Small Grants During Covid-19
Since April we have been awarding small grants to local groups that are supporting women, girls and LGBT+ people during these difficult times. We have some amazing grassroots, charities and voluntary groups in our city, and we are so happy to be able to financially support some of the vital community work they have been doing during this time.
This small grant funding is part of the Nottingham City Council Communities of Identity funding stream to Nottingham Women’s Centre and partner organisations.
Read on to find out more about some of the groups that have received small grant funding from us for Covid-19 support, and to learn more about what some of Nottingham’s amazing organisations are doing to support the community in these challenging times.
We are delighted to have supported Heya with a small grant to support their community during the coronavirus crisis. Heya work with Arabic women in Nottingham and will be using the grant to offer online and telephone support and welfare checks with the women in their community, as well as supporting them with some essential supplies.
Balm provides activities and support for African Caribbean women in Nottingham. We have awarded them a small grant to continue to support the women they work with at this time, including wellbeing checks, essential supplies and activity and wellbeing packs.
We are supporting Global Widows with a small grant for their work with women, in particular widows, of West African descent. They will use this grant to provide essentials and culturally appropriate food and wellbeing checks and telephone contact to their community.
We are supporting Go Vision with a grant to do online cook-alongs and supply and deliver food to women in their area, especially those on low incomes, fleeing domestic abuse and living in homeless hostels.
It’s our pleasure to support Nergiz Kurdish Women’s Group with a small grant to help them with supporting Kurdish Women in Nottingham, including through telephone support, befriending and welfare checks.
We are happy to support Mojatu UK with a small grant to help their work on providing essential supply deliveries for BME communities, as well as translation / training programmes and mental health support services.
Sisters of Noor
We are really pleased to be using our small grant scheme to support Sisters of Noor in their work with BME single mothers around some of the issues connected to the Covid-19 lockdown.
We are very happy to be supporting Open House Nottingham provide peer support to those experiencing maternal mental health difficulties. We have awarded them a small grant to cover the costs of Zoom conferencing for their session to take place online during the current social distancing guidelines.
Our next round of small grant funding will be opening soon, and we are looking forward to hearing from more local groups who would benefit from financial support. These grants are for Covid-19 related support, and are for small, grassroots community groups / charities with a turnover of less than £10,000 per year. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be notified when applications are open.