Funding Information as of 27th July

Funding Information as of 27th July

27th July – The following have been added or have approaching deadlines

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New Funds

  • Aviva Community Fund Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects Round Re-opening 16th August
  • BA Community Fund
  • Benefact Trust Previously AllChurches Trust
  • British & Foreign School Society Displacement Education Fund 
  • Buttle UK – Up to £2,000 to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People
  • Cherry Family Foundation Grants Supporting Young People Under 30 Will Reopen 1st August until 31st August
  • Childs Charitable Trust Open for Applications for October Meeting
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Funding to Support Media Literacy Interventions for Disengaged Communities
  • ECVYS Violence & Vulnerability Unit (VVU) Community Grant Scheme 2023-24 Opens 15th August
  • Enovert Community Trust – Next Closing date 9th September for October Meeting
  • Friends of the Elderly – Grants for Older People on Low Incomes Up to £400
  • Help the Homeless Grants Up to £5,000 Closes 15th September
  • Henry Smith Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children
  • Idlewild Trust Funding for Arts and Conservation Closes 6th September
  • Innovate UK New £2 Million Fund to Support New Ideas that will Benefits People and the Planet Closes 11:00 31st August
  • International Tree Foundation – UK Community Tree Planting Programme
  • LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund – Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (Open Until October 2022)
  • Movement for Good Awards Re-Opens to Nominations (Closing date 11th September)
  • National Lottery Climate Action Fund has Reopened 
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund to Help Museums Attract New Audiences (Closing date 31st October)
  • NIHR funding to improve health and care in your community is now open (Closing date 13:00 on 21st September)
  • Nineveh Charitable Trust – Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Based Learning Fund
  • Power to Change – Powering Up Programme Open Until 19th September
  • 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
  • Social Investment Business – Enterprise Fund Grants of £30,000 Available to Enhance the Income Potential of Social Organisations
  • Unltd Grants of Up to £15,000 Available to Social Entrepeneurs (Closing date 30th September)
  • Vegan Society Funding up to £1,000 Deadline 30th September
  • Veolia Environmental Trust Applications Will Re-open 1st September for Decision in December
  • Weavers’ Company Grants to Support Diadvantaged Young People and Offenders 
  • Youth Hostel Association Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People

Deadlines approaching

  • Anchor Foundation Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion Next Deadline 31st July
  • Black Equity Organisation and Sky – Future 100 Growth Fund – New £1 Million Fund to Support Black Entrepreneurs to Launch & Grow their Own Businesses (Closing date 20th August)
  • Community Ownership Fund Launched by Government – Round 3 Open Until Midday 19th August
  • Essex Community Foundation – Funding available to help improve charities digital services
  • Fat Beehive Foundation – Funding to Improve Online Digital Presence for Small Charities (Closing date 31st July)
  • Ford Britain Trust – Large Grants up to £3,000 Open Until 31st July for September Meeting
  • Ironmongers Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (Deadline 31st July 2022)
  • Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) Funding for School Musical Equipment Open Until August
  • Wolfson Foundation Funding to Improve the Display, Interpretation & Accessibility of Museum Collections – Open until 1st August
  • Which? Fund to Support Research Projects to Identify and Tackle the Types of Harms Experienced by Disadvantaged Communities (Closing date 19th September)
  • Woodward Charitable Trust Closes 29th July at Midday
  • 7stars Foundation Grants Up to £2,500 for Young people under 16 Closes 31st July for September Meeting

 

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.

https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/

Good Finance Recover and Rebuild Resource page for Charities & Social Enterprises

This page contains information, resources and tools designed to support charities and social enterprises build back better.
https://www.goodfinance.org.uk/resources/recover-and-rebuild-resource-hub-charities-and-social-enterprises

Southend Borough Council – Eligible Southend businesses advised to apply for grants through new single form

https://www.southend.gov.uk/news/article/2154/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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE GRANT APPROVED?
  • Approximately as little as 8 weeks.

 

  1. NEXT STEPS – TELL ME MORE!

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:-
  1. Income Support
  2. Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  3. Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  4. Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an annual income of less than £16,190
  5. The Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit
  6. 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

https://www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk/grants/grants

 

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 grants@essexcf.org.uk.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,

https://www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk/2021/09/funding-available-to-help-improve-charities-digital-services/

 

 

 

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.

Penny Langran      plangran@fsjtrust.org.uk

https://fsjtrust.org.uk/

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council 1996

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 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 absspmo@eyalliance.org.uk.

https://abetterstartsouthend.co.uk/community-ideas-and-developnment-fund

 

 

Allen Lane Funding 

The Allen Lane Foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations.

We do not make grants to individuals.

We make grants for work across the UK – BUT NOT within Greater London.

We fund charities and organisations that work with six particular beneficiary groups – please click on the links below:

A new programme is soon to be launched, focussing on Young People.

Over a typical year, we make around 150 grants, to a total value of between £750,000 and £800,000.

Our maximum grant is £15,000 and the average grant size is around £5,000-£6,000.

While recognising (and being willing to support) on-going, tried and tested projects, we are also particularly interested in unusual, imaginative or pioneering projects which have perhaps not yet caught the public imagination. http://allenlane.org.uk/

Applying for funding

 

Alpkit Foundation Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations 

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.

Trustees meet every 2 months to consider applications. There’s no limit to the number of times you can recieve an award. If possible, please apply at least 3 months before the start of a project so that the trustees have time to consider it at their next meeting.

We particularly like to support projects that:

  • Encourage responsible outdoor activity
  • Have longlasting benefits Introduce new people to get outdoors
  • Demonstrate value for money

Yes, we love to support

  • Diversity and Inclusion Projects that engage individual and groups from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Environmental Projects that seek to support, conserve, or generate understanding of our environment and wild places
  • Health Projects enabling people to gain physical and mental wellbeing from the Great Outdoors
  • Education Projects such as First Aid, D of E, Forest Schools and Mountain Leader
  • Participation Projects that get more people experiencing the Great Outdoors

No, we will not support

  • Holidays
  • Charity challenges
  • Commercially led travel Expeditions that are not focused the Great Outdoors (e.g. rebuilding schools, overseas medicine)
  • Scout Jamborees – due to the large number of participants involved in Scout Jamborees, this is not something we are able to support. We do support the Scout Association through our Youth in Adventure Fund
  • Retrospective applications – make sure you get your application in on time!

https://alpkit.com/pages/foundation#apply

 

 

 

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/

 

Asda Foundation Grants

Asda have a number of grants through their Community champions.

https://www.asdafoundation.org/foundation-grants

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. Round 3 closed 19th July. Next round due to reopen 16th August 2022.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/

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.

https://bacommunityfund.co.uk/

 

 

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.

https://www.bhcfoundation.org.uk/

 

 

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/

Benefact Trust (Previously AllChurches Trust)

https://benefacttrust.co.uk/which-grant-is-for-me/

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.

https://www.betsyfoundation.org/

Black Equity Organisation and Sky – Future 100 Growth Fund – New £1 Million Fund to Support Black Entrepreneurs to Launch & Grow their Own Businesses

Sky, in partnership with the Black Equity Organisation, is making £1 million in funding available over three years to support Black entrepreneurs to launch and grow their own businesses in the UK.

The Future 100 Growth Fund will support young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30 of Black African, Black Caribbean, Black British and/or Mixed-race descent who are looking to bring a business concept to life, scale up a fledgling business, or have the beginnings of a thriving business.

The fund will provide grants of up to £15,000 along with strategic business advice, supply chain access, coaching and mentoring. The fund opens to applications on the 1st July 2022 and closes on the 20th August 2022. https://blackequityorg.com/future-100-growth-fund/

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.

Useful Links:

Online Application Form

http://bluesparkfoundation.org.uk/%C2%A0

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.

https://www.boostdrinks.com/changelives/

British & Foreign School Society Displacement Education Fund 

The British & Foreign School Society has launched a new £1 million fund to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK.

The Displacement Education Fund will awards grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit community organisations for projects that support displaced children and young people living in the UK.

Grants of up to £60,000 are also available to registered charities for international projects.

Support includes providing a safe space to learn, a trusted adult presence, being able to learn in their own language, and receiving post-trauma support.

Applications may be submitted at any time. https://www.bfss.org.uk/grant-giving/displacement-education-fund/

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

https://cadentgas.com/cadent-foundation/

 

 

Cavell Nurses – Grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills

https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/news_and_events/extra-help-during-crisis/

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.

https://thecherryfamilyfoundation.co.uk/apply-here/

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.
  • Foodbanks
  • 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.

Application Deadlines

  • 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

https://childscharitabletrust.org/

 

 

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
  • Homelessness
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • Prisoners & ex-offenders
  • Visual impairment

At least 50% of service users benefiting from the capital project must be from one or more of these groups. Application Guidance and a list of exclusions can be found on the website.

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

 

Comic Relief

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.
https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/

 

 

 

Community Ownership Fund Launched by Government – Round 3 Open Until Midday 19th August

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has announced that Round 3 of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest.

The fund is part of the government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community, and will make grants (on a matched funding basis) available to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks and corner shops, etc.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted from all communities across the UK. In most circumstances, bids should be made from community and voluntary organisations with formal governance in place

Applicants can apply for of up to £250,000 match funded capital funding. Revenue funding of up to £50,000 or 20% of total capital funding applied for is also available.

Full applications will need to be submitted by 12pm on the 19th August 2022.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-ownership-fund-prospectus/community-ownership-fund-prospectus–2

 

Community Shares Booster Programme

The Booster Fund has relaunched to support new and existing community businesses in England that are at all stages of a community share issue.

This includes the very early stages of exploring whether it’s the right choice, through planning a community share issue to being ready to launch, or in exceptional cases, recently launched.

What funding is available?

  • Development grants – averaging £5,000, to prepare a community share offer: financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.
  • Equity match investment – typically matching £1 for £1 up to £25,000 invested by the Booster Fund, providing the minimum share offer target is achieved.

How to apply?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis:

  1. Read the Booster Fund application guidance to understand who can apply and what support is available

  1. Complete the Booster Fund Expression of Interest form

  • For Expression of Interest applications we aim to get back to you within two weeks if you will be invited to make a full application
  • For full applications, grant and investment decisions made within eight to twelve weeks of application.

https://www.uk.coop/support-your-co-op/community-shares/support/booster-fund/apply

 

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 October 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.

Application Form

http://www.concertinamusic.org.uk/Grants.php

 

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.

https://www.creativeengland.co.uk/creative-enterprise/learn/new-ideas-fund/

 

 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Funding to Support Media Literacy Interventions for Disengaged Communities

Grants of up to £250,000 are available to UK organisations and local authorities for projects piloting new methods of delivering media literacy projects interventions to ‘hard to reach’ people across England.

The aim is to educate and empower internet users across the UK to manage their online safety.

The funding is made available by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport through the Media Literacy Taskforce Fund which will support projects working through local communities that help disengaged people, such as those who are digitally excluded or from lower socio-economic backgrounds, to improve their critical thinking of what they see in the media through ways that are tailored to their needs and relevant to their daily lives.

To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must:

  • be registered to operate in the UK
  • have experience of delivering media literacy interventions or equivalent subject matter expertise
  • target a local area in England (e.g. a town or county)

Partnership and consortia applications are encouraged.

The deadline for applications is 9am on the 30th August 2022. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/media-literacy-taskforce-fund

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/

ECVYS Violence & Vulnerability Unit (VVU) Community Grant Scheme 2023-24 Opens 15th August

We are excited to announce the launch of the Violence and Vulnerability Community Grants fund for 2023-2024.

As a partnership, our strategic goal is to reduce serious violence, the harm it causes, and to safeguard those at risk (relating to county lines, gangs and knife crime). We recognize that local organizations and groups are at the forefront of some amazing work that takes place to address these issues and we would like to further support this work.

Our 2023 -2024 grant round is for local, ’not for profit’, voluntary or community clubs or organizations based in (and therefore delivering in) Essex, Southend and Thurrock only. We are looking to fund projects that meet our stated aims and can run from April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

Groups can apply for up to £20,000 to deliver support and interventions for children, young people, young adults and families.

Projects must demonstrate how they have a positive impact on issues relating to crime and anti-social behaviour and violence and vulnerability. This may include early intervention work, gang & ‘county lines’, and child criminal exploitation projects.

We would be particularly interested in projects that can evidence they are meeting needs as highlighted by young people and local residents in our Listening Project 2021-2022. The Listening Project focuses on seven districts in Essex, but the fund is open to all (including Southend & Thurrock). Some examples of need highlighted in the report are safe spaces for young people to try affordable, inclusive activities; opportunities to learn life skills; support for victims of youth violence; drug education in informal settings

The fund is open to work of all ages from 0-25 but we would especially like to see some applications for creative work around risk taking behaviours with primary school age children and their families.

All applications must demonstrate how their project enables children & young people to make positive choices that keep them safe; raise self-esteem and confidence; build resilience; improve emotional and physical health and mental wellbeing and have a letter of support from the local Community Safety Partnership.

Projects funded in the last grant round included therapeutic services for children and young people, coaching and mentoring, community activities, detached youth work, sporting activities, wilderness therapy and specialist counselling.

More information including T&C’s and how to apply can be found at ecvys.org.uk

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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.

Funding Details

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:

  • 9 September 22 for a meeting on 18 October 2022
  • 9 December 2022 for a meeting in January 2023 (date tbc)

https://www.enovert.co.uk/enovert-community-trust/

 

 

 

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.
https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/

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.

https://www.essex.gov.uk/leisure-culture-local-heritage/culture-and-communities

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
  • Damages
  • 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,
  • education,
  • 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.

https://www.fatbeehivefoundation.org.uk/what-we-fund/

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.

https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/grass-pitch-maintenance-fund

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.

These are:

  • Essex (including East London)
  • Bridgend (South Wales)
  • Southampton
  • Daventry
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Guidance Notes

https://www.ford.co.uk/experience-ford/about-ford/ford-britain-trust

 

 

The Foyle Foundation  – Small Grants Scheme

http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/

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.

https://www.fote.org.uk/our-charity-work/grants-2/

 

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/

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.
https://fundraising.co.uk/2020/03/20/give-as-you-live-donate-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 6 weeks before the next review meeting on the 2nd November 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.

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/current-opportunities/fusion-fund

Help the Homeless Grants Up to £5,000 Closes 15th September

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 September 2022.

The application form is available on the Help the Homeless website http://www.help-the-homeless.org.uk/applying-for-funding/

Henry Smith Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under).

Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. Funded by the Henry Smith Charity, grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days.

Applications will be accepted until the 30th September 2022, for day trips between the 5th September and 31 December 2022.  Applications must be made at least six weeks before the trip or holiday is due to take place.

Previous visits supported include:

  • All Saints Catholic Primary School which received a grant of £1,500 towards a two-night trip to Wales for a group of disadvantaged children from Merseyside;
  • Bridgewater School which received a grant of £1,900 towards an overnight trip to London for a group of disadvantaged children from Newcastle; and
  • 6th St Helens (Parr) Scout Group received a grant of £1,100 towards a two-night trip to an activity centre in Lancashire for a group of children from a disadvantaged area of Merseyside.

https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/holiday-grants-for-children/holiday-grants-for-children-overview/

 

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.

https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/improving-lives-grants-programme/improving-lives-grants-programme-overview/

 

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.

The Henry Smith Charity: Strengthening Communities

 

 

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:

  • Homelessness,
  • 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.

https://www.bringjoyfoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant/

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:

  1. Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals Grants to improve opportunities for professionals working creatively within the arts at an early stage in their career.
  2. 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.

http://www.idlewildtrust.org.uk/

Innovate UK New £2 Million Fund to Support New Ideas that will Benefits People and the Planet Closes 11:00 31st August

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £2 million in early-stage innovation projects that use people and planet centred design processes and expertise.

The competition will help businesses, charities, public sector and not-for-profit organisations working alone or in collaboration to develop new ideas or test and improve existing early-stage ideas that will deliver benefits for people and the planet aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These can be for new or significantly improved products, services, places or business models.

The competition is for eligible organisations that want to test and improve the customer experience, social and environmental benefits of their early-stage ideas, as well as generating new ideas.

Applications are encouraged from organisations that have not previously used people and planet centred design processes or expertise.

This competition closes at 11am UK on the 31st August 2022.

Click here for further information

International Tree Foundation – UK Community Tree Planting Programme

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for community-led tree-planting projects.

Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising community awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being.

There are two tiers of funding available:

  • Small scale: A maximum of £1,000 is available for projects of up to 1 year in duration. This could be small community woodland, orchards, hedging projects, etc.
  • Larger scale: Projects to range from 1000 – 10,000 trees, with a maximum price equivalent to £1.50/tree (inclusive of tree protection). Most suitable for community woodland or hedging projects

Trees must be planted in public / publicly accessible spaces: sites that are readily accessible to the public, including schools, parks, rights of way, and sites managed by community groups.

Applications can be submitted at any time until the 16th December 2022.

https://internationaltreefoundation.org/uk-community-tree-planting/

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.

http://www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund CLOSED Until 1st August

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.

https://theprospectory.com/idea-fund/

 

 

Jean Sainsbury Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (Closing date 1st September 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 September 2022.

https://www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk/applications/

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.

Useful Documents:

Application Form

Application Criteria

https://kfct.org.uk/

Kennel Club Grants

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/our-resources/the-kennel-club-charitable-trust/how-to-apply-for-a-grant/

 

 

Laughology Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects CLOSED – Will Re-open 1st October

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 fund will close once 50 applications have been received.

 

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.

https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/

 

 

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
  • Healthcare

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/

 

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.
https://www.matthewgoodfoundation.org/grantsforgood/

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.

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/current-opportunities/mobo-help-musicians-fund

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.

https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/grant-funding-request/

Motability Funding to Develop, Expand & Improve Active Travel Options for Disabled People

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand and improve active travel options for disabled people.

Grants of between £100,000 and £4 million are available over three years to help charities and organisations, including universities, to ensure disabled people have equal opportunity to make decisions about how they travel in the UK by providing access to quality and affordable active travel equipment and journeys – whether by walking, cycling, push scooters, or use of wheelchairs and other mobility aids.

The funding is made available through the Active Travel Grant Programme which is open to applications at any time until March 2025.

https://www.motability.org.uk/charitable-grants/grants-to-charities-and-organisations/active-travel-grant-programme/

Motability Research Grants to Help Make Transport More Inclusive

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for a new funding programme to undertake research into the problems that disabled people face in the transport system and how they can be solved.

Grants of between £50,000 and £1 million are available over three years to help organisations produce free, accessible data and findings to help make transport more inclusive.

The funding is made available through the national disability transport charity, Motability’s Research Grant Programme

Examples of areas where Motability are focussing their grant making include but are not limited to:

  • Grant funding for research into barriers and challenges faced by disabled people when accessing or using transport.
  • Grant funding for transport related research that identifies good practice and evaluates solutions.
  • Grant funding to conduct research to inform and improve new or existing transport related programmes and product design.

Applications can be submitted at any time until March 2025.

https://www.motability.org.uk/charitable-grants/grants-to-charities-and-organisations/research-grant-programme/

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.

https://www.motability.org.uk/charitable-grants/grants-to-charities-and-organisations/wheelchair-sector-grant-programme/

Movement for Good Awards Re-Opens to Nominations (Closing date 11th September)

The Benefact Group has launched a new round of their Movement for Good Awards to support good causes in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Through the £1 million fund, the company will award £1,000 to 250 registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, or community interest companies from the second draw of the campaign which takes place in September.

Members of the public can nominate charities online and winners will be selected at random. Applicants will also receive a toolkit including social media resources to help them build as much support as possible whilst the nomination window is open.

The closing date for nominations is 11:59pm on the 11th September 2022.

https://movementforgood.com/

MSE Funding Up to £7,500 for Financial Literacy Projects (CLOSED – The next grant round, Raising the Next Generation will Open 3rd Jan 2023)

The MSE Charity’s grants programme is currently closed.

The next grant round, Raising the Next Generation opens on Tuesday 3rd January 2023

 

National Lottery Climate Action Fund has Reopened 

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the £100 million Climate Action Fund has re-opened for applications.  Up to £8 million is available to community projects across the UK that are focusing on the link between nature and climate.

Groups can apply for National Lottery funding of up to £1.5 million over two to five years to support place based and UK-wide partnerships that use nature to encourage more community-led climate action and help communities tackle climate change. The National Lottery Community Fund expects most projects to be funded between £300,000 and £500,000.

Development grants of £50,000 to £150,000 over 12 to 18 months are also available for those communities wanting to develop initial ideas.

National Lottery Community Fund is interested in projects that can do at least one of the following:

  • show how creating a deeper connection with nature will lead to changing people’s behaviours and greater care for the environment
  • show how by bringing nature back into the places we live and work, we can help communities to reduce or adapt to the impacts of climate change.

It is anticipated that 12 – 15 projects will be funded.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • local partnerships
  • UK-wide partnerships which are delivered across at least two UK countries (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).

Community partnerships can be led by one of the following types of organisation:

  • constituted group or club
  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • charitable incorporated organisation (SCIO/CIO)
  • community interest company (CIC)
  • not-for-profit company limited by guarantee – applicants must be a registered charity or have a not-for-profit ‘asset lock’ clause in your articles of association
  • school, college, university (providing the project benefits and involves the wider local communities)
  • statutory body (including, town, parish and community council)
  • community benefit society.

There is no deadline and applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis.

To get more information about this funding, you can attend an online event on:

  • 23 August 2022 – 12-1pm
  • 23 August 2022 – 5-6pm
  • 27 September 2022 – 12-1pm.

To register for one of these events, email ClimateActionFund@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/climate-action-fund

National Lottery Community Fund 

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/

 

 

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
  • Schools
  • 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.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/bringing-people-together

 

 

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. https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding

 

National Lottery Heritage Fund to Help Museums Attract New Audiences (Closing date 31st October)

Museums across the UK are being invited to apply for grants of up to £15,000 to deliver projects that tell a new story that will attract a new audience for their organisation.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the AIM New Stories New Audiences scheme offers funding to the Association of Independent Museums’ (AIM) smaller members for projects that result in a wider range of people being involved in heritage, particularly groups that are currently under-represented.

AIM will support museums to work with new partners such as schools, local history groups, community groups or artists, and inspire them to try out something new that helps them to stay relevant to their audiences and to increase their impact.

Previously funded projects include:

Provan Hall received £15,000 to collaborate and create an educational resource with local communities to interpret their built heritage and history.

The Museum of Youth Culture received £14,500 for a project working with young people from Hackney’s Black African and Caribbean communities to collect stories, curate and produce an exhibition.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum received £11,896 to create a touring exhibition and series of activities to showcase island life in the Forth, including climate change impacts.

The closing date for applications is the 31st October 2022.

https://aim-museums.co.uk/for-aim-members/grants/new-stories-new-audiences/#:~:text=We%20want%20New%20Stories%20New,(up%20to%2020%2C000%20visitors)

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.

Heritage Dynamic Collections Campaign

National Zatak

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.
https://www.nzf.org.uk/blog/zakat-and-coronavirus

 

NIHR funding to improve health and care in your community is now open (Closes 13:00 on 21st September)

Applications are now invited to apply for Programme Development Grant (PDG) funding. Competition 34 will feature a highlight notice specifically to encourage inclusive and/or new ways of partnership working between researchers, people and communities and other key stakeholders.

Programme Development Grants are available for researchers to undertake preparatory work to develop a future programme of research (Stream A). PDGs are also available for researchers to develop and enhance the quality and value of an existing or ongoing Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) award (Stream B). Applications for such PDGs are only permitted from applicants whose PGfAR contracts are finishing within 12 months or have finished in the past 18 months.

Individual awards are for a maximum of £150k over a period of 12 – 24 months. The amount of funding awarded, however, is determined by the scale and nature of the research activity to be conducted.

Applications to PDG are made with the support of an NHS body and other providers of NHS services in England. If an application is successful, a contract will be placed with that organisation for delivery of the research and all funds for the research will be paid to the NHS organisation or other provider of NHS services.

The submission deadline for applications is 13:00 on 21 September 2022.

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/programme-development-grants-competition-34/30563

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.

https://www.ninevehtrust.org.uk/

 

 

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.

Arts-based Learning Fund

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.

https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/youth-fund/

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.

http://www.petercruddasfoundation.org.uk/how_to_apply.htm

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/

 

Power to Change – Powering Up Programme Open Until 19th September

Power to Change, which is a charitable trust that supports Community business in England, has re-opened its Powering Up Programme.

The programme provides community businesses with tailored support worth up to £20,000 to help them develop their digital skills or environmental sustainability.

The support will consist of:

  • technical and business support,
  • professional development and wellbeing support
  • and a £8,000 unrestricted grant.

Power to Change will be prioritising support to community businesses in the most deprived areas of England, as well as organisations that are led or predominantly working in communities with a high percentage of minoritised ethnicity.

The closing date for applications is the 19th September 2022. https://www.powertochange.org.uk/our-work/our-programmes/powering-up/

Powering Up

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.

https://footballfoundation.org.uk/news/premier-league-launches-defibrillator-fund-for-grassroots-facilities
https://footballfoundation.org.uk/looking-for-funding

Prince of Wales Charitable Trust – Small Grants Up to £5,000

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,
  • Education,
  • Health & Wellbeing,
  • Social Inclusion,
  • Environment
  • Countryside.

Multi-year small grants will be considered.

Priority will be given to organisations of which HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron.

The small grant programme is a rolling programme. Therefore, you may apply for a small grant at any time. However, applications submitted one month before the small grant committee meeting will be considered at the next meeting.

The deadline for consideration at the October meeting of the Small Grants Committee is September 2022.

Please note that the Small Grant Committee considers applications in February, May, August and October.

Applications can be made at any time and will be considered by the Small Grant committee at their next quarterly meeting in October 2022.

https://www.pwcf.org.uk/how-apply-grant

Princes Trust

Funding to train and learn – Our Development Awards can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment to help you achieve your goals.
https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/get-funding-train-learn

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.

https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/

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.

 https://www.raynefoundation.org.uk/grants/uk/apply/guidelines

Safer Streets Fund £150 Million in Extra Government Funding to Tackle Crime, Violence & Anti-Social Behaviour

It is the Home Office’s responsibility to keep citizens safe and the country secure. Through the Safer Streets Fund the government is supporting Police and Crime Commissioners to bid for investment in initiatives, such as street lighting and home security, that have been proven to prevent acquisitive crime. The fund aims to reduce acquisitive crime in areas that receive funding, making residents safer and reducing demand on the police; build evidence to strengthen the case for future investment in targeted crime prevention;  grow local capability to undertake data driven problem solving approaches to crime prevention.

Round 4 (running across the 2022/23 and 23/24 financial years and worth £75 million) of the Safer Streets Fund will fund initiatives that will combine and expand previous focuses of the Safer Streets Fund and SWaN Fund through targeting neighbourhood crime, VAWG and anti-social behaviour, in areas across England and Wales disproportionately and persistently impacted by these crime types/issues.

The main aims of the fund are to:

  • reduce neighbourhood crime: domestic burglary, robbery, theft from person, vehicle crime
  • reduce anti-social behaviour
  • reduce VAWG in public spaces (including the night-time economy)
  • increase feelings of safety from VAWG and ASB in public places
  • a combination of the above

The fund will be open to:

  • Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Local authorities
  • The British Transport Police
  • Eligible Civil Society Organisations

The guidance for bidders covers:

  • bidder eligibility
  • eligible activity
  • area eligibility
  • consultation requirements
  • funding timeline
  • evaluation
  • application process

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safer-streets-fund-round-4-application-process

 

Screwfix Foundation 

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 10th August 2022.

https://www.screwfix.com/help/screwfixfoundation/

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.

Shared Space Boost Fund

Boost Fund Grants

Social Investment Business – Enterprise Fund Grants of £30,000 Available to Enhance the Income Potential of Social Organisations

Environmental organisations and organisations led by those from Black and Minoritised communities can apply for grants and other business support measures to help build their financial resilience by developing and exploring new models of generating income through trading.

The funding is being made available through the Social Investment Business Enterprise Fund.  As well as the grant, applicants who successfully apply to the programme can receive tailored business support, including joining a peer cohort to share ideas, training and direct advice and support.

The grant can be used to research or test new ideas, launch new enterprises or grow existing ones.

The next application window for environmental organisations is from the 25th July to the 15th August 2022.

For Black and Minoritised community organisations the next application window is from the 6th September to the 27th September 2022. https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/funds/enterprise-development-programme/

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;
  • ex-offenders;
  • 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:

  1. we aim to work in partnership with the organisations we support, setting mutually agreed goals with clear timescales;
  2. we aim to keep the grant application process ‘light touch’ and accessible;
  3. we try to foster a relationship of trust and honesty with the organisations we fund;
  4. we never commit to a project unless we’re sure we have the funds to see it through.

http://society-foundation.org/apply

 

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation Main Fund Open

https://www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charity-grants/13-the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk

Sport England 

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds

 

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.

https://tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/

 

Support for Theatre professionals

https://theatresupport.info/

 

 

Thomas Wall Trust Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (Closing date 19th September 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 19th September 2022.  Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a stage 2 application.

https://www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk/grants-for-registered-charities-2/

 

Toy Trust – Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (Closing date August 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.

Application deadlines:

  • March meeting – mid February
  • July meeting – mid June
  • September meeting – mid August
  • December meeting – mid November

The next deadline to apply is August 2022.

https://www.toytrust.co.uk/apply/

 

Trusthouse Grant Schemes for Projects Supporting those in areas of Extreme Deprivation

Major Grants

  1. Single year grants between £10,000 and £100,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs or
  2. 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

Small Grants

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

 https://www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/our-grants

Tudor Trust – Currently closed until April 2023

https://tudortrust.org.uk/how-to-apply

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/

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

In addition to the Awards, UnLtd has two focus areas where they think social entrepreneurs can make a big difference. UnLtd has dedicated teams and specialist support available to social entrepreneurs with ideas to help people in the areas of:

  • Healthy Aging
  • Access to Employment

The closing date for this funding round is the 30th September 2022 for a decision in December 2022.

https://www.unltd.org.uk/awards

Vegan Society Funding up to £1,000 Open Until 30th September

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 September 2022.

https://www.vegansociety.com/get-involved/grants?dm_i=6MG6,I3S1,1GCWK6,29N8K,1

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants 

The Veolia Environmental Trust will re-open 1st Septmeber for applications.

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 final round will open 1st September, closing 6th October for a decision on 6th December.

https://www.veoliatrust.org/funding/

 

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.

https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/

Weavers’ Company Grants to Support Diadvantaged Young People and Offenders 

The Weavers’ Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is the 17th November 2022.

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with:

  • Supporting offenders and ex-offenders, particularly those under 30 years of age
  • Helping disadvantaged young people

To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working in larger cities or across the UK should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given for one year. 

Applicants must show that they have investigated other sources of funding and made plans for the future, which should include replacement funding if appropriate.

For further advice and information about the Company’s Charitable Grants or to receive an application form by e-mail, please contact Anne Howe, Charities Officer Tel:  020 7606 1155 / e-mail:  charity@weavers.org.uk .

To apply for a grant, complete the application form online, then print the form and mail it to The Weavers’ Company together with your supporting documents.

Charitable Grants

Useful Links:

Application Guidelines

Examples of Projects Funded

Which? Fund to Support Research Projects to Identify and Tackle the Types of Harms Experienced by Disadvantaged Communities (Closing date 19th September)

Consumer organisation, Which?, has launched a second round of the Which? Fund.  This is a £75,000 fund to support a small number of high-quality research projects to improve the understanding of the specific types of consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities, and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms.

This can include low-income households, women, people living with disabilities or health conditions, or members of diverse ethnic communities.

This year, the fund is looking to support projects looking at the harms that people in diverse and disadvantaged communities might specifically face in digital markets.

For example, some consumer groups might be more vulnerable than others to ‘dark patterns‘ – the design features used by websites and apps to influence consumer behaviour, which can both cause frustration and financial harm. Use of algorithmic systems could also create bias which has a disproportionate impact on diverse groups, and may be difficult to spot if, for example, machine learning systems are drawing on complex groups of variables which are correlated with protected characteristics.

Projects should build on what is already known, bringing new evidence and identifying innovative solutions and will need to address the following four impact areas:

  • money,
  • consumer rights and protections,
  • digital life
  • and scams.

The funding is available to UK registered charities and universities with exempt charitable status based in the UK and the closing date for applications is 19th September 2022.

Guidance Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

https://consumerinsight.which.co.uk/which-fund

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-than-370-museums-and-galleries-eligible-for-dcmswolfson-fund

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:

Round 1

Open to Stage 1 applications: 20 November
Stage 1 application deadline: 5 January
Stage 2 application deadline: 1 March
Funding decision: June

Round 2

Open to Stage 1 applications: 14 May
Stage 1 application deadline: 1 July
Stage 2 application deadline: 1 September
Funding decision: December

https://www.wolfson.org.uk/funding/funding-for-places/funding-for-charities-working-with-older-people/

 

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.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities/

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 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.

http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/

 

 

Yapp Charitable Trust

We offer grants only to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000.

We will not fund work that does not focus specifically on one of our priority groups.

We only fund running costs.

Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year and we will fund for up to three years.

Most of our grants are for more than one year because we like to fund ongoing needs.

Applicants that reflect our grant making policy have the best chance of success. https://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/

Youth Hostel Association Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People

Schools, registered charities, and community and voluntary organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales.

Organisations can apply on behalf of any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that limit children’s opportunities.

The funding is made available through the Youth Hostel Association’s Breaks Programme which will accept applications from school groups in the Alternative Provision sector of education, along with schools who are interested in taking pupils on a residential break from primary to secondary school; organisations who work with families; and groups who are seeking support for a residential stay.

No application deadline is given. https://www.yha.org.uk/support-programmes

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.

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/i-need-funding

 

 

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

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Child Carers
  • Homelessness

The7stars foundation offers grant funding across three streams:

  1. Project grants to charities aligned to our funding prioritises and age ranges.
  2. Shine Bright funding for regional charities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  3. 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.

https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/apply

 

Maria Hayton
mhayton@savs-southend.co.uk