Fundraising, Funding sources, COVID-19 support and advice

Coronavirus weekly funding updates - 26 - 30 July 2021

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Mental Health Sustainability Fund

Applications are open to the Mental Health Sustainability Fund for organisations supporting those with health inequalities exacerbated by Covid-19. Applications are invited from organisations in England whose purpose is to support individuals suffering from mental health needs or illnesses. The funding is intended to support the sustainability of the organisation through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Eligible organisations include registered charities, not for profit companies, CIC’s and CIO’s with an annual revenue of £250,000 or below. For more information and to apply, see the website.

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Music for All – July 2021 Award Session

Music for All has re-opened its Community Project Funding programme which awards grants to projects and initiatives that bring music to communities. Grants are also available for individuals. The website states that ‘all these awards will acknowledge the challenges Covid has brought to nearly all music makers and educators’. The closing date for all applications is 10 September 2021.

Monday 26 July 2021

The Fore grants

The Fore is offering grants of up to £15,000 to organisations. They aim to provide unrestricted grants that will help organisations to grow significantly. The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations that work with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past. To apply for funding, organisations must go on The Fore website to register some basic contact details at the start of each funding round. Successfully registered organisations will then be invited to submit a simple application via a secure weblink by the deadline date noted on the website. For more details, please visit The Fore website.

For information on 8,000 sources of funding giving a total of £8 billion, take a look at Funds Online.