In response to the coronavirus, the Foundation has launched two new emergency Covid-19 grants:
Hygiene Grants which focus on personal hygiene dignity, and supporting residents/patients in facilities who are unable to provide their own toiletries. Applications will be accepted from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters
Healthy Holiday Grant which would normally hold summer holiday activities to ensure children have a hot meal. Grants of up to £500 are available per group, and up to £1,125 per store. Each store has a Community Champion whose role is to support projects. Applications can be submitted at any time via the community champion. Apply here
B&M Stores Support for Foodbanks
Each store is authorised to provide a local foodbank with a £1,500 donation, so they can buy essential groceries, cleaning goods and toiletries. To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your foodbank, stating the registered charity number, the registered address and the full name of the representative authorised to collect the donation. Please also state your preferred nearby B&M branch that you wish to visit. They will then reply on how to access the donation.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for local charities that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces.
Deadlines - contact for details
Energy for Tomorrow
This social impact scheme is designed to support entrepreneurs who have concepts and innovations to tackle climate change, lower energy bills and deliver positive impacts to people and communities. No set deadline. Apply here.
They have broadened their criteria to include constituted groups not yet registered, temporarily due to Covid-19 and are offering small grants up to £2,500, and medium grants up to £5,000. Both rounds operate on a rolling basis. Apply here
Grants up to £10,000 to registered charities working directly with homeless people. Eligible activities are: outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials; delivery of services in hostels and shelters; information and advice. Read more
Persimmons Community Champions
All of their businesses are donating £2,000 each a month. They are concentrating on charities working with or supporting the over 70s. Read more
Utility Networks Announce Fast Funds
Eight utility networks have joined together to give £500,000 to support their local community foundations during the coronavirus pandemic: UK Power Networks; SGN; Southern Water; Thames Water; Anglian Water; Affinity Water; SES Water; and South East Water. London is one of the eligible locations and groups should contact their local Community Foundations for details.