Community Development

Funding for Sport for Change Projects (London) 14th February 2019

Charities working in London to improve social integration through sport-based projects can now apply for grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 to support 1- or two-years work. Grants will be awarded to projects that provide regular opportunities to create sustained, meaningful relationships between participants and communities that lead to at least one of the following outcomes: Increased opportunities to regularly bring people together fro...

New £3.2 Million Fund Launched to Support Community Businesses (England) 12th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched that will provide community groups and organisations with grants of up to £15,000 to develop or start a new community business. Over the next three years, the fund will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs and will also give them support and tools to start setting up thei...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Scotland) 11th February 2019

The Health Lottery Scotland has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,0...

Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK) 11th February 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organi...

Funding for Community Initiatives to Counter Extremism (England and Wales) 8th February 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to civil society and community organisations working to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. All projects must include targeted activity to counter known extremist activity at a local level. Applications are invited for projects lasting up to 6 months that can...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 8th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched to provide support to local communities in breaking down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and helping to build a more cohesive and inclusive community for all. Applications are invited from community-led grassroots groups and organisations working at a very local/community level. This could be a housing estate or distinct community. Applications will be particularly encouraged...

Bank of Scotland Foundation - Small Grants Programme (Scotland) 4th February 2019

This Small Grants Programme invites applications for between £1,000 and £10,000 from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will encourage the involvement of those too often excluded; work with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation or improve the standard of...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Medium Grants Programme (Scotland) 4th February 2019

This Medium Grants Programme invites applications for between £10,001 and £25,000 for one years work from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will fall under two themes: Developing and Improving Local Communities and Financial literacy and Financial Inclusion projects. Apply by 12 noon Thursday 4th A...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 1st February 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England) 1st February 2019

A grant programme that supports locally-based, existing community-led businesses is due to re-open on the 24th April 2019. Awarding grants of between £50,000 and £300,000, the programme aims to help businesses such as shops, farms, community hubs, transport and energy schemes to progress towards self-sufficiency. This could be through increasing trading income, securing an asset or significantly reducing revenue costs. Offered by Power to...

Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 31st January 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities in an off-grid location (any location that is not connected to a mains or natural gas grid and uses an alternative energy source). Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. I...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 30th January 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland through the Alpha Fund to support projects that enhance local community facilities or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements. All projects must be located within ten miles of Mullaghglass landfill site. During 2018, funding will be available through two funding streams. The Alpha Main Grants Programme for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 and the Alpha Small Gra...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 24th January 2019

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 23rd April...

£300 Million Fund Announced to Secure Peace Funding for Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland) 21st January 2019

The UK Government has announced that after Brexit, it will be contributing around £300 million of funding to PEACE Plus until 2027. This is part of the government’s commitment to uphold the peace in Northern Ireland. The new scheme will succeed and build on the achievements of the PEACE programme which ends in 2020. The funding will be committed to projects that support peace in Northern Ireland, for example Youth Action NI in Belfast, an o...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 16th January 2019

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund, which was established in April 2002 and since then over £920,000 has been awarded to over 1180 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application to...

Applications Open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme (England) 16th January 2019

Applications are now invited for the Community Business Trade Up Programme, an initiative that helps the leaders of community businesses in England by offering a learning programme and matched trading grant of up to £10,000. The aim is to help 80 social businesses to grow their income from trading and to improve their impact and sustainability in 2019. Run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change the deadlin...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 9th January 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to early stage charities, social enterprises and community interest groups to help with their development and growth. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. To apply, applicants must register at the start of each funding round. Numbers for each round are capped and registration are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the cap is reache...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 8th January 2019

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs are able to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with fu...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 8th January 2019

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 7th January 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 3rd April 2019 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular project o...

£675 Million Available to Transform Local High Streets and Town Centres (England) 3rd January 2019

The Government has announced that it is inviting applications to a new £675 million “Future High Streets Fund”. Local Authorities can bid for grants of up to £25 million to transform their town centres and local high streets into modern vibrant community hubs. Up to £55 million of the Fund has also been allocated to support the regeneration of 'heritage high streets'. Bids will help to restore historic high street properties for new wor...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 2nd January 2019

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation m...

Funding Available for Charitable Organisations to Become More Enterprising (England) 27th December 2018

Charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The grants are available through the Enterprise Development Programme, a five year, £40 million programme funded by Access - The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. The first stage of the application process is to complete the...

Robertson Trust Announces New Funding Round (Scotland) 27th December 2018

The Robertson Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Main Revenue and Major Capital Grants programme is the 15th March 2019. The Robertson Trust is Scotland's largest independent funder, awarding over £16 million per year to Scottish charities through their Open Awards programme. Grants are available to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of Scotland’s people and communities. Through the Main re...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 24th December 2018

Charities and community groups are amongst the organisations invited to apply for funding for sustainable development projects that build capacity and genuinely support or involve communities within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Grants of up to £10,000 for up to 50% of project costs are available. The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) has been allocated £200,000 for 2018/19 to support projects which bring organisations together in partn...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 20th December 2018

Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect their areas. A total of £125,000 is available in this funding round to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment - developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Hea...

New Funding Programme from Power to Change (UK) 20th December 2018

A major new funding programme from Power to Change has been announced. The Programme aims to help communities seeking to save their local pub through community ownership. To date, the More Than A Pub programme has supported 190 communities and seen 26 pubs open their doors under community ownership since 2016. Community pubs offer a range of services ranging from retail and post office, social clubs and volunteering opportunities. The new prog...

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 19th December 2018

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on the 15th March 2019 to apply for grants of £500 upwards to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. Projects that respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the delivery of services and activities to address disadvantage may be supported. Under the themes of reducing health and socia...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 18th December 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support projects working on the following priorities. Strengthening human rights and equality; supporting inclusive, non-sectari...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 12th December 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 11th December 2018

Charitable organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to 3 years to increase the capacity of the organisation. Grants can cover the running costs and core salaries that will enable them to continue providing quality services. Not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 working in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear,...

Local Communities Projects Fund: 2019 Round 1 Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 10th December 2018

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successfu...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th December 2018

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant. There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for and applications are accepted any anytime. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £...

Funding to Celebrate Armed Forces Day (UK) 6th December 2018

Individuals and local groups including schools that want to hold an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 (for up to 50% of costs) from the Ministry of Defence. Events can take place anywhere in the UK and can be used for a wide range of activities such as a picnic in the park, themed BBQ, street party or fête. The Armed Forces Day website provides ideas, inspiration and resources including posters and de...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 30th November 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 28th February 2019. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be...

New Fund Launched for Young People to Improve their Local Communities (Scotland) 30th November 2018

A new fund has been launched to give young people (aged 12 – 25) and youth groups in Scotland grants of up to £3,000 to put their ideas into action and change the places where they live for the better. Young people can apply for grants of up to £500 for smaller seed corn grants to engage with others in the community to develop their ideas or larger idea grants of up to £3,000 to further develop their idea and deliver changes on the ground...

Funding for Projects Benefiting Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 30th November 2018

Calor Rural Community Fund offers rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life. Applications for funding are divided into three categories: £1,000, £2,500 and £5,000. There are 5 x £5,000 grants, 6 x £2,500 grants and 10 x £1,000 grants available to off-grid community projects. Funding applied for must equate to 50% or more of the total project cost. Projects supported can be anything fr...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 29th November 2018

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Funding is available for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities but must be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a group or individual actin...

Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands) 23rd November 2018

Locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by Birmingham Airport's operations have until 1st March 2019 to apply for a project grant of up to £3,000. Grants are awarded by The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund for part or full funding for specific project costs or items with preference given to projects that benefit a substantial section of the local community and that take account of the elderly and people wit...

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme - Next Deadline Announced (Scotland) 20th November 2018

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The scheme offers three different funding streams. The Enablement Grant – of up to £25,000 can be used to fund feasibility for energy systems or renewable energy projects, investigation of shared ownership opportunities or work to maximise the impact fr...

Manchester Arena Memorial Grant Programme (Manchester) 20th November 2018

The Inter Faith Youth Trust is launching a new grant programme for young people’s organisations to hold inter faith events or activities in the Greater Manchester area. May 2019 will mark two years since the bombing at the Manchester Arena. The focus of the project is to highlight the good that can come from different communities working together in friendship. Projects must include learning by children and young people (11-25 years old) fr...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 16th November 2018

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire (inc Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (inc Southampton and the Isle of Wight), Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity’s County Grants scheme. Projects can last betw...

Local Communities Projects Fund: Round 4 Opens Soon (England, Scotland & Wales) 16th November 2018

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards projects, trips, activities and equipment. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover i...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring for others. Projects can last up to 6 months. To apply young people need to submit an application form and a 2 minute vi...

Funding Available to Support Arts Culture and Heritage Projects (London) 5th November 2018

Individuals, groups and organisations based anywhere in Greater London with an annual turnover of less than £50,000 can now apply for funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 to fund arts, culture and heritage projects and activities in and for London’s communities. Priority will be given to small projects which have local people at their heart, that offer shared creative experiences and where the funding will make a big difference. The sche...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 19th October 2018

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNRs such as wildlife r...

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 11th October 2018

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans of up to £50,000 to grow their trading activities to generate more sustainable income. Organisations based in a more deprived area, or whose work mainly benefi...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 8th October 2018

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire and Scotland where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include comm...

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 5th October 2018

Voluntary organisations, charities, schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates. There are two application rounds each year. The deadline for the current funding round is the 31st March...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are el...

Funding Available to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England) 1st October 2018

UnLtd, the charity for Social Entrepreneurs is seeking applications to its Impact Fund. The fund aims to address one the key challenges for early stage social ventures: getting to access to capital. The Impact Fund will invest in around 35 social ventures over the next three-years. Initially, the UnLtd Impact Fund is looking to support social ventures tackling challenges related to training and employment - including school leavers and apprent...

New £40 Million Programme Launched to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England) 1st October 2018

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. The funding can support many different types of partnership, including cross-sector partnerships; local place-based collaboration; and local and natio...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Bring Together Diverse Communities - Closes 12th October (England) 27th September 2018

Local groups and organisations, who are working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities, can apply for grants of £250 to £5,000. The funding is available for community groups in East & West London, Luton, East Midlands, Birmingham, the Black Country, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. Grants awarded in the past have offered funding to a broad range...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags fo...

Funding for Communities to Purchase their Local Pub (England) 24th September 2018

Communities looking to take responsibility for and ownership of their local pub, through purchase or long-term lease can now apply for financial support through the Community Pub Business Support Programme. A total of £3.62 million is available over two years and the support package includes business development support, advice and loan and grant funding. The financial support includes flexible bursary awards of up to £2,500 to fund pre-feas...

Funding for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence (UK) 18th September 2018

Registered Charities and not for profit organisation can apply for grants of up to £18,000 to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Transform Foundation which offers two types of grants. A grant of £5,000 to be spent on Facebook advertising and a website grant of up to £18,000 to cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specifi...

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund (West Midlands) 11th September 2018

Small local community groups, charities and social enterprises in Birmingham and the Black Country can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help people facing disadvantage and social exclusion. To be eligible for funding the applicant organisation needs to be constituted, have an income of less than £250,000 per year and meet one or more of the following criteria. Promote health and wellbeing; tackle disadvantage; support local solutions to m...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 6th September 2018

Schools across the UK, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be plan...

NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 5th September 2018

The Natwest Bank has announced that its £2 million Skills and Opportunities Fund has re-opened for applications. Charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland are able to apply for funding of up to £35,000 for projects to help people in disadvantaged communities develop their financial capabilities and enterprise skills to start a business. The closing date for applications is t...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 4th September 2018

The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is the 28th February 2019 at 5pm.

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 3rd September 2018

Community organisations and schools in London can apply for small gardening grants awarded by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, neglected sites and green public open spaces in all 33 London Boroughs. The grants can be used for a variety of projects, including planting, equipment purchase, benches and churchyard refurbishments; etc. Organisations that have been awarded funding in...

First Steps Enterprise Fund Launched to Support Community Organisations (England) 30th August 2018

Community organisations (charities and social enterprises) based in England that are looking to take on their first loan to help them grow and become more sustainable. Funding packages of up to £30,000 are available (90% loan and 10% grant). Particular preference is given to organisations that work in the following areas: Older people; Health and wellbeing; Employment for young people. This programme is open to community organisations that ar...

Grants for Charitable Organisations Helping Disadvantaged People Make the Most of Their Future (UK) 29th August 2018

UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies and credit unions can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people realise their potential. Projects supported will be small, complete local projects lasting up to 12 months which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges for any group of people who cannot participate fully in society. Beneficiaries may be, for example, people on restricted income or who a...

Online Fundraising Support for Local Voluntary & Community Groups (Wales) 28th August 2018

Local voluntary and community groups that are interested in building sustainable income streams, developing their supporter base and/or raising unrestricted funding for core costs are being offered free support. This entirely free opportunity includes a match fund campaign in the form of a £200 grant to make that first 'ask' much easier. Included in the package is training around online fundraising including creating a donation page, how to r...

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 23rd August 2018

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. The fun...

New Small Grant Scheme for the Northumberland Coast (Northumberland) 21st August 2018

A new Community Environmental Projects Fund has opened with grants of £750 - £1,000 available to enable local community volunteers to make a contribution to their village or parish. Public, private, and voluntary sector organisations, individuals, businesses, community groups and local authorities are all eligible to apply. Offered by the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and the Coast Care Initiativ...

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 21st August 2018

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 to help them to achieve their organisations goals and aims. Eligible organisations will have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. The grants can be used for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education for all and strengthen disadvanta...

Small Grants Community Programme (Oxford) 20th August 2018

Oxford City Council has allocated £20,000 for the Small Grants Community Programme and has announced two rounds of grant funding. Community organisations, voluntary groups, charities, not for profit organisations and groups can apply for a small grant of up to £5,000 for a project, activity or event that benefits residents living in Oxford. The closing date for applications is the 1st March 2019. Funded projects will address the council’s...

Funding Available to Support for Neighbourhood Planning (England) 17th August 2018

Town and Parish Councils as well as local groups can apply for grants of up to £9,000 as well as technical support for the development of Neighbourhood Plans or Neighbourhood Development Orders. Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and enables communities to influence future developments in their area. This could include new housing projects, shops and where offices are built. Additional f...

New Grant Scheme to Tackle Inequality Across the Capital (London) 14th August 2018

Not for profit organisations can apply to a grant programme from City Bridge Trust. ‘Bridging Divides’ aims to make a difference to disadvantaged Londoners by funding agencies supporting people with multiple and/or complex problems. Applications for up to 5 years funding – including core funding - will be considered. To apply for a grant from City Bridge Trust applicants must first complete the eligibility quiz on the website. Applicati...

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund (Wales) 9th August 2018

Viridor has committed to make £50,000 a year available for the Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community to support projects across Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan. This scheme will be funded for the next 25 years. Charities, and properly constituted not-for-profit groups, can apply for funding of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that positively impact their local community. Funding decisions are based on a se...

Funding for LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 8th August 2018

Young People aged 14 – 30 can apply for grants of up to £500 for LGBT Projects within their community. The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves. Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and funded projects must create at least 2 new volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds (in addition to the applicant). vInspired cashpoint must...

Small Grants for Organisations With an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 31st July 2018

Small not for profit organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London have the chance to apply for grants of £1,000 and £10,000 for up to two years work. Grants can cover capital or revenue costs. Projects supported will include greening and growing projects which bring communities together and improve the local environment and those that enable disadvantaged people to actively participate in the arts, sports and he...

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 26th July 2018

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham City Centre that have an income of less than £500,000 per year and who support the disadvantaged and those marginalised within the community. This includes the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The funding which is being made through the...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 18th July 2018

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. The next application deadline for the Glasgow Airports FlightPath Fund is the 17th August 2018.

Giving Communities a Voice on Brexit (Scotland) 23rd May 2018

Community organisations, charities and grassroots groups can apply for a share of £150,000 to help them to consider the impact of Brexit, highlight their concerns and plan for the future – giving them a greater platform to be heard at a Scottish, UK and EU level. The £150,000 stakeholder engagement fund will provide grants to Scottish organisations who wouldn’t otherwise have the resources to gather and promote the views of their member...

Connecting the Capital (London) 22nd May 2018

Local community groups are being invited to submit their ideas on bringing disused assets within a locality into community use and making them economically productive e.g. disused land; railway arches; empty property. The ‘ideas’ being focused on what it would take to make them useful to the community, rather than their actual acquisition. Funding could be in the form of grants, social investment or a blended form of finance. The funding...