Voluntary Organisations – Conversations around Mental Health

We are planning a series of conversations about the community response to mental health and wellbeing.

We are looking for representatives from community groups who will participate by joining in the conversations, sharing about their work and experiences in working with individuals and families.

If you would like to participate, please email Julie at Julie@cvg.org.uk

August 2020

Just Enterprise Charitable Trading Course

More and more charities are trading, or considering trading, as a way to generate income, but it’s essential to keep within the law. This training session outlines what you can and can’t do to trade legally. The session will include information about the legal implications of trading as a charity, and when it is appropriate or legally necessary to set up a trading arm for your organisation. For you if:

  • you work or volunteer for a charity which trades
  • you work or volunteer for a charity and would like to trade but aren’t sure what you can and can’t do within the law
  • you want to understand the implications of trading for charities. This course is free and takes place on 12th August 1pm -2.30pm to book a space go to
  • https://justenterprise.org/events/event/charitable-trading/


The Fore RAFT Transition fund

The Fore RAFT Transition fund is the second funding phase of RAFT. As lock-down restrictions are eased, the transition fund is offering unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help high-impact small charities and social enterprises recover from the crisis, move toward becoming sustainable, and adjust to the post-coronavirus world.

Fund award sizes

Maximum: £15,000

Who can apply

Provides funding to any small charity or social enterprise in the UK with annual income of less than £500,000. The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.
Maximum annual income: £500,000

How to apply

To apply for funding, organisations must register at the start of each funding round. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed, therefore please register early. The link to register will appear on the website when the fund opens.

When to apply

Due to open: 20th Jul 2020

Registration for The Fore RAFT Transition Fund will open at 10am on Monday 20th July. You should apply as soon as possible.

More information on this fund

Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund – Round Three


The deadline for submission of applications for round three of the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) has been extended from 10 July 2020 to 5.00pm on Wednesday 14 October 2020. The final date that Expressions of Interest (EOI) can be submitted will be Friday 18 September 2020 and all projects must have submitted an EOI and received approval for this before submitting a full Stage 2 application on the 14 October 2020.For projects which have received a RTIF design grant, the deadline for the submission of evidence of final costs has been extended from 10 July 2020 to 30 September 2020.