Funding

Early February Funding Update

Violence and women and girls A limited number of #grants are available to not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised women acting to #endviolence against women and girls in England. Applications open online: 09:00am GMT on Tuesday 09th February 2021 Application Closes: 12 GMT (noon) on Friday 05th March 2021 Eligible Countries: England Eligible applicants: Income of between £75,000 and £10 million Funding Available: Applications between £30,000 to £250,000 for 12-15 months of service delivery from July 2021 to September 2022. See here for more details. Heritage Lottery Funding #HeritageLottery #grant #funding of between £3000 – £5 million Read more »

Published: February 11, 2021.

Funding Update

Women in Innovation Awards 2020/21 are now open! Innovate UK is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support. Read more »

Published: October 9, 2020.

Funding updates

Simply Business (re)start award Simply Business are giving away £10,000 to one entrepreneur, to start – or revive – their business. Read more »

Published: September 1, 2020.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Clarion Housing Group’s William Sutton Prize – Applications Now Open! Following the success of the William Sutton Prize over the last two years, Clarion Housing Group is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third year of the scheme. Clarion is seeking applications from individuals or organisations presenting an innovative concept, product or service that will have a positive social impact on a community. There is a prize fund of up to £20,000 on offer for each of the two categories, with the funding provided by Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group. The winning Read more »

Published: August 7, 2020.

Further Covid-19 resources and funding

Covid-19 funding news and updates Support from Voluntary Sector Funders, See the Croydon Voluntary Action funding page for further updates. NCVO Financial Support and funding update page. General Covid-19 support Applications are still open for the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme, in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The deadline to apply is 30th April 2020. #startinggood Summit starts May 11th. Ready to learn from the best? Join 10,000+ Social Entrepreneurs for a 10 Day Virtual Feast! Free three day online Business Start Up Read more »

Published: April 21, 2020.

Covid-19 update

We hope everyone is well, following government and health authority advice and coping with the C19 shutdown. Although Red Ochre has closed its offices in line with official guidance the team is working from remote locations. We are supporting our existing clients with email, Skype, Zoom and MS Teams conferencing. If you would like to make contact with us the most efficient way is via email in the first instance. Uday Thakkar, MD & coFounderRobert Foster, coFounder & senior consultantMartin Cooper, EU Project lead Emergency funding The Coronavirus Charity Help Fund offers grants of £5-20K for specific coronavirus poverty relief Read more »

Published: March 22, 2020.

Further funding and expert support for high streets

The Government has announced the first 14 of 20 pilot areas to receive tailored expert support for the rejuvenation of their town centres as part of the Future High Streets Fund. Read more »

Published: January 28, 2020.

One Of The World’s Biggest Investors Is Preparing Its $178B Portfolio For Climate Change

Dutch investment giant PGGM is undertaking a radical exercise to find out which assets and areas in its portfolio are most exposed to climate change, and using the data to shape future investment decisions, including where it buys new buildings. Read more »

Published: January 28, 2020.

RBS launches £1 billion Female Entrepreneurship Funding

RBS has announced a new £1 billion in funding through NatWest to support female entrepreneurs in the UK to scale and grow – the largest intervention by a UK lender focused specifically on female-led businesses. Read more »

Published: January 28, 2020.

Crowdfund London

Crowdfund London is open for pitches now. You could also get up to £50,000 match funding from the Mayor too. Innovative ideas are welcome e.g. reimagining an old coal line, making a new community hub or creating much needed new urban green spaces. The main proviso is that your community-led project aspires to improve your local area. Apply via Spacehive by 13 January 2020. Read more »

Published: December 18, 2019.

Good Finance UK funding directory of sources of social investment launched

If you’re looking for investors or funds for your social enterprise a good place to start is Good Finance UK. Their new fund listings directory is now live. Learn more at Good Finance UK. Read more »

Published: October 7, 2019.

Community Business Fund opens

The Community Business Fund aims to support existing community businesses with grants to help them progress towards self-sufficiency. Community businesses can apply for grants of £50,000 to £300,000. The Fund opened on the 11th September. For more information or to apply see the Power to Change website. Read more »

Published: September 13, 2019.

Chivas Venture open for 2019

This year’s $1m Chivas Regal Venture is currently open. This window closes 31st October, and you can apply online. See the Chivas Venture website for further details. Read more »

Published: September 13, 2019.

Cultivation Primer from NFP Library

Cultivation-Primer is is an interesting ebook freely available from Nonprofit Library. It’s purpose is to help nonprofits build (cultivate) key relationships with grant funders. There’s some interesting narrative, worksheets and templates. Definitely worth a look. Source: Nonprofit Library Read more »

Published: April 5, 2018.

The pros and cons of crowdfunding for small business

Listen to Robert speak on crowdfunding at the Portobello Business Centre You Tube channel. This two minute bite-size video touches on what crowdfunding us useful for, what to do to have a successful campaign and when other more traditional forms of fundraising are more appropriate. Read more »

Published: May 15, 2017.