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Stoke-on-Trent Community Renewal Fund

The closing date for bids is 24 May 2021. 

Pre-pandemic, the city was outperforming much of the UK in terms of economic growth and job creation. Through the new fund, it is hoped that areas affected through the pandemic can quickly return to a positive economic position.

Earlier this year, the ‘Powering Up Stoke-on-Trent’ Prospectus was launched, mapping out the key issues that the city needs to address to accelerate the economy and the ambitions and needs of our communities. This builds on that approach.

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is now open for applications

The deadline for POCA applications is Wednesday, 30th June 2021.

Community organisations, charities and groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome.

The funding comes from money seized from convicted loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

Projects must raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, reduce crime and disorder and have a positive impact on communities.

Severn Trent Community Fund Coronavirus support

Charities and non-profit organisations can apply to be considered for a support grant of between £2,000 and £10,000 (depending on the size of the organisation) to help them and our communities get through this very challenging time and bounce back stronger than before.

We expect demand for our support to be high and so, whilst we’d love to, unfortunately we simply can’t fund every application we receive. 

Who can apply

To be eligible for this support your organistion must:

Staffordshire Apprenticeship 500 Business Grant Scheme

In conjunction with Staffordshire’s district & borough councils, Staffordshire County Council has launched a fund to help support Small to Medium businesses (SMEs), that are located within Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Council has pooled extra investment with the funding district and borough councils have received from government, called the ‘Additional Restrictions Grant, to reach more businesses who need it.

Football Foundation - Small Grants

Applications may be made at any time, preferably not more than once per football season.

Grants are available for purchasing equipment and items to enable grassroots football organisations in England to restart activities after the period of COVID-19 restrictions.

Grants of up to £25,000 can be awarded.

The grant size available depends on the type of investment that the club is applying for. Details on the grant sizes are available in the guidance notes that can be accessed at the website of the Football Foundation.

Biffa Award - Partnership Grants Scheme

Application Deadline: 01 June 2021

Large grants are available for not-for-profit organisations that are looking to improve a built or natural environment of regional or national significance and located within 15 miles of a significant Biffa Group Limited operation or active Biffa Landfill site in England or Northern Ireland.

Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are available for work that starts in February 2022 and finish within one year.

Postcode Local Trust - West of England

Application Deadline: 1 October 2021

Grants are available for smaller charities and good causes in the west of England.

Grants range from £500 to £20,000.

The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:

Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with the Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.

Applicants that are registered with the Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.

Golsoncott Foundation

Application Deadline: 08 May 2021

Grants are available to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music.

The Foundation has a limited amount of money that it offers in funding. Last year, its income was around £80,000.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be between £250 and £3,000 with most in the £500 to £1,000 range.

They are normally given on a non-recurrent basis.