Last week, The Rank Foundation launched the brand new DCMS Covid-19 Response Programme to the Rank Network (RankNet).
The Rank Foundation is one of nineteen funders, foundations and philanthropists who are partnering with the Government’s Community Match Challenge scheme through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The programme is split into two strands: the Covid-19 Recovery Fund and the Covid-19 Time to Shine Leadership Programme.
These two funds will be exclusively open to RankNet member organisations*.
The Covid-19 Recovery Fund has been designed to support RankNet charities and social enterprises with urgent and immediate financial needs as a result of the pandemic. This can include (but is not limited to) staff salaries, project running costs, general running costs and overheads, and goods and equipment which would not be capitalised.
The Covid-19 Time to Shine Leadership Programme has been designed to expand the already very popular Time to Shine programme between November 2020 and December 2022. In the past, organisations have been invited to apply for the programme, however we are opening applications to RankNet member organisations*.
*In line with DCMS conditions and taking into consideration that there are nearly 1,000 members of RankNet, The Rank Foundation has outlined some key organisation criteria which should be adhered to when applying for either (or both) of these funding streams. We urge applicants to read more about the Covid-19 Recovery Fund and the Covid-19 Time to Shine Leadership Programme prior to making an application.
As an organisation, we are delighted to be able to offer this extended funding opportunity to RankNet member organisations during such a trying and difficult time for the Third Sector. If you are unable to find an answer to any questions using the links above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you within 7 working days.
RankNet Members can apply for the Covid-19 Recovery Fund and the Covid-19 Time to Shine Leadership Programme under ‘Opportunities’ on RankNet.