Community Development

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 6th December 2019

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until 5pm on the 28th February 2020 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 socia...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 5th December 2019

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 1st March 2020.

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th December 2019

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects 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. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful with those located near to a Greggs shop most likely to receive awards. The funding is being made...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 3rd December 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...

Community Safety Development Fund (Essex) 3rd December 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...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England) 3rd December 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...

Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales) 2nd December 2019

Grants of up to £250 are now available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment. Funding is focused on education, the environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to Ford locations in the UK. The Small Grants programme has been made available through the Ford Britain Trus...

Armed Forces Day Funding (UK) 29th November 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for events that are organised within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June 2020 (20th June 2020 – 5th July 2020). To be eligible events must have “Armed Forces” in the title, be relevant to today’s serving armed forces, have free access to members of the armed forces family, and must not be centred around fundraising or recruitment. Grants can be used to pay for road closures, dec...

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 27th November 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...

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...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 26th November 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...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 26th November 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...

Funding of up to £2,000 for Community Projects (England, Wales and Scotland) 25th November 2019

From early January 2020, community groups and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £2000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social...

Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 25th November 2019

The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit organisations. There are two grant rounds per year and in 2020 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 21st January - 4th...

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 20th November 2019

Charities with community projects that can demonstrate that their aims have identifiable public benefit in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool can now apply for funding of up to £4,500. The funding has been made available by the Sir James Knott Trust and special consideration will be given to charitable activities that are known to have been of interest to Sir James Knott including military and maritime organi...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (North West) 19th November 2019

The Health Lottery East Midlands has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups in certain areas of the East Midlands region of England for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 15th November 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...

Funding for Physical Activity Community Projects (London) 15th November 2019

Not for profit organisations, informal groups and individuals can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 for activities that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. The funding is being made available through the Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund and will support recognised sporting activities a...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 15th November 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...

Funding Available to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England) 14th November 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...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 14th November 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.  The aim of the fund is to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application to be successful it must meet at least one of the following objectives: bring the c...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 11th November 2019

The Robertson Trust has announced that its Wee Grants for Wee Groups scheme will close for applications at 5pm on the 17th December 2019. Until then, constituted community groups and small registered charities can apply for 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 th...

The Mayor of London UEFA EURO 2020 Grants Programme Opens for Applications (London) 11th November 2019

The UEFA EURO 2020 is coming to London. As part of the Mayor’s strategy for sport and social integration, the Mayor of London UEFA EURO 2020 Grants Programme will see up to £525,000 invested into community events and projects around the city. The aim of the Grant programme is for all Londoners to have the chance to engage with EURO 2020 by creating positive, meaningful opportunities for local communities across the capital. Successful grant...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Enhance Community Relations (Northern Ireland) 8th November 2019

The Community Relations Council has announced that the Community Relations / Cultural Diversity Grant Scheme is open for applications. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. The Community Relations Council, with the support of Government, has established a fund of approximately £400,000 to spend each year on community relations projects. This funding is intended to help community/voluntary groups throughout Northern Ireland develop their cap...

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund (Wales) 7th November 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...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Charities to Supporting Vulnerable People (Scotland) 4th November 2019

Registered Charities in Scotland with an income less than £1 million per annum can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 over one year to support vulnerable people. The funding is available for charities that address disadvantage or social exclusion. This can include homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health...

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 29th October 2019

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises based in South Wales can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education and strengthen disadvantaged communities. To be eligible organisations will need to have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. Grants can cover revenue and capital c...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 29th October 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £1million are currently available to allow voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland to take ownership of land and buildings to help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable. The Scottish Land Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund and Highland and Islands Enterprise. Priority will be given...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 25th October 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...

Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales) 24th October 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening. Funding could cover, for example, site prep...

Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 22nd October 2019

Councils and community groups have the opportunity to bid for funding to hold their own local events to celebrate and commemorate the positive impact of the Windrush Generation on modern Britain. A total of £500,000 is available for bids from charities and community groups. Grants of £2,500 and up to £25,000 will be awarded for innovative, active community engagement projects making a positive impact in at least one of three areas: celebrat...

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...

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 14th October 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 for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 11th October 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 11th December 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 proje...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 9th October 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 12 noon on the...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 9th October 2019

Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in 2017 was £14,292. The closing date for applications is the 5pm...

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...

Community Shares Booster Programme (England) 8th October 2019

Funding is still available from the £3million 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 with o...

Home Secretary Launches £25 Million Fund to Prevent Burglary and Theft in Crime Hotspots (England and Wales) 8th October 2019

A new £25million fund has been announced to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime hotspots. The Safer Streets Fund has been made available by the Home Office and Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales will be able to apply for funding for measures aimed at preventing acquisitive crime in disproportionately affected areas. Initiatives could target vehicle theft, robbery or burglary, among other crimes, and could i...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 7th October 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th February 2020 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 li...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 7th October 2019

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 and Nottinghamshire 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...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 4th October 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 eli...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 2nd October 2019

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...

National Lottery Community Fund Announces New £7.5 Million Fund (UK) 24th September 2019

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that it will be making a special £7.5 million pot of funding available to mark The National Lottery’s 25th birthday. The fund, CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994. Thanks to National Lottery players, £40 billion has been raised for good causes so far, funding over half a million (...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group...

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...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 6th September 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 28th February 2020 at 5pm.

Sovereign Launches £60,000 Fund in Partnership with The Good Exchange (South East and South West England) 6th September 2019

Not-for-profit online matching platform The Good Exchange has partnered with Sovereign, one of the largest housing associations in the UK, to launch a new £60,000 fund for community investment across the south of England. Communities and charities in Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight - located within a 3 mile radius of the areas where Sovereign has homes - are encouraged to appl...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Community Projects (UK) 23rd August 2019

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced that the Tourle Foundation Fund will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2019. The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people within the the UK. To be eligible to apply, organisations must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people and have an annual income of below £100,0...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...