Who’s Funding: Bupa Foundation and Groundwork, Ofgem, and more

17 Jun 2024 News

In this fortnightly column, Civil Society looks at funding pots available to the UK charity sector…

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Bupa Foundation and Groundwork – Green Community Grants

Grants available: Up to £2,000
Deadline to apply: 30 June
Who is the funding for?
Bupa Foundation and Groundwork’s Green Community Grants funding is open to registered charities, not-for-profit organisations and more. 
It is looking to fund projects that focus on the regeneration of green spaces in cities to benefit the community such as tree planting to improve air quality and biodiversity, the creation of an outdoor classroom or ‘forest school’ or the establishment of a community garden or allotment. 
When will you hear back?

Find out more here

Ofgem – Energy Redress Scheme

Grants available: £20,000 to £1.5m 
Deadline to apply: 8 July
Who is the funding for?
Ofgem’s Energy Redress Scheme has four funding streams available that are offering grants between £20,000 all the way up to £1.5m 
Registered charities can apply for funding under all schemes, as well as community benefit societies and community interest companies. 
Registered organisations in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for the funding to deliver energy related projects that meet the particular funding scheme’s priorities. For example, the main fund is looking to fund projects that support households in vulnerable situations and provide between £50,000 to £1.5m in grants. 
Meanwhile, another fund is aimed at projects that will reduce UK carbon emissions and support households in lowering their carbon footprints through offering grants between £20,000 and £750,000. 
When will you hear back?

Find out more here. 

National Grid – Community Matters Fund (Future Skills)

Grants available: Up to £5,000
Deadline to apply: 12 July
Who is the funding for?
National Grid Electricity Distribution and Localgiving has joined forces to provide the Community Matters Fund (Future Skills), which is offering grants of up to £5,000 for registered charities. 
The grants are for supporting young people aged 16-25 who are not in full-time education, ethnic minority groups, those with disabilities or health conditions, ex-offenders or armed forces veterans. 
The projects should boost employability of these young people and support their development of key professional skills such as literacy, numeracy or IT. 
The funding pot will open to applications on 19 June. 
When will you hear back?

Find out more here. 

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