Funding to Promote Awareness of Smart Meters to Vulnerable Communities

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects which help vulnerable people to understand and benefit from smart meters in their homes.  Grants will be awarded to regionally-based organisations, with local networks across England, Scotland and Wales that are able to reach people facing barriers to using smart meters.

During 2022, three funding streams are available, each targeting a specific audience:

  • Grants for organisations reaching people who are over 65. The total amount of funding requested should be between £15,000 and £25,000.
  • Grants for organisations reaching people who are on a low income. The total amount of funding requested should be between £7,500 and £10,000.
  • Grants for organisations reaching people who are carers. The total amount of funding requested should be £5,000.

Housing associations and local authorities are also eligible to apply.

The funding is being made available through the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund and applications must be received by 12 noon on the 11th February 2022.

Funded activities must be completed by the 7th December 2022.

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Grants for Community and Environmental Projects

The Veolia Trust makes the following grants:

Community Grants:  These grants are available to constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community

Habitat and Biodiversity:  Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available for projects that conserve, restore or enhance threatened habitats and/ or protect and increase biodiversity

Environmental Improvement Grants: over £75,000 are available to enable landscape scale improvement projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection.

The closing date for applications will be 12 midday on the 24th March 2022.

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Funding to Commemorate the Lives of Members of the BAME Community Lost During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Grants of £500 are available to local not-for-profit groups, households and individuals for events and activities which commemorate the lives of members of the Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic (BAME) community which have been lost during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.

This could include anything from a memorial service to commissioning a work of art for the community, and/or further fundraising activities which help recipients commemorate the lives of those lost in a way that is meaningful to them.

The Majonzi Fund will also provide customized, culturally-relevant bereavement and grief support for members of the BAME community. Funding will be managed by the Ubele Initiative.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the end of February 2022.

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Small Grants Programme for Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People

The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small charities that are providing vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK.

The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £3,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis e.g. the first 50 applications after each round opens will be able to be submitted.

The Committee will meet regularly to ensure charities receive a decision within a month of submitting their application.

Applications are now open for the 7th March 2022 committee meeting. 

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Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment.

Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.

The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. and to be eligible the applicants must:

  • Be a UK charity that has been registered with the Charity Commission for at least 3 years
  • Be a project or running costs for a charity that equips people (aged 18 and over) with the skills ready for employment
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £500,000

The deadline for stage 1 applications is the 2nd May 2022.  Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a stage 2 application.

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