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Derby Recovery Grant Fund

The Derby Recovery Grant Fund (DRGF) provides grants of £2,000 - £6,000 for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) groups to help boost community capacity and services in Derby City post Covid and help support Covid Recovery.

Non-profit groups with an annual income of less than £500,000 - including unincorporated associations, constituted voluntary groups, registered charities, CIOs, social enterprises including companies limited by guarantee and CICs and community benefit societies - are eligible to apply.  Priority will be given to smaller organisations. If a group is awarded funding, they will not be eligible to reapply.

Groups must be able to fund 50% of the total project costs through monetary or in kind contributions.

Project Themes
Projects should fall into least one of the following themes:

  • Marginalised groups
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Loneliness
  • Poverty
  • Education/ Employment
  • Community Voice
  • Children and Young People
  • Elderly People

DRGF will fund project costs from £2,000 - £6,000. The funding will provide 50% of the total project costs, with VCSE groups providing the remaining 50% through monetary or in kind contributions.   Funding will need to be spent by 31st March 2022. 

Closing Date
Applications for funding will open on 4th October 2021 and will close on Friday 4th February 2022.  Applications will be considered monthly by the DRGF Grant Panel. Click here for an application form.

The National Emergencies Trust launches £1.2million Local Action Fund

The National Emergencies Trust has launched a £1.2million Local Action Fund with Crowdfunder UK to support community and voluntary organisations to counter the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisations have the opportunity to receive up to £10,000 each in match-funding from the National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal.

The fund will focus on projects taking positive action for people in their communities affected by the pandemic, from supporting mental health, to assisting with financial hardship or helping communities disproportionately impacted by Covid-19.

Eligible charities and groups will be able to use the funding in any way that enables their efforts, from covering core costs to launching new local services.

Click here to learn more.

Foundation Derbyshire Rolls-Royce Fund

For the last six years the Foundation Derbyshire Rolls-Royce Fund has targeted its grant making towards different aspects of mental health services for young people. The Fund has recognised national concerns and has echoed the dialogue around the insufficient levels of care available.

As we move through 2021 and into 2022 this theme will remain the focus of the Fund.

We are looking to fund programmes and activities that focus on resilience, mindfulness, strategies for spotting and tackling mental health issues, exercise and techniques for better mental health.

Activities could include: Access to counselling, workshops / programmes around awareness, self-help / self-care techniques or mental health training for staff, parents and volunteers working with young people

We are looking for groups and projects that already have experience of delivering in this field or who will be using professional experienced / qualified workers to implement the project where appropriate.

GSK Impact Awards

2022 GSK IMPACT Awards & new GSK Grow Programme – core funding and training for health charities

Charities are facing significant challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic while continuing to provide vital services to keep people healthy and connected. This year, more than ever, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 GSK IMPACT Awards. This is also the 25th anniversary of the awards, and to mark this milestone we have increased our funding and launched the new GSK Grow Programme, which will support smaller charities.

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding and free training for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £120,000 and £3 million. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, plus free training and development valued at a further £9,500. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials.

The new GSK Grow Programme supports small charities with total annual income between £20,000 and £120,000. Up to 10 charities will receive £10,000 in unrestricted funding plus training and development valued at £3,200.

The GSK IMPACT Awards are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. They are judged by a prestigious panel of judges and provide national recognition for the winning organisations. They also give organisations access to a free leadership programme, designed specifically for health charities, provided by The King’s Fund. After taking part in the training, organisations can then join our network of health charities which supports ongoing service and organisational development.

To apply and find out more go to:

Closing date: 20 September 2021 at 5pm


Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Victims Fund

The MoJ has launched a recent fund with Comic Relief to support smaller, specialist organisations that work with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led ‘by, with and for’ communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBT+ communities.

Funds will support activities and offer wrap-around support which improves digital and remote capacity, provides continuity in support, and enhances future sustainability. Investments will be disbursed in September 2021 and run for up to six months. Funds must be spent by March 2022 The deadline for applications is Tuesday 20 July.

For more information, please contact Alex Campbell on

ESF Community Grants

The ESFA Community Grants funding programme gives small, voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of less than £750,000 an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help engage and progress ‘hard to reach’ individuals towards the labour market.

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects or initiatives that help people take steps towards a future career and reduce unemployment and inactivity.

For information please click here.

GEM Road Safety Grants


GEM Road Safety Charity is inviting applications for grants of up to £10,000 for road safety projects.

The current funding window will remain open until Tuesday 31 December.

Since it was established in 1985, the Charity has funded many projects which have aimed to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the UK’s roads.

The Charity Trustees are keen to encourage applications from community groups, registered charities, professional bodies, road safety organisations, partnerships, schools and colleges whose projects demonstrate a clear road safety benefit to the wider community at a regional or national level. This can include anything from educational initiatives through to research.

Further guidance and the online application form can be found on their website:

ESFA grants to support unemployed people

The next round of the ESFA Community Grants programme is now open and will be accepting applications from until 15 December 2019. 

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to registered not-for-profit organisations based in the LLEP and D2N2 areas with a turnover of less than £500,000. Grants are available to deliver a projects or initiatives lasting no more than 6 months, that help people take steps towards a future career, reduce unemployment and tackle economic inactivity.

To find the guidance and application form visit the Futures website. Organisations must meet strict eligibility criteria for this grant, so please read the specification and guidance thoroughly.
You will be asked to download the form and submit the completed version as an electronic copy by email to with any necessary supporting documents.
The deadline for submission is 5pm on 15 December 2019.