FUNDING: Increasing Access Fund – apply by 16 November 2020

This new fund from the Peter Sowerby Foundation is targeted to support organisations to develop new services that respond to the Covid-19 situation, or to adapt existing services to meet local and national needs.

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FUNDING: B&Q Foundation – rolling fund

One-off grants of up to £5,000 are available for registered charities to help people in need (by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, other disadvantage or distress) in the UK or Ireland.

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FUNDING: Mayor’s Resilience Fund – apply by end December

This fund is the Mayor of London’s £1 million innovation programme to support London’s businesses and community groups to emerge stronger from the current coronavirus crisis and to ensure the capital is better prepared for future disruptive challenges.

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FUNDING: Active Londoners Fund Round 2– apply by 20 November 2020

The second and final round of this Mayor of London’s fund will award grants of between £5,000 and £30,000.

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FUNDING: Architectural Heritage Fund – apply by 9 November 2020

Charities and social enterprises in England occupying historic buildings can apply for grants to develop new business plans and strategies.

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FUNDING: Localgiving £1m Coronavirus Fund – launches 27 October 2020

Localgiving Foundation is launching new funding for organisations delivering critical work to support people and communities in response to COVID-19.

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FUNDING: CAF Resilience Fund – apply by 10 November 2020

This new emergency fund has been launched to offer grants of £10,000 to £100,000 (up to a maximum of 20% of last reported income) to support the continuation of services in the current health emergency or Covid-19 emergency response activities.

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NEW JOB: Companionship Co-ordinator, KNA – apply by 8 November 2020

Salary 26,550 per annum pro rata (£14.18 per hour) / 16 hours per week (flexible hours)

Kew Neighbourhood Association (KNA) is looking for a person with empathetic people skills to develop and manage their Companionship activities.

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NEW JOB: Accountant, IvybridgeLink – apply by 12 November 2020

IvybridgeLink, the charity responsible for The BridgeLink Community Centre in Isleworth, seeks a qualified accountant to oversee its financial process and assist in the running of this busy community hub.

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Richmond upon Thames – Tier 2 Covid Alert

The latest news that London will officially be in the high Covid alert level on Saturday has implications for Richmond residents and the voluntary sector.  As guidance develops, the following key information sources are currently available:  

Government Tier 2 Guidelines
This includes information about exemptions such as some voluntary sector activity.

Richmond Council’s Covid-19 webpages
The Council’s website has lots of information for local residents.  

Additionally, this weekend (17/18 October) all local residents should receive two publications from Richmond Council – an I Need Financial Help booklet and a Coronavirus information leaflet.

As further news and announcements are made, we will endeavour to update the information on our website.