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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2021/22

Funding of £75k - £300k for local or national programmes which can be delivered by 31 March 2022

Fund theme = Children’s Respiratory Illness: To provide extra support for children, families and children’s respiratory and acute services during autumn/winter 2021, and to raise awareness of management of paediatric respiratory infections within communities that experience the greatest health inequalities.

For VCSE organisations already delivering services, and which already have reach to the target groups (those with respiratory illness, children, parents, carers, in-hospital services) – VCSE-led partnership bids welcomed.


To fund additional/expanded services, which address gaps and which:

  • Focus on preventative activities which support safe management or reduce hospital admissions; OR

  • Raise awareness in communities experiencing health inequalities


Key dates:

  • Meet the funder event Wed 11 Aug 10am
  • Application deadline 27 Aug @ 12 noon – decisions by 13 Sept


Examples of the types of projects that could be funded are:

  • hospital charities working alongside hospital trusts to support parents/carers with children in hospital
  • raising awareness of safe management of respiratory infections in different communities using different formats/languages
  • supporting families/carers of children with respiratory illnesses to prevent their late admissions to services
  • providing helpline support to those in need.

Full details at

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

Public Health England (PHE) Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2021-2022

Do you work with people who are vulnerable? Maybe young people? Or people who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgender? Or who are from an ethnic minority? It is likely that these vulnerable people are at risk of poor sexual and reproductive health. 

There is an upcoming grant opportunity aimed at the voluntary sector. For the past 5 years, PHE has provided an annual fund to support organisations to lead new approaches in addressing inequalities in sexual health, reproductive health, and HIV.

Proposals, that cover Derby City or Derbyshire County or both, will be accepted to deliver projects of up to 12 months in duration. Previous years have seen allocation of grants of between £25,000 and £75,000

The fund usually opens in August, with bid submissions by mid-September. In the past, PHE has provided a webinar to support your bid development. This will be announced when the fund goes live. In the meantime, members from Derby City and County Council Public Health have arranged a number of meetings to support organisations that may be interested in applying. If this could be you, please contact Bernie Brown or Helen Atkin at or respectively for more information.

Global’s Make Some Noise

Grants are available for small charities working to achieve change for disadvantaged communities across the UK.  The aim of this funding is to support small charities working across four key focus areas:

  • Providing safety and shelter
  • Supporting physical and/or mental health
  • Developing life skills
  • Reducing isolation or improving inclusion

Charities can apply for a minimum of £20,000 and a maximum of £30,000 for 12 months of funding from 1 April 2022.  The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 28 May 2021.

For more information, please go to: How to apply for funding - Make Some Noise

Lloyds Bank Foundation - Racial Equity Funding 

The Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Racial Equity funding strand is now open.  Small charities and community organisations that are led by and for members of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000.  This strand is open to charities with an income of between £25,000 and £1 million.

To be eligible, applicants need to be supporting people from specific communities to overcome any one of 11 complex social issues.

Successful applicants will receive two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 and support from the Foundation’s regional managers who will work with them to access a wide range of organisational development support to help meet identified needs.

There are no deadlines. Applications will be accepted throughout the year.

For more information visit the Lloyds Bank foundation website