Community Development

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK) 25th November 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Social Investment Business have launched a Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for social enterprises and charities which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 without requiring personal guarantees and charging no interest fees or interest for twelve months. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal busine...

£1.4 Million Funding to Develop Local Social Prescribing Activities (England) 25th November 2020

The National Academy for Social Prescribing and Arts Council England have announced the launch of a new £1.4 million Thriving Communities Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities across England. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Funding will encourage partnerships led by voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise group...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) 24th November 2020

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 specific areas of 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 communi...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside) 24th November 2020

The Health Lottery North West 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 specific areas of Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also su...

Funding Available to Help Community Businesses Raise Community Shares Capital (England) 24th November 2020

Community businesses that want to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, or expand their business in response to Covid-19 can apply for grant funding of up to £5,000 and matched equity investment of up to £25,000 through the Power to Change ReBoost Fund. A total of £375,000 is available. Additional business development support may also be provided where required, and will be prioritised to help community businesse...

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 for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 20th November 2020

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives...

Funding of Up to £10,000 Available to Tackle Social Deprivation (North East) 19th November 2020

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...

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 18th November 2020

Charities, community groups and social enterprises that can demonstrate that their aims have identifiable public benefit in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool can apply for funding to the Sir James Knott Trust. Special consideration will be given to charitable activities that are known to have been of interest to Sir James Knott including military and maritime organisations, youth clubs, projects to help the e...

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK) 18th November 2020

Not for profit groups and settings such as local community groups, nurseries, schools, care homes, housing associations, and charities, etc can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds. The funding is being made available through Food for Life Get Together initiative and the aim is to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce ex...

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...

The New National Lottery Infrastructure Programme (UK) 18th November 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £400,000 Infrastructure Programme. The programme is designed to support established and newly emerging Infrastructure organisations that support other local and regional voluntary and community sector organisations, networks, groups and/or communities. The overall aim of the programme is to help Infrastructure organisations become stronger, more resilient and responsive to the changing...

Funding for Community Improvement Projects (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) 12th November 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) is making grants of up to £300 available for community improvement projects in Blaenau Gwent, Wales. Groups of three people or more who have never received a grant from the NLCF can apply for funding from the Blaenau Gwent Grant Programme to pay for things that will help the community to thrive such as equipment, one-off activities, training costs, volunteer expenses, running costs, and travel. The p...

Funding for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 9th November 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 26th June 2021. Funding could be used to cover road closures requi...

Funding to Tackle the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on BAME Communities (England) 5th November 2020

Small Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) -led charities, voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises in England can apply for support to help tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Voice4Change England’s Covid-19 Partnership Fund will provide organisations with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of th...

Comic Relief Launches Global Majority Fund (UK) 5th November 2020

Comic Relief have launched a new £2.1 million Global Majority Fund to assist with Covid-19 response work within communities experiencing racial inequality. The Fund will make 10-15 investments of between £150,000 - £250,000 to charities, voluntary and community organisations and other not-for-profit groups for up to 18 months to organisations. These intermediate organisations will use the investment to make grants to smaller local organisa...

Community Business Trade Up Programme Opens for Applications (England) 4th November 2020

The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced that its Community Business Trade Up programme is open. The programme is open to community businesses in England that exists to improve their local neighbourhood, village or town and who want to recover and rebuild their income from trading and pandemic proof their business. The programme will provide community businesses the support and funding needed to adapt, digitise and diversify their...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 2nd November 2020

The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 30th October 2020

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...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England) 27th October 2020

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, West Sussex and Lincolnshire 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 community and voluntary organisations that a...

Funding to Provide Health and Wellbeing Services for Disadvantaged People (North Somerset) 26th October 2020

Local charities, and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations providing health & wellbeing services for disadvantaged people in North Somerset can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The North Somerset Community Partnership Grant has been set up by the Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Community Partnership to support small community-based organisations which help people disadvantaged by poverty, disability, age,...

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...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 20th October 2020

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 newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among...

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...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th October 2020

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...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 14th October 2020

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 Avon and Somerset for projects that improve community safety. This can include protecting local people and property from crime; reducing anti-social behaviour; etc. The closing date for applications is the 30th November 2020.

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...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 12th October 2020

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 2nd February 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 st...

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...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 6th October 2020

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...

Recovery Fund to Support Local Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (West England) 6th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Wessex Water are launching a Recovery Fund for projects which support and strengthen communities adversely affected by the crisis. Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charities, voluntary and community groups, town and parish councils, and schools based and working in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire which are responding to the needs of people in their commu...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 5th October 2020

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses to Improve their Trading (England) 2nd October 2020

Community Businesses in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve their income from trading and to improve their impact and sustainability. The funding which is being provided through the Community Business Trade Up Programme aims to enhance the skills of those who run Community businesses. In addition to the grants, the scheme includes a learning programme of 12 days spread over nine months. The programme is open for applic...

Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants to £18,000 (England) 2nd October 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that grants available to help communities in urban and deprived areas plan their local neighbourhoods will almost double to £18,000. The grants which are made available through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme provides funding to neighbourhood planning groups who shape planning decisions in their area – such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green sp...

Near Neighbours Small Grants Fund Re-opens for Applications (England) 30th September 2020

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 £3,000 from the Near Neighbours Fund. The fund which operates in specific areas of Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Black Country, East Midlands, Birmingham, Peterborough, Luton, West London, and East London. Grant...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 28th September 2020

Registered charities and organisations with a charitable purpose within the greater Bristol area can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Society of Merchant Venturers Charity. The primary areas supported are social needs; youth; education; environment; social enterprise; health care; culture and the arts; and projects that will benefit greater Bristol and its economic development. The charity meets four times a year, typically in J...

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...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 24th September 2020

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...

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 for Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 22nd September 2020

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local...

Community Shares Booster Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England) 17th September 2020

Funding is once again available from the £3 million Community Shares Booster programme which is being managed by Power to Change. This is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England. The programme provides existing community businesses that are either planning to make or have recently launched community shares offers with match funding of up to £100,000 in equity investment made on equal terms...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 15th September 2020

Constituted not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community. This can include community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas; recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. The funding is being made available through the Veolia Environmental Trust and to be eligible to apply, the applicant organisati...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 15th September 2020

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) 10th September 2020

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 26th February 2021 at 5pm.

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 9th September 2020

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...

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...

More than a Pub Funding Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 20th August 2020

Rural and urbarn communities that wish to take over the ownership of their failing local pub can apply for loan and grant funding of up to £100,000 as well as business development support through the More than a Pub programme. This is the latest phase of the programme which helped 58 pubs open their doors under community ownership from 2016 to 2020.  The programme is run by the Plunkett Foundation and supported by Power to Change. A total...

Enovert Community Trust (England) 14th August 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 11th December 2020. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted organisations...

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...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th August 2020

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...

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...

Screwfix Foundation Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 16th July 2020

The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprive...

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...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 9th July 2020

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 £150,000, the organisation mus...

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...

Funding to Support the Residents of Cobalt Housing Association (Liverpool) 1st July 2020

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...

Funding to Support Local Charitable Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (West of England) 23rd June 2020

Registered charities, voluntary and community groups, Community Interest Companies, and town and parish councils can apply for funding to enable ongoing service provision to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged affected by coronavirus in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. Through the Coronavirus Recovery and Stabilisation Grant Programme, the Quartet Foundation will provide grants of up to £...

Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 19th June 2020

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 Provide Health and Wellbeing Services for Disadvantaged People (North Somerset) 10th June 2020

Local voluntary, community, charity and social enterprise organisations providing health & wellbeing services for disadvantaged local people in North Somerset can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The North Somerset Community Partnership Grant has been set up by the Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Community Partnership to support small community-based organisations which help people disadvantaged by poverty, disability, age,...

Funding to Support Community Pubs Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 2nd June 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Power to Change has suspended all current funding programmes to focus on supporting community businesses affected by the crisis. The Trust has now made small grants of up to £2,000 available to support community pubs in England who have experienced a reduction in income due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The aim of the Fund is to help them to adjust their activities, and provide redesigned services and community...

Lloyds Bank Foundation Announces Changes to it Grant Making in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic (England and Wales) 1st June 2020

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced changes to their grant making programmes in response to the Covid-19 crisis. These changes include fast tracking those organisations that have already made significant progress with their application. However, the Foundation will only fund projects for 12 months. These charities have also been able to access organisational development support as they made their applications. The foundation has also s...

Coronavirus Community Support Fund Opens for Applications (England) 26th May 2020

The Government’s new £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has opened for applications. The fund which is being administered through the National Lottery Community Fund has two key objectives. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis; and to reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the finan...

Funding to Support Creative and Culture Businesses (Northern England) 21st May 2020

A combination of grants or loans of up to £150,000 are available to support creative and culture businesses that are having a positive social impact within disadvantaged communities across the North of England. The funding which has been made available through the Northern Culture Regeneration Fund is available to businesses operating in the eleven northern Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas and will provide access to investments with u...

Funding for Properties Occupied by Charities Affected by Covid-19 (Scotland) 20th May 2020

More than 3000 properties occupied by charities, including day centres, workshops and halls, can now apply for a share of an additional £31 million of Scottish Government funding to help with pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized charities which are experiencing financial difficulties due to loss of revenue during the crisis can apply for grants of £10,000 through the Small Business Grant Scheme. Grants of £7,500...

Funding to Support Voluntary and Community Groups Responding to the Coronavirus (Cheshire West and Chester) 18th May 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council have launched a £500,000 Community Response Fund to help voluntary organisations, community groups, and small charity or not-for-profit organisations continue to provide much needed support to communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Applications for funding of £500 or over will be considered, and it is expected that most grants will be in the region of £2,000. Groups must show that they are provid...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (Worcestershire) 6th May 2020

Local charities, parish and town councils, churches, and voluntary and community groups with charitable aims can apply for emergency funding of up to £5,000 to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by coronavirus in Worcestershire. Initially, funding from the Worcestershire Community Foundation Covid-19 Fund will be aimed at providing emergency grants to coordinated volunteer programmes, and those services experiencing an incre...

Funding to Support Community Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus (England) 5th May 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Power to Change have launched a £12 million crisis support package to provide immediate and medium-term support for community businesses supporting the vulnerable and isolated in England. The emergency package includes £7 million in rescue funding, which offers grants of up to £25,000 to contribute to trading incomes losses incurred between April and June 2020. This will initially be available to cur...

Funding to Bring Communities Together Regardless of Faith or Race (England) 1st May 2020

The Ministry of Housing has launched a £2 million Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme to support projects that bring communities together, regardless of faith or race. Charities and other established community organisations as well as consortiums can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 for projects lasting nine months The aim of the scheme is to support organisations that are working to bring different faith and ethnic gr...

Funding to Support Local Communities (Leeds) 1st May 2020

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals, community activists and small voluntary groups looking to develop and/or implement ideas that improve the lives of disadvantaged residents in Leeds. The Leeds Community Foundations’ Leeds Fund: Micro Grants will provide funding for new or existing volunteer led activities which aim to address inequalities and create opportunities for those most in need, such as children and young people, pe...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Greater Manchester) 27th April 2020

Forever Manchester has made grants of up to £5,000 available to constituted community groups to support those most affected by coronavirus in the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. The focus of the Community Support Fund is to keep communities strong and connected by promoting positive actions and improving wellbeing during the crisis. As local groups will know their communities the best, funding can be used in whatever way they feel would b...

Funding to Support Community Groups and Organisations (Outer London) 24th April 2020

Local community groups and organisations based and working in outer London can apply for match funding of up to £10,000. The Connected Communities Matchfund is expanding its criteria to include charitable projects providing support for those affected by Covid-19, but will continue to fund projects that support people on low incomes, address local problems and are led by communities that will benefit from the work. Applications are particularl...

Funding to Support Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK) 22nd April 2020

The Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Response Fund to support registered charities that ate helping local communities affected by the coronavirus. Funding will support groups and activities that help vulnerable people who are self-isolating, co-ordinate community response, provide emergency support such as food banks, help with loss of income and ensure health and wellbeing is maintained. The £10...

£100 million Programme of Loans and Investment for Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 20th April 2020

Charities and, social enterprises in disadvantaged areas facing financial hardship and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus will be able to apply for emergency funding from a £100 million programme of loans and investment. The emergency package is made up of a £25 million Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund to provide emergency loans with no fees or interest for the first twelve months; £29 million for smaller, emergency loans t...

The National Lottery Community Fund – COVID-19 Response (England) 15th April 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that its Awards for All England funding programme will remain open to all applications but, for the next six months, will prioritise applications from voluntary and community groups that need help to respond to Covid-19. Grants of between £300 to £10,000 will be available to existing grant-holders and is available to help with costs such as running costs, equipment, one-off events, staff and...

The National Lottery Community Fund – COVID-19 Response (Scotland) 15th April 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that its Awards for All Scotland funding programme will remain open to all applications but, for the next six months, will prioritise applications from voluntary and community groups, and public sector organisations that need help to respond to Covid-19. Current grant-holders that support high risk people, and which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services can apply for grants...

New Government Funds to Provide Support for Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Wales) 15th April 2020

The Welsh Government has announced two new funds to help charities, community groups and social enterprises affected by the Coronavirus. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available through the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund to help organisations maintain or increase activities that support the vulnerable and disadvantaged in their communities. The second fund, the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales, will involve a blend of 75...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable People Affected by the Coronavirus (Cheshire and Warrington) 3rd April 2020

Charities, social enterprises, voluntary groups, and parish and town councils, can apply for emergency funding of up to £5,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in Cheshire and Warrington. Funding from the Cheshire Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Grants Programme will support activities that help vulnerable people self-isolating, coordinate community response, support volunteers, and provide emergenc...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Groups Affected by the Coronavirus (Tyne & Wear and Northumberland) 3rd April 2020

Small local charities and community organisations can apply for funding to support the most vulnerable affected by coronavirus across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Through the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, the Tyne & Wear Community Foundation and its partners will provide support in two stages: response and recovery. Initially, funding will be provided to organisations who have previously received support from the Foundation who ar...

The Kent Community Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund (Kent & Medway) 2nd April 2020

The Kent Community Foundation has made grants of up to £10,000 available to community groups, charities, and voluntary and smaller grassroots organisations to help the elderly and most vulnerable affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Kent and Medway. The focus of the Coronavirus Emergency Fund will be on reducing the potential for loneliness and isolation, ensuring wellbeing is maintained and keeping people connected with the outside world....

Funding of £20 Million to Support Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Scotland) 1st April 2020

In response to the Coronavirus, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has announced a £20 million Third Sector Resilience Fund. Grants of between £5,000 to £100,000 are available to charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland who are at risk of closure or are unable to deliver services as a direct result of coronavirus. The Third Sector Resilience Fund is delivered by Firstport,...

Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK) 31st March 2020

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Through this fund smaller charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities. The funding is available to help with core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or...

Small Grants for Organisations with an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 26th March 2020

Small not for profit organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London can apply for grants of £1,000 and £10,000 per year for up to three years. 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 health and...

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 17th January 2020

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...

Severn Trent Announces Launch of its Community Fund (East and West Midlands) 27th November 2019

From January 2020, local projects, charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region will be able to apply for a share of £10million of funding which is being made available over the next five years. Funding will be available for projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills; help create better places to live in and use; look after the natural environment; give people greater access to that environment or hel...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 18th October 2019

Local community-led grassroots groups and organisations can apply for funding for projects that break down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and help to build a more cohesive and inclusive community. This could be a housing estate or a distinct community. The funding is being made available through the Allen Lane Foundation’s Social Cohesion Programme. The Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in comm...

Funding for Innovative Social Ideas (Wales) 8th October 2019

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 innovative and test new approaches which tackle a new or emerging issue or new approaches which aim t...

Comic Relief Community Fund Launched (England) 19th September 2019

Comic Relief has launched its Community Fund. Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding to help them develop their organisation through a Capacity Building Grant of up to £500 or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant of up to £4,000. This new funding programme aims deliver long lasting community driven change. Both funding programmes accept applications on a rolling basis...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 2nd July 2019

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 re...

Grants for Community Projects (Lancashire) 14th June 2019

Community groups, charitable companies and charities can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to support them in making where they live a safer and better place. This small grant scheme aims to assist groups in tackling local concerns such as protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and reoffending, anti-social behaviour and re-offending, supporting vulnerable people and victims and developing safe and confident communities. There are no dea...

North Somerset Community Partnership Fund Grant (North Somerset) 23rd May 2019

Voluntary and community groups and organisations in North Somerset have until 26th June 2019 to apply to the current round of the North Somerset Community Partnership Fund. Projects and activities funded will benefit the health or wellbeing of people in North Somerset who are disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, location or culture. Work supported should reflect the concerns and priorities of the target beneficiaries and fit well wit...