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Sport England Return to Play Fund - Small Grants Programme

Wed 21 Oct 2020

No closing date specified


Grants are available to not-for-profit community organisations for projects addressing the challenges coronavirus/COVID-19 has posed to people taking part in sport and physical activity in England.

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.

The £16.5 million Return to Play Fund is funded with money from the Government and the National Lottery and administered by Sport England.

The Fund is divided into three strands.

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Charities Aid Foundation - Resilience Fund

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Closing date: 10 November 2020 | Midday


The £20 million CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) Resilience Fund is provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of its Community Match Challenge funding scheme and matched funding provided by the Covid-19 Support Fund created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.

This is emergency funding to enable charitable organisations to continue their charitable activities in whatever way is needed.

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The Gamesys Foundation

Thu 15 Oct 2020

No closing date specified


The main focus of the Gamesys Foundation is to preserve and protect the wellbeing of individuals suffering from mental health issues.  We do that through providing grants and funding to organisations who care for these individuals directly, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field.

Gamesys Foundation will predominantly fund registered charities and NGOs. Should you choose to apply on behalf of an organisation, you will be asked for evidence of registration to verify the organisation's status.

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Co-op Community Dividend Fund

Wed 14 Oct 2020

Application deadline: 31 October 2020


Grants are available for not-for-private profit organisation to support local causes and make a positive difference across the central region of England.

Maximum Value: £ 5,000 | Minimum Value: £ 100

Extended Description

The Co-op Community Dividend Fund is administered by the Central England Co-operative which serves local communities by putting 1% of its trading profit back into the community.

The cash awards are intended to help local causes and make a positive difference.

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Smallwood Trust - Women’s Sector Resilience Fund

Wed 14 Oct 2020

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis


Grants are available for voluntary and community sector organisations in England that are supporting women whose poverty has been exacerbated by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic or those that have been pushed into new poverty and financial hardship.

Maximum Value: £ 30,000 

Organisations are asked to apply for a grant amount that is proportionate to the size of their organisation.

A total of £2.1 million is available during the first round and the Trust expects to award around 75 grants.

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Architectural Heritage Fund - Cultural Recovery Programme

Wed 14 Oct 2020

Application deadline: 9 November 2020 | 12 noon


Grants are available for charities and social enterprises in England occupying historic buildings to develop new business plans and strategies in light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Maximum Value: £ 50,000

Value Notes: Grants of up to £50,000 per organisation are available (with potentially a further round to follow in early 2021).

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New £200k fund for community groups launches

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Dozens of groups and organisations working with vulnerable communities in Staffordshire are set to benefit from a new county council fund launched today (Monday 12 October 2020).

The £200k #DoingOurBit Community Grants Scheme is now open for applications from groups who work with and support vulnerable communities, particularly older residents and families.

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Doing our Bit Community Grants Scheme

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Closing date: Monday 9 November 2020 | Midday


We know that many community groups and organisations across Staffordshire are working extremely hard to support the people who need it most within our communities. 

To help, we’re offering grants of up to £2,500 to groups that are making a difference to vulnerable older people or children and families in Staffordshire.

The grant can be used to support new or existing projects that:

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Postcode Dream Trust Launches Postcode Recovery Fund

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Application deadline: 30 October 2020


The Postcode Recovery Fund is provided with funding from the Postcode Dream Trust, which was created to provide opportunities for charities to deliver their dream projects through collaboration. The Trust’s work has been realigned this year to support coronavirus/COVID-19 recovery efforts.

The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic.

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HS2 COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT FUND - APPLY NOW

Wed 16 Sep 2020

No closing date specified


The CEF fund has been created to add benefit over and above committed mitigation and statutory compensation to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands. In Stafford District this will include: 

  • Great Haywood
  • Ingestre
  • Hopton
  • Marston and Yarlet
  • Pirehill
  • Yarnfield
  • Swynnerton 

Who can apply for funding?

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