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High Peak CVS Funding Update November 2020

Asda Foundation; The Petplan Charitable Trust; Paul Hamlyn Foundation; Esmee Fairbairn Foundation; Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund; Rank Foundation; Sylvia Waddilove Foundation; Youth Futures Foundation; Ethical Angel; Festival of Trusteeship; Chartered Institute of Fundraising; Get Grants; Giving Tuesday.  

Asda Foundation

Getting schools back on track

Funding for stationery, breakfast, uniform/PE kit, PPE, healthy holiday activities. Charities, community groups and CICs. 

Deadline 15 November 2020

The Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT)

PPCT has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to help smaller equine welfare organisations across the UK who are being significantly impacted by the current crisis and is now live.

Support for the Fund comes from PPCT, the RSPCA, The Donkey Sanctuary, Redwings, World Horse Welfare, the British Horse Society (BHS) and the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust.

The maximum grant will be £5,000 with the expectation that the average grant will be around £2,500. Grants will be decided by a Committee comprising representatives from NEWC, the supporting charities and an independent member, with PPCT administering the fund.  Applicants need not be NEWC members, but rescue and rehoming of equines should be the primary focus of the organisation. If more applications are received than funds available, priority will be given to NEWC members and those smaller organisations that have not received emergency funding from other emergency funds (e.g. Support Adoption for Pets Emergency Fund).

Final round – Deadline: 15 January 2021.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation has created a £20m Emergency Fund, in addition to the £30m already allocated to grant-making programmes for 2020/2021. The Fund addresses inequalities of opportunity to access and participate in the arts.

Grants from £30,000 – £400,000 and lasting between 12 months and 4 years

Deadline - rolling application cycle – no deadlines. Decision making panels meet approximately 5 times a year.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new strategy with 3 aims: improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and nurturing creative, confident communities. Funds about £40m a year. Focus on larger and longer-term grants.  Has a focus on long term impact and creating change for the future.  Take their eligibility test to see if you meet their criteria.  Minimum grant of £30K, average grant £130K. 

Deadlines – none 

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund

The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund is provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and will award grants of between £10,000 and £100,000. It will be distributed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice, offering much needed support to the sector at a time when many services are at risk due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

The Fund aims to ensure that faith and community groups who provide winter accommodation can this year provide single room COVID-19 secure accommodation, and will also support services that prevent rough sleeping and work with people sleeping rough in innovative ways. These will build on proven approaches such as hosting, shared houses, support working and accessing the private rented sector.

The funding cannot be used to support traditional, dormitory-style night shelter provision and will seek to produce a legacy for the future of winter homelessness support.  Grants £10k to £100k. 

Deadline is 1pm 2 December 2020. 

Rank Foundation

New £10m programme, with £5m from government’s Community Match Challenge. Funds up to 200 small and medium sized charities/social enterprises, primarily those in the RankNet network. Organisations must be in urgent and immediate financial need and either be facing unprecedented demand for their services or a significant reduction in income due to the pandemic.   Deadline – none  

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

Small to medium organisations struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID. The fund is targeted at organisations in a critical position: education relating to non-domestic animals; visual and performing arts; medical research; the relief of disability or severe illness; the accommodation of those in need. Up to £1000. 

Deadline – none 

Youth Futures Foundation

A rolling grants programme designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice. Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help them overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. They are looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to reach more young people.

Take their eligibility quiz to see if you meet their criteria.

Development grants of  £30,000 - £150,000 pa over 1- 2 years to support work with 50-150 young people per year.

Impact grants of circa £100,000 - £1.2m pa  over 1 – 5 years to support work with  150+ young people per year.

Deadline 9th November 2020. 

Other forms of help

Ethical Angel

Allows charities to submit project bids for a wide range of corporate volunteer support. From the high tech app development, through to websites, but also a wide range of other areas, such as design (logo, leaflets), and professional support; Google Ads, analytics, branding, marketing, HR, data protection etc. About 100 categories to choose from. 

Deadlines – none

Festival of Trusteeship 

If you haven't worked with Getting On Board, they're a charity that supports charities in sourcing trustees from corporates; for free.  Their Festival Of Trusteeship (2 - 6 Nov) has sessions for aspiring trustees about becoming a trustee, and for charity leaders about trustee recruitment and diversity. Sessions start at only £5.

Chartered Institute of Fundraising

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is providing small charities and community groups with income under £1m/year free access to over 90 training sessions and presentations from this year’s Fundraising Convention until the end of the year.

For more information about the event, and to see the full programme of sessions, please visit their website and address any questions to Alex Wells at

Get Grants

Get Grants have a range of upcoming webinars subjects include:

  • Bid Writing for Charities and Community Groups
  • Trusts and Foundations Fundraising
  • Corporate Fundraising
  • Bid Writing for Sport & Physical Activity

They also run FREE meet the funder events and virtual fundraiser networking events.


Giving Tuesday : Give Back 2020

Giving Tuesday is the global generosity movement and is happening on 1 December this year. If you want to know more about how it can help your charity and get some exclusive partner resources to help with your planning, including how to get the most from the exciting new fundraising initiative GiveBack2020.

Want to be part of the movement? Sign up as a partner, it is completely free!

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