13 May Funding Information as of 11th May 2022
11th May – The following have been added or have approaching deadlines
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- Arnold Clark Funding Up to £1,000 to Support Charities & Community Groups Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (Closing date 30th June)
- BA Community Fund
- Buttle UK – Up to £2,000 to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People
- Childs Charitable Trust Open for Applications for July Meeting
- Community Investment Board – Southend City Celebration Fund
- Enovert Community Trust
- Ford Britain Trust – Large Grants up to £3,000 Open Until 31st July for September Meeting
- Friends of the Elderly – Grants for Older People on Low Incomes Up to £400
- Funding to Help Community Businesses Recover from the Covid-19 Pandemic
- Giffgaff Emergency Fund Launching
- Ironmongers Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (Deadline 31st July 2022)
- Laughology Happiness Fund Community Health & Wellbeing (Closing date 17th June)
- LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund – Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (Open Until October 2022)
- Magic Little Grants Applications Open
- Matrix Causes Fund for Charities Supporting Vulnerable People – Meetings Held Quarterly
- Matthew Good Foundation Grants for Good for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment
- MOBO Help Musicians Fund Up to £3,000
- Motability Wheelchair Funding
- National Lottery Heritage Fund Launches Dynamic Collections Campaign
- Nineveh Charitable Trust – Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside
- OFGEM Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (Closing date 6th June)
- Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Based Learning Fund
- Prince of Wales Charitable Fund Small Grants up to £5,000 Now Open Until July 2022
- Ragdoll Foundation New Funding Priorities from 1st March
- Safer Streets Fund £150 Million in Extra Government Funding to Tackle Crime, Violence & Anti-Social Behaviour
- Shared Space Boost Fund Grants of Up to £300
- Sports England £5 million Fund Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund Launched
- Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) Funding for School Musical Equipment Open Until August
- Vegan Society Funding up to £1,000 Open Until 30th June
- Wolfson Foundation Funding to Improve the Display, Interpretation & Accessibility of Museum Collections – Opening 9th May until 1st August
- Co-op Community Fund Up to £3,000 (Closing date 29th May)
- Essex Community Foundation – Funding available to help improve charities digital services
- Help the Homeless Grants Up to £5,000 Closes 15th June
- Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme Between £25,000 and £50,000 Supporting Housing Needs of Vulnerable People (Closing date 27th May)
- Youth Music Catalyser Funding to Make Music More Inclusive (Closing date 27th May)
Charity Excellence Framework
The Charity Excellence Framework is a free, online toolkit that helps charities assess their work. The framework is focused on how organisations can increase their impact, financial resources and performance. It consists of 8 questionnaires and has links to other resources including a funding database.
Good Finance Covid-19 Resource page for Charities & Social Enterprises
This page contains information, resources and tools designed to support charities and social enterprises navigating COVID-19.
Grants Online Covid-19
No login details required to access this information. A number of Community Foundations and other organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Below you will find a list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available. https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html
Linkedin Charity Funding appeals and information
Southend Borough Council – Eligible Southend businesses advised to apply for grants through new single form
Southend Borough Council Business Grants to support 30% of costs for Business Growth Initiatives
The South East Business Boost (SEBB) programme has secured further funding to extend the delivery of business grants to Small Medium Enterprises(SME’s). These grants are non repayable and cover 30% of the costs incurred by a business to implement business developments that will generate business growth and employment. Applications must be made and approved before costs can be incurred.
From 15th June 2020, the popular 30% Growth Grant of between £1,000 and £10,000 can be accessed by Essex SMEs who have not received any other type of support from the SEBB programme to date.
- WHAT IS THE GROWTH GRANT?
- A 30% Grant for eligible Essex SMEs who are in the position to or are planning to carry out a Growth project.
- WHO CAN ACCESS THE GROWTH GRANT?
- The Growth Grant is available to support eligible small to medium enterprises and trading sole traders whohave not previously received support via the SEBB programme and require funding for their specific eligible Growth project.
- HOW MUCH GROWTH GRANT FUNDING CAN ELIGIBLE SMEs ACCESS?
- The total Growth Projectcost must be between a minimum of £3,333 and a maximum of £35,000. The SME would self-fund 70% of the project cost and the Growth Grant would fund the remaining 30% from a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £10,000.
- HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE GRANT APPROVED?
- Approximately as little as 8 weeks.
- NEXT STEPS – TELL ME MORE!
- If you would like more information in relation to this Growth Grant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org:
o your name
o business name and address
o confirmation that your business is registered or that you can provide trading evidence (for sole traders this would be business bank account details/HMRC number)
o phone number
o confirmation that you have not received any support previously via the SEBB programme.
The Grants Officers look forward to hearing from you and will endeavour to contact you within 5 working days of receipt of your email.
Southend City Council – Essential Living Fund – School Uniform Grant
You can now claim for a grant towards school uniform under our Essential Living Fund Scheme
To be eligible for this support the following conditions apply:-
- you are a parent or guardian of a child who is the following school years reception Year 1 to Year 11
- you must be in receipt of one of the following:-
- Income Support
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an annual income of less than £16,190
- The Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit
- Universal Credit, with an annual income of £7400 or below
You meet one of the below Exceptional Circumstances:-
- you have been made homeless and supported by the Local Council and placed into temporary accommodation and had to change schools
- you have been placed into a refuge and had to change schools
- you have lost school uniform in a fire or flood
For further information, copy of the policy and access to the online claim form please visit the main Essential Living Page
Essex Community Foundation
Essex Community Foundation – Funding available to help improve charities digital services
Voluntary and community organisations in Essex are invited to apply for funding to develop and improve their digital services.
The Digital Grants Programme, which is managed by the independent charitable trust Essex Community Foundation (ECF), helps voluntary organisations to make use of digital technology and improve the experience their beneficiaries have.
The Programme has now reopened for its second round of applications and will not only provide vital funding, but also create a network of organisations in Essex that have an interest in developing their digital skills for the benefit of the wider community.
Examples of grants previously awarded:
- £4,000 to Teen Talk (Harwich) to develop a new website and improve their social media presence to better represent a charity supporting young people in Tendring.
- £5,180 to Peaceful Place to buy a CRM system to help the Basildon-based organisation support people with young onset dementia.
- £10,000 to YMCA Essex to upgrade their WiFi network and improve internet connection at a YMCA housing facility for young people in Colchester.
- £9,265 to Essex Blind Charity towards the redevelopment of their mobile IT infrastructure and CRM system. were involved in the Programme last year.
- The average grant from this Programme is £9,500, however, there is no maximum grant limit.ECF are keen for organisations involved to collaborate with others that have received funding, and will host events where they can share their learning and hear from digital experts.How to apply: Please call the ECF grants team on 01245 356018 to discuss your ideas in advance of applying. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com.There is no deadline, but please be aware that funding decisions may take up to two months.For more information on eligibility and to complete our online application form,
Fowler, Smith and Jones Trust –
The Trustees meet three times a year, to consider applications. The meetings take place in February, May and September.
Applications are divided into the following categories:
The Trust does not fund:
Direct replacement of statutory funding or activities that are primarily the responsibility of local or central government are not considered to be qualifying areas for awards by the Trustees. The Trust provides grants to institutions which are in the main UK based charities, and whose objectives comply with the Trust’s criteria. It is noted that the recipients themselves are thus regulated to ensure they operate for the public benefit.
If you would like to discuss a potential application, please email and we will call you back.
Alix Mason firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Langran email@example.com
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Grant Scheme
We aim to help organisations that are either non-profit making or charitable, and allow groups to apply for a grant of up to £500 once a year. This could be for any community initiative which benefits residents, the grant can also be awarded as a bursary for room hire at Leigh Community Centre.
There are two rounds of applications each year, the closing dates for applications are always the 31st March and 30th September. Applications are then considered at the next Full Council meeting.
If you are interested in applying for the next round of funding, please visit www.leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk/grant-scheme for more information. Applications are due by 31st March 2022.
A Better Start Southend Engagement Fund Extension
£1,000 funding available to Voluntary sector groups supporting families of 0-4s living in ABSS wards in Southend.
During the pandemic, A Better Start Southend have extended their ‘Engagement Fund’ to enable Voluntary Sector groups to support families of 0-4s and help to improve their wellbeing during these difficult times. The ‘Engagement Fund’ has historically been used to engage new families into the programme, but after generous additional funding provided through the National Lottery, this has now been extended to groups to be able to more widely provide much needed support.
The funding is available to organisations with a turnover of less than £750,000 who are based in one of the six ABSS Wards (Kursaal, Milton, Westborough, Shoebury, West Shoebury and Victoria). The maximum that will be awarded in a single application is £1,000, however groups can apply twice.
All ideas are welcome, with previous funded projects including support packages to SEND families, additional 1:1 support for families arriving into the UK and an arts competition. Ideas must directly support ABSS beneficiaries (expectant parents, parents and children up to their third birthday) in response to Covid.
The application process is simple and straightforward. Applicants are being supported by SAVS, and those interested are welcome to contact Roger Savage for more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Better Start Community Ideas and Development Fund
At A Better Start Southend we know local people can make great things happen. We are investing over ten years to improve the lives of Southend’s very youngest residents; and we’re working with local people every step of the way.
Our Community, Ideas and Development Fund (CID Fund) enables community-led change. It helps support community groups, organisations and individuals who have a great idea about how to make lives better for Southend’s young children and their families.
With the excellent expertise from SAVS supporting you all the way through the application process, and regular reviews with the A Better Start Southend team to aid your success, your project could be a fantastic addition to the local offer for families around Southend.
Take a look at the details below, and for more information, contact email@example.com.
AllChurches Trust Funding to Extend the Reach of Christian Organisations
Funding is available for Christian organisations to significantly extend their reach to a greater number of people who will benefit from their work.
Allchurches Trust’s Transformational Grants Programme provides funding for major, multi-year capital projects and equipment. This year the Trust will also fund salaries and other revenue costs.
In addition to meeting the Trust’s core criteria for the award of a grant, applicants must demonstrate how their project will achieve as many as possible, and ideally all, of the following criteria:
- Significantly extend the organisation’s reach to a greater number of people and/or over a wider geographical area, and increase the scope of its work
- Make a vital difference in enabling the organisation to realise its overall vision and strategic aims
- Lead to a significant step-change or growth for the organisation – numerically and spiritually
- Benefit not only the immediate organisation but other similar organisations and/or the wider community as well
Churches, cathedrals, Christian denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply and are encouraged to explore partnerships and shared learnings that will benefit the Christian sector. There is no maximum grant, but only a limited number of grants are awarded each year. Applications can be made at any time.
Allen Lane Funding for Community Cohesion Projects
The Allen Lane Foundation’s Social Cohesion Programme, provides funding to support local communities in breaking down barriers and reduce tensions between different groups of people, and help to build a more cohesive and inclusive community. The aim of the funding is to:
- Proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area
- Proactively promote the inclusion of marginalised groups and individuals in the life of the local community
- Fund work which breaks down barriers and tensions in the local community thereby reducing feelings of division and “them and us”.
The Foundation is seeking applications from community-led grassroots groups and organisations which have a focus of work being at a very local/community level, which could be a housing estate or distinct community. The Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in communities that occurred around the 2016 Referendum and subsequently.
Applications will be particularly encouraged from areas of high deprivation but not exclusively and the Foundation is keen to support communities in coming up with their own solutions to local issues of division. New initiatives, those that may have been tried before or are on-going, are considered as long as the work has lasting benefits for those people the projects are aimed at.
No minimum or maximum grant levels are published. In 2018, of the 153 grants awarded 112 were single grants with the remainder being for two or three years. The majority ranged from £750 to £15,000 with recipients including:
- Shelley Over 60’s Club – £4,000
- South Tyneside Prison Matters – £1,000
- Manchester Refuge Support network – £9,935
Trustees meet to discuss grant applications three times a year, generally in February, June and October.
Potential applicants need to check their eligibility. Once this has been confirmed they will be directed to the application form. http://allenlane.org.uk/social-cohesion-programme/
Alpkit Foundation Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus
In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis.
Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include
- helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating,
- supporting the homeless,
- providing access to food, medicines or social care,
- supporting foodbanks,
- increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries,
- bringing exercise indoors.
Applications up to £500 can be made at any time and will be checked on a daily basis.
Anchor Foundation Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion
The Anchor Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years.
The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work.
Previously funded projects include:
- The Karis Neighbour Scheme which received a grant of £700 for revenue costs at a drop-in centre for women refugees in Birmingham.
- Discovery Camps which received a grant of £1,500 to subsidise holidays for children arranged by churches in and around Dundee.
- Scargill House which received a grant of £5,000 to facilitate cross cultural engagement and understanding amongst children using arts based residential courses in Yorkshire.
The next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2022. http://www.theanchorfoundation.org.uk/
Arnold Clark Funding Up to £1,000 to Support Charities & Community Groups Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic
Arnold Clark has re-opened their Community Fund to support a wide range of not-for-profit organisations across the UK as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The fund will award grants of up to £1,000 to enable charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, social enterprises, and other community-led organisations to continue their important work which may be at risk due to the crisis.
Only one application will be accepted per organisation.
The deadline for applications is 23:59 on the 30th June 2022. https://www.arnoldclark.com/community-fund
Asda Foundation Grants
Asda have a number of grants through their Community champions.
Aviva Community Fund Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects
Aviva has launched the next round of its Community Fund. Aviva has teamed up with the fundraising platform Crowdfunder to offer funding of up to £50,000 to small charities, schools and community interest groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community. Every three months from January 2020 onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most.
Aviva wants to support projects that boost the resilience of communities in the face of uncertainty and will be supporting projects in two key areas:
- Climate Action: Promoting healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change.
- Financial Wellbeing: Helping people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent.
To take part the project must also be raising funds to develop a new approach, product or technology, pilot a new scheme, implement a new initiative, or expand existing services to a new area or beneficiary group. All beneficiaries must be in the UK.
Once applications have been submitted, applicants will need to create a fundraising page on Crowdfunder that Aviva employees can browse and donate funds to. Applicants can also showcase their projects to raise additional public donations.
Meetings take place quarterly. The most recent closing date was 20th April 2022.
BA Community Fund
At British Airways, we’re on a journey to create a better, more sustainable future. We call it BA Better World. It means we’re putting sustainability at the heart of our business. From creating a great place for people to work to reducing our emissions and waste and contributing to the communities we serve, we’re building a thriving, resilient, responsible business.
For more than 30 years, British Airways has supported community initiatives across the UK and around the world. Now, with BA Better World Community Fund, we’re creating more life-changing opportunities and generating more positive impact in the communities we serve by offering up to £50,000 in extra funding to eligible projects that crowdfund.
Barchester Charitable Foundation Grants to Help Older People or Adults with Disabilities Lead More Fulfilling Lives
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a grant giving charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales to lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential.
The Foundation’s focus is on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and enabling people to be active and engaged.
Funding of between £100 and £5,000 is available for individuals and small community groups to help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. Individual applications must be completed by a third-party sponsor such as a health care professional, social worker or charity/support group representative.
Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, with funds allocated to those who demonstrate greatest need.
BBC Children In Need Main Grants – Currently Closed
Grants of over £10,000 per project for up to three years are available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme for projects that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
The grants are available to:
- Community interest companies (CIC) limited by guarantee
- Companies limited by guarantee (CLG) including social enterprises
- Housing associations
- Registered charities
- Religious institution
- Special schools
In the case of special schools this must not be for work that they have a duty to fund.
The grants can be used for:
- Project delivery (Including staffing and salary costs)
- Creative solutions to deliver much needed services
- Organisational costs to support stability and adaptation. (Including the day-to-day running costs of an organisation as opposed to specific project costs)
All applications will have to show how this funding will make a difference to children and young people’s lives during this crisis.
Applications are not limited to one specific project and a request can be made for organisational running costs.
The maximum grant per year is £40,000. BBC Children in Need make very few grants over £100,000 over a three year period.
For any questions, please contact us on 0345 609 0015 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Children in Need also have a small grants programme for grants of up to £10,000. This opened on 6th August 2021.
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme
The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people.
The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as:
- Gas or electric cookers
- Essential household items
- Furniture and kitchen equipment
- Children’s beds and bedding
- Washing machines
- Fridges and freezers
- Baby equipment
- Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations.
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme can no longer award grants for laptops, iPads and toys & games. The temporary funding for these items has now been fully allocated.
Applications must be completed by a registered referrer who is part of an organisation that is supporting the family or young person and capable of assessing their needs. The referrer’s organisation should also be able to administer and supervise the grant on behalf of the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme.
The Emergency Essentials Programme is currently operating as normal and we aim to process applications within 10 working days. https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/
BBC Children in Need – We Move Youth Social Action – Funding Up to £50,000 for Registered Organisations or £15,000 for Non registered Organisations
This fund focusses on providing Black children and young people with the opportunity to engage in youth social action. When we say Black we mean; Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx descent, or Black with mixed heritage.
To be part of the We Move Fund: Youth Social Action at least 75% or more of the children and young people you are working with on this project should self-identify as Black.
We particularly encourage you to apply if your organisation is Black-led.
By ‘Black-led’, we mean that:
- the most senior leader (CEO or Chair of Trustee Board) self-identifies as Black; and
- 50% or more of the Board of Trustees/ Management Committee, the senior staff self-identify as Black.
We are aware that in some places there may not be existing Black-led organisations in a position to make an application. We are open to funding organisations that are not Black-led, in this instance. We will want you to be able to show us:
- Your track record of working with Black children and young people.
- That at least 75% or more of the children and young people you are working with on this project self-identify as Black.
- The ways in which your organisation reflects the community you work in
For further details about the Fund and the process, please follow the link below.
Betsy Foundation – Up to £30,000 to help overcome poverty, abuse and homelessness for the younger members of our society –
Betsy Foundation is a family run initiative giving grants to small and medium sized charities which make the world a better place for those in need.
Our mission is to assist the organisations which provide this deeply needed support to young people in our communities.
We support a broad spectrum of organisations, focusing on the most vulnerable people in our communities. We feel passionately that those who are struggling should have the best chance of accessing the resources they need.
We normally provide financial grants of up to £30,000 to UK-based charities that operate in London and the South-East to help them overcome poverty, abuse and homelessness for the younger members of our society.
We are interested to hear from you if a grant from the Betsy Foundation could unlock your potential to deliver a vital project. These criteria would need to apply:
- The beneficiaries are primarily under 30 years old and are currently living in London and the South-East of England.
The grant of up to £30,000 can have a significant impact as a one-off grant or over a two-year period [Betsy Foundation only makes multiple grants for a maximum of two years]
The impact of the grant will help to alleviate the effects of poverty, abuse and homelessness as well as help recipients to overcome the causes e.g. to help them into more sustainable, safe and economically secure lives.
We understand that for any individual or group, poverty, abuse and homelessness are caused by complicated situations, including poor health and mental health, poor education, lack of opportunities including access to employment, stigma and racism, family and relationship breakdown. With this in mind, the Betsy Foundation provides grants to charities that are focused on addressing both the end results of such circumstances, or the situations that have led to them. The impact of the current pandemic have also increased insecurity for many people and exacerbated disadvantages across society, which is why we feel now it is more important than ever to attempt to relieve some of the financial burden so that those supporting people in need can continue their crucial work.
We believe that if we work together, we can make a big difference in the world to make it a better, gentler place for us all.
Bluespark Foundation – Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People
Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. BlueSpark is particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many of the grants the Foundation make are under £2000 and none are more than £5000.
Funding provided by BlueSpark for a project must be crucial to the project rather than marginally incremental to its funding. The funding available can be for physical assets (such as iPads, sports equipment, or lighting for stage productions) or for services or facilities (such as sports coaching or music or drama tuition) or simply for the provision of experiences (such as theatre visits). These examples are intended to be illustrative and not restrictive as to the funding which BlueSpark may provide to support projects.
Applications can be submitted at any time and must be made online on BlueSpark Foundation’s online Application Form.
Boost Drinks community grants scheme – Currently Closed
Boost Drinks has launched the Choose Now, Change Lives community grants scheme to help groups benefit their local area.
The scheme is inviting charities, community groups, local authorities, health authorities, social housing, and other not-for-profit organisations to nominate themselves for a share of the £20,000 grant fund. This could include community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks, etc.
Nominations will be shortlisted three times throughout the year in May, July and September. Following each shortlist taking place organisations will be notified and the public will cast their votes for the organisation that they would like to receive a grant.
Three organisations will be shortlisted to receive a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000.
Buttle UK – Up to £2,000 to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People
Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education.
The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK’s Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi, educational toys, tuition, etc; clothing and school uniforms; and social, sporting and leisure activities; and items for children/young people’s bedrooms.
Buttle UK will only accept applications from frontline professionals (from a registered charity, housing association or public sector organisation):
- who are working directly with the children/young person
- ideally, have carried out at least one home visit
- and have made a full assessment of the children’s or young person’s needs
Applications can be made at any time. https://buttleuk.org/apply-for-a-grant/chances-for-children-grants/
Cadent Foundation – Applications now Closed
Cavell Nurses – Grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills
Cherry Family Foundation Grants Supporting Young People Under 30 Will Reopen 1st August
The Cherry Family Foundation awards grants to charities in London and the South East of England to help young people advance in life. The Foundation was set up in 2021 by two brothers, Graham and Richard Cherry, to give back to the communities where they have grown up, live and work.
We give grants to help young people aged up to 30 who come from difficult circumstances to help them lead healthy, happy, successful lives. We support a wide range of small grass roots charities to help advance the lives of young people in anyway that they need it. This includes projects that develop skills, advance education, relieve unemployment, support mental and physical health, provide recreational activities and create opportunities.
Childs Charitable Trust
The Childs Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust, supporting Christian UK registered and excepted charities and organisations both in the UK and overseas. During 2017 the Trust awarded grants to 81 different organisations all based in the UK but operating in more than 100 different countries worldwide.
Please note: The Trustees do not currently accept funding requests for:
- New builds, repair, refurbishment, renovation projects, or fixtures & fittings.
- Salary costs for Youth workers.
- Street Pastors/Wardens
- GAP Year projects.
Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories:
- Youth – the trust looks to support projects working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK. Supported activities may include RE Lessons; School Assemblies; Lunchtime/After school clubs; Evangelism; Personal Development Programmes; Homelessness Prevention.
- Outreach – the trust works to share the gospel of Christ by supporting all aspects of Christian outreach both in the UK and overseas and can fund, for example, Church Plants; Overseas Mission; Training in Evangelism; Chaplaincy.
- Society – the trust believes people of faith bring a valuable contribution to social action and justice and support initiatives that have a positive impact in their society. Grants could support, for example: Counselling; night shelters; alcohol/drug rehabilitation; homelessness; or prison/ex-offenders work.
- Education – the trust supports initiatives involved in all areas of Christian education including Bible Translation; Media Initiatives; Bible Colleges; Literature; Apologetics.
The primary focus for grants allocated in 2022 will be on those organisations who actively share the Christian gospel in their work.
Please note that in view of the present Coronavirus pandemic and international financial instability, the trustees are having to critically review all applications with regard to the financial viability of both the organisation and project. Applications for funding should not be made if the project in question has been postponed or is likely to be cancelled.
- Applications received in September, October and November will be considered for the January trustees’ meeting
- Applications received in December, January and February will be considered for the April trustees’ meeting
- Applications received in March, April and May will be considered for the July trustees’ meeting
- Applications received in June, July and August will be considered for the October trustees’ meeting
The Clothworkers Foundation Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People
The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to UK registered charities, CICs, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools).
Grants are awarded towards capital projects and may cover the cost of:
- Buildings: Purchase, construction, renovation or refurbishment.
- Fittings, Fixtures, and Equipment: Including (but is not limited to) office equipment/furniture, sports/gym equipment, digital/audio visual equipment, garden equipment, specialist therapeutic (excluding medical) equipment.
- Vehicles: Including a minibus, car, caravan, people-carrier, or 4X4 (new vehicles are unlikely to be funded).
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the work of the organisation fits within one or more of the Foundations programme areas which are:
- Alcohol & substance misuse
- Disadvantaged minority communities
- Disadvantaged young people
- Domestic & sexual abuse
- Older people
- People with disabilities
- Prisoners & ex-offenders
- Visual impairment
Applications can be made at any time. The Foundation aim to make a decision within eight weeks for grants and projects less than £10,000 or within six months for grants over £10,000. https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/what-we-fund/#open
Some of the money that is raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline of the response to the Coronavirus, who are able to reach some of the most vulnerable people, likely to be affected. If you are one of Comic Relief’s funded partners, please do get in touch with your contact person to talk through how this is affecting your work and your teams. We really want to see how we can support you at this very difficult time.
Community Investment – Southend City Celebration Fund
The Community Investment Board have received £25,000 from Southend-on-Sea City Council’s City Fund seeking to enable Southend residents to celebrate our new City status. Whether you have already planned your event and need some extra funds or it is not yet in the making you can apply. Events from June onwards can be supported with the aim to support community ownership and celebration of not just our City but the new status too.
The board are keen to hear from those based in Southend who are planning events that:
- Will celebrate Southend’s heritage, culture, and/or diversity and our new City status
- Are accessible and open to all and taking place at a venue in Southend
- Being held before 31 March 2023 and seeking up to £2,000
To attain funding for events in June 2022 please submit your application by 5pm Friday 20 May – events beyond this can apply when ready but are advised to give the board 6 weeks to process their application.
The fund is open to any not-for-profit group looking to hold an upcoming event. You might be a group of individuals, faith group, registered charity, CIC, small constituted group or something else – whatever you are, if you have an event in mind the Board are keen to hear from you.
The Community Investment Board are grateful to Southend-on-Sea City Council and Olympus who have provided the fund to support celebration of Southend’s new City status.
If you have questions or want to talk through an idea you have get in touch with the Community Investment Fund Coordinator using email@example.com, call 07415 846506. https://savs-southend.org/cib/
Community Ownership Fund Launched by Government – Round 2 Will Open in Spring 2022
The UK government has launched a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as:
- sporting and leisure facilities
- cinemas and theatres
- music venues
- post office buildings
The move is part of the UK Government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community.
The first bidding round closed on 13th August 2021 with another seven bidding rounds expected to take place over the next four years. The priorities for the first round are to invest in projects which are ready to access capital funding and complete their projects within 6 months and will be most suitable for community groups who have done preliminary work and have a viable business plan to take ownership of the local asset or amenity at risk.
Matched capital grants of up to £250,000 will be available for most projects. In exceptional cases, up to £1 million matched capital grants will be available to help establish a community-owned sports club or help buy a sports club or sporting facilities at risk of being lost.
The Community Ownership Fund will provide up to 50% of total capital costs, matching other funds and resources raised by the applicant. Applicants will need to demonstrate they have raised other funds to cover the total capital costs of their project.
Revenue grants of up to £50,000 (up to 20% of projects costs) are also available and these do not need to be matched.
The next round of bids will open in Spring next year.
Concertina Music Grants for Older People
The registered charity, Concertina which makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies that provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 31st April 2022.
The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents. Some of the charities that have received grants from Concertina include:
- Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area.
- Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helen’s.
Co-op Community Fund Up to £3,000 (Closing date 29th May)
Grants of up to £3,000 are available for small voluntary and community groups to support projects that benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man.
The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects that provide access to essentials such as food and:
- improving people’s mental wellbeing
- creating opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference
- helping people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions
Groups that can apply include:
- UK registered charities
- Scout, Guide or Woodcraft Folk groups
- Social enterprises
- Church or chapels that are ‘excepted’ charities
- Co-operative societies
- Credit unions
- Community benefit societies
- Community Interest Companies (CIC)
- Any other groups that can prove they’re not run for private profit
Applications for this round must be submitted by midnight on the 29th May 2022.
Creative England – New Ideas Fund
Creative England has reopened their New Ideas Fund to applications from individuals and small to medium sized enterprises working on screen-based storytelling including film, television, animation, games, immersive media or technology that supports these industries.
Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to support the development of new and innovative ideas to help business growth in the English regions outside of London.
Applications for funding of between £10,000 and £25,000 can only be made by registered limited companies.
Examples of ideas that could be funded include:
- developing/prototyping new technology for storytelling;
- building new storytelling platforms;
- testing new markets;
- and experimenting with new formats of content creation.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and considered at a regular panel meeting held at least once a month.
DPD Eco Funding up to £2,000 Available for Green Projects
Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply.
Previous projects supported include:
- Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recycling bins for the school canteen area. The bins in the canteen area allowed pupils to segregate waste, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
- Pitmaston Primary School has received £1,700 funding to redevelop its forest school facility and plant hedgerows creating an environment for wildlife to thrive.
Applications are reviewed monthly and there are no application deadlines. https://green.dpd.co.uk/
Enovert Community Trust
Enovert Community Trust (formerly Cory Environmental Trust in Britain) is an Environmental body which supports community and environmental projects. The Trust awards grants under the terms of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), providing funding to a broad range of projects that have a positive impact on local communities. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects across the UK. These include improving community halls, the creation of new play areas and skate parks, and restoring green spaces. Fundraising by applicants is looked upon favourably by the Trustees. Applicants will need to secure a 10% third party contribution which will be payable to Enovert Limited prior to the project commencing.
Enovert Community Trust does not have a maximum grant award, but a figure of £50,000 is given as a guide. Fundraising by applicants is looked upon favourably by the Trustees. You will need to secure a 10% third party contribution which will be payable to Enovert Limited prior to the project commencing.
Projects on school sites are subject to ‘proportional registration’, whereby the Trust can only fund a proportion of any project, which is equivalent to the amount of general public access to the site
Who Can Apply
Not for profit organisations with projects within 10 miles of an Enovert landfill site.
The deadlines for applications are:
- 25 June 22 for a meeting on 5 July 2022
- 9 September 22 for a meeting on 18 October 2022
- 9 December 2022 for a meeting in January 2023 (date tbc)
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims:
- Improving the natural world:
- Tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future;
- Creative, confident communities.
Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,000 and £2 million to charities or initiatives with ideas working towards these aims. The new strategy is supported by the need to tackle structural inequality, racism and the causes and impacts of climate change.
Funding can be used to cover core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads. Collaborative approaches are encouraged.
Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time.
Essex County Council – New Fund for Projects Tackling Climate Change
Essex County Council is making grants of up to £20,000 available to support voluntary and community organisations and schools delivering activities tackling climate change in the county.
A total of £500,000 in funding is available through the Climate Action Challenge Fund to support community activities that embeds behavioural change in residents around key climate issues. This could include activity such as community gardening projects, projects promoting and enabling sustainable travel (e.g. cycling and walking schemes), and projects making use of green space for community activity.
Applications can be made at any time until the 31st March 2023 or until funds are fully allocated, whichever comes first.
Fareshare Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food
FareShare’s Surplus with Purpose Fund provides funding of up to £50,000 to food businesses in the UK to offset the costs of sending good quality surplus food to good causes, helping the people most in need.
The fund is open to companies seeking to unlock new or hard to reach surplus (or ‘waste’) food, as well as those that haven’t previously worked with FareShare.
The type of stock eligible for support includes:
- Packaging / labelling errors
- Stock that’s become surplus due to forecasting errors
- Stock below MLOR (48 hours minimum life on receipt by FareShare)
- Fruit & veg past BBE
- Stock past BBE (subject to manufacturer’s extension letter)
- Quality rejections – ‘out of spec’
- Unfinished products
- Bulk ingredients for manufacturing
- Lines no longer being retailed
- Samples and NPD’s
- Foreign label stock
- Seasonal stock
- Retailer branded food.
The funding can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation costs, or lost income from the sale of surplus to animal feed or anaerobic digestion.
Funding applications can be submitted at any time. https://fareshare.org.uk/giving-food/
Fat Beehive Foundation – Funding to Improve Online Digital Presence for Small Charities
UK charities can apply for funding of up to £2,500 to help them improve their online digital presence. The Fat Beehive Foundation awards small grants to charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year to support hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover.
Funding will help organisations to build websites and apps, digitise services, and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects which focus on
- environmental protection or climate change mitigation,
- human rights,
- international development,
- equality and diversity,
- social justice / refugees / housing,
- art and culture,
- health and wellbeing,
- prisoner rehabilitation.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis at quarterly trustee meetings. Closing date for the next round of applications is 31st July 2022.
Football Foundation Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund Grants to Improve the Quality of Grass Football Pitches
To prevent the cancellation of thousands of football matches in England each year, the Football Foundation has launched a new £14 million fund to improve and maintain the quality of grass pitches.
The Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund will provide eligible grassroots clubs, leagues, charities and National League System Clubs (Step 1-6) with a tapered six-year grant of £2,500 to enhance pitches that are considered ‘poor’ or ‘basic’, or £750 to help them sustain pitches already at a ‘good’ level.
All applicants must have the required security of tenure and have a pitch inspection before an application can be submitted. Funding can be used to carry out maintenance recommendations provided by the Foundation which can include contractor works, and the purchase of materials and equipment.
Applications will be accepted until the fund has been used. The fund is allocated on a first come first-served basis.
Ford Britain Trust
The Ford Britain Trust’s large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 and for grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme.
Projects must meet the following criteria
- Benefit the local community/environment;
- Work with young people/children;
- Promote education/schools (mainstream) as well as special school
- Promotes the teaching of Engineering
- Support special educational needs and people with disabilities.
Grant applications will be considered for projects being undertaken/expenditure being made in all UK postcodes however locations near Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc UK operations are given a higher weighting.
- Essex (including East London)
- Bridgend (South Wales)
Exceptions may be made for initiatives in which Ford Motor Company Limited employees and retirees are involved. Grants made by the Trust are usually one-off donations for a specific capital project or part of a project, typically items of furniture and equipment.
There are two types of grants to apply for:
Small grants for amounts up to £250.
Small grants currently closed.
Large grants for amounts over £250 and up to a maximum of £3,000.
Large grants are currently accepting applications until 31st July for consideration at September Meeting.
The Foyle Foundation – Small Grants Scheme
Foyle Foundation Re-opens its Main Grants Programme
The Foyle Foundation, which is one of the UK’s largest grant making charity, has announced that its Main Grants Programme has re-opened for applications to support charities with a core remit of the Arts or Learning.
Within the Arts programme, the Foundation seeks applications that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts. The Foundations seeks to support organisations to stabilize and recover from the impact of Coronavirus.
Within the Learning programme, the Foundation will support projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learning and which have a long-term strategic impact. Key areas for support are libraries, museums and archives; special educational needs; projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or which help generate additional revenue. This might include environmental improvements to save energy and lower carbon emissions where a cost benefit can be demonstrated; projects and activities which increase access and widen the diversity of attenders/visitors.
In light of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the Foundation has revised its criteria and will change to make one-year grants only (no multi-year grants) to charities that can demonstrate ongoing financial stability for the next 12 months from the date of their application. In addition, more grants will be available to cover core costs, favouring those charities with no, or without significant, public funding.
Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available and applications can be submitted at any time. There are no application deadlines. http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/
Friends of the Elderly – Grants for Older People on Low Incomes
Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales.
Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders:
- Home Essentials to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations;
- Digital Connection to help older people get online;
- Financial Support to help with unexpected bills;
- Essential Living Costs including clothing, food, medicines and books.
Applications must be made via a third-party Referral Agent such as charities, local authorities, housing associations, community organisations, Information, Advice and Guidance providers and social services representatives.
Applications can be made at any time.
Funding to Help Community Businesses Recover from the Covid-19 Pandemic
Community businesses in disadvantaged and under-represented communities in England that want to issue shares to their community to support their recovery from COVID-19 can apply for financial support through the Community Shares ReBoost fund; and the Community Shares Booster Programme.
Community Shares ReBoost fund
The ReBoost fund helps all types of community businesses to prepare a community share offer, to support their recovery from COVID-19.
The funding available is:
Development grants – up to £5,000 to prepare a community share offer: financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.
Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £25,000 invested by the Booster Programme, providing that the minimum share offer target is achieved.
Community Shares Booster Programme
The Booster Programme is open to new and existing community businesses in England that are soon planning to make, or have recently launched, community share offers. Co-operatives UK are particularly interested in community businesses that will breathe new life into high streets through the regeneration of historic buildings.
The funding available is:
Development grants – up to £10,000 to prepare a community share offer: financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.
Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £100,000 invested by the Booster Programme, providing that the minimum share offer target is achieved.
The funding is delivered by Co-operatives UK and funded by Power to Change and the Architectural Heritage Fund.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with grant and investment decisions made within eight weeks of application.
Gamesys Foundation Funding to Alleviate Mental Health Issues
The Gamesys Foundation is a newly formed charity, set up by the Gamesys Group to alleviate Mental Health Issues. Funding is available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations with an income of more than £50,000 who support individuals suffering from mental health issues, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field. The Foundation will also consider funding for other types of organisation so long as they can be proven to have an impact with regard to mental health, support, and treatment. Funding comes from both corporate contributions and employee initiatives.
There is no minimum or maximum grant amount and applications can be made at any time. https://gamesysfoundation.org/
Giffgaff Emergency Fund Launching
The rise in the cost of living is affecting everyone up and down the country, and giffgaffers want to make sure that we are doing all we can to help and give back. Through the giffgaff phone recycling program we have already raised £17,000 and we are continuing to raise more.
We’ve teamed up with The Neighbourly Foundation to create a giffgaff emergency fund, donating to causes that will support those most affected. Each grant donated will be up to the value of £1000. As a first step, Neighbourly has helped us identify the types of causes that are most impacted by the rise in the cost of living. Our lovely giffgaffers have been voting for the causes close to their hearts, to make sure we’re helping a wide range of causes and communities across the nation. Watch this space to find out where the emergency fund will help in our communities across the country.
Green Root Technology – IT Equipment for Charities
The Green-Root Tech charity program is designed to support UK charities by providing free refurbished computers, IT hardware, and software services. Our vision is a society where everyone has equal access to IT and the power that gives people.
To ensure our equipment goes to the right people, we conduct background checks on our new charity partners.
The equipment we provide to charities is all:
- 100% Free
- Fully tested.
- Comes with a one-year warranty.
- Is replaced as soon as possible, if faulty.
Our charity program works like this.
- We collect the equipment and categorize it for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
- All data is securely erased before we reuse, recycle, or dispose of any IT equipment. This process is fully GDPR-compliant.
- We repair and refurbish the reusable computers and IT equipment and thoroughly test them.
- Any equipment that is categorized for reuse gets sent to the right charity
This process ensures we support charities with fully functional, safe, and compliant equipment. https://green-root.tech/charities/
Greggs Foundation – Local Community Projects Fund Currently Closed
Funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs. Give As You Live – cancels donation fees for food banks.
Groundwork & One Stop Support the Elderly
Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community.
One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across England, Wales and Scotland to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awareness raising.
Applicants are encouraged to visit their local One Stop store for more information. https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/one-stop-community-partnership/
Hedley Foundation – Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People
The Hedley Foundation are inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.
The Foundation typically makes around 250 awards of up to £5,000 each year for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved.
Applications should be received at least 28 days before the next review meeting on the 27th April 2022. http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/apply-now
Help Musicians Fusion Fund – Development Grant for Emerging Artists
Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.
There should be tangible results of the collaboration, such as a body of work created for an upcoming recording or a new performance.
Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalists, singer songwriters or multidisciplinary artists are amongst those eligible to apply. Bands or ensembles with six members or less can also be supported.
The funding is being made available through the Help Musicians Fusion Fund.
No application deadline has been indicated.
Help the Homeless Grants Up to £5,000 Closes 15th June
Help the Homeless makes grants of up to £5,000 to small and medium-sized charitable organisations (with a turnover of less than £1 million) whose aim is to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.
Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people.
The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported projects include:
- The Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people undertake education and training courses as well as receiving advice and food, received a grant of £1,500 to transform the centre with new lighting, a new water heater and new decoration.
- A grant of £3,000 to the Amber Foundation to enable the Foundation to buy new bedroom furniture for their residential centre in Devon, where every year over 60 unemployed, homeless young people are able to rebuild their lives and gain the motivation, confidence, self-esteem and skills for independent living.
The closing date for the next round of funding is the 15th June 2022.
The application form is available on the Help the Homeless website http://www.help-the-homeless.org.uk/applying-for-funding/
Henry Smith Charity – Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives
The Henry Smith Charity provides grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years to charitable organisations (charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises) that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
The charity has six funding priorities that describe the work they support and how they want to bring about change for the most disadvantaged people in the greatest need. These are:
- Help at a critical moment – Helping people to rebuild their lives following a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse.
- Positive choices – Helping people, whose actions or behaviours have led to negative consequences for themselves and others, to make positive choices.
- Accommodation / housing support – Enabling people to work towards or maintain accommodation.
- Employment and training – Supporting people to move towards or gain employment.
- Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements – Supporting people to overcome their financial problems and ensure that they are able to claim their rights and entitlements.
- Support networks and family – Working with people to develop improved support networks and family relationships
Grants can cover running costs, salaries and project costs for organisations that can demonstrate a track record of success and evidence the effectiveness of their work. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a turnover of £50,000 – £2 million (in exceptional circumstances up to £5 million).
Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within 6 months.
Henry Smith Strengthening Communities
The Strengthening Communities grant programme (up to £20,000 per year for a maximum of three years) is designed to support small community-led charitable organisations (with an income between £20,000 – £500,000) working at grassroots level. Through this grant programme The Henry Smith Charity wants to make sure that their funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, targeting places that are economically marginalised and affected by poverty.
The Henry Smith Charity funds established organisations with a track record of delivering services directly to beneficiaries. They are looking for organisations that are embedded within their communities and are addressing local needs.
The Strengthening Communities grant programme funds work that enables:
- People from across the community to participate in activities which improve connectedness, opportunities and wellbeing
- People who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship to have access to community-based services that support positive lasting change
- A stronger, active, more engaged community.
Deadline: Continuous rolling basis – reviewed within six months.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
Hilden Charitable Fund – Funding for Community Based Projects
The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants of an average of £5,000 to causes working at community level in the UK and developing countries which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions.
Current UK funding priorities are:
- Penal Affairs,
- Asylum Seekers and Refugees,
- Community-Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25.
Overseas, Hilden concentrates on projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health and particularly welcomes those that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
Only applications submitted on the form supplied on the website will be considered.
Hilden accepts applications at any time. http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/
Home Instead Bring Joy Foundation – Funding for Activities to Improve the Lives of the Elderly
The Home Instead Bring Joy Foundation makes donations to charities, small grassroots organisations, and other not-for-profit groups that can demonstrate their commitment to creating activities designed to improve the lives of the elderly across the UK.
Small grassroots organisation can apply for funding up to £500 and small local registered charities can apply for funding of up to £1,500. Larger grants can be considered for exceptional projects. The funding is available for events, activities or pastimes that prevent social isolation and loneliness amongst adults over the age of 55 years. For example, a day care centre organising a trip to the seaside.
Donation requests of more than £5,000 will be considered for exceptional projects.
This is a rolling programme and applications can be made at any time.
Hope for the Young
The Grants and Advocacy Programme supports young people with insecure immigration status in the UK to access and complete higher and further education through the provision of small bursaries and tailored advocacy support.
Our youth-led approach to grant-making puts those with lived experience at the heart of our decision-making processes. All awards are made in collaboration with previous grant holders, thereby providing space for young people to utilise their skills and experiences to support others to pursue their dreams, regardless of their status. https://hopefortheyoung.org.uk/grants-and-advocacy/
Idlewild Trust – Arts Grants
The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after these works.
We run two grant programmes:
- Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals Grants to improve opportunities for professionals working creatively within the arts at an early stage in their career.
- Conservation: Objects and Works of Art Grants to support the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of art in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds.
Apply by 6 September 2022 at midday for a decision by the end of November 2022.
For the September 2022 deadline, the application forms will be available from June/July 2022 (date to be confirmed).
Ironmongers Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (Deadline 31st July 2022)
Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme.
Projects must meet all of the following criteria:
- For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged
- Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills
- Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale
- Are within the UK
The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Projects could, for example:
- support special educational needs,
- address behavioural problems
- promote citizenship, parenting or life skills.
Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.
The next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2022.
“I’ve got an Idea” Fund
“I’ve got an idea” is a micro fund for individuals (or small groups or organisations) who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out.
We are looking for ideas…..
- That are based on a novel technical idea.
- That would deliver a social or environmental benefit.
That are intriguing, inventive and have an element of fun.
The fund offers grants ranging from £250 to £5k. Once the fund’s allocation has been used, it will be closed for applications until the funding pot has refilled. It is not our normal practice to provide part funding to larger projects.
This is a doing fund. We only fund the costs of making and/or testing the idea itself. We do not cover payment for people’s time or marketing/promotion costs.
Applicants must be resident in the UK.
Jean Sainsbury Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (Closing date 1st May 2022)
Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grants of up to £35,000 through the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust.
Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases.
The Trust encourages repeat applications from charities when further financial support might be given if funds allow.
The next deadline to apply is the 1st May 2022.
Kelly Family Charitable Trust Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (Closing date 1st September 2022)
Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 (but trustees will consider requests for higher amounts) through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust. The trust has decided to prioritise its funding in favour of charities whose activities involve all or most family members where possible, in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members. The objective is to reinforce the benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other.
The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is happy to support requests for core funding as well as project-based grants, and actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established.
The three areas of activity that the charity wishes to support are:
- Interventions that support families and help them in ways that prevent the fracture of the family unit, eg practical family support, relationship counselling, mediation.
- Families where sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drug abuse threaten the integrity of the family unit.
- Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment.
The trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000. However, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered.
Projects supported in the past include:
- “Mosac”, a voluntary organisation that supports all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
- Westminster Befriend a Family, which recruits, trains and supports volunteers to befriend individual families under stress and visit them regularly in their homes. The charity’s volunteers can help families where a parent is disabled or has mental health problems, or a child has special needs.
The next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2022.
Kennel Club Grants
Fund Launched to Support LGBT Communities Affected by Covid-19 Closed
The Consortium for stronger LGBT+ Communities has announced that due to an overwhelming demand, the LGBT+ Futures Grant Programme is now closed for applications, except those organisations based in Wales or Northern Ireland. https://www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund/
Laughology Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (Closing date 17th June)
Funding is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK.
Individuals and small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for funding to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or be able to attract funding from other sources for the longer term.
The funding is made available through Laughology’s Happiness Fund, which makes one award of £2,500 per quarter, allowing up to four different projects per year to be supported.
The next deadline for applications is midnight on the 17th June 2022.
LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund – Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (Open Until October 2022)
Not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in England can apply for a share of £465,000 in funding to help them stay well resourced, sustainable and resilient.
The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund will award grants of up to £25,000 to intersectional organisations for projects that prioritise:
- D/deaf and/or Disabled LGBT+ People;
- LBT+ Women;
- LGBT+ People from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities and LGBT+ People of Colour;
- Older LGBT+ People;
- Trans and Non-Binary People.
The funding is made available by the Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, and is intended to be as flexible as possible.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the 30th October 2022. https://www.consortium.lgbt/EquityFund/
Lloyds Foundation Fund
Small and local charities in England and Wales helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. At least 25% of all funding this year will be allocated to charities led by and for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, building on the Foundation’s commitment to racial equity as outlined in its strategy. The funding will be open year-round, meaning charities can apply at a time that suits them and will not be restricted by deadlines.
For further information please visit https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/we-fund
Lloyds Bank Foundation – Racial Equity Funding for Charities that Support Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities
The Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced that its Racial Equity funding programme is open for applications. The programme supports charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million that are led by and support black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) communities across England and Wales.
Two-year grants of £50,000 are available along with development support to help build organisational capacity, and improve resilience and sustainability. The funding will support initiatives which help people from BAME communities to overcome complex social issues such as:
- Addiction and dependency
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Care leavers
- Domestic abuse
- Homelessness and vulnerably housed
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health
- Offending, prison or community service
- Sexual abuse and exploitation
- Trafficking and modern slavery
- Young parents
More than half of the trustee boards of those that apply must self-identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic. This can also include Jewish communities, Gypsy & Traveller communities and some migrant communities.
Applications can be made at any time.
Magic Little Grants Open
Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants programme is now open for applications.
Small charities. community groups, school and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their services. Please note that schools are eligible to apply if they are a registered charity.
In total 2,650 grants will be awarded in 2022.
this year funding can go towards any of the below projects:
- Improving mental wellbeing
- Enabling community participation in the arts
- Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
- Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
- Improving biodiversity and green spaces
- Enabling participation in physical activity
- Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
- Increasing community access to outdoor space
To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000.
As well as receiving a Magic Little Grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving will also be given a free annual membership with Localgiving. This membership gives them access to all of Localgiving’s wider online fundraising services, such as regular fundraising campaigns and training.
Previous projects funded include:
Flamingo Chicks, who received a grant to provide sensory kits for disabled children to attend dance classes.
Featherstone Rovers Foundation, who received a grant to deliver a range of activities to encourage more young people to try Rugby League.
Happy Wanderers Ambulance Organisation who received a grant to provide free transport for older people and wheelchair users to access local physical activities.
Marsh Christian Trust Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities
The Marsh Christian Trust was founded in 1981 with the sum of £75,000 by its current Chairman, Mr Brian Marsh OBE. His aim was to create a sustainable way to give something back to society by supporting organisations and people who are making a difference.
The Trust supports around 300 charities every year and focuses on providing funding which could help small organisations pay for various running costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. The Trust aims to build long-standing relationships with successful applicants and, subject to an annual review, continue its support over time.
Applicants must be a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. This does not include Community Interest Companies (CICs). Charities will be working in the areas of:
- Arts and heritage
- Social welfare
- Environmental causes and animal welfare
- Education and training
Charities must have been established for more than one financial year and able to provide a full set of their most recent Annual Report and Accounts, or the equivalent financial information if their annual income is under £25,000.
Grants are unrestricted and range from £300 to £2,000 with new applications at the lower end of this scale.
Applications are considered on the basis of the organisation’s financial position, performance against charitable aims and objectives and the ratio of voluntary income against fundraising expenses.
Applications can be submitted at any time. https://www.marshchristiantrust.org/grants/
Matrix Causes – Funding for Charities Supporting Vulnerable People
Funding is available for registered charities supporting the needs of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
One-off grants of up to £5,000, or grants of up to £3,000 a year for 3 years are available to support organisations that promote access to justice (particularly for people trying to get support to meet their basic personal needs), equality of opportunity, or a sustainable environment.
The funding, which is made available through the Matrix Causes Fund, can be used for core activities that support vulnerable persons such as prisoners, asylum seekers, people with mental health difficulties, people (particularly children) with disabilities, or women in refuges.
Applications from organisations not registered as a charity but established for charitable purposes may also be considered.
Meetings take place quarterly.The last meeting was in April 2022 https://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/csr/matrix-causes-fund/
Matthew Good Foundation Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People, or the Environment
The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community, or the environment.
The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 with fourth and fifth place both receiving £1,000.
As well as established projects and charities, the Foundation are keen to hear from people with innovative ideas that need some funding to get their projects up and running.
To be eligible, applicants will have to have had an income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.
Charities and projects are welcome to apply all year round, and your application will be considered in the next funding round. Funding will be awarded every three months, in April, July, October and January, with an application deadline of the 15th of the month before.
MOBO Help Musicians Fund Up to £3,000
Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support the careers of talented artists and groups working in music of black origin. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world.
The funding is being made available through the MOBO Help Musicians Fund.
As well as the funding the scheme also offers one-to-one business advice and one-to-one health consultation covering all aspects of a musician’s health, including physical and mental health needs and specialist referrals where required.
Any solo artist, producer, songwriter or group working within any genre can apply but preference may be given to; R&B, Afrobeat, Soul, Hip Hop, Grime, Jazz, Gospel, Garage, Reggae and African music.
Eligible applicants will be:
- Aged 18 or over
- Based primarily in the UK and eligible to work here
- A resident in the UK for at least the last 3 consecutive years
- In financial need and without significant backing from labels, music publishing companies or management
- A track record of regularly performing, writing and releasing music for at least 12 months
No application deadline has been indicated.
Morrison’s Foundation Grants up to £25,000 to Support Local Good Causes
The Morrison’s Foundation awards grants of up to £25,000 to community projects that improve people’s lives.
Applicants must demonstrate how the project will deliver public benefit, who in the community will specifically benefit and how it will bring about positive change.
Grants may be applied for by any charity which is registered with the Charity Commission (England and Wales) or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (Scotland) . Applicants must also have raised some funding towards the project elsewhere.
Projects supported have ranged from support groups to children’s hospitals and homeless shelters to hospices across England, Scotland and Wales. In 2018, a total of £9,717,536 was distributed to 807 organisations which included:
- Groundwork London received a grant of £11,578 to run a series of activities for people at risk of social isolation.
- Friends of East Preston School received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail.
- Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice received a grant of £20,000 to buy a new minibus and run activity trips for young patients.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis can be submitted at any time.
Motability Wheelchair Funding
Motability, which is a national charity that supports the transport needs of disabled people has announced the launch of its Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme. Charities and organisations can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £4 million to improve and expand access to good quality affordable wheelchairs. Grants are available to:
- Fill current gaps in provision for groups of people who are excluded from receiving help from existing sources/providers.
- Enable charities and organisations to help individuals by topping up self-funding.
- Raise awareness of the challenges faced by disabled people in obtaining suitable, quality and affordable wheelchairs.
- Help fund high quality and affordable equipment.
- Fund schemes, programmes and initiatives that already exist, and who provide best practice solutions, but need further support to remain operational or scale up the service they can provide to help more disabled people.
Please note, that these grants are for charities and organisations only. Individuals cannot apply for help with wheelchair funding through this grant programme.
Applications can be made to the programme at any time until March 2025.
National Churches Grant Programmes Available
National Lottery Community Fund has Reopened
The National Lottery Community Fund has reopened its larger grants programme.
Larger grants are made through a variety of programmes that cover every nation within the United Kingdom. This kind of flexible, longer-term funding is aimed at organisations whose ambitions are shaped by the people they serve.
Applications are open to all organisations that meet their criteria.
And with the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, we’ll continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Find out more here https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/over10k
National Lottery Community Partnership Fund
Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to the National Lottery Community Fund’s Partnership Fund. The aim of the fund is to help local organisations develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships with other organisations. This can involve area-based partnerships or communities of interest.
Funding is available to:
- build strong relationships in and across communities
- improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
- help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.
During the current Coronavirus crisis, The National Lottery Community Fund will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. Support is available to:
- continue to deliver activity to existing users, responding to the immediate crisis or undertaking recovery activity
- change and adapt, becoming more resilient in order to respond to new and future challenges.
The grants can be used to fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. A total of £40 million is available this year.
The Big Lottery Fund will support ideas that meet one or more of their three funding priorities:
- Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
- Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
- Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
Organisations eligible to apply include:
- Voluntary and community organisations
- Registered charities
- Social enterprises
- Groups of organisations, as long as they are led by a voluntary and community organisations or social enterprise
- Statutory bodies (including town, parish or community councils)
- Community interest companies (with two or more directors).
Applications can be submitted at any time. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/partnerships-england#section-2
The National Lottery Community Fund – Bringing People Together Programme – Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities
The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together.
The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.
This is funding is from the National Lottery Community Fund UK Portfolio. The UK Portfolio is where the National Lottery Community Fund explores new approaches, experiments with how to do things differently, and look to fund work that is more future focussed.
The Fund expects to make up to twenty awards over the next twelve months to enable organisations to deliver collaborative projects across at least two countries in the UK that focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly amongst communities disproportionality affected by the pandemic such as people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and asylum seekers or refugees.
Applications can be made at any time.
The National Lottery Community Fund – Growing Great Ideas Programme
The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas Fund has £25 million available to fund projects that support long-term societal change. The Growing Great Ideas programme is part of the UK Portfolio. The UK Portfolio is where the National Lottery Community Fund explores new approaches, experiments with how to do things differently, and look to fund work that is more future focused.
The Growing Great Ideas Fund wants to invest in different combinations of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term that demonstrate an ability to seed and grow alternative systems, develop, and test new ways of building a stronger civil society, and to learn and adapt as they go.
This could involve developing new ideas on how the economy could work or how society could be organised. Grants of up to £150,000 are available. Groups, networks, or partnerships, etc can apply for grants of up to £150,000.
Lead organisations need to be a:
- Registered charity
- Community interest company
- Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
- Community benefit society
- Co-operative society (if it has a not-for-profit clause)
- Voluntary or community organisation
- Statutory body (including town, parish and community councils) – They can be part of the initiative but not lead it
- Company limited by guarantee (if it has a not-for-profit clause).
The minimum length for projects is two years. Funding can be available for up to ten years in some circumstances.
Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/growing-great-ideas#section-1
National Lottery Heritage Fund Reopens for Applications
Applications for National Lottery Grants for Heritage have re-opened for applications. The focus for 2021 – 22 will be to support projects that will strengthen the recovery of the Heritage sector from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund will award grants of between £3,000 and £5 million to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK.
Three levels of funding are available:
Priority will now be given to heritage projects that:
- boost the local economy;
- encourage skills development and job creation;
- support wellbeing;
- create better places to live, work and visit;
- and improve the resilience of heritage organisations.
Applications should fully reflect the changed circumstances brought about by pandemic.
Applications can be made at any time.
National Lottery Heritage Fund Launches Dynamic Collections Campaign
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched its Dynamic Collections campaign to support the heritage sector to build resilience in its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Museums, archives, historic libraries and community organisations which hold collections across the UK can apply for grants of up to £250,000 for projects which make collections relevant to a wider range of people, actively involve the public in collections management and take a creative, sustainable approach to collections.
There are three funding priorities for collections: engagement; re-interpretation; and collections management.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the 31st March 2023.
National Lottery / Ubele Initiative – New £50 Million Partnership to Boost Funding to Black & Minoritised Community-Led Charities
The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of the Phoenix Way Partners, has announced a new £50 million partnership to boost funding and support to black and minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups across England.
The ‘Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels from leaders from black and minoritised communities who will work with the National Lottery Fund to identify the challenges faced by those with lived experience of racism and racial dipartites, and award funding to charities and grassroots groups best placed to help their communities thrive.
The programme will be designed and developed over the summer, with the aim of awarding funding for the next five years from autumn 2021.
Groups that wish to register an interest in the programme should email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Zatak have 2 funds available.
• Apply to our Hardship Relief Fund for essentials such as food, clothing and small debts.
• Apply to our Housing Fund for help with rent or council tax arrears.
Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme Between £25,000 and £50,000 Supporting Housing Needs of Vulnerable People (Closing date 27th May)
UK registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 to support their work in tackling housing issues affecting vulnerable people.
The grants are being made available across 11 UK regions through the £4 million Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme. The program will fund between 50% to 100% of the total cost of projects lasting up to two years to help prevent people from losing their home, help people into a home or support people to thrive within the home environment.
The types of costs covered by the grant includes:
- Core costs – up to 20% of the grant amount requested, including running and facility costs, office equipment, supplies, printing, travel and accommodation.
- Staff and volunteer costs for the project lead partner – including full-time staff, part-time staff, project delivery staff costs and other related expenses.
- Small-scale capital costs – including one-off expenses for equipment, or fixed assets that may have use or benefit beyond the life of the grant (one financial year), such as computer hardware, or items required to deliver a project, such as paint, paintbrushes
and gardening equipment.
- Activity costs – such as catering or insurance, costs that help deliver projects or activities but fall outside of capital, staffing and volunteering costs.
- Development and capacity building costs – that support organisational sustainability, such as training staff and volunteers, and external consultancy fees.
- Building works and refurbishment costs – where they’re essential to the successful delivery of the project.
The closing date for applications is the 27th May 2022.
Nineveh Charitable Trust – Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside
UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per year for up to three years.
Previous projects supported include:
- Busby Primary School which received a grant of £2,000 to build a ‘vertical garden’ for environment enhancement as well as the children’s educational value;
- a grant of £1,400 to Bickleigh-On-Exe Primary School to create an all-weather school and community gardening area with poly-tunnel and shed;
- Castlemilk Day Nursery which received a grant of £5,000 to build a multi-function shelter with provision for special needs teaching; and
- St Joseph’s Specialist School & College, which received a grant of £4,000 towards a community garden expansion.
Applications are usually discussed at the Trustees’ quarterly meetings and applications can be submitted at any time.
OFGEM Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (Closing date 6th June)
The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme has opened the first funding round in phase two of the scheme. A total of £27 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills across England, Scotland and Wales.
The scheme is funded by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules.
Projects should also focus on enabling a just transition to national net zero carbon emissions targets and reducing the impact of climate change associated with energy consumption.
The priorities of the scheme are to support energy consumers in vulnerable situations, develop innovative products or services and empower consumers to reduce their carbon emissions.
There are four funds open in this funding round to enable charities to deliver a range of new and innovative energy related projects.
- The Main Fund contains £18 million – aimed at projects seeking grants between £50,000 and £2 million that will support households in vulnerable situations.
- The Small Project Fund contains £1 million – aimed at projects seeking grants between £20,000 to £49,999 that will support households in vulnerable situations.
- The Innovation Fund contains £4 million – aimed at projects that will develop innovative products or services to benefit households. Applicants can apply for grants between £50,000 to £1 million.
- The Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund contains £4 million – aimed at projects that empower householders to reduce their carbon emissions and engage positively with the transition to net zero. The fund awards grants between £50,000 to £1 million.
The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 6 June 2022.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Based Learning Fund
Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities.
The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund.
The Foundation are particularly interested in applications with a focus on the following areas:
- support for pupils who experience systemic disadvantage to access and make progress in their learning
- creating more opportunities for high quality arts-based teaching and learning in education settings, especially in those which have not had this work in the past
- exploring the role of arts-based learning in addressing issues of inclusion, especially racism, in education
- effective practice in digital and blended arts-based teaching and learning
- enabling arts-based learning to be embedded in curricula and practice for the long-term.
Projects can last for two to three years.
All applicants must be working in partnership with schools or other formal education settings – i.e. primary and secondary schools, further education colleges, alternative provision, special schools and early years
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Funding to Support Youth Organisations
Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 – 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK)
The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging.
The funding is available for up to three years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Organisations may be planning to:
- Replicating a programme or service
- Widening the reach of an idea or innovation
- Spreading a technology or skill
- Advancing policy or enhancing its implementation
- Influencing attitudes
Applications can be submitted at any time.
Previous projects supported through the Youth Fund include:
The British Youth Council (BYC) which received a grant of £60,000 over 24 months. BYC is the national youth council for the UK. Each year it supports up to 2,000 young people to participate in local youth councils or national networks, such as the UK Youth Parliament and Make Your Mark referendum campaign. The funding was used to develop its income generation capability and enable BYC to offer participation training to frontline staff.
The London Youth Support Trust (LYST) received a grant of £60,000 over 24 months. LYST is a youth enterprise charity that aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to start their own businesses. Through this grant LYST plans to expand its business incubation and support programme nationally, opening two enterprise centres out of London, in locations where youth unemployment is an issue. Funding would enable the team to focus on fundraising, build relationships with potential partners, and research and formalise an appropriate structure moving forward.
Pet Rescue Funding to Support Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus
Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount.
Funding must have a direct impact on animal welfare and can be used to cover vet bills, boarding costs, food, salaries of animal care staff, utilities and consumables. Priority will be given to organisations whose medium-term survival is at risk.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. https://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/grant-programme/
Peter Cruddas Foundation – Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People
The Peter Cruddas Foundation provides funding for projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales.
Priority is given to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent.
There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. Priority is given to applicants able to demonstrate that they can manage the amount they have applied for and how they intend to continue (if appropriate) after the funding has been spent.
Please note that the Foundation is not accepting applications for Capital Projects.
Eligible applicants will be charities registered with the charity commission in England and Wales benefitting people living in England and Wales.
Projects previously supported include:
- The Enterprise Bootcamp programme. This funding helps Bootstrap deliver the programme to young people and connect them with the Bootstrap community. The latest programme culminated in a pitching event at the end of 2016 where 15 young entrepreneurs pitched for funding. Collectively they were awarded more than £23,500 to start their own businesses.
- The Challenge pilot scheme where young people were taken out of their “comfort zones” and challenged to devise viable and workable community projects for their community. The Challenge aims to put teams of diverse 16-year olds through a one-year training and community service scheme starting with a three-week summer camp and then 50 hours of social action to tackle local civic and youth-related issues.
The next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2022.
Platinum Jubilee Funds
There is a dedicated site for promoting fundiing for this significant event commemorating the Platinum Jubilee.
The lottery fund has now closed but there are other funds open for applications. https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/funding/
Power to Change Crowdmatch – Match Funding of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses
Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses.
Crowdmatch will match fund each £1 raised by community businesses through the Crowdfunder website to a maximum of £10,000. This could include launching new business ideas to help their local area; to help meet increased demand; save a community space; or help bridge a funding gap.
Through this fund Power to Change are particularly keen to support new and existing projects in more deprived areas of the country, and to work with communities experiencing racial inequity across England.
Applications can be made at any time. https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-crowdmatch/
Premier League Launches Defibrillator Fund for Grassroots Facilities
The Premier League has announced that it will provide funding for the implementation of more than two thousand defibrillators at grassroots football clubs and facilities in England.
Working in partnership with the Football Foundation and the FA, a first phase of the Premier League Defibrillator Fund will provide defibrillators in time for the start of the 2021/22 season to Football Foundation funded facilities that are currently without a life-saving device onsite.
In the second phase, which is expected in September, grassroots clubs that own their facilities will be able to apply for funding for a defibrillator.
The Football Foundation will contact previously funded facilities in the coming weeks, with further information to be provided shortly regarding the application process for the second phase.
Prince of Wales Charitable Trust – Small Grants Up to £5,000 Open Until May
The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) has re-opened its Small Grants Programme to registered not-for-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities across the UK.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available (the average award is £1,500) to organisations with an income of up to £1 million to support a wide range of good causes within the PWCF’s core funding themes:
- Heritage & Conservation,
- Health & Wellbeing,
- Social Inclusion,
Multi-year small grants will be considered.
Priority will be given to organisations of which HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron.
Applications can be made at any time and will be considered by the Small Grant committee at their next quarterly meeting in July 2022.
Funding to train and learn – Our Development Awards can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment to help you achieve your goals.
Ragdoll Foundation New Foundation Priorities
The Ragdoll Foundation has announced that its Open Grants Scheme, which awards both main and small grants to support not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations in their work with children and young people, will close for applications after the spring main grants round.
A new priority area is being developed which will support gifted young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their talents and skills in the arts and creative media, with a view to achieving their full potential.
During this final main grants round, eligible organisations can apply to either priority. The deadline for organisations wishing to support children and young people is the 28th February 2022.
For those wishing to support disadvantaged young women, the deadline is the 31st March 2022.
Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation. The Foundation’s vision is to support projects where the concerns of childhood can be heard. A variety of art forms can be supported including dance, drama, ceramics, creative play, film, music, puppetry and storytelling. Supported projects need to support equality of opportunity, can include families and take place in rural or urban settings and may be delivered, for example, in children’s and community centres, nurseries, schools and hospitals.
Funding is available through two programmes:
- Main Grants Programme (formerly Open Grants Scheme) – Grants of £1,500 to £50,000 are available for new, larger or longer-term projects. Projects can last for up to three years. There is a two-stage application process. Stage1 applications to the main grants programme are assessed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time. Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a stage 2 application. Final round closing 28th February 2022.
- Small Grants Programme has closed.
Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood. The Foundation is mainly interested in applications that involve children during their early years, but appropriate projects for older children (up to 18 years) will also be considered.
Whilst the Foundation will fund work in and around London, they will prioritise projects taking place elsewhere in the UK.
The applications forms can be downloaded via the Ragdoll Foundation website. http://www.ragdollfoundation.org.uk/portfolio/grant-giving
The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Reopened
The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000.
The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers.
Funding can be used for either:
- capital costs, such as funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, building work, refurbishment, and equipment;
- or short breaks where funding is targeted towards annual respite breaks for disadvantaged young people, and short-term activities or programmes.
Applicants must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and already raised a third of the total costs.
Rayne Foundation Grants
We will consider applications in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues. Our focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals to reach their full potential. Within these broad criteria, we have a number of areas of special interest:
- Young people’s improved mental health;
- Arts as a tool to achieve social change;
- Improved quality of life for carers and for older people.
We particularly welcome applications addressing these issues but will consider applications in other subjects which meet our broader criteria.
Safer Street Fund £150 Million in Extra Government Funding to Tackle Crime, Violence & Anti-Social Behaviour
The UK Government has launched round four of the Safer Streets Fund, providing £150 million in funding over the next three financial years to areas most affected by crime and anti-social behaviour across England and Wales.
The fund will enable Police and Crime Commissioners, British Transport Police and local authorities, as well as certain civil society organisations, to bid for up to £750,000 over the entire delivery period, ending 30 September 2023.
Bidders may bid for up to £500,000 in the first financial year, 2022/23, which must be spent by 31 March 2023, and may bid for up to £250,000 to spend between April and 30 September 2023.
This round of funding particularly encourages innovative bids for plans primarily focused on targeting neighbourhood crime, violence against women and girls, and anti-social behaviour.
Bidders must select areas that have a defined and sensible geography and are hotspots for the crime types or issues targeted
Bids can be submitted until the 27th May 2022.
The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities.
Applications can be made at any time and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. The next closing date for applications is the February 2022.
Shared Space Boost Fund Grants of Up to £300
Every month a group of Shared Space volunteers from each shop decides where to give away grants of up to £300. Sometimes we split the money between several recipients. The decision is made by a panel of volunteers from the shop. They worked hard to raise the money and they give it away! The application form is very simple.
You could use the money from a Boost Fund Grant for a project or idea to help people. Perhaps you want to make them smile. You could help people to work together. It might help those who don’t win in life. It could be a campaign to change something bad.
The Society Foundation
The Foundation offers grants to programmes or organisations that are seeking to help people from the following groups move towards paid employment:
- the recently homeless or vulnerably housed;
- 16-24 year olds not in employment, education or training.
We typically offer micro-grants of up to £1,500 to small or growing organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000. We provide funding for capacity building activities, including IT infrastructure and equipment, staff training and development, and external consultancy/support. This sort of funding isn’t particularly ‘sexy’, but we believe that it can play a transformative role by increasing the sustainability and effectiveness of organisations that are doing really vital work.
Our funding is in line with a few clear principles:
- we aim to work in partnership with the organisations we support, setting mutually agreed goals with clear timescales;
- we aim to keep the grant application process ‘light touch’ and accessible;
- we try to foster a relationship of trust and honesty with the organisations we fund;
- we never commit to a project unless we’re sure we have the funds to see it through.
Sylvia Waddilove Foundation Main Fund Open
In addition to our regular funding streams, which have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, we’ve opened a £16.5m Return to Play Fund.
There are three parts to this new fund – Small Grants and the Community Asset Fund, which have been adapted from pre-coronavirus funds, and Active Together crowdfunding, which has been extended – with all three now focusing on a safe return to play and narrowing the inequalities gap in sport and physical activity.
They’ll do this by supporting groups and organisations working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people on lower incomes, those disproportionately affected financially as a result of the pandemic, disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, and those experiencing a greater burden of care responsibilities since the pandemic began. https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds
Sports England £5 million Fund Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund Launched
Sport England has launched a new £5 million fund to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities.
Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available to community organisations; including schools in support of new projects that inactive people to get active, or less active people to become more active. The funds could be used for things such as facility hire and coaching costs, or even small capital improvements.
Priority will be given to projects working with people living in areas of disadvantage, as defined by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation areas 1-3.
Eligible types of organisations that can apply are:
- a community amateur sports club (as registered with HMRC)
- an unregistered voluntary and community organisation with a not-for-profit constitution
- a registered charity
- a not-for-profit company (limited by guarantee without share capital or charitable incorporated organisation) and without persons of significant control
- a community interest company (CIC) with no persons of significant control, or other social enterprise
- community benefit society
- a school using their facilities for wider community benefit
- local authority bodies (including town, parish and community councils).
Applications can be submitted at any time.
Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants Programme
The Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. For example, Sport England might provide a grant to a sports club to expand its age range by helping it to buy extra team kit or pay additional coaching fees. Or Sport England may help youth clubs work together with local sports clubs to get more young people playing sport. Not-for-profit clubs or associations, statutory bodies or educational establishments can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000.
Grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects not costing more than £50,000
Who Can Apply
Not-for-profit clubs or associations, statutory bodies or educational establishments
The Tabhair Trust
The Tabhair Trust is passionate about nurturing small to medium sized charities in their aspirations to change communities and restore broken lives through providing opportunities for education, training and personal advancement.
We welcome applications from charities that combine support services with enterprising mission to improve social wellbeing and employment opportunities in the lives of the disengaged and disadvantaged.
Tabhair makes grants to charitable organisations and primarily supports projects undertaken in the UK and Ireland.
Grants are given to charitable organisations registered and working in the UK or Ireland that make requests that fall within our criteria for giving. We do not give grants to individuals or make general charitable contributions to other organisations.
Applications can be made for individual projects or core costs. Where core costs are requested, the maximum commitment considered would be 3 years.
All grant giving is informed by Tabhair’s commitment to support the disadvantaged and promote education, training and community action.
The Trust is interested in funding local and national work within the UK/ Ireland region
The trustees meet twice a year to distribute the income of the charity. To process a successful application and make a grant usually takes between two and six months. http://www.tabhair.org.uk/
Tesco – £30 million support for local communities, including £25 million food donations programme. Bags of Help COVID-19 Community Fund grants of £500, including women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, social isolation groups, schools, charities supporting the elderly. https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/tesco-community-grants/
Tesco Community Grants Open
The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK.
Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by Tesco customers every three months, with grants awarded depending on the number of votes their project receives.
Examples of eligible applications with a focus on supporting children and families could be;
- a local school needing food for a children’s breakfast club,
- a voluntary organisation working with families to run holiday clubs,
- a charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health,
- a brownie or scout group needing new tents,
- or a youth sports club needing new equipment,
- a family advice centre wanting to recruit more volunteers,
- or a local friends of a park group wanting to develop a new toddler area.
The fund will be administered by Groundwork and applications can be made at any time.
Support for Theatre professionals
Tech Lending Community Funding Open Until 1st March
Giving a Second Life to Tablets while Increasing Digital Inclusion.
Environmental charity Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 have launched a £400,000 fund to make tablets and free data available to community organisations working with temporary accommodation services across the UK.
Through the Tech Lending Community Fund, grants of between £50,000 and £120,000 are available to help organisations such as local authorities, charities and social enterprises establish or further develop Tech Lending Hubs, where refurbished tablets will be loaned to residents in temporary accommodation so they can connect with loved ones, access healthcare, complete training or job applications and take part in virtual interviews.
These groups might include centres for refugees, housing for those at risk of homelessness or women’s refuges.
The deadline for applications is 23:59 on the 1st March 2022. https://www.techlendingcommunityfund.co.uk/
Thomas Wall Trust Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (Closing date 2nd May 2022)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment.
Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.
The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. and to be eligible the applicants must:
- Be a UK charity that has been registered with the Charity Commission for at least 3 years
- Be a project or running costs for a charity that equips people (aged 18 and over) with the skills ready for employment
- Have an annual turnover of less than £500,000
The deadline for stage 1 applications is the 2nd May 2022. Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a stage 2 application.
Toy Trust – Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (Closing date June 2022)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK.
The Toy Trust fund:
- helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering;
- supports children through awful experiences;
- encourages achievement through adversity;
- purchases vital equipment;
- provides care;
- bolsters existing initiatives;
- initiates brand new projects;
- and satisfies basic needs.
Groups that have carried out some form of effective fundraising by themselves are particularly encouraged to apply.
Trustees meet 4 times a year and we encourage applicants to note the following deadlines. Every effort is made to review all applications that meet our criteria but the Toy Trust reserves the right to review any funding applications received at future meetings should a higher volume than normal be received.
March meeting – mid February
July meeting – mid June
September meeting – mid August
December meeting – mid November
The next deadline to apply is June 2022.
Traveller Sites Fund – £10 million
Local authorities in England can apply for a share of £10 million in capital funding for the development or refurbishment of traveller sites.
The funding will aim to reduce unauthorised encampments and enable councils to improve travellers’ life chances by providing them with authorised places to stay and access to facilities and services. This could include new and/or improved transit sites and stopping places; improving site infrastructure; or paying for public spaces on existing sites, such as community centres, play areas for children and stabling for horses.
The funding is provided by the UK Government’s Traveller Site Fund 2022/23, which closes to applications at midday on the 13th June 2022.
Trusthouse Grant Schemes for Projects Supporting those in areas of Extreme Deprivation
- Single year grants between £10,000 and £100,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs or
- Multi-year grants for a maximum of 3 years, not to exceed £100,000 in total over this period, for core costs, salaries, running or project costs
Organisations should have a focus on Family Support
Single year grants between £2,000 and £10,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs
Projects must have a focus on Community Support
Tudor Trust – Currently closed until April 2023
Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) Funding for School Musical Equipment
The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable schools across the UK and Eire to apply for grants of up to £1,500 towards the cost of musical resources.
The UMUKSF School Awards will provide funding for schools teaching the national curriculum to improve their music department through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants to over 7,000 schools, individual students and teachers to improve their access to music.
The deadline for applications is 1pm on the 10th August 2022. https://www.umuksoundfoundation.com/umuksf-school-awards/
UnLtd – Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs
Grants plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK.
The grants are being made available through two funding streams:
- Grants of up to £15,000 to grow an existing social enterprise
- Grants of up to £5,000 to start a new social enterprise.
UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs.
To be eligible applicants need to be:
- Aged 16 and over
- Living in the United Kingdom
- Willing to participate in a learning experience
- Working to benefit people living in the United Kingdom
- Have a real social impact
- Fulfil a clear need and demand
- Have clear outputs and goals
The closing date for this funding round is the 30th June 2022 for a decision in September 2022.
Vegan Society Funding up to £1,000 Open Until 30th June
The Vegan Society is making funding available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan.
Grants of around £1,000 are available for projects in the UK and worldwide that raise awareness of veganism in a positive way, promote it in an exciting or unique way to non-vegans, and support people from marginalised backgrounds to access veganism.
Previously supported projects have included an event to engage Christians with veganism, an art exhibition with a focus on activism, vegan culinary training for newly independent young adults, and a vegan food bank project.
The deadline for applications is the 30th June 2022.
Veolia Environmental Trust Grants
The Veolia Environmental Trust is closed for applications and will reopen on May 26th.
The Trust makes the following grants:
Community Grants: These grants are available to constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community
Habitat and Biodiversity: Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available for projects that conserve, restore or enhance threatened habitats and/ or protect and increase biodiversity
Environmental Improvement Grants: over £75,000 are available to enable landscape scale improvement projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection.
The fund will open 26th May. Closing date for applications will be 12 midday on the 7th July 2022 for a decision on 6th September.
Volant Trust Covid-19 Response Fund
The Volant Trust has opened its Covid-19 Response Fund. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Funding is available to support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered.
There are no funding levels indicated at the award of grants will be at the discretion of the Trustees.
To receive a decision by October 2022 applications must be submitted between 1st January and 31st July 2022.
Wolfson Foundation Funding to Improve the Display, Interpretation & Accessibility of Museum Collections
he Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have announced a new round of funding for museums, museum services and galleries to improve displays, protect collections and make exhibitions more accessible.
More than 370 museums and galleries in England are eligible to apply for a share of £4 million in funding which is being made available over the next two years as part of the DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund.
Grants of up to £300,000 are available towards eligible capital projects that enhance the display, care and accessibility of significant collections.
The fund will be open to applications from the 9th May 2022 until the 1st August 2022, with decisions expected in autumn 2022.
Wolfson Foundation – Funding for Charities Working with Older People
Grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 are available to charitable organisations which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated.
The Wolfson Foundation will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to:
- Increase access to services for new and existing users
- Improve the quality and range of services
- Improve the financial stability of the organisation
Match funding is required for projects costing more than £50,000.
When to apply
We run two funding rounds each year. The key dates are:
Open to Stage 1 applications: 20 November
Stage 1 application deadline: 5 January
Stage 2 application deadline: 1 March
Funding decision: June
Open to Stage 1 applications: 14 May
Stage 1 application deadline: 1 July
Stage 2 application deadline: 1 September
Funding decision: December
Woodland Trust Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools
We have two delivery periods per year, one in March and the other in November. We are currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in MARCH 2022. If you can’t wait until then, or your application is unsuccessful, you can buy packs in our shop all year round.
The Woodland Trust has announced that it has thousands of free tree packs available to community groups and schools across the UK, plus nurseries, colleges, universities and outdoor learning centres. The trees are available for planting on an area that is accessible to the public so that it can be used and enjoyed by others.
Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees.
If applying as a school, trees should be planted on either the school grounds, land the school has arranged regular access to or in an area that is publicly accessible.
Applications for a tree pack for a community group need to:
- State that the land is accessible to the public
- Make sure the local community is aware of the plans to plant and is happy for the project to go ahead
- Be applying for up to 420 trees in each application cycle or season.
There are two delivery periods per year in November and March, when the trees are dormant and perfect for planting.
Applications are currently closed.
Woodward Charitable Trust
Charities, social enterprises, and community interest companies can apply for funding of up to £3,000 through the Woodward Charitable Trust. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, ensure that funds awarded are being well used and fall within the following areas:
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour and projects to help those who have been in the care system. This also covers gang violence and knife crime, education and mentoring as well as projects that work to raise self-esteem and employment opportunities and encourage an active involvement in and contribution towards the local community;
- Disadvantaged families, this covers parenting support and guidance, mental health, food poverty, refuges and domestic violence projects;
- Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that maintain and develop contact with prisoners’ families and help with the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders after their release.
Two types of grant are awarded:
- Small grants (under £3,000, but usually £1,000 or less;)
- Large grants (over £3,000) – these are usually given to charities known by the Trustees
The Woodward Charitable Trust only makes grants for core costs rather than specific projects as they recognise that smaller charities can find these hard to fund.
The new general online grant round will open in May 2022 (exact date to be confirmed). Please check our General Application Guidelines web page before applying as the criteria has changed at the end of 2020. Please do not send any applications before the opening date.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 29th July 2022 (noon).
The Trustees will consider the applications in October and successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of November.
Yapp Charitable Trust
We offer grants only to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000.
Youth Music Catalyser Funding to Make Music More Inclusive (Closing date 27th May)
Grants of between £30,000 and £300,000 are available to organisations in England that want to support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music.
The Youth Music’s Catalyser Fund will support organisations who want to make music activity more inclusive either by sustaining or scaling up their work or changing sector practice.
Children and young people should be involved in the planning and development of programmes that must focus on at least one of the following themes:
- Early years
- Disabled, d/Deaf and neurodivergent young people
- Youth justice system
- Young people facing barriers
- Young adults
- Organisations and the workforce.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on the 27th May 2022. https://youthmusic.org.uk/catalyser-fund
Youth Music Network Funding – Funding for Young People in the Music Industry
Through our funding programmes we invest in music programmes for children and young people, and work that helps organisations to diversify and be more inclusive. Programmes funded by Youth Music work with children and young people of all ages, from babies and their families through to young adults up to the age of 25, using the power of music to support musical, personal and social development.
We support around 300 projects each year, reaching more than 80,000 children and young people and 4,000 people in the workforce.
Youth Music is funded thanks to the National Lottery via Arts Council England, players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and support from donors, partners and fundraisers.
7stars Foundation for Young people under 16
Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK.
The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support.
Example of support could include recreational trips, mentoring programmes, and counselling sessions.
7stars foundation supports those under 16 years old facing challenges due to the following priorities
- Child Carers
The7stars foundation offers grant funding across three streams:
- Project grants to charities aligned to our funding prioritises and age ranges.
- Shine Bright funding for regional charities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Direct grant funding to individuals supported by outreach/social/care workers or legal professionals (applications must be submitted by the supporting professional).
Our funding rounds this year are scheduled for the beginning of March; June; September; and December. You are welcome to apply at any time ahead of the deadlines for these rounds.
- March 1st – April 31st for June funding review.
- June 1st – July 31st for September funding review.
- September 1st – October 31st for December funding review.
- December 1st – January 31st for February funding review.