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  • A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. We’re here to support communities with the things that are important to them, including helping with the impact of the cost-of-living crisis. You can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support your organisation to change and adapt to new and future challenges. On 15 November 2023 National Lottery Awards for All is changing. From then, you’ll be able to: apply for up to £20,000 and get your project funded for up to two years.


  • This programme will support collaborations led by small charities seeking to influence and achieve local or regional change around improving the social security system, improving access to suitable accommodation, and support for asylum seekers and refugees. Collaborations can apply for grants of £100,000 over two years.

    No deadline.

  • This Fund supports work which enables pupils in formal education settings, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.

    By arts-based learning we mean learning experiences which incorporate arts-based content, and/or use arts-based approaches to secure access to or enhance engagement with the curriculum. Formal education settings may include Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision and Further Education.

    No deadline.

  • Provides unrestricted funding of between £25,000 and £150,000 to unlock the growth of eligible charities and social enterprises in England. Each funding package consists of a 75% loan and 25% grant, with a loan term of between one and six years. Who is eligible  Small and medium-sized charities and social enterprises based in and delivering impact in England, who are trading and looking to grow or diversify their business models can apply. Organisations must work in the environmental or poverty sector and have been operating for 2 years or more, with a turnover of more than £100,000.

    No deadline.


    Grants awarded to UK registered charities, CICs, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools). Grants are awarded towards capital projects. We fund both large and small projects. The size of grant awarded will depend on a number of factors including the size of your organisation and the cost and scale of your capital project. For more see their website.

    No deadline.

  • The AB Charitable Trust are accepting applications to their Open Programme. Grants of £10,000 to £25,000 are open to organisations working in three areas: migrants and refugees, the justice system and penal reform, and human rights and access to justice.

    Deadline Friday 27 October (check website for future application windows).

  • In 2023-24 they will consider applications from charities and CIOs that operate in a geographical area of deprivation in the UK. They must deliver activities to meet an identified need for vulnerable members of the community. This is a rolling funding programme for one-off grants of up to £5,000. Check their website for further details and submission dates for consideration at their next committee meeting.


  • £10,000-£75,000 grants available from the National Lottery Community Fund for front-line organisations that offer critical services for people and communities under severe pressure because of the increased cost of living.  Not really aimed at youth organisations although “youth services” are mentioned under the “safe space” heading so could be worth exploring; only apply if you’re facing increased demand for your service and increased costs for delivering them.
    Deadline for applications is 16 October.

    Applicants MUST demonstrate increased costs and increased demand. You should not increase how much your organisation is spending until NLCF funding has been offered as they cannot fund all applicants. Funding will start in October 2023, and finish in January 2024. Funding must be spend by 31 March 2024.

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

  • Grants based on 3 main areas including small charity grants for those with a turnover less than £150,000 (grants £2,000 – £10,000). Funds core or project costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, home working or delivery online. Priority to local charities active in their communities currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or general community.

    No deadline.

  • Small charities with an annual income of less than £25k can apply for £300-£2,000 to fund various running costs such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance etc.

    Ongoing fund  – no deadline.

  • Grants of between £300 and £15,000 are available for not-for-profit sports clubs, local authorities and schools in England to carry out local community sports projects and encourage more people to be involved in sport.

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until 31 March 2024

  • Grants of up to £5,000 available for projects that improve, fix and repair buildings and facilities specifically used by people in need (“disadvantaged or vulnerable people” are on the list which could apply to young people).

    Closing date 10 November 2023

  • Aviva, in partnership with WWF and the RSPB, is giving £1 million to support community groups across the UK to protect and restore nature in their local area. Please note this is linked to crowd funding.

    No closing date given.

  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a £10m Suicide Prevention Grant Fund. The fund will support voluntary and community sector organisations to meet growing demand and to deliver innovative preventative activities to save lives. It aims to ensure as many people as possible can access the support and prevention services they need.

    Closing date: 1st October 2023, 11.59

  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) currently has funding available for voluntary sector organisations in London that wish to set up a new DofE programme for young people (aged 14 – 24) from marginalised backgrounds. Eligible organisations can access £10,250 of grant funding, as well as operational support, to launch the programme and link it with your existing delivery.

    Open for applications until December 2024

  • The Pathways Fund offers grants totalling £60K-£90K over three years (£20K-£30K per year) to emergent youth-led groups and collectives across England. This fund is for youth-led groups that are working to change unjust laws, policies, practices, and cultures that have directly affected their lives and the communities of those they share these experiences with.

    Applications accepted all year.

  • Grants are available to support grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects in the UK that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities.

    Deadline is on Friday 6 October.

  • Grants of up to £5,000 are intended to support smaller charitable organisations undertaking projects for young people, disabled people, terminally ill patients and others in need.

    Trustees meet four times per year to review grant applications. These should be received in good time before each meeting and at least 6 weeks before the meeting date. The forthcoming meetings are as follows:

    • 26 July 2023
    • 08 November 2023
    • 24 January 2024
    • 24 April 2024

  • The Growth Impact Fund will provide social investment for early stage, growing organisations. A full package of support including social investment of between £50,000 and £1,500,000, grants of £15,000 to £20,000 running alongside the investment a dedicated portfolio manager experiences for children. Funding ranges from £500 to £4,700 per new project.

  • Marsh Charitable Trust – Grants Small charities with an annual income of less than £25,000 can apply for £300 – £2,000 to fund various running costs such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance, and other core outgoings.  There is no deadline, this is an ongoing fund.

  • Toy Trust Charitable youth organisations working with children aged up to 13 can apply for up to £5,000 for equipment and services (not for salaries, wages or research). Trustees meet 4 times a year.

  • ChangeX has launched the £145,000 UK Community Play Fund, supported by the LEGO Foundation as part of its Build a World of Play campaign. The fund aims to enable communities across the UK to start proven learning through playful projects and empower community groups, parents, and caregivers to create more experiences for children. Funding ranges from £500 to £4,700 per new project.

  • A mixture of grant and loan opportunities including their Thrive Together Fund and similar opportunities from other organisations.

  • Charitable youth organisations that support disadvantaged young people. You can apply for a minimum of £10,000. There is no limit, but it is very rare that they will award bids of more than £25,000. The funds can be used for core costs and specific projects. No deadline this is a rolling programme

  • Growth Impact Fund – Investing for impact. Made for diverse-led organisations  Big Issue Invest, UnLtd and learning partner Shift have launched the Growth Impact Fund, a potential £25 million investment fund providing equity, patient debt, and revenue-based funding to early-stage and growing social businesses in the UK.   The Fund is open to social enterprises that are focusing on tackling inequality or are ‘diverse-led’. Diverse-led is defined as having a minimum of 75% of their board and 50% of their senior leadership team composed of people from underrepresented backgrounds

  • The Foundation aims to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world by focusing on the arts, environment and social action.

  • Hamish Ogston Foundation grants for projects that will cost at lease £1.5 million to charities for projects that protect important heritage sites, preserve, and protect choral and organ traditions, and address disparities in access to medical treatment and awareness. Aim to address the North-South divide therefore preference to projects north of Severn to The Wash. Apply any time, there is a 2 stage process.

  • Hodge Foundation supports charities working with people who may be vulnerable or disadvantaged and who need assistance to improve their lives.

  • Yapp Charitable Trust offers grants for core funding to registered charities, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, whose work focuses on one of their priority groups.

  • The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund is opening their small grants programme, offering single-year grants of £5,000 and multi-year grants to a maximum value of £15,000. The average single award is £2,000. The fund is keen to support organisations and projects that are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion principles or aim to support diverse communities.

  • Stephen Lloyd Awards support early-stage projects that have real potential to achieve practical, sustainable social change. The heart of the Awards is the bringing together of experts that can deliver practical, free support to shortlisted candidates as well as Award winners. In addition, funding of £25,000 will be made available to support Award winners in developing their initiatives. Opens again February 2024.

  • Celebrate the Coronation His Majesty The King’s Coronation in May is the first of three key moments we’re supporting to bring people together this year. If your community is planning to mark the occasion, you could apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from our National Lottery Awards for All programme.

    You can also apply for community activities to celebrate:

    • The UK hosting the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine in May
    • The 75th Anniversary of Windrush in June.
  • Wades Charity Small Gants Programme: small grants of up to £300 to small community groups with annual income under £20,000 operating in pre-1974 boundaries of Leeds (LS1 – LS17) who offer recreational and or social opportunities benefiting people from their community or support use of public open space. Administrated by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL). Will cover a wide range of costs. To apply complete a very brief application form and return to Voluntary Action Leeds. VAL welcomes more applications from neighbourhood, community and ethnically diverse groups who are currently under-represented.

  • Family Fund provides wide-ranging grants for essential items to families raising disabled or seriously ill children on low incomes. The grants cover a variety of needs, including kitchen appliances such as fridges, cookers, and washing machines, clothing and bedding, sensory or play equipment, technology for the child, and even much-needed family breaks. Families can also apply for any items that will help meet additional support needs

  • Core (Organisational) Costs Funding Stream – BBC Children in Need Not-for-Profit organisations looking for support with their core costs? To get started, fill in the EOI (expressions of interest) form detailing what your organisation does and what funding you would require. BBC Children in Need will read your EOI form, and if successful, they will email you the application form. Applications for grants of £15,000 a year and less are likely to receive a quicker decision. There is no application deadline.

  • Magic Little Grants Localgiving, in partnership with Postcode Community Trust, makes grants of £500 to small, local charities and community groups ( including charitable organisations that are schools or connected to schools) delivering projects that improve mental well-being, and enable community participation in the arts. Applications will be accepted from 1 March to 31 October 2023.

    You must be a member of Local Giving to apply Magic Little Grants | Localgiving