Department for Education (England)

Additional remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate is being made available to Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England.

As part of the package, the Government will provide an additional 100,000 laptops to support children most in need if they are required to learn at home. Over £1 million of additional funding will also be invested to expand the EdTech Demonstrator programme which provides peer-to-peer support to help teachers and support workers use technology as effectively as possible to enhance the learning given to pupils at home.

The package will also provide eighty grants of £1,000 to Further Education providers, providing additional training and support for mentors and coaches specialising in assisting teachers with remote education

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Postcode Dream Trust (England, Scotland and Wales)

Name of Fund: Postcode Recovery Fund

Charities can apply for a share of £3 million in funding to help communities across Great Britain recover from problems highlighted or exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Postcode Recovery Fund will offer grants of between £500,000 and £1 million for projects lasting between 12-24 months which tackle a systemic societal issue related to the pandemic.

Priority will be given to projects which address educational inequalities, homelessness, domestic violence, health and wellbeing, social exclusion and isolation, and poverty. General running costs including ongoing staff costs, utility bills, council tax, rent and insurance etc are eligible for funding. Funding will be provided by the Postcode Dream Trust. The deadline for applications is 5.30 pm on the 30th of October 2020.

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Rank Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:  Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector.

The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have suffered a significant reduction in income due to the pandemic.

In addition, organisations will take part in the Time to Shine Leadership Programme to create new jobs within the social sector and to help build resilience. The Foundation has received £5 million in match-funding from the Government’s Community Match Challenge scheme.

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Garfield Weston Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Weston Culture Fund

The Garfield Weston Foundation has announced that its new £25 million fund to support mid to large scale cultural organisations that have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic is now open for applications.

Performing and visual arts organisations, arts centres, and accredited museums and galleries across the UK with a minimum income of £500,000 in a typical year, can apply for funding of £100,000 to £2 million each from the Weston Culture Fund to help them restart work, re-engage with audiences, adapt to changed circumstances, and generate revenue. The deadline for applications is the 9th of November 2020.

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African Health Policy Network (UK)

BAME-led charities, voluntary or community groups and organisations, and faith groups across the UK can apply for funding to help them continue to respond to the needs of their community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The African Health Policy Network are making three levels of funding available of between £500 and £100,000 to help small and medium Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups and their communities build wellbeing, resilience and capacity following the pandemic.

The amount awarded will be dependent on annual income for each group/organisation. Funding can support a number of things including project staff salaries, project activities, engagement activities, running costs, and equipment. The deadline for applications is 12 am on the 30th of October 2020.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund (UK)

Name of Fund: Prince’s Countryside Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects which support small, deprived communities in remote rural areas which have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Local charities and other legally-constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund for projects which will create resilient rural communities across the UK, particularly those with an ageing population or with few working-age people.

Projects which protect or boost community assets and enterprises, or otherwise strengthen the sense of community will be supported. Funding can be used to cover revenue costs for projects which might include reinvigorating a rural transport scheme to tackle isolation, or projects which engage with hard to reach households. The deadline for applications is 12 pm on the 3rd of November 2020.

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