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Charities awarded grants in CAF Resilience Fund

CHARITIES Aid Foundation (CAF) has announced the 102 charities that it will be working with as part of the second phase of the £40 million CAF Resilience Fund. The Resilience Fund forms part of the Covid-19 Support Fund with the UK insurance and long-term savings industry and the Community Match Challenge from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The CAF Resilience Fund is focused on communities hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The first phase distributed emergency funding to help organisations survive and deliver rapid relief from the impact of the pandemic.

The second phase provides funds to organisations to both adapt and thrive after the pandemic. The programme is designed to help charities continue to deliver services that support the needs of communities, whilst also strengthening their organisational resilience.

Grants of between £50k- £350k have been awarded for service delivery, core costs and resilience-building. Organisations will also receive up to £20,000 to pay for external expertise to help achieve their resilience goals.

The grants are focused on three cause areas disproportionately affected by Covid-19. The organisations provide services which:

  • Support people living with disability
  • Work with Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
  • Encourage Young adult (16-35 years) reskilling

Neil Heslop OBE, Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation said:

“Having battled through the pandemic, many charities are now taking stock and addressing how to rebuild their finances and services to move forward effectively.

“This unique and inspiring programme supports organisations to improve their resilience for the future while ensuring they can continue to deliver services to some of society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. We are delighted to be able to help them grow stronger with generous funding from the insurance and long-term savings industry and the Government’s match funding.”

Minister for Sport, Tourism, Civil Society and Youth, Nigel Huddleston said:

“The Government is committed to supporting communities who have been hit hardest by the pandemic. I’m grateful to the Charities Aid Foundation for their fantastic work distributing Community Match Challenge funding and supporting organisations carrying out critical work.

“I look forward to seeing how the second round of the CAF Resilience Fund helps build a strong future for these important organisations.”

Yvonne Braun, Executive Lead for the Covid-19 Support Fund and Director of Policy, Long-Term Savings and Protection at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), said:

“Since the start of the pandemic, charities and communities throughout the UK have come together to support those most in need. We are thrilled that through the partnership between the Covid-19 Support Fund, CAF and the DCMS Community Match Challenge, that the insurance and long-term savings industry has been able to support the work of these charities so that they can continue their vital work.”

The recipient organisations:

1.      Advocacy Matters35.   Gilgal Birmingham69.   Reading Mencap
2.      Abbey Community Association36.   Gloucestershire Counselling Service70.   Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex & London
3.      Adult training network37.   Golden Opportunity Skills and Development71.   Rett UK
4.      Aisling Centre Co Ltd38.   Grace House North East72.   Roma Support Group
5.      Amina – the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre39.   Grapevine Coventry and Warwickshire Ltd73.   Romney Resources Ltd
6.      Aston-Mansfield40.   Green Light Trust74.   Rush House Ltd
7.      Autism Early Support Trust Limited41.   Heeley City Farm75.   SAVTE (Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English)
8.      Babbasa Youth Empowerment Projects42.   Helm Training76.   Skills for People
9.      Beith Community Development Trust43.   Highbury Vale Blackstock Trust77.   Social Action for Health
10.   Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Ltd44.   Hounslow Education Business Charity78.   SocietyLinks Tower Hamlets
11.   Birmingham Settlement45.   Humraaz79.   South London Refugee Association
12.   Black South West Network46.   Immediate Theatre80.   St Clements & St James Community Development Project
13.   Black Training and Enterprise Group47.   IMO (Inter Madrassah Organisation)81.   Students and Refugees Together
14.   Boccia England48.   Iranian Association82.   The Angelou Centre
15.   Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service49.   Lancashire BME Network Ltd83.   The Ark Trust CIO
16.   British Blind Sport50.   Launch It Trust84.   The Baca Charity
17.   Cardiomyopathy UK51.   LEAH (Learn English at Home)85.   The Batten Disease Family Association
18.   CareTrade Charitable Trust52.   Learning Partnerships86.   The Cellar Trust
19.   Caring Breaks Ltd53.   MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project)87.   The Churches Trust
20.   CASBA54.   Merseyside Society for Deaf People88.   The Feed Enterprises CIC
21.   CEMVO Scotland55.   Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and Coloboma Support89.   The Limehouse Project
22.   Cerebral Palsy Sport56.   Mind Aberystwyth90.   The Mighty Creatives
23.   Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets57.   MS-UK Ltd91.   The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education
24.   Circle Community58.   Multi-Cultural Family Base92.   The Runnymede Trust
25.   Construction Industry for Youth59.   Multiple System Atrophy Trust93.   Tom Harrison House
26.   Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind60.   Niemann-Pick UK94.   Welsh Refugee Council
27.   Cumbria Youth Alliance61.   North Tyneside Disability Forum Ltd95.   Wirral Change
28.   Disability Solutions West Midlands62.   Our Space (Staffs) Ltd96.   The Wm Morrison Darlington Enterprise Trust
29.   Doncaster Housing for Young People63.   Oxford Wood Recycling97.   Women Acting in Todays Society (WAITS)
30.   Drive Forward Foundation64.   Oxfordshire My Life My Choice Association98.   Women Connect First
31.   E:Merge 3Rs65.   PATRA99.   Womenzone Community Centre
32.   Environmental Vision66.   PLIAS Resettlement100.                       WorkingRite
33.   Epilepsy Action Scotland67.   Positive Action in Housing101.                       You Make It
34.   Ethnic Youth Support Team68.   Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK102.                       YWCA Swansea
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