Community Development

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 19th December 2018

From the 26th December 2018, registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs will be 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...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 19th December 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 10th December 2018

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

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

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

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 6th December 2018

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to early stage charities, social enterprises and community interest groups to help with their development and growth. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. To apply, applicants must register at the start of each funding round (6th December 2018), Numbers for each round are capped and registration are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. O...

Grants for Community Projects (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool) 6th December 2018

Charitable organisations working in the North East of England can apply for grants for community projects in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool. The aim is to help improve the conditions of people living and working in these communities. The funding is being made available through the Sir James Knott Trust. Applications for grants of up to £1,000 can be submitted at any time. Larger grants are also avail...

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

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

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

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

Funding for Projects that Benefit Local Communities (Wales) 4th December 2018

Small, volunteer-driven community groups and community-based charities with beneficiaries in Wales can apply for grants of between £500 and £1,000 to deliver a range of projects and activities to benefit local people and their communities. Grants are available for projects aiming to improving people's chances in life; build stronger communities; improve rural and urban environments; encourage healthier and more active people and communities;...

Small Grants for Local Community Projects (Wales) 3rd December 2018

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust has announced that its Local Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Through the local grants programme, grants of up to £2,500 are available to not-for-profit properly constituted voluntary organisations and charitable organisations working within local communities or within a town in Wales. The funding is available for projects relating to Sport; Arts; Environment; and Community. An applicant...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 30th November 2018

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

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

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

New Fund to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 30th November 2018

Councils and community groups have the opportunity to bid for new funding to hold their own local events to celebrate and commemorate the positive impact of the Windrush Generation on modern Britain. From a total of £500,000, £350,000 will be exclusively provided via local authorities and £150,000 will be available for direct bids from charities and community groups. Grants of £2,500 and up to £25,000 will be awarded for innovative, activ...

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

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

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 29th November 2018

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...

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

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

Funding for Faith Motivated Anti-Poverty Projects (Scotland) 28th November 2018

Local faith groups in Scotland that work with and support the poorest urban and rural communities have until the 13th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that provide hope and alleviate poverty. Applicants can only be accepted by projects which are “motivated by faith (including places of worship and projects working with Faith Leaders within specific communities. The funding is being made available through the...

New £3 Million Fund to be Launched to Support Grassroots Community-Led Organisations (England) 28th November 2018

Intermediary funders with experience of grant making are being invited to apply to a new 3 million fund to make support and make grants to community-led organisations (with an annual income of less than £250,000) within England. The funding is available over two-years. The funding is being made through Comic Relief who are looking to work with one partner to support grassroots organisations in order to bring about lasting social change. C...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 27th November 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until 31 January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; and Education. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants ca...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Announces New £200,000 Fund to Train Faith Leaders (England) 20th November 2018

The government has launched a new £200,000 fund to provide non-theological training for faith leaders and those in pastoral roles in faith organisations. The aim of the fund is to support places of worship in England to have well-qualified, informed and confident faith leaders, who understand their rights and responsibilities, so they can better support their congregations. Applications are being invited from prospective registered charitie...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support Community Energy Companies (England) 20th November 2018

The Power to Change Trust which provides support to Community business in England has announced the launch of its new Next Generation fund. The fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area. The Trust will hold two application rounds, one in winter 2018 and one in early 2019, and award funding and support to five community groups per round. The fund...

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

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

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

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

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 15th November 2018

Community and voluntary groups in Northern Ireland can apply for funding to help co develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Grants may be awarded towards the cost of community events, festivals, residential activities; seminars, workshops or discussion groups; fees for trainers, speakers, artists or facilitators; etc. The funding is being awarde...

Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Charities in Scotland have until the 3rd January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financial inclusion. The types of projects supported include initiatives designed to encourage the involvement in the community of those too often excluded; working with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation; imp...

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

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

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 7th November 2018

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 21st Januar...

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

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

Grants of £50,000 Available for the Repair and Adaptation of Scotland’s Historic Buildings (Scotland) 2nd November 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and Community Councils in Scotland have until 9am on the 11th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Community Development Grant which aims to attract more investment for the conservation and sustainable re-use of Scotland’s architectural heritage; to in...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 30th October 2018

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

Grants to Support Thriving Communities (Staffordshire) 30th October 2018

Not-for-profit organisations based in Staffordshire are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £50,000 for creative ideas that will help to kick-start on-going activities in communities or get new activities off the ground. Grants will be awarded to projects that support families, create thriving places and build strong community networks. There are three funding opportunities, a small and a large fund and a start-up fund. Schools...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 25th October 2018

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 2nd January 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...

Grants for Sports, Arts, Leisure and Community Groups (Epping Forest District) 24th October 2018

Local voluntary and community groups providing community services, cultural or sport activities to residents of the Epping Forest district can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. Grants can cover up to 50% of the costs of new projects or initiatives or ongoing work. The funding can be used to cover a range of expenditure, for example, equipment, publicity costs, new buildings, building repairs and improvements; vehicles;...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 23rd October 2018

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

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

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

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

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 9th October 2018

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th February 2019 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £7.5 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 li...

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

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

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 5th October 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 4th September 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Small Grants Community Programme (Oxford) 20th August 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecting the Capital (London) 22nd May 2018

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

New £5 Million Fund for Social Enterprises (Yorkshire and Humberside) 26th April 2018

Key Fund, an investor in community and social enterprises, plans to invest £1m every month for the next five months through a combined loan and grant package to help finance new business ideas or existing business growth for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Grants will be at the discretion of the Key Fund, but typically make up 10 percent of the loan taken. Applicants don't need assets or even necessarily experience, the...