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DISRUPT Online Digital Arts Festival Grants

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Application deaadline: 30 January 2021 | midday


Grants are available to support the showcasing of new or existing creative work at the online digital arts festival 'DISRUPT' in July 2021.

The programme offers three funding strands:

Community Commissions - grants of up to £5,000 are available for experimental and collaborative performance projects between communities and creative partners. The project should be a response to the COVID-19 pandemic or its consequences.

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ESBC Councillor Community Fund Deadline

Tue 12 Jan 2021

Application deadline: 4 February 2021


There is still some funding left in the pot for this funding period. The Councillor Community Fund can be used to support small community activities and projects within East Staffordshire, the guidance notes are available on the website.  

Grants are still available under both the Covid-19 community support strand (max. grant £500.00) or the General CCF strand (max. grant £1,000.00).

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Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Response Fund

Wed 6 Jan 2021

Application deadline: 31 July 2021


Grants are available to UK charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Volant Charitable Trust was established in 2000 by JK Rowling and offers grants to registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises based and working in Scotland.

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South Staffordshire Community Innovation Fund Extended

Tue 5 Jan 2021

In light of the Government Announcement last night the decision has been taken to extend the application deadline for the Community Innovation Fund to 22 January 2021


Thanks to the generosity of South Staffordshire Community Lottery supporters, South Staffordshire Council are inviting local charities, community groups and good causes to apply for funding through its Community Innovation Fund.

The grant is available for all Community and Voluntary Sector organisations in South Staffordshire, including good causes signed up to the Community Lottery.

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National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Wed 2 Dec 2020

This is a rolling programme so there are no deadlines 


Grants for organisations working with heritage to adapt and respond to the changing environment they are now operating in due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Phase one offers two levels of funding:

  • Grants from £3,000 to £10,000
  • Grants from £10,000 to £100,000

The National Lottery Grants for Heritage funding programme has been created as part of National Lottery Heritage Fund Strategic Funding Framework 2019 to 2024.

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Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) £5 million funding grant

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Closing date: 27 November 2020


The Government has today (4 November) published guidance for voluntary and community sector organisations on how to apply for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) £5 million funding grant to provide tailored support to members of the public who need extra help in getting their tax and claims right.

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Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Applications are accepted at any time and decisions are usually reached within three weeks.


Grants are available for small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income.

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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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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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