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YMCA Burton Sleepout raises much needed funds with their first virtual event

On Friday 6th November Burton YMCA held their annual Sleepout. True to 2020, the event had to be changed in order to comply with Covid19 restrictions and so it became their first virtual event.

People and their pets were invited to spend a night, sleeping in or out to raise awareness and sponsorship for the charity. 

130 Participants took part by sleeping on their sofa’s, kitchen floors, gardens and even in a cave!

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

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.

YMCA Burton Sleepout 2020 The virtual sleepout – together apart

Last Friday Burton YMCA held their annual Sleepout. In a year where we have seen many changes and many cancellations of events, they were pleased to be able to offer their Sleepout in a virtual capacity and asked people to participate remotely – be it sleeping on the sofa’s, gardens, sheds, workplaces or a hillside in one instance.

130 people took up the challenge of “Sleep in or Sleepout – it’s your shout” 

The Gamesys Foundation

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.

Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund

Applications are accepted all year round


Are you looking for funding for a project? Are you based within 3 miles of a RED Industries licensed landfill (ST5 6SB) or treatment & transfer station (ST6 2DZ) ?

Projects considered:

Public Parks and Amenities

Providing, maintaining or improving a public park or amenity which directly benefits the general public, including community centres and village halls, public sporting facilities, and bridleways and cycle paths. 

Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) Covid-19 Emergency Fund

No closing date specified


The National Emergency Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.

What work will the DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund?

The DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund aims to support DPOs to meet the needs of disabled people. We are looking to fund Covid-19 related work in the following broad three areas:

The 7 Stars Foundation Covid-19 Support Funding Programme

No closing date specified


Young People in England – Shine Bright Fund

The7stars foundation has partnered with regional charities and our legal partner Coram Chambers to administrate our grant funding across the UK to vulnerable young people directly. We wish to remind those young people who usually seek in school, a refuge from home- they are loved, cared for and thought of.