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  • Grants up to £50,000 are available to local not-for-profit groups, parish and town councils, and local authorities for community projects that benefit Yorkshire coastal communities.

  • The Xero Beautiful Business Fund has been established to help small businesses invest in their future operations.

    The programme is offering over £350,000 in funding across various territories around the world. Four UK winners will be awarded £10,000 each. An additional £25,000 is available if a UK winner receives a global prize.

    There are four funding categories with no limit on how many applicants can enter:

    1. Innovating for sustainability
    2. Trailblazing with technology
    3. Strengthening community connection
    4. Upskilling for the future

    The Fund is open to applications from privately owned businesses that are Xero small business customers. The business can be for-profit or non-profit and must have up to 50 employees.

    The deadline for applications is 27 August 2024.

  • This is the first programme being launched under the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s new three-year Funding Framework which will award £30 million in grants over the next three years.

    The Serving Families funding programme is intended to support early intervention projects that assist military families in accessing services as they relocate. These initiatives will help families integrate into their new communities and build lasting friendships.

    Projects will need to contribute towards at least one of the following outcomes:

    • Provide families with ongoing information about available resources when relocating to unfamiliar areas.
    • Provide families with access to enjoyable resources that meet their needs and improve wellbeing.
    • Reduce isolation and loneliness by helping families build support networks.

    This might include projects that:

    • Provide early intervention support to prevent issues escalating and help families make informed choices.
    • Engage Service families effectively with a range of support on issues that matter to them.
    • Inform Service families of existing statutory and welfare provision, and ensure it is available and accessible when they need it most.
    • Build capacity for Service families by increasing awareness of, and improving links and referrals to, existing services and complementing existing welfare provision.

    The direct and primary beneficiaries must be current serving Armed Forces personnel, Reservists (including RFA Royal Fleet Auxiliary) and their families.

    Grants up to £120,000 are available for projects being delivered over a two to three year period. The grant can pay for most of the things needed for the project or activity, including people’s time, costs of delivering work online or buying/hiring equipment. This funding will support existing activities.

    Applications will be accepted from UK-based registered charities, both Armed Forces charities or those keen to collaborate with Armed Forces charities, who have been registered for at least three years at the time of application.

    There will be two application rounds this financial year (2024-25).

    The deadline for applications to the first round is 12 noon on 18 September 2024.

  • The annual Investing in Spaces and Places Grant from the Asda Foundation is available for small, local groups in the UK to improve community spaces and places where local people can be together and thrive. Support is available for projects that address building repair, building development and outdoor development.

    Applications are accepted from not-for-profit grassroots, community-led organisations in the UK, particularly ones that are:

    • Located in an area of deprivation.
    • Inclusive and encourage diversity.
    • Tackling food poverty.
    • Addressing local crime/anti-social behaviour.
    • Promoting a positive environmental impact.

    Applicant organisations must have an annual income below £100,000 and have a bank account in the group’s name. Additionally, applicants must either own and have full responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the building/space or have a lease of over five years and full responsibility for upkeep and maintenance.

    A total of £1 million is available for 2024. Grants between £10,000 and £25,000 are available. Match funding is required for a minimum of 50% of the total project cost and organisations must have raised at least 10% at the time of application.

    Organisations who received a grant in 2022 or 2023 cannot apply this year.

    Please note the scheme may close early if demand for funding is high.

    The deadline for applications is 28 July 2024 for notification in September.

  • Music for All, the charity of the UK musical instrument industry, is offering an instrument-only funding round to community projects and to schools in the UK who are looking to enhance and expand their music provision. Priority will be given to applicants who are most in need of help.

    The following support is available:

    • Harris Foundation Schools Progression Award – grants of up to £5,000 for schools looking to deepen their music provision and support/or continue to support groups of music makers within their school. Funds can be used to support any type of ensemble including bands, orchestras or informal groups and should be put towards the purchase of instruments, studio equipment, specialised teaching support or other items specifically designed to support the establishment and/or continuation of music groups.
    • Arturia Analog Lab V controller – groups can apply for up to three controllers suitable for use with standalone VST, AAX or Audio Unit. Applicants should be able to demonstrate how their group is already working with technology and how this software will enhance their work.
    • Guitars (electric) + amplifier (+ The Maestro Online Masterclasses) – community-based groups can apply for up to five electric guitars and amplifiers to support disadvantaged music makers; they must illustrate the impact this award will have on advancing the music making of their group.
    • Drumkit + drumsticks (+ The Maestro Online Masterclasses) – community-based groups can apply for one drumkit to support disadvantaged music makers; they must illustrate the impact this award will have on advancing the music making of their group..
    • Ukulele bundle (sopranos) with added ukulele voices (concert and bass) for teacher/leader (+ The Maestro Online Masterclasses) – community and educational groups can apply for up to one bundle, which includes 25 ukuleles, to support work with deprived or marginalised communities and/or developing music education for those living in the area.
    • Pbuzz instruments – community and educational groups can apply for up to 10 pbuzz instruments to support work with deprived or marginalised communities and/or developing music education for those living in the area.
    • Keyboard with stand, pedal and headphones and seat – community-based groups can apply for up to five keyboards with accessories to support disadvantaged music makers; they must illustrate the impact this award will have on advancing the music making of their group.

    Notification of decisions is approximately three months after receipt of application.

    The deadline for application is 30 September 2024 (8am).

  • The WCIT Charity is offering grants of up to £15,000 for educational establishments and not-for-profit organisations across the UK to support IT projects and activities that support the themes of education, inclusion, IT for charities, and understanding of IT.

    The IT4Good Grants Programme will support activities such as the development and delivery of new services, solutions, training, apps, analytics, AI, robotics, or accessibility features/hardware.

    Projects that are more likely to be funded include:

    • Projects where WCIT is a material or sole funder.
    • Projects where WCIT is the sole funder of the IT component of a larger project.
    • Organisations that could benefit from pro-bono support.

    Proposals should demonstrate an innovative use of IT, be scalable for wider replication, and be sustainable over time.

    The deadline for applications is 31 July 2024. 

  • Offers grants of up to £2,000 for individuals, teams and organisations to engage public audiences with the ‘excitement of ecological sciences’. The applicant must be a member of BSE.

    This grant will support BES members to deliver independent outreach, public engagement and science communication activities that engage public audiences with the excitement, importance and relevance of ecological science or enhance the experience and skills of others to communicate ecology with public audiences.

    The funding will support diverse formats that reach and engage public audiences in innovative, creative and impactful ways, whether through in-person events, digital formats, or physical resources.

    Projects must be aimed at a non-academic audience and meet at least one of the top-level BES aims:

    • Communicate evidence-based messaging for what ecology is, how nature works, and the use of ecological science as a solution to local and global challenges.
    • Raise awareness and public understanding of ecological careers, their relevance and importance, breadth, and diversity, and show that anybody can become an ecologist.
    • Share how individuals can take action to benefit the environment, themselves, and society.
    • Increase the ability of others to deliver the above aims through outreach and engagement activities.

    The grants can be used to cover costs for the engagement event including but not limited to: travel, small equipment and IT, marketing, one-off hiring of freelancers, for example, venue hire, and evaluation costs.

    This is the second of two rounds for this year. Projects should start from early December 2024 to early June 2025 and be completed within 12 months of the start date.

    The deadline for applications is 11 September 2024.

  • 7Stars Foundation is offering grants of up to £2,500 for registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million across the UK to deliver projects and activities that support young people aged 16 years and under across the priority themes of abuse, addiction, child carers, and homelessness.

    Funding for offered across the following streams:

    • Project grants to cover the costs of projects that respond to one or more of the funding priorities of the 7stars Foundation.
    • Shine Bright funding for registered charities to purchase items and resources to protect and support the children they serve through the cost-of-living crisis.
    • Direct grants funding to individuals affected by the Foundation’s priorities, supported by outreach/social/care workers or legal professionals. (Applications must be submitted by the supporting professional/organisation.)
    • Social Impact funding for three charities across the year for projects that align with awareness days across the year.

    The trustees typically meet four times a year to review grant applications.

    The next deadline for applications is 31 August 2024. 

  • JustGiving has released their 2024 Winter Fundraising Guide to help you plan your Quarter 4 fundraising campaigns in advance.

  • Individually tailored grants of up to £2,400 are available for children and young people who have experienced a crisis that has recently had a significant and enduring impact on their wellbeing and educational engagement. It funds items and activities to help improve children and young people’s wellbeing and increase their capacity to engage in education and learning

  • The Barclays Community Football Fund access grants aim to support grassroots, community groups, working within the most deprived areas. They welcome applications from not-for-profit organisations including community groups, youth groups and traditional football clubs. Deadline is on Monday 15 September.

  • Grants will only be awarded to projects or programs being run by established charitable bodies and will not be awarded to individuals.

    Applications must be submitted in writing using the Sasha Foundation grant application form which can be downloaded here. They can be submitted by email or by post to the Foundation’s accountants, Richardson Swift.

    At minimum, the trustees will meet twice a year to consider applications: the associate deadlines each year for submitting applications are 01/04 and 01/10. In assessing applications they will follow the processes set out in the Sasha Foundation Grant Making Policy, which can be downloaded here.

    Typically grants will be up to £10,000 and at most will be for 50% of the total budgeted cost of the proposed project/program.

    Applications must set out the expected outcomes from the project/program, how outcomes will be assessed and how they will be reported back to the Sasha Foundation trustees.

  • They invest in research and services addressing both preventive and curative mental health treatments and therapies, with a specific focus on social interventions, such as creativity and the arts.

    They support is focused on young people aged 11-25 from disadvantaged groups – those who face greater difficulty in accessing support when they need it.

    Eligible organisations:
    UK registered charities or community interest companies

    Beneficiary group:
    young people aged 11-25

    Aim of work:
    improved mental health and wellbeing

    Location of applicant and project:
    UK

    Funding covers:
    programme costs, salaries, equipment, core costs

    Usual grant range:
    £30,000 – £300,000 pa

    Usual term of grant:
    1-3 years

  • Subject to approval by the Trustees, we generally offer first grants of between £2,500 and £5,000.

    Focus is the mental health and well-being of children and young adults, we will not grant to projects or organisations that are not core-focused on mental-health-related matters.

    Young adults means those under 26 years old at the start of any granted project or work stream. Where a project includes over 25s we would consider granting an appropriate percentage of the total costs.

    They only make grants to charities registered in England & Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

    Our staged process is intended to cut out unnecessary work on your, and our, part. You won’t be invited to submit an application unless we feel your charity is a good fit for us.

    Firstly, you need to attend a Pixel Fund Q&A Drop-in Meeting (book HERE). These are a new idea designed to help you understand whether you should apply to us or not. These are preparation free, you just need to bring questions! You must attend one of these meetings in order to start the application process.

  • The Foundation’s objectives are underpinned by the desire to give those under the
    age of 18, and living with a mental health condition, disability, or growing up in poverty,
    the opportunity to fulfil their potential whilst improving wellbeing, self-esteem and
    independence.

    All requests must fit with our objective:
    Transforming young lives through sport and education.
    In addition, requests must address one or more of the following priorities:
    • Enables individuals to experience the mental and physical health benefits
    of participatory sport
    • Ensures participatory sport is accessible (accessibility includes affordability)
    • Provides sporting or educational activities that foster life skills
    • Aims to improve academic engagement and attainment
    • Encourages the development of skills and personal attributes to aid
    future employability

    The Foundation funds clearly defined projects, initiatives or the purchase of specific
    items. These must be one-off e.g. purchase of equipment or time-limited with the
    activity or project being completed within 12 months.
    Any activity must take place in UK

  • Applications will be taken all year round and assessed on a rolling basis. It is expected that the turnaround time for a successful application from submission to funding will be around 3 months.

    The trustees will make discretionary grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 where they believe that their contribution will make a real difference to suicide awareness or prevention. Applications will only be considered from charities, including CIOs, and Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee registered in the United Kingdom. Applications from smaller charities are particularly encouraged. Charities with income of more than £1 million, or with unrestricted reserves of more than 12 months, are unlikely to be successful.

    Grant Purposes – We will only fund suicide awareness and prevention programmes run for charitable purposes. Applications can include full cost recovery. Applications for core costs may be considered to the extent that the mission of the applicant organisation meets our grant criteria.

    Priority will be given to innovative projects.

  • This Fund offers grants of up to £25,000 to support user-led LGBT+ organisations based in England, who are working with targeted under-represented and under-resourced communities in England.

    The aims of the fund are to:

    • Support intersectional LGBT+ organisations to grow and influence the LGBT+ voluntary sector in more equitable ways.
    • Ensure intersectional LGBT+ organisations are better equipped to work with their beneficiaries as a result of receiving funding and support.
    • Enable intersectional LGBT+ organisations to gain more confidence to develop relationships with and/or apply for grants through other funders.

    There is a total funding pot of £500,000 with grants of between £100 and £25,000 available for 2024/25.

    Applicants must be an England based non-profit group or organisation that is led by and for LGBT+ people and specifically working with one or more of the following communities of focus:

    • D/deaf, Disabled, Neurodivergent LGBT+ People.
    • LGBTQIA+ Women.
    • LGBT+ People of the Global Majority.
    • Older LGBT+ People.
    • Trans and Non-Binary People.

    The funding can support organisational running costs, projects and organisational / leadership development.

    All grants must be fully spent by the end of October 2025.

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until 21 November 2024 (12noon).

  • Funding and specialist support are available for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.

    UnLtd is inviting applications from social entrepreneurs aged 16 and over who are living in the UK and who are the founder of the social business. Depending on the stage of development, UnLtd can offer:

    • Funding of up to £8,000 for entrepreneurs who are starting up their venture.
    • Funding of up to £18,000 for entrepreneurs who are scaling up their venture.

    To be eligible, the social entrepreneur must:

    • Have identified a social issue and developed a business model that works to solve it.
    • Be committed to, and have a track record of, delivering local, regional or national social impact at scale.
    • Be experienced, ambitious and capable of growing their venture.
    • Have a realistic growth plan.
    • Be committed to working full-time in their social venture.

    Their social venture must:

    • Be at least one year old and less than four years old.
    • Have a turnover of less than £250,000 in their last financial year.
    • Be dynamic and ready to grow to local, regional or national scale and have a logical and appropriate plan to deliver this.
    • Have a compelling performance to date and/or a logical and appropriate plan for rapid growth to reach local, regional or national scale.
    • Not solely exist to secure investment in the year ahead.
    • Target beneficiaries predominantly based in the UK.

    Priority will be given to social ventures which are tackling inequality and focusing on the most marginalised communities and those with high levels of need.

    Together with funding, award recipients will be assigned to one of UnLtd’s dedicated programmes to provide support aligned with the needs of their social venture for up to one year.

    The deadline for applications is 30 September 2024, with assessment decisions to be made in December 2024.

  • Small and medium charities in the UK can now apply to the GSK Impact Awards for 2025.

    The GSK IMPACT Awards are an annual programme, funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as part of the company’s commitment to promote community health and wellbeing. The awards have been running since 1997 and are organised and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care.

    This year, up to 10 winners will receive £40,000, with one overall winner receiving an extra £10,000. Additionally, up to five runners-up will receive £4,000.

    Award winners will also be offered:

    • Training and development valued at an average of £13,500 per organisation.
    • Support with press and publicity.
    • A range of resources to help promote their work, such as short films and photography.
    • Pro bono offers from GSK including 12 months of legal support.

    Eligible charities must:

    • Have existed for a minimum of three years by 30 August 2024.
    • Have a total annual income of between £150,000 and £3 million as shown in their most recent accounts.
    • Be independently constituted from any national umbrella organisation.
    • Target community health needs in the UK. Community can be defined as a geographical community or a community of interest.
    • Have a track record of achievement in community health issues.

    The Awards recognise excellence in existing work and do not seek to fund new projects. Award winners can decide how they spend the money.

    There is a two-stage application process.

    The deadline for Stage One applications is 30 August 2024 (5pm).

  • The new GSK Community Health programme is funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with The King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care. The programme is designed to run alongside the GSK Impact Awards.

    The new programme will support up to 15 charities with £10,000 in unrestricted funding plus access to free training and development valued at £3,500.

    Small charities that are working, located and registered in the UK can apply as long as they:

    • Are a registered charity by the application deadline of 12 August 2024.
    • Have existed for a minimum of one year by 12 August 2024.
    • Have a total annual income of between £20,000 and £150,000 as shown in their most recent accounts.
    • Are independently constituted from any national umbrella organisation.

    Charities will need to demonstrate how their organisation is supporting communities that experience health disadvantage and how their work helps tackle this issue.

    Examples include but are not limited to:

    • Working to make health services more accessible, appropriate or welcoming to the communities they serve.
    • Supporting communities to access health services.
    • Providing specific services to communities to support their health and wellbeing, increase uptake of screening services, improve healthy lifestyles or other similar activity.
    • Using focused interventions to ensure parts of the community that have traditionally been under-served or have experienced marginalisation have access to appropriate services.

    Organisations led by and supporting people from under-represented backgrounds, people from ethnic minority communities, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply.

    The deadline for applications is 12 August 2024 (5pm).

  • Registered charities and other organisations which are not charities, but which seek funding for charitable work can apply for grants of up to £3,000, though most grants will be for less than £1,000.

    The funding is for charitable causes that are unpopular or do not receive widespread attention within the UK, with particular focus on deprived areas. This could be due to negative focus within the media; due to difficulty in accessing statutory, voluntary and institutional funding; due to the cause being seen as politically controversial; or because the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause.

    Examples include, but are not limited to:

    • Asylum seekers and refugees
    • Migrant communities
    • Offenders and ex-offenders
    • People experiencing violence or abuse
    • Sex workers
    • Trafficking and modern slavery
    • Dependency or Addiction
    • LGBT+
    • Sexual and reproductive health.

    The funding can be used for overheads, core costs, or administrative costs where they improve the sustainability and long-term success of an organisation.

    This funder is looking to support organisations to undertake work and projects which are sustainable beyond the period of funding.

    To be eligible, applicants must have an average annual income of less than £300,000, a bank account in their name, and a safeguarding policy if working with children or vulnerable adults.

    Applications are encouraged from organisations that work together and can demonstrate how their work improves collaboration across the sector.

    The next deadline for application is 1 August 2024 for awards in late summer.

  • The Institute of Physics (IOP) provides grants of between £500 and £4,000 to individuals and organisation in the UK and Ireland that are ‘passionate about promoting engagement with physics’.

    Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, museums, libraries, arts groups, researchers in academia or industry who have a physics-based activity can apply.

    The IOP is looking for projects which showcase physics and physicists as role models, so those from underserved and underrepresented communities can see themselves reflected in those roles, see the diverse career paths provided by physics and the breadth of roles within the physics community.

    To be eligible, projects must:

    • Present physics content in a clear and accurate way.
    • Target audiences who are underrepresented in the physics community. Priority is given to families with young people under the age of 16 years who identify with one or more of the following:
      • Girls and young women
      • Disabled young people
      • LGBT+ young people
      • Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
      • Black Caribbean young people
    • Finish within one year.

    Project delivery must start before 24 December 2024 and be completed by 28 February 2025.

    There is no list of what might be covered under expenses, resources or accommodation. As the scheme is aimed at reaching underserved groups, IOP wants to make sure groups can fund the things they need to make their project work. As long as an expense can be justified, it will be considered.

    The deadline for applications is 6 September 2024 (17:00).

  • The Cash for Kids Sports Challenge is a fundraising competition for grassroots sports groups. The funds support initiatives to encourage the participation of disadvantaged or disabled children and young people in sports.

    Currently, only groups from certain locations in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland may apply for funding. Applicants are advised to check the Cash for Kids website for the eligible regions.

    The following organisations who work for the benefit of disadvantaged or disabled young people (up to and including the age of 18) may apply:

    • Local sports groups with a formal governance document.
    • Charities, community, and voluntary groups that deliver sport or physical activity in their community with a formal governance document.
    • Community amateur sports clubs.
    • After-school sports clubs.

    If selected, the group must fundraise as much money as they can (from 7 September to 7 October) and finalise the Cash for Kids grant application form on the GivingisEasy platform that was completed as part of the application process.

    The top three fundraising groups will receive an additional £5,000, £2,500 and £1,500, respectively. Furthermore, there are special awards of £500 each for the Teamwork Award and Sports Challenge Champion Award.

    The closing date for applications for groups to be considered for the fundraising competition is midday on 2 September 2024.

  • Objectives of Fund

    The funding is intended for registered charities working in the current priority areas:

    • Supporting offenders and ex-offenders into work, specifically for those looking to build skills and capability to get into sustainable work.
    • Helping specific groups within the criminal justice sector that are less popular with funders than others.

    The secondary funding area is focused on projects that work with young people (up to age 25 years) from disadvantaged and socio-economically challenged groups, such as immigrants, to ensure they are given every possible chance to realise their full potential and to participate fully in society.


    Value Notes

    There are two levels of funding:

    • Small grants of up to £5,000.
    • Main Grants have no maximum amount.

    Grants are normally awarded for one year only; however, in exceptional cases, applications for multi-year funding of up to three years, will be considered.

    How To Apply

    The next closing dates for applications in 2024/2025 are midday on:

    • 14 November 2024 to be considered in February 2025.
    • 13 March 2025 to be considered in June 2025.
    • 3 July 2025 to be considered in October 2025.
    • 13 November 2025 to be considered in February 2026.

    Any applications that arrive too late for consideration at one meeting are automatically rolled forward to the next.

  • Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations This programme is for small and local charities and CICs with an income between £25,000 to £500,000 that are led by and working with Deaf and Disabled people who are experiencing poverty. Organisations can apply for a three-year unrestricted grant of £75,000.

    28 August 2024 Deadline to submit your application.

  • Rosa has launched the second year of the Stand With Us Fund which aims to achieve the following outcomes:

    • Women and girls will be supported by organisations delivering frontline services to end male violence against women and girls, ensuring women and girls can be safe, healthy and equal.
    • Women and girls organisations will be empowered and strengthened, meaning that they will be in a stronger position to survive, thrive and grow into the future.

    The funding is intended to enable organisations to be in a stronger position to survive, thrive and grow by investing in organisational development work such as developing strategy, strengthening governance and leadership, a stronger voice in the women’s movement, creating stronger alliances and partnerships, increasing fundraising, volunteering and activism, demonstrating impact and more effective systems and processes.

    Not-for-profit frontline women’s and/or girl’s organisations with an income of between £100,000 and £500,000 can apply now for a one-year grant of up to £25,000 for the period of January 2025 to December 2025. It is expected at least 18 organisations from across the four UK nations will be funded.

    The deadline for applications is 30 July 2024 (17:00).


    How To Apply

    The application periods are as follows throughout the year:

    16 April to 11 July for consideration at the mid-September committee meeting.

    16 July to 11 October for consideration at the mid-December committee meeting.

    Applications must be made using the Trust’s online application form.

  • The Trust awards funding in the following five core categories:

    • Arts and Heritage.
    • Education.
    • Environment.
    • Health.
    • Social or Economic Disadvantage.

    The funding can support:

    • Core costs.
    • Capital works.
    • Specific projects.

    There are no focus areas within the categories of Arts and Heritage, Education.

    Applications for the Environment category may include measures that improve the applicant organisation’s carbon footprint. However, the applicant organisation’s main business must still be connected to one of the five funding categories listed above. ‘Traditional’ environmental applications, such as to improve habitats and conserve species, remain welcome.

    Applications for the Health category, should have a focus on one of the following:

    • Programmes and activities that aim to support, maintain and improve mental health in any demographic.
    • Health care for older people.

    Applications for the Social or Economic Disadvantage category, should have a focus on one of the following:

    • Disadvantaged children.
    • Housing and homeless people.

    How To Apply

    The application periods are as follows throughout the year:

    16 April to 11 July for consideration at the mid-September committee meeting.

    16 July to 11 October for consideration at the mid-December committee meeting.

    Applications must be made using the Trust’s online application form.

  • The purpose of this Call for proposals is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning. The challenges are grouped into three themes called ‘Transition Pathways’: Circular Urban Economies15-minute City and Positive Energy Districts.

    This is the third Call of the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) Partnership, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Partnership scheme.

    DUT Call 2024 opens 2 September 2024.

    The 15 min city have youth focused opportunities.

  • The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers. It also supports the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost due to a lack of funds to care for them

  • Offers grants to registered charities and to organisations linked to a Roman Catholic Diocese for projects addressing one or more of the Foundation’s current funding priorities: Victims of modern slavery; Victims of domestic abuse; Ex-offenders and their families; Homelessness; Medical research; Support for people with terminal illnesses / life limiting conditions and their carers; Drug and substance misuse; Support for people with intellectual disability; Care leavers: to give them a chance to succeed on a par with other young people; Worship and associated community outreach; Amateur sport; Care for the elderly.
    Previous grants have ranged from £5,000 to £2.25 million. The first step in the application process is to complete a short form on the Foundation’s website. Those who are successful will be asked to contact the Foundation. Applications can be submitted at any time.

  • To give grants to UK non profit organisations to deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money

     

  • We support young people who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.

     

     

  • Trading for Good provides funding, education and support for social entrepreneurs and community businesses across England. It consists of three programmes aimed at different types of projects at differing stages of their journey. Selected participants will receive a free learning programme, a Match Trading grant and access to a ready-made network.

     

     

  • Benefact Group

    Movement for Good is an annual programme of giving that anyone can get involved in, and again this year we’ll be donating over £1 million to charities and good causes nominated by you.

     

     

     

  • The Charitable Foundation has two priority areas:

    1. Alleviating poverty
    2. Improving health / saving lives

    The Charitable Foundation’s Small Change Big Difference Fund supports these priorities by making donations of up to £2,500 to UK registered charities, nominated by the Society’s members and colleagues.

    They’re proud to support beneficiaries such as children, those who are seriously ill, as well as elderly, homeless and disabled people. To sign up visit your local branch or click for more info.

    The deadlines for applications are:  30 June, 30 September and 31 December annually.

     

     

     

  • The Trust focuses on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas.

    The Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications received. These meetings are currently held in June and November.

    For the November meeting they must be submitted by 4th October 2024.

     

     

     

  • The Sackler Trust support ranges from some of the UK’s leading universities and cultural institutions to small local organisations dedicated to improving life at an individual community level, as well as supporting charitable work worldwide. They span work that includes global conservation projects, education for disadvantaged children, museums, universities, and support for refugees.

  • The Morrisons Foundation supports registered charities making a positive difference in local communities across England, Scotland, and Wales. Grants are available for up to £10,000 for capital spend or direct project delivery. The Morrisons Foundation prioritises applications from small charities, those with an income of less than £1m.

  • Through its Community Grants programme, the family run bakery business Warburtons provides a limited number of grants of up to £400 four times a year.

    Applications will be considered from not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes that are based and working in England, Scotland or Wales as long as their projects are addressing one of Warburtons’ priority areas:

    • Health – supporting families to care for each other and lead healthier lives:
      • Improving physical health
      • Improving wellbeing
    • Place – supporting families to flourish in communities that are safer, greener and more inclusive:
      • Making spaces safe and inclusive
      • Connecting communities with the environment
    • Skills – supporting families to gain useful skills for life and work:
      • Developing useful life skills
      • Developing useful skills for employment.

    Grants can be used to cover specific costs that will benefit the cause (eg, purchasing equipment to support an employability project).

    Applications are considered quarterly with decisions made within six weeks of the deadline.

    The current deadline for applications is 5 August for decisions in September 2024.

     

     

     

     

  • Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 are proud to announce a £500,000 fund to support innovative programmes, initiatives and campaigns that promote digital inclusion while reducing e-waste and supporting the circular economy. Grants are ranging in size from £25,000 to £100,000. They expect to be able to fund between 6-8 projects of varying grant sizes. EOI open on Wednesday 3 July.

  • Organisations can receive up to £50,000 in match funding from the Aviva Community Fund. Eligible organisations must have been operating for at least 12 months.

    Their on a mission to build a brighter future. Their ambition is for the UK to become the most climate-ready large economy by 2030 and help people and communities feel positive about their financial futures. This is why our two key focus areas are:

    • Climate action—promoting healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change
    • Financial wellbeing—helping people take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially independent and ready for anything
    • And it’s about more than money – the Aviva Community Fund also gives causes access to volunteers, as well as tools and resources to help build their capabilities and achieve long-term sustainable success.

     

  • Maximum value £ 2,500
    Application deadline 31/12/2024

    Grants are available for UK registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects, including those whose work directly supports those most affected by the cost-of-living crisis, which are embedded in the communities in which Arnold Clark operates in England, Scotland or Wales.

  • Grants of up to £15,000 (average £3,500) are available for registered charities and local causes which help young people to achieve their potential within areas where Hays Travel have a branch. To be eligible, organisations must be working to help young people (up to 25 years) in at least one of the following areas:

    • Education
    • Prevention of poverty
    • Health
    • Arts, culture, or sports

    Applications can be made at any time

  • Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations that work to support the lives of young people under 25 years who are disadvantaged physically, mentally, or socially. The funding is for projects that address the following areas:

    • Health and wellbeing
    • Sensory rooms and gardens
    • Specialist equipment and facilities
    • Playgrounds and outdoor activities
    • Education projects

    Expressions of interest may be submitted at any time.

  • Grants of up to £10,000 are available all year round for specific projects that help to improve people’s lives. To be eligible, projects must address at least one of the Foundation’s funding objectives of:
    -Tackling poverty and social deprivation
    -Enhancing community spaces, facilities and services
    -Improving health and wellbeing.

  • B&Q Foundation Grants (managed by Neighbourly)
    One-off grants of up to £5,000 for garden projects or up to £10,000 for building or indoor projects. Will fund a wide range of registered charities supporting people most in need because of homelessness, financial hardship, sickness, disability or other disadvantage.  Grants can be used to decorate, renovate or create spaces (indoors and outdoors) with the aim of making people feel at home and having a sense of belonging. Projects could include creating community gardens, redecorating properties, installing new boilers, and creating new buildings or rooms. The funding will cover the full cost for the completion of the project, including staff time required. Projects need to be delivered within six months of receiving the grant. There are three more application windows in 2024.mThe second application window opens at 9:30 am on 26 April with a deadline of 17 May 2024

  • Music for All is offering a range of financial support grants to community projects that work with people from Global Majority backgrounds, groups with mental health challenges, or those affected by isolation and loneliness, chronic illness, and physical mobility and accessibility needs

  • Not-for-profit organisations including registered charities, CIOs, CICs, cooperatives, community benefit societies, schools, colleges and universities can apply for grants to support projects that have a positive impact on their community.  3 levels of grants are available: up to £19,999;  up to £39,999 and up to £100,000 depending on the size of the applicant organisation.

    Grants are available for not-for-profit and educational institutions within 50 miles of nBS’ offices in Leeds to support projects that have a positive impact on local communities, improve places and spaces, and provide opportunities for individuals to reach their potential. Eligible projects could include, but are not limited to: energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures; waste reduction and recycling initiatives; improvements to outdoor environments; training programmes that develop local skills and employment opportunities. Applicants must be a not-for-profit organisation, operational for two years and based within a 50 mile radius of the npower Business Solutions office in either Solihull or Leeds.

  • Reverberate supports grassroots organisations to run small, locally-based projects that enable and empower young people to re-discover, re-imagine and re-create heritage through creativity, and share that vision with their communities.   We’re looking for projects that engage critically with the past, approach history on a level that is important to young people as individuals, and demonstrate how the stories of the past – whether these are well-known or undiscovered – impact the present. We want to encourage a broader view of what heritage is, who owns it, and what it means to young people.

    The deadline for submission of applications is 9am on 28 May 2024.

    The scheme will support up to 5 projects, providing them with £2,500 each.

  • The foundation supports core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads. They also provide unrestricted funding for charities. The majority of grants are for three to five years.

  • The DWF Foundation (also referred to as the Foundation) is an independent charity, founded by DWF. It has the sole aim of providing funds, resources and mentoring support to help individuals, groups and communities to achieve their full potential.

    The DWF Foundation supports registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas:

    • Homelessness
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Employability
    • Education
    • Environment and Sustainability

    These themes also align to DWF’s purpose and enable us to work together to maximise the support given to communities.

    Grants are given to initiatives that develop and improve local communities by:

    • Tackling a specific community issue.
    • Helping voluntary and community groups become more effective and efficient.
    • Encouraging the involvement in the community of those too often excluded.
    • Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.

    Applications can be made at any time using our online application form.

    Application deadline                  Grant committee meeting                  Applicants notified by end
    30 June 2024                              September 2024                                   September 2024
    31 October 2024                         December 2024                                    December 2024

  • The Thompson Family Charitable Trust does not have a website or formal application form but distributes grants from £250 upwards. Applications should be made in writing to the Trust and can be submitted anytime. Contact details are Katie Woodard, The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, Hillsdown Court, 15 Totteridge Common, London, N20 8LR or roy.copus@btinternet.com .

  • Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store.

    This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are;

    • Tackling food poverty
    • Supporting the vulnerable
    • Supporting the elderly
    • Supporting low-income families
    • Running youth sports teams
    • Reducing / recycling waste
    • Improving the environment

    Applications open                              Applications close                                Decision date w/c

    3rd June                                              26th July                                                 13th August

    2nd September                                  25th October                                           14th November

    2nd December                                    24th January 2025                               3rd February 2025

  • Through Capital Grant Programme they seek to encourage UK registered charities to bring forward major capital projects aligned with one or more of their 4 themes that will build new capacity, promote sustainability and bring about step change in the way care is provided. Capital projects are defined as the construction and fitting out of new buildings and/or extensions to existing buildings costing at least £1M. They do not fund operating costs under this programme.

    Decisions under this programme can take 90 days and grants of up to £250K are available but amounts will vary depending on the size and scope of the project. Trustees may however award more for projects they believe are truly innovative.

  • 7Stars Foundation is offering grants of up to £2,500 for registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million across the UK to deliver projects and activities that support young people aged 16 years and under across the priority themes of abuse, addiction, child carers, and homelessness.

    Funding for offered across the following streams:

    • Project grants to cover the costs of projects that respond to one or more of the funding priorities of the 7stars Foundation.
    • Shine Bright funding for registered charities to purchase items and resources to protect and support the children they serve through the cost-of-living crisis.
    • Direct grants funding to individuals affected by the Foundation’s priorities, supported by outreach/social/care workers or legal professionals. (Applications must be submitted by the supporting professional/organisation.)
    • Social Impact funding for three charities across the year for projects that align with awareness days across the year.

    The trustees typically meet four times a year to review grant applications.

    The next deadline for applications is 31 August 2024. 

  • People from racially minoritised communities are 2.5 times more likely to be in poverty than white people. This programme is for small local charities and CICs which are led by and working with people who are experiencing economic inequity because of their race or ethnicity. This programme combines unrestricted funding of £75,000 over three years and a breadth of tailored support

  • With Climate Action Fund – Our Shared Future we want to involve more people in climate action. And we want to inspire bold and exciting change.

    We’ll fund formal partnership projects that reach more people by either:

    • linking climate action to the everyday lives and interests of local communities. And inspiring them to take action.
    • influencing communities at a regional or national level. Like linking up groups across locations. Or a campaign that inspires change across one country, or the whole UK.

    You do not have to be a climate or environment focused organisation to apply

  • The Hitmaker Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production with grants of between £5,000 – £10,000. various deadlines

  • This grant programme aims to support small, grassroots organisations who are embedded in the community, working within the most deprived areas of the UK. They fund established organisations with a track record of delivering services directly to beneficiaries. They want to fund work that enables people who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship to have access to community-based services. Grant sizes vary between £20k and £70k per year

  • Foux Foundation is a private charitable foundation that was set up in 2015 by members of the Foux family.  Areas of focus

    • The relief of sickness and promotion of good health

    • The advancement of education

    • The advancement of disadvantaged young people

    •  The prevention or relief of poverty

     

  • The Prudence Trust  is focused on supporting young people aged 11-25 from disadvantaged groups to access preventive and curative mental health treatments and therapies. Grants typically range from £30,000 – £500,000.  Deadline is on Friday 8 March.

     

  • Grants are available for individuals or local youth groups for projects that enable young people, particularly those with mental health or addiction issues, to pursue their passions in life.

    They aim to award grants in March and August each year, but if your application is urgent then please make this clear and they will consider it.

     

  • Grants between £500 and £2,500 available for general charitable purposes.

    In recent years there has been some concentration on support for charities working with children or young people and those active in the environment and the arts. There has also been a preference for applications from and for Scotland but not to the exclusion of applications from elsewhere.

     

  • Grants of up to £2,000 available for schools, community groups, clubs, societies or other organisations to improve the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other activities.

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis at approximately 8 week intervals.

     

  • Leeds Building Society Foundation 2024 focus on supporting those in need of a safe and secure home with grants available to registered charities for projects which address: Financial stress – projects that help with bills or debt stress; Security and refuge – projects that support emergency accommodation; Quality and suitability of housing; Health and wellbeing support for those experiencing homelessness. Small grants to charities with turnover under £1 million for projects that support those in need of a safe and secure home, only for capital expenditure (to purchase items used to directly help those in need). Large Grants for charities with a turnover under £5 million or less who are based in or delivering work in Yorkshire and/or the North East of England (including Leeds).  Four deadlines per year: 4th March 2024, 10th June, 9th September, and 11th November 2024.

  • Awards grants to registered UK charities that work with communities in the UK.

    We aim to give grants to those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited.

    For 2024, we will be focussing on two key areas that are becoming increasingly apparent need support.

    Disability will be the priority for the 1st and 2nd rounds – specifically projects and initiatives that improve employment and training.

    Food poverty will be the priority for the 3rd and 4th rounds. Across the UK, it is clear this is a major issue, and we want to award grants to support projects addressing this.

    See website for criteria and round open times.

  • Under their strategy, they organise their work in the UK around key strategic priorities.

    Nurturing ideas and people

    Arts access and participation

    Education & learning through the arts

    Investing in young people

    Migration and integration

    Playing our part

    More information about current opportunities and how to apply are available on their website.

  • welcome applications from non-profit organisations, based in the UK or internationally. You can apply for a grant in support of exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, publications and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display. Individuals are welcome to apply for Research and Travel grants. This is the only category open to individuals. Henry Moore Grants are available in the following categories:

    New Projects and Commissions     Acquisitions and Collections   Research and Development   Conferences, Lectures and Publications

    Applications now open                             Submissions close 1 March, 23:00

    Applications open 1 May, 9:00               Submissions close 1 June, 23:00

    Applications open 1 August, 9:00          Submissions close 1 September, 23:00

    Applications open 1 November, 9:00   Submissions close 1 December, 23:00

  • A lot of great organisations struggle to access small to medium-sized loans. This programme was created to offer flexible loans of £20k to £400k for charities and social enterprises in England.

  • The UK Fund is one of our first significant commitments as part of our new strategy, ‘It starts with community.’ We’re looking to fund organisations that want to do more to help communities come together and help make us a better-connected society. Your project must either work across the UK, or be able to inform, influence or scale across the UK.

    Funding size: £500,000 to £5m

    Length of grants: We expect most projects to run from 2 to 5 years. We may consider funding for up to 10 years.

    Area UK-wide
    Funding size £500,000 to £5 million
    Application deadline Ongoing
  • Support a wide range of charities that make a positive difference, working in different sectors in the UK. These include welfare, youth, community, environment, education, health, arts, heritage and faith.

    We fund small local organisations and large national institutions. Our grants range from £1,000 to several million pounds, depending on each charity’s size and scope of work. Our grants can be for your organisation’s running costs, for a specific activity or for capital projects. We are flexible and fund what charities need the most.

  • The Youth Music Trailblazer fund offers grants of £2,000 to £30,000 to organisations in England to run projects for children and young people (25 or under) to make, learn and earn in music. The project should trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo (or all three!).

    Round 7 deadline 30th August 2024

    Round 8 deadline 22nd November 2024

  • Programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. We support established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. We are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work. Grant sizes are £20k – £70k per year for 1-3 years. No deadlines.

  • Provide practical support that makes an immediate difference to disabled and disadvantaged youngsters, allowing them to live their best lives and reach their full potential. Support available for individuals and organisations.

  • Grants for charities to purchase educational, wellbeing, or recreational items for young people, aged 16 years old or under, aligned to our prioritised themes.

    Who should apply?

    • Applicants must be from a registered charity across the UK
    • Applicants must have a turnover of under £1.5m
    • Grants are available for up to £1,500 for each award
    • Grants are offered on a one-off basis
  • With the goal of helping those from all communities in the UK and the Republic of Ireland tell their stories through writing and find an audience, the Amazon Literary Partnership supports non-profit literary organisations that empower writers to create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive. Providing grant funding to innovative groups that amplify diverse voices and strive not only for a lasting impact on writers’ lives, the literary and publishing communities but also our broader community.

    Applications for 2024 grants are being accepted between 5th December 2023 and 31st January 2024. Grant recipients will be notified by 17th May 2024

  • Groundwork grant management teams help to support thousands of projects every year through their grant programmes.

    Check out their website for grant schemes currently open for applications.

     

  • Supports thousands of local community projects and good causes across the UK.

    The scheme is open to all schools, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people. You can apply for up to £1500. Tesco staff and customers can also nominate and vote for projects.

     

  • Grants up to £30,000 are available for charities involved in the prevention or relief of poverty, the advancement of education, health or the saving of lives, arts, culture, heritage or science.

    Consideration will ONLY be given to UK registered charities with a national or international reach.

    Quarterly cut offs are 30 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December each year.

  • Grants which supports charities in England and Wales working to raise the quality of life and provide greater opportunities for the young, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged.

    We offer three levels of grants. These are large grants of £20,000 and above; medium grants of up to £20,000 and small grants of £5,000 and under.

    Applications accepted all year round.

  • Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation aims to improve the wellbeing, welfare and education of children and adults in communities throughout the UK by making donations of up to £6,000 to registered charities.

    The trustees meet at the beginning of March, June, September and December. Submission deadline dates are the 1st of the month prior to each meeting. Applications received after the cut-off date will be presented at the following quarterly meeting.

  • Assistance is given to organisations and individuals in need throughout the U.K.

    Charities assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems and older people may apply for grants towards furnishings and equipment (excluding office items), building or refurbishment projects. Small grants up to £750 and large grants £2000 to £5000.

  • New funding scheme to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.

    Closing date August 2024

     

  • Funding support for activities for Children & Young People.

    The Foundation has Three Funding Streams

    • Providers of childcare/activities to children 0-5 years old.
    • Providers of care/activities to children & young people 6 – 19 years old.
    • Training to allow individuals working in the sectors above to enhance their personal skills and professional development.

    Please note when making your application they have a notional maximum grant of £1500 per application.

    No deadline

  • The Trust was established to encourage and assist the provision of leisure activities for the physically disabled.

    The Trustees will consider grant applications related to the provision of leisure activities for the disabled. See website for eligibility.

    No deadline.

  • The Hodge Foundation’s aim is to support projects that have effective solutions to helping those most in need. Grants available for welfare, education, medical and religion.

    No deadline provided.

  • Social connections and community activities are at the heart of creating healthier, happier lives and a flourishing society. That’s why we support amazing community-led projects. They offer funding from £300 to £20,000. And can support your project for up to two years. 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. Application deadline is ongoing. Apply at least 16 weeks before you want to start the activities or spend any of the money.

  • 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.

  • Open grant programme awards grants 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.

  • 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.

     

  • The Foyle Foundation, an independent grant-making trust that distributes grants to UK based registered charities and schools, has announced that it will complete its grant giving programme in 2025. Since it became operational in November 2001, the Foundation has disbursed more than £146.6 million in grants across the UK in the fields of the Arts, Learning, Community Small Grants, State School Libraries and formerly Health.

    Applications will be accepted for the final rounds of grants for projects that can be completed by the end of 2025.

    The Foundations supports charities in three main areas:

    • Main Grants in the range of £10,000 to £50,000 for charities whose core work covers arts and learning.
    • Small Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to cover core costs or essential equipment (for 12 months) for charities in all fields with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum.
    • The Foyle School Library grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for UK state schools and special schools to improve their library services.

    Criteria and closing dates vary, check their website for more details.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Applications are taken all year for The Steel Charitable Trust’s rolling grants programme, which represents most of the Trust’s grant-giving.

    Applications must be for charitable purposes that fall into one of the five core categories below; applications for purposes outside these categories are only permitted at the direct invitation of a Trustee:

    • Arts and Heritage
    • Education
    • Environment
    • Health
    • Social or Economic Disadvantage
  • 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.

  • 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.