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  • 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.

  • The Skipton Charitable Foundation supports registered charities where there is a clear benefit to the recipients. Donations of up to £3,000 will be considered for specific items or activities to be purchased. Deadline is on Wednesday 1 May

  • The Northern Powergrid Foundation, a registered charity established by Northern Powergrid, which has supported 60 projects in its first year, has launched its latest funding round to empower local communities across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire to become energy resilient.

    Funding applications are open now and accepted until May 13, 2024.

  • Led By and For organisations specialising in racial justice and/or gender justice, registered AND delivering work in Yorkshire and the Humber.

    funding Between GBP £200,00 and £450,000 length of funding 3 to 5 years (36 months to 60 months)

    proposal deadline 12PM (BST) Thursday 02nd May 2024

  • This grant round focuses on psychological therapies delivered to children who are at risk of becoming involved in crime and violence or those already involved in the youth justice system.

    Grant round opens: 3rd April 2024 closes 24th May 

  • Organisations that specialise in providing holistic support to young people aged 16-25 in the UK, who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.

  • The Thomas Wall Trust welcomes proposals that target people facing major hurdles to employment. They offer grants of up to £5,000 to specific projects that develop life skills for people from disadvantaged groups. Deadline is Monday 29 April.

  • The7stars foundation awards grants to charities supporting young people, aged 16 years and under, across the UK. Grants are targeted to further the potential and opportunity of children and young people who are surviving abuse, at risk of or experiencing homelessness, caring for a loved one, and challenged by addiction (either personally or through a member of their family).

  • Create North East Lincolnshire  – opportunities sourced and available locally for the benefit of local people. These opportunities are regionally available covering areas such as Lincolnshire, The Humber and Yorkshire.

    Small grants – ongoing applications until pot exhausted

    Large grants deadline 7th May 2024

    Development fund deadline 15th April 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

  • Tesco Stronger Starts funds grants for healthy food and activities for children across the UK. We have partnered with The Sun to power their Footie for All campaign with our Tesco Stronger Starts programme to create a Footie for All Fund. We will be providing £150k in grants to grassroots football clubs across the UK as well as raising awareness of the importance of children having opportunities to thrive through opportunities for more physical and mental wellbeing.  There are 150 x £1,000 grants available and football clubs can apply and find out more information below.

  • 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

  • Addressing the needs of children impacted by abuse, addiction, and homelessness, as well as supporting young carers.

    It awards grants to charities supporting young people, aged 16 years and under, across the UK.  Through 4 steams –  Deadline  30th April for June funding review

  • 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.


  • Grants up to £30,000 to not-for-profit organisations projects and activities that give people of all ages, backgrounds and life circumstances, opportunities to access, participate in and enjoy the arts, particularly the performing arts.  Round 2 will focus on Adult music education.

    Next grants round opens on 14th May 2024.

  • 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 Company of Entrepreneurs are inviting applications to EASI – the Entrepreneurs’ Award in Social Innovation. Early-stage purpose led UK enterprises or registered charities that are developing innovative social or environmental products or services to tackle big world problems can apply. Up for grabs is a £10,000 grant and a year-long package of support.

  • 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
  • Through the Small Change Big Difference® Fund, trustees consider nominations to charities that support its two priority areas: alleviating poverty and improving health / saving lives. It particularly welcomes nominations of charities that are working in areas of deprivation, and charities that have an income turnover of less than £100,000.

    Applications are currently being accepted from members and colleagues of the Society.

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

  • 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.


  • An independent grant-maker which aims to improve the well-being of disadvantaged and vulnerable people in West Yorkshire by giving grants to predominantly small, local, registered charities and churches who do community outreach work in the area.

    The Trust will give out flexible grants for core, capital and project costs, mainly ranging from £1,000 – £3,000to registered charities and churches doing community outreach work who are striving to improve the well-being of residents in West Yorkshire.

    The trustees will next meet on the 15th March and in June (meeting date TBC). Applicants should initially get in touch at least two-three months before each meeting.

  • Have two funding programmes: Health Justice Fund and Active Communities. The Health Justice Fund is our fund which provides a route through which communities experiencing the sharp end of health inequalities can work with us, using their experience and practice to improve health.

  • Round 3 (Action for Race Equality) not-for-profit organisations (e.g. registered charities, constituted voluntary organisations and CIC’s) providing advocacy support to Windrush scandal victims wishing to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme, including work to regulate their status before being able to access the fund, can apply for grants of £22,000 over two years. Applicants must have at least 51% of their trustees/governing body who are Black, Asian or mixed heritage and be already providing advocacy support to those seeking access to the Windrush Compensation Scheme. Particularly interested in advocacy organisations based in Yorkshire.

  • 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 up to £15,000 for groups and charities that make a difference to people’s lives by reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination.

    All new applications received now will be considered in the following round, leading up to our June 2024 trustee meeting.

  • 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.

  • The Thrive Together Fund 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.