Community

The Volant Trust Covid-19 Funding
The Volent Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. We acknowledge how much work goes into making an application and the Trustees are keen to help charities as much as possible prior to submitting their request for funding. For more information, and to apply, click here.

The Co-operative Bank – Customer Donation Fund
These funds can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities, and is available to not for profit organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank. For more information, click here.

Screwfix Foundation Re-opens for Applications
Funding for UK registered charities for projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need across the UK. The Screwfix Foundation, a registered charity, was created by trade retailers Screwfix in 2013. After being closed for nearly three months, the Foundation is now open for applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be helping those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages in the UK.
  • Be looking for funding to support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other building

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings in deprived areas or for those in need. This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability. Projects should be environmentally friendly.

Applications can be made at any time and are reviewed on a quarterly basis. For more details, click here.

Foyle Foundation Covid-19 Grants
Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Online applications can be accepted from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000.  Our focus will be to make one-year grants only to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability. Our priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support if possible. Applicants must show how any grant will make a significant difference to their current work.

Charities can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000. Applications can be submitted at any time, but it may take up to three months for a decision. For more information, click here.

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant
UK registered charities working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 – £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1 million per year. For more information, click here.

The Dulverton Trust
The fund supports charities working to produce significant impact in one of the following priority areas: youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation, preservation, Africa, and peace and humanitarian support. Grant-making will be focused on charities which meet their funding criteria and are well-placed to support vulnerable communities through this crisis. Previous grant recipients will be prioritised, but the Trust may consider new charities to them as an exception. Grants are typically between £25,000 – £35,000. For more information, click here.

Alpkit
Alpkit welcome any applications from individuals or organisations serving those affected by coronavirus, across the country. Examples include:

• Being active in your local community to help elderly or vulnerable people.
• Minimising the impact of self-isolation for those in quarantine and need access to food, medicines or social care.
• Supporting foodbanks and increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries to support the elderly.
• Supporting those who are homeless or in temporary accommodation.

Grants of £500 are available. For more information, click here