Funding isn’t only for formal charities. Here are three funds which you can apply for as mutual aid groups to help you support local people:
Neighbourly has launched a series of micro-grants HERE of up to £400 to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. To apply for a grant your mutual aid group must become a member of Neighbourly online first HERE.
The Wave 2 Community Response grants are now open HERE. These are to continue the crisis response as well as changing the way organisations deliver their work to ensure it continues to meet the needs of their communities. Deadline: weekly rolling deadline.
Mutual aid groups will need to apply via an eligible host organisation who will hold the grant on your behalf. Even better would be to consider working in partnership with an eligible existing local group, mutually increasing your impact and connections in the community.
Many mutual aid groups have already established partnerships with their neighbourhood Tenant & Resident Associations or Tenant Management Organisation (TRA or TMO). You can find your local Southwark TRA/TMO by contacting SGTO: Rhiannon@sgto.co.uk.
Southwark Council has created a special fund of £390,000 to offer to voluntary and community groups and organisations during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Mutual aid groups are welcome to apply. Details can be seen HERE and the next round of applications opens from 11th May.