As we continue to support communities nationwide with access to volunteer resources and emergency support, we maintain valued partnerships with organisations who care about our core issues. We are supported by goodwill, committed funding organisations and government bodies who provide for, among other things, access to training, resources and most recently, COVID-19 resilience funds, allowing volunteer services to continue their fantastic work.
The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery. Their Reaching Communities programme provides flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations in England with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund
The Prince’s Countryside Fund has grants of up to £50,000 available for projects that will provide a long-term positive impact to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit. Their grants aim to sustain rural communities, improve the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses, and support aid delivery in an emergency and build resilience.
Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN’s Resilient Communities Fund supports communities to improve their resilience. The fund is particularly focused on projects which help vulnerable or isolated people living in their network areas. This is the fifth year of the fund and during this time SSEN has provided £1.572million of funding to 216 projects.