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Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease ( Dorset, Cornwall, Devon) 29th July 2021

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Dorset, Cornwall and Devon can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) Healthy Heart grant scheme. The closing date for applications is 5pm on th...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 29th July 2021

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

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 28th July 2021

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly can now to apply to the Field Family Trust. The next meeting of Trustees is on the 14th of October 2021 and applications will remain open for up to 6 weeks but may close sooner if the maximum number of applications are received. Organisations applying must have an annual income of under £1m and be working in the West Midlands and London...

The Centre for Social Justice Awards 2022 (UK) 28th July 2021

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is inviting nominations for its annual Awards to celebrate charities, social enterprises and profit with purpose companies who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty in the most deprived areas of the UK. Four winners (one each from four different income categories) will receive grants of £10,000 to help them scale their impact, and have their work showcased in front of hundreds...

Funding to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing (Somerset) 27th July 2021

Charities, CICs, social enterprises, unincorporated groups and other voluntary sector organisations can apply for funding for projects which improve the mental health and wellbeing of residents in Somerset. Open Mental Health Community Grants, delivered by the Somerset Mental Health Alliance, will award grants of up to £15,000 for projects which support those affected by moderate to severe mental ill health. Local groups/individuals who are n...

Funding for Organisations Delivering Services to Blind & Partially Sighted People (London) 27th July 2021

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to organisations delivering services to blind and partially sighted people in London (within the M25). The Vision Foundation’s Vision Fund will award funding to registered charities, CIOs, CICs, and exempt charities such as educational establishments for innovative projects that address barriers experienced by blind and partially sighted people, including barriers to employment and taking part in physic...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 2021

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 26th July 2021

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance mi...

Funding for Activities that Help People Mitigate the Impact of Welfare Reform (Scotland) 23rd July 2021

Grants of up to £8,000 are available to support local, community-based organisations in Scotland to deliver activities that help people mitigate the impact of poverty and welfare reform. The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund aims to give charities, community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises, housing associations, and CICs the opportunity to test out new approaches, develop their workforce and add capacity, so that they can...

Funding for Mental Health Services Working with Young Women (Northern Ireland & Greater Manchester) 23rd July 2021

The Pilgrim Trust has launched a new five-year funding programme to support mental health services working with young women aged 16-25. The Young Women and Mental Health PLUS Fund aims to improve the mental health of young women by increasing their access to high quality, age and gender specific mental health services. Three-year funding of between £60,000 to £90,000 is available to ten to twelve organisations providing support either in-hou...

Funding to Address Loneliness & Isolation in Older People (Scotland) 23rd July 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charitable organisations in Scotland working to address loneliness and isolation in older people. The Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund Grants Programme, delivered by Foundation Scotland, awards funding for activities or projects that improve older people's access to social activity, reduce their feelings of loneliness or isolation, increase the availability of local projects or activity, or respond to l...

Grants for Youth-Led Initiatives to Reduce Youth Violence (Westminster, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and Hackney) 22nd July 2021

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available for youth-led initiatives which help reduce violence affecting young people in London. £123,327 in funding is available through the Peabody Community Foundation’s Young People’s Fund for grassroots community organisations working with young Peabody residents aged 11 to 25 years and the wider community to develop and design projects which respond to the issue of violence affecting young...

Funding to Help Excluded & Disadvantaged Communities Connect with Nature (Wales) 22nd July 2021

Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 are available to encourage people from marginalised and disadvantaged communities across Wales to get in touch with nature. £400,000 in funding is available through the Local Places for Nature: Breaking Barriers programme to support communities including black and minority ethnic, refugee, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups, and those experiencing poverty, unemployment and ill health who live in urban or...

Funding to Recruit Volunteers Experiencing Disadvantage or Barriers to Volunteering (Scotland) 22nd July 2021

The Scottish Government has made £3.3 million in funding available to help small to medium third sector organisations recruit volunteers who experience disadvantage or barriers to volunteering. Charites, community groups and voluntary organisations can apply for a maximum of £30,000 over a three-year period from the Volunteering Support Fund 2021-24 to recruit a minimum of thirty-six volunteers with thirteen who experience disadvantage or wo...

Applications Re-Open for the Co-op Community Fridge Fund (UK) 22nd July 2021

The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities. Donations are provided by local food businesses, producers, house...

Funding for Projects which Tackle Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour (Cumbria) 20th July 2021

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...

Funding to Re-Open Day Hospice Services Forced to Close as a Result of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man & the Channel Islands) 20th July 2021

The Rank Foundation is inviting applications to their 2021 grants programme: Re-imagining Day Hospice Services, aimed at re-opening Day Hospice care forced to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme aims to award between five and seven grants of up to £20,000 to hospices that are members of Hospice UK in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands for projects which use new approaches to both virtu...

GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK) 20th July 2021

The 2022 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based charities across the UK. Up to twenty awards ranging from £4,000 to £50,000 will be made to recognise and reward charities working in a health-related field (operating for at least three years, with an income between £120,000 and £3 million) that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellb...

PH Holt Foundation Opens New £250,000 Resilience Fund (Merseyside) 19th July 2021

The PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund which aims to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon charities already supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in Merseyside. This is a one-off grant fund available to eligible organisations with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes, and who can demonstrate how the funding will make a difference. New and previous applic...

GlaxoSmithKline Invites Applications to its Grow Programme (UK) 16th July 2021

GlaxoSmithKline are inviting applications to their Grow Programme 2022 from community-based charities supporting the health and wellbeing of the least privileged and more diverse communities in the UK. The programme, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, will make up to fifteen awards ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 to charities working in a health-related field (running for at least one year, with an income between £20,000 and £120,00...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 15th July 2021

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £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 e...

Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK) 15th July 2021

The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers.  Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as fund...

Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund for Children’s Social Care Announced (England) 14th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a new £24 million recovery fund aimed at tackling harms facing vulnerable children, and boosting Covid-19 recovery for the children’s social care sector in England. The Children’s Social Care Covid-19 Regional Recovery and Building Back Better Fund will support projects tackling the issues facing society’s most vulnerable children, including Female Genital Mutilation abuse, care for unaccompanied asylum-s...

Grants to Support Older People's Mental Health (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset and North Somerset) 14th July 2021

Grants of up to £45,000 are available to charities and community groups to help them continue to support older people who are suffering from mental health issues developed through lockdown, including anxiety, depression and loss of confidence. The St Monica Trust’s Mental Health and Older People Fund 2021 will award funding to at least five organisations in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset and North Somerset for pro...

New £10 Million Grant Scheme to Help People Struggling to Pay their Rent During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Wales) 13th July 2021

The Welsh Government is introducing a new £10 million grant scheme to help people struggling to pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tenancy Hardship Grant is designed to support people living in private rented accommodation who have fallen behind on their rent by more than eight weeks between the 1st March 2020 and the 30th June 2021. The grant will be open to people who are not receiving housing-related benefits and have dev...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 12th July 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th September 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 12th July 2021

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

Funding for Charity Building Projects (London) 9th July 2021

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London undertaking building projects of less than £200,000 can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The building work can include general refurbishments or a specific scheme; repairs; creating disabled access; or fulfilling of Health and Safety requirements or fire protection. The funding is being provided through the Rose Foundation and the next closing date for applications is the 31st...

Funding to Support Legal Action to Tackle Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System (UK) 9th July 2021

The Baring Foundation, in collaboration with the Legal Education Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has launched a new fund for charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK undertaking legal action to address racial injustice in the criminal justice system (CJS). Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support which engages with all aspects of the CJS: policing, courts, prisons, and the probation service. Funding c...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Yorkshire and the Humber ) 8th July 2021

The Health Lottery London West has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in areas of South West, West and North West London and Berkshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also supports Comm...

Funding to Alleviate Social Deprivation (Scotland) 8th July 2021

The Volant Charitable Trust’s Grants programme has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to support Scottish charities and projects that help alleviate social deprivation, particularly amongst women, children and young people at risk. Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to three years to support work that will make a las...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 8th July 2021

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 uear the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives which benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantage...

Funding to Support Local Communities (Leeds) 8th July 2021

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals and small, un-constituted voluntary groups to improve the lives of disadvantaged residents in Leeds. The Leeds Community Foundation’s Leeds Fund: Micro Grants will provide funding for new or existing volunteer-led activities which aim to address inequalities, create opportunities, and improve the health and wellbeing of those most in need, such as children and young people, people with disab...

Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing in Communities (Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield) 7th July 2021

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other third sector organisations can apply for funding for projects which improve the health and wellbeing of residents across Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. Through the Local Care Direct Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Leeds Community Foundation are making two-year grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 available for organisations supporting people whose health and wellbeing are negatively a...

Premier League Launches Defibrillator Fund for Grassroots Facilities (England) 6th July 2021

The Premier League has announced that it will provide funding for the implementation of more than two thousand defibrillators at grassroots football clubs and facilities in England. Working in partnership with the Football Foundation and the FA, a first phase of the Premier League Defibrillator Fund will provide defibrillators in time for the start of the 2021/22 season to Football Foundation funded facilities which are currently without a lif...

Funding to Help Reduce the Incidence of Male Suicide (Buckinghamshire) 5th July 2021

Registered charities, community groups, social enterprises, CICs, parish and town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for initiatives that promote positive mental health for men and boys in Buckinghamshire, specifically with the aim of reducing the incidence of male suicide. The Heart of Bucks’ Saving Lives Fund will support projects such as those that improve access to mental health service...

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...

Funding to Build the Digital & Financial Skills of Disadvantaged People (UK) 2nd July 2021

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to support charities and CICs working to build people’s digital and financial skills. The funding is being made available through the Santander Foundation’s new £1.8 million Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund. The fund will support up to 12 projects which help to equip disadvantaged people with the tools, knowledge and confidence to make better, informed decisions about money, and to help them...

Funding to Improve the Lives or People Living with Disabilities (Devon & Cornwall) 1st July 2021

The Clare Milne Trust are inviting applications to their latest round of funding to support and improve the lives of people living with disabilities in or close to Devon and Cornwall. The Trust award a small number of carefully researched one-off grants to small registered charities with good volunteer support working directly with people suffering from any physical or mental disability such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, downs syndrome, mus...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 1st July 2021

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

Funding to Support Genetic Disorder Charities Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 1st July 2021

In response to the Coronavirus, Jeans for Genes has announced that they will be focusing their latest round of funding on supporting genetic disorder charities across the UK to adapt, respond and recover from the effects of the pandemic. In this round, unrestricted grants of £2,500 will be awarded to support charities that aim to improve the quality of life of children with genetic disorders. To be eligible, charities must have an annual inco...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 30th June 2021

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The fundi...

Stronger Communities Fund (Manchester) 30th June 2021

We Love MCR have re-launched its Stronger Communities Fund. The fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to individuals and groups for initiatives that bring communities together. We Love MCR is looking to support projects that address one of the following themes: Helping Early Years; Combatting Loneliness and Social Exclusion; Protecting and Improving Open Spaces; and Offering Positive Youth Activities. The next deadline for applications is th...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 30th June 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 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 Improve the Digital Capacity of Domestic Abuse Charities (England & Wales) 28th June 2021

Grants of up to £70,000 are available to improve the digital capacity of specialist organisations that support survivors and victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led by, with and for communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities. Funding from the Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund will support costs, including hardware and software, which improve digital and remote capacity, provide continuity...

£160 Million Support Boost for Families Struggling with Food & Utility Costs (England) 28th June 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced an extension to the Covid Local Support Grant. The boost is worth an extra £160 million to families in England who are struggling with food, key utility costs and other essentials. The scheme will now run until the end of September 2021, in line with the end of other Covid-related support. Councils will be able to continue to provide support and adapt their offer to suit the needs of families...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 25th June 2021

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The F...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 25th June 2021

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Hi...

Funding to Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 25th June 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for facilities that will encourage social housing residents in Scotland to be healthier and more active through walking and cycling. The Social Housing Partnership Fund offers grants to social housing providers in areas of high deprivation to improve cycle parking, storage, shelter, security and lighting at their properties. It also funds street furniture, planters, litter bins and community gardens to ma...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 24th June 2021

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 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...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 24th June 2021

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for r...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 23rd June 2021

Parents and carers of a child under the age of 19 living with a disability in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham can now apply for funding to purchase equipment such as specialist beds, wheelchairs, trikes, IT and sensory equipment that is not available through the NHS, local authorities or any other sources. Organisations and schools may also apply on the child’s behalf. There are quarterly application meetings for the Evening...

£1 Million in Funding Available to Make a Difference to Charities (North West of England) 23rd June 2021

Philanthropic energy consultancy, Box Power, are inviting applications to their 2021 donation fund which is expected to donate £1,000,000 over the next twelve months to charities across the North West of England. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to make a difference to as many charities as possible from all sectors and all sizes. Charities previously supported include those helping people, and their families, affected by cancer; chariti...

£3 Million Fund Launched to Provide Respite & Short Breaks for Unpaid Carers (Wales) 22nd June 2021

The Welsh Government has launched a £3 million fund to provide respite and short breaks for unpaid carers. The fund will provide flexible support to meet the needs of individual carers through a range of person-centred and innovative options, including face-to-face support and short breaks, helping unpaid carers have regular periods away from their caring routines or responsibilities. Funding will be split into two phases: local authorities w...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 21st June 2021

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

Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK) 21st June 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new £6 million programme to provide short-term support for existing charitable projects supporting Armed Forces communities in the UK. The Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 to Armed Forces charities and charities with an existing track record of supporting Armed Forces communities. Two funding t...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 18th June 2021

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

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...

Funding for Food & Activities for School-Age Children During the Christmas Holidays (Dorset) 14th June 2021

Voluntary and community organisations, educational settings and private providers in Dorset can apply for funding to provide hot meals and enrichment activities for school-age children during the Summer holidays. Through the UK Government’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, Dorset Council will provide funding for projects that encourage children and young people aged 5 – 16 who are eligible for free school meals to be more active, eat...

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

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

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 11th June 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 2021. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Children, Young People & Families; Elderly & Isolated; Vulnerable Adults; Employability, S...

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 11th June 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK is to relaunch a public engagement funding scheme to help tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The Inspire Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the progress being made in research into the condition. Networking opportunities will be an important feature of the application process, with the aim of cr...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 10th June 2021

Grants are available to not for profit organisations and schools in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset in the South West of England for welfare and art projects which help to improve the quality of local life. Grants can cover the core running costs or project costs of small established organisations who have a proven record of making a significant difference. For example, Dartington Hall trust received a grant to support a b...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 9th June 2021

The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

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

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

Third Round of the Safer Streets Fund Launched (England & Wales) 9th June 2021

The third round of the UK Government’s Safer Streets Fund has opened, providing £25 million in funding to help make women and girls feel safer in public spaces. The Fund will enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to work with local partners in areas that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood and acquisitive crime, investing in preventative approaches to make communities safer. This round of funding...

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

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

Funding to Support Improvements to Drugs Services (Scotland) 8th June 2021

Not-for-profit organisations working in the drugs sector are invited to apply for a share of £18 million in Scottish Government funding to support improvements to drugs services. Organisations including integration authorities, alcohol and drug partnerships, third sector organisations and grassroots/community organisations can apply for funding from four separate funds: a £5 million Local Support Fund to increase capacity in community and th...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 7th June 2021

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The funding is being made available through London Catalyst which runs a number of different grant making programmes. The next grant scrutiny meeting is on the 7th September 2021. This will consider applications to the Project and Samaritan's grants programmes....

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 4th June 2021

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that in...

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

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

Grant Programme to Empower Young People to Create a More Resilient & Mentally Healthy Future (Wales) 28th May 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new programme to improve Young People’s mental health and resilience, with a focus on collaborative, innovative youth work where the young people being affected are at the forefront of decision making. The Mind Our Future grant programme will award a share of £10 million in grant funding to up to ten third sector and public sector organisations in Wales working in partnerships for initiativ...

Woodward Charitable Trust (UK) 27th May 2021

Charities, social enterprises, that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for grants that cover their core costs. The funding is being made available through the Woodward Charitable Trust and two types of grants are awarded. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impac...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 26th May 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisation...

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

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

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Support Tenants and Landlords (UK) 26th May 2021

Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and projects which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England) 26th May 2021

The UK Government and The National Lottery Community Fund are awarding emergency funding of up to £10,000 to enable organisations to continue delivering services for disadvantaged and vulnerable communities affected by Covid-19. The funding will support registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations in England for initiatives lasting up to six months which support people and communities who...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 21st May 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

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 Bursaries for Hospice Staff 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 palliativ...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 20th May 2021

The MSE Charity has announced that the next round of its grants programme will re-open to applications on the 1st September 2021. The MSE Charity gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. This round will support projects which aim to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to people in one of the following life transitions: bere...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 19th May 2021

Not for profit organisations that work 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 receiv...

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th May 2021

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £400 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Place or Skills for families in their community. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. T...

Funding for Innovative Crime Prevention Projects for Young People (Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 17th May 2021

Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £1,500 for innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people in Bath, North East Somerset and the North Somerset area. Grants from the Somerset Crimebeat Trust are available for projects that educate disadvantaged young people aged between 5 and 25 years on the causes and effect of crime, and give them the oppor...

Grants to Support Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 17th May 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to small, local charities that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK. Global's Make Some Noise provides funding for projects that make a difference to people’s lives by providing safety and shelter, supporting physical and mental health, reducing poverty and deprivation, developing life skills, and reducing isolation. This year the charity is encouraging applications for i...

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

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

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 11th May 2021

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 Support Food Security Projects (East Sussex, excluding Brighton & Hove) 11th May 2021

The Sussex Community Foundation are accepting applications from community and voluntary sector organisations that support people who are struggling to afford to eat. The ESCC Food Security Fund will support initiatives in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) which tackle food security and reduce reliance on foodbanks. Funding could be used for activities which support community allotments and food growing; food pantries, community fridges a...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 10th May 2021

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 10th May 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that further gender equality and end oppression. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing dat...

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

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

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 7th May 2021

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 6th May 2021

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 27th April 2021

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

Social Housing Fuel Support Fund Goes Live (Scotland) 26th April 2021

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills has gone live. Funded by the Scottish Government, the Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund will enable housing associations to provide tenants with energy and cash vouchers, redeemable at Paypoint and Post Office locations. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is distributing £375,000 from the £2 million...

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

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

Funding for Charities that Support Back, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities (England & Wales) 21st April 2021

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support charities that are led by and support black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) communities across England and Wales. The funding will support initiatives which help people from BAME communities to overcome complex social issues, and which helps them to develop new skills, confidence, independence, and security. More than half of the trustee boards of those that apply must self-identify as Black...

BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme Expanded (UK) 20th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children 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 equi...

Tesco Community Grants Now Open to Applications (UK) 19th April 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by T...

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

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

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Covid-19 (County Durham) 15th April 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, social enterprises, and town, parish or community councils supporting the most vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Believe Housing Association area. The Coronavirus Crisis Fund will support projects in County Durham that are tackling isolation and financial hardship during the crisis. Support could include foodbanks, help with shopping...

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