Funding Alert w/3 February 2021

Funding Alert w/3 February 2021

New General Funding Opportunities


Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Brief overview / who this would interest

Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Support Services   

Local Victim Services Funding 2021/22

West Yorkshire PCC / Ministry of Justice

West Yorkshire PCC has been allocated:


£212,895 Domestic Abuse Support Uplift


£137,853 Sexual Violence Support Uplift


The MoJ is also providing an additional £12m for ISVAs and IDVAs (extension of current provision and additional resources until March 2023), WYOPCC is facilitating a joint WY application.

A needs assessment template to be completed and submitted by:


12 noon Friday 26th February 2021

Organisations providing support services in West Yorkshire which have the purpose of helping victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.  Organisations must have a proven track record of providing tailored services to particular groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, LGBT, disabled and male victims.

Return to Play Fund for Flood Damaged Facilities 


Sport England

There are two levels of funding, grants up to £10,000 and Grants over £10,000

No deadline specified

Emergency flood relief funding is available for local authorities including parish, town or education establishment (match funding would be required), leisure operators, community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help them restore flood-damaged sport and physical activity facilities in the areas worst affected by the recent flooding caused by Storm Christoph.

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts   


JJ Charitable Trust


Applications to the Trust may be submitted at any time.

Grants are available for organisations undertaking charitable projects focussing on literacy and sustainability of the environment in the UK.

The Thompson Family Charitable Trust

The Trust does not maintain a website, please contact:

The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, Hillsdown Court, 15 Totteridge Common London, N20 8LR

Tel: 01608 676789 or email:

Discretionary in 2020 £6.9m was awarded in grants individually ranging from £500 to £600,000 in value.

None specified

Grants are available to registered charities in England and Wales for general charitable purposes, previous grants have been given for:


  • Health and social welfare
  • Medical research
  • Animal welfare
  • The arts
  • Sports
  • Education

MCS Charitable Foundation

Max Value £50,000

19th July 2021

Grants available to public and not-for-profit organisations across the UK that aim to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.

Pilgrim Trust 

Small grants of less than £5,000


Main grant scheme of more than £5,000

None Specified

Grants available for projects in the UK concerned with heritage preservation and social welfare, especially improving the life chances of vulnerable members of society (particularly women and girls)

IUK Announces Farming Innovation Pathways – Feasibility Studies & Industrial Research Competitions

£5m funding programme for projects with total eligible costs of between £250,000 and £750,000

Opens on 1 March 2021 with a deadline for applications of 28th April 2021 (11:00 BST)

UK business and research organisations can apply for funding to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

Eranda Rothschild Foundation 

No minimum or maximum level of support is specified.

The Foundation has three annual deadlines:


30th April

31st August

31st December

Grants are available for UK registered charities working in the fields of medical research, education and the arts.

Launch of £250m Housing Accelerator Fund for England


Homes England/United Trust Bank

Construction loans between £1 million and £10 million

None specified

Small and medium housebuilders in England may apply, funded activities will take place in areas under the greatest housing affordability pressure.

PRS Foundation – Power Up

Maximum grant £15,000

10th March 2021

Grants and a development programme to support Black music creators (16+) and industry professionals and executives, as well as addressing anti-Black racism and racial disparities in the UK music sector.

General Funding Updates:


Sport England:  New funding to open up school facilities.  Sport England are investing £10.1m of government money to help more schools open their facilities to the public once the coronavirus pandemic is over.  The funding which has been provided by the Department for Education, is in addition to the £1.5m awarded as part of the School Sport and Activity Action Plan announced in July 2019, and will help schools deliver extra-curricular activities and open their facilities outside of the  school day during evenings, weekends and school holidays.  Sport England will be working with the nationwide network of Active Partnerships – locally based organisations that specifically focus on helping get people in their areas involved in sport and physical activity to distribute the funding.  Yorkshire Sports Foundation is our local Active Partnerships member.



Green Recovery Challenge Fund Round 2 coming soon  


On 18 November 2020, the Prime Minister announced an additional £40million investment in the Green Recovery Challenge Fund as part of his Ten Point Plan  .  The fund helps environmental organisations to create and retain jobs, delivering projects across England to restore nature, tackle climate change and connect people with nature.  The National Lottery Heritage Fund have given advance notice that this fund will be opening for applications shortly.  The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing the fund on behalf of Defra as before.


The aims of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund remain the same for the second round.  Projects are expected to deliver against the goals of the Governments 25 Year Environment Plan, while supporting and creating a range of jobs in the sector to help sustain and build capacity.  There are however three key differences which NLHF would like to bring to your attention.


Organisations apply for grants over £250,000 must contribute a minimum of 5% partnership funding in cash.

The maximum grant request has been reduced to £2m

Applicants cannot lead on more than one application at £50,000-£250,000 and one over £250,000,


Priority will continue to be given to projects that are already fully planned and ready for immediate start.  Projects must be able to complete by the end of March 2023.


Full details of the Green Recovery Challenge Round 2 are still being finalised.  As such, neither Defra not its partners can answer questions at this time.  Information will be available on the National Lottery Heritage Fund website in due course.



Government Announces £20m SME Brexit Support Fund


The SME Brexit Support Fund has been established to help small and medium businesses with changes to trading regulations with the EU, including new customs, rules of origin, and VAT arrangements. The Fund will help businesses to prepare for the implementation of import controls which come into force from April and July 2021. The Government is introducing these new controls in stages, allowing traders and hauliers time to adjust to new processes. This means businesses do not have to complete new import declarations for up to six months, unless they are moving controlled goods.


This is a £20 million programme. SMEs that trade only with the EU, and are therefore new to importing and exporting processes, will be encouraged to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for each trader. The grants will pay for practical support for importing and exporting, including training and professional advice to ensure businesses can continue trading effectively with the EU.To provide SMEs with additional support, the fund will be administered through the pre-existing Customs Grant Scheme.


In addition to this new support, the Government is operating a range of other support schemes including a guarantee scheme aimed at SMEs which means the Government can provide an 80% guarantee on financial support from lenders to help with general exporting costs, up to the value of £25 million.


The scheme will be will open for applications in March 2021.            .






New Coronavirus Related Funding Opportunities

Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Who would this interest?

The Wakefield Third Sector Covid Response Fund


Wakefield and District Health and Community Support (WDHCS) 

Grants of £1,000 to £5,000 for individual organisations


Grants up to £15,000 for collaborative bids, where a single organisation has been identified as the lead partner

17:00 Friday 19th March 2021


Please contact or call Helen Fahey on 01924 373500 for an application form and guidance document.

The funding will provide financial support for community groups, charities and social enterprises to implement recovery strategies to the impact of Covid-19.  Grants will be awarded to organisations who are currently working with people and communities most affected by the pandemic to enable them to build resilience and continue to adapt and develop their activities and approaches .

Ernst Cook Trust – COVID Response Remote Learning Grant


Total fund value is £500,000

None Specified

UK schools (state-funded Secondary, High or Primary, Special/Alternative and Multi Academy Trusts),  to help those pupils who are missing out due to lack of equipment, data or connectivity during COVID lockdown.


Preference will be given to schools in areas of high deprivation and to students with disadvantage. 

Coronavirus specific updates:


Chancellor Announces Flexible Repayments For Bounce back Loans

Businesses in the UK that have accepted Bounce Back Loans to help them recover from the coronavirus downturn now have greater flexibility around repayments.


Bounce Back Loans allow small and medium businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days. Firms can procure these loans through a network of accredited lenders.

The Treasury’s new Pay as You Grow repayment flexibilities will now enable borrowers to tailor their repayment schedule, with the option to:

  • Extend the length of their loans from six to ten years (reducing monthly repayments by almost half).
  • Make interest-only payments for six months.
  • Pause repayments for up to six months, with the option to use this up to three times throughout the loan.

The Chancellor has extended the flexibility of the third option, which will now be available to all from their first repayment, rather than after six repayments have been made. This will mean that businesses can choose to make no payments on their loans until 18 months after they originally took them out.

These Pay as You Grow options will be available to more than 1.4 million businesses that took out a total of nearly £45 billion through the scheme.

Lenders will now be proactively and directly informing their customers of Pay as You Grow, and borrowers should only expect correspondence three months before their first repayments are due. Under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, no repayments or interest are due from the borrower during the first 12 months of the loan term.


The scheme remains open to new applications until 31 March 2021.


Kickstart Scheme – This fund enables employers from across Great Britain to access funding to create new jobs for young people who are claiming Universal Credit. On the 25 January 2021, it was reported that 120,000 jobs have been created so far and that government is making it even simpler for employers to join. From 3 February 2021, employers can now apply directly to the Kickstart Scheme for any number of job placements.  The Government has removed the previous threshold of 30 job placements. Applicants can also choose to apply through a Kickstart gateway, including those supporting sole traders.  The roles must be a minimum of 25 hours per week, for six months, paid at least the National Minimum Wage for the employees’ age group and the roles should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement.