Funding Update June 7th 2021



Ripple Effect Fund
A New National Lottery funded initiative is available for underrepresented documentary storytellers to help them reach diverse audiences or to foster closer connections and amplify the work of grassroots nonfiction champions. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects that will expand an outreach and support programme by identifying, fostering and supporting the work of independent groups, individuals and organisations who are building communities and opportunities for documentary locally or have a great plan in mind to do so.
Deadline: 10th June 2021 @1pm

Nationwide Building Society
Offering grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for projects of either one year or two years. Projects should target one of Nationwide’s three outcomes:  preventing people from losing their home; helping people in a home; supporting people to thrive within the home environment.
Deadline: 17th June 2021

Waking Watch Relief Fund
This was first launched in January, the Waking Watch Relief Fund has been supporting thousands of residents in England’s high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding. It pays for the installation of fire alarm systems, removing or reducing the need for costly interim safety measures such as a ‘waking watch’, where a building is continually patrolled in case of a fire.
Deadline: 24th June 2021

Thomas Wall Digital Skills
Grants up to £5,000 for charities working with disadvantaged people aged 18 or over to improve their basic digital skills.
Deadline: 25th June 2021 (Stage 1)

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust
The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust is a tennis charity raising funds for people with disabilities who play tennis. It was formed in 1997 and named after the late Dan Maskell “The Voice of Wimbledon” who was passionate about rehabilitation through sport.
Deadline: 29th June 2021

BAME Enterprise Developments
Charities and social enterprises that work with Black and Minoritised communities can apply for capacity building support to make the transition to new enterprises or grow existing ones.  The above programme has announced a new sector partnership with the Ubele Initiative to provide support for not-for-profit organisations led by and working with Black and Minoritised communities in the Humber and Yorkshire, London, the Midlands, the North West or South West of England.  Deadline(s):  29 June (Stage 1); 20th July 2021 (Stage 2).

The Black Fund
Launched by pop star Leigh-Anne Pinnock and footballer Andre Gray, this fund offers grants up to £5,000 to support small charities that aim to tackle racism or support the black community in some way.
Deadline: 30th June 2021

Common Call round 2. Common Call has launched Fund Two for Black-led impact projects, social enterprises and charities across the UK.
The £300,000 fund includes contributions from Barclays, National Emergencies Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Clothworkers’ Foundation and Comic Relief. Approximately 35 organisations/projects will receive £5K or £12.5K in unrestricted funding!
Visit the website or more information (please cut and paste)
Deadline: Friday 25th June at 5pm

Tampon Tax. Final Round of Tampon Tax Fund Launched
The final round of the above fund. This year, the funding is for projects which focus on one of two categories:  violence against women and girls; general programme (for which a number of sub-themes have been identified). Deadline: 4 July 2021

A pot of £11.25 million has been made available to charitable organisations to bid for, with priority given to those working to end violence against women and girls, as well as organisations that support a network of charities.

The Tampon Tax Fund was introduced in response to VAT being imposed on sanitary products by the European Union, and following this round will have provided more than £90 million of funding supporting women and girls charities.

As per the government’s manifesto commitment, the Chancellor announced at the Budget in March 2020 that the tax would end on 1 January 2021 following the UK’s exit from the EU, as part of a wider government strategy to make sanitary products affordable and available for all women.

The fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom. Applications should be for £350,000 or more and grants may be for 12 to 18 month projects. Applications should focus on 1 of 2 categories: violence against women and girls the general programme. The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 4th July 2021. For more information and to apply click here

Christmas Challenge 2021
Who’s thinking about Christmas already??  The Big Give’s match funding campaign for registered charities doubles donations. The match funds come from 2 sources – charities secure some of these (Pledges) over the summer. These funds are then boosted by funds from a Big Give Champion who contributes to the match fund.
Deadline:  2 July 2021 (for Stage 1 applications)

The Volant 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. Deadline 31 July 2021.  Click here to apply

Henry Smith – Strengthening Communities. The grant programme aims to support and strengthen the most disadvantaged and deprived communities across the UK and is only open to organisations with an annual income of between £20k- £500k that are working in areas within the bottom 10% most deprived areas for England and Scotland. Learn more

William and Jane Morris Fund
Churches, chapels, and other places of worship can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments.
Deadline:  31st August 2021

Leeds Building Society
Offering grants of between £250 – £1,000 to registered charities who support those in need, including disabilities, homelessness, or serious health issues.
Deadline(s): 2nd August and 4th October 2021.