Community Development

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 14th August 2018

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on Friday 14th September 2018 to apply for grants of £500 upwards to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. Projects that respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the delivery of services and activities to address disadvantage may be supported. Under the themes of reducing health an...

Funding for Community Safety Projects (Essex) 14th August 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Previously funded projects include the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs which received funding through the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex Community Safety Development Fund to provide safe environments for young people to gather, away from threats of drugs, alcohol & crime. The total funding availabl...

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midlands) 13th August 2018

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

Funding for Community Projects Aiming to Reduce Crime and Anti-social Behaviour (East Riding of Yorkshire) 13th August 2018

Voluntary & Community groups and not for profit agencies can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support projects that can demonstrate appropriate consultation and benefit either directly or indirectly to Irwell Valley Homes residents or neighbourhoods. The aim is to fund work that supports local people in finding solutions to local problems and to encourage positive change. The next deadline to apply to the Irwell Valley Golden Foundation i...

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

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

Greggs Foundation Environmental Grants Final Round Now Open to Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 9th August 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects delivered by existing not for profit organisations and schools that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community. Small locally based and community led not for profit organisations who have a Greggs shop in their region and a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum are eligible to apply once per calendar year. The funding is being made available through...

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

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

Grants for Sports, Arts, Leisure and Community Groups (Epping Forest District) 8th August 2018

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

Funding for Improvements to Community Based Healthcare Services (England) 8th August 2018

Grants of up to £2,500 will be awarded to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare. The funding is available to voluntary, community or social enterprise groups that have done some significant patient, service-user or carer involvement work that’s improved healthcare services. The funding is being made available through the NHS Community Grants programme and the closing date for...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 6th August 2018

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £5,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. The next closing date for applications is the 24th September 2018 fo...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 2nd August 2018

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently accepting applications under its Armed Forces Community Covenant Small Grant Scheme. The aim of the National Covenant Fund is to support the armed forces community. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support the integration of armed force personnel within their community and the coordination and delivery of support services. Schools, registered charities, community interest companies, local aut...

The Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 1st August 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants re-opens for applications from the 1st August 2018 until the 31st October 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support specia...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 1st August 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects to help people - ensuring they have the skills, opportunities and rights to improve their lives. To be eligible, projects should focus on the prevention of poverty; promotion of human rights; equal rights; and conflict resolution for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply fo...

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

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

Grants for Community and Voluntary Organisations (Warwickshire) 30th July 2018

Each of Warwickshire’s 57 County Councillors have been allocated a pot of £6000 to support small-scale projects within their division that aim to build community solutions to local issues and improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live there. Particular preference will be given to applications which: Improve community assets and their sustainability; Improve access to services; Improve financial capability; and/or, Reduce lon...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 27th July 2018

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

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 26th July 2018

The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is the 31st August 2018 at 5pm.

Applications Open for Community Safety Grants (Suffolk) 26th July 2018

Voluntary and community groups, charities, Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies delivering services that help make Suffolk a safer place to live, work, travel and invest in can apply for grants of between £250 and £20,000 to support their work. Grants can be spent on core costs & project costs. Projects supported will meet one of five key themes: Volunteering and rural communities; hate crime; business crime; substance misuse;...

Grant Programme Now Open for Projects Benefitting Clarion Housing Group Residents (Various Locations England) 25th July 2018

Charities, community organisations and voluntary groups working primarily for the benefit of Clarion Housing Group residents have until noon on Friday 21 September 2018 to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects offering positive activities, support services or improvements to community spaces. Managed by the environmental charity Groundwork, the funding is available to eligible groups with an annual income of less than £...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 24th July 2018

The next round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream...

New Programme Launched to Use the Arts to Bring About Positive Change in Communities (England) 24th July 2018

A new fund has been launched that will provide funding of between £50,000 and £300,000 to disadvantaged areas in England to use arts and creativity to make positive changes in their community. To qualify, areas must demonstrate need such as having higher levels of unemployment, a higher proportion of children in poverty or lower levels of health compared to the general population. This new programme is a collaboration between the Calouste...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 23rd July 2018

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

Funding for Biodiversity Projects and Community Buildings (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 20th July 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for community buildings and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include village halls, community centres and church halls as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green space...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Disadvantage and Deprivation (England, Scotland & Wales) 20th July 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year who work to reduce the disadvantage of the most deprived people in the community. This can include the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. The funding is being made available through the Greggs Foundation - Local Communities Projects Fund and the closing date for applications is the 28t...

Funding for Community Based Projects (Leicestershire) 20th July 2018

The next deadline to apply for funding through the SHIRE Community Grant programme is he 10th September 2018. The SHIRE Community Grant programme aims to enable voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which directly benefit the most vulnerable people in Leicestershire. Any constituted ‘not-for-profit' community group, registered charity, Town/Parish Council, social business/en...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 19th July 2018

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

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th July 2018

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

NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund To Re-open in September (UK) 19th July 2018

The Natwest Bank has announced that its £2 million Skills and Opportunities Fund will re-open for applications in early September. Charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland will be able to apply for funding of up to £35,000 to help people in disadvantaged communities develop create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves and skills that will enable...

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

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

Funding for Inter Faith Youth Projects (UK) 13th July 2018

Small Grants of up to £500 are available for events organised around Inter Faith Week which is taking place between the 11th and 18th November 2018. Proposals are currently being accepted for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. To be eligible activities must be run by non-statutory organisations e.g. yo...

Building More Integrated Communities: New Funding Announced (England) 13th July 2018

A new £7 million fund to support trailblazing approaches to building more integrated communities has been launched and is open for expressions of interest. Applications are invited from projects or initiatives that help to build integrated communities including those that use sport and physical activity to encourage integration. This new Integrated Communities Innovation Fund is supported through a partnership between the UK Government and Sp...

Funding for Projects that Address Disadvantage and Support Less Popular Causes (UK) 12th July 2018

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,00...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 11th July 2018

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 5th Novemb...

Grants Available to Promote Social Integration (London) 6th July 2018

Community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations have until the 20th August 2018 to apply for grants of £5,000 - £10,000 to run volunteering projects that bring Londoners together and lead to improvements in social integration. To attract funding, the projects should help people to have more opportunities to connect with each other positively and meaningfully, through volunteering on community activities, taking part in s...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 4th July 2018

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

Funding for Projects that Aim to Reduce Inequalities and Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 4th July 2018

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on Friday 14th September 2018 to apply for grants to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. To receive funding projects will need to respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the delivery of services and activities to address disadvantage within specific communities. The level of gr...

Funding Available to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England) 3rd July 2018

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

2019 GSK Impact Awards Now Open for Applications (UK) 3rd July 2018

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for registered charities working to make a positive difference to community health in the UK. Funded by British pharmaceutical company GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund, the awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. The o...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 29th June 2018

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 17th October 2018 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 projec...

Funding Round for New Community Businesses Opening Soon (England) 29th June 2018

Aspiring community groups have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to help them to set up their own community business. The programme supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage. To be eligible to apply, businesses must be locally rooted; accountable to the local community; trading for the benefit of the local community; and delive...

Funding for Town Twinning Projects (UK) 29th June 2018

Round two of the Citizens for Europe programme Town Twinning initiative is now open for applications. Towns, municipalities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities are eligible to apply. Grants of up to €25,000 are available for projects that last up to 21 days, involve at least one EU Member state and encourage and facilitate citizens' wider involvement in the European Union. Apply by 12...

Small Grants Community Programme (Oxford) 28th June 2018

Oxford City Council has allocated £20,000 for the Small Grants Community Programme and has announced two rounds of grant funding. Community organisations, voluntary groups, charities, not for profit organisations and groups can apply for a small grant of up to £5,000 for a project, activity or event that benefits residents living in Oxford. The closing date for applications is the 9th August 2018. Funded projects will address the council’s...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 28th June 2018

Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect their areas. A total of £125,000 is available in this funding round to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment - developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health - su...

The Great British High Street Awards 2018 (UK) 26th June 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched the 2018 Great British High Street Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate local achievements on Britain’s high streets and support the communities in which they live and work. High streets are eligible to win up to £10,000 for their local community, plus the opportunity for their local businesses and consumers to participate in a Visa GBHS Spend & Win Competition, wh...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 21st June 2018

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

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme Opens for Applications (Scotland) 19th June 2018

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

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 18th June 2018

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 publ...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 18th June 2018

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by WREN, a L...

Grants for Communities Affected by Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh) 15th June 2018

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based or working in the areas affected by the operations of Edinburgh Airport have until Friday 6th July 2018 to apply for funding in this latest round. Projects supported can include those focussing on sport and health, environment, education and community events and activities. The Edinburgh Airport Community Board allocates around £120,000 per year in to...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 13th June 2018

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th October 2018 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £7.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent liv...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Bring Together Diverse Communities (England) 13th June 2018

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

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th June 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 6th June 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 30th August 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constitutes not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 5th June 2018

As part of its commitment to make fibre broadband available throughout the UK, BT has made available a £2 million grants scheme for communities with an Ofsted registered school. The Community Fibre Partnerships programme is aimed at the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. Through the programme communities can apply for a match-funded grant of up to £30,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if tha...

Community Engagement in Democracy Grants (Scotland) 5th June 2018

Small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland (those with a turnover of up to £100,000) can apply for grants of up to £300 to help them run an event with a group of five or more people to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. Grants can cover, for example, venue hire, catering costs, childcare costs, travel costs or inclusive communications. Apply by Friday 14th September 2018 for funding from the Scottish G...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 4th June 2018

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

Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK) 29th May 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th October 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas. Projects supported in the past include Fa...

Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset - Safer Dorset Fund (Dorset) 29th May 2018

Community Groups and Voluntary organisations who are working to make Dorset a safer place and increasing public reassurance can now apply for between £100 and £3,000 from the Safer Dorset Fund. The fund has been established to deliver projects that meet one or more of the Police and Crime Plan priorities for 2017 – 2021. The fund is particularly keen to enable innovative projects to get started or to ‘pilot’ initiatives that make a pos...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 24th May 2018

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

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

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

Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands) 22nd May 2018

Locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by Birmingham Airport's operations have until Friday 31st August 2018 to apply for a project grant of up to £3,000. Grants are awarded by The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund for part or full funding for specific project costs or items with preference given to projects that benefit a substantial section of the local community and that take account of the elderly and...

Connecting the Capital (London) 22nd May 2018

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

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 16th May 2018

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates. There are two application rounds each year. The deadline for the current funding round is the 30th Septemb...

New Fund Launched to Support Arts Culture and Heritage Projects (London) 16th May 2018

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

Funding for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence (UK) 15th May 2018

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

Funding to Help Churches Develop High Quality Sustainable Repair and Community Projects (UK) 9th May 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Buildings must have been built as churches originally and 50% of the funds needed must be in place. The funding is being m...

Funding for Communities to Purchase their Local Pub (England) 3rd May 2018

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

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 2nd May 2018

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

New Grant Scheme to Tackle Inequality Across the Capital (London) 2nd May 2018

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

Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands) 1st May 2018

Grants of up to £3,000 to support capital and revenue project costs are available to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by Birmingham Airport's operations. The fund is made available through the Birmingham Airport Community Trust and the Trust will support projects relating to heritage conservation; environmental improvements; bringing communities together through facilities for sport, recreation and leisure...

New Small Grant Scheme for the Northumberland Coast (Northumberland) 27th April 2018

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

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

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

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 26th April 2018

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

Grants for Environmental Projects (North Devon Coast AONB) 25th April 2018

Grants of between £100 and £5000 are available to communities, agencies and businesses to help them to get a great, sustainable project off the ground. Projects supported will take place within the North Devon Coast AONB and address themes of health and wellbeing or Historic Environment and Local Heritage. Grants of of between £100 and £5000 will be awarded at two levels: Up to £500 – via a short application form and Over £500 – vi...

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund (West Midlands) 24th April 2018

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

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Access to Affordable Credit (Scotland) 18th April 2018

A new £1 million fund has been launched to help tackle the high costs paid by low income borrowers in Scotland to high cost credit companies, including pay day loan firms and door step lenders. The new fund will help more people access affordable credit, delivered on a not-for-profit basis by a range of social enterprises. The new Affordable Credit Loan Fund has been set up by the Carnegie UK Trust, in partnership with Social Investment Scot...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 9th April 2018

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

Reaching Communities Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2018

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its Reaching Communities Programme has re-opened for applications. Reaching Communities provide grants of over £10,000 to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need, including hard to reach communities. The fund is available to not for profit and statutory organisations such as local authorities, charities, co-operatives, social enterprise and schools. During this financial £...

New £23 Million Programme to Support for Neighbourhood Planning Re-opens for Applications (England) 3rd April 2018

A new £23 million programme to support communities to improve their local area has re-opened for applications. The My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme has over the last four years, supported over 2,300 local groups to develop a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. In April 2018, both programmes have changed but continue to offer a one-stop-shop for inspiration, information, advice and grants of up to £9,000 to...