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Who’s Funding: BBC Children in Need, Ocado and Asda Foundation 

28 Mar 2022 News

BBC Children in Need - Youth Social Action Fund

Grants available: up to £50,000 over 18 months
Deadline to apply: 8 April
Who is the funding for? 
BBC Children in Need has partnered with the #iwill Fund and The Hunter Foundation to deliver a £3m fund to charities and other organisations that bring youth empowerment and social action to young people in the UK. 

The fund is for organisations working with children aged 18 and under. They particularly welcome organisations that work with children aged 15 and under. 

BBC Children in Need will be releasing more information about its We Move: Youth Social Action fund next month, which is specifically for Black-led organisations. 

To apply to the fund, organisations must apply to attend a one-hour, online information session. Registration for these sessions closes on the 8 April at 5pm. 

The deadline for submitting an application form is 23 May. 
When will you hear back?
August 2022

Find out more here. 

Asda Foundation – Empowering Local Communities Fund

Grants available: £500 - £1,500
Deadline to apply: 15 April 2022
Who is the funding for? 
Local community groups and organisations in the UK that benefit the community. Money can be spend on projects that provides community groups with equipment, facilities, seasonal celebrations or projects that encourage seasonal celebrations or constituents leading healthier lives. 
When will you hear back?
Unspecified

Find out more here. 

Ocado and BizGive grants

Grants available: up to £1,000 
Deadline to apply: 14 March 2023
Who is the funding for? 
The Ocado Supporting Bicester Communities fund is a grant programme for charities and community groups in the local area. 

The programme is open to applications for any projects within a 30-mile radius of Bicester. This includes the areas around Banbury, Aylesbury, Brackley and Milton Keynes.
When will you hear back?
A spokesperson told Civil Society News that Ocado will make decisions on an ongoing basis throughout the duration of the programme.

Find out more here. 

The Benefact Trust - Brighter Lives Fund

Grants available: No set amount. The Benefact Trust told Civil Society News that grants will be awarded depended on the level of need in the community and cost of projects. 
Deadline to apply: No deadline.
Who is the funding for? 
Brighter Lives is a grants programme for Christian organisations to help them respond to the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s mental health. 

The grants awarded should be used to provide greater mental health training, resources and support for those working in these organisations and its beneficiaries. 
When will you hear back?
Within 12 weeks 

Find out more here. 

The Arnold Clark Community Fund

Grants available: up to £1,000
Deadline to apply: 30 June 2022
Who is the funding for? 
Arnold Clark will award grants to charities, social enterprises, CICS, CIOs, community and voluntary groups whose work may be at risk due to the ongoing affects of the pandemic. 
When will you hear back?
Unspecified

Find out more here. 

Road Safety Fund (Avon and Somerset)

Grants available: up to £5,000
Deadline to apply: 1 June 2022
Who is the funding for? 
The Police Community Trust is coordinating his fund which provides financial aid to charities with projects to make Avon and Somerset’s roads safer. 

The fund aims to improve road safety, reduce accidents and casualty figures in the area, provide better education and training for inexperienced drivers, and reduce the economic costs of fatalities and serious injuries. 
When will you hear back?
End of July 

Find out more here. 

The Oberoi Foundation

Grants available: up to £10,000
Deadline to apply: End of April
Who is the funding for?
To celebrate International Women's Day, entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi has launched a fund for charities that improve the lives of women and girls. 

Oberoi said: “Through my involvement in campaigns and charities locally, nationally and internationally, I have seen the positive impact that funding innovative causes can have on changing the lives of women and girls.

“I look forward to receiving initial expressions of interest so that we can then guide applicants through the formal process.”

When will you hear back? End of May

Expressions of interest for The Oberoi Foundation should be emailed to [email protected]

The Civil Society Roots Programme

Grants available: £1,000 - £50,000
Deadline to apply: 22 April 2022
Who is the funding for?
The Mayor of London announced the third round of this programme last week. £1m of funding is available. The funding is for organisations that are led by and for communities impacted by structural inequalities. Grant money should help Londoners who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, Deaf, Disabled, LGBT+, the elderly and women. 

The 10 boroughs targeted in this round of funding are Bromley, Enfield, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Newham, Redbridge, Sutton and Wandsworth. 

Funding can be used to develop new partnerships, work on a collaborative project, fund research, team building or training. 

When will you hear back?
Unspecified

Social Finance Fund

Grants available: Unspecified
Deadline to apply: 13 May 2022
Who is the funding for?
North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) and Power to Change have launched its £4m Social Finance Fund for socially trading organisations, social enterprises and community businesses across the North East. 

A spokesperson told Civil Society News: “The fund is being co-designed with the input of local socially trading organisations, so the specifics around criteria have not yet been decided.” 

The groups are seeking input from organisations to co-design the new fund and partnership by sharing their insights via a call of evidence.

Mayor of the North of Tyne, Jamie Driscoll, said: “We’re announcing a dedicated £4m Social Finance Fund specifically for local businesses working to improve our region and communities. But this only works if it’s a partnership between us and the people we’re funding so we need you to come forward with your ideas. This fund will help the co-ops and community businesses thrive and we need your help to shape it.” 

When will you hear back?
N/A

Find out more here. 

The Amity Allotment Fund

Grants available: up to £7,500
Deadline to apply: No deadline
Who is the funding for?
Kent Community Foundation has announced a £50,000 fund to support community allotments across Kent and Medway.

Those wishing to apply for the funding should use it to establish an allotment as a community resource, with a governing document, trustees or a management committee. 

Natalie Smith, director of grants and impact at  Kent Community Foundation said: “We know how important allotments are to bring communities together, preserve the environment  and provide a fantastic area for wildlife, and we are delighted that the Amity Allotment Fund will support existing sites as well as help with the costs to create new community allotments.”

When will you hear back?
Unspecified

Find out more here

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