Community Development

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 19th August 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 35 pages of the latest funding news.

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th August 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The funding is b...

Safer Communities Fund Re-opens for Applications (Cheshire) 7th August 2019

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire has re-opened the Safer Communities Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to encourage local residents and our communities to get involved in the prevention and reduction of crime. Applications must support crime prevention or reduction or the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan. This could include, but is not limited to, projects that will support victims; protect vulnerable people;...

Funding to Support Community Businesses (England) 6th August 2019

From the 6th August 2919, community groups in England will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 as well as tailored business support to help them develop their community businesses ideas. The funding will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea, and will also give them support and tools to start setting it up. The funding is being mad...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 5th August 2019

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 7th October...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 2nd August 2019

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...

New Community Fund Launched in Wales (Wales) 29th July 2019

Small community led organisations can apply to a new £1,350,000 fund to help build their own capacity and the impact they have on their local community. Two types of grants are available. Small grants £1,000 - £10,000 to enable community groups to make positive changes in response to the specific needs of the community; and Large grants to enable organisations to grow and increase their resilience. To be eligible organisations should have...

Funding for Projects that Benefit Local Communities (Scotland) 29th July 2019

The Scot Mid Cooperative Community Connect Initiative has re-opened for applications. The fund supports projects that benefit local communities in Scotland centred around Scotmid or Semichem stores in its three Scottish regions (North; East; West). Local community groups can apply for grants of up to £15,000. Applications receive votes from Scotmid members every time they make a purchase. Three Groups will be shortlisted. To help members mak...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 26th July 2019

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...

Grant Programme Now Open for Projects Benefiting Clarion Housing Group Residents (England – Various Locations) 25th July 2019

Not for profit organisations such as constituted community groups, registered charities, companies limited by guarantee, PTA or Friends of School groups, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies working primarily for the benefit of Clarion Housing Group residents have until noon on 13th September 2019 to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects supporting residents, delivering local initiatives and improving neigh...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 19th July 2019

Local community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, charities, voluntary groups, and schools can apply for grants of up to £2,500 through the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cumbria’s Property Fund. Property Fund is created from money recovered by the police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, which includes seizures from criminals. The aim of the fund is to support projects that link in...

Funding to Integrate the Armed Forces into their Local Community (UK) 18th July 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Loca...

Grants for Inter Faith Projects Organised by Young People (UK) 17th July 2019

Small Grants of up to £800 are available for events and projects that promote understanding and co-operation between different faiths groups and are organised for and by young people aged 11-25 years. Applications are welcomed from non-statutory organisations e.g. youth clubs, scout and guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations for projects that address common interests. Bids can also be made by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hind...

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

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

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 16th July 2019

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

The Ford Britain Trust (England & Wales) 15th July 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Ford Britain Trust's large grants programme is the 30th August 2019. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 9th July 2019

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

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Develop New Community Energy Business Models (England) 9th July 2019

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has announced that Round 2 of its Next Generation Fund has opened for applications. Through this fund, established and experienced community energy businesses in England have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £100,000 and expert advice to develop local innovative business models in areas such as for example time-of-use tariffs, electric-car charging or battery storage; etc. Next Generation is...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 5th July 2019

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...

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th July 2019

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

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (UK) 4th July 2019

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income. The aim is to generate a regular income that allows community organisations to maintain and invest in community spaces. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation. Orga...

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...

Community Safety Development Fund (Essex) 2nd July 2019

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (Essex) Fund has re-opened for applications. The Fund has a total of £300,000 available as grants of up to £20,000 for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Bids are welcomed for work and projects that are victim-focused and support the PFCC to provide victims with the services they are entitled to under the Ministry of Justice’s Code of Prac...

Funding Available to Support Arts Culture and Heritage Projects (London) 1st July 2019

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

Funding for Town Twinning Projects (UK) 28th June 2019

Round two of the Citizens for Europe programme Town Twinning initiative is now open for applications. Towns, municipalities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities are eligible to apply. Grants of up to €25,000 are available for projects that last up to 21 days, involve at least one other EU Member state and encourage and facilitate citizens' wider involvement in the European Union. Apply...

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 27th June 2019

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...

Call for Proposals - The Networks of Towns (UK / EU) 27th June 2019

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals under Networks of Towns initiative. Through the Networks of Towns initiative grants are available for towns with existing town twinning links to come together in thematic networks that address issues of common concern. Grants of up to €150,000 are available for conferences and workshops that address specific themes, involving towns from four eligible countries. These events should...

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 25th June 2019

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on the 13th September 2019 to apply for grants of £500 or more to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. Projects that respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the delivery of services and activities to address disadvantage may be supported. Under the themes of reducing health and s...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 24th June 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 9th October 2019 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular project...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups – New Pilot Grant Scheme to Be Launched (Scotland) 24th June 2019

The Robertson Trust has announced that it will launch its new Wee Grants for Wee Groups grants scheme on the 27th June 2019. Constituted community group or small registered charity will be able to apply for pilot grants of between £500-£2,000 to support their work. To be eligible organisations can have an income of up to £100,000 per year providing the work is a good fit with the Trusts funding strands. These are: Improving the quality of...

More than a Pub Funding Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 24th June 2019

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 2nd phase of the programme which supported 190 communities and saw 28 pubs open their doors under community ownership from 2016 to 2019. The programme is run by the Plunkett Foundation and supported by Power...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 21st June 2019

Charitable organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to 3 years to increase their capacity to deliver quality services. Grants can cover running costs and core salaries for not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 who work in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside. This is Round 3 of the Greggs...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 18th June 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th October 2019 at 1pm. 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 liv...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 18th June 2019

Community and voluntary groups tackling key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for projects that address one of three themes: Skills; Employment; or Health. Grant requests can include a maximum of £2,000 capital costs. A total of £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects. To apply, organisations need to complete an eligibility sur...

New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 18th June 2019

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster partnerships between public libraries and researchers. Public libraries can apply on their own or in partnership with other libraries. Public libraries are encouraged to bring their own ideas and definitions of these areas and to identify issues which...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 14th June 2019

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

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...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 5th June 2019

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 29th August 2019. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 4th June 2019

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...

New Funding Programme from Power to Change (UK) 3rd June 2019

A major new funding programme to help communities save their local pub through community ownership is due to open in the Summer 2019. To date, the More Than A Pub programme has supported 190 communities and seen 26 pubs open their doors under community ownership since 2016. Community pubs offer a range of services ranging from retail and post office, social clubs and volunteering opportunities. Further details are to be announced in Spring 2019.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England) 31st May 2019

Groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for grants through the Neighbourhood Planning grant scheme. The scheme provides three types of grants. Basic grant funding of up to £9,000 to undertake a neighbourhood plan; additional grant funding of up to £8,000 for those groups meeting specific criteria and grants of up to £10,000 for groups that wish to evaluate the case for bringing forw...

New Fund Available to Social Enterprises (Scotland) 31st May 2019

A new fund for Scotland has been announced that will enable social enterprises, charities and voluntary groups to deliver community projects that make a social impact while also contributing to the wider economy. Organisations will be able to access affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 and £1.7 million from this £17million Fund. The loans take the form of ‘Patient Capital’, a repayable form of investment that can be used fo...

Funding for Physical Activity Community Projects (London) 30th May 2019

A new, one-year rolling programme has opened for funding applications that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. Grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 will be available for projects that should be based around well recognised sports or more informal exercise-based activity such as scoo...

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...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 20th May 2019

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

Near Neighbours Small Grants Fund Re-opens for Applications (England) 14th May 2019

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, have until 11th October 2019 to apply for grants of £250 to £5,000 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 L...

New Fund Launched to Support Social Enterprises (Scotland) 10th May 2019

Social Enterprises, charities and community groups in Scotland that create jobs and protect the environment can now benefit from a new £17 million investment fund to expand and grow their activities. The Scottish Social Growth Fund will be open to new applications and it will provide affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 and £1.7 million to charities and social enterprises. The fund will be delivered by Social Investment Scotla...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 3rd May 2019

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. The next application deadline for the Glasgow Airports FlightPath Fund is the 16th August 2019.

Stepping Stones Fund Relaunches (Greater London) 2nd May 2019

The City Bridge Trust (CBT) has relaunched its Stepping Stones Fund, an award-winning social-investment readiness grants programme delivered in partnership with UBS. Since its inception in 2014, the Stepping Stones Fund has distributed over £3m in grant funding to 77 organisations in Greater London who wish to test out ideas for trading, for property purchase and for redevelopment. The aim is to make organisations more robust, encouraging res...

Funding Available to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England) 1st May 2019

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

Community Assets Programme – Final Deadline Announced (Scotland) 30th April 2019

Grants from £10,000 to £1 million are available to community-led organisations to help them to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through the ownership of an asset such as buildings and land. Whilst match-funding is encouraged, grants can fund up to 100% of activity costs, including staff, training, volunteer expenses, equipment, premises costs, evaluation and overheads. Applicants will need to show clear evidence of community co...

Funding for Community Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 25th April 2019

Local volunteer transport schemes aiming to provide accessible, efficient and affordable transport to North Somerset residents with limited mobility can apply for grants of £50 - £500 to cover a range of outgoings. Eligible applicants will be (typically) volunteer run community transport groups providing fully accessible minibuses for a wide range of regular shopping trips, dial-a-ride, group hire and day trips or car schemes run by voluntee...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 24th April 2019

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...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

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

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

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

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 17th April 2019

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

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

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

Funding for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence (UK) 16th April 2019

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

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 12th April 2019

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 to engage in community relations work. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for community relations work in Northern Ireland. Grants can cover a range of project costs includi...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 9th April 2019

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...

Grants of Up to £75,000 to Improve Village Halls (England) 8th April 2019

The Government has launched a new £3 million fund to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country. Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms. The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The remaining funding comes from a combina...

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 4th April 2019

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

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 3rd April 2019

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

Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK) 20th March 2019

Small charities and community groups are being offered the chance to apply for grants of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. The cash can be used to help support the general costs involved in running new or existing activities and could cover, for example, facilities hire or kit and equipment. To be eligible, organisations must either be in their first year of operation...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 19th March 2019

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 30th August 2019 at 5pm.

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund (Wales) 7th March 2019

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...

Small Grants for Organisations with an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 7th March 2019

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

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 6th March 2019

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

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 1st March 2019

Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be eligible for a grant. Projects invited to apply could benefit from grants that have previously ranged from £2,600 - £32,000. Projects supported will tackle the underlying problems in the local area and make a real long-term difference by transformi...

Funding of up to £25,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland & Wales) 28th February 2019

Not for profit organisations including registered charities, community interest companies, health bodies can apply for funding for projects that are of benefit to the community. This could include improvements to community spaces and building; delivering charitable services such as foodbanks; sporting activities; festivals or events; etc, as well as equipment that can be used by the community. The funding is being made available through the...

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

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

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

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

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

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