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Covid-19 Vaccination Grant Funding and the Voluntary Sector

Congratulations to the many organisations that have received funding to help explain to their communities the benefits of having the Covid-19 vaccination. This has really helped make a difference to the vaccination uptake in Sandwell.

However, there is still lots to be done to make sure everyone who is eligible for a vaccine or booster knows and receives it. In addition, we need to remember good practice around infection control, which will keep us and the ones we care for, safe and well this winter.

If you want to promote this message to the people in your community including staff, volunteers and service users and you are a Sandwell based VCS organisation, then there is some funding to help you with this.

To find out more and see if you are eligible please contact Liz Webster, Liz@scvo.info (mobile 07923 259821), or Barbara Murphy, barbara@scvo.info.  Thank you.


The Loneliness Engagement Fund

The Loneliness Engagement Fund is open to organisations that have a track record of delivering effective communications and engagement activity at a national level. Grants of between £15,000 to £50,000 to organisations that engage with those most affected by loneliness during the Covid-19 pandemic. The funds will be will be from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

Organisations must have a proven reach and track record of engaging with one or more of the following target groups:

• young people aged 16-24
• people with diagnosed mental health conditions
• people living alone
• people from lower income households
• people who are unemployed
• people with disabilities

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13 October.

More details


The Faith New Deal Pilot Fund – now open

The Faith New Deal Pilot Fund is a new, competitive grant programme to help support faith-based organisations to use their resources effectively within their community and to build trust between national government, local government and faith groups.

Government wants to recognise the role faith-based organisations play in the resilience of our communities and the importance of local faith groups working collaboratively to respond to societal issues.

The core aim of the Faith New Deal Pilot Fund is to test and strengthen the nature of engagement between national government, local government and faith groups – providing proof of concept of the role faith groups play in supporting communities to solve local problems.

Through effective partnership working with public service providers, such as local authorities or public health bodies, faith groups can use their skills to deliver solutions to local problems that offer communities coherent and sustainable change.

The Faith New Deal Pilot fund will provide up to £975,000 for faith groups to apply for to work in partnership with local public services and philanthropists.

Funded pilots will be innovative projects to strengthen engagement between local and national government and faith groups – testing what can be achieved when they work together. The programme will fund projects to tackle social issues, including those arising from the impact of COVID-19, to support the recovery efforts of communities.

The deadline for bids is at 11:59pm on Thursday 7 October 2021

For more information, including how to apply, visit: Faith New Deal Pilot Fund prospectus – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Prevention and Promotion Fund for Better Mental Health 2021-22 – further funding launched

This opportunity seeks to invest in prevention and promotion interventions for better mental health, specifically to mitigate mental health impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce widening mental health inequalities by targeting at risk and vulnerable groups.

Sandwell MBC Public Health are inviting Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to submit an Expression of Interest against three allocated strands, to receive funding which will be distributed in the form of a grant.

There is one strand; Strand D, which has a total value of £14,350

D. Mental Health literacy – direct delivery of a variety of mental health training courses based on need and demand, for example (but not limited to); mental health awareness, mental health first aid, suicide prevention.

You can download the Expression of Interest Form HERE – and please refer to the appendix for further information, including expected outputs and outcomes.

The Expression of Interest window is open from 28/09/2021 until 12pm on 19/10/2021. Successful EOI notifications are expected by 22/10/2021.

Projects will be expected to have the ability to start delivery quickly, with the mobilisation and promotion period being November to December 2021, and the delivery period starting mid January 2022 at the latest. The provisional delivery period is until May 2022.

For information and advice on how to complete this form please contact Eilish_james@sandwell.gov.uk


Aviva giving a boost to climate change projects

The Aviva Community Fund supports small UK causes to make a big difference in their communities. The organisation has partnered with Crowdfunder to drive fundraising and help to get ideas off the ground.

Every year £250,000 of funding is distributed by Aviva, supported further by donations from the public.

To celebrate COP26,  the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties,  which is being held in Glasgow in November, Aviva have created the Aviva Climate Fund, to boost the final round of the Community Fund in 2021, with an extra £150,000 for projects leaving the way on climate action.

Click here to find out more

 


Open Call: India-UK together 2022 (funding available)

Cultural organisations, arts companies, institutes and festivals from India and the UK are invited to apply for grants for new collaborative arts and culture projects for the India-UK Together 2022 programme to mark India’s 75th anniversary of Independence.

A total of four grants (3 x £50,000 and 1 x £100,000) will be awarded to projects highlighting collaborations between India and the UK that offer positive opportunities to co-develop cross-cultural creative collaborations, skills and knowledge exchange and new artistic work with scope to tour and/or be produced digitally in India in 2022- 2023.

Applicants from theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, film, music, architecture, design, fashion, tech-art, new media art and cross/inter-disciplinary arts are encouraged to apply.

The scheme will enable bilateral partners to co-develop and collaborate on projects that explore the key cross-cutting theme ‘Together’.

Closing date for applications is 31 October 2021

More details here: https://www.britishcouncil.in/programmes/arts/open-call-india-uk-together


Emotional Wellbeing of Children

Are you a Sandwell based organisation delivering mental health and emotional wellbeing services to children and young people? Are you able to scale up capacity to provide additional support over the next 12 months? If so, you may be interested in the Emotional Wellbeing Grant Programme Autumn 2021.

You must be a not-for-profit organisation, delivering services to support residents of Sandwell and your organisation must meet the stated requirements for working safely with children and young people.

If you meet the criteria, then please contact Barbara Murphy on 07859 913363 or barbara@scvo.info to check your eligibility and receive an application form and guidance notes.

The closing date for submission of applications is 9 am on Monday, 4 October 2021.


Prevention and Promotion Fund for Better Mental Health 2021-22 – funding available

This opportunity seeks to invest in prevention and promotion interventions for better mental health, specifically to mitigate mental health impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce widening mental health inequalities by targeting at risk and vulnerable groups.

Sandwell MBC Public Health are inviting Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to submit an Expression of Interest against three allocated strands, to receive funding which will be distributed in the form of a grant.

Strand A has a total value of £40,000 and strands B and C have a total value of £20,000 each, the allocated lots are;

A – Engaging men through outreach, peer support, befriending and social activities to increase awareness of good mental health and suicide prevention

B – Delivery of parenting groups offering several activities targeting expectant parents and new parents with children under the age of 12 months to improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.

C – Delivery of parenting groups offering several activities targeting parents with children aged between 1 – 5 years to improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.

 

You can download the Expression of Interest Form HERE – and please refer to the appendix for further information, including expected outputs and outcomes.

The Expression of Interest window is open from 14/09/2021 until 12pm on 28/09/2021. Successful EOI notifications are expected by 11/10/2021.

Projects will be expected to have the ability to start delivery quickly, with the mobilisation and promotion period being October to November 2021, and the delivery period starting mid November 2021 at the latest. The provisional delivery period is until July 2022.

For information and advice on how to complete this form please contact Eilish_james@sandwell.gov.uk


Win a £100 Donation

Fundraising website easyfundraising puts the easy back into fundraising by enabling your voluntary organisation, non-profit, charity, or CIC to earn donations when your volunteers and supporters are shopping online.

easyfundraising works with over 5,900 retailers who will donate to your organisation, to say ‘thank you’ when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with them. We’re all shopping online anyway, so why not make it work in your favour? Plus, if you register before 31 October, your organisation will go into a draw to win a £100 donation. Register by clicking here.


£1m in Funding for Community Organisations

It’s payment season at easyfundraising, which means good causes in our area are receiving a share of almost £1million in donations!

If your organisation isn’t a part of the easyfundraising community yet, give it a try; you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Each time your supporters (volunteers, staff, service users, etc.) shop online at over 5,900 leading retailers, your organisation will receive cashback donations at no extra cost.

Register to ensure your organisation is on the list to receive a share of donations next time by clicking here.


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