To help with the incredible work being carried out in each and every community in RCT during these very difficult and sad times, please find our latest grant information below – with a full version, that includes social enterprise support, on the Interlink Funding Sheet: Covid-19. This includes FOUR New funds:
- NEW! TRANSFORMATION COVID-19 VOLUNTARY SECTOR SUPPORT FUND (SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS)
- NEW! VOLUNTARY SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND
- NEW! THIRD SECTOR RESILIENCE FUND
- NEW! NATIONAL LOTTERY NEW APPLICATIONS
Please keep up to date with our latest Covid-19 Funding Sheet. Interlink Funding Sheet COVID-19 UPDATED 21 APR 20 (003)
INTERLINK MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANT – NEW
Interlink want to support you to support local communities in RCT through Covid-19. We want to get the money to you when it is needed most. We are now launching a new Medium-sized Community Support Grant. You can apply for up to £1,000 by emailing email@example.com or calling 07598 018598. To apply, all we require from you is an email telling us about your group and what you want to use the grant for. We encourage previous applicants to our Small Community Grant to apply for this new grant.
TRANSFORMATION COVID-19 VOLUNTARY SECTOR SUPPORT FUND – NEW
Due to COVID19 pressures on third sector organisation in particular, the Welsh Government Transformation Programme has been adapted locally by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board to meet ever increasing needs from local communities with a sum of £150,000 has been identified to support voluntary sector organisations to meet the increased demands and pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications must focus on supporting vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and can be used for smaller capital or revenue expenditure.
Max amount you can apply for is £10,000. This funding must be fully utilised within 6 months. Deadline for applications 30th April 2020. For an application form and related information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priorities for investment:
- Supporting people to access basic needs including supporting foodbanks, especially people in most need e.g. older people, children with complex needs, carers, people with a disability;
- Those living with Dementia;
- Loss of income for groups working in health and social care;
- Mental health, loneliness and isolation; and
- Repurposing activities to support the community through Covid-19 including ICT Infrastructure.
VOLUNTARY SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND
The Fund is now open to applications. The purpose of this Welsh Government Fund administered by WCVA is to enable those providing vital support to groups affected by Covid-19, such as people in isolation, the elderly, carers, people struggling to access food, etc., so that they can be supported during this time. The Fund will support not for profit organisations working at a community scale up to a national level in Wales and can be between £10,000 – £100,000. We can consider requests outside this range, but organisations will need to contact us so that we can discuss these requests email@example.com. Initial funding will be for up to six months. Visit WCVA https://wcva.cymru/funding/ or https://wcva.cymru/covid-19-two-new-funds-announced-to-support-voluntary-organisations/
THIRD SECTOR RESILIENCE FUND
This Welsh Government Fund administered by WCVA is designed to support those voluntary sector organisations that need financial support to survive the current crisis primarily because of an unprecedented fall in their fundraising and donation income. The fund is part of the £24m of support announced by Welsh Government and will be in two phases: –
- Stabilise – covering the immediate needs over the first three months. A maximum 75% of the award can be spent in this phase.
- Sustain and Recover – up to a further nine months. Continue ‘intensive care’ if necessary and support transition back to a more normal trading environment. A minimum 25% of the award can be spent in this phase
- Maximum award £75,000 per organisation.
- Of the total award, 75% is grant and 25% repayable patient capita
HOW TO APPLY – In order to submit a request for funding, you will need to register with WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP). If you have previously registered with MAP, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen. Organisations can register by visiting the website map.wcva.cymru. If you need any help, guidance or to refer people, please initially do so via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERLINK RCT NEW COVID-19 SMALL COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANTS
This Welsh Government Fund administered by Interlink takes over from our previous scheme funded by from Interlink’s own funds for community and voluntary organisations in RCT. Previous applicants are welcome to apply. Please send an email requesting up to £500 to email@example.com.
PEN Y CYMOEDD WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND – Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund is making emergency, fast-track funding available for organisations. Find out more at https://penycymoeddcic.cymru/community-covid-19-emergency-funding-2/. There will be two strands:
- Survival Fund: to provide emergency cashflow funding for organisations at risk of closure
- Project Fund: to support additional services that meet immediate community needs
CAF CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY FUND
Charities Aid Foundation has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help them to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK. This is intended as a rapid response fund, and they aim to make payments to selected organisations within 14 days of application. Criteria and guidance are available at https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund
WALES CORONAVIRUS RESILIENCE FUND – This fund will assist groups and organisations providing services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more: https://communityfoundationwales.org.uk/grants/wales-coronavirus-resilience-fund/
NATIONAL LOTTERY NEW APPLICATIONS – NEW
National Lottery Awards for All and People and Places remain open THROUGH THE LINKS BELOW. Over the coming 6 months we will prioritise applications that are COVID-19 related. This means we will prioritise applications from:
- Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
- Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of measures to prevent the result of COVID-19
- Organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19
National Lottery Awards for All: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/a4awales
People and Places: Medium Grants: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/peopleandplacesmedium
People and Places: Large Grants: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/peopleandplaceslarge
FUNDING SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT CLUBS DURING COVID-19
Emergency funding of £400,000 for community sport in Wales has been announced by Welsh Government and Sport Wales. More information on who can apply, how to apply and when will be made available in the coming days. Read more here or visit Sport Wales website https://www.sport.wales/
HERITAGE EMERGENCY FUND – small grants to support the heritage sector to address immediate pressures over the next three-six months for organisations most in need. Grants £3,000 – £50,000. Visit: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund
Greggs are offering £500 grants through their foundation https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/ . The Coronavirus outbreak is having a devastating impact. Charities, community groups and schools who support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities urgently need help. Greggs are providing urgent funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and small grants (average £500). To request support, visit the link above.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, DOMESTIC ABUSE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (VAWDASV) 2020-21 CAPITAL APPLICATION
The VAWDASV Capital Grant supports capital projects relating to violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV). This includes funding to statutory and voluntary organisations. This is a simplified process for 2020-2021 for applications under £50,000 due to current challenges faced by the VAWDASV Sector caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The closing date for receipt of the – capital application is 9am – 24/04/20. Electronic signed copies of the expression of interest are sufficient, hard copies are not required at this stage. For any queries regarding this grant please contact the VAWDASV Team via email at VAWDASV@gov.wales
THE LEATHERSELLERS’ COMPANY – a fast track application process for small one-off grants up to a maximum of £3,000 currently supporting:
- the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless
- provision of food and essential supplies
- victims of domestic violence
- nursing care to vulnerable patients
Find out more at https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/
THE YAPP CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS – Grants are available for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. Small charities tackling the impact of Covid-19 can apply for our funding towards their ongoing core costs. Find out more at https://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/
THE SYLVIA ADAMS CHARITABLE TRUST Up to £5,000 is available to small and medium sized charities working to improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales. Applications can be submitted between 16 March and 28 April 2020. Charities that can demonstrate the likelihood of increased demand for their services and/or can demonstrate a loss of anticipated income attributable to the current coronavirus pandemic Find out more at http://sylvia-adams.org.uk/what-we-will-fund/
STANDARD LIFE FOUNDATION has launched funding for work directly related to the pandemic. Visit: https://www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/funding/coronavirus_funding
THE STEVE MORGAN FOUNDATION https://stevemorganfoundation.org.uk/ has an emergency hardship fund for charities and non-profits working across its region: £1 million will be made available each week for 12 weeks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PRINCE’S TRUST AND NATWEST ENTERPRISE RELIEF FUND – Any community businesses led by young people (under 30) can apply for emergency funding. https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response/enterprise-relief-fund
SOCIAL INVESTMENT CYMRU – EMERGENCY FAST TRACK LOANS – Tailored to needs of each applicant in terms of amount, term and repayment profile. Visit: https://wcva.cymru/funding/social-investment-cymru/
JOB RETENTION SCHEME – Grant to employers (including charities & not for profits) covering 80% of the wages for a furloughed employee, subject to a cap of £2,500 a month + employer NI and minimum auto enrolment pension scheme contributions. Visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-of-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-announced
(COVID-19) SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME – Taxable grant worth 80% of trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months – may be extended if needed. Visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme
RCTCBC GRANTS AVAILABLE VIA LOCAL AUTHORITIES – RCT CBC business Visit:https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk
- Grant of £10,000 for businesses eligible for Small Business Rates Relief (rateable value up to £12,000) on 20.3.20
- Grant of £25,000 for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with a rateable value £12,000 – £51,000
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF WALES – Visit: https://developmentbank.wales/.
£100m fund for companies experiencing cash flow problems – loans of between £5,000 and £250,000 at favourable interest rates.
WG ECONOMIC RESILIENCE FUND – Visit: https://businesswales.gov.wales/financial-support-and-grants
- Grants of up to £10,000 for micro-businesses employing up to nine people – includes sole traders employing staff. Qualifying businesses will be able to apply by mid-April.
- Grants of up to £100k for small and medium sized firms with between 10 and 249 employees. Qualifying businesses will be able to apply from next week.
- Support for businesses forced to temporarily cease trading – to go into ‘hibernation’ or which need cash-flow support to adapt to a remote way of working.
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION LOAN SCHEME – Visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses#support-for-businesses-through-the-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme
The temporary scheme supports SMEs with access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million and for up to 6 years. The government will also make a Business Interruption Payment to cover the first 12 months of interest payments and any lender-levied fees, so smaller businesses will benefit from no upfront costs and lower initial repayments.