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Funding to Help Libraries Re-Open (Scotland) 22nd September 2021

As part of Scotland’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a new £1.25 million fund to help libraries re-open. The Public Libraries Covid Recovery Fund will support libraries in re-opening or extending their opening hours, as well as fund targeted plans for issues such as digital exclusion or mental health and wellbeing to help communities continue to rebuild and recover. Local councils will be asked to...

Rural Communities Ideas into Action Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 20th September 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new round of the Rural Communities Ideas into Action Fund. The aim is to encourage and support community and grassroot organisations and groups to develop innovative approaches to community-led local development in rural communities across Scotland. Two strands of funding are available — small grants for projects up to £3,000 and large grants for projects £3,001-£50,000. The closing date for applic...

Public Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 20th September 2021

Public library services in Scotland are invited to apply for funding for creative and innovative public library projects. The Public Library Improvement Fund, funded by the Scottish Government, will support a range of activities including: research; service development; project specific staff training; partnership working; and the creation of new resources or services. Priority will be given to projects which also promote sustainable developme...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 16th September 2021

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

Ocado Foundation for Good (UK) 15th September 2021

The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group is working with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The Foundation will give grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas skills for the future, natural resources and responsible sourcing. Due to...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (South East) 13th September 2021

The Health Lottery South East has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-...

Grants of £10,000 Available Groups led by and Delivering Services for Black and Minoritised Women (UK) 13th September 2021

Charities and groups that are led by and delivering services for black and minoritised women that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of £10,000 towards the running costs of their organisation. Grants can be used towards salaries, rent, utility bills, IT costs, insurance, etc. The funding is being made available by the Womens Resource Centre and priority will be given to small organisations the have limited...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Help Faith Groups Support Communities (England) 10th September 2021

Faith groups in England can apply to a new £1 million pilot fund to support projects combating loneliness and isolation, providing debt advice and helping those who were unemployed during the pandemic get back to work. The funding is being made available through the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s new Faith New Deal pilot fund and aims to meet the Governments Covid-19 recovery objectives. Organisations can bid in the...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 9th September 2021

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust is currently accepting applications through its General Fund. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in the Avon and Somerset police force area for projects that improve community safety. This can include protecting local people and property from crime; reducing anti-social behaviour; etc. The next closing date for applications is the 1st December 2021.

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 7th September 2021

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can 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 full publi...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 3rd September 2021

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 5pm on the 25th February 2022.

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 2nd September 2021

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 eli...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 1st September 2021

Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes. Grants of a maximum of £3,000 are awarded to a broad range of projects including, for example, play areas, community fun days, community growing projects, riding for the disabled, that are delivered by not-for-profit organisations. Projects supported must be within a 10-mile radius of the Airport and priority is given t...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 31st August 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop their capacity and confidence to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for comm...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 30th August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 27th August 2021

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

Asda Foundation - Bringing Communities Back Together Grant Phase 2 (UK) 23rd August 2021

The Asda Foundation has launched phase 2 of its Bringing Communities Back Together Fund. The fund aims to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK. Through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; or hold a g...

Funding of Up to £10,000 Available to Tackle Social Deprivation (North East) 19th August 2021

Registered charities exempted or excepted organisations can now apply for up to £10,000 of funding for core costs and charitable activities that benefit the residents of Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside. Priority will be given to projects that ease social deprivation and/or enrich the fabric of the local community and the quality of life of individuals within that community. The funding is being made available from the...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th August 2021

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme has re-opened for applications. Small charities. community groups, school and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their services. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000. As well as recei...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 19th August 2021

To help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable, the National Lottery Community Fund is awarding grants of up to £1 million to enable voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings. Delivered in partnership by the National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Scottish Land Fund enables both urban and rural communities to successfully manage...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 16th August 2021

Organisations, groups or individuals can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 for new community safety projects or schemes in North Yorkshire and the City of York. The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire – Community Fund will invest in projects at a local level which can achieve positive outcomes for individuals and communities, helping them to “Be Safe and Feel Safe”. This might include diversionary activit...

Community Ownership Fund (UK) 16th August 2021

The UK government has announced that Round 2 of the new £150 million Community Ownership Fund is due to re-open for applications in December 2021. The fund is part of the UK Government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community and will make grants to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices,...

Volunteers' Expenses Fund - Round 2 Opens to Applications (Salford) 13th August 2021

Grants of up to £750 are available to small Salford-based voluntary, community or social enterprise sector organisations to meet the costs of paying out expenses to support volunteers. Through the Volunteers Expenses Fund - Round 2, Salford CVS will award funding to cover out-of-pocket expenses including protective clothing/specialist equipment; refreshments and meals; care of dependants during volunteering; DBS checks; public transport; own...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 12th August 2021

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of betwee...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (North Somerset) 12th August 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support community-based organisations addressing disadvantage in North Somerset. The Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Partnership have set up the North Somerset Realising Potential Fund to support local charitable activity where a small amount of funding can make a big difference. The Fund will support local voluntary and community groups and organisations that strengthen and improve the...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 11th August 2021

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. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbrea...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Open to Applications (Central England) 10th August 2021

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to develop and improve communities. The funding is being made available through the Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund and is available to good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises in central England that are full members of the Central England Co-operative. The types of projects supported include access to healthy food; health and wellbeing...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 29th July 2021

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available, to support organisations who are looking to provide essential support and services to directly facilitate in the recovery from Covid-19, or who have lost significant core income and req...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 26th July 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Envi...

Funding to Connect & Support Local Communities (Scotland) 23rd July 2021

The Scottish Government has launched the second phase of the Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund to support charities, community and voluntary groups, membership groups, and social enterprises across Scotland who are delivering activities that connect and support people within their local community. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable organisations with an annual income of up to £50,000 to continue to deliver support o...

Funding for Community Sports Projects (Greater London) 22nd July 2021

The Mayor of London has made funding available for community projects which use sport and physical activity to improve the lives of Londoners. The Sport Unites Fund provides funding across two strands for community sports projects taking place between summer 2021 and June 2022 across Greater London. The New Ideas strand awards grants of up to £10,000 to individuals, informal groups and not-for-profit organisations for projects that have not p...

Near Neighbours Small Grants Fund Re-opens for Applications (England) 21st July 2021

Local groups and organisations working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities to improve their communities can apply for grants of £250 to £3,000 from the Near Neighbours Fund. The fund operates in specific areas of Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Black Country, Nottingham, Birmingham, Peterborough, Luton, Leicestershire, West London, and East London. Grants awarded in...

London’s Connected Communities Programme Opens for Applications (London) 13th July 2021

Community organisations are invited to apply for funding to help tackle poverty and inequality in London. The Trust for London’s Connected Communities Programme will provide funding for initiatives which help disadvantaged and underrepresented people to access their rights and entitlements, and to speak out about issues which directly affect them. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however, the average grant will be around £80,00...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 12th July 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK emplo...

North East Humanists Community Fund (North East) 6th July 2021

North East Humanists which is a small registered charity has announced that its Community Fund is now open for applications. Grants up to £500 are available to community groups for projects that will benefit people in communities in the North East of England. Applications are welcome from community groups which give opportunities for people to support each other; are inclusive (in line with the Equalities Act 2010); and are committed to the p...

Funding to Support the Business Events Industry to Restart Domestic Events (UK) 5th July 2021

A new fund supporting the recovery of the UK business events industry from the Covid-19 pandemic will provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting domestic events up to the 17th December 2021. Visit Britain’s Domestic Support Fund provides funding to not-for-profit organisations, including associations and charities, holding meetings or conferences of between one hundred and five hundred people to a maximum value of £15...

New £50 Million Partnership to Boost Funding to Black & Minoritised Community-Led Charities (England) 2nd July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of the Phoenix Way Partners, has announced a new £50 million partnership to boost funding and support to black and minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups across England. The ‘Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels from leaders from black and minoritised communities who will work with the National Lottery Fund to identify t...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 1st July 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible ap...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 1st July 2021

The latest round of the East Midlands Airport Community Fund is open to applications from communities around East Midlands airport. Charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community g...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 21st June 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 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...

The Local Action Poverty Fund (Outer London) 18th June 2021

The Trust for London has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch the Local Action Poverty Fund to support community projects based in the outer borough of London. The fund aims to support community projects on Crowdfunder with match funding up to £10,000 from Trust for London. Eligible organisations should be located and working in outer London; undertaking charitable work to tackle poverty and inequality; actively involving people in their c...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 11th June 2021

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th October 2021. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent living sta...

Funding for Charitable Organisations working with Disadvantaged Individuals (Greater Manchester) 9th June 2021

Funding is available to registered charities and other not for profit organisations working with disadvantaged communities and individuals in the Greater Manchester area. The Charity Service’s Grant Fund will assist with the purchase or supply of amenities, activities or equipment to improve the general welfare of the local community or individuals. The average grant awarded is £1,000, with larger grants of up to £3,000 considered in excep...

Grants to Support Local Communities (Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands) 7th June 2021

Jack’s Supermarkets are inviting applications from good causes within ten miles of a Jack’s store that benefit local communities. Jack’s Supports grant scheme donates proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes chosen by local communities in Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands. Four applicants will be shortlisted to be entered into a customer vote in each store. All groups sho...

Grants of up to £60,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 4th June 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to community-led charities and not-for-profit organisations working to support communities in the most deprived areas of the UK. The Henry Smith Charity's Strengthening Communities programme focuses on supporting the running costs of organisations working at grass-roots level, to ensure that funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas, targeting places that...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 3rd June 2021

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across the UK to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awarenes...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 3rd June 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections....

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Coventry & Warwickshire) 3rd June 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to charities, community groups and social enterprises providing vital services to disadvantaged communities in Coventry and Warwickshire. The Alan Edward Higgs Charity, in partnership with the Heart of England Community Foundation, provides funding for projects and initiatives which help to relieve poverty, and promote economic and community development, and employment. Funding could be used to support sta...

New Charity Launched to Support Underprivileged Communities & Individuals (Greater London) 21st May 2021

A new charity has launched to better the lives of disadvantaged and underprivileged communities & individuals across the Greater London area. The Empower London Foundation will partner with charities and public sector organisations to run educational programmes, provide funding for start-ups and roll out public awareness campaigns to help underprivileged communities, under-realised individuals and disadvantaged children. By raising funds via a...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 21st May 2021

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Grants will provide funding for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities, which should 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,...

Funding for Projects to Improve Local Communities (Northern Ireland) 17th May 2021

Community groups and individuals in Northern Ireland are invited to apply for funding for innovative and creative projects which will change and improve their local community for the better. Energy supplier Power NI’s Brighter Communities programme makes £1000 available each month to communities, charities, individuals aged 18 and over, and sport, youth and all age groups who can propose a project, activity or item which can be realised or...

Match Funding for Community Businesses Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 13th May 2021

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The scheme will help community businesses, providing services or activities that help local people disproportionately affected due to the crisis, by match-funding each £1 raised, to a maximum of £10,000. Power to Change is keen to support new and existing projects in deprive...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged People Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Sussex) 12th May 2021

The Sussex Community Foundation has reopened the Sussex Crisis Fund in a new Support and Recovery phase to support community and voluntary sector organisations working to help disadvantaged people experiencing greater health inequalities and financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support both online or in person activity that reconnects people and communities, offers mental health...

Funding to Support the Third Sector Using Dormant Accounts (Northern Ireland) 26th April 2021

Around £20 million in funding is available from dormant UK bank and building society accounts to help the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and increase their sustainability. The Dormant Accounts Fund NI will award grants of up to £100,000 for between one and three years to support voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations. The Fund will also support larger, strategic...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 30th March 2021

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. There is a two stage application process and stage 1 a...

Scottish Government Announces New £30 Million Third Sector Growth Fund (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Scottish Government is establishing a new £30 million fund to help Scotland’s third-sector organisations access loans to recover and grow. The Third Sector Growth Fund will help charities and social enterprises access loans and explore forms of social investment to become more sustainable in the long-term. The Fund will have three elements: a £15 million Social Catalyst fund will offer investment to...

New Funding Programme for Charities and Social Enterprises to Develop, Grow and to Become more Sustainable (South West) 17th March 2021

The Fore is launching a pilot grants programme for charities and social enterprises in Cornwall in partnership with private funders across Cornwall and the South West. During the pilot, The Fore will provide grant funding of up to £30,000 and pro bono expertise to at least three Cornwall-based charities and social enterprises. The first step towards making an application is to register to attend a virtual application preparation workshops tha...

Competition for Innovative Ideas to Help Local Areas Recover from the Effects of the Covid-19 Crisis (West Midlands) 19th February 2021

Residents, community organisations and businesses with innovative ideas to help local areas recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are being offered the chance to win support worth up to £15,000. The West Midlands Combined Authority’s Community Recovery Innovation Challenge invites applications from anyone with a new idea which will help local communities build back better. Twenty shortlisted proposals will each receive £500...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th February 2021

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. 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 £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not...

Funding to Create Resilient Rural Communities (UK) 5th February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. The Prince’s Countryside Fund will award funding from the Barclays 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Fund to support farming and rural communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19, to expand on new services that have emerged to support the local community during this time and to build future resilience. Applic...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (Wales) 3rd February 2021

The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications.  Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Wales for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000...

Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 1st February 2021

Grants of between £20 and £500 are being made available to local transport schemes in North Somerset which are typically run by local volunteers to provide accessible, efficient and affordable transport for residents with limited mobility. The Quartet Community Foundation will support two types of community transport scheme: community transport groups who provide fully accessible minibuses for a wide range of regular shopping trips, dial-a-r...

Funding to Support the Residents of Cobalt Housing Association (Liverpool) 1st February 2021

Community groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver projects or events which explicitly benefit residents across the Cobalt Housing Association neighbourhoods in North Liverpool. Projects funded by the Cobalt Housing Community Fund must address one or more of Cobalt’s Regeneration Team priorities: healthy living; strengthening communities; cleaner, safer, greener communities; financial inclusion and advice; em...

Dormant Accounts Fund NI Opens for Applications (Northern Ireland) 27th January 2021

£20 million in funding is to be made available from dormant bank and building society accounts to help the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability. The Dormant Accounts Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for between one and three years to support voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit orga...

Community Covid-19 Relief Grants (England) 27th January 2021

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to local projects that support communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, addressing their emerging needs and improving community engagement with public health initiatives. Grassroots organisations, charities, community groups, religious and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding from the Near Neighbours Programme - Community Covid Relief Grants for projects that keep people safe, con...

Funding and Advice to Support Community Spaces at Risk Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic (London) 21st January 2021

Local charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations affected by the pandemic can apply for grants of up to £25,000 of last resort to protect at-risk spaces such as cultural, youth and education centres, and social clubs. A total of £750,000 is available through the Community Spaces at Risk support programme which also provides one-to-one crisis support, specialist business and property advice. Eligible organisations wil...

Funding to Develop and Improve Community Partnerships (England) 15th January 2021

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. During the current Coronavirus crisis, The National Lottery Community Fund will support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. S...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 15th January 2021

Voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland can apply for Technical assistance funding through the Scottish Land Fund. The Scottish Land Fund provides grants to voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings to help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable. Technical assistance grants of £2,500 and £30,000 are available to help prepare to purchas...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 14th January 2021

The Robertson Trust has announced that small charities and constituted community groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000 through the Wee Grants for Wee Groups scheme. To be eligible organisations must have an income of less than £25,000 per year and must fit within the Trusts funding strands. These are tackling the financial and material effects of poverty on people and communities; ensuring people have emotional wellbeing, and confiden...

Expansion of Dormant Assets Scheme to Aid Coronavirus Recovery (UK) 13th January 2021

The Government has announced a major expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme to support the UK as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme, which allows banks and building societies to donate funds to good causes and charities from dormant accounts, will now include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment, wealth management, and securities sectors. More than £800 million will be made available to continue supporting urg...

GEM Road Safety Charity 7th January 2021

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...

Match Funding for Community Businesses Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 22nd December 2020

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The scheme will help community businesses, providing services or activities which help local people experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the crisis, by match-funding each £1 raised, to a maximum of £10,000. Power to Change are keen to suppor...

Funding to Increase the Resilience of Community Organisations (Northern Ireland) 18th December 2020

Voluntary and community groups as well as social enterprise in Northern Ireland will be able to apply for grants of up to £100,000 for up to three years to develop new and creative approaches to becoming more resilient and to increase their capacity and sustainability. This can include supporting measures that will enhance their financial planning; mergers; and skills development, etc. The funding is being made available through the National...

New £4 Million Voluntary Sector Grant Fund (Wales) 11th December 2020

The Welsh Government has announced a new £4 million grant fund to sustain volunteering and community action during recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Third sector organisations working in partnership with the public sector can apply for funding from the Coronavirus Recovery Grant for Volunteering to continue to support and strengthen local communities, build community cohesion, and provide long-term support for the most vulnerable, including...

Updates to National Lottery Community Fund Programmes (Scotland) 10th December 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund for Scotland has announced changes to two of its funding programmes to ensure that communities are better supported throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The Community Led fund which provides grants of up to £150,000 for wellbeing projects, will now support projects of up to three years; and the Improving Lives Fund has increased funding to up to £200,000 for projects lasting up to three years to help people f...

Funding to Extend the Reach of Christian Organisations (UK & Republic of Ireland) 9th December 2020

Funding is available for Christian organisations to extend their reach to a greater number of people who will benefit from their work. Allchurches Trust’s Transformational Grants Programme provides funding for major, multi-year capital projects and equipment. This year the Trust will also fund salaries and other revenue costs. Churches, cathedrals, Christian denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and the Republic of Irelan...

Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (Suffolk) 4th December 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to charities, community groups and other charitable organisations for projects which aim to make social action part of life for as many young people from lower social economic groups as possible. The Suffolk Community Foundation is inviting applications for the #iwill Fund for projects that engage young people aged between ten and twenty, and up to twenty-five for disabled young people, in vo...

Funding for Innovative Social Ideas (Wales) 2nd December 2020

Community organisations and registered charities in Wales can now apply for a share of £1.5 million. Support is available for innovative projects that encourage positive social change. Grants are awarded for up to five years and can fund project activities, operating costs and organisational development costs. To be eligible, projects must be supporting organisations to adapt or diversify to respond to new and future challenges; supporting co...

Funding for Local Community Projects (Greater London & South Wales) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for community projects in Greater London and South Wales. The £40,000 UK Community Challenge is open to a wide range of existing local groups and individuals (once they form a team) or community organisations (including schools) to start new projects in their community, from the portfolio of ideas on the ChangeX website that address digital skills, environmental sustainability and community pr...

Funding to Support the Delivery of the Next Census (England and Wales) 18th November 2020

The Good Things Foundation are looking for organisations which can deliver digital support to people in England and Wales wishing to complete the next census which will be available online between March and May 2021. Working with the Office for National Statistics, the Good Things Foundation will build a network of Census Support Centres to provide support targeted on areas of greatest need, where residents face a combination of digital exclus...

Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales) 21st October 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications for the £2.3 million Local Places for Nature 2020 grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available. Funding must be used to create a natural asset, particularly in areas of deprivation or urban or peri-urban areas, such as flower rich meadows or verg...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (England, Wales and Scotland) 19th October 2020

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across England, Wales and Scotland to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fun...

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK) 13th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,0...

Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (Luton & Bedfordshire) 7th October 2020

Charities, community groups and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support projects which aim to make social action part of life for as many young people from lower social economic groups as possible. The Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation are inviting applications for the #iwill 2020 Fund for projects that engage young people aged between ten and twenty, and up to twenty-five for dis...

Funding to Help Third Sector Organisations & Communities Recover from the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 25th September 2020

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme, supporting third sector organisations and communities through the transition from lockdown to recovery, is now open for applications. Charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises can apply for funding to provide ongoing crisis support, and plan and implement ways to adapt and become more sustainable. The £25m Scottish Government-funded programme has two strands: the Adapt...

New Fund to Support Community Businesses Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 23rd September 2020

Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching a new £5 million package of support to enable community businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their businesses so they can remain financially viable and best serve their local communities during the pandemic’s ‘new normal’. The Community Business Renewal scheme is the second part of Power to Change’s £12...

Funding to Support Local Community Groups & Organisations (South Yorkshire) 7th September 2020

Volunteer-led community groups and organisations responding to their communities’ needs in South Yorkshire can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000 from the South Yorkshire’s Community Fund’s Community Grants Programme. The Programme is made up a number of grant funding pots and will fund a wide range of community activities with preference to smaller, developing, or less well-resourced grass-roots groups and organisations, wher...

Funding to Improve Online Digital Presence for Small Charities (UK) 7th September 2020

UK charities can apply for funding of up to £2,500 to help them improve their online digital presence. The funding is available to charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year to support hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover. Funding will help organisations to build websites and apps, digitise services, and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects which focus on envir...

Funding for Sanctuary Housing Association Residents Affected by Covid-19 (England) 25th August 2020

Sanctuary Housing’s Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England, and is currently prioritising initiatives that are responding directly to the challenges of Covid-19. Charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, and residents’ groups can apply for funding to help with challenges affecting the lives of Sanctuary residents in communities dur...

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund (Wales) 13th August 2020

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 set of...

Phoenix Fund Opens for Applications (England) 12th August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund together with the Global Fund for Children have launched a new £1.4 million fund. The Phoenix Fund, which is now open for applications, will provide grants of up to £20,0000 to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community. In particular...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities & Coronavirus Response (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 7th August 2020

Small not-for-profit organisations and community groups with charitable aims can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 for activities that aim to improve the lives of local people by addressing specific needs and disadvantages within their communities. The Quartet Community Foundation’s Express Grants Programme supports activities which reflect the concerns and priorities of the people they aim to benefit and where possible include t...

Common Call Grants Programme (UK) 7th August 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK based organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black for actions that have a positive impact on deprived communities and are providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financially. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call Covid Fund and is specif...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 5th August 2020

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, 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 between 1 and 3 years and to be eligible the applicant organisation need to have a turnover o...

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund Opens for Applications (England) 4th August 2020

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has joined forces with Company Shop to launch a new £100,000 fund to tackle food poverty within the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas in England. The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund will provide grants to food banks; food parcels schemes; and meal delivery services; etc to support families that are going hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if su...

Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations Affected by Covid-19 (England) 17th July 2020

Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme and will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide ran...

Funding to Help BAME-Led Organisations Access Coronavirus Funds (UK) 13th July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Community Foundations is making a £250,000 Infrastructure Fund available for BAME-led infrastructure organisations that can help other BAME-led organisations apply for National Emergency Trust (NET) grants though their local Community Foundations. Grants of between £50,000 and £20,000 are available to fund work such as the mentoring/supporting of groups; awareness-raising via marketing and communicatio...

Severn Trent Water Community Fund Reopens to Applications (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 3rd July 2020

Severn Trent Water has reopened its Community Fund. The fund will support new projects by local charities, volunteer and community groups, and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent region. Grants of between £2,000 and £250,000 are available to support new projects which make a real difference to the wellbeing of local communities by helping people lead healthier lifestyles and gain new skills, creating better places to live...

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