Community Development

Grants for Community Projects (London) 23rd February 2024

The Rimini Street Foundation is offering funding to registered charities in London and the surrounding areas through their RMNI LOVE Grant Programme. The Foundation will award five grants of £10,000 to support organisations that deliver impactful projects like open kitchen programmes that provide essential meals to those in need, community support initiatives that empower and uplift local residents, and park clean-up projects that enhance sha...

Funding to Support Third Sector Organisations (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) 22nd February 2024

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council is making funding available to support the work of charities, community and voluntary organisations, community interest companies, and social enterprises in its area. Through the BCP Thriving Communities Funding programme, organisations can apply for either Volunteering & Social Action grants of up to £5,000 to support volunteering and/or social action projects and activities that improve the...

Funding to Support LGBTQ+ Communities (Great Manchester) 21st February 2024

LGBTQ+ charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects and activities that benefit and support the welfare of LGBQT+ people in Greater Manchester. The Manchester Pride grants programme awards funding through the following streams: the Superbia Queer Arts Fund will support Queer arts or cultural events; the Community Fund supports activities that improve the quality of life of LGBQT+...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 16th February 2024

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...

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 13th February 2024

Community organisations and schools in London can apply for small gardening grants awarded by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, neglected sites and green public open spaces in all 33 London Boroughs. Grants of up to £1,500 can be used for a variety of projects, including planting, equipment purchase, benches and churchyard refurbishments; etc. In the past grants have been awar...

Funding to Support Village Hall Improvement Projects (England) 13th February 2024

Village halls across England can apply for grants to improve and modernise their facilities. Launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund will provide capital only grants of up to £5,000 for capital improvement projects to create welcoming spaces that encourage more people to make use of their village halls, and bring p...

Funding for Innovations that Improve Living Standards (London) 13th February 2024

The Greater London Authority has launched a new open call for innovative projects and ideas to help solve key challenges facing the capital and to help increase the living standards of the people of London. The Open London programme will support 90 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to scale their innovations to address challenges in six key areas: transport; environment; health/wellbeing; social care; energy; and housing. SMEs will joi...

Funding for Local Community Projects (UK) 12th February 2024

Charities, schools and community organisations operating within a 15-mile radius of a Moto Motorway Services site can apply for funding for projects and activities that deliver benefits to local communities across the UK. Moto in The Community Trust will fund different types of projects provided they directly benefit the communities where Moto is present or where it has a significant staff catchment. The average grant awarded is £1,000, howev...

Funding to Support Social Action Projects (Bristol) 12th February 2024

Charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to deliver social action projects that improve the lives of underrepresented and marginalised people in Bristol. The funding is being made available by Bristol One City through the Social Action Small Grants Programme, which aims to build community resilience and strengthen mental health & wellbeing by supporting communities to take local a...

Funding Available for Innovative Community Projects (UK) 6th February 2024

Aviva has partnered with Crowdfunder to support small charities and community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their communities and are looking to raise up to £50,000. The Aviva Community Fund will match each donation given, up to the value of £250, to support projects that enhance community resilience, with a focus on two main areas: Climate Action and Financial Wellbeing. This winter, the focus will be on supporting projects with...

King Charles III Charitable Fund Launches New Small Grants Programme (UK) 6th February 2024

The King Charles III Charitable Fund has launched a new Small Grants Programme to support projects that will improve people’s lives and build sustainable communities across the UK. Each year, the fund will allocate grants of up to £5,000 to around 100 community-based organisations, including charities, community interest companies, and parish councils. The fund aims to support small-scale projects that have the potential to create substanti...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Central England) 31st January 2024

The Central England Co-operative has re-opened its Community Dividend Fund to support good causes, groups and charities in central England. Grants of between £100 and £3,000 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 environment. The next deadline for ap...

Funding for Projects that Support Communities to “Be Safe and Feel Safe” (North Yorkshire) 26th January 2024

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...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available to Support Community Projects (Scotland) 25th January 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available through Community Connect, a funding initiative run by Scotmid. Through the programme, financial support is available to local groups and charities for projects benefiting communities near Scotmid or Semichem stores. Projects should be completed within 24 months of receiving the award. To determine funding distribution, Scotmid members play a crucial role by collecting Community Connect votes every time t...

Big Issue Invest Opens New Loans Programme (England) 24th January 2024

Big Issue Invest has launched a new fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact. The Impact Loans England programme is designed to help organisations grow, diversify, or buy new assets. Flexible loans of between £20,000 to £400,000 are available with up to 20% of this amount as a grant, with terms of between 1 to 8 years and an interest rate of between 7.5%-8.5%. There is potential for up to 12 months of initial in...

Grants for Voluntary & Community Energy Efficiency Projects (Northern Ireland) 24th January 2024

Voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for energy efficiency projects. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community Fund - Sustainable Community Buildings programme, to help groups improve the environmental performance of their buildings. The fund will support improvements like solar panels, insulation, energy-efficient lighting, and heat pumps. Applicants...

Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK) 24th January 2024

Funding is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for funding to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or b...

Grants of up to £4,000 Available for Community Projects (Manchester) 18th January 2024

Charities, community groups, CICs, and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £4,000 to support initiatives that foster community unity. The We Love MCR Stronger Communities Fund aims to acknowledge and invest in the diverse and multicultural neighbourhoods of Manchester. The fund is specifically interested in backing projects that align with one or more of the following themes: early years assistance, addressing loneliness and soci...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th January 2024

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 £2,000 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. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

The Foyle Foundation to End its Grants Giving Programme (UK) 12th January 2024

The Foyle Foundation has announced that after 25 years, it will end its Grants Giving Programme in 2025. The Foundation currently awards funding in the areas of the Arts, Learning, Community, School Libraries and Health. Arts and learning charities can apply for grants through the Main Grants Scheme. This can include major building projects. Small charities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 via the Small Grants Scheme; and...

Heart of the Community Awards 2024 (UK) 11th January 2024

Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has launched a new round of their Heart of the Community Awards. The awards will be supporting food pantries across the UK, with a total of £50,000 in funding available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, charity or good cause. The donations of up to £1,000 per store will help food pantries provide essential food and other supplies to people in need. 50 winning causes will be sele...

Funding for Environmental & Community Projects (Wales) 8th January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations working in the Welsh Water area, for projects that benefit local communities. The funding is made available through the Welsh Water Community Fund which supports local projects that protect and enhance the environment, and help improve the health and wellbeing of communities. The Fund has previously helped community groups to purchase new essenti...

Funding for Projects that Strengthen Local Communities (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for local projects that help strengthen communities across England, Scotland and Wales. The Delamere Dairy Foundation will provide support for charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations delivering projects that benefit communities through the advancement of agriculture and environmental protection, by improving the lives of young people and education, and relievi...

New Fund to Help Organisations Grow their Social Impact (UK) 4th January 2024

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced the launch of a new £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact. A mixture of unsecured loans and grants will be available to social organisations operating across the UK, including those with international projects. The funds will be unrestricted, allowing organisations to invest in infrastructure and capacity building, which are often not covered by grant fund...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 3rd January 2024

The Matthew Good Foundation has opened the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £15,000 between five shortlisted projects every three months, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will re...

Grants of up to £18,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 3rd January 2024

Grants of up to £18,000 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 for Projects that Raise People’s Quality of Life (England & Wales) 2nd January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, specialist schools, CIOs, and other not-for-profit organisations including scout and guide groups, and housing associations, that are working to raise the quality of life for people in England and Wales. The Bernard Sunley Foundation aims to provide greater opportunities for the young, elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged by supporting capital projects in the areas of community, education, he...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England) 12th December 2023

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The Trust funds projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to a wide range of organisations including charities, schools, sports clubs. Projects supported will...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 8th December 2023

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 next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2024.

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 7th December 2023

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

Grants Available for Arts, Heritage and Community Grants Projects (London and Kent) 24th November 2023

The Skinners’ Charity Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Arts, Heritage and Community Grants programme. Arts and Heritage projects can include; local heritage projects which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture. Examples of Performing and Visual Arts work are those involved in performances, art, music, and drama activities. Community projects...

Grants of up to £60,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 23rd November 2023

Grants of between £20,000 and £70,000 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...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 22nd November 2023

Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes. Grants of a maximum of £3,000 are awarded to a broad range of projects including, for example, play areas, community fun days, community growing projects, riding for the disabled, that are delivered by not-for-profit organisations. Projects supported must be within a 10-mile radius of the Airport and priority is given t...

Awards for All Increases Maximum Grant Amount (UK) 20th November 2023

Voluntary, community organisations and schools, etc across the UK can now apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All programme. This represents a significant increase from the previous maximum grant size of £10,000. Projects can last for up to two years. The funding boost is intended to support organisations in delivering new or existing community led activities. Eligible projects must addr...

The King Charles III Charitable Fund Announces Funding Programmes (UK) 14th November 2023

The King Charles III Charitable Fund is set to launch its Small Grants Programme in January 2024, continuing the legacy of former initiatives like the Prince's Countryside Fund. This new programme focuses on supporting projects that contribute to the environment, countryside, social inclusion, health and wellbeing, education, heritage and conservation. Each year, the fund will allocate grants of up to £5,000 to about 100 community-based orga...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 3rd October 2023

Organisations with a Community Directplus account at the Co-operative Bank, such as registered charities, co-operatives, and credit unions, 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 £1,000,000 to more than 1,100 local causes. The funds can support special projects and fundraising activities and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 28th September 2023

Small not-for-profit organisations and community groups with charitable aims can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 for activities that strengthen communities experiencing inequalities and disadvantage, or improve the lives of local people who face difficulties and have limited access to appropriate or affordable services and support. The Quartet Community Foundation’s Express Grants Programme supports activities in Bristol, Bath...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Birmingham City & Solihull) 19th September 2023

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has re-opened to applications from small community-based organisations and schools in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £5,000 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. Priority will be given to pro...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 4th September 2023

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 29th February 2024.

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 31st August 2023

Charities, community groups and social enterprises 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 elderly, education and training. The Trust operates on a rolling grants...

Funding of up to £200,000 Available for Community and Environmental Projects (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 21st August 2023

Local charities, volunteer and community groups, schools, colleges and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent Water region can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £200,000 to support new local community projects. The funding is being made available through the Severn Trent Water Community Fund and will support projects that help people lead healthier lifestyles and gain new skills, create better places to live in and use,...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK) 16th August 2023

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grass-roots and local charities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community across the UK. The funding, which is being made available through Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme, can be used to cover projects, core costs, building projects, or essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision for charities w...

Funding to Develop and Improve Local Community Partnerships (England) 2nd August 2023

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools, and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 to help develop and grow partnerships with other organisations to improve their local communities. The funding will support the development of new and existing partnerships, and help organisations address pressing issues such as the cost-of-living crisis and recovery from the COVID-19 pandem...

Local Communities can now Apply for Grants to Help them Develop Neighbourhood Plans (England) 25th July 2023

Local communities in England can now apply for grants of up to £18,000 and technical support to help them develop neighbourhood plans. The grants are being provided by Locality, a national charity that supports community-led regeneration. Neighbourhood plans are documents that set out planning policies for a specific area. They can be used to protect local green spaces, encourage better designed places, and bring forward housing that genuinel...

Funding Available to Support Social Businesses Raise Finance through Community Share Issues (England) 24th July 2023

Community businesses in England that are looking to launch or in the early stage of launching a community share issue can apply for grants and equity match funding of up to £25,000. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Community Shares Booster Fund. Three funding streams are available. Pre-grant support- which provides a few days of support for early-stage activity to get community businesses started. Developmen...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 18th July 2023

Small charities and constituted community groups with an income of below £25,000 per year can apply for grants of between £300 and £2,000 for projects that address the impact of poverty and/or trauma on people and communities in Scotland. To be eligible, projects need to focus on tackling financial and material effects of poverty; promoting wellbeing through befriending, mental health support and other social activities; and providing peop...

Grants of up to £5 Million Available to Foster Stronger Community Connections (UK) 17th July 2023

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new grant scheme, the UK Fund, to support projects that help communities come together and make the UK a better-connected society. The fund is open to UK-based organisations and offers grants of £500,000 to £5 million. Projects can run for up to 10 years. The fund is looking to support projects that strengthen relationships between people, create connections between online and offline worlds...

Scotmid’s Community Grant Scheme (Scotland) 7th July 2023

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...

New £6 Million Fund Launched to Provide Access to Finance to Charitable Organisations (England) 7th July 2023

A new £6 million fund has been launched that aims to improve access to finance for smaller charities and social enterprises. The Thrive Together Fund provides unrestricted funding to support the growth of small and medium-sized charitable organisations and social enterprises that actively contribute to social or environmental causes. Eligible applicants can receive a funding package ranging from £25,000 to £100,000, combining repayable fina...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Community Projects (London) 28th March 2023

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities, CIC’s, CIO’s and voluntary organisations working for the benefit of communities within the City of London and its housing estates across London. The Stronger Communities Fund is part of the City of London Corporation Central Grants programme which aims to help more people to become involved in their local neighbourhood, and encourage a broader understanding of the diverse needs of these...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 15th March 2023

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 funding is being made available through the Glasgow Airports FlightPath Fund. The committee meets approximately once every two mont...

Grants & Loans to Support Community Organisations (England & Wales) 9th March 2023

Grants and affordable loans are available to support charities and social enterprises working to improve the lives of people in their local community. Through the Community Enterprise Fund, Social Investment Business (SIB), in partnership with the Asda Foundation, will award a mixture of grants and unsecured loans up to £50,000 to support community organisations across England and Wales. Loans will be available over four to seven years at an...

Grants Available to Celebrate Important National Events (England) 24th January 2023

The National Lottery has announced that this year, funding will also be available through the Awards for All England scheme to help communities celebrate important national events such as the Coronation of His Majesty the King, the Eurovision Song Contest and the 75th anniversary of Windrush. Awards for All will also continue to make grants of between £300 and £10,000 for up to one year to local community and voluntary organisations for exi...

London’s Connected Communities Programme (London) 14th October 2022

Community organisations are invited to apply for funding to help tackle poverty and inequality in London. The Trust for London’s Connected Communities Programme will provide funding for initiatives that help disadvantaged and underrepresented people to access their rights and entitlements and to speak out about issues that directly affect them. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however, the average grant will be around £80,000 a...

Tesco £1 Million Golden Token Giveaway for Local Charities (UK) 12th October 2022

Tesco are donating £1million to local good causes in a ‘golden ticket lucky dip’ version of its blue token scheme. Starting at 12pm on the 15th October 2022, the Tesco Community Golden Grants campaign will see participating stores each give away a golden token worth £10,000. Shoppers who pick the golden tokens will be able to choose which of the three local good causes in that store’s current vote will be awarded a £10,000 Golden Gran...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 11th October 2022

Charities and organisations working in the Community Transport sector catering for disabled people can apply for grants ranging from £100,000 to £4 million to expand and improve community transport options. The funding which is being made available through Motability, can support staff or volunteer training and costs; the increase in the number of vehicles available in the community to help organisations support disabled people; local, regi...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Community Projects (South & South West of England) 10th October 2022

Housing association, Sovereign, has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch the Sovereign Thriving Communities Fund to support projects that benefit their residents and communities in the South and South West of England. Groups and charities based within three miles of Sovereign homes can apply for up to 50 per cent of their crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £10,000, to support projects that match one or more of the following themes: healt...

Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (England) 5th October 2022

UK Community Foundations has announced the latest round of the #iwill Fund which aims to inspire young people to get involved in social action in their communities. With investment from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Fund will support projects that engage young people in volunteering, fundraising, campaigning and other activities that both benefit their communities and develop...

Funding to Support Community-Led Activity & Wellbeing (Scotland) 4th October 2022

Voluntary and community organisations can apply for funding of up to £150,000 to support Scottish communities to improve the places in which they live and the wellbeing of those most in need. The National Lottery Community Fund’s Community Led Funding programme will support community-led organisations to deliver longer term work as well as shorter term activity such as supporting communities to deal with the cost-of-living crisis. The fund...

New Storm Arwen Resilience Fund Launched (Cumbria, Derbyshire, Lancashire) 30th September 2022

£500,000 in funding is being made available for groups and organisations supporting communities in Cumbria, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and the surrounding areas that were affected by Storm Arwen in 2021. The funding is made available by Electricity North West Limited, through the Storm Arwen Community Resilience Fund, to support vulnerable residents to be better prepared for and more resilient to future emergency and/or extreme weather events. L...

£23 Million in Funding to Support Communities During the Cost of Living Crisis (Wales) 16th September 2022

Charities, voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales can apply for a share of £23 million in National Lottery funding to make a positive impact upon their communities. Organisations can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support them to change and adapt to new and future challenges, including the current cost of living crisis. The People and Places Fu...

Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales) 9th September 2022

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications to the Local Places for Nature grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available. This funding is primarily for projects located or servicing the needs of communities in the 50% most deprived areas; or community food growing projects anywhere in Wales...

Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 22nd August 2022

Grants of between £20 and £500 are available to support 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-ride...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 16th August 2022

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are tackling food poverty; supporting the vulnerable; supporting the elderly; support...

Consultation on Future of £738 Million Dormant Asset Fund (England) 21st July 2022

The Government has launched a public consultation on what future good causes should benefit from £738 million of dormant assets funding in England. Currently, the funding is spent on three social and environmental causes: youth, financial inclusion and social investment. The consultation will be open for twelve weeks to review whether these remain the right causes for where funding from dormant assets can be allocated. The funding is made ava...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th June 2022

Small charities. community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to support projects that benefit their local communities. This could include preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; and supporting marginalised groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Magic Little Grants programme which...

Grants to Assist Families in Need (England - Former Coalfield Areas) 23rd June 2022

Voluntary and community organisations operating in the former coalfield areas of England can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to provide support to low-income families in need. The funding is being made available through the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts Small Grants Programme. The type of projects supported include food poverty projects; information, advice & guidance projects; social groups; projects supporting the homeless or any other p...

Funding to Tackle Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour (Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 10th June 2022

Charities, social enterprises, and community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Bath, North East Somerset and the North Somerset area. The High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust’s Neighbourhood & PCSO Policing Fund will award grants to organisations working closely with their local Neighbourhood Policing Team, including Police Co...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (North Somerset) 9th June 2022

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support community-based organisations addressing disadvantage in North Somerset. The Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Partnership’s North Somerset Realising Potential Fund aims to support local charitable activity where a small amount of funding can make a big difference. The Fund will support local voluntary and community groups and organisations that strengthen and improve the capacit...

Funding to Encourage Volunteering Amongst Young People (London & Essex) 10th May 2022

The Jack Petchey Foundation is making funding available to enable young people across London and Essex to get involved in volunteering projects in the UK. Through the Individual Grants for Volunteering programme, the Foundation will fund up to 50% of the cost of a project, up to the value of £400, to enable young people aged 11-25 to take on new challenges and develop their personal and social development through volunteering in areas such as...

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Relaunched (England) 27th April 2022

To help support the long-term sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has relaunched the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme, with at least £6 million in funding available every year until April 2025. The scheme, which is open to individuals, businesses, local authorities, universities, research institutes or new entrants to the industry, will continue to provide financial ass...

Community Business Crowdmatch Programme (England) 22nd April 2022

Community Businesses in England that are crowdfunding new initiatives and projects can receive match funding from Power to Change up to a maximum of £10,000. The funding which is being made available through the Community Business Crowdmatch programme can be used to help launch new ideas to help local neighbourhoods, help meet increased demand, save community spaces or help bridge a funding gap. The match funding will be on a £ for £ basi...

Business Mentoring & Financial Support Available to Strengthen Community Organisations (Liverpool) 14th April 2022

The Women’s Organisation, in partnership with Power to Change, is offering business mentoring and a financial contribution of up to £1,000 to help strengthen community businesses in the Liverpool City Region. The support is being made available through the Financial Capability Improvement Academy, which aims to help organisations to maximise their impact within the community, build their financial capabilities and develop strong support net...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 13th April 2022

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 25th June 2022. 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 organisations or...

National Lottery Community Fund Begins Review on Future Community Support (UK) 12th April 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has launched an 18-month Strategy Renewal process that will shape how it supports people and communities to prosper and thrive in the future. The process is starting with a six-week anonymous survey which will enable diverse communities from across the UK to join in conversations about their hopes and ambitions and the challenges they face, as well as sharing their views on the best ways lottery fundi...

Funding to Improve the Welfare of Disadvantaged Communities (Greater Manchester) 1st April 2022

Charities, community interest companies, community groups and voluntary organisations can apply for funding to improve the general welfare of disadvantaged communities and/or people living within the Greater Manchester area. The funding is made available through the Charity Service Grant Fund, which will award funding of up to £3,000 for up to three years (£9,000 in total) for activities that focus on emergency support for vulnerable familie...

Funding to Empower Local Communities (Scotland) 29th March 2022

The Scottish Government is making funding available to support community-led regeneration programmes in deprived areas across the country. The funding is made available through the Empowering Communities Programme which includes two targeted funds: the Investing Communities Fund which supports community groups and projects tackling disadvantage, poverty and inequality and the £24.8 million Aspiring Communities Fund which will enable community...

Funding for Projects which Tackle Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour (Cumbria) 11th March 2022

Charities, voluntary and community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, and schools can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for projects which tackle crime and anti-social behaviour across Cumbria. The Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund will support projects which reduce the risk of offending or re-offending, enhance community engagement, provide services to victims and the vulnerable that meet their needs, and create oppor...

New £1 Million Pilot Fund to Support Grassroots Social Movements (UK) 27th January 2022

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is launching a new £1 million pilot fund to support grassroots social movements whose work is vital to systemic change in society. The fund is aiming to provide grant funding, infrastructure and access to resources and networks to support the sustainability of movement work. The Trust hopes to launch an initial funding round in 2022 and then evaluate the process, with work carried out to develop policy, te...

Match Funding of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses (England) 26th November 2021

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses. Crowdmatch will match fund each £1 raised by community businesses to a maximum of £10,000. This could include launching new business ideas to help their local area; to help meet increased demand; save a community space; or help bridge a funding gap. Through this fund Power to Change are particularly keen t...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 19th August 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...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 12th August 2021

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of betwee...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (North Somerset) 12th August 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support community-based organisations addressing disadvantage in North Somerset. The Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Partnership have set up the North Somerset Realising Potential Fund to support local charitable activity where a small amount of funding can make a big difference. The Fund will support local voluntary and community groups and organisations that strengthen and improve the...

New £50 Million Partnership to Boost Funding to Black & Minoritised Community-Led Charities (England) 2nd July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of the Phoenix Way Partners, has announced a new £50 million partnership to boost funding and support to black and minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups across England. The ‘Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels from leaders from black and minoritised communities who will work with the National Lottery Fund to identify t...

The Local Action Poverty Fund (Outer London) 18th June 2021

The Trust for London has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch the Local Action Poverty Fund to support community projects based in the outer borough of London. The fund aims to support community projects on Crowdfunder with match funding up to £10,000 from Trust for London. Eligible organisations should be located and working in outer London; undertaking charitable work to tackle poverty and inequality; actively involving people in their c...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

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...

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...

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....

Funding to Improve the Lives of the Tenants of Jigsaw Homes Group (North West of England & East Midlands) 3rd June 2021

The Jigsaw Foundation are inviting applications from charities, resident and community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and partner agencies for projects which benefit the tenants of Jigsaw Homes Group in the North West of England and the East Midlands. Voted on by tenants through the Foundation’s Jigsaw Rewards surveys, the Community Fund will provide grants of up to £24,999 for projects that make a difference to people�...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...