help third sector groups and organisations of all sizes with their funding searches.
The portal is powered by Grantsonline, the UK’s most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service. Once registered, users will be able to search for a range of different funding opportunities, across local and national organisations.
The regular Funding Insight bulletin is also available for portal users, produced by Grantsonline.
To access the portal, or for further information, please visit the CVS Falkirk website.
Alternatively, or further information on the portal or funding support in general, contact CVS Falkirk by email: email@example.com
Earl Gate Energy Centre Limited has launched their new Community Fund, to help as many third sector organisations in the local communities as possible.
The Community Fund is open to organisations in 5 specific Falkirk Council wards (Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst; Grangemouth; Falkirk North; Lower Braes; Bo’ness and Blackness), and aims to help organisations build stronger communities, reduce social isolation amongst vulnerable people, and strengthen community partnerships and local facilities.
Organisations can apply for up to £1,500.
The latest deadline for applications, to the fifth round, is 5pm on Sunday 31st July 2022; organisations can re-apply if they were unsuccessful in a previous round.
For further information, including full eligibility criteria, please view the full web article.
The Small Grants fund associated with the new Community Opportunities Resource Pack is now open for applications!
The resource pack (designed by Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), in partnership with CVS Falkirk) is designed to make it more straightforward for people to get involved in leading projects and activities in their local community.
Groups can apply for up to £500 to support costs associated with restarting or starting activities. Funding may be used to cover a one-off venue hire cost, and can be spent on items such as PPE equipment, new equipment such as coffee urns and chairs.
New groups will need a constitution to open a bank account in order to apply. There is no deadline for this funding; however, backdated costs can no longer be included in the application.
For further information, including how to apply, or access the resource pack, please visit the full article.
The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland (TNLCFS) is closing their Community Led and Improving Lives programmes to new applications at the end of September.
This is part of their process of reviewing their funding offer and developing new programmes to ensure the best use of National Lottery funding in supporting communities to thrive in future. This review of the main funding programmes was originally planned for 2020, but was delayed that to ensure all funding remained available throughout the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, the Community Led and Improving Lives programmes will close to applications on Friday 30th September 2022, with a new portfolio launching in early 2023.
National Lottery Awards for All, Young Start and Scottish Land Fund are not part of this review and will remain open to applications.
For further information, including what this means for groups and organisations, please view the full article.
The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme has re-opened to applications from registered charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Charities can apply for between £1,000 – £10,000.
The scheme has been revised as a result of COVID-19, and will provide one year grants to cover only core costs or essential equipment, enabling ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability.
The Foundation’s priority is supporting local charities still active in their communities who are currently delivering services, either directly or through online support. Applicants must show how any grant will make a significant difference to their current work.
Charities must illustrate ongoing financial viability over the 12 months from the date of their application; those who cannot demonstrate this are likely to have their application declined.
There are no deadlines for submission. Online applications can be received at any time, but it may take up to 4 months to obtain a decision from Trustees.
For further information (including how to apply), please read the full web article.
Crowdfunder has announced that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the work being done to support people across communities, they have now made all their funding platforms FREE to use for third sector organisations crowdfunding in response to the pandemic.
The free platforms are available for charities and other third sector organisations (with a dedicated section for foodbanks), businesses (including social enterprises) and communities, and can be used to raise funds to (amongst others):
- supplement income lost through fundraising events, donations or services
- increase resources to support people using their services
A full list of applicable fees is available on the dedicated page.
For further information, please visit the Crowdfunder website.
Charity Bank has put together a list of emergency funds for charities, social enterprises and other third sector organisations experiencing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
The list is updated regularly, with sections on UK-wide funding as well as those funds specific to each country, and those which are available internationally and regionally.
To view the full list, please visit the Charity Bank website.