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Please note that from early 2020 the grants directory on this site has no longer been actively maintained.

For help or guidance with finding and applying for grants or funding please checkout the funding information on this site or contact the BVA team on 01256 423816

Funding Sources

There are many funding sources which provide support for projects but they open and close throughout the year, often with tight timescales so you really have to be prepared to apply.

The BVA team have compiled a large and varied list of available grants and funds from numerous sources for its members.

Note that some schemes have periods when funding is not available whilst the funder reviews their criteria and target areas, so check out their website or give them a call for the latest position.

Use the buttons to view grants & funds available for specific purposes or select from the full list.
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Sovereign Pay It Forward Fund

The Sovereign Pay It Forward Fund supports projects tackling the impact of COVID-19 on Sovereign Housing communities. It is a support to crowdfunding projects. The fund may pledge up to 50% of your project target, up to a £5,000 maximum pledge.

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The Fore – RAFT Fund

The UK has a range of vibrant, high-impact small charities and social enterprises operating across the country that are addressing pressing social issues. RAFT is specifically looking to shore up and build resilience in high-impact small charities, giving them a better chance to continue their services and navigate through the crisis. No more funding currently available.

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HIWCF NHS Covid-19 fund

The aim of this Fund is to effectively offer support for the health needs of people affected by the Covid-19 crisis. These will be additional and different supports as a result of the crisis, and services that are not covered by the new Local Authority Hubs.

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Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund

To help VCS organisations based in England continue to provide mental health services – or provide additional support – organisations can apply for a Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) grant of £20,000 or £50,000 which are available for projects lasting up to 12 months.The Fund will pause for applications at 5pm on 13 May 2020.

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Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Currently suspending applications in order to process the high volume of those already received.

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