BCF: Vital for Berkshire Fund – deadline on 14 April 2022

News from: Reading Voluntary Action

The Summer 2022 round of Vital for Berkshire fund aims to support charities, community groups and projects that work to tackle the most salient and pressing issues within Berkshire’s communities at any given time. The average grant size is £5,000.

To be eligible to apply for a grant, your charity, community group or voluntary organisation must be improving the lives of disadvantaged people in Berkshire and fit the following criteria:

1. Be a not-for-profit, voluntary or community group, social enterprise/CIC or registered charity
2. Have a Governing Document (constitution or set of rules)
3. Have a management committee or board of trustees
4. Have a bank account in the name of the group, with a minimum of two unrelated cheque signatories
5. Be able to provide up-to-date accounts
6. Have returned evaluation forms for any previously received grants
7. Have safeguarding and equality policies which comply with current legislation
8. Be helping the disadvantaged and provide a benefit to the community with clear and achievable outcomes
9. Provide evidence there is a need for your work and must not be duplicating the work of other groups and organisations
10. Have an itemised budget.

Applications are invited from charities, community groups and projects that support vital needs in Berkshire, such as:
-Physical and mental health.
-Supporting young and vulnerable people or groups.
-Combating isolation.
-Tackling poverty and disadvantage.
-Offering equal opportunities for all.

Deadline for applications and how to apply:
-Application forms must be completed on-line and submitted by 10:00 on Thursday 14 April 2022.
-Applicants will be informed of the Grants Committee’s decisions by the end of May 2022.
-If you are interested in applying for funding, an Eligibility Quiz is available at the bottom of the VITAL FOR BERKSHIRE FUND page from 21 March 2022, fill in the Quiz to receive a link to an online Application Form.

Further information and support:
-If you have difficulty accessing the application forms or require support to complete an application, please get in touch with the Community Impact team at grants@berkshirecf.org.
-If you would like further support from RVA with submitting a funding application or any support with governance required for your group to get ready for this funding, please email advice@rva.org.uk or telephone 01189 372273 for free and independent support and advice.

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