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Did you know Community Centres, Village Halls, Scout Groups and Charities are eligible to apply for the Government Small Business Grant?

Closing date: 21 August 2020


Applications are still being taken for the Government Small Business Grant, so far we have distributed over £26m. There are however organisations who have not provided us with their bank details and we have been unable to issue payment.  An online form is available here to apply. They will be asked to upload proof of bank details if not currently paying rates by direct debit.   

https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/business-support-coronavirus

Comic Relief Community Fund - Capacity Building Grant

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis


Grants of up to £1,000 are available for small local grassroots organisations in England to become stronger and more robust and better able to deliver projects that bring about lasting change.

The Community Fund is provided by Comic Relief and administered for organisations in England by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.

Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond

No closing date specified


Grants are available for churches and Christian charities to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Allchurches Trust, one of the UK’s largest grant-making trusts, is an independent charity, regulated by the Charity Commission. It offers charitable grants with income derived from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, a specialist insurance and financial services group.

The Rank Foundation - Pebble Grants

No closing date specified


Up to £1000 funding is available for charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities.

The funding can be used for either:

Capital costs – funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, buildings, construction, and equipment.

Short break – funding is targeted towards respite breaks for children or adults, and short-term activities or programmes.

https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/

Asda Foundation grants

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:

Macmillan Covid-19 Emergency Grant

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.

Housing Plus Group COVID 19 Grant

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: