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

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

Funding to Build Resilience in Charities & Social Enterprises Serving Black & Ethnic Minority Communities (UK) 11th June 2021

The Ubele Initiative has joined Social Investment Business's £12.5m Enterprise Development Programme as the Black and Minoritised Communities sector partner. Charities and social enterprises serving black and ethnic minority communities will now be able to apply for grants typically worth up to £30,000 along with support from the Black and Minoritised Communities Enterprise Development Programme which aims to build resilience in organisation...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Central England) 10th June 2021

The Central England Co-operative has relaunched their Community Dividend Fund to support good causes, groups and charities in central England. Grants of between £100 and £5,000 (the average grant is £2,000) are available to members of Central England Co-operative for projects that aim to develop and improve communities by supporting access to food; health and wellbeing; inclusion of vulnerable, excluded, or hard to reach groups; and the env...

Funding to Support London’s Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic - Deadline Extended (Greater London) 9th June 2021

The deadline for applications to the Mayor of London’s Designing London’s Recovery programme has been extended to midday on the 30th June 2021. The aim of the Fund is to deliver a collaborative and innovative design-led approach to supporting London’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. Organisations and individuals from across all areas of expertise can apply for a share of £500,000 in funding to help them respond to three key ch...

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

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

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 8th June 2021

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

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 8th June 2021

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 10th September 2021. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted organisation...

Virgin Media O2 Launches £500,000 Fund for Local Charities (UK) 8th June 2021

Local charities can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects and initiatives that aim to either reduce loneliness and isolation amongst disadvantaged communities and promote a sense of community belonging, or inspire positive action to enhance and protect nature and the local environment. The funding is being made available through the Virgin Media O2 Together Fund and priority will be given to charities that use digital technology to s...

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

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

Asda Foundation Launched New Grants Programme (UK) 7th June 2021

The Asda Foundation has launched a new grant to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK during July, August and September. Through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; hold a get-together event such as a...

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

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

Movement for Good Awards 2021 Opens to Applications (UK & Ireland) 4th June 2021

Insurance company Ecclesiastical has launched the 2021 round of their Movement for Good Awards to support good causes in the UK and Ireland. Through the £1 million fund, the company will award £1,000 to 500 registered charities during the first phase of the campaign. Members of the public can nominate charities online and winners will be selected at random. Applicants will also receive a toolkit including social media resources to help them...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd June 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding to Benefit Disadvantaged Communities (South Yorkshire) 2nd June 2021

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to volunteer-led charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit community organisations in South Yorkshire for projects which will make a difference to their local communities. The South Yorkshire’s Community Fund’s Community Grants Programme will support activities or projects that focus upon the advancement of education, promotion of good health or the relief of...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 1st June 2021

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 the past has been around £14,000. The closing date for applica...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 27th May 2021

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

Funding of Up to £10,000 Available to Tackle Social Deprivation (North East) 26th May 2021

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

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Support BME Communities Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 25th May 2021

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community organisations in Scotland can apply for a share of £250,000 in funding to continue delivering services to vulnerable and disadvantaged communities facing racial inequality who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns. The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights will distribute small grants of up to £5,000 or large grants of up to £20,000 from the Comic Relief and National Emergenci...

Boost Choose Now Change Lives programme Opens for Applications (UK) 21st May 2021

Boost Drinks has launched the Choose Now, Change Lives community grants scheme to help groups benefit their local area. The scheme is inviting charities, community groups, local authorities, health authorities, social housing, and other not-for-profit organisations to nominate themselves for a share of the £20,000 grant fund. This could include community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks, etc. Thre...

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

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

Funding to Support Community Based Documentary Film Makers (UK) 21st May 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations in the creative sector to help build an independent UK documentary sector based within local communities. The BFI Doc Society’s Ripple Effect Fund is a new National Lottery funded initiative that aims to help kickstart community based documentary-focused ideas and reach new audiences. All applicants need to demonstrate how their proposed docu...

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

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Grants will provide funding for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities, which should be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding,...

Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 18th May 2021

Community groups, charities and grass root organisations across the UK can apply for funding to raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both. The Home Office is making a total of £500,000 in funding available for phase two of the Windrush Community Fund. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for activities including holding events, producing and distributing marketing m...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 18th May 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust has re-opened for applications. Grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Environmental Bodies that are enrolled with ENTRUST...

£300,000 Grants Programme to Support Communities Disproportionately Affected by Covid-19 (UK) 18th May 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £12,500 are available to UK based Black-led organisations working in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call grants programme and is specifically aimed at supporting charities and social enterprises led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black. Priority will be given to organisations led by people with li...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Birmingham City & Solihull) 10th May 2021

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has re-opened to applications from small community-based organisations in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for local projects that benefit the community and environment through heritage conservation, environment improvement, sport, recreation, and other leisure activities, improving health and well-being. For this round of funding, the Trustees wi...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 10th May 2021

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

Funding for Community Projects Which Benefit Council Tenants (Sheffield) 30th April 2021

To support stronger, successful communities, Sheffield City Council are making grants of up to £2,500 available to local voluntary, community and self-help groups and projects that make a difference in their local neighbourhood. A total of £99,600.00 in funding is available through the Community Fund for tenants and residents’ associations (TARAs) and voluntary and community groups delivering projects that benefit Council tenants. Funding...

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

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

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 23rd April 2021

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

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 21st April 2021

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust is currently accepting applications through its General Fund. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in the Avon and Somerset police force area for projects that improve community safety. This can include protecting local people and property from crime; reducing anti-social behaviour; etc. The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2021.

Funding to Support Projects Which Benefit Local Communities (UK, Isle of Man) 20th April 2021

The Co-op have announced a new funding round to support projects which benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support; support the mental or physical health of a community through...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 16th April 2021

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

Resilient Communities Fund Opens for Applications (Central Southern England) 14th April 2021

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has launched a new £200,000 funding round to support and protect vulnerable communities across the distribution operator’s central southern England network area. Grants of up to £20,000 are being made available through the Resilient Communities Fund to charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations working to protect and enhance vulnerable community members. The fund will also suppor...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 13th April 2021

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

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 13th April 2021

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

Funding for Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 13th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 12th April 2021

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

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 9th April 2021

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

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 8th April 2021

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

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 30th March 2021

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme. There is a two stage application process and stage 1 a...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 29th March 2021

The Ford Britain Trust's large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. 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 between £250 and £3,000 and for grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank...

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

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

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 22nd March 2021

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

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

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

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 10th March 2021

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

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 5th March 2021

The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is 5pm on the 27th August 2021.

Ocado Foundation for Good (UK) 4th March 2021

Ocado has launched the Ocado Foundation for Good with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The programme will support ‘the many rather than the few’ by providing grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas: skills for the future, natural resources...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 26th February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

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

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

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

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. During the current Coronavirus crisis, The National Lottery Community Fund will support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. S...

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEM Road Safety Charity 7th January 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 16th November 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Call Grants Programme (UK) 7th August 2020

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

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

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, East Sussex and West Sussex can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity’s County Grants scheme. Projects can last between 1 and 3 years and to be eligible the applicant organisation need to have a turnover o...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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