#Funding Friday

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund

Grants between £1,000 and £250,000 towards the core funding costs of small and medium-sized UK charities in need of financial support as a result of lost revenue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Applying UK charities must be working within the Trust’s 3 priority areas of:

  • Health and Wellbeing – this includes charities working within the areas of disease and patient care, mental health and addiction recovery, disability, aged and palliative care
  • Welfare and Education – this includes charities addressing poverty and disadvantage, especially in relation to young people, and also those working in areas such as food insecurity and criminal justice reform and rehabilitation
  • Arts and Culture – this includes charities working in the performing arts, independent (i.e. not local authority controlled) museums and galleries; heritage sites and historic buildings.

Applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be a UK registered charity, and with a beneficial area within the UK
  • Have experienced income loss (actual or predicted) in the current financial year (2020-2021) due to COVID-19
  • Actively operate across one of the three key areas prioritised by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust of  Health and Wellbeing, Welfare and Education, Arts and Culture (see above)
  • Have a minimum of 3 unrelated Board members
  • Have normal annual income below £5 million
  • Not be in unplanned deficit in either of the two previous financial years (prior to any impact from COVID-19)
  • Not have already received funding from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust related to COVID-19
  • Not be a research organisation, local authority, school, higher or further education institution.

To apply please visit the The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust website.

Application deadline: Monday 27 July 2020 at 5pm.


The Emerton-Christie Charity

Grants between £1,000 and £3,000 for UK registered charities working in the areas of education, health, social welfare, disability, arts, culture, the environment and science.

Application deadline: none – applications may be submitted at any time in writing. There is no matched funding requirement.

Funding is not available for:

  • Building work
  • Start-up projects
  • Individuals
  • Religious purposes

Applications to the Charity may be made at any time in writing, addressed to:

Ms Joanna Jeeves Trustee
The Emerton-Christie Charity
Kelswyn House
Bowness-On-Solway
Wigton CA7 5AG
Tel: 07791168778
Email: joannajeeves@gmail.com


Small grants scheme for disabled children

The small grants scheme (launched 3 July) supports short breaks provision over the summer.

If you’re a provider of a service for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND), we are inviting applications to our small grants scheme for financial support so that activities can run over the summer holiday.

In light of the disruption to services caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), we recognise that activities and resources for children and young people (0-18) with SEND and their families will look different this summer and may be reduced due to restrictions. Where organisations and groups have conducted thorough risk assessments and are confident that they can safely provide some activities or resources in line with government guidance over the summer holiday, we are inviting applications to our small grants scheme for financial support to achieve this.

The scheme provides funding to organisations who support children and young people (0-18) with SEND to access their local community and take part in activities alongside their friends. The scheme, provided by Devon County Council in partnership with Parent Carer Forum Devon, also covers funding for young carers to undertake activities with disabled siblings, and it can provide up to £5,000 to:

  • Voluntary or community organisations (predominately parent led)
  • Registered or unregistered charities
  • Co-operatives
  • Community interest companies
  • Not for profit organisations

The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 13th July.

Applications will be considered subject to funds available and the grant awarded must be spent before 6th September 2020.

To apply, please complete the application form and email it to childrenscommissioningsecure-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

Before you apply, we encourage you to contact Claire Tatton on 01392 380192 or the above email for further information about the scheme and a discussion to support your application. Guidelines for applying are available here.

We recognise that timescales for making an application are short due to awaiting government guidance on provision in out-of-school settings. However, now that this guidance has been published, we can proceed, and we want to ensure that funding is received by organisations promptly. For an informal discussion to support your application, please contact us, we will be happy to discuss with you to support you in this process.