Who's Funding: NFL Foundation UK and the Social Finance Fund

14 Mar 2022 News

Social Enterprise Support Fund

Grants available: £10,000 - £100,000 
Deadline to apply: 24 March 2022
Who is the funding for?
There are ten days left for organisations to apply to the second round of the Social Enterprise Support Fund. Funding should be used to put a social enterprise back on track or to help you work with communities that are recovering from Covid-19. Grants may fund the costs of a community outreach worker, help you provide educational support or help build local partnerships. 

When will you hear back?
The Social Enterprise Support Fund has said decisions will be made quickly, and funds released as soon as possible.

Find out more here. 

NFL Foundation UK

Grants available: up to £80,000 over two years
Deadline to apply: 25 March 2022
Who is the funding for?
The NFL Foundation UK has launched a grants programme for sports organisations in Greater London. The programme was launched with the help of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. 

Applicants must be a registered charity or a community interest company (CIC), have been in operation for at least two years and deliver activities at locations within Greater London. Applicants must have access to groups of young people aged 11-20. 

When will you hear back? Unspecified

Find out more here. 

Social Finance Fund

Grants available: Not yet specified
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?

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?

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?

Find out more here. 

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