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8 April 2020 Update –
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 enclosed Interlink Funding Sheet: Covid-19. This includes two new funds released today – the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund of between £10,000 and £100,000 and Interlink’s new Small Community Support Grants of up to £500 (which only requires applicants to send us an email). We expect the Third Sector Resilience Fund to be launched by the end of the week, so please watch this space. If you require any help with funding, please get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01443 846200.
Interlink Funding Sheet COVID-19
THE ALL NEW 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
THIRD SECTOR RESILIENCE FUND – WATCH THIS SPACE!
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. In addition, the fund offers a bridging loan option of for the equivalent of two months’ furloughed wages (up to £25,000) to tide voluntary organisations over while waiting for furlough reimbursements from the Government.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
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/
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
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 email@example.com
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/EN/Resident/EmergenciesSafetyandCrime/InformationforResidentsCoronavirus/SupportandAdviceforBusinesses.aspx
- 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
funding.cymru A New funding search platform for the third sector in Wales : A new funding website Funding Wales has been launched by Third Sector Support Wales to help third sector organisations find funding. The site enables organisations to search hundreds of grant and loan opportunities from local, national and international sources. In order to have the best chance of securing funding Interlink on 01443 846200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taff Ely Wind Farm Community Fund
Grants may be awarded for capital or revenue up to a maximum of £500. For practical support and advice, please contact Interlink on 01443 846200 / email@example.com
Trivallis Community Investment Fund
Applicants of the Trivallis Community Investment Fund must be constituted community groups and voluntary organisations who can demonstrate strongly that a grant will impact positively on the people living in Trivallis communities. Applications are managed by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust on behalf of Trivallis. There are two levels of funding available:
Fast Track Applications up to £1,000
Large Grant Applications from £1,001 to £5,000
South Wales Youth Trust – supporting young people – The South Wales Police Youth Trust was set up in 2009 as a registered charity and aims to support organisations with grants to help young people living in the South Wales area to live safe, happy and fulfilling lives.
The Weavers Trust
Grants of up to £15k available to small organisations working with: young offenders, prisoners and ex-prisoners, or young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement
True Colours Trust
Grants of up to £10k to small charities and projects working to support disabled children and their families
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