April funding update

The Fletchers Foundation supports people who have seen their lives completely changed following a serious, catastrophic injury or illness. Learn more here. The Proud To Pitch In fund is open throughout the year and offer grants of up to £4,000 to grassroots and community sports clubs across the United Kingdom. Grants will be distributed regularly throughout the year.To be eligible for funding, projects must be located in the United Kingdom and project beneficiaries must be aged 18 or over. Learn more here. Innovate UK funding. UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing Read more »

Published: April 8, 2024.

Results of the fourth annual racial justice audit

Funders for Race Equality Alliance (FREA) published findings from their fourth annual racial justice audit. Findings include a 19% decrease in the percentage of overall funding intended to benefit Black and Minoritised communities in comparison to last year. There is also good news from the audit. Compared to last year’s audit, the findings show there has been an increase in funding to organisations led by and for Black/African/Caribbean/Black British communities. In comparison to the third cohort, funding to these communities has increased from 5% to 10% of the total audited.  Read more here. Read more »

Published: April 5, 2024.

Social Impact Measurement and Management

Red Ochre is running a practical introducion to Social Impact Measurement and Management on April 25th, 1000-1300, BIPC, British Library, Euston Road, London. To book or learn more click here. Read more »

Published: April 5, 2024.

Could the boss’s jokes lead more to languor than laughter?

“A little bit of humour goes a very long way”. This is an interesting take away about the perils of using humour in the work place. Read more »

Published: April 5, 2024.

January funding update

Welcome back. We hope you had a pleasant and restful Christmas and New Year. To help you start 2024 on the front foot here are some new and interesting funding oportunities. Cash for Kids is supporting children and young people through the cost-of-living crisis, with £1.6 million available to support 32,200 children across the UK. Learn more. The Jerwood Foundation supports excellence and emerging talent in the arts in the UK. Support is available for organisations with a focus on making art available for public benefit and working with their Collection.Learn more. The Morrisons Foundation supports registered charities that make Read more »

Published: January 25, 2024.

Red Ochre contributes to social enterprise support in Lebanon

Uday Thakkar worked with Juliet Cornford (Social Enterprise Consultant) and Mark Richardson (Social Impact Consulting) to create a suite of 6 Toolkits for Social Enterprise Support Organisations in Lebanon. Read more »

Published: January 25, 2024.

Upcoming public training

All training in this series is face to face and hosted the Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre, The British Library, London. Clink on the eventbrite links to learn more about each session and to book your place. Read more »

Published: January 25, 2024.

A practical introduction to social impact measurement

For help and insights, join Robert for the final Benefact Group webinar of the year ‘A practical introduction to social impact measurement’ on 14 November 2023. The session will run 10:30 – 12:00. Register now. Read more »

Published: October 25, 2023.

Plunkett Foundation Funding

The Plunkett Foundation have funding to offer free business support, advice, and in some cases grants for groups investigating the idea of running a community-owned business from a church or chapel. Sign up for the webinar next month (12th September) to learn more. Read more »

Published: August 31, 2023.

Funding update

Growth Impact Fund Big Issue Invest, UnLtd and Shift partnered to create a £25M fund designed to address the structural barriers that diverse social enterprises face, focusing on diverse-led social enterprises tackling inequality in the UK. We are particularly interested in organisations based outside of London or disabled-led. If you think you know of an organisation who may be interested please forward this email on and ask them to make an application. Find out about the Growth Impact Fund apply here or register your interest by contacting us by email. Big Energy Saving Loans We’re offering loan finance between £20,000 to Read more »

Published: August 22, 2023.

Free(ish) money from HMRC

HMRC has an open grant funding window open to support voluntary and community groups. Turnover must be over £60K pa. Many organisational forms are eligible including charity, social enterprise, mutuals etc. The window closes late August (21st August). Find out more at the UK Governement website. Read more »

Published: July 31, 2023.

Trust for London: Latest London poverty statistics

Trust for London has released some shocking research on poverty in London. As one of the most cosmopolitan and richest cities in the world these statistics are a sobering reminder of the inequalities in the distribution of wealth. See the report What is Poverty? for more details. Read more »

Published: June 29, 2023.

June Funding Update

Hubbub has launched a £200,000 fund to support innovative ideas to tackle food waste. See Eat It Up Fund for more details. Landsec community grants are now available. See the website and scroll down to community grants for more details. These are funds are unrestricted. Awards for All grants to be increased from £10K to £20K Autumn 2023. See the national lottery website for more details Read more »

Published: June 28, 2023.

April Funding update

Community Fridge and assoicated services fundingEnvironmental charity Hubbub is broadening the impact of the Community Fridge Network, through food hub funding which will help local residents to learn new food and growing skills and connect with their neighbours. Starbucks has now committed £350,000 of funding, which will be made available to a further 50 community fridges across the UK. The funding is available to community fridges that are already open and running. Grant £7000.See Hubbus’s website for more details.Deadline 31 May. Lloyds Bank Foundation funding for racial equity Open to registered charities and CICs, which are led by the communities Read more »

Published: April 12, 2023.

Funding update

The UK Youth Fund in partnership with Pears Foundation opens fund The new £5-million fund aims to support youth organisations across the country with the Cost Of Living crisis. Read more »

Published: March 27, 2023.