Who’s Funding: Lloyds Bank Foundation, Vision Foundation and more 

23 Oct 2023 News

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

National Grid – Community Matters Fund

Grants available: Up to £10,000.
Deadline to apply: 27 October.
Who is the funding for: Registered charities, non-profit companies and more can apply for up to £10,000 to be used helping individuals affected by fuel poverty. Funding could be used to help individuals access energy tariff advice, the operation of a warm bank in a community building or providing warm packs to vulnerable households. 
Projects must be delivered and funding spent by 31 March 2024. 
When will you hear back?
November 2023. 

Find out more here. 

Vision Foundation – National Resilience Fund

Grants available: Up to £10,000.
Deadline to apply: 31 October.
Who is the funding for: The National Resilience Fund is open to organisations to apply for up to £10,000 of unrestricted funding. Funds should be used to reduce the levels of loneliness and/or isolation experienced by blind and partially sighted people living, working or visiting London. 
Another strand of the charity’s funding is based on tackling loneliness and isolation in London for people who are blind or shortsighted. Vision Foundation will fund projects aiming to reduce this. 
When will you hear back?
December 2023. 

Find out more here.

Big Give – Arts for Impact 

Grants available: Match funding.
Deadline to apply: 15 December.
Who is the funding for: Big Give will provide match funding for organisations over a period of seven days between 19 – 26 March 2024. It is now open to applications from interested arts and culture charities. 
It aims to raise £2m for the sector over the week period. 
When will you hear back?

Find out more here. 

Lloyds Bank Foundation – Specialist programme

Grants available: £75,000.
Deadline to apply: 25 January 2024.
Who is the funding for: Small, local and specialist charities that support people facing complex issues are being invited to apply to this funding programme. 
Lloyds Bank Foundation will provide three-year unrestricted grants of £75,000 to the chosen charities. Applicants must have an annual income between £25,000 and £500,000 and be working to support people in eight specific areas. 
These are addiction, asylum seekers and refugees, care leavers, domestic abuse, homelessness, offending, sexual abuse and exploitation and trafficking and modern slavery. 
The funding opens for applications on 1 November at 10am. 
When will you hear back?
24 May 2024. 

Find out more here.

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