Who’s Funding: POhWER, Royal Society, Sport England and others have grants available

17 Jan 2022 News

A summary of the latest announcements about grant programmes available to charities


Grants available: up to £2,000
Deadline to apply: 31 January 2022
Disability charity POhWER has launched the Arthur Bate Fund to commemorate its founder and trustee, Arthur Bate OBE who died in 2013. 
Who is the funding for?
The fund is available to support those who want to become a trustee, volunteer, education or health. A group could receive funding to create an advocacy group, peer support group, self-advocacy group or a volunteering group. Support may include venue hire refreshments, promotion, technology or training.
When will you hear back?
Two months.

Find more details on POhWER's website

Covid Recovery Fund (Sheffield)

Grants available: £10,000 - £50,000
Deadline to apply: 7 February 2022
This fund focuses on filling shortfalls due to loss of income due to the impact of the pandemic in voluntary and community organisations. Organisations can apply for funding to cover deficits in funds, but must show evidence that this was a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sheffield City Council is distributing the funds, with the total amount of funding being £1.35m.
Who is the funding for?
Those who apply must be a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation or a limited company with charitable status. Organisations that apply must be based in or near Sheffield.
When will you hear back?
February – March 2022.

Find more details online here

Royal Society

Grants available: up to £3,500
Deadline to apply: 16 February 2022
The Places of Science grant provides funds of up to £3,500 to small museums to fund projects that tell stories about science in new and creative ways. Designed to increase interest in science across society, the Royal Society is particularly interested in projects that explore the experiences of historically underrepresented people and are led by organisations that do not typically feature scientific content. 
Who is the funding for?
Museums must have full or provisional museums accreditation and fewer than 65,000 or a turnover of less than £200,000 a year. You can read more about the eligibility criteria here.
Sharon Heal, director of the Museums Association, and Places of Science panel member said: “The pandemic has made us all think about the role that science and scientists play in our lives and this award is a fantastic opportunity for museums to celebrate innovation and present science in new and interesting ways.”

Find out more here

Severn Trent Community Fund

Grants available: £5,000 - £20,000
Deadline to apply: 20 February 2022
This year, Severn Trent Water has partnered with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and together they are focusing on funding environmental charities and community groups.
Who is the funding for?
Eligible organisations must have an average annual income of less than £500,000 over the last three years. The funding is aimed at projects to boost sustainability, reduce carbon and help communities care for nature. 
When will you hear back?
May 2022.

Find out more here

Kent Community Foundation

Grants available: £750 - £10,000
Deadline to apply: 28 February 2022
Kent Community Foundation has been given £150,000 of The Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, which made £5m available to community and voluntary organisations with charitable aims. 
There is a particular focus on arts and creative institutions to apply to exhibit Britain’s cultural heritage. The money should fund an activity to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign which culminates in June 2022.
Who is the funding for?
The type of activities that will be funded are:
•    Music.
•    Theatre.
•    Dance.
•    Visual arts.
•    Literature.
•    Combined arts – eg. festivals.
•    Museum and library activities.
When will you hear back?
1 April 2022.

Find out more here

The Fat Beehive Foundation Fund

Grants available: up to £2,500
Deadline to apply:  None
A small charity, The Fat Beehive Foundation provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK charities. 
Who is the funding for?
However, only certain charities, such as those that make less than £1m a year and do not promote religion, may apply. Click here to check if you are eligible.
When will you hear back?
Within three months.

Find out more here

Sport England

Grants available: £300 - £10,000
Deadline to apply:  Not stated
Non-departmental public body Sport England is distributing £300 - £10,000 grants from a pot of £5m of National Lottery funding for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Who is the funding for?
Specifically for not-for-profit organisations, Sport England are looking for projects that encourage people to get active. They particularly want to support projects operating in areas of high deprivation. The funding is only for non-profits based in the UK. 
When will you hear back?
Around three weeks (though this may take longer depending on the number of applications).

Find out more here

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