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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 Matters
  2. Abbey Community Association
  3. Adult training network
  4. Aisling Centre Co Ltd
  5. Amina - the Muslim Women's Resource Centre
  6. Aston-Mansfield
  7. Autism Early Support Trust Limited
  8. Babbasa Youth Empowerment Projects
  9. Beith Community Development Trust
  10. Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Ltd
  11. Birmingham Settlement
  12. Black South West Network
  13. Black Training and Enterprise Group
  14. Boccia England
  15. Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service
  16. British Blind Sport
  17. Cardiomyopathy UK
  18. CareTrade Charitable Trust
  19. Caring Breaks Ltd
  20. CASBA
  21. CEMVO Scotland
  22. Cerebral Palsy Sport
  23. Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets
  24. Circle Community
  25. Construction Industry for Youth
  26. Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind
  27. Cumbria Youth Alliance
  28. Disability Solutions West Midlands
  29. Doncaster Housing for Young People
  30. Drive Forward Foundation
  31. E:Merge 3Rs
  32. Environmental Vision
  33. Epilepsy Action Scotland
  34. Ethnic Youth Support Team
  35. Gilgal Birmingham
  36. Gloucestershire Counselling Service
  37. Golden Opportunity Skills and Development
  38. Grace House North East
  39. Grapevine Coventry and Warwickshire Ltd
  40. Green Light Trust
  41. Heeley City Farm
  42. Helm Training
  43. Highbury Vale Blackstock Trust
  44. Hounslow Education Business Charity
  45. Humraaz
  46. Immediate Theatre
  47. IMO (Inter Madrassah Organisation)
  48. Iranian Association
  49. Lancashire BME Network Ltd
  50. Launch It Trust
  51. LEAH (Learn English at Home)
  52. Learning Partnerships
  53. MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project)
  54. Merseyside Society for Deaf People
  55. Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and Coloboma Support
  56. Mind Aberystwyth
  57. MS-UK Ltd
  58. Multi-Cultural Family Base
  59. Multiple System Atrophy Trust
  60. Niemann-Pick UK
  61. North Tyneside Disability Forum Ltd
  62. Our Space (Staffs) Ltd
  63. Oxford Wood Recycling
  64. Oxfordshire My Life My Choice Association
  65. PATRA
  66. PLIAS Resettlement
  67. Positive Action in Housing
  68. Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK
  69. Reading Mencap
  70. Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex & London
  71. Rett UK
  72. Roma Support Group
  73. Romney Resources Ltd
  74. Rush House Ltd
  75. SAVTE (Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English)
  76. Skills for People
  77. Social Action for Health
  78. SocietyLinks Tower Hamlets
  79. South London Refugee Association
  80. St Clements & St James Community Development Project
  81. Students and Refugees Together
  82. The Angelou Centre
  83. The Ark Trust CIO
  84. The Baca Charity
  85. The Batten Disease Family Association
  86. The Cellar Trust
  87. The Churches Trust
  88. The Feed Enterprises CIC
  89. The Limehouse Project
  90. The Mighty Creatives
  91. The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education
  92. The Runnymede Trust
  93. Tom Harrison House
  94. Welsh Refugee Council
  95. Wirral Change
  96. The Wm Morrison Darlington Enterprise Trust
  97. Women Acting in Todays Society (WAITS)
  98. Women Connect First
  99. Womenzone Community Centre
  100. WorkingRite
  101. You Make It
  102. YMCA Swansea

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