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Fri 15 May 2020

The free COVID19 funder database is live. Searchable, using multiple criteria, with 545 funders; click through to 1000s of funder websites. Login to access it, the assessments and 4 toolkits. If you’re not yet a member of our community – Register Now. It takes 2 mins and everything is free.

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East Staffordshire Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund

Thu 28 May 2020

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East Staffordshire Borough Council has announced the launch of its Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. The Discretionary Grant Fund will enable the Council to continue to support small businesses in East Staffordshire during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government is making additional funding available to allow the Council to further support Small Businesses. The Discretionary Grant Fund, totalling £1.19m, is in addition to the Small Business Grants Funds and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund which are already available to businesses.

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Housing Plus Group COVID 19 Grant

Fri 22 May 2020

In response to the impact of Covid-19, Housing Plus Group in association with Jewson have made funding available to community initiatives supporting people affected by the crisis in our communities in Staffordshire and Shropshire.  Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to £2,000. 

The following organisations are eligible to apply:  

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Smallwood Trust Community Grant Partnerships – Fund now open Closing date 19th June 2020

Thu 21 May 2020

We are looking to fund a range of specialist women’s organisations and services to become Smallwood Trust Community Grant Partners. Organisations will be able to use the funds to provide small cash grants (up to £1,000) for individual women to help them overcome personal and financial barriers, helping them to make changes in their lives. We will also fund up to 20% management costs to run the programme.

In this funding round we are accepting applications from:

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Independent Age - £5-15k grants to help older people hardest hit by Covid-19

Thu 21 May 2020

Independent Age have flagged a new grants scheme to us that I'm sure will be of interest to ACRE Network members.

Grants of between £5-15k are being made to charities to step up their work with older people in response to Covid-19 over the next 6 months.  You must already be helping older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations or older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind.

Applications must be received by 4 June for the first round of funding 

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Coronavirus Community Support Fund

Thu 21 May 2020

We’re delighted to confirm that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May.

This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

The Fund has two key objectives:

To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.

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Stay Alert - BSL Version

Thu 21 May 2020

A British Sign Language (BSL) version of the new television advert regarding staying alert has been released. You can find the BSL version on the Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre here and also on the Together We’re Better YouTube channel, here.

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Severn Trent Community Fund Update - re-opening for applications on 1st June

Thu 21 May 2020

Back in March we annonced that we were creating a £1m Emergency Fund in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and to ask for any recommendations you’d like to make to help us identify charities most in need of support – all of the immediate response donations have now been given out and thank you again for all of your help with this.

In order to focus on this response we temporarily closed our Community Fund to new applications, and I just wanted to get in touch to share the good news with you that from 1st June 2020 we will be reopening our fund to new applications!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Apply for the Food Charities Grant Fund

Thu 21 May 2020

If you run a front-line food aid charity in England, you can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help you continue to provide food to the vulnerable. You can apply for funding as a group of charities to meet the criteria for applications.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will assess applications to the fund in the order they are submitted.

Eligibility to apply

You’re eligible to apply if you:

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Funding & Support from your Community Foundation

Mon 11 May 2020

Up to £80,000 of funding is being made available to Stoke-on-Trent based organisations who are supporting people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Funding is available as small grants from The Community Foundation for Staffordshire.

There will be three tiers of grants available;

Tier One - Applications for up to £1000 for small locally based groups who are supporting a specific village or estate. Decisions on these grants will usually be made within 2 working days.

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