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Asda Foundation grants

Wed 10 Jun 2020

No closing date specified


The ASDA Foundation's grants programmes aim to support grassroots charitable organisations working at the heart of its stores' communities. Registered charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for support with initiatives that will make a real long-term difference, benefiting the wider community.

In response to coronavirus/COVID-19, the Foundation has developed two new grant streams:

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Standard Life Foundation

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Closing date: 5 February 2021 | 1pm


Grants are available for strategic work, including policy work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve financial wellbeing at a national scale in the UK, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes.

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, but typically grants range between £10,000 and £200,000, with most being between £30,000 and £120,000 in total.

The funding may be spread over one, two or three years, and sometimes shorter periods, for example six months.

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Macmillan Covid-19 Emergency Grant

Wed 10 Jun 2020

No closing date specified

Who can apply?

  • Macmillan Professionals
  • People Living with Cancer (e.g. Self-help and support groups but not individuals)
  • Voluntary/third sector and Community Groups
  • Partner Organisations

All applications are welcome to support people living with and affect by cancer in response to Covid-19, in particular those that are supporting all communities to help overcome the social effects during this time.

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Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

Fri 5 Jun 2020

No closing date specified


The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund has been expanded and improved to make more loans to charities and social enterprises affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It offers:

  • Maximum loan amount now £1.5m (minimum still £100k) 
  • Interest-free & fee-free for the first 12 months
  • Faster than applying for a standard loan

The first loans have been approved and we have received some very positive feedback:

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East Staffordshire Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund

Thu 28 May 2020

East Staffordshire Borough Council logo

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

No closing date specified


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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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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