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Grants to Help Older People and Adults with Disabilities Lead More Fulfilling Lives (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th April 2024

Funding of between £100 and £2,500 is available for individuals and small community groups to help older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. The funding which is being made through the Barchester's Charitable Foundation focuses on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and...

New Fund for National Partnership to Support Newly Released Prisoners (Scotland) 16th April 2024

The Scottish Government is making funding available to establish a single, national partnership of voluntary sector organisations to provide throughcare support to people leaving prison after a short sentence or a period on remand. Applications are sought from groups of at least five organisations working collaboratively to deliver services that support people to resettle into the community after release. This could include finding a home, pro...

Funding to Support Migrant Justice (UK) 16th April 2024

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is making grants of up to £60,000 per year (over 3 to 5 years) available to support not-for-profit organisations working towards migrant justice in the UK. The Migration Fund aims to support organisations to build on their services to strengthen relationships with migrants and diaspora communities, and help them plan for positive change. The Foundation will consider applications for core funding and funding dedicate...

Match Funding Campaign to Support Vulnerable & Underrepresented Women & Girls (UK) 16th April 2024

The Big Give has opened a match funding campaign to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in the UK. The Women and Girls Match Fund is making up to £10,000 in match funding available to enable charities that are led by and for women and girls to run their own match funding campaign during one week in October. Priority will be given to applications from charities that ar...

Grants to Support Individuals and Families Living in Temporary and Emergency Accommodation (London) 15th April 2024

The Stef & Philips Foundation is offering grants to individuals and families residing in temporary and emergency accommodation in London, including single-parent households and care leavers transitioning to independent living. Grants are available for essential home or family items, training and education, recreational trips for children, and community initiatives that foster social inclusion and well-being. Two grant types are provided by the...

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Announces New Grants Strategy (UK) 12th April 2024

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund has announced its new grants strategy for 2024. This year, the Trust is looking for projects focusing on vulnerable young women and girls across the UK who have been in the criminal justice system or who are at a high risk of entering it. The aim of the funding will be to either reduce the number of young women or girls who reoffend, or reduce the number of those who receive a first conviction. This funding opportu...

Grants Available to Protect Family Finances from Climate Change and the Impact of Net Zero Policies (UK) 11th April 2024

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for funding for strategic work that will protect and improve the finances of people on low-to-middle incomes as the UK adapts to climate change and works towards meeting Net Zero targets. The abrdn Financial Fairness Trust’s Climate Change and Household Finances in the UK grant programme invites proposals from organisations seeking...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 10th April 2024

Not for profit organisations working towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which received...

Funding to Provide Short Breaks for Carers & the People they Care For (Scotland) 10th April 2024

Third sector organisations across Scotland are invited to apply for a share of £1.1 million in funding to deliver short breaks projects and services that support the health and wellbeing of both carers and the people they care for. The Creative Breaks programme, administered by Shared Care Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, will award 12-month grants to fund activities that enable carers and the people they care for to take a brea...

Funding to Support the Human Rights Sector (Scotland) 10th April 2024

The Corra Foundation has announced that it will be launching a new fund to support the human rights sector in Scotland. The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland will help realise and defend rights, and tackle issues affecting people’s daily lives. The Fund will focus on people whose rights are most at risk, such as those facing issues around poverty, housing, education, health, racism, and disability. The funding is intended to help or...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 9th April 2024

Small grants of up to £500 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. The funding which is being made available through the charity Friends of the Elderly assists individuals and couples who are of or over the state pension age, have savings of less than £5,000, and do not meet the criteria for other funders. The funding aims to assist with various needs such as purchasing a new fridge, payi...

New £100,000 Fund Launched to Improve Public Safety (Essex - excluding Southend and Thurrock) 9th April 2024

Essex County Council has launched a new grant scheme to improve public safety and address violence and vulnerability in local communities. The Community Safety Initiative Fund will allow charities, community groups, town and parish councils, and other not-for-profit organisations to bid for grants of between £500 and £2,000 to help reduce anti-social behaviour and fund initiatives to enhance public safety in their community. Projects could,...

Funding to Reduce the Likelihood of Children Becoming Involved in Crimes (England & Wales) 9th April 2024

A £3.5 million fund has been launched to evaluate the effectiveness of psychological therapies delivered to children across England and Wales, who are at risk of becoming involved in crime and violence or those already involved in the youth justice system. The funding is being made available through the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) - Psychological Therapies Fund, for projects that aim to treat psychological and emotional problems for children a...

Grants for Cultural Organisations Working to Create Social Justice (UK) 9th April 2024

Grants ranging from £90,000 to £300,000 are available to build the capacity of cultural organisations that use art to create positive social change, particularly amongst historically underfunded communities across the UK. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Fund provides core funding to arts organisations over three years, to increase their sustainability and to deepen the impact of their work. The Foundation will fund up to 50% of an organisa...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 8th April 2024

UK-registered charities working to combat human rights abuses can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years. The funding is available to charities supporting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, criminal justice reform, and access to justice. The funding is being made available through the AB Charitable Trust and typically makes one-off grants to eligible charities with annual incomes between £150,000 and £1.5...

Funding for Community Action to Welcome & Support Refugees (Dorset) 5th April 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities, community and voluntary organisations, CICs, and social enterprises offering activities and services to welcome and support refugees of any nationality who are arriving, residing or settling in Dorset. This could include services and activities such as supplying personal or household items including clothing, bedding, mobile phones; community events and social activities; befriending su...

Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children & Young People (South East - excluding London & Greater London) 5th April 2024

Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs throughout the South East (excluding London & Greater London) can apply for grants of up to £30,000 through the Peter Harrison Foundation Positive Futures for Children and Young People grant scheme. The aim of the grant scheme is to support projects that improve the lives of children and young people who are physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged. Previously funded organisations include th...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 4th April 2024

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

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 3rd April 2024

The Leathersellers Company is currently seeking applications from small Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations that are providing vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, fi...

Comic Relief Launches Community Justice Fund (Northeast England, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & the Humber) 3rd April 2024

Comic Relief has launched a new funding opportunity for organisations in Northeast England, Wales, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber that advocate for racial justice and gender justice in their local communities. The Community Justice Fund offers grants of between £200,000 and £450,000 over 3 to 5 years for organisations led by and for marginalised communities facing long-term systemic injustices, discrimination and exclusion based...

Funding for Projects to Help Prevent Suicide (Leeds) 2nd April 2024

Registered charities, community groups, CIOs, CICs, and other third sector organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects which help prevent suicide amongst groups considered at risk. The Suicide Prevention Small Grants will support social activities determined by local participants themselves, and help to provide outreach work with targeted communities to reduce social isolation. Funding could be used for projects such as p...

Funding to Help Reduce Crime (Suffolk) 28th March 2024

Organisations like community groups, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for grants between £2,500 and £20,000 to support victims of crime and improve Suffolk's safety. The Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner's Fund prioritises applications that align with the Police and Crime Plan's objectives, particularly Objective 2: supporting victims and reducing crime, and Objective 4: working collaboratively to en...

Funding to Support Families in Need (UK) 28th March 2024

Voluntary sector organisations in the UK working on the frontlines of family support can apply for grants of £10,000-£100,000 for a period of one to three years. These funds, made available through the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, can be used for core costs, salaries, running expenses, and project costs. The programme prioritises organisations with an annual income up to £500,000 located in, or serving of high deprivation. Focus areas...

Grants of up to £15,000 for Projects to Help Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease (Wales) 28th March 2024

Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales can apply for funding for local community projects that actively promote a healthy heart, and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grant Scheme awards grants of up to £15,000 for projects lasting up to twelve months that encourage people to look after their hearts and promote positi...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (Scotland) 27th March 2024

Grants of between £20,001 and £200,000 are available to support people, communities and organisations that are facing increased demands and challenges as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. The funding is available to voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland for activities that help people so that they are better able to identify ways to take control over their lives and build resilience; are able to shape the acti...

Grants to Improve Health & Wellbeing for Underserved Communities (Birmingham & Solihull) 26th March 2024

Voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations can apply for a share of £2.46 million in funding for projects that improve the health and wellbeing of underserved communities in Birmingham and Solihull. The Fairer Futures Fund - Citywide Small Grants scheme offers grants of up to £45,000 over three years (£15,000 per year) for initiatives that reduce health inequalities and improve access to health and care. Organisations a...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 21st March 2024

Registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and in exceptional circumstances Community Interest Companies can apply for grants for projects that support offenders and ex-offenders as well as into work and helping specific less popular groups within the criminal justice sector. The funding is being made available through the Weavers' Company who are looking specifically to support projects helping offenders find work as well a...

Funding to Tackle Violent Extremism (London) 21st March 2024

London charities and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects that tackle racism, intolerance, hate, extremism, and terrorism. The funding is made available through the London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime's Shared Endeavour Fund and is managed by Groundwork London. Eligible projects must address themes like raising awareness of these issues, building community resilience against radicalizatio...

Funding to Boost the Capacity of Charities (UK) 19th March 2024

Capital grants of up to £250,000 are available to expand the capacity of UK registered charities and CIO’s working to improve the quality of life for people in need, particularly those living on very low incomes who have a disability or long-term illness. The Edward Gostling Foundation makes the funding available through its Capital Grant Programme. This programme encourages organisations to bring forward major capital projects costing £1...

Funding to Provide Health and Wellbeing Services for Disadvantaged People (North Somerset) 15th March 2024

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

£2.5 Million Fund to Deliver Specialist Mobility Equipment for Veterans (UK) 15th March 2024

£2.5 million in government funding is available to provide seriously injured veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life. The Veterans’ Mobility Fund will deliver grants and equipment for veterans with mobility needs linked to their service, providing aids usually unavailable through the NHS, such as specialist wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and orthotics such as splints and braces. The fund is administe...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 14th March 2024

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each year the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill, and otherwise disadvantage...

Funding for Projects that Raise People’s Quality of Life (England & Wales) 13th March 2024

Grants 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, health and social w...

Funding Boost for Small Legal Hub Organisations (UK) 13th March 2024

Grants of up to £150,000 over three years are available for expert legal organisations which support and collaborate with other civil society organisations (CSOs) to create expert legal hub organisations that use the law and human rights-based approaches to drive social change across the UK. The funding will help smaller ‘hub’ organisations to scale their activities to enable them to work with more CSOs to challenge discrimination and dis...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 12th March 2024

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charitie...

Funding to Provide Support for Dementia Carers (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) 11th March 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that provide relief, respite and support for full-time unpaid carers who are caring for a loved one with dementia. The funding, which is made available through the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation’s Dementia Carers Fund, will support charitable projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that give support to unpaid carers who need to attend appointm...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 8th March 2024

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 June 2024.

Funding to Improve Menopause Support for Underrepresented Women (UK) 8th March 2024

Holland and Barrett, in partnership with Wellbeing of Women, has launched a new fund to address inequalities in menopause care amongst under-served communities across the UK. The Women’s Health Community Fund will provide small grants to groups and individuals for projects that raise awareness and improve education around the menopause, particularly amongst those from lower income families, ethnically diverse communities, those with disabili...

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 7th March 2024

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now apply to the Field Family Trust for grants of up to £5,000. Organisations applying must have an annual income of under £1 million and be working in the West Midlands and London (within the boundaries of the M25). The Trustees will consider applications for a wide variety of purposes, such as outreach, engagement, equipment, furni...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 7th March 2024

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of February 2024 to be considered at the Autumn meeting.

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 5th March 2024

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. Th...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 4th March 2024

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...

St Monica Trust Announces New Charitable Foundation (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 28th February 2024

The St Monica Trust has announced that their Charitable Foundation will officially launch in June 2024. The Foundation’s primary objective will be to provide greater support to older people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset and North Somerset, enabling them to thrive and flourish. The Foundation will work collaboratively with various stakeholders across a range of sectors, including not-for-profit organisations, co...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 26th February 2024

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation’s Social Impact Grants Programme will provide funding for projects which support young people living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. The programme will fund projects wh...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 22nd February 2024

The Pink Ribbon Foundation is offering grants of up to £6,000 to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations that are working on practical projects and initiatives aimed at improving the physical and mental health of individuals with or recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded in special cases. The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2024.

Funding to Improve Participatory Arts & Mental Health Provision for Men (UK) 20th February 2024

A £1 million fund has been launched to help UK arts organisations develop new activities involving men with mental health problems. The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme will award grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support charities and not-for-profit arts organisations to provide new and attractive creative opportunities for men who are not already taking part, and encourage those men who are least likely otherwise to take part....

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Projects that Support Disadvantage People (UK / International) 16th February 2024

UK-based registered charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 to £10,000 to enhance the lives of people facing social and economic challenges, particularly amongst the sick, elderly, disabled, and other disadvantaged groups in the UK. Grants will be awarded to fund special projects or purchase specific equipment, rather than funding general operating costs or salaries of the charity. The Foundation also considers supporting overseas p...

Funding for Community Food/Cooking Projects (London) 14th February 2024

The Worshipful Company of Cooks is offering funding for local charities and voluntary groups running community food or cooking projects.  Applications must have a connection with the City of London or be located in neighbouring City fringe boroughs. Set up in commemoration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Elizabeth Fund offers small one-off grants of up to £1,000 to deserving projects or good causes that are related to food and cookin...

Grants to Support Work which Tackles Financial Problem and Improves Living Standards (UK) 9th February 2024

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies, and universities for strategic work aimed at enhancing the living standards and personal finances of those on low-to-middle incomes. The funding is offered through the Aberdeen Financial Fairness Trust's grant programme, which seeks proposals focused on policy, research, and advocacy in areas such as income, spending...

Grants to Promote Mental Health & Wellbeing for Young People (UK) 9th February 2024

Funding is available for registered charities that are core-focused on mental-health-related matters.to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults across the UK. The funding is made available by the Pixel Fund, which generally awards grants of between £2,500 and £5,000 for specific projects that will provide a measurable difference to children and young adults under 26 years old. No single gran...

Funding for Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK) 9th February 2024

Grants are available for UK registered charities seeking to enhance and improve people’s lives through the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and the environment. The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust typically awards grants of between £500 and £6,000 for projects and core costs, with a preference for small-scale, locally based initiatives. The types of services provided to communities could include promoting access to the ar...

Grants to Tackle Health Inequalities (London) 9th February 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for social action projects tackling health inequalities in London. The The London Castalyst's Partners for Health funding programme is open to registered charities working with an experienced health agency (including NHS and specialist services) or community partner to improve the health of vulnerable people, or support clients with long term health conditions, complex needs and/or disabilities. Priority...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 1st February 2024

Grants of up to £12,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline for applica...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 1st February 2024

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 to support serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of bene...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children & Vulnerable Older People (England & Wales) 1st February 2024

Funding is available for registered charities that are working to support disadvantaged children and young people, as well as vulnerable older people in England and Wales. The Masonic Charitable Foundation Charity Grants programme awards Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, and Large grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 to support projects that are focusing on: children affected by domestic abuse; early years; children with special...

£20 Million Available to Support Vulnerable Households At Risk from Cold Homes (England, Scotland and Wales) 31st January 2024

Charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for grants to support vulnerable households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, develop innovative products and services related to domestic energy use, or support carbon emissions reduction projects. A total of £14 million is available for grants through four funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Ofgem Energy Industry...

New Funding Opportunity to Improve Health Outcomes for Marginalised Communities (Manchester) 31st January 2024

Manchester Council has announced that it will be launching a new fund for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations that are working to address health inequalities amongst marginalised and underrepresented communities. The aim of the Community Health Equity Manchester Grant Programme 2024 is to improve the health outcomes of communities who already experience discrimination and disadvantage such as disabled people, LGBTQI...

New Funding Opportunity for the Migration Sector (UK) 30th January 2024

As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief has announced that it will be launching a new fund for organisations that are supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and/or who are doing influencing work for safer routes and improved outcomes for people affected. The opportunity will be for organisations that are already working in this area. Information about the funding and the application process will be made available in Februar...

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...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 25th January 2024

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The National Garden Scheme Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliative...

Bursaries to Support Hospice Staff to Improve Care through Art & Music Therapy (UK) 23rd January 2024

Bursaries are available to help hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers through music and art therapy. The Society for Disabled Artists (SODA) Bursaries will support hospice staff to gain Art and Music Therapy qualifications, including accredited Masters and Bachelors degrees, along with professional diplomas like Art Therapy Supervision. Applicants can...

Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 19th January 2024

Hospices across the UK are invited to apply for funding to deliver courses and study days specifically focused on dementia care for people nearing the end of life. Grants of up to £2,000 are available per course to a hospice to run a training course at free or heavily discounted cost to local care home staff to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s area of operation. The funding aims to make education and t...

£9 Million Fund to Support Disabled People to Live Independently (Scotland) 5th January 2024

The Scottish Government has announced that the Independent Living Fund will re-open to applications in spring 2024. The fund will offer financial help to disabled people, supporting them to live more independently within the community. A total of £9 million in funding will be available to support a phased reopening of the fund, which will see an additional 1,000 disabled people receive maximised self-directed support payments. Further details...

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 4th January 2024

Charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational...

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...

Round 3 of the Windrush Justice Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th December 2023

Grassroots organisations based in the UK can apply for funding from the Windrush Justice Programme to support their advocacy efforts for those seeking to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme. The programmme, which is being made available through Action for Race Equality, is offering small grants of £22,000 (over two years) to help organisations cover the costs of caseworkers, administrative expenses, venue fees, and staffing costs. The pro...

New Fund to Improve Access to Clinical Support for Female Veterans (UK) 29th November 2023

The UK government has announced a new £200,000 fund to improve clinical support for women veterans who have suffered sexual trauma in the military. The funding will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff to support women veteran survivors across healthcare services, military and civilian charities. The grant was introduced in response to the findings of three reports commissioned by the Office for Veterans�...

New £25 Million Fund to Support LGBTI Communities in the Global South and East (International) 27th November 2023

The Baring Foundation has announced a new £25 million UK-led multi-donor fund to support grassroots organisations supporting LGBTI communities in the Global South and East. The fund, called Equal, Safe and Free: a partnership fund for LGBT+ rights, will be the first of its kind for the FCDO (UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office). The funding can be used for a variety of activities, including supporting LGBTI advocacy and campaigning,...

Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust Announce Funding Themes for 2024 (UK) 6th November 2023

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has announced its new funding themes for 2024. The Trust awards grants to UK registered charities that are working to support those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited. In 2024, the first two rounds will focus on projects that support and improve employment and training for disabled people. The third and fourth rounds will address food poverty by supporting p...

New Fund to Improve Access to Clinical Support for Female Veterans (UK) 30th October 2023

The UK government has announced a new £200,000 fund to improve clinical support for women veterans who have suffered sexual trauma in the military. The funding will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff within the UK healthcare and charity sector. The grant was introduced in response to the findings of three reports commissioned by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs that give recommendations to service pro...

Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK) 20th October 2023

Grants are available to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The grants which are made available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme supports families with children up to the age of 17 who are living with financial, health and social difficulties, by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, clothing, a...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK – excl Greater London) 9th October 2023

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The grants can be used to support a range of activities, including core costs, project work, and capital expenditure. To maximise the impact of its grants, the Foundation will only fund smaller organi...

£2.5 Million Fund to Deliver Specialist Mobility Equipment for Veterans (UK) 5th October 2023

£2.5 million in government funding is being made available to provide seriously injured veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life. The Veterans’ Mobility Fund will deliver grants and equipment for veterans with mobility needs linked to their service, providing aids usually unavailable through the NHS, such as specialist wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and orthotics such as splints and braces. The fund,...

Funding for Community & Environmental Projects (London) 4th October 2023

Charities and voluntary organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London can apply for grants of up to £20,000 per year for up to five years. Projects supported will include greening and growing projects, and those working with older people, Deaf and Disabled people, the LGBTQIA+ community, and migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The funding, which is made available through the City Bridge Foundation’s Small Gr...

Grants Available for Christmas Activities for Older People (UK) 29th September 2023

UK charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run activities for older people over the Christmas period. The funding is made available through the McCarthy Stone Foundation Christmas Connections 2023 grants programme, which aims to helps people over 65 to feel connected and supported over the festive period. The grant can be used for a variety of activities taking place between the 1st December 2023 and the 2nd Jan...

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...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 17th August 2023

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palli...

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...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK & Worldwide) 10th August 2023

Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations in the UK and Worldwide can apply for grants of up to $500,000 from the EA Animal Welfare Fund which supports advocacy, research, and movement-building work aimed at improving the wellbeing of animals, primarily farmed and wild animals, in relatively neglected geographic regions around the world. The fund has historically supported many different interventions, including research that improves unders...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 2nd August 2023

Homelessness charities and hospices in England and Wales can apply for advice, support and grant funding to help with their construction projects. The grant is being provided by the Construction Industry's Charity (CRASH), and can be used for a variety of purposes, including refurbishing or renovating buildings, building new facilities, improving accessibility, and installing energy-saving measures. The grant is open to registered charities th...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged & Disabled People (UK) 26th July 2023

Registered charities working to improve the lives of socially disadvantaged and disabled individuals of all ages across the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 from the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust. To be eligible, charities must be registered in the UK and have an annual income of less than £500,000. Applications can be submitted at any time, with review periods taking place twice a year in the spring and autumn.

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 21st July 2023

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Grants to Promote Fair Immigration System (UK) 20th July 2023

Organisations that are working to promote an immigration system in the UK that is fair to both migrants and established residents can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust.  A total of £1 million is available.The grant is open to organisations working at a national level, both individually and in partnership with others. Applicants must demonstrate how their project will contribute to the Trust's objectives of promoting an effec...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th July 2023

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day t...

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...

Funding to Address Structural Inequalities Within the UK Immigration System (UK) 17th July 2023

Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund. The Foundation also has a particular interest in the li...

Research Grants Available to Help Make Transport More Inclusive (UK) 7th July 2023

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £1 million to develop, expand and improve transport related research for disabled people, and produce data and findings that can be freely accessed by all and make travel more inclusive. This could include, for example, looking at independent journeys taken by people with sight loss, research to help understand the end-to-end experience of disabled peo...

Bids Invited for £1 million Defibrillator Fund (England) 29th June 2023

The Department of Health and Social Care is inviting community organisations to bid for funding for an automated external defibrillator (AED) for their area. The total value of the funding available is £1 million. It is estimated that this will provide for 1,000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England. As part of the grant award, applicants will be asked to demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 28th June 2023

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. The grants can be used to support legal work that benefits young migrants living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination as a result of their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Le...

Funding to Tackle Injustice and Structural Inequalities (UK) 27th June 2023

Registered charities and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of £30,000 and above for projects that create a more inclusive society. The funding is being made available through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Fairer Future grants programme. Through the programme, the Foundation wants to support initiatives within five priority areas. These are arts and creativity making change; children and young people's rights; racial...

Grants of up to £7,500 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 23rd June 2023

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2023

Hospice UK has announced that the Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme has re-opened for applications. The Hospice Care Home Training programme consists of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care for people approaching the end of life, run by a hospice (or group of hospices). Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 23rd May 2023

The MSE charity, which provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations for projects that have a lasting impact on how people think, behave, and manage their money through has announced that its next funding round will open for applications on the 4th September 2023.  This round will focus on supporting groups that help to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to adults affected by bereavement, redundancy, retirement,...

Financial Support for Individuals and Families who are Experiencing Fuel Poverty and Struggling to Pay their Energy Bills (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th May 2023

The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, is now open for applications. The fund provides eligible applicants with a grant of up to £1,500 to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Unlike some other funds, eligibility is not limited to British Gas customers. However, customers of Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, and Octopus should apply to their respective funds instead. T...

Apply for a Defibrillator Grant of up to £300 (UK) 25th April 2023

Grants of £300 are available to sports clubs, schools parish councils, community groups and individuals who are fundraising for a public access defibrillator in their area. The grants are being made available by London Hearts which is a leading heart charity in the UK with the aim of placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training. To be eligible applicants need to confirm that they are or will be fundra...

Funding for LGBTQ+ Pride Events (UK) 14th April 2023

The Grassroots Pride Fund in Wales is providing funding for LGBTQ+ Pride events with the goal of creating opportunities for people to come together and be their true selves. The Fund is looking to expand its reach to more rural areas and smaller towns in order to engage and support both LGBTQ+ individuals and broader communities. In addition to supporting these events, the Fund will also undertake outreach with wider communities to create safe...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces Funding Programmes for 2023/24 (UK) 10th March 2023

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will be launching three funding programmes during Spring and Summer 2023, providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. The Force for Change programme will now offer grants up to £15,000 for one-year projects. This is in recognition of the increased cost of living, and the Trust will focus funding on vulnerable Armed Forces communities who are being most impacted. Th...

Grants to Reduce Social Isolation Amongst the Elderly (North Somerset) 19th December 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and community groups to help them continue to support older people in North Somerset. The St Monica Trust’s North Somerset Older People’s Community Grant Programme will award funding for activities and projects that reduce social isolation amongst the elderly. Previous initiatives that have received funding include cinema nights within residential homes, outreach work to encourage older p...

Transformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 12th December 2022

From 10 am on the 12th December 2022, small organisations working with marginalised groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The...

£12 Million in Funding to Enable Vulnerable People to Access Legal Help (England and Wales) 1st December 2022

The UK Government is making £12 million in funding available over the next two years to enable vulnerable people struggling with legal problems to access early legal help. The funding will be awarded to charities and organisations providing support for people facing disputes, helping them to better understand their issues and avoid costly court proceedings. It will support organisations to provide specialist guidance in person, by telephone o...

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